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  • TSA Says Passengers Only Have Themselves to Blame For Long Lines

    05/30/2016 2:01:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 118 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 5/30/16 | Staff
    In a new statement, the TSA placed blame on passengers, claiming that individuals are at fault for showing up to checkpoints unprepared. “Individuals who come to the TSA checkpoint unprepared for a trip can have a negative impact on the time it takes to complete the screening process,” the agency said in a press release, which also included travel tips to help cut down on delays. The release also blamed the uptick in wait times on shrinking staff and a rise in travelers. Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, for instance, has seen an 8 percent rise in travelers since the start of
  • TSA's Head Of Security Kelly Hoggan 'Removed' From Office, House Oversight Committee Says

    05/24/2016 3:45:29 AM PDT · by BiggerTigger · 9 replies
    npr.org ^ | May 23 | Dana Farrington
    The head of security for TSA, Kelly Hoggan, has been removed from his position after a hearing about the agency's management, the House Oversight Committee says. In an email obtained from the TSA, Administrator Peter Neffenger announced a series of leadership changes on Monday. The position that Hoggan had held since 2013 will temporarily be taken by Darby LaJoye, who is currently deputy assistant administrator. The changes come as fliers complain about long, slow airport screening lines. That problem "has many parts," as NPR's Brian Naylor has reported: More people are traveling, and there are fewer screeners. The May 12...
  • TSA head: Expect more airport security delays despite funds

    05/22/2016 4:15:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    AP ^ | May 21, 2016 | Jason Keyser
    The head of the Transportation Security Administration warned travelers Friday to expect long airport security lines to continue during the peak summer travel season despite Congress' shifting of $34 million to the agency. Peter Neffenger briefed officials in Chicago on Friday about efforts to address crushing delays in getting passengers through security checkpoints at major airports around the country. Congress agreed to shift forward the $34 million in TSA funding to let the agency pay overtime to existing staff and hire an extra 768 screeners by June 15. The agency is funneling many of those resources to major hub airports...
  • TSA watchdog spills secret behind long airport lines

    05/18/2016 2:38:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    WND ^ | 5/18/2016 | Greg Corombos
    Truth involves Obama, 'nude pictures of passengers' and fed-up workers. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warns air travelers to prepare for much longer than usual airport security lines, but a Transportation Security Administration watchdog says this mess is simply a matter of the government failing to manage its resources responsibly. On Monday, Johnson stood at Ronald Reagan National Airport just outside Washington and told passengers to expect longer than expected wait times as the Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, expedites hundreds of new personnel into service to speed up the security process. In Chicago, passengers were told to arrive three...
  • TSA's Union Power Grab: Thousands Slowing Down Airports

    05/19/2016 12:37:26 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 51 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 18, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    TSA's Union Power Grab: Thousands Slowing Down Airports Michelle Malkin All you travelers stuck in mile-long TSA security lines are pawns. Convenient political pawns. Big Labor bosses want more power and more money. Stranded travelers are just the latest victims in this age-old game of D.C. extortion. Union leaders want you to think the fault lies with a stingy Congress unwilling to fork over enough money to fill screener shortages. White House spokesman Josh Earnest poured more partisan fuel on the fire last week by blaming the nationwide slowdowns on "the inability of Republicans in Congress to govern the country."...
  • TSA's Union Power Grab: Thousands Slowing Down Airports

    05/18/2016 4:36:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    When it comes to public employee unions, there's no such thing as a coincidence. All you travelers stuck in mile-long TSA security lines are pawns. Convenient political pawns. Big Labor bosses want more power and more money. Stranded travelers are just the latest victims in this age-old game of D.C. extortion. Union leaders want you to think the fault lies with a stingy Congress unwilling to fork over enough money to fill screener shortages. White House spokesman Josh Earnest poured more partisan fuel on the fire last week by blaming the nationwide slowdowns on "the inability of Republicans in Congress...
  • Packed Airports Bring in Ponies and Clowns to Ease Traveler Fury

