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Disabled woman beaten bloody thanks to TSA

Because TSA News was down for a while due to IT problems, I didn't get to post this story here last month. By now, many people have heard about it. What they might not know is that it didn't just happen recently -- the abuse in this case took place a year ago, and the ...read more »

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And the TSA incompetence beat goes on . . .

As I wrote earlier this month, TSA incompetence and stupidity -- combined with American populace passivity -- are causing thousands of people to miss their flights. The amount of time travelers are supposed to allow to get through airport security keeps ballooning -- from one hour to two hours to, now, three hours before their ...read more »

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Not the TSA for once, just general moron America

Because the level of ignorance and stupidity in this country can never be overestimated, we have the latest incidence of one of America's fine upstanding citizens displaying her intellectual acumen for all to see. And supposed airline professionals going along with her. True, this didn't involve the TSA, but we can easily see how the ...read more »

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TSA: Arrive Early and Still Miss Your Flight!

For months now, there have been so many stories in the news about the fact that airport security lines are getting longer, that the TSA is getting more onerous (as if that's possible), that people are arriving earlier and earlier and still missing their flights. With increasing numbers of travelers during the summer, things will ...read more »

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TSA: Morons on Parade Episode 3,867

A recent tweet, brought to you by the brilliant minds of the TSA: Agent [email protected] 14 ADVISORY: #TSA RECOGNIZES PASSENGERS WHO MISS FLIGHTS DUE TO SECURITY LINES AS "MAKING HEROIC SACRIFICE FOR FREEDOM." There you have it -- you're making a heroic sacrifice for freedom! Don't you feel better already? (Okay, the tweet is technically satirical, but it reads exactly like something ...read more »

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Belgium attacks: more proof that the TSA is useless

The bomb attacks in Belgium today -- three of them, two at different locations in the airport and one in the subway -- present in high relief yet more proof of what we've been pointing out for five years now at this blog: the TSA is a charade. The TSA does not and cannot and ...read more »

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James Bovard’s op-ed on TSA abuse in USA Today

Fellow crusader in the struggle James Bovard, about whom we've written before, has a new op-ed about the TSA in USA Today. Though he doesn't link directly to TSA News, he does cover in a cogent, comprehensive fashion a lot of the same ground we've covered here over the years. The title of the op-ed is ...read more »

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TSA mocks blind man

No matter how often we hear these stories, one after another after another after another, for years now, each new outrage is still infuriating. No matter how low you think the TSA can go, it always goes lower. Thus we have this story about a blind man named Joe Nerney being mocked and ridiculed by TSA ...read more »

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TSA: False Premise Theater

Arguments made in support of the TSA are invariably a toxic stew of strawmen, question-begging, and self-refuting premises. This week's winning pile of gibberish is from the American Federation of Government Employees, which warns on its website that the Atlanta airport may return to "Pre-9/11 Era Airport Security" by dumping smurfs and hiring private security staff. Pull on ...read more »

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Ask TSA

As TSA News readers know, the Transportation Security Administration has a nifty new "training academy" in Glynco, Georgia. Supposedly all new TSA hires from across the country, including Hawaii and Alaska, will attend this academy for two weeks of training (replacing the current four weeks of in-house local airport training), and all current TSA employees will ...read more »

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