Formulas & Data:
- Electronics
- Mathematics
- Physics
- RF & Microwaves

Parts Vendors:
- all hand-selected

- Amateur Radio
- Vintage Articles:
- Electronics World
- Popular Electronics
- Radio & TV News
- Radio Craft
- Short Wave Craft
- Wireless World

- Events Calendar
RF Cafe Homepage
Copyright 1999-2015   •−•  ••−•    −•−•  •−  ••−•  •   "RF Cafe" in Morse Code  >> Listen to It <<
- EW & Radar Handbook
- Quizzes       - Software
- App Notes
- Calculators
- Advertise on RF Cafe
- About RF Cafe™
- RF Cafe Shirts & Mugs
- RF Cafe Archives
RF Cafe Book Contest
- RF Cafe on Visit RF Cafe on Facebook Visit RF Cafe on Twitter Visit RF Cafe on LinkedIn
- Tech Humor
- Forums Archive
- Job Board
- Donate to RF Cafe
- Kirt's Cogitations
Custom Search
More than 10,000 searchable pages indexed.
Greetings: There is so much good stuff on RF Cafe that there is no way to list or link to all of it here. Please use the Search box or the Site Map to find what you want - there is a good chance I have it. Thanks!

TSA Scanners - RF Cafe Forums

Because of the high maintenance needed to monitor and filter spammers from the RF Cafe Forums, I decided that it would be best to just archive the pages to make all the good information posted in the past available for review. It is unfortunate that the scumbags of the world ruin an otherwise useful venue for people wanting to exchanged useful ideas and views. It seems that the more formal social media like Facebook pretty much dominate this kind of venue anymore anyway, so if you would like to post something on RF Cafe's Facebook page, please do.

Below are all of the forum threads, including all the responses to the original posts.

 Post subject: TSA Scanners
Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:21 am 
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:01 am
Posts: 42
Hey Kirt thanks for bringing up the point about the TSA full-body scanners and more seriously, the alternative abusive pat-downs if you refuse the scan.

:smt068 I hadn't heard about the massive arm sales to Saudi Arabia. The lamestream media has done a great job helping the public forget that it is because of Muslim extremists that we have suffered the indnancies and losses of freedom IN OUR OWN COUNTRY!!!

Where are the photos of Muslims being strip-searched and patted down? Bush started it all, but imam Obama seems to actually be enjoying it as he sticks his finger in the eye of the American public time after time.

The Tea Party movement has begun to move us back to where we were, but there are a lot of ignorant and outright subversive people standing in the way. They have sided with the King of England rather than the Americans.

"Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger. "
~Herman Göring at the Nuremberg trials

... Jose' Arrina

 Post subject: Re: TSA Scanners
Posted: Sun May 15, 2011 1:07 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 26, 2005 8:25 am
Posts: 16
Hey, look what I found on this website in the NAVPERS section on U.S. Navy history (about 1/3 way down the page):

"Swarming out of the north, these ferocious barbarians-Goths, Visigoths, and Vandals-fell on Rome like an avalanche of tigers. They fauna the Romans fat, juicy, pickled in alcohol, and to their taste. When the barbarians returned to their northern homelands, the Roman Empire lay in fragments, and even the culture which Rome had borrowed from the Greeks was buried in the ruins.

Europe plunged into an age of darkness that set it backward a thousand years. Tyranny was rampant as individual feudal lords gained control, robber barons pillaged the continent, and the average man became a dull-witted serf living in want, fear, voiceless humility, and hobgoblin superstition. Only the Christian Church struggled to keep alive a spark of culture.

Then came the Moslem invasion of Europe. The Arabians were rallying to the call of Mohammed, who called himself the "Prophet of Allah," and preached a religion of fire and sword. "We Arabians are destined to rule the world," they cried. This was some eleven hundred years ago, and they nearly succeeded. For three hundred years the struggle against the Mohammedans lasted. The Christian armies, referred to as the Crusaders, played an important part in stopping the threat to Europe. And upon returning home, they brought back into Europe a renewed knowledge of reading, writing, arithmetic, and geography that had been all but lost to Europe's people since the fall of Rome.

Commerce started up again, ships put to sea again, people began thinking again, and Europe woke up to enter that period of history known as the "Rebirth"-the Renaissance. And? And a bright, new page was turned in the story of man's struggle for freedom.

Then an amazing event took place. In England a group' of barons and knights cornered King John at a place called Runnymede and forced him to sign a document guaranteeing them certain rights. "Just which ones doesn't matter. What matters .is that a group of men were demanding their rights from a king, a being hitherto considered unapproachable on this subject. And you can see this document today-the Magna Carta, or "Great Charter"-man's first big step toward a constitutional form of government.

The Magna Carta fired the minds of all who heard of it back there in the year 1215. It showed how power could be used to obtain rights as well as to withhold them. And this revelation made an echo. In France, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain-the maritime countries in contact with England-the idea grew.

Other people-the Netherlanders and Italians, for example-kept in step with the English and wrenched a little liberty from their sovereigns. Venice set up a sort of republic that became one of the most progressive in Medieval Europe. It was Marco Polo, a Venetian merchant, who expl6red all the way across Asia to China, and brought back vivid tales of the Far East.

These tales of the rich Far East, magnified by a wealth of imagination, started a treasure-hunt for gold. Eager faces turned toward Damascus and Bagdad; adventurers embarked on the long overland journey for India and China. If they came back with little gold, they did return with cloth, porcelain, drugs, and spices which they could sell for gold.

But the fierce followers of Allah's Prophet straddled Asia Minor, and made overland travel deadly dangerous. If only another route to the Orient could be found-a sea-route around the dark coast of Africa."

The more things change, the more they remain the same.

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santanyana

Posted  11/12/2012

Your RF Cafe
Progenitor & Webmaster

Click here to read about RF CafeKirt Blattenberger… single-handedly redefining what an engineering website should be.

View the YouTube RF Cafe Intro Video Carpe Diem!
(Seize the Day!)

5th MOB: My USAF radar shop

Airplanes and Rockets: My personal hobby website

Equine Kingdom: My daughter Sally's horse riding website