Archive for November, 2010

TSA rules could make 2011 a flat year for travel

November 30, 2010

Now that the Transportation Security Administration has introduced full-body scanners at many American airports, and subjected those who opt out of the machines to an “enhanced” pat-down, the 2011 outlook for travel has changed, say travelers.

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Invasion of the Body Scanners: Airport Security May Not Work, But It Does Cause Cancer

November 30, 2010

In my opinion, the best answer to airport security is the mass deployment of dogs. Give me a friendly German Shepherd, and I’ll gladly submit to being sniffed, rather than patted, wanded, or scanned. But unlike the scanner companies, dogs have no powerful lobbyists, like former Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff, to advocate on their behalf.

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Scan or pat-down? With kids, it’s not an easy decision

November 30, 2010

BS advice about which evil to choose if you’re dumb enough to bring your kids to the airport these days.

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Frequent travelers oppose new TSA security screenings

November 30, 2010

Many of the nation’s most frequent fliers — those who travel on business and who the airlines depend on for higher-priced fares — say they oppose new security screening methods at airports, and some are so disturbed that they are cutting back on air travel.

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Mother Kept In “Glass Cage” For Almost An Hour By TSA For Resisting Over Breast Milk

November 30, 2010

Following their own guidelines will not get you anywhere because they make the rules up as they go along

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Protest TSA with 4th Amendment underwear

November 29, 2010

If you want to let the TSA agent know you’re not happy about mandatory virtual strip searches, check out this new line of T-shirts, skivvies, and socks from artist Mike McQuade called 4th Amendment Wear.

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US Transfers Airport Security From TSA to TMZ

November 29, 2010

Amid growing public outrage over the conduct of airport security in the U.S., the Department of Homeland Security today transferred all responsibility for screening passengers from the TSA to TMZ, the popular celebrity gossip website.

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