The Sequester And Chicken Little

Would you like an economic lesson in government spending cuts? Try this exercise. Sit down and plan a trip to Disney World for you and your family. Make a budget of $20,000 to take this trip (never mind that you don’t have that much money to spare, just follow along with me). And then, forget … Read more »

We’re Already Over the “Fiscal Cliff”

Newsflash, folks. We’re already over the so-called “Fiscal Cliff”. As of today it’s been 1,311 days since the Senate has passed a budget. Let’s take a quick refresher course on Government 101. The House originates the budget bills. Once they pass the House, they go on to the Senate. Once passed there, it goes to … Read more »

Man Evicted by City; Billed for Concrete

The Austin police department has managed to successfully stop the next Unabomber. Or so they’d like you to think. Delusions of grandeur hide the reality: That Joe Del Rio was evicted from his home by the city of Austin, and was billed for $90,000 worth of concrete that the city pumped into his basement. Del … Read more »

Why The Government Hates Milk

I’m sure many  of you have heard of the recent crack down by the FDA on raw milk and those who provide it. It’s been all over. So what is it exactly that has triggered our friendly government to go after these terrorists raw milk providers? Are they a menace to society? Are they a … Read more »

30 Stupid Things The Government Is Spending Money On

If you want to get paid for doing something stupid, just turn to the U.S. government.  The U.S. government is paying researchers to play video games, it is paying researchers to study the effects of cocaine on Japanese quail and it has spent millions of dollars to train Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly.  The amount … Read more »

TSA Nude Body Scanners Proven Worthless

A blog post on the website TSA Out of our Pants! has just made the infamous nude body scanners (known by their technical name “backscatter scanner”) obsolete.

That’s right. $1 Billion (that’s Billion, with a B) worth of scanners are now useful only as paperweights. Actually, that’s not entirely true. They are useless even as paperweights, since they are so enormously large.

The video on the above blog post (which I will embed at the end of this post as well) demonstrates how to get something through the body scanners you’ll find at every airport throughout the US. Just so there’s no confusion, I do not advocate attempting to do this for nefarious purposes. I only report on this, as did the original poster, to spread awareness.

You’ll recall it was not that long ago (Christmas day, 2009) that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab allegedly attempted to blow up a Detroit-bound jetliner. It was after this that the TSA announced they would be implementing these nude scanners across the board. Never mind that there is a decent amount of evidence that raises a lot of suspicions about this entire episode, or that these nude body scanners likely would not have caught the underwear bomber to begin with.

Read more »TSA Nude Body Scanners Proven Worthless