Not too many years ago I got into it with a local journalist. She reported that the porn scanners at the airport were safe.
Never mind the invasive nature of these devices. They in fact literally strip you naked for strangers to see more of you than your dermatologist would examine. Once you get over the horror of strangers gawking at you, and yes they do make fun of you, then you have the radiation to deal with.
She reported that it was safe radiation.
What exactly is “Safe Radiation?”
I was not mean about it. While she was defensive, she was not unkind either. I think she is unaware of the difference and bought the lie told to her. I use this in my latest novel which was an excellent device.
The radiation you get at altitude is Cosmic Radiation which penetrates aluminum. Gamma Radiation is from different sources and is dissipated in our atmosphere.
From a chest x-ray, dental X-ray, etc. is ionizing radiation which can cause cells to mutate as they can mess with the DNA. Ionizing radiation can actually heat tissue, and there is no telling what it does to your eyes. Even cosmic radiation can destroy the DNA information creating abnormal growth.
Once the DNA is messed with that messed with DNA replicates and soon you are diagnosed with cancer.
If the DNA is messed with either the cell will die, or repair itself or mutate and then those mutated cells will create more mutated cells with screwed up DNA.
Today I mention this as there was a story about the government using taxpayer dollars to the tune of 5 million dollars to prop up a failing newspaper.
Do you know the purpose of your local paper?
Stalin is quoted as saying that there is no sharper weapon than that of print.
This is true. If the local paper cannot survive on its own, they should start a go fund me page or some charity might assist them. Once you are beholding to someone, you can no longer be unbiased.
The paper is, in fact, to hold our leaders accountable for what they do, and how they spend your money.
If the government was your source of revenue how in the world could you write a story about government officials doing things that they should not be doing?
Journalists are to be objective. That means that you report the news as it happens with no spin, no bias. Unless you hold yourself out there as an opinion journalist, you have no dog in the fight.
Whether you like Trump or not, he is correct regarding bias in the press. When Mika and Morning Joe say with a serious face that the president is mentally unbalanced, they are holding themselves out there as medical professionals and many will believe it. That is dangerous talk to have for many reasons.
Someone might actually believe you, and decide to fix it. No, Mika, you don’t tell Americans what to think. That is your first mistake. Just report the facts and let the public decide.
When you disparage the president, you disparage millions of people who voted for him.
When you spread lies which are no more than propaganda, you enable loons to feel empowered to do the crazy things we see happen.
The other day a woman rammed a guy’s Jeep because he had a Trump sticker on his car. She in fact openly admitted it to the officer. That is assault with a deadly weapon. What if he had a MAGA hat on and was crossing the road on a crosswalk? Would she run him over? Would someone else be that triggered to run them over?
Words are powerful and “Journalist” know better, or they should.
I can see some lawyer defending her now. He would move the case to New York or LA where the bias is so blatant they could find enough jurors to agree that the guy had a red hat on so he needed to die… Good Job woman, here is a medal for getting rid of one more Trump supporter.
This is the crazy world we live in. And it is the media’s fault.
One of the things that Journalist learn is not to publish things that could be hurtful. Report the facts as they are and don’t spin them.
No, Tax dollars should not be used to prop up a failing media outlet.
I make it a point not to watch any media that is biased. How do you know if they are? When they openly cheer on camera when another outlet reports that they have the smoking gun to impeach Trump, I think you can assume that they are biased.
I have a challenge to issue to the MSM and President Trump. Now you all will have to retweet this so they might see it but here is the dare.
President Trump, you say you can negotiate with these other world leaders, can you negotiate with the destroy Trump media? CNN and the rest. You used to have a really good name, what the hell are you doing? Can you create a cease-fire and just report the news good or bad? Don’t give us this crap about the president is deranged, we know better. The facts speak for themselves and by the way you are giving his supporters red meat.
New York Times. Wow, you folks were the bastion or standard bearer for the news. WTF? When you hire an openly hostile racist, and you defend it, whatever smidgeon of credibility you had left you lost.
Anyone that is that racist needs help. She does not need to be in any position where she can promote her brand of bigotry. Racism is just ugly, no matter who espouses it.
In my latest novel Presidential Assassins, I use much of this as fodder for a very entertaining story.
Follow the tweets on the right of the page to find my work.
Before I leave you I have a question speaking of flying and the TSA… Why is it every time I fly my TSA lock goes missing? Those things are not cheap. They are not cheap unless of course you buy them on eBay for less than $4 for a lot. Connection ?? I want to know where these came from.
3 for $55
How about these?
Starting bid $4.00 on Ebay…
Dear TSA, if the images are truly non invasive as I have read in a few places, allow me to see it for myself. If you are up front about it, and allow me to pick the place (s) I will write a an article saying so. Until then I dont trust you, and with your track record I dont think anyone really can..
Much Love -TW