Nude-O-Scopes Arrive at MKE

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Old Aug 22, 10, 10:15 pm
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Nude-O-Scopes Arrive at MKE

Story and Video here: http://www.todaystmj4.com/news/local/101272274.html
Great quote about the detection of a cellphone. I think that the metal detectors would've picked up on that pretty quick.
Currently only in 2 of the 3 terminals (i was hearing E and C) looks like it is millimeter wave. I'm likely flying thru there next month (GRB and ATW the rest of this month, thankfully). I'll be able to say for certain at that point, unless someone else is there before then.
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Old Aug 22, 10, 10:26 pm
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Looks like the media is turning against the nude-o-scope:
Originally Posted by TMJ article
Controversial Body Scanners Added at Mitchell

Mitchell International airport is the latest location to receive full-body scanners that capture a nearly-nude image of travelers.
Emphasis mine.

A few months ago these articles were written with a theme of "new technology keeps passengers safe," and perhaps a mention of privacy concerns in the bottom third of story. Now "controversial" and "nearly-nude" are in the first few words.

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Old Aug 22, 10, 10:39 pm
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I'll add it to the list I'm working on. In the next week or so, it will become a Sticky..


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Dave and Carole of WKLH read my letter on the air this morning criticizing the Nude-O-Scopes. The rest of the letters were also mostly negative.
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Old Aug 23, 10, 6:58 am
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Dave and Carole of WKLH read my letter on the air this morning criticizing the Nude-O-Scopes. The rest of the letters were also mostly negative.
Would you share that letter with us?

Also from the link:

After learning that the scanner took a nearly-nude image of her, she was not sure whether she would go through the scanner again.
Quite obviously, this passenger had no idea what was being done to her until after she'd been through the machine.
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I had to write it quickly to get it to them on time - so it is not perfect. Here it is.

I was listening to your show and heard the discussion about the Whole Body Imagers (commonly referred to as the Nude-o-Scopes).

I would encourage you and your listeners to opt out of them as long as it is allowed. Not for the reason that it provides a very detailed image of your body to some TSO in a different room (I consider that punishment if they want to look at my overweight 50 year old body). The reason to opt out is two fold. The first is that the backscatter units use ionizing radiation that only penetrates to skin level only. As you know, ionizing radiation is cumulative and there have been NO studies done outside of the TSA to indicate the safety and efficacy of these units. The units are even more dangerous for children as the potential for harm to their DNA is even greater than it is for adults. In fact, the University of California San Francisco has published studies saying that the exposure may be 200 times greater than initially thought. Also, the TSA has opted out of having the units tested, maintained or certified by any of the agencies that have to look at other equipment providing ionizing radiation. Ask your dentist what he has to comply with to have his x-ray machine!

The second reason to opt out is that the machines are useless for their stated purpose. They would not have stopped the underwear bomber, they cannot detect anything that is under a fold of skin, or hidden in a body cavity. So in essence you are being strip searched with no probable cause, being exposed to potentially harmful radiation and not enhancing our security at all. The best combination of security is the WTMD, x-ray of bags, and ETD or ETP (the swaps).

There is plenty of information available on this subject and it is in everyone's interest to inform themselves about their options when it comes to airport security.
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According to the MKE Facebook page, the scanners are at Concourse C and Concourse D.

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Old Aug 23, 10, 3:54 pm
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Originally Posted by mizzou65201 View Post
According to the MKE Facebook page, the scanners are at Concourse C and Concourse D.

I was at MKE on Friday. They are in C (where AA and UA are located) but were not being used at the time.
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Originally Posted by iluv2fly View Post
I was at MKE on Friday. They are in C (where AA and UA are located) but were not being used at the time.
Perhaps they could keep it that way?

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I was at MKE on Friday. They are in C (where AA and UA are located) but were not being used at the time.
Well that truly sucks. Unfortunately it will get turned at some point. The opt out had better be available.
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Just remember to ask the TSO standing next to the nude-o-scope if he/she feels safe standing next to the machine, and then remind them of when the US Government told everyone in the Nevada desert that there were no harmful affects from nuclear radiation or fallout.
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Just remember to ask the TSO standing next to the nude-o-scope if he/she feels safe standing next to the machine, and then remind them of when the US Government told everyone in the Nevada desert that there were no harmful affects from nuclear radiation or fallout.
And that the Tuskegee experiment was completely safe for all the participants.
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Weren't there also non consensual LSD experiments?
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Weren't there also non consensual LSD experiments?
Given a chance, those in power will always screw over those who have none.
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Originally Posted by mizzou65201 View Post
According to the MKE Facebook page, the scanners are at Concourse C and Concourse D.

Just went through one today and I could have sworn it was not there last week.

This process is abysmal. If this device requires me to take out every piece of paper in my pockets then maybe everyone should just cover themselves in paper mache.

What makes matters worse is they insist you deposit your wallet and money in a bin before turning in the opposite direction for the scan. Ridiculous.
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