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Bad Day at Dulles
Excerpt: Travel writer and civil rights activist Edward Hasbrouck had a bad day at Dulles Airport, which as he says, leaves many Unanswered questions: ... the TSA has crafted its procedures so that the demand for identification credentials is made neither by th...
Weblog: Discourse.net
Tracked: Friday, 9 June 2006, 08:37 ( 8:37 AM)
Question Authority? Not If You Want To Make Your Flight.
Excerpt: The moral of the story: when people at airports who claim to be TSA employees tell you to do stuff, just do what they tell you if you want to have a decent shot at making your flight and keeping your FBI file slender. And don't ask questions.
Weblog: Is That Legal?
Tracked: Friday, 9 June 2006, 08:39 ( 8:39 AM)
The Great No-ID Airport Challenge
Excerpt: In which millionaire privacy activist John Gilmore challenges a DHS advisor to attempt a cross-country plane ride without showing ID. Wired News referees the gentlemen's wager. Ryan Singel reports from San Francisco.
Weblog: Wired News
Tracked: Friday, 9 June 2006, 08:42 ( 8:42 AM)
scene at Dulles Airport
Excerpt: from this cautionary tale by travel writer Edward Hasbrouck, the lesson learnt is don't ask any questions: "...never, anywhere in the world -- including a fairly wide variety of police states -- have I been threatened with arrest...
Weblog: DATELINE: BRISTOL
Tracked: Friday, 9 June 2006, 08:45 ( 8:45 AM)
That 1984 Cliche
Excerpt: There are some of us that get pretty tired of hearing references to Winston and 1984 and Big Brother… sometimes it does get overdone. But, when I read about a travel writer who gets hassled for asking questions in an airport on American soil, I c...
Weblog: Hellbound Angels
Tracked: Friday, 9 June 2006, 11:34 (11:34 AM)
Do what they say
Excerpt: Apparently the rules are not the rules, at your standard TSA checkpoint.
Weblog: Notional Slurry
Tracked: Friday, 9 June 2006, 11:41 (11:41 AM)
Shorter lines, faster travelling
Excerpt: How would you like to shave some time off your wait for security checks? Yes? Then try this anal probing experiment and see how far you get. There's actually a good question hidden in the wired piece: travel writer Edward Hasbrouck's tale of nea...
Weblog: Solune
Tracked: Friday, 9 June 2006, 21:31 ( 9:31 PM)
200th post
Excerpt: Wow. 200 hundred posts. hard to believe. Ok, Im' over it now. I admit... I have a problem with authority figures. Always have since I was a kid really. It pretty much started with teachers in school. I realized that I was subject to their "rules" an...
Weblog: Thoughts of Cyen
Tracked: Friday, 9 June 2006, 21:33 ( 9:33 PM)
Question authority
Excerpt: Eric Muller links to the story of Edward Hasbrouck, a travel writer, who was nearly arrested for trying to determine if a random contractor at an airport had a legal right to view his id.
Weblog: Garrett Fitzgerald's Blog
Tracked: Friday, 9 June 2006, 21:37 ( 9:37 PM)
Security or Police State? The trouble with normal...
Excerpt: Go read The Practical Nomad...it describes only part of my overall frustration with the TSA and the current protections implemented after September 11.
Weblog: Musings from the Back Room
Tracked: Friday, 9 June 2006, 22:43 (10:43 PM)
Good to know....
Excerpt: If anyone at an airport asks to see your ID, show them, even if its unconstitutional, against regulations, unnecessary, offensive or otherwise screwy. Political hyper-haiku: Absolute power must be taken and given. Have we no limits?
Weblog: ahistoricality
Tracked: Saturday, 10 June 2006, 05:10 ( 5:10 AM)
Insanity
Excerpt: Alright, I haven't posted here in a looong time, and frankly hadn't intended to, but this item has incensed me so much that I just couldn't stop myself. The essence of the story is this: A passenger asks too many questions during the airline s...
Weblog: Genius/Idiot
Tracked: Saturday, 10 June 2006, 09:07 ( 9:07 AM)
Fear your government
Excerpt: After reading journalist Edward Hasbrouck's article about a near-arrest from asking questions of the TSA and its contractors, I wonder why more people aren't up in arms about this sort of thing. When the people stay silent in response to the slow er...
