$1B of TSA Nude Body Scanners Made Worthless By Blog — How Anyone Can Get Anything Past The Scanners

This video is here to demonstrate that the TSA’s insistence that the nude body scanner program is effective and necessary is nothing but a fraud, just like their claims that the program is safe (radiation what?) and non-invasive (nude pictures who?). The scanners are now effectively worthless, as anyone can beat them with virtually no effort. The TSA has been provided this video in advance of it being made public to give them an opportunity to turn off the scanners and revert to the metal detectors. I personally believe they now have no choice but to turn them off.

Please share this video with your family, friends, and most importantly, elected officials in federal government. Make sure they understand that your vote is contingent on them fixing the abuse that 200,000 passengers face from the TSA on a daily basis.

My legal battle against the TSA’s nude body scanner and pat-down molestation program continues in court, soon with a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court. If you’d like to donate to this effort, send PayPal to: jon [at] fourtentech.com

I’d like to thank:

Travel Underground – http://www.travelunderground.org/

Freedom to Travel USA – http://fttusa.org/

Legislators who have stood up to the TSA – especially Dr. Ron Paul & Sen. Rand Paul

…and all those who have both publicly and privately stood up to the TSA.

Add me on Twitter: @tsaoutourpants (no “of”)


I’m publishing this video because I want the world to know how much danger the American Transportation Security Administration is putting all us all in with their haste to deploy the expensive, invasive nude body scanner program. When the machines came out, we were told that the invasion on our privacy, doses of radiation, and trashing of our Constitution were necessary because the old metal detectors weren’t good enough. That “non-metallic explosives” were a threat, even though no one has boarded a plane in the US with any type of explosive in nearly 40 years. But while America was testing these devices, Rafi Sela, who ran security for Ben Gurion airport in Israel, which is known for being one of the most secure airports in the world, was quoted saying he could “overcome the body scanners with enough explosives to take down a Boeing 747,” and Ben Gurion therefore refused to buy scanners. The US ignored this warning, and Mr. Sela never publicly explained his statement. But it stuck with me.

As a scientist, engineer, and frequent traveler, as well as the first person to sue the TSA when they rolled out the scanners as primary in Nov. 2010, I studied and learned about both kinds of scanners currently in use by the TSA. Here are several images produced by TSA nude body scanners. You’ll see that the search victim is drawn with light colors and placed on a black background in both images. In these samples, the individuals are concealing metallic objects that you can see as a black shape on their light figure. Again that’s light figure, black background, and BLACK threat items. Yes that’s right, if you have a metallic object on your side, it will be the same color as the background and therefore completely invisible to both visual and automated inspection.

It can’t possibly be that easy to beat the TSA’s billion dollar fleet of nude body scanners, right? The TSA can’t be that stupid, can they?

Unfortunately, they can, and they are. To put it to the test, I bought a sewing kit from the dollar store, broke out my 8th grade home ec skills, and sewed a pocket directly on the side of a shirt. Then I took a random metallic object, in this case a heavy metal carrying case that would easily alarm any of the “old” metal detectors, and walked through a backscatter x-ray at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. On video, of course. While I’m not about to win any videography awards for my hidden camera footage, you can watch as I walk through the security line with the metal object in my new side pocket. My camera gets placed on the conveyer belt and goes through its own x-ray, and when it comes out, I’m through, and the object never left my pocket.

Maybe a fluke? Ok, let’s try again at Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport through one of the TSA’s newest machines: a millimeter wave scanner with automated threat detection built-in. With the metallic object in my side pocket, I enter the security line, my device goes through its own x-ray, I pass through, and exit with the object without any complaints from the TSA.

While I carried the metal case empty, by one with mal-intent, it could easily have been filled with razor blades, explosives, or one of Charlie Sheen’s infamous 7 gram rocks of cocaine. With a bigger pocket, perhaps sewn on the inside of the shirt, even a firearm could get through. It’s important to note that any metal object of any size can use this technique. …and I don’t urge you to try to bring contraband through security, as the nude body scanners often have false positives: so while the metal on your side might get through, a button on your shirt or a sweaty armpit might “look suspicious” and earn you a pat down anyway.

