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Old 11-21-2010, 09:17 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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The guy in San Diego left the video portion of his iPhone turned on before putting it in the scanner. They made him take everything out of his pocket, cell phone included. Guess they didn't pick up on a cell phone that was on and in recording mode because they were too busy groping him! Had they just looked at the belt, they could have seen it since it was facing up.

This guy is a local celebrity, he's been interviewed on most of our news/radio stations and said there is no reason they didn't see his cell phone in the on position, recording the video, except if they were distracted by other things.
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I wonder if that x-ray scanner can help fight or kill cancer cells in your body...kinda like chemotheropy?
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:26 AM
 
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Maybe the scanner will make men infertile. Kills sperm production every walk through...can we get some of those for the border crossings from Mexico to US?
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:02 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Maybe the scanner will make men infertile. Kills sperm production every walk through...can we get some of those for the border crossings from Mexico to US?
Yea, because eugenics worked so well for Hitler!

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Old 11-23-2010, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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See this coming....a person stuffs a device up their privates....go to the airport....get a free gyno/procto exam.
If a terrorist stuffs a device up there then,in true reactionary fassion, we'll ALL be getting free gyno/proco exams at every airport security line.

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Had they just looked at the belt, they could have seen it since it was facing up.
Actually, since it was filming hte ceiling doesn't that mean the phone's screen was face down because the camera on most phones faces the opposite direction from the screen.

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I wonder if that x-ray scanner can help fight or kill cancer cells in your body...kinda like chemotheropy?
Um... no. The ionizing radiation from the machinese hits all of your cells, not just any cancerous cells you might have. The damage they can do to the DNA in your cells' nucleolus is far more likely to cause cancer than kill existing cancerous cells.

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Maybe the scanner will make men infertile. Kills sperm production every walk through...can we get some of those for the border crossings from Mexico to US?
Radiation that kills spem cells only makes males infertile until they produce more sperm. However, it would make women permanantly infertile since a woman has all the eggs she will ever have already in her body.


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Yea, because eugenics worked so well for Hitler!
...and the Americna progressives in the early 1900's.
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:56 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Actually, since it was filming hte ceiling doesn't that mean the phone's screen was face down because the camera on most phones faces the opposite direction from the screen.


He had an iPhone 4. I have an iPhone 4. You can take photos and videos both ways. He could still lay the phone, with the screen up, and have it record the ceiling. There's a button on the screen you touch to flip the view, so that you can take self videos and portraits. That would make more sense, since it wouldn't pick up much sound the other way. You don't talk to the back of your phone.
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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The whole incident happened because the gentleman was willing to stand up for his constitutional rights. He was not willing to waive his 4th amendment right to unreasonable search and seizure just because someone asked him to.
I think the TSA will rightly claim that once you enter the waiting line of the security checkpoint that you are consenting to be searched which waives your 4th amendment right.

However, the issue will be the level of the search and the gentleman's perception of what a search would entail. If the TSA have not posted in plain view before entering that searches could include a physical examination of sexual areas then he had every right to withdraw his consent to a search and therefore using his 4th amendment right to deny a search of that area.

But that should not matter because the United States Department of Homeland Security have a mandate which requires that searches that intrude upon a traveler's personal dignity and privacy interests must be supported by reasonable suspicion.

Last edited by berncohomes; 11-23-2010 at 10:47 AM.. Reason: grammar
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:16 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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TSA bumper stickers:

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Old 11-23-2010, 12:29 PM
 
Location: IL
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TSA bumper stickers:
Funny. I wonder if Brett Favre really was just opting out at the airport when his phone accidentally took a photo and sent it to that Sterger woman.
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:50 AM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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I think the TSA will rightly claim that once you enter the waiting line of the security checkpoint that you are consenting to be searched which waives your 4th amendment right.

However, the issue will be the level of the search and the gentleman's perception of what a search would entail. If the TSA have not posted in plain view before entering that searches could include a physical examination of sexual areas then he had every right to withdraw his consent to a search and therefore using his 4th amendment right to deny a search of that area.

But that should not matter because the United States Department of Homeland Security have a mandate which requires that searches that intrude upon a traveler's personal dignity and privacy interests must be supported by reasonable suspicion.
Regardless of whether TSA has posted these procedures or not does not give them the right to demand airfare paying customers subject themselves to this invasion of their privacy. There are many folks who have no alternatives but to fly (work, family overseas or in Hawaii, etc) so they are faced with an unnecessary predicament! Since when does Americans have to discard their Constitutional rights just because a notice was posted by a governmental official? This is so un-American that it makes me want to scream!
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