Opted out of the nudie scan in favor of the full body grope. First time.

Security theatre

Time to check in to my Delta flight to Portland and drop by bag at the counter: 3 minutes. Time to get through security at JFK Terminal 3, even without a porn scanner or systematic gate rape: 45 minutes. Thank you brand-new Audio-Technica headphones, iPhone 4, and latest edition of Rebooting the News (although Dave, […]

You don’t need to see his identification

You don’t need to see his identification. Matt Kernan makes it back into the country without being x-rayed or searched by a TSA officer. All it took was lots of time, non-violent dissent, and the fact he had already flown on the plane.