What Are My Rights At Various Government ‘Checkpoints’? (Videos)

What are my rights at various “checkpoints”? (Flex Your Rights):

There are four general types of checkpoints you might encounter: DUI checkpoints, US border checkpoints, drug checkpoints, and TSA checkpoints. In a legal sense, they are not all created equal. So depending on which one you encounter, you’ll want to be prepared to flex your rights appropriately.

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Homeland Security Training TSA Workers To Save Themselves In Shooting

Homeland Security training TSA workers to save themselves in shooting (PressTV, Jan 27, 2013):

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint screeners are receiving training to prepare them for the possibility of a mass shooting at one of the agency’s airport checkpoints, and those TSA personnel are being instructed to “save themselves” should a shooting occur.

It is unclear whether the TSA is conducting the reported mass shooting scenario training at airports around the nation or only at the airport where our source, a veteran of the TSA, is assigned. The TSA source claims with obvious concern that his own life, along with the lives of other unarmed TSA personnel, would be in grave danger were an airport checkpoint shooting to unfold.

Read moreHomeland Security Training TSA Workers To Save Themselves In Shooting

50 Shocking Questions That You Should Ask To Anyone That Is Not A Prepper Yet

50 Shocking Questions That You Should Ask To Anyone That Is Not A Prepper Yet (Economic Collapse, Jan 16, 2013):

Share this list of shocking questions with everyone you know that needs to wake up.  Sometimes asking good questions is the best way to get someone that you care about to understand something.  When I attended law school, I became very familiar with something called “the Socratic method”.  It is a method that has been traditionally used in law schools all over the United States.  Law professors will bombard their students with questions, and the goal is to stimulate critical thinking and allow students to discover the answers for themselves.  Many times those of us that can see what is happening to this country get frustrated when we try to get others to see what is so apparent to us.  But instead of preaching to them, perhaps asking questions would be more helpful.  When you ask someone a question, they are almost forced to think about what you just said and come up with a response.  And without a doubt, the fact that America is in decline is undeniable.  Those that would choose to blindly have faith in the system are foolish, because it is glaringly obvious that the system is failing.  Our economy is heading for collapse and the world around us is becoming more unstable with each passing day.  So it shouldn’t be a surprise that the number of preppers in the United States is absolutely exploding.  Some estimates put the number of preppers in the U.S. as high as 3 million, and the movement continues to explode.

So exactly what is a “prepper”?  Well, the truth is that there is a tremendous amount of diversity among the people that fall under that label.

Read more50 Shocking Questions That You Should Ask To Anyone That Is Not A Prepper Yet

ALEX JONES: Gaza Descends into Absolute Bedlam! (Veterans Today)

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ALEX JONES: Gaza Descends into Absolute Bedlam (Veterans Today, Nov 18, 2012):

New World Order Using Palestinians As Pawns for Global Game

Alex Jones reports on the Middle East’s descent into absolute bedlam as the conflict between Gaza and Israel intensifies and spreads into what some economists are saying could be the beginnings of a new World War. Alex will also review highlights from Ron Paul’s historic farewell speech as well as reiterate his call to secede from the banks, corporate oligarchs and globalists who long ago hijacked the country.


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US: Major Airports To Remove Invasive X-ray, Body Scanners

Major Airports to Remove Invasive X-ray, Body Scanners (CNBC, Oct 23, 2012):

TSA introduced the so-called Backscatter scanners, sometimes referred to as the “naked” X-ray machines, at U.S. airports in 2009. Many travelers were not happy that naked images of themselves were displayed to TSA officers in a nearby room. In addition to privacy concerns, travelers were concerned about radiation exposure.

Read moreUS: Major Airports To Remove Invasive X-ray, Body Scanners

TSA Screener Busted For Child Pornography (Video)

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TSA screener Andrew Smeal, 39, was arrested on 25 counts of possessing child pornography, the Broward Sheriff s Office said. BSO Det. Giuseppe Weller discussed the case.

TSA Screener Busted for Child Pornography: Authorities (NBC, Sep 13, 2012):

Andrew Smeal, 39, faces 25 counts of possessing child pornography

A Transportation Security Administration employee was arrested on 25 counts of possessing child pornography, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.

