The impending sequester did not prevent the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from acting in late February to seal a $50-million deal to purchase new uniforms for its agentsâ€“uniforms that will be partly manufactured in Mexico.
Good news for those who felt Transportation Security Administration officers were getting to know them a little too well. The TSA will soon remove all body scanners that show nearly nude images of people trying to board flights.
17,000 formal complaints have been filed about TSA â€œenhancedâ€ pat-downs since 2009, according to a news report by Scott MacFarlane of WSBTV Channel 2, Atlanta. This is after a Congressman, Rep. Ralph Hall of Texas, reported that his 17-year-old niece was exposed during a pat-down. Since this is a Congressman, there is now a federal investigation underway. Once again, it pays to have friends in high places.
The Thieves and Sexual Assailants are playing musical chairs with their porno-scanners. Theyâ€™re shuffling carcinogenic backscatter X-ray machines out of larger airports, such as New Yorkâ€™s LaGuardia and JFK International, into smaller ones â€“ but that doesnâ€™t mean theyâ€™ve renounced their voyeurism