Two American Male Tourists Kidnapped by Armed Bedouins in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula (UPDATE: Victims Identified as Jonathan Shizarlasky & Carter Brabon)
As reported at the AP, two American tourists have been kidnapped as they were traveling by car from Dahab to the resort of Nuweiba by armed Bedouins in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Two American men in their early 30s, names not released, were believed to have been abducted by Bedouins in response of the previous arrest of fellow tribesman Eid Suleiman Aytawi on suspicion of trafficking in drugs.
Armed Bedouins kidnapped two American tourists in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula early on Thursday, security officials said.
The Bedouins snatched the two as they were traveling in a car from Dahab to Nuweiba, resort towns on the Red Sea’s Gulf of Aqaba. The two Americans are men in their early 30s, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
UPDATE I: Local media identified the two Americans kidnapped as as 31-year-old Americans Jonathan Shizarlasky and Carter Brabon.
Local media have identified the men as 31-year-old Americans Jonathan Shizarlasky and Carter Brabon, with some outlets even reporting their passport numbers. CBS News has not been able to confirm the identities of the abducted men.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the media.
Senate Democrats Want to Increase Air Travel Fees So that the TSA Can Continue to Grope Granny & Little Children
Because the Democrats never met a tax or fee increase the did not like …
The TSA is such a broken and inflated department with a failed groping policy that even the individual who created it thinks it should be scrapped; however, Senate Democrats want now want to increase the travel fee. Presently the fee is $2.50. Democrats want to double the fee to $5.00. Are you serious? Why would such a failed agency more known for groping and fondling little girls, considering disabled 7 year old’s terrorists, humiliating cancer patients and strip searching granny be provided more money?
The Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday moved forward with legislation to increase airline passenger security fees, beating back a GOP attempt to keep them at current levels.
The 2013 Homeland Security appropriations bill would increase one-way fees for passengers from $2.50 to $5 in order to close a budget shortfall at the Transportation Security Administration.
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) said the $315 million in funding would otherwise come from taxpayers and argued it is better to stick passengers who rely on TSA with the bill.
Geraldo Rivera was unavailable for comment whether he thought there should be an increase in fees to be manually raped.
TSA Strikes Again … Family Misses Flight from JFK Because TSA Thinks 7 Year Old Developmentally Disabled Dina Frank is Public Enemy #1 and Terrorist …
Welcome to an Obama world … what ever happened to the America I grew up in that would never, never have done this to a disabled child? Then dare try and defend their actions. UNREAL.
The incompetence of the TSA Strikes again. The brain surgeons at the TSA at JFK International Airport actually considered 7 year old Dina Frank a “security risk”. Oh, did we say that 7 year old Dina Frank is developmentally challenged with cerebral palsy and crutches. WTF is wrong with these people? Seriously, these TSA folks need to be slapped and beat with a common sense stick. This BS has just gotten out of control.
Four months after the Transportation Security Administration launched a program to help airline passengers with disabilities, a New York family found out just how little “TSA Cares.”
Traveling from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Florida, the Frank family was yanked out of line as it boarded the plane in a dispute over how 7-year-old Dina had been screened. The little girl, who has cerebral palsy, walks with crutches and leg braces.
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, April 25, 2012 – TSA Treats 4 Year Old Isabella Like a Terrorist & “high security threat” … The Old Gun in the Teddy Bear Threat …
- A 4 year old girl was considered a “high security threat” when she hugged her grandmother at a security checkpoint at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport.
One might want to call this the mother of all over-reactions. Just how ignorant is the TSA? A 4 year old girl considered a terrorist and a high security risk by the brain surgeons of the TSA. UNREAL. The four year old Isabella was subjected to a full body pat down and accused of carrying a gun in an airport. The TSA threatened to shut down the entire airport. The TSA has refused to apologize and stated they followed procedures. What are these people ever going to do if they ever run across an actual credible threat?
And a recent incident in Wichita, Kansas has reinforced that argument, as a four-year-old girl was apparently subjected to a humiliating ordeal after she hugged her grandmother while she was waiting in line.
The girl was accused of having a gun and declared a ‘high security threat’, while agents threatened to shut down the whole airport if she could not be calmed down.
When asked about the overbearing treatment the girl received, a TSA spokesman did not apologize and insisted that correct procedures had been followed.
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Download
Jet Blue Pilot Clayton Osbon Goes Nuts on Plane Shouting to Passengers, “You’d better start praying right now.”
A JetBlue pilot freaks out on plane.