    05/17/2016 2:03:21 PM PDT · by Eroteme · 88 replies
    NYPost ^ | May 17, 2016 | Yaron Steinbuch
    (excerpt) San Diego International Airport is sending in clowns from the Fern Street Circus to tickle the passengers’ funny bones, NBC reported. “They are creating content inspired by the traveler experience, so they will constantly be visible, trying out new ideas and interacting with passengers,” said airport spokesman Jonathan Heller. “We certainly think they will be at the checkpoints often, as people waiting in line are a great audience for them!”
  • Nightmarish Lines Continue At Airport Security Checkpoints

    05/16/2016 10:18:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | May 16, 2016 | Staff
    Travelers flying out of Chicago just can’t catch a break. With increasingly long lines to get through security at the city’s airports, many travelers have been missing their flights, and some ended up sleeping at O’Hare International Airport on Sunday. American Airlines put out cots for fewer than 100 travelers who missed their flights Sunday night due to the long lines at TSA security checkpoints.
  • TSA Administrator: 71 of 73 Aviation Employees on Terror Database Were ‘Scrubbed’ From It

    05/13/2016 3:17:53 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 4 replies
    cns news ^ | 5/13/16
    SA Administrator Peter Neffenger said that two of 73 aviation employees with access to secured areas of U.S. airports who were also on the TIDE (Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment) system – the government’s database of “information on international terrorist identities” – had their credentials removed, while the other 71 were “scrubbed” from the database on the advice of the FBI. A DHS Office of Inspector General report titled, “TSA Can Improve Aviation Worker Vetting,” and dated June 4, 2015 said, “our testing showed that TSA did not identify 73 individuals with terrorism-related category codes because TSA is not authorized to...
  • Amy Van Dyken-Rouen said she was 'embarrassed' by TSA agent at Denver International Airport

    05/02/2016 7:00:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 98 replies
    7NEWS & The Denver Channel ^ | May 2, 2016 | Mark Boyle
    Colorado's six-time Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen says agents with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) humiliated her. She took to social media Sunday to detail her experience getting through security at Denver International Airport. She said agents made her go through a full body search even though she has Pre check. "They go around your breasts, they basically go under your butt and the just grab things, not grab, they touch things that are not appropriate and it's really embarrassing," said Van Dyken-Rouen. Van Dyken-Rouen said as much as she and husband Tom travel all over the...
  • Disclosure: TSA Cannot Verify Employees’ Criminal Histories; Thousands of IDs, Badges Missing

    02/04/2016 1:35:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 02/04/2016 | Adam Kredo
    Government oversight officials informed Congress on Wednesday that the Transportation Security Administration continues to operate in disarray, failing to record basic security details for thousands of employees and not tracking official IDs and badges that allow access to the most sensitive areas of an airport. Lawmakers described the security agency as operating "in chaos" and expressed frustration with Obama administration officials as they informed the House Oversight Committee about a range of security shortfalls that continue to endanger the nation's 450 commercial airports. TSA's inability to properly screen and track employees has been well documented for years. However, the administration...
  • Dad “Sick to his Stomach” after 10-Year-Old Daughter’s “Invasive” TSA Pat Down

    01/09/2016 5:17:21 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 117 replies
    Daily Sheeple ^ | 1/7/2016 | Melissa Dykes
    (Watch video at link) Father Kevin Payne is outraged after what he has deemed as a line-crossing two-minute pat down of his 10-year-old daughter Vendela by TSA at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. The additional security was triggered by a juice pouch Vendela accidentally left in her carry-on bag. "It was excessive, it was invasive, I was pretty much boiling in my head," he told ABC News. (source) Payne recorded the pat down on his phone and uploaded the video to YouTube despite the fact that the TSA agent lied and told him that filming was not allowed (it absolutely...
  • TSA PAT DOWN & GROPPING of 10 YEAR OLD GIRL

    01/03/2016 11:04:45 AM PST · by BBell · 83 replies
    liveleak.com ^ | 12/30/15
    Maybe I'm over reacting ? I would have no problem submitting myself for a pat down, I support a high level of security, but I feel invasive touching of Children crosses the line, unless credible evidence exists. On 12/30/15 TSA ordered a full Pat Down of my 10 year old daughter & detained us for over an hour (see YouTube video of the Pat Down, the link is below) TSA policy states PAT Downs of children under 12 should be method of last resort. In my 10 yr old daughter's case, after clearing metal detector, a forgotten Capri Sun juice...
  • TSA UNION: AGENCY NEEDS ITS OWN ARMED OFFICERS

