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The great surveillance boom [ Homeland security spending exceeds New Deal spend ] ^ | April 27 , 2013 | By Keith Proctor

Posted on 04/27/2013 10:14:35 PM PDT by NoLibZone

According to Tomdispatch's Mattea Kramer and Chris Heilman, post-9/11 federal spending on homeland security exceeds $790 billion. That's larger than TARP and, when adjusted for inflation, the New Deal.

Exactly how much the U.S. has spent on domestic surveillance is murky. Municipalities aren't particularly keen on sharing how many cameras they've installed.

And homeland security grant funding, in many cases, does not require a line-item accounting of how cities have used federal funds.

Nevertheless, U.S. investment has helped fuel the growth of a global video surveillance industry. According to a 2011 report by Publications, a market research firm, the video surveillance market was slated to grow from $11.5 billion in 2008 to $37.5 billion in 2015.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News
KEYWORDS: bluecitysecurity
Keep the blue city's safe!
1 posted on 04/27/2013 10:14:35 PM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

IMHO, DHS is not worth the money we are wasting on it. After all, isn’t their ONLY job to insure a couple of lunatics don’t blow up the Boston Marathan?

2 posted on 04/27/2013 10:45:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I got expelled from the "fundamental transformation" indoctrination center.)
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To: NoLibZone

Just think how strong our Military would be with 790,000,000,000.00 extra bucks to replace some of our aging gear. Seems like the Feral goverment is more concerned with the war on its Citizens than the war with Islam.

3 posted on 04/27/2013 10:56:35 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Huge folking fail on Homeland Security’s part

4 posted on 04/27/2013 11:03:50 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Ironically, domestic counter terrorism is still done by the FBI. In reality the major components of DHS are all legacy agencies from Treasury and DOJ, or the result of reorganizing those agencies. The big exception is TSA.

The biggest drawback is that the DHS bureaucracy is just another addition to the bureaucracies at Treasury and Justice. The bureaucracy doesn't do a better job managing the agencies. If anything, DHS is worse.

In government if you don't like the problems, just wait until you see the solutions.

5 posted on 04/27/2013 11:18:05 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: USNBandit

Don’t plan on having your pilots secure as FAA is shutting down the weather observers at major and minor airports all over the country due to budget cuts. Meanwhile gov. is beefing up TSA to search grandma and grandpa’s privates.
They will be expecting the air controllers to know what the weather is doing. Mind you weather machines on see straight up in the air 12,000 ft. Any surrounding mountains and weather coming in cannot be reported. This is a serious hazard for air travel.

6 posted on 04/28/2013 12:06:43 AM PDT by Cowgirl
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To: NoLibZone

DHS, the agency with the creepy UnAmerican Nazi sounding name. Has the same number of personel as the USMC, and TWICE the funding.

7 posted on 04/28/2013 12:16:57 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

It’s not just DHS, when you include all the money that the fbi,cia,nsa and all the other security apparatus BS gets and mind you this is the same group that couldn’t see the fall of the soviet union.

8 posted on 04/28/2013 1:30:12 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: NoLibZone

The US is becoming a military state. The DHS will be our Gestapo. The SWAT teams already terrorize innocent people in their paths. Every week new stories appear about citizens shot accidentally by SWAT teams in the middle of the night, mistaken address, mistaken suspect. And still some conservatives glorify law enforcement.

9 posted on 04/28/2013 3:59:37 AM PDT by Old_Grouch (65 and AARP-free. Monthly FR contributor.)
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To: NoLibZone
Boston Terror, CIA’s Graham Fuller & CIA Operation-the Caucasus

Saturday, 27. April 2013 by Sibel Edmonds

Graham Fuller: Edmonds’ State Secrets Privilege, FBI Gladio-B Target, Handler-Sponsor of Turkey’s Imam Gulen

A major break in the Boston Terror CIA Connection took place last night when I came across a post outing CIA Operative Graham Fuller as the father of the woman married to Boston terror suspect’s infamous uncle Ruslan Tsarni.

Further confirmation of this bombshell was received via mainstream reporter Laura Rozen here. Let me first provide a few excerpts from the original reporting site (a real alternative media):

Boston Bombers’ Uncle Married Daughter of Top CIA Official

The uncle of the two suspected Boston bombers in last week’s attack, Ruslan Tsarni, was married to the daughter of former top CIA official Graham Fuller . Ruslan Tsarni married the daughter of former top CIA official Graham Fuller, who spent 20 years as operations officer in Turkey, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Afghanistan, and Hong Kong.

In 1982 Fuller was appointed the National Intelligence Officer for Near East and South Asia at the CIA, and in 1986, under Ronald Reagan, he became the Vice-Chairman of the National Intelligence Council, with overall responsibility for national level strategic forecasting. …

Now, take a look at the most explosive aspect of this original report on Graham Fuller’s outing in the CIA Boston Terror Connection [All Emphasis Mine]:

On a more ominous note, Graham Fuller was listed as one of the American Deep State rogues on Sibel Edmonds’ State SecretsPrivilege Gallery,. Edmonds explained it featured subjects of FBI investigations she became aware of during her time as an FBI translator.

Criminal activities were being protected by claims of State Secrets, she asserted. After Attorney General John Ashcroft went all the way to the Supreme Court to muzzle her under a little-used doctrine of State Secrets, she put up twenty-one photos, with no names. One of them was Graham Fuller. …

I presented CIA’s Graham Fuller as one of the top culprits in my State Secrets Privilege Case when the government invoked the State Secrets Privilege and several additional gag orders to cover up the FBI’s investigations and files pertaining to CIA-NATO terror operations in Central Asia & the Caucasus since the mid-1990s.

Guess what? I provided this information to the US media long before it became public in 2008 via my website Not a single media outlet (including quasi and pseudo ones) was willing to touch this. And this, despite of all the gag orders, state secrets privilege invocations, congressional gag orders … you name it. I could name more than a dozen publications that said: ‘no way.’

Not only that. I have been covering one of the main CIA operation figures in Central Asia & the Caucasus-Imam Fethullah Gulen, and this Turkish Imam’s relationship and official Connections to CIA’s Graham Fuller. I’ve been doing this since 2009. Let me provide you with a few explosive examples and excerpts.

Graham Fuller, Crisis Actor Filmed Twice By CNN Perhaps budgetary restraints brought on by the Sequester forced CIA Ops Director Graham Fuller to utilize this Crisis Actor at the Boston Bombing and in Watertown where the alleged bomber, Tamerlan Tsarnaev Attempted to Surrender.

Watch these two videos and make up your mind before the MSM and the Regime closes the historical record forever.

10 posted on 04/28/2013 5:05:42 PM PDT by STD (One day closer to street justice)
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11 posted on 04/28/2013 5:19:36 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: NoLibZone

Which companies are getting rich off DHS contracts and installing the surveillance society?

I want to buy some stock in their companies. I might as well make some money investing in the rope makers who will hang me.

12 posted on 04/30/2013 11:56:03 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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