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  • $1B of TSA Nude Body Scanners Made Worthless By Blog — How Anyone Can Get Anything Past The Scanners

    03/09/2012 6:21:40 AM PST · by GreenAccord · 18 replies
    http://tsaoutofourpants.wordpress.com ^ | 3/8/2012 | @tsaoutourpants
    This video is here to demonstrate that the TSA’s insistence that the nude body scanner program is effective and necessary is nothing but a fraud, just like their claims that the program is safe (radiation what?) and non-invasive (nude pictures who?). The scanners are now effectively worthless, as anyone can beat them with virtually no effort. The TSA has been provided this video in advance of it being made public to give them an opportunity to turn off the scanners and revert to the metal detectors. I personally believe they now have no choice but to turn them off.Please share...
  • George Soros Made $7 Million Off Those Body Scanners Everyone Hates

    07/14/2011 10:11:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jul. 14, 2011 | Courtney Comstock
    George Soros made around $7 million trading shares of the company that owns those new TSA scanners that everyone hates.
  • TSA Told To Tell Children That Groping Them Is A Game... Horrifying Sex Abuse Experts

    12/04/2010 3:04:56 PM PST · by george76 · 142 replies · 5+ views
    tech dirt ^ | Dec 3rd, 2010
    Apparently TSA agents are being told that one way to handle the new groping pat downs for children is to try to make it out to be some sort of "game." This is apparently horrifying some sex abuse experts who point out that a common tactic in abuse cases is to tell the kids that they're just "playing a game." ... from a TSA director, James Marchand: "You try to make it as best you can for that child to come through. If you can come up with some kind of a game to play with a child, it makes...
  • State, local lawmakers seek alternatives to TSA airport screenings

    12/03/2010 7:53:34 AM PST · by fightinJAG · 9 replies
    WashTimes ^ | Dec. 2, 2010 | Valerie Richardson
    A coach-class rebellion against the Transportation Security Administration is brewing as state and local lawmakers challenge the agency's right to implement its invasive airport-safety protocols. "I'd like to send Washington a clear signal that these aggressive pat-downs and body scanners may have crossed the line," said Sean Paige, a member of the Colorado Springs City Council. "We want to maintain airport security, but need to speak up for the passengers who come through our city." He has asked the Colorado Springs airport's aviation commission and director to prepare a briefing on a proposal to replace the TSA with a private...
  • Metal Detectors, Scanners, Pat Downs Introduced at Bus Terminals

    12/03/2010 5:43:14 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 22 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Dec. 03, 2010 | swampsniper
    Pat downs and searches at the Greyhound station? I don't know about y'all but I've seen enough of this crap!
  • Dr. Goes Through Airport Security in Her Lingerie (wheelchair bound retired dental surgeon)

    12/03/2010 6:55:08 AM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 33 replies
    Global Cocktails ^ | 12/3/10 | STAFF
    Dr. Tammy Banovac, a 52-year-old retired surgeon, decided to go through Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City on Tuesday wearing nothing but lace lingerie. The wheelchair-bound lady showed up this way because of her horrible experience getting a pat down the last time she was at the airport—the situation left her feeling violated. "If it happened anywhere else, it would have been sexual assault,” she told a newspaper.
  • The airport security solution government crooks don't want you to know about

    12/01/2010 12:16:56 PM PST · by Vaquero · 10 replies
    This video busts down their wall of lies
  • Academic Decries Scanners

    12/02/2010 7:20:55 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 2, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The silence from academia on the number one homeland security story—airport scanners— has been somewhat surprising but recently broken. At George Washington University “Law professor Jeffrey Rosen said the scanners are unconstitutional and has signed onto a lawsuit that hopes to block use of the scanners in airports across the country,” Asthaa Chaturvedi wrote in The GW Hatchet today. “Rosen serves on the advisory board of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a public interest research center that has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the use of the scanners.” “He penned an editorial in the Washington Post Sunday, calling...
  • TSA's nude scans would miss taped-on bombs

    11/30/2010 8:42:01 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 12 replies · 2+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Nov. 29, 2010 | Jerome Corsi
    A new peer-reviewed scientific study says the backscatter full-body imaging X-ray machines being used by the federal Transportation Security Administration could be fooled by terrorists who simply would mold explosives to conform to their bodies. WND obtained an advance copy of the report, titled "An evaluation of airport X-ray backscatter units based on image characteristics," in which University of California scientists Leon Kaufman and Joseph Carlson demonstrated that packages of explosives contoured to the body or worn along the sides likely would not be detected by TSA X-ray units built to "see" hard edges and anatomical features, and used primarily...
  • Another TSA Video To Make Your Blood Boil

    11/29/2010 8:59:11 PM PST · by HighlyOpinionated · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 29, 2010 | JustinCaseUCantView8
    Another TSA Video To Make Your Blood Boil -- Appears these TSA's hate mothers who breast feed their babies All of this TSA garbage are test cases. Once they get away with this, they will escalate their tyranny. My God, I don't see a soul forming massive protests over this unconstitutional garbage. Until the people stand against this tyranny, it will get worse! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuG30df_EE8
  • Milgram Experiment and the TSA

    11/29/2010 5:24:21 AM PST · by MsLady · 10 replies
    University of California ^ | 1974 | Stanley Milgram
    Why is it so many people obey when they feel coerced? Social psychologist Stanley Milgram researched the effect of authority on obedience. He concluded people obey either out of fear or out of a desire to appear cooperative--even when acting against their own better judgment and desires. Milgram’s classic yet controversial experiment illustrates people's reluctance to confront those who abuse power. It is my opinion that Milgram's book should be required reading (see References below) for anyone in supervisory or management positions.
  • TSA Secret Recruiting Posters

