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Thanks to blizzard, TSA molesting fewer people

We've had a rare bit of good news on the TSA front this weekend. Because of the record blizzard on the East Coast, airports closed, flights were canceled, and travelers didn't travel. The cancellations caused a cascade effect all over the country. Therefore, the TSA didn't bully, harass, rob, and sexually assault as many people as ...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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Civil Liberties Ain’t US

"Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. On a candid examination of history we shall find that turbulence, violence, and abuse of power by the majority trampling ...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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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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John Brennan Legal Defense Fund to fight TSA

TSA resister and hero John Brennan needs your help. We've written about Brennan many times. He's the man who, in April of 2012, finally got so fed up with being poked, prodded, and pawed by the TSA every time he traveled, that he stripped naked at a checkpoint in Portland, Oregon to prove he was carrying ...read more »

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2015 Airport Security Symposium – UPDATED

UPDATE: Open to the public, pay what you can. Doug says he realizes the $199 conference fee is out of reach for a lot of people. Douglas Kidd of the National Association of Airline Passengers has organized this Airport Security Symposium for Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at Reagan National Airport just outside Washington, D.C. He's lined ...read more »

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