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The Republicans control the House of Representatives and are bracing for a long battle over the President’s health care proposal. In the spirit of bipartisanship and sanity, I propose that the first thing on the chopping block should be an ineffective organization that wastes money, violates our rights, and encourages us to make decisions that imperil our safety. I’m talking about the Transportation Security Administration.

Bipartisan support should be immediate. For fiscal conservatives, it’s hard to come up with a more wasteful agency than the TSA. For privacy advocates, eliminating an organization that requires you to choose between a nude body scan or genital groping in order to board a plane should be a no-brainer.

But won’t that compromise safety? I doubt it. The airlines have enormous sums of money riding on passenger safety, and the notion that a government bureaucracy has better incentives to provide safe travels than airlines with billions of dollars worth of capital and goodwill on the line strains credibility. This might be beside the point: in 2003, William Anderson incisively argued that some of the steps that airlines (and passengers) would have needed to take to prevent the 9/11 disaster probably would have been illegal.
More at link: http://blogs.forbes.com/artcarden/2010/ ... h-the-tsa/

We certainly need to write, call, and hassle our Senators and Congressman, trying to get them to tackle this. Unless of course our Federal Representatives like Big Government, more intrusion, and loss of our rights. Which is a possibility.

Also, if you have to fly, and you know you are going to strip naked for them, because you won't walk through the scanner, take the time to pen, in Sharpie, an appropriate message across your chest, and your back if you have any help. Use your imagination. Have fun with it.
 

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Dude, a sharpie will not work. It's a friggin RADAR. Tin foil letters cut out and glued to the Outside of your drawers would be visible. I'm not sure if the scanner could induce a current or heat on the metal or any conductive thread that you might use. There's a possibility you could get shocked or burned. You could even cut out a silhouette of a clenched fist with an extended middle finger and place it strategically for a greater visual impact. There's even a company that sells creative message clothing specifically to "get your personal message of contempt across" to the screeners.

Be careful though. I know for a fact that they can assess some hellacious civil fines if you cuss a screener. They may and will probably try irregardless of the actual law and policy to harass, impede, embarrass, and fine you anyway for "hurting their self esteem". IANAL

All you guys might want to consider wearing tassled nipple pasties when you go through too. Those are always tasteful but fun. :righton: :oops:
 

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Also, if you have to fly, and you know you are going to strip naked for them, because you won't walk through the scanner, take the time to pen, in Sharpie, an appropriate message across your chest, and your back if you have any help. Use your imagination. Have fun with it.
We're not in the scanner, so a sharpie should be fine.
 

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I was thinking a 5lb salami down my pants before walking through the x-ray machne...........
 

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EJR914 said:
Also, if you have to fly, and you know you are going to strip naked for them, because you won't walk through the scanner, take the time to pen, in Sharpie, an appropriate message across your chest, and your back if you have any help. Use your imagination. Have fun with it.
We're not in the scanner, so a sharpie should be fine.
May I suggest instead a vis-a-vis marker, which is water soluable?
 

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Having done a couple of triathalons where the race officials write your bib number on your shoulders and thighs, I can attest that even "permanent" markers do wash off after a couple baths or showers. Maybe after just one if you scrub real hard (I never bothered).
 

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It's ironic. The airport has signs posted at the security line saying not to abuse the TSA personnel, to "give them the respect they deserve." Bring the groper over here by the porn-o-scan, and lets talk about respect the travellers deserve, ok?

I wonder if all TSA employees go through a scan everyday they report to work. If not, then why do pilots have to? Shouldn't all people, no exceptions, have to be rescanned for every crossing into sterile area?
 

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Dude, a sharpie will not work. It's a friggin RADAR. Tin foil letters cut out and glued to the Outside of your drawers would be visible. I'm not sure if the scanner could induce a current or heat on the metal or any conductive thread that you might use. There's a possibility you could get shocked or burned. You could even cut out a silhouette of a clenched fist with an extended middle finger and place it strategically for a greater visual impact. There's even a company that sells creative message clothing specifically to "get your personal message of contempt across" to the screeners.

Be careful though. I know for a fact that they can assess some hellacious civil fines if you cuss a screener. They may and will probably try irregardless of the actual law and policy to harass, impede, embarrass, and fine you anyway for "hurting their self esteem". IANAL

All you guys might want to consider wearing tassled nipple pasties when you go through too. Those are always tasteful but fun. :righton: :oops:
Maybe you should read my post a little bit closer. If you say no to the scanner, they make you strip all the way down to nothing, you are then physically naked in front of them, thus, they will see whatever you've written on your body in a sharpie.

