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    Re: The Surveillance State - A New Era

    Post  Carol on Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:56 pm

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2010/nov/17/tsa-patdowns-scanner



    Get your hands off me, TSA!
    These airport so-called security measures amount to state-sponsored sexual harassment


    Listen to this: "My freely chosen bedmates and doctors are the only ones allowed to see my naked body or touch my genitalia." For a sane person in a sane country that's the ultimate in "no XXXX, Sherlock" statement. But not where I live.

    Not the United States of America. Not since 11 September 2001, when the government reacted to an attack on its citizens by lashing out against the very citizenry it claims to protect. No bureaucracy better embodies that reactionary principle than the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), whose contempt for American citizens has grown so great that they now require we submit to government agents either photographing our, to them, visibly naked bodies or groping us in molestation-style patdowns if we ever want to fly again.

    I'm sick of the craven cliches TSA apologists have cited these past nine years:

    "They protect us from terrorists."

    No, they impose pointlessly superstitious security theatre, trample Americans' constitutional rights and make foreigners feel sorry for us. TSA protected nobody with its infamous "bathroom bans" after last year's Christmas terror attempt; rules like "keep your lap empty and your hands visible at all times" only demonstrated the agency's willingness to treat ordinary citizens like serial killers in supermax prison.


    "You gave up your rights when you bought an airline ticket."

    I never gave up any rights. The government stole them while cowards egged them on.


    "TSA agents are just doing their jobs."

    A lousy apologia and historically ignorant to boot; the civilised world established at Nuremberg that "just following orders" cuts no ice. And my fellow Americans are realising "it'll stop terrorists" cuts none either, at least not to justify low-grade sexual harassment as standard behaviour for government agents.

    It's not hyperbole to call the enhanced patdown a low-grade sexual assault; if you don't believe me, go find some woman's boobs or man's balls, start cupping and squeezing them according to new TSA standards, and count how many offences you're charged with. Last month, an agent openly admitted that the purpose of the aggressive new patdowns was to intimidate people into choosing the nude scanners instead.

    And Homeland Security director Janet Napolitano justified this Hobson's choice – and abandoned all pretence of being a "servant" accountable to the public – in an insufferably arrogant column she wrote for USA Today, burying outright lies beneath eye-glazing bureaucratic prose. "The imaging technology that we use cannot store, export, print or transmit images," she claimed – though this was proven untrue almost as soon as the scanners were put in use; last August, US marshals admitted to storing 35,000 images collected from one single courthouse – some of which have now been obtained by the website Gizmodo under a freedom of information request.

    "Rigorous privacy safeguards are also in place to protect the travelling public."

    You can't claim privacy points when ordering people to let you either see them naked or feel them up.

    "The vast majority of travellers say they prefer this technology to alternative screening measures."

    No, the vast majority realise Napolitano's gone too far this time, and the backlash has finally begun. November 24 – the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday, and one of the busiest flying days of the year – is National Opt-Out Day, whose organiser Brian Sodegren calls for all Americans to refuse the nude scanners and insist the patdown be done in full public view, so everyone can see how law-abiding travelers are treated in the Land of the Free. Sodegren points out the obvious:

    "You should never have to explain to your children, 'Remember that no stranger can touch or see your private area, unless it's a government employee, then it's OK.'"

    Similarly, the group We Won't Fly calls for my fellow Americans to "Jam TSA checkpoints by opting out until they remove the porno-scanners!"


    I've flown only three times since the inception of the TSA, and only when I couldn't avoid it: two business trips and a funeral I couldn't drive to. But I won't fly on vacation; and last winter, when I thought I'd need to cross the Atlantic, I made reservations in Canada – a 450-mile drive to the airport, but worth it to avoid the TSA.

    I'm not alone. Industry leaders reportedly met with Napolitano to express their concerns; as one executive with the US Travel Association fretted, "We have received hundreds of e-mails and phone calls from travelers vowing to stop flying."

    Airline executives are rich. Maybe they've got the clout to stop TSA bullying. Napolitano clearly doesn't care if ordinary Americans quit flying altogether; at Ronald Reagan National Airport, she openly offered "travel by other means" as the only option for people who won't submit to the new TSA probes.

    That's what we've been reduced to in America: security measures lifted from bad porn plots, and hoping this latest outrage inconveniences enough rich guys with political connections to get it repealed.


