Archive for the ‘Security State’ Category
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 [...]
This may not work with the TSA, but … a very creative tactic. Thanks to Daniel Kirsner for the link.
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, [...]
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?
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.”
A reader, Michael Manley, sent this GPS map to me (Andover, MA).
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]