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Postby John Q Public » Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:35 pm

I wonder how many fully trained bomb sniffing dogs you could buy with the cash it would take to buy one of these scanners? That way there would be no profiling. The dog could check each person that walks by. If the dog keys on something then the potential passenger/terrorist would be subjected to a thorough pat down and search. Just a thought.
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Re: Full Body Scanners; Taking Away More American's Rights

Postby Happy Mom » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:37 pm

Help You Make it to Your Flight Video!!!!

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Re: Full Body Scanners; Taking Away More American's Rights

Postby Happy Mom » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:59 pm

Help you Make it to your flight....Buck Howdy

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Re: Full Body Scanners; Taking Away More American's Rights

Postby Happy Mom » Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:46 pm

Man arrested after punching TSA screener in Indy

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John A. Christina, 51, Simsbury, Conn. was arrested Tuesday after allegedly punching a TSA screener in the chest during an examination at Indianapolis International Airport.


A Connecticut man has been arrested after exchanging words and punching a TSA screener at a security checkpoint at Indianapolis International Airport.

According to a report from airport police, John A. Christina, 51, Simsbury, Conn., was charged with battery as a misdemeanor in connection with the incident about 2:50 p.m. Tuesday at the Concourse B checkpoint.

Christina, who could not be reached for comment today, was released from jail on $150 bond :shock: and scheduled in Marion Superior Court 10 on Dec. 13. (If you refused to go through the process of being groped, you get a fine of $10,000. but you can hit a TSA person and get a $150. fine? I'm hitting!!!) :think: :roll:

Jim Fotenos, spokesman for the Transportation Security Agency, said in an airport police report, "Our transportation security officers work on the front lines to protect the nation from a terrorist attack and physical violence against them is shameful. TSA will work with local authorities to see that appropriate action is taken."

Airport officials declined further comment while the incident is under investigation.

Similar security checkpoint incidents at other U.S. airports have drawn concern and protests the past two weeks since TSA instituted search and pat-down procedures that some fliers believe are too personal and intrusive.

It is not completely clear from the police report why Christina punched TSA agent Gregory J. Hutman, 28, Vandalia, Ohio.

The report does not indicate that Christina refused to be screened before entering the concourse and boarding an airplane. He had already stood and been scanned in a full-body advanced imaging machine before the incident.

After he stepped from the machine, the men talked, but full details of the exchange are not in the police report.

But it indicates that Christina said he has a history of medical issues, including two metal implants, a colostomy bag and a fused right wrist.

According to the report, as Christina stepped from the scanner, he asked Hutman a question, though the report doesn't provide details.

Hutman responded, according to the report, "He's not from the Indianapolis airport and was not familiar with the process you are talking about." The report doesn't explain further.

"After the conversation, Christina punched him with his right closed fist in the middle of his chest," the report said.

When Hutman asked why Christina hit him, Christina said, "I was only kidding with you," according to the report.

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Re: Full Body Scanners; Taking Away More American's Rights

Postby Happy Mom » Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:55 am

Beck: TSA Controversy a Union Ploy?


Remember when the progressive left complained non-stop about warrantless wiretaps and the Patriot Act? It seems they no longer fear government overreaches because the same people who were screaming are now cheering on the new TSA procedures. One possible reason? The TSA recently won the right to unionize, and the AFL-CIO is running to the defense of TSA agents who are getting lots of heat. Was this a ploy by the unions?
Read the full interview at Glennbeck.com

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Re: Full Body Scanners; Taking Away More American's Rights

Postby NewEnglandBuckeye » Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:37 pm

backstagedee wrote:Why is homeland Security so damned concerned with someone blowing up a plane or two when they obviously don't give 2 sh!ts about patting down everyone who crosses our southern border? I guess those folks just south of the border with automatic rifles, hand grenades and a penchant for murder and kidnap pose much less risk to security than a business flyer traveling from KORD to KLAX or a family flying from KBOS to KSFB for a long weekend. Who the Hell taught these jerkoffs appointed by our Whitehouse about risk and asset management? Some Harvard grad I bet.


BSD, you have actually touched on the question I ask everyone who tries to tell me that this is about safety. If this was really about safety and stopping terrorist, then explain to me why Obama has not just intentionally left the front door open (our borders), but has actively and belligerently interfered with every attempt by states and local governments to secure those borders? Homeland Security is charged with both. Why the two opposite agenda's?

IMHO, one is because Obama has proven time and time again that he is very thin skinned and is acting out at being told no during this last election like any three year old would. So he is using a government agency to punish the citizens.

Second, like his buddy Rhalm said, never let a good crisis go to waste. The revolutionaries that Obama has surrounded himself with are hoping that some terrorist uses that open hole to do something nasty and will then use that "crisis" to negate more rights and gain more control.

