Doug M. Cummings's Blog – July 2008 Archive (3)

Does That Scanner Make My Butt Look Fat?

Reading in the Chicago Tribune today about the full body scanner the government will soon have in place at O'Hare to check travelers more completely for hidden weapons and/or explosives. Fully body scanner. Wow. Sounds like something out of Star Trek, doesn't it?

The writer describes the machine's function as providing a "virtual strip-search," of passengers, though he says the face of the person being scanned will not be visible, nor will the images be retained in the system. From… Continue

Added by Doug M. Cummings on July 19, 2008 at 2:30am — No Comments

Just Whose Fault Is It?

Just because I nearly came close to doing the same thing when I was a brand new deppitty sherf, the headline of an AP story this morning caught my eye.

"Officer Wrecks Squad Car 20 Minutes into Job."

The A.P story, however, didn't match the headline. Turns out the car was parked in the hapless officer's own driveway when some goofball who "tested positive for drugs" ran into it and then hit a tree. The now car-less copper was not behind the wheel.

Reminds me of… Continue

Added by Doug M. Cummings on July 17, 2008 at 7:00am — 4 Comments


If you're in the mood for a little light reading, there's an article about me in one of the local Chicago dailies...

Added by Doug M. Cummings on July 9, 2008 at 1:38am — No Comments

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