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Archived News Sunday November 14th, 2010
'Naked scanners': Lobbyists join the war on terror posted 11/14/2010, 10:13 PM (Washington Examiner)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The degradations of passing through full-body scanners that provide naked pictures of you to Transportation Security Administration agents may not mean that the terrorists have won -- but they do mark victories for a few politically connected high-tech companies and their revolving-door lobbyists.

Many experts and critics suspect that the full-body "naked scanners" recently deployed at U.S. airports do little to make us more secure, and a lot to make us angry, embarrassed and late. For instance, the scanners can't see through skin, and so weapons or explosives can be hidden safely in body cavities.

But this is government we're talking about. A program or product doesn't need to be effective, it only needs to have a good lobby. And the naked-scanner lobby is small but well-connected.

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Left out from this list is that former DHS head Michael Chertoff's "security consultant agency" has Rapiscan as one of their clients.

Full Frontal Nudity Doesn't Make Us Safer: Abolish the TSA posted 11/14/2010, 10:13 PM (Forbes)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The Republicans control the House of Representatives and are bracing for a long battle over the President's health care proposal.  In the spirit of bipartisanship and sanity, I propose that the first thing on the chopping block should be an ineffective organization that wastes money, violates our rights, and encourages us to make decisions that imperil our safety.  I'm talking about the Transportation Security Administration.

Bipartisan support should be immediate.  For fiscal con
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Excellent rundown from a Mises Institute member explaining the fraud of the idea the government will keep you safe.

Body-Searching Children: No for the US Army, Yes for the TSA posted 11/14/2010, 10:13 PM (The Atlantic)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Please read the note below. A US Army staff sergeant, now serving in Afghanistan, writes about the new enhanced pat-down procedure from the TSA. Summary of his very powerful message: to avoid giving gross offense to the Afghan public, and to prevent the appearance of an uncontrolled security state, the US military forbids use on Afghan civilians of the very practices the TSA is now making routine for civilian travelers at US airports. Here is what he says...
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"I stood there, an American citizen, a mom traveling with a baby with special needs formula, sexually assaulted by a government official." posted 11/14/2010, 10:12 PM (Our Little Chatterboxes)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
I have an incident to share that occurred late Friday afternoon, November 12, 2010, around 5:15 in the Dayton International Airport.

I realize the publishing this publically on the internet puts me into a delicate situation, given that I am a high profile blogger and author. This is a difficult incident to share, but it needs to be said...Because I will not be a silent victim.

I will share the facts of the incident in as a matter of fact manner as I can.

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We're the TSA and You Can Count on Us! (to overreact to tiny threats and ignore big ones) posted 11/14/2010, 10:12 PM (YouTube)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]

We're the Transportation Security Administration. We're working h
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Hero pilot Sully Sullenberger comes out against naked body scanners! posted 11/14/2010, 10:12 PM (ABC News)
[Category: Resistance]
Hero Bay Area pilot Sully Sullenberger is adding his voice to growing opposition among pilots and flight attendants to those airport body scanners.

Airport body scanners: Airport body scanners go too far posted 11/14/2010, 10:11 PM (Chicago Tribune)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
When it comes to protecting against terrorism, this is how things usually go: A danger presents itself; the federal government responds with new rules that erode privacy, treat innocent people as suspicious and blur the distinction between life in a free society and life in a correctional facility; and we all tamely accept the new intrusions, like sheep being shorn.

Maybe not this time.

The war on terrorism is going to get personal. Very personal. Americans have lo
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TSA is hijacking our freedom posted 11/14/2010, 10:11 PM (The Star Ledger)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
"Beam me up, Scotty. There’s no intelligent life on this planet."

I couldn’t help but think of that apocryphal quote from "Star Trek" as I gazed at the full-body scanners in the security lines at Newark Airport on Thursday.

