Re your article on the DHS checkpoint- Here in Boston, the metastasis of the police state is in full bloom. Every night on my commute home out of Boston's Back Bay train station there are legions of militarized cops checking bags, scanning bags and walking their friendly German shepards right up to you.
Recently, however, I've noted two changes. First, they frequently have a blue shirted TSA Agent with them. And second, the police have gone from wearing blue uniforms, to black uniforms and are now almost all exclusively wearing green army fatigues. I'm not sure what the significance is other than to psychologically condition the cattle to accept another form of domination on their way to the slaughterhouse.