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We have devout Muslim screeners screening for devout Muslims? This defines insanity. Nor is it the first such incident. The Post reported in June 2011 that "chilling Islamic graffiti found in the bathroom of a jet due to take off from Newark Airport was inexplicably erased by a cleaner after the Transportation Safety Administration waited 47 critical minutes to contact cops."
We have an entire government agency, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), dedicated to protecting us from terrorists who are largely Muslim. We have torturous security procedures at every stage of air travel. We bear unfathomable costs in taxpayer dollars, and even worse, we have to put up with the surrender of privacy and individual rights because of Islamic jihad -- because of the 9/11 Muslim terrorists, and because of the British Muslims who planned to blow up seven planes and kill 4,000 Americans and/or...
jpw wrote: Lurker -- of course I could prove sources, and just by doing a net search -- I literally am not able to describe the situations accurately without having offensive language. woman having to use breast pump while travelling with baby in front of agent in public bathroom. please, may I not go on?
Thanks, JPW, and yes, please do not go on.
Suffice it to say that this is an agency which has gone far astray from the purpose for which it was created.
No doubt, it needs to be closed down if it can't be fixed.
Lurker -- of course I could prove sources, and just by doing a net search -- I literally am not able to describe the situations accurately without having offensive language. woman having to use breast pump while travelling with baby in front of agent in public bathroom. please, may I not go on?
There is an almost virtual blockout of news now for Christians in America -- my conclusion is that they have made the choice. TV is easiest way to avoid reality. I'll even make the claim that as a group (there are obvious and glowing exceptions) are becoming some of the least informed segment of the population.
Mike wrote: Now if we could just get Jim to quit supporting the inmates.
In the mean time, Jim's claim to be an Independent makes for good entertainment and an occasional chuckle when you pinch him.
Catesby wrote: Why, what happens on November 5th? Does government get blown up? Be careful what you wish for.
Think election day.
ward 16 wrote: Isn't this the definition of government by Democrat?
On a serious note; JPW, you've cited some very sobering information about TSA operations and I trust you could provide references if asked. It's mind boggling how far the TSA can intrude into the private space of US fliers without a concerted rebellion. Sory of remind me of God's view of the king of Assyria......
Is 10:13 For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man: And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathereth eggs [that are] left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped.
"a JFK Airport terminal had to be evacuated and hundreds of passengers marched back through security screening all because one dimwitted agent failed to realize his metal detector had been unplugged." The Post called this an example of "the TSA's bungling,"
Good article this. It reveals the professionalism in the government departments (bureaucracy) to serve and protect America.
having someone run their hands over the most private parts of the body, stripping children down, running people through high radiation scanners.....
putting nursing mothers in glass cages for an hour or so, taking people's medical devices off their bodies so bodily fluids run, the multiple thefts of people's wallets, and endless cases of criminals unscreened running the program.
the state of Texas trying to end this, but having their air space closed down in response.
then running inspection checks of private property on buses, subways, and saying it will be spread throughout the country....
these are just a few things off hand that I remember from the last few years.
people blow it off until it happens to them -- we've lost our place as a society -- Muslim nations would never allow their women to be touched as so.