Weblog: Non-Waterlogged Blog
Tracked: Saturday, 10 June 2006, 12:21 (12:21 PM)
Your papers, please
Excerpt: This is not a good trend.
Weblog: Monkeyboy's Links
Tracked: Saturday, 10 June 2006, 12:27 (12:27 PM)
Flying without ID?
Excerpt: Apparently it is possible to fly out of at least one major airport without showing ID.
Weblog: Me Living The Dream
Tracked: Saturday, 10 June 2006, 13:51 ( 1:51 PM)
wait...that's not fair
Excerpt: When I didn't have my id southwest wouldn't let me fly! (well I had an expired ID because I couldn't find my new id which I found later but I don't see how it makes a difference. an expired id should be better than no ID, not worse). How come he got to...
Weblog: ...milk duds...
Tracked: Sunday, 11 June 2006, 09:01 ( 9:01 AM)
Preparing for Lunch...
Excerpt: I will be heading to lunch soon and then waiting for a call from either a pirate or a bird. In the meantime, you can read this article about why you should show your ID to people who have no authority to see it, especially if you like to fly.
Weblog: Gavin War Journal
Tracked: Sunday, 11 June 2006, 11:50 (11:50 AM)
Straight Outta Kafka
Excerpt: Ask A Question, Go To Jail: Like most travel writers, I avoid identifying myself as such. The Heisenberg uncertainty principle of journalism is that people tell different stories when they know that that what they say or do may appear in print. Normall...
Weblog: Best of the Blogs: Michael Scott
Tracked: Sunday, 11 June 2006, 13:17 ( 1:17 PM)
Yet Another TSA horror story
Excerpt: Here is yet another TSA horror story. They are legion out there, all about this idiotic quasi-official agency with no oversight, no controls and no worries. They can do what they want, whenever they want, and there's simply no place to go for ...
Weblog: Jiggle the Handle
Tracked: Sunday, 11 June 2006, 13:54 ( 1:54 PM)
Ed Gets the Runaround at Dulles
Excerpt: See if you can figure out, from Ed's account of security hassles at Dulles, just what's required these days for flying in the U.S. Especially after contrasting with The Great No-ID Airport Challenge. Do you suppose it's all part of a plot by the...
Weblog: FreedomSight
Tracked: Sunday, 11 June 2006, 14:21 ( 2:21 PM)
Flying without ID
Excerpt: A neat piece from Wired: Wired News: The Great No-ID Airport Challenge -- a DHS committee members takes on a challenge to fly without an ID. Airport security is such a joke. All that machismo and people acting tough and (sometimes) like bullies....
Weblog: Maior autem his est caritas
Tracked: Sunday, 11 June 2006, 14:21 ( 2:21 PM)
Latest airport threat: No ID
Excerpt: Ever stood 45 minutes in an airport security-check line? Arriving late and going to miss your plane? Can you just not be bothered to wait through endless queues? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, try what this man recently tried: don't b...
Weblog: P4r4n014?
Tracked: Sunday, 11 June 2006, 18:42 ( 6:42 PM)
Fear of Flying
Excerpt: I have come to loathe the thought of having to travel by airplane. When I first started my legal career, I worked at a big white-shoe law firm in Pittsburgh and there was no better way to go -- especially when I was travelling first class on the...
Weblog: Truth, Justice & Peace
Tracked: Sunday, 11 June 2006, 21:37 ( 9:37 PM)
Challenge and Responses
Excerpt: Quite a few folks have written about the great No ID Flight challenge in today's Wired News. Of course, as usual, Wired New's readers have mighty fine points to make. Travel expert Edward Hasbrouck wrote in to say that Jim Harper's test was only a ...
Weblog: 27B Stroke 6
Tracked: Monday, 12 June 2006, 06:52 ( 6:52 AM)
No I.D., No Problem--Fly Away
Excerpt: The great experiment in discovering exactly what are the parameters of anonymous flying in these here United States continues. This Wired story by Ryan Singel, an eyewitness and facilitator to the drama, tells of how Jim Harper, a member of the Departm...
