That this question even needed to be asked and answered is all the evidence anyone needs that the TSA is completely out of control.
(Also, I haven’t done a whole lot of research, yet, but I can say with complete confidence that someone who is politically connected to Bush and Obama is making money off of these new “security” policies.)
That’s exactly what happened. Michael Chertoff (former head of Homeland Security under Bush) wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post in January about the need for full body scanners. He also was a talking head on any show that would have him, arguing on more full-body scans at major airports. Rapiscan, one of two companies that supplies the TSA with full body scanners, is a client of the Chertoff Group. The Chertoff Group is a risk management and security consulting company co-founded by Michael Chertoff.
Chertoff admitted to having Rapiscan as a client only after being directly asked live on CNN (Apparently the Chertoff group keeps their client list private).
It’s pretty disturbing, how predictable this shit is. If we had a responsible media (instead of corporate whores) and a Congress that gave a flying fuck about the people they allegedly represent (instead of their corporate donors), this sort of thing wouldn’t last a day.
I think America is fundamentally broken, and I don’t know if it’s even possible to fix it at this point.
“If any film doesn’t need a gimmick, it’s these ones, and that’s for me what 3D is. For me, 3D adds nothing to the story. “Avatar”, sure, it looked amazing, but not more amazing than “Inception”, and I thought about “Inception” for so much longer because it was a better film, because it was a more interesting film. And I don’t think that technology is a substitute for story, which I think is how 3D can sometimes be used.”—