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Owe Back Taxes Or Talk Bad About Government? No Travel For You Anymore

 

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” 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 .

 

 

 

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This Is Comforting… TSA Agents Scatter During LAX Shooting

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published on Nov 2, 2013

” According to an eyewitness, TSA agents scattered during the shooting yesterday at LAX.

Everybody started running through TSA down into the gates in the terminal there. And, TSA was running with us and they kept saying, “Keep running! Keep running!”to the gates.”

 

 

    The Transportation Security Agency would seem to offer little in the way of security unless the potential perpetrator is an unarmed ninety year old woman or five year old child . Against a real armed foe … not so much .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TSA Agent Gets Through Check With ‘Bomb’

 

 

 

 

” NEWARK, N.J., March 8 (UPI) — Screeners at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport failed to find the fake bomb hidden in an undercover agent’s pants, officials say.

“This episode once again demonstrates how Newark Airport is the Ground Zero of TSA failures,” a source told the newspaper.

The agent first went through a magnetometer and then a pat-down. He had a mock improvised explosive device on his person that was not detected.”

 

 

 

   A sharp-eyed reader called this dose of insanity to our attention and we thought our readers would like to know how seriously the government takes  those ” draconian cuts” to it’s budget .

   While you may stand in line for an extra hour to board your plane you can rest assured in the knowledge that the TSA thug holding you up is comfortable in his/her new uniform , socks and belts included …

   If you find yourself losing patience as your legs go numb from standing in line be sure to save a measure of pity for that poor public tyrant “servant” that has to pay for his own shoes and dry cleaning …. Oh the horror …

TSA Signs $50 Million Uniform deal, As Billions In Federal Cuts Ripple Across America

” The Transportation Security Administration agreed on a deal last month worth as much as $50 million to buy new uniforms for rank-and-file agents, despite concerns that imminent budget cuts would result in furloughs and 90-minute flight delays.

Agency officials signed the contract just days before the start of the $85 billion in federal budget cuts known as sequester.

On Feb. 22, the same day the contract was signed, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the sequester cuts could result in flight delays as long as 90 minutes at major airports in Chicago, New York and San Francisco and warned about furloughing air traffic controllers.

The deal does not include shoes or dry cleaning, according to CNSNews.com, which first reported the story. TSA did not respond to requests for comment.

Blackburn also is taking issue with a union-negotiated deal in which TSA security officers get a higher uniform allowance than combat Marine lieutenants, who receive a one-time allowance of $400.”

” A shocking video has emerged of a police officer who abides by the oath he swore to uphold the constitution by defending the free speech rights of activists who were targeted by airport officials during the opt out and film campaign.

The clip shows activists Ashley Jessica and Jason Bermas handing out flyers warning travelers about the dangers of x-ray body scanners at Albany International Airport in New York.Almost as soon as the activists begin to hand out the flyers, they are confronted by an aggressive airport official later named as Douglas I. Myers, the airport’s Director of Public Affairs.

Myers orders the activists to leave the top floor and later takes the unprecedented step of closing off the entire level and preventing families from meeting their loved ones. He subsequently claims the activists need a permit and a $1 million dollar insurance liability merely to film inside the airport, despite the fact that the TSA’s own website clearly states that TSA checkpoints can be filmed at any airport.

Myers’ attempts to get the activists in trouble with police are derailed when Sheriff Stan Lenic steps in to handle the situation, pointing out to Myers that they have a right to film under the First Amendment.

“Obviously this is your constitutional right, as far as we’re concerned you’re not breaking any laws,” Lenic tells Bermas.When Myers asks the Sheriff to detain the activists, Lenic responds, “I can’t do that.”Myers then asks for Bermas’ identification, to which Sheriff Lenic responds, “He doesn’t have to show you his identification.”

“I need to get it from you,” Myers tells the Sheriff as he winks at him, to which Sheriff Lenic responds “I can’t give you that.””Just so you know, he’s not doing anything wrong,”Deputy Lenic forcefully tells Myers, before quoting the New York penal law code.

