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One of the problems with any new government agency is the question “How are we going to pay for this?”. It’s not just salaries and infrastructure: it’s pensions, attorneys (read more about the TSA regarding the need for attorneys ) and all that other chewy goodness that goes along with starting a new business. Which is, ostensibly, what a new government agency is… with infinite funding, it all but does away with that pesky “competition”.
Here are your helpful TSAgency Agents making sure no one’s poisoned your Starbucks or water or that you’re carrying Nitro or something.
In other cynical news…
This is about as cynical as you can get. Your helpful friends at the TSA are naming the K9 Bomb Sniffing Dogs after victims of the 9/11 Twin Tower attacks. Forget about the idea that the subtext of the story is that they’re going to have 3000+ Bomb Sniffing Doggies and think about how they’ve worded the propaganda as “honoring the victims”. See, if you object to the TSA you are now desecrating the memory of the 9/11 victims. So don’t do that.
On Friday, at the request of the TSA, I was removed from the witness list. The excuse was that I am involved in a lawsuit against the TSA, trying to get them to suspend their full-body scanner program. But it’s pretty clear that the TSA is afraid of public testimony on the topic, and especially of being challenged in front of Congress. They want to control the story, and it’s easier for them to do that if I’m not sitting next to them pointing out all the holes in their position. Unfortunately, the committee went along with them.
The title of the hearing: TSA Oversight Part III: Effective Security or Security Theater?
The House of Representatives approved a bill on Monday that outlaws protests in instances where some government officials are nearby, whether or not you even know it.
“We just want to make sure that our leaders are safe and bad stuff often happens when there are protestors around so… it’s not a big deal. You can’t play your radio loudly after 11pm… this is simply the same sort of thing, people. Nothing to see here. Go back to sleep…”