Friday, December 17, 2010

I wonder if Napolitano & Co. never bothered to consider any of this

or just don't give a damn?
We are writing to call your attention to serious concerns about the potential risks of the recently adopted whole body backscatter X-ray security scanners. This is an urgent situation as these X-ray scanners are rapidly being implemented as a primary
screening step for all air travel passengers."

Translation: The naked body scanners may be dangerous to your health.

"Our overriding concern is the extent to which the safety of this scanning device has been adequately demonstrated. This can only be determined by a meeting of an impartial panel of experts that would include medical physicists and radiation biologists at which all of the available relevant data is reviewed."

Translation: The safety of these naked body scanners has never been demonstrated, and especially not by an independent panel of qualified scientists.

Speaking of Napolitano and security,
A Mexican drone crashed in El Paso's Lower Valley, sparking a federal investigation and raising questions about why the aircraft was in U.S. airspace.

"We are collecting data about the crash. We don't have the aircraft because it was returned to its owner," said Keith Holloway, spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, which investigates aircraft crashes in the United States and in other countries that request its help
So, loss of control and wandered over the border, or deliberately violating our airspace?

That's all I've got time for today; if I was going 'round any faster you could hook me up to a generator shaft.

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