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Pay more, we'll grope you less

The government is expanding the ways airline passengers can enroll in an expedited screening program that allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belts and keep laptop computers in cases at security checkpoints.

Under the Transportation Security Administration's Precheck program, only travelers who were members of the frequent flyer programs of some air carriers were eligible for expedited screening. On Friday, TSA Administrator John Pistole said beginning later this year U.S. citizens will be able to enroll online or visit an enrollment site to provide identification, fingerprints and an $85 enrollment fee.

About 12 million people are currently enrolled in the program. Pistole said he expects about another 3 million people to enroll before the end of the year.

http://www.nbcnews.com/travel/tsa-opening-precheck-program-l...

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Lets Make a Deal

I'll allow the Federal Reserve Corporation to print 10% raises for all government employees, give 8 weeks paid vacation, 2 weeks sick days paid, all federal holidays paid, full medical benefits, end of year bonuses of 10% of yearly salary, and anything else I can think of with a few conditions.

The printed Fed money is all off budget, federal employees need individual warrants for every NSA spying activity no exceptions or blanket warrants, no more SWAT home invasions, demilitarized police departments, return the 2 billion DHS hollow point bullets, no TSA deployment on the streets of America, for starters.

Government employees that put in four hours a day will be considered to have worked a full day and be paid. Government employees will be encouraged to do online shopping, surfing porn, surfing social network sites, or just playing Donkey Kong all day, unlimited coffee, bathroom, and smoke breaks that's OK too and you will still be paid from off budget money from the Fed printed out of thin air. The less interaction for law enforcement with the general public the better.

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Selected protection of the law.

This started with the "no call list". That didn't have a fee attached, but I predicted then it would lead to "protections for a fee". Here we are, and it won't stop with the "pay for no frisk list".

Undo what Wilson did

Government is $17 Trillion in debt, they want to milk us dry.

Murdock vs. Pennsylvania opined that it is unconstitutional for the state to turn a right (to travel) into a privilege and charge a fee for the right.

The groping and security theater is a joke told in all seriousness about the security fable of the security blanket.

Free includes debt-free!

when was that decision?

THx - peAce

Liberty = Responsibility

319 U.S. 105 (1943)

319 U.S. 105 (1943)
http://www.constitution.org/ussc/319-105a.htm

Free includes debt-free!

Thank you! peAce

Thank you!

peAce

Liberty = Responsibility