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TSA fails around 80% of undercover tests – report — RT US News

A report revealing “vulnerabilities” at Transportation Security Administration (TSA) airport checkpoints has disturbed lawmakers, who for...
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Video: Doc Justice rebuking Homestead Manager Gretsas August 2017

Dr. James Eric McDonough, at the August 2017 Homestead Council Meeting, going after City Manager George Gretsas for his comments at the July meeting...

TSA to enact stricter electronic screenings at all US airports

Published time: 27 Jul, 2017 00:35 Airport screenings are about to become even stricter for people...
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Video: Terrorist Attack Prevention: Germany approves WhatsApp hacking law

German Parliament has approved the law allowing the country's Secret Services to monitor messaging platforms like 'WhatsApp.' Critics say that this plan ... Via Youtube

TSA begins testing biometric fingerprint screening at 2 airports

Published time: 13 Jun, 2017 23:44 Edited time: 13 Jun, 2017 23:50 Forget fumbling for your...
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Video: ‘Whatsapp helping terrorists or police?’: App could’ve been used to plan attacks in...

How secure are your WhatsApp chats? Whatever the answer, government officials are seeking to weaken the privacy strength of the messenger platform further ... Via...
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Video: Tsar Nicholas II abdicated on this day 100 years ago

Follow #1917LIVE tonight on Twitter to witness the #abdication in real-time https://twitter.com/RT_1917 RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! Via Youtube

Put Down Thy Lightsaber

The first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Episode VIII) has been released. Oh no. Here we go. I admit: When it comes...

Muhammad Ali Jr detained for 2nd time by TSA – after testifying in DC...

Published time: 11 Mar, 2017 03:15Edited time: 11 Mar, 2017 03:19 Muhammad Ali Jr, son of the...

Ron Paul on New TSA Rules – More Aggressive Pat-Downs!

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has consistently failed miserably when tested on detecting contraband coming into airports. So what’s the...

TSA ‘redaction bordered on the absurd’: Agency under fire for hindering oversight officials

Like most Americans, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform isn’t happy with the TSA....
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Video: Drone captures massive sculpture burning at Maslenitsa party

Drone footage captured artist Nikolay Polissky's spectacular 20m (65 feet) high sculpture burning during Maslenitsa celebrations, in the Nikola-Lenivets village ... Via Youtube

NYC airport security breach allows 11 passengers to slip through TSA unscreened

Published time: 21 Feb, 2017 02:14 Eleven people traveling through New York City’s JFK airport had one...

February 20-26: War deepens crisis of the Tsarist regime

By the winter of 1916-1917, the World War on the Eastern Front had brought Tsar Nicholas...

No scientific basis for airport behavior screening – TSA internal files

The Transport Security Administration’s airport behavior screening program has little scientific basis and has led to...
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Video: Retweet the Revolution: Unfollowing Tsar, following Lenin (#1917LIVE Promo)

Follow twitter.com/rt_1917 The Russian Revolution of 1917, which abolished the monarchy and led to the rise of the Soviet Union, returns to life with...
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Video: ‘Girls are already used to it’: Russian futsal team sparks furor after donning...

The hijab has often split opinion in the sporting world, but the Russian women's mini-football (futsal) team have fully embraced the traditional Muslim garment...

TSA stops passenger with loaded 3D-printed gun

Airport screens in Reno, Nevada confiscated a 3D-printed gun loaded with five rounds of ammunition in...

Soldiers in Queen’s Household Cavalry used N-word, made racist jokes in WhatsApp group

Soldiers in the Household Cavalry are under investigation since it emerged that they had sent...

Disabled woman undergoing brain tumor treatment sues after bloody TSA beating at Memphis airport

A young woman with several physical handicaps was bloodied by TSA agents and arrested at the...
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Video: Lapavitsas: The Left Needs to Develop an Alternative Plan for Europe

Economics professor Costas Lapavitsas says Britain's vote to leave is a direct result of the EU's lack of democracy. Via Youtube

Markos Moulitsas Is a Fake, His DailyKos a Fraud

Eric Zuesse Markos Moulitsas is a CIA asset whose service to the organization, certainly after he started his popular Democratic-Party propaganda-site “Daily Kos” in 2002, has been to...

DHS will subject TSA to covert security audits over summer

The Department of Homeland Security is planning new covert security tests for the Transportation Security Administration at airports throughout the nation. The move comes...

Tsar quality: Prince Phillip’s DNA could unlock mystery of last murdered Russian royals

DNA samples taken from Prince Philip will be used to help identify the remains of...
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Video: Why and How We Need To End The TSA RIGHT NOW!

In this video Luke Rudkowski rips the TSA a new one by documenting not only the latest long line scandals but makes a definitive...

Travel hell: Airlines, TSA trade blame in Congress

Over 70,000 travelers missed their flights due to lines at US airports this year. Airlines and...

TSA security chief removed from position over “mismanagement”

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has removed its head of security from his post following...

Ron Paul on TSA Total Failure – No Surprise!

Ron Paul on TSA Total Failure – No Surprise! Daniel McAdams, May 19, 2016 For the “privilege” of being groped and radiated...

TSA Hell: Passengers in Chicago miss flights due to lines at security checkpoints

450 American Airline passengers missed their flights from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport Sunday as result of...

‘Are you f**king kidding me?’: YouTube video showcases ludicrously long TSA line

A video showing an extremely long Transportation Security Administration screening line at Chicago Midway airport has...

Head of TSA addresses retaliation against whistleblowers, long lines at airports

If you have a bone to pick with the Transportation Security Administration over lengthy security lines, you are not alone. The head of the...

‘Going native’: TSA whistleblower claims orders were to profile Somali imams

Minnesota is home to one in three Somalis in the US, according to MPR News, and...

WhatsApp: Critics claim EU ‘Remain’ campaign using app to avoid FoI requests

Critics of the EU ‘Remain’ campaign claim that WhatsApp is being used to organize strategy...

TSA backtracks on plan to screen passengers after flights

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has backtracked on an unusual program that would have postponed security...

WhatsApp rolls out end-to-end encryption for its billion users

Messaging giant WhatsApp completed its effort to fully encrypt every message and call made over its...
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Video: Need a TOW? Text me on WhatsApp! Syrian rebels sell US arms on...

If you thought Facebook was just about connecting with friends, apparently you were wrong. Someone has attempted to use it as a marketplace to...

TSA busts people concealing bladed weapons at LaGuardia, Newark airports

Two passengers at LaGuardia airport in New York City tried to board a flight with several “artfully concealed” bladed weapons hidden in their clothes...

TSA to Klingons: Check your bat’leth

Klingons flying through US airports take note - the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will make you check your traditional weapons including bat'leths. PROVERB: "LeghlaHchu'be'chugh mIn lo'laHbe'...

TSA-Trained Disney World in Goofy ‘Terrorist Detection’ Methods

The same ridiculed and useless techniques used by the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) to not find terrorists at America’s airports are now being used...

Sticky fingers: TSA dogged by thefts, groping and fondling by screeners

A TSA screener has been fired after security camera footage showed him stealing $61 in cash from a traveler’s wallet at New York’s JFK...
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Video: Tsar Bomba: Replica of most powerful nuke ever detonated on display in Moscow

People in Moscow will have the opportunity to view a life-size replica of the biggest detonated nuclear bomb in history. A copy of the...
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Video: TSA Crystal Energy Vampires and VidCon!!

