I wanted to tell you a little bit about some of the exciting changes happening on this site.
Francisco Canseco took a stand when a TSA agent tried to give him an enhanced pat-down last spring.
“5 times you should stand up to the TSA”
If Jon Corbett’s viral video about how he outsmarted the TSA’s full-body scanners doesn’t end the controversial screening program, then it’s probably the beginning of the end.
“How many more TSA screening failures can we afford?”
An airline pilot who posted a series of videos online that exposed shortcomings in airport security has been punished by the Transportation Security Administration, which included a visit to his home by federal agents and sheriff’s deputies.
Sound familiar? It does to me.
The videos, which have since been deleted, show that thousands of airport employees are allowed to skip security every day at San Francisco International Airport. Here’s the full report from the San Francisco ABC affiliate and the station that broke the story, News 10 in Sacramento.
The pilot, whose name was not given, had his gun confiscated and a deputy sheriff asked him to surrender his state-issued permit to carry a concealed weapon. The pilot’s status as a Federal Flight Deck Officer, a volunteer position, is being reviewed, he was told.
“Pilot who posted security flaw video online is punished by the TSA”
This was supposed to be a post about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Disney World, which we attended on Friday evening. It was great fun, like last year, except that we stayed for the parade.
The kids loved it. We’re grateful to Disney for inviting us.
So why are you watching a 30-second clip of our trip to Canaveral National Seashore yesterday? Well, let me explain.
“Are vacation videos the next social media phenomenon? What do you think?”
Fasten your seatbelts, ladies and gentlemen. That “viral” video with flight attendants dancing to Lady Gaga? It’s a fake.
The dance moves are real, and the plane is real, but anyone who thinks this was a bona fide in-flight safety announcement — sorry to burst your bubble.
“The truth about the Cebu Pacific Airlines dancing flight attendants”
You may have noticed that the Transportation Security Administration, the agency charged with safeguarding America’s transportation systems, has a thing for video.
Last week, when it was accused of taking a passenger’s child during screening, TSA released footage of the woman that shows it never happened. And yesterday, it posted images of Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s screening incident at Salt Lake City International Airport (scroll down for the videos). The congressman had reportedly gotten into a verbal scuffle over the agency’s use of full-body scanning technology.
“Smile! The TSA is taping you — and here’s what you need to know about it”