Weblog: Hit and Run
Tracked: Monday, 12 June 2006, 06:54 ( 6:54 AM)
From SF to DC with no ID
Excerpt: In this post 9/11 world, it's impossible to fly without some type of government issued identification; at least that is the thinking of most of us, including John Gilmore. Gilmore, the co-founder of Electronic Frontier Foundation, recently argued...
Weblog: pixelbomb
Tracked: Monday, 12 June 2006, 11:50 (11:50 AM)
What's acceptable airport security, and what isn't?
Excerpt: Ed Hasbrouck tells a chilling Kafka-esque tale of Washington Dulles' airport security. It's a long but worthwhile read that raises important questions about the authority of airport personnel and the rights of travelers in American airports. Who is aut...
Weblog: Upgrade: travel better
Tracked: Monday, 12 June 2006, 17:06 ( 5:06 PM)
Ego-Bruising Comfy Shoes Debacle Part 1
Excerpt: But I did not shoot the deputy. This is such an outrageous example of an abuse of power that I almost didn't write about it. It's simply too bizarre, even for this blog. But then I read this horror story , (courtesy of Hellbound Angels whom you shou...
Weblog: Amber Night
Tracked: Tuesday, 13 June 2006, 03:11 ( 3:11 AM)
travel, privacy, and homeland security
Excerpt: The Practical Nomad Blog: Unanswered questions at Dulles Airport "So do I understand you correctly, sir, that as the TSA supervisor you categorically refuse to allow me to proceed to the checkpoint unless I first show my passport to these people, ...
Weblog: more blogs than i need
Tracked: Tuesday, 13 June 2006, 03:40 ( 3:40 AM)
Optimistically flying
Excerpt: It's a heartburn-inducing hobby of mine to search for logic in the policies of the Transportation Security Administration. For a while I thought I was the only person that noticed or cared that their official shoe policy (whereby most shoes don't...
Weblog: City slicking
Tracked: Tuesday, 13 June 2006, 18:38 ( 6:38 PM)
Unanswered questions at Dulles Airport
Excerpt: Edward Hasbrouck took a plane out of Dulles Airport in mid-May. This is his account of the hassles he encountered when he questioned some random non-TSA, non-police, people who demanded to see his identification. [cafe] Quote: Like most travel writ...
Weblog: End the War on Freedom
Tracked: Tuesday, 13 June 2006, 18:43 ( 6:43 PM)
Heads the Gestapo wins, Tails you lose
Excerpt: Unanswered questions at Dulles Airport Edward Hasbrouck took a plane out of Dulles Airport in mid-May. This is his account of the hassles he encountered when he questioned some random non-TSA, non-police, people who demanded to see his identificati...
Weblog: Ken's Weblog
Tracked: Wednesday, 14 June 2006, 09:59 ( 9:59 AM)
Do you have some ID?
Excerpt: Do you need government-sponsored identification to fly in a plane in the U.S.? John Gilmore wanted to fly in the U.S. without showing government sponsored identification and without submitting to an extensive search. His appeal to the Ninth Cir...
Weblog: Free Government Information (FGI)
Tracked: Wednesday, 14 June 2006, 10:04 (10:04 AM)
About Air Serv
Excerpt: As a follow-up to this earlier post mentioning mysterious employees of "Airserv," I did some research on just what Airserv is. I learned that it's actually Air Serv (with a space), a company that provides general airport services such as wheelchairs fo...
Weblog: Ken's Weblog
Tracked: Wednesday, 14 June 2006, 12:37 (12:37 PM)
Kindness of strangers
Excerpt: Thanks to two nice people who took pity on poor, neurotic, usually-at-the-airport-two-hours-before-the-flight me, I made it to my flight home from Chicago with two minutes, no more, to spare. I'd like to thank those nice folks. And I can come onl...
Weblog: BuzzMachine
Tracked: Wednesday, 14 June 2006, 15:03 ( 3:03 PM)
more terrorist police state terrorizing people>>see also worse treatment to Alex Jones Wed. in CAN.
Excerpt: But never, anywhere in the world -- including a fairly wide variety of police states -- have I been threatened with arrrest while travelling, merely for asking questions about what was happening. Until last month, at Dulles Airport outside Washingto...
