AW: AW: [ RadSafe ] New Airport X-Rays Scan Bodies, Not Just Bags

John Jacobus crispy_bird at
Fri Mar 2 13:05:12 CST 2007

I am saying that this is probably a waste of money. 
Obviously, you did not understand my comments on the
use of sky marshalls.  Would any of the programs have
prevented Timothy McVeigh?  Do you think the terrorist
of Sept. 11 would have found away around these

Terrorism is not new, all of these devices are flashy
and high-tech, but they do not address the root causes
of why radical people commit terrorist acts.  This is
where our resources should be put, not sending armies
all over the world, and tell the public this new
gadget will make us safer.  

We have low paid people operating high-tech equipment.
 I certainly do not feel any safer.  

--- Sandy Perle <sandyfl at> wrote:

> John,
> So, what is your bottom line point? Don't increase
> security, no profiling, no electronic checks, no
> hands-on checking, no body scan. What are you really
> trying to say? If your point is don't do anything, a
> very dangerous prospect.
> Sandy
> Sent via BlackBerry from Cingular Wireless  
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Jacobus <crispy_bird at>
> Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 10:23:23 
> To:Sandy Perle <sandyfl at>, radsafe at
> Subject: RE: AW: AW: [ RadSafe ] New Airport X-Rays
> Scan Bodies, Not Just Bags
> What enhanced security?  Terrorist are so dumb that
> cannot get around this type of technology?  In the
> 1970s and 1980s we had sky marshalls. 
> That seemed to stop planes being hijacked to Cuba. 
> Is
> there a lesson here?  Low technology works well.  We
> are amoured with machines and technology, without
> looking at what works best.  
> Yes, the terrorist have won.  As we outspent the
> Soviet Union and won the Cold War, they are forcing
> us
> to spend countless funds on equipment to give us the
> sense of security.
> --- Sandy Perle <sandyfl at> wrote:
> > John,
> > 
> > Agreed. There is never a 100% probability in
> > anything except taxes and
> > death! However, where technology can offer
> enhanced
> > security and peace of
> > mind, then it should be evaluated and adapted as
> > appropriate for the
> > circumstances at hand.
> > 
> >

“We must face the fact that the United States is neither omnipotent or omniscient — that we are only 6 percent of the world’s population; that we cannot impose our will upon the other 94 percent of mankind; that we cannot right every wrong or reverse each adversity; and therefore there cannot be an American solution to every world problem.”
-- John F. Kennedy 

-- John
John Jacobus, MS
Certified Health Physicist
e-mail:  crispy_bird at

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