    03/26/2014 11:49:57 AM PDT · by bkopto · 17 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | Mar 26, 2014 | staff
    <p>The head of a union representing 45,000 Transportation Security Administration officers says a report conducted by the TSA after a Los Angeles airport shooting last fall doesn't go far enough in addressing threats posed by individuals targeting its officers. The Transportation Security Administration recommended Wednesday that airports post armed law enforcement officers at security checkpoints and ticket counters during peak hours.</p>
  • TSA Tag Teams Conservative Jewish Author, Ignores Nijab Wearing Muslim

    02/08/2014 5:40:51 AM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    http://www.conservativeinfidel.com ^ | february 8, 2014 | rick wells
    TSA is becoming more and more like a totalitarian police force every day, above the law and beyond the reach of accountability for their acts. A Colorado woman, Jamelyn Steenhoek, was recently subjected to what she felt was the equivalent of a gynecological exam by TSA and filed a criminal complaint, only to have the Denver District Attorney’s  Office refuse to prosecute. Cherry-picking DA’s don’t want to fight the feds. Now comes word of an incident this past Wednesday in which an award-winning Jewish author, Phyllis Chesler was singled out for special attention by TSA agents in JFK Airport. Chesler’s flight to Florida...
  • Congress should abolish the TSA -- it's time to privatize airport screening

    11/30/2013 4:06:52 AM PST · by cutty · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 26, 2013 | Chris Edwards
    Over a decade of experience has shown that the nationalization of airport screening was a mistake. ... Private airport screening is the successful approach used by many other high-income nations. Indeed, all main airports in Canada use private screening firms, as do more than 80 percent of Europe’s main airports.
  • TSA introduces loudspeaker warnings threatening travelers with arrest for joking about security

    10/14/2013 2:20:22 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 60 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | October 14, 2013 | Staff
    Travelers who attempt to make a joke about strict security procedures at airports have been warned they face arrest. A loudspeaker announcement made by the Transport Security Administration warns the public: 'Any inappropriate remarks or jokes concerning security may result in your arrest.' Concerned passenger Matt Miller recorded the loudspeaker message while passing through George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas.
  • Outrage at airport: TSA taps decorated, disabled Marine for extra scrutiny(USA going downhill)

    07/09/2013 6:52:21 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 25 replies
    wash times ^ | 7/9/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    A retired, disabled U.S. Marine in full dress and donned with numerous medals was flagged by federal security agents at a California airport for wearing “too much metal,” and pulled to the side for additional scrutiny — even asked to lift his arms, despite an injury that made doing so impossible. “What does a uniform and heroism represent if our own citizens — in this case, employees of the TSA and security personnel — have not regard for them?” said Patricia Martin, the former Marine’s travel partner, Fox News reported. Cpl. Nathan Kemnitz was injured in 2004 from a bomb...
  • TSA agents who can't tell a hero from a terrorist: wounded Iraq veteran marine treated 'shamefully'

    07/09/2013 8:22:46 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 32 replies
    ukmail ^ | 7 9 13
    A wounded war veteran has described the moment security agents treated him like a 'terrorist' on a recent trip to California because he couldn't raise his injured right arm in a full-body scanner and his dress uniform contained 'too much metal.' Cpl. Nathan Kemnitz was awarded a Purple Heart after he almost died in 2004 from an injury incurred from a roadside bomb in Fallujah, Iraq. The brave soldier recently traveled to Sacramento, California to receive another award as his district's veteran of the year. But, what should have been a celebratory experience was tainted when suspicious security workers at...
  • Top 20 Airports for TSA Theft

