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Terminal Madness: What is Airport Security? (Part Two)

Posted June 25, 2014 by Patrick Smith

Why can’t TSA exhibit common sense now and then? If we’re to believe that TSA screeners are well-trained professionals, why can’t they handle an occasional judgment call?

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Terminal Madness: What is Airport Security? (Part One)

Posted June 18, 2014 by Patrick Smith

In America and much of the world, security enhancements put in place following the catastrophe of September 11th, 2001, have been drastic and of two kinds: those practical and effective, and those irrational and pointless.

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Members of the Miami Airport Watch Program pose alongside MIA airport personnel and a 21 Air 767, (Photo: Miami Airport Watch)
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Miami Launches its Airport Watch Program

Posted May 8, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

Miami International Airport has a large and active planespotting community and has become the latest airport to employ spotters as an added layer of security.

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Government Accountability Office Releases TSA Oversight Review

Posted July 31, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

On Wednesday morning, The House held a hearing on the challenges the TSA faces in the wake of a Government Accountability Office released the day before. The 38 page report detailing how the TSA could strengthen oversight of allegations of employee misconduct shows several weaknesses in the TSA misconduct system. The TSA’s reputation is not […]

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A technician assembles a brand new TSA body scanner. (Photo by Matt Molnar/NYCAviation)
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Naked Image Full Body Scanners To Be Taken Out Of US airports

Posted January 18, 2013 by David Ferguson, Raw Story

The TSA has announced that airports will soon discontinue their use of controversial scanners which reveal nude images of passengers.

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Brandon Pelletier urinates at LAX.
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Video (NSFW): Drunken Twilight Star Pees In The Middle Of LAX Terminal

Posted January 3, 2013 by NYCA Admin

Here’s an actor named Bronson Pelletier whipping it out and peeing on the rug in front of hundred of LAX passengers late last month.

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A technician assembles a brand new TSA body scanner. (Photo by Matt Molnar/NYCAviation)
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TSA to Commission Independent Study of X-Ray Body Scanners

Posted December 18, 2012 by Michael Grabell, ProPublica

The Transportation Security Administration has agreed to fund a study of the health effects of its X-ray body scanners.

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The Ukaegbus in happier times (left, via NYPost.com), an overview of Newark Liberty International Airport (right).
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Woman Calls In Airliner Bomb Hoax To Keep Husband From Leaving Her

Posted December 17, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Marital tip: When you falsely accuse your husband of being a terrorist, he probably isn’t coming home to reconcile.

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This TSA sign about snow globes is no longer true, but there are still restrictions. (Photo by Scott Beale via Flickr, CC-BY-NC-ND)
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Snow Globe Expert Warns Of TSA Confusion At The Airport

Posted November 21, 2012 by NYCA Admin

TSA has relaxed their outright ban on snow globes in carry-ons, but a snow globe expert says not so fast.

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Filtered images from a backscatter body scanner. (Photo by TSA)
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TSA X-Ray Body Scanners Sit Idle in Warehouse

Posted November 16, 2012 by Michael Grabell, ProPublica

It turns out that more than 90 of the controversial scanners removed from major airports will sit in a Texas warehouse indefinitely.

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