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For 20 Years He Worked As A Dead Man At Newark

It is the dream of many people to live and work in the United States. Some people come to the United States legally, some illegally … and some come here legally and simply stay illegally.   For Bimbo Oyewole, a Nigerian immigrant, who had spent the past twenty years as a security supervisor at Newark…

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Reader Mail : How Do I Bring My Glock As Carry On?

What might seem like common sense for one traveler may be an unknown topic for another. Walk through any airport at any time of day you’ll see people breezing through check in and others struggling to understand the process at the counter. Step into an airport security screening checkpoint and you’ll see some pros zip…

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Congressman Claims TSA Assault During Screening

On a recent flight from Texas’s San Antonio International Airport Congressman Francisco Canseco (R-TX) claims a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Transportation Security Office (TSO) assaulted him during a random pat down.   During the screening process Rep. Canseco claims the TSO’s screening process became too uncomfortable causing him to move the screener’s hand to the…

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Why The Video Of The TSA Screening Child In A Wheel Chair Is Misleading

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is an easy target for the public, pundits and “TSA Nabs Suspected Al Queda Terrorist At Chicago Airport, A toddler in a wheelchair” is an easy headline for blogs and news outlets … especially when relevant facts are left out.   Yesterday a video uploaded by Matt Dubiel, of Naperville,…

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Costs Of Private vs Gov’t Passenger Screening In The U.S.

The United States Government, like all organizations with operational expenses, is seeking to reduce its costs while creating a more effective workflow.  As the Government seeks to reduce its debt, trim excess spending and bring its operational costs down, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) would appear among the most resistant to change.   While the…

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Flying With Fish … Now Available For The Amazon Kindle

Do you like Flying With Fish?   Silly question, if you didn’t like Flying With Fish you wouldn’t be reading this blog post.   As of now you can take Flying With Fish with you, read it on the plane, in the train, with a crane and even in Spain anytime you’d like on your Amazon…

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Why You Can’t Smuggle ‘Anything’ Through TSA Scanners

Earlier this week Jonathan Corbett, creator of the TSA Out Of Our Pants blog, posted a video entitled How To Get Anything Through TSA Nude Body Scanners. In Mr. Corbett’s video he show images from Rapiscan Secure 1000 Backscatter scanners and then describes how items placed along the side of a person would appear dark,…

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Unattended TSA Checkpoint Lets People Walk On Through

Sacramento International Airport, an airport expected to move roughly 8.9-million passengers in 2012, ranking it among the top 25 busiest airports in the United States, screened an average of 24,245.78 passengers per day in 2011, flying to more than 30 destinations daily. With the busy pace at Sacramento International Airport, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)…

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TSA Claims It Needs More Money To Screen Less Bags

Last week President Barack Obama proposed a US$317,000,000 increase in the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) budget, to strengthen aviation security in the United States. While President Obama’s proposal to raise aviation taxes in the coming year to find the budget increase is likely to be defeated by both Democrats and Republicans in The House, the…

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Some TSA Screeners Quietly Ease Up On Pat Downs

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has repeatedly made headlines and caught the ire of travelers for their invasive “enhanced pat downs” for those who refuse Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) security scanners or who set off an alarm passing through a metal detector.   Since the TSA implemented its enhanced pat down TSA Transportation Security Officers…

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