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Sometimes I think the terrorists are winning. Sometimes I know they are. ABC reports today that fighter jets scramble following at least 6 reports of threats to passenger planes . Here's an ...
by Cartoon Peril
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon May 25, 2015 at 04:59 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
We now have a complete theatrical production - a mass audience willing to believe simplistic notions of religion, willing reality program participants willing to strap on an exploding box, and ...
by annieli
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Apr 02, 2015 at 10:28 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
illegal booty confiscated in 2014 by DHS (2014) Peregrine Honig says she just wanted to help celebrate the hometown team when she designed Lucky Royals boyshorts. The panties, with “Take the Crown�
by annieli
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Feb 24, 2015 at 02:32 PM PST with 6 Recommends
Republicans now realize they have no good way to stop President Obama's ...
by Kerry Eleveld
Comment Count 64 comments on Wed Jan 28, 2015 at 09:16 AM PST with 31 Recommends
Recently the FBI arrested a Cincinnati-area man for a plot to kill government officials in Washington. The news media predictably reported it with scary headlines: CNN : “FBI says plot to ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 74 comments on Sun Jan 18, 2015 at 11:30 AM PST with 163 Recommends
When everyone is a suspect, then no one is a suspect. Or, to paraphrase Mao, the terrorist swims among the population like a fish in the sea. All the more apt where the population itself is ...
by Cartoon Peril
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Jan 12, 2015 at 06:45 AM PST with 9 Recommends
The BBC reports on what happened when Turkey and France tried to cooperate on securing three suspected jihadis wanted in France for questioning on their activities after traveling to Syria. ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Sep 24, 2014 at 03:15 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Over at Time.com, Rand Paul gets it mostly right on the over-militarization of the police and the targeting, literally, of black citizens ( link ): Anyone who thinks that race does not still, even ...
by Cartoon Peril
Comment Count 22 comments on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 11:57 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Yep, that's your modern militarized police force in action, having just tossed a flash bang grenade into a toddler's crib. The mother's statement, published in Salon (6/24.14), gives further details:
by Cartoon Peril
Comment Count 29 comments on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 03:26 PM PDT with 36 Recommends
Flash bang grenades are no joke, they are a lethal weapon. The wiki has a partial list of some of the casualties, including deaths and serious burns, that have been caused by these things.
by Cartoon Peril
Comment Count 20 comments on Mon Jun 02, 2014 at 01:10 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
Yes, should-be-tried-for-perjury Director of the NSA James Clapper actually said that . Which I for one believe is a pretty odd stance to hold when he also claims that the revealing of the program ...
by LieparDestin
Comment Count 32 comments on Tue Feb 18, 2014 at 05:05 AM PST with 35 Recommends
Concerned about bombs in parked cars at airports? Don't call the bomb squad. Just have the car valets (those bomb-detection professionals!) to search the car. Actually every car the park. From ...
by Cartoon Peril
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 02:26 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
Last month, President Obama said "You can't have 100 percent security and also then have 100 percent privacy and zero inconvenience," Obama said. "We're going to have to make some choices as a ...
by Cartoon Peril
Comment Count 21 comments on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 09:18 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
I'm not comfortable with ... an ever warming planet due to the march of Climate Change. I'm not comfortable with ... an ever more ineffective Congress that denies the realities of Science. I'm ...
by jamess
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 04:27 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
The government's insatiable need to know everything about your communications with everyone else doesn't stop with email. Good old-fashioned snail mail is also under universal scrutiny. "...
by Cartoon Peril
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 12:57 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
That's right. You're gonna need approval from Ministry of Homeland Security to get a job. Need a job? You need this. Check this out from the summary of the ...
by Cartoon Peril
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 08:27 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
I almost want to just present this without comment, but.... A bumbling TSA agent “playing around” with a pepper-spray container at Kennedy Airport fired the caustic liquid at five fellow ...
by rjnerd
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 05:39 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
Are you kidding me? The TSA is now going to be allowing some small pocket knives on airplanes. Meanwhile I still can't take a decent tube of toothpaste through (and lord help you if you get caught ...
by Dustin Mineau
Comment Count 26 comments on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 06:00 AM PST with 14 Recommends
Transportation Security Administration head John Pistole has announced that, beginning April 25, passengers going through airport security can now bring onboard knives with blades no longer than 2....
by Richard Riis
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 12:02 PM PST with 16 Recommends
CBS news says the FAA expects 10,000 drones to be in the air stateside within the next 5 years. ( link 2/15/13). You can thank Congress for this. From the CBS news article: The FAA is required ...
by Cartoon Peril
Comment Count 49 comments on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 10:54 AM PST with 15 Recommends