TSA Backscatter Radiation Safety Tests Were Rigged

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It can now
be revealed by NaturalNews that the TSA faked its safety
data on its X-ray airport scanners in order to deceive the public
about the safety of such devices.

As evidenced
by recent events in Washington, we now live in an age where the
federal government simply fakes whatever documents, news
or evidence it wants people to believe, then releases that information
as if it were fact. This is the modus operandi of the Department
of Homeland Security, which must fabricate false terror alerts to
keep itself in business – and now the
division has taken the fabrication of false evidence
to a whole new level with its naked
body scanners
(see below).

Even physics
professors question the TSA’s obvious cover-up

The evidence
of the TSA’s fakery is now obvious thanks to the revelations of
signed by five professors from the University of California,
San Francisco and Arizona
State University.

The letter

  • To this
    day, there has been no credible scientific testing of the TSA’s
    naked body scanners.
    The claimed “safety” of the technology
    by the TSA is based on rigged tests.
  • The testing
    that did take place was done on a custom combination of spare
    parts rigged by the manufacturer of the machines
    and didn’t even use the actual machines installed in airports.
    In other words, the testing was rigged.
  • The names
    of the researchers who conducted the radiation
    tests at Rapidscan have been kept secret! This means the
    researchers are not available for scientific questioning of any
    kind, and there has been no opportunity to even ask whether they
    are qualified to conduct such tests. (Are they even scientists?)

TSA operates
in complete secrecy

None of the
Rapidscan tests have been available to be subjected to peer review.
They are quite literally secret tests using secret techniques
engineered by secret researchers. We the People apparently have
no right to see the data, nor the methodology, nor even the names
of the researchers who supposedly carried out these safety

The final testing
report produced from this fabricated testing scenario has been so
heavily redacted
that “there is no way to repeat any of these
measurements,” say the professors. In other words, the testing violates
the very first tenant of scientific experimentation which is that
all experiments
must be repeatable in order to be verified as accurate.

As the professors
state in their letter:

The document
is heavily redacted with red stamps over the words and figures.
In every case the electric current used which correlates one to
one with X-ray dose has been specifically redacted. Thus there is
no way to repeat any of these measurements. While the report purports
to present the results
of objective testing, in fact the JHU APL personnel, who are unnamed
anywhere in the document either as experimenters or as authors,
were not provided with a machine
by Rapiscan. Instead they were invited to the manufacturing site
to observe a mock-up of components (spare parts) that were said
to be similar to those that are parts of the Rapiscan system. The
tests were performed by the manufacturer using the manufacturer’s
questionable test procedures.

You got that?
Where is the outrage from the “scientific” community
on all this?
This quack science
TSA testing is so atrociously and inexcusably bad that if this fabricated
evidence were presented at any sort of scientific meeting, they
would be laughed off the stage and publicly vilified in the media.
And yet, somehow, when the TSA
engaged in this sort of quack science, virtually the entire scientific
community says nothing. Only a small group of especially courageous
scientists has stood up to this obvious quackery, and even these
professors are of course being blasted in the press and called un-American
for merely questioning the obviously flimsy evidence being laughably
fronted by the TSA.

I mean, seriously:
Can you imagine the total outcry if an herbal product company claimed
that its products cured cancer,
and it did all the testing itself, and all the names of the researchers
were kept secret, and the methodology was a secret, and the whole
document was 50% redacted to protect “proprietary information?”
They would actually be arrested by the federal
for running a criminal scam! So why can the TSA get
away with the exact same scandalous junk science distortions and
virtually no one in the mainstream
asks a single question?

The complete
fabrication of safety in the name of false science

It’s amazing what
America has come
to these days, folks. The federal government
isn’t merely counterfeiting money every day (or stealing from your
retirement accounts to keep itself afloat, which just started happening
yesterday), but the feds are also fabricating scientific evidence
to keep pushing their utterly fabricated “war
on terror
.” The feds in Washington aren’t really fighting
a war on terror… they ARE the terror! When the feds reach down your
pants and feel your junk; when they force you to be fried with high-powered
X-rays at the airport;
and when they threaten anyone who stands up to their Nazi-like marching
orders, they have become the very terrorist organization they
claim to be fighting.

  • The dose
    rates of X-rays
    being emitted by the Rapidscan machines are actually quite high
    – comparable to that of CT
    , say the professors. Yes, the dose duration
    is significantly lower than a CT scan, but the dose intensity
    is much higher than what you might think. And as anyone who knows
    a bit about physics and biology will tell you, the real danger
    from radiation is a high-intensity, short-duration exposure.
    That’s exactly what the TSA’s backscatter machines produce.