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    Re: The Surveillance State - A New Era

    Post  Carol on Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:04 am


    Young Boy strip searched by TSA (Original w/ Full Story Description)


    TSA NEEDS TO BE STOPPED NOW!



    HILLARY: NO BODY SEARCH FOR ME...

    WIRE: TSA has met the enemy - and they are us!



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    Re: The Surveillance State - A New Era

    Post  Carol on Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:16 am

    On Drudge Report:


    SHOCK VIDEO: MASSIVE LINES ALREADY AT O'HARE CHECKPOINT...

    Work Slowdown? TSA Revenge for Criticism?



    Outcry prompts TSA to review screening

    WASHINGTON — The head of the agency responsible for airport security, facing protests from travelers and pressure from the White House, appeared to give ground yesterday on his position that there would be no change in policies regarding invasive passenger-screening procedures.
    http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2010/11/22/outcry_prompts_tsa_to_review_airport_screening



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    Re: The Surveillance State - A New Era

    Post  Carol on Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:39 am

    http://missoulian.com/news/weird-news/article_831eade3-545b-5804-b801-6e201f2695d0.html

    Underwear invention protects privacy at airport
    It's a special kind of underwear _ with a strategically placed fig leaf design _ and a Colorado man says it'll get you through the airport screeners with your dignity intact.

    His:

    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://wwwimage.cbsnews.com/images/2010/11/21/image7077157.jpg
    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/anti_scan_undies_use_junk_science_KFe58odTewphdFCC6O2AXM


    Hers:

    http://www.nypost.com/rw/nypost/2010/11/22/news/photos_stories/22.1n007.underwear1--300x300.jpg
    http://www.aolnews.com/nation/article/underwear-invention-protects-privacy-at-airport/19727966

    However it won't protect you from DNA damage resulting from X-Ray Scanners!

    Backscatter X-ray uses ionizing radiation, a known cumulative health hazard, to produce images of passengers’ bodies. Children, pregnant women, the elderly, and those with defective DNA repair mechanisms are considered to be especially susceptible to the type of DNA damage caused by ionizing radiation. Also at high risk are those who have had, or currently have, skin cancer. Ionizing radiation’s effects are cumulative, meaning that each time you are exposed you are adding to your risk of developing cancer. Since the dosage of radiation from the backscatter X-ray machines is absorbed almost entirely by the skin and tissue directly under the skin, averaging the dose over the whole body gives an inaccurate picture of the actual harm. In their letter of concern, the UCSF faculty members noted that “the dose to the skin could be dangerously high”. The eyes are particularly susceptible to the effects of radiation, and as one study found allowing the eyes to be exposed to radiation can lead to an increased incidence of cataracts.

    Dr Michael Love, who runs an X-ray lab at the department of biophysics and biophysical chemistry at the Johns Hopkins school of medicine. Love told AFP two days ago that “statistically someone is going to get skin cancer from these X-rays”.

    So, unless you count skin cancer as safe, Napolitano is lying to you.


    Scanners may cause DNA damage/How Terahertz Waves Tear Apart DNA
    http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/24331/

    A new model of the way the THz waves interact with DNA explains how the damage is done and why evidence has been so hard to gather

    Great things are expected of terahertz waves, the radiation that fills the slot in the electromagnetic spectrum between microwaves and the infrared. Terahertz waves pass through non-conducting materials such as clothes , paper, wood and brick and so cameras sensitive to them can peer inside envelopes, into living rooms and "frisk" people at distance.
    The way terahertz waves are absorbed and emitted can also be used to determine the chemical composition of a material. And even though they don't travel far inside the body, there is great hope that the waves can be used to spot tumours near the surface of the skin.

    With all that potential, it's no wonder that research on terahertz waves has exploded in the last ten years or so. But what of the health effects of terahertz waves? At first glance, it's easy to dismiss any notion that they can be damaging. Terahertz photons are not energetic enough to break chemical bonds or ionise atoms or molecules, the chief reasons why higher energy photons such as x-rays and UV rays are so bad for us. But could there be another mechanism at work?

    The evidence that terahertz radiation damages biological systems is mixed. "Some studies reported significant genetic damage while others, although similar, showed none," say Boian Alexandrov at the Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and a few buddies. Now these guys think they know why. Alexandrov and Co have created a model to investigate how THz fields interact with double-stranded DNA and what they've found is remarkable. They say that although the forces generated are tiny, resonant effects allow THz waves to unzip double-stranded DNA, creating bubbles in the double strand that could significantly interfere with processes such as gene expression and DNA replication. That's a jaw dropping conclusion.

