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Re: “Barbieri Doesn't Want TSA Searches, But Also Refuses to Go Through X-Rays

So some people think "it doesn't happen to me, therefore there is no problem." That's how we got into this mess to begin with.

Posted by Susan J. Barretta on 01/27/2012 at 11:22 PM

Re: “Barbieri Doesn't Want TSA Searches, But Also Refuses to Go Through X-Rays

Why is that such a head-scratcher? He obviously MUST fly for his job.

An ex-TSA agent showed me how bombs and weapons can go through these scanners and not be detected. So their reliability is a hugely questionable.

The machines have not been independently tested and verified to be safe and they are another violation of our privacy.

Really, no dose of radiation is safe, when the radiation is targeted for just beneath the skin, completely unlike the random background radiation we are naturally bombarded with daily. If I had no choice but to fly, I'd opt out of the scanners too.

Read the report on TSA by Congress, published in November. Congress flat out said TSA is failing in its mission. Instead of failing to act on reliable, meaningful intelligence it has become a bloated "human resources" bureaucracy (i.e., job creator of last resort) with a "one size fits all" approach to security.

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Posted by Susan J. Barretta on 01/26/2012 at 10:53 AM

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