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  • Awesome! TSA Creepers Just Got Creepier

    08/19/2013 5:17:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    Janet Napolitano’s TSA agents won’t keep their blue, latex-covered paws to themselves. The TSA is now expanding its grope to rodeos, sports stadiums, music festivals and train stations. The TSA’s signature move is like the signature move of a guy who “accidently” brushes his hand against a woman’s buttocks or chest—a woman he’s not dating; married to; or, even a friend to. Except the TSA pulls the creeper move on men and women alike, plus grandmothers and toddlers. Between 2010 and 2012, TSA misconduct increased by 26 percent, according to a report released this summer from the Government Accountability Office....
  • Solidification of the Obama Dictatorship--US Govt. Overthrown while Police State Explodes--Part II

    08/15/2013 5:00:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    WEBCommentary ^ | August 15, 2013 | Sher Zieve
    Never in the history of the USA has it been in so much trouble as it finds itself today. There is neither point nor gain in attempting to soft-soap anyone about this. Its demise now seems imminent, as no one is doing anything to stop the now proven-to-be criminal and would-be POTUS illegally occupying what was once--but is no more--our White House. The end of America as the world’s “shining city on a hill” is in its final stage of demolition. No one cares to stop its murder. So, the United States of America will die. The Obama syndicate, in...
  • Mission Creep at the TSA?

    04/03/2013 6:36:33 AM PDT · by Dad was my hero · 28 replies
    National Geographic Traveler ^ | Feb/Mar 2013 | Christopher Elliott
    By Christopher Elliott From the February/March 2013 issue of National Geographic Traveler Like it or not, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is an unavoidable presence at American airports, from the full-body scanners and “enhanced” pat-downs to shoes on the conveyor belt and ziplock bags filled with trial-size toothpaste. But it’s becoming almost as difficult to avoid the TSA outside the airport, too. Today, you can be pulled over at a highway checkpoint staffed by TSA agents, courtesy of the agency’s VIPR program (that’s short for Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response team, and pronounced “viper,” by the way). Its most high-profile...
  • Moment feds stormed onto Chicago train to investigate signs of nuclear threat triggered by passenger

    03/17/2013 5:54:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/16/13
    Federal agents stormed at train at Chicago’s Ogilvie Transportation Center to investigate a possible nuclear triggered by a passenger who had taken a nuclear stress test early in the day. CBS 2′s photojournalist Lana Hinshaw-Klann was at the scene and used a cell-phone camera to record agents in action, the news channel reported. The agents on the 5:04pm Union Pacific West line were reportedly members of the TSA VIPR team and were carrying hand-held nuclear-detection devices that picked up a reading.
  • Feds Swarm Metra Train After Detecting Nuclear Risk

    03/17/2013 5:53:36 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 5 replies
    CBS 2 chicago ^ | March 15, 2013 10:02 PM | Dave Savini
    (CBS) — It was stunning for those who watched Thursday night as federal agents investigated a possible nuclear threat at Chicago’s Ogilvie Transportation Center. CBS 2′s photojournalist Lana Hinshaw-Klann happened to be at the scene and used a cell-phone camera to record agents in action. Reporter Dave Savini looks into what agents were looking for and what they found. Sources say the agents were members of the elite TSA VIPR team on the 5:04pm Union Pacific West line. They were carrying hand-held nuclear-detection devices that picked up a reading.
  • Feds Swarm Metra Train After Detecting Nuclear Risk

    03/16/2013 8:50:08 PM PDT · by usconservative · 52 replies
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | 3/16/2013 | Dave Savini
    (CBS) — It was stunning for those who watched Thursday night as federal agents investigated a possible nuclear threat at Chicago’s Ogilvie Transportation Center. CBS 2′s photojournalist Lana Hinshaw-Klann happened to be at the scene and used a cell-phone camera to record agents in action. Reporter Dave Savini looks into what agents were looking for and what they found. Sources say the agents were members of the elite TSA VIPR team on the 5:04pm Union Pacific West line. They were carrying hand-held nuclear-detection devices that picked up a reading.
  • TSA Conducting Random Searches on US Highways

    05/11/2012 6:34:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 247 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/9/12 | Survivalist Forum
    guess Alex Jones is still crazy?? He has been talking about this for months. Bend over and take it America. Don't be upset, this is all done in love and it is all for freedom! Everyone lets sing the Sean Hannity song together...let freedom ring, let the white dove sing...." I love freedom!
  • TSA screenings aren't just for airports anymore [read this]

    12/26/2011 3:52:36 PM PST · by upchuck · 77 replies
    LAT ^ | December 20, 2011 | Brian Bennett
    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 more teams next year. According to budget documents, the department spent $110 million in fiscal 2011 for "surface transportation security," including the TSA's viper program, and is asking...
  • From Planes To Trains: TSA Expands Spot Searches To Union Station