It was an airline passengers worth nightmare in a post 9-11 world, a pilot freaking out and spewing comments like, “You’d better start praying right now,” and according to accounts referencing Al Qaeda, a bomb, and threatening that the plane is going down. That is exactly what occurred during a flight from NYC to Las Vegas aboard a JetBlue plane. Captain Clayton Osbon began acting erratically and was locked out of the cockpit by a fast thinking co-pilot. Osbon then began going nuts in front of the passengers before he was tackled by some heroic individuals on board.
VIDEO of pilot flipping out
The JetBlue pilot who was restrained Tuesday aboard a Las Vegas-bound flight had a panic attack, according to law enforcement sources, while the FAA called the incident a medical emergency.
Unruly captain Clayton Osbon, with 131 passengers and six crew members aboard flight 191, was subdued by at least five passengers after his co-pilot reportedly locked him out of the cockpit when he displayed potentially dangerous behavior. The flight from Kennedy Airport in New York was diverted to Amarillo, Texas.
Thankfully, there was an off duty JetBlue pilot traveling on the flight who helped land the plane. Once on the ground, Osbon was taken off the plane in handcuffs and a wheelchair by Amarillo police and is now in FBI custody.
Who finds it a tad bit bizarre that of all the things that a pilot would say would be “bomb” and “Al Qaeda”? According to news accounts pilots are required to have medical check ups, but not mental evaluations. The airlines might want to add those the the list after this bizarre event.
TITANIC PART DEUX … Titanic Memorial Cruises Offers “disaster voyeurism” For 100 Year Anniversary Travel of Ill Fated Titanic Voyage
Do you feel lucky, you certainly are if you score one of these tickets … ICEBERG DEAD AHEAD!!!
Do you want to be “the King of the World”? Now you have the opportunity to travel on a cruise ship on the centennial anniversary of the ill-fated Titanic voyage. A British company, Titanic Memorial Cruises, has almost sold out two cruises for individuals to mark the 100 year anniversary on April 15, 1912 by following the route of the Titanic to where it struck an iceberg. Well, let’s hope they do all the same as the original voyage minus that “ICEBERG” thing. Some are calling this “disaster voyeurism”; however, I must admit, this is a rather cool promotion. The MS Balmoral will be the vessel retracing the journey of the maiden voyage of the Titanic.
For some, it might sound too much like tempting fate – and for others, it smacks of “disaster voyeurism”. But for more than 2,000 Titanic enthusiasts, the chance to mark the centenary of the maritime disaster by sailing on a large cruise ship to commemorate the sinking on the very spot of the tragedy is proving difficult to resist.
A British company has almost sold out two cruises for people to mark the anniversary on 15 April by following the route of the Titanic to where it struck an iceberg. The booming demand for Titanic-related travel has led to another travel company offering the chance to explore the wreckage of the ill-fated vessel in a Russian-built submarine next summer at a cost of $59,000 (£37,000) per person. Places for that voyage are already “very limited”.
Actual Titanic Footage & Survivors Interviews
The voyages: Then & now itinerary:
Day 1: Departs Southampton.
Day 3: Sails through calm waters.
Day 4: Passengers in first class enjoy 13 courses including oysters, roast duckling, foie gras.
Day 5: Seven iceberg warnings. Hits iceberg at 11.40pm.
Day 6: Sinks at 2.20am.
Day 1: Departs Southampton.
Days 3 and 4: Gym, spa, history talks.
Day 5: No collisions scheduled.
Day 6: Memorial service at 2.20am.
Day 7: Arrive at Halifax, Canada, and visit Fairview Lawn Cemetery, where victims are interred.
Day 8: Arrive in New York – the Titanic’s intended destination.
Say it isn’t so, a liberal who thinks that the rules don’t apply to them.
What a shock, a liberal not listening to some one in authority and thinking that the rules do not apply to them. Such was the case with NBC 30 Rock actor Alec Baldwin aboard an American Airlines plane at LAX. Baldwin was removed from the flight for not listening to the flight attendant. The incident caused the plane to have to return to the gate and delayed the flight for other passengers. More from TMZ regarding the incident.
What a smart Alec.
Hot-head Alec Baldwin was kicked off an American Airlines flight this afternoon in Los Angeles because he was playing a game on his phone apparently past the point when passengers are supposed to have turned off their devices.
On his Twitter account, Baldwin wrote: “Flight attendant on American [Airlines] reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving.”
Fellow passengers stuck on the runway at Los Angeles International Airport quickly tweeted about the incident moments after it took place.
“On an AA flight at LAX. Alec Baldwin removed from the plane. We had to go back to the gate. Terrible that everyone had to wait.”
Baldwin was aboard AA Flight 4, which was delayed an hour, when the “30 Rock” star was booted for not listening to the flight attendant.
So here we have an example of some one behaving badly and not following the rules, yet Baldwin tweeted as if he was the victim.Oh and wait, he attacked women as well. I guess he must have had a flashback of leaving a message for his daughter calling her a little pig. What would have happened if Baldwin had acted so rudely to TSA agents before getting on the plane?
