Naked-Image Scanners to Be Removed From U.S. Airports

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will remove airport body scanners that privacy advocates likened to strip searches after OSI Systems Inc. (OSIS) couldn’t write software to make passenger images less revealing.

TSA will end a $5 million contract with OSI’s Rapiscan unit for the software after Administrator John Pistole concluded the company couldn’t meet a congressional deadline to produce generic passenger images, agency officials said in interviews.

The agency removed 76 of the machines from busier U.S. airports last year. It will now get rid of the remaining 174 Rapiscan machines, with the company absorbing the cost, said Karen Shelton Waters, the agency’s assistant administrator for acquisitions. The TSA will use 60 machines manufactured by L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (LLL), the agency’s other supplier of body scanners, and will move some scanners to busier airports to reduce waiting times.

“It became clear to TSA they would be unable to meet our timeline,” Waters said. “As a result of that, we terminated the contract for the convenience of the government.”

OSI Systems rose $2.37, or 3.5 percent, to $70.02 in Nasdaq trading.

The decision to cancel the Rapiscan software contract and remove its scanners wasn’t related to an agency probe of whether the company faked testing data on the software fix, Waters said.

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Holder Begs Court to Stop Document Release on Fast and Furious

Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice have asked a federal court to indefinitely delay a lawsuit brought by watchdog group Judicial Watch. The lawsuit seeks the enforcement of open records requests relating to Operation Fast and Furious, as required by law.

Judicial Watch had filed, on June 22, 2012, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking all documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious and “specifically [a]ll records subject to the claim of executive privilege invoked by President Barack Obama on or about June 20, 2012.”

The administration has refused to comply with Judicial Watch’s FOIA request, and in mid-September the group filed a lawsuit challenging Holder’s denial. That lawsuit remains ongoing but within the past week President Barack Obama’s administration filed what’s called a “motion to stay” the suit. Such a motion is something that if granted would delay the lawsuit indefinitely.

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Will Chicago ban energy drinks?

Finally, something former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin can’t blame on George Bush.

WARNING: BRAIN DEAD ON DISPLAY !This is funny as hell! Do go there and read and view the video and laugh your asses off!


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Judge puts gag on what police can tell about Sandy Hook massacre

MO Sheriffs Appeal to Sheriffs Across the US “to Rise to the Defense and Aid of all Americans” Against Attacks on Their 2nd Amen

New Poll: 65 Percent See Second Amendment as Protection From Tyranny – Katie Pavlich

Team Obama Sets Aside 1.7 Million Acres for Sage Grouse… OR 368 ACRES FOR EACH GROUSE

In Newly Discovered Tape: Morsi Calls Obama a Liar and Urges More Jew-Hatred (Video)

It’s Spreading… Freezing Germans Join Greeks – Steal Wood to Keep Homes Heated This Winter

Lance Armstrong Comes Clean – Admits to Doping to Oprah

Vatican Recruits Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin to Promote Christian Values in Sports


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From “fertile” to fertilizer: a debunking of the revisionist history of the origins of the Second Amendment

In recent days, Truthout—yes, the organization repeatedly discredited by Plamegate truther Jason Leopold—has generated some small amount of attention for itself by publishing an article by an obscure radio talk show host, which claims the Second Amendment to the Constitution was ratified to preserve the institution of slavery.

Don’t laugh… he appears to be earnest. At least, don’t laugh yet.

The Truthout piece was a lazy summation and further spinning of an actual academic article by a University of California academic named (appropriately) Bogus, called, The Hidden History of the Second Amendment. It was a history so hidden that it wasn’t discovered until 1998, more than 200 years after the Constitution and Bill of Rights were ratified.

Bogus was such a thorough researcher that he discovered that the Second Amendment had very little at all to do with the fact that a fledgling nation birthed from an failed attempt at gun control would actually want to make sure that future tyrants would not attempt to disarm them again. Nope… that was too obvious, too in your face, too accepted by two hundred years of academic scholarship, the Founder Father’s own writings, contemporary news from that time period, feeling, and social mores.

After all, who can build up an academic reputation based upon conventional, reasonable thinking? (more…)


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Odd that I just thought about this while watching some commercial on tv just now. One can not tell an atheist to go to hell as they do not believe in heaven and hell.


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How to Illegally Climb the Crane Atop Europe’s Tallest Building


47 states revolt against Obama gun control.

According to obama, that means we still have 10 more states to revolt….


We’ve all heard that cereal is a rich source of iron, but who knew that you can literally find particles of iron in a bag of cereal using a strong magnet? For the scientific explanation behind it, head over to Spangler Experiment Library.


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NJ State Senate Votes to Exclude Non-Union Workers from Hurricane Sandy Cleanup Projects.

Terrorist Bill Ayers a Keynote Speaker at Association of Teacher Educators Conference.

In England, Piers Morgan joked about shooting rivals, said homeowners who kill burglars should not be prosecuted.


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