Sunday, December 19, 2010

Come and Take It Radio 12/19/2010

Good afternoon. Tonight we start the show discussing an event from last fall that has finally made it to the mainstream media of a TSA slip up, fortunately it has nothing to do with the naked body scanners but with them letting a loaded gun slip past one of their screeners. An Iranian-American businessman Farid Seif passed through security at a Houston airport with his snug nose Glock pistol -

We move on to discuss an editorial from our Governor, Rick Perry, 'Storm Clouds Gathering Along US-Mexico Border' -

We then touch on a press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety where the DPS is urging holiday travelers to avoid Mexico. According to DPS Director Steven C. McCraw, “Mexican drug cartel-related violence continues in the northern Mexican border cities, and other locations such as Monterrey and Acapulco. Drug-related or other criminal activity has been documented in popular tourist destinations such as Cancun and Mazatlan. The safety and security of holiday travelers cannot be guaranteed if they venture into Mexico”.

The rising tide of violence in Mexico is well-documented from a variety of sources. Kidnappings, violence between cartels and battles between cartels and law enforcement authorities have escalated in recent years.

The U.S. State Department website lists travel information related to violence in Mexico. Among the items noted on the website:

  • Kidnapping, including the kidnapping of non-Mexicans, continues at alarming rates.
  • Criminal assaults have occurred on highways throughout Mexico; travelers should exercise caution at all times; avoid traveling at night.
  • Rape and sexual assault continue to be serious problems in Cancun and other resort areas.
  • Mexican authorities have failed to prosecute numerous crimes committed against U. S. citizens, including murders and kidnappings.

“We recognize people safely travel and vacation in Mexico on a daily basis, but the increase in violence is also a reality,” said McCraw. “There are no guarantees that drug-related violence will spare innocent bystanders and that criminals will refrain from attacking tourists.”

We spend the second hour discussing an analysis by Alan Lawson on BrasscheckTV, WikiLeaks Brought to you by the CIA Part II

See ya next year!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Come and Take It Radio 12/5/2010

Due to technical issues with the American Freedom Radio stream, we were only able to air from 6-7pm this evening.

We continue our ongoing discussion on the TSA and the naked body scanners. We discuss a video on that discusses solutions, such as bomb sniffing dogs (what the military uses). Watch the video here -

We then discuss an article from our local newspaper regarding 'Full Body Scanners Likely for Austin Airport in 2011' -

We also touch on the woman that was held by the TSA over her breast milk - even though it was within the posted TSA guidelines -

We finish the hour touching on the local APD Swat officer crashing a city vehicle and receiving a DWI early Friday morning -