Archive | November, 2012

Are TSA employees stealing your things?

27 Nov

Top 20 airports where TSA thugs are most likely to steal your stuff

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David Gutierrez
Natural News
November 26, 2012

A Freedom of Information Act request by ABC News has revealed the 20 U.S. airports where the most Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees have been fired for stealing from travelers.

Overall, nearly 400 TSA employees were fired for theft between the years 2002 and 2011. Of the airports ranked among the top 20 in firings, 16 were also among the 20 busiest in the country – although their rank in terms of passenger traffic did not always correspond to their rank in terms of TSA theft. Miami International Airport fired the most employees, even though it is only the 12th busiest airport in the country. And Salt Lake City International, Washington Dulles, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International and San Diego International all ranked among the top 20 in terms of firings, but are not among the country’s 20 busiest airports at all.

The top 20 airports in terms of firings for TSA employee theft were: Miami International Airport with 29, JFK International Airport with 27, Los Angeles International Airport with 24, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport with 17, Las Vegas-McCarren International Airport with 15, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport with 14, New York-Laguardia Airport with 14, Newark Liberty Airport with 12, Philadelphia International Airport with 12, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with 12, Orlando International Airport with 11, Houston-George Bush Intercontinental Airport with 10, Salt Lake City International Airport with 10, Washington Dulles International Airport with nine, Detroit Metro Airport with seven, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport with seven, Boston-Logan International Airport with six, Denver International Airport with six, San Diego International Airport with six, and Chicago O’Hare International Airport with five.

Between them, these 20 airports accounted for more than 63 percent of TSA theft-related firings nationwide.

 

“Honest” and “hard-working?”

ABC revealed the information on airport firings after conducting a test in which iPads were left behind at the security checkpoints of various major airports. Although the majority of the iPads were eventually returned, the one left behind at Orlando International Airport simply vanished. Two weeks later, ABC News employees used a tracking app to locate the stolen iPad at the home of one of the airport’s TSA employees.

Writing on Infowars.com, Adan Salazar said, “The agency told ABC that a majority of its workers are honest, hard-working individuals, but we are constantly bombarded with unbelievable stories regarding their sub-human treatment of passengers.”

“This month alone, we’ve been subjected to a deluge of TSA horror stories, such as a dying woman being forced to remove her bandages and having her IV bag full of saline solution broken in full public view, a TSA worker caught stealing $500 from travelers as retaliation for complaining, TSA confiscating cameras and deleting footage, an FBI employee coming forward with a TSA molestation claim, a frequent flyer recounting how the TSA smacked his testicles and more.”

Salazar also referenced the practice of TSA personnel at the Columbus, Ohio airport walking around and demanding to test passengers’ drinks that had been purchased beyond the security checkpoint, as well as a case where TSA employees “tested” passengers by spontaneously shouting, “Freeze!” at them.

In the case where a TSA employee was caught after stealing more than $500 in cash from a traveler, he admitted that he had done so to punish the passenger for insisting on a pat-down and objecting to having the procedure performed in a private room.

“While the TSA defends their workers as ‘honest, hard-working individuals,’ the fact remains that screeners often take it upon themselves to steal, lie, and dish out punishment and retribution for passengers who attempt to stand up for their rights,” Salazar wrote.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.infowars.com
http://abcnews.go.com
http://www.infowars.com

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TSA Opt-Out Campaign

24 Nov

Anti Flouride campain hits North Carolina

23 Nov

NC Infowarrior Promotes Anti-fluoride Campaign on Local News

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Infowars.com
November 19, 2012

Following a recent victory at the ballot box for Wichita, Kansas voters over the proposed fluoridation of their city’s water supply, an empowered Infowarrior has made waves appearing on a local ABC affiliate to warn his fellow citizens against the dangers of adding the toxic waste product to drinking water.

When Corey Sturmer of Durham, North Carolina learned that his teeth were suffering from fluorosis, an enamel disturbance correlated with high exposure to fluoride, he began questioning the additive’s content in his tap water.

“I asked my dentist … is there fluoride in the drinking water? And he said, yeah … it’s good for your teeth. So then I began to wonder, if it’s so good for your teeth, why am I, at 25 years old, having all these issues with my teeth?” Sturmer told WTVD.

Sturmer next stumbled across an old report from his local ABC affiliate that aired years prior in which a dentist was advocating against fluoridation. It was this report, Sturmer said, that motivated him to reach out to the local news crew and get the word out on fluoridation.

He created a website for residents eager to learn how to get active in the fluoride fight, www.durhamagainstfluoride.com, and so far he’s seen a positive response from the community.

Sturmer’s relentless activism and enthusiasm encouraged ABC11 to conduct an in-depth investigation and air a special presentation exposing the untold dangers of consuming fluoridated water.

