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Counterterrorism as Security Theater

The use of “war” is a powerful rhetorical device, used by politicians to proclaim the seriousness of the issue as well as the force being used to combat the threat. 342 more words

Politics

Turkey airport bombing as Security Theater

At least 41 people were killed and an additional 239 were wounded as the result of an attack by 3 suicide bombers in the intentional terminal of the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey late Tuesday. 716 more words

Politics

Pro-click: "The Political Philosophy Of Guns - Would America Really Be A Better Society Without Them?"

Came across this last night:

America’s decades long national argument about gun control is not a normal political debate about addressing policy to problems but about what kind of politics to have.

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Gun Control

Speaking of security theater, let's go to Nice

I wasn’t going to write anything about the Nice attack because I had nothing to say other than “yeah, the guy who killed dozens of people was kind of an asshole.” 63 more words

News

Security theater, now with extra K-9s

Dateline Washington:

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would upgrade security at U.S. airports in the aftermath of the Brussels and Istanbul attacks…

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Blog

TSA's most embarrassing screwup yet

Well, the Transportation Safety Administration—the dreaded “TSA”—has done a lot of publicly embarrassing things in its time (I myself have been goosed by its agents innumerable times), but this is the worst incident yet, and should prompt some major soul-searching at that odious agency. 547 more words

Security Theater

Get ready to strap on your stupid: David Smalley vomits "Why Gun Nuts Lie – I Know From Experience"

So I came across an article this morning where David Smalley, Proud Atheist, lectures America about “Why Gun Nuts Lie – I Know From Experience” – and with a premise like that, you know you are in for quite a wild ride. 2,101 more words

Gun Control