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It must be …

Posted by Mark on December 28, 2005

a slow news day when something like this makes the national news.

Airport security uses talk as tactic

The Transportation Security Administration plans to train screeners at 40 major airports next year to pick out possible terrorists by engaging travelers in a casual conversation to detect whether a person appears nervous or evasive and needs extra scrutiny.

I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but I thought this was a given in security situations? Even the most basic of Security training tells you that you should look out for those people who act strange. Behavior is the number one key to determining someone’s intent in any given situation.

Why is this surprising?

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It must be …

Posted by zaphriel on December 28, 2005

a slow news day when something like this makes the national news.

Airport security uses talk as tactic

The Transportation Security Administration plans to train screeners at 40 major airports next year to pick out possible terrorists by engaging travelers in a casual conversation to detect whether a person appears nervous or evasive and needs extra scrutiny.

I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but I thought this was a given in security situations? Even the most basic of Security training tells you that you should look out for those people who act strange. Behavior is the number one key to determining someone’s intent in any given situation.

Why is this surprising?

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The Biggest Non-News Story of the Year…

Posted by Mark on December 28, 2005

Well, it’s at least in the top ten.

It’s a shame that 2005 will be marked as a year of the non-news stories…
This year has been plagued with a lack of “real” news. Too many stories this year have been overly sensationalized and even made up entirely.(i.e. Newsweak, & See-BS)

And then there are the ones that make you say…DUH!

Secret surveillance up sharply since 9/11

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Looking Back and Forth, My First Prediction…

Posted by Mark on December 28, 2005

There were allot of big stories this year, or at least stories we made a big deal over. There is one shadow story however that I think will be of great significance. So here is both my big story of the year and my prediction.

The Independents became vocal this year. Several factions of what can only be deemed as moderates, or centrists, have begun to become very agitated with the polarization of the current ruling parties, and have in fact begun to sway the moderates of both parties, and in some occasions are forming their own parties. I predict that 2006 will see the seeds being sewn for a new third party in the U.S. (If not a true emergence) as the majority of Americans get fed up with the catfights and dirty politics that hold both our freedoms and our security hostage, all for political advantage. That is of course if neither of the current parties pulls their head out… More to come.

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What Is The Main Story of 2005? And What Will Come in 2006?

Posted by Mark on December 28, 2005

So I’ve been thinking of times past and times future. Until New Year’s Eve, Matt and I will be posting our favorite stories of 2005, and predictions for 2006. Feel free to add your own, or vehemently disagree with ours.

I think the big story of 2005 is the active, planned move to appeasement by the Democrat Party. They have sold American security for the hope of regaining power in 2006. And, I predict that the November 2006 elections will be far closer to 2002 than 1994.

I also predict that the Democrats suicidal strategy will kill the Patriot Act in late January. They won’t stop Alito, but they’ll give it a grand try.

More predictions to come, as the mood strikes us…

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The Biggest Non-News Story of the Year…

Posted by zaphriel on December 28, 2005

Well, it’s at least in the top ten.

It’s a shame that 2005 will be marked as a year of the non-news stories…
This year has been plagued with a lack of “real” news. Too many stories this year have been overly sensationalized and even made up entirely.(i.e. Newsweak, & See-BS)

And then there are the ones that make you say…DUH!

Secret surveillance up sharply since 9/11

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Looking Back and Forth, My First Prediction…

Posted by zaphriel on December 28, 2005

There were allot of big stories this year, or at least stories we made a big deal over. There is one shadow story however that I think will be of great significance. So here is both my big story of the year and my prediction.

The Independents became vocal this year. Several factions of what can only be deemed as moderates, or centrists, have begun to become very agitated with the polarization of the current ruling parties, and have in fact begun to sway the moderates of both parties, and in some occasions are forming their own parties. I predict that 2006 will see the seeds being sewn for a new third party in the U.S. (If not a true emergence) as the majority of Americans get fed up with the catfights and dirty politics that hold both our freedoms and our security hostage, all for political advantage. That is of course if neither of the current parties pulls their head out� More to come.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

What Is The Main Story of 2005? And What Will Come in 2006?

Posted by Mark on December 28, 2005

So I’ve been thinking of times past and times future. Until New Year’s Eve, Matt and I will be posting our favorite stories of 2005, and predictions for 2006. Feel free to add your own, or vehemently disagree with ours.

I think the big story of 2005 is the active, planned move to appeasement by the Democrat Party. They have sold American security for the hope of regaining power in 2006. And, I predict that the November 2006 elections will be far closer to 2002 than 1994.

I also predict that the Democrats suicidal strategy will kill the Patriot Act in late January. They won’t stop Alito, but they’ll give it a grand try.

More predictions to come, as the mood strikes us…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »