Monday, April 18, 2011

How Screwed Up Is This...?

According to the TSA, you no longer have a freedom of speech!

CNN found out that the TSA is declaring you a possible terrorist for exercising your rights to speak your mind! Welcome to the world of Big Brother!

TSA considers being upset at screening procedures to be an indicator of terrorist intentions

Cory Doctorow at 10:20 AM Sunday, Apr 17, 2011

CNN has discovered that the TSA considers "complaining about TSA procedures" to be a profiling marker for potential terrorists. They explain that one terrorist (the "twentieth hijacker") complained a lot about TSA screening, and so that means "getting angry about TSA screening procedures" goes in the "signs of terrorist intent" bucket.

However, CNN also notes that intelligence analysts say that Al Qaeda official policy is for its operatives to be meekly cooperative when pulled over for TSA screening. Strangely, "cooperating with the TSA" has not been added to the TSA's profiling screen.

"Expressing your contempt about airport procedures -- that's a First Amendment-protected right," said Michael German, a former FBI agent who now works as legal counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union. "We all have the right to express our views, and particularly in a situation where the government is demanding the ability to search you."

"It's circular reasoning where, you know, I'm going to ask someone to surrender their rights; if they refuse, that's evidence that I need to take their rights away from them. And it's simply inappropriate," he said

It looks to me as the government is now saying right up front that they don't care if we know it or not that our rights are being taken away, right from under our noses! Why does this not surprise me?

Have you had enough yet? Time for putting a stop to this has come, don't you think?

Now, my friends, let's get some fresh coffee and sit outside! Anyone know a rain dance?


Anonymous said...

I guess that makes me one of the bad guys, I report lots of TSA SNAFUs on my blog LOL


chinasyndrome said...

Hey Jim! I heard about this the other day.Made me so mad I couldn't see straight.This TSA thing is a joke. The TSA on their own has caught not one terrorist.What they have done,scared the hell out of numerous children,made a guy in wheel spill urine all over his self from his colostomy bag and then he had to fly the rest of trip like this,made a little old little sit on her own as they searched her cooler dumping out all contents then arresting family member/care taker because she got mad cause said little old lady had special dietary needs.But some people say they feel safer knowing TSA is there to protect them. Sorry just threw up in my mouth. No profiling of people who fit terrorist profile?Only in America.I shall stop now before I get on another list!May God Bless and help America!


chinasyndrome said...

Wheelchair.Sorry I get PO'ed fingers can't keep up with brain.


Gorges Smythe said...

This happens only because Americans LET it happen. Shame on US!

Momlady said...

If you consider the probable IQ of the people working at TSA it's no wonder. They wouldn't know a terrorist if one walked up and slapped 'em in the face.
Big Brother has arrived.

Bob from Athens said...

Gee!! Wonder who we would complain about if some terrorist got on a plane and brought it down? said...

I won't even get started on my feelings. I will say, however, that I would gladly send you some rain if I could. Today, on the other hand, promises to be glorious here. Temp. in mid to high 70s, lots of sun and not torando force winds. Thank you, God (oops, forget I can't always say that and be politically correct).
Love you.

judysquiltsandthings said...

I refuse to fly! Every time I take a trip I send an e-mail to the airlines to let them know I didn't spend my $$$ with them and why. Guess I'm on some list some where!

It's suppose to rain here tomorrow and I have a bunch of seeds to get in the ground so I will send it your way until next week.

HermitJim said...

Hey AV...
At least you'll have plenty of company on whatever list you end up on!

Thanks for coming by today, my friend!

Hey China...
Looks like we are all going to be on "the list" before it's over! Why can't the TSA do their job and still show people some respect?

I appreciate your visit this morning!

Hey Gorge...
I'm afraid you are correct, my friend!

Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Momlady...
Makes you wonder just how effective this whole thing really is!

I'm just glad that I don't like to fly, and have no place to fly to!

Thanks, my friend, for coming by today!

HermitJim said...

Hey Bob...
Judging from the number of guns and such that have been taken aboard planes during TSA checks by under cover agents...I'd say we are just lucky that a terrorist hasn't done just that!

I really don't think a 6 year old girl is going to be one of them!

I appreciate you taking the time to drop in today!

Hey Sis...
After all that rain and the tornadoes there in North Carolina, I'll just bet you'll settle for some sun and a little rain, right?

You be careful and keep one eye open, OK?

Thanks, Sis, for coming by today!

Hey Judy...
I don't fly either! Just a matter of choice with me, but again I don't have any place I want to go to bad enough to fly!

Thanks so much for coming by today!

Sissy said...

Danged if you do and danged if you don't.

Ha, I'm just waiting for some 'authorized uniformed buddy' to knock at my door. I think though it should be everyone's God given duty/right to complain about asinine happenings.

Wonder how long it will take to have the TSA stopping our cars or bicycles? It's way too overboard these days, isn't it?

Wonder if we can escape their probes by traveling on a pair of skates? Afraid even foot traffic may be in danger soon; we might be charged with loitering or plotted thinking when we stop to get our breath.

Then I read about our beloved police chief sorrowing his decision to turn his druggie son in...ah, but only because and when the public made a clamor.

Life's a ball these days! Isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Hey little girl, you have pretty hair, now I'm going to pat your butt, stay still little girl, you have pretty hair, now I'm going to run my hands inside your pants.

want some candy little girl? you have pretty hair

yeah, the tsa person told the little girl that she had pretty hair, then molested the child. In Public too.

This is so wrong.
letters to congress persons probably wont do any good either.

Anna Mouse, old grey haired lady.

Phelan said...

blah! I gritch all the time.

Mayberry said...

Why anyone sets foot in an airport these days is beyond me...