TSA – Getting To Know You Version – Part VI

Hat Tips: Jean Stoner/Brian B.

Corporate Media Saturation Of TSA News An Operation To Desenitize And Anger Population

Strange Men Grope Nancy Pelosi Or The Terrorists Have Won

Coming up: TSA body scanners on public transportation

DHS & TSA: Making a list, checking it twice

Flight Attendants Exempt From Scanners, Pat Downs (“known and trusted group”…profiling!)

Spreadin’ the glove: TSA infecting U.S.?

Outrage Grows Over Pat-Downs as Busiest Travel Week Starts

The Rise of Unchecked Presidential Power

Right Wing Extremism… (April 2009 Report: DHS Profiles People Who Oppose Obama!)

DHS and TSA taking names of critics

TSA Groping and Obama’s Black Revenge Narrative

I was just detained by the TSA (“Not all parts of the government are accountable…esp TSA”)

The Left, supportive of Obama TSA, opposed all anti-terror measures under Bush

Pistole warns protesters of delays

Will We Be Safer Getting Our Fannies Fondled?

AP Exclusive: Color-coded terror alerts may end

America is a libertarian conspiracy

T&A … err … TSA Monster Link List [freep-notes]

Rush: “We Are Not Checking for Terrorists, We Are Checking For Things” (Audio)

Security FAIL: Mythbuster Says He Passed TSA Scan With 12-Inch Razor Blades

Saunders: Not TSA Pat-Downs, but Freedom Fondles (BARF)

Holiday Fliers Navigate A Touchy Subject

View more news videos at: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/video.


POLL: 61% oppose new airport security measures

Prosthetics Become Source of Shame at Airport Screenings

Scanner Uproar Shadows Holiday Travel

AAA Expects Record Traffic on Highways

Woman: Agents Singled Me Out For My Breasts

BIG SIS: Next step for body scanners could be trains, boats, metro

Full-body scanners popping up at courthouses

Ron Paul: Crotch Groped by TSA, Calls for Boycott of Airlines

CAIR to Muslims: Ask to pat yourself down


TSA: Some gov’t officials to skip airport security

Agency Advertises Jobs Openings On Pizza Boxes

MAN DEPANTSED BY TSA… Woman Singled Her Out Because of Her Big Breasts (Video)

TSA Chief Pistole Warns Passengers Against Protesting

The no-grope list: Look who gets a junk-touching exemption

TSA Head Urges Screening Compliance, Blames Passengers for Delays

So Which Government Officials Get to Skip TSA Security Checks?

Rush & Huckabee Challenge Obama: Let the TSA Pat Down the First Family

MSNBC’s Schultz: TSA Junkgate Just Excuse for Black-President-Hating Right to Promote Racial Profiling

30-Mile Backup on Mass Turnpike

Did TSA turn off backscatter scanners to mute protests?


“Atlas Shrugged” Doco Trailer

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

Here is a trailer for a documentary on Ayn Rand’s great novel “Atlas Shrugged.”

First released in 1957, I read the book in 1975. As a 17 year old recovering socialist, raised on “free” milk, family “benefits,” “free” health care and education and an unlimited faith in the Kiwi welfare state, it was pretty hard to take. It challenged my worldview like nothing I had ever read before. Still does.

The tale of a strike of the productive and able against a growing American socialist state, “Atlas Shrugged” is now more timely than ever.

I’ve seen the book being read on the Chicago Red Line and in Wisconsin libraries, it’s selling like never before.

If you haven’t read it yet – do yourself a favor.


Miners Almost Certainly Dead

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

Abridged from Stuff:

A second explosion has ripped through the Pike River mine with no survivors expected, police say.

Superintendent Gary Knowles said the large explosion happened around 2.37 pm today and they were not expecting anyone to get out alive.

They were now going into recovery mode. It was one of the most horrific things he has had to deal with as a policeman.

“We had to break the news to the families and they are extremely distraught.

“I was at the mine myself when the explosion occurred. The blast was horrific. Just as severe as the first blast – and we are now moving into a recovery mode.”


NoisyRoom sends our deepest condolences to the Kiwis in New Zealand and the miners’ families. We have no words to express our sense of grief for you. May God bless each and every one of you and may you find comfort in the days ahead…


Financial News Update – 11/24/10


I’m not exactly sure what this move means but I don’t think it’s the beginning of anything good for the U.S. — From China Daily:

Wen said at the press conference that the partnership between Beijing and Moscow has “reached an unprecedented level” and pledged the two countries will “never become each other’s enemy”.

Over the past year, “our strategic cooperative partnership endured strenuous tests and reached an unprecedented level,” Wen said, adding the two nations are now more confident and determined to defend their mutual interests.

“China will firmly follow the path of peaceful development and support the renaissance of Russia as a great power,” he said.

