Dear America, I Saw You Naked And yes, we were laughing. Confessions of an ex-TSA agent. by James Edward Harrington

On Jan. 4, 2010, when my boss saw my letter to the editor in the New York Times, we had a little chat.

It was rare for the federal security director at Chicago O’Hare to sit down with her floor-level Transportation Security Administration officers—it usually presaged a termination—and so I was nervous as I settled in across the desk from her. She was a woman in her forties with sharp blue eyes that seemed to size you up for placement in a spreadsheet. She held up a copy of the newspaper, open to the letters page. My contribution, under the headline “To Stop a Terrorist: No Lack of Ideas,” was circled in blue pen.

One week earlier, on Christmas Day 2009, a man named Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had tried to detonate 80 grams of a highly explosive powder while on Northwest Airlines Flight 253. He had smuggled the bomb aboard the plane in a pouch sewn into his underwear. It was a masterpiece of post-9/11 tragicomedy: Passengers tackled and restrained Abdulmutallab for the remainder of the flight, and he succeeded in burning nothing besides his own genitals.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/01/tsa-screener-confession-102912.html#ixzz2s35k3kO6

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Don’t show, don’t tell: Attorneys go after adult ‘bullies’ in CA public schools

A legal group is demanding an apology and a new school policy after yet another first grader in California was told she cannot discuss the Bible in school.

In December, Temecula Valley first grader Brynn Williams and her classmates received an assignment: find something at home that shares a family Christmas tradition. Williams decided to bring the Star of Bethlehem, which sits on the top of her family’s Christmas tree.

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Her presentation shared that Christmas is about the birth of Jesus Christ. When Williams started the presentation, her teacher told her to stop immediately and take her seat.

Robert Tyler is general counsel with Advocates For Faith and Freedom.

“We want to make it clear that students have the constitutional right to free speech in public schools so long as they do not disrupt the educational environment,” Tyler tells OneNewsNow.

The attorney says another thing to make clear “is that school officials do not have the right to engage in forms of bullying students by telling them they cannot express themselves from their Christian worldview.”

The incident at Temecula comes just days after OneNewsNow reported that a second California public school student was allegedly told, “Jesus is not allowed in school.”

That student was Isaiah Martinez, also a California first grader, at Merced Elementary in West Covina. The child had brought candy canes to class for Christmas, intending to share the story of how the candy cane represents Jesus.

Tyler and the law group are also representing Martinez.

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Agree with the Zimmerman Verdict or not…This is Blasphomy

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Outside the Claremont United Methodist Church is a nativity scene with a bleeding Trayvon Martin.  The California Church has turned their nativity scene “into a piece of art that comments on our times” for the last seven years.

John Zachary, the artist, told me the acquittal in July of George Zimmerman, who fatally shot the 17-year-old African-American in 2012, struck him as a worthy subject for Christmas comment.

For one thing, the backdrop to the Christmas story is the slaughter by King Herod of all infants in Bethlehem, a barbarous attempt to kill the Messiah.

Zachary described that when looking for pictures of Trayvon “one of the teenager lying dead on the pavement particularly tore at him. ‘What if Jesus was lying there bleeding to death? I was kind of thinking of that,’ Zachary said.”

Read more at Bretbart.

In Dubai, They do it!! (Wishing People Merry Christmas)

That’s want I would have said as a kid if I had been faced with this particular situation.

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This is Dubai UAE and we are denying kids to wish vets Merry Christmas in Dallas, TX USA

In North TX, kids at Grace Academy in Prosper TX were not allowed to distribute Christmas cards to the Vets at the VA Hospital because they said Merry Christmas.

This is an outrage.  If someone doesn’t celebrate Christmas, why can’t they just politely decline the card or graciously accept it and say it’s the thought that counts.

This is a report from Fox 4 Dallas, TX.   Please read and let me know what you think.

They thought it was a kind holiday gesture, but dozens of Prosper students didn’t get to deliver the Christmas cards they made for local veterans because of a VA policy against specific religious cards and phrasing.

The cards are still in North Texas, and the writers are disappointed their thank you’s won’t be seen by the people they were intended for.

“I’m hoping that it might make their day because their family might live far away, and they might not have somebody to celebrate Christmas with and I’d like them to know they’ve not been forgotten and somebody wanted to say thank you,” said fourth grader Gracie Brown.

Gracie and her brother, Luke, put a lot of thought and effort into their Christmas cards.

“It includes ‘Merry Christmas,’ and when you open it up, it says ‘Thank you for your service’ and the American flag,” said Luke.

Fifty-two students at Grace Academy in Prosper spent Friday making the cards they planned to hand deliver to bedridden veterans at the VA hospital in Dallas Monday morning.

Read more: http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/24293539/students-parents-upset-that-religious-christmas-cards-wont-go-to-north-texas-veterans#ixzz2oP5n3F3i