Skip to comments.TSA Turns Off Scanners, does "normal" pat downs
Posted on 11/24/2010 2:04:36 PM PST by Tucson_AZ
Yeah, there are no problems today because backscatter machines are TURNED OFF at many airports and they are doing normal security procedures. Interesting that they'd rather risk people's safety than endure a PR disaster. By not giving people the chance to opt-out, they effectively take control of the story. Of course, by their logic, if there was such a heightened risk, then these machines should be used all the time (especially on a day when so many people are going to be flying). A move like this demonstrates that safety isn't their foremost concern; they just don't want to lose a big gov't contract. And of course, if there was some sort of attack today because the backscatters were turned off, then it's "See? We TOLD you so."
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This is very interesting.
BTTT & PING
I am surprised to see an idealogue like Obama to take a pragmatic approach today by shutting off the nude photo machines and the sexual assault groping.
We must have scared the Obama Marxists more than we realize.
Now we need to give Obama hell on other issues like Dream Act.
>>>>Interesting that they’d rather risk people’s safety
Like the enhanced procedure prevented anything...
Come January, the GOP controlled House has the power of the purse. Provisions mandating replacement of the security-theater/jobs-program with Israeli-style behavioral profiling can be included with every appropriation bill covering the DHS. Obama signs, or all of the TSA screeners go on unemployment.
In the meantime 4th Amendment lawsuits are the order of the day.
There're ain't no security in reduced Rights and increased X-Ray doses. Besides, they won't catch any perps that way. Not only that, my fellow Americans are not my enemies. There is a very specific group of people who threatens airline safety.
Looks like the TSA opted out. So, How much did the tax payers spend on these machines, to not use them? Is this about safety or control?
Sandbagging or Gaming the System? Either the numbers are fake.
Call me a cynic, but they must think there’s going to be an incident on a plane today or Friday. Maybe even on Thanksgiving day.
Yes it is, very interesting if true. I would like to see more info though from other sources. Anybody fly today?
That’s a hardball strategy you outline there, and I’m not sure Boehner has it in him to do that.
yes, very interesting indeed and begins to make one wonder if this all wasn’t just a psy-op from the beginning just to gage how far they could push people or what the reaction would be to this. If the scanners/gropes were SO important to security as they claimed, doesn’t this completely discredit that assertion if they just stop it at will? Hmmm.... I know one thing for sure- this is a GAME, and it is FAR from over!
Fox 8 news local just showed people using the scanners.
And folks saying they were fine with it...just that they wanted to get somewhere ...today.
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