TSA requests quotes on hand-held scanners

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, May 29, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    How do you make a bad idea worse? Give a few thousand Smurfchen hand-held porn readers to check out the boys & the girls after you've alarmed the walk-through Nude-O-Scope.

    L.A. Times: New technology may reduce TSA pat-down searches in U.S. airports

    Maybe Sony will come up with the Walkscan. :D
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  2. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    It should also have a feature that shocks the smurf-clerk every time they perform a wanding that comes up blank or reveals a harmless item. Perhaps then they'll learn that unreasonable searches are unacceptable. ...Or lose enough brain cells that they're incapable of functioning independently anymore. Don't much care which one comes first myself.
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  3. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    I simply don't understand the reasoning behind this. Let's see, we can't currently detect these threats with our current walk-thru devices where we have relatively unlimited size for the device, and let's add a severe size restriction. That'll work.
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    And if it's going to use explosives trace detection, they also couldn't get that to work reliably in the full-size device aka the "puffer".
  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    The reasoning is simple: $$$$$
  6. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Kathryn at Stop TSA Scanners had a post on that a few days ago.

    She has been sporadically posting lately and I've contributed to her site before but there are so many out here that I think too many independents dilutes effectiveness. I've encouraged her to post here and combine efforts but haven't heard back. Anyway, it is worth a read.

  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    When we started up TUG a year ago (birthday party soon!), we took a careful look around and limited our support (e.g. linking off TUG, esp. off the main page) to viable efforts. At that point We Won't Fly & Kate Hanni were fizzling, Freedom-to-Travel USA had just started up but was making a determined effort. FFTUSA turned out to be the only viable activist/lobbying group in this area over the last year.
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