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Originally posted by TheRemedial
Non compliance and boycott is very powerful.
Originally posted by burntheships
reply to post by new_here
Nice observation...nice. Yep...only going to make you and your loved ones late for dinner.
Funny how I think they know that we do tend to look forward to days such as Thanksgiving.
They know how we long to be with family and friends...and that the majority of people traveling
in the States are doing just that.
Originally posted by zorgon
RADIATION X-Rays Are they good for you?[/s
So... if you fly a couple times a year... don't need to worry too much about exposure to radiation right? But if your a frequent flier... well hope you don't mind sterility or cancer a few years from now. I mean why do the hospitals cover your privates with LEAD SHIELDING and the tech leaves the room? And how do x-rays effect the brain? X-ray techs, QUAZLIFIED x-ray techs take extreme precautions when taking x-rays... Are these TSA goons QUALIFIED x-ray techs? Are these machines, which the ex head of DHS got a $350 Million contract for compliant with x-ray tech safety?
Originally posted by new_here
If everyone demanded a copy of their x-rays on the spot, citing 'Freedom of Info Act' or else 'right to obtain copies of medical personal records' which falls under HIPAA (It's an X-ray, for heavensake!)
And furthermore, the more I think about it, this whole fiasco may be in violation of HIPAA, which deals with the privacy of medical information. Remember the person who had to show her prosthetic breast? What if an X-ray displays a known health condition? I had to sign permission at my doctors' office for them to share ANY health info with ANYBODY. It was very specific.
Here's a wikipedia link on HIPAA: LINK
(Please don't let the reference to Health Insurance distract you. Keep reading it... I honestly believe the law applies to anybody with access to medical info on a citizen. (As a teacher, I know for a fact I am bound by the Laws surrounding HIPAA.)
Health Information Privacy
The Office for Civil Rights enforces the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information; the HIPAA Security Rule, which sets national standards for the security of electronic protected health information; and the confidentiality provisions of the Patient Safety Rule, which protect identifiable information being used to analyze patient safety events and improve patient safety.
Originally posted by Kailassa
Firstly, they could be sending off everyones' biometric information to Darpa, to add to the catalogue on each of us.
Secondly, does anyone remember the story about Jewish men in a German WWII work-camp being surrepticiously subjected to sterilising radiation while they signed forms at a special desk?
They were totally unaware at the time anything was being done to them, but could never have a baby afterwards.
In the end, ultimate responsibility for security may fall on airline passengers
True security is me knowing what I'm doing and you not knowing," he said.
"If a pilot is willing to go down with an airplane, how can you stop him?"
Aviation Director Jerry Orr said the federal government should focus on "looking for potential perpetrators" rather than inspecting everybody, sometimes intrusively. People must realize that "No matter you much you spend, you cannot 100% guarantee security," so it is worth considering that at some level security may be too intrusive, or too slow, or too expensive to provide, he said.
On the cost side, Orr noted, the number of workers employed by the TSA in Charlotte has tripled from around 150 at the time of the September 11 terrorist attacks, yet security is no better