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Feb 05

Super Bowl Security?

Superbowl XLVI Helmets

Today’s the day; The New England Patriots take on the New York Giants in Super Bowl 46. In an event that has become an annual spectacle for many years, all eyes will be on which team takes home the coveted Vince Lombardi trophy right? Or maybe it is to see what other celebrities will be there …

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Jan 23

TSA picks the wrong person to harrass…

Rand Paul - Official Portrait

If I were a TSA agent, I would become very familiar with certain travelers coming through the checkpoint.  Obviously, this morning, they were not quite awake at the airport in Nashville, and the wrong person was “randomly” selected for a pat down screening. That person was Rand Paul, the Republican Senator from Kentucky.  As he passed through one of …

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Jun 10

TSA: It’s not just bad screeners…

Inline Baggage Screener

As many will note, I often have something to say about the state of our Transportation Security. I also know that the Department of Homeland Insecurity has visited this site a few times over the last few months, so I do have the powers that be in Washington’s attention. It also goes to say that …

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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 09

What happens when a vendor sells an outdated product?

Copernic Agent Pro Main Screen

I have been a longtime user of Copernic’s Agent Professional – So long, that I found a receipt for it from 1999.  Agent Professional is described as a Meta-Search tool, sending a search query to multiple search engines, parsing the results, and presenting a filtered list back to the user.  The product has worked reliably for years, …

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