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TSA WHISTLEBLOWER: NEW PHONE RULE IS MORE SECURITY THEATER, WILL MAKE FLIERS LESS SAFE

TSA WHISTLEBLOWER: NEW PHONE RULE IS MORE SECURITY THEATER, WILL MAKE FLIERS LESS SAFE

Power-up policy will make it easier to get explosives through checkpoints
TSA Whistleblower: New Phone Rule Is More Security Theater, Will Make Fliers LESS Safe

by STEVE WATSON | INFOWARS.COM

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A former TSA agent has described the new rule mandating fliers to power up electrical devices at the TSA’s behest as “absurdist” and “theatrical”, saying it will not prevent any terrorist wanting to set off a bomb, and will likely make it easier to do just that. Writing in the London Guardian, Jason Edward Harrington, a former TSA agent at Chicago’s O’Hare International, notes how he knew this rule may come into effect, and even wove it into a satirical piece he wrote on the TSA a year ago. Now a whistleblower and a blogger, Harrington writes “I knew a checkpoint power-up directive was not at all outside the realm of airport-security possibility, because I was a TSA agent for six years – and the TSA can be as reactionary and absurd as it is technologically inept.”

“It should come as no surprise to you when this new measure joins the never-ending parade of blanket security directives that may actually make us less safe.” Harrington adds.

The Department of Homeland Security claims that there is a “credible threat” that has motivated the move to force those flying to the US from overseas to switch on their mobile phones and other electronic devices at checkpoints. However, it has only issued vague guidelines that all electrical devices must be charged up before travel to prove to security officials that they do not contain explosives.

Exactly what happens if they do contain explosives and are powered up is not explained.

Presumably, the DHS is on the look out for fake devices, disguised as everyday electrical objects, that are really bombs. However, as whistleblower Harrington notes, this makes little sense.

“If a group of terrorists is clever enough to pack explosives inside a laptop to make them undetectable by current technology, wouldn’t they be clever enough to devise an explosive laptop that can do all of this … and still appear to power up?” he notes, adding “wouldn’t they have just done that from the beginning?”

“…most post-9/11 airport security rules: the logic behind them is a race to the bottom.” Harrington adds.

Harrington urges that the reason the new policy will make flyers less safe is because “Nearly all of the security workforce, in all likelihood, will be mindlessly waving through passengers with powered-up electronics.”

“When you work front-line security with an inflexible checklist as your guide, you find it’s easy to let critical thinking take a backseat to basic standard operating procedure compliance.” he adds.

“Absurd, ham-handed security rules are ceaselessly drilled into the minds of TSA screeners as the only way to ensure the American way of life.”

“There’s nothing good about fostering complacency that allows for screeners to thoughtlessly regard as “safe” all items that fall within a rigid set of security parameters.” Harrington eloquently explains. Read More

AIRPORT SECURITY: YOU WON’T FLY TO THE US IF YOUR MOBILE PHONE BATTERY IS DEAD
British Airways says it will turn away passengers booked on US-bound flights if their electrical devices will not switch on
Airport security: you won't fly to the US if your mobile phone battery is dead

by TOM WHITEHEAD | LONDON TELEGRAPH

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Holidaymakers and business travelers who arrive at airport security with uncharged mobile phones or other electrical items will be stopped from boarding planes bound for the United States and effectively treated like “terrorists”. British Airways said passengers who failed to turn on devices when asked will be immediately banned from their US flight and have to reschedule, even if they offer to abandon the item or send it on separately. Britain’s main airline warned that even a new device bought in the airport lounge after passing through security will have to be charged up or the passenger will not be allowed to board at the gate. Any transfer passenger whose device has gone flat on the first leg will also be prevented from their onward travel unless they can recharge first.

It is the toughest stance taken since America ordered extra security checks on direct flights amid fears al-Qaeda has developed a new bomb that can evade current controls. It was announced on the ninth anniversary of the 7/7 terrorist bombings in London.

Full article here

Tags: TSA, Big Brother, whistleblower, Mobile Phone

Evil Hate Crime: ‘Bored’ Black Teens Kill White Australian Baseball Player ‘For Fun’

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Australian baseball player Chris Lane. Image Credit: Video Screen Shot

Three teens have been accused as the killers of Australian baseball player Chris Lane. Lane, who was living in Duncan, Oklahoma, on a baseball scholarship, was gunned down Friday afternoon in a drive-by shooting. One of the three has reportedly confessed to the random murder.

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Sarah Harper and Chris Lane. Image Credit: Video Screen Shot

The Oklahoma teens who face first-degree murder charges have been named as Chancey Luna, James Edwards and Michael Jones.


But their parents yesterday protested their innocence.

Jennifer Luna, whose son is suspected of firing the fatal shot, claimed her son was at home saying: “My son is not that way. My son is a good kid.”

The three teens now say that they killed Lane at random because they were “bored.”

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Chancey Allen Luna, 16, and James Francis Edwards Jr., 15 have been charged with first-degree murder over the fatal shooting in Duncan, Oklahoma. Michael Dewayne Jones, 17, was charged with using a vehicle in the discharge of a weapon and with accessory to first-degree murder after the fact.
Image Credit: Video Screen Shot

It comes as Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford said he had secured the confession of the 17-year-old who summoned investigators to his jail cell and claimed he and the younger boys were bored “so they decided to kill somebody”.

“He said he was the driver of the car,” Chief Ford said.

“They saw Christopher jog by the house they were at, they chose him to be the target, they got in the car, drove up behind him and shot him in the back.

“He said the 16-year-old fired the shot.”

The 16 year old would be Chancey Luna, who still has the endorsement of his mom.

The 15 year old is James Edwards. On August 15, a day before the shooting, the “bored” teen apparently posted a terse status update on Facebook, where he goes by the name “Lilbuggy” but his Facebook address is “blackcoon44.”

Read More: The PJ Tatler » Were Chris Lane’s Teenage Killers Really ‘Bored’? (Warning: Strong Language).

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Wild Seat View Video – Outlaw Run Roller Coaster – Silver Dollar City Amusement Park, Branson, Missouri

Silver Dollar City, an amusement park in Branson, Missouri, is set open it’s Outlaw Run roller coaster to the public Friday. The amusement park says the ride includes the steepest drop and first double barrel roll on a wood coaster.

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Thousands of Spinner and Black Fin sharks close down Florida beaches

Some beaches in Florida have had to be shut after thousands of spinner and blackfin sharks were spotted close offshore. Report by Jeremy Barnes.


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