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Josh-D. S. Davis

Xaminmo / Omnimax / Max Omni / Mad Scientist / Midnight Shadow / Radiation Master

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TSA expands
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"It's not difficult to envision the day where anyone wishing to take mass transportation in this country will have to first submit to a government checkpoint, show ID, and answer questions about any excess cash, prescription medication, or any other items in his possession the government deems suspicious. If and when that happens, freedom of movement will essentially be dead. But it won't happen overnight. It'll happen incrementally. And each increment will, when taken in isolation, appear to some to be perfectly reasonable."

http://www.boingboing.net/2010/12/01/you-are-no-longer-fr.html

So, after this is ramped up, I think we should expect highway checkpoints as well.

DHS, and by proxy, TSA, is formally the State Police, and they are progressively moving towards BNW or WWII era checkpoints everywhere you go.

You badge into your office building? The check-in would get fed to the local branch of the government. Badge into the mall. Badge into your house. Got to know where you're going and being safe about it.

YOUR PAPERS, PLEASE!

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I just don't get the TSA. Liberals hate it. Conservatives hate it. Moderates hate it. Very few special interests profit from it. Yet it keeps expanding. I'm starting to think to only reason they're allowed to go on the way they do is to distract people from whatever else they hate about government.

I hadn't thought of that. My initial guess was that, as a unified organization, even the president was afraid to split it back up. :)

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Judgement of humans is not to be trusted.

Giving someone the authority to "use their judgement" is generally not a good thing.

That's really terrifying that it keeps expanding. I liked this one comment from your link:

They're going to have to redub that scene in "Red October":

Capt. Vasili Borodin: I will live in Montana. And I will marry a round American woman and raise rabbits, and she will cook them for me. And I will have a pickup truck... maybe even a "recreational vehicle." And drive from state to state. Do they let you do that?

Captain Ramius: No.

Capt. Vasili Borodin: No?

Captain Ramius: No travel from state to state.

Capt. Vasili Borodin: Well then, perhaps I will pass on the recreational vehicle.

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