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  • Meet The Cabal That Are Framing Domestic American Activism As “Russian Influence” and “Fake News”

    02/19/2018 10:40:27 PM PST · by vannrox · 27 replies
    Disobedient Media ^ | January 29, 2018 | Adam Carter
    Can we trust the judgement of think-tanks who have labeled Twitter users as part of a ‘Russian influence campaign’ as sound when those same entities provide little evidence, and their high-level members include former Clinton supporters?At the beginning of 2017, an initiative was launched by a non-partisan think-tank called the German Marshall Fund US (GMFUS) under the name “The Alliance For Securing Democracy” (ASD).During the Summer, ASD started working on a project they called the “Hamilton 68 Dashboard“, an effort that was presented to the public as a means of monitoring Russian disinformation efforts on Twitter, apparently boosted by...
  • Ex-DHS Head Michael Chertoff: The case for suspending U.S. visas in Ebola-affected countries

    10/27/2014 1:03:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/27/2014 | Michael Chertoff
    As alarm mounts over the spread of Ebola, many are concerned that screening travelers who arrive in the United States from West Africa is not sufficiently protective because it will not identify those who carry the virus but are not yet symptomatic. Yet over the past two weeks, the Obama administration and supportive experts saturated the media with the argument that any comprehensive travel restrictions aimed at Ebola-infested regions would be pointless and even counterproductive. No doubt the experts who reject travel bans understand disease and epidemiology. But their arguments demonstrate less understanding of how we manage risk in the...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 April 2013

    04/28/2013 4:48:53 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 75 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 28 April 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows April 28th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): en. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Joaquin Castro, D-Texas. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): en. Dan Coats, R-Ind.; Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Bennie...
  • Chertoff's 'Islam PC' rankles fed officials

    02/12/2007 7:47:28 PM PST · by navyguy · 49 replies · 1,196+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | February 10, 2007
    Citing recent internal memos, Department of Homeland Security employees complain their boss Michael Chertoff is hamstringing counter-terror operations with pro-Islamic political correctness. They say headquarters has cautioned officials not to describe Islamic terrorism as Islamic and to respect Islam as a "religion of peace." "It's constantly drilled into us that Islam is not the enemy, and that the terrorists are merely a minority of 'extremists' distorting Islam," said one official who wished to go unnamed. ... Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice also has toned down her war rhetoric. Last month she referred to the terrorist group Hamas as a "resistance...
  • The 'al-Qaeda seven' and selective McCarthyism

    03/08/2010 5:47:45 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 113+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | March 8, 2010 | Marc A. Thiessen
    Would most Americans want to know if the Justice Department had hired a bunch of mob lawyers and put them in charge of mob cases? Or a group of drug cartel lawyers and put them in charge of drug cases? Would they want their elected representatives to find out who these lawyers were, which mob bosses and drug lords they had worked for, and what roles they were now playing at the Justice Department? Of course they would -- and rightly so. Yet Attorney General Eric Holder hired former al-Qaeda lawyers to serve in the Justice Department and resisted providing...
  • Lawyers, damn lawyers, and Al Qaeda; Mark Levin stands with Keep America Safe

    03/09/2010 11:06:26 AM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 11 replies · 225+ views
    911FamiliesForAmerica ^ | March 9, 2010 | Mark R. Levin
    Mark Levin stands with Keep America Safe and disputes "the group of leading conservative lawyers and policy experts denouncing as “shameful” Republican attacks on lawyers who came to the Obama Justice Department after representing suspected terrorists." "The isn't the Boston Massacre. You have people in the position of defending this nation at the highest levels of the Justice Department who have represented the enemy, and their belief systems have clearly affected national security policy. ... And in some cases, these lawyers were not just representing clients, they went out and found them, sought them out. They considered them some of...
  • Homeland Security Chief nominee has ties to terrorists as defense lawyer; may have enabled attacks

