Under pressure to prevent people from sneaking onto runways and planes at major U.S. airports, authorities are cracking down – not on the intruders who slip through perimeter gates or jump over fences, but on the release of information about the breaches.
A year after an Associated Press investigation first revealed persistent problems with airports’ outer defenses, breaches remain as frequent as ever – occurring about once every 10 days – despite some investments to fortify the nation’s airfields. As Americans focus on the wait in ever-longer security screening lines inside terminals, new documents show dozens more incidents happening outside perimeters than airports have disclosed.
At the same time, leaders at some airports and the U.S. Transportation Security Administration are saying some of the 345 incidents AP found shouldn’t count as security breaches, even when intruders got deep into secure areas. Continue reading
Less than a month after a news outfit reported that dozens of airport employees around the country have potential ties to terrorists, officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) admit that only three airports in the United States require workers to undergo security checks. The astounding admission, delivered this week before Congress, comes on the heels of a number of cases involving gun and drug-smuggling schemes operated by airline employees at major airports, including those located in Atlanta, New York and San Francisco. Continue reading
Air Travel: When Congress decided to let the federal government take over airport security in the wake of 9/11, critics said it would only make matters worse. Fourteen years later, it looks like the critics had it exactly right.
And what did taxpayers get for their money? Continue reading
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) will participate alongside the Mexican Air Force in a tactical exercise, AMALGAM EAGLE 15, to be conducted June 30 to July 2, 2015.
Mexico and the United States will participate in a strategic response to an illegal flight entering the airspace between the bordering countries.
The Intercept reviewed a notice of the classified alert, which was sent out Friday afternoon by TSA’s Transportation Security Operations Center. A source, who reviewed the classified intelligence warning, described the threat as very general, with no specifics about location or type of attack — just the timing. The alert covers a 48-hour period that began late Friday afternoon. Continue reading
Both parties together agree with so many issues because they are the same party. As in today’s neo-Soviet Russia, no matter who’s elected, the country goes on the same path because they’re controlled by the same component: The Kremlin. In this case, it’s more difficult to pinpoint who’s really in control of the United States, but it’s surely correct to say Obama isn’t the person who’s really pulling the strings.
On another side note, the number of abortions (50 million) stated in this article is likely highly underestimated. The 50 million total has been a statistic used over the last five to ten years, yet people parrot the same amount every time the topic comes up. As America’s social and moral fabric have eroded beyond the point of no return within the last ten to fifteen years, it would be difficult not to imagine that number is doubled. The movement of ridding the ‘inconvenience’ of having a baby in life gained ground by leaps and bounds during the Clinton administration.
As the article states: The clowns may change, but the circus remains the same.
If you’re still arguing about Democrats vs. Republicans,
sorry, but you have been utterly oblivious for the last 15 years.
Maybe you’ll agree with this assessment, maybe you won’t. What you believe is up to you but how many times can you be warned that the sword is coming to disobedient nations such as the United States and the world over — and still not see it? It cannot continue on this path forever. It will fall.
You’re encouraged to dig through the posts on this site and come to your own conclusion.
The more things change, the more things stay the same. As I write this, it looks like the Republicans are going to take control of the U.S. Senate. But will that actually alter the direction of the country? Will that actually change anything? There are many that hope that this could represent a “turning point” for America, but history tells us that almost certainly will not be the case. Over the past 30 years, things have changed very little no matter which party has controlled the White House and no matter which party has controlled Congress. During that time frame, the national debt has continued to explode, our long-term economic problems have continued to get even worse, our liberties and freedoms have continued to erode and our nation has increasingly become a moral cesspool. And the truth is that at this point there is very little real difference between most Democrats and most Republicans. The corruption in Washington D.C. runs extremely deep, and very few politicians are able to enter that environment without being fundamentally affected by it.
In recent times, midterm elections have become primarily about punishing whoever is in the White House. In this case, there is definitely much to be dissatisfied about as far as Barack Obama is concerned. In fact, many consider him to be the worst president in U.S. history, and that is saying a lot.
But despite the millions upon millions of votes that were cast by concerned Americans on Tuesday, very little is likely to change in the way that this nation is governed. Continue reading