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More security lunacy: mathematician pulled from plane for . . . doing math

From Marginal Revolution, courtesy of reader Jósef, we have a bizarre tale of how our nation is being protected from terrorists. Here it is in its entirety (I’ve added the link to his university site): 297 more words

Mathematics

Based on testing results, TSA missed 1,387 guns

I’m guessing they missed 95%.

TSA hits new record after confiscating 73 guns in one week from carry-on bags
“Unfortunately, these sorts of occurrences are all too frequent, which is why we talk about these finds,” the TSA’s Bob Burns said, according to the paper.

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Some need more protection than others

The story is about the feds wanting to forcibly medicate a guy for trial. But I found the background material of most interest.

Forcing Competency With Big Drug Doses a No-Go…

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Security theater in action

The terrorist attack on the Zeventem Airport in Brussels yesterday targeted one of the softest spots in the entire transportation system: the security queue at any major airport. 644 more words

Terrorism

Dontray Mills & Jalita Johnson - perfect examples of why the President is wrong on background checks.

I’m still pretty incensed from Tuesday’s press conference, where President Obama mentioned background checks 22 times:

The problem is some gun sellers have been operating under a different set of rules. 

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Gun Control

Thomas Sowell's take on the President's speech: "On Gun Control, Obama Is Showman In Chief"

Those of you who read this blog should be familiar with my use of the term “security theater” and how most gun control proposals are little more than soundbites.   574 more words

Gun Control Dishonesty