In this video Luke Rudkowski takes you on this journey from Miami to Los Angeles as he attends his first ever VidCon. we also...
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Video: Lapavitsas Calls for Exit as the Only Strategy for Greek People

In an intense speech in Athens, Costas Lapavitsas says the Syriza plan was to achieve radical change within the Eurozone - and that's impossible. Via...
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Video: Interview with Costas Lapavitsas

Dimitri Lascaris of The Real News interivews Syriza MP Costas Lapavitsas. Via Youtube
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Video: Lapavitsas Calls for Exit as the Only Strategy for Greek People

In an intense speech in Athens, Costas Lapavitsas says the Syriza plan was to achieve radical change within the Eurozone - and that's impossible. Via...
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Video: The Death Penalty is Revenge, Not Healing: Father of OKC Victim on Dzhokhar...

http://democracynow.org - Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been formally sentenced to death for his role in the attack that killed three and ... Via...

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: ‘I am guilty and I am sorry’

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was sentenced to death for his alleged role in the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, has given his first public statement...

US Senate confirms new TSA administrator

New leader for the Transportation Security Administration has been confirmed by the Senate after the recent security failures caused concerns among US authorities. The Senate...

TSA chief ousted over failure to detect weapons

Acting administrator for the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been ousted after media reports revealed that checkpoint screeners at almost all of US...

Despite Security Mania Since 9/11, TSA Failed to Find 95% of Fake Weapons in...

Despite untold billions spent on airport security over the last fourteen years, DHS agents with fake bombs and other weapons marched right through checkpoints...

Tsarnaev Sentenced to Death: The Boston Bombing and the Tsarnaev Trial — Lies, Anomalies...

Today, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sentenced to death on some counts, including “the use of a weapon of mass destruction (pressure cooker bomb #2)...

TSA Rigs It: Agents Will Get Away With Groping Whoever They Like And There’s...

By now, you may have heard the story about how two TSA agents at Denver International Airport were fired recently after it was revealed...

Welcome To The TSA’s Creepy-Ass “Behavior Detection” Program

Does reading people's microexpressions stop terrorists, or just encourage pseudoscientific profiling? Airport security basically sucks: Being herded through a Tensabarrier maze alongside a bunch of...

TSA could start snooping on social media to speed up security screenings

The Transportation Security Agency is already well known for conducting evasive searches at American airports, but new measures may soon see the social media...

TSA and DHS, making a list, checking it twice

We've only been saying it for years. In the United States of Homeland, the government keeps lists. Lists of "good guys" and "bad guys." We...

Doing it right: man refuses TSA screening after flight

A magnificent video of an airline passenger interacting with TSA officers at Denver International Airport last Saturday. Kahler Nygard flew from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to Denver,...

RINF VIDEO: Invasive RIPA Law Could Contravene Human Rights‏

TRANSCRIPT: Hello and welcome to RINF alternative news, I'm Mick Meaney and in this report we're going to look at the future of the Regulation...

TSA Now Deciding If You’re Allowed Your Medication

LISA SIMEONE Several stories have been circulating recently about people’s medications being confiscated by the TSA. In some cases, these are potentially lifesaving medications, such...

DHS Source: TSA Lets Illegal Aliens Surpass Airport Security to Board Planes

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is allowing illegal immigrants go around airport security to catch planes without a photo identification required of all...

Drunken TSA imposter groped women at San Francisco airport

A man reportedly got drunk and posed as a Transportation Security Administration contractor at San Francisco International Airport in order to grope women in...

Video: Coming Soon – TSA Mind Reading Scanners to Catch Terrorists

A clip from a new Discovery Channel special envisages a day in the near future where the TSA will deploy mind reading technology to...

TSA to Raise Groping Fees Charged to Passengers

The Transportation Security Administration will raise fees added to airline ticket prices which offset the costs for performing body scans and pat downs, all...

Baltimore TSA & Airport Police assault journalist for filming at checkpoint

Reporter gets assaulted by Baltimore Airport Police and TSA agents for exercising his right to film government agents in public. Police threaten him with...

TSA’s Mothballed Naked Body Scanners End Up Being Used In Prisons

Over 150 radiation spewing body scanners, previously used by the TSA in the nation’s airports, have been redeployed into environments much more fitting of...

New questions in FBI Boston bombing witness killing: Agent Who Killed Tsarnaev Pal at...

Dave Lindorff RINF Alternative News Almost a year after an FBI agent shot and killed, under suspicious circumstances, a crucial witness in the Boston Marathon bombing...

Senator Blasts TSA: Fast Food Joints Do Better Employee Background Checks

Steve Watson  The TSA has an annual budget of over SEVEN BILLION DOLLARS, yet this is not enough to do proper background checks on it’s...

Video: TSA Agents Pat Down 2 & 6 Year Old Children

Paul Joseph Watson Disturbing new video footage shows TSA agents performing full body pat downs on two infants aged just 2 and 6 years old,...

Inequality, Productivity, and WhatsApp

If you ever wonder what’s fueling America’s staggering inequality, ponder Facebook’s acquisition of the mobile messaging company WhatsApp .

According to news reports today, Facebook has agreed to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion.

That’s the highest price paid for a startup in history. It’s $3 billion more than Facebook raised when it was first listed, and more than twice what Microsoft paid for Skype.

(To be precise, $12 billion of the $19 billion will be in the form of shares in Facebook, $4 billion will be in cash, and $3 billion in restricted stock to WhatsApp staff, which will vest in four years.)

Given that gargantuan amount, you might think Whatsapp is a big company. You’d be wrong. It has 55 employees, including its two young founders, Jan Koum and Brian Acton.

Whatsapp’s value doesn’t come from making anything. It doesn’t need a large organization to distribute its services or implement its strategy.

It value comes instead from two other things that require only a handful of people. First is its technology — a simple but powerful app that allows users to send and receive text, image, audio and video messages through the Internet.

The second is its network effect: The more people use it, the more other people want and need to use it in order to be connected. To that extent, it’s like Facebook — driven by connectivity.  

Whatsapp’s worldwide usage has more than doubled in the past nine months, to 450 million people — and it’s growing by around a million users every day. On December 31, 2013, it handled 54 billion messages (making its service more popular than Twitter, now valued at about $30 billion.)

How does it make money? The first year of usage is free. After that, customers pay a small fee. At the scale it’s already achieved, even a small fee generates big bucks. And if it gets into advertising it could reach more eyeballs than any other medium in history. It already has a database that could be mined in ways that reveal huge amounts of information about a significant percentage of the world’s population.

The winners here are truly big winners. WhatsApp’s fifty-five employees are now enormously rich. Its two founders are now billionaires. And the partners of the venture capital firm that financed it have also reaped a fortune.

And the rest of us? We’re winners in the sense that we have an even more efficient way to connect with each other.

But we’re not getting more jobs.

In the emerging economy, there’s no longer any correlation between the size of a customer base and the number of employees necessary to serve them. In fact, the combination of digital technologies with huge network effects is pushing the ratio of employees to customers to new lows (WhatsApp’s 55 employees are all its 450 million customers need).

Meanwhile, the ranks of postal workers, call-center operators, telephone installers, the people who lay and service miles of cable, and the millions of other communication workers, are dwindling — just as retail workers are succumbing to Amazon, office clerks and secretaries to Microsoft, and librarians and encyclopedia editors to Google.   

Productivity keeps growing, as do corporate profits. But jobs and wages are not growing. Unless we figure out how to bring all of them back into line – or spread the gains more widely – our economy cannot generate enough demand to sustain itself, and our society cannot maintain enough cohesion to keep us together.

