talon: (Default)
( Feb. 11th, 2011 10:30 am)

Long ago, I seem to have just defaulted into the "frumpy" fashion, not knowing that the only 2 choices available to me in inexpensive off-the-rack clothing was either "frumpy" or "slutty".

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http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/02/10/safe-scanning-new-tsa-body-imaging-pacifies-modest-travelers/

This may address the privacy issue, but it doesn't do Thing One about the health issue - how many roentgens of exposure do TSA agents and passengers receive from this machine? How is the machine serviced? How often is it serviced? What monitors are in place in case the machine breaks and sprays roentgens around or suddenly has a marked output? Where are the rays concentrated and how does that affect people who are already high risk for certain cancers or have recovered from cancer?

I have questions.

And I'd like answers before I submit to one of these devices.

The modesty issue was trivial and easily dismissed beside the health issues these machines raised.

They should have addressed the issues that could cause paying customers to sicken, perhaps even die. I'll take health over modesty any day.

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( Feb. 11th, 2011 02:26 pm)

I don't stress out easily, even under stressful circumstances like the simple $80 replacement of a leaking pipe join turning into a $1,200 replacement of a series of pipes and joins.

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