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  • The EU’s New Turkish Deal Brings Insecurity For Europe

    12/01/2015 3:28:31 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Dec 2015 | Christopher Carter
    The EU has provisionally agreed to provide Turkey with €3 billion+ to supposedly spend on 'stemming the migrant flow' along with an easing of visa restrictions and a promise of accelerating talks about Turkey's accession to the EU. The EU has now conceded it is powerless to stem the tide of migrants and refugees on its own, and has opted to open Europe's doors to 75 million Turks. Through its desperate attempts to try and sort out the migrant crisis, the EU has shoved all its cards into the hands of the autocratic President Erdogan. This deal with Turkey will...
  • (vanity) Lessons re-learned the Easy Way

    11/10/2015 11:05:36 PM PST · by packrat01 · 23 replies
    self | 11 Nov. 2015 | self
    We had a bit of a scare this evening. It was after dark. Several LE vehicles on the roads around our house shining spotlights, soon joined by a helicopter. Obviously looking for someone. Before the helicopter joined, I had thought it might be an exercise, but one of the neighbors said our county can't afford a chopper for a practice run. It was 'bout a week ago when the LE did find a different someone, hiding in a culvert not far from here. Suspect in a high-speed chase who had fired (allegedly) at the LE in pursuit. We were wondering...
  • Job insecurity is the new normal. Here's how it's affecting your family life

    08/03/2015 12:49:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 08/03/2015 | By Lane Anderson
    After World War II, there was a golden era when Americans, especially those that had an education, could expect to have a job and keep it until retirement and retire with an adequate pension. Those days, which Allison Pugh, professor of Sociology at University of Virginia, refers to as the "20-year career and a gold watch" model, are over. Between a competitive global market, recession and job automation, and a switch to part-time and contingent workers, Americans now live in a culture of perpetual job insecurity, where they are easily laid off, at both high and low-level jobs, and can...
  • T.S.A. Expands Duties Beyond Airport Security

    08/06/2013 8:18:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/06/2013 | RON NIXON
    WASHINGTON — As hundreds of commuters emerged from Amtrak and commuter trains at Union Station on a recent morning, an armed squad of men and women dressed in bulletproof vests made their way through the crowds. The squad was not with the Washington police department or Amtrak’s police force, but was one of the Transportation Security Administration’s Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response squads — VIPR teams for short — assigned to perform random security sweeps to prevent terrorist attacks at transportation hubs across the United States. “The T.S.A., huh,” said Donald Neubauer of Greenville, Ohio, as he walked past the...
  • Homeland Security Orders a Reduction in Border Inspections

    11/02/2011 9:42:55 AM PDT · by yoe · 12 replies
    While Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano touts the U.S. border as being more secure than ever, the Department is quietly ordering Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to scale back border inspections. In a news report out of Texas last week, current and former CBP agents are saying the standard daily presence and routine checks normally conducted by CBP officers at transportation hubs are a thing of the past. (KRGV, Oct. 25, 2011) According to the Associated Press, field offices nationwide began receiving secret orders to scale back the inspections soon after Secretary Napolitano announced the administration would begin to grant...
  • Rep. Chaffetz Questions Secretary Napolitano on "Fast and Furious"

    10/27/2011 7:33:26 AM PDT · by vg0va3 · 14 replies
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz ^ | 102611 | JasonChaffetz
    :28 Chaffetz: When did you first speak with Eric Holder about Fast and Furious? Napolitano: I don't believe I have ever spoken with Eric Holder about Fast and Furious. 3:01 Why is that you, as the Secretary of of Homeland Security with one of your agents dead on the scene, did not get briefed about fast and furious? Napolitano: I do not know.
  • Japan: Great disaster prompts more women to seek marriage(needs a sturdy hubby)

    05/16/2011 7:44:29 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    Asahi Shimbun ^ | 05/15/11 | Chikako Numata and Misako Yamauchi.
    Great disaster prompts more women to seek marriage 2011/05/15 A growing number of singles, particularly women in urban areas, are scrambling to find marriage partners after the country's worst natural disaster in postwar years has forced them to think about their lifestyles and the future. "I am more worried about my future and now realize how important it is to have a family," a 30-year-old female company employee in Tokyo said. "I want to form a bond with others." The woman said her experiences after the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake spurred her to rethink her lifestyle. It took...
  • TSA pat-down leaves traveler covered in urine (Non-muslim bladder cancer survivor)

