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  • NEW TSA POLICY !! Amish to be Selected for Extra Screening !!

    08/24/2006 7:29:56 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 7 replies · 356+ views
    The Morning Paper (Special Satire Edition) | 08/24/06 | vanity
    New TSA Policy : Amish to be Selected for Extra Scrutiny Washington : In response to recent complaints by CAIR and other Muslim groups,the TSA has decided to make a dramatic shift in its screening policies. According to Haye Bin Dover, the agency’s newly-appointed Special Deputy for Political Correctness and Dhimmitude , TSA screeners will now select Amish air travelers for extra scrutiny. “They have these funny little chin beards “, Mr. Bin Dover said disapprovingly. “The men could stand a good shave too.” “These Amish speak some sort of “Pennsylvania Dutch” . If our friends from the Hamburg Cell...
  • Terrorist screening missed 75% of time (Green card/visa apps. not checked against terror watch list)

    08/23/2006 1:01:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 573+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 8/23/06 | Sara A. Carter
    An estimated 75 percent of applicants for immigrant benefits - green cards, work visas, and a host of other documents - at a major federal processing center were not screened through the U.S. terrorism watch list over the past four years, the Daily Bulletin has learned. The error - on nearly 3 million applications dating to 2002 - was confirmed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers at the National Benefits Center in Lee's Summit, Mo., near Kansas City. The center is one of several facilities across the country that process foreign applications for immigrant benefits. Numerous Department of...
  • Flying blind: Airport screeners treat everyone the same. They shouldn't

    08/12/2006 11:02:43 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 78 replies · 1,457+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Saturday, August 12, 2006 | David Frum
    Flying blind: Airport screeners treat everyone the same. They shouldn't David Frum National Post Saturday, August 12, 2006 So now we're to ban lipsticks and hand sanitizers from airplanes? The success of British security services in stopping a terrorist plot has unleashed all the most perverse and unavailing instincts of transportation safety authorities. They already banned nail scissors after 9/11. They require passengers to remove shoes in perpetual remembrance of Richard Reid's attempt to smuggle explosives on to a plane in his trainers. Now once again they will impose a massively costly new rule on all passengers in order...
  • Passengers can expect double screening (Sticking it to everyone equally in the name of security)

    08/10/2006 4:27:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 121 replies · 1,734+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/10/06 | Leslie Miller - ap
    WASHINGTON - Beginning Friday, airline passengers will go through double screening to make sure they're not carrying liquids onto planes, the head of the airline industry's largest trade group said. Passengers and their carry-on luggage will be checked not only at the main security checkpoint, but also a second time at the boarding gate. The stepped-up screening in response to a new terrorist threat began Thursday at 25 airports where planes leave for Britain. "It's going to spread across the whole system tomorrow," James May, president of the Air Transport Association, said Thursday. The response to the terrorist threat produced...
  • (vanity) Two more irresistable entries for "Worst Album Art Ever"

    04/23/2006 6:13:43 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 1,142 replies · 12,966+ views
    Around teh Intarweb
    Dan Betzer and Louie - "Tell The Bible Classics Volume 3"
  • Returning troops to get additional health screening

    02/15/2006 4:41:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 164+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Feb 15, 2006
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Feb. 15, 2006) – Soldiers returning from deployments will now participate in a new health screening program three to six months after arriving home. The Post Deployment Health Reassessment program, or PDHRA, is designed to identify deployment-related health concerns that persist or problems Soldiers notice after coming home. Secretary of the Army Dr. Francis Harvey and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Schoomaker authorized the implementation of this program Jan. 23 for all active-duty and reserve-component Soldiers who have returned from deployment. The Army program is part of the Department of Defense’s force health...
  • The Airline Screening Playset

