Agreed. Not only that, but the USA is a contributing member to the LHC. AND, the fact that the LHC is in France and Switzerland does not mean that US Physicists cannot take significant positions at CERN. It's a pretty stupid remark.
There are some surgeries that leave objects they cannot reliably distinguish from bombs without removal. Now that the TSA seems to slowly begin to understand what it takes for the to actually provide security, they may discover that they cannot.
I had surgery like that this year. At first, the prospect of making all the lights flash on their machines was amusing. It isn't anymore. I think I could have taken the grin and bear it approach to an enhanced pat down (not that it justifies them), but this is too much. An enhanced pat down does at least allow you to satisfy the TSA that you are not any kind of threat in accordance with their stupid rule book. However, if they are going to add an innocent person to their watch list without giving that person a chance to prove their innocence, then their system is well and truly broken.
Having said all that, it's interesting how a situation that affects you personally makes a difference. By my argument, the TSA's system is already well and truly broken. For example, there are people who are on the watch list simply because they have generic names.
What a load of BS.
Actually, this causes the shark to invert and float to the surface.
Probably causes the diver to do the same
> One wonders if they'll be turned off by Celine Dion music — a new type of shark repellent perhaps?
They probably would be. But so would anybody interested in going down there without the sharks.
Some of my readers ask me what a "Serial Port" is. The answer is: I don't know. Is it some kind of wine you have with breakfast?