Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Lisa Simeone, Jul 20, 2011.
Of that I have no doubt.
We are indeed a laughing stock.
And Monica, your question about how I think the public will react -- I think that millions of people (including friends and colleagues of mine) still don't know that just because you acquiesce to the scanner doesn't mean you won't be groped. They think it's one or the other. Unbelievable that after all this time, all this news coverage, they still think the two are mutually exclusive. Oh, well, they'll get a rude awakening.
By the way, do you realize that John Pistole is married and has two daughters? Does he think it's okay for his wife and daughters to be groped??
These people defy belief.
AIT safely screens passengers without physical contact for both metallic and non-metallic threats, including weapons and explosives.
Yet another TSA press release that plays loose with the facts.
There are no peer-reviewed studies that show these machines are safe
Going through one is no guarantee of not receiving a physical grope; in fact the odds are greater since the software has been problematic, so a grope will be needed to resolve what the software thinks it sees
The machines do not detect explosives
Something tells me that when/if John Pistole's family traverses a checkpoint, it is known who they are and they either get taken through a turned-off WTMD or get some other free ride through security.
Doober, I know, which makes him all the more sick and twisted. Just like half the U.S. population, he apparently thinks it's okay if other people get assaulted and molested, as long as he and his don't.
We need to find out. I know, I know, how would we do that other than sheer luck and being at a checkpoint when Pissy happens to be there too, but hopefully we can get an answer. If Doober's right, that would be a PR shitstorm for TSA.
CW, one would hope. But so far, it hasn't been a shitstorm that so many Congress members and other hoity-toity types get away without being scanned or groped.
Comment left at USA Today article:
RobertT9:15 AM on July 21, 2011How about having all the TSA agents in an airport scanned by these machines, and then have posters made up of these scans? Put the names of the agents underneath each poster and then post them in public places in the airport. I think that would balance things out.
That's it, tit for tat, so to speak. If they get to see us naked, we should be allowed to see them naked. Not that I would get any enjoyment out of it ( ), mind you, except for knowing how damned camera shy the thugs are with their clothes on, and how it would really embarass them to be seen butt naked.
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