    12/02/2005 7:21:48 PM PST · by headsonpikes · 15 replies · 485+ views
    Concurring Opinions ^ | Oct 11, 2005 | Daniel J solove
    I was a bit disappointed in the toy’s lack of realism. There was only one passenger to be screened. Where were the long lines? The passenger’s clothing wasn’t removable for strip searching. The passenger’s shoes couldn’t be removed either. Her luggage fit easily inside the X-ray machine. There were no silly warning signs not to carry guns or bombs onto the plane. And there was no No Fly List or Selectee List included in the playset. Another oddity was that the toy came with two guns, one for the police officer and one that either belonged to the X-ray screener...
  • Security witness sounds alarm on fake IDs - (Burlingame's brother was pilot of 9/11 plane)

    05/14/2005 3:58:13 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 23 replies · 882+ views
    A woman whose brother was killed in the September 11 attacks yesterday surprised top members of the House Homeland Security Committee with counterfeit Mexican matricula consular cards bearing the members' identities and showcasing how easy it is to get valid identification to board an airplane. Debra Burlingame, who was testifying on the Transportation Security Administration's screening procedures for pilots and flight crews, wouldn't reveal who made the cards, which appeared to bear the security marks of a valid card, but emphasized that they can be used to carry on daily business. "They look exactly like what I've seen. The back...
  • Stupid airport security III (Walter E. Williams)

    04/20/2005 4:06:07 AM PDT · by The Great Yazoo · 24 replies · 1,187+ views ^ | April 20, 2005 | Walter E. Williams
    Several airport security screeners have sent me polite letters criticizing some of my comments in my last two columns, prompting this question to you: In managing our personal security, should we guard against possible or probable threats? Consider the measures and the resource expenditures I might take to guard Mrs. Williams and me against all possible threats to our security. Even though I live in Pennsylvania, well outside of tornado alley, I'd construct a tornado shelter because it's possible for a tornado to strike anywhere. I'd no longer get into my car and drive off without doing a thorough check...
  • Experts: Test Nearly Everyone for AIDS

    02/10/2005 7:21:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies · 509+ views ^ | February 10, 2005 | Associated Press
    Urging a major shift in U.S. policy, some health experts are recommending that virtually all Americans be tested routinely for the AIDS (search) virus, much as they are for cancer and other diseases. Since the early years of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, the government has recommended screening only in big cities, where AIDS rates are high, and among members of high-risk groups, such as gay men and drug addicts. But two large, federally funded studies found that the cost of routinely testing and treating nearly all adults would be outweighed by a reduction in new infections and the...
  • Study blasts colorectal screening test

    01/18/2005 7:33:03 AM PST · by JusticeTalion · 71 replies · 1,454+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 01/18/05 | Associated Press
    Potentially cancerous growths missed 95 percent of the timePHILADELPHIA - A common screening test failed to detect potentially cancerous colon growths 95 percent of the time, falsely reassuring patients and doctors, according to a new study.Researchers found that the digital, in-office test on stool samples was not as reliable as a six-sample test given to patients to do on their own at home — although even that test detected potentially cancerous growths less than 24 percent of the time."What we found is that it was pretty worthless," Dr. David Lieberman, one of the study's authors, said of the in-office test....
  • False Alarms in Screening for Cancer Prove Costly

    12/26/2004 6:21:10 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 10 replies · 598+ views
    NY Times ^ | 26 December 2004 | Associated Press
    It sounded like a pretty good deal to Ken Doerflinger: a government study offering to examine him from head to toe for signs of cancer. But those free tests wound up costing a lot. The results, which turned out to be a "false positive," led Mr. Doerflinger, 75, of suburban Detroit, to undergo thousands of dollars of tests just to prove that he did not have cancer after all. A new study found that people spent an extra $1,000 or so on health care in the year after a test raised suspicions that later proved unfounded. "The key here is...
  • Ron Paul urging calls to senators on forced mental health screening

