TSA Puts Off Safety Study of X-Ray Body Scanners

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Elizabeth Conley, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Alternate Title: Liar, liar, Pants on Fire

    http://www.propublica.org/article/tsa-puts-off-safety-study-of-x-ray-body-scanners

    Based on this "study" done by the IG:

    Pistole claims

    I call Bravo-Sierra. This is a delay tactic to get these swine through the Xmas travel season.
     
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  2. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    yup i just heard a reporter on the local news say that TSA is "changing tactics for thanksgiving travel" with kids less then 12 won't have to take off there shoes, and touting ATR :td:

    someone just needs to take this criminal out back and issue a whoopin he so obviously needs, along with a death sentence for treason.
     
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  3. lkkinetic

    lkkinetic Original Member

    C'mon, everybody, say it with me now ...

    External review, external review, external review

    The IG could conclude that the scanners provide everyone with a unicorn and a lollipop, but without external review that conclusion is non-credible, bordering on the farcical.

    Seriously, what part of "external review" are they so deliberately going out of their way to misunderstand? They can't actually be so megalomaniacal and power-drunk that they think we and the GAO and EPIC and EFF and etc. etc. are that stupid. Despite Lisa's well-earned pessimism, enough of us are paying attention (I am enough of a mathematician to adhere to Pareto's 80/20 rule; 20% of the people making 80% of the noise is enough to make change happen) that they will not be able to get away with this laughable gambit.
     
  4. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Bolding mine: Yes, they can. And IMHO, yes, they are!
     
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  5. RB

    RB Founding Member

    What's it called when a person lies all the time?
     
  6. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

  7. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    As coolly, smoothly and believably as Pistole & Napolitano?
    I've said it once. Darned if I'm gonna belabor the point.
     
  8. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    they come in many forms... smurfs, politicians, lawyers, bureaucrats, etc the list as long as the day.
     
  9. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Pathological liar?
    Pathological Pistole? (that one has the advantage of alliteration)
     
  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    [​IMG]Pinocchio

    (I was just trying to copy & paste "Pinocchio", but the picture accidentally came with it. :D )
     
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  11. Sky Dancer

    Sky Dancer Original Member

    Is everyone missing something here? They say *radiation* levels are within tolerances.
    RADIATION! RADIATION! RADIATION!

    So now what are the Goobers going to say at the checkpoint? "Duhhhh - It's only radio waves don't cut it anymore."
     
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  12. Good point, and how many trips through a backscatter every year is defined as "within industry standards for radiation exposure limits"?
     
  13. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Congrats & thank you to phoebepontiac for the immediately preceeding post # 15,000! :)

    And as for the ones that do use radio waves, they once tried to tell me that they are "magnetic".

    They are TSA, not the brightest bulbs on the planet, so give them a break. If they actually understood stuff like that, they wouldn't be working for TSA.
     
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  14. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    Standard protocol: deny and claim that information is not up-to-date followed by DYWTF?
     
  15. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    I'm nt sure how much stock to put into CNN but:
    http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/16/travel/tsa-body-scanners/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

    (Bolding mine-and first time quoting a link, hope I did it right)

    TSA Administrator John Pistole testified November 2 at a Senate hearing that he would conduct an independent study of backscatter machines, which use radiation to detect any objects that may be under clothing.​

    But on Tuesday, he told CNN a draft report by the inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security likely will eliminate the need for a new study.



     
  16. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    DHS will do whatever it wants, like it always does. Same with Pistole.
     
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