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Feds Won't Say if Tsarnaevs Had Gov't-Funded Phones
breitbart.com ^ | April 25 2013 | Wynton Hall

Posted on 04/25/2013 3:33:48 PM PDT by NoLibZone

On Thursday, the Boston Herald reported that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) refused to answer questions about whether Boston terror suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had a government-paid cellphone because of privacy laws.

The Herald reported Wednesday that “Tamerlan Tsarnaev, his wife and 3-year-old daughter collected welfare until 2012 and that both Tamerlan and Dzhokhar received benefits through their parents ‘for a limited portion’ of the time after they came to the U.S., which was around 2002.”

The Lifeline phone subsidy program, referred to as the “Obama phone” program by its critics, charges paying cell phone customers an average monthly fee of $2.50 per household to fund the now $2.2 billion program that provides lower-income individuals with free cell phones and service.

Lawmakers from both parties have recently expressed concern about fraud and abuse in the Lifeline free cell phone program, as well as the phones’ increasing use by criminals.

"I hear from law enforcement that these phones are often found at crime scenes and are used in drug deals," said Rep. Tim Griffin (R-AK). "Why? It's because you can't trace them."

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: Massachusetts; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bostonbombing; marathonbombing; obamaphone; obamaphonebombings; welfare
WhiteHouse refuses to deny that Obama Phones were used in the Boston Bombings
1 posted on 04/25/2013 3:33:48 PM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone


2 posted on 04/25/2013 3:34:38 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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3 posted on 04/25/2013 3:35:32 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: NoLibZone
It's amazing how far the country has gone down in five years.

Intel screw-ups, immigration screw-ups, and now giving these people welfare and phones???

4 posted on 04/25/2013 3:37:30 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: NoLibZone
"I hear from law enforcement that these phones are often found at crime scenes and are used in drug deals," said Rep. Tim Griffin (R-AK). "Why? It's because you can't trace them."

Of course you can trace them. A given serial number to a given recipient. The purchased pay-as-you-go phones, OTOH, can be a problem.

5 posted on 04/25/2013 3:43:47 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: NoLibZone

Also give them Obamabombs. Just kill us quick.


6 posted on 04/25/2013 3:46:56 PM PDT by ravager (I)
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To: NoLibZone

Answer: They probably did.


7 posted on 04/25/2013 3:52:30 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: NoLibZone

Its state-sponsored terrorism.

Only now its our state sponsoring the terrorists


8 posted on 04/25/2013 3:53:13 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: colorado tanker

I was just thinking about the same thing earlier today. And it is only accelerating. Just think of how screwed up things will be like on 20JAN2017!

We will look back to 2013 as a completely different time.


9 posted on 04/25/2013 3:53:39 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: colorado tanker
's amazing how far the country has gone down in five years.

What's really amazing is how many federal agencies now seem comfortable refusing to answer simple questions.

Even Patrick in Massachusetts is getting into the game by refusing to answer if the terrorists were on state aid.

Where is this refusal to be transparent with taxpayer funds coming from?

-PJ

10 posted on 04/25/2013 3:55:56 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: NoLibZone

I wish they were as concerned about regular Americans’ privacy as they are the terrorists.


11 posted on 04/25/2013 4:00:04 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Political Junkie Too
"Where is this refusal to be transparent with taxpayer funds coming from?"

Lack of consequences, feeling that they are invulnerable combined with a ineffective and feckless opposition - not to mention a populace that votes for them no matter what.

12 posted on 04/25/2013 4:00:34 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: NoLibZone

Did he get the Mercedes for free as well? Do you have to be a terrorist to get one?


13 posted on 04/25/2013 4:02:42 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: Political Junkie Too

Gov. Patrick giving a dead terrorist privacy.

http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2013/04/patrick_administration_refuses_to_release_tsarnaev_brothers


14 posted on 04/25/2013 4:03:12 PM PDT by Atlantan
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To: NoLibZone

since when do terrorists qualify for privacy protection?


15 posted on 04/25/2013 4:03:54 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Political Junkie Too
Even Patrick in Massachusetts is getting into the game by refusing to answer if the terrorists were on state aid.

And the Massachusetts state university system is refusing to reveal whether the younger jihadist was getting free or reduced tuition.

Perhaps the elder jihadist was even collecting welfare $$ while receiving terrorist training in Russia. The governor is refusing to release the information.

16 posted on 04/25/2013 4:07:17 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: elpadre

>>since when do terrorists qualify for privacy protection?

January 2009, but you already knew that. :-)


17 posted on 04/25/2013 4:12:44 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: NoLibZone; All

Constitution-respecting patriots can point out that Congress cannot use any clause in Section 8 of Article I to justify laying taxes so that feds can fund phones given to the public.


18 posted on 04/25/2013 4:14:24 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: NoLibZone

The fact that they refuse to answer—pretty much answers the question for me.


