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Cancer Cluster Possibly Found Among TSA Workers
06-28-2011, 05:06 PM #1
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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OverTheGeicoE writes
"TSA employees at Logan International Airport believe they have identified a cancer cluster in their ranks, according to documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act and released by the Electronic Privacy Information Center. They have requested dosimetry to counter 'TSA's improperly non-monitored radiation threat.' So far, at least, they have not received it. The documents also reveal a paper from Johns Hopkins that essentially questions whether it is even safe to stand near an operating scanner, let alone inside one. Also, the National Institute of Standards and Technology says that the Dept. of Homeland Security 'mischaracterized' their work by telling USA Today that NIST affirmed the safety of the scanners when in fact NIST does not do product safety testing and never tested a scanner for safety."

http://news.slashdot.org/story/11/06/27/...edium=feed

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06-28-2011, 07:20 PM #2
Kreeper Griobhtha
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It couldn't happen to a nice group of out of control, life failing, power whores.


Elderly woman asked to remove adult diaper during TSA search



Jean Weber of Destin filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security after her 95-year-old mother was detained and extensively searched last Saturday while trying to board a plane to fly to Michigan to be with family members during the final stages of her battle with leukemia.

Her mother, who was in a wheelchair, was asked to remove an adult diaper in order to complete a pat-down search.

“It’s something I couldn’t imagine happening on American soil,” Weber said Friday. “Here is my mother, 95 years old, 105 pounds, barely able to stand, and then this.”


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06-29-2011, 12:18 AM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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anybody surprised? coffeetime.gif

Kreeper... http://kritterbox.com/showthread.php?tid=1138 13.gif37.gif
06-29-2011, 12:37 AM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Quote:One document set reveals that even after TSA employees identified cancer clusters possibly linked to radiation exposure, the agency failed to issue employees dosimeters - safety devices that could assess the level of radiation exposure. Another document indicates that the DHS mischaracterized the findings of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, stating that NIST "affirmed the safety" of full body scanners. The documents obtained by EPIC reveal that NIST disputed that characterization and stated that the Institute did not, in fact, test the devices. Also, a Johns Hopkins University study revealed that radiation zones around body scanners could exceed the "General Public Dose Limit." For more information, see EPIC: EPIC v. Department of Homeland Security - Full Body Scanner Radiation Risks and EPIC: EPIC v. DHS (Suspension of Body Scanner Program).
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Good find Shadow, this is just such a farce. Yeah Kreeper that diaper deal was way over the top, as are so many things that are touted as necessary for safety but in reality are just manned by pissy fucks with badges that get their nut on being some pseudo authority figure, if only in their own minds. gaah.gif
It's all about acclimating everyone everywhere to submit anyway, it's only going to get worse.

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06-29-2011, 01:08 AM #5
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(06-29-2011, 12:18 AM)Octo Wrote:  anybody surprised? coffeetime.gif

Kreeper... http://kritterbox.com/showthread.php?tid=1138 13.gif37.gif

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I am not your rolling wheels, I am the highway
I am not your carpet ride I am the sky
I am not your blowing wind, I am the lightning
I am not your autumn moon, I am the night
The night
06-29-2011, 01:09 AM #6
Kreeper Griobhtha
Posts:10,603 Threads:635 Joined:Feb 2011
(06-29-2011, 12:37 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  Good find Shadow, this is just such a farce. Yeah Kreeper that diaper deal was way over the top, as are so many things that are touted as necessary for safety but in reality are just manned by pissy fucks with badges that get their nut on being some pseudo authority figure, if only in their own minds. gaah.gif
It's all about acclimating everyone everywhere to submit anyway, it's only going to get worse.

Yup. Mall cops with Federal power.

I am not your rolling wheels, I am the highway
I am not your carpet ride I am the sky
I am not your blowing wind, I am the lightning
I am not your autumn moon, I am the night
The night
06-29-2011, 04:03 AM #7
yankees skier
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Won't see pilots using them.

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