The U.S. Transportation Security Administration is one of those federal agencies that tends to inspire intense reactions among the traveling public. It’s a bureaucracy that interacts with millions of passengers each day, requiring their shoes, jackets, laptops—and time.
Virtually all this occurs at airports, with about 80 percent of the agency’s $7.4 billion budget spent on aviation security. Only 2 percent of the TSA’s funding goes to surface transportation, according to a report by the Office of Inspector General earlier this month. Congress is looking to change that.
Several U.S. senators want the TSA to focus more attention and resources on rail, highway, and marine transportation, which would mean greater security oversight at such places as Amtrak stations and Megabus coach stops. A bipartisan bill introduced Thursday by Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) would require the TSA to use a risk-based security model for these transport modes and to budget money based on those risks. It would require a wider use of the agency’s terrorist watch list by train operators and more detailed passenger manifests along with tighter screening of marine employees. The legislation also would increase the TSA’s canine use by as many as 70 dog-handler teams for surface transportation.
Though Robert “Bob” Olinger was a lawman, he was actually better known as a killer with a penchant for fighting in range wars.
Born Robert Ameridth Olinger about 1841, when he was just a boy he moved with his family from Ohio to Oklahoma. After he grew up he made his way to New Mexico.
In 1876 he was named marshal of Seven Rivers in Lincoln County, New Mexico. However, the job was short lived as he was soon fired when he was suspected of consorting with an outlaw band. This would be the “norm” for Olinger, as his love of gambling and drinking often placed him in bad company.
The first man known to have been killed by Olinger was a Mexican named Juan Chavez. The two, who were friends and had no history of violence between them, were playing poker in the Royal Saloon in Seven Rivers. However, when Chavez accused Olinger of cheating, Bob stood up and leveled his six-shooter at his friend’s head. Another player then tossed the unarmed Chavez and gun and the two exchanged shots. When the smoke cleared, Chavez lay dead on the floor with a bullet in his throat. Without remorse, Olinger simply looked at him, stating “All’s well that end’s well,” before he strode out the door.
Bob Olinger was better known as the man that Billy the Kid killed in April of 1881 when the Kid escaped from the Lincoln County courthouse.
Protesters in Charlotte have released a list of demands they say must be met before they allow the city to return to peace and quiet.
Although Friday and Saturday saw a return to some semblance of order — thanks to push-back from Charlotte’s police department, and a curfew designed to prevent the type of violence seen earlier in the week – the “CharLIT Uprising,” as it’s now known, says that the “damage is done” and that the city will remain in a “state of emergency” until their demands are met.
Hofstra University has posted a “trigger warning” sign to warn students about the potentially disturbing content that may be discussed during Monday night’s presidential debate.
According to CBS New York reporter Tony Aiello, a sign inside of the student center at Hofstra reads, “Trigger warning: The event conducted just beyond this sign may contain triggering and/or sensitive material. Sexual violence, sexual assault, and abuse are some topics mentioned within this event. If you feel triggered, please know there are resources to help you.”
What, we’re supposed to post ‘trigger’ warnings now? I’ve got a trigger warning for you:
Southern California police agencies regularly lose track of all manner of firearms, from high-powered rifles and grenade launchers to standard service handguns – weapons that often wind up on the street.
An Orange County Register investigation of 134 state and local police agencies from Kern County to the Mexican border found that over the past five years at least 329 firearms were lost by or stolen from law enforcement agencies.
Dozens of these weapons wound up in the hands of criminals – and some were involved in crimes. In Northern California, a missing police gun was used in a suspected murder.
But the number of guns known to be missing or stolen is almost certainly a fraction of the actual number that have made the jump from police agency to street. Not every department audits its weaponry. If agencies performed such audits, they’d find they were missing more guns.
That was the case at one of the biggest police agencies in the country.
Okay, we’re in the final week of the annual Kilted To Kick Cancer drive and things are not looking good here. While Team Dragon is firmly in the lead, Dennis is at less than half of the funds that he was at this time last year in spite of the outrageous holsters and knives he’s raffling off to those that have donated.
Early detection and a cure is vital – how are you gonna fight off the liberal hordes if you’re laid up in bed with no hair from chemo, brittle bones from radiation treatment and unable to take a dump without help getting out of bed? Think about it, guys.
Dennis always goes the extra mile by donating some of his handmade holsters and this year he took it even further by having a few famous personalities autograph them. He even has two signed by Ted Nugent. Devil Tongue stepped up as well and sent in a pair of custom knives to be raffled off.
To donate and be entered into the raffles that will be held about a week after the drive ends, all you have to do is go HERE. A ten dollar donation will get you entered into a holster drawing. Twenty bucks will get you entered twice, thirty will….. you get the picture.
Click on your donation amount and go to checkout. You’ll see a drop down menu that allows you to pick the Team that your donation will be credited to. Pick Team Dragon. You’ll see another window for special instructions – write ‘Team Dragon’ in that just to make sure it goes to the right place. When you get your receipt via email, forward it to Dennis – his email is firstname.lastname@example.org – to be entered in the drawing.
That’s all you gotta do.
Give it up, guys. Let’s give as much money as we possibly can to help find a cure because research doesn’t come cheap. Medical advances for prostate cancer has grown tremendously in the past 30 years – it’s no longer an automatic death sentence, but there’s still miles and miles to go. Every dollar counts.
Eight people were injured and one killed at a Houston shopping center early Monday morning, the Houston Police Department said. The suspected gunman, a lawyer whose law firm had undisclosed issues, was shot and killed by police in the incident, police said.
One of the surviving victims was in critical condition, according to the police department.
An Oklahoma mother was left both horrified and embarrassed after receiving a call from her son’s school saying they had found a dead squirrel in his backpack.
Ladye Hobson said when the principal asked her son Brylan why he picked up the dead rodent and put in his bag, he replied, ‘I really wanted squirrel dumplings for dinner tonight.’
The hilarious ordeal unfolded on Wednesday when Hobson received a call at work from her eight-year-old son’s principal at Gatewood Elementary School.
Sheriff David Clarke gets slammed for speaking with common sense so expect him to take more insults for telling Americans what they should already know, be prepared to defend yourselves because police can’t be there all the time.
I am not alone in saying creating more gun free zones is a disaster and will do more harm than good endangering American lives. Terrorists will always look to take advantage of the situation. God fearing and peace-loving Americans will be defenseless to protect themselves if they believe in the liberal way of doing things. The end results will be too horrifying to contemplate.
Defending your life however you see fit in that moment death is staring into your eyes is a natural right all men and woman have the moment they are conceived.