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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 ^ | 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!
  • 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 ^ | 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.

    11/23/2010 11:10:29 AM PST · by Captain Peter Blood · 19 replies
    Self | 11/2/2010 | Captain Peter Blood
    In the last few weeks the United States Government through the Department of Homeland Security and it’s extension ,the TSA, have decided to put into force a new set of rules for air travel that are causing a great deal of consternation, to put it mildly. This country since 9-11 has been led to believe that all manner of enhanced security for air travel is necessary if not mandatory under the auspicious control of the Federal Government. While I believe that a certain amount of precautions are necessary such as carry on and checked bag screening. I call into question...
  • Any Freeper Medical Professionals who can assess the Health Risk of TSA Radiation Scans?

    11/23/2010 11:23:00 AM PST · by FS11 · 71 replies
    Vanity | 11-23-10 | Vanity
    With Medical Pros and Scientists now saying that the cancer risk of TSA scanners may be 20 times higher than first estimated and could be particularly risky for children because the beam concentrates on the skin -- one of the most radiation-sensitive organs of the human body, it would be helpful for Freeper Medical Professionals to advise about the cancer risks.
  • Intimate Pat-Downs Raise Risk of Infection at Airports (not just pat-downs)

    11/23/2010 11:42:54 AM PST · by decimon · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Live Science ^ | November 23, 2010 | Amanda Chan
    When Hillary Bessiere flew to Cancun from Phoenix last week, she saw something that grossed her out, and validated her stringent travel hygiene habits: A woman changing a baby's diaper on an airplane, with nothing between his naked little bottom and the seat. "I'm a mother, too, and I would never, ever do that," said Bessiere, director of business development at an event-planning firm in San Francisco. This sort of incident is what spurs Bessiere, who travels about two weeks a month for work, to wipe down seats with disinfectant, use hand sanitizer religiously and wash her hands regularly. Health...
  • The no-grope list: Look who gets a junk-touching exemption

    11/23/2010 3:14:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 11/23/10 | Michelle Malkin
    You’ve heard of the “no-fly” list. Now get a load of the no-grope list — a roster of the privileged federal officials and politicians who don’t have to be subjected to TSA’s grabby hands. Lucky them, huh? Cabinet secretaries, top congressional leaders and an exclusive group of senior U.S. officials are exempt from toughened new airport screening procedures when they fly commercially with government-approved federal security details. Aviation security officials would not name those who can skip the controversial screening, but other officials said those VIPs range from top officials like Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and FBI Director Robert Mueller...
  • Adam Savage(MythBusters) "WTF, TSA?"-"They saw my junk but missed THIS" *He then displays

    11/23/2010 3:24:21 PM PST · by SubGeniusX · 27 replies
    w00tstock Seattle ^ | May 13, 2010 | Adam Savage
    NSFW Language in videoYouTube Video - #w00tstock Seattle: Adam Savage says "WTF, TSA?"NSFW Language in video Adam Savage: "What the ****, TSA? You saw my junk but you missed this?" (Holds up and displays - TWO 12 inch long razor blades)
  • Report: TSA worker abducts woman from MARTA station

    11/23/2010 9:07:49 AM PST · by Mago · 75 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 11/23/2010 | Christian Boone
    A TSA employee based at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson tried to kill himself after allegedly abducting a young woman from the airport's MARTA station, sexually assaulting her then giving her a suicide note to deliver...
  • Strip-Search USA

    11/23/2010 6:39:38 AM PST · by IbJensen · 22 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 11/23/2010 | Staff
    When U.S soldiers with nail clippers and flight attendants who've survived breast cancer are treated as potential terrorists, you know the TSA is "acting stupidly." Yet the administration thinks everything is fine. Imagine the department of motor vehicles with cattle prods, and you're close to the mentality exhibited by Transportation Safety Administration chief John Pistole on CNN's "State of the Union" show Sunday. He told host Candy Crowley that what the Israelis have "is top-notch security," but the U.S. won't use these techniques because America does not profile. Excuse us? The U.S. won't use what the world's No. 1 terrorist...
  • 'We hate obese passengers and people with personal hygiene issues:' Now 'abused' TSA staff vent....

