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Body scanner CEO accompanied Obama to India
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The CEO of one of the two companies licensed to sell full body scanners to the TSA accompanied President Barack Obama to India earlier this month, a clear sign of the deep ties between Washington politicians and the companies pushing to have body scanners installed at all US airports.

Deepak Chopra, chairman and CEO of OSI Systems and no relation to the New Age spiritualist, was one of a number of CEOs who traveled with the president on his three-day trip to India, which focused primarily on expanding business ties between the US and the emerging Asian power.

"I am honored to be selected to play a role in this very important cause," Chopra said in a statement ahead of the trip. "Currently the trade between US and India is only one tenth of the amount of trade between US and China. There is substantial opportunity to improve the trade relations with India for mutual economic gain."

Chopra's company manufactures the Rapiscan brand of body scanners, currently being deployed across US airports. He joined the CEOs of such companies as GE, PepsiCo and United Technologies on the trip. /

No wonder Obama supports the scanners and pat-downs. "The fix was already in."
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  -Body scanner CEO accompanied Obama to India avaistheone1  Nov-21-10 03:48 PM   #0 
  - Gee, I never thought I'd feel sorry for the "real" Deepak Chopra  hlthe2b   Nov-21-10 03:51 PM   #1 
  - when I read his name I thought WTH??????  Gin   Nov-21-10 04:12 PM   #15 
  - Those of us who knew in Dec 2008 who Rahm was, and who Geithner was,  truedelphi   Nov-21-10 04:22 PM   #21 
     - Denial is a very strong predictor of behavior...  hlthe2b   Nov-21-10 04:25 PM   #23 
     - I feel the same, hithe2b. Sad, isn't it? n/t  Mimosa   Nov-21-10 06:21 PM   #37 
     - From your mouth to  Autumn   Nov-21-10 04:51 PM   #35 
  - The fix was in in Washington when the Supreme Court allowed...  Lucian   Nov-21-10 03:52 PM   #2 
  - Sure has opened up the floodgates  avaistheone1   Nov-21-10 03:54 PM   #3 
     - Dirty work has been done to the American flying public for years.  WHEN CRABS ROAR   Nov-21-10 04:33 PM   #30 
     - People are completely overreacting about this. Very few people even  Phx_Dem   Nov-22-10 11:12 AM   #46 
  - Always follow the money.  WHEN CRABS ROAR   Nov-21-10 03:55 PM   #4 
  - Was Obama trying to Create Jobs with Chertoff Scanners in India, So. Korea, Indonesia with this trip  KoKo   Nov-21-10 06:27 PM   #39 
  - Oooh, scandal  ProSense   Nov-21-10 03:55 PM   #5 
  - Wonder if this Indian-American delivered a message from "Reverend Wright" while he was ...  jefferson_dem   Nov-21-10 03:59 PM   #8 
  - No scandal, it is the new norm  avaistheone1   Nov-21-10 04:02 PM   #10 
  - ALERT: MoJones editorialist says airport security costs money and says there may...  jefferson_dem   Nov-21-10 04:09 PM   #13 
  - This has nothing to do with the TSA.  ProSense   Nov-21-10 04:31 PM   #26 
     - It's Poutrage...  displacedvermoter   Nov-22-10 03:18 PM   #47 
  - Duh... his company makes the scanners TSA prefers  golfguru   Nov-21-10 04:31 PM   #27 
  - So?  ProSense   Nov-21-10 04:35 PM   #31 
     - You said "Why would this have anything to do with the TSA outrage?  golfguru   Nov-21-10 07:20 PM   #41 
        - No  ProSense   Nov-21-10 07:47 PM   #43 
  - So...who does the "Indian-American" work for? And it doesn't bother you that 200 CEO's were  KoKo   Nov-21-10 06:30 PM   #40 
  - Give me a fuckin' break! nt  polichick   Nov-21-10 03:55 PM   #6 
  - Raw Story recycling old stories now?  jefferson_dem   Nov-21-10 03:57 PM   #7 
  - Do you have a point?  avaistheone1   Nov-21-10 04:12 PM   #16 
     - My points are made throughout this thread.  jefferson_dem   Nov-21-10 04:14 PM   #17 
        - Why does this story bother you?  avaistheone1   Nov-21-10 04:21 PM   #20 
        - I'm afraid you are mistaken.  jefferson_dem   Nov-21-10 04:27 PM   #24 
           - yeah, but...  druidity33   Nov-21-10 06:03 PM   #36 
        - I don't doubt the RW is circulating this stuff...  hlthe2b   Nov-21-10 04:27 PM   #25 
           - I understand that some are legitimately critical of the policy.  jefferson_dem   Nov-21-10 04:33 PM   #28 
              - That said... what is the truth about the article?  hlthe2b   Nov-21-10 04:44 PM   #33 
                 - Who knows? In my opinion, it says alot ...  jefferson_dem   Nov-21-10 04:50 PM   #34 
  - groan  The Backlash Cometh   Nov-21-10 04:00 PM   #9 
  - When do the impeachment hearings start?  TheCowsCameHome   Nov-21-10 04:03 PM   #11 
  - No impeachment necessary..just shine the light /nt  golfguru   Nov-21-10 04:33 PM   #29 
  - The fix is in?  Phx_Dem   Nov-21-10 04:04 PM   #12 
  - I can't believe corporations don't just provide airline security for free.  jefferson_dem   Nov-21-10 04:12 PM   #14 
  - FAIL  avaistheone1   Nov-21-10 04:16 PM   #18 
     - Oh my! Is that a Muslim TSA employee?!  jefferson_dem   Nov-21-10 04:19 PM   #19 
  - Alternative headline: Indian CEO accompanied Obama to India  BeyondGeography   Nov-21-10 04:24 PM   #22 
  - Bad. (nt)  w4rma   Nov-21-10 04:37 PM   #32 
  - Actually it was reported here on DU...but Post dropped like a Stone...  KoKo   Nov-21-10 06:24 PM   #38 
  - hahahahahahahah  timo   Nov-21-10 07:43 PM   #42 
  - "the full-body scanners in 2007, installed them more widely starting last year "  ProSense   Nov-21-10 09:29 PM   #44 
  - Makes sense that he'd be there to market it  fujiyama   Nov-21-10 11:18 PM   #45 

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