“In a Nov. 8 letter to members, the U.S. Airline Pilots Association, which represents 5,200 US Airways pilots, warns the Transportation Security Administration “has offered no credible specifications for the radiation emitted by these machines. As pilots, we are exposed to more radiation as a function of our normal duties than nearly every other category of worker in the United States… . USAPA has determined that frequent exposure to TSA-operated scanner devices may subject pilots to significant health risks.”—Unions advise pilots to avoid full-body scans - Nextgov
“The Forward’s former editor J.J. Goldberg [said] of Beck: “There’s a difference between first-degree murder and vehicular homicide, which is intentionality.” Despite granting Beck the cover of ignorance, he described Beck’s Soros programming as “as close as I’ve heard on mainstream television to fascism.” The fact that Fox News is standing by Beck’s Soros attacks after they were condemned by Jewish groups makes me wonder whether we’ve crossed into a new plane of right-wing media depravity.”—
For Veteran’s Day, an old report from an old friend, S. Spencer Scott. It is a strange and haunting radio story that leaves you with a lot more questions than answers. If you need those answers, Bill Nemitz wrote this account of the tragic story of Chris and Lavinia Gelinaeu.
“I’m OK with discrimination against young Arab males from terrorist-producing states. I’m not threatened by people from China. I’m not even threatened by people from Mexico. I just know where the threat is from. It’s from a unique place, and I think it’s OK to recognize that.”—Mark Kirk, Illinois’ new Republican Senator. And here I was giving him accolades this morning for being a reasonable supporter of reproductive rights (100% from NARAL!) Can’t win ‘em all!
“In my personal experience, Fucking While Feminist is pretty much like doing any other thing While Feminist: Going to the grocery store, napping, napping before going to the grocery store, etc. It’s pretty much like usual, except that if you notice any unfairness in the procedure, you are going to complain MUCH MORE READILY AND LOUDLY than you would otherwise.”—Tiger Beatdown › Fucking While Feminist: A Conversation, for Ladies and Selected Dudes!