    04/10/2013 6:58:30 PM PDT · by TSA-Watch · 25 replies
    TSA Watch ^ | 4/8/2013 | TSA Watch
    We all hear the news reports – laptops, tablets, jewelry, cash, and more… stolen from passengers by sticky-fingered TSA agents. Thefts became such a problem that even the TSA had to step up to the plate and take action.In recent years, the TSA has fired over 400 agents for allegedly stealing from passengers in our nation’s airports.Thanks to ABC News and a Freedom of Information Act request, the TSA is releasing the names of the airports where those employees worked. Predictably, many of our nation’s busiest airports also rank at the top of the list for the number of TSA...
  • Uniform Lunacy at the TSA

    03/12/2013 8:25:49 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune ^ | 3/12/2013 | Pittsburgh Tribune Staff
    Just when you think things can't get any crazier, Washington's politicians go another step higher on the lunacy scale. With automatic spending cuts collectively known as the sequester cutting only 2 cents per dollar out of the bloated federal budget -- a budget that's grown 71 percent faster than inflation over the past two decades -- the federal scaremongers are rushing around, putting padlocks on the control towers at the nation's airports. We're supposed to believe that a measly 2 percent cut in spending, something any business or household could handle if its spending was out of control and unsustainable,...
  • Former Newark Airport TSA screener says the job does little to keep fliers safe

    03/10/2013 7:33:59 AM PDT · by upchuck · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 10, 2013
    <p>A LOT of what we do is make-believe.</p> <p>I’ve had to screen small children and explain to their parents I had no choice but to “check” them. I would only place my hands on their arms and bottom half of their legs, and the entire “pat-down” lasted 10 seconds. This goes completely against TSA procedure...</p>
  • TSA's Grip on Internal Travel is Tightening

    12/12/2012 10:45:02 PM PST · by sourcery · 51 replies
    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is tightening its grip on domestic travcel. I don't mean the random, unpredictable security checks at bus, subway and train stations which already exist. I mean a coordinated and systematic police control of internal travel within America. Groundwork is being laid. Application to Make U.S. Into an Airport Screening Zone The application was tucked away on page 71431 of Volume 77, Number 231 of the Federal Register (November 30). It was surrounded by soporific references to forwarding "the new Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review...
  • TSA chief will be a 'no show' at congressional hearing ( jurisdiction over TSA )

    11/29/2012 7:38:37 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | November 29, 2012 | Jim Barnett
    A congressional hearing Thursday on aviation security will be missing its chief witness, who declined to testify. Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole had been asked to appear before the Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee on aviation on the impact of his agency's policies on passengers and the airline industry. But Pistole said he had no plans to attend, arguing the panel has no jurisdiction over TSA matters. ... TSA regularly chooses to not even respond to simple requests for information
  • Total surveillance state: TSA plans to track all of your daily travels

    11/07/2012 6:25:16 PM PST · by Abiotic · 22 replies
    NaturalNews ^ | 11-7-2012 | J.D.Heyes
    As the lame-duck session of the 112th Congress begins, millions of Americans are looking to the elected members of the 113th Congress to fix a host of problems ailing the country. The economy and job creation aside, one of the most pressing issues is reining in out-of-control federal bureaucracies. The Environmental Protection Agency comes to mind, as does the Department of Agriculture's promotion of GM foods. But additionally concerning is the rapid expansion of the size, scope and reach of the Transportation Security Administration, which continues to usurp authority and trample constitutional rights of more and more Americans - especially...
  • New TSA Rules: Passengers Must 'Freeze on Command'?

    07/08/2012 1:34:28 PM PDT · by Altariel · 104 replies
    Gather.com ^ | July 7, 2012 | Jim Kane
    According to possible new TSA rules, air travelers may be compelled to "freeze" when ordered to by screeners. The federal safety agency has yet to comment on this policy, but an airline passenger claimed agents recently practiced a drill on his wife. "We heard a "freeze, freeze" or something like this coming from the output side of security (where my wife was), followed by further barking of commands," the man said. "It turns out they were doing a new drill. They want all passengers to freeze on command. My wife told me later that she didn't follow this order fast...
  • Mother Of Child With Cerebral Palsy Says TSA Treated Daughter "Like Osama Bin Laden"