19 posted on 04/25/2013 4:14:36 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Travis McGee

Don’t you just love the little heart-shaped cutout for the camera on Rico Suave’s phone case?


20 posted on 04/25/2013 4:15:35 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: NoLibZone

‘Wonder if his obama phone was used to detonate the devices.


21 posted on 04/25/2013 4:16:51 PM PDT by rsobin
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To: NoLibZone

So we should assume the bombs were set off by tax money Obama welfare phones until they prove otherwise. Time to start using their outrageous tactics. Right now we can say the administration will not confirm or deny this. So lets say it loudly.


22 posted on 04/25/2013 4:24:57 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: BlatherNaut
It's amazing that the same people who demanded that Romney release 10 years of tax returns won't release what the state knows about tax-payer aid to a dead terrorist who blew up their prime sporting event.

-PJ

23 posted on 04/25/2013 4:28:56 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: NoLibZone
Wow...just kick us in the nads one more time...if the phones used to denote the Boston bombs were in fact "Obamaphones"

It's become mind-boggling...

24 posted on 04/25/2013 4:38:34 PM PDT by Popman (Godlessness is always the first step to the concentration camp.)
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To: NoLibZone

Note to FCC:

You waited too long to say no.


25 posted on 04/25/2013 4:39:26 PM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: steve86

“Of course you can trace them. A given serial number to a given recipient. The purchased pay-as-you-go phones, OTOH, can be a problem.”

I’ve seen no information yet that these two were attempting to hide anything. They were on the radar and ignored


26 posted on 04/25/2013 4:48:45 PM PDT by Figment
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To: PGR88

“Only now its our state sponsoring the terrorists”

Only a matter of time till we become a net-exporter of terrorism


27 posted on 04/25/2013 4:50:10 PM PDT by Figment
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To: nascarnation

It’s precious. I’m sure he was quite the (infidel) ladies man in his prime.

Marry the prettiest dim bulb, and get her to work 80 hours a week for you.


28 posted on 04/25/2013 4:50:19 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: steve86

They track them as well as they tracked the guns in F&F

But, we’re supposed to trust these ya-ho’s w/ our healthcare, 20M+ illegals, gun confiscation, etc.??

And still the GOP ‘leadership’ is mum


29 posted on 04/25/2013 4:51:56 PM PDT by i_robot73 (We hold that all individuals have the Right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives - LP.org)
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To: Political Junkie Too
It's amazing that the same people who demanded that Romney release 10 years of tax returns won't release what the state knows about tax-payer aid to a dead terrorist who blew up their prime sporting event.

The taxer conspiracy nut jobs in the Democrat Party didn't see the hypocrisy in demanding "your paperz pleaze!"

30 posted on 04/25/2013 4:52:13 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: NoLibZone

It’s all for privacy concerns you know.


31 posted on 04/25/2013 4:52:51 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Amendment10

“Constitution-respecting patriots can point out that Congress cannot use any clause in Section 8 of Article I to justify laying taxes so that feds can fund phones given to the public.”

Funny how sequestration has not affected these type programs either


32 posted on 04/25/2013 4:53:02 PM PDT by Figment
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To: steve86
The purchased pay-as-you-go phones, OTOH, can be a problem.

Obviously the right choice if you are going to use them as a detonation system. Figure investigators will recover the serial number of the receiving phone, and the cell company is going to know the phone that made the call or sent the text. Then they'll find the convenience store that sold the pay-gos, and you'd better hope the video isn't still around, and the clerk doesn't remember anything of use about the wog that bought them.

However, it appears they actually used a remote control meant for use with model cars.

33 posted on 04/25/2013 5:05:59 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: NoLibZone

Can you hear me now?


34 posted on 04/25/2013 5:09:21 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: NoLibZone

But Obama is happy to declare executive orders that over rule privacy laws so he can grab your guns.


35 posted on 04/25/2013 5:25:22 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: mylife

Good point.


36 posted on 04/25/2013 5:28:17 PM PDT by Atlantan
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To: NoLibZone

We need the Obamaphone gal to add terrorists on to her list of qualifiers. LOL


37 posted on 04/25/2013 5:30:46 PM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: Political Junkie Too
Where is this refusal to be transparent with taxpayer funds coming from?

1. Clearly, the regime is in cover up mode, like after Benghazi. This family should never have been allowed in the country by immigration; FBI and Homeland screwed up intel and failed to follow up leads; they were getting welfare and last I heard the phone that blew the bombs may have been an Obamaphone.

2. So long as the Obama regime is in power the MSM will not call them out for withholding information from the public.

38 posted on 04/25/2013 5:44:06 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: SkyDancer
"It’s all for privacy concerns you know."

Privacy for the benefit of the politicians and their policies.

39 posted on 04/25/2013 8:56:45 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: NoLibZone

I will interpret their silence to mean “yes”.


40 posted on 04/26/2013 11:05:41 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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