Backscatter x-rays

By now you know the TSA has implemented backscatter x-ray screening (the naked scanner)…and indignation runs high.  The complaints boil down to health and privacy.

Health: a) the device does dose you with ionizing radiation; b) there is no safe level of ionizing radiation.  Case closed??  The smoking gun??

Air travel is a major source of ionizing radiation.  The backscatter x-ray is the same as adding 4 minutes (or less) to your trip.  Would you protest the airliner circling the airport before landing?  Same results…

If you want to avoid ionizing radiation…stay the hell off airplanes!!!

Privacy: That is a personal issue.  I found the security checkpoints onerous and invasive before the scanner, but we all make our own personal decisions.

[I tried to post this to tumblr, but tumblr is down.  Why would tumblr users pick a war with 4chan?  Seems kind of stupid.]