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Airport X-ray body scanners banned in Europe over health concerns

By Shawn Knight
Nov 16, 2011
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  1. Airport body scanners that use X-ray technology have been banned in the European Union. In a press release regarding the machines, officials have deemed X-ray technology off limits in order…

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  2. We all know that corrupt USA politicians do not care about the citizens so no surprise there.
     
  3. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 814   +93

    This announced the same day that the TSA announced they're putting off safety tests for the scanners.
     
  4. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,953   +162

    I wonder what they would make a of a bag of ham hidden in my armpit.
     
  5. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,106   +97

    "more than 300 dangerous or illegal items have been found on passengers as a direct result of using X-ray body scanners."

    Translation: More than 300 nail clippers, cigarette lighters, and containers containing more than 3 oz of liquid have been found on passengers as a direct result of using X-ray body scanners.
     
  6. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,268   +92

    +infinity
     
  7. Mindwraith

    Mindwraith TS Enthusiast Posts: 186

    why are people afraid of having their body scanned under their clothes? are they afraid some airport security guy is jacking off to a vague radio image of your body?
     
  8. Passengers on long haul flights get the same dose of radiation, if people are worried about that then just stop flying all together.
     
  9. Night Hacker

    Night Hacker TS Enthusiast Posts: 125   +20

    Mindwraith, I'm not afraid of anything, but the decision whether or not I wish to show ANYONE my nakkid body is mine alone, and nobody else's. It's called basic rights and freedoms, and I for one am not willing to give up those rights for any reason. PERIOD! I doubt I will ever visit an airport again so long as this bullshit exists there. If anyone tries scanning me or feeling me up, they better be prepared to get a beating from me and thrown across the room.
     
  10. "Translation: More that 300 nail clippers, cigarette lighters, and containers containing more than 3 oz of liquid have been found on passengers as a direct result of using X-ray body scanners."

    Wendig0, i love you! LOL
    You nailed that dead center. They still owe me my shampoo that cost me about $35 :/
     
  11. "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." ~ Benjamin Franklin
     
  12. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 814   +93

    TSA is rolling out on the streets of Tennessee and at big events like NFL football games. Soon you won't be able to go to wal-mart to get groceries without body scanning.
     
  13. The link that the claim "over 300 dangerous or illegal items" took us to was simply to another article that made this BS claim and said absolutely nothing about it. We're not stupid. We know it is a lie.
    The TSA is NOT there to increase your safety but to only condition Americans t0o submit to tyranny and abuse by authorities. It is a matter of control. Even in their heyday the Nazis never tried anything like this.
    Many of us will no longer fly because we refuse to expose ourselves to the US Gestapo and I have many European friends who will no longer travel to the US because of the police state that it has become.
     

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