Archive for November 19th, 2010

Airport Director Wants Private Company To Take Over Security

November 19, 2010

After recent controversy surrounding the Transportation Security Administration’s security screenings, the director of Charlotte’s airport said he wants a private company to take over the job.

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Ron Paul Debates TSA Screenings on CNN

November 19, 2010

Congressman Ron Paul faces off against Fran Townsend, CNN National Security Analyst and former Homeland Security Advisor to the post-9/11 Bush Whitehouse.

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Will TSA’s New Security Measures Increase Train Travel?

November 19, 2010

You get significantly more leg room on a train, your seat is much bigger, you can walk away from cranky babies, you get to see the landscape of the country, and the dining cart available on most trains sure beats eating airplane food.

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Flight attendants not so happy with TSA’s move for pilots

November 19, 2010

So the TSA caved to pilots, saying they don’t have to get pat-downs. It didn’t take long for a major flight attendant union to chime in about unfairness:

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TSA exempts pilots from pat-downs

November 19, 2010

After weeks of pressure from pilot unions over controversial new airport screening measures, the Transportation Security Administration has agreed to exempt pilots from enhanced pat-downs and full body scans, pilot organizations said Friday.

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Former Gov. Ventura Will No Longer Fly Due to Abuse He’s Endured at Hands of TSA

November 19, 2010

The former governor of Minnesota and host of the popular TruTV show, Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura, announced he will no longer use commercial airlines due to the egregious abuses of the TSA and the government.

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OKC Airport Considers Ditching TSA, Hiring Private Screeners

November 19, 2010

“Still, still they have to follow the same guidelines. I don’t think it would make any difference.”

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