It’s happened again-this time in Barcelona, on the popular tourist and historic street known as Las Ramblas.  A man using a van as a weapon careened down one of the two narrow side streets that border the wide pedestrian path and used it as a missile of sorts, killing 14 innocent people and injuring up…

The end of year holiday period is full of cheer, family and friends and at times, travel.  But ask any experienced traveller and you will hear in short order that it is one of the most stressful periods in the year for air travel.  Long lines, surly airline employees and at times inconsiderate fellow passengers…

Airlines, Operating Authorities and Passengers Need to Help Out The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is once again under fire. This time, it is not for potentially dangerous security lapses or employee misconduct. It is taking the blame for tortuous airport security lines, some of which extend out to sidewalks in front of terminals, causing many…

One post 9/11 success story is the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program known as the Container Security Initiative, or CSI.  The program kicked off in 2002 with the blessing of the US congress.  Its objective is to screen 100% of high risk containerized cargo bound for the United States from select foreign seaports. …

We’ve all read the numerous accounts alleging police brutality in recent weeks.  Profiling, racially insensitive comments toward minorities and a general ignorance of issues affecting large segments of the community are some of the milder allegations against some police departments.  Similarly, we’ve seen some horrific acts of vandalism and urban rioting perpetrated by protesters and…

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