… Because if I have to listen to another report about these airport scanners, I will scream. I don’t care to hear arguments that the radiation is dangerous (according to a quick search, if you’re flying, you’re already being exposed to higher radiation than these machines put out and if you use a cell phone — you guessed it — more radiation than this scanner). I don’t care to hear that it’s invasive. It’s less personally invasive than a pat down or strip search and if someone can’t tell I have girl parts just by looking at me… they’re probably blind.
I heard an interesting argument that they are ineffective at detecting plastic explosives. THAT is a legitimate argument, but no one is actually discussing that fact.
It’s all “Oh my goodness, but the scanner people will know I have genitals!” when it should be, “In our economical climate, we should only be investing in technology that actually protects us and this is not it.”
In one of these news segments, someone quickly suggested we should model our airports after Israels. Want to read about that? Go ahead and click on the link. I’ll wait for you to read it…
I don’t see that flying in America. Armed guards, intense questioning, detaining clothes and investigating photos taken on the trip (I can imagine some photos being more risque than the airport scanner images), etc. But, if we want safer flying, that’s how Israel’s been successful with it.
Anyway, onto more awesome things:
I’m going to make wall art in a few minutes. I’m going to put pretty fabric into embroidery hoops and then figure out a way to hang them on my wall… once I figure out which wall to hang them on.
YAY PRETTY THINGS!