UK “security” just as clueless as US

A recent protest at Heathrow where people who objected to the expansion of the airport blocked a runway caused the cancellation of 13 flights. It took the authorities 7 hours to get the protesters off. How did they get on in the first place? By cutting through a fence and then chaining themselves to said ...read more »


Neffenger to head TSA, nothing will change

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The Senate has confirmed a longtime Coast Guard officer, Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger, to serve as the director of the so-called Transportation Security Administration. The change has no meaning or significance of any kind, and will do nothing to anything anywhere, at all, ever. The TSA status quo will continue to status quo itself, status quoistically. If ...read more »


TSA snoops in passenger’s bag, finds money, calls DEA to take it

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From the Washington Post comes this story of not only another instance of TSA abuse, but the TSA's bragging about said abuse. The headline reads: "Why the TSA posted a photo of a passenger's cash-filled luggage on Twitter." And the TSA tweeter in question is none other than PR flack Lisa Farbstein, about whom we've written ...read more »


TSA idiocy and abuse: too much to keep track of

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Twitter is alive with testimony from people witnessing TSA idiocy and abuse. But then such tweets have been going on for years -- there used to be a whole Twitter feed devoted to them, tens of thousands of them -- J.R. Salzman‏@jrsalzman 8:03 PM - 27 Jun 2015 I was on another trip where TSA literally stuck ...read more »


Chris Hedges: The Wages of Rebellion Part 2; and TSA

There are so many videos on YouTube of speeches by the great Chris Hedges. You can have a field day watching them. I feel honored that I've met Hedges and broken bread with him several times. He is one of the most upstanding, virtuous people I have ever met. He is a poet, a philosopher, ...read more »


Re TSA, WillCAD from FlyerTalk tells it like it is

I wish I knew this person's real name to give him/her credit for this comment he/she posted at the chat forum FlyerTalk (FT). In it, he hits every nail on the head in a discussion with another FT member about the TSA. All I know is that he goes by "WillCAD" and says he hails ...read more »


TSA not okay by Bonnie Rain

I received this email the other day from a woman named Bonnie Rain. It's a letter she sent to the White House. She gave me permission to post it at TSA News: Dear President Obama, I just went on a trip with my boyfriend and had to go through the humiliating experience of passing through the TSA ...read more »


Yet another report of TSA incompetence, Carraway re-assigned

In another repetitive story about the TSA's failings, a "confidential" DHS report shows what many previous DHS and GAO reports have already shown, have been showing for years: the TSA misses prohibited items all the time. As a matter of course. From the Chicago Tribune: ABC News first reported Monday that undercover agents were able to ...read more »


Groped again, this time by TSA thug Jacqueline Tirre

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At LAX on my way to the Evolutionary Psychology conference in Missouri, I was groped by TSA clerk Jacqueline Tirre (per her nametag). This was after she deliberately left my computer and possessions to sit there on the x-ray off-ramp, claiming the TSA didn't have the personnel to get it. TSA thug Jacqueline Tirre was manning the ...read more »


Give to TSA Watch

The fundraising drive at TSA Watch has been stuck at $6,921 for weeks. The TSA is sexually assaulting people at airports in this country every day. We and many other organizations have been documenting it for years. I don't know what else people need to know in order to care. Oh, wait a minute -- for ...read more »