By Alfred Lambremont Webre, JD, Med
At 5:30 AM CDT on the morning of September 8, 2011 this reporter entered Minneapolis-St. Paul airport to board a flight to Seattle, returning from an Exopolitics reporting assignment in Minneapolis.
All was routine until I approached the TSA security search area.
At that point I was requested to remove my tube of Tom’s toothpaste from my kit in my carryon.
Toothpaste is a liquid
“What!” I exclaimed to the femaie TSA attendant. “I am a frequent flyer and never have I had to remove my toothpaste tube from my carryon. I want to talk to your supervisor.”
The female TSA attendant called over a heavy-set man in a TSA uniform.
“Yes,” he said. “Every other airport is doing it wrong. You have to remove your toothpaste tube.”
He later handed me 3 pages of printed TSA regulations. “All liquids, gels, and aerosols must be placed in a single, quart-sized plastic bag,” he read. “Toothpaste is a liquid.”
Full body scanner is “10,000 safer than cellphones”
I relented, and turned back into the TSA security line only to be confronted by a TSA full body scanner.
The only TSA full body scanner I had allowed my self to go through was returning from Buenos Aires, Argentina via the Dallas, Texas airport in Nov. 2010, before I had read any literature on their detrimental health effects. I remembered feeling nauseous during and after the traumatic experience and vowing never to use one again.
So I said, “I am not going to go into that scanner thing.”
The TSA scanner attendant shouted out something like “A Refuser” and I was directed to gather my luggage and go to a special mat with footprints on it.
An African American TSA body searcher approached me and said, “I’m only doing my job.”
As he was physically body-searching me (including my upper inner thigh areas), I said, “The reason I refuse to go through the full body scanner is that it causes cancer.”
The African American TSA body searcher then says to me, “You use a cell phone? This thing is 10,000 times safer than a cell phone!”
I knew I was a virtual prisoner. The TSA body searcher’s hand was on my thigh. I was in the Minneapolis Airport TSA facility that even now is the subject of lawsuits by prominent citizens, including a former Governor of Minnesota.
I kept my silence, and determined to report this outrageous and negligent lack of awareness and misinformation being passed on to citizens by the TSA.
Here is the evidence that the full body scanners are detrimentally affecting even TSA scanner operator’s health and TSA is engaged in a coverup.
Remember the motto of the early AIDS awareness movement: SILENCE = DEATH!!
Cancer Surges In Body Scanner Operators; TSA Launches Cover-Up
by Paul Joseph Watson
June 28, 2011
"Fearful of provoking further public resistance to naked airport body scanners, the TSA has been caught covering up a surge in cases of TSA workers developing cancer as a result of their close proximity to radiation-firing devices, perhaps the most shocking revelation to emerge from the latest FOIA documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.
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