The Tyranny of the TSA

The TSA, the Transportation Security Administration has overstepped it's bounds and I am wondering if we, as a supposedly free country, are going to allow them to do this. And, if we allow this, what will be next? Oh and you can be sure that something will be next and it will be even more unpleasant!


It's a sad day in America when in order to fly on an airplane one must succumb to being sexually molested. Is that what we are going to allow? Are you going to just queue up like sheep and allow them to sexually molest us and our children (under 12 of course because of pornography laws, I guess we don't have to worry about our children over 12 being sexually exploited) in order to fly? At what point will we say enough is enough? According to Forbes magazine the odds of dying from a terrorist attack are much lower than the odds of dying from doing any of a number of incredibly mundane things we do every day. You are almost certainly more likely to die or be injured driving to the airport than you are to be injured by a terrorist once you’re in the air, even without a TSA. Indeed, once you have successfully made it to the airport, the most dangerous part of your trip is over. Until it’s time to drive home, that is.

I for one will not allow it. I will not be radiated and allow the government to store my naked body image in order to identify me at some later date. I will not be touched by some perv wearing a uniform in order to fly somewhere. Oh, do you think I am overreacting? Just this year there have been numerous cases of TSA agents arrested for some kind of sexual crime. I'm sure the perverts will be signing up in droves for these positions. I will take a bus or train instead and I suggest you do so as well.


The TSA is broadcasting that this is necessary in order to stop terrorists from boarding airplanes. Is that true? Well, let's just take a look at this. The shoe bomber can now be easily detected by xraying our shoes. The underwear bomber was allowed onto the plane WITHOUT A PASSPORT! Yeah, that's right, he was allowed onto the plane without a passport (look into it yourself if you don't believe me). Not only that but there was another well dressed man that escorted him to the airport and got him on the plane. How come we never hear about this man? Could it be that the whole incident was staged? Hmmm, could it be that our own government planned it this way? Who knows maybe the manufacturer of the naked body radiation scanner was Dick Cheney's best friend, or Obama's classmate, maybe they needed to make a few extra dollars. You know Halliburton just might not be making enough money from all those government contracts anymore. Nothing would surprise me at this point. Not only that but the TSA themselves admit that the power the underwear bomber had would NOT BE DETECTED IN THE NAKED BODY RADIATION SCANNERS!

Let me be very clear, right now they have the technology to see through clothes, windows and walls but they can't match up who they are seeing until they have your biometric body image, once they have that through the TSA they not only can see you, they can ID YOU!


Furthermore, the scanners cannot see INSIDE your body, which if the “supposed terrorists” are willing to blow themselves up you would think they would have no qualms about putting some explosions right inside their own bodies. Heck, that's what I would do if I were them.


At no time were the words of Benjamin Franklin more true than they are today:


Those who would sacrifice liberty for security, they shall have neither!

These procedures are directly against the 4th Amendments protection against unlawful search and seizure and are also illegal when scrutinized against most states sexual abuse laws. Wake up and smell the coffee here, if we allow them to trample all over our rights little by little we might as well queue up for the gas chambers!


By the way, I was afraid to put the real images of the naked body scanners on my hub for fear that they would pull it for indecency!



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The Suburban Poet profile image

The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

I guess they can't or won't address the reasons why people want to blow planes up....

One thing that won't work is the idea of killing everyone who thinks bin Laden is correct. You can't kill everyone. And it's odd to think that way when many of the advocates of killing everyone think this is a "Christian Nation."


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

The people in power USE Christianity and unfortunately ignorant Christians to further their agenda.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

Yep.... it's a travesty... I'm going to post a poem one of these days about all of that....


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

Great, the only thing that we mustn't do is to remain silent.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago

I saw the video of the little girl earlier today on a forum. That particular video is blocked now, here and on the forum. They are all shocking. And who in their right mind would go through the scan with a gun or a bomb visible in the scan? This is just stupid.


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

I agree


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gracenotes 6 years ago from North Texas

I visited the web site of the airline pilot who was asked to go through the new scanner, and who also declined a pat-down. He still isn't flying. How ludicrous is it that an airline pilot was detained this way, when he's already submitted to the most stringent background checks and fingerprinting?

I agree with you, Brie. Enough is enough. I am an airport volunteer (ambassador), and I go through the same security checkpoint each week. So far, we don't have one of the "virtual strip search" machines in my terminal. And I'm going to avoid flying for now, and will evaluate my volunteer activities based on what I see happening around me.

