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  • So the question isn't what authority the TSA has to issue regulations for screening, but what authority they have to compel answers to questions, to compel production of documentary evidence, or to prevent or delay people from traveling, in the absence of regulations or statutory authority for such actions.
  • "[TSA] wants people to show ID and submit to a search and groping, but there's no legal basis for most of this," says Hasbrouck, who publishes the travel book series The Practical Nomad. "The TSA relies fundamentally on intimidation. The ultimate threat is 'We'll call the local police.' And when they're called in, they don't say 'We don't see a crime here.' They get that person out of there." After his arrest, Phil Mocek filed a public records request for the police reports, as well as for the audio from police radio conversations during the incident and the video from airport security cameras. Hasbrouck says the audio and video directly contradict the police's assertion that Mocek was acting belligerently.
  • Emergency government workers dally as a man who had seizure drowns in a pool of water waist deep.
  • Unprecedented disarming of combat Marines in a war zone due to Dept of Defense Sec Leon Panetta (former CIA director) visit to the Helman province. "Some people got itchy."
  • Adam Curry: Ron Paul is "not part of the script and doesn't know he's just supposed to be an extra." #NoAgenda
  • On Monday, the state's top court, the Court of Appeals, ruled New York cannot give money directly to private businesses or organizations, because the state constitution forbids it. But, the court continued, the state can give money to public benefit corporations like Empire State Development Corp., which pass it on to private businesses.
  • But wait: why on earth would Congress advise violent militarized reactions against its own peaceful constituents? The answer is straightforward: in recent years, members of Congress have started entering the system as members of the middle class -- but they are leaving DC privy to vast personal wealth
  • Watch how thoroughly and even proudly he dispenses with both of those traits when interviewing Ron Paul last Sunday on Face the Nation regarding Paul's foreign policy views.
  • The Senate is set to vote on a bill next week that would define the whole of the United States as a "battlefield" and allow the U.S. Military to arrest American citizens in their own back yard without charge or trial.
  • On Dec. 6, New York's Suffolk County government will hold a public hearing on a proposal to ban aerial spraying of aluminum oxide, barium, sulfur, and other salts into the air over the county
  • Thousands of people, including women and children, are being illegally detained by rebel militias in Libya, according to a report by the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Many of the prisoners are suffering torture and systematic mistreatment while being held in private jails outside the control of the country's new government.
  • A group of Maryland moms served raw milk and cookies in front of the Food and Drug Administration headquarters on Tuesday, urging the agency to drop its longstanding ban on selling unpasteurized milk across state lines. Karine Bouis-Towe, David Gumpert and Max Kane Interviewed on Common Sense Revisited Radio - Nov 5, 2011 Archives & Showlinks
  • Common Sense Revisited Radio Show Archive & Link - November 19, 2011. Guest Sheriff Richard Mack, who has written, "The greatest threat we face today is not terrorists; it is our own federal government. If America is conquered or ruined it will be from within, not a foreign enemy."-
  • A Decade Later: A Call for TSA Reform JOINT MAJORITY STAFF REPORT 112th Congress November 16, 2011.
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