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Why Can’t We Sue the TSA For Assault?

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When I was in Congress and had to regularly fly between DC and Texas, I was routinely subjected to invasive “pat-downs” (physical assaults) by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). One time, exasperated with the constant insults to my privacy and dignity, I asked a TSA agent if he was proud to assault innocent Americans for a living.I thought of this incident after learning that the TSA has been compiling a “troublesome passengers” list. The list includes those who have engaged in conduct judged to be “offensive and without legal justification” or disruptive of the “safe and effective completion of screening.” Libertarian journalist James Bovard recently pointed out that any woman who pushed a screener’s hands away from her breasts could be accused of disrupting the “safe and effective completion of screening.” Passengers like me who have expressed offense at TSA screeners are likely on the troublesome passengers list.Perhaps airline passengers should start keeping a list of troublesome TSA agents. The list could include those who forced nursing mothers to drink their own breast milk, those who forced sick passengers to dispose of cough medicine, and those who forced women they found attractive to go through a body scanner multiple times. The list would certainly include the agents who confiscated a wheelchair-bound three-year-old’s beloved stuffed lamb at an airport and threatened to subject her to a pat-down. The girl, who was at the airport with her family to take a trip to Disney World, was filmed crying that she no longer wanted to go to Disney World.

The TSA is effective at violating our liberty, but it is ineffective at protecting our security. Last year, the TSA’s parent agency, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), conducted undercover tests of the TSA’s ability or detect security threats at airports across the country. The results showed the TSA staff and equipment failed to uncover threats 80 percent of the time. This is not the first time the TSA has been revealed to be incompetent. An earlier DHS study fund TSA screenings and even the invasive pat-downs were utterly ineffective at finding hidden weapons.

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THE SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER is OUT of CONTROL

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But something went wrong. Today the SPLC is no longer a poverty law center. They are trying to smear and silence dissidents who dare to stand for the Constitution, question the hero worship of Lincoln, and who support national sovereignty against the UN. They have turned into something not unlike the Klan they sought so brilliantly to stop except without overt violence. Tom DeWeese is doing a great job fighitng Agenda 21 and ICLEI. He does not deserve this kind of treatment:

Click here to demand a congressional investigation of the SPLC

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I need your help by signing the “Citizen’s Demand for Congressional Investigation of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).”

Let me explain.

The American Policy Center (APC) and I have been openly attacked by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

To date, there have been FOUR separate “special reports” released by SPLC against me personally – painting me as a hate-driven domestic terrorist!

Of course, SPLC has a long history of attacking organizations and individuals who defend the Constitution and oppose big government programs.

They regularly accuse us of racism and hate because we want to stop the massive growth of government and the wasteful spending programs that are bankrupting our country.

I get used to such attacks. It’s what they do to try to discredit us.

But this time the attack is different. It truly frightens me because the outcome of this new SPLC attack against APC and me could result in government investigations, the banning of my ability to travel, or even the destruction of APC.

Here’s why I’m concerned.

The Southern Poverty Law Center issued a new report titled “Agenda 21, The UN, Sustainability and Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory.” That report targeted me personally as a leader in the “anti-government Patriot movement.” And the SPLC report said I am part of a network of radicals peddling hysterical conspiracy theories against our Government.

Worse than just the SPLC report – is the fact that it was used as the bases of even more attacks from two national magazines – Fortune Magazine and Newsweek Magazine.

Newsweek’s attack was a cover story called “The Plots To Destroy America.” The article quoted SPLC’s Mark Potok, saying, “These kinds of theories…(are) completely distorting any rational discussion we can have in this country.” More

TSA LMAO (UPDATE ON THE UPDATE)

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Main Switchboard: (512) 463-2000
Fax: (512) 463-1849

Message could be very simple:

“HR 1937 Should be brought forward and signed into Law.

Texans Deserve Dignity.”

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Geneva Conventions Redefined – Part 2: Militarization of the Coast Guard

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GALVESTON, Texas - Members from Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Galveston conducted on-water Level II tactical coxswain training in the Galveston Channel, April 8, 2010. The drill was conducted in preparation for the units upcoming deployment in support of Joint Task Force Guantanamo and the U.S. Southern Command. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Renee C. Aiello.

By Lt. Eric N. Shine, USNR – USMMRR/ USMMA KP

As explained in Part 1 of this series, the Coast Guard, Navy, Army, Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Chair of the Joint Chiefs, the civilian Secretaries of the Department of Defense, Secretary of the Navy and others including President Bush and President Obama have constructed an end run around the Constitution.

This has been carried out through use of the U.S. Coast Guard in its movement from the Department of Transportation, not to the Department of Defense, but into the newly formed, but long planned Department of Homeland Security in 2003. Doing so as if it had just come from the Department of Defense somehow. A convoluted series of legal, political, and even extra-judicial machinations have taken place over a long period of time to bring about this troubling extra-legal and unlawful coup d’état by the military-industrial complex to subjugate civilian populations to its military authority. More

FEMA & DHS Planning for Martial Law and “Mass Graves” in Chicago

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FROM ORIGINAL SOURCE:

“An Indiana county municipal official in the vicinity of Chicago has revealed the contents of his meetings with FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security. The initial requests seem reasonable enough when FEMA asks the county officials to prepare a Hazard Mitigation Plan to deal with flooding, fires, high winds and tornadoes.

But as the required meetings and calls with FEMA and DHS continue over a two year period their request become more unusual, raising suspicions of county officials

We want to know every important thing in this county. We want to know where police departments are. Where weapons are stored. Hazardous material. Where can we land a helicopter. Where are the airports. How big a plane can you land at the airport. Where are all the bridges. Where are all the power stations. Where are all the generating stations.Where are all the substations. They literally wanted to know where everything was. Im sitting there thinking man if there was ever martial law. This kind of information is exactly the kind of stuff they are going to want. Were just laying it all out for them right there.

During the legally mandated meetings held with FEMA and DHS different disaster scenarios were reveled to county officials:

In late December 2008 municipal officials were invited to Indianapolis for a briefing on the state of Indiana. There were told if industry were to collapse for example GM going bankrupt resulting in mass unemployment a depression would soon follow and municipalities could expect to loose 40% of their funds. Every county in the nation would be required to prepare a Hazard Mitigation Plan. The county should prepare a plan to vaccinate the entire population within 48 hours and practice the plan several times. FEMA inquired to where mass graves could be placed in the county and would they accept bodies from elsewhere. The sheriffs department via the state sheriff association was told that no .223 ammunition rounds would be available as the military would be purchasing all stocks. The county was asked to make plans for hardening of police and fire stations, putting in hardened bunker type buildings around town. The county was asked to make plans for the possibility of up to 400,000 refugees from Chicago.”

I am urging that everyone listen to the accompanying audio from this radio interview with the county official mentioned above. It is quite chilling. To listen, just scroll down to the embedded You Tube video in which it’s contained:

http://www.drudge.com/news/117871/fema-preparing-mass-graves-and-martial

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