What You Don’t Know Could Kill You

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.

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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.

tsa locks

3 for $55

 

How about these?

tsa locks ebay

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

 

Fodder for Writers.. Where do ideas come from?

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The last few days I have been talking about character development.  How do you come up with who your character is?

I am a people person!  I used to travel a great deal!  So much so that when the TSA came about and spoilt it for me, I was upset.  No, I am not on any no-fly list …yet…., they just make traveling such a pain in the ass!

I have this wonderful sense of humor.  When the doctors are poking me, or the mechanic tells me that I need this or that I manage to make a joke of it and laugh.  Life is too short to cry over that which you cannot control.

Did you know that you cannot joke with those “TSA people?”

I tried, nope, not a good idea.  To work as a TSA agent, they must have had their sense of humor surgically removed.  My gut feeling is they have this incredible god complex going on.

So here is a free idea for the TSA…Ok, ready….Have an agent there with a sense of humor who jokes or is nice to the people in line waiting to be hassled by your version of the SS.  Can you imagine someone with a sense of humor making nice to the passengers easing their stress levels?

Gadz, what if people actually laughed while taking off their shoes, belts, emptying their pockets and being virtually stripped searched?

I know that is thinking outside the box, but hey, that is what you get with a thinking person and not a government automaton.

And far be it from me to tell you how to do your jobs but, you could use this same person to screen passengers who are not acting right.  A little incognito profiling.  If you were smart, you could even have those friendly people with the stress relief dogs be those agents… I know the stuff of novels… Again, out of the box thinking…buy me a drink next time you feel me up, and I will give you some more thoughts!

I deal with stressful situations with humor.  Flying today is a stressful situation.  Get there early, give up all of your rights once you enter the “secure area” and be treated like shit until you leave the “secured area.”

I do not think that is an exaggerating at all. Travelers still need a bill of rights, and as of yet, it does not exists.

In this country, the USA, we just did not have the issues until 911 and the infamous shoe bomber and then the candidate for the Darwin award, the underwear bomber.  This guy had to have the IQ of a plant to pull that one off.  In this country, we have surrendered our rights to privacy for safety with the caveat being, that now we have neither.

Our typical security was walk through a magnetometer that often was not switched on, or was not set very high.  I used to get through it usually without emptying my pockets or removing jewelry. Today you might as well be naked as I think it picks up the fillings in your teeth.

My last trip through the infamous porn scanners, I could not lift my left arm up as high as they wanted me to, and the bitch yelled at me.  I had a frozen shoulder FFS, and she did not give a crap! Because I could not do the spread eagle, hands up don’t shoot pose perfectly, I got the hands all over my body until they met resistance!

Someone owes me a drink, or a goodnight kiss, just saying!

What do you think would have happened if I would have yelled back at her?  I am not a mean-spirited person, but I must tell you words that rhymed with “Duck” were right on the tip of my tongue.  This bitch must have been a holdover from the SS, or a love child from Hitler’s third mistress six times removed.

Folks, we can bitch about the injustices in life, or they can become fodder for your next adventure.

My novels are adventures.  In The Girl Nextdoor, I introduce that term, and I love that story.  It is a rags to riches story that is slightly naughty and again a lesbian story of romance.  Magic from Scotland plays into the mix making this story fun for anyone who might read it.

Truth told; life is an adventure.  When life kicks you around, kick back and write about it!

I want to write a story that is so out of character for me.  I want to write a story where my main character is like this mob boss who takes shit from nobody!  The blond sister who was just rude for the sake of being rude would not survive this story.  Or if she did, she might be made to suffer at the hands of some large man who had a thing for mean bitches.

I can just see her tethered in such a way with his hands on her hair pulling it back…oh, baby!  I feel better already!  Perhaps I need to go to work for the TSA….maybe not….

My problem is that I am a lover of folks and I even made an excuse for her in my mind. When I left, I told her to try and have a nice rest of the day.  It was better than to say to her to go Eff herself!   That she might have enjoyed… I most certainly would have missed my flight and been strip-searched and …well …hmmmm ….do you think….never mind….

She is a character in one of my novels, and I am not telling you which one.  You will have to find her if you are interested.

I did not get her name, and I usually make a point to get people’s names who impress me one way or the other.  Friend or foe I can channel them and then I can have my way with them …. LOL…

Did someone make an impression on you?

If your name is Victoria, please forgive this next question.  Why is it that people named Vickie or Victoria seem to be, more likely as not, to be a total vacuous bitch?  Is it just me?

Next time we meet, we can talk about names.

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Do you have an airport story to tell?

Does someone owe you a drink?

 

Much Love -TW