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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:08 PM

TSA has pulled the plug on the "naked body" scanners.

They will be removed from all US airports:

...Congress had asked the scanner manufacturer to find a way to produce more generic passenger images, but after failing to meet the Congressional timeline, the company terminated its government contract, a TSA administrator told Bloomberg.

The TSA had already started removing the scanners from 76 major airports last year; it now says it will get rid of the remaining 174 machines...


http://www.businessinsider.com/tsa-will-remove-its-controversial-nude-body-scanners-from-all-us-airports-2013-1

Good bye. Good riddance.

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Reply TSA has pulled the plug on the "naked body" scanners. (Original post)
GoCubsGo Jan 2013 OP
Hugabear Jan 2013 #1
Matariki Jan 2013 #37
Laelth Jan 2013 #2
Drahthaardogs Jan 2013 #20
indepat Jan 2013 #26
Drahthaardogs Jan 2013 #29
madokie Jan 2013 #38
Laelth Jan 2013 #45
zappaman Jan 2013 #3
2pooped2pop Jan 2013 #25
pnwmom Jan 2013 #35
zappaman Jan 2013 #36
SomethingFishy Jan 2013 #39
zappaman Jan 2013 #40
SomethingFishy Jan 2013 #41
Lifelong Protester Jan 2013 #4
Oilwellian Jan 2013 #5
seabeyond Jan 2013 #6
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #7
freshwest Jan 2013 #8
backscatter712 Jan 2013 #9
Gormy Cuss Jan 2013 #10
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 #11
Guy Whitey Corngood Jan 2013 #12
roody Jan 2013 #21
Guy Whitey Corngood Jan 2013 #24
GoneOffShore Jan 2013 #28
Guy Whitey Corngood Jan 2013 #30
GoneOffShore Jan 2013 #32
roody Jan 2013 #44
srican69 Jan 2013 #13
arikara Jan 2013 #14
rsmith6621 Jan 2013 #15
bobduca Jan 2013 #16
backscatter712 Jan 2013 #19
bongbong Jan 2013 #17
progressoid Jan 2013 #18
Initech Jan 2013 #22
Stinky The Clown Jan 2013 #23
GoneOffShore Jan 2013 #27
AntiFascist Jan 2013 #31
GoneOffShore Jan 2013 #33
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2013 #34
Hekate Jan 2013 #42
dawg Jan 2013 #43

Response to GoCubsGo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:09 PM

1. I know people who refused to fly because of those things

I'm sure this will be welcome news to them

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Response to Hugabear (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:07 PM

37. I refused to go through them

opting instead for the fucked up pat down over the radiation. This is indeed good news and will make flying a whole lot less stressful.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:09 PM

2. Good.

I was quite ashamed that these machines were purchased, installed, and used under a Democratic administration. I am happy to see them go.

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:48 PM

20. Good riddance. All they did was slow down security anyway.

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Response to Drahthaardogs (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:26 PM

26. Good effin' riddance

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Response to indepat (Reply #26)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:34 PM

29. I stand corrected.

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Response to Laelth (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:11 PM

38. Best I remember these were bought and installed under a puke regime

not under Obama. This was a hold over from the dick and w days

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Response to madokie (Reply #38)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:54 PM

45. My recollection is different. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to GoCubsGo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:10 PM

3. So, no more body scans?

Or is there a different machine?

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Response to zappaman (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:53 PM

25. crap, now I'm gonna have to pay for an xray to check

for irregularities. I knew I should have gotten to the airport for my free scan. Damn.

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Response to zappaman (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:42 PM

35. There's already a different machine in use, that's been in place

in half the airports. Now it will be in all of them. It uses radio waves instead of X-rays.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #35)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:44 PM

36. Would it still be able to detect something....like...oh say...

a marijuana cigarette?

Just wonderin'...

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Response to zappaman (Reply #36)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:13 PM

39. Don't have to worry about that in Colorado and Washington



Sorry, hate to gloat... No.. actually, I'm enjoying this freedom.

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Response to SomethingFishy (Reply #39)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:14 PM

40. I live in Los Angeles so I hear ya.

But traveling to another state?
Not sure it would be okay...

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Response to zappaman (Reply #40)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:16 PM

41. Yeah getting on isn't an issue but getting off..

However, last week when I flew I took a little bit through security and then stashed it in my pants when we landed... It does make things much easier..

