Archive for the ‘Security State’ Category

Pro Football’s TSA

Friday, August 23, 2013 12:12 2 Comments

I thought this was a joke, but apparently not. To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite fan entry into stadiums, NFL teams have implemented an NFL policy this year that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into stadiums. The NFL Committee on Stadium Security in May [...]

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How To Maneuver a Government Checkpoint

Saturday, November 17, 2012 7:38 4 Comments

This may not work with the TSA, but … a very creative tactic. Thanks to Daniel Kirsner for the link.

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Petraeus Gone. Who is Going to Keep Us Safe Now?

Friday, November 9, 2012 15:26 3 Comments

The Washington Wire notes that CIA Director David Petraeus is stepping down due to extramarital undertakings, and in the course of his career as Head Safester he “redefined what it means to serve and sacrifice for one’s country” [meaning, sacrificing others] and he led the effort to “generate intelligence used to keep our nation safe.” James R. Clapper, [...]

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The “Be Very Afraid” Society

Thursday, August 9, 2012 14:01 4 Comments

I note that these creepy, security-state signs are now hung by many of the entrances/exits to the Detroit People Mover. Kinda takes us back a bit in time, eh?

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Benito Napolitano

Monday, May 7, 2012 20:19 4 Comments

The evil Napolitano (as opposed to the good one) speaks to Australians about why they should be aligned and supportive of the US military-industrial-surveillance-security complex. Reader Chris Bieber writes, “Mussolini said the same thing…only in Italian.”

This was posted under category: Security State, Surveillance State, War

The Economy of War and Theft

Saturday, April 28, 2012 17:42 2 Comments

A reader, Michael Manley, sent this GPS map to me (Andover, MA).  

This was posted under category: Security State, Tax Tyranny


Sunday, February 19, 2012 15:59 4 Comments

A website has gathered approximately 25 flyers from the FBI’s “Communities Against Terrorism” that serve the purpose of guiding American Boobus on how to spot and report “Potential Indicators of Terrorist Activities.” The “threat” areas are the following: hobby shops, farm supply stores, martial arts/paintball, dive/boat shops, tattoo shops, etc. I encourage you to click [...]

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Australian Government: “No Porno Scan, No Fly”

Saturday, February 4, 2012 18:21 4 Comments

Joe from Australia writes to say that his government is following in the footsteps of the TSA, only he thinks that the folks in his country are far less prone to dissent than Americans. That’s hard to believe, I know, but I have a couple of Australian friends, and they reinforce that notion. All aviation [...]

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The TSA Makes Us All Less Safe

Saturday, December 24, 2011 4:34 No Comments

And less free. Charles C. Mann writes an excellent piece in Vanity Fair on Bruce Schneier, a security expert, and the security theatre of the United States government. Two months after 9/11, the Bush administration created the Transportation Security Agency, ordering it to hire and train enough security officers to staff the nation’s 450 airports within [...]

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First Responders as Heroes?

Sunday, September 11, 2011 10:27 11 Comments

I had a brief conversation with a friend of mine yesterday, in anticipation of the 9/11 worship that was already being rolled out by the tediously repetitious media machine all week long. I am swearing off all media today because I cannot stand this endless attention to 9/11 and the persistent glorification of police and [...]

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