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TSA Looks to Expand Use of Full-Body Scanners at U.S. Airports

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posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 04:03 PM
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TSA Looks to Expand Use of Full-Body Scanners at U.S. Airports


www.foxnews.com

The Transportation Security Administration is looking to increase the number of full-body scanners at U.S. airports over the next few years, as it reviews security procedures in the wake of the attempted bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight last week

The full-body scanners are one of several new technologies that have been introduced in recent years; and what's available is just the beginning
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posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 04:03 PM
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Here we go folks. I commented on a post about the Northwest Airlines incident the other day, saying this would be a great excuse for the authorities to introduce their new airport toys, and here it goes!

At $150,000 per unit, the full body scanners look like they will become the norm at most airports over the next few years.

You have still got to ask the question though, the guy that attempted to bomb Northwest Airlines was on a British Terror Watch List, so why was he flying anyway?

I cant help but think, all this effort and money will be spent on Airport Securties, but the Terrorists could easily just turn their focus on the Railways, Underground etc anyway.

Maybe these machines will end up at the underground etc too?

www.foxnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

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posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 05:41 PM
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so glad you started this thread! i was looking for a place to sound off on this subject.

there's no need to add new security measures. all they need to do is perform those that already exist! this guy was on at least one list. he had no luggage. he paid with cash. these are all things that normally flag a passenger for further scrutiny. so instead of punishing and harassing the flying public, why not DO YOUR EXISTING JOB!

we don't need to do full body scanning for every traveler. it is invasive and absurd. there also needs to be some profiling done. so far all the terrorist attacks have involved islamic extremists. so that's the place to start. sure there are nutcase christians and buddhists and jews but none of them are blowing up planes. so go to where the problem is.

it would be very easy to blow up trains but i think it doesn't appeal because it's not dramatic enough. same with poisoning a water or food supply. too slow and hard to identify as terror.

obama's insistence on pretending these people were each "working alone" is irrelevant. they buy into a terrorist frame of thought. do you think the terrorists carry membership cards to prove their affiliation? I listened to obama's statement a little while ago. he calles it a systemic failure. no. it was a failure of certan people to do their jobs. find out who those people are and why they allowed this man to fly. if those people were not given adequate info, then fire from the top down, starting withe the smirking janet napolitano. to call her incompetent is too generous. she is clueless and appears to think the whole security thing is a joke.



posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 06:41 PM
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I agree earlywatcher. I don't see this case as a reason to change the system at all.

The system would have nailed this guy the way it is already. Certain people never done their jobs properly and should sacked for it..period.

I've flown about 14 times in the past year, with a young child, and it was an absolute nightmare. It has put me off flying again for a very long time purely because the checks that are carried out are ridiculous for us decent law abiding people.

It's very frustrating that my 2yr old cant even take certain foods or drinks on a plane anymore. She has to get her Stroller checked from top to bottom etc etc.

the government know who the higher risk people are, so why not have those guys in a seperate aisle from us normal people with families etc.




posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 07:08 PM
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I knew this was coming, someone doesn't do their job and the result is law abiding citizens have to suffer more invasive security measures. We'll be seeing more of this, and also expect to see the provisions of the patriot act that are due to expire in a couple of days reinstated , this is just the excuse they were looking for, how convenient


They allowed the guy to board a plane without a passport for cripes sake, maybe they should focus their attention on making sure that people do their jobs properly. How they allowed him to board that plane without a passport is beyond my comprehension, unless perhaps they knew what they were doing



posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 07:15 PM
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How is someone not being hanged for this oversight?

We accidentally allowed a person on a few terrorist watchlists, whom without a passport, boarded a plane to the United States....... Oops? "Oops, but anyway, we're going to see you, your families, your children and your neighbors completely naked at the airports now. Lulz! Roflcopter!"

Of course, if I myself, a US citizen and veteran of the US Army, publicly declare on the internet that plane hijackings are cool and I am thinking about doing it (hypothetical folks), then I will immediately get investigated and/or absconded from my residence. Yeah, that's rich.. guy on a terrorist watch-list, without a passport and who is "in collusion with Al-Qaeda", who is also carrying explosives, just gets on the plane like it's fukkin nothing.

I mean, do they just want people to start attacking federal/state workers on the streets? It seems like all they try to do is provoke and laugh in everyone's face.



posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 07:33 PM
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totally agree. luckily my kids are grown but i traveled with another family recently and it was practically unendurable. it's all about being politically correct. harassing innocent people because they don't want to single out anybody. nonsense. we get regular reports of how the baggage handlers are robbing our suitcases because we aren't allowed to lock them. seens like i also remember reports of stolen computers and jewelry from TSA security screeners. i'm sure most are honest but we shouldn't be forced to place ourselves in this situation of letting people see into our bags and then paw through them at will.

let me say that i do take security seriously and believe we need to take precautions, but i believe the harassment of passengers at the airports is not about security, it's about giving the impression that something is being done. only it's a crock. any real terrorist can circumvent these regulations, a fact proved regularly by people who sneak things aboard to see if they can. i want REAL security, not a lot of busy work.



posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 07:35 PM
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I'd much rather pass on the scan and go for the strip search.
Make em work for their money!!!



posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 07:37 PM
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glad this came up: is it true that he did not have a passport? i've seen this reported on a couple of websites but no mention on the mainstream media or the president of that detail. they say he had a visa. was the visa not on his passport?

if he was allowed on a flight without a passport, there should be dire consequences. who made that decision? we will hear nothing probably.

to go back to a lesser incident, the party crashers at the state dinner. i still want to know WHO let them in. who gave the okay for them to enter without being invited. someone did that. why can't we know that? the secret security people were put on leave immediately, but i want an explanation from that person's own lips. just like i want an explanation from the person who allowed this nigerian to get on a USA bound plane WITHOUT a passport.



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