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TSA's New Trick: The "Freeze Drill" Everybody Freeze!

The person who uploaded this video only got the last 30 seconds of the TSA's "Freeze Drill," but you get the picture. Tell me, who are the terrorists again?


Here's how the individual described it on YouTube:

At Phoenix, Arizona's airport, WITHIN the "secured" area of the gates, I suddenly found myself in a bunch of travelers who were being sharply told to "STAY RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE! DON'T MOVE!". A TSA employee was pointing his blue-gloved hand at anyone who moved a muscle (including airport workers) and barking these orders. Beyond him were two other agents doing the same thing to everyone in a 90-degree radius. The tension was rather palpable, as you might imagine. No explanation was given, no other words were spoken. No one moved a muscle. Parents grabbed their children. Anyone who fidgeted or made a step forward got yelled at.

Two minutes or so later, Mr. Gloved Hand brusquely waved everyone about their business (as seen in the tape). I only managed to capture the final 30 seconds or so of the incident.

After this, I walked into the terminal intersection they had cut off, expecting to see someone in handcuffs, face down on the carpet with a bunch of cops on him. Or at least ONE single police officer or security guard... but there were none. There was NO incident happening, whatsoever. And everyone went onwards to their gates.

H/T Economic Policy Journal

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Two words

"I won't"

Either stand up to them

or stand on your head if they tell you to, or get on your knees if they tell you to, or stop flying, but please stop whining!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

So, there comes a time..

When you have to stand up to these thugs.

"Hell is empty, and all the devils are here" (Shakespeare)
RP 2012~ Intellectual Revolution.

High School

I remember this activity in the hallways during the National anthem and in a grade school game...think it was musical chairs?


Did he say "Simon Says"?

obedience training.
Government schools of socialism and secular indoctrination have been profoundly successful.
Hardly anyone even questions "authority" anymore..
You said NO?...OK
I can't say that?...OK
I have to do what you say?...OK
I have to be exposed to harmful radiation?...OK
I have to breath in that tube? ...OK
I cannot question what I hear on TV?..OK
I have to give you 30% of my income?..OK
I can't smoke that?..OK
I am a criminal?...OK
I am going to jail?...OK
I am a slave?...OK

A patriot must always be prepared to defend his country from his government.

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Step #6 in Closing Down An Open Society - Arbitrarily detain and

release citizens.

According to Naomi Wolf, in here classic, "The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot" there are 10 steps that are taken to take a free society and close it down. #6 is to arbitrarily detain and release citizens for no reason. This is what first came to mind when I saw this. I copied this from her article on the Huffington Post:

Ten Steps To Close Down an Open Society

6. Engage in arbitrary detention and release

This scares people. It is a kind of cat-and-mouse game. Nicholas D Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the investigative reporters who wrote China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power, describe pro-democracy activists in China, such as Wei Jingsheng, being arrested and released many times. In a closing or closed society there is a "list" of dissidents and opposition leaders: you are targeted in this way once you are on the list, and it is hard to get off the list.

In 2004, America's Transportation Security Administration confirmed that it had a list of passengers who were targeted for security searches or worse if they tried to fly. People who have found themselves on the list? Two middle-aged women peace activists in San Francisco; liberal Senator Edward Kennedy; a member of Venezuela's government - after Venezuela's president had criticised Bush; and thousands of ordinary US citizens.

Professor Walter F Murphy is emeritus of Princeton University; he is one of the foremost constitutional scholars in the nation and author of the classic Constitutional Democracy. Murphy is also a decorated former marine, and he is not even especially politically liberal. But on March 1 this year, he was denied a boarding pass at Newark, "because I was on the Terrorist Watch list".

"Have you been in any peace marches? We ban a lot of people from flying because of that," asked the airline employee.

"I explained," said Murphy, "that I had not so marched but had, in September 2006, given a lecture at Princeton, televised and put on the web, highly critical of George Bush for his many violations of the constitution."

"That'll do it," the man said.

Anti-war marcher? Potential terrorist. Support the constitution? Potential terrorist. History shows that the categories of "enemy of the people" tend to expand ever deeper into civil life.

James Yee, a US citizen, was the Muslim chaplain at Guantánamo who was accused of mishandling classified documents. He was harassed by the US military before the charges against him were dropped. Yee has been detained and released several times. He is still of interest.

Brandon Mayfield, a US citizen and lawyer in Oregon, was mistakenly identified as a possible terrorist. His house was secretly broken into and his computer seized. Though he is innocent of the accusation against him, he is still on the list.

It is a standard practice of fascist societies that once you are on the list, you can't get off.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.