In the words of one of Obama's cloest friends.
http://www.beaufortobserver.net/pageimages/STORMSummation.pdf

The plan is to push the country towards civil unrest. Then the government will step in as the savior and at the same time repress rights and solidify power.
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Re: Full Body Scanners; Taking Away More American's Rights

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Re: Full Body Scanners; Taking Away More American's Rights

New postby NewEnglandBuckeye » Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:37 am

backstagedee wrote:Why is homeland Security so damned concerned with someone blowing up a plane or two when they obviously don't give 2 sh!ts about patting down everyone who crosses our southern border? I guess those folks just south of the border with automatic rifles, hand grenades and a penchant for murder and kidnap pose much less risk to security than a business flyer traveling from KORD to KLAX or a family flying from KBOS to KSFB for a long weekend. Who the Hell taught these jerkoffs appointed by our Whitehouse about risk and asset management? Some Harvard grad I bet.



BSD, you have actually touched on the question I ask everyone who tries to tell me that this is about safety. If this was really about safety and stopping terrorist, then explain to me why Obama has not just intentionally left the front door open (our borders), but has actively and belligerently interfered with every attempt by states and local governments to secure those borders? Homeland Security is charged with both. Why the two opposite agenda's?

IMHO, one is because Obama has proven time and time again that he is very thin skinned and is acting out at being told no during this last election like any three year old would. So he is using a government agency to punish the citizens.


Unbelievable!! The Happy daughter just flew this weekend and said she did not see these naked body scan machines in either RDU or PHL.
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Re: Full Body Scanners; Taking Away More American's Rights

Postby NewEnglandBuckeye » Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:47 pm

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

But when Chertoff launched into his pitch for full-body scanners on Campbell Brown tonight, we learned that he is paid by the very companies who make the penetrating devices....

Did Chertoff 'forget' to tell reporters about his connection to the industry he's pimping in their stories?

http://gawker.com/5437499/why-is-michael-chertoff-so-excited-about-full+body-scanners
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Re: Full Body Scanners; Taking Away More American's Rights

Postby Happy Mom » Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:14 am

4th Amendment Wear has a message to the TSA
By JANE NEPOMUCENO
November 25, 2010, 7:27pm

With the United States’ Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) enhanced security measures, many have gotten a little fed up about the pat downs and body scans in airports, which aside from being invasive, also adds hassle and annoyance to irritated travelers.

With all the issues surrounding this recent measure, many people have voiced their concern over this intrusive security process, with a woman even showing up at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) wearing only her bikini under her coat to show the TSA security personnel.

And while the woman made the process easier for herself, not everyone can follow in her lead. So if you’re getting fed up with the process yourself, there are pieces of clothing that you can wear from 4th Amendment Wear that will surely get your message across the TSA security, literally.

Printed with metallic-based ink, there are shirts, bras, socks and underwear from 4th Amendment Wear that shows the text of the US constitution’s 4th amendment to anyone viewing the screen.

In case you’re not familiar with this amendment, it says:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.


In their site, the makers of these items explain:

The concept behind 4th Amendment Wear is simple: to get a few people to think a little more about their constitutional rights.

The clothes are designed as a silent protest against the new reality of being searched to the point where we’re basically naked. We don't intend for this to be anything more than a thought-provoking way to fuel the debate about safety vs. civil liberties. If we sell a few items, great. But the main intention is to open more dialogue. It's more of a conceptual piece than anything else.

The items are available here.
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Re: Full Body Scanners; Taking Away More American's Rights

Postby Happy Mom » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:17 pm

TSA Screening Procedures Traumatize Sexual Assault Victims, Says Group
By Mimi Li


The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) said in a statement released this week that victims of sexual assault and violence could feel re-victimized or have strong emotional reactions resulting in stress and anxiety due to new TSA screening procedures.

“We believe that our national security mechanisms should not cause thousands of travelers to relive or experience sexual trauma,” NSVRC and Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape CEO Delilah Rumburg said in a statement.

The NSVRC claimed that full-body scanners could affect victims of sexual assault who were previously violated by having their photographs taken. Pat-downs done by TSA agents of the same gender could affect victims whose previous perpetrators were the same gender, the group said.




“We want to encourage a society where feeling safe also includes mutual respect and dignity. That is why we urge the TSA to stop using these invasive procedures immediately,” Rumburg added.

The TSA, which has created a wave of controversy over its new screening procedures, has maintained that its new rules are appropriate, effective, and necessary.

In response to the backlash, TSA Administrator John Pistole said in a statement that “there is a continual process of refinement and adjustment to ensure that best practices are applied and that feedback and comment from the traveling public is taken into account.”

“We welcome feedback and comments on the screening procedures from the traveling public, and ... [w]e are constantly evaluating and adapting our security measures,” he added.
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