TSA decrees mute woman can’t board flight unless she speaks

Heidi disabled by strokeThe Transportation Security Administration should really go into faith healing. Last year the agency ordered a Marine who had lost both legs in combat to stand up and walk. Earlier this week, they refused to allow passage to a woman unable to speak or write since she suffered a stroke a decade ago.

According to the New York Post, Heidi Wright, who is also wheelchair-bound, was stopped by a TSA agent Los Angeles International Airport because of an expired driver’s license she was using as identification. That’s reasonable.

What came next is not. When Sherry Wright attempted to explain her sister’s unique situation, the TSO said he wanted the explanation to come from the holder of the lapsed ID. Wright tried to reason with the man, emphasizing that her sister was mute, but to no avail.

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Islamic extremists desire, to fly flag of jihad over White House

The New White House is designed with Islamic extremists in mind.

The New White House is designed with Islamic extremists in mind.

Islamic extremists in Syria that have ties to al-Qaeda are trying to recruit and train Americans who have traveled there to carry out attacks once they return home, according to senior American intelligence and counterterrorism officials.

The extremist’s efforts are in the early stages of recruitment and are the latest challenge officials face that the Syrian civil war has created. A report from The New York Times says around 70 Americans have traveled to Syria, or tried to, in order to fight alongside Muslim extremists.

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Dad who took nude photos of his daughters pleads not guilty to child porn charge

Nudist resortOne man’s “family portrait” is another’s disgusting sicko porn. A South Florida man is claiming the nude photos he commissioned of his three young daughters are the former and that his sharing them around was simply the act of a proud papa.

The Sun-Sentinel reports that Brian Martens, 53, pleaded not guilty to charges of child pornography earlier this week. His defense is that he and his family are “naturalists” — they live in a nudist colony — and that the pictures are your more-or-less run-of-the mill family photos.

[News video report here]

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Founder of TechCrunch boat seized by DHS, DHS complains on his blog

U.S. Department Of Homeland Security Announces Operation PredatorMichael Arrington, founder of TechCrunch and a general partner at CrunchFund revealed a few days ago on his blog that after he sold TechCrunch in 2010, he didn’t splurge on anything except for a new boat that was built and shipped from Canada.

The problem? The boat was built in Canada and an agent of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confiscated the boat due to the government form containing an error but ignored by the customs agent.

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