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Why Is Michael Chertoff So Excited About Full-Body Scanners?

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posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 05:57 PM
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Heading up the renewed push for those controversial, clothes-penetrating scanners at airports is former homeland security secretary Michael Chertoff. His consulting firm represents companies who make the scanners, but you wouldn't know it from reading the papers.

The Underpants Bomber alerted the world to the possibility of terrorists putting bombs in their underpants. So now everyone is debating whether we should deploy scanners which can see through clothes and show bombs nestled close to terrorists' nekkid bodies. Michael Chertoff, who was Bush's homeland security secretary from 2005-2009, is a huge fan!



gawker.com...




posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 06:02 PM
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Legal kiddie porn, with no risk of blackmail?

Profit?

Power?



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 06:10 PM
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His job depends on it?!
Vested interest?



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 06:17 PM
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This is the story the way I understand it -

Mike was in charge of homeland security, tasked with combating terrorism.

Then, after that gig is complete, he founds his own consulting firm.

Next he lands multiple clients that produce full body scanners for use in airline passenger screening.

Then within a year of this, some amateur burns his nuts trying to blow up a plane
on Christmas.

Miraculously this increases the demand of his clienteles product, as the product is precisely the thing that can prevent this manner of attack.


I would say Mike and his company experienced a Christmas miracle









[edit on 31-12-2009 by Janky Red]



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 06:19 PM
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[edit on 31-12-2009 by Janky Red]



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 06:23 PM
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From
www.technologyreview.com...

QUOTE:

..."Alexandrov and co have created a model to investigate how THz fields interact with double-stranded DNA and what they've found is remarkable. They say that although the forces generated are tiny, resonant effects allow THz waves to unzip double-stranded DNA, creating bubbles in the double strand that could significantly interfere with processes such as gene expression and DNA replication. That's a jaw dropping conclusion."...

As if we aren't bombarded with enough things these days!



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 06:27 PM
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[edit on 31-12-2009 by Janky Red]



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 06:33 PM
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Originally posted by On the Edge
From
www.technologyreview.com...

QUOTE:

..."Alexandrov and co have created a model to investigate how THz fields interact with double-stranded DNA and what they've found is remarkable. They say that although the forces generated are tiny, resonant effects allow THz waves to unzip double-stranded DNA, creating bubbles in the double strand that could significantly interfere with processes such as gene expression and DNA replication. That's a jaw dropping conclusion."...

As if we aren't bombarded with enough things these days!



On a side note, I knew an independently rich cancer researcher years back...
He told me once that the scientific community at large understands the specific cause of all cancer, but that it is suppressed because such a realization would destroy the research business... Funny enough he claimed the cause was - "unzipping of the double-stranded DNA which interferes DNA replication, therefore creating mutations..."



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 06:43 PM
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Here's his GROUP and the pitch



Michael Chertoff, the former head of the Department of Homeland Security under President George W. Bush, has formed his own risk management firm, according to a report by Cam Simpson in the Wall Street Journal. Michael Chertoff formed the Chertoff Group to advise corporations and governments, including foreign governments.

The Chertoff Group will be based in Washington with offices in New York and will advise clients in the following areas of security concern:

Cyber Security
Terrorism
Fraud
Border Protection
Supply-Chain Security
In addition these areas, Michael Chertoff and the Chertoff Group will offer consulting services on M&A in the security field, along with due diligence support.


www.corporatecomplianceinsights.com...







Could this be a push to sell this product GLOBALLY???

$$$$$$$$$







bah

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posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 06:59 PM
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I seen them showing examples of this fullbody scanner on CNN and it showed up pretty good but then they tried it with liquid in a ziplock bag and you couldn't see anyhing. So is this a useless product being sold such as Tamiflu for swine flu when they new it didn't really help at all.



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 07:04 PM
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Originally posted by JBA2848
I seen them showing examples of this fullbody scanner on CNN and it showed up pretty good but then they tried it with liquid in a ziplock bag and you couldn't see anyhing. So is this a useless product being sold such as Tamiflu for swine flu when they new it didn't really help at all.


Seems to be the order of the day...

The media sells it directly and the public buys it...

This one required some acting out, then the media runs with it, uses fear to seal the deal.

Much like the Swine Flu



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posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 07:24 PM
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If we are looking for fowl play - this guy has the motive, contacts and the know how.

A core member of the neocon cabal and is at the very least playing both sides of the field.

But the equation in all its ease is striking



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 07:33 PM
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Because he can see your kids with no clothing on AND not get in trouble.



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 07:35 PM
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Originally posted by SuperSlovak
Because he can see your kids with no clothing on AND not get in trouble.


Never thought of it that way-

Thats sort of icky



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 09:53 PM
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full body scanners and how unnecessary they are. I mean they could just have the bomb surgically implanted... I mean WTF? Lose more rights for what? More protection ... laugh.


*sigh*



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 09:59 PM
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He had this smirk on fox news a few days ago, That was unmistakeable. I looked for the clip on youtube , no luck. His body language was so telling.



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 10:00 PM
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Simple.




because he get's to look at penis's.



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 10:01 PM
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Originally posted by IntastellaBurst


Simple.




because he get's to look at penis's.



more like he's going to profit and some other hidden agenda...



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 10:16 PM
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Money might be the cause of something?! What a new, novel idea!

/Sarcasm off

I wouldn't be surprised. From the beginning of the push for full body scanners, this whole thing reeked of someone trying to make a profit.

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Well, at least I already had cancer before I ever went through one!


All kidding aside though, I've been through a full body scanner before, and it wasn't THAT bad. It was nice being able to keep my shoes on when I went though it. It was several years ago, but I still remember how they were almost begging people to go through them. Everyone was just looking at the full body scanner like it was some weird monster or something. The security guys kept telling everyone about how it was so much quicker because the line was shorter, and how you wouldn't have to take off your shoes, belts, or jewelry. People still wouldn't go through it!


Given then chance again though, I wouldn't go through one. I'd rather stand in line.



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 10:19 PM
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Like your really safer.... what a joke... makes me so mad.



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