    11/29/2010 6:00:54 AM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 11/29/2010 | Patrick Archbold
    With all the negative feedback the TSA has been getting lately over their more "aggressive" procedures, recruiting has been negatively impacted. So now the TSA has begin a new recruitment campaign that takes "truth in advertising" to a whole new level. This new campaign has been kept under wraps, but thanks to flash drives and lackadaisical security procedures at Homeland Security, these documents have made their way to Wiki-leaks. After grueling minutes deep diving through the documents, CMR has discovered these.... I am not sure they will get the best people with this campaign.
  • Exclusive: Colorado Lawyer Files For Injunction Against Janet Napolitano and TSA

    11/28/2010 8:44:22 PM PST · by Issaquahking · 48 replies
    informationliberation.com ^ | Nov 27 2010, 11:42 AM | Chris | InformationLiberation
    Colorado lawyer, Gary Fielder, has filed for a Permanent Restraining Order in federal district court against Janet Napolitano, John Pistole, the Department of Homeland Security and the TSA. Attorney Fielder made headlines earlier this year when he refused to go through a naked body scanner installed at a Colorado courthouse. He has now filed a Complaint for Injunctive Relief to stop the naked body scanners and enhanced pat downs at our nation's airports. In his complaint, he details his personal story of how he and his daughters were treated during an "enhanced pat down" by the TSA on a recent...
  • Scientists challenge TSA on scanner radiation

    11/26/2010 4:06:02 PM PST · by FTJM · 14 replies
    WND ^ | November 22, 2010 | Drew Zahn
    Federal officials claim radiation risks from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration's new full-body scanners are low, but several scientists are calling on the administration to rethink whether the numbers really add up. The TSA says the radiation from its security scans amounts to about a thousandth of the amount a patient receives from a standard chest X-ray, or an amount "equivalent to two minutes of flying on an airplane." But a physics professor at Arizona State University in Tempe not only conducted his own study, finding the radiation exposure 10 times what the TSA estimates, but also argues that the...
  • How Airports Should Profile Terrorists

    11/27/2010 8:17:05 AM PST · by UniqueViews · 53 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Nov. 27, 2010 | Deroy Murdock
    America must focus its finite capabilities on those who crave the destruction of planes and the people who ride them. What would that profile be? Today's threat comes almost exclusively from militant-Islamic males between about 18 and 35 who hail from the Middle East and predominantly Muslim African and south-Asian nations. This profile was not drawn by anti-Muslim bigots, nervous Jews, or paranoid Southern Baptists. The terrorists themselves created this profile. It's past time to employ terrorist profiling to shield Americans from those who want to murder us.
  • No ‘junk touching’ in Canada, Transport Minister says

    11/24/2010 10:35:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | November 24, 2010 | Jane Taber, Senior Political Writer
    The burgeoning “don’t touch my junk” movement in the United States has prompted the Harper government to quietly request the installation of special privacy dividers at security lanes in Canada’s major airports. The physical search stalls are beginning to appear now, in time for the peak holiday travel season. The U.S. backlash against intrusive searches prompted the Conservative government to act. Transport Minister Chuck Strahl announced the new privacy measure in Question Period on Wednesday. He insisted, however, the government will not institute aggressive U.S.-style pat-downs. He also said the full body-scan machines Canada is using “do not pose the...
  • Doctors Sound TSA Germ Alert

    11/24/2010 9:47:48 PM PST · by conservativegramma · 25 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | November 24, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    Dangers include syphilis, lice, viruses, ringworm Syphilis, lice, gonorrhea, ringworm, chlamydia, staph, strep, noro and papilloma viruses all are part of the possible fringe benefits when airline passengers next go through a full hands-on pat-down by agents of the federal government's Transportation Security Administration, according to doctors. WND reported two days ago on alarmed passengers who noted that TSA agents doing the pat-downs that have been described by critics as molestation since they include touching private body parts were not changing gloves between passengers. In fact, some apparently were patting down dozens of passengers or more wearing the same gloves....
  • Beating the TSA: How a determined passenger spent hours arguing his rights before...

    11/23/2010 11:03:40 AM PST · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 51 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 23, 2010 | James White
    Maybe it was the video of the three-year old getting molested, maybe it was the sexual assault victim having to cry her way through getting groped, maybe it was the father watching teenage TSA officers joke about his attractive daughter. 'Whatever it was, this issue didn’t sit right with me. We shouldn’t be required to do this simply to get into our own country.' As a result, Mr Kernan informed staff he did not want to go through the infamous Backscatter imaging machine. He was told he would have to undergo an invasive pat-down search, but again politely told staff...
  • Airport body-scanner manufacturers armed for K Street battle

    11/23/2010 11:04:37 AM PST · by chickadee · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/22/10 | Kevin Bogardus
    TSA’s other body-scanner contractor is Rapiscan Systems Inc. In 2009, the company was awarded an agreement that could be worth up to $173 million. And like L-3, Rapiscan has a notable K Street presence. Holland & Knight, Rapiscan’s outside lobbying firm, has earned $480,000 in fees from the company since May 2008, according to lobbying disclosure records. David Whitestone, a former aide to Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), and John Buscher, once the chief lobbyist for United Airlines, are lobbying for the company. Overall, Rapiscan has spent close to $3.6 million on lobbying since 2007, according to records.
  • TSA: Flight attendants can also skip scanners

    11/23/2010 11:06:31 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 23, 2010 | JOSHUA FREED
    Flights attendants are joining pilots in getting to skip the new enhanced security procedures at airports. The Transportation Security Administration confirmed the change on Tuesday after The Associated Press asked about it.