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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-30-10 09:17 AM
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15. They are going to use this to troll for drugs and weapons
and anything at all, any excuse they can site as probable cause to search any random person or vehicle.

They want our right to be protected against illegal search and seizure to be quaint words that don't really mean anything anymore.
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  -'Feds radiating Americans'? Mobile X-ray vans hit US streets kpete  Sep-30-10 08:51 AM   #0 
  - Um, holy shit. nt  BlueIris   Sep-30-10 08:53 AM   #1 
  - Wouldn't you love to be the bloke driving those vans?  jobycom   Sep-30-10 08:57 AM   #2 
  - In terms of radiation safety...  caraher   Sep-30-10 09:13 AM   #13 
     - This doesn't sound like your average X-Ray machine, though.  jobycom   Sep-30-10 10:04 AM   #25 
     - Not a transmission x-ray, which uses a "bright" point source make...  TheMadMonk   Sep-30-10 11:08 AM   #36 
        - You are correct. I provided training on one of the brand of these trucks  ladywnch   Sep-30-10 11:27 AM   #41 
        - If they are in no danger why should they NEVER be in the vehicles?  Nostradammit   Sep-30-10 05:53 PM   #76 
           - for the same reason they put a leather apron on you when you get a dental xray  ladywnch   Sep-30-10 06:37 PM   #80 
        - You are correct. I provided training on one of the brand of these trucks  ladywnch   Sep-30-10 11:28 AM   #42 
        - Thanks for the info.  jobycom   Sep-30-10 11:55 AM   #45 
        - Don't buy into those numbers, you CAN get SKIN CANCER etc. from backscatter  flamingdem   Sep-30-10 02:18 PM   #63 
     - Then why do they make me exit my commercial vehicle when they do this at border crossings?  Ikonoklast   Sep-30-10 11:19 AM   #40 
        - Same reason IPod Shuffles came with a warning not to eat them, or  jobycom   Sep-30-10 11:59 AM   #46 
        - They're looking for drugs, money and weapons, too?  Ikonoklast   Sep-30-10 12:02 PM   #48 
           - I think more like it is that the person trying to eat the IPod or figure out toilet paper  jobycom   Sep-30-10 12:03 PM   #49 
              - Like I said, Jobs is the Antichrist.  Ikonoklast   Sep-30-10 12:08 PM   #50 
        - why do they put seatbelts in cars?  Confusious   Sep-30-10 06:30 PM   #77 
  - creepy... nt  CBR   Sep-30-10 08:58 AM   #3 
  - Swell.  City Lights   Sep-30-10 09:00 AM   #4 
  - Freaky dupe.  City Lights   Sep-30-10 09:00 AM   #5 
  - It sounds like your computer's been irradiated, too!  Buns_of_Fire   Sep-30-10 11:00 AM   #33 
     - LOL! nt  City Lights   Sep-30-10 12:13 PM   #51 
  - You see the faint outline of the driver in that photo? How much radiation is he absorbing?  ThomWV   Sep-30-10 09:00 AM   #6 
  - A LOT  notesdev   Sep-30-10 09:04 AM   #8 
  - Source please?  caraher   Sep-30-10 09:12 AM   #12 
     - Look at that picture  notesdev   Sep-30-10 09:44 AM   #19 
        - I think it has more to do with the size of the detector array.  TheMadMonk   Sep-30-10 11:16 AM   #39 
        - These are not transmission images  caraher   Sep-30-10 02:48 PM   #64 
  - Much, much less than I absorbed working...  LanternWaste   Sep-30-10 11:12 AM   #38 
  - So, I guess all those pregnant women in their first trimesters  BlueIris   Sep-30-10 09:01 AM   #7 
  - Think of the bright side  notesdev   Sep-30-10 09:05 AM   #10 
  - Two mouths to feed? In THIS economy?  Hassin Bin Sober   Sep-30-10 10:29 PM   #88 
