Category Archives: Transportation

TSA Grope & Pillage Infographic minus Chertoff connection

By Rady Ananda

Nice graphic by Tony Shin, et al. of Criminal Justice Degree, but too bad they didn’t include former Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff’s connection to the scanners.

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US Congressman Who Created TSA Wants It Abolished

Florida Congressman John Mica regrets the legislation he wrote creating the sexually abusive federal agency, Judge Napolitano reports in this video:

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The Liberty Unconference: Live from Valley Forge, Sept 24

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Focus on Peace’s Darren Wolfe and COTO Report’s Steve Sheetz to Talk at Agora I/O “Live from Valley Forge”

On September 24 Darren Wolfe will give a speech titled “The New Peace Movement: Ending the Wars by Uniting all Ideologies Around the Issue that Matters Most” at the second Agora I/O unconference.  Joining him, among other speakers, will be Steve Sheetz, who will talk about “Selling Agorism.”

The entire event lasts from noon to 6 pm. You can participate online (http://agora.io/laozi/), or join us in person at:

Valley Forge Beef & Ale
827 South Trooper Road
Trooper, PA

Participate online if you don’t live in this area (http://agora.io/laozi/). Below is the complete line up:

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Wikileaks: Canada shares 10 million health records with US Homeland Security

Canadians with mental illnesses denied U.S. entry

WikiLeaks: Data entered into national police database accessible to American authorities

By Sarah Bridge
CBC News

More than a dozen Canadians have told the Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office in Toronto within the past year that they were blocked from entering the United States after their records of mental illness were shared with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Lois Kamenitz, 65, of Toronto contacted the office last fall, after U.S. customs officials at Pearson International Airport prevented her from boarding a flight to Los Angeles on the basis of her suicide attempt four years earlier.

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TSA Agent Caught With Passenger’s iPad in His Pants; Allegedly Took $50,000 in Other Goods, Cops Say

By Matthew Hendley
New Times

Update: TSA agent Nelson Santiago is not the first agency employee to be arrested on theft charges.

(Broward County, Florida)  While most Transportation Security Administration employees are busy groping people or taking naked pictures of them, the cops say one of those employees was putting fliers’ electronics down his pants.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office says 30-year-old Nelson Santiago stole around $50,000 worth of electronics over the past six months from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s Terminal 1.

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TSA Agents Working With Radiation Machines Develop Cancer

By Thom Hartmann

According to documents obtained by EPIC in a Freedom of Information Request – some TSA agents who work with the radiation machines daily are falling ill with cancer clusters. Plus much more…

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TSA Too Busy Checking Diapers, Lets Man Board without Flight Pass

By Steve Watson
Infowars.com

In the same week that the TSA came under renewed fire for forcing a cancer stricken elderly woman to remove her adult diaper comes news of a shocking security lapse.

A Nigerian man was able to board and take a seat on a Virgin Airways flight from New York to Los Angeles without a passport or a valid boarding pass.

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TSA demands 95-yr-old woman dying of leukemia to remove adult diaper

Lauren Sage Reinlie
Daily News

A woman has filed a complaint with federal authorities over how her elderly mother was treated at Northwest Florida Regional Airport last weekend.

Jean Weber of Destin filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security after her 95-year-old mother was detained and extensively searched last Saturday while trying to board a plane to fly to Michigan to be with family members during the final stages of her battle with leukemia.

Her mother, who was in a wheelchair, was asked to remove an adult diaper in order to complete a pat-down search.

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Granny cruise meets US Gestapo; Ship of 2,000 endures delay, abuse

Setting off from Southampton on April 12, the cruise has taken in stops in Europe, the Caribbean, Central America, crossing the Panama Canal to travel up the west coast of the United States to Alaska. Photo: ALAMY

Cruise passengers tell of seven-hour security ‘revenge’ nightmare

Elderly passengers on board a luxury cruise have criticised US immigration officials after they endured a seven-hour security check.

