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REPORT: DHS GRANTS USED FOR SNO-CONE MACHINES, UNDERWATER ROBOTS
breitbart ^ | december 7, 2012 | mary chastain

Posted on 12/07/2012 6:08:27 PM PST by lowbridge

Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn released a scathing report on wasteful spending at the Department of Homeland Security. The report concentrates mainly on the grant program, Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) which is meant to help at-risk cities strengthen their security against terrorists.

DHS has spent almost $7.144 billion in UASI grants this past decade, but there is no hard evidence grant recipient cities are any safer. The program used to include 64 cities, but this was cut down to 31 in 2012. The money is specifically meant for terrorist protection.

Officials in Michigan used money to pay for 13 sno-cone machines. Columbus, Ohio used $98,000 on an underwater robot. Keene, New Hampshire, population 23,000, bought a BearCat armored vehicle despite only having one reported homicide in the last two years. Officials told DHS it was needed for events like its annual pumpkin festival. Tulsa, Oklahoma used funds for a county jail and purchased a color printer.

A few cities used funds to pay for overtime for police and firefighters or purchased new computers for the local emergency planning office. Jacksonville UASI made a video for residents with examples of red flags “such as people with ‘above or above average intelligence’ or who displayed ‘increased frequency of prayer or religious behavior.’”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dhs

1 posted on 12/07/2012 6:08:33 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

O.M.G!

Why am I at all surprised?

2 posted on 12/07/2012 6:13:29 PM PST by carriage_hill (Don't whiz on the electric fence. Awwwww-yeah!)
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To: lowbridge

I would abolish “grants” altogether


3 posted on 12/07/2012 6:33:38 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: lowbridge
such as people with ‘above or above average intelligence’

At least we know now how to avoid capture and, uhhh, that boating accident excuse? It will be accepted.

4 posted on 12/07/2012 6:54:08 PM PST by MurrietaMadman
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To: lowbridge

Department of Homeland Security. Creepy Nazi sounding name, the number of personnel of the USMC and twice the budget.
And aimed squarely at us.


5 posted on 12/07/2012 7:08:48 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: lowbridge

[Salim Abu Aziz reveals a nuclear weapon]
Salim Abu Aziz: Do you know what this is?
Harry: I know what this is...
[Salim smiles]
Harry: This is an espresso machine.
[Salim frowns]
Harry: No, no wait. It’s a snow cone maker.
[Salim approaches Harry]
Harry: Is it a water heater?
Harry: It’s a Soviet MIRV-6 from an SS-22 air launch vehicle.
-True Lies (1994)


6 posted on 12/07/2012 7:27:16 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: lowbridge

Jacksonville UASI made a video for residents with examples of red flags “such as people with ‘above or above average intelligence’ or who displayed ‘increased frequency of prayer or religious behavior.’”


So above average intelligence is now considered a red flag warning sign? Is this a great country, or what???


7 posted on 12/07/2012 8:01:21 PM PST by chessplayer
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So above average intelligence is now considered a red flag warning sign? Is this a great country, or what???

Puts a new spin on "the pursuit of excellence", doesn't it?

8 posted on 12/08/2012 7:15:54 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Round up the intellectuals...


9 posted on 12/08/2012 7:16:53 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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