Now, I’m sure the TSA will accuse me of aiding the terrorists by releasing this video, but it’s beyond belief that the terrorists haven’t already figured this out and are already plotting to use this against us. It’s also beyond belief that the TSA did not already know everything I just told you, and arrogantly decided to disregard our safety: anything to force Americans to give up our liberty to the federal government and our tax dollars to companies that are in bed with that government. The nude body scanner program is nothing but a giant fraud, which should come as no surprise after the Fast & Furious scandal that sent thousands of guns to Mexican drug cartels and cost a Customs and Border Patrol agent his life. THIS is a disgrace. So let’s fix this problem — now — before the terrorists take this opportunity to hurt us: the TSA must immediately end the nude body scanner program, and return to the tried-and-true metal detectors that actually work, and work without invading our privacy, as well as implement better solutions for non-metallic explosives, such as bomb-sniffing dogs and trace detection machines.

The TSA is worse than ineffective: they are an epic fail placing us all in danger. Beyond the scanners, Demand of your legislators and presidential candidates that they get rid of this $8B a year waste known as the TSA and privatize airport security. Ask for their commitment to our rights in exchange for your vote. And no matter which party is in the White House or holds on to Capital Hill, the issue of ending TSA abuse is of interest to all Americans; it’s NOT a partisan issue. We must all stand together and demand an end to the organization that molests our families while placing us in danger by directly ignoring blatant security flaws.

Thank you.

About tsaoutofourpants
I'm a 30 year old entrepreneur and frequent flyer who opposes visual and manual inspection of the private parts of our bodies! I hope you'll join me in my fight to have our rights restored!

1,054 Responses to $1B of TSA Nude Body Scanners Made Worthless By Blog — How Anyone Can Get Anything Past The Scanners

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  2. Joe G says:

    Those scanners are supposed to be used in series with metal detectors.

    The original idea was to have normal metal detectors, followed by the explosive detecting “puffer machines” the portals that you walk into and then the body scanners.

    We called it “the tunnel of truth” – with the idea to develop an “all-in-one” concept that could be placed in the walls, floors and ceilings of the airports.

  3. rumpydog says:

    I thought the whole point of the invasive body scanners wasn’t to make us safe, but only to make us FEEL safe? It’s no big secret the things aren’t effective.

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  7. UE says:

    Susan :
    Um, no, dogs don’t cause cancer but I sure wouldn’t want the likes of Pistole and Napolitano adovating a “one size fits all” biting policy.

    Sniffer dogs are highly trained and I have yet to see anyone be bitten by one, what country are you living in?

    • Susan says:

      I am a certified dog trainer and have worked as one. And I know a tool is only as good as its handler. That includes dogs.

  8. joshsn says:

    I was with you until you brought up Fast and Furious. I watched hours of the Congressional hearings on the topic. It seems clear to me that the ATF started, and everyone signed off on, a straw buyer program so they could monitor how the guns were being trafficked.

    Then the program started.

    Then the guns started appearing in Mexico. At this point, the field agent in charge didn’t run to his ATF bosses screaming “I fucked up!,” and, instead, tried to cover his ass. The program continued, and more guns went to Mexico.

    So, a mid-level management senior field agent, and his boss, a fat, lazy, check collector, didn’t prevent something that was going to happen anyway.

    I just think you are way off pointing to this event as a massive government failure. I mean, the invasion of Iraq springs to mind. The war crime of the 2nd assault on Fallujah, especially. America harboring terrorists also makes me think, of course, only if they are anti-Iran or anti-Cuban. How about US complicity in the abduction of the President of Haiti? Or US complicity in the Venezuelan coup?

    Fast and Furious? That’s the best you got?

    • Susan says:

      The November report by Congress pretty much says the same thing. Congress itself stated that TSA was “failing in its mission.”

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  10. LearnToUseYourMic says:

    Dude, that’s a side-address mic, learn to speak into the right end (the side with the light on it).

  11. Justin Bieber says:

    Cry babies like you are what’s making us less safe. Let’s just remove all security measures and let everyone in carrying whatever they want right? I hope you go to jail for this and become someone’s prag.

    • silly troll. you have no idea what makes us less safe at all. but you’ll bend over and take whatever your told to as long as they wear a smurf uniform. that, my friend, is one strange fetish.

  12. OUT OF MY PANTS! says:

    To everyone telling me it’s cheaper to drive, it cost me the same price as a roundtrip ticket would have been because I had to buy a rental vehicle and stay in (the cheapest I could find) hotels two nights in a row. So I would’ve doubled my travel expenses by driving both ways.

  13. RandomDude says:

    Do you have a list (know where to find one)—so that those who voted for “Nude Body Scanners” can be put on the “kick out of congress” list since it’s an election year.

