Skip to comments.Welcome Aboard... But First US Marshals Will Scan Your Retina
Posted on 02/27/2017 7:52:23 AM PST by Ciaphas Cain
For some 15 years, airport security has become steadily more invasive. There are ever more checkpoints, ever more requests for documents as you make your way from the airport entrance to the airplane. Passengers adapt to the new changes as they come. But my latest flight to Mexico, originating in Atlanta, presented all passengers with something I had never seen before.
We had already been through boarding pass checks, passport checks, scanners, and pat downs. At the gate, each passenger had already had their tickets scanned and we were all walking on the jet bridge to board. Its at this point that most people assume that it is all done: finally we can enjoy some sense of normalcy.
This time was different. Halfway down the jetbridge, there was a new layer of security. Two US Marshals, heavily armed and dressed in dystopian-style black regalia, stood next to an upright machine with a glowing green eye. Every passenger, one by one, was told to step on a mat and look into the green scanner. It was scanning our eyes and matching that scan with the passport, which was also scanned (yet again). Like everyone else, I complied. What was my choice? I guess I could have turned back at the point, decline to take the flight I had paid for, but it would be unclear what would then happen. After standing there for perhaps 8 seconds, the machine gave the go signal and I boarded.
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According to the article, it seems that such abuses are going to intensify.
If driving there isn't an option, I simply won't go.
It's real clear what will happen next if "everyone else" complies. Which they don't.
If it stops criminals from flying or even captures one then it is worth it.
Was a retinal scan biometric done when the passport was issued, or are they systematically adding a biometric to existing passports?
Biometric data like that HAS to be akin to DNA. Should government be able to acquire that without a warrant?
If you drive to Mexico it is okay to bring your dog.
Well comrade when they want to swab for a DNA profile or insert the chip in your wrist it looks like you will be a good little soldier.
Yes. Think of the effect on crime if at a push of a button they can match a drop of blood to a suspect name. Crime would go down drastically.
Lol, ya ok. Gotta feel safe.
I have to show ID to get sudafed. Why shouldn’t technology be used to catch bad guys?
This need not be difficult. The airlines should be allowed to implement whatever form of security they deem necessary and appropriate. Including making people strip buck naked for inspection. Potential passengers can decide the level of risk-to-humilation ratio they are willing to pay for.
Enough of the Habuki theatre provided by the US government.
Illegals have been using someone else’s passport to get into the country. Without biometrics being added our current system is letting a lot of people in.
It’s been 23 years for me. Probably will be the rest of my life too.
This is a minor inconvenience. Seems that it will stop bad guys from flying. The problem with security and psycho tropic drugs is when they actually work; in the former case it seems like a waste of time and then security gets lax and in the latter case the mental patient feels better, thinks they are cured and stops taking the drugs. Then they get sick again.
Most of the problems are visa overstays, plain illegals, and such. Do workplace enforcement and go after the visa overstays, and this will work out without having implement the papers please lingo for everyone else.
You shouldn’t have to show ID to get Sudafed but that’s way down another path from retinal scanning, DNA collection and mark of the beast. Think!
That’s the excuse the tyrants always use to control everyone. Think!
2 days drive to get to either coast.
It takes most of a day to travel by air, so adding a day to travel by car doest matter that much.
I value my freedom...
I will not comply,
I will not fly.
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