    11/18/2004 9:15:19 AM PST · by SeasideSparrow · 8 replies · 623+ views ^ | November 18. 2004
    ON CAPITOL HILL Lawmaker tries to block mental-health screening Rep. Paul offers language to require parental consent for evaluating kids Posted: November 18, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, is making a final attempt this week to lessen the impact of a new program that calls for all the nation's children to be screened for mental-health problems, offering language to the federal omnibus spending bill that would require parental consent before such testing could be done. As WorldNetDaily reported, in September Paul attempted to have the program removed from Labor, HHS and Education Appropriations Act....
  • Say NO to forced mental health screening for kids

    Date: 2004-11-16 Tell Congress "NO Money For Mental Health Screening Of Kids!" As many of you know—Dr. Laura doesn't lose any sleep over the little disagreements people have with each other. But when it comes to things that are harmful to children—Dr. Laura doesn't play around. So Dr. Laura asks each and every one of you to step up because it’s time for us take on the President of the United States! Did you know there is a presidential initiative called The “New Freedom Commission on Mental Health” and they have issued a report recommending forced mental health screening for...
  • Fix What's Wrong at the Airport: Start Profiling

    10/06/2004 9:11:43 PM PDT · by old-ager · 34 replies · 815+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004 | Susan Estrich
    Reprinted from Fix What's Wrong at the Airport: Start ProfilingSusan EstrichWednesday, Oct. 6, 2004 Why me? I almost didn't make it to Cleveland today for the vice presidential debate. I was in Newark, being searched. There is not a city in America where police officers do not engage in profiling. They treat men differently than women, young people differently than middle-age and older people and, yes, minorities differently from white people. In my town, Los Angeles, where three-quarters of all violent crimes are committed by young minority men, it is not a question of racism but rationality, and survival,...
  • Spotting the Airline Terror Threat (Profile people!)

    10/03/2004 10:09:56 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 24 replies · 834+ views
    TIME Mag ^ | Oct. 2, 2004 | SALLY B. DONNELLY
    TIME exclusive: A new airport security system soon to be tested will rely on human judgment. The most dangerous threat to commercial aviation is not so much the things bad people may be carrying, but the bad people themselves. That refrain heard constantly from airline security experts over the past three years appears to have finally been heeded by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Aviation sources tell TIME that the TSA plans to address the problem by launching its own passenger profiling system. The system known as SPOT (Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques) relies more on the human dimension...
  • House passes bill for mental Health Screening for children

    09/20/2004 6:16:50 PM PDT · by mrfixit514 · 15 replies · 621+ views
    email | 9/20/2004 | VCY America
    This is "Crosstalk Hotline". Listed below is information regarding issues that are important to you, our listeners, families, churches, and members of the community at large. ------------------------------ A presidential initiative, the "New Freedom Commission on Mental Health" has recommended forced mental health screening for every child in America, including pre-schoolers, and ultimately all adults. Such screening would be done by regular doctors when people visit their offices for other medical reasons. A bill mandating this has already passed the House and is being considered in the Senate, for a possible vote as early as next week. The program is patterned...
  • Forced mental screening hits roadblock in House

    09/08/2004 11:49:05 PM PDT · by ETERNAL WARMING · 31 replies · 637+ views
    WND ^ | Sep 9, 2004 | Ron Strom
    Forced mental screening hits roadblock in House Rep. Ron Paul seeks to yank program, decries use of drugs on children By Ron Strom © 2004 Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, plans to offer an amendment in the House of Representatives today that would remove from an appropriations bill a new mandatory mental-health screening program for America's children. "The American tradition of parents deciding what is best for their children is, yet again, under attack," writes Kent Snyder of the Paul-founded Liberty Committee. "The pharmaceutical industry has convinced President Bush to support mandatory mental-health screening for every child in America, including...
  • Man Exposes Self During Airport Screening

