Tag: tsa
Hapless Jetskier Criminally Charged for $100 mm Airport Security System’s Total Failure
Your Homeland Security tax dollars at work: A man whose jet ski broke down in New York’s Jamaica Bay on Friday evening swam to shore, climbed over an 8′ fence, walked across two runways wearing a bright yellow jacket—passing straight through the airport’s $100 million security system “which exceeds federal requirements,” and consists of...
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White House Yanks Anti-TSA Petition from Website
For a former community organizer, President Obama certainly seems to support anti-democratic activity with zeal—from his disproportionate use of Executive Orders, to this most recent action: According to the Electronic Privacy Information Center, At approximately 11:30 am EDT [Thursday], the White House removed a petition about the TSA airport screening procedures from the White...
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What Does It Say That I Could Post a TSA Outrage Every Day?
If there weren’t any other issues to follow, I could find something egregious about TSA to post on virtually every day. Today’s outrage: a female TSA agent laughing after she spilled a man’s grandfather’s ashes on the floor of the airport. The TSA’s own website says human remains are to be opened under, “no...
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How Many TSA Agents Does It Take...
...to realize the metal detector isn’t plugged in? No one knows how long it took for the light to dawn yesterday morning for one TSA agent at New York’s busy JFK International Terminal that his metal detector had been unplugged—apparently for hours: Amazingly, he failed to realize that alert lights never flashed once as...
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TSA the Employer of Last Resort for Sex Offenders?
One might think that a Catholic priest removed from his position for sexually abusing children might find it difficult to find gainful employment. And one might think that this is a good thing—especially that he find it difficult to find employment involving intimate contact with children. But the Transportation Security Administration apparently thinks differently....
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TSA’s Total Stupidity Agency Enters the Life-threatening Realm
It’s not enough, apparently, that the TSA has a well-established record for humiliating, degrading, stealing from, bullying, and terrifying the traveling public. Its agents’ arrogance is now moving into the realm of actually life-threatening. A Type-1 diabetic teen’s insulin pump was broken by a TSA scanner, despite her showing a TSA agent her pump...
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I Pocket Knife: A Tale of Petty Tyranny and the TSA
By the time you read this, I’m probably little more than a glob of metal, like so many millions of my brothers and sisters. And I did nothing wrong. For a while, I blamed my owner—didn’t he know that the TSA wouldn’t let him take me on an airplane? But, of course he did....
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Out of the Mouths of Bureaucrats
Any day now I’m going to be accused of being a one-note blogger, but the TSA is just providing too much material to pass up. (Just for the record, I’m also known to post on Regime Uncertainty, education, the Census, and other issues.) Case in point: the TSA’s own blog, where “Blogger Bob”—presumably the...
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Do TSA Scanners Cause Cancer?
As previously posted, scientists from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)—including a nationally-respected cancer expert and members of the National Academy of Scientists—are seriously concerned that they do, and now TSA union reps in Boston have cited a “cancer cluster” among TSA workers there. The Electronic Privacy Information Center has obtained documents under the...
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Cluelessness Continues at the TSA
In further support of Sen. Rand Paul’s challenge to TSA head John Pistole that the TSA is “clueless,” TSA agents have recently added humiliating a 29-year-old “special needs” adult (pictured at right) and a 95-year-old cancer patient to their less-than-stellar record of profiling. Yesterday, the TSA defended its patdown of 95-year-old cancer patient forced...
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