Finally! Someone who stands up for our fading rights. This guy should run for
a higher office.
We don't need whole body imaging. All we need is to search suspicious looking
muslim arabs ages 18-40. That would pretty much do it---and everyone knows that
would ELIMINATE 99.9% of the threat. But our liberal pacifist society has
decided it is more important not to hurt their feelings than it is to actually
be safe.Think about that. Seriously.Instead though we
search small children and senior citizens who can hardly see or hear who
OBVIOUSLY never have and never will have anything to do with terrorism. The
policy is tantamount to blatant stupidity.No worries though--it is
all just a show anyways to give the impression there is security. There really
is not.I fly/travel 20+ times per year. On mulitple occasions (all
since 9/11) I have accidently taken banned items on the plane in my carry on.
These items include swiss arm knives. Right down the belt sitting there on the
screens in full view and they sent the bags through unsearched.Ya,
we are all safe. Right--wink wink!
Right on Chaffetz. As an independent voter I'm very happy that I voted for you.
You have done nothing so far but impress me. Keep up the good work.
It is ridiculous that political correctness is seen as more important than
whether you live or die from a terrorist act.Government is so
wonderful. You can always rely on them to do the right thing. Unfortunately
most of the time it is the right thing FOR the enemy!!!
I remember being in another country a few years ago, and a small beagle and a
lady came up to see what was in a pack. With the current metal
detectors, wands, sniffer dogs and the "sniffer" machines they already have, we
are fine.This new machine is great, but lets use it to screen
prisoners not passengers.It is bad enough we have to take our shoes
off.Rep. Chaffetz is correct, we need to draw a line somewhere. I disagree with the idea of targeting people whose families come from
different parts of the world.
My tired old body as much as they can want. Just PLEASE don't make me take off
my shoes anymore. That is a real hassle.
Keep up the fight Jason!
You're wrong.Name the second-worst terrorist act committed on US
soil. How about the Oklahoma City Murrah Building bombing in April,
1995? Ring any bells? NOW, to stop that from happening again, why
don't we just start watching all of the young white men who just got out of the
Army? NO? Why not?Then why don't we just watch those young
white ex-Army guys who hang out with Chrstians and protest against the
government? NO? Why not?
Hooray for sound thinking! Thank-you a million times over to all those who are
protecting my rights! It is true that security can always be safer, but if we
forced everyone to obey the law we would be loads safer than we are now, right?
(Think Communism.) Would it be the right thing to do? Would it be worth it?
Neither is virtual strip searching.
It's is a mistake to limit this technology, its much less invasive than pat-down
searches and can identify liquids, plastics and a whole host of devices such as
those used in the 9-11 case. And speeds up the screening process.If
one uses the logic sited by Chaffetz that somehow these images will be saved and
released to the public, we should ban the use of MRI's and other medical
screenings for the same reason.I have looked at the sample images
and they are no more revealing than tight fitting clothing. But what they do
show are soft articles being carried in pockets and strapped to the body. Are we
really so vain as to worry that someone might find that we are too fat or have
body contours of either gender. Just wait until the next attack and
hear the cries of why we didn't use the tools that were available to detect
these weapons. I have liked Chaffetz up to this point but on this
issue he is pandering to the citizens he was elected to protect.
This representative is INCREDIBLE. Wow, I don't even live in Utah and I want to
vote for him.Someone putting the needs of the people above the wants of
JPJazz, you haven't finished reading the manual. The process is actually much
slower than the current screening. And you confuse vanity with modesty. One is
a sin, the other a very refreshing virtue. I fly weekly, and no offense to them,
but I don't feel the same way about the TSA workers and their professional
demeanor as I do a physician evaluating an MRI. Thanks to Rep. Chaffetz for
bringing some sanity to our government and protecting what shreds of personal
rights and privacy we still enjoy.
Tom C is incorrect.The process is much faster than the wanding proceedure it
replaces.I use it almost daily,also please note,you have your choice to opt for
the pat down/wanding screening if you prefer.Most passengers choose the whole
body imaging as it is less intusive,no physical contact by anyone.Please be
aware no children are screened in this manner,and no images are saved for
possible later release,as previously pointed out,the images are no more
revealing than tight clothes.If we can prevent just one more tragedy,than this
additional layer of security is not in vain.
an MRI, you do not choose whether or not you go through security to board an
airplane. I would support the use of this technology instead of a strip search,
but not for general use. If the circumstances seem to warrant a more thorough
search then use use it.
In terms of security what good is this system if the images are not saved? How
can you do forensics or present evidence if this most important data is
destroyed? My bet is that this is being stored.A computer system without
memory? TSA telling the truth? Let's not kid ourselves people.
On this, Congressman Twit has it right. Security measures have gone too far.
It should be about working on the odds, rather than an attempt to get every
possible problem. There is too much, over kill. Security is fine, but it
should be rational. I was at an airport not too long ago and they made a woman
remove a sheer, see-through, wispy scarf. Come on!
To you Sad Sacks that are impressed with Mr. Chaffetz efforts not only with
serious "privacy issues" like this but with the other numerous yet trivial
issues he has embraced, let me say, "Thanks for making me laugh (at you) and
thanks for reminding me why you ideological idiots who voted him to Washington
are getting all that you deserve - a clown. As one who has actually seen these
x-rays, I can tell you neither Playboy nor Penthouse will be using them as
centerfold pictures, nor would they unduly excite anyone but an anthropologist
used to looking at bones! The idea that is process is a violation of personal
privacy is ludacris. This is a tempest in a tea pot perpetuated by tea baggers
all over America and Utah's clown of a representative.
"In terms of security what good is this system if the images are not saved?"The same way a pat-down search or a metal detector can provide security
without saving the results.
I think JC has a body image problem and is projecting it into "political
causes". How else do you explain the Quixotic obsession w/ gay
marriage and now 'public nudity' in airports?What's next a return to
Victorian era attire at Seven Peaks?
My wife has had a knee replacement and she states this new method is much less
intrusive to her privacy than having to be "wanded and patted down" everytime
she goes through standard scanners. I wonder if Jason Chaffez would have a
different opinion on this technology if HIS wife had a knee or hip replacment?
hey replacement, chaffez himself has a hip replacement