The TSA may be touching your junk, but they won’t be patting down the people who tell them to:
WASHINGTON (AP) – Cabinet secretaries, top congressional leaders and an exclusive group of senior U.S. officials are exempt from toughened new airport screening procedures when they fly commercially with government-approved federal security details.
Happy Thanksgiving. Be greatful you used to live in a country where your could travel freely. Those memories mean something.
Just as both al Qaeda and the TSA use sexual assault as a tool of politics, both al Qaeda and TSA kill air travelers.
The difference is that the TSA kills more travelers than al Qaeda.
More information on this state terrorism from Nate Silver:
More stringent security procedures, in essence, function as a tax upon air travel, and produce a corresponding deadweight loss. Teleconferences are often a poor substitute for person-to-person interaction, and when people are reluctant to travel, some business deals donâ€™t get done that otherwise would have. Recreational travelers, meanwhile, may skip out on vacations that otherwise would have brought them pleasure and stress-relief (while improving revenues for tourism-dependent economies). The tenuous profits of the airline industry are also affected, of course. Revenue losses from the new bag-checking procedures may have measured in the billions, according to the Cornell study.
Other passengers may substitute car travel for air travel. But this too has its consequences, since car travel is much more dangerous than air travel over all. According to the Cornell study, roughly 130 inconvenienced travelers died every three months as a result of additional traffic fatalities brought on by substituting ground transit for air transit. Thatâ€™s the equivalent of four fully-loaded Boeing 737s crashing each year.
In other words, Barack Obama is a greater threat to the safety of air travelers than Osama bin Laden.
Save American Lives. Impeach Janet Napolitano. Stop TSA Sexual Assault.
Today I had the pleasure of talking to a senior-level, PhD researcher at a very large corporation that you have heard of, interacted with, and given money to.
I am under the clear impression that this man is a liberal Democrat, though by nature he is generally unpolitical. He has good (and bad) words to be said about congresspeople and officials from both parties. His votes are normally driven by local matters of interest to him because of how they impact his (entirely gentile) recreational habits.
He mentioned to me how he fears for his young daughter’s safety because of the new TSA guidelines.
He worries how the software in the machine prevents levels of radiation levels high enough to harm his daughter’s reproductive system.
He worries how his daughter’s normal development will be effected by being regularly fondled by strangers.
I have not heard any reports of systematic sexual assault on civilians by al Qaeda under Osama bin Laden.
I wish I had not heard any reports of systematic sexual assaults by U.S. government under Barack Obama.
But I cannot.
As far as the normal development of young girls go, they appear to be safer in areas controlled by bin Laden’s al Qaeda than by the Obama’s United States.