    11/23/2010 6:41:53 AM PST · by FS11 · 89 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-22-10 | Daily Mail
    'It is not comfortable to come to work knowing full well that my hands will be feeling another man’s private parts, their butt, their inner thigh,' one told the BoardingArea blog. 'Even worse is having to try and feel inside the flab rolls of obese passengers and we seem to get a lot of obese passengers!' Another said he had a huge problem dealing with a 'large number of passengers... daily that have a problem understanding what personal hygiene is.' All the staff said that they had experienced a high level of personal abuse while carrying out the pat-downs.
  • TSA Rolls Out Ad on Pat-Downs (Your taxpayer money for Obama's propaganda)

    11/23/2010 6:55:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 88 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/22/10 | Keith Johnson
    Even as White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said the administration is “desperately” trying to balance security and passenger concerns, Transportation Security Administration head John Pistole has filmed a public service announcement. It’s aimed at the TSA’s “partners in security”—the hapless fliers holding their coats, belts, keys, shoes, laptops and liquids at airport checkpoints.
  • Look for Terrorists, Not Weapons (We should follow Israel’s example in airline security)

    11/23/2010 7:31:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Nationa Review ^ | 11/23/2010 | Mona Charen
    Back in January, the Obama administration announced a new policy for airline safety: country-based profiling. Travelers from 14 countries known to harbor terrorists would automatically receive extra scrutiny, including additional pat-downs or full-body scans. The named states were: Afghanistan, Algeria, Cuba, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. My reaction at the time was: You mean you weren’t already doing that? Apparently not. When underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab traveled from Nigeria to Detroit without baggage (it was reported at the time that he had purchased a one-way ticket, but that proved to be...
  • Rep.-elect West: Airport pat-downs show terrorists have 'won'

    11/23/2010 8:00:17 AM PST · by LightningStriker2010 · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/22/10 | Jordan Fabian
    GOP Rep.-elect Allen West (Fla.) has cast his lot with opponents of the government's new airline security procedures, saying they are a sign the terrorists have "won." The United States is succumbing to the will of terrorist groups who want to disrupt people's way of life, said West, a former Army officer who was one of two black Republicans elected to Congress three weeks ago. “There are two aspects of terrorism. One aspect of terrorism is to kill you. The other aspect of terrorism is to create a disruption of your lifestyle through fear and intimidation," he told the Sun...
  • The TSA conundrum: When security ugly and hype meets legal reality

    11/23/2010 7:45:54 AM PST · by Starman417 · 18 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-23-10 | Mataharley
    Thrust to the forefront of late are incidents of TSA pat downs, verging on the brink of sexual harassment, amidst the cries that any such search of those purchasing airline tickets are having their 4th Amendment rights violated. Again, hyperbole reels out of control, with issues made more tawdry, using headlines such as "A 12 year old girl forced to submit to being naked in a scanner".... a bizarre interpretation at best considering a girl, traveling with her girlfriend and her parents, was picked to walk thru the scanner at Tampa Int'l Airport. Fully dressed, of course. Oh my... the...
  • Scanners' Effectiveness in Question (New "Security" TOTALLY INEFFECTIVE)

    11/23/2010 8:07:16 AM PST · by Jeff Winston · 89 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | November 23, 2010 | CNN
    Original source is a video.
  • Oh my: 64% support new TSA scanners but public split on pat downs

    11/23/2010 8:07:24 AM PST · by WebFocus · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 11/23/2010 | Allahpundit
    Something for everyone here. For TSA skeptics, evidence that relentless media scrutiny over the past week is turning the public against the new protocol. That widely linked CBS poll taken between Nov. 7 and 10 showed 81 percent support for full-body scanners; this new one from ABC conducted just yesterday shows support down to 64 percent for the machines and a 50/48 split (within the margin of error) against the patdowns. (Among those who fly at least once a year, it’s 54 percent.) For skeptics of the skeptics, it’s evidence that for all of Drudge’s heavy breathing, most of the...
  • Scientists say they have solution to TSA scanner objections [Check this out!]

