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  • Rep. Gohmert Questions DHS Sec. Janet Napolitano [on hiring Muslim Brotherhood terrorist]

    02/13/2012 9:42:57 AM PST · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 26 October 2011
    Rep. Gohmert (R-TX) questions DHS Secretary Napalitano ... the relevant section starts at about minute 4:00 I hadn't seen this here before.
  • I Think DHS Just Called Me a Terrorist.

    I think the Department of Homeland Security just called me a terrorist. Not only me, but millions of other law-abiding Americans, not to mention Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, George Washington, Samuel Adams, Alexander Hamilton, and Patrick Henry, among others.
  • Oppose taxes, cherish individual liberty? DHS & FBI say you’re a terrorist threat

    02/09/2012 4:55:42 AM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 7 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | 2/8/2012 | Creeping Sharia
    The first step was to sanitize the language of terrorism removing terms like jihad, mujahideen, Islamic terrorists, etc. Now the seeds are being sown so that any criticism of Islam will be a crime. So who are the new terrorist threats? New reports from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security point to Americans who cherish their Constitutional rights as the new terrorists.
  • Drones over U.S. get OK by Congress

    02/08/2012 8:11:18 AM PST · by rarestia · 116 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 7, 2012 | Shaun Waterman
    Look! Up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s … a drone, and it’s watching you. That’s what privacy advocates fear from a bill Congress passed this week to make it easier for the government to fly unmanned spy planes in U.S. airspace. The FAA Reauthorization Act, which President Obama is expected to sign, also orders the Federal Aviation Administration to develop regulations for the testing and licensing of commercial drones by 2015.
  • Bigger US role against companies' cyberthreats?

    02/05/2012 10:44:03 AM PST · by Hunton Peck · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sunday, February 5, 2012 12:57 PM EST | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    A developing Senate plan that would bolster the government's ability to regulate the computer security of companies that run critical industries is drawing strong opposition from businesses that say it goes too far and security experts who believe it should have even more teeth. Legislation set to come out in the days ahead is intended to ensure that computer systems running power plants and other essential parts of the country's infrastructure are protected from hackers, terrorists or other criminals. The Department of Homeland Security, with input from businesses, would select which companies to regulate; the agency would have the power...
  • Homeland Security Given Green Light to Monitor American Journalists

    01/14/2012 5:00:08 PM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 66 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | January 9, 2012 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Under the National Operations Center (NOC)’s Media Monitoring Initiative that emerged from the Department of Homeland Security in November, Washington has written permission to collect and retain personal information from journalists, news anchors, reporters or anyone who uses “traditional and/or social media in real time to keep their audience situationally aware and informed.” According to DHS, the definition of personal identifiable information can consist of any intellect “that permits the identity of an individual to be directly or indirectly inferred, including any information which is linked or linkable to that individual.” RT adds: "Previously established guidelines within the administration say...
  • Feds find failures in Cook Co. homeland security project

    01/09/2012 8:56:54 AM PST · by radioone · 6 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 1-8-2012 | Carol Marin and Don Moseley
    Project Shield was supposed to make citizens safer. But in the end, the $45-million Homeland Security program more resembled a disaster, wasting taxpayers’ dollars and failing to make a single citizen more secure. The failed Cook County initiative was replete with equipment that failed to work, missing records and untrained first responders according to a report by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The report, to be released Monday but obtained by The Sun-Times and NBC5 News, found “millions of tax dollars may have been wasted.”
  • Judge in Neb. rules for railroad in drug dispute

    12/19/2011 5:31:37 PM PST · by SmithL · 20 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/19/11
    Lincoln, Neb. (AP) -- A federal judge in Nebraska has blocked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from imposing fines on Union Pacific related to drug smuggling on trains that enter the country from Mexico. U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon ruled Monday that U.S. officials exceeded their authority . . .
  • Will Obama send U.S. citizens to Guantanamo? Outrage as President signs off law...

    12/15/2011 4:30:58 PM PST · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/15/11 | Meghan Keneally
    President Barack Obama faced a civil liberties backlash today after he signed a law that will allow terror suspects to be held indefinitely- even raising the prospects of U.S. citizens being sent to Guantanamo Bay. The controversial move, revealed last night, effectively extends the laws of the battlefield to American soil. The move shows a clear hardening of Mr Obama’s anti-terror policies, and a major shift from the liberal stance that helped him sweep into power three years ago.
  • The Department of Homeland Brown-Shirts? Is Big Brother Actually Watching You?

    12/11/2011 7:19:55 PM PST · by ElIguana · 20 replies
    America's Conservative News ^ | 12/11/2011 | America's Conservative News
    When Senator Rand Paul recently stated from the well of the Senate that those who store more than a 7-day supply of food in their homes may be considered a terrorist threat by our own government and subject to detention at Gitmo, a few eyebrows went up. On the surface, the statement appeared to be a hat-tip to what liberals derisively call the "lunatic fringe." However, what was formerly the stuff of conspiracy theories is now moving into the mainstream, bolstered by the frightening and undeniable fact that government agencies on the federal, state and local level are, in fact,...
  • Unconstitutional American Police State

    12/09/2011 8:37:53 PM PST · by Razzz42 · 24 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | December 9, 2011 | Martin Armstrong
    “We are ready to attend your conference in Europe as a follow on to Philidelphia. We simply cannot be molested and groped by TSA , border patrol, VISA control, etc. We refuse.” I want to deeply apologize for the conduct of the United States. As someone who has suffered the heel of the boot of these vile and uncivilized people, I fully understand and it will be the last international conference I will ever do in this country. This is a sample of the emails I received from non-US readers. Others required a letter from me just to have an...
  • Where Is the Occupy Threat Assessment?

