In the frog and warming pot of water department:
The Transportation Security Administration can now mandate that any passenger go through a body scanner even if the traveler ask to opt out and get a full-body pat-down instead.
Mandated screening for some passengers would be “warranted by security considerations in order to safeguard transportation security,” the TSA said in a document updating the protocol.
Translation: We’ll all be forced to accept being scanned from here on out. For our “safety.”
The change comes at a time of heightened concern about aviation security and terror plots against commercial aviation.
The TSA said the benefit of using the technology is it “improves threat detection capabilities for both metallic and nonmetallic threat objects.” In other words, the scanners can catch weapons hidden in clothes that a pat-down might miss.
Bullshit. Real “terrorists” will neither be stopped nor deterred; but the populace will grow accustomed to assuming the “I surrender” pose and submitting to a degrading invasion of their personal space by a low-IQ government thug.
The agency said it does not store any personally identifiable information from the body scanner, known as Advanced Imaging Technologies, or AIT.
A TSA goon is whacking off to a scan pic of your 15-year-old daughter right now.