    11/22/2010 7:57:27 PM PST · by upchuck · 57 replies
    WaPo ^ | November 22, 2010 | Ashley Halsey III
    A cheap and simple fix in the computer software of new airport scanners could silence the uproar from travelers who object to the so-called virtual strip search... The researcher, associated with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, said he was rebuffed when he offered the concept to Department of Homeland Security officials four years ago. The fix would distort the images captured on full-body scanners so they look like reflections in a fun-house mirror, but any potentially dangerous objects would be clearly revealed, said Willard "Bill" Wattenburg, a former nuclear weapons designer at the Livermore lab. "Why not just...
  • Strip-Search USA

    11/22/2010 6:01:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 22, 2010 | Staff
    Safety: When U.S soldiers with nail clippers and flight attendants who've survived breast cancer are treated as potential terrorists, you know the TSA is "acting stupidly." Yet the administration thinks everything is fine. Imagine the department of motor vehicles with cattle prods, and you're close to the mentality exhibited by Transportation Safety Administration chief John Pistole on CNN's "State of the Union" show Sunday. He told host Candy Crowley that what the Israelis have "is top-notch security," but the U.S. won't use these techniques because America does not profile. Excuse us? The U.S. won't use what the world's No. 1...
  • White House: Terrorists Have Discussed Use of "Anal Cavity" to Conceal Explosives

    11/22/2010 3:44:26 PM PST · by milwguy · 110 replies · 2+ views
    Sources tell ABC News that intelligence has picked up terrorists discussing the use of prosthetic or medical devices to conceal explosives. The revelation comes as the White House today acknowledged that the implementation of new security measures at airports hasn't gone perfectly. Americans by a 2-to-1 margin support the use of naked image full-body x-ray scanners in airport security lines, but fewer than half back aggressive new pat-down procedures, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll. Opposition to both rises among those who fly with any frequency. The Transportation Security Administration has come under fire for new body scanners...
  • GOP Rep: 'TSA could screw up a two-car funeral'

    11/22/2010 6:14:46 AM PST · by markomalley · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/20/2010 | Gautham Nagesh
    A Republican Congressman who supports the use of full-body scanners blasted the Transportation Security Administration on Friday for failing to deploy technology that would prevent the scanners from capturing images of private body parts. Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) told CNN's Anderson Cooper he hasn't had a change of heart about his initial support for the scanners following the attacks on 9/11, but faulted TSA for deploying equipment he termed "invasive." "They [TSA] went ahead and, without consulting us [Congress], bought, to me, offensive equipment that should not be used, and it does invade the privacy of people," Mica said. "We...
  • Response to "Young Boy Strip Searched by TSA"

    11/22/2010 6:38:34 AM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 70 replies
    The TSA Blog ^ | November 22, 2010 | The notorious TSA "Blogger Bob"
    A video is being widely circulated showing a shirtless boy receiving secondary screening from a Transportation Security Officer (TSO). A passenger filmed the screening with their cell phone and posted the video on the web. Many are coming to their own conclusions about what's happening in the video which is now perched at the top of the Drudge report and being linked to in many other blogs and tweets. We looked into this to find out what happened. On November 19, a family was traveling through a TSA checkpoint at the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). Their son alarmed...
  • TSA Pat Down Went Too Far, Agency Chief Says

    11/22/2010 6:30:44 AM PST · by markomalley · 55 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/22/2010 | SHARYN ALFONSI and LEE FERRAN
    The beleaguered head of the Transportation Security Administration said today that at least one airport passenger screening went too far when an officer reached inside a traveler's underwear, and the agency is open to rethinking its current protocols. An ABC News employee said she was subject to a "demeaning" search at Newark Liberty International Airport Sunday morning. "The woman who checked me reached her hands inside my underwear and felt her way around," she said. "It was basically worse than going to the gynecologist. It was embarrassing. It was demeaning. It was inappropriate." That search was against protocols and "never"...
  • Officials feel furor of airport pat-downs

    11/21/2010 7:44:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/21/10 | Joseph Weber
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton acknowledged Sunday that she considers tighter airport security uncomfortably intrusive, while the head of the Transportation Security Administration backed away some from his earlier hard-line defense of pat-downs and full body scans. When asked in an appearance on CBS' "Face the Nation" whether she would submit to a body scan, Mrs. Clinton said, "not if I could avoid it. No. I mean, who would?" She also said the Obama administration must find a way to "limit
  • Obama: TSA's Nude Screening a Necessary Inconvenience

