Posted by Becky Akers on January 20, 2013 07:31 AM
Media in all its guises – mainstream, alternative, print and broadcast – has been agog the last few days over the TSA’s retiring some of its porno-scanners from airports. Indeed, you might assume from all the hype that the TSA itself is disappearing; hard to believe the press can spare that much space and energy from its war on the Second Amendment and its ecstasy over the inauguration.
In reality, the TSA is merely dislodging one type of gizmo that peers through your clothing while leaving another that does so in place. (And even then, it threatens to “reintroduce” its vacationing Peeping Toms someday.)
Known as “backscatter X-rays,” the machines slated for exile rely on radiation to produce naked images of passengers, not only stripping victims but dosing them with carcinogenic beams, too. Naturally, the profoundly deceitful TSA has long insisted backscatter’s images weren’t naked at all, despite graphic evidence to the contrary. Nor was the radiation harmful. Right. And O-bomb-ya is a man of peace trying to protect the children when he steals our guns. Post continues on lewrockwell.com
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