TSA screener Andrew Smeal, 39, was being held at the Broward County Main Jail on $50,000 bond Thursday night, according to online BSO records.

Read moreTSA Screener Busted For Child Pornography (Video)

Obama White House Pulls Down TSA Petition

White House Pulls Down TSA Petition (Epic, Aug 9, 2012):

At approximately 11:30 am EDT, the White House removed a petition about the TSA airport screening procedures from the White House “We the People” website. About 22,500 of the 25,000 signatures necessary for a response from the Administration were obtained when the White House unexpectedly cut short the time period for the petition. The site also went down for “maintenance” following an article in Wired that sought support for the campaign.

AND NOW: ‘TSA To Purchase 1,400 Pounds Of Explosives For Dog Training Program’ (Government Security News)

TSA to purchase 1,400 pounds of explosives for canine training program (Government Security News, Aug 8, 2012):

TSA has put an invitation to bid on the street for 700 pounds of A-5 Flake RDX explosives and 700 pounds of high density ammonium nitrate explosives, which will be used as training aids by explosive-sniffing dogs participating in the National Canine Program (NCP).

“The [Canine Explosives Section] has selected to use High Density Ammonium Nitrate and A-5 Flake RDX as it will provide NCP participants with a more realistic training aid and complement the current aids provided,” explains a statement of work released by TSA on August 7.

Read moreAND NOW: ‘TSA To Purchase 1,400 Pounds Of Explosives For Dog Training Program’ (Government Security News)

TSA Naked Body Scanners Are Not Safe

There is ‘no safe dose of radiation’ from TSA naked body scanners (Natural News, Aug 8, 2012):

Besides the fact that they are being operated by an agency that demonstrates on a daily basis a disdain and disregard for discretion, privacy, and professionalism, the Transportation Security Administration’s full-body backscatter x-ray machines are just not safe.

That’s the diagnosis of Dr. Dong Kim, the neurosurgeon who treated U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., when she was shot in the head in January 2011 by a crazed gunman in Tucson.

“There is really no absolutely safe dose of radiation,” said Kim, chair of the department of neurosurgery at the University of Texas Medical School. “Each exposure is additive, and there is no need to incur any extra radiation when there is an alternative.”

In fact, Kim says he doesn’t allow the TSA to irradiate him when he travels; he always opts for the individual pat down when passing through airport security.

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U.S. Court Demands TSA Explain Why It Is Defying Nude Body Scanner Order

Court Demands TSA Explain Why It Is Defying Nude Body Scanner Order (Wired, Aug 1, 2012):

A federal appeals court Wednesday ordered the Transportation Security Administration to explain why it hasn’t complied with the court’s year-old decision demanding the agency hold public hearings concerning the rules and regulations pertaining to the so-called nude body scanners installed in U.S. airport security checkpoints.

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit’s brief order came in response to the third request by the Electronic Privacy Information Center for the court to enforce its order.

A year ago, the circuit court, in a lawsuit brought by EPIC, set aside a constitutional challenge trying to stop the government from using intrusive body scanners across U.S. airports. But the decision on July 15, 2011 also ordered TSA “to act promptly” and hold public hearings and publicly adopt rules and regulations about the scanners’ use, which it has not done.

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Americans Are Being Prepared For Full Spectrum Tyranny

Americans Are Being Prepared For Full Spectrum Tyranny (ZeroHedge, June 28,2012):

Totalitarian governments, like persistent forms of cancer, have latched onto the long history of man, falling and then reemerging from the deep recesses of our cultural biology to wreak havoc upon one unlucky generation to the next.  The assumption by most is that these unfortunate empires are the product of bureaucracies gone awry; overtaken by the chaotic maddening hunger for wealth and power, and usually manipulated by the singular ambitions of a mesmerizing dictator.  For those of us in the Liberty Movement who are actually educated on the less acknowledged details of history, oligarchy and globalized centralism is much less random than this, and a far more deliberate and devious process than the general unaware public is willing consider.