At the very least, I plan to write to my airport board, as well as a few of the airlines. The airlines could put pressure on the government to stop this nonsense, especially if they (airlines) begin to be far less profitable because of people avoiding flying.


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majicat 6 years ago

I was just watching the news and the lead in to the story about this said that cargo bound for the U.S. isn't checked. this is all institutionalized irrationality. it is insanity.


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fred allen 6 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

Awesome hub! We need more people like you to wake up the masses. I watched the Alex jones video and also the one on eugenics. It's not paranoia when they really ARE out to get us! God bless you Brie! Voted up and awesome!


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

Thanks everyone, please call your congressmen and complain and have other do so as well.


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Ray Thoughts 6 years ago from The East Coast

Awesome Job partner. Keep up the good work!


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

I'm trying...hey I want to fly and not be molested!


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nifty@50 6 years ago

I really believe that after Thanks giving, there will be such an outcry against the TSA that they are going to have to reform their procedures! In the mean time I plan to use alternative modes of transportation.


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

Boy I hope so, I have a ticket to fly in December and I don't want to go through this. I have a lot of anxiety about it.


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rachellrobinson 6 years ago from Southwest Missouri

You know what gets me, is that they will search a three year old little girl in this manner, but it is okay for a Muslim flying to Yemen to attach cellphones to the bottom of their Pepto Bismol and we glaze over that story in the media. I understand everyone's outrage about this but where was the outrage when those men were trying to fly into Yemen which is a known spot of terrorist and the UK declared that they had done nothing wrong, that it is particularly normal or okay to fly with cell phones attached to bottles of pepto bismol?


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

That's because all of this terrorism stuff is set up. It's really about enslaving the American people into a police state. It get's more obvious every day.


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rachellrobinson 6 years ago from Southwest Missouri

I respectfully disagree, I think the fear of being politically uncorrect is what is causing TSA to do these things, not a desire to enslave the American people, but if we actually go after Terrorist, well that's racist, that's racial profiling, and we are evil, forget that they attacked us, that they want to destroy America because of our values. So people here who don't want to be accused of being racist or inequality have pushed TSA into a corner, they now have to search three year old girls, and grandma's, and still if they search a muslim then they are being racist. Don't get me wrong I don't think that they should be groping anyone I just wonder if this isn't a set up to tear down our security, I mean this has been going on for Ten years and suddenly after Ten years of Airport security procedures someone decides to take a camera and put it on Youtube, this stinks of a set up.


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

Rachell did you know that the underwear bomber DID NOT have a passport and was allowed onto the plane without a passport. Did you know that he was accompanied by a well dressed man that witnesses have described as someone with power. Did you know that he was seen as being drugged up while on the plane. Did you know that Chertoff lobbied for these naked body scanners before the underwear bomber ever pulled his stunt and that he works for the manufacturer?

The government is doing these things. The govt. pulled off 9/11 and we the people have got to stop them.


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rachellrobinson 6 years ago from Southwest Missouri

I respect you because you seem like a fairly intelligent woman which shocks me that you would buy that our Government would do such a horrible thing as 9-11. I understand that fear can convince people of otherwise insane ideas, but logically it is not there, the evidence that Osama Bin Ladin and his terrorist network were behind the attacks in insurmountable. The Muslims want, desire everyone to be Muslim and will do anything including killing to achieve a one world religion, to believe that our Government would come up with all of this just to what? Invade our privacy is insane.


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

Tell me, how many buildings fell on 9/11?


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

Here we go....


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

I'm still waiting for the answer.


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rachellrobinson 6 years ago from Southwest Missouri

I appologize for not getting back to you the second you asked, I was actually working my paying job which doesn't involve me waiting around the computer for people to pose silly questions. Okay, here goes, a 747 was flown into the north tower at 8:46 am, and into the south tower at 9:03 am. A combination of fire, the weight of the concrete and building materials above the planes cause the collapse of the two towers, their collapsing caused a chain reaction in the immediate vacinity which brought down the infamous tower number 7 which is the main argument alot of "truthers" use to say that the government was involved. What bothers me most about the truther movement is you are essentially denying the memories of the 2000 innocent people who died by saying that these planes never did take out the towers. Those hero's on flight 93 deserve more for their memory then people who say well it's the government's fault there is no way sweet innocent Muslims would do this. What about the phone calls from people in the towers who described to loved ones what happened? What about the phone calls from 93 before it crashed? The witnesses on the streets of Manhattan, were they all in on this Government conspiracy?


