Saturday, April 2, 2011

Mica is annoying

Rep John Mica (R-FL) is a corrupt politician who is jumping on the anti-TSA backlash for his own gain. While he has some good rhetoric, such as in the following exchange:
"The equipment is flawed and can be subverted," House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) said. "Our staff has subverted it. (TSA Administrator) Pistole said 'GAO is very clever.' Well what the hell does he think a terrorist is?"
he ultimately does not care to address or understand the fundamental problems. Check out this ignorance on display:
Additionally, it is not very hard to know where to place contraband you do not want to be found in the event of a TSA pat-down, Mica said.

"Most folks know they're not going to touch your junk," Mica said.
On the other hand, while I don't think Rep Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) is radical enough, he was sounding the alarms on the scanners long before the public was aware of the issue, and he has not let up.
The panel appeared unconvinced. Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) compared the pat-downs now being used as part of airport security screening measures to sexual assault.

"There are many of us who believe this would be deemed a sexual assault on a person," he said.
 Unlike Mica, who thinks there is no sexual assault and that private contractors using identical methods are somehow less offensive, Chaffetz realizes that this is a serious assault on individual liberty and tantamount to criminal behavior.

Monday, March 28, 2011

WikiHow feature

Thanks to Eric, a user at WikiHow, we now have step-by-step instructions on how to be a good, submissive peon. Scroll down and read the "Tips" if you really want to get your blood boiling!

How to Tolerate the TSA As a Sex Crime Victim

from wikiHow - The How to Manual That You Can Edit

In our modern society, certain security features are needed to make things safer for everyone. One of these features in the United States is the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), best known for conducting searches in US airports.
Unfortunately, these searches have become more and more invasive in attempt to catch persons who attempt to bypass the security protocols. While understandable from a security perspective, the search methods used can be very difficult to endure for people who have experienced traumatic incidents in their lives, particularly where those incidents were of a sexual nature. Enduring the search for the greater good of societal safety must be balanced with the need to protect your sensitivity to the search methods, and this article aims to help you tolerate the procedure better.


  1. Prepare yourself for the security check. Be aware that most security checks involve X-raying all of your baggage and taking the flier walk through a metal detector. Occasionally, people are randomly selected for a more thorough check. This will usually involve a full-body scan, strip search, handwanding, or using an advanced chemical analysis system that can detect traces of explosives.