The TSA Admits Its Security System Has Been Breached

Written by Gary North on August 16, 2012

The pat-downs, the “your wife has a nice butt” scanning machines, the metal detectors, the long lines — they all rested on one assumption: people’s driver’s licenses are valid. Now it turns out that a small company in China has been cranking out perfect replicas of driver’s licenses for years. The TSA’s machines could not […]

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TSA Orders 1400 lbs of Explosives to Train Dogs

Written by Gary North on August 14, 2012

The Transportation Safety Administration has a National Canine Program, which in turn has a Canine Explosive Section. I guess the dogs are kept in back rooms of airports. I have never seen one. Anyway, the TSA’s dogs division has issued a solicitation for 1400 lbs of explosives: 700 lbs of ammonium nitrate (“Oklahoma City bombing”) […]

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Airport Travel: Securtity Cameras, Fingerprints, Iris IDs

Written by Gary North on June 21, 2012

A new era of surveillance is about to begin. It will begin at the nation’s airports. The International Air Transport Association is determined to speed up the lines to get checked. So, there will be a new system of surveillance. It is being beta-rested at Love Field in Texas. That was the airport where President […]

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OsamaBombs: Placed Where the Sun Don’t Shine

Written by Gary North on May 3, 2012

The shoe bomber forced the TSA to take the step of having everyone take off his shoes. Now comes word that there is a new technology out there in terrorland: surgically implanted bombs. Call it Bin Laden’s revenge. These Osamabombs cannot be detected. Well, maybe these bombs don’t exist. As officials in the U.S. and […]

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Why Americans Living Abroad Aren’t Coming Back

Written by Gary North on April 3, 2012

I have a membership Website,, which has lots of forums. People from around the world chat with each other. Because there is a membership fee, “crazies” don’t join. The participants are experienced people with money to join a Website. This recent post from an American living in Japan impressed me. * * * * […]

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Has American Gone Mad? Nope. It’s Business as Usual.

Written by Gary North on March 30, 2012

North’s first law of bureaucracy is this: “Some bureaucrat will always do something preposterous just by following the bureaucracy’s rules to the letter.” When he does, it hits the press. It makes for fun reading. Nothing of substance will change unless the legislature cuts the agencies budget and imposes an outside agency to monitor the […]

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