TSA ends naked airport scanners contract only to replace them by the competition.

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posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 08:52 AM
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The US Transport and Security Administration (TSA) will remove all 174 of OSI Systems Inc. (OSIS)’s Rapiscan body scanners from airports, following serious concerns over their inability to protect the privacy of passengers.

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Not only did they not protect people's privacy, they did not help prevent anything. Plus the health risks. Unfortunately they seem to want to replace them with ones that have a simulated body instead of the real layout of the person. IMHO. it still won't help anything. And out sourcing as well. So no extra jobs for our southern neighbors. What a farce.
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posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 08:58 AM
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They're just swapping one brand of scanner for another.

The whole process is still unnecessary and abhorrent.

Let me know when the TSA is disbanded entirely.


The TSA has been using two companies to conduct the searches, outsourcing to both Rapiscan and L-3 Communications Holdings to produce the machines. While the Rapiscan machines have been utilizing weak X-rays to create what appears to be a naked image of the subject, the machines of L-3 Communications Holdings use radio waves to depict concealed objects on an avatar image on a screen, and will continue to be used by the TSA.

The Rapiscan machines will be replaced by 60 units supplied by L-3.
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posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 09:00 AM
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You really want to make a plane secure:

1- Dismantle the TSA
2- Put one or two air-marshals on each plane with a .22 and a stun gun (for a varierity of problems)
3- Allow the pilots to carry a gun in the cockpit. (Accessible only if Pilot and Copilot agree)

That will make the planes infinitely safer that having the TSA pat us down.



posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 09:05 AM
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I was just about to add the TSA should be disbanded.
With all the theft and the unnecessary groping going on I'm surprised more people aren't appalled by the reports. Over 400 employees have been fired for theft between 2002-2011. That's a little more than 1 fired employee per week. That's not counting misconduct.
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