  14. Facts are facts
    People are naive
    The truth is out there
    But it seems not many care
    America is owned and funded by mobs
    Their morals are their banks, which do nothing but rob
    Innocents are stuck with the debt bill
    The rest watch TV and eat their fill
    America does not realize it will be soon
    When failure hits and they sing to its tune
    The world will not pity your ways,
    Or miss your CNN, Fox News, or Billy Mays

    Get out while you still can,
    Before it all kicks in and the feces hit the fan.

  15. timmyburns says:

    I opt-out just so I get a quick feel-up from the TSA. Here’s a fun way to combat this violation of our liberties:

    – Wear sweatpants
    – Moan lightly, in a sexual way, while you’re being patted down
    – Toss the TSA $5 at the end and say, ‘I hope it was good for you, too’ and give ’em a wink.

    That should make ’em think twice. =P

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  19. Marc says:

    Very informative, I always thought the x-ray macines will end up with the same fate of the “puffer” machines that were a booth that blew air and was supposed to detect explosives. After years of use, they determined they were ineffective. The TSA needs to be disbanded as they have gotten out-of-control. Never would I imagine that here in the USA we would see such abuses to Constitutional rights but peoples right to privacy! The TSA is basically a fancy window dressing giving people the false appearance that they are safer having the TSA take over airport security and even if an airport wanted to get rid of TSA agents and hire a private firm, the people in this private firm will be puppets of the TSA. Some people claim “I’d rather be go through these enhanced patdowns and backscatter x-rays to be safe” but how much safer is it? Both the shoe bomber and the underwear bomber were able to bypass the TSA when boarding an airplane and what is stopping someone from ingesting explosives to get past these machines? I think we should return our airport security to what it was before 9/11 and repeal laws such as The Patriot Act that were passed as people feared more terrorist attacks. The TSA has also has a VIPR program where they set up makeshift checkpoints at bus and train stations and last year in Savannah, GA they actually searched people who got off of a train. The TSA plans to expand the VIPR program including building vans or motorhomes with these x-ray machines installed and start showing up at sporting events, malls, and even set up random checkpoints to find terrorists! Why should innocent US Citizens be treated as if they are going to jail in order to fly and I wonder how many people from foreign countries won’t go on vacations to The United States because they fear the TSA and their abuses. The Department of Homeland Security has also created hassles such as the RealID Act making it difficult for US Citizens to get a license or at least giving them a big hassle. You’re more likely to die in a plane crash than an act of terrorism. As you mentioned, prior to 9/11 it was nearly 40 years since an airplane was hijacked on US Soil! I’m quite sure blogger bob from the TSA website would be happy to tell you how effective these x-ray machines are and claim you have no idea what you are talking about. It is entertaining to read his responses and his “Sorry for the inconvennience” comments when the TSA is found to have screwed up. A lot of people have no choice but to fly and face the possibility that they may be randomly selected to be strip searched even though the TSA denies they have ever done strip searches. Soon, we will need a strip search and some kind of pass just to get out our front door so that we can be tracked to insure we are not planning a terrorist attack and more and more acts such as NDAA will be passed to combat the “War on Terror”. In a way I don’t think our politicians care. People have been complaining to congressment and congresswomen from both parties about the enhanced pat downs but they haven’t listened to their constituents. In addition, it seems the TSA focuses on airplanes as the only terrorist method when the first attempt to bomb the World Trade Center in the mid-1990s involved a truck bomb just like the Oklahoma City Bombing. Has anything been done to screen people who rent moving trucks? If you look at it, it’s impossible to stop every single terrorist without violating the rights of law abiding US Citizens.

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  22. Amy says:

    The screening process should be like grade school. We pat down the person behind us ;)

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  24. nanonymouse says:

    Great job exposing this….once again a man has exposed the TSA! :) You have awaken many…..very great job

  25. nanonymouse says:

    Reblogged this on My Conspiracy Theories.

  26. GuilleWrites says:

    Great job on the blog post…! That’s pretty ridiculous, though, but I also suspect that the TSA knew about this someway or another, it’s too large of a mistake. Anyways, follower+=1…

    • SilenceDogood says:

      Which is kind of a big problem. If the TSA knew and ignored this gaping hole? It’s obvious TSA hates America and really has no interest in providing effective airport security.

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  28. Sogy says:

    Now this is awesome

  29. yasso says:


    has anyone noticed that the images are non-TSA and the officer shown is not in a TSA uniform?

    Can anyone spell – NO FLY LIST ?

