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  • VIDEO: Violent brawl erupts in Minneapolis airport

    11/29/2021 8:26:18 PM PST · by euram · 53 replies
    Alphanews ^ | Nov 29 2021 | Kyle Hooten
    This is not the only chaotic incident to transpire at the airport recently. Earlier this month, a man was arrested after he allegedly threatened to kill TSA agents. “This is a free country,” he said before swinging a line post at officers who shocked him with a stun gun, according to charges brought against the man. Shortly before his confrontation with TSA, he was reportedly seen headbutting TV screens, stripping naked and masturbating in the airport.
  • The Salvation Army's Response to False Claims on the Topic of Racism

    11/29/2021 1:40:30 PM PST · by nagant · 128 replies
    The Salvation Army ^ | Nov 25, 2021
    The holidays are a welcome reminder of the things we are grateful for—and for the power of service on behalf of those who are less fortunate. The Salvation Army mission statement clearly outlines the nature of our service: to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination. The beliefs that motivate our service are based solely on the Bible, and that will never change. But although we remain committed to serving everyone in need—regardless of their beliefs, backgrounds, or lifestyle—some individuals and groups have recently attempted to mislabel our organization to serve their...
  • AG Garland orders tougher crackdown on rowdy airline passengers

    11/25/2021 8:20:12 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    Nypost ^ | 11/25/2021 | Callie Patteson
    The federal government has ordered a tougher crackdown on unruly airline passengers, directing states to prioritize prosecuting rowdy fliers as millions of Americans travel for Thanksgiving. US Attorney General Merrick Garland issued the directive in a memo Wednesday, saying disorderly travelers are interfering with critical jobs of crews on airlines “that help ensure safe air travel.”
  • Multiple people injured after gun discharged at Atlanta airport, TSA says

    11/20/2021 10:12:43 PM PST · by Scarlett156 · 41 replies
    Fox 5 Atlanta ^ | 20 November 2021 | Fox 5 Atlanta
    ATLANTA - At least three people were injured at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport after a passenger's gun was discharged Saturday afternoon, the Transportation Security Administration confirmed. Atlanta police said a gun was discharged near the airport's main security checkpoint. Passengers were directed to evacuate the airport and all departing flights were temporarily stopped. Later in the afternoon, airport officials said there was no active shooter threat and airport passengers and employees were safe.
  • The TSA's 20th Birthday Should Be Its Last

    11/20/2021 8:28:00 AM PST · by george76 · 36 replies
    Reason Foundation ^ | 11.19.2021 | ROBBY SOAVE
    Exactly 20 years ago today, President George W. Bush signed the Aviation and Transportation Security Act into law and created the Transportation Security Administration, better known as the TSA. A response to the 9/11 attacks, the TSA was thought to be a necessary tool for confronting the new reality of terror in the skies. Two decades later, the TSA has more than 54,000 employees, a budget of $8 billion dollars, and a long track record of harassing passengers for no good reason. Far from contributing to actual safety, the TSA is a stunning example of government failure: Its absurd travel...
  • Travel chaos looms for Thanksgiving with 20 million people expected to fly - but only 60% of TSA workers are vaccinated and Biden's mandate comes into force on Monday: Bomb cyclone threatens to strike Northeast before Turkey Day

    11/18/2021 8:01:07 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/18/2021 | Keith Griffith
    A perfect storm is brewing for the busiest travel week of the year, with severe weather forecasts, post-pandemic record levels of travelers, and President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate deadline for federal workers all converging to cause potential chaos. The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday it expects to screen about 20 million air passengers during the busy Thanksgiving travel period, shattering post-pandemic records. But TSA screeners, like all federal employees, face a Monday deadline to show proof of vaccination for COVID-19, and last month the agency revealed only 60 percent of its workers have been vaccinated so far.
  • Texas lawmaker uncovers secret operation to move migrants across the US, house them in abandoned hotels

