Naked X-Rays at More U.S. Airports
Tyrants Snooping on Americans (TSA) have installed a naked X-ray machine at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Virginia.
“Whole body imaging” machines treat Security Screeners to a peep show featuring passengers’ moles, scars, sores, sweat, nipples, and genitals. However, the scanners cannot see through plastic or rubber materials that resemble skin, Peter Siegel, a senior scientist at the California Institute of Technology, told USA Today. “You probably could find very common materials that you could wrap around you that would effectively obscure” weapons or bomb parts.
TSA snoops are already enjoying the naked X-rays at airports in Baltimore, New York, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, and Albuquerque. The peep show also travels to Dallas, Detroit, Las Vegas, and Miami this month.
“It’s the wave of the future,” James Schear, the TSA security director at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, told USA Today.
Mr. Schear said the scanners could eventually replace metal detectors and random gropings done on passengers selected for special Fourth-Amendment violation.
“We’re just scratching the surface of what we can do with whole-body imaging,” Schear said.
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I’m wondering how long it will be before we all are walking through a “security scan” corridor while the TSA people look at our green outlined skeletons, as depicted in Total Recall.
“We’re just scratching the surface of what we can do with whole-body imaging,” Schear said
TSA is a fine example of government silliness at work. Examples: I was at the Anchorage Airport shortly after 9/11, and they directed their attention to an old white couple in their 80s. I once traveled with a fellow whose father was Syrian, and he was clearly Middle-Eastern in appearance; he got a good laugh while I — dressed in my lawyer suit — got the proctological exam in the Midwest. And then there’s the story of Algore, getting the treatment at DCA. Now, I’ve got little use for Algore, but he was the friggin’ VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, and obviously not a terrorist threat.
I could make some joke about asking where you usually fly out of, and then pondering if TSA there is hiring, but it would likely be in poor taste, so I just won’t… 😉
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