Unfortunately, the final truth is very complex, even for us…

One cannot place the blame of despotism entirely on the shoulders of globalists.  Sadly, the crimes of elites are only possible with a certain amount of complicity from subsections of the populace.  Without our penchant for apathy and fear, there can be no control.  That is to say, there is no power over us but that which we give away.  We pave the road to our own catastrophes.

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The No.1 Trend Forecaster Gerald Celente: The Second American Revolution STARTS NOW! – Syria – Europe – Gold – WW III (Video)

“The Entire Global Economic System Is In Collapse.”


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TSA Agent Spills Grandpa’s Ashes On The Floor, Starts Laughing

Confrontation With TSA Agent Leaves Grandpa’s Ashes On Floor (WRTV, June 25, 2012):

“They opened up my bag, and I told them, ‘Please, be careful. These are my grandpa’s ashes,'” Gross told RTV6’s Norman Cox. “She picked up the jar. She opened it up.

“I was told later on that she had no right to even open it, that they could have used other devices, like an X-ray machine. So she opened it up. She used her finger and was sifting through it. And then she accidentally spilled it.”

Gross says about a quarter to a third of the contents spilled on the floor, leaving him frantically trying to gather up as much as he could while anxious passengers waited behind him.

“She didn’t apologize. She started laughing. I was on my hands and knees picking up bone fragments. I couldn’t pick up all, everything that was lost. I mean, there was a long line behind me.”

Read moreTSA Agent Spills Grandpa’s Ashes On The Floor, Starts Laughing

Woman Accused Of Groping TSA Agent (Video)

Woman accused of groping TSA agent (NBC, June 18, 2012):

FORT MYERS – A lot of people get peeved about TSA pat downs. But a Bonita Springs woman is accused of groping an agent at Southwest Florida International Airport and it’s all on tape!

It happened on her way to Cleveland, Ohio. Airline passenger Carol Price says while going through security to catch her flight, a TSA agent groped her.

In response, the video shows Price put down her carry-on bags, turn to a TSA supervisor and grab her – allegedly without permission – to show the supervisor what Price says she went through.

“It was a customer complaint of an extremely inappropriate search,” said Price’s defense attorney John Mills.

Mills says another TSA agent first groped Price’s genitals and breasts.

“She did not touch the supervisor as intrusively as she was touched,” Mills said.

Read moreWoman Accused Of Groping TSA Agent (Video)

Catholic Priest Removed Over Sex Abuse Allegations Is Now A TSA Supervisor

Catholic priest removed over sex abuse allegations is now a TSA supervisor (End The Lie, May 26, 2012):

Surprisingly, a local mainstream media outlet in Philadelphia has conducted an investigation uncovering a quite disturbing history behind a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) supervisor named Thomas Harkins.

While this isn’t entirely flabbergasting given that an illegal alien worked as a security supervisor at an airport for decades and airport employees were hired without background checks, this is even more noteworthy since this is an actual TSA employee, not just an airport worker.

CBS 3 of Philadelphia’s so-called “I-Team” has uncovered that Harkins – who now holds what they call “a sensitive security post at Philadelphia International Airport” – was a Catholic priest at churches in South New Jersey until 2002.

The Diocese of Camden removed him from the position after they determined that he sexually abused two young girls and a new lawsuit filed by a third woman alleges that she was also victimized by Harkins.

Harkins now supervises the security checkpoint between Terminals D and E in Philadelphia International Airport through which many individuals pass, including children.

Read moreCatholic Priest Removed Over Sex Abuse Allegations Is Now A TSA Supervisor

TSA Flags 18-Month-Old Baby As Terrorist, Forces Family To Disembark Plane

TSA flags 18-month-old baby as terrorist, forces family to disembark plane (Natural News, May 13, 2012):

There seems to be no cellar to the level of incompetence and ability to generate outrage at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), that leviathan “protective” agency that’s big in size but chronically hampered by small-minded ineptitude.

Bumbling TSA agents at the Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., airport recently pulled an 18-month old girl, named Riyanna, and her parents off of a JetBlue flight as they tried to head home to New Jersey because – get this – the toddler appeared on the terrorist suspect “no-fly” list.

You can’t make this stuff up.

