Kentucky’s junior senator, Republican Rand Paul, was detained at the Nashville airport this morning by agents of the Transportation Security Agency, and it was all over the news. Many were describing it as a show-down between a libertarian senator and the Obama police state.
"What started out as an average summer day with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms, quickly turned into an atypical summer day with an unusual and seemingly unannounced tornado outbreak with very little lead time." [Louisville.com]"U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, squared off with Transportation...
TSA began deploying state-of-the-art advanced imaging technology in 2007. This technology can detect a wide range of threats to transportation. However, it's caused quite a stir.
I recently got into a conversation with an airport official about what happens to items confiscated by TSA. The stories being told about attempted carry-on luggage ranged from silly to downright funny – and begged one question: Where do things like that go when they die??