    01/23/2005 10:26:09 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 1,505+ views
    libertarian oday ^ | 1 22 05 | Melissa Johnson and Sander Hicks
    Federal Appeals Court Judge Michael Chertoff’s ties to the financiers of the Sept. 11 attacks may prevent his confirmation as Homeland Security Chief. According to a June 20, 2000 article in the The Record of Bergen County, New Jersey, Chertoff defended accused terrorist financier Dr. Magdy Elamir. Elamir’s HMO was sued by the State of New Jersey to recoup $16.7 million in losses. At least $5.7 million went “to unknown parties... by means of wire transfers to bank accounts where the beneficial owner of the account is unknown,” according to the article. Foreign intelligence reports given to then chairman of...
  • Nudie-scan CEO an Obama ally

    11/21/2010 3:40:12 PM PST · by Freedom56v2 · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/14/2010 | Timothy P. Carney
    Rapiscan is one of the two companies that makes the nudie-scanners at airports for the TSA. Rapiscan CEO Deepak Chopra (who has the same name as the more famous Deepak Chopra, M.D.) recently was tapped by Obama to accompany the administration on Obama’s trip to India. Also, Chopra is an Obama donor. Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2010/11/nudie-scan-ceo-obama-ally#ixzz15xjJ7JKX
  • OSI Systems CEO Joins US Presidential Visit to India (Airport Nude Scanner Machine Mfgr)

    11/17/2010 10:19:46 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 29 replies · 1+ views
    OSI (Rapiscan) Systems Inc. Press Release ^ | 12 November 2010 | Ajay Vashishat, VP, Business Development
    HAWTHORNE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- OSI Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSIS - News), a vertically-integrated provider of specialized electronic products for critical applications in the Security and Healthcare industries, today announced that Deepak Chopra, Chairman and CEO, was selected to accompany US President, Barack Obama, to Mumbai and attended the US India Business Entrepreneurship meeting, which was held by the US India Business Council (US IBC). The goal of the meeting was to promote further trade between US and India. Deepak Chopra, OSI Systems President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “I am honored to be selected to play a role in this very important...
  • DHS Head Chertoff Using His Position To Profit For Company He's Employed By

    11/17/2010 9:42:16 PM PST · by FromLori · 48 replies · 1+ views
    You Tube ^ | 11/17/10
    Mox News video Anderson Cooper on Chertoffs/others in government with ties to the Scanner Company being sold to the TSA. It may be AC but it is an interesting video detailing how scummy all these ties are.
  • House Republicans Clobber TSA, Insider Deals On Nudie Scanners

    11/17/2010 7:15:34 PM PST · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 5 replies
    We mentioned Rapiscan, one of the two companies manufacturing the full-body scanners the TSA has been using to stir up the ire of airline passengers of late, yesterday. It turns out that not only is Rapiscan CEO Deepak Chopra (not THAT Deepak Chopra) a maxed-out Obama donor and a member of the president’s retinue for last week’s India trip, but the company uses a lobbying firm run by former Department of Homeland Security head Michael Chertoff. This isn’t likely to defuse the outrage over TSA as the holiday travel crush gets going.
  • Rep. Duncan Blasts TSA "Pat Downs," Scanners on House Floor

    11/17/2010 1:26:33 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 35 replies
    YouTube ^ | 17 Nov 10 | Rep Duncan
    VIDEO HERE OF HOUSE FLOOR SPEECH ________________________________________________________ The text of Rep. Duncan’s speech is copied below: Mr. Speaker: A nationwide revolt is developing over the body scanners at the airports, and it should. Hundreds of thousands of frequent fliers who fly each week are upset about getting these frequent doses of radiation. Parents are upset about being forced to have their children radiated or being touched inappropriately by an unrelated adult. There is already plenty of security at the airport, but now we are going to spend up to $300 million to install 1,000 scanners. This is much more about...
  • Airport security: Government in our pants

    11/14/2010 9:05:38 PM PST · by george76 · 79 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 14, 2010 | Steve Chapman
    Screening gets way too personal. The agency is rolling out new full-body scanners, which eventually will replace metal detectors at all checkpoints. These machines replicate the experience of taking off your clothes, but without the fun. They enable agents to get a view of your body that leaves nothing to the imagination. A lot of people, of course, couldn't care less if a stranger wants to gaze upon everything God gave them. But some retain a modesty that makes them reluctant to parade naked in front of people they don't know, even virtually. ... The Allied Pilots Association calls it...
  • Group slams Chertoff on scanner promotion

