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Another year, another “terror” “crisis”

Yeah, I have to keep using scare quotes, because they're a reflection of this country and its insistence on finding a terrorist around every corner.  The latest "crisis" is that, like last year, the Department of Homeland Security is in faux-danger of not being funded. Congress, as usual, is fighting. The whole brouhaha is fake, of ...read more »

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Another TSA agent charged with child sex abuse

Today we have news of yet another TSA agent arrested for child sexual abuse.  Well, why not? So many of his colleagues are in the same boat, at least the ones who have been caught. Samuel Bryant, 40, lives just outside Baltimore and worked -- until now -- at BWI -- Baltimore-Washington International -- Airport. He was ...read more »

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*TSA Watch is appealing to you*

TSA Watch, which I wrote about a few weeks ago here, is working hard to raise awareness about TSA abuse and money to fight it. Today only, your contribution will be doubled by a generous benefactor, up to $500. But only today. So please, if you can afford to give 5 bucks, do so. If you ...read more »

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Man abused by TSA, jailed by cops; TSA agent lies under oath

This incident happened two years ago, but we're only just finding out about it because the case recently got thrown out of court. It's yet another instance of abuse perpetrated by both the TSA and the police against an innocent man.  Roger Vanderklok, 57, is an architect based in Philadelphia and a frequent flier. Because he ...read more »

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TSA Watch – Start Up Funding

A new organization to fight the TSA is starting up, and you can help.  It's called TSA Watch. The co-founder, Evan Cutler, has a lot of entrepreneurial and advocacy experience, so he's a good person to be behind this. Click the link to get all the info on what TSA Watch plans to do and how ...read more »

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Propaganda Central (aka TSA Blog) trumpets award

Oscar season may be upon us, when movies, actors, actresses, directors, etc. get recognized for their achievements, but never let it be said that our hardworking civil servants, who do so much to Keep Us Safe, go unnoticed.  Indeed, we here take the time to salute them, as neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom ...read more »

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TSA logic: Carry on water, get groped; run guns, get a pass

We've only been saying it for years.  The bigger threat at airports, inasmuch as there is one, comes from the employees, not the passengers. Employees at all levels have unfettered access to airports and airplanes. They roam freely behind the scenes, from the so-called "sterile" area, beloved of TSA bureaucrats, to the planes themselves. Mechanics, baggage ...read more »

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Court rules against Prof. Ruskai in TSA case

We have an update on a court challenge against the TSA.  On December 23, 2014, the First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against plaintiff Professor Mary Beth Ruskai. We've covered this case before, but for ease of reading here's a brief synopsis: Prof. Ruskai has metal implanted replacement hips. She is a frequent traveler and a "Trusted Traveler, ...read more »

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More TSA theft – this story is getting old

Because we've written so many times about TSA theft (meaning TSA agents stealing from passengers, not the TSA getting stolen from), we just yawn anymore when another story comes down the pike. Although this time somebody actually got convicted for her crime, unlike the thousands of other TSA clerks who get away with their thieving.  From ...read more »

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The Genius of the TSA

As regular readers know, we've often lauded the genius of the TSA. But we aren't alone. We have allies all over the place, including in Hollywood.  Thanks to the brilliant Key & Peele, we now have an even greater understanding of the genius of the TSA. Or "the wily TSA." Or "these mothers of devils." Enjoy. (H/T to ...read more »

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