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Response to GoCubsGo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:13 PM

4. Good.

The airports I have used since their inception did not have them, but I was set to refuse if necessary. I do not need an extra dose of unregulated radiation, thank you.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:13 PM

5. Great news!

I despise these machines.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:14 PM

6. good. i can start flying again. my inlaws will be so pleased.... shit, there goes one excuse. nt

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Response to GoCubsGo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:17 PM

7. Now I will have to go to the doctor to get my xray

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Response to GoCubsGo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:23 PM

9. So much for Skeletor's gravy train... n/t

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Response to GoCubsGo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:25 PM

10. To be replaced by the millimeter wave fuzzy body scanners.

Looks like the public outcry over the nudie X-rays had an effect. That or Skeletor has lost his political clout.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:26 PM

11. Yes, but now they're showing up wherever they want:

 

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Response to GoCubsGo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:27 PM

12. I always go for the pat down. Not because I get off on it or anything. DAMN! BNow I've said too much

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:09 PM

21. I do too. It is a free though short massage. nt

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Response to roody (Reply #21)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:52 PM

24. You know that a TSA dude here at O'Hare asked why I chose the pat down instead of the scanner.

So I told him it was my right. He then tells me I needed to give him a "legit" reason. To which I replied that I didn't. He saw I was getting pissed and said that they ask people now because there's a lot of misinformation regarding the scanners.

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #24)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:31 PM

28. You could always ask why he's not wearing a dosimeter.

I've opted out every time I've been selected to go through the Nude-O-Scope. I tell the TSA doing the pat-down exactly why as well.

Security theater or Kabuki.

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #28)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:35 PM

30. Ha! Good one. I'll remember that if it happens again. I'm selected for the RapeyScan about 98% of

the time and I've also opted out every single time.

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #30)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:45 PM

32. Of course they're still using the other machines,

That don't use ionizing radiation. I'm still refusing to go through them.

They've completely outlawed them in the EU although the UK still has them and if you're selected you can't opt out. Which is one reason that I'm not flying to England anymore. I'll take the the Eurostar from Paris and back before I'll fly out of LHR. And have done so.

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #24)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:49 AM

44. I have never been asked. I would

say that I don't want to make Micheal Chertoff any richer.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:27 PM

13. does that mean I dont have stand in that machine with my hands on my head anymore?

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Response to GoCubsGo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:31 PM

14. Don't celebrate yet

Read the entire article:

The TSA will replace the Rapiscan machines with versions made by L-3 Communications Holdings Inc.

I knew it was too good to be true. They get too many kicks from irradiating and harassing people at the airports and borders. This kind of treatment is why I no longer enter the US of A. My stepmother is still traumatized from crossing the border over 2 years ago, they ripped her vehicle apart and wouldn't even allow them to use the washroom for the time it took to do it, this was a couple of grey haired 75 year old women one with a bladder problem for petes sake.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:37 PM

15. So Who Profited On This Deal



....WHO?

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Response to bobduca (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:44 PM

19. Figures that Skeletor would be shilling for Rape-I-Scan...

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Response to GoCubsGo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:56 PM

17. Boondoggle for repigs

 

The repig-owned company that made these pocketed the billions and ran. They're laughing all the way to the Cayman Islands. After they spend all their millions, probably on hookers & crack & yachts, they'll be back at the taxpayer teat for something else.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:41 PM

18. Oh no.

Now I'm afeared to fly again.




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Response to GoCubsGo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:12 PM

22. Get those things out and don't come back.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:21 PM

23. I went thru one of those 174 machines yesterday in Nashville.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:28 PM

27. Now to get rid of the TSA.

Security theatre at it's worst.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:42 PM

31. Why do some TSA workers have to be such a-holes?

it's one of the main reasons I try to fly as little as possible. Many are very professional, but some obviously don't get paid enough.

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Response to AntiFascist (Reply #31)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:53 PM

33. Most of the Smurfs are Mall cops who couldn't hold that job down.

Firm believers in "Obey mah authoritah!"

There's an interesting blog written by a former TSA clerk(They're not "officers" they're clerks) called Taking Sense Away at this link - https://takingsenseaway.wordpress.com

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Response to GoCubsGo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:26 PM

34. After spending how many millions on them?

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Response to GoCubsGo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:16 PM

42. Women everywhere rejoice. The invasion of privacy was too much...

... and most of us don't need the extra rads. The fact that jerks could access those pictures and get their jollies from ogling or mocking us was just piling indignity upon indignity to our travels.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:11 PM

43. Yay!

Now I don't have to wait for a warm day to feel confident enough to fly!

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