Friday, February 20, 2009 Posted by Shattered Paradigm
You might not be so eager to take that next flight after you read this.
"Body scanners" that give operators a very clear image of what is underneath your clothing have replaced metal detectors at Tulsa's airport.
We wanted to put up a picture of what these "body scans" look like, but we were hesitant because they actually do border on pornography. These body scans are the closest thing to viewing a person's naked body without actually seeing their skin.
Officials in Australia where they have installed similar machines confess that these machines DO show people's private parts.
Cheryl Johnson, the general manager of the Office of Transport Security in Australia, admitted the following about these machines: "It will show the private parts of people, but what we've decided is that we're not going to blur those out, because it severely limits the detection capabilities."
She also added this comment: "It is possible to see genitals and breasts while they're going through the machine, though."
But all in the name of "security", eh? Now to board a plane you have to subject yourself to having one or more "security" guards view the naked form of your body.
Tulsa International Airport is just the first airport where these body scanners will be tested in the United States.
San Francisco, Las Vegas, Miami, Albuquerque and Salt Lake City will join the body scanning test in the next two months.
According to ABC News, the TSA plans to install 600 of these machines in airports across the nation this year.
Are you as disturbed by all of this as we are? If so, please feel free to leave a comment.....