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Extremely Invasive Body Scanners Being Installed At All Major U.S. Airports
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has formally announced that it plans to install 150 extremely invasive body scanning machines for primary security screenings at airports across the United States. These extremely invasive scanners reveal strikingly graphic images of the exposed bodies of airline passengers, even including intimate medical details like colostomy bags or evidence of mastectomy.
In fact, the scanners are so accurate that some analysts claim that they produce better quality images of your exposed body than a magazine photograph would.
Keep in mind that these body scanners are going to be used as the "primary" security screening method at airports across the United States...
...We were considering putting up a photo of what these "body scans" look like, but we decided not to because these body scans actually do border on obscenity.
The reality is that these "body scans" are the closest thing you can get to viewing a person's exposed body without actually seeing their skin.
Security officials in Australia where they have installed similar body scanning machines confess that these machines DO show people's exposed bodies.
Cheryl Johnson, the general manager of the Office of Transport Security in Australia, freely confessed the following about these intrusive scanners: "It will show the private parts of people, but what we've decided is that we're not going to blur those out, because it severely limits the detection capabilities."
Originally posted by KSPigpen
I think if TSA uses these, they should be brought up on charges. Last time I checked, I wasn't allowed to videotape people naked without them consenting to it. I suppose the small print on your ticket says it's fine for them to ogle your junk all they want.
Originally posted by KSPigpen
reply to post by silent thunder
Oh yeah, I forgot. They're the government and they have little pieces of paper that say they can do whatever they want.
Originally posted by digger2381
reply to post by KSPigpen
Yes it does, but only in the name of National Security. All other ogling is strictly prohibited and a figment of your paranoid imagination.
I, instead of just complaining about this amongst ourselves, propose a solution. It will however require everyone of us willing to fight the machine to show up a little early for our flights, and to be willing to be disruptive.
Disruption of the flow is the only way to stop these machines. And the protests from us in the tinfoil hat bunch isn't going to be enough. We need regular businessmen and families who are traveling to piss and moan as well.
So I propose a list of options to disrupt the flow. If they have to constantly stop to hand search travelers, there will be a backup, and delays, and people will miss flights. I know it's not courteous, but neither is looking at my junk.
-get self adhesive plastic letters and write dirty messages to the TSA scanners on your body
-Wear aluminum foil undergarments (to protect against cell phone radiation of course)
-Wear sex toys (odd I know, but when the TSA screeners are ogling a young ladies body and sees something more and has her patted down, our case will be proven that more can be seen than should be)
-Get an elastic band, sew on pockets for non-metallic items such as granola bars, chapstick, q tips, tampons, etc(make it into a personal item kit, in case your baggage gets lost ) not my idea but a good one
this list is not complete, but is rather just a start of what can be done to slow the process and disrupt the system.
This will be the only way that they will reverse the implementation of these scanners, if the average joe gets pissed off by it and the sheep complain about the hassle and delays.
Originally posted by silent thunder
My poor wife had a terrible experience with airline security a few years ago, and this was before these awful scanners. She is (if you will excuse the boasting) a young and quite beautiful head-turner. As we were going through the "pat-down" experience, one of the airline secury guards (who was A WOMAN, by the way) said something like, "Oh, here comes a looker. We'd better give 'er to Jimmy." Then "Jimmy" took her aside and, to put it politely, "took his time" making sure she wasn't carrying anything more dangerous than a nail clipper on her legs. Even typing this now makes me furious. I wanted to kick his *** right then and there, but I had to settle for a glare, which was returned with a smirk. My wife was practically in tears after that.
Now just think, that's the kind of person who will be running the new cams.
OMG - that's makes me furious, your poor wife.
Question though: I though it was in the rule books that TSA (if they were going to physically touch a person) had to be of the same gender? Is this rule situational then, or is it not even an official rule?