    12/28/2011 5:06:48 PM PST · by AnAmericanAbroad · 41 replies · 1+ views
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | December 27th, 2011 | Staff
    An all-too-familiar sight at LAX and the rest of the nation’s airports will soon be coming to the city’s busiest train station. KNX 1070′s Pete Demetriou reports rail passengers have started seeing Transportation Security Administration on patrol at Union Station on a more frequent basis. As many as 25 VIPR (Visible Intermodal Prevention & Response) teams began patrolling train stations nationwide last summer conducting an estimated 9,300 “suspicionless” spot searches of travelers. The agency has said the presence of officers with explosive detection dogs, radiation monitors and other devices will act as a deterrent in the nation’s busiest travel hubs.
  • America as a Totalitarian Dictatorship

    12/24/2011 5:25:40 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 61 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 12/24/11 | Ray Peach
    Since my first deployment to South East Asia, I have seen this great country gradually slip away. America has gone from being the world's greatest creditor nation, standing as a beacon of hope for the world, to the world's biggest debtor nation, where 42 million Americans rely on food stamps to survive...it is happening right now in front of us. Like it or not, America is a Totalitarian Dictatorship, and this article will help you understand why. After the Oklahoma City Bombing, my job required that I attend a two-day briefing on counter terrorism. At that meeting, several people from...
  • Police State TSA is Trucking Right Along

    11/01/2011 6:52:47 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 61 replies
    Dakota Voice ^ | November 1, 2011 | Gina Miller
    The idea of “safety” or “security” is a powerful tool in the collection of emerging dictatorial governments that are not yet able or willing to use outright force to crush the entire population into compliance with the freedom-robbing desires of the rulers of the state. How many freedoms and liberties have we already willingly given up for “security’s” sake? How much more burdensome is air travel in the wake of 9-11, because we simply had to crack down on dangerous, old ladies leaning on walkers and potential terrorist toddlers in diapers? Our blossoming police state is growing scarier by the...
  • Mission Creep: This Tennessee Highway Is Now Patrolled by TSA (VIPR Bites Rail, Bus, Ferries)

    10/29/2011 1:30:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/24/11 | Conor Friedersdorf
    Mission Creep: This Tennessee Highway Is Now Patrolled by TSABy Conor Friedersdorf Oct 24 2011, 9:25 AM ET Most air travelers now endure naked scans or genital pat-downs by gloved agents of the government without surprise or complaint. But before invasive security became normal, there was a backlash. And at its height, Transportation Security Administration boss John Pistole said something revealing. "I see flying as a privilege that is a public safety issue. So the government has a role in providing for the public safety and we need to do everything we can in partnership with the traveling public, to...
  • VIPR Searches and the American Citizen: 'Dominate. Intimidate. Control.'

    07/15/2011 4:15:37 PM PDT · by robowombat · 20 replies
    Rutherford institute ^ | July 5, 2011 | John W. Whitehead
    VIPR Searches and the American Citizen: 'Dominate. Intimidate. Control.' By John W. Whitehead 7/5/2011 "They're trying to scare the pants off the American people that we need these things... Fear is a commodity and they're selling it. The more they can sell it, the more we buy into it. When American people are afraid, they will accept anything."--Kate Hanni, passengers' rights advocate "Uncontrolled search and seizure is one of the first and most effective weapons in the arsenal of every arbitrary government...Among deprivations of rights, none is so effective in cowing a population, crushing the spirit of the individual and...
  • Napolitano’s V.I.P.R. Vows to “Dominate,Intimidate and Control”the American People

    07/15/2011 3:53:28 PM PDT · by robowombat · 64 replies
    Coach IS RIGHT ^ | July 15, 2011 | Doug Book
    Napolitano’s V.I.P.R. Vows to “Dominate,Intimidate and Control”the American People BY COACH COLLINS,ON JULY 15TH,2011 By Doug Book,staff writer Since its inception in 2002,the Department of Homeland Security has grown increasingly contemptuous of the rights of the American people. Indeed,the Gestapo-like tactics of one of the Department’s better known masters of overreach–the TSA–are responsible for countless examples of the organizations daily assault on the Constitution. But recently,another of Janet Napolitano’s handmaidens of harassment has begun to make news…albeit only on the web,of course. It is the TSA’s Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response task force–or VIPR. Organized into mobile swat teams,VIPR has...
  • Napolitano's V.I.P.R. Vows to "Dominate, Intimidate and Control" the American People

    07/15/2011 9:26:29 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/15/2011 | Doug Book
    Since its inception in 2002, the Department of Homeland Security has grown increasingly contemptuous of the rights of the American people. Indeed, the Gestapo-like tactics of one of the Department’s better known masters of overreach–the TSA–are responsible for countless examples of the organizations daily assault on the Constitution. But recently, another of Janet Napolitano’s handmaidens of harassment has begun to make news…albeit only on the web, of course. It is the TSA’s Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response task force–or VIPR. Organized into mobile swat teams,VIPR has executed some 8,000 highly public searches in the past 12 months. And what meaningful...