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Sign of the Beast? We’re well on our way. The TSA body scanner gets even more detailed. Critics call it an “electronic strip search.” The ACLU is on the case noting that our well mannered and highly paid TSA agents might be tempted to save images the extremely detailed body maps of well known figures and celebrities. CNN Article
Can you acquire malaria, hepatitis, and diphtheria from traveling to Charlotte, North Carolina? The House Homeland Security Committee (am I paying for that?) is planning a trip to the Concord Motor Speedway to study health risks among large crowds. Specifically large NASCAR crowds. They urged staffers to get appropriate vaccinations for their jaunt just a few states south. North Carolina Representative Robin Hayes felt slighted at such warnings. Charlotte Observer Story
If you’re feeling threatened by humans, take a ride on the Tundra Buggy of Churchill, Manitoba. The months of October and November are ideal for polar bear viewing due to region’s bears moving towards the coast as the Hudson Bay starts to freeze. This award winning sustainable travel company has operated since 1979. The tundra buggy runs day trips from their base camp and hotel in Churchill. You roam among the bears in a comfy seat, with restroom on board too. They’re informative, fun, education, and safe.