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FACT: there is not a single proven case of any failure mode due to such devices
Hmmm. Might NOT want to be so quick to state absolutes. Medtronics, Boston Scientific, Johns Hopkins, the FDA and even the TSA are the first to admit that holding a security wand directly over a ICT may dangerously change the operating mode of the device. They recommend keeping a distance of at least 6" from the site and not holding the device near for more than several seconds. (disagree on length - some say 6 sec, others say 20-30 sec)
But it IS an electromagnet - it can mess with the device (duh) - that's how they program it...
your 'study' was about walking thru security systems.
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We don't have enough infomation to make the call here, but it sounds like the VCSO may be at fault. A pacemaker will cause the alarm to sound in most security systems - but walking thru the scanner should not cause physical harm. The individual with the pacemaker should inform the security staff of the device, present a medical card and request a hand search/scan - communicating clearly and asking that the wand be kept away from the pacemaker location.
The security staff should have enough training (and common sense) to check the person for hidden devices/weapons WITHOUT placing the wand directly over the pacemaker.
In this instance - it sounds like the individual may have a case.
imho - "blaming someone else for a personal issue" is an ignorant response...
Here we go again. Everyone accusing each other of 'rewriting' history. Plain and simple - you CANNOT look at past events with today's eyes - people thought and acted differently years ago.
There were MANY factors that caused the Civil War, slavery was a HUGE part of it - but other things contributed. In order, in my opinion (and supported by facts you can research):
1. The North and the South were based on completely different social and economic structures. and becoming more polarized every year. North was based on industry/city life; South was agriculture/rural. The economy of the South depended on a large, cheap manual labor force, and that lower class was supressed socially; the North was integrating more social classes within city life.2. There were emerging conflicts regarding states rights. When northern states and/or the federal govt tried to make/enforce laws that were in direct opposition to what southern states wanted/needed to survive - the question arose "can they tell us what to do?" Who has the final authority - national interests or individual states? This question could NOT go unanswered.3. Slavery was losing support and faced growing moral opposition - BUT WAS NOT the only cause of the war. Uncle Tom's Cabin, the revolt at Harpers Ferry, Dred Scott... all led up to more conflict. Abolitionists were all over the media in the north - and that's where the federal govt was headquartered.4. Lincoln got elected. Southern states felt like he was anti-slavery and against states rights. They felt like they had been betrayed - now their national 'leader' was actively against them. It would be like working for a boss that hated you - and uses his authority to make you miserable - you try to function, but after a while quitting your job starts to look pretty good...5. Finally, states began to secede. The Union was starting to fall apart. There was gonna be an argument. There was gonna be a fight. The schoolyard couldn't function with 2 bullies with different agendas.
Was slavery morally wrong? Yes, we see that now. But at the time, slaves were simply considered property. Please don't try and paint all southerers as 'evil' (enuf with the Nazi references) - it was just a way of life to them.
Was slavery A cause of the Civil War? Yes.
Was slavery THE CAUSE for the Civil War? NO. there is more to that story. As with most wars, it was more about power, money and preservation of the status quo - not about human rights.
but you knew that already.
I guess Beakus is entitled to an opinion, just wish it was an intelligent one. The speech from the two girls with highest honors was funny, yet insightful. The students and most of the crowd enjoyed it, and they made a lasting impression on the graduates. Sorry it went over your head - but grumbling about a supposed 'lack of maturity' is kind of childish in itself. just saying...
Beautiful young ladies, both inside and out. Congratulations and best wishes as you move on to the next exciting phase of your life. You give us hope for the next generation - hopefully younger students watched as you excelled - and learned from your examples.
oh yeah - Hook Em Horns! too...
"A vote for Romney is a vote for wanting to climb back on the sinking titanic just before it goes down."
LOL - I liked the other bumper sticker better:
"Voting for Obama would be like backing the Titanic up so we can run into the iceberg again..."
In other A&M related news: over 20 members of the Corps surrounded a 3rd floor closet in a College Station dormatory this afternoon after hearing reports that it may be harboring Bed-Linen...
Don't know about West, but East HS let school out at 12:30 on Friday, because of finals schedule. but thanks for your comment, Captain Obvious...
LOL @ how multiple Junior boys groups of 3 are scheduled to tee off BEHIND a group of 4 women... [insert your own golf joke here]
might want to rethink that strategy for other 2 days.
Your comment was deleted because I requested it. I respect your right to believe whatever you choose and to speak freely - BUT - your post was inappropriate for the article in the FAITH section. There is a time and place for everything - a little common decency goes a long way. Thanks.