If you don’t want to pass through an airport scanner that allows security agents to see an image of your naked body or to undergo the alternative, a thorough manual search, you may have to find another way to travel this holiday season.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is warning that any would-be commercial airline passenger who enters an airport checkpoint and then refuses to undergo the method of inspection designated by TSA will not be allowed to fly and also will not be permitted to simply leave the airport.
That person will have to remain on the premises to be questioned by the TSA and possibly by local law enforcement. Anyone refusing faces fines up to $11,000 and possible arrest.
“Once a person submits to the screening process, they can not just decide to leave that process,” says Sari Koshetz, regional TSA spokesperson, based in Miami.
“All of us have a right to travel without such crude invasions of our privacy,” the ACLU said in a statement. “Tell DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano to put in place security measures that respect passengers’ privacy rights. You shouldn’t have to check your rights when you check your luggage.”
Holy Outrage Batman! Even the American Communist Liberals Union (ACLU) is mad at Big Sis!!
“We have to ensure that each person getting on every flight is secure,” Pistole said.
Asked by U.S. Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) about groups that objected to all forms of bodily search on religious grounds, Pistole didn’t waiver: “While we respect that person’s beliefs, that person’s not going to get on an airplane.” (sun sentinel)
Mind you, how do the most terrorized people in the world, the Israelis manage to do it?
Wait for it…PROFILING!
Yes, folks, profiling. That evil politically incorrect word.
And here’s Rafi Sela, former chief security officer of the Israel Airport Authority:
A leading Israeli airport security expert says the Canadian government has wasted millions of dollars to install “useless” imaging machines at airports across the country.”I don’t know why everybody is running to buy these expensive and useless machines. I can overcome the body scanners with enough explosives to bring down a Boeing 747,” Rafi Sela told parliamentarians probing the state of aviation safety in Canada.
“That’s why we haven’t put them in our airport,” Sela said, referring to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport, which has some of the toughest security in the world.
The security boss of Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is calling for an end to endless investment in new technology to improve airline security.
Marijn Ornstein said: “If you look at all the recent terrorist incidents, the bombs were detected because of human intelligence not because of screening … If even a fraction of what is spent on screening was invested in the intelligence services we would take a real step toward making air travel safer and more pleasant.”
“All these machines require you to guess the plot correctly. If you don’t, then they are completely worthless,” said Bruce Schneier, a security expert.
Mr. Schneier and some other experts argue that assembling better intelligence on fliers is the key to making travel safer.
Personally, I think Big Sis Janet just gets off on the power to grope you legally where if it was done outside an airport would be either sexual assault or cost you $100 for a hooker.
And that Nude photo of you in the scanner, well, “We are confident that full-body X-ray security products and practices do not pose a significant risk to the public health,” officials from the Food and Drug Administration and the TSA wrote in a letter last month to White House science adviser John Holdren (Mr. Global Warming).
The FDA says the science does establish the machines’ safety. 🙂 (sun sentinel)
Isn’t that Special. It’s safe, but we don’t have any real science to back that up and don’t care to either.
And that 18-40 year old guy who’s acting all nervous and weird. No problem, we are too busy frisking grandma in a wheelchair! Or the guy with the ostomy bag.
“She put her full hand on my breast and said, ‘What is this?’. And I said, ‘It’s my prosthesis because I’ve had breast cancer.’ And she said, ‘Well, you’ll need to show me that’.”
Cathy was asked to show her prosthetic breast, removing it from her bra.
After all, the Flight Attendant might have a bomb in that boob! 😦
Do you think the TSA just gets off on the power of humiliation??
A T.S.A. representative says agents aren’t supposed to remove any prosthetics, but are allowed to ask to see and touch any passenger’s prosthetic.(Charlotte NC Channel 3)
I can’t wait until a Muslim publicly objects, then the Liberals will really be in a pickle!
And that nervous kid in the line who doesn’t set off the technology, but if you had proper training in say, microexpressions and PROFILING, you might want to grope him. But no, that would be politically incorrect!
Or that trained sniffer dog? Sorry, it’s groping or nude pictures or bust!
And one must always fight a war politically correct after all.
And that’s not all the Holiday Cheer from Big Brother:
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has a Christmas gift in store for the phone and cable industry: it may move ahead on its controversial net-neutrality regulations three days before Christmas.
An FCC source confirmed on Friday that the commission plans to push its December meeting back by a week, meaning it will fall on the 22nd of the month. That’s the same meeting in which analysts say the agency may move forward on its controversial net-neutrality proposal.
Though the FCC has not confirmed that it will vote on net neutrality this year, rumors are swirling that it will.
The timing of the meeting is already raising eyebrows. Some see it as a way to move the matter along before the GOP assumes the majority and while Congress is not in session to criticize the effort.
Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), ranking member of the telecom subcommittee, questioned the schedule on Friday.
He said “it appears that Chairman [Julius] Genachowski is trying to slip it under the radar and hope no one notices.”
Industry sources also suggested that political calculus is involved with the change of date for the meeting.
“While many Americans will be enjoying their eggnog on that day, I’m sure the broadband providers won’t be pleased to find this piece of coal in their stockings,” an industry source jibed. (The Hill)
And The FCC’s response? Oh, we are trying to stop regulation of the internet by regulating the internet.
Big Brother is Watching you!