America: The nanny, nanny, boo-boo state
In case there was any doubt, the nanny state is alive and well.
For those traveling by air this holiday weekend, the Transportation Security Administration has unveiled its latest middle finger to the world: a new high-tech body scanner that projects a nude image of the traveler to a TSA agent. Those who refuse the body scan or whose scan appears suspicious are given a special frisk treatment as if they are about to enter a maximum security prison. The new security measures have led to a surge of irritation and outrage, with some planning a boycott set to take place today — one of the busiest travel days of the year. Read more