Read moreTSA Flags 18-Month-Old Baby As Terrorist, Forces Family To Disembark Plane

Congressman Calls For Immediate Resignation Of TSA Head, Calls Agency ‘Bloated, Broken Bureaucracy’

Congressman calls for immediate resignation of TSA head, calls agency ‘bloated, broken bureaucracy’ (Natural News, May 11, 2012):

The phrase, “bloated, broken bureaucracy” could apply to a number of federal government agencies, but without question there is no more apt description of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). In fact, one could add a few more adjectives, such as inept, arrogant, self-serving and – did I say inept?

So bad is the agency’s performance and reputation that more and more lawmakers are calling for this sad experiment in government-run airport security to come to an end. The latest call comes from Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., who says that, for starters, TSA chief John Pistole should step down immediately.

Citing thousands of complaints about the agency in recent months, along with a litany of outrageous “searches” and behavior – all in the name of “just doing our job” (the same excuse the Nazi guards used in the Nuremberg trials) – Broun has basically pointed at the hulking 800-pound gorilla in the room in stating the obvious.

“It is clear that the TSA has become nothing more than a bloated, broken bureaucracy which uses its extensive power to violate traveling Americans’ civil liberties while doing little to ensure their safety,” Broun said in a letter to Pistole.

Read moreCongressman Calls For Immediate Resignation Of TSA Head, Calls Agency ‘Bloated, Broken Bureaucracy’

DHS Project FAST: Precrime In America

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Homeland Security’s ‘Pre-Crime’ Screening Will Never Work (The Atlantic, April 17, 2012)


Precrime In America (ZeroHedge, April 18, 2012):

The U.S. Department of Homeland security is working on a project called FAST, the Future Attribute Screening Technology. FAST will remotely monitor physiological and behavioural signals like elevated heart rate, eye movement, body temperature, facial patterns, and body language, and analyse these signals algorithmically for statistical aberrance in an attempt to identify people with criminal or terroristic intentions.

It’s useful to briefly talk about  a few of the practical problems that such a system would face.

Firstly, the level of accuracy in remote monitoring. Is it possible to engineer a system that can remotely tell you the heart-rate of a hundred passengers  passing through a TSA checkpoint? Yes. Is it possible to do so accurately? That is much, much harder. The obvious conclusion is that such a system, were it to be deployed in the wilds of airports (and presumably, other locations where our ever-benevolent technocratic overlords determine “terrorists” or “criminals” may be operating) would — given a large enough number of scans — produce a lot of false positives stemming from erroneous data.

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$47 Colombian Whore Exposes Sexual Perversion And Runaway Arrogance Of US Government Officials

$47 Colombian whore exposes sexual perversion and runaway arrogance of U.S. government officials (Natural News, April 15, 2012):)

Knock knock, says the lady at the door. “Who’s there?” replies the U.S. Secret Service supervisor. “The girl you were banging last night. I want my $47 or I’m gonna start screaming.” Such was the situation that unfolded last week in Colombia and has now exploded into a global media nightmare for the U.S. government. Remarkably, the U.S. government agent refused to pay the $47 until things got far, far worse.

What’s behind all this? U.S. government “officials” are so used to screwing over the American people without any repercussions that they apparently thought they could screw nearly a dozen Colombian whores and get away with not paying for it. This is the scandal breaking nationwide right now as U.S. Secret Service agents and even top military officials have been ensnared in a prostitution scandal that all started with a Colombian whore not being paid $47.

Doesn’t that just capture the essence of arrogance? You can almost see the Secret Service agents in that Colombian hotel, screaming, “Screw you, whore! I’m with the U.S. government! We do what we want!”

Forty-seven dollars seems reasonable, wouldn’t you say? After all, the American people get screwed by government employees every day and we have to pay THEM to keep screwing us! (TSA, FDA, DEA, etc.)

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Hate Full-Body Scanners, Pat-Downs And Slow Going At TSA Airport Security Screening Checkpoints? For $100 The TSA Airport Nightmare!

$100 to Fly Through the Airport (Wall Street Journal, Mar 19, 2012):

Hate the full-body scans, pat-downs and slow going at TSA airport security screening checkpoints? For $100, you can now bypass the hassle.

