Mythbusters: Dieting Is The Way To Lose Weight

The new controversy about the full naked body scanners at airports raises some important personal issues. How much privacy and independence are you willing to sacrifice for to feel secure and safe?

When you arrive at the checkpoint, remove your shoes and place them in one of the plastic bins to be screened. If you have on outer clothing such as a jacket, that must also be removed. Items from your pockets should also be placed in the bin. Belt buckles, cell phones, keys, change and other metal items can cause the alarm to go off when you step through the metal detector.

Beware: Laptop goes on the belt last. If I get delayed at the metal detector, the laptop won”t be sitting out in the open for a long time. And the bag to repack it in has already come out.

I might be okay with a body pat down, if I get to pick the patter. Some good looking dude with fast fingers might be the finest feel of the trip, if you follow me here.

Something else to consider is a cellular failsafe on your security system. This is helpful in that it will use a digital cellular line in case the telephone line at your business is somehow destroyed. Something else to consider is how to handle passwords. Obviously, it is important for very few people to know the password because then it is no longer secure. It is wise to be sure the password changes often, and that there is possibly even a back-up identification method besides the password. This might not be necessary in some settings. Settings such as jewelry stores or museums should have some form of back-up identification whether by using a keycard or some type of

So on to the ‘diet.’ She and I hated the word. She hated when I suggested it and I hated having to broach the subject. Yet, every once in a while, it came up. She would try whatever was popular at the moment. With a renewed sense of urgency and some optimism that this was the ‘one’ that would finally succeed, she would take the plunge. Sometimes I was recruited to chart her results. We calculated her progress and projected her potential weight loss based on the diet’s claims. I was always encouraging and ate the same foods or followed the same restrictions. Not that I needed to lose weight mind you, but I was her partner in all aspects of our lives, including this.

When our government gropes, fondles, and touches our human body in ways that our constitution never imagined, it is time to question what has gone wrong.

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