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Threat Matrix: 2009
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Posted on 02/09/2009 3:41:05 PM PST by Velveeta

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Cheney warns of new attacks

Former Vice President Dick Cheney warned that there is a “high probability” that terrorists will attempt a catastrophic nuclear or biological attack in coming years, and said he fears the Obama administration’s policies will make it more likely the attempt will succeed.

In an interview Tuesday with Politico, Cheney unyieldingly defended the Bush administration’s support for the Guantanamo Bay prison and coercive interrogation of terrorism suspects.

And he asserted that President Obama will either backtrack on his stated intentions to end those policies or put the country at risk in ways more severe than most Americans — and, he charged, many members of Obama’s own team — understand.

“When we get people who are more concerned about reading the rights to an Al Qaeda terrorist than they are with protecting the United States against people who are absolutely committed to do anything they can to kill Americans, then I worry,” Cheney said.

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To: Velveeta



Chest some worse.

your concern & Prayers greatly appreciated.

1,381 posted on 10/23/2009 9:17:50 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt:
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After Boston jihad terror arrest, Massachusetts Muslims pledge new cooperation with feds, new anti-terror programs in mosques — no, wait...

1,382 posted on 10/23/2009 10:14:42 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Quix

Try “Airborne” - take as directed. I swear by the stuff. Easy to get at any pharmacy:

1,383 posted on 10/23/2009 10:54:05 AM PDT by Velveeta
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1,384 posted on 10/23/2009 11:03:54 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt:
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To: Quix

Brew a cup of strong black tea.

Add one teaspoon of milk.

Stir in one Tablespoon of high quality honey.

Take tiny sips - almost any honey will sooth a sore throat, but a high quality honey from a glass jar may even be a bit medicinal, too.

1,385 posted on 10/23/2009 11:13:40 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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1,386 posted on 10/23/2009 11:20:48 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt:
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To: MamaDearest

I find it deeply disconcerting how many “American” products are manufactured in China.

Nowadays, I am trying to go “back to the basics,” and instead of brand cleaners, I only use amonia and water until the bottle is done, and then I clean with only bleach and water.

I don’t trust brand name products anymore.

I called up the Campbell’s hotline last month, because several cans of Swanson’s Chicken & Dumplings which I’d purchased had NO dumplings in them.

I explained that I was rotating my emergency supplies and had discovered these bad cans.

Can you imagine this — the customer service rep who heard me state this started LAUGHING.

I was very polite; however, I did not find it a laughing matter that one of the types of canned foods I had in my emergency storage was WORTHLESS for an actual emergency.

I thought I bought a complete meal containing chicken meat, white sauce and wheat dumplings — instead I had a watery white mess with bits of meat here & there.

I won’t spend all the coupons they sent me — I could not believe that anybody, much less the people who manufactured the inferior food product would find it FUNNY that I had three cans of it in my storage pantry.


I was not amused, and I have no idea why the person employed by Campbells found it to be hysterically funny.

I am disgusted with brand names.

The LAST time I bought Dawn, they changed the cap — so that any time the bottle is picked up, the liquid detergent sprays out — it covered the groceries in the bag that day.

I’ll never buy anything by Proctor and Gamble again.

I’m furious with all these so-called “American” corporations - and am trying to only buy generic store brands, even though I realize that much or most of their items also originate in China.

I’ve read that much of the organic produce found in supermarkets nowadays is imported from China, and I seriously wonder HOW it can be certified organic??

/ rant.

Seriously, I suspect that many Americans are as irritated as I am, and we are ‘demonstrating’ with our pocketbooks.

1,387 posted on 10/23/2009 11:30:10 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: Quix

This tea should be VERY sweet - don’t be stingy with the honey.

Normally we avoid honey as it contains so much fructose; however, we still use it for sore throats.

And now that it’s recently been reported that LOTS of honey producing bees are being fed High Fructose Corn Syrup, and that some people believe that the HFCS *might* be behind the global Bee Colony Collapse Disease, I’m glad that we’ve already been restricting our use of it.