The Transportation Security Administration is rolling out expedited screening at big airports called “Precheck.” It has special lanes for background-checked travelers, who can keep their shoes, belt and jacket on, leave laptops and liquids in carry-on bags and walk through a metal detector rather than a full-body scan. The process, now at two airlines and nine airports, is much like how screenings worked before the Sept. 11 attacks.

Read moreHate Full-Body Scanners, Pat-Downs And Slow Going At TSA Airport Security Screening Checkpoints? For $100 The TSA Airport Nightmare!

TSA Bars Security Expert Bruce Schneier From Testifying In Front Of Congress On Full Body Scanners

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Blogger Exposes Loophole In TSA Body Scanners – How To Get Anything Through TSA Nude Body Scanners (Daily Mail – Video)

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Israeli Airport Security Expert: Full-Body Scanners Are Waste of Money (Vancouver Sun, Apr 23, 2010)


TSA  bars security guru from perv scanner testimony (The Register, Mar 26, 2012):

Security expert Bruce Schneier was been banned at the last minute from testifying in front of congress on the efficacy – or otherwise – of the US Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) much-maligned perv scanners.

Schneier is a long-time critic of the TSA’s policies for screening travelers, and was formally invited to appear before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearings. However, the TSA objected to his presence because he is currently involved in a legal case over the use of said scanners in US airports.

“I was looking forward to sitting next to a TSA person and challenging some of their statements. That would have been interesting,” Schneier told The Register. “The request to appear came from the committee itself, because they’d been reading my stuff on this and thought it would be interesting.”

Read moreTSA Bars Security Expert Bruce Schneier From Testifying In Front Of Congress On Full Body Scanners

Blogger Exposes Loophole In TSA Body Scanners – How To Get Anything Through TSA Nude Body Scanners (Video)

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Israeli Airport Security Expert: Full-Body Scanners Are Waste of Money (Vancouver Sun, Apr 23, 2010)

A leading Israeli airport security expert says the Canadian government has wasted millions of dollars to install “useless” imaging machines at airports across the country.

“I don’t know why everybody is running to buy these expensive and useless machines. I can overcome the body scanners with enough explosives to bring down a Boeing 747,” Rafi Sela told parliamentarians probing the state of aviation safety in Canada.

“That’s why we haven’t put them in our airport,” Sela said, referring to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport, which has some of the toughest security in the world.



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This video is here to demonstrate that the TSA’s insistence that the nude body scanner program is effective and necessary is nothing but a fraud, just like their claims that the program is safe (radiation what?) and non-invasive (nude pictures who?). This video is not intended to teach anyone how to commit criminal acts, nor is intended to help “the terrorists” — if I could figure this out, I’m sure they’ve long figured it out, and by exposing it to the public, we now have an opportunity to correct it. The scanners are now effectively worthless, as anyone can beat them with virtually no effort. The TSA has been provided this video in advance of it being made public to give them an opportunity to turn off the scanners and revert to the metal detectors. I personally believe they now have no choice but to turn them off.

Please share this video with your family, friends, and most importantly, elected officials in federal government. Make sure they understand that your vote is contingent on them fixing the abuse that 200,000 passengers face from the TSA on a daily basis.


– How to get ANYTHING through TSA nude body scanners: Blogger exposes loophole in $1billion fleet (Daily Mail, Mar 7, 2012):

Controversial nude body scanners used at U.S. airports have come under fire again – after a blogger claimed he could easily smuggle explosives through them onto a plane.

Engineer Jonathan Corbett has published a video where he shows how he took a small metal case through two of the TSA’s $1billion fleet in a special side pocket stitched into his shirt.

This is because, he suggests, the scanners blend metallic areas into the dark background – so if an object is not directly placed on the body, it will not show up on the scan.

The metallic box, he claims, would have set off an alarm had he passed through the old detecting system.

His revelation comes just weeks after Europe banned the ‘airport strip-searches’ over fears the X-ray technology could cause cancer.

Read moreBlogger Exposes Loophole In TSA Body Scanners – How To Get Anything Through TSA Nude Body Scanners (Video)