Big Sis made a mockery of airport security measures that Americans were told were imperative to protect them from terror.Read more »
Matt Welch has a nice post over at Reason, highlighting numerous editorials from some big time newspapers mocking people who are concerned about the TSA's naked scans and/or groping procedures, beginning with the LA Times' perfectly obnoxious shut up and be scanned. Most of the editorials take on the typical apologists' line that "this is what we need to do to be secure." This can be summarized by the claim in the Spokesman-Review, entitled "Discomfort a small price for security on airplanes."Read more »
An article from the nation that describes the activism that is pointed against the TSA as a hit piece from libertarian leaning political action groups, such as FreedomWorks and the Koch brothers. Discussed in this article is John Tyner's TSA incident, Meg McLain's incident as well as her involvement with Liberty on Tour, as well as Free Keene. I especially like the description of Keene, New Hampshire as a "libertarian quasi-commune"Read more »
The Transportation Security Administration is feeling public heat these days over its combination of whole-body-image scanners and heavy-handed pat-down searches, and deservedly so.
There’s no question that reform is needed to curtail TSA’s excesses. We especially applaud the Electronic Privacy Information Center’s efforts to increase public awareness about the body scanners. But will the heat now being generated produce the kind of light we really need?Read more »
A federal law enforcement officer mistakenly left a loaded gun magazine that was found Tuesday on a Southwest Airlines plane, officials said.Read more »
Cabinet secretaries, top congressional leaders and an exclusive group of senior U.S. officials are exempt from toughened new airport screening procedures when they fly commercially with government-approved federal security details.Read more »
Airport security in America is a sham—“security theater” designed to make travelers feel better and catch stupid terrorists. Smart ones can get through security with fake boarding passes and all manner of prohibited items—as our correspondent did with ease.Read more »
Denver International was on high alert awhen full body scanner operator was caught masturbating in his booth as a team of High School netball players went through the scanner.Read more »
“Would you touch my balls?”
“I don’t want to touch your – genital region, but my hand might brush against it.”
I clarify, “Well, like I said, I’ll do whatever you say is mandatory. If you tell me that you have to touch my balls—“
“—I said no such thing. You’re putting words in my mouth.”
“OK. I apologize. If you say that a pat-down is mandatory, and that as a condition of that pat-down, I may have my genitals brushed against by your hand, even though you don’t want to, I will do that. But only if you say it is mandatory.”
“I’m not going to say that.”Read more »
When standing in front of a tank just ain't an option, there's always parody songs and videos...Read more »
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