To my friends and all fellow Americans: Please don’t ruin it for me (don’t get scanned or patted down)

If there is any possible way that you can skip any flight plans for Wednesday, November 24, 2010, please do. For a list of groups planning various levels of boycotts and demonstrations, please see the bottom of this post. If you allow yourself to get scanned by x-rays, or demeaned by having your genitals touched […]

X-Rays: A naive celebration on Google’s front page graphic

Have you seen the graphic du jour at Google today? It is a whimsical collage of x-ray images, with the note “115th Anniversary of the Discovery of X-rays”. X-rays are one of those scientific inventions which have been used with more celebration, and much less caution, than needed. It is ironic that Google is celebrating […]

We need a passenger/tourist revolt against full body scanners

Update: Several groups are calling for an Opt-Out day on the day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 24, 2010. More information is at wewontfly.com ____________________ Kimberly writes: I am serious. I would never, ever expose myself to radiation in order to go on some vacation, or even a trip to see a relative. And, as a […]

Radiation from CT scans linked to cancers, deaths

(excerpt from) USA Today Radiation from CT scans linked to cancers, deaths By Liz Szabo CT scans [sometimes called Cat Scans] deliver far more radiation than has been believed and may contribute to 29,000 new cancers each year, along with 14,500 deaths, suggest two studies in today’s Archives of Internal Medicine. One study, led by […]

Hard-hitting gender story about Caster Semenya situation

KW: I have excerpted the story from The Root/repost at Reclaim the Media below about Caster Semenya and gender testing. The story itself is even more controversial. One thing is that the article seems nearly cruel, in naming the ugly ideas that other people have about Caster. Difficult to decide in a situation like this: […]

Nuclear Energy sucks! File this under rants…

An opinion piece about the problems and dangers of nuclear energy. It asks why anyone would want to put a bunch of radiation in one place, and why people who distrust “big government” would trust “big government” monitor “big energy.”

Christie Brinkley comments on Millstone

At a conference on sustainability, Christie Brinkley discusses new information that Millstone nuclear power plant recently had a safety violation.

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