    11/20/2010 3:46:32 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 95 replies ^ | 12/20/10 | Harriet Baskas
    A retired special education teacher on his way to a wedding in Orlando, Fla., said he was left humiliated, crying and covered with his own urine after an enhanced pat-down by TSA officers recently at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. “I was absolutely humiliated, I couldn’t even speak,” said Thomas D. “Tom” Sawyer, 61, of Lansing, Mich. Sawyer is a bladder cancer survivor who now wears a urostomy bag, which collects his urine from a stoma, or opening in his stomach. “I have to wear special clothes and in order to mount the bag I have to seal a wafer to my...
  • Obama Appoints 2 "Devout" Muslims to the Dept. of Homeland Security

    10/23/2010 2:58:11 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 35 replies ^ | Arab-American Anit-discrimination Committee
    The word "Devout" sometimes means "Radical". There is no way of knowing the personal history of these Muslims, new appointees to Home Land Security. Some Muslims have indicated they want nothing to do with "Radical Muslim" beliefs.....indicating they want to mainstream into American Society. Many other Muslims have indicated they belong to the "Brotherhood", and wish to replace American culture and law with Muslim culture and law (these Muslims are a clear and present danger). Below is a link to the "white paper" study put out by the Center for Islamic Studies at the Hudson Institute on "THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD...
  • The Falcon Lake Murder and Mexico's Drug Wars

    10/21/2010 4:06:40 PM PDT · by arthurus · 18 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | October 21, 2010 | By Scott Stewart
    STRATFOR published an analysis last Wednesday noting that a reliable source in Mexico informed us that the Sept. 30 shooting death of U.S. citizen David Hartley on Falcon Lake — which straddles the U.S.-Mexico border — was a mistake committed by a low-level member of the Los Zetas drug trafficking organization. The source also informed us that those responsible for Hartley’s death are believed to have disposed of his body and that the Zeta hierarchy was conducting a damage-control operation to punish those responsible for the death and to distance the cartel from the murder. The source further reported that...
  • U.S. Government Does Not Have ‘Effective Control’ of 1,081 Miles of the U.S.-Mexico Border

    10/19/2010 12:10:39 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 17 replies ^ | October 19, 2010 | Edwin Mora
    ( – The U.S. government does not have “effective control” of 1,081 miles of the 1,954-mile-long U.S.-Mexico border, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the division of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) responsible for securing the border.“Border miles under effective control” is a metric DHS uses in its annual performance reports to measure the performance of the Border Patrol.As defined by DHS, a mile of the border is under the “effective control” of the U.S. government “when the appropriate mix of personnel, equipment, technology and tactical infrastructure has been deployed to reasonably ensure that when an attempted...
  • McCain, Napolitano square off over border security

    09/24/2010 4:45:15 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain had a terse exchange over border security in a Wednesday hearing on terrorism threats. McCain, R-Ariz., questioned Napolitano’s effectiveness at securing the border and enforcing immigration laws. Napolitano said illegal immigration is down and drug and gun seizures are up.
  • Another ‘Draft’ Memo on How to Stop Enforcing Immigration Laws

    In the wake of last month’s DHS memo on how to create a de facto amnesty without congressional consent comes a similar “draft” proposal instructing local police to stop enforcing immigration laws. As reported by my colleague Jessica Vaughan, “According to a draft policy document now being circulated among a limited group of stakeholders, ICE chief John Morton intends to prohibit not only his officers, but also local officers with 287(g)immigration authority, from busting illegal aliens who are discovered as a result of traffic violations.” So that means we’ll go back to the situation where illegal aliens can drive illegally...
  • Does patrol back off of border? [Agents told some areas too dangerous, Sheriff Dever says]

    08/18/2010 8:50:51 AM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies
    SIERRA VISTA Herald/Review - Capitol Media Services | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Border Patrol officers are being told by supervisors to stay out of certain areas because they’re too dangerous, Cochise County’s top law enforcement officer said Tuesday. “Agents have told me — this isn’t second-hand — that there are places where they don’t work right along the border because it’s too dangerous,” Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever told Capitol Media Services. More to the point, he said the line officers told him they are simply listening to what they are told by their superiors. “There is concern at the management level, at a certain level, that it’s too dangerous...