Congressman Looking To Introduce Bill To Stop TSA “Barking Orders” At Public

Legislation would put a stop to TSA agents treating Americans as if “they are cattle,...

TSA expands to oversee aircraft security

The Transportation Security Administration is expanding its fiefdom once again, this time planning to inspect aircraft repair stations in an attempt to lower the...

Russian Celebrity Claims She Was “Stripped Naked” by TSA

TV beauty says “large black woman” performed “sexual act” Paul Joseph WatsonInfowars.comJanuary 10, 2014

“Protecting” America’s Borders: Musical Instruments Destroyed by TSA and US Customs Officials

Boujemaa Razgui had his ney flutes taken from him by TSA and destroyed by US customs officials in New York. Boujemaa Razgui is a...

TSA agents reportedly destroyed Canadian man’s 11 homemade instruments

United States Customs and Border Patrol is under fire after a new report revealed that officials there confiscated nearly a dozen homemade instruments from...

Rise of the TSA Robots At Airports

Jack Nicas Next to have their jobs automated: airport-security screeners? Aviation and government authorities are starting to use machines in lieu of people...

Father of slain Tsarnaev associate pens letter to Obama, alleges FBI deliberately killed son

The father of Ibragim Todashev, former friend of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, has released an open letter to President Barack Obama calling...

Arabic language student detained for carrying flashcards can’t sue TSA, court rules

An Arabic language student was told he cannot sue two FBI agents and three TSA agents for a 2009 incident in which he was...

Grandma Got Violated by the TSA: An Indefinitely Detained Christmas

by Melissa Melton The Daily Sheeple Well, it’s that merry time of the year once again. Yes, Christmas…the time when families come together to celebrate the holidays and our Congress renews the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with that oh-so-necessary indefinite detention clause that says American citizens can be detained, yes indefinitely,Read the Rest...

The TSA’s 12 Banned Items of Christmas

Youtube As travelers board planes this holiday, please be aware of 12 actual banned items from the Transportation Security Administration.

TSA confiscates photographer’s blower because it could be filled with gunpowder and used as...

In a photography forum, Surapon recounts the sad story of how the TSA took away his Giottos AA1900 Rocket Air Blaster,...

Talk Nation Radio: Lisa Simeone on How the TSA Trains Us in Complete Obedience

https://soundcloud.com/davidcnswanson/talk-nation-radio-lisa-simeone Listen to this show and you may not think of air travel the same way again. Lisa Simeone runs the civil liberties watchdog site TSA News Blog, where she and her writers keep track of...

TSA Launches ‘Fun’ Website For Kids

Cartoon video erroneously teaches kids airport security is a breeze Paul Joseph WatsonInfowars.comDecember 19, 2013

Poll: Moronic Majority Want TSA Agents Armed

Only group who oppose are LibertariansSteve WatsonInfowars.comDecember 13, 2013 A new poll indicates that a majority of Americans want to see TSA agents carrying firearms...

Controversial Rolling Stone Tsarnaev cover named ‘Hottest’ of the year

Rolling Stone magazine generated a media firestorm when its editors chose to feature the accused Boston Marathon bomber on its August cover. Partly due...

TSA Confiscates ‘Realistic’ Two Inch Toy Pistol From Sock Monkey

A Washington state woman traveling from St. Louis to Seattle was shocked and embarrassed after TSA agents threatened to call police over her sock...

What happens to loose change at TSA?

A TSA security officer checks a passenger at the Salt Lake City international airport, in Salt Lake City, Utah on Nov. 21, 2012. Last year,...

Time to get rid of the TSA

TSA's security screenings make passengers feel violated, humiliated, assaulted, and angry. Federal airline security oversight has a long track record of failure. Few people know...

More Airports Set to Install TSA ‘Detention Pods’

Devices that critics liken to cattle grids have biometric capabilities Paul Joseph WatsonInfowars.comDecember 6, 2013 A new Transportation Security Administration directive that mandates airports provide...

TSA Expands Searches of Parked Cars at Airports

Sign says vehicles “will be searched by uniformed security” Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com December 3, 2013 TSA-approved warrantless searches of vehicles parked outside airports are being expanded, with...

TSA Claim Debunked: Photo Proof Agency Searches Cars

Kurt NimmoInfowars.comDecember 3, 2013 Back in July the TSA posted to its blog that it does not search vehicles parked at airports. The claim is...

TSA Go Away Day

Chris www.facebook.com/tsagoawayday Whereas the 4th amendment of the Constitution protects citizens from unwarranted searches and seizures Whereas it is TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE for ANYONE to grab or expose...

TSA Keeps Cool Half Mil of Your Pocket Change

Lawmaker wants it to go to build airport rest places for military members Infowars.comNovember 30, 2013 The government agency charged with making sure every airplane passenger...

SPOT-ted $900 Million, TSA Program Hasn’t Caught One Terrorist

The amount spent by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) since 2007 on a program to identify suspicious airplane passengers: $900 million. The number of terrorists...

Former TSA supervisor charged with trafficking cocaine

USA TodayNovember 28, 2013 A former Transportation Security Administration supervisor has been indicted for allegedly helping smuggle at least 11 pounds of cocaine through the...

NHTSA May Mandate That New Cars Broadcast Location, Number of Passengers, Direction and Speed

Terence P. Jeffrey CNS News November 20, 2013 Before the end of this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will decide whether or not to begin...

TSA Responds To Announcements Of Arresting Joking Passengers

We've learned that in Houston, TX airline passengers were told that they could be arrested if they mocked the TSA. A listener of The...

TSA ‘Detention Pods’ Have Biometric, Object Detection Capabilities

Promo video shows user scanning fingerprint to leave containment area Paul Joseph Watson TSA ‘detention pods' currently being rolled out at major airports across the U.S....

Fiery Pro-Wrestler Smacks Down TSA

Libertarian ‘Kane' shines in LPAC speechSteve WatsonPrisonplanet.comNov 18, 2013Pro-wrestler Glenn Jacobs, aka Kane, slammed the TSA (pun intended) in a recent speech before the...

TSA Rolls Out ‘Detention Pods’ at Airport Terminal Exits

Making you feel like a prisoner who cannot leave Paul Joseph Watson The TSA is funding the rollout of exit pods at major airport terminals across...

The TSA Wants to Remind You That You Are A Captive

The new “exit” portals gulags at Syracuse Hancock Airport are bulletproof pods that are meant to make you feel like a prisoner who cannot leave. They’ve been called pods, bubbles, capsules, even Willy Wonka’s glass elevator, and they have caused confusion and frustration. Adam Hayes, who was traveling from Fort Worth Texas, said “I’ve never [...]

YouTube User Shows Futility of TSA ‘No Liquids’ Policy By Exploding ‘Fragguccino’

Via RawStory: In a video on YouTube, contributor Evan “treefort” Booth at Terminal Cornucopia takes common items found in most airport terminals at retail kiosks...

TSA: What Is it Good For?

(TSA) isn't as effective at detecting suspicious characters as one might think. The Government Accounting Office (GAO) has reviewed the TSA's Screening Passengers by...

AP: TSA Officer Bled For 33 Minutes In LAX Shooting

CBS LA / AP November 15, 2013 A new Associated Press report published Friday claims help was delayed for more than 30 minutes for the TSA...

Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev’s lawyers protest conditions of his detention

By Nick Barrickman15 November 2013 On Tuesday, federal prosecutors and defense attorneys representing Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev met to discuss the conditions...