However, it sure seems “curative” in terms of painful sore throats, really soothing like absolutely nothing else.

I hope you feel better soon.

1,388 posted on 10/23/2009 11:45:39 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: hennie pennie

honey seems to be helpful in the right proportions.

Still figuring that out.

Thanks tons.

1,389 posted on 10/23/2009 12:20:55 PM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt:
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To: Quix

I just remembered another olde time suggestion for achy sore throat, and that is ginger tea.

I keep a tiny jar of minced ginger with my flu-preps, but one can use the powdered ginger from the spice aisle in the grocery store, too.

I think it kind of “operates” as a mild anaesthetic - which incidentally, the clove oil found in full strength Listerine does the same thing.

I really empathize with your plight, and that’s why I always have on hand, in with the flu-preps, small glass jars of honey and a huge variety of flavors and brands of cough drops.

A terrible sore throat of the variety you are sufferring from is simply vile.

Take care.

1,390 posted on 10/23/2009 2:12:36 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: hennie pennie


The watered down honey slightly sipped when I got up from my nap about sent me into spasms.

Doesn’t take much to irritate at this point.

Good suggestions, imho.


1,391 posted on 10/23/2009 3:49:46 PM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt:
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Washington Times - Politics, Breaking News, US and World News

Politically correct counter-terrorism - - THE WASHINGTON TIMES  

Do counter-terrorism measures targeting bombers who dress as women offend the rights of transexuals? This is one of the pressing questions addressed in a new United Nations report on "Protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism."

The 23-page document is the ultimate politically correct guide to combating terrorism. It is based on the work of U.N. special rapporteur Martin Scheinin, who notes that "immigration controls that focus attention on male bombers who may be dressing as females to avoid scrutiny make transgender persons susceptible to increased harassment and suspicion." The impact on transvestites (cross-dressers) and "intersex" individuals (those in the midst of a sex change) is even more dramatic.

Security always involves trade-offs. Everyone is subject to the inconveniences necessary to keep our society safe, and the impact varies by personal.....

1,392 posted on 10/24/2009 3:50:25 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: hennie pennie
Don't underestimate nuclear terror threat

Graham Allison -- October 10, 2009

Before 9/11, most Americans found the idea that international terrorists could mount an attack on their homeland and kill thousands of innocent citizens not just unlikely but inconceivable. After more than eight years without a second attack on U.S. soil, some skeptics suggest that 9/11 was a 100-year flood.

The view that terrorists are preparing even more deadly assaults seems far-fetched.

Yet President Barack Obama rightly identifies nuclear terrorism as "a threat that rises above all others in urgency." As he recently said, "There is no graver danger to global security than the threat of nuclear terrorism and no more immediate task for the international community than to address that threat."The U.N. Security Council recently adopted a resolution that in part calls for reducing the risk of nuclear terrorism "with the aim of securing all vulnerable nuclear......

1,393 posted on 10/25/2009 12:41:37 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: Velveeta; Cindy; WestCoastGal
Greyhound bus passengers get screened, pat down in special TSA operation

Snips: Ashley Hartman, 23, arrived in the late afternoon from Tampa and was planning to transfer in Orlando to a bus bound for her home in Delaware. She told a security agent about the stun gun in her book bag that she carries for protection, and officials at the terminal helped her ship it home; stun guns are prohibited on buses, a TSA spokeswoman said.

Five people were arrested on illegal-immigration charges, and one person was picked up on a local warrant. Glass bottles, knives, a bullet and the stun gun were found.

1,394 posted on 10/25/2009 10:21:53 PM PDT by MamaDearest ( the only global warming many Americans feel is the red glow of frustration with government spending)
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To: Velveeta
Another Illinois story:

Massive FBI Raid on Islamic Slaughterhouse Mystifies Tiny Illinois Town

Thursday, October 22, 2009 By Joseph Abrams

" At 8 a.m. Sunday the population of Kinsman, Ill., stood at 109. An hour later it nearly doubled, as upwards of 100 federal agents and police swooped in on the tiny, rural community. And no one seems to know why.

