Tag Archives: Homeland Security

No More Flying With Toner

Homeland Security announced today that effective immediately you can no longer bring toner or ink cartridges weighing more than one pound onto your plane. Not that anybody was actually doing that. The ban, announced today by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, also covers other cargo deemed high-risk. The changes follow the discovery of bombs concealed in ink cartridges on a …

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Orrin Hatch On “Abysmal” Airport Security

As much as it grievously pains me to agree with Orrin Hatch on anything, it does seem unbelievable that one can buy an airline ticket in cash, at the counter, with no luggage, and stroll onto a flight to the Middle East (or anywhere) without further attention.

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Feds See Hints Of International Plot Behind Failed Times Square Bombing

Although they insist that there is still no evidence to support the Taliban’s claim of responsibility for Saturday’s car bomb attempt in Times Square, federal investigators now say they have clues that the incident may not have been domestic in origin. The failed car bombing in Times Square increasingly appears to have been coordinated by more than one person in …

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Canada, A Division Of Homeland Security

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Air Scare: Orthodox Jewish Prayer Device Causes Flight Diversion

A flight out of LaGuardia was diverted to Philadelphia this morning after its flight crew became alarmed by an Orthodox Jewish teenager putting on his tefillin, a traditional prayer device involving two black boxes and long leather straps. Authorities say, Chautauqua Airlines flight 3079 from LaGuardia to Louisville was diverted to Philadelphia after a 17-year-old male strapped on a “tefillin,” …

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Obama On Pants Bomber

Today the president addressed the failed attempt to bring down Northwest 253. Calls for the resignation of Homeland Security director Janet Napolitano are increasing, but President Obama focused on the reviewing of no-fly watch lists and the pre-boarding screening process.

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Military Exercises In DC? TODAY?

Now let’s do a fly-by of the White House!

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On Iraq War: Maddow Vs. Ridge

Rachel Maddow tears in former Homeland Security secretary Tom Ridge on the legitimacy of the Iraq war. Required viewing.

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Napolitano: I’m Not Gay, I’m Just Single

Director of Homeland Security and former Arizona governor Janet Napolitano denied rumors about her sexuality to the New York Times yesterday. NYT: Men don’t know what to make of women who choose to be single. Rumors of lesbianism have dogged women in politics like you,Condoleezza Rice and Ann Richards.JN: Right. I think the more people get to know a person, …

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AZ Gov. Janet Napolitano Picked As Head Of Homeland Security

Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano (D) has been picked by Barack Obama to be his head of Homeland Security. Democratic officials said. Napolitano is a border governor who will now be responsible for immigration policy and border security, which are part of Homeland Security’s myriad functions. Napolitano brings law-and-order experience from her stint as the Grand Canyon State’s first female attorney …

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