Full Body Scanners At Super Bowl 2012

Discussion in 'Security' started by RB, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. RB

    RB Founding Member


    Have we reached the bottom of the slippery slope?
  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Yep. I posted news of this last week. The sheeple don't care. They'll all walk right through the scanners. Gotta see that football game!
  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    From my entry at TSA News on January 27, 2012:
  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    And, of course, Napolitano is bragging about it. She is incompetence personified:
    And don't you just love the little "TM"?!

  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Oh, baby, line up the lawyers!!! The Super Bowl is a private venture -- no government policy & immunity at work here. Every Super Bowl patron who gets cancer in the next 20 years should sue them just as a matter of course.

    I can already picture the ads from the legal vultures: "Have you attended a Super Bowl or other major sports venue since 2012 where patrons were subjected to full-body scanning? Have you since developed leukemia, Hodgkins lymphoma or any of the following cancers: Blah, blah, blah. You may be entitled to substantial compensation for your injuries. Call 1-800-NFL-CNCR for a free consultation. Please mention that you were referred by Whac K. Job, Esq., Partner, Dewey Cheatam & Howe." Bring it on!!!

    Of course, I don't go to NFL games. I did do a hockey match in the company box to entertain my visiting counterpart from Sweden last winter & we all had a great time, but I wouldn't be too depressed if I had to forego that in the future because they've set up scanners at the entrance.
  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Or at least half as smart as a real fox. She understands that the Stasi -- even the American Stasi -- requires a well-cultivated network of rats & informers.

    If any of you are ever anywhere near Berlin, you MUST go to the Stasi Museum. It's an eye opener, and we are headed there.
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  7. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    But it's hard for me to have sympathy for these people, now or 20 years from now, given that there's so much publicity about the safety, or lack thereof, of these scanners. Especially because we've been working so hard to publicize it. But no, of course I don't wish cancer on anyone. I just wish people weren't so fricking stupid.
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  8. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    What's the problem? If you have nothing to hide... :rolleyes:
  9. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    A year ago last fall I warned people about things like this. It would go:

    Them: "If you don't like it, don't fly."
    Me: "Are you aware that the TSA has been showing up in venues outside of commercial aviation, such as bus and train stations, along with public event like the Super Bowl?"
    Them: "They're just helping the police, besides they aren't going have scanners there."
    Me: "Why wouldn't they? The mission creep never ends with this organization."
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  10. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Apparently, there has been an "update" and a "correction" to the article. Now they are not full body scanners but rather WTMD.

  11. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Well, I hope that's true. It's still only a matter of time. Scanners will be in lots more places around the country -- they already are -- besides airports. It's only a matter of time. And money.
  12. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    Doesn't matter - scanners or metal detectors - the sheeple will line up and gladly go through them so they can see the damn football game. They only thing they will complain about is if it takes too long and they miss the kick off.
  13. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    Prey tell what are they looking for a can of beer that can take down the entire stadium?
  14. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Conditioning, conditioning, conditioning.
  15. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    I'm sorry but see something, say something just reminds me of this line from back in the day. Snitches get stitches; rats get lead.

    I'll never attend another NFL game after the cluster (expletive deleted) the superbowl last year turned into. Don't even get me started on the FAA TFR debacle and the (expletive deleted) they put ems/FF crews there to help with the game for no good reason. Ended with one federal idiot getting there just deserts in the end(never a good idea to piss off a paramedic unless your into lots of pain).

    I also know a large handful of season ticket holders(some who had suites for 20 years already) that told jones to refund there suite leases and fees or be sued for breach of contract over the putdowns and TSA bs. NFL is loosing money and they can't figure it out, but it's there own damn fault. Made your bed now lie in it.
  16. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    They're afraid someone might hijack the stadium and fly it into the Pentagon.
  17. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    And the connection with the beer is that the alcohol limit for pilots is .04, with none consumed 12 hours before flight. So if you're going to be flying a stadium (plain or hijacked), you can't have beer.

    The purpose was revenue protection -- same reason they confiscated my wife's half-finished sandwich on the way in to a hockey game. It was going to be her lunch at work the next day.
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  18. RadioGirl

    RadioGirl Original Member

    Football* is a privilege, not a right. If you don't like it, you can always go to a local high school basketball game instead.

    (* The Super Bowl is football, isn't it? I'm not really big on sports.)
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  19. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    I read someplace, but don't know where, that DHS will be using the covert scanners at the Super Bowl on people and that all trucks have to pass by one of those x-ray units being used at the border. (see thread on FAST for that cite)

    DHS really got itself some fine gig when it coerced the NFL to sign on to agreeing to violate the rights of all who attend games, didn't it?
  20. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    As we've discovered (and corrected in original postings at TUG), full-body scanners will not be used at the Superbowl, but walk-through metal detectors will.

    Still, it's only a matter of time -- and money -- before the scanners are routine at all sorts of places all over the country.

    Trucks at the Superbowl I don't know about, but we do know that drive-by scanners already have been and are being used in different places in the country, including New York City as far back as 2004; all info contained in other threads.

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