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Homeland Security buys 'big brother' laser scanner that can tell if you are high . .
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 7/10/2012 | Unattributed

Posted on 07/10/2012 4:39:24 PM PDT by 1066AD

The latest scanners acquired by the U.S. government will be able detect the most minute traces of molecular discrepancies in both individuals' bloodstream and carry on luggage from 50 meters away.

Using advanced laser technology, Picosecond Programmable Laser scanners will show traces of drugs, chemicals, weapons, and even food you recently digested at the push of a button.

A non-governmental company originally developed the technology but has since partnered with the Department of Homeland Security, implying that the scanners will likely be deployed throughout airports and other high-risk areas.

(SNIP)

The company says that the Picosecond Programmable Laser scanner can 'penetrate clothing and many other organic materials and offers spectroscopic information, especially for materials that impact safety such as explosives and pharmacological substances.'

The scanner works by using lasers to evaluate the presence of any chemical traces on people or packages, and then that information is synched up to a computer attached to the small machine.

(SNIP)

The implications for this machine are both obvious and widespread, as it will easily lend speed and accuracy to the system, as well as an added element of nonprejudice.

Because it takes such a short amount of time to use the laser technology and interpret the data, security officials will not have to discriminate among suspicious passengers and will have time to use the technology on everyone.

The issue there, however, is that passengers will undoubtedly be upset that they are being searching without their knowledge and without any notification.

The size and portability of the Picosecond Programmable Laser scanner means that in addition to airports and border points- which are expected to be the main areas of use- there is the possibility that the scanners may be put in police cars and subway stations.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: tsa; wot
TSA needs to go, getting power crazy.
1 posted on 07/10/2012 4:39:31 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: 1066AD

There’s a simpler way, just ask the person who they voted for in the 2008 election.


2 posted on 07/10/2012 4:41:06 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: 1066AD

Use it on every TSA agent everyday before they begin their shift to make sure they don’t smoke the dope.


3 posted on 07/10/2012 4:42:45 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: 1066AD

This is another expensive toy that probably won’t work.


4 posted on 07/10/2012 4:43:05 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: 1066AD

Our minders are getting far too many toys.


5 posted on 07/10/2012 4:44:37 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: a fool in paradise

The TSAs are union boys and gals, right?

So unlikely anybody is gonna fire them.

Maybe a few months at Betty Ford.


6 posted on 07/10/2012 4:45:37 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: 1066AD
A non-governmental company originally developed the technology but has since partnered with the Department of Homeland Security,... And, too

And too many of our friends and neighbors are helping them.

7 posted on 07/10/2012 4:46:40 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: 1066AD
So,now you can be arrested if you recently ingested a donut that has not been approved by the government..

Interesting.

8 posted on 07/10/2012 4:47:38 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: 1066AD

It seems like the only things getting invented kind of piss me off.


9 posted on 07/10/2012 4:49:03 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: 1066AD

So that’s how Moochelle is going to check up on us to see what we’ve been eating?


10 posted on 07/10/2012 4:56:07 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 1066AD

Sounds more like something that would be of value to Ambulance attendents and Paramedics, than something used to screw around with airline passengers.


11 posted on 07/10/2012 4:57:07 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: 1066AD
TSA screens with laser beams. What could go wrong?


12 posted on 07/10/2012 5:01:20 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: 1066AD

Big Brother is not only watching you, he’s got his nose up your *ss.

When he doesn’t have his hand in your pants - or in your wallet.

Somehow one gets the feeling that this is NOT what the Founding Fathers had in mind for America.


13 posted on 07/10/2012 5:07:47 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Venturer
Sounds more like something that would be of value to Ambulance attendents and Paramedics, than something used to screw around with airline passengers.

Yes, but don't you get it? It's for "security" comrade.

14 posted on 07/10/2012 5:08:39 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (Why do cops have more lenient ROEs when facing us than troops in combat facing suicidal islamists?)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

This is another expensive toy that probably won’t work.
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I’ll have to create a “perfume” consisting of smokeless powder components , finely ground poppy seeds and the like.. spritz it on everything.


15 posted on 07/10/2012 5:12:26 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Good luck if it flags a false positive on you.

This sh1t needs to go and so does Thugs Sexually Assaulting you, too.


16 posted on 07/10/2012 5:17:19 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: 1066AD
As a former analytical chemist, I find this technology more akin to a lie detector test than an actual validatable analytical technique.

But now that "consensus" has replaced the scientific method, anything goes, I guess.

17 posted on 07/10/2012 5:18:30 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: smokingfrog; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
So that’s how Moochelle is going to check up on us to see what we’ve been eating?

"Ve hav' VAYS of k-nowink!!!!"

Clever toilet checks on your health (CNN - BATHROOM) (June 28, 2005)

Health checks from your doctor could be replaced by visits to the bathroom, thanks to a smart toilet developed by a Japanese company.

The "Intelligence Toilet" system, created by Japan's largest toilet company, Toto, can measure sugar levels in urine, blood pressure, body fat and weight.

The toilet, which starts at $3,500, was developed by Toto in conjunction with homebuilder Daiwa House Industry.


18 posted on 07/10/2012 5:25:35 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: Neidermeyer; Revolting cat!
I’ll have to create a “perfume” consisting of smokeless powder components , finely ground poppy seeds and the like.. spritz it on everything.


19 posted on 07/10/2012 5:28:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
As a former analytical chemist, I find this technology more akin to a lie detector test than an actual validatable analytical technique.

The last time such a device made the news, it turned out to be a national scam sold to police forces across this country by a connected figure's kid.

20 posted on 07/10/2012 5:35:47 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

More likely, it will give out all sorts of false positives that will give TSA agents all sorts of reasons to abuse airport passengers.


21 posted on 07/10/2012 6:34:24 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: sam_whiskey

Unnggh!


22 posted on 07/10/2012 6:52:56 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (I'll take over the Mormon over the Moron any day!)
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To: 1066AD

Sounds like Spock’s tricorder.


23 posted on 07/10/2012 7:37:50 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: 1066AD
I think (just my lil ol pinion) this report is bullcrap.

A piece of equipment such as this would most certainly have shown up in the medical arena before the airport.

Analyze blood, digested food, whether you're high?

Come on.

24 posted on 07/10/2012 7:53:00 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: 1066AD

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25 posted on 07/17/2012 1:33:43 PM PDT by garjog
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