* If this is what Forbes is publishing for its “30 Under 30 in Law & Policy,” then Above the Law should publish “20 Legal Leaders Under 20.” Look, here’s a college freshman who takes color-coded notes, keeps an extra raised hand in her purse, and has no womb — she’s a future SCOTUS justice! [Forbes]
Transportation Security Administration
- 21 Dec 2011 at 5:34 PM
- Accounting / Accountants, Baseball, Books, Media and Journalism, Non-Sequiturs, Prostitution, Sports
Tags: Accounting, Accounting / Accountants, Baseball, Books, Federal Judges, Federal Judiciary, Forbes, Marin Levy, Media and Journalism, Non-Sequiturs, Occupy Wall Street, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Phillies, Prostitution, Ronan Farrow, Sports, Susan Finkelstein, Transportation Security Administration, TSA
- 17 Nov 2010 at 12:04 PM
- Airplanes / Aviation, Crime, Federal Government, Lunacy, Police, Social Networking Websites, Technology, United Kingdom / Great Britain
This morning, the Senate had a TSA oversight hearing to discuss serious issues around secure air travel, notably the use of see-through-your-clothes scanners and aggressive “crotchal area” patdowns. A highlight was the TSA head offering any of the senators that wanted one a sample patdown to experience it for themselves. No happy ending guaranteed.
For the patdowns and scanners, that is. “There must be a way to figure out how to do what’s necessary… and for the privacy concern to be addressed because it’s legitimate,” said Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison in her opening remarks.
Frequent flyers are increasingly annoyed with their air travel experiences, whether they’re being scanned, felt up, paying for extra bags, or having their flights delayed or canceled. One U.K. man turned to Twitter in January to vent his frustration when his visit to a lady friend in Ireland was thwarted by a snowstorm. Paul Chambers tweeted, “Robin Hood airport is closed. You’ve got a week and a bit to get your sh*t together, otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high!!”
The British sense of humor tends to be dry. Chambers’s was too dry for the courts there. He was convicted of being a menace and ordered to pay $4,800 in costs and fines. When his appeal was denied last week, it caused an explosion on Twitter. And those protest tweets will soon be turned over to police…
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