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  • We're All Germophobes Now

    03/30/2020 5:59:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    American ^ | March 30, 2020 | Andrew Thomas
    After 9/11, life in America changed in significant ways. Assumptions of our safety and security were shaken to their roots. Our behavior and our beliefs were greatly modified. Air travel was completely transformed, as well as security measures in our buildings, sporting events, and schools. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its sub-agency, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) were created. Our freedoms and privacy were negatively altered with the introduction of the Patriot Act. Our heightened fear resulted in increased government authority. What will our post-Wuhan world look like? When we emerge from our erstwhile sanctuaries like nuclear war...
  • TSA Reports All Time Low Number Of Passengers Screened In A Single Day

    03/25/2020 11:53:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/25/2020 | Tristan Justice
    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) confirmed Wednesday that on Tuesday, the agency saw a record low in the number of passenger screenings in airports nationwide.According to CBS News Transportation Reporter Kris Van Cleave, the TSA screened only about 297,000 people on Tuesday seeing a 16 percent drop from Monday. Tuesday’s screenings were reported to be an 88 percent drop from the more than 2.3 million people screened on March 1. .@tsa confirms this is an all time record low for passengers screened in a day.— Kris Van Cleave (@krisvancleave) March 25, 2020 The updated numbers from the TSA...
  • 174 House Dems: Convicted Terrorists Must Not Be Barred from Working for TSA

    03/12/2020 12:15:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/12/2020 | Robert Spencer
    As old Joe Biden would say, Look, Fat, look, heres the deal: Ive been warning for years that it would sooner or later become Islamophobic to offer even the mildest opposition to jihad violence, and that the Islamophobia mongers would become increasingly open about their support for jihad terrorists, and here we are. On Thursday, 174 Democrats in the House of Representatives voted against an amendment to the Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act that would prevent the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from hiring convicted terrorists. Yes, you read that right: if these House Democrats had gotten their way, on...
  • Three TSA employees in California test positive for coronavirus

    03/11/2020 6:12:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 11, 2020 | Tal Axelrod
    Three employees with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in California tested positive for the coronavirus, the agency confirmed Tuesday. The employees, who work at Mineta San Jose International Airport in Santa Clara County, and all other workers they came in contact with over the past two weeks are quarantined at home. Screening checkpoints remain open and the agency is working with the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention], as well as the California Department of Public Health and the Santa Clara County Public Health Department to monitor the situation as well as the health and safety of our employees and...
  • Pittsburgh airport to phase out using boarding passes at security checkpoints

    02/25/2020 2:57:55 PM PST · by Vigilanteman · 41 replies
    Tribune-Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | Tuesday, February 25, 2020 5:08 p.m. | Natasha Lindstrom
    Travelers flying out of Pittsburgh International Airport will soon not have to display a boarding pass to get past security, airport officials said this week. Boarding passes will still be required at the gate to board the plane. Officials with the airport and Transportation Security Administration announced that Pittsburgh is among several U.S. airports set to phase out the use of boarding passes at security checkpoints this year. Instead, they are shifting to sophisticated screening machines that can verify passengers based solely on a government-issued ID card. The Credential Authentication Technology, or CAT, allows security agents to pinpoint passengers and...
  • Trump Administration Suspends New Yorkers From 'Trusted Traveler' Programs

    02/06/2020 11:01:27 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    npr ^ | February 6, 2020 | Joel Rose Colin Dwyer
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says it will no longer allow New York state residents to enroll in programs intended to expedite international travel because of a state law that blocks immigration authorities from accessing motor vehicle records. New York's "Green Light" law, which took effect in December, allows immigrants without legal status to apply for driver's licenses. It also includes a provision barring state officials at the Department of Motor Vehicles from sharing data with immigration authorities unless a judge orders them to do so. Ken Cuccinelli, acting deputy secretary at DHS, told reporters on a conference call...
  • TSA apologizes to Native American woman 'humiliated' during security screening (Giddy-Up)

