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Turn on your cell phone for TSA or don’t fly

Travelers on US-bound international flights will have to prove to the TSA that their cell phone has power before boarding the aircraft in the name of security. From The Guardian: Passengers using airports that offer direct flights to the US may be forced to switch on their mobile phones and other electronic devices to prove […]


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TSA Abuses, Volume 184736

Actor Verne Troyer, most famous for his role of Mini Me in the Austin Powers series, got up close and personal with the TSA at Los Angeles International Airport the other day, posting this picture on his twitter account:   Can we stop pretending this is making us safer yet? Sign Campaign for Liberty’s petition […]


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Assume the Position

So what happened to hundreds of full-body, high detail scanners after they were yanked from airports last year? According to the Chicago Tribune: Most have been shipped to jails, prisons and state and local government agencies. The TSA reported that 154 of the scanners were recently transferred to law enforcement agencies in Arkansas, New York, […]


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Scott Garrett: Audit the Fed and Rein in TSA

One of the representatives who cosponsored Audit the Fed this week, thus helping us once again get a majority of the House on the bill, is Representative Scott Garrett (NJ-05), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises of the House Committee on Financial Services. This is the third Congress in a row […]


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Civil Liberties Hodgepodge

This week there’s been a number of stories worth highlighting regarding your civil liberties. On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled the administration must disclose the legal rationale behind the targeted killing program that has  resulted in the deaths of several Americans, most famously Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, a Pakistani […]


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