There are those who might believe that anyone opposed to the TSA has a problem with authority. And/or they hate all law enforcement. Well, sorry to tell you, but that is simply untrue. I am here today to laud the actions of one Deputy Sheriff Stan Lenic of Albany, New York. Continue reading “The heroic Deputy Sheriff Stan Lenic”
If you don’t believe the TSA is doomed after watching yesterday’s House Aviation Subcommittee hearing, then you’ll have to at least agree that the agency as we know can’t continue to exist as it does.
Continue reading “The TSA as we know it is dead — here’s why”
Once again, TSA administrator John Pistole is thumbing his nose at Congress and refusing to testify. Continue reading “TSA admin Pistole refuses to testify before Congress”
Since mushrooms kill more people in this country than does terrorism, perhaps we should have TSA types guarding forests and woodlands, and scanning and groping us all before we enter our kitchens. Maybe they could have specially designed uniforms with a nifty logo. Whaddya think?
(Photo: Bob Jenkins/Flickr Creative Commons)
Sunday I set foot in an airport for the first time since 2010. I was taking my son to the airport after Thanksgiving and decided to film the TSA in action. Armed with a printed page from the airport website that explained that it was legal to film, carrying my mini-camcorder, and wearing my protest “Flying While Handicapped – the new Driving While Black” T-shirt, I headed into the North Terminal at Detroit Metro. Continue reading “TSA Opt Out and Film Week”
(This is a reprint of a post that was originally published at TSA News on December 22, 2011.)
Those of us who’ve been writing about the TSA for a few years are well familiar with security expert Bruce Schneier. He and others like him, people who actually study actual security, using data, risk assessment, statistical analysis, and empirical evidence, are a balm to our weary psyches, frayed and exhausted as they are from trying to correct the steady flow of misinformation, disinformation, and specious arguments put forth by the TSA and its apologists. Continue reading “Bruce Schneier explains why the TSA is a $1 trillion failure”
At Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), when we were leaving for Paris, my boyfriend Gregg saw the TSA letting airport workers through the metal detector ungroped and unscanned. Continue reading “TSA: LAX airport workers’ sex parts go ungroped”
To absolutely no one’s surprise, the mainstream media last week ignored a legitimate grassroots protest against the TSA’s allegedly invasive full-body scanners.
Continue reading “Is this the beginning of the end for the TSA’s full-body scanners?”
TSA Administrator John Pistole periodically conducts what are euphemistically called public relations campaigns. Continue reading “TSA’s John Pistole: all propaganda all the time”
Remember how we’ve been told for the past two years that the whole body imaging scanners are safe, effective, and can’t record and store graphic nude images? And remember how many of us never believed it? Maybe because they’ve never been independently tested for safety, have been proven to be ineffective — repeatedly — and because 35,000 images were already leaked two years ago? Continue reading “TSA’s fave contractor Rapiscan accused of falsifying scanner info”