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Sacramento's whistleblowing pilot explains why he did it (lost gun,badge for telling truth)
ABC News ^ | 12-23-10 | Sarah Amos

Posted on 12/23/2010 5:39:24 PM PST by STARWISE

The airline pilot who was reprimanded by the TSA for posting videos showing security flaws at a major airport is speaking out exclusively for the first time, saying that it was the "fallacy of the system" that inspired him to take this action.

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He first posted the videos to YouTube on November 28. Three days later, he says, four federal air marshals and two local sheriff's deputies showed up at his home to question him about the footage. The pilot filmed the conversation, during which the federal marshals confiscated his federally-issued firearm.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ca; donutwatch; feds; pilot; sacramento; sanfranairport; screening; tsa; tsapervs
"Don't think we're not keeping score, brother." That's what President Barack Obama said to Rep. Peter DeFazio in a closed-door meeting of the House Democratic Caucus last week, according to the Associated Press.

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Domination, intrusion, destruction, retribution ... submission ?

1 posted on 12/23/2010 5:39:33 PM PST by STARWISE
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To: STARWISE
Domination, intrusion, destruction, retribution ... submission ?

No, Resistance. If this be treason, make the most of it.

2 posted on 12/23/2010 5:49:06 PM PST by JoeFromSidney (new book. Info at book-resistancetotyranny.com)
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To: STARWISE

I guess the whistle blowing regs only protect when you don’t try to point out the flaws of the ‘i-won’ and his regime.


3 posted on 12/23/2010 5:55:47 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward with Confidence!)
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To: STARWISE

There’s a war coming


4 posted on 12/23/2010 5:56:30 PM PST by maine yankee
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To: RedMDer

I guess so ... Big Sis too

Drudge .. in big, red letters

“DARK SIDE OF SIS: AGENTS SEARCH HOME OF PILOT CRITICAL OF TSA”

http://drudgereport.com/


5 posted on 12/23/2010 5:59:23 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: RedMDer; All

Background video

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/whistleblower-pilot-exposes-security-lapses-12469489


6 posted on 12/23/2010 5:59:51 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: JoeFromSidney

From time to time it is commented on here that maybe, just maybe our sworn law enforcement officers would not act lock step in obeying commands against upstanding, law abiding citizens. Any comment that would support that stance is clearly without merit. I cannot hear what you say because what you do speaks so loudly.


7 posted on 12/23/2010 6:00:35 PM PST by pack29172 (Just remember, when seconds count, the cops are only minutes away...)
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To: STARWISE

Home viewing bookmark.


8 posted on 12/23/2010 6:04:38 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: STARWISE

For documenting what every other traveler can plainly see walking through a terminal?

What a bunch of BS. If his name was Moore he’d be invited to a State Of The Union address.


9 posted on 12/23/2010 6:05:22 PM PST by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: STARWISE

Don’t need no stinkin “net neutrality.” We feds can do whatever we want to the little people and they better like it. At the very least they better just shut up.


10 posted on 12/23/2010 6:05:48 PM PST by DanMiller (Dan Miller)
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To: onyx; penelopesire; maggief; hoosiermama; SE Mom; seekthetruth; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; ..

.. You don’t have no stinkin’ rights ... Ping!


11 posted on 12/23/2010 6:14:02 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

When you can show the State where they’re wrong rather than fixing it you’re the one who is arrested. You can show the feds how to take down a plane with dental floss. You think they’d thank you?


12 posted on 12/23/2010 6:19:56 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Lawyer And A Painter Can Change Black To White)
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To: STARWISE
From Drudge; DARK SIDE OF SIS: AGENTS SEARCH HOME OF PILOT CRITICAL OF TSA

This is outrageous

13 posted on 12/23/2010 6:21:11 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward with Confidence!)
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To: RedMDer

Such is the response to Napolitano’s own campaign “see something, say something”.

This should be the final straw that breaks the camels back. Fire Napolitano for utter incompetence.


14 posted on 12/23/2010 6:28:05 PM PST by wtd
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To: wtd
Dumplin Ears has only hired incompetence in all of his regime on purpose in his effort to destroy our country. He, zippo, is a tool of someone else (Soros?) and the lesser tools need to be well, lesser. Fire them all. IMPEACH, IMPEACH, IMPEACH!
15 posted on 12/23/2010 6:34:55 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward with Confidence!)
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To: STARWISE

Butch is putting on her strap on.....