    01/17/2020 7:54:02 AM PST · by Michael.SF. · 76 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 17, 2020 | Janine Puhak
    The agent said she needed to pat down my braids. She pulled them behind my shoulders, laughed [and] said giddy up! as she snapped my braids like reins, Houska told her 32,000 Twitter followers. My hair is part of my spirit. I am a Native woman. I am angry, humiliated. Your 'fun' hurt."
  • TSA let missing autistic teen through security with strangers boarding pass

    01/14/2020 2:21:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/14/20 | Amanda Woods
    A missing Florida teen with autism made it through a TSA checkpoint at the Orlando International Airport with a strangers boarding pass - and told authorities that she just wanted to fly in an airplane, according to new reports. Sade Subbs, 15, who the Apopka Police Department says suffers from high-functioning autism, was last seen around 10 p.m. Thursday near Lake Jackson Circle in the Orange County city before she vanished, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The next day, a Southwest Airlines employee at the airport spotted the teen wandering around a gate and asked her if she needed help,...
  • Trans travelers face 'invasive' airport security at Thanksgiving

    12/12/2019 1:23:12 PM PST · by lowbridge · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 28, 2019 | Sydney Bauer
    Cadence Baer will not be among the 27 million Americans flying this Thanksgiving to see family because she cannot deal with the humiliation of having her body scrutinized and laughed at in airport security. Baer, a trans woman, gave up flying after a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer identified her as a woman for the body scanner, which then triggered an alarm because her groin did not match the machines version of the female body. I was stopped in front of the entire line of people and two TSA agents touched my crotch repeatedly, Baer, who began transitioning in 2017,...
  • TSA finds 2 Magazines in stuffed Toy, the Week Before Thanksgiving

    12/04/2019 4:51:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 2 December, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    TSA finds 2 Magazines in stuffed Toy, the Week Before Thanksgiving During the week of November 4-15, The Transportation Security Administration found two magazines in a stuffed toy which was being handled as a carry-on, at Orlando International Airport.The magazines did not have any ammunition associated with them. They fell under the ban on gun parts in carry-on luggage.TSA reports local police were called and confiscated the magazines. It is not clear that is what reports the Orlando Police Department sent them an email saying no police action was taken, as no crime was committed.The theory behind no gun...
  • President George W. Bush goes one-on-one with Dana Perino (video)

    11/08/2019 6:54:57 PM PST · by rintintin · 37 replies
    Fox News via youtube ^ | Nov 8 2019 | George W Bush
    Former President George W Bush speaks about the importance of honoring veterans
  • Woman manages to board Delta flight with no ID or boarding pass, woman says

    10/06/2019 5:11:14 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6 October 2019 | David Aaro
    A woman managed to board a Delta flight from Orlando to Atlanta with no ID or boarding pass, says a passenger who helped uncover the alleged security breach after the woman in question took her seat. Delta and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) were investigating how it happened, Fox 35 reported. According to the passenger who didn't want to be identified, the woman refused to get up from the seat. "I also had a boarding pass for that seat, and she said very bluntly, 'I'm not moving.'" The passenger told WFTV she asked for a flight attendant who came over...
  • Parade panic in NJ: the terrorists have succeeded in scaring public officials, if not the public

    09/13/2019 10:17:36 AM PDT · by Coleus · 15 replies
    After the 9/11 attacks, we began to hear that cliche about how the terrorists will have won if we let ourselves become so consumed with fear that we no longer act rationally. Well, the future is now. Thats my reaction to that decision to cancel the annual Labor Day parade in South Plainfield because a guy left some fireworks in a bar in Sea Bright. When I got an email from the Governors Office Monday morning saying this years parade had been canceled, I figured it might be because of the weather. -snip- Nope. It soon turned out that the...
  • Save us from the pointless burdens of the TSA

    09/09/2019 10:09:51 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9 Sep 2019 | Karol Markowicz
    The people shuffle along, shoeless, ready for their full-body check. Their belongings have been taken from them. If they question any part of this, in any way, they are quickly removed and taken to an undisclosed location. No, its not prison its the security check at your local airport. Why do we stand for it? The Transportation Security Administration was established in the wake of 9/11, when Congress passed the Aviation and Transportation Security Act. Before that, private security agencies hired by the airlines handled security at the airports. After the attacks, people demanded the government do something ...
  • American Airlines mechanic in Miami charged with sabotaging plane. It aborted takeoff.