El-Erian: “What You Advise Your Sister In Ireland Now Is That You’d Say Take Your Money Out Of An Irish Bank”

Here’s A Rundown Of Everything That Just Happened In The Huge Insider Trading Scandal

November FOMC Minutes Reveal Significant Concern About The Dollar Getting Crushed

SAC Capital Gets Subpoenaed In Insider Trading Investigation

The Fed Reveals Its Depressing New Economic Outlook


MARKETS CRUSHED: Here’s What You Need To Know

Meanwhile, The Greek Government Is Also Nearing A Schism Over Austerity

$500 Silver & Imminent Price Explosion! Max Keiser (500 dollar silver) (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

The Agenda Revealed: How Obama Will Rule by Executive Order in 2011 (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Whitney sees 5,000 bank branches closing – Street Sweep: Fortune’s Wall Street Blog (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Precious metals are going nuts (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Fed lowers economic expectations for 2011

Medvedev warns of political ‘stagnation’ in Russia

What Happens When China Collapses?

The Convenient Excuse

SAC `Eat-What-You-Kill’ Culture Bred Funds Under Scrutiny

Bankers Rigging Municipal Contract Bids Admit to Cover-Up Lies

Ireland to Cut Spending 20%, Raise Taxes as Talks Climax

The Only Way to Fly — At $181G Per Hour

Black Farmer Payout Marred by Fraud?

U.K. Streets Flooded With Tuition Protesters

Lawmakers Mull a Ban on Earmarks

8 in 10 Say Keeping Bush Tax Cuts a Priority

Jobless Claims, Durable Goods Offer Mixed Economic Message

Food bank delivery van stolen on eve of Thanksgiving

Squatters overrunning foreclosed homes in LA

Ireland to Cut Minimum Wage

Portugal, Spain hit by investor fears over debt

Fears of Domino Effect

List of Problem Banks Grows

Jindal: Make Congress part-time!

Pelosi’s ‘Green the Capitol’ program on chopping block?

VOLT PUSH: Obama Bolsters Hybrid Auto Sales in Waning Consumer Market

Don’t Look at Pentagon Budget to Cut Back on Federal Spending

California Squirms with CIRM: The Embryonic Stem Cell Boondoggle

Spread the Word, Not the Wealth

The Complete Guide To The Oncoming Spanish Debt Crisis That Everyone Is Terrified Of

Soc Gen: Here’s Why The U.S. Can’t Make China Revalue Like They Did Japan

Is The European Crisis Now Systemic?

December 7 Is The Drop-Dead Date For The Irish Budget

If You Hate Government Bailouts Then You Should Be Loving The Ireland Crisis

The Weirdest Idea From The FOMC Minutes: Bernanke Might Start Giving Press Conferences

Jim Rogers: Whether Or Not There’s A War In Korea, You Should Buy Commodities

Lawmakers Warn $1.2 Billion Payout to Black Farmers Rife With Fraud (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

From Retirement Ethic To Work Ethic (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Mexican senators object to strings attached to U.S. aid money – National Law Enforcement (Hat Tip: Brian B.)


John Conyers Didn’t Have Time to Read the Health Care Bill But He Had Time to Read This?

Non-shocker of the day: Green jobs boondoogle a bust

Unleashing the plague? (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Spain and Portugal under fire as bond spreads hit record (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Should You Be Scared That China And Russia Just Agreed To Drop The Dollar? (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Here’s Why the Fed Plan Is Failing: We’re All Austrians Now (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Weekly jobless claims fall 34,000 to 407,000 (Lowest level in 2 years. Are we turning the corner?) (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner) No we’re not – it’s getting worse…

It’s Official: The Economy Is Set To Starve [Peak Oil] (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

The SEC’s Absurd War Against Insider Trading (Time to DEFUND?) (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

The Fed Writes What May Be Obama’s Obituary (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

State’s stem cell agency seeks more time, money [after $3 billion and ZERO results] (Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques)

Climate Talks or Wealth Redistribution Talks? (Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques)

Global Warming Hysteria: IPCC Official Admits its Wealth Redistribution (Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques)


Roberta X provided a link to the USA National Gas Price Heat Map. You will note that some divisions in price ranges follow state lines. These are created by differences in state gas taxes, rather than production and transportation costs. California is mostly mapped in red and Wyoming is mostly green because of what goes on inside state capitols rather than what goes on in oil fields and refineries. And it is no coincidence that the states with the big, pretentious, and intrusive governments are in the midst of budget crises. (California, for example is nearing default.) These same states have high taxes, annual vehicle inspections, civilian disarmament (“gun control”) laws, restrictive zoning, expensive building permits, and on and on. Vote with your feet, folks. Move away from bureaucratic tyranny and toward freedom.

Economists worried about U.S. inflation: survey

FBI Raids Three Hedge Funds. From what I’ve heard, discussion of basic market research has been labeled “collusion” and “insider trading”. Unfortunately, public officials in the U.S. are presently out for blood, and logic is being ignored. This situation will likely get worse before its gets better. Some have argued that the insider trading laws are fundamentally flawed.

Stocks Mixed as Ireland Bailout, FBI Probe Weigh

Treasuries Rally After Government Raises $35Billion

Dying With Debt: A Dirty Little Retirement Secret

Silver Sales to Surge as Investors Seek Protection, Perth Mint Forecasts

Dollar to Become World’s Weakest Currency, JP Morgan Says