By Andy Bloxham and John Bingham
Telegraph UK

It was billed as a chance to taste the “glitz and glamour” of Hollywood or enjoy VIP treatment in some of the most exclusive shopping areas in the world.

But when a group of 2,000 elderly British cruise ship passengers docked at Los Angeles for a short stop-off during a five-star cruise around America it was, in the words of one of them, more like arriving at Guantanamo Bay.

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‘The American Empire Must Be Stopped’ AntiWar Scott at Nullify Now (video)

By The Foundation for a Free Society

Scott Horton of Antiwar Radio http://www.antiwar.com speaks at Nullify Now in Los Angeles on May 28, 2011, about the American Empire and Foreign Policy. Nullify Now is sponsored by The Foundation for a Free Society and the Tenth Amendment Center.

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10 Indications the United States Is a Dictatorship

By Activist Post

For a people to be free, they must first be honest with themselves, their government, and the world at large. History is filled with stories of free nations that fell under the spell cast by their governments who exploited the threat of terror.

In fact, numerous presidents in American history already have used various specific threats to sidestep their Constitutional restraints. Today we are entering a nebulous world where our “enemy” cannot be defined, has no particular allegiance to one country, and is able to adopt new leaders at will. Rather than encourage a sense of resilience and independence in its citizens, America has chosen to amplify the terror threat in order to concentrate power in the hands of the State. The very first signpost on this historically familiar road to tyranny is an atmosphere of hate, suspicion, and vindictiveness. It first begins as an outwardly directed aggression and then rather abruptly turns inward upon itself.

The good news is that freedom is won and lost in our hearts and minds. It is for this reason that we must state the obvious: we have clearly passed through the first “atmospheric” stage of approaching dictatorship, and have now entered the second — the open behavior of a dictatorship in the United States.

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Miss USA molested by TSA

The federal agency commonly known as Total Sexual Assault but formally known as Transportation Security Authority has now violated the constitutional rights of a former Miss USA, Susie Castillo, without probable cause. Meanwhile, none of these TSA procedures have prevented a single terrorist threat on airplanes.

By RT America

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The Power of ‘No’: Freefolk refuse Nazi checkpoint in the US

By 4409

Here’s what happens when citizens assert their Constitutional rights and refuse an unconstitutional search of their vehicle while traveling in the United States. If more people say no to fascism, this nation would live up to its tag line, “Land of the Free.”

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Los Alamos Scientist: TSA Scanners Shred Human DNA

In layman’s terms what Alexandrov and his team discovered is that the resonant effects of the THz waves bombarding humans unzips the double-stranded DNA molecule. This ripping apart of the twisted chain of DNA creates bubbles between the genes that can interfere with the processes of life itself: normal DNA replication and critical gene expression, writes Terrance Aym.

By Terrance Aym
MINA
Dec. 17, 2010

While the application of scientific knowledge creates technology, sometimes the technology is later redefined by science. Such is the case with terahertz (THz) radiation, the energy waves that drive the technology of the TSA: back scatter airport scanners.

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Libya, Gas Prices, and the Big Payday at Your Expense

Another Triumph for The Money Party

Michael Collins

The average price for a gallon of gas rose 30% from $2.69 in July 2010 to $3.49 as of March 6. Most of that 30% has come in just the last few days.

We’re about to embark on another period of let the markets take care of it. The Money Party manipulators are again jerking citizens around in the old bottom-up wealth redistribution program. Their imagineers are writing the storyline right now.

The conflict in Libya is causing the spike in oil prices over the past ten days or so according to the media script. Take a look at the chart to the right. Can you find Libya among the top fifteen nations supplying the United States with crude oil?

Why the Current Panic Over Gas Prices?

