Archive for December 24th, 2010

Firms’ lobbying push comes amid rancor on TSA use of airport full-body scanners

December 24, 2010

The companies that build futuristic airport scanners take a more old-fashioned approach when it comes to pushing their business interests in Washington: hiring dozens of former lawmakers, congressional aides and federal employees as their lobbyists.

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Santa given security pat-down in Australia

December 24, 2010

The police searched every bag and passenger getting off the plane, including Santa, to make sure he was not carrying any contraband alcohol under his red suit.

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Pilot punished for showing TSA the truth

December 24, 2010

It was enough for TSA to show up at the home of the person capturing those images with four Sky Marshals and two sheriff’s deputies, and confiscate the man’s handgun which they had issued to him because he was authorized to carry weapons as part of the government’s armed pilots program. They also ordered him to remove the video from YouTubeI

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