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rachellrobinson 6 years ago from Southwest Missouri

What you expect me to answer you the second you ask a question but when I ask one I don't deserve the same courtsy I find your "I still am waiting" remark to be extremely rude, and so I will not be following you any more. There was no need to be rude, I attempted to be polite in stating that I disagreed with you, to treat people who disagree with you with rudeness shows that you are not interested in a dialog, only in having everyone agree 100% of the time.


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

Rachel, my answer about waiting was to The Suburban Poet not to you. I think you are being overly sensitive here.

I think the thousands of members of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth would disagree with you about building 7. And, if what you say is true how come all the other buildings that were closer didn't fall?

Building 7 came down in less than 3 seconds...the only way that is possible is by explosives. It is common sense.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

I have no answers...


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

That's ok Suburban I have lots of answers to those who are interested in the truth and not what the TV tells them.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

I can understand the "pearl harbor" motive and I'm aware of PNAC and some of the things they published; I also believe there are Muslims who have a deep hatred of the US (unconditional support of Israel plus bombings of Iraq/Afghanistan along with military presence in the holy land of Saudi Arabia) so it doesn't shock the conscience that they would attack us....


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

I am not saying that the Muslims are right or not a danger, they are a danger and I have written about them in other articles.

BUT, that doesn't mean that they did 9/11. The laws of physics demand that the truth include explosives. And if there were explosives then someone had to put them there! Buildings don't come down in seconds by any other method. That's the simple, verifiable truth for anyone with an ounce of brain matter.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

Well you see it's the "ounce of brain matter" comments that upset people... I'm just not spending time analyzing it all. I have read arguments such as this back and forth between people who had reams of data on both sides. I once looked into the idea that a Jewish company was tipped off and found credible information that they weren't but it's still out there so I don't know...

I guess I'm just going to take a pass. If you read some of my poems you will probably see I'm not much of a Bush fan anyway....


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

It is not a republican vs liberal thing at all. Both sides were involved. And, just because there is disinformation out there about other minor things does not take away from the FACT that the laws of physics demand that explosives were used when a building free-falls in seconds into dust. I just don't understand the disconnect here. I guess I get frustrated because it's so elementary.

All you have to do is look at that one thing, the rest is all conjecture and we may never know the whole truth. But this one area (the demolition of Building 7) is the smoking gun.

I tell you what, if you don't believe me call a University Physics or Architectural professor, call them and ask them if you want some further evidence.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

Ok....


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

Oh and here is the website for A&E for 911 Truth

Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth:

http://www.ae911truth.org/


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OpinionDuck 6 years ago

The weakest link in the TSA chain is they pay these people as if they were working at McDonalds.

I think they we should follow the protocol that is used in Israel. It seems to work for them.


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

I agree OpinionDuck


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Debby Bruck 6 years ago

I agree with Brie. We mustn't remain silent. I'm hearing too many people say they will go through the X-Ray Scanners and do harm to their bodies because they refuse a pat-down. The whole thing is scare tactics to keep us under their control and lose our freedoms. I just found this and had already written a hub about this issue. Thanks for your super videos.


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

They are starting to back down, we have to keep up the pressure!


Citizen 6 years ago

As Americans, our Constitutional rights are being taken away by the TSA and their new X-Ray machines. Sure security is necessary but when does it stop. When does the Constitution become just another inconvenient truth that can be ignored. I say NEVER. If we throw the very essence of America away because of some terrorists they have won in so many ways. Once we throw the Constitution away what is to stop you and your loved ones from being tossed in jail on some politicians, police, or military persons whim. NOTHING. Only the Constitution keeps us safe from an abusive government.

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." - Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

I too am appalled by the intrusion but ask yourself this:

What if a plane explodes killing all aboard?

Will you say that it was worth it to maintain our freedoms? Will you tell the families not to sue?

It's almost the same as what I believe will happen with universal health care (which is probably inevitable). If you expect the government or someone to be 100% responsible for something then they will in turn look to you to give something up; they will want to regulate what you eat and drink. They will have to mitigate their side of the fence by controlling you.

So... do you want a 100% guarantee of safety? Or maybe you should just drive....


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

Amen Citizen Amen!!!!

Suburban Poet: The Government CANNOT keep you safe..that's ridiculous. Do you know how easy it would be for a terrorist to just put a bomb INSIDE his body...what then, do you want everyone to be cavity searched!

Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither...Benjamin Franklin!

