Wait a minute here. What has all this nonsense cost the taxpayers? What did these machines cost? This really ticks me off. Another colossal waste of time and money by our government. GRRRRRRRRR
The only reason they did this, was because Obama was jealous, of all the male "members" of the Tea Party
Why did I keep reading the name of the x ray machine wrong? I kept seeing it as Rapeiscam. Huh, go figure. Anyway, so no more nekkid pictures, but still a feel up by a complete stranger. Sure I'll be flying soon. Not.
here is how the 'progressives' report it:
Victory For Transgender Privacy: TSA Abandons ‘Nude’ Body Scanners
By Zack Ford posted from ThinkProgress LGBT on Jan 19, 2013 at 10:30 am
In what is an important victory for the transgender community, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration has announced it will remove all body scanners that show nearly nude images from airports.
If you do, just make sure that they change their gloves before they give you a rectal exam. Apparently, they often don't change their gloves. It would have to be really important to get me on a plane.
My husband and I have always refused to go through them. That meant a pat down; and they didn't like it one bit. I never had a problem with the pat down until the last time we flew. The woman was a little rough in a certain area of my body. I was going to write a letter to the airport but then didn't. If it happens again, believe me, they'll hear from me.
They can still scan me naked anytime if they desire so ! lol may be I live in San Fran area lol. but I would allow that if they'll grant my request of whom to scan me ! ok ,before my wife whack me on the head. I'm glad finally they use their head and their bricked conscience.
So are they saying that their files are full and they have all the porn that they need - for now? Hmmm...
This isn't the first time the TSA retired scanning machines. Some they bought and never even used. It isn't their money so they don't give a darn, and they don't care about privacy rights or constitution. I mean, without cause, they have checkpoints for DUI's, and we all accept it.
"Opponents of full-body scanners argue that strip searches without probable cause violate basic human rights. Governments do not have the right to make strip searches routine and mandatory, regardless of whether the strip search is done by physically removing clothes or by using technological means to remove the clothes."
That's my stance. It's illegal, it's wrong, and the government has no business in doing this.
People shouldn't have to be violated in order to fly safely within our country.
It is a violation of our person. Our person is the basis for all other rights. We are individual people with certain natural rights which come from our creator. Our persons are not the property of any other person or entity. They are to be respected as if they were of God Himself, because they come from Him and He loves them. Though times occur where one person may need to be apprehended, but he still retains those certain rights. We have a legal system that lets a man pay his debt to society, but even after that debt was paid, he loses his right to defense. His crime may have not resembled that which would be considered a threat to any other, yet his right is taken. Is he not a human being any longer? Does society never forgive? If not, then we truly cannot call ourselves a Christian society.
There are many violations and usurpation of our rights, yet we often ask for it. Why? Why would we ask for entire sections of society to unjustly be stripped of their rights? Many agree with the TSA, and like what they are doing. They say that it is necessary for the safety of society.
Once this power is given to government, for any reason, government will use it anywhere that it can. That is their nature. If we give them the power to tell us that we can't smoke pot, then they have to power to tell us that we can't own guns. There is no real difference between the two concerning what government has the power and authority to do. This is why the drug war is unconstitutional. It is a war on the people for what they do with their own body. Why wouldn't they have a war on the people for what guns they can have, if any?
Well, the TSA may scrap these intrusive things - but fly to Europe, and you'll have to go through them over here.
I refuse to fly as long as these intrusive restrictions are in place, from removing my shoes to not being allowed to take more than 100ml liquid on board, no scissors, only tiny pots of cosmetics - and a doctor's prescription for all the medication you might have to take...
When you know that luggage gets lost more often than not so that you have to have the bare necessities in your hand luggage (one item only allowed ...), then these restrictions are truly restrictions of my freedom.
But we can't do profiling like the Israelis do - because that's waaacisst and discriminatory.
How much money are they throwing away here? multi-millions?
Was anyone caught with these things?
Wouldn't profiling be better?
This was a payoff scam to start with !
Chernoff was accused of cashing in
I don't think they'd get rid of something without the next replacement already standing by. I'm sure anything an x-ray can do, a subsonic device can do.
So, what will they come up with next?????? I'm sure they'll find something else to harass travelers.
I'd only be in favor if Obama and Napolitano go first on national TV to show the country there's no violation of privacy. If they're not willing why should we be???
That was going to be my question. Maybe I'd think about flying again if I don't have to get worried about being grouped by the TSA.