Chertoff on BBCWorld HardTalk right now

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by exbayern, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. exbayern

    exbayern Original Member

    He is being asked some very tough questions about the money he makes pushing scanners, and how he can push these when they failed in Germany.

    Sorry, I missed the start of the program but he is being asked the questions many here have asked in past.
  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Chertoff is a pig. (Apologies to pigs, who are actually quite intelligent, sensitive creatures. But I don't have the words anymore. I don't know what to call people like Chertoff who are so low, so base, so disgusting.)
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  3. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Chertoff betrayed his oath to uphold the constitution for wealth. That's all you need to know about him.
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  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    A pig at least gives you a nice slab of bacon and side of ham.
  5. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Agree. A pig is worth something. I'd stop my car for a pig.
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  6. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    No, Chertoff is a human being, and he is accountable for his actions as a human being. He betrayed his oath as a lawyer to uphold the constitution, and in return he was highly compensated.
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  7. exbayern

    exbayern Original Member

    Although he evaded answering, the questions were asked of him about the morality of kickbacks from the scanners, and the use of technology declared a failure by Germany.

    Markus Lanz long ago showed the scanners were ineffective.

    Has any US television program done anything similar? My mother asked me over a year ago if Anderson Cooper was telling the American public about this situation.
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  8. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    exbayern, not to my knowledge. I remember that original German demonstration of the worthlessness of the scanners -- the BBC picked it up -- and I've often sent it, to no avail of course, to security cheerleaders and TSA apologists. But I can't remember if American sources carried it. I can dig through my files and find out.

    But in the end, it won't matter. People are determined to believe what they want to believe, facts be damned. As this research, which I'm either going to post in every thread or give its own thread (or both), amply demonstrates:

    How facts backfire
    Researchers discover a surprising threat to democracy: our brains

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