crazy train security to affect travel and economy

Discussion in 'Economics' started by zdreg, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. zdreg


    Despite recent controversies being raised about full-body scanners at airports, US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has hinted that such scanners and "enhanced" pat-downs could be deployed at train stations, ports, subways as well.

    In an interview on "Charlie Rose" that aired on Monday, Napolitano said that terrorists would continue to seek opportunities to attack the nation's transportation systems.

    "I think the tighter we get on aviation, we have to also be thinking now about going on to mass transit or to trains or maritime. So what do we need to be doing to strengthen our protections there?" Fox News quoted Napolitano, as saying.

    Napolitano's comments came as outrage grows over what some call intrusive X-ray scans and pat-downs that the Transportation Security Administration has used to screen airline passengers.

    Earlier, the government had said that most of the passengers would not be subjected to full-body scans or pat-downs at airports and the hype swirling around a few highly publicised cases does not reflect the reality of the new safety inspections.

    Last week, Napolitano defended the screening procedures and criticized the protests, saying: "I really want to say, look, let's be realistic and use our common sense," and added that the process to develop the screening technology had started before the failed Christmas Day bombing attack last year.

    Surprisingly a Washington Post-ABC News poll had found this week that nearly two-thirds of Americans support the new scanning machines, saying that they are more concerned about fighting terrorism than protecting personal privacy. (ANI)
  2. And isn't that just what the Big Government Left wants? Won't be long before we have to get written permission to take a dump. :mad: :mad:
  3. zdreg


    an internal passport will become necessary to travel. which western country will become the 1st one to adopt an internal passport. this is probably a thread in itself
  4. achilles28


    What will the Gestapo do when terrorists blow up a 7-11 ?

    Or shoot some people in a mall?

    Genital patdowns and naked body scanners to buy a quart of milk or buy some threads?

    This is tyranny.

    Us slaves better get used to the Government fondling our genitals. And our wives. And our childrens.

    Can you believe this shit!?

    All in the name of "security".
  5. achilles28


    How about you secure the border, Cunt.
  6. achilles28


    Yea, common sense. Like securing the fucking border, you idiot.