Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Dignity Underwear

In the US, Transport Security Administration officers are administering anti-terrorism screening procedures that include full body scans and thorough pat-downs of the groin and buttocks. Officially, US authorities have insisted that the scans are safe and that the pat downs are necessary sacrifices to prevent terror attacks. "It's all about security," said Janet Napolitano, the Homeland Security Secretary. "It's all about everybody recognizing their role" (The Telegraph, UK, November 24, 2010).

And Nevada-Rocky Flats Gear is seeing skyrocketing sales for their underwear that are strategically emblazoned with patches made of X-ray repelling fabric – just so that modest passengers can get through airport screeners with their dignity intact. Jeff Buske’s invention uses a powdered mix of tungsten and other metals that do not set off metal detectors and more importantly, it protects your private parts from unwanted radiation and government peeping at airports. The garments feature either a fig leaf or a clasped hands motif.

Arsenal's hopes of qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League are in jeopardy when they suffered a shock 0-2 defeat by Braga. The latter scored two late breakaway goals from Brazil striker Matheus to sink the Gunners.

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