Weblog: Autopoiesis & Cognition
Tracked: Wednesday, 14 June 2006, 20:04 ( 8:04 PM)
Mid June post... finally
Excerpt: I haven't posted lately, even though many subjects have gotten me on my soapbox at home, because I've been incredibly busy. So here's a few things that are on my mind. Marvel comics has made the news lately with its Civil War comics. I'm not into c...
Weblog: In the Course of Human Events
Tracked: Thursday, 15 June 2006, 05:23 ( 5:23 AM)
Travel Writer Detained for asking Questions
Excerpt: Edward Hasbrouck, a travel writer, was detained at Dulles for simply asking questions regarding who was asking to see his ID as well as what their authority was. This, unfortunately, has become the norm -- keep your heads down, show your papers a...
Weblog: digg
Tracked: Friday, 16 June 2006, 07:21 ( 7:21 AM)
Be careful with TSA and AirServ
Excerpt: Interesting article for those who travels within and outside USA...
Weblog: Trafalgar Forums
Tracked: Friday, 16 June 2006, 07:21 ( 7:21 AM)
Petty Power Trips at Dulles Airport
Excerpt: With wild googly eyes and a crazy unkempt orange beard, Edward Hasbrouck looks a bit crazy. But not terrorist crazy. Geeky crazy. Actually, he's a very proud American: proud enough to assert his rights in the fear that if he doesn't, he'll lose ...
Weblog: Consumerist
Tracked: Friday, 16 June 2006, 07:32 ( 7:32 AM)
Flying into the Radar
Excerpt: Travel writer Edward Hasbrouck learned the hard way about the Transportation Security Administration's "Screening Passengers by Observation Techniques" behavior-profiling strategy by almost getting arrested for challenging the authority of an Air...
Weblog: The Junior G-Man Award
Tracked: Friday, 16 June 2006, 07:32 ( 7:32 AM)
TSA Fun out at Dulles
Excerpt: Ah, the TSA. No one likes them, no one trusts them, and they can't even find a bomb when it's passed through their own X-Ray detectors. I hear that their image is so bad that even Apco won't take them. It seems that the crowd out at Dulles is fairly no...
Weblog: Metroblogging DC
Tracked: Friday, 16 June 2006, 13:34 ( 1:34 PM)
Straight Outta Kafka
Excerpt: Ask A Question, Go To Jail: Like most travel writers, I avoid identifying myself as such. The Heisenberg uncertainty principle of journalism is that people tell different stories when they know that that what they say or do may appear in print....
Weblog: Enemy Combatant
Tracked: Sunday, 9 July 2006, 19:05 ( 7:05 PM)
Could Have Been Me
Excerpt: Hat tip to Bill St Clair for finding this one. Unanswered questions at Dulles Airport Go and read the whole thing, please. I found it rather chilling. The summary is that a person that writes columns on traveling likes to keep a good eye on the ...
Weblog: Justin Buist
Tracked: Sunday, 9 July 2006, 19:13 ( 7:13 PM)
Your papers please
Excerpt: I've only taken one plane trip since 11 September 2001, but I've been following John Gilmore's excellent adventure with the American air transportation, security, and justice systems with great interest. Jeff Jarvis made his most recent flight ...
Weblog: Hasten down the wire
Tracked: Sunday, 9 July 2006, 19:13 ( 7:13 PM)
Do you have some ID?
Excerpt: Do you need government-sponsored identification to fly in a plane in the U.S.? John Gilmore wanted to fly in the U.S. without showing government sponsored identification and without submitting to an extensive search. His appeal to the Ninth Cir...
Weblog: Free Government Information (FGI)
Tracked: Sunday, 9 July 2006, 19:17 ( 7:17 PM)
Argh
Excerpt: http://hasbrouck.org/blog/archives/001065.html
Weblog: okie_boy
Tracked: Sunday, 9 July 2006, 19:21 ( 7:21 PM)
TSA Airport Detention Authority Questioned by Travel Expert
Excerpt: Edward Hasbrouck, aka "The Practical Nomad" is both a noted travel writer and a civil liberties activist. He got stopped at Dulles Airport, and has been trying to find out under what authority ever since. The latest is the rather limited but still inte...
Weblog: Discourse.net
Tracked: Monday, 31 July 2006, 03:57 ( 3:57 AM)