Three Mile Morris
March 28 | 1 Comment
Here’s an interesting story that makes a statement about the times we live in. The following is a story told by a border agent at a meeting of 200 San Juan Islanders. He was there to assure citizens that monitoring was taking place on domestic ferry runs. Sensing skepticism in the crowd he told the following story about the monitoring for nuclear dirty bombs on I-5 the feds had been performing.
“Vehicle goes by at 70 miles per hour,” [Joe] Giuliano told the crowd. “Agent is in the median, a good 80 feet away from the traffic. Signal went off and identified an isotope [in the passing car].”
Isotope is not a derogatory term used by the police to identify stupid perps. Nope, isotope’s identify nuclear material.
The agent raced after the car, pulling it over not far from the monitoring spot.
Giuliano and team were in a race against time as they questioned the driver and searched the car. Tens of thousands of people were at risk. Where was the nuke? Where was it?
It turns out, nowhere.
“Turned out to be a cat with cancer that had undergone a radiological treatment three days earlier,” Giuliano said.
That’s some amazing technology, but it doesn’t take away from the fact the cat should have been arrested and sent to Guantanamo. Why? Have you ever known a cat to not have a dirty bomb up its ass?