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    Friday, October 21, 2005

    TSA Staffed by Crooks

    A security employee [Frank Ulerio, Jr] at John F. Kennedy International Airport was charged Thursday with stealing $80,000 in cash from a checked suitcase headed for Pakistan, the Queens district attorney's office said. . . Ulerio, a Queens resident, faces charges of grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison . . . The owner of the money did not declare the cash but . . . said he was never asked if he had anything to declare and likely will not be charged with a crime.

    Those of you who read my blog know my opinion of the TSA, so I will not beat that dead horse. I think their agent's actions speak for themselves. What disturbs me is the fact that the writer of the story felt a need to mention that the owner of the money will not be charged with a crime. Does this bother anyone? Why is the act of traveling with large amounts of your own money something that should be suspect as criminal activity? Why do We the People continue to tolerate the tyrants who pass laws that make ordinary Americans into criminals?

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    Blogger JoeSixPack said...

    You ask, Why do We the People continue to tolerate the tyrants who pass laws that make ordinary Americans into criminals?

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    Why do cattle trudge along with the herd on a cattle drive? The drovers promise them green grass, water, and protection from the ferocious animals hiding in the brambles and thickets. There is some degree of natural comfort and security being numbered with the herd even though the eventual distination is the slaughterhouse.

    People are a lot like cattle. They think short-term versus long-term.

    When I was a kid we often got a small steer in the spring to fatten up for slaughter in the fall. Every day my Dad would grab a coffee can with a little grain in it and tap on it with a screw driver which immediately got the attention of the steer in the pasture. Like Pavlov's dog that little steer made a beeline to where we stood and ate the grain that was dumped into a pail. Dad would look over at me with a sly grin on his face and say, "This little steer thinks I'm doing this for his own good." That statement by my Dad always stuck with me over the years and I've found numerous practical applications where that bit of wisdom caused me to pause and look past the short-term Pavlovian response to a more liberating long-term choice.

    Most people can't look past the political promises of a 'free lunch' to see the liberties they are giving up when they go to the polling places to rob their neighbor remotely via the political process. Everyone is thinking they are getting one over on their neighbor when the political pendulum swings in their favor, but it is just a temporary reprieve before their neighbor has their hand in THEIR pocket via a political hack.

    Some say if you don't vote you can't complain. I say if you DO vote you can't complain. In elections the SYSTEM always wins with government getting larger and larger while our liberties are slowing diminishing one by one. The people are played with like rag dolls with those in control using race, religion, and envy as tools to divide, conquer, and enslave.

    10/22/2005 5:35 PM  
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