zacharye writes: A blogger and scientist recently released a video exposing just how easy it is to sneak weapons, drugs, and anything else past the TSA's controversial nude body scanners. The TSA has responded, and it isn't happy.
Hugh Pickens writes writes: "CNN has obtained a list of roughly 70 "behavioral indicators" that TSA behavior detection officers use to identify potentially "high risk" passengers at the nation's airports and report that arrogant complaining about airport security is one indicator TSA officers consider when looking for possible criminals and terrorists and when combined with other behavioral indicators, it could result in a traveler facing additional scrutiny. "Expressing your contempt about airport procedures — that's a First Amendment-protected right," says Michael German, a former FBI agent who now works as legal counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union. "It's circular reasoning where, you know, I'm going to ask someone to surrender their rights; if they refuse, that's evidence that I need to take their rights away from them. And it's simply inappropriate." Interestingly enough some experts say terrorists are much more likely to avoid confrontations with authorities, saying an al Qaeda training manual instructs members to blend in. "I think the idea that they would try to draw attention to themselves by being arrogant at airport security, it fails the common sense test," says CNN National Security Analyst Peter Bergen."
pascual_stromsnes writes: "- It is time to move forward from doing cyber vandalism to participate in well thought actions that might have serious impact.
The grassroots revolutions in North Africa taking place the last couple of months leading to brutal dictators being replaced with bright hopes of a democratic future has shown us one very important fact when it comes to changing a nation for the better: A people’s strong and unified cry for freedom of speech, liberty and human rights seems to have a much deeper impact on the regime to be toppled than hardline diplomacy or rounds of bombs delivered from coalition led forces."
dogmatixpsych writes: How the U.S. Federal Bank Scammed the World: $12.3 Trillion in zero to low interest loans without Congressional authorization or oversight. "The Fed doled out $12.3 trillion in near-zero interest loans, using the American people as collateral, demanding nothing in return, other than a bunch of toxic assets in some cases. They only gave this money to a select group of insiders, at a time when very few had any money because all these same insiders and speculators crashed the system."