This keychain tool kit that I forgot was still attached to my carabiner was deemed unacceptable for me to have on my person by the Nashville branch of the Thousands of Sexual Assaulters due to its 1.375" knife, and was therefore confiscated from me at the security checkpoint for the airport (sorry, Weer’d).
However, at both Nashville and SeaTac airports, this solid stainless steel pen (that could never hurt/kill anyone) was allowed through without [...]
This is me, not being surprised:
The Transportation Security Administration has been quietly removing its X-ray body scanners from major airports over the last few weeks and replacing them with machines that radiation experts believe are safer.
I have only been harping on this for about two years now, but, hey, giving two years’ worth of airline passengers an increased chance of cancer is no big deal, right?
Oh, wait, the Thousands of [...]
A few months ago, I happened to have a rather… interesting*… conversation with the warped and benighted mind behind the Twitter account of @1StopCity. A recurring theme in this particular conversation is that unless you have a particular "need" for something or to do something, you have absolutely no right to that thing or to do that thing, or, in his very own words, "Odds against you "needing" a gun negate your right to own [...]
I have an increasingly nagging suspicion I am not going to make it to wherever I am going the next time I try to board a commercial air flight, which is unfortunate, because I have not seen my parents in a while.
Why? Because flying across the country is neither affordable nor easy any more.
Oh, the other why? Because if some spineless, high-school drop-out tells me to "Freeze", I am just going [...]
One of the more amusing exchanges I have had with the anti-rights cultist behind the @everygun Twitter profile was regarding "gun free zones" and their complete and total inefficacy. Predictably, this particular individual was dancing in the blood of the recent Chardon school shooting, and using the victims’ deaths as a reason to spread the idea of "gun free zones" to more locations. Yes, you read that right – the complete and total failure of [...]
I do not read Joan Peterson‘s (aka "Japete") misnamed weblog "Common Gunsense", simply because the level of derangement that woman exhibits frankly frightens me, but the cost of that restraint on my part is that I miss out on a great deal of blogfodder, which, if this post is any indication, might be just as well for my blood pressure and opinion of humanity.
To cut straight to the chase, it would appear as [...]
… Because something tells me trying to run one of these will not go over too well with the power-tripping high-school drop-outs hiding behind their blue uniforms and tin badges:
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security on Tuesday partnered with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and several other federal and state agencies for a safety enforcement and awareness operation on Tennessee’s interstates and two metropolitan-area bus stations.
One of the many joys of living in a relative backwater like Knoxville is that I have been able to observe the spread of the Thousands of Sexual Assaulters’ cancer-inducing, ionizing-radiation-spewing backscatter "security" systems from afar, without having to actually partake of the privacy-invading glow.
Fortunately, that lack of additional radiation in my life will continue for the foreseeable future, but unfortunately, Knoxville will be getting millimeter wave scanners:
McGhee Tyson Airport will [...]
One of the more amusing – and vacuous – arguments put forward by "gun control" supporters (aka anti-rights cultists) on a frighteningly frequent basis is that they are only attempting to abridge, infringe upon, and limit Constitutionally-protected rights "for your own safety". The flippant response to such a comment would be to point out that the exact same sentiments have been the motivating factors for the creation of the TSA… and the imprisonment and murder [...]
Until more parents start pulling more "stunts" like this one, the Thousands of Sexual Assaulters at airports around the nation will continue intentionally violating our Fourth Amendment-protected rights:
Andrea Fornella Abbott yelled and swore at Transportation Security Administration agents Saturday afternoon at Nashville International Airport, saying she did not want her daughter to be “touched inappropriately or have her “crotch grabbed,” a police report states.
After the woman refused to calm down, airport police [...]
Around seven months ago, almost to the day, I wrote the following words:
There is no safe level or threshold of ionizing radiation exposure.
… in response to the Thousands of Sexual Assaulters’ new "backscatter scanners" and the x-ray radiation those devices will be flooding users and observers with.
I am not a nuclear engineer. What little knowledge I have on the topic comes from purely recreational reading and no first-hand experience or [...]
Back when the Thousands of Sexual Assaulters announced their nudity-scanners / cancer-cannons (otherwise known as "backscatter x-ray machines"), I concluded that unless there were no other option available to me (visiting parents across the country, business travel, etc.), I would never be flying ever again. The upside of this is that we have a positively beautiful country, with all manner of awesome and intriguing things between point A and point B, and having to drive [...]
Owing to Better Half’s feet being a bit larger than the apparent national average, we have started purchasing her footwear online when we cannot find them in physical stores – we do our best, of course, to figure out her size beforehand, and minimize the number of returns we will have to make to ensure a proper fit, but given that so many companies allow for free returns, things have gotten a lot easier.
Not one to deny having a generally perverse sense of humor, I am all-too-amused by the recent freaking-out over the radiation being sprayed by the reactors in Japan, appropriately entitled “There’s No Such Thing as Safe Radiation”, especially when that reaction is compared to the damned-near-dead silence that greeted the radiation-spraying TSA backscatter machines.
I do not at all hate to tell you, “I told you so,” and, well, I did tell you so. [...]
Remember how the Transportation Security Administration was created and installed in order to guarantee, or at least improve, the safety of the American public as they availed themselves of our comprehensive airplane transportation network?
Yeah, neither do I, actually, but you can witness just how much your “safety” takes a back seat to the Thousands of Sexual Assaulters’ agendas, whatever the hell they are, when you read about how they inflicted ten times the intended [...]
As anyone with more than a day’s worth of internet access knows, there are women out there who are more than willing to take money in exchange for being photographed naked, and Karie Marie (NSFW, obviously) is one such woman. One thing she is not willing to tolerate, even with her resume and… impressive… portfolio is people taking electronically-naked pictures of her without her consent or agreement (also borderline NSFW):
So what’s the big [...]
Want to know what kind of happy-fun “security” measures the Thousands of Sexual Assaulters have in store for you at the airports you will be using? Take a look at TSA Status (when it works – it has been swamped of late) for the short-and-sweet.
As with all crowdsourcing applications, its information is only as accurate as what we feed it, so let the administrator know what kind of “security” theater you encounter on [...]
Bit late on this, but that is better than never… Allow me to make myself as explicitly clear as I possibly can: if a mall or hotel requires me to go through so much as a metal detector, I will not visit it.
The United States is stepping up security at “soft targets” like hotels and shopping malls, as well as trains and ports, as it counters the evolving Al-Qaeda threat, a top official [...]