Category Archive: United States

Discussions about national events

May 01

Osama bin Laden Killed

Osama bin Laden

It’s about time… This man has been a thorn in the United States’ side for way too long.  I doubt where he’s going he will find 72 virgins.

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Apr 29

Texas to reign in the TSA???

Susie Castillo's TSA Complaint (Click to Enlarge)

Earlier this week, 2003 Miss USA winner Susie Castillo reported an incident involving TSA agents at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport.  She was “randomly” selected by screeners to go through one of the new body scanners, to which she promptly declined for alternate screening methods. Anyway, after “opting out,” I proceeded to follow a very nice older …

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Apr 14

TSA Does it again!

Less than a week after I first opined (and the TSA and family weighed in) on the TSA’s use of enhanced pat-down on a 6-year-old girl, new video has surfaced from Portland, Oregon, showing a similar incident with an 8-year-old boy. Seattle’s KING-5 has the story (from YouTube, story not on KING-5 Website):

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Apr 13

TSA and family respond to incident

A few days ago I posted a video showing a six-year-old being patted down by a TSA screener in New Orleans. Now, like clockwork the TSA has responded (from the TSA Blog): Some folks are asking if the proper procedures were followed. Yes. TSA has reviewed the incident and the security officer in the video …

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Apr 10

TSA: How far is too far?

This just makes me sick. From Breitbart.tv: The TSA Agent that did this, along with her supervisor, and anyone else in the security theatre known as Airport Screeners that was responsible for the decision to do this should be taken before a judge on the grounds of child molestation.

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Apr 08

Internet Unplugged by Grandma

Comparison of Copper and Fiber Optic Cables

From Fox News: Internet service in all of Armenia was cut off for several hours when a 75-year old Georgian woman inadvertently cut the main service line between the two countries. The woman was scavenging for scrap metal when she discovered the primary fiber-optic cable which runs through the two countries. Service went down when …

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Feb 06

Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan!

Ronald Reagan was born 100 years ago today. Most of my school years was with him as President, with George H. W. Bush elected during my Senior year. In studying the Presidents of the United States, Reagan was likely the most influential of the 20th Century.  The four Presidents that have followed have not been able to …

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Dec 15

Quick Video – TSA

I seem to get a lot of jokes, pictures and videos sent to me from friends, co-workers, and family. This one hit my inbox today, but looking it up on YouTube, it’s now nearing 2 Million hits. As we move into the well-traveled Christmas and New Years vacations next week, many more people will be flying, and …

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Nov 22

TSA: Time for the curtain to fall on “Security Theatre”

I travel quite a bit on business, and have been through more TSA checkpoints than I wish to count, including here in Houston at Bush Intercontinental Airport. I, like most of the traveling public has put up with the ever-expanding security as we travel, but it seems that the TSA has reached the proverbial tipping …

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Nov 02

Today’s Election Day: Get out there and VOTE!

With the ratification of the US Constitution in 1787, the framers set a course of a then unheard of form of Government, a Republic. Under that Republic, it is up to the people to select Representitives (and later by the 17th Amendment, Senators) to represent our interests on a National level. Today represents the one …

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