Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Since we've got people freaking about radiation

Well the radiation that's 5,000 miles away and makes good scare stories instead of the stuff supplied to the clowns of the TSA- yes ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and FOX, I am looking at you.

I know it's cool to be in Japan breathlessly babbling about damaged reactors, but it's not sexy to badmouth a bad plan using bad tools pushed by the guy YOU put into power.
I'd probably be safe betting my next paycheck on the fact that those lethal TSA X-ray machine reports don't even get past the pre-screening intern, much less on your desk.

Because the report is leaking out- in spite of the 'most ethical-and-open' the world has ever seen (Version 2.0) about how abysmally inept your people are with their math.

Still, the government said the results proved the safety of the devices.

“It would appear that the emissions are 10 times higher. We understand it as a calculation error,” TSA spokesman Sarah Horowitz said in a telephone interview.

The snafu involves tests conducted on the roughly 250 backscatter X-ray machines produced by Rapiscan of Los Angeles, which has a contract to deliver another 250 machines at a cost of about $180,000 each.

No wonder we've never seen any pictures of TSA bigwigs anywhere near those amped-up X-ray beams.

But at least they're going to decide to show up at a Congressional hearing today.

Maybe someone will ask them to defend their need to even be IN airports since they can't even find the things that started that whole security farce.
Especially when they admitted they aren't needed.

The TSA spokeswoman Davis insisted that the traveling public was not at risk.

"There have been a number of additional security layers that have been implemented on aircraft that would prevent someone from causing harm with boxcutters," she insisted.

"They include the possible presence of armed federal air marshals, hardened cockpit doors, flight crews trained in self-defense and a more vigilant traveling public who have demonstrated a willingness to intervene."


  1. Radiation Exposure from Iodine 131
    Treatment and Management

  2. Yeah, but that's government radiation; it's the good kind. ;)