Thu, 25 Nov 2010 16:22:21 +0000
Meanwhile, those full-body porn scanners may be coming to trains, boats, and the metro. From The Hill, November 23, 2010,
The next step in tightened security could be on U.S. public transportation, trains and boats. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says terrorists will continue to look for U.S. vulnerabilities, making tighter security standards necessary. “[Terrorists] are going to continue to probe the system and try to find a way through,” Napolitano said in an interview that aired Monday night on “Charlie Rose.” “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?”
And inquiring minds are asking if TSA agents are spreading germs and infection by wearing the same latex gloves that they had used to touch the armpits, crotches and genitalia of airport passengers they pat down, including passengers who are sick. From WorldNetDaily, November 22, 2010:
…the agents wear the same gloves to pat down dozens, perhaps hundreds, of passengers, not changing them even though the Centers for Disease Control in its online writings has emphasized the important of clean hands to prevent the exchange of loathsome afflictions.
H/t beloved fellows DCG and Anon.