Buy gold & silver with Universal Coin & Bullion

Profiling

A recent press item said that Israeli authorities used Facebook to monitor plans of folks hostile to Israel; they compiled a list of over 300 names. Authorities then stopped dozens of pro-Palestinian activists from boarding Israel-bound flights in Europe, questioned dozens more upon arrival, and denied entry to 69 people–disrupting their plans to reach the West Bank on a solidarity mission with the Palestinians. The technique that Israel uses to keep bad people out is profiling–not body searches. If you have any ties at all to Islam or radical causes, you’re going to get a very careful screening. If you don’t, and you’re a 90-year-old lady wearing depends–you’ll get almost no attention. Maybe it’s time the US started profiling. I think so.

Join the discussion

Further reading

blog soldier sanding in front of american flag

Movie of the Month for June

Troops, your viewing assignment for June is to watch the short film The Elevator. A short comedy film by Greg Glienna, the creator of Meet the...

blog soldier sanding in front of american flag

Movie of the Month for May

Troops, your viewing assignment for the month of May is to watch the short film The Life of Death. After you watch the film, email your thoughts and...

blog soldier sanding in front of american flag

Movie of the Month for April

Troops, your viewing assignment for April is to watch the coming-of-age short film Forever Tonight. Indian-American teen Lekha sneaks out of the...

Get Denny's Newsletter

Receive news and updates from Denny