” Planning on flying anywhere for the holidays? If you owe back taxes, are a frequent flyer, or own a blog that is critical of the government, you might want to rethink your plans. Under the radar in October, the TSA tightened their screening guide lines to include these in their “screenings”. In fact they want a full background check.
The procedure has been in place but was not activated until recently. The TSA released the screening regulations in order to comply with government requirements. The new regulations put some of the data collection of the National Security Administration (NSA) scrutiny to shame. As usual the details of the new provisions were never announced to the public.
So what are the things they are looking in to? Here is a quick list from TSA and the New York Times.
- private employment information to include who you work for
- vehicle registrations
- travel history
- property ownership records and what property you claim
- physical characteristics
- tax identification numbers and tax history
- past travel itineraries
- law enforcement information
- “intelligence” information (the key word list used by the NSA)
- passport numbers
- frequent flier information
- other “identifiers” linked to DHS databases (including web history and information, critical speaking of the government)
It has gotten so far out of hand that people came to the New York Times to get the information out.
I think the best way to look at it is as a pre-crime assessment every time you fly,” said Edward Hasbrouck, a consultant to the Identity Project, one of the groups that oppose the prescreening initiatives. “The default will be the highest, most intrusive level of search, and anything less will be conditioned on providing some additional information in some fashion.” “
This is wrong on so many levels that we don’t even know where to start .
“85 MEMBERS OF CONGRESS DEMAND HOLDER INVESTIGATE SWATTING CASES
The Honorable Eric Holder
U.S. Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 5111
Washington, D.C. 20530-0009
Dear Attorney General Holder:
We write you concerning the growing threat of “SWAT-ting” and its costly ramifications. These crimes occur when individuals call emergency dispatchers under the guise of another person’s name with fraudulent claims, causing local law enforcement to swarm the home of innocent Americans. SWAT-ting first arose in 2002, but as technology and the Internet has expanded, the dangers of SWAT-ting are also on the rise.”
Check the list for your congressman . Note there is not a Dem to be seen . So much for the Left’s live of “free speech “
Action alert: Ask Congress to defend and protect the #FreedomToBlog
While Michelle Malkin is taking part in the Day of Blogging Silence , she herself is not remaining silent . Here is a piece on Kimberlin from today’s National Review .
“In 1978, Kimberlin was sentenced to more than 50 years in federal prison for drug dealing, impersonating a federal officer, and a weeklong bombing spree in Speedway, Ind. The violent crimes left one victim so severely injured that he committed suicide. A civil court awarded the widow of the victim, Carl DeLong, $1.6 million. Kimberlin was released from jail in 2001, but he has yet to pay up.”
A link filled history of the Kimberlin affair from Stacy McCain
Be sure and read it all for a complete understanding of what is going on .
“Somewhere between the time in October 2010 he threatened to sue Patrick Frey and the decision last week to make a similar threat
toward Ali Akbar, Brett Kimberlin crossed a Rubicon of desperation and burned the bridge behind him. In the past three weeks, Kimberlin
and his allies have escalated their deceitful war against conservative bloggers to the point that it
cannot be ignored, and must now be fought to a conclusion with the entire political world watching. “
Finally , some official notice of the despicable act of SWATting . Not that I would expect Holder and his brown shirts to do anything , but the exposure is welcome .
“Today, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., sent a letter to Attorney
General Eric Holder regarding recent reports that several conservative political
commentators have been targeted with harassing and frightening actions.
Chambliss demanded that Holder examine these cases to determine if federal laws have been violated. “
Stacy McCain Reports
FROM AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION
“Convicted felon Brett Kimberlin is the nephew of a wealthy Maryland woman who has contributed to a foundation that helped fund a 501(c)3 organization of
which Kimberlin is the director .
Kimberlin’s activities have recently attracted widespread attention because of his attempts to intimidate and harass bloggers
who wrote about his criminal history.
Harriet Crosby, 66, reportedly an heiress to the General Mills fortune, was one of the original donors to the Threshold Foundation, which contributed $20,000 to Kimberlin’s Justice Through Music Project
in 2008, according to database research I reported May 19 . “
Keep him on the public’s mind .
“Convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin’s failed attempt to silence bloggers who tell the
truth about Kimberlin’s criminality will be the subject of a court hearing Tuesday morning in Montgomery County,
Kimberlin, who in 1981 was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison for his Indiana bombing spree and other crimes , has
requested a “peace order” against Virginia attorney Aaron Walker, who says Kimberlin tried to “frame” him on an assault charge
earlier this year.
The final hearing on
Kimberlin’s peace order request – which Walker has described as “frivolous” – is scheduled for Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. in Montgomery County District Court ( 191 E. Jefferson St., Rockville, Md. 20850 ), according to the court’s official Web site .”
“We Will Not Be Silent”
” In the past year bloggers such as Aaron Walker, Stacy McCain, Patterico and Liberty Chick (Aaron Worthington) have been harassed
and threatened by a terrorist known as the “Speedway Bomber” Brett Kimberlin.
Kimberlin was convicted of several federal felonies in 1981 and sentenced to 50 years for terrorizing an Indiana town with a weeklong bombing
spree. Kimberlin was released from prison in 2000 and since his release he has harassed and threatened anyone who dares to write about his past or current actions.
Stacy McCain has not been silenced by this terrorist. He has been forced to leave his home in order to continue.his investigation from an undisclosed location. Brett Kimberlin is a nightmare. In fact, he is the stuff nightmares are made of. American citizens, exercising their First Amendment right.to speak freely, are being viciously targeted and terrorized by a George Soros-funded violent domestic terrorist.
Today, in a strong showing of unity, spearheaded by Michelle Malkin, bloggers across the country are standing together to expose this predator of free speech to the world. “
How did lawyers and the fear of lawsuits become the driving force in society today ? From the cost of consumer goods , to the fear of opening one’s mouth to sky high medical costs , when you get down to it , lawyers are the culprit . When a convicted terrorist like Brett Kimberlin can manipulate the system to his advantage and persecute the average citizen for speaking the truth you know there is a problem .
“Did the US Congress strip American citizens of their right to state demonstrably true facts without unending harassments? Did we lose that right simply because Brett Kimberlin has decided, as a Congress of One, that we should no longer have it?
If we have not lost that right — if it is still legal to say, in America, that Brett Kimberlin was convicted of planting eight bombs in Speedway, Indiana, one of which took a man’s leg, and then, distraught over his maiming, his life, via suicide — if it is legal to say this, can we have it stated by a US Congressman for the record that it is still legal to say this?”