All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘TSA’

We Need to Talk About the TSA’s Batsh*t Insane Instagram Account

No, I don’t want to talk about how you feel about the TSA. I know the TSA harasses old ladies and makes cute little children cry. I know the TSA probably touched your wiener one time and you really hated it. I know the TSA is a constant reminder of the US’ heavy-handed and short-sighted response to the terrible events …

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Serial Stowaway Arrested at LAX Sans Ticket

A 62-year-old woman was arrested after the flight she was on touched down at Los Angeles International Airport, after bypassing a ticket check at Mineta San Jose International Airport, where the flight originated. The stowaway was not deemed a threat to safety or security. Los Angeles International Airport police identified the woman as Marilyn Hartman. The suspect managed to bypass …

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Man Found with Knife Hidden in Shoe at Airport

On the heels of the Transportation Security Agency’s announcement that uncharged electronic devices will be banned from certain international flights, security agents found a knife concealed inside of a passenger’s shoe Sunday morning. During a standard security check at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Michigan, TSA agents found that a man had concealed a knife in the sole of his …

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Phone Dead? It May Not Fly to the US Under New TSA Rules

If you’re planning on flying to the US from Europe, Africa, or the Middle East – it would probably be wise to make sure your iPhone has enough juice to at least power up. The Transportation Security Administration has just announced new security measures that affect travelers on direct flights to the United States from certain overseas airports. In an …

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TSA Bans Uncharged Cellphones on Certain Flights

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced Sunday that it will not allow cellphones or other electronics on U.S.-bound planes originating at some international airports if the devices are not charged up. The ban is part of heightened security measures surrounding Yemen-based al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and the Islamist Nusra Front, al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, seeking to blow …

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Michael Strahan Donates $100K To University Marching Band

Retired American football pro Michael Strahan is giving back to his alma mater, Texas Southern University, by donating a whopping $100,000 to the marching band. “Ocean of Soul,” as the marching band is called, will be using the funds to travel to Canton, Ohio so that they can play when Strahan is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame …

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TSA: Checked Luggage Included 81 Lbs Of Marijuana

It is a situation where the jokes truly write themselves. One would be surprised if the Transportation Security Administration officers who checked bags at Oakland International Airport didn’t make every one of them on Friday. That’s when a 26-year-old woman got the bright idea to pack not one, but three suitcases full of marijuana and then attempt to get the …

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Plane Diverted When Passenger Tries To Open Door

A passenger traveling aboard Southwest Airlines Flight 722 from Chicago to Sacramento tried to open the rear door of the plane in mid-flight on Sunday roughly an hour after the 10:50 a.m. departure time. Multiple passengers as well as flight attendants worked to subdue 23-year-old Joshua Carl Lee Suggs. According to a federal order, Suggs claimed that he wanted to …

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Alec Baldwin’s TSA Twitter Tirade

Alec Baldwin isn’t a happy camper. On his way back from the Bahamas with wife and 5-month-old daughter, the actor took to Twitter to explain why his trip back from the Bahamas wasn’t full of sunshine. On the flight back to the U.S. he found himself a little aggravated with the TSA, saying that his daughter Carmen was selected for …

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The TSA Found 1,477 Loaded Guns in Carry-Ons Last Year

Most government agencies are controversial. Chances are good that if you just start throwing out letters – EPA! IRS! DHS! – you’ll touch on something that could easily cause a Thanksgiving dinner argument. Of course, the Transportation Security Administration is no exception. After 9/11, the TSA was created to “strengthen the security of the nation’s transportation systems and ensure the …

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LA Airport Shooting Suspect Denied Bail

On Wednesday morning, U.S. Magistrate Judge David Bristow ordered Paul Ciancia, the man who killed one TSA agent and wounded two others at the Los Angeles airport, detained until his next court hearing on December 18 due to the flight risk and danger he posed to the community writ large. The court appearance for Ciancia was a standard procedure to …

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Air Marshal Arrested for Taking Pictures Up Women’s Skirts

If you think the only invasions of privacy you have to worry about when flying are being patted down by TSA agents and going through body scanners, think again. A federal air marshal was arrested on Thursday after someone reported him for using his cell phone to take photos up women’s skirts. Adam Bartsch (below) was kicked off a Southwest …

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