Airports getting 150 full-body scanners

Airports getting 150 full-body scanners

There are 6 comments on the CNN story from Dec 31, 2009, titled Airports getting 150 full-body scanners. In it, CNN reports that:

One hundred and fifty new full-body scanning machines are set to be placed in airports across the United States as federal authorities work to close security loopholes exposed by the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a U.S.-bound airliner.

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Jon

Naples, FL

#1 Jan 1, 2010
Another dumb idea by Obama, the TSA failed not the system!
Far sighted

Sudbury, MA

#2 Jan 1, 2010
It's about time we institute some real security. Unlike the Bush color code system for idiots! Hurrah for President Obama!!!
Goforride

Sharon, PA

#3 Jan 1, 2010
Uhh....the full body scanners were not Obama's idea. They were rushed into production under Bush with the enthusiastic support of DHS Secretary Chertoff who now heads a company that makes them.

Implementation of the machines was delayed by the GOP Congress out of concerns that they were not ready for operation for a variety of reasons and out of privacy concerns several years ago and was only gradually allowed to go forth in a handful of "demonstation" locations later on by the Democratic-controlled Congress.

DHS and Congress also wanted simultaneous development of the "sniffers" since those don't have same concerns for privacy and for exposing people to x-rays, but they are slower to process people and have substantial false-positives concerns.
happyidontlivein detroit

United States

#4 Jan 1, 2010
Now the TSA guys don't have to guess if a women has implants anymore.
Far sighted

Sudbury, MA

#5 Jan 1, 2010
Goforride wrote:
Uhh....the full body scanners were not Obama's idea. They were rushed into production under Bush with the enthusiastic support of DHS Secretary Chertoff who now heads a company that makes them.
Implementation of the machines was delayed by the GOP Congress out of concerns that they were not ready for operation for a variety of reasons and out of privacy concerns several years ago and was only gradually allowed to go forth in a handful of "demonstation" locations later on by the Democratic-controlled Congress.
DHS and Congress also wanted simultaneous development of the "sniffers" since those don't have same concerns for privacy and for exposing people to x-rays, but they are slower to process people and have substantial false-positives concerns.
I not as worried about the false positives as I am the false negatives. Yes Chertoff does have his slimmey little Republican claws in this unfortunately!!!!
Midnight Toker

United States

#6 Jan 5, 2010
Nothing like unlawful searches which go against the constitution! The problem is not the methods of screening its the "officials" not knowing who to screen or having the balls to screen those who "fit the profile"!

Like any measure there are ways to beat this! Just another nonsense idea to make people "feel" safe when reality is its the hoarding of information by governmental and law enforcement bodies due to the fact thier funding is directly related which partly caused this and the original 911 disaster!

So this bandaid on a bullet wound approach is just another "piece of mind" BS stragedy instead of addressing the problem intelligently and with common sense like air travel in Isreal the safest yet most attacked in the world!

Whats next cavity searches? Maybe they would find the majority of the American peoples heads because liberty is to freely given away at the expense of Political correctness and ideas designed to make profit for some body scan machine company!

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