Post 9-11 – World of Fear – Living on Edge!

    A little rag tag group of not more than nineteen airplane hijackers, directed by one evil mastermind  from a remote cave in north eastern Afghanistan, terrorized America on September 11, 2001 and literally sent shock waves through the world community that reverberated all the way from New York to Bombay and back! These shock waves set off a scare that hijacked the whole world, and has | Read More »

    Federal security forces ‘detain’ prominent opposition legislator…

    [UPDATE]: Update to this story here. It’s a bit long to just paste onto here, so let me summarize: Sen. Paul is indicating that he was kept in a cubicle for at least an hour and a half and that the TSA turned out not to need him to do a mandatory pat-down after all. To me it sounds like a detention, and I will | Read More »

    Federal security forces ‘detain’ prominent opposition legislator…

    [UPDATE]: Update to this story here. It’s a bit long to just paste onto here, so let me summarize: Sen. Paul is indicating that he was kept in a cubicle for at least an hour and a half and that the TSA turned out not to need him to do a mandatory pat-down after all. To me it sounds like a detention, and I will | Read More »

    Ask the cupcake lady- an interview with Janet Napolitano

    In honor of holiday travels, I am presenting to you the inaugural edition of “Ask the Cupcake Lady,” the only travel advice column featuring Dept. of Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano. It is also the only column that will allow you to pass through airport security with a 3.5 oz container of liquid, so stop using it to line your bird cages. Our first question comes | Read More »

    Lindsey Graham and Carl Levin NEED TO GO!!! NDAA of 2012

    http://blog.amnestyusa.org/tag/intelligence-committee/ Lindsey Graham and Carl Levin NEED TO GO!!!  Let’s just get that out in the open. This is the way I feel, so I better tell you now! How long will the majority of Americans continue to sit on their hands and let DC strip us of our rights, liberties and freedoms! You see.. it is not a Republican/Democrat issue, not a Left/Right issue…. | Read More »

    The Blue-Shirted Gestapo…

    I hate what has become of our country. On 9/11, I boarded a flight in terminal A in Newark at the same time (in the same terminal) as Flight 93. At the time, I was working for (and flying to) one of the airlines whose planes were hijacked. Midway through the flight to the company’s headquarters, when we realized something was happening and we were | Read More »

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    The Blue-Shirted Gestapo…

    I hate what has become of our country. On 9/11, I boarded a flight in terminal A in Newark at the same time (in the same terminal) as Flight 93. At the time, I was working for (and flying to) one of the airlines whose planes were hijacked. Midway through the flight to the company’s headquarters, when we realized something was happening and we were | Read More »

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    Security v Liberty: The TSA and the Fourth Amendment

    ***This is a research essay I wrote for my ENGL research writing course last quarter. I thought that I would also share it with my RS friends. — Yoyo*** September 11, 2001.  Four commercial airliners are hijacked, the World Trade Center Towers One and Two are destroyed, The Pentagon in flames, a crater in a pasture outside of Shanksville, PA, and close to 3,000 people | Read More »

    Today’s TSA six-year-old patdown stupidity.

    Six year old kid, going to Disneyland… No, not that six-year-old: another one. And no, not this six-year-old, either. She’s just on a no-fly list. Hold on… nope, not this six-year-old! She doesn’t count, because she was actually three!

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    TSA Wants to Search You Even When You’re Not in an Airport

    Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Pejman Yousefzadeh and Elizabeth Blackney to discuss TSA’s growing search efforts outside of airports, state efforts to restrict intrusive airport searches, and Tim Geithner’s call for new taxes. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email | Read More »

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    TSA Wants to Search You Even When You’re Not in an Airport

    Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Pejman Yousefzadeh and Elizabeth Blackney to discuss TSA’s growing search efforts outside of airports, state efforts to restrict intrusive airport searches, and Tim Geithner’s call for new taxes. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email | Read More »

    New Hampshire Vs. TSA.

    In Skip’s article of February 28th., he wrote about the abuse of the powers granted to the TSA. Skip credited me with the idea for the article, which in turn was inspired by a ‘Back to Basics’ piece by Gonzalo Lira, which depicted the search of a totally innocent looking family after traveling by train. I guess the title was down to me. After reading | Read More »

    What The Heck Is The TSA Up To?

    I can’t take credit for this article as it was totally inspired by my editor, Dee. During one of our frequent discussions regarding which forest fire to write about first, she emailed me a picture from an article in ‘Back to Basics’ (http://island-adv.com/), a really excellent conservative website with which we are proud to be affiliated. A posting by Gonzalo Lira, dated February 26th, with | Read More »

    Politics Trumps Security

    The Heritage Foundation has the details on how the Democrats have decided unionization trumps objective security concerns. Those security concerns could legitimately be hampered by unionization. Last night, on a purely partisan 47–51 vote, the Senate rejected an amendment that would have stopped government unions from organizing Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees. The vote was made possible by an announcement two Fridays ago by President | Read More »

    Politics Trumps Security

    The Heritage Foundation has the details on how the Democrats have decided unionization trumps objective security concerns. Those security concerns could legitimately be hampered by unionization. Last night, on a purely partisan 47–51 vote, the Senate rejected an amendment that would have stopped government unions from organizing Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees. The vote was made possible by an announcement two Fridays ago by President | Read More »