  • The radiation
    detection device used by Rapidscan to measure the output of the
    machines – an ion chamber – is incapable of accurately
    measuring the high-intensity burst of radiation
    produced by
    the TSA’s naked body scanners, say the professors.
  • At the
    same time, the radiation field measurement device used by the
    TSA – a Fluke 451 instrument – is incapable of
    measuring the high dose rates emitted by backscatter machines.
    The measurement devices, in effect, “max out” and cannot measure
    the full intensity of the exposure. Thus, the TSA’s claims of
    “low radiation” are actually fraudulent. By the way, the device
    mentioned by the TSA really is an F 451. Does
    that ring a bell in terms of fiction novels?
  • The amount
    of electrical current applied to the X-ray tubes has been redacted
    by the TSA (working with John Hopkins). This makes it impossible
    for third-party scientists to accurately calculate the actual
    , and it hints at yet more evidence of a total TSA
    cover-up. As explained by the professors:

X-ray dose is proportional to the current through the X-ray tube.
Not having access to the current used in the JHU test, or in the
field application of the scanner means that the measurements at
JHU are irrelevant to the dose at the airport. There is also no
data on the pixel size and overscanning ratio, which also bear directly
on the dose delivered to subjects. The statement in the HHS letter
that the fluence is not a relevant quantity ignores fundamental

There shall
be no independent testing whatsoever

The TSA adamantly
refuses to allow independent testing of the radiation levels
being emitted by the machines. The agency is using the cover story
that “terrorists
might be able to circumvent the technology” if anyone is allowed
to actually test the machine.

This is the very definition of quack science. You have to
trust our in-house fabricated experiments, and we won’t tell you
how we even arrived at our test
, and we won’t release the names of the scientists who
even ran the tests, but we can’t tell you more because of the terrorists.

Notably, this
is after Osama Bin Laden has already been killed, and he
was the whole reason the TSA started up in the first place. The
terror mastermind is dead, in other words, and still the TSA can’t
trust university
physics professors
to conduct credible science on its naked
body scanners.

Actual radiation
emitted by the machines is far higher than what the TSA claims

John Sedat,
a professor emeritus in biochemistry and biophysics at UCSF and
the primary author of the letter says, “..the best guess of the
dose is much, much higher than certainly what the public thinks.”
This indicates the public has been deeply misled by the actual amount
of radiation emitted by the machines.

  • Peter Rez,
    the physics professor from Arizona State, says that the high-quality
    images described
    by the TSA could not be produced with the low levels of radiation
    being claimed by the TSA. The images, in other words, don’t match
    up with the TSA’s cover story. Rez estimates the actual radiation
    exposure is 45 times higher than what we’ve previously
    been told.

  • The TSA
    machines are capable of firing even higher levels of radiation
    into a “region of interest” (such as your anus or scrotum, in
    which the TSA seems to be taking great interest these days), thereby
    exposing that region to even higher levels of radiation
    than the rest of your body.

failure and software bugs

The backscatter
scanning devices uses a high-powered X-ray beam that is quickly
moved back and forth across your body by reflecting the beam off a
moving wheel. If that wheel fails for any reason and stops moving,
the traveler could be pierced with a deadly X-ray beam that
focuses extremely high levels of radiation on a small group of cells,
mutating their DNA.

This means
the backscatter devices are mechanical systems, and all mechanical
systems eventually fail (just like airplanes). The TSA has done
absolutely nothing to address the reliability of these mechanical
wheels nor to allow independent testing of the reliability of these

The TSA refuses
to allow independent scientists to review its software code
that controls the radiation beam. Thus, the software and its capabilities
also remain a complete secret. What if there’s a software bug that
causes 10,000 times the usual radiation exposure for some unlucky
traveler? Suppose the pervert TSA agent zooms in on some 9-year-old
child’s junk to capture a picture for his own private collection…
does that result in yet more radiation? (Fact: One
TSA agent
has already been arrested for distributing child

See more at
(warning: graphic language and imagery on that site.)

What science?
We don’t need no stinkin’ science!

As we’re all now
learning, the TSA completely bypassed the normal procedure for independent
testing of equipment to be used on the public. As explained by the

The independent
testing of the safety of these specific scanners has not been rigorous
nor has it been held to the standards usually associated with new
devices before approval for utilization in the public sector. Usually
the exact technology, as installed, is sent to a university, national
laboratory or other outside facility that has the expertise to test,
for an extended period of time to enable an in-depth study –
usually by several independent groups.

