Sunday, November 21, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Do you know how difficult it is to get just about every American to agree on a single issue?
We’ve finally found one. The TSA’s taxpayer funded coercion and terrorism and intimidation to force, intimidate, scare, people into using the full body scanners which were bought during a fit of hysteria.
The TSA’s liberty destroying dictators are simply too cowardly to admit they have made an expensive mistake buying ineffective and intrusive full body scanners that many people do not want to endure. The TSA do not want to admit they made an expensive mistake so they have lashed out at the entire world and have begun this unimaginable campaign of enhanced pat down terror to force people to use full body scanners.
First they were just incompetent buying the full body scanners. Now they have returned the US into barbarism.
They have not just gone beyond the moral event horizon they just soared right over it and away from it in a faster than light spaceship.
I remember once reading a book about 100 tyrants. J. Eager Hoover and Joseph McCarthy were in there. I have no doubt that those responsible for the Enhanced Pat Down Terror will be included in such a book just twenty years from now.
http://fdlaction.firedoglake.com/2010/11/16/investigate-the-tsa-not-tyner/ The real reason for TSA Terror: It’s to intimidate and coerce you into the "porno scanners" which the Government has foolishly bought in a fit of hysteria. This post is essential reading.
Important info: Airports can opt out of using the TSA and provide alternative security. This line of escape should be used as much as possible.
This offers a great deconstruction of the trite and deceptive clichés the TSA are using to justify this unimaginable destruction of liberty.
"I wouldn't want my wife to be touched in the way that these folks are being touched."
[The head of the TSA John] Pistole conceded "reasonable people can disagree" on how to properly balance safety at the nation's airports but he asserted the new security measures are necessary because of intelligence on latest attack methods that might be used by terrorists.
This is a common tactics of those who seek to destroy liberty: We have to do it for your security.
This is tyranny.
Threaten? You should say destroy.
This is from the right wing Newsreal Blog: http://www.newsrealblog.com/2010/11/16/libertarians-consider-tsa-scans-a-greater-violation-than-burqa-subjugation/
Americans have become subject to Peeping Tom airport X-ray scanners and full body groping. New TSA rules claim to prevent terrorists from blowing up airports and planes, but scanners won’t protect America from another 9/11. They will, however, violate travelers’ Fourth Amendment rights to be secure in their persons.
Americans should be up in arms over Superman X-ray vision machines: TSA scanners see the naked body through clothing. Libertarians at Lew Rockwell.com rightly condemn this unconstitutional violation, because, if one rejects full-body scans, one must be subjected to full body gropings many liken to rape. You won’t find conservative feminists like me disagreeing with that analysis.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Definitely worth checking out.
Here's a story from ASSIST News detailing how this rumor, which has been used to demonize the Egyptian Coptic Christian community, Coptic Christian Woman Unwittingly Becomes Focal Point of Islamic Clash With Christianity.
It is strange that some Muslims choose to be so agitated over this unverified rumor when the Coptic Christian community have long endured abductions and forced conversions to Islam today.
I well remember reading a Reader's Digest article way back in 2000 which detailed a truly sickening account of one Coptic woman being abducted and forced to convert by bigoted Muslims.
I have no doubt in my mind that most Muslims are embarrassed by such things and wished such acts did not occur. According to the article above it appears the state is trying to contain the damage from this rumor.
It is sad to know that such shocking acts occur in what is usually regarded as the most advanced and cosmopolitan of the Arab states.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I remember once reading about how prisoners in the Soviet Union during Stalin's time were forced to expose their most private parts as part of the process entering into the gulag. Solzhenitsyn once remarked that while he was being processed into the Gulag he was forced to even show his member in order to show the inspector that there was nothing in there. Considering how extraordinarily rare a terrorist or spy would use such a method in concealing something I regard this step as totally unless, just like the Stalinist rituals of intrusive humiliation they imposed upon new prisoners.
We are far more likely getting killed by crossing the road, driving a car and odds the junk food you are eating are far more likely to kill you then some terrorist. Terrorism is an important problem, but we (I really mean the TSA) need to keep perspective about these things and not lose ourselves into paranoia.
Also we already have drug mules who ingest illegal drugs and go through airports trying to transport them while the drugs are inside them (and hoping the capsule does not break). More aggressive pat downs are not going to find such things.
This is such a useless procedure. It is a monstrosity that must be stopped.
Personally I have no problem taking off my shoes, going through metal detectors, or keeping liquids in clear containers. But this is too far, it is intrusive, it is going to needlessly hurt potentially thousands of innocent peoples, and it is not going to stop terrorism. The TSA have lost their minds allowing this to occur, as far as I am concerned. This dreadful and useless policy needs to stop.
I am sorry to mention such a thing. I am aware that some may find this rather disturbing, but now that I am aware that this is happening, I feel that it is my duty to warn as many people as I can about this, so that you will not be caught unawares.
Friday, November 5, 2010
I wish here to express my sorrow at knowing that such a dreadful thing has happened to these long suffering people and the many other vicious and wicked crimes the people of Iraq are subjected to, such as the recent multiple bombings against Shia in Baghdad.