    08/01/2010 7:31:57 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 79 replies · 25+ views
    WebToday ^ | 8-1-10 | WebToday
    Fox Phoenix is reporting that a Mexican Drug Cartel allegedly placed a $1 Million hit on Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona. You may ask, "Name one single reason a bunch of drug pushers in Mexico could possibly have to give a rip about anything some sherrif in Arizona is doing?" Well, for starters, the million dollar bounty was announced on the very day that portions of SB 1070 (Arizona's immigration law) went into effect, Sheriff Arpaio, and may be no other sheriff in the state of Arizona more eager to arrest illegals--especially those employed by drug cartels--than Sheriff...
  • Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu Gets Death Threats From Drug Cartels And Mexican Mafia

    07/06/2010 3:56:00 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Pinal County, AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu has been on the front lines to secure the U.S.-Mexico border against drug cartels and human smugglers, and now is the target of death threats as reported by KSAZ: Outside law enforcements have been brought in to investigate the threats and have found them credible. Chief Deputy Steve Henry said some of the threats come from the Mexican mafia and drug cartel members. Sheriff Babeu declined personal security detail. He decided not to request funding for security detail at this time, because the county resources are already stretched. The President insists "the border is...
  • [Android] HTC EVO rooted once again by using an exploit in Flash Player

    07/06/2010 11:02:10 AM PDT · by RightOnTheLeftCoast · 18 replies · 3+ views
    Reddit ^ | 6 July 2010 | Reddit
    HTC EVO rooted once again by using an exploit in Flash Player. Security concerns arise as users rejoice over being able to root their phones once again after the OTA update.
  • Sensitive air security doc posted in error on Net

    12/09/2009 9:41:12 AM PST · by JustPiper · 35 replies · 1,898+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 12-8-09 | EILEEN SULLIVAN
    WASHINGTON – The federal government improperly posted an internal guide to its airport passenger screening procedures on the Internet in a way that could offer insight into how to sidestep security. The document outlines who is exempt from certain additional screening measures, including members of the U.S. armed forces, governors and lieutenant governors, the mayor of Washington, D.C., and their immediate families. It offers examples of identification documents that screeners accept, including congressional, federal air marshal and CIA ID cards; and it explains that diplomatic pouches and certain foreign dignitaries with law enforcement escorts are not subjected to any screening...
  • U.S. Releases Secret List of Nuclear Sites Accidentally

    06/02/2009 6:23:20 PM PDT · by balls · 278 replies · 12,022+ views
    NYT ^ | June 2, 2009 | WILLIAM J. BROAD
    The federal government mistakenly made public a 266-page report, its pages marked “highly confidential,” that gives detailed information about hundreds of the nation’s civilian nuclear sites and programs, including maps showing the precise locations of stockpiles of fuel for nuclear weapons. The publication of the document was revealed Monday in an on-line newsletter devoted to issues of federal secrecy. That publicity set off a debate among nuclear experts about what dangers, if any, the disclosures posed. It also prompted a flurry of investigations in Washington into why the document was made public. On Tuesday evening, after inquiries from The New...
  • Internet Explorer Unsafe for 284 Days in 2006

    01/04/2007 1:20:49 PM PST · by Redcloak · 43 replies · 1,060+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 4, 2007; 6:45 AM ET | Brian Krebs
    Brian Krebs on Computer Security Internet Explorer Unsafe for 284 Days in 2006 Security Fix spent the past several weeks compiling statistics on how long it took some of the major software vendors to issue patches for security flaws in their products. Since Windows is the most-used operating system in the world, it makes sense to lead off with data on Microsoft's security updates in 2006. Click the graphic for data on 2006 IE patches. First, a note on the methodology behind this blog post: The data presented here builds on a project I began in late 2005 looking...
  • Man: Didn't Know About Secret Nuke Data

    11/02/2006 4:49:02 PM PST · by Paul Ross · 11 replies · 1,513+ views
    Associated Press / Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | Ocotber 27, 2006 | Deborah Baker
    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - A self-described methamphetamine addict said he doesn't know anything about the classified Los Alamos National Laboratory data that authorities found in the mobile home where he was staying. "I was basically at the wrong place at the wrong time," Justin Stone, 20, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from jail.
  • Miramax, Onion writer plan terror satire - Homeland Insecurity -