$1 Billion TSA ‘Chat Down’ Program a Complete Failure

Invasive policy “no better than chance” at identifying security threats Paul Joseph WatsonInfowars.comNovember 14, 2013 Image: Wikimedia Commons. The TSA's $1 billion dollar ‘chat down' program,...

Selena Gomez Loves TSA Groping

Pop princess wants to be molested by blue-gloved goons Paul Joseph Watson In her recent hit song “Slow Down,” pop princess Selena Gomez attempts to make...

TSA agents urged to be armed

The LAX shooting resulted in the death of one TSA agent and left two others wounded. The union that represents Transportation Security Administration workers on...

TSA to Pre-Screen Air Travelers’ Tax Info, Property Records, Travel History

Owe money to the IRS? Having trouble making your mortgage payments? Ever been sued or been arrested? Soon, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will know...

TSA Sought Firing Range for Firearms Training Two Weeks Prior to LAX Shooting

Agency now has the resources to potentially arm airport screeners Kit DanielsInfowars.comNovember 5, 2013 Two weeks prior to the LAX airport shooting on Friday, the Transportation...

Alleged LAX gunman was on the hunt for TSA agents

Published time: November 04, 2013 19:35 Paul Anthony Ciancia.(Reuters / FBI) The suspected gunman in a deadly shooting spree at the Los Angeles International...

TSA Union Wants Armed Guards

Just the thing these jumped-up mall cops need: firepower. (Speaking of that, every heard of The Mall Ninja?) Via USA TODAY: The union representing airport screeners...

New York Marathon Runners Get TSA Treatment

Kurt NimmoInfowars.comNovember 3, 2013 New York cops had a tough job today. They “screened” 45,000 runners at the New York Marathon. In addition to the...

TSA Shooting Narrative Disintegrates

Over next fews days, sizable amount of media coverage will be dedicated to patriot-terrorist narrative Kurt NimmoInfowars.comNovember 3, 2013 The LAX TSA shooting story is beginning...

TSA Shooting Eyewitness: Suspect Was Dressed As A TSA Agent

SHAWN HELTON 21st Century Wire November 3, 2013 It was also initially reported that the 23year-old suspect, Paul Anthony Ciancia of New Jersey was a TSA agent...

More Details Emerge On TSA Shooting

Josh Hicks and Martin WeilWashington PostNovember 3, 2013 The suspect in the killing of a TSA screener during a shooting rampage at the Los Angeles...

US gunman set to kill many TSA agents

The anti-US government shooting suspect at the Los Angeles International Airport was seeking to kill multiple employees of the Transportation Security Administration. On Friday, Paul...

LAX gunman targeted TSA employees, police investigate ‘NWO’ conspiracy motive

A lone gunman who shot his way through a security checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport wanted to kill TSA employees, law enforcement officials...

LA airport shooter was TSA agent

The gunman had anti-federal government sentiment and was angry with the TSA specifically. The man who shot and killed a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent...

UPDATE: Flip-Flop: LAX Shooter Was Not a TSA Worker, May Have Had ‘Strong Anti-Government...

Infowars.comNovember 1, 2013 Media in Los Angeles, California, report that the suspected shooter at LAX is an off-duty TSA worker. Officialdom says the alleged shooter was...

Press Doesn’t Cover Gag Order on TSA Blogger

Once-public documents sent down the memory hole Adan SalazarInfowars.comOctober 24, 2013 The mainstream press has virtually ignored...

TSA spies on you even before you fly

TSA spying will include the systematic use of private and government databases. The Draconian groping measures instituted by the TSA inside United States airports is...

TSA spies on you even before you fly

TSA spying will include the systematic use of private and government databases. The Draconian groping measures instituted by the TSA inside United States airports is...

Are You Suspicious? The TSA’s Database-Driven Screenings

As seen at the Maui airport TSA security screening area. (Photo: Brett Lider / Flickr / CC license)Want to leave your shoes and jacket...

TSA Knows All About You

New procedure surpasses the TSA's Secure Flight Kurt NimmoInfowars.comOctober 22, 2013 Even before you get on that...

Pre-Crime: TSA Now Spies On You 24/7 Even Before You Fly

TSA grants itself authority to spy on citizens 24/7 even before you fly Anthony Gucciardi The Draconian groping measures instituted by the TSA...

TSA accessing government and private databases to pre-screen everyone

Jetsetters, take note: According to a front page article in Tuesday's edition of the New York Times, the United State Transportation Security Administration (TSA)...

DoJ Censors Blogger After Court Leaked Documents On TSA’s Phony Security Theater

Blogger harassed by government for speaking about public documents Adan SalazarInfowars.comOct. 18, 2013 Jon Corbett, the engineer...

TSA air marshal caught taking photos under skirts

Adam Joseph Bartsch (Photo by Nashville Police Department) A federal air marshal was arrested after being accused of snapping cellphone photographs underneath women’s skirts and...

Internal TSA Documents: Body Scanners, Pat Downs Not For Terrorists

TSA’s ‘Administrative Record’ admits ineffective security theater

Adan Salazar
Infowars.com
Oct. 17, 2013

The TSA has quietly admitted there is no actual “threat-addressing” basis for employing nude body scanners or invasive pat down procedures at airports, a notion many travelers who are weary of the federal agency’s borderline sexual molestation have long suspected but were hard-pressed to prove.

The TSA understands body scanners and pat downs are ineffective at addressing a threat for which they admit “there is no evidence.”

The TSA understands body scanners and pat downs are ineffective at addressing a threat for which they admit “there is no evidence.”

The evidence was found in sealed court documents, available through the PACER.gov website, regarding engineer and blogger Jon Corbett’s ongoing litigation over the constitutionality of the agency’s loathsome security practices.

In a redacted version of the appellant’s brief, filed by Corbett on October 7 with the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, several portions of the Summary of Facts section were blacked out, raising questions as to the nature of the censored information.

But in a sealed version of the same documents obtained through PACER.gov (and available here), the redacted sections appear with incriminating clarity.

Through Redactions, TSA Admits Terror Threats are Slim to Nonexistent

Redaction shows TSA is aware explosives on airplanes "are extremely rare.' (click to enlarge)

Redaction shows TSA is aware explosives on airplanes “are extremely rare.’ (click to enlarge)

A section detailing how “The TSA Has Misled The Public As to the Likelihood of the Threat ‘Addressed’ By Nude Body Scanners and Pat Downs,” includes a blacked out portion concerning the TSA’s knowledge that “explosives on airplanes are extremely rare.”

“For example, the TSA analyzed hijackings in 2007 and found 7 hijacking incidents across the globe, but none of them involved actual explosive devices,” Corbett explains in the brief, adding that the last attempt to bring an explosive onboard an airplane through a U.S. airport occurred 35 years ago.

Another redacted section highlights the government’s concession that, “due to hardened cockpit doors and the willingness of passengers to challenge hijackers,” it would be difficult to have a repeat of 9/11.

“The government also credits updated pre-flight security for that difficulty assessment,” the brief states, “but the assessment was written before the en masse deployment of body scanners and before the update to the pat down procedure. Further, the government admits that there have been no attempted domestic hijackings of any kind in the 12 years since 9/11.”

The TSA also had the following section completely censored:

This begs the question, then, of what evidence the government possesses to rationalize that we should be so afraid of non-metallic explosives being brought aboard flights departing from the U.S. that we must sacrifice our civil liberties. The answer: there is none. “As of mid-2011, terrorist threat groups present in the Homeland are not known to be actively plotting against civil aviation targets or airports; instead, their focus is on fundraising, recruiting, and propagandizing.”

