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By Rady Ananda
Are transportation security authorities looking for terrorists or a hard on? Why would 19 agents and police officers need to handle -- and watch -- a 20-something woman who happens to be 'smoking hot' get her breasts squeezed and twisted?
Children are fondled, too. Three-year-old Mandy Simon screams, "STOP TOUCHING ME" when a woman searches her for weapons.
When law enforcement personnel can't tell the difference between a terrorist and a three-year-old child, they need to go back to investigation school. One commenter captures my sentiment:
"I don't know what is more disgusting -- the TSA agent messing with a three year old or the father's rationalization of and acquiescence in her molestation. 'Sensitivity training suggested?' WTF. My parents had their faults and shortcomings but I really don't think my mother would hold me so I could be groped by a government goon and my father would stand there and record it on his cell phone. Their generation sacrificed too much to ensure crap like this didn't happen here."
Pilots are objecting, too. The president of the US Airways Pilots Association objects to the "far reaching, intrusive" measures taken by the Transportation Safety Authority and issued a warning to its pilot members:
"One US Airways pilot, after being selected for an enhanced pat-down, experienced a frisking that has left him unable to function as a crewmember. The words this pilot used to describe the incident included 'sexual molestation,' and in the aftermath of trying to recover, this pilot reported that he had literally vomited in his own driveway while contemplating going back to work and facing the possibility of a similar encounter with the TSA. This is a very serious situation..."
TSA can't seem to figure out how to do its job without invading every right protected under the US Constitution. This isn't authority; these are criminals.
The following audio is from a gentleman who secretly taped TSA agents who demanded to know where he got $4,700 found in his belongings. TSA knew they were in the wrong because not one of those thugs could cite a law requiring the man to answer such a question:
Of course, the scanners are dangerous. Dr. William Douglas writes in High-tech strip search packs massive radiation punch that "the Columbia University’s Center for Radiological Research says it’s because the X-rays don’t distribute evenly. Instead, they concentrate on the skin, which is extremely sensitive to radiation — and that opens up the possibility of chromosome damage and even cancer."
Worse, children are more sensitive to X-rays.
Refuse scanners. Opt out. Even better, boycott air travel. One organization getting much attention now is We Won't Fly.
And, let's not forget that former homeland security secretary Michael Chertoff is the founder of the Chertoff Group, a security consulting firm whose clients include manufacturers of full-body scanners.
“Mr. Chertoff should not be allowed to abuse the trust the public has placed in him as a former public servant to privately gain from the sale of full-body scanners,’’ opined Kate Hanni, founder of FlyersRights.org, which opposes use of the scanners.
Chertoff's group represents Rapiscan, a California based firm "which until recently was the only company qualified to sell full-body scan machines to the TSA." Last summer, "TSA purchased 150 machines from Rapiscan with $25 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds."
A better name might be RapeScan.
In July, a privacy advocacy group, Electronic Privacy Information Center, filed a lawsuit to suspend the use of such machines. EPIC uncovered 35,000 naked images that have been stored and transmitted by such technologies.
Alex Jones calls the scanners and sexual assault by TSA, "slave training," and has covered the issue extensively. He reported that authorities plan to use these tactics at stadiums, as well. In February, InfoWars' Kurt Nimmo revealed:
"Claims on behalf of authorities that naked body scanner images are immediately destroyed after passengers pass through new x-ray backscatter devices have been proven fraudulent after it was revealed that naked images of Indian film star Shahrukh Khan were printed out and circulated by airport staff at Heathrow in London."
People need to boycott air travel. The only way to hurt corporations is in their pockets. Money is the only language they understand.
Do not let people fondle you or your children - this is a very basic human right. Travel should not involve sexual or physical assault. No one should be searched without credible probable cause. Resist.
"The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose." Frederick Douglass
These days you can’t swing a cat or open your mailbox without being hit by a flood of emails about the memorials, tributes, condolences, and donation sites for the victims of these tragedies that the conspiracy theorists say were created -- not right after the event, but right before the event.
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