    06/06/2006 11:57:42 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 312+ views
    Reuters/Hollywood Reporter ^ | 6/6/06 | Gregg Kilday
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Miramax Films is developing a satirical comedy with the former editor in chief of the Onion. "Homeland Insecurity" will track the misadventures of two Arab-Americans who are mistaken for terrorists while on a business trip to Texas. Robert Siegel will write the screenplay; he has co-written the script for "The Untitled Onion Movie" for Fox-based Regency Enterprises.
  • Explaining Jews, Part III: A Very Insecure People (Dennis Prager Alert)

    02/20/2006 10:53:50 PM PST · by goldstategop · 31 replies · 1,324+ views ^ | 06/21/06 | Dennis Prager
    On Jan. 21 in Paris, a gang of Muslims intent on kidnapping Jews kidnapped 23-year-old Ilan Halimi. Reciting verses from the Koran in phone conversations demanding money from the family, they ultimately rejected the money and tortured Halimi to death. They kept him naked for weeks while they cut him up and finally poured flammable liquid over his skin and burned him alive. When Jews read this story, they see themselves as Halimi and think that such a thing could happen to them somewhere in the world today and somewhere in the world at any time in the past. If...
  • NY rally marks infamous UN resolution

    11/11/2005 6:07:36 PM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 330+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/11/5 | REBECCA STOIL AND JTA
    Thirty years - and one repeal - after then-Ambassador to the UN, Chaim Herzog warned the UN General Assembly that "we, the Jewish people, will not forget" the infamous UN General Assembly Resolution 3379, Herzog's son Michael joined America's UN ambassador John Bolton in slamming the resolution that denigrated Zionism as racism on the 30th anniversary of the measure's passage. General Assembly Resolution 3379 was the world body's "single worst decision," John Bolton said Thursday at an rally sponsored by B'nai B'rith International marking both the anniversary of the infamous resolution and the United Nations' 60th anniversary. While the "Zionism...

    03/08/2005 5:37:06 AM PST · by Quix · 14 replies · 355+ views
    BILL SOMERS' WHAT'S NEW PROPHETIC SITE ^ | 6 MAR 2005 | Francis Frangipane
    Unoffendable Francis Frangipane "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh" (Ezek 36:26) God has a new heart for us that cannot be offended, an "unoffendable" heart. Beloved, possessing an unoffendable heart is not an option or a luxury; it's not a little thing. Consider: Jesus warns that, as we near the end of the age, a majority of people will be offended to such a degree that they fall away from the faith. Listen...
  • "Social Insecurity" CARTOON with editorial by Iowa Presidential Watch PAC chairman Roger Hughes

    03/07/2005 7:10:54 PM PST · by IPWGOP · 11 replies · 695+ views ^ | 3/7/2005 | IPWGOP
    Social Insecurity... cartoon by FReeper IPWGOP (aka Linda Eddy) click here for really large versionThis is an email-able, copyright-ready graphic you can use in emails, on blogs, in flyers, on posters... anything that's noncommercial.  Three great lies about Social Security Editorial by: Roger Wm. Hughes There are three great lies about Social Security that are taken as truths. The first great lie is that those who are currently receiving Social Security benefits are just drawing their own money out of the system. This is not true because the Social Security System has always been a pay-as-you-go system. The first retirees who...
  • Device sounds nuclear alert

    03/02/2005 4:47:10 PM PST · by RS · 14 replies · 994+ views
    San Diego Union ^ | 03/01/05 | Pauline Repard and Craig Gustafson
    "......The fire crew drove past the men's Mercedes-Benz as they were getting in. The monitor sounded a third time, Mosby said. "That's when I thought it was something we needed to do something about," he said. "I notified the Sheriff's Department and gave them the vehicle description, said they might want to check it out."
  • Report: Major Windows Security Update Foiled

    01/28/2005 6:24:09 PM PST · by 1LongTimeLurker · 32 replies · 1,023+ views
    ZDNet ^ | 1/28/05 | Robert Lemos
    * A Russian security company claims it found a way to beat a security measure in Microsoft's Windows XP Service Pack 2, a major update aimed at securing customers' PCs. The SP2 measure, known as Data Execution Protection, is intended to prevent would-be attackers from inserting rogue code into a PC's memory and tricking Windows into running the program. However, in a paper published Friday, Moscow-based Positive Technologies said two minor mistakes in the implementation of the technology allow a knowledgeable programmer to sidestep the protection. The company notified Microsoft of the problem Dec. 22, but it apparently decided not...
  • Kerry Campaign: Michael Moore an 'Extremist'

