TSA Rolls Out ‘Detention Pods’ at Airport Terminal Exits

(Hat Tip Reader Eric M.) – Could TSA Detention Pods be coming soon to a USA airport near you?

Infowars reports on Syracuse airport, as part of its $60m renovation, has installed TSA Detention Pods which requires passengers to be funnelled into special exists and wait, presumably for only a brief period, in a detention pod before being allowed to exit the airport.  This would potentially replace the TSA Officer who is guarding the airport exit at every airport exit in America (although as I have seen in Charlotte, NC airport, even if the exit is closed or under Construction the TSA keeps agents sitting and guarding the closed exit, presumably to keep or maintain their employee shift schedule).

From the article:

The justification for installing the pods is that they replace police or security guards who would normally stand at the exit, therefore saving money, something which the TSA isn’t normally concerned about given how it is now selling abandoned naked body scanners to prisons for 10 per cent of their value.

According to Karen De Coster, the pods are a way “to remind you that you are a captive” and are “meant to make you feel like a prisoner who cannot leave.”

The prison inmate feel of the devices compliments numerous other TSA policies which critics have charged serve little other purpose than making travelers feel like they are under constant suspicion.

Last week, a Government Accountability Office investigation revealed that the TSA’s $1 billion dollar “chat down” program has been a complete failure in that it is “no better than chance” at identifying genuine security threats.

This seems like a very slippery slope to me.  Why does the TSA keep encroaching on the things we do while we freely transit in public?

 

Guy Builds Bomb with Materials Available After TSA Checkpoints

From ModVive.  This guy, in a laboratory built a bomb that could cause physical or human damage all based on materials available after TSA checkpoints.  As a demonstration that government cannot protect us from all risks as we daily trade our liberty for government “security”, a guy named “Terminal Cornucopia” built and detonated an improvised Post-Checkpoint materials frag grenade:

Terminal Cornucopia successfully constructed and detonated an improvised frag grenade. The short chemistry lesson here is that basically the water filled condom breaks upon being thrown which then shorts the battery, the battery short generates just enough heat to ignite the container of Axe body spray. This torrent of events turns the stainless steel mug into a shrapnel bomb. And I shudder to think of what they could do if they had pewter in the lid and an all metal coffee cup instead of one with a plastic lid.

I like the way the article closes, I agree very much with this quote:

The video demonstrates what prisoners in prison have been demonstration (sic) since the concept of prison has existed. People who point their energies towards doing harm to others will find a way no matter what. All someone needs is the desire to do wrong and they will do wrong. There is no legislation for this type of thought. All people need is time, knowledge, and a desire to accomplished a goal. It is humanities greatest strength, that is also our greatest weakness. We know we can do anything we put our minds to- some people just put their minds to wrong things.

When will we wake up and abolish the TSA and Department of Homeland Security?  Let the airlines decide how to best protect their billions of dollars in fixed assets and lives of their passengers.

Check out the full video and instructions, here:

TSA Penis Scanners Ensure Traveler Safety

Could this be the next new thing in aviation security?  Given the slippery slope and incompetence of the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Safety Administration, it sadly wouldn’t surprise me if it did.

Or maybe if they made use of this scanner as a prerequisite to Pre-Check enrollment.  I wonder how many people would do it?

(HT: Daily Paul)

How “Sheeple” Have the American People Become? Comedian Simulates TSA Body Scanner at Candy Store…

Yes, it is sadly true.  Comedian Rich Ferguson set up a prank at a California Candy Store.  He created a security line, much like the TSA security line that exists at the airport, for people wanting to enter a candy store.  He used a model as a prop to perform a “Body Scan” to see under her clothes much like the TSA does to millions of Americans with their scanning technology today.  Then, he required those people behind the model to be scanned as a condition of entering the candy store.  Few challenged this warrantless invasion of privacy, but regrettably most were content to give up their essential liberty (the right to privacy; the right to be left alone; the right to be free from warrantless searches) for what they perceived to be security.  Just like at the airport every day.  See for yourself:

 

From Paul Joseph Watson, who found out about this prank (emphasis mine):

The prank, which took place in San Luis Obispo, California, utilized a real mobile body scanner as well as a model who acted as a plant by being scanned repeatedly. A man with a hand wand played the authority figure who assured shoppers that the body scan was necessary for their “security” and to detect weapons.

While the video shows numerous passers-by objecting to the idea of body scanning to enter a candy store, the makers of the short film made it clear that the majority of people stood in line and were perfectly happy to be scanned.

Wow.  Americans today are so conditioned by their upbringing, public schools, media, etc. that they willingly submit to this as part of the daily routine of life.  And at a candy store.  This is not the US Consulate in Kandahar.

The only difference between the “scanner” used for this prank, and the TSA scanner is this: The TSA scans you and they can see everything just as clearly as this prank “scanner” except the agent who is looking at your underparts is behind a closed-off desk and cannot see you in-person and your image projected to them is that of a “blob” body without your curvature and features.  We are told by the TSA that the people behind the closed-off desk looking at your underparts cannot bring a camera, phone, or anything else to transmit these images.  But we are having to take our word from an agency who advertises for new employees on pizza boxes and who has employees not afraid to steal from passengers.

We will never get our privacy and freedom back from the likes of the TSA as long as a majority of Americans are A-OK trading their freedom for perceived security like these sheeple in San Luis Obispo.  What is to stop the TSA from rolling out their body scanners at the NASCAR race, Football Game, Daycare, Supermarket?  It seems like we are heading down that path.  If only the TSA would realize these wonderfully delicious targets for bad guys somehow avoid terrorist incidents without body scanners.  Why are airplanes a special case?

The bottom line: I don’t think the TSA cares that you are 250 times more likely to be killed by the US government than a terrorist (according to a US government study).  They aren’t going to hang up their blue suits, blue gloves, and walk away from their pensions until Americas at large are outraged.