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LewRockwell

Initial reports made it sound as though April 1 was the day the Transportation Security Administration has so eagerly awaited: airport screeners caught a real, live, honest-to-goodness terrorist! At Orlando International! With "materials… that c

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Papers Please

As reported several weeks ago and in accordance with the Gilmore decision, ID is not required to fly in the United States. Two recent documents have corroborated this fact.

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LewRockwell

Ah, the Nazis. Modern America knows few epithets more vile. You can insult a man’s mother, wish rape on him, liken him to the hinder part of the alimentary canal. But don’t compare him to Germany’s totalitarians, even if he works for the TSA.

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AP

As you enter the security gauntlet at the mouth of the airport gate, a screener will be waiting with a handheld black light and a magnifying glass to determine whether your ID is fake. It is the latest measure that the Transportation Security Admi

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AP

Frustrated by long airport-security lines? Wondering why your grandma always gets frisked? The federal government wants to read your gripes at the "Evolution of Security" blog the Transportation Security Administration introduced.

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Wired

Five years ago, after a pair of shoulder-fired missiles over Kenya narrowly missed a packed Israeli passenger jet, the government in Jerusalem recognized the threat to commercial aviation -- and sprang into action. By early 2006, all of the state-ow

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TheStreet.com Senior Technology Correspondent

If you're one of the millions of airline travelers who carry spare lithium laptop, cell phone and camera batteries with you, listen up: The government has some new rules which go into effect on New Year's Day.

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elliot

The Transportation Security Administration doesn’t like pie in the sky. We kinda suspected that after the low-rated government agency issued new guidelines on food items that could be brought onboard. Now comes a firsthand report of TSA sillyness tha

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AP

More than a hundred people with fake identification were given employee security passes to Chicago's O'Hare airport, officials said. The airport raid, showed that rigid new security protocols implemented in the six years since the terrorist a

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USA Today

More than 15,000 people have appealed to the government since February to have their names removed from the terrorist watch list that delayed their travel at U.S. airports and border crossings, the Homeland Security Department says.

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AP

[The American dollar is so low foreigners should be flocking here for a cheap vacation.] The number of foreign visitors to the United States has plummeted since 9/11 attacks because foreigners don't feel welcome.

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NY Times

A House committee said Monday that it would hold hearings into why the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is withholding 24,000 responses by pilots for airlines and other companies to a government-sponsored safety survey

News Link • Global Reported By Geoffrey Hayes
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USA Today

Security screeners at two of the nation's busiest airports failed to find fake bombs hidden on undercover agents posing as passengers in more than 60% of tests last year. Screeners missed about 75% of simulated explosives and bomb parts that Tran

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Information Clearing House

(Why do they do this. Because they can) Under new rules proposed by the TSA, all airline passengers would need advance permission before flying into, through, or over the US regardless of citizenship or the airline's national origin.

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Prison Planet

Washington has angered Canada's airlines with a proposal to order them to hand over personal information about passengers who take flights that go south over U.S. airspace en route to sunny destinations. [fingerprints and retinal patterns next, e

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Alamosa News

ALAMOSA — All victims of the Oct. 4 crash of an Eagle Air Med flight bound from Chinle, Ariz. to Alamosa have been confirmed dead, their remains recovered and their names released.

News Link • Global Reported By Geoffrey Hayes
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USA Today

The TSA plans to expand its use of screening machines that look under passengers' clothing for hidden weapons. New York's Kennedy and Los Angeles International airports will get "backscatter" X-ray machines that the ACLU has called

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Alamosa News

A Beechcraft King Air aircraft flown by Eagle Air Med was en route from Chinle, Ariz. to Alamosa when radar contact with the plane was lost at 11:23 p.m. Thursday night.

News Link • Global Reported By Geoffrey Hayes