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Fuck the TSA. - Tulgey Wood
January 24th, 2013
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Fuck the TSA.

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Date:February 6th, 2013 03:08 am (UTC)
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Get your science in order, there. It's not the amount of radiation you have to worry about, it's the type. A lot of alpha radiation is harmless, a tiny bit of gamma is fatal. The xray machines are bathing everyone in the room with ionizing radiation... ionizing radiation will definitely cause cancer. Not 100% of the time to 100% of the people exposed, but with 100% certainty that it will happen given enough opportunity... and the TSA has had the opportunity to irradiate millions of people everyday and many among the TSA irradiate themselves all day every day. The reason the xray machines are being removed now has nothing to do with how poorly they perform (the terahertz machines are equally ineffective) but due directly to their *already* causing various forms of cancer among TSA employees... and it's far too early to see the real impact yet. Despite only a very low percentage of people showing symptoms so early, TSA employees are already at a much greater risk of developing assorted cancers than the general population. Ref: https://takingsenseaway.wordpress.com/2013/01/03/letter-from-a-former-screener/
Now, the t-ray scanners are a completely undocumented technology when it comes to human physiology. Maybe they are safe, it's tough to say, and it's foolish to believe the TSA will say anything truthful. What we do know is that these scanners operate on terahertz wave frequencies. Are you familiar with how a microwave oven works? The use gigahertz wave energy to vibrate water molecules, which causes them to heat up, which then cooks whatever you want to have for a snack. Microwave ovens are gigahertz scanners. Terahertz scanners operate on a smaller level... they cause your DNA to vibrate, just like a microwave does to water. While I can't say that is bad for you, and can say I will absolutely refuse to allow anyone to do that to me. Would you stand in a microwave oven if the TSA asked you to? They deliver less radiation while cooking a pizza puff than you'll get on your plane flight... but again it's the type of radiation that you should worry about, not the quantity.
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