In the brief’s Summary of Argument, another redacted portion concerns the TSA’s understanding that body scanners and pat downs are ineffective at addressing a threat for which they admit “there is no evidence.”

By redacting certain parts of the brief, the TSA also inadvertently admits “it is aware of no one who is currently plotting a terror attack against our aviation system using explosives (non-metallic or otherwise),” and that, in addition to a cabin of empowered passengers who would make short work of a hijacker, the Federal Flight Deck Officer program, which arms pilots with firearms, makes targeting an airplane “to be the definition of insanity.”

Get the TSA Out of Our Pants

catascopeThe redactions in Corbett’s court documents are a damning indictment of the TSA’s procedures, and only serve to bolster his claims’ truthfulness.

The 28-year-old entrepreneur arrived at his conclusions after admittedly “pawing through several thousand pages of the TSA’s ‘administrative record,’” which he says the TSA uses as the “alleged rationale behind why they must photograph us naked and literally put their hands in our pants to search us.”

The information contained within the redacted portions support what Infowars and others have long suspected: that the sprawling agency – which is in the process of extending beyond the airport and onto highways, train stations and public buses – was never meant to thwart terrorists, but was instead set up to purposely obstruct, annoy, harass and train the American public.

In other words, the court documents go a long way in proving the TSA is pure contrived security theater custom-made solely to indoctrinate Americans, through prisoner training, into blindly accepting obedience to authority as a normal way of life, not to mention a huge waste of about $7.91 billion in taxpayer money a year.

RELATED: TSA Loudspeakers Threaten Travelers With Arrest For Joking About Security

TSA trying to make a monkey out of you.

TSA trying to make a monkey out of you.

Corbett has made quite the reputation of going after the agency.

Last year, he made headlines when he demonstrated how to thwart TSA body scanners simply by sewing an object onto clothing.

Corbett had also previously filed a lawsuit challenging the TSA after he was detained for an hour at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. He also regularly adds updates regarding his ongoing litigation on his activist blog TSA Out Of Our Pants!.

Updates to Jon’s case can be found on PACER.gov, case #12-15893.

Below are both the redacted and sealed versions of the Appellant’s brief in the case of Jonathan Corbett v. Transportation Security Administration.

REDACTED Appellant’s brief.

SEALED Appellant’s brief.

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The Saudi Arabian government has threatened to ban the use of instant messaging applications because of failure to control them, Saudi media reveal. It comes a month after the minister for media and culture confirmed censorship of Twitter.

“The Communications and Information Technology Commission has requested companies operating the applications to meet the regulatory requirements to avoid their suspension in the kingdom,” sources told Saudi news site Sabq.

“The commission is now coordinating with the application operators on the issue,” they said.

Companies were given one week to deal with the situation and decide upon the required technical measures.

The sources stressed that the procedure was “in accordance with regulatory procedures,” denying claims that attributed the decision to commercial motivations.

Messaging applications such as Skype, WhatsApp and Viber are at risk of being banned, Al Arabiya reported.

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he added.

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TSA Now Traumatizing Disabled Toddlers in Strollers

After the attacks of 9/11, it was only natural that our government would put in place new policies to help prevent future terrorist attacks. Unfortunately, thanks to the Bush Administration and its "fear everything" doctrine, we went nuts. As a result, what we have today is a system that is badly broken, that does very little to actually protect the lives of Americans, and that is in need of some serious reconsideration.

Since 9/11, the focus has been on airport security, or the lack thereof. Because airport security had been privatized and airport screeners were about the same caliber and pay as Burger King workers, the Bush Administration established the TSA in November of 2001. According to the agency's website, the mission of the TSA is to, "protect the nation's transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce."

But there's always been a dynamic tension between freedom and security, as Ben Franklin identified after the Constitutional Convention. And when security is overdone, it can sometimes end up somewhere between an oppressive institution and a clown show.

That's where 3-year-old Lucy Forck comes in.

Earlier this month, TSA officials at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in St.Louis, Missouri detained 3-year-old Lucy, on her way to a family vacation in Disney World.

The agents threatened the frightened little girl with an invasive pat-down. Little Lucy is confined to a wheelchair, and her mother took cell phone video of the entire traumatic experience, and put it up online for the world to see. In the video, you can clearly see a scared Lucy, and hear her mother questioning why such invasive security techniques need to be performed on a wheelchair-bound toddler.

But Lucy's story is just one of many tragic and unnecessary acts in America's modern security theater.

In October of 2012, Michelle Dunaj, a terminally-ill cancer patient, was on her way to visit friends and family in Hawaii, for what would likely be her last time seeing them. When Dunaj arrived at Seattle's Sea-Tac Airport, TSA agents forced her to lift up her shirt in public, so that they could check underneath her bandages. Dunaj had asked for privacy, but the agents wouldn't allow it. The whole situation started after a TSA agent had seen tubing connected to Dunaj's torso, a result of her medical condition. Dunaj was eventually allowed to proceed, only after being hurt and humiliated.

Earlier in 2012, TSA agents at Fort Lauderdale airport in Florida pulled 18-month-old baby girl Riyanna off of a flight, because her name was on the federal government's no-fly list. Her family believes they were being profiled due to their Middle Eastern name, and because Riyanna's mother was dressed in a traditional hijab.

Rewind two years, and America's security theater rears its ugly head yet again. Three-year-old Rocco Dubiel was traveling with his family, and was in a wheelchair with a broken leg. As his family passed through the security checkpoint, Rocco was detained by TSA agents, and swabbed for explosive residue. Again the incident was posted to the web, and again the TSA was forced to issue an apology.

All of these incidents took place at our nation's airports. But that's not our only mass transit system. And, at least so far – thankfully – there are no pat-downs or public shamings in our nation's other transit systems. That's because, ever since the Bush

Administration created the TSA, all security focus has been placed on the skies, and not on the ground.

Is that because they just haven't gotten around to busses, trains, and cars? Or because the whole thing is more theatre than reality.

Back in the 1970s, after numerous aircraft hijackings to Cuba, legislation was introduced in Congress to require airlines to harden their cockpit doors. El Al, the Israeli airline, had been doing that since they started flying. Virtually all the European airlines had hardened cockpit doors. But the US airlines didn't want to pay the one-time cost – which would have been around $100,000 per plane. It would have cut their quarterly profits. So they lobbied Congress hard, and the legislation died.

If United and American Airlines had had hardened cockpit doors, 9/11 never would have happened. It's part of why it hasn't happened ever in Israel. And, in the ultimate example of locking the barn door after the horse is out, those doors are hardened today.

But we behave like they're not, and like we're all terrified. And this security theatre, like the military-industrial-complex it's become a part of, just keeps growing and growing without ever being questioned. From Chertof Porno X-Ray machines to groping kids in wheelchairs to humiliating cancer patients.

This nation used to be the land of the free and the home of the brave, but since Bush and Cheney, we've become the land of the frightened and the home of the sheep. It's time we changed that. It's time for sensible security in the United States that protects the lives, and, frankly, even more importantly, the rights, of all Americans.

TSA nude scanners might be coming to federal buildings

A traveler undergoes a full body scan performed by Transportation Security Administration agents as she and others pass through the security checkpoint at the Denver International Airport on November 22, 2010 in Denver, Colorado.(AFP Photo / John Moore)

A traveler undergoes a full body scan performed by Transportation Security Administration agents as she and others pass through the security checkpoint at the Denver International Airport on November 22, 2010 in Denver, Colorado.(AFP Photo / John Moore)

The TSA is retiring 250 of their high-tech “backscatter” screening machines in the coming weeks, easing both healthcare and privacy woes from frequent travelers that don’t trust the devices. Are they really going away for good though?

