WB7: You want to know what I have real problem with?
"Chertoff's role has been strongly criticized by passenger right advocate Kate Hanni, the founder of FlyersRights.org, who opposes the use of the scanners on privacy and health grounds, citing government studies about radiation exposure."
"They're trying to scare the pants off the American people that we need these things," Hanni told The Huffington Post. "When Chertoff goes on TV, he is basically promoting his clients and exploiting that fear to make money. Fear is a commodity and they're selling it. The more they can sell it, the more we buy into it. When American people are afraid, they will accept anything."
This is the perfect example of the "for profit crony democracy" that you heard about earlier this week. I was going to write more about this, but I don't have to. All you have to do is read this article to learn why I am outraged: Fear For Sale.
This guy Jerkoff leaves his position as head of the Department of Homeland Security and starts his own company by soliciting away Homeland Security employees. Something you can potentially be sued for in the private sector. Then he signs consulting agreements with and buys shares of companies that will benefit handsomely from his authoritative fear mongering campaign.
Do you ever see or hear any disclaimers or conflict of interest disclosures when he appears on TV promoting this stuff?
Of course not!
Meanwhile, Team-0 appears to have swallowed his backscatter--shnook, slime and sinker.
I don't know whether these back scatter scanners are necessary or not. I don't know whether bomb sniffing dogs can do the same job (although I have my suspicions).
But I do know one thing friends, we are getting screwed yet again by American cronyism.