Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a new law requiring the Department of Homeland Security to develop a plan for following the plan of maintenance that it was already supposed to follow – even though there have been absolutely zero terrorist attacks under current practices of slow maintenance.
A Government Accountability Office study indicates that behavioral indicator programs are practically worthless in the effort to identify likely threats to airport security, but the TSA is pursuing the program anyway, because it gives TSA officers, who work day after day in airports where there are no terrorists, something to do.
Where would we find magico-religious ritual portals, of the sort described by Arnold Van Gennep in The Rites of Passage, in our own time? Here’s a hint: They only allow three ounce containers for your liquids.
Homeland Security contends that it has the right to grope us, to scan out bodies, and to search our bags without any suspicion that we’re involved in criminal activity. But, for Homeland Security to be held accountable to the law is outrageous unreasonable, Janet Napolitano and John Pistole say.
Spotted a few feet away from the Transportation Security Agency’s full-body scanner in the Houston airport: Say baa, America.
There wasn’t a single terrorist attack in the United States over the winter holidays. There was no threat looming over our country, other than the one invented by Bob Orr and his so-called terrorism experts.
By what measure is domestic terror a growing threat? By the measure of how much our constitutional rights, such as the protection from unreasonable search and seizure, are undermined by fear (terror) run rampant.
Referring to the Transportation Security Agency’s “program of naked body scans and bodily invasive patdowns without a warrant” is a bit cumbersome. There’s got to be a name we can call the TSA airport search escalation that’s catchy, quick and evocative of something nasty. What
The Homeland Security line of defense amounts to TSA agents who faint at the smell of honey. That’s what happened at the airport in Bakersfield, California yesterday.
Deine Papieren, Bitte! Did you forget your identification card when traveling by air earlier this year? Congratulations! You were added to the Transportation Security Administration’s terrorist watch list, and your name was shared as that of a potential terrorist with state and local law enforcement