    07/14/2004 2:08:05 PM PDT · by TexasGreg · 27 replies · 978+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 14, 2004 | The Associated Press
    Man Exposes Self During Airport Screening Wed Jul 14, 9:07 AM ET By The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS - Daryl Miller didn't make it through airport security because he couldn't keep his pants on. Airport police said a security screener was waving a metal-detecting wand over Miller's pants area on Friday when Miller pulled his shorts down to his ankles. He wasn't wearing any underwear. Miller then said, "There, how do you like your job," thus ending the screening, according to the police report. He was charged with indecent exposure and released on $300 bail. "We've never had anybody do that...
  • Report: Screening Lax On Muslim Chaplains

    05/04/2004 6:23:03 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 332+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 5-4-2004 | Curt Anderson
    Report: Screening Lax on Muslim Chaplains Wednesday May 5, 2004 2:01 AM By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal prison officials are failing to adequately screen Muslim chaplains and others who provide Islamic religious services to inmates to determine whether they hold extremist views, Justice Department investigators say. A report by Justice Department inspector general Glenn A. Fine also found Muslim contractors and volunteers have ample opportunity ``to deliver inappropriate and extremist messages,'' which could lead to terrorist recruitment, inside federal prisons because they lack proper supervision. Muslim inmates themselves sometimes lead Islamic services in prisons, another...

    04/10/2004 4:39:59 AM PDT · by JesseHousman · 226 replies · 1,652+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Apr. 10, 2004 | Luisa Yanez,Ina Paiva Cordle
    An international incident is touched off when Miami airport screeners insist on examining the luggage of the successor to the Spanish throne and his entourage.Crown Prince Felipe of Spain and his fiancée pitched a royal fit at Miami International Airport Thursday night, when screeners insisted on searching the future king's luggage -- just as they would any Average Joe's. Members of the prince's entourage called the required inspection of their private belongings an ''insult'' and ''humiliating'' -- sparking a diplomatic flap that has the United States and Spain on the brink of a protocol war. Crowning it off, Iberia Airlines,...
  • Congress to Test Air Screening Program

    03/18/2004 9:33:12 AM PST · by jjm2111 · 10 replies · 205+ views
    Yahoooooooooooooo!!!!! via Drudge ^ | Wed Mar 17,12:00 PM ET | By LESLIE MILLER, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday it will order airlines to turn over passengers' personal records in the next couple of months to test a computerized passenger screening program that could keep dangerous people off airlines. Some members of Congress, though, said the project is so flawed that it will ultimately be canceled. David Stone, acting TSA administrator, also said preliminary version of a consolidated watch list will be online by March 31 for government agencies to access. Stone, testifying before a House aviation subcommittee, said the agency intends to hire a privacy officer this month and to...
  • US screening nets 30 criminals

    US screening nets 30 criminals From correspondents in Paris January 10, 2004 AMERICA'S controversial foreign visitor screening program has nabbed 30 criminals in its first three days of operation, an official said yesterday. At the same time, European police pressed their hunt for a suspect who failed to turn up for an Air France flight to Los Angeles on Christmas Eve. An Afghan national named only by French security officials as Abdulaye had been booked on the first of the cancelled flights from Paris, but he never checked in. French authorities confirmed the man was being sought but said it...
  • Breast Implants Linked to Suicides (3 times more likely)

    09/19/2003 6:41:08 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies · 511+ views
    WebMD ^ | 09/15/03 | Sid Kirchheimer
    Breast Implants Linked to Suicides Increased Suicide Risk Shown Among Women Who Get Breast Implants By Sid Kirchheimer WebMD Medical News Reviewed By Brunilda Nazario, MD on Monday, September 15, 2003 Sept. 12, 2003 (Philadelphia) -- A second study in only seven months shows that women who get breast implants commit suicide three times more often than women who don't - but at least one expert cautions that the findings could be misleading. Both of these studies, done in Europe and together involving nearly 6,000 women who had the popular cosmetic surgery, follow a 2001 report on American women suggesting...
  • Airline screening scaled back