The hard-hitting exposé seemed more like an Infowars Nightly News report than something you’d see on regular TV, and presented evidence that fluoride is a powerful poison that can lead to hyperthyroidism, bone disorders and lower IQ’s in children.

“As the I-Team dug into the science behind the fluoride controversy, we found study after study dating back to the 80s from respected academic and scientific institutions that connect fluoride to health dangers. Some of the studies were funded by the government. They suggest fluoride can be linked to brain, blood and bone deficiencies in humans. This past summer, Harvard University released a report after reviewing 27 studies of children in China exposed to fluoride. It concluded the higher the fluoride exposure, the lower the child’s IQ.”

According to the news report, Sturmer’s protest raised enough clamor for the Durham County Public Health Department to look into the issue.

This is just one example of the profound effect one person standing up for what is right can have.

Definite kudos to Corey Sturmer.

Insurance check points comming to your area soon.

23 Nov

Tulsa Police Set Up ‘Insurance Checkpoint,’ Issue $250 Tickets & Tow Cars En Masse

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Information Liberation
November 22, 2012

Oklahoma motorists are guilty until proven innocent. Police in Tulsa set up a checkpoint to catch motorists who were driving without insurance, or even simply driving without proof of insurance. Those caught driving without insurance had their cars towed, while those without proof of insurance got fined a whopping $250 for not having their papers in order. Unfortunately, scams like these are popping up everywhere these days as police are desperate for cash and local governments are reluctant to raise taxes with the economy in the trash (incidentally, the economy is in the trash because of the very same government).

Via Newson6.com:

Oklahoma is cracking down on uninsured drivers by testing a new method in Tulsa.

The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office set up an insurance checkpoint in west Tulsa overnight Saturday.

Deputies were there until 3 a.m. making sure drivers had proof of insurance.

Violators received $250 ticket, and those with zero insurance had their cars towed.

DHS spying on you.

23 Nov

Homeland Security plots ways to spy on Americans through social media surveillance

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J. D. Heyes
Natural News
November 23, 2012

The Constitution’s once-solid privacy protections are about to take another hit under a new Department of Homeland Security initiative to spy on Americans via social media networks – all in the name of keeping us safe, of course.

Under the ruse of collecting and analyzing “health-related data,” DHS is testing whether scanning sites like Facebook, Twitter and others “could help identify infectious disease outbreaks, bioterrorism or other public health and national security risks,” GovInfo Security reported.

The department has spent $3 million in taxpayer money on a one-year contract with Accenture Federal Services, the firm that is actually providing the online spyware. Calling it a “biosurveillance” pilot project, the department says it will involve automatically monitoring social media sites to collect and analyze “health-related data” in real time, according to John Matchette, the managing director for Accenture’s public safety division (no word on Matchette’s thoughts regarding the constitutionality of the program his firm will help facilitate).

According to the report, the software will be designed to collect health-related keywords and other information, to include medical symptoms, that show up in online postings. Machette says the data mined will be collected and analyzed in aggregate.

“The information won’t be tracked back to the individuals who posted it,” he claimed, mindful of the constitutional issues surrounding such an operation.

Privacy advocates aren’t buying it, however.

“Even when data is in aggregate, we don’t have any clear policies around how data will be used and how it can be traced back, including if and when there are signs of an illness outbreak,” Deven McGraw, director of the health privacy project at the Center for Democracy & Technology. “I think it’s a legitimate question to ask [DHS] what the guidelines are for using this data. I’d prefer they have a plan in advance for dealing with this, rather than waiting.”

As usual, no one from DHS or Accenture responded to requests by GovInfo for comment on McGraw’s concerns.

Machette said the software will be programmed to “watch for trends,” such as whether new or unusual clusters of symptoms in certain geographic regions are reported on social networking sites.

Biosurveillance efforts are expanding

The analysis of social media data is evolving and expanding, he added, noting that both recent presidential campaigns heavily data mined social media sites like Twitter and Facebook to look for trends.

Plans are to expand the surveillance effort far beyond the parameters of this initial test, officials said.

Accenture’s program will focus on analysis of social media data, but “the biosurveillance effort has underlying capabilities that could be expanded to integrate data from other sources, such as hospital emergency departments, drug distribution companies and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” the report said.

“This is big data analytics,” Machette told the website.

Building on prior programs

The current project is not the first biosurveillance project undertaken by DHS. The department is already analyzing data that is collected by the Atlanta-based CDC from public health departments nationwide.

Also, DHS paid a federal contractor in 2009 to monitor social media sites, to see how residents of Standish, Mich., were responding to a government proposal to move high-value terrorist prisoners there from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, The New York Times reported.

