In the wake of the recent attempt by Al Qaeda-linked Nigerian terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to detonate an explosive aboard a transantlantic flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, the debate over how to best protect Americans from these kinds of threats has dominated our discourse. Yet, sadly, as occurs all too often after incidents such as… Read More

Ex-Homeland Security chief head said to abuse public trust by touting body scanners By Kimberly KindyWashington Post Staff WriterFriday, January 1, 2010; A07 Since the attempted bombing of a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day, former Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff has given dozens of media interviews touting the need for the federal government to buy… Read More

For Immediate Release Michael Chertoff Pitch Man for full body scanners! Former Homeland Security Chief Admits Lucrative Business Relationship With Manufacturer During Talk Show Rounds NAPA, CA (January 2) – During a CNN interview on December 29th, 2009 former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff pushed the use of full body scanners as… Read More

‘Christmas miracle?’ DOT promises big fines for long tarmac delaysComments 47 | Recommend 2 Buzz up!Like this story? Share it with Yahoo! Buzz Efforts by U.S. airlines to fend off so-called passenger-rights legislation have failed. USA TODAY writes “passenger-rights advocates won a major victory Monday when the Transportation Department announced a rule to let passengers… Read More

An Early Christmas Present for the Flying Public . . . Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All Members! In case you haven’t already heard, on Monday the U. S. Department of Transportation announced strict new rules for airlines, thereby delivering the flying public an early Christmas present! WE GOT OUR RULE PASSED, WRITTEN… Read More

——————————————————————————– December 24, 2009EditorialDeplane, Deplane Years before the era of tarmac strandings, of airline passengers trapped in metal tubes without food or working toilets, waiting for hours in filth and foul air and frustration for a departure time that might or might not come, the writer Ian Frazier imagined a commercial flight piloted by Samuel… Read More