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TSA Official Threatens To Classify Workers As AWOL As Shutdown ‘Sickout’ Looms

A Transportation Security Administration higher-up threatened to classify missing workers as absent without leave Monday as many TSA screeners consider calling in sick later in January if the government shutdown lasts long enough to affect their pay. Martin Elam, the deputy federal security director overseeing five airports in California, wrote the following in an email to TSA personnel at Palm Springs ...

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What Is A TSA ‘Sickout’ And How Could It Affect Your Travel Plans?

Air travelers could see growing airport security lines as Transportation Security Administration screeners consider calling in sick next week if the government shutdown lasts long enough to affect their pay. Workers calling in sick have had “a minimal impact on operations,” TSA spokesperson Michael Bilello told The Wall Street Journal. But that could change if Congress and the White House ...

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TSA Makes Unusual Discovery in Checked Luggage

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is tasked with policing the nation’s airports to prevent another act of terrorism like 9/11 from happening, it’s a heckuva lot of responsibility. While the agency has become the target of much negative publicity due to the actions of some bad apples in the ranks and mismanagement during the Obama regime, the vast majority of ...

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Is the NFL Becoming the No Fan League?

The result of NFL’s experiment in negative market dynamics has just come in and the news is not good for Commissioner Roger Goodell. Last September the NFL greatly increased the irritation factor of attending games when the league banned women’s purses that were larger than a pack of cigarettes for ‘security’ reasons. (Complete details here.) This development was added to ...

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House GOP Has Nothing to Offer Conservatives

Here’s the situation: You’re in a high–stakes negotiation with an untrustworthy opponent. The opposition has violated every agreement the two of you have made in the past. Enforcement mechanisms are weak or non–existent. In other areas of mutual interest your opponent regularly violates the law and dares you to do something about the violation. Your weak and vacillating leadership can’t ...

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Confederate Corner with George Neat June 11th – Islam, Liberals, National Security and Guns, oh my!

When: Tuesday, June 11th, 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific Where: Confederate Corner with George Neat on Blog Talk Radio What: Yes there are Confederates north of the Mason-Dixon line, and George Neat is one of them. And we’re happy to bring his views to you in the “Confederate Corner” radio show. For more information on George and his political views, please drop by ...

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TSA still blocking small knives on planes

The Transportation Safety Administration is apparently walking back plans to allow passengers to carry small penknives on planes. USA Today reports that TSA administrator John Pistole does not intend to allow the knives on planes later this week, as planned. “This timing will enable TSA to incorporate the feedback about the changes to the Prohibited Items List and continue workforce ...

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We Were Sequestered Before It Was Cool

The Ministry of Truth for the Obama administration has been experiencing some traction problems in the DC area. The scare stories regarding the collapse of the air travel system in the event of sequester are simply not motivating people in spite of the fact the Mainstream Media (MSM) has dutifully spread the word. We are warned that in the event ...

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The US Needs to Learn About Fighting Terrorism From Norway

Sure, that probably sounds insane. How in the world could Norway know anything about fighting terrorism, right? Maybe not. With the recent shooting in Colorado, there has been some mention of the terrorist in Norway that rocked that nation about a year ago. Unlike the U.S., Norway did not pass sweeping legislation, and radically increase security. Their solution was increased ...

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Dear TSA

Last week I was on vacation. We were traveling as a family which included my obviously handicapped son. At the first checkpoint we had to show our proof of identification and flight information. The agent barely looked at us. We reached a further security checkpoint where the TSA agent barked orders at us. “Take off your shoes. Take off your ...

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Since The War On Terror Is Over…

Just two days ago, a senior State Department official announced that the War on Terror is over. It was only a matter of time for this announcement to be made, since the Daily Beast called for its end almost a year ago to the day of the announcement. On May 1, 2011, Peter Beinart wrote an article proclaiming: Bin Laden’s death ...

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TSA as air travel mafia

“You pay me a little, young lady, and I’ll make sure those nasty security guards keep their paws off you.” Ok, so the Transportation Safety Administration isn’t running around like one of Tony Soprano’s crew collecting protection fees, but they may as well be. Stumbled across this one at Moonbattery, and just couldn’t let it go. Selected travelers will soon ...

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A Grope A Day Keeps Osama Away

Sen. Rand Paul (R–KY) made the news Monday when he declined to get up close and personal with TSA guards at the Nashville, TN airport. Paul entered the security line; dumped his belt, glasses, wallet, shoes, cell phone and pocket change in the attractive plastic bin and walked passively through the full–body scanner. Unfortunately while his chromosomes were enjoying this ...

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