Thursday, February 17, 2011

TSA Scanners More Dangerous Than Smoking

I just came across a video of an interview with two scientists with backgrounds in the study of radiation. Both said that they would be unwilling to subject themselves to the TSA's airport porno scanners not because they're uncomfortable with Uncle Sam becoming a peeping Tom, but because they believe the radiation emitting devices are extremely dangerous.

The scanners are just plain wrong on so many levels, and it goes far beyond the fact that they can be hazardous to your health.

It speaks volumes that the two radiation scientists refuse to go through the machines. The technology hasn't even been around long enough to have had adequate time to study the mid to long term effects of this type of radiation on passengers. What's more, they have no idea how the people who operate the devices will fare. If these machines are dangerous for the normal air traveler, they could be a death sentence for the TSA workers being subjected to repeat exposure.

All that aside, there is still the issue of these machines constituting a pervert's wonderland and a peeping Tom's dream come true. The role of the government as sexual predator in the nation's airports has got to be illegal. The right lawyers just haven't stepped up to the plate yet to bring down the porno scanners.

Big Sis Janetalia may be a-okay with being ogled while naked or being groped by strangers, but that doesn't mean the rest of us should have to put up with it.

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