The FBI and military rely on bomb sniffing dogs to protect them, so why do Big Sis and John "Peashooter" Pistole insist on irradiation and groping by the TSA for our "safety?"
And this makes sense how?
There have been additional valid concerns raised by Columbia University about the safety of implementing backscatter radiation devices as early as April of 2010 that have been completely ignored;
A Columbia University expert in radiation today confirmed that it is quite "likely" that the radiation from screening machines being installed nationwide by the Transportation Security Authority to use on airline passengers will cause cancer.
The word comes from David J. Brenner, of Columbia's Center for Radiological Research, and whose research involves radiation biology, low dose risk estimation and radiotherapy.
There's no use depending on TSA "research" that denied or minimized that risk because those results have been bought and paid for, he noted.
Additionally, the TSA is doing some very invasive probing, in some instances coming into contact with bodily fluids and not changing their gloves very frequently. They're putting all passengers at risk of spreading diseases with this ill-advised, but not illegal practice. Glove requirements according to OSHA;
OSHA does not require that gloves be changed between patients if they are not contaminated and their barrier properties are not compromised This practice is however recommended to prevent patient-to-patient transmission of disease.
That language speaks to the medical profession for obvious reasons--that's usually where gloves are used to prevent exposure, but when you're dealing with thousands of passengers on a regular basis and completely unaware of their medical history and what they may have been exposed to, this is trouble waiting to happen.
What if a terrorist gets the bright idea of putting a pathogen or toxin of some sorts on their person and...we'll you get the picture.
We submit that in their zeal to look like they're doing something effective, they've hijacked our rights and have potentially become a major threat to the Public Health of the nation. Possibly more so than what they claim they are trying to protect us from in the first place.
Who is going to protect us from them?