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    TSA Backlash Prompts Move Away From Pat Downs

    ***Not sure whether to consider this a small victory or not***

    TSA Backlash Prompts Move Away From Pat Downs

    Federal agency looking to develop new wanding-style device for searches

    Paul Joseph Watson
    Infowars.com
    Tuesday, May 22, 2012

    Following a massive nationwide backlash, the TSA looks set to move away from invasive pat downs and return to wanding-style searches of travelers.

    Although the change will initially apply only to travelers who pass through a body scanner, the fact that the federal agency is actively attempting to reduce the number of physical pat downs, the most controversial of which involve TSA screeners literally touching people’s genitals, represents a victory of sorts for anti-TSA campaigners.

    “In an effort to minimize the number of physical pat-downs that screeners must conduct at U.S. airports, DHS is inviting R&D proposals from companies and organizations that can develop handheld devices that weigh less than five pounds and which could resolve “anomalies” detected when passengers are sent through Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) equipment,” reports Government Security News.

    Under the TSA’s current policy, when an anomaly is detected by a body scanner, the traveler is forced to undergo “secondary screening,” which involves the exact same invasive pat down to which those who refuse to go through the body scanner are subjected.

    The TSA has put out an invitation to vendors to develop a prototype handheld device that would be “capable of screening all areas of the body without removal of clothing beyond outwear.”

    However, given that the handheld device must be able to detect explosives as well as metal, concerns about the safety of such devices will inevitably be raised if they rely on any form of radiation technology.

    Despite the TSA’s effort to reduce secondary screenings, it has still failed to adequately respond to an exposé by engineer Jon Corbett which proved that the federal agency’s $1 billion dollar plus fleet of body scanners is completely useless in that the machines routinely fail to pick up prohibited items such as knives, guns and powder designed to resemble explosive material.

    In a video that went viral on You Tube, Corbett revealed how the scanners could be fooled by simply securing an object inside an external pocket sewn on to an item of clothing.

    Despite the reputation of the TSA being continually dragged through the mud by outrage after outrage, from strip-searching 85-year-old grandmothers over their colostomy bags to harassing young children with cerebral palsy, its advocates have recently called for the federal agency to be given even more power.

    Last week, Congressman Mike Rogers called for the TSA to become “smarter, leaner and tougher.”

    His call was echoed by Democrat Senator from California Diane Feinstein, who addressed increasing widespread condemnation of the TSA in noting that the “public has not been terribly sympathetic” to the federal agency’s behavior, adding “it’s very important that TSA keeps up its efforts.”


    original article here:
    http://www.infowars.com/tsa-backlash...rom-pat-downs/
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    So you still have to go through the naked scanner. Then get radiation scanned a second time....

    What a great victory for the "anti-TSA crowd".

    Definition of political insanity: Voting for the same people expecting different results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwar View Post
    So you still have to go through the naked scanner. Then get radiation scanned a second time....

    What a great victory for the "anti-TSA crowd".

    Yeah I only meant victory as in they won't pat you down anymore. Then again they have said many things they would stop doing and they still do it...
    I am the spoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwar View Post
    So you still have to go through the naked scanner. Then get radiation scanned a second time....

    What a great victory for the "anti-TSA crowd".

    The sad fact is, radiation isn't required at all to detect explosives.





    Oh, and the TSA bought such devices back in 2006.

    http://www.securityinfowatch.com/pre...ection-portals

    So why did they go with the radiation machines?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/1..._n_787711.html
    9/11 Thermate experiments

    Winston Churchhill on why the U.S. should have stayed OUT of World War I

    "I am so %^&*^ sick of this cult of Ron Paul. The Paulites. What is with these %^&*^ people? Why are there so many of them?" YouTube rant by "TheAmazingAtheist"

    "We as a country have lost faith and confidence in freedom." -- Ron Paul

    "It can be a challenge to follow the pronouncements of President Trump, as he often seems to change his position on any number of items from week to week, or from day to day, or even from minute to minute." -- Ron Paul
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    The road to hell is paved with good intentions. No need to make it a superhighway.
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    The only way I see Trump as likely to affect any real change would be through martial law, and that has zero chances of success without strong buy-in by the JCS at the very minimum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John F Kennedy III View Post
    Yeah I only meant victory as in they won't pat you down anymore. Then again they have said many things they would stop doing and they still do it...
    Every time the pressure is put on them they back away a little....then come back worse. It's like a bad foot fungus.
    9/11 Thermate experiments

    Winston Churchhill on why the U.S. should have stayed OUT of World War I

    "I am so %^&*^ sick of this cult of Ron Paul. The Paulites. What is with these %^&*^ people? Why are there so many of them?" YouTube rant by "TheAmazingAtheist"

    "We as a country have lost faith and confidence in freedom." -- Ron Paul

    "It can be a challenge to follow the pronouncements of President Trump, as he often seems to change his position on any number of items from week to week, or from day to day, or even from minute to minute." -- Ron Paul
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    The road to hell is paved with good intentions. No need to make it a superhighway.
    Quote Originally Posted by osan View Post
    The only way I see Trump as likely to affect any real change would be through martial law, and that has zero chances of success without strong buy-in by the JCS at the very minimum.

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    SUSTAINEDLY UNFULL PLANES, with Customers citing HUMAN DEGRADATION at the hands of "Airport Security", THAT is what will get them to pull back "of their own volition". Y'know...absent FORCE.

    Not that Americans would ever deprive themselves of anything but, if they WOULD boycott #AirTravel in protest of TSA (pardon the pun) OVERREACH and AIRLINE BAD FAITH (charging extra for a suitcase, or practically/actually strip-searching for NO suitcase), Ordinary People would wanna make a big deal about the discrepancy between how Average Americans are treated by Badges and how TOP ONE PERCENT are treated. REALLY big deal, huge.

    How can #AirTravel be so very dangerous for Ordinary People, and so very safe for Jet-Setters?
    Last edited by cheapseats; 05-22-2012 at 07:10 PM.



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