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In this video, you can watch DHS Secretary Napolitano quickly change the subject of cyber attacks and redirect it towards TSA screenings. If she wasn’t being so serious, I’d have to laugh at Napolitano’s constant avoidance of questions and her stating that, “the passengers have a role to play,” and “the cockpit doors are armored. once they’re shut, he can’t get back in.” In one fail swoop, she gives the two reasons why everything the TSA does is nothing but security theater. Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Read […]

From C-Span: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing focusing on U.S. immigration policy.

The Department of Homeland Security has stated that they will no longer pat down children or make them remove their shoes at the airport. Although a quick memo could make this new policy take effect immediately, it will, instead, be rolled out over the next few months. Napolitano said there may be some exceptions. Terrorists have plotted to use children as suicide bombers, and some children still may be required to remove their shoes to keep security random. “There will always be some unpredictability built into the system, and there will always be random checks […]

Janet Napolitano wants us to know that, soon, we’ll be able to keep our shoes on at the airport. Well, isn’t she nice for fixing this for us? Maybe the DHS could start actually doing something for a change. “When we implemented that three-ounce liquids ban in the summer of 2006, did I think that would be a forever thing? No,” Bush homeland security adviser Fran Townsend told POLITICO recently. “It has to do with the complacency and laziness of the bureaucracy.” See? Security theater folks. Taking our shoes off was in response to an […]

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano has announced that it is no longer necessary to do a 100% screening of cargo that enters the United States. Asked about a 2007 US Congress requirement that all containers entering the US should be scanned by their ports of exit by 2012, Napolitano said: “We at this point are not going to insist on that.” Although the 2012 deadline was set by Congress, it did give her department the opportunity to extend it if 100 percent scanning wasn’t feasible. Napolitano has previously expressed doubt about whether the mandate for all […]

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