TSA Gets Better Eyes

April 16, 2009 by  
Filed under News

I've been violated

I've been violated

Many who have traveled via air in the past 8 years have experienced the lovely security process implemented in the name of safety.

You know, the one where you have to empty your pockets, remove your shoes, your belt, throw away your child’s bottle all to get patted down in another room.

Well, the TSA has a new tool that has passed initial tests in 19 airports nationwide.  No more strip searches, just walk through the scanner and “voila”, your naked image is available for their viewing.  If I were FITSNews right now, I’d be cheering at the ability to see Megan Fox or Erin Andrews naked. But this is about our rights people.

What happened to our rights of privacy guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.  Especially the 4th amendment which prohibits search and seizures without a reasonable cause.

All passengers images are being scanned and then stored on another machine for later review.  The TSA claims they are working on removing this functionality, but we all know that once government gets something, they do not give it up.

It is time we as American’s stand up and fight for our rights before they are gone.  If not enjoy your naked pictures floating on the internet.  If Joe Blow can gain access to Obama’s passport, they can get your naked picture!

Time to Play Hold ‘em

February 19, 2009 by  
Filed under Opinion

I never saw the problem with a bunch of friends getting together to enjoy a game of cards and football. I can buy cards anywhere across the state and play games with my kids that are pure chance. Besides the fact that is against the law, if money is exchanged, what is the big issue?

I mean, we have cops breaking up friends playing a friendly game of Hold ‘em when people are endangering lives drinking and driving.  We have multiple unsolved crimes on the books and more worrisome to the state, tax evasion. Yet we will send in 20 cops and spend 12 months planning on taking down a group of friends playing cards.

Today, in Mount Pleasant, “Municipal Judge Larry Duffy wrote today that there is ‘overwhelming’ evidence that the card game is one of skill, not chance.”

This is a big win for individuals who enjoy playing Texas Hold ‘em, but there is still plenty of work to protect those individuals and their rights in their homes.

Speaking of which, now that I have probably put a huge target on my back, is anyone willing to provide legal counciling pro bono?