New volume on terrorism, and one on Internet e-mail scams to be published in 2013
Two new volumes, one on terrorism, and one on Internet e-mail scams, are scheduled for publication in 2013.
Twilight in Waterside, another of Tieso's volumes on terrorism, is a change from previous scripts in his widening library of books. This volume speaks to the worldwide drug trade, being supported by the same terrorist-led organizations he has previouslt described, but this time with a twist. These terrorists want to bring a new, more powerfrul narcotic drug into Norfolk, home of the US Atlantic Fleet, and they want the help of the East Coast Mob in doing it.
"This volme speaks to the more common efforts of the Interagency Terrorism Task Forces, led by the FBI, and supported by a wide range of other Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. People need to know that not every terrorist wears a scarf and flowing robes; far more common are those in business suits and homburg hats. We show that in a very vivid way in this book," said Tieso, in his press release.
Twilight in Waterside should be out in late June, early July, 2013, and available from Amazon, and other major booksellers. A Kindle edition is also planned later in the fall.
Another one of Tieso's long time passions has been collecting copies of the various Internet e-mail scam messages; those from the original Nigieran '419' -type scams, and many of the newer ones, which all have a common purpose -- to separate people from their money, their identity, and their personal information.
This book, Internet Fraud: The Stupidity of Some; the Intelligence of Others in the Modern World, covers the world in showing the various types of frauds that show up in the Internet, and especially over e-mail messaging. Each of the messages reproduced in the book was received by Tieso, who has collected much useful information on how to avoid getting burned by the scam artists.
The book is not intended to be all-inclusive; other websites, and authors have tried to do that. What Tieso does is give the reader as sense of what the messages are like, and how to avoid getting stung by them. This volume will be out in early May, 2013, and available as well, over Amazon.com, in both both print and Kindle editions.
Others of Tieso's book, also available, include, Bernie Minihan's Dilemma, For the Sake of Terror, and Night Chill, all on international terrorism, and Avoiding Fale Mirrors, a widely acclaimed business management text. All are available on Amazon.com, in print and Kindle versions, and available as well through major booksellers.
John Pistole, Director, US Transportation Security Administration
The citation reads:
Whereas, John Pistole, Director, the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has shown unbridled and sensless stupidity in allowing knives onboard America's air fleet, despite the protestations of the airline and flying professionals, and many of his own TSA professionals (all three that we know of in the TSA), and
Whereas, John Pistole, Director, the US Transportation Security Administration(TSA) has shown significant uncaring about the incident in Newark in February, where one of his own inspectors brought a bomb successfully through multiple layers of so-called 'security' at the Newark International Airport, and,
Whereas, John Pistole, Director, US Transportation Security Agency (TSA) has consistently shown disdain for the American travelling public,
NOW THEREFORE DOES MINIHANSWORLD.COM award its Stupid Award for 2013 to John Pistole for his devotion to the Obama Administration's overall degradation of US flight safety, and everything it stands for at the expense of the American Public. This award, presented on March 17, 2013, comes with loser stick-man,
the highest designation of stupidty award available to us.
The historic quote from "A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens, "These are the best of times; these are the worst of times", certainly appears to be true for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). over the past weeks, Pistole, the Director, and his staff of incompetants, and political syncophants, have been busy making incredible decisions, such as those below.
What TSA should be doing... Even the usually ultra-left wing Huffington Post, that darling of the Administration's media horde, is starting to publish criticism of the agency. One recent article by their would-be writer, Christopher Elliott, provided an interesting list, which I exerpt here for you:
"Decommission all full-body scanners. The technology is unproven and potentially dangerous. The expense can't be justified to the American taxpayer."
"Fix the screening process. Every airline passenger should be checked in a way that is non-invasive, doesn't involve harmful radiation and respects their civil rights and the U.S. Constitution. We know the current system doesn't do that. Let's find something that does."
"Restructure the agency.The TSA needs to trim its $8-billion-a-year budget by eliminating a vast layer of ineffective middle management and reducing the size of its force, which is often referred to as "Thousands Standing Around.""
"Retrain TSA's workforce.Frontline TSA agents like to see themselves as the last line of defense against terrorism. They aren't. Rather, they are the face of the federal government, and at the moment, it's not a good one. Agents need basic customer-service training, and they need to be aware of the civil rights and disabilities concerns of passengers."
That's some list for a news organization that normally supports the heavy hand of obama socialism. Read this list well, you will probably see it again and again.
The 'Knife' Issue
Nothing has caused more controversy than the 'historic decision' by TSA management and its Director, John Pistole, to allow small knives on planes, so the TSA gestapo can concentrate on too-large bottles of shampoo and deodorant. Everybody knows that shampoo kills, not knives, even small ones. It is possible, of course, that Pistole has been working secretly with some national organization of devoted knife-owners, and needed to make a statement about something as important as guarding the skies against killer deodorant.
What resulted was a serious knife fight (no pun intended). Everyone with logical thinking that has access to the media has called Pistole an idiot. The pilots, flight attendants, security personnel, passengers, travel associations, etc. have all made major statements supporting the continuation of the knife ban. Unfortunately, so also did several Republic Congressmen and Senators; that was all Pistole and the rest of the administration needed to go to the wall to defend his (Pistole's) otherwise idiotic decision.
Getting a bomb through Newark Airport
Perhaps the most egregious example of why the TSA is incompetant is Newark International Airport, where, on February 25th, an undercover inspector not only brought a bomb to the airport, but got it through multiple layers of inspections by TSA's finest, successfully, to include a body search and frisking. Virtually every major news media covered the story; some burying it in inner pages, or on the late news, and others putting it out in front where it belonged. Pistole and his administration at Newark shrugged their shoulders and basically said, 'so what else is new? It can't happen again.'
Sure, it might not happen again, if those on duty at the airport that day are disciplined (read that FIRED), to include the managers and supervisors that day on the shift. It won't happen, of course, although there will probably be some form of sarcrificial lamb given up to cover up the report. Most likely, the inspector who brought the bomb in as a insepction test will be the one to go.
I agree with what Chriustopher Elliot of HuffPost said above, "The TSA needs to trim its $8-billion-a-year budget by eliminating a vast layer of ineffective middle management and reducing the size of its force, which is often referred to as "Thousands Standing Around."