I think that I know that the scanner machine cannot see sharpie on your skin. :righton:
 

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I was thinking a 5lb salami down my pants before walking through the x-ray machne...........
They have a provision for that. If a salami is detected, they are mandated to turn the machine up to "eleven".
 

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Well it turns out they are saving all the body scans, and 100 have been leaked to the public! I knew they were doing this. The government saves records of everything that it does. They lied about it. What a shocker, there.

http://gizmodo.com/5690749/

One Hundred Naked Citizens: One Hundred Leaked Body Scans

At the heart of the controversy over "body scanners" is a promise: The images of our naked bodies will never be public. U.S. Marshals in a Florida Federal courthouse saved 35,000 images on their scanner. These are those images.

A Gizmodo investigation has revealed 100 of the photographs saved by the Gen 2 millimeter wave scanner from Brijot Imaging Systems, Inc., obtained by a FOIA request after it was recently revealed that U.S. Marshals operating the machine in the Orlando, Florida courthouse had improperly-perhaps illegally-saved images of the scans of public servants and private citizens.
Yes, your nude picture could now be up on the internet, all thanks to our wonderful government. Aren't you so glad that we have them there to protect us?
 

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Freedom fades as we grope for answers

The current Homeland Security chief, Janet Napolitano, has no credibility either. She’s still insisting scanners are “safe, efficient†and that privacy is protected because “the imaging technology that we use cannot store, export, print or transmit images.â€

Whoops. U.S. Marshals have already admitted saving 35,000 naked body images from a scanning machine at a federal courthouse in Florida.

I can’t wait for the lucrative TSA black market in naked body scans of 15-year-old boys and girls â€" and those of famous celebrities.
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/column ... r_answers/
 

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This may or may not be NSFW... I just can't tell... its just too hilarious to not click, though... I'm not sure if I could post the picture of Janet behind the scanner, but my goodness, I laughed until I cried... then I read the comments at the bottom and I laughed and cried some more... Goodness gracious. Click on the link...http://thepeoplescube.com/current-truth ... t6420.html

Janet Napolitano Unveils New TSA Public Relations Campaign

In an effort to boost compliance with new full-body scan policy, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano volunteers to pose in front of the scanner for a TSA poster to be displayed at all airports as part of the TSA public relations campaign. (Scroll down for rejected TSA logos)....

The straight activist group demands the "right to be groped" by a woman instead of a man during the screening procedures at airports. Enhanced pat-down with romantic music and candle light is desirable but optional.
Comment: There is no body cavity too secret that the Peoples Collective Security services should not be able to inspect repeatedly with a little wine and soft music!
I am on the phone now with Commissarka Napolitano reporting myself and requesting the complete treatment. All I need now is an American cigarette!
Comment: The full body scan of Comrade Napolitano fills me with pride to witness the full child-bearing hips and strong worker's legs she displays as proof of the superiority of the kollective. May her beet rations increase twofold.
I too, upon entering the security area of my local aeroport, wish to be "examined" by a large-boned babushka, sparing my fellow male revolutionaries any embarrassment of fondling the exceedingly large pair of "beets" I sport beneath my party uniform trousers . . .
They go on as well.

 

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You know, while they're at it, maybe the TSA can at least let me know if my prostate is ok. Save me a trip to the doctor. The procedure seems similar enough.
 

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Maybe you should read my post a little bit closer. If you say no to the scanner, they make you strip all the way down to nothing, you are then physically naked in front of them, thus, they will see whatever you've written on your body in a sharpie.
I don't think you're right on this one. I'm pretty sure if you say no to the scanner they will instead give you a pat down, there would be no stripping involved.
 

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You know, while they're at it, maybe the TSA can at least let me know if my prostate is ok. Save me a trip to the doctor. The procedure seems similar enough.
At the very least they could check for a hernia... Would we owe them an Obama-care co-pay if we have them do either though?
 

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The critical failing in our TSA/Airliner/Airport protection program is that they spend all their time looking for WEAPONS.....
What they SHOULD be looking for is TERRORISTS, HIJACKERS and KILLERS

No wonder they can't do it right.....
 
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