Big Sis Claims Body Scanners Safe

15 Nov

In a column in the USA Today, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano claims that the airport body scanners, which are likened to an electronic strip search, do not pose any health risks to travelers.

AIT machines are safe, efficient, and protect passenger privacy. They have been independently evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, who have all affirmed their safety. And the weapons and other dangerous and prohibited items we’ve found during AIT screenings have illustrated their security value time and again.

Janis Bennett at Gather  claims Napolitano is lying.

Dr. Michael Love runs an X-ray lab at John Hopkins University and said that statistically speaking, someone is going to get skin cancer from the new X-ray machines. Many other scientists are speaking out, saying the body scanners are far from safe. John Sedat, a professor of biochemistry and biophysics at University of California told CNet that the machines have “mutagenic effects”, and even went to far as to write a letter to the White House to point out the risks to children and elderly.

Big Sis was also caught lying about the scanners being effective. The use of the body scanners would not have prevented the Christmas Day bomber, and security experts said the devices are useless.

Bennett then goes on with her biggest concern;

One of the biggest concerns of the public, including this author, is that first we were told that the private parts of people would be blurred, as well as the person’s face. After months of research, the DHS/TSA changed their claim that yes, the scanners produce detailed images of a person’s body parts, all parts, but they can not be saved or transmitted. But, this also is not true. There detailed images of men, women and children that have passed through the scanners and then printed or transmitted.

To dispel this claim Big Sis released this photo of herself being scanned, apparently the scanners aren’t the only thing she has been lying about.


Posted by on November 15, 2010 in Airport Security, Janet Napolitano


7 responses to “Big Sis Claims Body Scanners Safe

  1. P. Henry Saddleburr

    November 15, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Oh dude. I don’t even want to know what pains you went to in order to build that image, Googling ‘xray dick’ or whatever. TSA wanker? Big Sis goes speluking? What was the winning search phrase?

    I’ve almost regained my composure, but you owe me half a shot of Maker’s, which was blasted all over my display. Actually. You owe me a new display, too.

  2. Saddlesore

    November 15, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    That post had way too much information!

  3. Angela4GOP

    November 15, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Grotesque. That said, I am still angry that more attention hasn’t been given to thermal imaging which, in addition to having been proven MORE EFFECTIVE than the x-ray scanners at detecting explosives, do not produce obscene images and pose no health risk. This is the technology used in Israel if I’m not mistaken.

    And another thing while I’m at it, if the images can’t be saved, how is it that we have such CLEAR examples of the images? Somebody, somewhere has the ability to save them. And in our world of bending over backwards to ensure terrorists are treated with kid gloves, can you honestly tell me that if something was found on one of them that they wouldn’t have the images saved as evidence for the big, high-profile trial during wich the taxpayers would pay for his lawyer? Could the terrorists then sue us as a country for violating their privacy?
    Food for thought…

  4. American Samurai

    November 16, 2010 at 9:23 am


    • P. Henry Saddleburr

      November 16, 2010 at 9:36 am

      That’s a first! I just went through screening in RIC. I asked for copies so they could be my Christmas cards this year.

  5. Freedomizer Radio

    November 16, 2010 at 11:41 am

    James Babb & George Donnelly have started a campaign to protest the Naked Body Scanners. They will be joining Freedomizer Radio ( today November 16th to talk about November 24th, which will be “National Opt Out Day” & why everyone flying on this day should Opt Out of going through the naked body scanner.

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