The law enforcement officers, including FBI agents, immigration officials and state police, surrounded an Islamic meat plant in Kinsman, cordoning off the area and briefly detaining the plant's handful of employees.

The FBI isn't saying much, and the county sheriff is mum too, leaving Kinsman's residents mystified. The bust, in a town that has no local police force, involved dozens of vehicles, a pair of snipers and a helicopter flying overhead, witnesses said — but it ended without even a single arrest..."


Too close for my comfort.

1,395 posted on 10/26/2009 7:19:46 AM PDT by Right_Handed_Writer (Change the Change -- Vote Right in 2010™)
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Sorry, just saw that was already posted by Mama Dearest up in post #1357.

1,396 posted on 10/26/2009 7:23:30 AM PDT by Right_Handed_Writer (Change the Change -- Vote Right in 2010™)
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Howdy and good morning folks. Just checking in and catching up on real news.

Just like the attacks of 9/11/01, we probably won't see the attacks coming and most will be caught off guard. Be ready for a lot of very panicked people.

When in malls or large buildings, we aware of the TWO closest exits, in case one is blocked.

Keep gas tanks at least half full. Keeping a couple of jerry cans full of gas is also a good idea, I keep 4 myself.

If you have to evacuate, it should take no more than 15 minutes. This takes planning and practice. IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, STAY PUT.

Thanks folks for finding and posting is information.

Stay Alert. Stay Safe.

1,397 posted on 10/26/2009 7:54:07 AM PDT by appalachian_dweller (Live each day as if it's your might be.)
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Reading Between the Lines - FBI Affadavit on Tarek Mehenna

Local media coverage of Tarek Mehanna, the Sudbury, MA "wannabe" terrorist, was extensive but it rather limited in scope.

The media stories focused on how shocked, shocked people were that an educated, affluent young Muslim was accused of planning to commit terrorist activities. And especially Tarek Mehanna, that gentle soul, his neighors and classmates couldn't believe that he wanted to wage jihad and kill kufirs (non-believers).

The other angle frequently reported was that Tarek was an incompetent wannabe terrorist...People wouldn't be so smug though, if Tarek and co-conspirator Ahmed Abousamra had pulled off a Mumbai-type attack.

There is much more that the media could be looking at in this case. I'll start with reviewing......

1,398 posted on 10/26/2009 8:17:18 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: appalachian_dweller; Mossad1967; nw_arizona_granny; Velveeta
Hi there, A.D.

Long time, no see.

Thanks for your advice. Since you felt that it was important, at this time to remind everybody:

"When in malls or large buildings, we aware of the TWO closest exits, in case one is blocked..."

I decided that I'd like to add a little something here, something that I've read was suggested by a terrorism expert who used to work for the Mossad.

He encouraged all office workers -- and I also advise anyone out shopping ANYWHERE, be it the mall or the grocery store -- to have a bottle of water & a clean face cloth towel with them at all times.

IF there is any attack, immediately open up the bottle of water, then saturate your towel, and cover your nose with it -- i.e., breathe in through the wet towel as you escape from the premises.

The expert explained that MANY people victim to terror attacks succumb to smoke inhalation.

Simply wrap a clean face cloth terry towel around a new plastic bottle of water and secure it with a rubber band; put it in your purse, or your knapsack, or your briefcase -- but keep it with you at all times, so that you don't become a statistic.

There are simply too many downright 'peculiar' articles in the press currently, and recently there have been way too many arrests and ongoing investigations -- obviously, something pretty serious is considered by LEOs to be imminent, don't you agree?

1,399 posted on 10/26/2009 8:38:15 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: hennie pennie
Excellent advice pennie.

Yes, I do agree that something bad is in the works.

I stay at threat level orange at all times and stay as close to home as life will allow. No unnecessary long trips.

Here's a new twist to all this madness: the prospect of a second civil war. Lots of folks discussing the possibility around here.

1,400 posted on 10/26/2009 9:15:57 AM PDT by appalachian_dweller (Live each day as if it's your might be.)
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