    • SilenceDogood says:

      The images are those first released by the TSA when they were “testing”. Can you spell – no critical thought process?

  30. I donated Confirmation Number: 2LF15425R9155810N Placed on Mar 7, 2012
    Donation / Case Against TSA in U.S. Supreme Court
    Total Amount: $55.55 USD
    And if you write me in on Tuesday, 6 November 2012 I’ll put a stop to those scanners.

  31. Still Christ! says:

    Yah but…

    …wouldn’t they just need to start a policy of scanning you sideways in order to see what’s on your side? Why are they only scanning one way? i have not been through an airport since 911 so i don’t know.

    • gnaddrig says:

      Absolutely. That was my first thought: Making people turn 360 degrees while being scanned should close this hole for good without taking much more time than the current process.

      • Tom Holzel says:

        “…without taking much more time than the current process”?

        I would DOUBLE the time, to be exact. A better bet, rotate the standee and have the millimeter microwave system becomne more sensitive, so they can scan faster.

    • SilenceDogood says:

      And proving that the machines are ineffective as sold. The TSA is nothing more than a den of liars, thieves, and perverts.

  32. Mike says:

    Great, so now because you are publishing this security ‘hole’ I wonder if we will soon all have to remove any loose clothing before entering the machine, thus causing longer lines and more headaches. Thanks!

    • Cris says:

      You’re that guy, standing in the line for the gas chambers, chewing out the person in front for moving too slowly. Seriously, I hate this attitude in society so much. Your type of ignorance is the problem with this world. You honestly think the ‘problem’ is not pointless and expensive security theatre that makes us less safe. The problem is this one guy and his youtube video. Seriously… screw you and your procrustean approach.

  33. K Bob says:

    CR :
    If you are so worried about the amount of radiation used in these things you shouldn’t be flying anyway because you are exposed to more cosmic radiation during a flight than these things use. Slightly paraphrasing here:
    Based on the results of research, the report said, the average passenger walking through a full-body scanner would receive “an effective dose” of about 1.46 microrems, or millionths of a rem, per scan. … a typical round-trip flight from New York to Los Angeles would expose a passenger to about 3 millirems, or thousandaths of a rem.

    What amazes me that people like you still do not comprehend the differences in radiation that you receive. Imagine that flying on an airplane is like taking a walk outside on a sunny day. You will take a while to get a sunburn. Now, imagine a giant magnifying lens focusing the suns rays on your body as you take a walk. You will burn and catch on fire. Both use the suns rays but one is FOCUSED and the other is not. Those scanners FOCUS the radiation on the outer layers of your skin, just like the magnifying glass focuses the suns rays on your body. The damage is GREATLY increased and will cause skin cancer. I hope this educates you, and please pass on this knowledge to those you know who have weakened immune systems as they are the ones who have the greatest risk.

    • Chrisfs says:

      That’s not actually accurate. The scanners don’t focus radiation on your skin (or anywhere), the radiation is weak enough so that it bounces off your skin and is reassembled as a picture. If it passed through your skin, it would be a picture of your skeleton, but it doesn’t so it’s a nude picture (and a rather non sexy boring one at that).
      As far as causing skin cancer, there’s no research on that one way or the other. None, you can’t say that definitively, because no studies have shown that one way or the other.
      And warning people will weak immune systems is also pointless. Weak immune system make it harder to defend against bacteria or virii, but this is neither. Dump the condescension and realize that it takes more than spouting scientific terms to actually know what you are tying about.

      • Keane says:

        Ummm, I believe you misread what K Bob stated.

        “Those scanners FOCUS the radiation on the outer layers of your skin…”

        K Bob did not state that the radiation penetrates thru the skin, he stated it penetrates the first few layers of the skin. Skin is not very deep only about 1.5mm. Focused radiation is NOT safe. My cousin and his wife are both doctors and neither of them will go thru one of these machines. They warned the entire family of the dangers of these machines. Imagine about 89 people all opting out one after another as we all did when we took a flight to Hawaii for a family vacation. It was a sight to see. If more people did this the machines would be removed. Plus, what exactly is the point? Ok, ya they tried putting explosives on shoes and in their underwear, the next probable place is up their butts. So, are you really gonna want to comply with the next policy of body cavity searches?
        I would feel safer if they adopted Israels way of airport security.

      • WendyLou says:

        For me, there is a difference between radiation I am choosing to expose myself and my family to, and radiation the Government is forcing me to be exposed to.

