Posts tagged Security
Posts tagged Security
This genuinely worries me — other schools who’ve experienced mass shootings had armed police or guards, and that did not stop a shooter. What about the Foot Hood shooting on a military base? This article is posing a very valid question about a concept I see many supporting, even those “gun-grabbing lefties” folks vilify.
Are more police the answer? To me, no — not when children are handcuffed for what used to be solved through a different kind of detention. Plus, I feel like schools should resemble a prison only if the school is in an actual prison. Read this article and decide for yourself.
Background from Right Wing Watch:
Nugent called President Obama a criminal and denounced his “vile, evil America-hating administration” which is “wiping its ass with the Constitution.” Taking it a step further, he said that “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.” …Nugent concluded with a call to cut off the heads of Democrats in November: “We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November. Any questions?”
According to ThinkProgress, “The Secret Service, which investigates all threats against the President, confirmed to New York Magazine’s Daily Intel blog that they have in fact flagged Nugent’s comment” and will be conducting a follow up.
Thank goodness polite society has condemned Hillary Rosen for her remarks about Ann Romney. That’s so much more outrageous than Romney-endorser Nugent.
In the same rant, Nugent urged NRA conference attendees to find “a couple of thousand” people each to vote for Mitt Romney and said those who don’t are worthless.
But again, Hillary Rosen is just so goddamned awful. Right? </sarcasm>
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The youth tee is a tad creepy:
The market for his undergarments might be gone now that TSA is going to use generic outline images that don’t display your swimsuit area. Personally, I feel that when a market for products like this legitimately exists, maybe we’ve gone a little too far.
Well, it was only a matter of time, folks:
Alert: Terrorists look to implant bombs in humans
By EILEEN SULLIVAN
WASHINGTON (AP) - Airlines are being warned by the government that terrorists are considering surgically hiding bombs inside humans to evade airport security.
As a result, travelers may find themselves subjected to more scrutiny when flying in the heart of summer vacation season, especially to the U.S. from abroad.
The FBI and Homeland Security Department sent a memo to security officials around the country on Wednesday about “body packing,” describing it as a “criminal tactic with possible terrorist application.”
Bombs-in-the-body is not a new idea, but recent intelligence indicates a fresh interest in using this method. People-scanning machines in airports aren’t able to detect explosives hidden inside humans.
Awesome. Every single time we come up with some new “security” idea, it’s only a matter of time before someone will figure out a way to beat it. The illustration I posted for this may be satirical, but at what point do we decide enough is enough? Are we going to see body checks to look for recent surgical scars? Strip searches? Cavity searches?
Here’s some perspective:
And skipping ahead:
So guns, cars, ladders, and the planes themselves are more likely to kill us than terrorists. Knowing that, how do we justify this:
Get’em conditioned early, that’s the trick.
Remember when we didn’t live in a police state?
we always lived in a police state, harsh reality for most people of color and poor people.
Exactly. The degree to which you feel the pain of fascism in this society is contingent upon your privilege within it.
I really feel a sense of loss for children who were very young on Sept. 11th and who have been born since. They never knew what it was like to not fear a specter and walk through an airport security line, shoes on and personal space intact.
WHY IS THIS PERSON THE HEAD OF ANYTHING.
WHY IS HE EMPLOYED WHILE I AM NOT.
CAN I SECOND THAT STATEMENT AND ALSO INCLUDE ANOTHER STATEMENT ABOUT HOW MUCH THIS TERRIFIES ME (A LOT)
Read the fine print at the bottom of the page: The Daily Squib is a curious satirical publication and should therefore be taken fu**ing seriously ;)
It’s the UK’s version of The Onion. Scary that this was so believable.
DO NOT WANT!
"It’s our business to touch yours"