Backscatter makers Rapiscan and the Transportation Security Administration announced the ending of a partnership just last month, and by June 1 the TSA will have removed the space-age body screeners from around 200 airports across the country. In a recent interview with Federal Times, though, TSA spokesperson David Castelveter says that the roughly $40 million worth of machinery could be moved elsewhere to provide airport-style security outside of departure terminals.

“We are working with other government agencies to find homes for them,” Castelveter tells reporter Andy Medici. “There is an interest clearly by DoD and the State Department to use them — and other agencies as well.”

According to Medici, those machines may soon be coming to federal buildings to be used in routine, day-to-day security screenings for both visitors and employees.

Last February, lawmakers in Washington responded to opponents of the machines by demanding that the TSA only implement devices that produce "generic passenger images,” a maneuver they hoped would bring change substantial enough to alleviate the privacy concerns from travelers made uncomfortable by the X-ray-like machines that have earned them the moniker “pornoscanners.” With a deadline looming and Congress’ challenge left unanswered, though, the TSA confirmed last month that their $5 million contract with Rapiscan would be coming to a close and the company’s Secure 1000SP Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) systems and Automated Target Recognition (ATR) software would be shelved.

“It became clear to TSA they would be unable to meet our timeline,” Karen Shelton Waters, an assistant administer for acquisitions at the agency, told Bloomberg at the time. “As a result of that, we terminated the contract for the convenience of the government.”

Now just weeks after that announcement, Medici’s report suggests that Americans won’t be saying goodbye to the backscatters anytime soon. Although the TSA has removed at least 76 of the machines from airports already and intends on having the other 174 gone by the June 1 deadline, Castelveter wants them elsewhere.

“Hopefully we will be able to deploy them within other government agencies,” he says.

In the January 17 press release from Rapiscan that announces the end of their backscatter deal with the TSA, the company hints at what could be to come regarding other deals.

“As the Secure 1000SP has been operated by TSA as an effective imaging system, TSA plans to deploy these systems, with Rapiscan’s assistance, to U.S. government agencies that already rely on the Secure 1000 product line or can enhance their security programs with the Secure 1000SP,” the presser reads.

Late last year in November, Rapiscan announced on its website that it had been awarded a $15 million contract from an unnamed, “critical US government agency” in order to provide people and baggage scanning technology. Although that write-up declined to name the entity that will work with Rapiscan or what kind of technology will be implemented, it does little to calm the fears of those who worried that invasive airport pat-downs were just the beginning of a bigger trend — a problematic one where Americans are forced to sacrifice privacy for protection.

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Mississippi) made a statement last month condemning the use of the devices and insisted “The American public must be assured that these machines will not be used in any other public federal facility.” Bob Burns of the TSA Blog says the units will be “stored until they can be redeployed to other mission priorities within the government.”

Rand Paul to bring new fight against TSA

Rand Paul (Brendan Hoffman / Getty Images / AFP)

Rand Paul (Brendan Hoffman / Getty Images / AFP)

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is continuing his fight against the government-controlled TSA and has introduced bills to privatize the agency and establish a passenger bill of rights.

This is the senator’s second attempt at overhauling the Transportation Security Administration; the Kentucky Republican introduced two similar bills in mid-2012 that didn’t make it through the Commerce Committee last year and received little support.

But Paul remains determined to overhaul airport security and reduce the TSA’s power, which he believes is commonly used to violate airline passengers’ privacy by committing offenses like inappropriately "groping toddlers". By privatizing the TSA and establishing passenger rights, the senator believes he can improve the airport security process, he said in an interview with Politico.

One of the two bills would require that airports hire private companies of their own choosing to conduct security screenings. The TSA already had a program that would give select airports this option, but recently abandoned it and returned full power of airport security to its own employees, thereby eliminating the competition.

TSA has repeatedly come under scrutiny for inappropriate pat-downs, stealing from passengers, inappropriate use of nude body scanners, discrimination, and arresting passengers without valid reasons. Paul has himself had a conflict with TSA agents at a Nashville airport in early 2012. After resisting a pat-down, he missed his speech at the March for Life rally and has worked towards an airport security overhaul ever since.

The senator’s second bill would create a passenger bill of rights that would provide travelers with a number of protections from procedures like invasive searches. Select passengers would have the option to opt out of pat-downs and screening procedures would be expedited. Every passenger would also receive a copy of the bill of rights.

Paul said his new bills are similar to the ones that failed in 2012, but that he believes “there is some bipartisan support for reforming the TSA.”

“The American people shouldn’t be subjected to harassment, groping and other public humiliation simply to board an airplane,” he wrote in a press release in early 2012. “It’s time to END the TSA and get the government’s hands back to only stealing our wallets instead of groping toddlers and grandmothers.”

TSA Removes X-Ray Body Scanners from Airports

The Transportation Security Administration will remove all X-ray body scanners from airports, Bloomberg News reports. The reason: Software couldn't be developed by a congressionally mandated deadline to automatically detect suspicious items on the body. Instead, TSA officers viewed images of passengers' naked bodies to see if they were carrying weapons or other contraband, a process that privacy advocates have dubbed a "virtual strip search."

Privacy had not been the only concern dogging the scanners. A ProPublica investigation found that the TSA had glossed over the small cancer risk posed by even the low doses of radiation emitted by X-ray scanners. The stories also showed that the United States was almost alone in the world in X-raying passengers and that the Food and Drug Administration had gone against its own advisory panel, which recommended the agency set a federal safety standard for security X-rays. In addition, ProPublica reported that, outside airports, other security agencies are exposing people to radiation in more settings and in increasing doses.

The TSA also uses another, safer kind of scanner that doesn't emit X-rays. Instead, it sends out millimeter waves like those used in cell phones. Although there has been some doubt about the long-term safety of millimeter waves, scientists have not found a mechanism for such waves to mutate genes and cause cancer.

In October, the TSA parked many of its 250 X-ray scanners in a Texas warehouse after it removed them from most of the biggest U.S. airports, including Los Angeles, Chicago O'Hare, New York's John F. Kennedy, Boston Logan, Charlotte Douglas and Orlando. Back then, the TSA said it made the change to speed up checkpoints at busier airports. Because human officers have to view images, the X-ray scanners are slower than the automated millimeter wave machines.

In November, the TSA sent the maker of the scanners, Rapiscan Systems, a "show cause letter," which is typically issued when the government is considering terminating a contract. Rep. Mike Rogers, the Republican head of the House transportation security subcommittee, cited an allegation that Rapiscan had falsified a software test, which the company denies.

X-ray scanners could still come back. The TSA is considering an X-ray machine made by another company under a contract for the next generation of body scanners.

The last X-ray scanners in use in Europe were removed from Manchester Airport in the United Kingdom in September. Israel, which is influential in the security world, has installed an X-ray body scanner for testing at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv.

TSA ends naked airport scanners contract after years of controversy

A TSA agent waits for passengers to use the TSA PreCheck lane being implemented by the Transportation Security Administration at Miami International Airport.(AFP Photo / Joe Raedle)

A TSA agent waits for passengers to use the TSA PreCheck lane being implemented by the Transportation Security Administration at Miami International Airport.(AFP Photo / Joe Raedle)

The US Transport and Security Administration (TSA) will remove all 174 of OSI Systems Inc. (OSIS)’s Rapiscan body scanners from airports, following serious concerns over their inability to protect the privacy of passengers.

