How can there be a class action lawsuit against printer ink, but not against radiating you for no reason with devices that have no track record?
Where are these devices for entering Congress or the Whitehouse if they are so safe?
So would the President choose the radiation naked picture method or the deep groping method for his daughters? I'd seriously like that question asked at some point by the press.
ps. Even if you opt-out, you are probably being exposed to whatever radiation method they use.
Note how in this photo the person in line, not just the person in the scanner is being exposed:
No one in the press has the guts to ask him this. But man, I'd love to see that too.
Mr. President: Would you send Michelle/Sasha/Malia through TSA screening? Naked photos or invasive genital groping, you get to pick.
It will be interesting to be able to pinpoint where this started if it has any actual effect on the situation.
Which one do you want your mother/children experiencing, naked picture radiation, deep groping, or would you instead choose the $10,000 fine for leaving (and possibly being put on the no-fly list forever)?
If everyone who flies, and I do mean everyone (regardless of whether you'll be boarding a personal plane), had to go through this every time, we'd see this go away.
it really isn't a partisan issue.
Jackpot. Part of the trouble is that the policy makers don't have to swallow their own medicine. They have private jets and political connections that place them above their own laws. It's not even that they are "above" the law. They simply write laws that won't involve them.
See https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/No_Fly_List#F... :
In August 2004, Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) told a Senate Judiciary Committee discussing the No Fly List that he had appeared on the list and had been repeatedly delayed at airports.
Of course, he was eventually able to get his name off the list, something that few mortals are able to accomplish.
From the article: Recognizing that as a U.S. Senator he was in a privileged position of being able to contact Ridge, Kennedy said of "ordinary citizens": "How are they going to be able to get to be treated fairly and not have their rights abused?"
I loathe the body scanner/groping policies as much as the next guy. But it doesn't help our case if the arguments against them turn out to be falsified.
There are 100 of them, those are just a sampling.
If you can explain to me how that's possible with any of the current porno scanner technologies, you've got a case. (In particular, you'll need to explain why the "scanner images" show people from the same angle and perspective as the photos that accompany them.) Otherwise, I stand by my claim: whether it's one picture or a hundred, they're faked.
Millimeter wavelength electromagnetic waves are still radiation as much as any other wavelength.
Propping up pseudoscience bullshit like "it's radiation!" is the same reason why we have to deal with morons complaining about wifi signal.
/former physics minor
Absolutely nowhere did I indicate that.
It does use radiation, and radiation is for the most part, and in this case, completely harmless.
I would assert that not understanding that all EM waves are radiation, including visible light, is the reason we have to deal with morons complaining about wifi signals.
/former physics major, and current title dropper
Of course people not understanding that all EM is radiation is a problem but the statement that "it is a problem because people don't understand x" is true for almost every value of x.