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Archive for October 13th, 2014

TSA Bag Handlers Shocked When They Find Kit for IEDs at Honolulu Airport

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By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

It’s not everyday that the TSA finds a training kit for military-improvised explosive devices packed into luggage.

But that’s exactly what TSA bag handlers discovered in a checked bag at the Honolulu airport. The items included detonators, blasting caps, detonating cord and C-4, the Henry Daily Herald reports.

The TSA evacuated the handling room, causing a delay in the screening process.

The identity of the traveler has not been revealed, nor has the motive for possessing the equipment.

“Please keep in mind that if an item looks like a real bomb, grenade, mine, etc., it is prohibited,” agency officials wrote on their blog.

 

DEA ‘Most Interested’ in Americans Who Invest in Medical Marijuana Industry in Canada

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The DEA said it is “most interested” in U.S. residents who invest in Canadian medical marijuana, Reuters reports.

Some experts say those investors are violating the Controlled Substances Act because pot is still illegal on the federal level. Using a bank to transfer funds also could be considered money laundering.

Reuters asked about the DEA’s position on these types of investments, and the agency’s spokesman said the DEA is “most interested in these types of activities.”

The news caused a brief decline in shares in medical marijuana companies because a recovery.

Review of Beleaguered Secret Service Will Be Led by 4 Former Senior Government Officials

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By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Four former senior government officials will head up an independent review of the beleaguered Secret Service, Washington Times reports.

The review panel will include two former officials for former President George W. Bush and two who have served under President Obama.

The panel is expected to submit its findings and recommendations to the White House by Dec. 15.

The Secret Service is currently being led by retired Secret Service Agent Joseph Clancy, who will be replaced once a new director is appointed.

FBI Director Comey: ‘You Cannot Trust People in power,’ Question Authority

FBI Director James Comey

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

FBI Director James Comey said it’s important that the government have the authority to access any American’s phone, he said in a “60 Minutes” interview.

The New York Daily News reports that Comey struck a balanced tone, saying he also thought it was important for Americans to be “deeply skeptical” of the government.

Comey emphasized that access to phones is granted by a judge when the information is critical to a criminal case or security issue.

But don’t stop questioning the government, he said.

“You cannot trust people in power,” he added.