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TSA abuse/idiocy compendium, thanks to FTTUSA

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 »

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DHS/TSA blink: Real ID is a bust

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 »

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TSA to force people through scanners

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 »

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James Bovard on the TSA & assorted comments

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 »

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TSA clerk sentenced for stealing

In a rare case of justice being meted out, one of the TSA's many thieves has been sentenced to jail.   An Associated Press story identifies him as 55-year-old Douglas DeWeese of Damascus, Maryland (a town between Baltimore and D.C.). DeWeese worked at Dulles International Airport, where he used to "inspect" checked luggage. You know what that ...read more »

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Another breast milk debacle brought to you by the TSA

Regular readers will have noticed (in fact, some have emailed me) that the pace of new posts here at TSA News has dropped dramatically. For one thing, we have fewer writers than when we started. I think we're all simply running out of steam. I know I am. We've been posting stories on the crimes and ...read more »

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TSA fails to spot loaded gun, it and owner sail through security

Anybody who thinks the TSA is doing anything to prevent an attack needs his head examined (but hey, that's only about half the population of the U.S.). While they're confiscating breast milk, peanut butter, perfume, and cupcakes, strip-searching Granny, and sticking their hands down your pants, they're letting loaded weapons on planes. This isn't the ...read more »

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TSA blows it again, terrorizes passengers in Miami

On Monday, November 9, 2015 -- in other words, well before the attacks in Paris -- the TSA, combined with the paramilitary forces of its parent agency DHS (Department of Homeland Security) did again what it does best: overreact, in an almost certifiably insane way, to a security "breach" at an airport, and then terrorize ...read more »

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Another elderly woman abused by the TSA

In Portland, Oregon, at the same airport where John Brennan was arrested, the TSA has abused yet another elderly woman. Harriette Charney, age 90, was "asked" to go into a private room with the blue shirts, where they then "asked" her to take off her blouse and her bra. She complied. According to her son Alan ...read more »

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Another court order the TSA will ignore

Everyone keeps sending me links to this story, but I saw it when it first came out last week and decided not to write about it because it isn't news. It's the same old same old. I can't see how it means anything significant in our fight against the TSA.   John Whitehead's Rutherford Institute, which fights ...read more »

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