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Elderly woman asked to remove adult diaper during TSA search

Posted June 26th, 2011 by phonon
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Jean Weber of Destin filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security after her 95-year-old mother was detained and extensively searched last Saturday while trying to board a plane to fly to Michigan to be with family members during the final stages of her battle with leukemia.

Her mother, who was in a wheelchair, was asked to remove an adult diaper in order to complete a pat-down search.

“It’s something I couldn’t imagine happening on American soil,” Weber said Friday. “Here is my mother, 95 years old, 105 pounds, barely able to stand, and then this.”

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Loaded Gun Slips Past TSA Screeners

Posted December 18th, 2010 by ZEUSLGN
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Iranian-American businessman Farid Seif didn't realize he had forgotten to remove his loaded snub nose "baby" Glock pistol from his computer bag and was shocked to discover the gun traveled unnoticed by TSA personnel.

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How to Fix the TSA and Health Care in America!

Posted December 16th, 2010 by RottingNation
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Is there a proposal that fixes the TSA and health care while also reducing the cost of government? Is it something that Republicans, Democrats, and fiscal libertarians can all agree on? Or is this compromise too good to be true?

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Traveler to TSA: If you touch my junk, I'll have you arrested

Posted November 15th, 2010 by ZEUSLGN
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Videos reveal the TSA trying to touch a man's junk and fondling a 3-yr old. Now THAT's the Friendly Skies!

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Japanese TV Mocks TSA Security

Even in the land of the rising sun they know the TSA is all about "hands-on" communication and "feel-good" customer service.

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Pilot refuses full-body scan, pat down

Posted October 20th, 2010 by losingfeeling
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Michael Roberts, a pilot for ExpressJet Airlines, who refused to submit to a full-body scan or the alternative pat down going through airport security said the procedures violate his rights. Roberts says he has safety concerns, but called TSA a "make-work" program that doesn't make travel safer.

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NJ School District Bans Sign Language on Bus for "Safety" Reasons

School officials have threatened a hearing-impaired girl with suspension if she uses sign language to talk to her friends on the school bus, the girl's parents say.

Danica Lesko and her parents say sign language is the only way to for the 12-year-old to communicate, especially while riding to school on a noisy bus.

The March 30 letter from her principal that said Danica was "doing sign language after being told it wasn't allowed on the bus."

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U.S. to determine who can board some Canadian flights

QUEBEC -- Starting in December, passengers on Canadian airlines flying to, from or even over the United States without ever landing there, will only be allowed to board the aircraft once the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has determined they are not terrorists.

Secure Flight, the newest weapon in the U.S. war on terrorism, gives the United States unprecedented power about who can board planes that fly over U.S. airspace -- even if the flights originate and land in Canada.

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Elvis Presley passport exposes security flaw

Posted February 23rd, 2010 by berserker13
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London, England (CNN) -- In the name of improved security a hacker showed how a biometric passport issued in the name of long-dead rock 'n' roll king Elvis Presley could be cleared through an automated passport scanning system being tested at an international airport.

Using a doctored passport at a self-serve passport machine, the hacker was cleared for travel after just a few seconds and a picture of the King himself appeared on the monitor's display.

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