    11/21/2010 6:28:15 PM PST · by bd476 · 147 replies · 3+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | November 21, 2010
    "At this point, the Transportation Security Administration, in consultation with our counter-terrorism experts, have indicated to me that the procedures that they've been putting in place are the only ones right now that they consider to be effective against the kind of threat that we saw in the Christmas Day bombing. I understand people's frustrations ... and have asked TSA for assurances that what we're doing is the only way to assure the American people's safety ... One of the most frustrating aspects of this fight against terrorism is that it has created huge inconveniences. Every week I meet...
  • TSA chief: Screening may evolve (the back-pedaling begins)

    11/21/2010 12:03:21 PM PST · by Mago · 155 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/21/2010 | Mike Allen
    Heeding a sudden furor, John S. Pistole, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, said in a Sunday afternoon statement to POLITICO that airport-screening procedures “will be adapted as conditions warrant,” in an effort to make them “as minimally invasive as possible, while still providing the security that the American people want and deserve.” Read more: TSA chief: Screening may evolve
  • Clinton: TSA Should Try to Make Airport Screening Less Intrusive

    11/21/2010 6:39:46 PM PST · by JohnKinAK · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/21/2010 | Fox News
    WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says officials should try to make the new airport security measures, including full body scans and intimate pat-downs, less intrusive. Clinton says there's clearly a need for the tighter security. But she says the government should explore ways to "to limit the number of people who are going to be put through surveillance." Read more:
  • TSA Enhanced Screening Procedures Explained

    11/21/2010 4:31:23 PM PST · by Gamecock · 10 replies
    Everything you need to know about the new TSA screening procedures.
  • Enhanced pat-downs and latex gloves — how often do screeners change them?

    11/21/2010 3:16:48 PM PST · by Citizen X_Area 51 · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11.20.10 | Carol Felsenthal
    Anyone who has visited a fast food joint, a doctor’s office or a hospital has watched as workers change gloves between servings or exams. And if they don’t, the customer/patient would surely say something. How often do the TSA agents doing the “enhanced pat-downs” change gloves? And would most cowed flyers who just want to make it through security and advance to their gate ask them to do so? Or would passengers fear that such a request would invite more enhanced scrutiny?
  • Nudie-scan CEO an Obama ally

    11/21/2010 3:40:12 PM PST · by bushwon · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/14/2010 | Timothy P. Carney
    Rapiscan is one of the two companies that makes the nudie-scanners at airports for the TSA. Rapiscan CEO Deepak Chopra (who has the same name as the more famous Deepak Chopra, M.D.) recently was tapped by Obama to accompany the administration on Obama’s trip to India. Also, Chopra is an Obama donor. Read more at the Washington Examiner:
  • Obama's TSA: Decliners Fined $11,000

    11/21/2010 3:07:21 PM PST · by jodiluvshoes · 131 replies ^ | 11.21.2010 | Kevin McCullough
    News reports on Saturday reporting that the TSA was announcing warnings to would-be travelers that any "would-be commercial airline passenger who enters an airport checkpoint but refuses to undergo the method of inspection as prescribed by the TSA workers on duty would not be allowed to fly, (but far more importantly)--would not be permitted to leave the airport." But that wasn't all. The TSA also included in it's announcement for the first time the new fine of $11,000 and possible arrest for anyone who refused. TSA worker Sari Koshetz was quoted in one report, "Once a person submits to the...
  • OMG: TSA Forces Woman To Cut Off Her Nipple Rings With Pliers

    11/21/2010 2:02:13 PM PST · by Jake from AZ · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Gateway Pundit (RightNetwork) ^ | 21 Nov 2010 | Jim Hoft
    “It’s for safety, Maam. Here’s the pliers. Now cut them off.” This video shows one woman slammed to the floor for arguing with a TSA agent. Another 71 year-old man with a knee implant describes how TSA pulled down his pants. A 16 year-old girl with a prosthetic leg has her pants removed. And, then there’s this…
  • TSA chief says no change in screening policy

    11/21/2010 10:41:53 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 21, 2010 | JIM ABRAMS
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Air travelers buoyed by President Barack Obama's request for his national security team to consider less intrusive airport screenings shouldn't expect anything different at airports soon. "No, we're not changing the policies," the head of the agency responsible for airport security said Sunday.