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TSA Scanner Obsolete? : Inventor creates TSA-proof underwear

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posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 03:13 AM
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TSA Scanner Obsolete? : Inventor creates TSA-proof underwear


www.nydailynews.com

While holiday travelers may not get through this week without a Transportation Security Administration agent touching their junk, a man in Colorado has a new invention he says will prevent anyone from looking at it.

Jeff Buske has created a special kind of underwear with strategically placed fig-leaf designs he says will shield TSA scanners from viewing fliers' private parts and keep travelers safe from radiation emitted from the notorious "backscatter" x-ray machine
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posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 03:13 AM
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Well, Well, Well... it looks like American ingenuity bypasses the problem at the source.. I guess those 25 million dollar machines are defeated by 10$ underwear... I wonder how they are going to spin this one...

I am sure that when they find out that their zillion dollar technology can be defeated by underwear.. the machines will be sidelined to 'deep' inspections.. Who signed off on the 500 million dollar check on this one? Chertoff... oh yeah..

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



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 03:29 AM
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My understanding is, if you 'opt' to go through the naked body scanner and they see something unusual (such as anything declaring you consider yourself a citizen with rights over your own body), you will be tagged and sent over to an agent for groping. I love the idea of any action which blocks these government dole perverts, but I suspect this will ultimately just equate to more agrivation from the traveler.

The real solution is simply not flying. Hit the airlines in their already supposedly tenuous wallets and then sit back and let the airlines do the work for us. Many Congressmen have nice suits, jewelry, and free air tickets courtesy of airline lobbyists. Those Congressmen won't take kindly to the TSA interrupting that flow of slop to their troughs and will take action... but it all starts with us, refusing to fly.



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 03:32 AM
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He should have invented a pair of underpants that sent back a false image, making the wearer look as if he is hung like King Kong. LOL



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 04:56 AM
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what are these going to ACTUALLY acheive ?



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 05:36 AM
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This is funny!!!

Not a solution by any means, more of a distraction, and an appropriate rude word towards the TSA.

And 1 clever man is going to have more money than he did before, good for him


Stop flying, it's the ONLY way.



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 07:30 AM
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I agree with the other posters. It's a great way to let one's opinion be known and I support people wearing them, but it's just going to get them shuffled off to the groping area.

I'm glad to see so many people realizing that not flying is the only way to really use the power that we have. This is one situation in which THEY need US! An excellent opportunity for us to express ourselves and use our power for good!

Unfortunately, I don't think ATS is representative of most of the US. I posted the story on an unrelated board yesterday to get a feel for the general opinion and almost everyone has no objection to the scanner OR the groping! They're willing to 'do what's necessary to keep us safe'.



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 08:05 AM
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There is a very critical step missing from the embargo on flying. We NEED TO WRITE to our airports, airlines etc to let them know that as long as the TSA has the Scanners and pat-down policies we will not be a customer of theirs.

I work for a company that makes me travel an awful lot and I expressed my concerns to the CEO. He is allowing me to take trains, buses and if I have to rent a vehicle in order to get to my destination. (If you decide to speak with your company supervisor I would air on the side of caution when bringing it up. Some of them fly all the time and are like some of the others who have become indoctrinated into this give up my rights for safety scheme.)



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 08:08 AM
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They'll just make the underwear illegal.

We have to stop playing their game, and just end it.



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 08:09 AM
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Well that gets passed the scanners, now we just need to cover some needles in the fabric and point them outward on the underwear, that'll get the gropers a nice surprise.

Cheers
Brady



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 08:13 AM
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Originally posted by TheLoneArcher
He should have invented a pair of underpants that sent back a false image, making the wearer look as if he is hung like King Kong. LOL


lol, yep will not do any good, as like said aboveif they see something strange it will mean they have to see for themsleves, sick isn't it.



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 08:48 AM
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Then the next time I travel State-side, I will make sure I wear my kilt. They are welcome to lift it if they want. LOL



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 08:58 AM
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i wanted to ask if anyone knows of any sort of paint..or pens..that would show up on our bodies when scanned..

we could write..# OFF PERVERT really huge across our backside or across our chest...what could they do?



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 09:01 AM
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Use metallic tape and cut the words out. That will show up.



posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 02:09 PM
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same thread was posted by airspoon yesterday.

here was my reply

the metals would absorb the radioactivity produced through x-rays so would this not be more dangerous to the sensitive areas of the body? seems a quicker way to expose ones genitals to a known cancer causing medium.
would the instructions state that once through security inserts must be discarded into a licensed radioactive waste disposal unit or is the user intending to wear them through the decay process.

look at it from another perspective. you are in a locked room. you have a tube of glue with the lid off. you can smell the solvents and you can tolerate the odour. you spread the glue all over the floor and BAM! see you next week when you land.
this is insane in my opinion.
f



posted on Nov, 24 2010 @ 01:31 AM
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It is non-ionising radiation. The dose level is low. The metallic tape will reflect the radiation, rather like an aircraft with radar. May not be very clear, but possblibly clear enough to read and get you arrested. LOL



posted on Nov, 24 2010 @ 04:53 PM
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the paragraph below is taken from wikipedia. consider the wording regarding what type of radiation
is emitted/used.
A recent development is the controversial use of Full body scanners to detect hidden weapons and
explosives on passengers. These devices, which use Compton scattering, require that the passenger
stand close to a flat panel and produce a high resolution image.[4] There are misunderstandings
about how x-ray backscatter personnel scanners function, but they do use ionizing radiation and
the x-rays emitted from them penetrate skin as well as clothing. While the risk of cancer from
a single backscatter check is probably low, the cumulative risk of repeated exposure to radiation
is a threat to public health, especially for people working in the airline industry and frequent
travellers.
the 'probably' low risk kind of stands out to me.
also i zoomed in on the frequency of use and location in
a snippet below from drvxray.com/xray_exposure.htm within the context of medical scanners and
imo equally applicable to airport compton scattering devices.
It must be remembered, however, that many facilities are not fully leaded. Often, minimal lead
shielding is utilized which meets legal requirements but which does not fully prevent the transmission
of scatter radiation. The amount of legally required shielding depends on the exposure settings of
the radiographs which are produced, the radiographic workload during the week, distance from other
personnel work areas, the types of use expected from surrounding areas, and the construction materials
of the office. This evaluation would have to be made by a qualified radiation control specialist
because the doctor or technologist would likely have no way of knowing the precise but varying rules
for each given situation or measuring whether or not there was any transmission of scatter radiation.
f



posted on Nov, 24 2010 @ 05:44 PM
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bestotc.com...
the link above will take you to information on the millimetre wavelength scanner which is the alternative to the ionizing compton scatter device.
f



posted on Nov, 25 2010 @ 01:05 AM
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Interesting. Thanks for that. I thgought they were using low-level microwave emissions.
However, looks as if I am wrong. Thank you for correcting me. Still, we are here to learn.

Star for you my friend.



posted on Nov, 25 2010 @ 01:06 AM
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Oops, did not read you second post.

Thanks yet again. I suppose I should star that one too. So I will. LOL




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