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  •  Chertoff coincidentally on the board of Rapiscan (7+ / 0-)

    Had I not been a suspicious Simon to start with, I would have still been flipped out by the backscatter x-ray when I learned that the technology was,
    1. approved in record time for all airports,
    2. made by one company -- Rapiscan -- which had Michael Chertoff on its board.

    I asked myself, "Would I feel alright with a drug that was improved for all travelers, everywhere?" Then I asked if I would think it was alright if the former DHS head was on the board of one technology, and it won the contract for installation in every station.

    Without any direct evidence of harm, there is every reason to be against these things' rapid approval and use. (And, of course, the fact that they can be fooled is another problem.)

    People complain about dirt, but I'd like to see them make some.

    by The Geogre on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 05:54:11 AM PST

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