  - Well maybe those people shouldn't go outside at all  Confusious   Sep-30-10 06:34 PM   #78 
  - I don't see how that really helps anything.  burnsei sensei   Sep-30-10 09:04 AM   #9 
  - Good point.  BlueIris   Sep-30-10 09:17 AM   #14 
  - Agreed. And the excess random data all this scattershot surveillance makes matters much worse. nt  glitch   Sep-30-10 09:18 AM   #16 
  - In regards to the American People; it isn't intended to help them.  Uncle Joe   Sep-30-10 10:50 AM   #31 
  - This is an excellent post.  CrispyQ   Sep-30-10 05:24 PM   #72 
  - As in...it's the technology stupid?  wuvuj   Oct-01-10 07:03 AM   #99 
  - Depends on how it is used.  jobycom   Sep-30-10 12:39 PM   #56 
  - terrorism my ass, they want drugs  reggie the dog   Sep-30-10 09:11 AM   #11 
  - They are going to use this to troll for drugs and weapons  ThomCat   Sep-30-10 09:17 AM   #15 
  - Yup, anti-terror is the least of this thing's uses  caraher   Sep-30-10 09:26 AM   #17 
     - However, as a matter of fact, thanks to the PATRIOT act these things can be used with impunity...  TheMadMonk   Sep-30-10 12:26 PM   #54 
        - nice post. nt  txaslftist   Sep-30-10 03:21 PM   #67 
  - Exactly.  krabigirl   Sep-30-10 10:48 AM   #29 
  - Is there *anyone* in this administration who thinks this is a bad idea?  Newsjock   Sep-30-10 09:37 AM   #18 
  - Probably not. Nt  krabigirl   Sep-30-10 10:49 AM   #30 
  - no to this - radiation accumulates in a body  ensho   Sep-30-10 09:45 AM   #20 
  - Radiation DAMAGE accumulates to a degree.  TheMadMonk   Sep-30-10 12:35 PM   #55 
  - bullshit. nt  Confusious   Sep-30-10 06:35 PM   #79 
  - "a terror-spooked country"  marmar   Sep-30-10 09:47 AM   #21 
  - I think they meant to say "a country terrorized by spooks"  kenny blankenship   Sep-30-10 09:52 AM   #22 
  - So, how soon before we start seeing these at those random checkpoint stops  MadHound   Sep-30-10 09:55 AM   #23 
  - Taking protective measures will just be counted as prima facie evidence of your guilt  kenny blankenship   Sep-30-10 10:00 AM   #24 
  - Perhaps, but it would make for one hell of a good court case,  MadHound   Sep-30-10 10:11 AM   #26 
     - Your home is safe. The case has already been tested with respect to...  TheMadMonk   Sep-30-10 01:20 PM   #58 
        - Ya think?  txaslftist   Sep-30-10 03:22 PM   #68 
           - ...and shooting your dog. --nt  CrispyQ   Sep-30-10 05:31 PM   #74 
           - I think that if a few more people here practiced basic reading comprehension...  TheMadMonk   Sep-30-10 09:56 PM   #84 
  - People who aren't doing anything wrong...  CoffeeCat   Sep-30-10 11:44 PM   #91 
  - Car Wars?  Iterate   Sep-30-10 10:18 AM   #27 
  - Complete and utter creepiness. Nt  krabigirl   Sep-30-10 10:48 AM   #28 
  - it's funny how the authoritarian meetheads who claim to love the country and constitution  fascisthunter   Sep-30-10 10:52 AM   #32 
  - More of the change you can believe in.  Individualist   Sep-30-10 11:03 AM   #34 
  - Will police always target cars rather than profiling men walking down the street?  ProgressiveEconomist   Sep-30-10 11:07 AM   #35 
  - The flip side of that is that with sophisticated automated remote scanning, there is no need...  TheMadMonk   Sep-30-10 02:05 PM   #59 
     - Huh?! "targeted only at persons carrying weapons?" You mean EVERYONE will be irradiated  ProgressiveEconomist   Sep-30-10 02:09 PM   #60 
     - The device in question here straddles a vehicular target.  TheMadMonk   Sep-30-10 10:02 PM   #85 
