The TSA Wants To Be Everywhere In 2013 — Here’s Why We Shouldn’t Let It

Huffington Post | Jan 2, 2012

By Christopher Elliott

When the Minnesota Vikings faced off against the Green Bay Packers last weekend in Minneapolis, the big story wasn’t that the Vikings defeated the Pack to secure a wildcard berth.

It was, strangely, the TSA.

That’s right, the agency assigned to protect America’s transportation systems was patrolling the Metrodome. Nathan Hansen, a North St. Paul, Minn., attorney, snapped a few photos of the agents before the game, and broadcast them on Twitter.

“I don’t think any federal law enforcement agency needs anything to do with a football game,” he told me yesterday.

Turns out the TSA goes to NFL games and political conventions and all kinds of places that have little or nothing to do with air travel. It even has a special division called VIPR — an unfortunate acronym for Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response team — that conducts these searches.

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2 Comments on "The TSA Wants To Be Everywhere In 2013 — Here’s Why We Shouldn’t Let It"

  1. Those who work for TSA are the visible part of security. The invisible surveillance and sousvellance technologies are the real security mechanisms. There are advanced technologies being used all around us to monitor and control people. They operate in the background. They are “ubiquitous”. They provide “feedback” that is perceived both on the conscious and the subconsious level. Those four S’s you see on some peoples boarding passes stand for Silent Sound Spread Spectrum! Look it up!

  2. TSA needs to pull thier head in! Talk about power trippers. I want to visit USA but cant be bothered getting harrassed by these hitler types. Barry and TSA need a reality check!

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