TSA & VIPR: Dominate, Indimidate, Control [Rutherford Institute paper]

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    John W. Whitehead, The Rutherford Institute: VIPR Searches and the American Citizen: ‘Dominate. Intimidate. Control.’

    Great article on VIPR by John W. Whitehead of The Rutherford Institute. To quote any one part of it does injustice to the rest, but these last two paragraphs are a good summary:

    Reprint permission is available. The full article is a bit wordy for casual reprinting, but there is a condensed version that I was able to fit on two pages (use 10 pt. font & adjust the margins):

    The short version would make a nice handout to counter VIPR operations if you can catch one in progress. I would send the long version to local politicians and insist that city & county personnel not be allowed to participate in VIPR sweeps.
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Amy sent this out on our Twitter feed this afternoon. I think this is going to turn out to be a landmark essay on TSA.
  3. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

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  4. FliesWay2Much

    FliesWay2Much Original Member

    Got into this late... Anyone who only thinks of this as "getting through it quickly so I don't miss my flight" is just as subversive as those conducting these activities...


  5. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Read B.F. Skinner's Walden Two. This is not a satire, but a serious proposal for how to organize a society, based on the destruction of individual thought, or, if you are a religious person, the annihilation of the soul.
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  6. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    A recent job listing at USAJobs
    I thought it was interesting that the job description included this statement:
    This responsibility is often carried out in an atmosphere of potential conflict with host governments,
    This arrogant attitude should do wonders for our international relations. And they wonder why the rest of the world hates us.
  7. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  8. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    VIPR's become such an object of scorn here that AGITPROP has kept them out of the news for a month & a half.
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  9. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    When I tried to tell the naysayers at the Cogblog about VIPR last year, they sputtered and refused to believe it existed.

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