EU Bans X-Ray Nude Body Scanners, and An Open Letter to Manchester Airport

Dear Manchester Blokes:

Today, an article in The Daily Mail noted that the European Union has decided to ban nude body scanners that use x-rays from airports across the continent. The article had the following quote from Russell Craig regarding nude body scanners in use at your airport:

“Today, we’re just kind of standing around scratching our heads wondering why a trial that was popular with everybody, that everybody approved of, just never got the green light from Europe.”

I’m not quite sure exactly how far up his ass Craig’s head is, but nude body scanning has been the subject of international scorn. It is extraordinarily invasive and demeaning, and I’ve received hundreds of e-mails from people who have been left in tears after the process. It is a huge health risk, not just for the passengers, but for the operators who are exposed to ambient radiation from thousands of daily scans. And it is entirely ineffective, as I clearly demonstrated in my viral video, “How to Get ANYTHING Through TSA Nude Body Scanners.”

“Everybody” does not approve of your trial, but many are quite happy that the machines will end up in the rubbish heap.


Jonathan Corbett
TSA Out of Our Pants

6 thoughts on “EU Bans X-Ray Nude Body Scanners, and An Open Letter to Manchester Airport

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  1. It is important – especially for Americans – to realize we have to ALSO not accept the Millimeter Wave scanners with the “Gumby” Software. At the end of the day, this is still a complete inch-by-inch search of your “person” which is prohibited by the 4th Amendment. No one examines every foot of your house without a warrant, not even for administrative reasons such as looking for fire code violations – no one opens your Medicine Cabinet or your underwear drawer.

    When the TSA uses a metal detector, it tests for the presence of metal and does not examine every inch of your body. When your house is inspected by a government for fire codes, they don’t examine your whole house.

    Unlike a metal detector, when the TSA examines your body, they don’t look for anything that is associated with bombs. And, after they pull a passenger out (6% according to the manufacturer, 10%+ according to the TSA, and by my observation probably 16% of passengers are further examined by hand ..groping or touching of your body) for further ‘searching’, they never find any bomb-making materials.

    Consider that they will swab you for an explosives test when the machine software or the “peep room” guard says something looks suspicious. IF THE SWAB test is so successful, then that should be the primary search test ! It is obvious since the TSA says swabs must work since they use them as a BETTER test than the scanner.

    The TSA has discontinued certain other explosives detection machines because of the high rate of false positives. Illegally scanning our persons – no matter how ‘easy’ or ‘non-pornographic’ as it may seem – has a 100% failure rate so they should not be used for primary screening.

  2. Good news, now if we can only get them scrapped here and then scrap the TSA employees. I refuse to call them “agents” or “officers” these people have the I.Q. of green bean.

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