    12/02/2011 6:25:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Human Events ^ | 1 December, 2011 | John Hayward
    The “Occupy London” movement stormed the offices of a mining company called Xstrata today, as reported by The Australian, which found the story of great interest to its readers because Xstrata has extensive operations in Australia: About 60 protesters got inside Panton House, Occupy London Stock Exchange (OLSX) said, where the diversified Anglo-Swiss firm has its British office. Another 200 were held outside within a police cordon, in the heart of central London's West End entertainment district. Some covered their faces with masks as they swept through the building. The protesters reached the roof and unveiled a banner reading "All...
  • Foreign hackers targeted U.S. water plant in apparent malicious cyber attack, expert says

    11/18/2011 2:40:07 PM PST · by Just4Him · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/18/2011 | Ellen Nakashima
    Foreign hackers broke into a water plant control system in Illinois last week and damaged a water pump in what appears to be the first reported case of a malicious cyber attack damaging a critical computer system in the United States, according to an industry expert. On Nov. 8, a municipal water district employee in Illinois noticed problems with the city’s water pump control system, and a technician determined the system had been remotely hacked into from a computer located in Russia, said Joe Weiss, an industry security expert who obtained a copy of an Illinois state fusion center report...
  • Camera network will focus on jaguars Financed by Homeland Security

    11/28/2011 11:17:58 AM PST · by girlangler · 44 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 11/25/2011 | Tony Davis
    Arizona-New Mexico project aims to learn more about imperiled cats Camera network will focus on jaguars Starting next year, jaguars will be the target of an extensive network of remote cameras placed across Southern Arizona and southwest New Mexico. In a three-year, $771,000 project that has been greeted warmly by environmentalists but warily by cattle growers, University of Arizona researchers will try to learn more about the status and presence of the endangered animal.
  • Off-Duty Officer Subdues Passenger on Flight

    11/28/2011 1:07:11 AM PST · by Pontiac · 14 replies
    WSJ On-Line ^ | 11/27/11 | PERVAIZ SHALLWANI
    <p>An off-duty New York police officer helped subdue and arrest a passenger who allegedly punched a flight attendant and assaulted passengers Sunday morning on a flight from the Dominican Republic to New York, authorities said.</p>
  • U.S. executes another round of Web site takedowns (Are we next?)

    11/26/2011 6:35:55 PM PST · by Cacique · 34 replies
    CNET ^ | 11-26-2011 | Edward Moyer
    As Cyber Monday draws near and debate continues about the Stop Online Piracy Act, the U.S. government has again seized a bevy of domain names it says belong to Web sites that deal in counterfeit goods. Blog TorrentFreak ran a list of more than 130 domains it said were seized by the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security's Immigrations and Customs Enforcement division as part of "Operation in Our Sites." TorrentFreak called the move the largest such round of seizures to date.
  • Turkey Fryers — A Threat to Our National Security?

    11/23/2011 3:11:01 PM PST · by Jean S · 15 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 11/23/11 | Cindy Perman
    This holiday season, it’s important to be on the lookout for any threat to our personal and national security, everything from drunk drivers to terrorists and, the Department of Homeland Security would like to remind you, turkey fryers.
  • Armed illegals stalked Border Patrol

    11/22/2011 8:05:41 PM PST · by granite · 120 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, November 22, 2011 | Jerry Seper
    <p>Five illegal immigrants armed with at least two AK-47 semi-automatic assault rifles were hunting for U.S. Border Patrol agents near a desert watering hole known as Mesquite Seep just north of the Arizona-Mexico border when a firefight erupted and one U.S. agent was killed, records show.</p>
  • Wind Farms Disrupting Radar, Scientists Say

    11/05/2011 12:54:18 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 30 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 05, 2011 | unattributed
    This one's really off the radar. Wind farms, along with solar power and other alternative energy sources, are supposed to produce the energy of tomorrow. Evidence indicates that their countless whirring fan blades produce something else: "blank spots" that distort radar readings. Now government agencies that depend on radar -- such as the Department of Defense and the National Weather Service -- are spending millions in a scramble to preserve their detection capabilities. A four-star Air Force general recently spelled out the problem to Dave Beloite, the director of the Department of Defense’s Energy Siting Clearinghouse. "Look there’s a radar...
  • Anxiety over upcoming test of US emergency system

    11/04/2011 7:53:33 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 63 replies
    It's only a test, but nerves are somewhat frayed over the first nationwide exercise of the system designed to alert Americans of national emergencies. The test occurs at 1900 GMT Wednesday, November 9, and may last over three minutes -- longer than the typical 30 seconds or one minute for most broadcast test messages.