2 Well, believe it or not, no TSO wants to pat you down.: If you want to avoid pat-downs, then first you need to not be a brown-skinned male with a beard and an Islamic-sounding name. That sucks, but it's true. Second, don't be a PITA. Don't have weird shit in your carry-on, have your pockets really empty, be polite, pleasant and attentive to everyone you see (just like you do every day, right?).
Oh, also, don't be a heavy sweater. Sorry, but sweat-soaked clothing is an excellent reflector of mm-wave, and those spots will yellow-flag and often get you a quick hand-check.
I'm in the US, and was prescribed 10/325 Norco after outpatient hernia surgery last year. Hated that shit; nausea, impenetrable constipation, pain relief using max dosage was slightly less effective than max dosage OTC ibuprofen, and absolutely no trace of anything even vaguely resembling a high.
The difference with Zohydro is no contaminant acetaminophen, so no risk of liver damage.
As long as a nuclear plant has US standards for quality and testing instead of Japanese standards, we're all set.
Sorry to bust your bubble, but every single commercial nuclear power plant in the US (30+ of which are US-designed GE boiling water plants just like the Daiichi facility) are susceptible to exactly the same failure. A failure of outside electrical feed followed by failure of your onsite diesel generators means catastrophic destruction of the reactor core in a very short time.
Some of the US plants are located right on the banks of the Mississippi River, which is famous for NEVER flooding, of course.
There are zero, that is ZERO passive-safe commercial nuclear power plants operating anywhere in the world. Something like a grand total of 4 in very early construction world wide (none in the US, of course). This is a shame and a scandal, but it's true.
"US soldiers usually aren't terrorists"? That's a useless observation. Mathematicians usually aren't terrorists. Men usually aren't terrorists. Musicians usually aren't terrorists. What does that have to do with anything? Sheesh.
And I'm sure the 13 people killed at Ft. Hood are glad to know that you have determined that US soldiers with guns are of no danger to anybody.
You were wrong sonny, be a man and own up to it.
I'm not surprised they catch the C4 My wife frequently travels with chocolate fudge in her carry-on (she has co-workers that *really* like this one particular fudge), and unfrozen gel icepacks in checked baggage (post half-marathon icedown). Both almost always get handchecked. We know to pack both of those at the *top* of the bag for easy access.