Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Still pretty stirred up

As many people are, I'm still pretty stirred up about the new airline screening rules. If you're interested, feel free to read some of the articles linked to below. If not, I'll have some non-airline content soon.

There's a Washington Times editorial and link round-up review on Cnet, including what real scientists think about the health dangers. Of course, the FDA says it's safe, and the FDA has never screwed up before. Right? Also of interest is the Senate hearing transcript, wherein Joe Lieberman claims that if the Christmas Day bombing had been successful, we'd all be demanding full pat-downs for everyone.  No, actually, I would be demanding real security, like they do in Israel.

3 comments:

  1. It's true. But the people here would never demand anything premptive. It's all reactionary because as a country we are selfish and believe what we're fed on the media. It's a sad state of affairs.

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  2. The husband is violently angry, but kind of about the Patriot Act. The new procedures are awful - but he's STILL mad that we let that one slide.

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  3. I'm still mad about that one, too. But it's also kind of hard to stand up against it. The airline screening is something that affects us all in very distinct, specific ways.

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Be nice.