Inspired by this piece
, and the letter from UCSF about problems with radiation in TSA applications
and the incapacity of TSA to distinguish what passengers pose, and do not pose, a problem
, I think it's time to call flying quits. I have friends who work for airlines, and airports, and I understand that if my point of view becomes more general, it will hurt them. But truthfully, there's nothing I can't do in my car, and I want to avoid problems with my daughter and incompetant, self-assured people who would act toward her in a manner that I encourage her to resist with slaps and kicks.
Because I would back her up. As I should. And I hit harder, and would destroy more machinery.
And I'd rather not pay to replace that which shouldn't be there in the first place.
UPDATE: Further comments of interest.
Finally, a summary from Bruce Schneier, a security expert
, who says the new stuff won't catch anybody, but it's interesting theater.