(NaturalNews) Iris scanning is supposed to assess a biometric analysis of who you are, like finger prints, only faster and easier to automate.
The iris scanning machines won't get you to the boarding gate straight away, but they will get you first in line for TSA's gropers and X-rays. Users who fly a lot claim it cuts waiting in line and checkpoint hassles considerably.
For that advantage, you'll have to pre-register with CLEAR's pre-security system, and purchase unlimited use for one at $179.00 annually. The TSA has versions of its own pre-screening system using similar technology, which seems to be more concerned about international travelers.
Only frequent flyers should bother applying. Although TSA's system charges nothing for registering, it appears that their pre-check system isn't available to everyone. To see if you qualify with TSA's pre-check system, go here: (http://www.globalentry.gov/)
Very few airports have these systems at the time of this writing. But that's expected to increase with time. With either system, registration requires starting the application online.
Then bringing your driver license, passport (or other ID), your eyes and a finger to a station where they can scan your iris, fingerprints, and current photo in with all that other stuff.
With registration completed and approved, you'll be considered a low risk traveler with line jumping privileges. With either system, when you arrive at the airport, you simply go to one of the machines in a kiosk, scan your ID and look into the screen's iris detecting lens with your fingertip on a sensor.
As long as the system is up, you'll get a low risk coupon and go to the head of the long line, supposedly with minimal hassles. You'll have the same privileges of a high ranking federal official.
False flags, fake scares, and a public that will put up with useless and expensive increased security
A blogger recently got through a complete security check, including a full body x-ray scanner, with a small metal plate attached strategically on his body. Many experienced military security personnel know trained dogs are better than technological devices for sniffing explosives.
Congress cut back almost a half million dollars on the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) request for funding recently because after six years and $19 billion spent, the Pentagon has realized that dogs are better at detecting bombs than technology.
Experience in Iraq and Afghanistan has shown that JIEDDO equipment accounts for a 50 percent detection rate while dogs accompanying soldiers showed an 80 percent discovery rate.
Granted, taking care of canine needs in an enclosed airport terminal may be tricky. But they're probably a lot cheaper than $200,000-plus for each Rapiscan full body scanner.
Former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff left the agency and went to work lobbying for Rapiscan Systems' full body backscatter scanners that USA airports use.
Just to make sure these scanners are sold and purchased, a few false flags and a couple of phony drugged out patsies escorted onto planes with minor explosives planted into their clothing showed the world how much we need Homeland Security and the TSA.
So a former high ranking Homeland Security official makes a lot of bucks selling full body scanners despite the fact that there are better technological security devices that are safer and less intrusive competing for TSA purchases with lower costs.
The revolving corporate-government doors are boundless. Some dare call it corruption, while few know the details.