        Another reason I refused to go through them, especially while pregnant, is while pregnant women have been flying for more than 50 years and it is considered “safe” pregnant women have NOT been going through these scanners and being exposed to the radiation from them for 50 years. I know how much lead wrapping they put around my abdomen for a medically necessary xray during my pregnancy, my unborn gets no such protection in these scanners. And again, we are at the point of my choosing to be exposed versus being forced to be exposed.

        Big difference in my world. Semantics maybe, but very important to me.

    • Sam Edi says:

      The radiation from the backscatter scanners does penetrate and not only a centimeter or two. Penetration depends entirely on the density of the material penetrated, something that will vary greatly depending on the person and the part of the body. The eyes and genitals will be particularly vulnerable in a scanner. Not only is penetration an issue, but also what happens to that radiation once it has entered the body and whether it exits the body immediatly or not. http://scrapthescanners.wordpress.com/2010/10/30/rapiscan-backscatter-scanners-reflection-and-absorption/

      But we are not only talking backscatter technology here. It is said that the radiowaves from Millimeter Wave scanners can penetrate several millimetres into the skin. According to prof. Pablo Roman of the University of Cadiz in Spain, ANY radiation that can penetrate skin will have an ionizing effect and therefore be potentially carcinogenic. Again, different people will be affected in different ways, but we have to be especially cautious with children, pacemaker users and pregnant women.

      • Tom Holzel says:

        “According to prof. Pablo Roman of the University of Cadiz in Spain, ANY radiation that can penetrate skin will have an ionizing effect and therefore be potentially carcinogenic.”

        “Potentialky cacinogenic”? Spoken like a true Luddite. Remember the basement radon scare? Turns out the people who got the fewest cancers were those who had a small amount of radiation in the celler. They had fewer cancers than those who had none or had no basement. Thus, a little radiuatiion is good for you–a stimulant, so to speak.

        Where did you dig this “professor” up?.

        • Sam Edi says:

          A little radiation is good for you? Can you back that up with anything scientific, or is that just your supposition? And how much radiation and what types of radiation are you talking about? And you say it is good for you, but what about pregnant women, children and those particularly sensitive to radiation (some 10% of us all). This is what happens when people with little or no idea about science decide “what is good for us”. I challenge you to find one radiologist in the world who agrees with your theory.

          Now, aren’t the DHS good! They were thinking of our health when they spent billions of dollars of tax payers’ money on these charlatan machines!

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  35. Kevin says:

    We need security in flying, but I oppose anything that would give us radiation and losing privacy. We shall be able to come up with other types of body scanning than the TSA.

    • SilenceDogood says:

      We DO need security at airports. TSA is instead a pathetic joke. Bravo to Jon for bringing it to light!

  36. someenglishguy says:

    Very interesting, and unsurprising. Thanks for posting this! As has been said many times in the past: “Follow the money” – readers of this article may be entertained to find out which ex-Government folks sit on the boards of the companies that sell these scanners. Its a boondoggle of astonishing proportions – do some research ;)

    Also, be aware the TSA is not satisfied with humiliating and controlling the populace who use airflight – they want to do the same for ALL forms of transport AND they’re lobbying for arrest powers: http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2012/02/29/the-tsa-is-coming-to-a-highway-near-you/

  37. Hi says:

    Epic. Backed up the video in multiple formats. Youtube is censoring by requiring login! You have made a difference. Well done.

  38. thetroph says:

    I am a Libertarian, but the amount of misinformation surrounding body scanners is ridiculous.
    1) The Israeli’s use body scanners at their borders because they work. They ordered them before the US had a single one in US airports.
    2) Rapiscan scanners use non-ionizing radiation. If you were an Electrical Engineer, you would understand the difference between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and understand why the radiation argument will not work in court.
    3) The latest generation Rapiscan systems use software to eliminate the shown body image and just detect threats. If your lawsuit succeeds in court, the FAA will simply replace the old scanners with the new one, which is what will happen anyway.
    4) Terrorists have smuggled explosives onto planes with Americans. The only reason scanners are at airports is because of the Lockerbie bombing, and the failed shoebomber a few years back. You may also remember 9/11, where 19 terrorists smuggled ceramic knives through metal detectors, if that counts.
    5) Rapiscan systems are not planar. They use cylindrical scanning. If anyone can smuggle a gun through a Rapiscan system and not get arrested, please post the video.

    • Annapolis says:

      No, your information is entirely incorrect. The Rapiscan backscatter machines with the two blue walls DO use ionizing radiation, the kind which is known to increase cancer risk at both large and small doses. There is no safe dose of ionizing radiation. Also, Rapiscan backscatter machines have no privacy filters. They show images of your nude body to strange men in the pornobooth.

