TSA Rolls Out ‘Detention Pods’ at Airport Terminal Exits

TSA Rolls Out ‘Detention Pods’ at Airport Terminal Exits

Making you feel like a prisoner who cannot leave

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
November 18, 2013

The TSA is funding the rollout of exit pods at major airport terminals across the country that temporarily detain passengers before they are allowed to leave, another example critics say of how the federal agency’s policies treat travelers as prisoners.

Travelers are forced to be bottlenecked through the pods as they leave the airport terminal. A robotic voice gives instructions to wait inside the pod until a green light is shown and the door opens.

The pods have already been installed at Syracuse International Airport as part of a $60 million dollar renovation and are likely to make their way into other major airports soon. Once travelers exit the pods, they are unable to re-enter the terminal.

Some of the passengers exiting through the pods at Syracuse thought the machines were performing x-ray body scans, according to CNY Central.

“It was odd, I was like – where did they come up with this?” asked Patricia Goodrich.

“We need to be vigilant and maintain high security protocol at all times. These portals were designed and approved by TSA which is important,” said Syracuse Airport Commissioner Christina Callahan.

The justification for installing the pods is that they replace police or security guards who would normally stand at the exit, therefore saving money, something which the TSA isn’t normally concerned about given how it is now selling abandoned naked body scanners to prisons for 10 per cent of their value.

Bombshell: TSA’s Docs Reveal Airport Security is B.S.

Bombshell: TSA’s Docs Reveal Airport Security is B.S.

TSA Admin. Rec., Vol 3, Doc. 137, p. 2219 (U//FOUO) states:
“As of
mid-201 1, terrorist threat groups present in the Homeland are not known
to be actively plotting against civil aviation targets or airports;
instead, their focus is on fundraising, recruiting, and propagandizing.”

Un-redacted
documents published on Pacer.gov reveal that or years the TSA has not
believed that there is a domestic threat at airports — yet they have
continued with the security theatre anyway.

Beijing shuts down highways, airport in fight against smog

Beijing shuts down highways, airport in fight against smog

The Chinese government is desperately trying a variety of methods to reduce its capital city’s heavy layers of air pollution. Pollution taxes, urging residents to stay indoors, government support for EVs and limited license plate registrations have all been used. This month, things have gotten serious. Bloomberg reports that highways and airports in Beijing were closed down for a week to reduce heavy pollution. Police closed off the six expressways that link Beijing to Shanghai, Tianjin and Harbin. Forty seven flights at the Beijing Capital International Airport were affected by the closures. The roads and airports were reopened on October 7.

Air quality index readings at half of Beijing’s urban areas had fallen below 200 on October 7; that’s the index level dividing medium and heavy pollution. A yellow alert had been lifted that morning, which meant that visibility was expected to improve. Light rain was expected to fall that night, which should help air pollutants dissipate more easily. It’s not just a health issue, as air pollution has been causing social unrest in China. Premier Li Keqiang has committed to reducing smog by cutting coal consumption, shutting down steel plants and placing limits on the number of cars on the road.

China plans to build a nationwide network within the next three to five years to study the impact of smog on the health of vulnerable groups and will study related diseases, according to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Forty three monitoring spots will be established in 16 provinces and municipalities that are frequently buried in smog.