    And it also explains why the evidence has been so hard to garner. Ordinary resonant effects are not powerful enough to do do this kind of damage but nonlinear resonances can. These nonlinear instabilities are much less likely to form which explains why the character of THz genotoxic
effects are probabilistic rather than deterministic, say the team.
    This should set the cat among the pigeons. Of course, terahertz waves are a natural part of environment, just like visible and infrared light. But a new generation of cameras are set to appear that not only record terahertz waves but also bombard us with them. And if our exposure is set to increase, the question that urgently needs answering is what level of terahertz exposure is safe.

    Ref: arxiv.org/abs/0910.5294: DNA Breathing Dynamics in the Presence of a Terahertz Field




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    Re: The Surveillance State - A New Era

    Post  Carol on Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:23 am

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    Re: The Surveillance State - A New Era

    Post  mudra on Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:34 pm

    Carol wrote:
    Scanners may cause DNA damage/How Terahertz Waves Tear Apart DNA
    http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/24331/


    I think this is what they are aiming at . We all know protection against terrorism is'nt the point.
    Non even taking into consideration the damage the scanners themselves can do , the severe stress of having to go through these things and the way it's handle is enough to create enough fear, humiliation or anger in people to considerably lower their immune system itself .
    I bet we will see sickness soaring unless people start to stand on their feet and say NO to this non sense.

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    Re: The Surveillance State - A New Era

    Post  Carol on Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:05 pm

    Keep your hand off of my teabag, Mr. President! - Rush Limbaugh

    Rush Limbaugh Rails Against TSA's "Fondling"





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    Re: The Surveillance State - A New Era

    Post  Carol on Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:22 pm


    Data: Where are the scanners?

    Scanner deployment
    These are airports that currently use full-body scanners, according to the Department of Homeland Security, and the number of outgoing passengers in 2009:
    Airport
    FAA identifier