    08/01/2003 3:42:16 AM PDT · by yonif · 139+ views
    The Mercury News ^ | Fri, Aug. 01, 2003 | Steve Johnson
    <p>Heeding complaints from privacy advocates Thursday, federal officials scaled back their proposed new system for screening airline passengers, but the agency said it will still check passengers' names against commercial and government databases.</p> <p>In addition, the Transportation Security Administration said it might use the system, expected to go into effect next summer, to track down criminals and illegal immigrants. Some critics fear that could lead to abuses and result in widespread government surveillance of the public.</p>
  • UK babies may be genetically screened {Very Creepy and Big Brotherish)

    06/25/2003 12:12:03 AM PDT · by gd124 · 6 replies · 202+ views
    Financial Times ^ | June 24 2003 | David Firn
    Every child born in the UK could be genetically screened and the data stored to plan their future healthcare under government proposals for a massive expansion of genetic testing. John Reid, the new Secretary of State for Health, said the UK was on the threshold of a revolution in healthcare. "Increasing understanding of genetics will bring more accurate diagnosis, more personalised prediction of risk, new gene-based drugs and therapies and better targeted prevention and treatment," he said. The controversial proposal for testing newborn babies was announced in a White Paper that promised £50m to expand the ability of the NHS...
  • US to screen troops who served in Iraq

    06/03/2003 2:14:54 AM PDT · by yonif · 240+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jun. 3, 2003 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Hoping to avoid the delays and denials sick soldiers faced after the first Gulf War, the Pentagon has ordered health screenings for every soldier, sailor, Marine and airman sent into the Iraq war. Within 30 days of their homecoming, every one will fill out a health questionnaire, review it with a health provider and give a blood sample a sweeping effort to defend against potential health problems among the estimated 250,000 troops sent to the Persian Gulf region during the war. "We're prepared this time, whereas in the first Gulf War we really weren't," said Col. Paula K. Underwood, an...
  • Be Careful What You Write

    10/02/2002 5:51:28 AM PDT · by YoungKentuckyConservative · 29 replies · 729+ views
    Conservative Truth ^ | 9/29/02 | Tom Barrett
    CONSERVATIVE TRUTH - 09/29/02 BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WRITE By Tom Barrett, On September 1, 2002, I wrote a column critical of the way screening is carried out at U.S. airports ("A U.S. Police State" Since that time I have been on ten flights. On every one of those ten flights I have been "selected" for "random" searches by the same airline screeners I criticized. Surely this was a coincidence! Most times I was only searched once. A few times I was searched twice. At one airport I was searched three times! First, when I checked in my...
  • Justice Department Proposes Rules for Screening Noncitizens Seeking Flight Training

    06/11/2002 4:42:50 PM PDT · by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday! · 12 replies · 239+ views
    AP Breaking News/ Tampa Bay Online ^ | Jun 11, 2002 | Christopher Newton
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Companies that teach pilots to fly large aircraft would need permission from Attorney General John Ashcroft to instruct a noncitizen under rules proposed Tuesday by the Justice Department. Congress has mandated that noncitizens be screened by the attorney general in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Public comment on the new rules will be accepted for 30 days before they are enforced. "Carefully screening individuals who come to the United States to learn to fly large aircraft is a safeguard needed to prevent future acts of terrorism," Ashcroft said in a statement. "The screening system, when...

    03/22/2002 4:47:26 AM PST · by Phantom Lord · 6 replies · 295+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | 03/22/02 | Boortz Listener
    EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK FOR AIRPORT SECURITY SCREENERS There seems to be a lot of work in the Nuze today from listeners. Here's another.  This particular listener has written an addendum for the employee handbooks for airport security screeners.  Great job! Remember who you are dealing with. You are not a member of a SWAT team who kicked down the door of a dangerous drug dealer and found a traveler on the other side. These are just ordinary citizens who want to fly home to see Aunt Martha.  Most of you will never, ever encounter a genuine terrorist. And while you must...