MR. JEFFREY GOLDBERG (Columnist, Bloomberg View/Writer, The Atlantic): Well, you know, yeah. They– the slogan is see something, say something. But I think that’s honored theoretically by most people in train stations or– or at ball games or at marathons. I think we’re moving into the new era, actually.
The flooded NYC tunnels and subways…the seawater, the corrosion from salt. I worked in that environment: eight of my over twelve years in NYC area construction were in subway and rail work. These are very, very complex systems. We’ve had fresh water flooing of the subways, but never salt water and never this much. I am extremely concerned. There are all sorts of things that salt water would attack; like electrical substations, signals, electrically run [...]
Brits think milk, bus travel and iPhone apps are good value for money – but birthday cards, takeaway pizza and printer cartridges are a rip-off, a study revealed yesterday.
Predictably, petrol was also deemed a rip-off, as is paying 60p for a stamp or being forced to shell out to go to the toilet at train stations. The price of a 3D cinema ticket and monthly cable TV subscription were also named [...]
July 26, 2012
Evidently, TSA isn’t looking for press coverage in its new roll out of checkpoints at train stations.
Citizen journalist Julio Rausseo, a roaming correspondent for WeAreChange.org, was labeled a “terrorist” and threatened with arrest for filming a TSA checkpoint at the Union train station in Chicago.
An Amtrack police official confronted Rausseo, telling him that the government had sent them video of him filming the checkpoints, warning them to look [...]
TSA inspectors with drug-sniffing dogs patrol platforms
Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Footage shot at the Oceanside Transit Center in Southern California documents how the rollout of TSA workers is expanding out of the airports and into train stations and bus terminals.
The clip shows TSA inspectors standing with police and drug-sniffing dogs. The TSA agents told the film maker that he was still allowed to take video and photos [...]
By a ratio of nine to one over Romney
Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
TSA employees overwhelmingly back President Barack Obama for a second term to a ratio of nine to one over Mitt Romney, indicating how the federal agency has become a politicized security force emblematic of Obama’s big government agenda.
“If you find yourself wondering, “Do TSA employees have a preferred candidate in this year’s presidential election?” the [...]
Once the centre of the country’s booming steel industry and known as the City of the Century, Gary, Indiana now lies in ruins as a sad example of American industrial decline.
Founded in 1906 by the US Steel Corporation, Gary’s heyday was in the post-war boom of the 1950s when almost 200,000 people lived and worked in the bustling city, 25 miles from Chicago.
As the American manufacturing sector contracted, Gary’s population [...]
April 25, 2012
The criminal gang operating under the name TSA want their cancer causing naked pedophile scanners installed in all airports, bus stations, train stations and public places! But that is only the start of their power grab.
April 21, 2012
Ever since 2010, when the Transportation Security Administration started requiring that travelers in American airports submit to sexually intrusive gropings based on the apparent anti-terrorism principle that “If we can’t feel your nipples, they must be a bomb”, the agency’s craven apologists have shouted down all constitutional or human rightsobjections with the mantra “If you don’t like it, don’t fly!”
This callous disregard for travelers’ rights merely paraphrases the words of Homeland Security [...]
Submitted by Simon Black of Sovereign Man blog,
Quietly, and with little fanfare, President Obama signed a “National Defense Resources Preparedness” Executive Order on Friday. As the name suggests, the order intends to shore up the country’s national defense resources in advance of a national emergency.
To be fair, this is not the first time that such an order has been written. Presidents Bush (II), Clinton, Reagan, and even Eisenhower provided directives in the [...]
21,000 names now on DHS terrorist watch list
February 2, 2012
The secret government “no fly list” of suspected “terrorists” who are banned from flying to or within the United States more than doubled in 2011, according to figures obtained by the Associated Press.
The figures show that the list now contains around 21,000 names, close to 11,000 more than it did just one year ago.
The government contends that there are less than [...]
The Transportation Security Administration isn’t just in airports anymore. TSA teams are increasingly conducting searches and screenings at train stations, subways, ferry terminals and other mass transit locations around the country…
The TSA’s 25 “viper” teams — for Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response — have run more than 9,300 unannounced checkpoints and other search operations in the last year. Department of Homeland Security officials have asked Congress for funding to add 12 [...]
Not until I walked with Bruce Schneier toward the mass of people unloading their laptops did it occur to me that it might not be possible for us to hang around unnoticed near Reagan National Airport’s security line. Much as upscale restaurants hang mug shots of local food writers in their kitchens, I realized, the Transportation Security Administration might post photographs of Schneier, a 48-year-old cryptographer and security technologist who [...]
TSA worker in uniform flashes badge, brutally rapes woman
Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Yet another example of a TSA agent engaging in rampant criminality and believing themselves to be above the law emerged yesterday, when 52-year-old TSA worker Harold Glen Rodman allegedly approached a woman in full uniform before flashing his badge and proceeding to brutally rape and sodomize her.
“Police arrested Rodman on Nov. 20. He is charged with aggravated [...]
They used to make you open up your bag and check it (they still can, but thanks to the yeoman’s work of the MASS ACLU, now they need to prove probable cause in court to do so – like if you are a brown person).
Now, when they pull random people aside to have their bag “inspected”, its done by some machine that checks for radiation. TSA is often there with the Transit Cops hacks and [...]
A Malaysian policeman lines up a gate on a road in front of independence square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, July 8, 2011. Malaysian police said they will shut major roads and suspend public transportation into Kuala Lumpur’s city center to thwart opposition-backed activists, who vowed Friday to press ahead with a banned rally for electoral reforms. Photo: Vincent Thian / AP
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia [...]
The same technologies that for years have brought together the mostly benign and goofy “flash mobs,” in which groups suddenly break into dance at a mall or stumble around like zombies at train stations, is being used to plan and execute bold robberies.
Called “flash robs,” these crimes are being organized by young teenagers through various social media outlets, most notably Twitter. Police say the [...]
by Andy Greenberg, Forbes
A sample streetside scan image from American Sciences & Engineering.
Giving Transportation Security Administration agents a peek under your clothes may soon be a practice that goes well beyond airport checkpoints. Newly uncovered documents show that as early as 2006, the Department of Homeland Security has been planning pilot programs to deploy mobile scanning units that can be set up at public events and [...]
Police officers stand in front of picketers in central Valencia during a nationwide general strike on Wednesday. (Heino Kalis/Reuters)
Tens of thousands of people from across the European Union are expected to attend a protest in Brussels Wednesday to speak out against government budget cuts and austerity measures.
The European Trade Union Confederation (EUTC) said it hopes 100,000 workers will take part in the protest in Brussels.