    11/14/2010 7:21:19 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Since the attempted bombing of a US airliner on Christmas Day, former Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff has given dozens of media interviews touting the need for the federal government to buy more full-body scanners for airports. What he has made little mention of is that the Chertoff Group, his security consulting agency, includes a client that manufactures the machines. Chertoff disclosed the relationship on a CNN program Wednesday, in response to a question. An airport passengers’ rights group on Thursday criticized Chertoff’s use of his former government credentials to advocate for a product that benefits his clients. ... In...
  • Chertoff and the Underwear Bomber Cover Up- The Body Scanner Scam (video)

    11/13/2010 8:44:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | 11/13/10 | GrassyKnollTrolls
    Video at link
  • The TSA Body Scans Have to Stop

    11/13/2010 11:30:47 AM PST · by Citizen X_Area 51 · 73 replies · 1+ views
    Rightspundit.com ^ | November 9, 2010 | Bryan McAffee
    SNIP...like most government scandals, FOLLOW THE MONEY [my emphasis]. Guess which company owns a large manufacturer of backscatter x-ray devices? Give up? The Chertoff Group which is a security consulting agency run by former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. That’s right, in the wake of the Christmas Day bomber Chertoff has been pushing for more and more of these full body image scanners and it’s no wonder considering that this is going to put a large chunk of money in his pocket. Go figure!
  • Iran's secret pipeline into the U.S.(not even need visas because they are special passengers)

    08/18/2010 1:21:46 PM PDT · by goldendays · 11 replies
    wtop.com ^ | August 18, 2010 | J.J. Green
    Iran's secret pipeline into the U.S. J.J. Green, wtop.com WASHINGTON - Iran Air 744 is a bimonthly flight that originates in Tehran and flies directly to Caracas with periodic stops in Beirut and Damascus. The maiden flight was Feb. 2, 2007. The mere existence of the flight was a significant concern for U.S. intelligence officials, but now a broader concern is who and what are aboard the flights. "If you [a member of the public] tried to book yourself a seat on this flight and it doesn't matter whether it's a week before, a month before, six months before --...
  • Group slams Chertoff on scanner promotion

    01/05/2010 10:47:25 AM PST · by oioiman · 4 replies · 233+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | January 2, 2010 | Political Notebook
    WASHINGTON - Since the attempted bombing of a US airliner on Christmas Day, former Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff has given dozens of media interviews touting the need for the federal government to buy more full-body scanners for airports. What he has made little mention of is that the Chertoff Group, his security consulting agency, includes a client that manufactures the machines......
  • Questions for Judge Sotomayor (from seven legal experts: NY Times)

    07/13/2009 5:54:05 PM PDT · by The Pack Knight · 16 replies · 701+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 13 July 2009 | Various
    Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court, is scheduled to appear today at a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Op-Ed editors asked seven legal experts to pose the questions they would like to hear the nominee answer. 1. If confirmed, you will be the only member of the Supreme Court who was a federal trial judge. You know that the factual findings of a trial judge or jury are based on a carefully assembled body of evidence. In your opinion, to what degree is an appeals judge confined by that evidential record in reaching...
  • 'Dead Fish Lady' Resigns from DHS, Takes Legal Action to Clear Her Name

    05/01/2009 9:30:42 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies · 1,932+ views
    cqpolitics ^ | May 1, 2009 | Jeff Stein
    Saying she still has no idea who sent her a box of dead fish, former top homeland security bioweapons official Maureen McCarthy says she has resigned from the department and begun legal action to clear her name. Occasionally breaking into tears during a 45-minute telephone interview, McCarthy called her resignation "involuntary" and said she had suffered severe financial distress since being suspended without pay in February over the incident. "I resigned against my will," she said. "I had no income, and I couldn't use my accrued annual leave" for cash. "By resigning I got that back," she said, and could...