An American Airlines spokesman declined comment, saying the company does not comment on “something that might or might not have happened” due to customers’ privacy concerns.
Meanwhile, Baldwin continued his criticism of the airline on Twitter.
He vowed never to fly American Airlines again.
“#theresalwaysunited,” Baldwin tweeted. “Last flight w American. Where retired Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950?s find jobs as flight attendants.”
Nice. How selfish could one be, but then again, He’s Alec Baldwin and he’s special.
by Brian in a Blue State
UPDATE I: American Airlines fires back on Facebook of what took place to have Baldwin tossed off plane.
Since an extremely vocal customer has publicly identified himself as being removed from an American Airlines flight on Tuesday, Dec. 6, we have elected to provide the actual facts of the matter as well as the FAA regulations which American, and all airlines, must enforce. Cell phones and electronic devices are allowed to be used while the aircraft is at the gate and the door is open for boarding. When the door is closed for departure and the seat belt light is turned on, all cell phones and electronic devices must be turned off for taxi-out and take-off. This passenger declined to turn off his cell phone when asked to do so at the appropriate time. The passenger ultimately stood up (with the seat belt light still on for departure) and took his phone into the plane’s lavatory. He slammed the lavatory door so hard, the cockpit crew heard it and became alarmed, even with the cockpit door closed and locked. They immediately contacted the cabin crew to check on the situation. The passenger was extremely rude to the crew, calling them inappropriate names and using offensive language. Given the facts above, the passenger was removed from the flight and denied boarding.
Way to Go TSA … Stun Gun Found Abord JetBlue Plane that Landed at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport from Boston’s Logan Airport
Things that make you go, hmm.
The TSA has egg on their face as a stun gun was found aboard a JetBlue plane at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport. The weapon was found after the plane had landed in Newark, flight 1179 that departed from Boston’s Logan International Airport.
The crew discovered what they deemed to be a suspicious object in a seatback pocket while cleaning the plane. So how did the TSA miss this during the screening process? I guess they were too busy fondling little boys and girls and making elderly grandma’s with cancer remove their diapers in the name of security.
Authorities are trying to determine how a stun gun got aboard a JetBlue plane that landed at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport.
The crew was cleaning up after the 10:20 p.m. flight arrived from Boston on Friday and found the stun gun tucked into the back of a seat.
Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman tells The Star-Ledger of Newark it’s not clear who the weapon belonged to or how it got on the plane. Coleman says there’s no indication the weapon had been fired.
Port Authority police turned the stun gun over to the Transportation Security Administration. Why, to provide an example to the TSA of what they should actually be screening for?
UPDATE I: Read more and watch VIDEO at Newsy.
Who should be frisking who? Well, well, well, isn’t this rather ironic.
A TSA agent, Nelson Santiago, has been busted for for stealing $50,000 worth of electronics from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Get this, he found found with an iPad in his pants. I guess it is the TSA agents who need to be groped and padded down, not the airport passenger.
While most Transportation Security Administration employees are busy groping people or taking naked pictures of them, the cops say one of those employees was putting fliers’ electronics down his pants.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office says 30-year-old Nelson Santiago stole around $50,000 worth of electronics over the past six months from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s Terminal 1.
Santiago — a TSA officer since 2009 — was caught earlier this week by a Continental Airlines employee taking an iPad out of someone’s luggage and stuffing it into his pants, the cops say.
Damn, was beat to the punch by both Vodka Pundit and The Other McCain … “Is that an iPad in your pants, or are you just glad to frisk me. Ha, Ha, Ha.
More from the TSA … Woman Freaks Out at Sky Harbor International in Phoenix, AZ after being Molested by TSA Agent
More TSA pa tdowns …
So this is what TSA pat downs have come to? Check out the video below when a woman completely freaks out after being molested by a TSA agent over Memorial Day weekend. The incident occurred at Sky Harbor International in Phoenix, AZ. The video is disturbing.
Read more ion the story HERE:
Video of an incident recorded over the memorial weekend at Sky Harbor International in Phoenix, AZ, documents how the TSA deal with people who are traumatized by grossly invasive enhanced pat downs.
After a woman refused to go through a full body scanner she was pulled aside and made to undergo the pat down procedure. When the TSA agent touched the woman’s breasts, she broke down into tears and screamed for a police officer.
As stated by the Gateway Pundit, a special shout out to Barack Obama and the liberal LEFT for turning American airports into a police state with woman and children being molested so that the liberals can feel good about themselves for not profiling. How can a policy be so wrong where is causes this type of reaction? Or allows 6 year old girls to be touched in this manner?