BOISE — The House has approved a measure limiting the use of X-ray body scanners at security checkpoints in Idaho airports and government buildings. Under the bill passed 58-9 Thursday, security officers could only operate the machines to scan people who have failed a prior security test, such as a metal detector.
Athol Republican Rep. Phil Hart’s bill would also require the Idaho Department of Homeland Security to prove the scanners aren’t detrimental to health before any machine is allowed to operate in the state. Some of the machines create detailed images of people, and Hart says his bill is ultimately about protecting privacy. Boise Democrat Rep. Branden Durst cast one of the few ‘nay’ votes. He says the bill could hamper airport security’s ability to protect against terrorist acts. As many as 11 airports across the country are now using the machines. SOURCE: KTVB.com
Most of you already know my position on ‘the invasion of the body scanners’. I’ve added the picture of what is seen as we go through the naked scanners. With a simple technique that even I know how to use, the image on the left, turns to the image on the right:
The ‘before’ is no better than the ‘after’ in my opinion. I’m honestly amazed that so many Americans just aren’t understanding how invasive this is. And I guarantee that this is not going to 100% fail-proof. There will be other terrorist attempts even if we allow these machines to take over every airport in this country. This whole ‘security thing’ is out of control. None of our security measures were able to catch a man with NO passport or luggage (aka Xmas Bomber), but they’ll frisk a child? You haven’t heard about the latest TSA f*ck-up? Check the clip below:
Boise is on the right track to gain control of a situation that is clearly steering out of control. I’m utterly amazed by how so many of us are so cooperative, when these machines have not been tested for safety. I remind everyone– these machines emit radiation.