10 January 2011

Fear of Flying

Fear of Flying : Dry Bones cartoon.
According to the University of California, San Francisco

UCSF scientists speak out against airport full-body scans
“Four UCSF scientists sent a letter last April to the President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, expressing concern about the health risks of full body scanners being implemented at U.S. airports. The co-signers were David Agard, PhD, John Sedat, PhD, (emeritus), and Robert Stroud, PhD, all professors of biochemistry and biophysics, and Marc Shuman, MD, professor of medicine (hematology/oncology).” -more

And then there’s this report out of Vancouver Canada:

Full-body scanners are waste of money, Israeli expert says

“A leading Israeli airport security expert says the Canadian government has wasted millions of dollars to install “useless” imaging machines at airports across the country.

“I don’t know why everybody is running to buy these expensive and useless machines. I can overcome the body scanners with enough explosives to bring down a Boeing 747,” Rafi Sela told parliamentarians probing the state of aviation safety in Canada.

“That’s why we haven’t put them in our airport,” Sela said, referring to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport, which has some of the toughest security in the world.”

Sela, former chief security officer of the Israel Airport Authority and a 30-year veteran in airport security and defence technology, helped design the security at Ben Gurion.” -more

-Dry Bones- Israel’s Political Comic Strip Since 1973

 

‘Israeli confidence levels at 10 year year high’ Social policy study shows differences exist in confidence between those with different social backgrounds; haredim more confident than most.

 

IDF source: Married haredi women with children to serve 10 haredi women to work in information gathering, code breaking, computer engineering; army to pay higher sum to accommodate mothers.

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