16 posted on 12/23/2010 6:41:21 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: maine yankee

Coming hell! They are warring on us now for all they are worth.


17 posted on 12/23/2010 6:46:26 PM PST by sport
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To: STARWISE
Aren't ALL the Whistleblower Protection laws intended to help people JUST LIKE HIM?

Lawyer up, bud, you might get rich.

18 posted on 12/23/2010 6:51:08 PM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, then Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: RedMDer

>>>This is outrageous<<<

No, its the new NORMAL.

This is the “Fundamental Change” he had planned for America.

A country Ruled by a Marxist belief that the ends justify the means where he and his Party can do anything they want to anyone..anytime with ZERO checks and balances.

Totalitarian Leftist Power.

At some point I can not imagine that this country’s citizens will endure this forever without an uprising.

This pilot may have just saved hundreds or even thousands of lives and he is now an Enemy of the State.


19 posted on 12/23/2010 7:04:04 PM PST by R0CK3T
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To: STARWISE; AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
...for posting videos showing security flaws at a major airport... He first posted the videos to YouTube on November 28. Three days later, he says, four federal air marshals and two local sheriff's deputies showed up at his home to question him about the footage. The pilot filmed the conversation, during which the federal marshals confiscated his federally-issued firearm.
Thanks STARWISE.
20 posted on 12/23/2010 7:06:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: STARWISE

And what right do federal marshalls have to come to someone’s home and take their legal firearms? Oh, I forgot. The constitution doesn’t mean anything anymore. We’ve given up our liberty for security. And we don’t even have security.


21 posted on 12/23/2010 7:09:48 PM PST by Terry Mross ( Reagan made one mistake: He chose Bush as his veep. We've been paying for it ever since.)
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To: STARWISE
This is what is coming down the pipe to of ALL us in the next two yrs with this puppet administration!!!

Isn't that just what happened to another whistle blower, Lt.Col. Terry Lakin and Pastor James David Manning, PhD, at the hearing for Lakin plus FCC zeroing in on the internet, hello???

22 posted on 12/23/2010 7:23:46 PM PST by danamco (")
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To: R0CK3T
At some point I can not imagine that this country’s citizens will endure this forever without an uprising.

There are the beginnings of an uprising now and thank God for that and that it is not yet violent and hopefully won't need to be. We are placated with elections every two years while the left marches on. We must march harder in opposition to avoid violence. Otherwise we will have it.

23 posted on 12/23/2010 7:33:01 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward with Confidence!)
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To: Terry Mross

I believe the pilot was an FFDO, and the weapon he had was the property of the government, as part of the FFDO program. That being said, Napolitano is way out of line and would do much better to thank the pilot and solicit as much information from this man as possible. What a bumbling, power grabbing fool she is.


24 posted on 12/23/2010 7:40:12 PM PST by binreadin
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To: Terry Mross

>And what right do federal marshalls have to come to someone’s home and take their legal firearms? <

It was a TSA issued firearm apparently.


25 posted on 12/23/2010 7:50:21 PM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: STARWISE

This is not the “United States of America” we used to know. It’s something very different and very disturbing. Germany 1934.


26 posted on 12/23/2010 7:52:38 PM PST by Gapplega
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To: Gapplega

Very, VERY ominous.


27 posted on 12/23/2010 7:57:44 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

I heard just a bit of his interview on Shephard Smith’s show this afternoon. Amazing that he has the guts to point out the LACK of security and is grounded for doing so.

Wasn’t it about a month ago that a kid stowed away in the wheel well of a jet? How in the world was he allowed to get out to the tarmac?

Yeah, Nappy...tell us again how the “system worked”.


28 posted on 12/23/2010 9:21:00 PM PST by azishot (MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!!)
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To: azishot

More and more mind boggling and infuriating.


29 posted on 12/23/2010 10:08:13 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

This shows how deep the sellout of liberties go when your next door neighbor i.e. sheriff deputy becomes part of the national gestaple. Serious enough when your neighbor gets paid by the federal government to go after you, but difficult to accept that such can happen at the local level. Of course I suspect many German Jews had the same qualms.


30 posted on 12/23/2010 10:21:06 PM PST by noinfringers2
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