“If I was to ask for his identification he does not have to give it to me because he’s not doing anything wrong,” adds Lenic.Myers’ claim that Jessica is blocking the escalator is also dismissed by Lenic. Myers then claims the filming is illegal because it is “commercial” and could appear on the Drudge Report — which is a news aggregator and not a commercial website.

Lenic should obviously be commended for his fine job in upholding constitutional rights. If there’s an award for cop of the year, he should win it hands down. He is a shining example to other police officers who have completely failed to apply the law in similar situations. http://www.infowars.com/shock-video-cop-protects-first-amendment/

TSA Creating New Watch List For Passengers Not Concerning Enough To Be On Bloated No-Fly List

 

 

 

 

” If Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the government’s various lists weren’t ludicrous enough as is, the number of individuals harassed will be increased significantly thanks to a new list specifically for “low risk” passengers as revealed in a recently released Federal Register newsletter.

While this appears to be focused mostly on airline flights, one must wonder if such lists will also be used when the TSA invades locations outside of airports around the entirety of the United States. After all, at least one college student has been harassed, detained and interrogated when traveling via train simply for engaging in Islamic studies.

It must also be mentioned that the claims that this will increase security are simply laughable since the TSA really has no interest in security evidenced by airport employees being allowed to work without background checks and the fact that an illegal immigrant was somehow able to work as an airport security supervisor for a whopping 20 years without being caught.”

 

Reason TV Replay:

 

” As Americans get ready to travel for the holidays, here is a look back at last year’s Christmas-themed Remy-ReasonTV collaboration.

Here is the original text from the Dec 19, 2011 video:

In seasons past, Grandma only had to worry about getting run over by a reindeer. With “Grandma Got Run Over by TSA,” web sensation Remy gets us in the holiday mood with a song about Christmas, Homeland Security, and the joys of civil rights abuses. “

WTF ? This story is indicative of the misplaced sense of priorities inherent in

” Big Government ”  

  ” Under their new collective bargaining agreement, Transportation Security Administration officers get to spend more taxpayer money on their uniforms every year than a United States Marine Corps lieutenant can spend in a lifetime.

“TSA employees will see their uniform allowances nearly double to $446 per year,” the House Transportation Committee noted in a press release on the TSA’s new collective bargaining agreement.  “By comparison, a combat Marine Lieutenant receives a one-time uniform allowance of $400.  The cost of the increase in TSA uniform allowance is an estimated $9.63 million annually.” “

See This Related Article : Congressman: TSA represents everything wrong with the Federal Government

 

 

HT/David Burge

Who Dares Dissent ?

 

” Conservative radio host and Breitbart Editor Dana Loesch had her vagina groped during an advanced screening by the TSA at Phoenix Airport, with Loesch complaining that she is targeted for such treatment almost every time she flies. “

 

 

” In the video, Loesch complains to the screeners that she is “subjected to this almost every time I fly.” In her You Tube blurb, Loesch links to a previous incident in Providence, Rhode Island, where her husband was molested and had his genitals groped after TSA workers claimed he was covered in “nitrates.”

“After concluding that I wasn’t a terrorist hiding weapons in my vagina, the TSA agents allowed me to go,” concludes Loesch.

Groping travelers’ genitals has now become a routine part of TSA screening procedures.

Hundreds of complaint letters about the TSA’s invasive security procedures which were released last month under the Freedom of Information Act include numerous horror stories about TSA screeners directly touching people’s genitals during pat downs. There have also been numerous cases of public figures having their “junk” touched.

Could Loesch be a routine target of TSA harassment due to her public criticism of the agency?

As we have documented, people who opt out of body scanners or those who simply fail to display the proper level of obedience to TSA screeners are routinely subjected to punishment by means of invasive grope downs or other forms of retaliation.

Journalists who are critical of the TSA have also been singled out for retribution.

CNN reporter Drew Griffin was also put on a TSA watch list immediately after he filed reports critical of the organization back in 2008. “

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