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KILLER_CLOWN
02-20-2011, 01:09 AM
Obama allocates $44 billion for Homeland Security to purchase hundreds more health-destroying naked body scanners

(NaturalNews) The Obama administration recently announced its $3.73 trillion dollar budget plan for the 2012 fiscal year beginning on October 1. The new budget includes a more than $44 billion allocation for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to purchase 275 more naked body scanners to be installed at U.S. airports, despite continued outcry from health experts and the public about the machines' safety hazards, threats to personal privacy, and complete ineffectiveness.

Up three percent from last year's budget, the DHS allocation is just the start of the Obama administration's efforts to have 1,275 naked body scanners installed in airports by the end of 2012. The plan disregards the numerous testimonies from security experts who have dubbed the machines "useless," and say they fail to detect explosive materials any better than conventional scanners.

"I don't know why everybody is running to buy these expensive and useless machines," said Rafi Sela, former chief of security at the Israel Airport Authority and expert in airport security. "I can overcome the body scanners with enough explosives to bring down a Boeing 747. That's why we haven't put them in our airport."

The machines are also a huge health threat, as they bombard travelers with low intensity radiation in a way that spreads it across the skin of the entire body. This full-body radioactive blast has not been fully investigated and nobody knows for sure what the long-term consequences of exposure will be.

"It concerns me a great deal," said University of California - San Francisco (UCSF) professor Robert Stroud in an interview with CBS 5 San Francisco, concerning the machines. "We simply don't know enough about low intensity radiation. Skin is where a lot of this particular radiation probably will be the most damaging."

Other Obama administration budgetary changes in the DHS category include a $10 million cut for border security in southwest states like Arizona and California.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/031358_naked_body_scanners_federal_budget.html#ixzz1EU6TY2Cm

KILLER_CLOWN
02-20-2011, 01:12 AM
I think it's actually 44 million.

rrl308
02-20-2011, 01:14 AM
Yeah, it's not like we could use that money on something else or on nothing at all.

tinfoil
02-20-2011, 01:14 AM
Their plans are coming along quite nicely, it seems. Most people sleep through this type of news, though.

rrl308
02-20-2011, 01:15 AM
I think it's actually 44 million.

That's a big difference. If we are going to spend the money, I can accept that alot better than 44 Billion

KILLER_CLOWN
02-20-2011, 01:20 AM
That's a big difference. If we are going to spend the money, I can accept that alot better than 44 Billion

I can't accept throwing money away at either number.

tinfoil
02-20-2011, 01:21 AM
The Church of Climatology? haha. That profile pics is great, Killer Clown.

rrl308
02-20-2011, 01:26 AM
I can't accept throwing money away at either number.

I guess I worded that wrong. I agree I don't like either one, just that 44million is better than 44billion. You don't have to tell me about wasting money. I'm all for breaking out the extra large Scissors and Cut! Cut! Cut!

KILLER_CLOWN
02-20-2011, 01:28 AM
I guess I worded that wrong. I agree I don't like either one, just that 44million is better than 44billion. You don't have to tell me about wasting money. I'm all for breaking out the extra large Scissors and Cut! Cut! Cut!

I figured you were, sooner or later it will happen. I just hope it isn't French Revolution style.

rrl308
02-20-2011, 01:34 AM
I figured you were, sooner or later it will happen. I just hope it isn't French Revolution style.

I agree.

healthpellets
02-20-2011, 01:43 PM
opt out every time you see one.

you'll then get a disgusted look from the newly-unionized TSA worker, and she'll yell "Opt out at Station 2. Need a male pat down." That should make you feel good...you're making someone actually do their job.

you will then be escorted to a new location in front of every traveler in an attempt to embarrass you as the TSA agent then feels you up and down.

while feeling you up, the TSA agent will ask you why you chose to opt out of the full body scan. you can choose to respond with a simple "no comment" or "privacy concerns". or you can get cutesy with it and say something like "i'd prefer not having naked pictures of me floating around the internet. i'm going to run for President one day".

either way, opt out.

if everyone opts out, they'll either make it mandatory or they'll get rid of the damn machines.

banyon
02-20-2011, 01:56 PM
Good Lord, the reading comprehension of the people who write these fringe "natural news" websites is atrocious.

From the "sourced" article at the bottom of the page:

Agency: Homeland Security
Spending: $44.3 billion
Percentage Change from 2011: 1.8 percent increase
Discretionary Spending: $879 million
Highlights: Obama's proposed homeland security budget would provide money to purchase 275 full-body imaging machines for airports. These machines have been criticized by privacy advocates who say the images are too explicit. Aviation and cargo security remain a top administration concern as terrorists continue to target both for attacks. The president also asked for more funds for federal air marshals than he requested the previous year. And the budget proposal includes money to hire 300 more Customs and Border Protection officers to screen passengers and cargo.
Grant funding for state and local law enforcement along the southwest border would be cut by $10 million, despite continued security concerns posed by Mexican drug cartel violence. Obama also proposed cutting more than $450 million to consulting and professional service contracts and called for reduced spending on travel, printing and supplies.
The budget also calls for funds to replace aging equipment in the Coast Guard, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110214/ap_on_re_us/us_budget_agencies_summaries_5

Bizarrely, their 2nd link went to an article entirely about Canadian airports and had nothing to do with the claims in the article.
So, no, $44 billion is the ENTIRE AGENCY'S BUDGET, not what they are spending on additional scanners.

HonestChieffan
02-20-2011, 01:58 PM
Follow the money Chicago style

banyon
02-20-2011, 01:59 PM
Follow the money Chicago style

Yep. It fits your view, unthinkingly assume its correct. Par for the course.

teedubya
02-20-2011, 02:04 PM
44 Billion for Homeland "Oppression", it doesn't make me feel more secure. I despise the whole "security" fraud.

Donger
02-20-2011, 02:07 PM
Even at security areas that do have the full body scanners, not all the lines have them. So, just pick a line that doesn't have one.

KILLER_CLOWN
02-20-2011, 05:47 PM
Even at security areas that do have the full body scanners, not all the lines have them. So, just pick a line that doesn't have one.

I've found the best way to do it is to get behind a very attractive female, then they'll push you on through.

healthpellets
02-20-2011, 09:00 PM
Even at security areas that do have the full body scanners, not all the lines have them. So, just pick a line that doesn't have one.

this is the case in Milwaukee. however, they send you to either the body scanner or metal detector, whichever line is open no matter which line you think you're in.