Month: December 2015

Seeing Through TSA’s Security Theater With Jim Bovard

If you’re flying home from vacation this weekend, you have one more gift to look forward to before you reach your gate: a TSA body scan. As of this week, opt outs of the invasive technology will no longer be granted to all those who ask for the alternative pat down. Jim Bovard has written for over a decade on the Transportation Security Agency’s encroachments of liberty. A frequent “opter-out” of the scanners in bygone times, Bovard has not flinched in the face of the screeners’ intimidation tactics. In addition to his repeat encounters with TSA agents, Bovard stands out among libertarian writers for his widely-read USA Today columns denouncing the climate of fear created by government to justify their privacy violations. He joins this special holiday edition of The Bob Zadek Show to dissect the carefully constructed “security theater” that we are forced to attend every time we fly. Tune in at 9am Pacific and call in with your nightmare experiences at airport security. Links:www.jimbovard.comTSA Archives – James Bovard On Twitter @jimbovardTSA Bombs the Holidays – (Washington Times 12/2/15) Click to Listen Live – Sun. 9-10am PT, 12-1pm ETSubscribe & Review in iTunesCall 1-800-345-5639 (1-800-FILL-NEW)…

Making Peace with the Speech Police – Dispatch from Mizzou

   Ian Paris is an undergraduate at University of Missouri (aka “Mizzou”), but graduate students and faculty on campus are turning to him for leadership on the principles of a free academy – namely, freedom of speech. How did things get so upside down? Paris joins this special show, hosted by BZS producer Charlie Deist, to tell the story of how events on campus quickly escalated to front page national news.Paris is President of the Mizzou Young Americans for Liberty chapter which has created multiple environments for dialogue, including a “Free Speech Wall” – well-timed to coincide with the increasingly un-progressive tone of student groups on campus, including one professor’s call for “muscle” to deal with a student reporter.Paris reminds fellow Free Speech advocates that you can’t defeat hate with more hate – or diversity training – and he shares what’s worked and what hasn’t. Here’s one tip: Broaden your vocabulary. Don’t be afraid to use, and accurately define, words like diversity and justice. After all, it’s Liberty *and Justice* for all.) Listen for the rest of Ian’s points, and stay tuned for the closing audio of Professor Click’s altercation with student reporters.LINKSfacebook.com/MizzouYAL/youngvoicesadvocates.comtwitter.com/TheGreatIan…