Life is dangerous and guess what, we're all going to die someday.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

I understand but there are lot's of people who aren't as realistic as you.... I was just posting food for thought...


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

Well, it's my mission in life to bring a little reality and common sense to the issues.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

Keep up the good work...


TWB 6 years ago

bunch of pathetic whiners. you all have allowed the terrorist to win. stay out of the airports. drive your car. i don't care if you are 3 or 93! you abide by the same rules.


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

You can let them sexually abuse you but I will not and I hope that everyone WILL GO to the airports and stop the whole damn thing if necessary!


50 Year Old White Guy 6 years ago

Brie, we are in agreement on the whole TSA thing. At least the infringement of rights, that is. We do disagree on the motivation though. I enjoy a good conspiracy theory as well as the next guy, but you take it to another level. We've bantered back and forth over 9/11 before. The combination of what I saw with my own eyes, what I heard with my own ears, and my background in physics, makes me come to no other conclusion than 9/11 happened exactly as the official story states.

If it was only 9/11, I could give you a pass. The "truther" blogs, posts, and videos are compelling, but filled with hearsay and flawed science.

You are a paranoid conspiracy theorist. Many of your blogs show classic signs of paranoia. Are you as scared and miserable as many of your posts would leave one to believe? If so, please seek professional help. Believe it or not, I kinda like you, and do wish you the best.

50 YOWG


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

I guess the over one thousand engineers and architects are delusional too!

I'm not scared at all and not miserable, in fact, I would go so far as to say that you are probably more scared and more miserable than I am.

I just know that a 40 story building that has NOT been hit by a plane and comes down in seconds requires explosives and that is the truth. If your world view can't accept the truth well then I feel sorry for you because you will have many more shocks coming in the future.


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BDazzler 6 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

According to the washington post, the TSA rejected a modesty filter while the software was being developed:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/artic...

As a software engineer, I can tell you that this proposed solution is only one of dozens of options. One might concluded that somebody in authority either didn't care at all (most likely) or wanted travelers to feel exposed and humiliated (not unlikely).


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

It's the natural progression of a Police State. Many people think that they are going to back down, then stage another plane bomb so that the government can say "I told you so" now don't pay attention to all the 4th Amendment people and we'll keep you safe!


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

Are you saying Obama is part of the overall plan to control our lives? Many liberal bloggers during the Bush administration accused Bush/Cheney of pursuing that agenda. Now we have this under the Obama administration.

I'm confused.


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

You are confused because you have been conditioned by the media to believe that the Dems are the opposite of the Reps, they are one and the same...two sides of the same coin. They play off each other. The leaders change but those who remain in power are always the same.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

I was actually being sarcastic. I agree with you that both parties are somewhat in alignment on the things like money and power. I always said that things like gay rights, abortion and affirmative action are red herrings to keep our (the sheep) eye off the ball (money/power) because the elites will always have sex with who they want; will have access to family planning and will have a job... that's not their problem.


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

Hard to pick up sarcasm in writing sometimes...glad to know.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

I know... no biggie... I should be more straight-forward so we don't get on the wrong page. Just remember with me to give me the benefit of the doubt as I will explain myself. I'm not here to make enemies...


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BDazzler 6 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

The 1971 Stanford Prison experiment showed clearly that most humans, without checks on them, when given unfettered power will become cruel and sadistic. The guards themselves were horrified at what they'd become when the experiment was over.

Regardless of the intent behind the regulations, giving human this much unfettered authority over this many people is a "bad thing" for everybody. Even the guards.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

There is no question that people will do things that they ordinarily wouldn't do if someone in power has approved. I think it has been proven time and time again that the delegation of responsibility to someone else will cause a person to perform acts of immorality with ease.


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BDazzler 6 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

Just saw this on CNN's site:

Thomas Sawyer, a cancer survivor, has worn a urostomy bag for the past three years. Yet, he says, little could have prepared him for his recent airport pat down, when an officer broke the bag's seal and urine spilled out "onto my shirt and down my pants."

"I'm a good American. I know why we're doing this, and I understand it," Sawyer told CNN. "But this was extremely embarrassing, and it didn't have to happen. With educated TSA workers, it wouldn't have happened."

Your tax dollars at work, humiliating cancer patients and ignoring the real threats.


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

You said it BDazzler. When I fly in December I'm taking a copy of the 4th amendment and a copy of the sexual abuse laws of New York with me.