      There are other scanners, L3 millimeter wave scanners, which are cylindrical, that use non-ionizing radiation and have privacy filters. But the TSA still uses 250 of the bad, cancer-causing, naked-image-projecting, Rapiscan machines at U.S. airports.

    • SilenceDogood says:

      This is, bar none, the most inaccurate collection of information on this topic. Where did you even get this information?

      Rapiscan makes the 2 blue box ionizing radiation machines which will cause some people to develop cancer. Fact.

      The non-ionizing radiation used in L3’s MMW machines has never been tested on human subjects and is therefore also likely to have deleterious effects. Fact.

      Only L3’s MMW scanners use software disguising, not eliminating the body image. Which also means they are less likely to “see” items on the side of a body, as demonstrated in this video.

      You really should know your facts before you lecture people on “the facts”.

    • paramedic70002 says:

      Unless you have some super-squirrel info, it is widely known that the 9/11 terrorists used box cutters. Alternatively, I believe that ceramic knives could still be smuggled through TSA today with even less effort than the empty metal box.

  39. Robert Engelhardt says:

    TSA = Thousands Standing Around

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  41. charles says:

    All they need to do is turn you in a cirlce while in the scanner to see the item at your side.

  42. just courageous. You rock!

    Nothing is more emblematic of our government’s waste and stupidity. If it is ever successfully checked, it will be due to efforts like yours.

    Thank you.

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  44. Chrisfs says:

    Privatize airpost security? Airport security to the highest bidder ? When others have claimed that it was the influence of private companies that got us the expensive scanners we have now ? Rent a cops with the power to frisk you ? Are you sure that’s the solution you want to push ?

  45. Chip Burgess says:

    Nice work. Keep it up! END THE FUCKING TSA !
    “He who gives up liberty in exchange for security gains neither and loses both.” Ben Franklin

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  47. Phil says:

    There’s actually a way for the TSA to get around the discovered flaw and that is to turn the body 90 degrees. Thus the solution is to take two photos, one facing front and one facing either side, and incur double the radiation dose at the same time.

  48. ozspeaksup says:

    try being an aussie
    our present excuse for a leader rewrote our laws and made it Mandatory to be scanned.
    NO opt out pat down choice at all.!

  49. Blah says:

    Yay…from the extreme of overzealous supporters of these measures, to the extreme of how indescribably terrible they are. Once again, neither side is correct. Right or left, all are imbeciles.

    First, the amount of radiation you receive is definitely minuscule. If you’re a frequent traveller, yes this can be a problem eventually. But, odds are someone like you shouldn’t be reproducing in the first place anyway. Nonetheless, the solution is simple, travel less. It’s environmentally responsible and might encourage you to live somewhere worth living instead of someplace you feel compelled to leave constantly. If travel is part of your job, you’d **** well better be a scientist, or you can get a bloody different job.

    Next, nothing is wrong with the scanning technology, it works great. The problem is in layout and implementation. A 360 degree scan would not miss such an “extra pocket” or similar hiding place. And since you presented no other “loopholes” to defeat the system, I’ve basically just defeated your loophole.

    Finally, to say the pat downs are molestation, or that you even HAVE a real right to privacy is still one of the more absurd things I hear at any given moment. In fact, you have no rights of any kind, no one does. We have privileges that exist only so long as either we are willing to kill for them, or someone else is willing to do so on our behalf. All the “rights” we supposedly have can easily be taken away, and rights aren’t rights if they can be taken away. Accept this unpleasant reality that the universe is not just unfair, but kind of dickheaded and move on.

    To expand on that…you know who has the right to privacy? Whoever can enforce it, or convince someone else somehow to enforce it for them, that’s who. The same is true of who has the right to judge others…whoever has that capacity. It’s just that simple. Nothing about our species or our achievements make us in any way more or less special than any other organism ever discovered or predicted. Get over yourselves.

    • skeith says:

      Go back to the woods, since that’s where you seem to get your “kill or be killed” vision of rights. The rest of us will remain in civilization, wherein we form a social collective to secure for ourselves the rights we want to have, and pool our individual powers in order to ward off people exactly like you. The meaning of civilization is the evolution of society beyond the “might makes right” philosophy you espouse.

  50. Recovering Wayward says:

    and it’s people like you who will be the first ones to blame the Government when you get your ass blown out of the sky.

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