    11/15/2021 11:42:23 AM PST · by george76 · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/15/2021 | Nikolas Lanum |
    The migrants were reportedly given packets on how to get past TSA and enroll kids in schools.. Rep. Lance Gooden, R-Texas, said Monday that he has uncovered a secret operation by nonprofits to house and move migrants within the United States, providing them with a packet on how to navigate and assimilate into the country. During an appearance on "Fox & Friends" Monday, Gooden said that he was contacted by a whistleblower from San Diego who provided him with details on the kind of information the nonprofit groups were providing to the migrants. The Texas representative subsequently hopped on a...
  • Man in confrontation with Allen West says he wants to press charges

    11/11/2021 6:17:51 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    The HILL ^ | 11/11/2021 | MAUREEN BRESLIN
    A man whom Texas GOP gubernatorial candidate Allen West admitted to pulling down his mask at an airport during an altercation has said that he wishes to press charges as he claims his face covering was "violently" torn off, according to a Dallas Morning News report. Lawrence Eric Stern told the outlet that a detective at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport had informed him that his case had been placed before the Grapevine Municipal Court. According to the DFW Airport police's report, Stern was in the airport on Nov. 3 when he spotted West walking through the facility maskless, reports...
  • Airport Disruptions Possible as Biden Vaccine Mandate for TSA Workers Looms: Lawmakers

    11/02/2021 8:03:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 11/02/2021 | Jack Phillips
    Top Republican Congress members voiced concerns of possible domestic air travel concerns due to President Joe Biden’s pending COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal employees, including Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers.Up to 40 percent of TSA workers, who oversee airport security checkpoints, have not gotten vaccinated yet, the GOP lawmakers wrote in a letter to TSA Administrator David Pekoske. They requested that Pekoske provide an update on whether a staffing shortage of TSA workers looms and if the agency has a contingency plan in place.“Unfortunately, it appears TSA is headed toward a scenario in which up to 40 percent of its...
  • TSA should use dog teams to make up for workers’ low vax rate: Schumer

    10/17/2021 4:32:01 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 17, 2021 | David Meyer
    The TSA should use its canine teams to keep airport security lines moving if there is a worker shortage amid the federal COVID-19 vaccination mandate, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday. President Biden’s vaccination order for federal workers takes effect three days before Thanksgiving — the busiest time of the year for air travel. “If TSA lags in jabs, sThe TSA should use its canine teams to keep airport security lines moving if there is a worker shortage amid the federal COVID-19 vaccination mandate, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday. President Biden’s vaccination order for federal workers takes...
  • Forty Percent of Transport Security Administration (TSA) Employees Not Vaccine Compliant

    10/15/2021 9:18:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10/15/2021 | Sundance
    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees have until November 22nd to get vaccinated or get fired. However, it appears there is a significant percentage of the workforce that have yet to comply with the federal mandate. According to a report from The Hill following an interview with TSA Administrator David Pekoskeat, the current rate of vaccination compliance within the agency is 60 percent.Given the amount of propaganda, lies and manipulation of data from the U.S. Federal Government and corporate media, I’m left to wonder if the vaccination rates in the entire nation are not ¹overblown. The White House occupant said...
  • TSA says 40% of employees are unvaccinated as deadline looms

    10/14/2021 6:51:32 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies ^ | By Gregory Wallace and Pete Muntean
    <p>The Transportation Security Administration says 4-in-10 members of its workforce, including screeners, remain unvaccinated against COVID-19 as its deadline looms.</p><p>The deadline for civilian federal government workers to be fully vaccinated is Nov. 22 — the Monday before Thanksgiving, one of the busiest travel times of the year.</p>
  • Biden Admin refuses to rule out vaccine requirement for domestic flights

    09/10/2021 5:03:01 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 111 replies
    The Biden administration is refusing to rule out a requirement for U.S. travelers flying domestically to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test at the airport as it seeks to curb the surging delta variant.
  • Biden directs TSA to double mask fines

    09/10/2021 5:48:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/10/2021 | Jesse O’Neill
    The TSA is doubling down on fliers who don’t mask up. Transportation Security Administration officials announced that first-time offenders will see fines jump from $250 to $500-$1,000, while repeat Covidiots could face fines up to $3,000. President Joe Biden, who chastised unvaccinated Americans Thursday, directed the agency to hit violators with more severe fines to “ensure that masking requirements remain in place on the other modes of transportation as we continue to battle COVID-19.” “TSA will double the fines on travelers that refuse to mask. If you break the rules be prepared to pay. And by the way, show some...
  • 'Show some respect': Biden DOUBLES the fines TSA agents can hand out to unmasked passengers to up to $3,000 and says 'if you break the rules, be prepared to pay'