    04/26/2012 1:39:22 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    gothamist ^ | Apr 26, 2012
    Mother Of Child With Cerebral Palsy Says TSA Treated Daughter "Like Osama Bin Laden" A TSA agent at JFK "started screaming at me and cursing me and threatening me," says a Long Island man who used his cell phone to videotape what he describes as an unnecessarily "aggressive" security screening of his developmentally disabled daughter. Dr. Joshua Frank, a Long Island pediatrician, is the father of Dina Frank, a girl with cerebral palsy who walks with crutches and leg braces. She can't pass through metal detectors for this reason, and is usually patted down by security agents, a procedure that...
  • Family Misses Flight After TSA Gives Pat-Down To Girl With Cerebral Palsy

    04/26/2012 11:48:40 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 66 replies
    CBS WNEW ^ | 25 April 2012 | Editors
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – The Transportation Security Administration is once again the subject of national scrutiny, this time after aggressively screening a 7-year-old female passenger with cerebral palsy which caused her family to miss their flight....“They make our lives completely difficult,” her father, Dr. Joshua Frank, a Long Island pediatrician, told The Daily. “She’s not a threat to national security.” Frank taped the encounter, which ended when a supervisor inspected her crutches and let them pass. But agents followed up and insisted upon doing a full inspection of Dina. Ultimately, the family missed their flight.
  • Congressman Canseco says TSA agent assaulted him during a pat-down

    04/24/2012 4:20:15 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    kens5.com ^ | April 24, 2012 | Brian New
    U.S. Rep. Francisco Canseco said he was assaulted by a TSA agent at the San Antonio International Airport. The Texas Congressman said the security agent went too far during a pat-down earlier this month. "The agent was very aggressive in his pat-down, and he was patting me down where no one is supposed to go,” said Canseco. “It got very uncomfortable so I moved his hand away. That stopped everything and brought in supervisors and everyone else." Canseco told the KENS 5 I-Team the agent said he too was assaulted when Canseco pushed his hand away. According to TSA, neither...
  • Weeping four-year-old girl [falsely] accused of carrying a GUN by TSA officers

    04/24/2012 12:44:26 PM PDT · by grundle · 51 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | April 24, 2012 | Hugo Gye
    Full title: Weeping four-year-old girl accused of carrying a GUN by TSA officers after she hugged her grandmother while passing through security A four-year-old girl was apparently subjected to a humiliating ordeal after she hugged her grandmother while she was waiting in line. The girl was accused of having a gun and declared a 'high security threat', while agents threatened to shut down the whole airport if she could not be calmed down. Terror threat? Four-year-old Isabella was subjected to a full body pat-down and accused of carrying a gun in an airport In her terror, Isabella tried to run...
  • Why Is It Necessary For The Federal Government To Turn The United States Into A Prison Camp?

    04/21/2012 11:48:23 AM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 40 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 4/20/2012 | The Economic Collapse Blog
    here has been no society in the history of the world that has ever been 100% safe. No matter how much money the federal government spends on "homeland security", the truth is that bad things will still happen. Our world is a very dangerous place and it is becoming increasingly unstable. The federal government could turn the entire country into one giant prison camp, but that would still not keep us safe. It is inevitable that bad stuff will happen in life. But we have a choice. We can choose to live in fear or we can choose to live...
  • The TSA's mission creep is making the US a police state

    04/23/2012 7:16:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    guardian ^ | 18 April 2012 | Jennifer Abel
    The out-of-control Transportation Security Administration is past patdowns at airports – now it's checkpoints and roadblocks. 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 rights objections with the mantra "If you don't like it, don't fly!" ... now TSA is invading travel by other means, too. No surprise, really: as soon as she established groping in airports, Napolitano expressed...
  • TSA Pats Down Breast Cancer Survivor Even After Getting Scanned

    10/01/2011 6:06:59 PM PDT · by cutty · 44 replies
    gizmodo ^ | Oct 1, 2011 | Kwame Opam
    Lori Dorn, the wife of Laughing Squid's Scott Beale, recently submitted to a backscatter scan at JFK airport. The TSA pulled her aside for a breast patdown, even though she stated she had breast implants in place after her bilateral mastectomy. Of course, that didn't stop them. They didn't even let her take out the Device Identification Card that would could have explained where the implants came from and their medical purpose. No. Instead they humiliated her in public