    09/05/2019 9:01:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 78 replies
    An American Airlines mechanic was arrested Thursday on a sabotage charge accusing him of disabling a navigation system on a flight with 150 people aboard before it was scheduled to take off from Miami International Airport earlier this summer. The reason, according to a criminal complaint affidavit filed in Miami federal court: Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, a veteran employee, was upset over stalled union contract negotiations. None of the passengers and crew on the flight to Nassau were injured because the tampering with the so-called air data module caused an error alert as the pilots powered up the planes engines...
  • U.S. Versus Israeli Aviation Security

    09/03/2019 9:05:43 AM PDT · by BigKahuna · 7 replies
    H4 Solutions ^ | 9/3/2019 | Kelly Hoggan
    Israel, which has experienced much terrorism, both within its borders and against its citizens around the world, is generally acknowledged to be expert in the field of aviation security. To say that Israel takes such matters seriously, especially at its airports and onboard the planes of its flag carrier, El Al, would be an understatement. So: Can the U.S., with its gargantuan air transportation system, learn anything from Israel when it comes to aviation security? The short answer is yes, but with caveats. For starters, lets look at how security at the airport level which is where most flyers...
  • Fliers can sue over airport screener abuses -U.S. appeals court

    08/30/2019 6:44:23 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 23 replies
    A federal appeals court on Friday handed a victory to travelers who object to invasive screenings at U.S. airport security checkpoints, saying screeners are not absolutely immune from lawsuits accusing them of abusive conduct. (Snip) It is a victory for Nadine Pellegrino, a business consultant from Boca Raton, Florida, who with her husband sued for false arrest, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution over a July 2006 incident at Philadelphia International Airport. (Snip) She was eventually jailed for about 18 hours and charged with assault, making terroristic threats and other crimes, which she denied. Pellegrino was acquitted at a March 2008...
  • Why Does TSA Make Most U.S. Flyers Remove Their Shoes?

    08/29/2019 9:42:28 AM PDT · by BigKahuna · 100 replies
    H4 Solutions ^ | 8/29/2019 | Kelly Hoggan
    Its a safe bet to say that hundreds of millions of U.S. flyers since Reids attempted attack have had to remove their shoes while passing through a TSA security checkpoint. TSA also says that since the screening of shoes was initiated it has screened close to 10 BILLION (with a B) of them. The security agency says the figure is a conservative estimate, too. This is where we must ask ourselves why were still taking our shoes off, given theres never been a shoe bomb-style attack thats originated on U.S. soil. Indeed, Reid as well as the infamous Underwear Bomber...
  • Some U.S. Airports Use Private Security Screening Companies...

    08/26/2019 9:14:38 AM PDT · by BigKahuna · 7 replies
    H4 Solutions ^ | 8/26/2019 | Kelly Hoggan
    ... [However], there are currently 22 airports -- including San Franciscos and Kansas Citys -- which have been allowed to participate in what the federal security agency call its Screening Partnership Program. In fact, since 2004, all commercial air facilities falling under federal security oversight (theyre known as federalized airports) can apply to privatize their security screening services. .... How effective is private security screening versus the screening provided at airports by TSA? The answer is difficult to determine, but several government or government-sponsored studies say that private screeners, when properly supervised, are at least as efficient and possibly less...
  • TSA Agent Fired After Passing Rude Note to Traveler...

    08/16/2019 9:55:48 PM PDT · by BigKahuna · 19 replies
    ABC7 News ^ | 8/16/2019 | ABC7
    A New York airport security worker is without a job because of a two-word message she wrote on a piece of paper. In the security video of the incident Neal Strassner requested himself, as he passes through a metal detector, the TSA agent hands him a note. Not thinking much of it, Strassner continues to go about boarding his flight when the agent calls back to him to open it. Strassner says the note read, "You ugly." "You never really know where somebody is in their day or their head. The more you think about it the more you realize...