    09/09/2021 6:37:20 PM PDT · by blueplum · 39 replies
    resident Joe Biden tore into unruly passengers who have defied federal mask mandates during air travel – following a string of reports of confrontations between passengers and flight attendants. 'Show some respect!' he told rule-breakers in a speech from the White House. Biden delivered the admonishment as part of a speech where he repeatedly went after unvaccinated Americans... ...The new range of penalties, which take effect Friday, September 10, 2021, will be $500-$1000 for first offenders. The amounts escalate to $1000-$3000 for second offenders, the Department of Homeland Security announced. ...
  • ‘Panic made us vulnerable’: how 9/11 made the US surveillance state – and the Americans who fought back

    09/05/2021 9:00:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    Guardian ^ | 4 Sep 2021 | Ed Pilkington
    It took Edward Snowden and other whistleblowers to reveal the staggering extent of the government’s spying on its own people as institutional checks failed.. ... Panic made us politically vulnerable... That vulnerability was exploited by our own government to entitle itself to radically expanded powers that had for decades been out of reach. ... The Patriot Act, which swatted away longstanding rules preventing the state from monitoring US citizens without “probable cause”, was passed .. lightning-fast ... granting domestic law enforcement agencies sweeping new powers. ... green light for the FBI and CIA to carry out “roving wiretaps” where agents...
  • PHOTOS: John Kerry Flouts Mask Mandate at Airport [ again ]

    07/07/2021 9:13:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 7, 2021 | Alana Goodman •
    White House climate envoy John Kerry was photographed without a face mask while walking through Boston Logan International Airport on Monday morning—the second time he has been snapped apparently flouting the mask mandate during air travel this year—according to photographs obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. In photos, Kerry can be seen walking through an airport body scanner without wearing a mask. The source who provided the photos said they were taken at 11:41 a.m. on Monday at Logan Airport. Kerry previously denied that he went maskless on an American Airlines flight after a picture emerged in March, calling the...
  • TSA Extends Mask Mandate to September

    05/02/2021 10:31:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies ^ | 5/1/2021 | Rick Moran
    The Transportation Safety Administration is extending its requirement to wear a mask on all public transportation, including airports, train terminals, and bus stations to September 13. The mandate applies to both workers and passengers. The agency says it’s just following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control. If they keep doing that, we’ll be wearing masks going to grandma’s house for Christmas. This mania to control people is needlessly causing divisions. If someone wants to wear a mask, that’s fine. If someone doesn’t, that’s their choice. Forcing people to act a certain way has never worked in America and it’s...
  • TSA extends mask mandate on planes, buses, trains

    05/01/2021 6:28:34 PM PDT · by lightman · 49 replies
    UPI ^ | Danielle Haynes
    May 1 (UPI) -- The Transportation Security Administration has extended its mask mandate for public travel by air, bus and rail. The agency announced the Sept. 13 extension Saturday. The mandate was set to expire May 11. "The federal mask requirement throughout the transportation system seeks to minimize the spread of COVID-19 on public transportation," said Darby LaJoye, the senior official performing the duties of the TSA administrator. "Right now, about half of all adults have at least one vaccination shot and masks remain an important tool in defeating this pandemic. We will continue to work closely with the Centers...
  • Video: Man Flying Back Into Canada Refuses Airport COVID Test

    02/23/2021 8:53:22 AM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Summit News ^ | 23 February, 20 21 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Canadians who test positive forced to undergo quarantine in government facility... After a new policy mandating Canadians take an airport COVID test to determine whether they will have to undergo quarantine at a government facility was introduced yesterday, a viral video clip shows a man refusing to take the test before being issued with a fine. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau outlined the details of the new policy in a tweet yesterday afternoon. “Update: If you’re flying back into Canada, you’ll need to show a negative PCR test result before you board the plane – and as of today, you’ll need...