TSA abuse/idiocy compendium, thanks to FTTUSA

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Because the same stories of TSA abuse, corruption, and stupidity keep accumulating, and because it seems increasingly pointless to highlight them one by one, here's a round-up of such stories from the past week or so, courtesy of Freedom to Travel USA. From FTTUSA's weekly newsletter, quote: The TSA is at the airports, the football field ...read more »


Update on Sai’s TSA lawsuits

Our friend Sai sent me an update on his case this morning. If you're not already familiar with his story, read this post to get caught up. Here's Sai's update in his own words: The BDOs selected me because I was mute and wearing a satirical shirt; they screened me for 40 minutes looking almost exclusively at ...read more »


Thanks to blizzard, TSA molesting fewer people

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We've had a rare bit of good news on the TSA front this weekend. Because of the record blizzard on the East Coast, airports closed, flights were canceled, and travelers didn't travel. The cancellations caused a cascade effect all over the country. Therefore, the TSA didn't bully, harass, rob, and sexually assault as many people as ...read more »


Yelp censors comments critical of TSA

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A few weeks ago fellow TSA crusader Jim Bovard told me that there were all these TSA reviews on Yelp. I was surprised, given that I think of Yelp only in terms of hotel, restaurant, and other business reviews. He gave me a link to reviews of the TSA at Chicago O'Hare (ORD), but I ...read more »


DHS/TSA blink: Real ID is a bust

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As I wrote in this post on January 7, 2016, Edward Hasbrouck is a consistently reliable source of information on all things security -- and faux security. His excellent website, PapersPlease, is a breath of fresh air in the hothouse atmosphere of the travel blabbosphere. So it's no surprise that he has been predicting from ...read more »


Sai tests legality of TSA’s new scanner policy

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TSA activist and friend of the blog Sai, about whom we've written many times (plug "Sai" into the search box to get caught up), has already done so much to try to fight the abuses of the Transportation Security Administration. And here he is doing more. This guy, like Jon Corbett, is indefatigable. Because I'm a ...read more »


Civil Liberties Ain’t US

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"Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. On a candid examination of history we shall find that turbulence, violence, and abuse of power by the majority trampling ...read more »


TSA to force people through scanners

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As many people have discovered from the latest news, the Department of Homeland Security has suddenly decreed publicly what anyone with reasonable observational skills knows they've been planning from the get-go:  that the TSA will, at whim, force passengers through the strip-search scanners. I repeat that this has been the plan from the beginning. I said ...read more »


Ft. Myers TV station airs accidentally accurate TSA logo

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Gotta love this! WBBH in Ft. Myers, Florida, apparently aired a report with a tweaked DHS/TSA logo behind the speaker. Instead of the letters "TSA" for, of course, "Transportation Security Administration," only the letters "TA" appear. They represent, in case it has to be explained, "Tits and Ass"; and depicted on each side, if you look ...read more »


James Bovard on the TSA & assorted comments

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UPDATED BELOW.   Do go over to Jim Bovard's column at the Washington Times not only to read about his recent TSA experience (he and I have been in touch by email for a few years), but also to read the comment thread, where we have this wondrous gem of Aristotelian logic and Platonic beauty. It's ...read more »