    Phoenix Sky-Harbor International Airport
    PHX
    Arizona
    17,617,557
    920,365
    18,537,922
    San Francisco International Airport
    SFO
    California
    14,505,341
    3,937,821
    18,443,162
    Los Angeles International
    LAX
    California
    20,124,534
    7,343,610
    27,468,144
    Mineta San José International
    SJC
    California
    4,032,407
    57,883
    4,090,290
    Oakland International
    OAK
    California
    4,552,750
    73,850
    4,626,600
    San Diego International
    SAN
    California
    8,334,001
    106,347
    8,440,348
    Denver International Airport
    DEN
    Colorado
    23,006,550
    941,031
    23,947,581
    Jacksonville International Airport
    JAX
    Florida
    2,768,189
    581
    2,768,770
    Miami International Airport
    MIA
    Florida
    8,255,299
    7,734,667
    15,989,966
    Palm Beach International Airport
    PBI
    Florida
    2,955,010
    33,169
    2,988,179
    Tampa International Airport
    TPA
    Florida
    8,045,262
    202,497
    8,247,759
    Orlando International Airport
    MCO
    Florida
    14,883,835
    1,396,337
    16,280,172
    Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
    FFL
    Florida
    8,772,909
    1,424,206
    10,197,115
    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
    ATL
    Georgia
    37,804,585
    4,325,458
    42,130,043
    Lihue Airport
    LIH
    Hawaii
    1,211,261
    396
    1,211,657
    Boise Airport
    BOI
    Idaho
    1,393,267
    187
    1,393,454
    Chicago O'Hare International
    ORD
    Illinois
    26,045,472
    5,057,563
    31,103,035
    Fort Wayne International Airport
    FWA
    Indiana
    257,090
    2
    257,092
    Kansas City International
    MCI
    Missouri
    4,864,920
    18,026
    4,882,946
    Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International
    CVG
    Kentucky
    4,960,681
    222,464
    5,183,145
    Boston Logan International
    BOS
    Massachusetts
    10,798,176
    1,735,842
    12,534,018
    Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
    DTW
    Michigan
    13,806,478
    1,375,311
    15,181,789
    Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport
    MSP
    Minnesota
    14,408,962
    1,105,224
    15,514,186
    Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport
    GPT
    Mississippi
    332,453
    15
    332,468
    Omaha Eppley Airfield Airport
    OMA
    Nebraska
    2,071,637
    1,625
    2,073,262
    McCarran International Airport
    LAS
    Nevada
    18,129,280
    1,062,839
    19,192,119
    Reno-Tahoe International Airport
    RNO
    Nevada
    1,805,955
    121
    1,806,076
    Airport
    FAA identifier
    Location Outgoing domestic
    passengers Outgoing int'l
    passengers Total outgoing
    passengers
    Albuquerque International Sunport
    ABQ
    New Mexico
    2,874,747
    1,222
    2,875,969
    John F. Kennedy International Airport
    JFK
    New York
    11,980,298
    10,667,585
    22,647,883
    Buffalo Niagara International Airport
    BUF
    New York
    2,646,419
    1,487
    2,647,906
    La Guardia International Airport
    LGA
    New York
    10,551,168
    527,442
    11,078,610
    Raleigh/Durham International Airport
    RDU
    North Carolina
    4,335,076
    81,040
    4,416,116
    Charlotte Douglas International
    CLT
    North Carolina
    15,996,428
    1,150,640
    17,147,068
    Saipan International Airport
    GSN
    Northern Mariana Islands
    79,738
    295,317
    375,055
    Port Columbus International
    CMH
    Ohio
    3,072,994
    13,070
    3,086,064
    Tulsa International Airport
    TUL
    Oklahoma
    1,411,806
    484
    1,412,290
    Philadelphia International Airport
    PHL
    Pennsylvania
    13,144,542
    1,838,158
    14,982,700
    Pittsburgh International Airport
    PIT
    Pennsylvania
    3,858,968
    60,893
    3,919,861
    Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
    SJU
    Puerto Rico
    3,499,853
    569,257
    4,069,110
    T. F. Green International Airport
    PVD
    Rhode Island
    2,142,178
    5,179
    2,147,357
    Nashville International Airport
    BNA
    Tennessee
    4,354,188
    17,925
    4,372,113
    San Antonio International Airport
    SAT
    Texas
    3,715,285
    58,903
    3,774,188
    Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport
    BRO
    Texas
    80,310
    0
    80,310
    Corpus Christi International Airport
    CRP
    Texas
    345,692
    0
    345,692
    El Paso International Airport
    ELP
    Texas
    1,489,039
    100
    1,489,139
    Harlingen/Valley International Airport
    HRL
    Texas
    355,369
    0
    355,369
    Houston William P. Hobby Airport
    HOU
    Texas
    4,074,399
    2,051
    4,076,450
    Laredo International Airport
    LRD
    Texas
    100,501
    0
    100,501
    McAllen Miller Airport
    MFE
    Texas
    360,853
    0
    360,853
    Salt Lake City International Airport
    SLC
    Utah
    9,673,206
    221,419
    9,894,625
    Richmond International Airport
    RIC
    Virginia
    1,638,219
    5,532
    1,643,751
    Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
    DCA
    Virginia
    8,347,814
    133,391
    8,481,205
    Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
    SEA
    Washington
    13,966,599
    1,276,643
    15,243,242
    Spokane International Airport
    GEG
    Washington
    1,486,079
    169
    1,486,248
    SOURCES: Bureau of Transportation, Department of Homeland Security


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    Re: The Surveillance State - A New Era

    Post  mudra on Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:46 pm

    Google's map of Airports with Scanners

    These are the airports, according to the TSA, who have the body scanning technology.

    Created on Nov 18 Map

    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&t=h&msa=0&msid=103098884336151703754.0004955d35bb0404e5484&ll=31.653381,-90.351562&spn=51.216738,74.707031&z=3&source=embed

    Airports expecting body scanners soon are Chicago Midway International Airport, Houston William P. Hobby Airport, and Saipan International Airport. And there are a few places that are not airports using the technology; including the Colorado Springs (Colorado) and Cook County (illinois) Court Houses, and a few correctional facilities.

    http://www.fox40.com/news/headlines/ktxl-want-to-avoid-body-scanners-av-111810,0,7913943.story

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    Post  Carol on Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:52 pm

    I do not believe this and think the poll was skewed.

