Worth thinking about
It has been reported that the Federal Transport Security Administration have just received the first of a new generation of body scanner for airports that can see through clothes and I have inside information that after posting applications for the new job of scanner operator, 23.7 million people applied.
The scanner is a booth size apparatus that scans the whole body as if the person being scanned was naked. It was reported that makers can supply the unit with or without the optional chrome plated pole and surround sound music and we were assured the light show is terrific.
It is expected that Salt Lake City will ban these extras as an affront to the male gender, while San Francisco is expected to require the pole, music and light show by law. Los Angeles will require only people between 18 and 28 years to be scanned and Texas will require the wearing of cowboy boots and a hat.
Closer to home, the Cleveland Airport Authority has requested the City of Cleveland to advance them the $2.2 million cost of the unit saying it will not cost the taxpayer "one red cent" and the cost will be recovered by proceeds from the sale of aircraft fuel. They also asked the Cleveland YMCA if they could test the unit for two or three years on their members. It was decided by the authority that scanner operation be conducted only by its members, subsequently the Cleveland City Council encouraged by the mayor and some influential townspeople voted to increase the number of Airport Authority members to 950. There will be an application fee of $10,000. It is reported that local banks have been flooded with requests for loans and suggested that the application fees could help finance the new airport. Landowners throughout the county have come forward to donate land for the new facility providing they can be an authority member. One of our wealthiest citizens offered to pay for the scanner and be the operator free of charge but the city council rejected the offer because he would be unfairly benefiting from a government facility.
The Cleveland Bradley Chamber of Commerce support the purchasing of the new scanner saying. "if we don't have one of these scanners in Cleveland, businesses will not locate here" They urged council members to raise the property tax to pay for it.
And so ends another What do you think. Have a joyous and humorous month.
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