Archive for the "Air Travel" category

Backscatter Whole Body Scanners – Why Research Matters

by Beth Whitman (June 12th, 2012)

Call me paranoid. Call me a conspiracy theorist. Call me crazy. But I won’t walk through a backscatter scanner at airport security. I have 2 primary reasons for this: There hasn’t been enough research done to know what the long-term effects of these x-ray scanners might be. I’ve yet to fully understand how something that [...]

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A Monk Walks onto a Plane…

by Beth Whitman (February 14th, 2010)

(True story though some facts are slightly embellished for story-telling purposes.) A Buddhist monk walks onto a plane, returning home from a gathering of monks from around the world. There are many participants from the gathering on this plane but they are seated throughout coach class with only a handful having seats next to one [...]

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Knock Knock. Who’s There? The Feds.

by Beth Whitman (January 4th, 2010)

The three-ring circus currently known as the TSA has been issuing directives and statements over the last week+ in an effort, we can only assume, to keep us safe after Umar Farouk AbdulMuttalaban attempted to blow up a NWA flight bound for Detroit. It appears, however, that they’ve only managed to confuse the situation and [...]

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