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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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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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