Senator Feinstein wants you to shut up and spread ‘em.
I’m always surprised at how my disdain for this woman continues to grow.
The government is milking this C.I.A. leak for all it’s worth. It is serving many purposes: Reiterating the terrorist threat, shaming Americans into continuing to put up with more TSA molestation, striking more fear into people who leak information or whistle-blow, and showing off the government’s amazing ability to thwart it’s own plots.
Feinstein says the public “hasn’t been sympathetic” to the poor TSA non-officers molesting us, and says she doesn’t mind the pat-downs. Other government officials do mind the groping, and have in fact described the procedures as molestation. After speaking out about the thug agency, the officials have found themselves further targeted by TSA bullies with even more aggressive pat-downs than before, leaving some of the officials with sore testicles.
I want to stress: The government initially said there were NO plans for the bomb except that the attack was supposed to happen around the anniversary of Bin Laden’s death, May 2. There was no exact date, no location chosen, no plane tickets purchased, and the government specifically said there was no risk of it being taken aboard a plane. They also said we were never in any danger.
The TSA has taken the saying “any publicity is good publicity” a little too far, or they’re just an embarrassing, incompetent waste that violates innocent Americans everyday.
It is exactly what it sounds like. An 18 month year old girl and her family were removed from the airplane because the baby was shockingly on the list by mistake (note sarcasm) . Getting a TSA apology is extremely rare, and even then, they are usually backhanded, and when the controversy forces them to change procedure, they still don’t acknowledge they are “modifying” their abuse because they went too far. They admit they are inefficient instead, which is supported by the latest congressional report covered in this post. However, if you want to carry gun parts through security, the parts will be confiscated, but you won’t be arrested and you’ll be allowed to fly. FUN FACT: I just accidentally entered “inneffected” into the search engine when making a copy and paste error. The FIRST item listed was RT News: TSA Security: Inneffective and violating. That is so sad.
I find it odd when they start laughing. Are they just so ridiculously pious that the word “junk” and the very real daily molestation of Americans makes them giggle like school girls, or do they not take it seriously? “You gotta make sure.” My gay cousin Bubba, a former prison guard AND inmate, would be more than happy to “make sure” Mr. FauxNews man isn’t a terrorist.
This is the second massive spanking given to the TSA by congress in six months, this time citing intentional lying and delay of congressional oversight. The other report published in November of 2011 gave them an all around failing grade. I’m disappointed to see once again they didn’t mention that the AIT visual strip search machines are completely worthless, have cost one BILLION dollars, and ex-TSA head Michael Chertoff and other government officials profited from the sales, but the report was still not complimentary at all.
Congressional Report excerpts
“The report makes recommendations emphasizing TSA’s need to more effectively develop its deployment strategy prior to the procurement of screening technologies.”
TSA Procurement, Deployment, and Storage of Security Technology and Equipment at its Transportation Logistics Center”
“TSA is wasting hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars by inefficiently deploying screening equipment and technology to commercial airports. As of February 15, 2012, TSA stored approximately 5,700 pieces of security equipment in warehouses at TSA’s Transportation Logistics Center (TLC) in Dallas, Texas.”
- As of February 15, 2012, the total value of TSA’s equipment in storage was, according to TSA officials, estimated at $184 million. However, when questioned by Committee staff, TSA’s warehouse staff and procurement officials were unable to provide the total value of equipment in storage.
- TSA’s annual costs for leasing and managing the TLC are more than $3.5 million.
- Committee staff discovered that 85% of the approximately 5,700 major transportation security equipment currently warehoused at the TLC had been stored for longer than six months; 35% of the equipment had been stored for more than one year. One piece of equipment had been in storage more than six years – 60% of its useful life.
nbc.newyork.com from AP
NY court: Just Viewing Child porn Not State Crime – Wall Street Journal
The Court of Appeals agreed that Kent was properly convicted because he had downloaded, saved and deleted 132 images. But the majority said some images in his computer cache, temporary files automatically stored from sites he viewed, cannot be held against him under state law.
The five judges said it’s still a federal crime to knowingly access with intent to view any book, magazine, periodical, film videotape, computer disk or other material containing an image of child pornography. Under state law, such browsing can be used to show a guilty intent, that access to an illicit image or site was not a mistake, they said.
“Nonetheless, that such images were simply viewed, and that defendant had the theoretical capacity to exercise control over them during the time they were resident on the screen, is not enough to constitute their procurement or possession,” Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick wrote. “Rather, some affirmative action is required (printing, saving, downloading, etc.) to show that defendant in fact exercised dominion and control over the images that were on his screen.”