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(Bloomberg)   "Naked" body scanners to be removed from airports, transferred to other government agencies. Have fun taking your kids to the Smithsonian museums, suckers   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Osi, U.S., U.S. Transportation Security Administration, underwear bomber, L-3 Communications, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Waters, airports  
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9278 clicks; posted to Main » on 18 Jan 2013 at 9:52 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-01-18 09:58:29 AM  
3 votes:
I always find it amusing that the software was called "Rapiscan."
2013-01-18 11:06:57 AM  
2 votes:
2013-01-18 10:11:18 AM  
2 votes:

Generation_D: Arms over your head, feet apart, don't move, hold that position for 10 seconds.

I like to pretend I'm making moose antlers when I do this. If rapiscan is inevitable, it's best to just try to enjoy it.
2013-01-18 09:57:31 AM  
2 votes:
It's cuz they finally got pictures of my junk....the only reason they put 'em up in the first place.
2013-01-18 08:51:05 PM  
1 vote:
When showing off your jail's new body scanner, do not offer to be a guinea pig for the press, or you might end up with your junk on the front page:
2013-01-18 06:45:09 PM  
1 vote:

Liese: vagina parts

Like many people, I think of the vagina  as a part which cannot be further divided, and don't give any thought to the wondrous sub-vaginal particles modern science has discovered.  Are you some sort of physicist?
2013-01-18 03:10:10 PM  
1 vote:
Damn it! One or two more times and I'd be fully ready to father a race of mutants!

/well, after finding a willing mother, of course
//proving to be more of a challenge than I had hoped
///nobody wants to birth mutant children these days, it's very sad
2013-01-18 02:37:50 PM  
1 vote:

Moose23: Went through a scanner last year at Newark. The picture revealed I was carrying something in my right pocket. TSA agent came over with gloved hand and felt my pocket. I reached in and pulled out a quarter. Damn. Forgot I was carrying. I could have killed somebody with that.

I had $39 and some broken rubber bands. Since I grew up watching McGuyver I can make a thermonuclear warhead out of that. The TSA was right to panic.
2013-01-18 01:42:47 PM  
1 vote:

dynomutt: The reason that the scanners have left the airports is that their job at the airports is complete.

How so? Other scanners are still there. And it's not like new passengers don't ever come through the gates. So their job, if I'm understanding you right, wouldn't ever be complete.

The scanners were never intended to be used to protect airline passengers from weapons-holding attackers.


Those scanners exist to collect a photographic inventory of the cattle of the USA.


Anyone who refuses to enter the scanner is harassed in a show of humiliation and threatened with a fine.

Incorrect. Where the hell are you flying out of?

The more complete the cattle inventory is, the more convenient it will be to identify individuals to be eliminated from a distance, by the use drones or other means. Otherwise, there would be more collateral damage.

...What is this I don't even...

The USG has a history of collecting information like this, but not on this large a scale. They have been doing facial recognition for over a decade at airports and other camera-covered places using databases of convicted drug offenders amongst others.

Do you have a driver's license? Cause you gave 'em info for a database on that, too. Ooh, scary.

The government is NOT YOUR FRIEND and it is NOT YOUR PARENT, no matter how much it attempts to claim to be. Stop letting them trample your natural rights. A right lost is a right given away.

I just can't agree due to the other strange things about drones and government picking people off. Interesting theory, though.

Still, I live with my mom.
2013-01-18 01:16:28 PM  
1 vote:

HartRend: Sure are a lot of shops out there:
2013-01-18 12:08:28 PM  
1 vote:

thornhill: For all we know, the terrorists may have scrapped plans related to airplanes because they felt the new security measurers would increase the likelihood of their plan being stopped.

I call shenanigans on you! They have suicide bombers that carry out their deeds. And those bombers don't even have to make it through airport security to kill/injure a LOT of people in busy airports. Terrorists like making a point. They don't always have to have a plan. They often are content with simply wreaking havoc.

So, in that vein, spending millions of dollars on contracts, and more on the actual machines, seems kinda lame and solves very little. But, they succeed in making us fearful, and in making us buy into these idiotic regulations. Hooray.

/you are positive, I am just negative, so I couldn't stop myself from replying ;)
2013-01-18 11:32:36 AM  
1 vote:


Yes, comparing a TSA blueshirt patting you down to rounding up Jews to be roasted alive isn't hyperbolic at all.
2013-01-18 10:22:42 AM  
1 vote:
Time to fap to sexy TSA official Susan Hallowell one more time. Flash it Suz!
2013-01-18 10:14:43 AM  
1 vote:
I can't believe the TSA bungled this technology so badly. Just buy the exact same scanners Amsterdam's Schiphol uses. The screen displaying the image is right where you can see it and it shows a default human like blob instead of your actual image.

You know what I take it back I can believe the TSA messed it up.
2013-01-18 10:14:02 AM  
1 vote:
Damn. And xray-esque images of dicks and tittles is my favorite porn.
2013-01-18 10:11:57 AM  
1 vote:

ha-ha-guy: every so often you run into a dick cheese.

That's a pretty invasive pat-down.
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