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TSA: "please verify that your used cane is not a sword before flying"

yesterdayOdd : Boing Boing

Kevin Underhill nails it: "Anyone who does not know their cane conceals a sword or dagger (almost certainly an elderly or disabled person with a second-hand cane) poses no threat, while anyone who does know it will not need, want, or follow this advice."

TSA: Timely Sword Advice

I can't say that every video on the TSA HQ Public Affairs YouTube channel is stupid, because I'm not going to watch them all. I do feel safe saying that they are all probably stupid, and am on fairly solid...          Related Stories...Show More Summary

TSA: Please Leave Your Ammo-Filled Bibles And Hot Sauce Grenades At Home

There are a lot of things you aren’t allowed to bring into the cabin of a plane: throwing stars, shoe knives, and toy guns belonging to sock monkeys. While a hollowed-out Bible might be a great hiding place for your bullets at home, the Transportation Safety Administration would like the public to know that you’ll need a … [More]

The TSA Has Your iPhone

yesterdayLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

According to Consumer Reports, 2013 saw some 4.5 million smartphones reported lost or stolen. 2014's numbers are expected to be even higher, especially with the debut of a new iPhone this autumn. If you've long thought your phone had...Show More Summary

Blogging History: CA schools hire spies to snoop students online; Obama continues rendition; Bea Arthur v TSA

yesterdayOdd : Boing Boing

One year California school district hires firm to eavesdrop on students' social media activity: The Glendale [California] Unified School District has hired Geo Listening ["Your students are crying for help. Read the rest

Morning Roundup 8/28/14

TSA Body Scanners; Evangelical Responses to Gay Rights; Comeback Churches Researchers Easily Slipped Weapons Past TSA’s X-Ray Body Scanners—Andy Greenberg I’ve written before about the lack of Christian response to the growing surveillance...Show More Summary

Let A TSA Officer Teach You How To Check For Sword Canes

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Sword canes : A relatively obscure weapon favored by blind Japanese feudal masseuse-vigilantes, or the greatest threat to aerial safety our nation has ever seen? I'm gonna err on the side of caution and go with the second one. Fortunately, the Transportation Security Administration is on it! Read more...

Border Patrol Agent: TSA Made ‘Bold Attempt to Fool the American Public’

HOUSTON, Texas — The scandal has intensified surrounding Transportation Security Administration (TSA) allowing illegal aliens to fly without sufficient identification and lying about the matter to news outlets and to the American public. Show More Summary

Gohmert Tweaks Obama: Lax Border Security Could Lead to Terror Attack on Golf Course

Guest post by Kristinn Taylor Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) tweaked President Barack Obama in a statement this weekend on lax border and TSA security possibly enabling terrorists to sneak in to and fly throughout the United States with the government’s … Continue reading ?

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Researchers Easily Slipped Weapons Past TSA’s X-Ray Body Scanners | Threat Level | WIRED “In their malware demonstration, the researchers used a distinctive image to signal to their software that the scanner should replace a certain person’s image with an innocuous one. “ tags: tsa scanners weekly technology future The Smithsonian Wants You! (To Help […]

In Which I Defend the TSA from Unfair Criticisms

Several people have sent me this story: “TSA ADMITS LYING ABOUT ILLEGAL ALIENS FLYING WITHOUT PROPER ID” Texas — A new letter from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) admits that illegal aliens were being allowed to board planes using Notice to Appear forms they received after entering the U.S. Show More Summary

Gohmert Slams TSA for Allowing Illegals to Fly Without Valid ID Then Lying About It

HOUSTON, Texas -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently penned a letter that confirmed what Breitbart Texas Managing Director Brandon Darby reported back in July--the agency was allowing illegal immigrants to board planes using only Notice to Appear forms that they received after entering the U.S. Show More Summary

TSA Precheck program gaining in popularity

More flyers using the PreCheck program, which the Transportation Security Administration says "allows low-risk travelers to experience expedited, more efficient security screening." The TSA says nearly half a million people have signed up since last December. CBS News' Jericka Duncan reports.

More “Government Transparency”? Sure Looks Like It.

Remember a month ago or so, when the TSA flatly denied news reports that illegal immigrants were being allowed to board US commercial flights without proper ID? You know, after Border Patrol union officials had disclosed the practice, flatly stated it was occurring, and questioned it?  When TSA said, in a press release to multiple […]

The TSA’s Expensive, Controversial Backscatter Scanners Were Utterly Useless

The“backscatter”scannerneedsnointroduction.Onlytakenoutofcommissionatairportsin2013thankstoAmericansbeinguglytolookatnaked,thebackscatterscannerwascontroversialbecauseitwastestedinsecretandtherewereseriousconcernsaboutpublichealthanShow More Summary

AM Linkage: CA Second-Guessing Self-Driving Car; BART As Personal Gym

· California hits brakes on Google self-driving car · Study: transit commuters are healthier than drivers · Epic drought in West is literally moving mountains · What TSA does with the stuff you leave behind at SFO · 4...

7 Travel Beauty Secrets Only Flight Attendants Know

When it comes to flying, pilots and flight attendants are the professionals. So instead of getting one more sacred beauty item stolen at the airport (damn you, TSA!), we turned to the experts for packing tips. Our aviation panel includes two flight attendants and a female pilot, who dished on all their insider beauty tips. Show More Summary

New study proves just how worthless TSA airport body scanners really are

After all that hassle, it turns out the TSA’s body scanners were virtually useless.

TSA Admits Illegal Aliens Allowed to Fly Without Verifiable ID

HOUSTON, Texas -- A new letter from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) admits that illegal aliens were being allowed to board planes using Notice to Appear forms they received after entering the U.S. illegally. The revelation...Show More Summary

TSA Misled: Letter Confirms Illegals Allowed to Fly without ID, Just ‘Notice to Appear’

Guest post by Kristinn Taylor The Obama administration is allowing illegal aliens to bypass normal identification procedures and board passenger jets without required IDs according to a letter sent to Congress by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The TSA letter … Continue reading ?

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