The scanner booths, which bear a resemblance to that mythical "transporter" in the TV series, weren’t in use that day. But when I called Transportation Security Administration spokesperson Ann Davis on Friday, she informed me that the plan is for
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THEY'RE CRACKING FOLKS!: Napolitano asks fliers for 'patience' on body scanners posted 11/14/2010, 10:11 PM (USA Today)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The nation's Homeland Security chief asked for air travelers' "cooperation" and "patience" with full-body scanning and pat downs this holiday season amid a growing public backlash that the airport tactics are intrusive.

"Each and every one of the security measures we implement serves an important goal," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano wrote in a column for today's USA TODAY.

Yet some consumer, civil rights and pilots groups are protesting new Transporta
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Janet Napolitano pens propaganda peice for USA Today, says terrorists are going to get us if we don't submit posted 11/14/2010, 10:11 PM (USA Today)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
"Nearly a year after a thwarted terrorist attack on a Detroit-bound airliner last Christmas Day, the recent attempt by terrorists to conceal and ship explosive devices aboard aircraft bound for the United States reminds us that al-Qaeda and those inspired by its ideology are determined to strike our global aviation system and are constantly adapting their tactics for doing so." [...]

"We face a determined enemy. Our security depends on us being more determined and more creative t
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The government can't keep you safe, they couldn't even keep the pentagon safe. The government has zero incentive to keep you safe. The government would absolutely LOVE IT if a terrorist attack occurred during all these protests because then they would blame it on the people opposed to the body scanners. The government is not here to protect you, it's here to expropriate your wealth and put you in a cage if you resist. - Chris

TSA Full-Body Scanners: Protecting Passengers Or Padding Pockets? posted 11/14/2010, 10:11 PM (Gizmodo Australia)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Pilots hate them. Passengers who avoid them get a groping. They’re the TSA full body scanners presently deployed at airports near you. Their effectiveness is unclear. What is clear is that lobbying for them makes you a ton of money.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m all for airport security and s
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Front Page CNN Poll: Would you object to a full-body scan or pat down at airport security? posted 11/14/2010, 10:09 PM (CNN)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]

Vote Here (Down slightly on the front right)
Very deceptively worded poll. "Would you object to xyz at airport security" could mean would you object to the existence of such things at airport security, obviously most people would say no. It could also mean would you personally say no to being scanned/groped if you were presented the option. Regardless, a 2008 Gallup poll reported only 44% of the American public had actually flown in the last year and only 7% had taken more than 4 flights in the past year, so only about half of Americans have been subjected to the TSA's tyranny.

Krugman: Death Panels, VAT Will Fix Debt Crisis posted 11/14/2010, 10:09 PM (Newsmax)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman says the only way the U.S. will get its debt crisis under control is by the use of "death panels" and a national sales tax. [...]

"Some years down the pike, we're going to get the real solution, which is going to be a combination of death panels and sales taxes. It's going to be that we're actually going to take Medicare under control, and we're going to have to get some additional revenue, probably from a VAT. But it's not goin
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Putting Lipstick on a Pig posted 11/14/2010, 10:09 PM (S.M. Oliva)
[Category: Commentary]
The Federal Trade Commission should be abolished. We know that will not happen anytime soon. And we should always be skeptical of proposals to “reform” or “improve” the Commission. There is no good way to do a bad thing. However, in the spirit of the newly elected Congress, I will offer three suggestions that may treat the harsher symptoms of the FTC’s ongoing presence in our society.

First, Congress can strip the FTC of its concurrent jurisdiction over the Clayton Act: In simpler
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IRS Threatens The Online Etymology Dictionary! posted 11/14/2010, 9:58 PM (Etymology Dictionary)
[Category: Economy]
First the warning: If you have a Web site, and you ever put Google ads on it, and you ever made a penny off those ads, congratulations! The Internal Revenue Service owns you.

According to the IRS you are a private contractor employed by Google; you are a business; and you will have to pay business taxes and the rates that go along with them. Doesn't matter how big you are, how long ago you put those ads there, or whether you made $20 or $20,000 off them.
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I was aware of this personally, you have to file as self-employed and pay a huge tax, doesn't matter how little you make. It's all part of that whole "helping small businesses" our government talks so much about! - Chris

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