    Poll: Nearly two-thirds of Americans support full-body scanners at airports

    Failed attack highlights airport screening procedures
    The lapses in aviation security that allowed Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to board a flight for Detroit on Christmas Day, allegedly carrying explosives hidden from most security procedures, have led to increased attention to the implementation of body-screening measures to thwart such attempts.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/gallery/2009/12/30/GA2009123001449.html

    By Jon Cohen and Ashley Halsey III
    Washington Post Staff Writers

    Monday, November 22, 2010; 5:41 PM
    Nearly two-thirds of Americans support the new full-body security-screening machines at the country's airports, as most say they put higher priority on combating terrorism than protecting personal privacy, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

    But half of all those polled say enhanced pat-down searches go too far.

    The uproar over the new generation of security technology, and the frisking of those who refuse it, continued Monday with Transportation Security Administration head John S. Pistole saying: "In the short term there will not be any changes in the new procedures."

    Pistole said that he will continue to explore whether there are "less invasive" ways to accomplish the same security goals.

    continued at link:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/22/AR2010112205514.html?hpid=topnews


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    Post  mudra on Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:06 pm

    According to this article :

    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2009/1230/Number-of-full-body-scanners-at-US-airports-to-triple-in-2010

    In end of 2009 there were 40 full body scanners operating in about 19 US airports, although the majority were used for secondary searches, following an amendment approved by the US House of Representatives during summer saying the machines could not be used for primary screenings.

    I read that in 2010 there are now 300 full body scanners in 60 airports and that it's planned to raise the number to 500 by the end of the year.
    ( I have lost the link to this sorry )

    That's about 10 times more than in 2009 Shocked

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    Re: The Surveillance State - A New Era

    Post  Micjer on Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:28 pm

    I do not believe this and think the poll was skewed.

    Poll: Nearly two-thirds of Americans support full-body scanners at airports

    @Carol.


    Logic would say the poll was skewed.

    However when I discuss this issue with people, it is amazing how many are so brainwashed, that they think it is a good thing.

    The aspartame seems to be working on many!!


    Now that the veil has been lifted for many of us, it is amazing that everyone can't see the truth.

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    Re: The Surveillance State - A New Era

    Post  Carol on Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:04 pm

    If someone was asked if they are willing to risk their DNA being damaged, being exposed to increased cancer risks and cateracts by going through the x-ray scanner that is indicated as a danger to pregnant women, the elderly and children - do they think their personal health risks outweigh the need to be x-ray scanned in order to board a plane where no screening has EVER been effective in the past?

    Ask this question and then ask where they stand with this type of poll.

    Safety my as.s.

    Anyone who understands the medical ramifications would know that scanning also impairs the immune system.


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    Post  Micjer on Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:31 pm

    Have you noticed the trend lately?

    We know of the dangers in the Gulf of Mexico, yet people still go to the beach.

    We know the ill effects of aspartame, yet the masses still drink their diet sodas.

    We know the dangers of scanners, yet the majority line up and get nuked!

    Amazing.

    What is wrong with people! Guaranteed that it will be these same people who will be stampeding to get saved by the ET ships that will wisk them away, when they fear the end is near. Sorry don't plan on going with them. Wonder if they will have scanners before they can board the motherships?


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    Post  Carol on Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:32 pm

    The river of DENIAL runs deep and wide. If they watch TV they are conditioned by mind numbing television programing. Most people are so stressed out it is all they can do just to keep all of the plates up in the air and spinning.

    Many of the activists are dead. My generation was the one the protested the Vietnam war and had huge sit-ins all over the US. Dissent was our middle name. Now the newer generations are bought and sold by the company store and have forgotten what it means to be free and what it cost many who ended up in the military. Too many lives revolved around Rosanne and the Simpsons TV shows which taught them disrespect of family and each other. Of course during our youth we had a little push from consciousness raising drugs... the kids now who do drugs are zoned out on Weed or ice. I bet a significant number suffer from brain damage from parents who did drugs and those who do drugs now. Wasn't there a recent study were 1 in 5 were mentally ill. One has to ask, "How did that happen?"


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    Post  Carol on Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:17 pm



    Quote:

    What concerns me is how rationally justified anger at a Federal government has now been classified as a disease.

    As reported on 15 November, 2010 at: www.networkworld.com

    "People Who Resist Authority, Stand Up for Privacy, Could Be Classified As Mentally Ill"

    "According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which is published by the American Psychiatric Association, nonconformity and freethinking is a mental illness labeled "oppositional defiant disorder" or ODD. If psychiatrists follow the Fourth Edition of DSM diagnosis guidelines, people who stand up for privacy and freedom might be labeled as mentally ill.