     - Like smart-bombs! No chance that new, "more precise" technology could lead to abuses  kenny blankenship   Sep-30-10 02:14 PM   #61 
  - How many millions of cars would need to be x-rayed all the time?  lunatica   Sep-30-10 11:10 AM   #37 
  - The march of technology and regulation will solve this problem soon enough  kenny blankenship   Sep-30-10 11:39 AM   #44 
     - And who gets to monitor all those x-rays?  lunatica   Sep-30-10 01:19 PM   #57 
  - Government for the Chicken Littles, by the Chicken Littles.  flvegan   Sep-30-10 11:30 AM   #43 
  - The assurances of safety of this machine are one thing,  felix_numinous   Sep-30-10 12:00 PM   #47 
  - Isn't backscatter technology the same as the body imaging  suffragette   Sep-30-10 12:22 PM   #52 
  - Land of the free, home of the brave. LOL  rubberducky   Sep-30-10 12:23 PM   #53 
  - The danger is that ANY IONIZING RADIATION will cause CANCER esp. in KIDS  flamingdem   Sep-30-10 02:17 PM   #62 
  - I hope you're organizing to keep kids off airplanes then  caraher   Sep-30-10 02:53 PM   #65 
  - Cumulative.  WinkyDink   Sep-30-10 05:26 PM   #73 
  - Read up on unreliable calibrations that can give you a 100 times dose  flamingdem   Sep-30-10 05:42 PM   #75 
     - This is a different device from the medical x-rays  caraher   Sep-30-10 09:25 PM   #83 
  - bullshit.  Confusious   Sep-30-10 06:41 PM   #81 
  - This is illegal as hell! One more step toward an Orwellian/V for Vendetta society!  earth mom   Sep-30-10 03:15 PM   #66 
  - So this means the drug cartels will invest in Geiger Counters.  Arctic Dave   Sep-30-10 04:58 PM   #69 
  - If it can go through a TRUCK... what will it do if you are Pregnant?  Techn0Girl   Sep-30-10 05:00 PM   #70 
  - Not a bloody thing. Read back a few posts.  TheMadMonk   Sep-30-10 10:11 PM   #86 
     - Why does you post leave me feeling even less comfortable than before?  Techn0Girl   Sep-30-10 10:49 PM   #90 
        - Um perhaps because your education on the subject has been one sided.  TheMadMonk   Oct-01-10 02:05 AM   #92 
           - Yes Anonymous Internet Poster who posts at 1 in the morning - you Have convinced me ....  Techn0Girl   Oct-01-10 03:05 AM   #93 
              - No I wouldn't, because Corexit is at least as toxic as we think it is.  TheMadMonk   Oct-01-10 04:08 AM   #97 
                 - Thank you again Ananymous Internet Poster..Next to Wikipedia...you're the smartest thing on the web!  Techn0Girl   Oct-01-10 04:10 AM   #98 
                    - Good girl. Never let anything as inconvenient as a fact get in they way...  TheMadMonk   Oct-01-10 11:37 AM   #100 
  - I am gobsmacked at THIS "DEMOCRATIC" ADMINISTRATION. Did Obama's private school not teach "1984"?  WinkyDink   Sep-30-10 05:23 PM   #71 
  - Some see that book as a dire warning ... others as process.  Techn0Girl   Oct-01-10 03:06 AM   #94 
  - Freak Show  GeorgeGist   Sep-30-10 09:15 PM   #82 
  - And now for the piece de resistance.  TheMadMonk   Sep-30-10 10:22 PM   #87 
  - oh well...if someone is gonna be looking into my car  orleans   Sep-30-10 10:37 PM   #89 
  - .  RandomThoughts   Oct-01-10 03:10 AM   #95 
  - Yes, but just think how many cars they'll be able to find the WEED hidden in the GLOVE COMPARTMENT!  Warren DeMontague   Oct-01-10 03:56 AM   #96 
  - Kick 1  dbt   Oct-01-10 07:49 PM   #101 
  - !  dbt   Oct-01-10 07:56 PM   #102 
  - American Science & Engineering management page  bobthedrummer   Oct-05-10 07:42 PM   #103 
 

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