We gave you a country based on personal freedom and liberty, without the
shackles of government tyranny.
And look what you've done to it.
(cue Heston -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v ¥R_pS0h5Qk)
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Video Shows TSA’s Bizarre New Security Policy
Federal agency tests drinks purchased inside airport
Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, September 3, 2012
A video clip shot yesterday at Columbus Ohio Airport illustrates how the
Transportation Security Administration has dreamed up a bizarre new way
to waste time and taxpayer dollars – by testing drinks purchased by
travelers for explosives inside the airport long after they have already
The footage shows TSA agents walking around a departure lounge asking to
test passengers’ drinks for explosive residue with a swab they hold over
“Now remember that this is inside the terminal, well beyond the security
check and purchased inside the terminal…just people waiting to get on
the plane,” writes the You Tube user who uploaded the video.
“My wife and son came back from a coffee shop just around the corner,
then we were approached. I asked them what they were doing. One of the
TSA ladies said that they were checking for explosive chemicals (as we
are drinking them). I said “really – inside the terminal? You have got
to be kidding me.” I asked them if they wanted to swab us all. She
responded with something like, ‘yes sometimes we need to do that’. I
then asked if she wanted a urine sample…nonetheless, the TSA is way out
of control,” he adds, joking that the TSA’s next move could be to visit
people’s homes before they even leave for the airport (they’re already
in the parking lot demanding to search people who aren’t even flying!)
As we have previously highlighted, the drinks policy was recently
introduced with virtually no explanation from the TSA whatsoever. The
much vaunted 2006 liquid bomb plot on which this nonsense is all based
completely collapsed in court and was revealed to be farcical at best.
Experts have savaged rules relating to liquids being carried through
security as pointless and unnecessary and yet they still remain in place
six years later, with ludicrous cases routinely popping up of mothers
having to drink their own breast milk or even pump it into empty
But this new rule applies to drinks purchased within the airport after
travelers have already passed airport security, items that have
presumably already had to pass some form of security check to be brought
inside the airport in the first place.
The drinks testing farce has been accompanied by other harebrained TSA
schemes which have virtually nothing to do with genuine security and
everything to do with subjecting the public to intimidation and
The federal agency recently brought in a similarly asinine new policy in
which travelers are ordered to “freeze” on command by TSA screeners
while passing through security – for no apparent reason other than to
check they will obey orders without question.
Perhaps the TSA should concentrate on real security threats and cleaning
up the behavior of their own criminally-prone employees instead of
harassing travelers who have already been through the ordeal of a grope
down or a radiation body scan.
Given the fact that TSA agents now festoon political events, highways
and even prom nights, how long is it before we have blue-shirted goons
in fast food restaurants checking whether or not our Diet Cokes are
weapons of mass destruction?
On 09/03/2012 08:37 PM, Patrick Henry wrote:
Then they'll come to people's homes at 3AM (then the people are probably
home) and search anyone who "might go to an airport someday". You'll get
a bill for the body cavity search and be forced to sign a form holding
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