Bill would mandate back scatter x-ray scanners in airports by 2013

Posted on July 12th, 2010 Dan

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Some of you have heard me rant in person about how the new back x-ray scatter scanners (*that can’t be good for your dna*) will become MANDATORY nationwide by 2013.  I was able to confidently state this because I have read internal memos from government/private individuals with A LOT of money invested in making every airport buy a ton of these machines.  To this argument, many of you responded “they aren’t mandatory, you can choose a standard pat down if you like instead.”  First of all, it’s not standard for everyone to be patted down!  INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY!  NOT GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT!  Then some of you responded that “well it’s only for international flights.”  To which I said yes for now, thats part of the acclimation process.  Once everyone stops complaining about them internationaly, they’ll introduce them domesticaly.

I’d like to call your attention to the new bill [pdf] introduced to the Senate, which once again proves my statements to be accurate if just slightly ahead of the curve.

Securing Aircraft From Explosives Responsibly: Advanced Imaging Recognition (“SAFER AIR”) Act, would require all commercial airports in the US to use full-body scanners as their primary screening method by no later than 2013.

“all primary screening of passengers shall be conducted using advanced imaging technology or another advanced technology

a device that creates a visual image of an individual showing the surface of the skin and revealing other objects on the body as applicable

includes devices using backscatter x-rays or millimeter waves and devices referred to as ‘whole-body imaging technology’ or ‘body scanning’.

those technologies will be deployed at each airport checkpoint in the United States by 2013″

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” -4th Amendment, Bill of Rights, US Constitution

DON’T BE A SUCKER!


 

76 Responses to “Bill would mandate back scatter x-ray scanners in airports by 2013”

  1. Let me see if I have this right.

    2 million passengers per day (in the US only) for the past 9 years (since 9/11) equals about 6.5 BILLION passengers.

    One nut tries to blow up a plane with explosives in his underwear which failed. (BTW: You can’t put enough explosives in your underwear to down a plane) and now OUR GOVERNMENT wants to strip search or physically pat down all AMERICAN travelers at a cost of billions of dollars.

    Nobody has been killed by terrorists on an American aircraft since 9/11!

    Odds: 1 in 6.5 billion ? or less? the bombs didn’t work!
    Powerball 1 in 40 million?
    State lottery 1 in 14 million.

    I’m 465 times more likely to win the state lottery, than to be killed by terrorists on a plane!

    WHAT ARE OUR LEGISLATORS SMOKING?

    Billions to strip search Air Travellers? Teachers all over the country out of work?
    Cities & Towns going bankrupt?

    What about the 300,000 killed in car crashes in the same period?

    What’s wrong with this picture?

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