V.23 No.4 |
The Daily Word in the Keystone XL pipeline, the Mac's birthday and catching a Goodfella
Wow, the Mac is 30?
According to FBI, Vinny Asaro has been caught in connection with the Lufthansa heist.
The debate heats up over whether to end the life of a pregnant woman in Texas who has been declared brain dead.
Could the Keystone XL pipeline bring on a new frontier in our nation's environmental politics?
Synthia Varela-Casaus pleads not guilty after being accused of kicking her 9-year-old son to death.
A former employee of Redflex, a company that manufactures red light cameras, says they paid hefty bribes to score deals in several cities in the US, including cities in New Mexico.
This flu season sees more hospitalization rates than usual.
A man in Florida has been arrested after trying to perform an exorcism on his “demon” son and then violently resisting arrest.
V.22 No.39 |
The Daily Word in moon poop, the world's top brand and the "Breaking Bad" finale
A partial government shutdown sounds serious, no? So, USA Today has answered some important questions as to what that entails.
A business jet crashed into a Santa Monica Airport hangar on Sunday leaving no survivors. Officials aren't quite sure how many people were onboard.
What kind of world is this when computers beat out soda pop for top brand?
Excuse me, Mr. Whac-A-Mole, I think your warehouse is on fire.
It's no secret that astronauts have left behind some sort of memento to commemorate their time on the moon, but who knew it'd be something so personal?
Are you one of those people that never eats food past its expiration date? Here are a few tips to gauge whether you're throwing away perfectly good food.
Santa Fe's Heavenly Boutique is back open after the FBI raided it last week and found 7,300 mg of Oxycodone, a prescription pain medicine.
Anthony Bourdain likes New Mexico's green chile best!
V.19 No.32 | 8/12/2010
Nudes in the News
Remember how paranoid you were when you first heard about those whole body scanners at the airport? You know, the ones that make your clothes disappear so fat people in uniforms can make sure you aren’t trying to smuggle more than 3 ounces of hair gel onto a Delta flight. Remember how the Transportation Security Administration reassured you by saying “scanned images cannot be stored or recorded.” Well, it turns out that “cannot” in government speak means “Oh they totally can!” The U.S. Marshals Service admitted this week that it had secretly saved “tens of thousands” of high-tech nudie pictures recorded with a millimeter wave system at the security checkpoint of a single Florida courthouse. CNET news has got the whole freaky story. This follows an earlier disclosure by the TSA saying the government organization requires all airport body scanners it purchases to be able to store and transmit images for “testing, training and evaluation purposes.” Not to mention masturbation purposes, as well.
There are several different full body scanning systems in use today, each offering a varying degree of resolution. Millimeter wave systems are fuzzier, while backscatter X-ray machines show fairly precise anatomical detail. Defenders of the program say the computerized images are hardly erotic. Those people have clearly never spent time on the Internet—which has found ways to eroticize everything from vinyl pool toys to farting on cakes. (Those two sites are not safe for work, by the way.)
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced last week scanners will soon become standard issue in virtually every major airport in America. (We’ve had them at the Albuquerque International Sunport for some time now.) In response, the Electronic Privacy Information Center has filed suit asking a federal judge to grant an immediate injunction against the TSA’s body scanning program. Good luck with that.
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