If you're planning on flying in or out of JFK over the next few days, the rumblings of an imminent strike by contracted security guards at the airport starting scheduled to start tomorrow might have given you some concern.
(Alternately, even if you weren't doing holiday flying, the idea that the pe ... More >>
A year after the Voice first wrote about the struggle of security guards at New York airports to earn a living wage, the guards are escalating their tactics.
Tomorrow at 2:30, roughly 300 security contractors at JFK will vote on whether to go on strike December 20th, just in time to completely scra ... More >>
Have a bunch of spare change that you've left in your drawer or in a bag under your bed, waiting for that rainy day (or a clear, sunny day, because that would be better for transportation purposes) in which you are so bored that you decide to lug it to a CoinStar machine and get real, spendable doll ... More >>
J. Cole (album preview)
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Wednesday, August 17
Better than: Waiting until September 27.
Despite the stringent security measures implemented at the splashy preview of Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch The Throne earlier this month, a middling blogger managed to leak snippets of ... More >>
Well, what do you know about this: If you bitch and moan and kick and scream about getting screened (or groped) by the TSA, you are that much more likely to get screened that much more thoroughly (or aggressively). Especially if you do it in the airport security line, where the TSA screeners ... More >>
In recent weeks, we've seen the TSA dispute catalyze and erupt from what started as a few accounts of bad behavior into a national uproar deemed worthy of a boycott, plus T-shirts and even body-scanner proof underwear. But here's the problem with an ethical issue that surfaces by way of mains ... More >>
Yes, we're all for excited for the government subsidized handjobs many of us are about to receive courtesy the TSA during our holiday travels. And by excited, we mean: "preemptively traumatized, and preemptively pissed." But do you ever imagine how the TSA screeners themselves feel?
"The good ol' days.."What with the looming holiday season and the busiest travel days of the year, along with the TSA's most recent security measures, there's a significant debate brewing over who's right, who's wrong, and what, exactly, is going too far. Many have reported being patted down "ina ... More >>
Let's just say it's been a rough couple of weeks for the TSA. With complaints coming in daily regarding inappropriate pat-downs and remarks by TSA advisers, and a growing criticism for the full-body scanners now in place in airports throughout the country, antagonism continues to spark among ... More >>
"Hello, my name is so-and-so, and I will be seeing you naked today." While the TSA gives a slightly different diatribe prior to performing a full-body scan in airports that now span New York City, their aesthetic is the same: they will be managing a powerful X-ray machine and yes, the ... More >>
SUH-kurityWe're back with the privacy debate on full body scanners. They're coming to New York soon, and yesterday, CNET reported that a privacy advocate group in D.C. is taking the Transportation Security Administration to task (again) because full body scanners used by feds in other departments ... More >>
Reader Rick Shur notes that an April 1st prank poster about extreme subway security measures, put up on the 110th Street downtown #1 subway wall, is still there!
And the satirical poster involves all kinds of intrusive, invasive body searches that Homeland Security is allowed to do on passe ... More >>
The White House report on the attempted underwear-bomb attack by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (pictured) on a Delta airliner during Christmas contains a lot of praise for America's "counter-terrorism community" -- in the summary, their "excellent analytic work" is lauded, and it is asserted that this w ... More >>
Emily Wines talks about her life as a master sommelier. It involves lots of flights, sometimes getting caught with a corkscrew in her purse, and occasionally having to recite transportation security laws to customs agents to get through airport security with all her beloved bottles.
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While a crewman aboard the M/V/ Maersk Alabama seems to imply in a note to friends that merchant vessels need weapons to battle future Somali pirate attacks, a leading maritime security expert says that's not such a good idea. "I assume the company will be forced into taking some k ... More >>