Body Scanner Deception Continues
- Category: Uncensored News
- Published on Wednesday, 13 June 2012 01:58
Yesterday, the Edmonton Journal published an article originating from the Los Angeles Times, headlined “Airport full-body scanners pose little risk, study says” claiming;
“A study, believed to be the first independent review of full-body scanners, concludes they are safe, …”
But the deceptive piece then goes on to say “[the author of the study] …did not test the actual machines. Instead, she based her conclusions on scanner radiation data released publicly by the TSA”
Since it’s been reported that the TSA and DHS misled the public on the health risks associated with the body scanners, in addition to the TSA ignoring warnings of ‘cancer clusters’ appearing amongst it’s staff, we can all agree it’s safe to say any data released by the TSA is unreliable, and the debate about whether or not the scanners pose a significant health risk can obviously be laid to rest, especially considering they have been banned in Europe.
All too often, I hear the average, uninformed Canadian dismiss issues as controversial as the scanners with statements like “that’s crazy, but that’s America, this is Canada…It will never happen here.”
Reasonable enough? Canadians need to be kept “safe from the terrorists” too right? And you can refuse the body scanner, to instead endure a “physical search.”
Right. If it’s anything resembling the TSA pat-down, it would likely amount to borderline molestation, of which there have been too many cases to source (a google search for “TSA molests” produces 274,000 results)
But there’s no way Canada would get as extreme as the TSA, going as far as what some consider molesting young children, then continuing to do so after they said they wouldn’t.
Here’s the bombshell. the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority’s own website states;
Are children required to be screened?
Yes, all passengers are subject to pre-board screening.
CATSA has specific procedures for the screening of infants and very small children to accommodate for holding or cradling by a parent or guardian.
What screening options are available for minors?
All passengers must go through the walk through metal detector or undergo a physical search.
And although they put some restriction on the physical search of children (same sex, witness present, ect.) well, they also say the body scanners are safe for children.
There you have it, Canada. Just a few things to think about before you decide to fly next.Follow @IntelHub