The general explanation points to the crisis in Libya as the proximate cause. The anti Gaddafi regime revolution began in earnest on February 17. But if the Libyan revolution were the cause, we’d have to attribute a 50% drop in a 2% share of the world’s oil supply as the cause of the panic. We would also have to attribute the increase in US gas prices to a nation that doesn’t impact the US crude oil supply and, as a result, should not impact the price of gas here..
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Appeals Court to hear oral arguments in EPIC vs TSA over ‘unlawful, invasive, and ineffective’ searches

From info at Electronic Privacy Information Center

On March 10, the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in a case against the Transportation Security Administration filed last year by privacy group, EPIC, to suspend the deployment of body scanners at US airports, pending an independent review.  On January 6, 2011, EPIC filed its reply brief, stressing its core assertion that “the TSA has acted outside of its regulatory authority and with profound disregard for the statutory and constitutional rights of air travelers.”

Body scanners produce detailed, three-dimensional images of individuals. Security experts have described whole body scanners as the equivalent of “a physically invasive strip-search.” The Transportation Security Administration operates the body scanner devices at airports throughout the United States. EPIC said that the program is “unlawful, invasive, and ineffective.” EPIC argued that the federal agency has violated the Administrative Procedures Act, the Privacy Act, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the Video Voyeurism Prevention Act, and the Fourth Amendment.

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Texas Legislation Proposes Felony Charges for TSA Agents

By Tenth Amendment Center

Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview) introduced a package of bills into the Texas House of Representatives on Tuesday that would challenge the TSA’s authority in a number of ways. The first bill, HB 1938, prohibits full body scanning equipment in any Texas airport and provides for criminal and civil penalties on any airport operator who installs the equipment. The second bill, HB 1937, criminalizes touching without consent and searches without probable cause.

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Car plows thru bicyclist rally to boost cyclist rights, safety

By Rick Chandler
NBC Sports

Nature’s delicate balance between cars and cyclists was disrupted once again on Friday, as an estimated 16 people were injured when a car plowed through a group of cyclists during a Critical Mass bicycle rally in Porto Alegre, Brazil. It’s the same type of event that occurs often in the U.S., serving as both an anti-automobile protest and a way for cyclists to meet and network. Unfortunately, it also drew a lone nutcase in a small black car who didn’t appreciate the hold-up. Ricardo José Neis, 47, was arrested, admitting that he hit the cyclists intentionally.

Amazingly, no one was critically injured — all were treated at a hospital and released, according to Sky News.
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Genetic Patdown: Homeland Security plan for DNA screening could quickly lead to other uses, abuses

Ed. Note: The original article that was reposted here asserted factual errors, which contradict info in the author’s cited source. It is more appropriate, therefore, to repost the story broken by Katie Drummond on Feb. 26.  Despite a later DHS denial, DHS officially confirmed to The Daily that it is testing a device that collects DNA. [Image]

By Katie Drummond
The Daily
February 26, 2011

Airport scanners already get under your clothes, but federal officials aren’t stopping there: They want to get inside your genes, too.

This summer, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security plans to begin testing a portable DNA scanner, The Daily has learned.

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TSA’s John Pistole oversaw Egypt’s torture, sexual abuse program

Made in America: Mubarak’s Most Brutal Thugs Trained With FBI

By Jason Ditz
Antiwar.com

WikiLeaks cables, including  07CAIRO3348, released today by the Daily Telegraph, detail the Bush and Obama Administrations were providing training to Egypt’s secret police, the SSIS, which cables and human rights NGOs have repeatedly cited for routine torture of detainees.

The cable details SSIS chief Hassan Abdul Rahman describing Egypt’s political rivals as “terrorists, not political oppositionists.” The FBI’s deputy director John Pistole appears to have been at the center of training, and was praised for his “excellent and strong” cooperation with the SSIS.

The details of exactly what training the SSIS received was not revealed in the cables, but one can only imagine that Pistole, now infamous for his role as the chief of the TSA, probably gave them details on more than simply enhanced pat-downs.

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