The U.S. government,
however, no longer feels it needs to engage in any “scientific”
testing whatsoever. Why bother? The government can simply fabricate
whatever results it wants and then release those to the mainstream
media which will dutifully reprint the government’s lies as if they
were facts. The truth is no longer relevant to the government’s
tyrannical agenda. As long as no one questions the lies, it hardly
matters how unreasonable or bizarre those lies become. Government
can always play the terrorism
card and force people to shut up and stop asking questions, you
see. “How dare you question our integrity. We’re the government!
We’re protecting YOU from terrorism!”

Sure they are.
By feeling up my anus? Seriously? If it wasn’t actually true, it
would be hilarious.

What is the
TSA hiding?

asks the obvious question: Why won’t the TSA subject its backscatter
scanning machines to independent testing? Why won’t it allow five
different university physics departments to conduct five independent
tests – using documented equipment and methodologies – and
thereby assure the public, with credibility, that its machines are
perfectly safe?

I can tell
you why: Because the TSA is lying. The agency has fabricated
its test results. It has conspired to deceive and mislead the American
public over the safety of these machines, and it has done so through
an agenda of government secrecy and scientific fraud.
The TSA, lacking any credibility whatsoever, has resorted to routine
about its machines, its procedures and its intentions.
When 6-month-old
have their rear-ends searched by TSA
wearing evil grins, you know it’s all gone too far.

The TSA refuses
to allow independent testing of its machines because it knows what
NaturalNews readers already know: That if the machines were honestly
and accurately tested, they would show far higher levels of radiation
than what we’ve been told. It would show that the TSA’s
body scanners significantly increase the risk
of cancer
to a population that is already over-irradiated with
medical imaging tests such as CT scans and chest X-rays.

The TSA, like
virtually every other department of the federal government, is now
actively engaged in the routine falsification of the scientific
data concerning a device that is exposing millions of Americans
to an increased risk of cancer
. And as long as the federal government
claims to have “supreme power
while refusing to answer to the People, we’re only going to get
more of this tyranny
in the months ahead.

The TSA has
become the terrorist organization

This is not merely
unacceptable; this is a CRIME against the American
. These TSA body scanners are, effectively, Weapons of
Mass Destruction
that are unleashing ionizing
upon an unsuspecting public.

And they are
doing it right in your face; telling you it’s all perfectly safe
while, behind the scenes, they had to engineer a specially-rigged
unit just to run their rigged tests using measurement devices that
can’t even record the high levels of radiation actually being emitted.

The public
backlash against
these devices is so strong and so loud that news crews have to interview
dozens of people
on camera just to find one person to actually say something positive
about the TSA’s pat-down and ionizing scanners. That’s the report
from Alex Jones, who has also been covering TSA tyranny in
great detail. The popularity of his www.Infowars.com
website is exploding in the wake of the government’s increasingly
bold lies and disinfo campaigns that frankly are backfiring on them.
A lot of people are easily fooled, but just as many aren’t. Probably
95% of all travelers are absolutely opposed to everything the TSA
forces them to go through at the airport.

That’s why
Texas is about
to pass a law that would criminalize TSA agents who reach
down your pants and molest you or your children.
But the TSA has put out a preemptive statement on its blog that
claims none of this matters. “States cannot regulate the federal
government,” the TSA claims. And it actually quotes the U.S. Constitution
as the source of its power! (What about the Fourth Amendment of
the Constitution? How convenient that they forgot all about that
part, eh?)

The passage
of this law could lead to a fascinating showdown in Texas. What
we need is a group of Texas Rangers to march into the airport
in Dallas and arrest the TSA agents, handcuff them, and march them
off to jail. Then let’s see the feds try to invade Texas to free
their criminal TSA agents. That should be amusing. I’ve spent some
time in Texas, talking with the locals, and I can guarantee you
that a bunch of tyrant feds trying to invade Texas are going to
be absolutely shocked at the intensity of the public resistance
they will meet.

The growing
TSA resistance movement

By the way, with
the TSA’s molestation of children and outright lying about the safety
of its machines, the federal government is vastly overestimating the
stupidity of the general public. People are taking notes of
the encroaching tyranny, and while they may pretend to voluntarily
walk through the TSA’s security
checkpoints right now, there will come a day when the American people
simply refuse to be herded like cattle anymore. I predict a widespread
backlash against the TSA, reflected through state legislative efforts
and public protests that will demand an end to the TSA which has now
come to mean “Touch Some Ass!”

The hilarious
ending to all this, by the way, is that the backscatter machines
are also dosing all the TSA workers with regular bursts of ionizing
, meaning that the very people working for the tyrannical
TSA are, themselves, victims of its deception.

Somehow, that
seems incredibly fitting.

with permission from Natural

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