­The $5 million contract Rapiscan had with the TSA will come to an end, leading to the removal of the invasive machines from all US airports. The contract has been terminated as a result of the company’s inability to meet TSA requirements that their machines develop software to produce less invasive images of passengers.

The need for a speedy adjustment intensified in November 2012, when Wired reported that Rapiscan may have been manipulating the results of tests on integrated privacy software that they were supposed to have been implementing. In a letter quoted by Bloomberg, Rep Mike Rogers (R-AL) claimed that Rapiscan “may have attempted to defraud the government by knowingly manipulating an operational test.”

As a result of the outcry that followed these accusations about the then-current software, the TSA ordered the manufacturer to adjust the machines so that an avatar of a miscellaneous body was displayed in place of the individual being searched.

Rapiscan indicated that they would not be able to meet the TSA’s demands until 2014. TSA Assistant Administrator Karen Shelton Waters said that it “became clear to TSA they would be unable to meet our timeline.”

As early as August 2010, the TSA had required that software be developed to make body scans of airline passengers less revealing, after the administration was criticized for essentially stripping their travellers naked. However, their airport scanners have continued to be a source of controversy – in 2012, a Texas woman was sent through a scanner three times, and told she was ‘cute,’

The TSA has been using two companies to conduct the searches, outsourcing to both Rapiscan and L-3 Communications Holdings to produce the machines. While the Rapiscan machines have been utilizing weak X-rays to create what appears to be a naked image of the subject, the machines of L-3 Communications Holdings use radio waves to depict concealed objects on an avatar image on a screen, and will continue to be used by the TSA.  

The Rapiscan machines will be replaced by 60 units supplied by L-3.

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Donald Trump has portrayed himself as a billionaire for the common people but his early presidency has the look of...

In Photos: Women's Marches on All Seven Continents Demand 'A Better Future'

The second day of the Trump administration has seen an unprecedented wave of protests swell across the globe, as the Women's March on Washington...

Inauguration Day: Letter to a Trump Voter

We don’t know each other. But today, on the occasion of Donald Trump’s inauguration, there were some things I wanted to say to you...

Trump open to ending sanctions on Russia & ‘One China’ policy

President-elect Donald Trump has expressed openness to lifting sanctions against Russia under certain conditions, in an...
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Video: Retweet the Revolution: What if Twitter existed 100 years ago? (Nicholas II Promo)

https://twitter.com/NicholasII_1917 Just imagine – March 1917, the city of Pskov… Tsar Nicholas II of Russia signs a forced abdication and hands over the signed...

Terrorism victims' families sue Twitter, claiming it helped ISIS spread

The family members of three Americans killed in attacks by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) have...

The Utter Stupidity of the New Cold War

Photo by Jedimentat44 | CC BY 2.0 It seems so strange, twenty-seven years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, to be living through a...

FDA confirms St. Jude heart monitors can be hacked, Abbott Labs to release patch

All medically implanted cardiac devices made by St. Jude have been deemed vulnerable to hackers by...

The Left’s Challenge in Age of Trump

The impending Trump presidency challenges the American Left to consider how to contest a right-wing agenda and how to create...

Moment Fort Lauderdale attacker opens fire caught on camera (VIDEO)

Video footage has emerged of a mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport, Florida, showing shooter Esteban...

Moment Fort Lauderdale attacker opens fire caught on camera (VIDEO)

Video footage has emerged of a mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport, Florida, showing shooter Esteban...

The Utter Stupidity of the New Cold War

It seems so strange, twenty-seven years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, to be living through a new Cold War with (as it...

We Are Still Alive (Non-Hacked Russian Stooge and Terrorism Edition)

This is a version of last year’s January 1 article, updated to reflect the new fears of the World’s Most Frightened Nation. I survived. America,...

Trump questions claim of Russia hacking DNC, says he ‘knows things other people don’t’

US President-elect Donald Trump said it was possible “somebody else” compromised the Democratic campaign’s servers as...

Miami cops fired after ‘joking’ about using black neighborhood as target practice

Three rookie police officers were fired just before days Christmas after joking in chat logs about...

Calais refugee children sue UK govt for neglect

Thirty-six children who arrived in Britain from the infamous Calais "Jungle" camp are suing the...

'Simulated+Unsupervised': Apple eyes self-driving cars in first AI paper

Researchers at Apple recently published their first paper on artificial intelligence (AI). The paper introduces new...

What’s Looking Good

MarcFaberNews.com December 21, 2016 Dr. Marc Faber, the editor and publisher of “The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report” talks about real-world investing with CNBC’s Brian Sullivan. Faber...

Muslim inmates in British prison ‘hounded’, restrained by guards ‘keeping score’

Eight members of staff at Nottingham prison have been suspended after complaints that they systematically provoked Muslim prisoners until they had to be restrained. It...

The Pre-emptive Anti-Trump Coup

Washington insiders, trying to use Russia’s alleged hack of Democratic emails to get the Electoral College to reject Donald Trump,...

US officials gave airport security tours to immigrants under investigation – border agency

US Department of Homeland Security officials gave so-called “community engagement tours” to groups of immigrants at...

Swedish and Greek Archaeologists Discover Unknown City in Greece

Dec 15, 2016 Source: gu.se An international research team at the Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg, is exploring the remains...

Daily Kos Founder Gleefully Celebrates Coal Miners Losing Health Insurance

“How sorry should we be” for people facing “a terrible outcome” who drew “a shitty lot in life”? Not very, says Kos (Daily Kos,...

This Week at CounterPunch: More Hollow Smears and Baseless Accusations

Photo by LaNotizia | CC BY 2.0   Last week CounterPunch and others demanded the Washington Post retract and apologize for their shoddy article by Craig...

Washington state sues Monsanto over ‘omnipresent and terrifically toxic material’

PCB pollution is in “every waterway in the state,” Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said as...

Media Complicity Is Key to Blacklisting Websites

We still don’t have any sort of apology or retraction from the Washington Post for promoting “The List” – the highly dangerous blacklist that got a...

Ron Paul on Trump’s Taiwan Call – What’s The Motive?

The telephone call between president-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen created quite a buzz over the weekend. It...

Washington Post Won’t Retract McCarthyistic Smear

After publishing a McCarthyistic “black list” that smears some 200 Web sites as “Russian propagandists,” The Washington Post refuses to apologize —...

WPost Won’t Retract McCarthyistic Smear

After publishing a McCarthyistic “black list” that smears some 200 Web sites as “Russian propagandists,” The Washington Post refuses to...

US sells weapons, but I can't get a call? Trump baffled about outrage over...

Donald Trump has sparked yet another diplomatic scandal and a Twitter storm, becoming the first American...

Tell the Washington Post: ‘Smearing is not reporting.’

SIGN THE PETITION To: Martin Baron, Executive Editor, The Washington Post Smearing is not reporting. The Washington Post’s recent descent into McCarthyism – promoting anonymous and...

Why Are Media Outlets Still Citing Discredited ‘Fake News’ Blacklist?

Russians spread “fake news,” says “experts”—you don’t need to know who they are (Washington Post, 11/24/16). The Washington Post (11/24/16) last week published a front-page...

The Self-Driving Catch-22

There are laws in many states forbidding “distracted” driving – but what about the laws that encourage it? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has...

Bait & Switch- Fake News, propornot, the Real Inform & Influence Operation

A few days before the 2016 election I contacted several publishers and told them they were on a list to be dealt with/ taken...

