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A Late Birthday Greeting

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Aug 012011
 
A Late Birthday Greeting

Despite what many of you may believe, there was a time before computers, tablets, laptops and smartphones. This was a time when we had to actually T Y P E our term papers. The single biggest selling typewriter of all time was the IBM Selectric. It was introduced on July 31, 1961, making it now 50 years old.

TSA Checkpoint Screeners Concerned About High Cancer Rates

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Jul 122011
 
TSA Checkpoint Screeners Concerned About High Cancer Rates

Well, I won’t say, “I told you so, but…” The New York Times is reporting on email exchanges between TSA employee representatives and Department of Homeland Security officals about concerns over increased cancer rates. According to the article, airport screeners in Boston and Atlanta were concerned about growing numbers of co-workers ‘falling victim to various forms of cancer,’ which they suspected might be caused by radiation exposure from the machines. “