Sunday, June 8, 2008

Not Funny

10 Airports Install Body Scanners
Devices can peer under passengers' clothes

By Thomas Frank

BALTIMORE — "Body-scanning machines that show images of people underneath their clothing are being installed in 10 of the nation's busiest airports in one of the biggest public uses of security devices that reveal intimate body parts." (emphasis added)

The article ends, "Most passengers don't think it's any big deal," Schear said. "They think it's a piece of security they're willing to do."

If you haven't seen the images produced by these scanning machines, I wouldn't encourage you to seek them out. Stumbling upon articles about this new, additional source of privacy invasion perpetrated upon a largely un- and misinformed population, I inadvertently subjected myself to nude black-and-whites of strangers and quickly averted my eyes.

Yes, save us! Save us! Puts me in mind of guard-foxes and chicken coops.

This is just one of hundreds of examples of crimes against US citizens and freely relinquished (or stolen in the darkness, behind closed Congressional doors) rights in exchange for faux security against faux enemies, ridiculously reported (and believed) to have (impossibly) committed heinous crimes with simple little tools of the goods-shipping trade.

Being thankful again that my citizenship is in God's kingdom. In the past, I've largely stayed quiet on issues such as this, creating a fluffy little place here, mostly filled with stuff and nonsense. "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: ...a time to keep silence, and a time to speak."

And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. Luke 21:28

But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. I Thessalonians 5:1-11

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