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August 6, 2011 / Katie

Shocking News: TSA Scanners Ineffective

Who’da Thunk’it?

German Study shows TSA scanners are “useless”

Body scanners being tested at Germany’s Hamburg airport have had a thumbs down from the police, who say they trigger an alarm unnecessarily in seven out of 10 cases, a newspaper said Saturday.

The weekly Welt am Sonntag, quoting a police report, said 35 percent of the 730,000 passengers checked by the scanners set off the alarm more than once despite being innocent.

The report said the machines were confused by several layers of clothing, boots, zip fasteners and even pleats, while in 10 percent of cases the passenger’s posture set them off.

Not to mention the things are like Disneyland for skeevy TSA agents and other onlookers. From Postsecret a few weeks back:

image of woman and male TSA agent with the text "when I see a hottie take off her boots and belt for TSA, I get an erection"

*shudder*

 

Our bodies are sacred; our right to privacy supreme. We should not be subjected to unhealthy radiation and have our constitutional right to privacy eroded just because we want to ride a plane George Soros and Michael Chertoff want to get richer.

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  1. The Bald Soprano / Aug 7 2011 5:55 am

    FYI: The scanners being tested in Germany show a kinda stick-figure-like schematic, not people’s naked bodies like the ones in the US. I’m hoping this doesn’t mean that they now will start testing the ones being used in the US….

  2. Beebo / Aug 31 2011 8:49 am

    There’s no constitutional right to privacy in the absence of government agency.

    • Katie / Aug 31 2011 9:32 am

      This is correct. And also completely irrelevant to my post, as the TSA is a government agency. So, your point is?

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