Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Affection, Mar 6, 2012.
Daily Mail story #1 @ Google/news for TSA, (w/55 unreadable comments...)
Maybe, maybe not. They said they weren't going to provide the video. My comment #1 said "YouTube olEoc_1ZkfA".
It's probably in part due to the Drudge link.
...and it's live on Fark.com:
Now in the UK Guardian: US blogger films himself evading TSA 'nude' airport scanner: Experts, however, point out flaws in Jon Corbett's test to beat the invasive and much hated security systems at two US airports
The so-called experts don't really debunk anything. Their criticism of the small size of the container is valid to a point -- it's useful for explosives but not for serious weapons -- but that doesn't disprove that the concept would work with larger containers or small, slim handguns.
I posted the first comment at the Guardian. Come on, troops, join me!
Quoting other experts:
Hmm... experts that say machines are effective, or video of them being penetrated like a cheap whore... which to believe?
@CNET, now 1st in Google/news for TSA
Jon Youtube has restricted your video. Anyway to rename and remove "nude body" from the title and rename with something a little different.
So very cool. I check Slashdot in the morning and there it was!
Yes, definitely take the word "nude" or any such similar out of the title. That'll pop it back up at YouTube.
Email received from the censors at the UK Daily Mail:
This was all that my comment said:
Apparently the Daily Mail caters to sniveling snotheads who can't handle having people view a video & decide for themselves.
The story (with links to Jon's blog post) is now in major web portals such as CNET, GizModo & The Consumerist as well as on the Drudge Report. The Consumerist even embeds the video.
Apparently the Brits don't like being called sniveling snotheads.
YouTube views: 216,353 & counting!
Yeah, the supposed point of them fingering waistbands, collars, hair, labia, scrotums, etc. is the idea that something very small is a threat to the airplane. I think I could fit much more in Jon's little box than I could in my collar or waistband. Or wedged up between my leg and my lady parts.
"Supposed" is right. The better retort is that all their thieving morons aren't checked, and the rest of the service operations are so porous they have NO BUSINESS touching us passengers (period &) without their own "sterile"-side house in order.
Still #1 @ Google/news TSA. RT Naked Truth piece ends nicely:
Anyone know a YouTube POC to question why they restricted the video since it is actually safe for all ages?
Comments at The Guardian filling up nicely. FYI, Jon and everyone who's ever been through a scanner, take a look at this one:
thisregisrubbish7 March 2012 6:57PMI went to visit my family in America and on the way back I was hauled into one of these. I had no idea at the time that I could have refused.Yes, i don't like the idea of appearing 'nude' to a bunch of strangers (and there were a large number of well-endowed women being pulled aside for this) but this machine made me tingle. Not in a good way. I felt prickly all over a hot like I'd been microwaved, that's the only way I can explain it.Yes, flying increases our exposure to radiation. I have to fly to visit my family every three years or so, but I don't want to add to my risk of several kinds of cancer just by being put through some unnecessary machine in order to make some bureaucrat feel he's taken action on terrorism.I'd rather strip naked then do that again, but they don't give us the choice. Next time, also, I think I'll make sure I fly out of Birmingham or Edinburgh or somewhere besides Heathrow or Manchester!
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