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BDazzler 6 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

The solution is very simple: Bomb sniffing dogs. They are less expensive. More reliable. Less intrusive. Not racially or ethnically motivated. Proven in combat situations to be as much as 80% more effective that the best technology. They respond passively, not threateningly.

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/10/19-billion...

And they specifically CAN detect the PTEN that the underwear bomber used.

But that makes too much sense for the government.


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

Sounds good to me.


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Wesman Todd Shaw 6 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Gosh, Brie, everytime I see a cool hub title, it's you that's published that hub!


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

:) That's me, coolness personified :) Thanks for becoming a fan!


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MagicStarER 6 years ago from Western Kentucky

"Who knows maybe the manufacturer of the naked body radiation scanner was Dick Cheney's best friend, or Obama's classmate"... Actually the man who owns the body scanner company in question, and the guy who introduced them into use in airports is none other than Michael Chertoff, former director of Homeland Security. If you google him, you will find that his background is quite exclusive of respect for "Constitutional Rights", is heavily influenced by Nazi-ism, the Israel Lobby, and etc. Just as a reminder, he was put into his DHS position by the Bush Administration.... Very good article, as usual, Brie, I always enjoy them! :)


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

Yes, I have since found that out and actually saw him the other day, I have nothing but profound disgust for him.


Doc from ohio 6 years ago

brie, with a tear in my eye, I feel i have found the right person to stand with or follow. You have showed someone like me im not the only one standing in a gross

infestation of B.S. I hope to continue following your views and am glad to be a part.


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

Thanks Doc, yes there are many tears that will be shed as the news is not good...until later :) Did you become a fan?


Rick 6 years ago

Seriously. Bless you, Brie. I love a bright witty woman who is on the side of new age truth. Along with purposeful economic tanking, toxic food and vaccines, scanners are yet another depopulation tool for the NWO. Your suspicions have been confirmed...

http://www.naturalnews.com/030607_naked_body_scann...


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

I wouldn't say that I was on the side of "new age truth" since I am most firmly a Christian. But thanks for the comments.


Rick 6 years ago

New age truth has nothing to do with religion. It has to do with reality and justice and admitting things that are not politically correct to corrupt elite or to the sheep.


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SJKSJK 6 years ago from delray beach, florida

I think you did a great job on this hub. Unforturnately, it is a double edge sword betweet keeping us safe and taking away our rights.


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

Oh ok Rick, thanks again

SJKSJK: The whole "keeping you safe thing" is a ruse. The government is perpetuating the terrorist threat to make it so that you will give up your rights. The borders are wide open and they are doing nothing and if a terrorist wants to come in the door is wide open and if a terrorist wants to blow something up they could easily put a bomb inside their body or rent a private plane and crash it into something or a million other things...

Once again THE TERRORIST THREAT IS A RUSE!!!!!!


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True Blue Tips 5 years ago

Thanks for a great hub. It is unfortunate that we live in a world where our rights as human beings are out weighed by the belief that we are going to at any time be blown up by terrorists. They must be laughing in their caves! All it took was a guy with a bomb in his shoe and now we have to take our shoes off at security checks. It just keeps escalating.


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Brie Hoffman 5 years ago from Manhattan Author

What isn't funny is how cowardly we have become.


Chris 5 years ago

I think that this is a joke. I will never fly again until there gone. I mean really... old people and children its going way to far. The government controls us..... When did it ever turn from the so called "WE THE PEOPLE" voting on things to us being told what were going to be doing...... I thought christopher columbus set up the new world for the "so called land of the free""" I am so disappointed in Americans these days....


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Brie Hoffman 5 years ago from Manhattan Author

Our freedom was taken a long time ago by a million cuts. And at each junction the American people allowed it. We no longer have a free country, the only thing we have is propaganda that tells us were free.


DC 5 years ago

The maker of the scanner is the last homeland security person!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrZ14NRbT-s


Old Empresario 5 years ago

The man who brought the backscatter x-ray to the TSA is a guy named Peter Kant. He was a political appointee to the USDA during the Clinton administration. Afterwards, he became a lobbyist before Rapiscan hired him as a VP of business development in the DC area. He used his connections to get appropriations and approval for full-body x-ray scanners. But I don't know how he was able to legally secure the contract for Rapiscan. According to the FAR, there has to be a strict justification for awarding a no-bid contract.


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Brie Hoffman 5 years ago from Manhattan Author

Thanks for the information, I should look into this guy further. Thanks for the comments Old Empresario.


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Brie Hoffman 5 years ago from Manhattan Author

Thanks MBL Jerseys

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