Saturday, January 30, 2010

The US Transportation Security Administration - True Professionals, Highly Efficient! Not!


Derogatory 'Jeopardy' board launches TSA probe

  • Managers ridiculed gay men, African-Americans, lesbians, sources say
  • Board was made to look like categories in TV game show "Jeopardy"
  • TSA's Office of Inspection is investigating at the Orlando Field office," statement says
The board, resembling the TV game show "Jeopardy," includes categories such as "pickle smokers," "our gang" and "creatures," which sources said were names used by managers for gay men, African-Americans and lesbians.
A photograph of the board was sent to CNN. The Transportation Security Administration confirmed the investigation in a written statement but did not elaborate on when the board was in use, where it was displayed or how it was used.

I feel safer already knowing these true professionals, these credits to the honored field of law enforcement, these bastions of integrity, these guardians of our safety are on the job and protecting us from old people, gay men and Jimmy Walker.


I've got respect for the real cops, not these police academy washouts who couldn't find a bomber if they were told 6 months in advance, had a picture of him and a description on where he'd shoved the grenade.
Here's some examples of the KeyStone Kops who "protect" our airports.

TSA: Employee's actions led to Newark security breach
A security breach at the Newark, New Jersey, airport over the weekend was caused by an officer of the Transportation Security Administration who left his post unattended, an agency spokeswoman said Thursday.

TSA puts 5 on leave after security manual hits Internet
Five Transportation Security Administration employees have been placed on administrative leave after a sensitive airport security manual was posted on the Internet, the agency announced Wednesday.

TSA launches leak investigation
Federal officers charged with keeping terrorists off planes are now searching their own ranks for staff who told CNN that few flights were protected by air marshals. Airport Screeners Dress for Respect
The TSA thinks its screeners have an image problem. The solution: real badges and blue uniforms

Loaded gun slips through airport security
A passenger who went through an airport security checkpoint -- before remembering that he had a loaded gun -- is facing charges after going back to report his error, authorities said.

GAO: Investigators pass security at 19 airports with bomb parts
Investigators with bomb-making components in their luggage and on their person were able to pass through security checkpoints at 19 U.S. airports without detection, according to the Government Accountability Office. Holes Exposed in Airport Security
Government investigators smuggled liquid explosives and detonators past airport security, exposing inadequacies in the nation's ability to safeguard airplanes

Airport screeners failed to find most fake bombs, TSA says
Screeners failed to find most of the fake bombs smuggled by plainclothes investigators through checkpoints at two major airports from late 2005 until last fall, the Transportation Security Administration said Thursday.

Security breach reported at Charlotte airport
A man allegedly circumvented security Friday at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina, causing headaches for screeners and passengers.

Airport security targets the inside threat
The Transportation Security Administration carried out surprise inspections on workers at five airports in Florida and Puerto Rico on Monday, one week after a baggage handler in Orlando allegedly used his airport credentials to smuggle more than a dozen firearms into a commercial jetliner.

New York TSA Agent Reassigned After Photographed Napping
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New York TSA Agent Reassigned After Photographed Napping ..... and posted it online. His link was sent to TSA officials. The unidentified agent has been ..... investigation. The agent might have been on a break. TSA spokeswoman Ann Davis said agents have very

TSA Worker Fired After Pulling Prank on Student at Airport
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TSA Worker Fired After Pulling Prank on Student ..... luggage. The worker is no longer employed by the TSA after the incident this month, a spokeswoman ..... that process was told that the man was training TSA workers to detect contraband. Two days later

TSA Agent Arrested at Airport for Avoiding Pre-Flight Screening
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TSA Agent Arrested at Airport for Avoiding Pre-Flight Screening Saturday, July ..... again. It's unclear why Weems avoided the screenings. Officials with the TSA and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport

Are Latest TSA Regulations "Too Stupid for America"?
By Judith Miller| -                        | Opinion
Article comments Updated December 28, 2009 Are Latest TSA Regulations "Too Stupid for America"? By Judith ..... shows, Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert, visit the TSA Web site for comic relief. The TSA , an acronym that appears to stand for “Too Stupid for

TSA Allegedly Waited 80 Minutes Before Reporting Breach at N.J. Airport| U.S.
TSA Allegedly Waited 80 Minutes Before Reporting ..... the incident, reported. The TSA said they needed time to investigate the traveler ..... security officers stationed at the exit," the TSA reportedly said in a statement. "We're investigating

TSA Confiscates Boy's Play-Doh at New Orleans Airport
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TSA Confiscates Boy's Play-Doh at New Orleans ..... Christmas flight out of New Orleans last week, the TSA confiscated young Josh Pitney’s Play-Doh ..... Doh." Pitney continued, "And the man from TSA was taking every can out at a time and putting

Man Who Caused Security Breach at N.J. Airport Soon Left, TSA Says
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Caused Security Breach at N.J. Airport Soon Left, TSA Says Monday, January 04, 2010 NEWARK, N.J. A ..... thought he saw a man enter through the doors Sunday, TSA spokeswoman Ann Davis said. TSA reviewed surveillance video before sweeping the airport

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Congressional hearings. The breach led the TSA to shut down one of Newark Liberty International ..... because the investigation is in progress. TSA employees are not unionized, but the ..... declined to publicly identify him. The TSA has said the guard has been on administrative

TSA Says Kid Bound for Grandma's House on No-Fly List Thursday, January 05 ..... t think he should go through the trouble of being harassed and hindered." TSA regional spokeswoman Carrie Harmon said the agency tells airlines not to deny

Friday, January 29, 2010

Ohio High Court Narrowly Interprets Anti-Porn Law

Ohio High Court Narrowly Interprets Anti-Porn Law

Author: The Associated Press Source: First Amendment Center


The Ohio Supreme Court has narrowly interpreted a state law aimed to protecting children from online pornography and predators, delivering a blow to free-speech advocates who want it thrown out as unconstitutional.

In its unanimous ruling, the court said a 2004 law extending the state's definition of "material harmful to minors" to the Internet is clearly intended to apply only to person-to-person communications — not to generally accessible Web sites and public chat rooms.

"We conclude that a person who posts matter harmful to juveniles on generally accessible websites and in public chat rooms does not violate (the law), because such a posting does not enable that person to 'prevent a particular recipient from receiving the information,'" Justice Paul Pfeifer wrote in American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression v. Cordray.
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Source: Witches Voice

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund

"One hundred percent of donations received by the Clinton Foundation and the Communities Foundation of Texas go directly to relief efforts."

Donation sent.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Do you Obamu?

obamu: (v.) To ignore inexpedient and inconvenient facts or realities, think “Yes we can, Yes we can,” and proceed with optimism using those facts as an inspiration (literally, as fuel). It is used to elicit success in a personal endeavor. One explanation holds that it is the opposite of kobamu. (which means to refuse, reject, or oppose).
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