    U.S.G.W.O. reports that it has confirmed "basically that anyone who disobeys authority or even questions authority is now considered mentally ill and can be thrown in a prison-like mental institution under tax payers dollars." I haven't read the entire book, but U.S.G.W.O. states that according to the psychiatric manual the following people would be diagnosed as having ODD:

    * Freethinkers
    * Constitutionalists
    * Oath Keepers
    * Nonconformists
    * Peaceful Activists
    * Peaceful Resistors
    * Those who partake in Civil Disobedience
    * Those that question Authority
    * Highly creative artists"


    Hmm, I can check off 8 out of 9 for this. Does it mean I get a free accomendations, free meals and can paint?

    This is fricking insane because I'm also a state certified licensed psychotherapist! Oops, my ODD must be showing. Crazy Happy

    http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/people-who-resist-authority-stand-privacy-cou
    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/11/18/health/main7066675.shtml


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    Post  Micjer on Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:31 am



    The whole thing is intentially trying to stir the proverbial pot. Even Glenn Beck agrees with this assessment.


    Some do not like GB, but has he jumped ship as he sees the dark ship is sinking? Wouldn't be the first. Geraldo seems to have also.

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    Post  Carol on Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:54 am

    Excellent Micjer. Thank you for sharing this.


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    Post  eMonkey on Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:01 am

    At least he has the sense not to incite rioting and recognises that it wont solve problems however, I think that this message was not delivered strongly enough.

    Way to go (fox) "666 news".

    I'll second Carol - great find Micjer - yeah thanks for sharing.
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    Post  Micjer on Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:52 am

    Police State USA: TSA Gestapo Empire

    http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=22047

    'It doesn’t take a bureaucrat long to create an empire. John Pistole, the FBI agent who took over the Transportation Security Administration on July 1 told USA Today 16 days later that protecting trains and subways from terrorist attacks will be as high a priority for him as air travel.

    It is difficult to imagine New Yorkers being porno-screened and sexually groped on crowed subway platforms or showing up an hour or two in advance for clearance for a 15 minute subway ride, but once bureaucrats get the bit in their teeth they take absurdity to its logical conclusion. Buses will be next, although it is even more difficult to imagine open air bus stops turned into security zones with screeners and gropers inspecting passengers before they board.

    Will taxi passengers be next? In those Muslim lands whose citizens the US government has been slaughtering for years, favorite weapons for retaliating against the Americans are car and truck bombs. How long before Pistole announces that the TSA Gestapo is setting up roadblocks on city streets, highways and interstates to check cars for bombs? That 15 minute trip to the grocery store then becomes an all day affair.'


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    Post  Carol on Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:20 pm

    Airports in uproar with angry passengers. Drudgereport.com



    OPT-OUT...
    POLL: 61% oppose new airport security measures...
    Prosthetics Become Source of Shame at Airport Screenings...
    Scanner Uproar Shadows Holiday Travel...
    AAA Expects Record Traffic on Highways...
    30-Mile Backup on Mass Turnpike...
    VIDEO: TSA Speedo Protester...
    VIDEO: Woman wears bikini to LAX...
    Woman: Agents Singled Me Out For My Breasts...
    http://www.clickorlando.com/news/25902334/detail.html
    Fliers Claim TSA Has Deactivated Body Scanners...


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    TSA Turns Off Naked Body Scanners to Avoid Opt-out Day Protests Thursday, 25 November 2010 08:02



    'Anticipating a nationwide grassroots surge of protests against naked body scanners and aggressive pat-downs, the TSA simply turned off its naked body scanners on Wednesday and let air travelers walk right through security checkpoints without being X-rayed or molested.

    All across the country, air travelers are reporting that the TSA simply deactivated the naked body scanners and let people go right through without a scan. "Backscatter scanners are off. No scan. No patdown." reported a traveler from the Seattle airport. "Backscatter machines aren't being used at LAX," reported another traveler. "They're all roped off."

    Much the same story is being reported all across the country.'




    They never mentioned this on MSM! lol

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    This post just made my thanksgiving... Crazy Happy
    My Uncle's guna love it....

    Salutations to all on this and everyday..... spending time with the ones you love and forgeting the chaos of reality in remembrance of the one love and creator...

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