Congress To Fund Massive Expansion Of TSA Checkpoints...

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    Congress is set to give the green light on funding for a massive expansion of TSA checkpoints, with the federal agency already responsible for over 9,000 such checkpoints in the last year amidst increased fears America is turning into a police state following the passage of the ‘indefinite detention’ bill.

    The increase in funding has nothing to do with the TSA’s role in airports – this is about creating 12 more VIPR teams to add the federal agency’s 25 units that are already scattered across the country and responsible for manning checkpoints on highways, in bus and train terminals, at sports events and even high school prom nights.

    “The TSA’s 25 “viper” teams — for Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response — have run more than 9,300 unannounced checkpoints and other search operations in the last year. Department of Homeland Security officials have asked Congress for funding to add 12 more teams next year,” reports the L.A. Times.

    The demand for $24 million in extra funding is in addition to the $110 million spent in fiscal year 2011. The figures are completely independent from the federal agency’s role inside the nation’s airports, which costs taxpayers $5 billion a year.

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    Nothing to see here.....All is calm.....All is well....

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    Yup. Have your papers. Seriously.
     
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    I wouldn't doubt that there is some truth to this, but Alex Jones is not a very credible source. He tends to wildly exaggerate things and I would not rely on him for your information.
     
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    Given that the "normal" media sources -up to and including Fakes News and blabbermouth radio (talk about wild exaggerations)- all seem to be carrying the water for one brand of central authoritarianism or another, guys like Alex Jones don't seem too far off base anymore.

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    Check points on highways in Tennessee? Great!
    Check points on the border with Mexico? Racist!

    You see what all this Defense spending is really for right? The US Citizen.

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