Monthly Archives: April 2013

Public Comment is Open on the Full Body Scanners Until June 24.

As many of you know, you can share your opinion on the TSA’s use of Full Body Scanning technology by going to the Federal Register website, up until June 24. From Christopher Elliot, in the Chicago Tribune: “It’s been almost five … Continue reading

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Letters from Passengers and Screeners

Our first two letters have to do with Confession #7, The Most Awkward Moment for a TSA Screener, which concerned many TSA screeners’ bad habit of inquiring about passengers’ gender prior to being body scanned. A TSA screener who wishes to … Continue reading

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More Letters from Passengers and Screeners Coming Soon.

I’m going to get into a more regular update routine, soon, starting with another round of Speed Letters. -NJR

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Confession #8: The One Way in Which the TSA Really Takes Care of its Screeners.

As I’ve mentioned before, the TSA has never done a very good job of making itself the kind of place where good, smart workers would even think about staying, at least on the floor-level. Nearly every single screener you see … Continue reading

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Letter From a Screener: So We Found a Suicide Bomber With The Full Body Scanner: Now What?

—- A TSA screener we’ll just call “Confused in Colorado” writes in: Dear Taking Sense Away, I’ve noticed that our protocols never really give us guidance on what to do once we do uncover a bomb strapped to someone’s body, … Continue reading

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