Trolling the TSA in a way that makes our Heavenly Father smile

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Monica47, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    http://weev.livejournal.com/403369.html

    I've got great friends that relay me wonderful stories of their belligerent assertion of their rights in various stages of the transportation process. I admire their fortitude at being held in rooms for hours on end. They present very real testimony to me that something very wrong is happening in this nation that we should all be fighting very hard to reverse. Rather than get detained in belligerence, however, I find it much more satisfying to undermine the morale of the footsoldiers of tyranny. The best way to do this is the way that Christ taught: with love and truth.

    I just walked through security at SFO. As usual, I opted out of the cancer-causing DNA-unraveling body scanners. It was exceptionally busy, and the made the usual spectacle of yelling "opt-out" and asking me if I was really sure that I didn't want to risk cancer for their convienence.

    Guy in gloves walks up to me, and I began my pitch. I think it was most impactful this time because I just got ordained and was inspired by the power of the holy spirit (as well as in my Sunday best).

    "I want you to know, I'm a Mormon, and I am obligated to treat you with love and respect."
    "Well, thanks for that. Hold out your arms."
    I hold out my arms and let him get to work. "As I must treat you like my brother I want to let you know that I opted out just to tell you something-- I need you to go home and Google 3 words."
    "Oh yeah? What are those?" He moves to my torso.
    "Boston TSA cancer."
    "What?"
    "There's a statistically impossible cluster of cancer cases in TSA employees at the Boston airport. It won't be the first either. If you Google those words, you'll even find the TSA official response where the TSA is claiming that the cause isn't the body scanners. If it isn't the scanners, it must be something else, but they aren't letting the Boston TSA employees know. You work for a government agency that is letting its employees get cancer and won't tell them why."
    "Are you serious?" His voice is waivering. He's forgotten to give directions. I widen my stance so he can grope at my legs.
    "Dead serious. You see, I am opting out mostly so I can tell you this. I'm an engineer, and I do radiation safety as part of my profession. I could maybe even go through that scanner safely once or twice a year. If you could see in a different spectrum, this room would light up so bright you'd be blinded every time those machines go off. You get exposed thousands of times a day.You are not safe."
    "Its no more radiation than you get in a single plane flight...." He mutters the mantra of safety that his handlers have taught him as he puts my swab in his explosives detection machine.
    "Radiation isn't just how much, it is how fast. You know what would happen if you took a few days ambient radiation and exposed me to it in a fraction of a second? I'd be vaporized, that is what."
    He is pale now.
    "When you go home. Google 'Boston TSA cancer' and talk it over with your wife, your kids. I'm a priest at $WARD of $CHURCH if you'd like to discuss it with me more when I get back in a couple weeks. No job is worth a very real risk to your health. I've had good friends get cancer."
    The explosives detection machine beeps. "You're good to go. Grab your stuff."
    "Remember, Boston TSA cancer."
    "Boston TSA cancer," he repeats it back to me. I see him pull out his iPhone as I walk away.

    That, my friends, is an elevator pitch for liberty.
     
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  2. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    You think the smurf can manage to spell "TSA" to google it?
     
  3. That guy is awesome.
     
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Not that I would expect the average dullard smurf to pick up on it, but every adult male Mormon is a "priest", sister Phoebe.

    A large number of them also do a year or two of missionary work in their early adulthood, so they've probably had a lot of practice at leading strangers in conversation. They're well equipped for this variety of "missionary" work. :D
     
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  5. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Mike you should see the people rolling on the floor laughing at the station right now. I started laughing on reading this on the big screen, and pretty quickly the two new hires (both are 20-21 and just came back from there mission trips) were on the deck rolling and when asked if they were okay only could give was a thumbs up. I will have them reread the thread and comment when they regain composure...if the tones dont go off... to late. BRB
     
  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The LJ post linked at the top of this thread is now at the bottom of the 1st page of Google results for Boston TSA cancer. :D

    1. Did Airport Scanners Give Boston TSA Agents Cancer? - Health - Time

      healthland.time.com/.../did-airport-scanners-give-boston-tsa-a...
      Jun 30, 2011 – (Updated) Could radiation from full-body scanners be responsible for a "cancer cluster" among airport security workers? That's what ...
    2. Cancer Surges In Body Scanner Operators; TSA Launches Cover ...

      www.infowars.com/cancer-surges-in-body-scanner-operators-t...
      Jun 28, 2011 – After Union representatives in Boston discovered a “cancer cluster” amongst TSA workers linked with radiation from the body scanners, the TSA ...
    3. Cancer Cluster Amongst TSA Agents in Boston

      www.economicpolicyjournal.com/.../cancer-cluster-amongst-ts...
      Jun 28, 2011 – After Union representatives in Boston discovered a “cancer cluster” amongst TSA workers linked with radiation from the body scanners, the TSA ...
    4. The TSA Blog: TSA Cancer Cluster Myth Buster

      blog.tsa.gov/2011/06/tsa-cancer-cluster-myth-buster.html
      Jun 30, 2011 – Myth: There is a TSA employee cancer cluster at the Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) related to the backscatter body scanners.
    5. Congress may force TSA to test body scanners for radiation

      www.naturalnews.com/034840_TSA_body_scanners_radiatio...
      Feb 2, 2012 – In response to the Boston cancer clusters, the TSA promised to provide each worker with a radiation dosimeter to measure their exposure, then ...
    6. Airport Body Scanner Operators Developing Cancer; TSA Lied ...

      unicornbooty.com/.../airport-body-scanner-operators-developi...
      Jun 30, 2011 – In Boston alone, a group of TSA employees who were stationed around the body scanners is being called the Cancer Cluster after all ...
    7. Time: Did Airport Scanners Give Boston TSA Agents Cancer ...

      www.dailypaul.comForumsHealth
      Jun 30, 2011 – http://healthland.time.com/2011/06/30/did-airport-scanners-g... Could radiation from full-body scanners be responsible for a "cancer cluster" ...
    8. Can TSA's scanning machines give you cancer? - Daily Mail

      www.dailymail.co.uk/.../Can-TSAs-scans-cancer-Is-governme...
      Jun 28, 2011 – He claimed union representatives at Boston's Logan airport have already discovered a 'cluster' of cancer cases among TSA workers there.
    9. Boston TSA Workers Getting Cancer - Body Scanners - YouTube
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      www.youtube.com/watch?v...
      Jun 30, 2011 - 2 min - Uploaded by ArizonaSean
      http://epic.org/privacy/backscatter/radiation_cluster_dosimeter.pdf ...
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    10. weev: Trolling the TSA in a way that makes our Heavenly Father smile

      weev.livejournal.com/403369.html
      Jun 3, 2012 – Google 'Boston TSA cancer' and talk it over with your wife, your kids. I'm a priest at ... "Boston TSA cancer," he repeats it back to me. I see him ...
     

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