When you go to a restaurant, don’t you feel better when you see the staff eating the food. Today I asked a hostess of a seafood restaurant to tell me her favorite meal. “oh” she said, “I don’t eat fish”. Maybe she just loads up on the hush puppies. Plus, that’s supposed to be comfort food anyway.
As I aimlessly blog toward a topic that must fit the title, I take you into the world of conspiracy again. I’m not talking about Prince William getting engaged in Kenya and President Obama being born in Kenya, kind of conspiracy. No, I am returning us again to the world of airport scanners.
Before you jump to a more exciting story like Kanye West versus Matt Lauer, or the man who was impersonating a police officer and fooled no one…. because he wasn’t wearing shoes; Just give me one indulgence to prove that this has a little bit of interest to us all.
First, we see that the Boston Herald is reporting that Pilots do not want to go through scanners either. One recent pilot went through and had his butter knife taken away. The man can’t butter a good biscuit in the cockpit. Come on Man. (whoops, wrong blog).
Famous pilot Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger, complained about pilots being subjected to intrusive body searches and repeated radiation exposure. His reason for voicing that pilots should not be subjected to this ramped up security is that “Pilots are already the last line of defense for anyone who poses a threat…. We would like to think that we are trusted partners in that important security mission”.
Then, after being assured that body scans are immediately destroyed, out comes a different story. In Orlando, over 100 “naked” images are leaked in response to a freedom of information request. Now, the crowd is getting riled up on the Internet and scheduling an “opt out” rally against the scanning.
I could keep posting stories that all lead to the same conclusion. We want to be safe but there must be a better way. In a separate story, bike and shoe sales are up. Well, not really, I was just starting a separate transportation conspiracy.