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'That's funny," I said, "because 'The Resistance' is the actual name I've given to my testicles."

Full Frontal Nudity Doesn’t Make Us Safer: Abolish the TSA

Bipartisan support should be immediate. For fiscal conservatives, it’s hard to come up with a more wasteful agency than the TSA. For privacy advocates, eliminating an organization that requires you to choose between a nude body scan or genital groping in order to board a plane should be a no-brainer.

Man opts out of porno scanner and grope, told he'll be fined $10K unless he submits to fondling

He opted out of showing his penis to the government, so they told him he'd have to submit to an intimate testicle fondling. He told the screener, "if you touch my junk, I'll have you arrested." After faffing around with various supervisors and supervisors' supervisors, he opted not to fly, collected a refund from the American Airlines counter, and started to leave the airport. But before he could go, the supervisor's supervisor's supervisor told him he wasn't allowed to leave the checkpoint once he entered it, that he was already in for up to $10,000 in fines, and that he would have to return and allow the man's minons to palpate his genitals before he'd be allowed to leave the airport.

Lobbyists join the war on terror

The degradations of passing through full-body scanners that provide naked pictures of you to Transportation Security Administration agents may not mean that the terrorists have won -- but they do mark victories for a few politically connected high-tech companies and their revolving-door lobbyists. [...]

But this is government we're talking about. A program or product doesn't need to be effective, it only needs to have a good lobby. And the naked-scanner lobby is small but well-connected. [har har]

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The RoadJet 5000

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You may return to your homes. The Juggler Menace has been eradicated.

S.F. juggler's fake grenade draws police attention

A Fisherman's Wharf street performer's act, apparently devised to alarm onlookers, instead riled up police, who closed a block of Jefferson Street believing that the man might have been juggling a live hand grenade.

The man, police said, was seen tossing around what appeared to be an authentic hand grenade at about 5 p.m. Saturday on the 300 block of Jefferson Street near Jones Street, an area popular with tourists.

Officers detained the performer, confiscated the grenade and quickly determined that it was merely a replica. The block reopened about an hour after.

Police on Sunday did not identify the performer or say whether he could face charges.

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Quantitative Easing Explained

It's hard not to like foul-mouthed cartoons talking about economics.

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