From the Times:

While it has long been known that the department monitors the Internet for information about emerging threats to public safety like a natural disaster or a terrorist attack, the documents show that its Social Networking/Media Capability program, at least in an early stage, was also focused on “public reaction to major governmental proposals with homeland security implications.”

Welcome to post-constitutional America, where your rights are what the government says they are.

Sources:

http://www.govinfosecurity.com

http://www.nytimes.com

http://abcnews.go.com

http://www.naturalnews.com/surveillance.html

UN treading in States rights issues.

23 Nov

UN to Obama Administration: Punish Washington and Colorado for Undermining Global Drug War

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William Grigg
Infowars.com
November 23, 2012

Photo of a raid taking place as part of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Operation Mallorca

The “war on drugs” didn’t begin with Richard Nixon. It is an outgrowth of a 1961 United Nations document called the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, which created the framework for a global drug prohibition jihad.

In that same year, the JFK administration published a proposal called “Freedom from War: The United States Program for General and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World,” also known as State Department Document 7277. That proposal, which remains the operational framework for U.S. arms control policy, called for the creation of a nationalized, militarized “homeland security force” — in other words, exactly the kind of overtly militarized law enforcement bodies that have been prosecuting the “war on drugs.”

Residents of Washington and Colorado, expressing a winsome and entirely unjustified faith in voting as a means of reining in the state, approved measures decriminalizing recreational use of marijuana. In response, Raymond Yans, head of the UN’s International Narcotics Control Board, has called for Attorney General Eric Holder to ignore the law and continue cracking down on marijuana use and possession. Decriminalizing marijuana use, Yans insists, sends the “wrong message to the rest of the nation and it sends a wrong message abroad.”

Like other prohibitionist Pharisees, Yans is willing to see people killed, kidnapped, and caged in order to send a “message.” Most of the same conservatives who properly abhor the UN and all of its works and pomps also support drug prohibition. Now that a high-ranking UN functionary has offered an official directive to Washington demanding that the Obama administration escalate its war against the American people, will conservatives of that ilk finally come out in opposition to drug prohibition?

This article was first featured on the LRC Blog at LewRockwell.com.

TSA bend to opt-out campain.

23 Nov

Did TSA Mothball Scanners In PR Stunt?

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Metal detectors, x-ray machines out of use in major airports during opt out protest

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
November 23, 2012

Did the TSA once again mothball its fleet of body scanners and even de-activate metal detectors in an attempt to neutralize the nationwide TSA opt out campaign taking place this week?

Activist Christopher Key traveled to several airports around the country with the intention of deliberately setting off the metal detector and then filming his TSA pat down.

On Friday last week, Key told CBS News of his intention to take part in the Infowars Opt Out and FIlm protest by flying out of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Alabama in order to illustrate how Americans who are willing to give up liberty for security “lose both”.

Before passing through security, Key even took the precaution of filling his pockets with a roll of $10 dollars worth of quarters, a large set of keys, and a camera pen that could have easily been mistaken for a knife.

Intending to film his pat down and then accuse the TSA screener of “sexual assault,” Key passed through the metal detector and was surprised to see that he didn’t set it off. He then returned to security and passed through another metal detector for a second time, also without setting it off despite carrying a large amount of metal on his person.

Either the metal detectors were turned off or they completely failed to detect the metal Key was carrying, a shocking lapse in airport security in either case.

Key also noted that when he began filming TSA screeners they ceased performing full body pat downs.

Key then flew out of Salt Lake City International Airport in Utah and again passed through the metal detector carrying his quarters, keys and pen camera intending to set the device off so he would be asked to undergo a full body scanner or a pat down. For a third time the metal detector failed to go off.

Key then traveled to Dallas where he passed through security at Fort Worth International Airport. As the video below illustrates, when Key asks TSA agents why the full body scanners are not in use, they claim the machines are “broken” but fail to explain why.

With airports already crowded and busy as a result of Thanksgiving travel, in addition to the suggestion that the TSA may have tried to neutralize the national opt out campaign by simply mothballing the main object of the protest – the naked body scanner – as well as deactivating metal detectors to prevent people filming their pat downs – is this another damning illustration of how the TSA is nothing more than security theater?

If the the very device that we are told is vital in stopping terrorists, despite the fact that it hasn’t apprehended one terrorist, can be temporarily dispensed with for political reasons or simply because there are more travelers, then what use is it in the first place?

This wouldn’t be the first time that the TSA has mothballed the naked x-ray scanners for public relations purposes.

During the November 2010 national opt out day protest, reports from travelers at numerous different airports confirmed that the TSA had temporarily mothballed the body scanners in a bid to neutralize the protest. The Gizmodo website was bombarded with Tweets from eyewitnesses about how the machines were roped off or not in use at major airports throughout the country, claims later confirmed by newspaper reports but denied by the TSAitself.

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Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.

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