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'Useless' TSA body scanners provided endless fodder for employees, former agent alleges
The Transportation Security Agency was aware that, before they were even introduced, the full-body scanners used at airport security checkpoints were flawed, according to a former TSA agent who alleges employees regularly peered and laughed at travelers.
Jason Edward Harrington, who spent years for the TSA as he studied for a creative writing degree, wrote a long piece in Politico detailing the ineptitude and casual jokes that often came at the expense of the agency’s own inability to prevent an airplane hijacking.
The TSA decided to begin using full-body scanners in 2010, after an Al-Qaeda extremist tried to ignite a bomb in his underwear on a Christmas Day 2009 flight from Amsterdam to Detroit. The reaction was overwhelming and immediate, with civil liberties advocates asserting that a potential traveler would unnecessarily expose themselves to TSA agents, and that the radiation from the machines was dangerous.

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rtamerica:

'Useless' TSA body scanners provided endless fodder for employees, former agent alleges

The Transportation Security Agency was aware that, before they were even introduced, the full-body scanners used at airport security checkpoints were flawed, according to a former TSA agent who alleges employees regularly peered and laughed at travelers.

Jason Edward Harrington, who spent years for the TSA as he studied for a creative writing degree, wrote a long piece in Politico detailing the ineptitude and casual jokes that often came at the expense of the agency’s own inability to prevent an airplane hijacking.

The TSA decided to begin using full-body scanners in 2010, after an Al-Qaeda extremist tried to ignite a bomb in his underwear on a Christmas Day 2009 flight from Amsterdam to Detroit. The reaction was overwhelming and immediate, with civil liberties advocates asserting that a potential traveler would unnecessarily expose themselves to TSA agents, and that the radiation from the machines was dangerous.

I knew it

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Chris Christie: “Closing the bridge wasn’t about an endorsement. It was just a real estate shakedown like I do all the time. No biggie.”

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#TBT

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livinginsperrys:

I feel I am sinning for reblogging this …

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bendovalikethat:

livinginsperrys:

I feel I am sinning for reblogging this …

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Would it be bad to make this my cover pic on Facebook?

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Five Things to Know When It Snows in Boston

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Snow in Boston can mean a lot of things: a picturesque backdrop for a hot chocolatey stroll through the park, or a sloppy nuisance during a weekday commute. We can’t promise you that hot chocolatey feeling every storm, but we can help you enjoy the winter weather a little more by providing you…

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Only on Tumblr could you find advice on being buried alive in the same post as advice on cereal dust.

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