“Using a website I decoded my boarding pass for my upcoming trip.
“It’s all there PNR [passenger name record], seat assignment, flight number, name, etc. But what is interesting is the bolded three on the end. This is the TSA PreCheck information. The number means the number of beeps. 1 beep no PreCheck, 3 beeps yes PreCheck.”
The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) did not respond to a BBC request for a statement, but has previously said: “TSA does not comment on specifics of the screening process, which contain measures both seen and unseen. In addition, TSA incorporates random and unpredictable security measures throughout the travelling process.”
via BBC News.
As usual the MSM is silent on the farce that is the TSA.
It’s amazing what a complete and udder failure the TSA has become. From the millimeter machines that pounded you with radiation and made pictures of your naughty bits to the number of TSA employees who have been busted for everything from child porn to stealing laptops it seems that TSA is the symbol for irresponsible government run amok.
Perhaps the greater failure is that the Obama admin has done nothing to correct the issue.
TSA provides nothing but the illusion of security by harassing and abusing law abiding citizens. It’s a national embarrassment.
#3 Why does the Department of Homeland Security need Predator-B drones to patrol the border between the United States and Canada?
#4 Why is a militarized “Red Zone” being set up in Chicago three weeks prior to the upcoming NATO summit on May 20th and 21st?
#5 Why is the Milwaukee Red Cross being told to prepare for an evacuation of Chicago?
Some of these are quite serious (#’s 7, 12, 19.) Some are easily explained. Visit the link and decide for yourself.
Keep in mind as you as you review this list that:
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety,
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
— Benjamin Franklin
A government big enough to give you everything you want
is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.
– Gerald Ford, Joint Statement to Congress, August 12, 1974.
Controversial nude body scanners used at U.S. airports have come under fire again – after a blogger claimed he could easily smuggle explosives through them onto a plane.
Engineer Jonathan Corbett has published a video where he shows how he took a small metal case through two of the TSA’s $1billion fleet in a special side pocket stitched into his shirt.
This is because, he suggests, the scanners blend metallic areas into the dark background – so if an object is not directly placed on the body, it will not show up on the scan.
The metallic box, he claims, would have set off an alarm had he passed through the old detecting system.
His revelation comes just weeks after Europe banned the ‘airport strip-searches’ over fears the X-ray technology could cause cancer.
via Daily Mail (UK).
A fascinating article about how the TSA is basically only creating the illusion of security.
[Corbett] added: ‘Now, I’m sure the TSA will accuse me of aiding the terrorists by releasing this video, but it’s beyond belief that the terrorists haven’t already figured this out and are already plotting to use this against us.
‘It’s also beyond belief that the TSA did not already know everything I just told you, and arrogantly decided to disregard our safety. The nude body scanner program is nothing but a giant fraud.’
There are only two options:
- Either the TSA was already aware of this serious flaw in these machines; in which case they have been snapping naked images of U.S. travelers needlessly and possibly giving them cancer without providing any increase in security, or
- the TSA was un-aware of this serious security flaw in these machines; in which case they are all bumbling idiots and this is just another example of government intrusion into our private lives run amuck.
This calls for a congressional investigation.