Christmas not offensive, employers told by equality body

Employers should stop worrying about offending people of other religious beliefs and allow their staff...

The CIA and Castro: an Undying Obsession

“Show me where Stalin’s buried, and I’ll show you a communist plot.” — Edgar Bergen For 53 years exiles from Miami and US officials have tried...

Euphemism as Journalism: Distracting the Audience by Focusing on Trump’s Skill at Distraction

Judy Woodruff, Tamara Keith and Amy Walter (PBS NewsHour, 11/21/16) discuss how Trump distracts us as a way of avoiding talking about what Trump...

Police brutally attacked by 30 schoolchildren in London brawl (VIDEO)

Footage has emerged of a group of children attacking two police officers in south London,...

25 Things Trump Shouldn’t Do

Liberals and progressives, if they were honest, would say that Donald Trump should resign or jump off Trump Tower. Conservatives and libertarians, even if...

US drivers may get ‘locked out’ of smartphones, apps if regulators have their way

US road safety regulators want smartphone makers to “lock out” devices and some apps when users...

Zika no longer an emergency to the World Health Organization

Zika is still spreading, but the World Health Organization (WHO) no longer views it as a...

Syria aid convoys used to transport terrorists’ money & property, court hears

Four men accused of using aid convoys bound for Syria to transport ‘items for terrorists’...

‘Quiet Car Rule’: Electric vehicles must make noise at low speed to warn pedestrians

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced a rule which will require electric vehicles to make noise at low speeds. The...

The Non-Existent Trump Mandate

Republicans are claiming a mandate to speak for the “silent majority,” but the actual numbers show that not only did...

Hate crimes against Muslims in US increased 67% last year – FBI

Hate crime rates in America rose nearly 7 percent overall in 2015, but it was the...

Polls Showed Sanders Had a Better Shot of Beating Trump–but Pundits Told You to...

Slate‘s William Saletan (4/26/16) told Democrats to ignore polls showing that Sanders had a better chance than Clinton of beating Trump. There was a debate...

Could Bernie have won? Democrats ponder Clinton rout

Hillary Clinton’s devastating loss to Donald Trump has left many Democrats stumped, as the party struggles...

Trump Rushed Offstage By Secret Service After Possible Assassination Attempt In Reno

Nov 6, 2016 By Reinhard Wolff | redice.tv While holding a rally in Reno, Nevada, Donald Trump was rushed...

Foreign Office recalls files revealing ‘SAS role in the Sikh genocide’

The British Foreign Office has withdrawn secret files from the National Archives about the 1984...

No Matter Who’s Prez

By Laurence M. Vance November 2, 2016 Although the Libertarian Party has virtually no chance of winning any presidential election, the presidential campaign of any...

Shots fired, 117 arrests made as North Dakota cops remove pipeline protesters from private...

Hundreds of police in riot gear and with heavy military equipment have moved Dakota Access Pipeline...

Do Wars Make Us Safer? The People Aren’t Feeling It

This piece originally appeared at Let’s Try Democracy (10/27/16). US wars in these countries over the last 15 years haven’t left Americans feeling safer. (image:...

Passengers gain ‘unauthorised access’ to American Airlines plane in Philadelphia

An investigation is underway into how two people gained "unauthorised access" to an American Airlines plane...

Embarrassing America Before the World

Despite 15 years of war, foreign policy has rated only brief flurries of debate in Election 2016 with Hillary Clinton...

Colombia: Disturbing the Peace

(Photo: AlCortés / Flickr) The nuclear deal with Iran never went before the American people for an up-or-down vote. Nor did it require two-thirds support...

Big Papers Want Foreign Companies, Not War Crime Victims, to Sue US

The editorial boards of the US’s four most influential newspapers joined President Barack Obama in opposition to the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act,...

US drug agency spent $237mn paying sources for free-to-obtain data – DOJ

The US Drug Enforcement Agency paid its sources, from couriers to TSA agents, nearly $250 million over five years, a recent review revealed. However,...

Clinton’s Faulty New Scheme to ‘Fight’ ISIS

Exclusive: Even as Hillary Clinton pushes a new scheme for defeating ISIS, the reality is that contradictory U.S. policies in...

The Lost Language of Integration

(Photo: Ars Electronica / Flickr) In a recent This American Life episode, investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones discusses the perils of America’s segregated school system. She points...

Transcripts of Omar Mateen’s 911 call released

More of Orlando shooter Omar Mateen’s negotiations with police have been released. The transcripts shed some...

The Most Primitive of Superstitions

Well, well, well! It appears I struck a nerve with the Star Spangled Scam article. I got mostly very appreciative emails, but there were...

Whatever you do, do not use Google Allo: Snowden

Google Allo, the new “smart” chat app launched on Wednesday, is ‘dangerous’ and should be avoided,...

Pipe bomb detonates along route of 5km US Marines charity race in New Jersey

A homemade explosive device dropped in a garbage can exploded minutes before thousands of runners were...

Freedom Through Militarism

I have received quite a few emails in regards to my last article. People are asking me for more explanation on the concept of...

Make way for our future overlords: Robots to take 6 percent of jobs by...

Robots are poised to replace interns as the unrewarded and unpaid worker ants of industry. A study by Forrester Research has projected that by...

Pregnant woman loses baby after being kicked by alleged racist thug

A woman miscarried after being kicked in the torso by a man after he followed...

ISIS Fighter Reveals Group’s Plan If Defeated in Syria

Orlok | Shutterstock.com Isis will flourish and survive even if it is defeated in the present battle for Syria and Iraq an Isis militant has told The...

Brexiteers’ dreams of swift global trade deals ‘highly unrealistic’ – ex-trade chief

Britain’s former trade tsar has come down hard on Tory ministers, warning that promises to...

How To Solve the Immigration Problem

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s recent speech on immigration really missed the point. I understand Trump’s frustration over the US government’s inability to control...

ISIS upping efforts to smuggle terrorists into Britain – reports

Islamic State is increasing its efforts to smuggle terrorists into Britain to launch attacks on civilians, according to new intelligence gathered following last year’s...

European Civilization

My wife is typically French in that she has taken many holidays and spent them in many adventurous ways (touring in Southeast Asia, Central...

China warns Theresa May to make ‘wise strategic choices’ over Hinkley Point nuclear deal

Beijing has warned Prime Minister Theresa May to consider Britain’s relationship with China carefully after...

‘We Are Peaceful Protectors of Water and of Health’ – CounterSpin interview with Kandi...

Janine Jackson interviewed Kandi Mossett about the Native American pipeline protest for the August 26, 2016, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited...

S. Carolina police chief vows arrest of anyone dressed as clown after suspicious incidents

A South Carolina police chief says anyone dressed as a clown is subject to arrest following...

PR Firm Says It Ghost-Wrote Thousands of Op-Eds in Major US Papers

The Wall Street Journal put Bill Ingram’s name on this op-ed–but a PR firm says it actually wrote it. Laura Bentz of Keybridge Communications describes...

Let Foreigners Vote in the US Election

When confronted on his alleged foreign interference in the US election by leaking emails discrediting Hillary Clinton’s campaign, Julian Assange rightly pointed out that...

Homeland Security To Save Us From ‘Rigged Elections’?

The Department of Homeland Security is reportedly ready to announce that US elections are part of the “critical infrastructure” of...

US Weapons Sales Are Drenched in Yemeni Blood

When Pope Francis visited the US Congress in September 2015, he boldly posed a moral challenge to his American hosts, asking: “Why...