    07/25/2004 10:41:09 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 24 replies · 1,051+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 24 July 2004 | Carl Limbacher
    Michael Moore may be the Democratic Party's favorite filmmaker, but the Kerry-Edwards campaign wants nothing to do with him during next week's Democratic Convention in Boston. Asked about some of the angry Bush-bashing rhetoric coming from Hollywood these days, Kerry campaign spokesman Chad Clanton told Westwood One radio host Ron Insana on Saturday: "I can't speak for every extremist out there. Michael Moore - these people aren't part of the Kerry campaign." But it turns out Clanton may have spoken too soon. Not only will Moore be descending on Boston during convention week to bask in the adulation of...
  • Mogadishu Insecurity Worsens

    08/15/2003 4:03:35 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 156+ views
    BBC ^ | 8-15-2003 | Hasse Barise
    Mogadishu insecurity worsens By Hassan Barise BBC, Mogadishu Mr Salat is accused of failing to secure Mogadishu The security situation in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, has reportedly been deteriorating, with a wave of killings, abductions and car hijackings. Two heavily armed groups exchanged fire, on Thursday, killing at least eight people and wounding six more, in the busy Taleh neighbourhood of South Mogadishu. The incident took place when gunmen from one Somali faction dominating north Mogadishu used a bus to ambush members of another faction in a busy street. The attack was in retaliation for an earlier incident, but the...
  • Most of Border Patrol agents to be shifted to Ports of Entry; Border fence to be almost unguarded

    03/18/2003 5:11:13 PM PST · by JackelopeBreeder · 48 replies · 401+ views
    Email | 18 March 2003 | JackelopeBreeder
    I am doing a slow white hot burn. For your perusal, the email and its attached document that had me screwed into the ceiling less than an hour ago. First, the email from the Chairman of the Cochise County Board of Supervisors: Just a quick note … In a conference call I had with the Governor a few minutes ago she made the following points: The Border Patrol will double the amount of people at the Port of Entries. There will be increased maintenance checks, there will be an increase in secondary inspections and an increase in x-rays. The manpower...
  • Chinese aliens flock to O'Hare

    02/05/2003 11:26:03 PM PST · by Captainpaintball · 12 replies · 256+ views ^ | 02-06-03 | Paul Sperry
    WASHINGTON -- Undocumented Chinese nationals claiming asylum are flocking in record numbers to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, the nation's busiest, raising national security concerns, U.S. intelligence and immigration officials say. O'Hare has become a popular entry point for Chinese immigrant smugglers since early last spring, when the INS district director in Los Angeles began cracking down on undocumented Chinese nationals making false asylum claims at Los Angeles International Airport. "There was almost an immediate surge here after LAX starting keeping them in custody," rather than releasing them on recognizance before deportation or asylum hearings, as was the customary practice, an...
  • Illegal alien threatened water supply?

    02/05/2003 11:07:25 PM PST · by Captainpaintball · 32 replies · 215+ views ^ | February 6, 2003 | WorldNetDaily
    A Virgina state trooper was shot and an unidentified gunman killed when officers attempted to arrest an illegal alien from Mexico after receiving a tip that the alien had a plan to poison the state's water supplies, reports the Virginian-Pilot. An informant had told authorities that Ipolito "Polo" Campos, who is now in custody, had said he was from an "Arabian" country and "if he did not poison the water someone would kill him," court records state. The FBI began investigating Campos after receiving the information on Jan. 18. When state troopers arrived at Campos' mobile home on Virginia's Eastern...
  • ID's FOR ILLEGALS - The 'Matricula Consular' Advances Mexico's Immigration Agenda

    01/28/2003 9:53:40 PM PST · by Uncle Bill · 12 replies · 3,186+ views
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | January, 2003 | By Marti Dinerstein
    IDs for Illegals - The 'Matricula Consular Advances Mexico's Immigration Agenda Center For Immigration Studies By Marti Dinerstein January, 2003 In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a migration deal with Mexico was tabled while attention turned to homeland security. So, the Mexican government abruptly changed its White House strategy and substituted a grass roots approach that would focus at the local level, seek small successes, and build momentum for Congressional action. The lynchpin for this new strategy was to be the "matricula consular," an official identity card issued by the Mexican government, which they wanted to be officially...
  • Financial envy may have fueled Torch

    10/01/2002 6:49:21 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 4 replies · 219+ views
    USA Today ^ | 10/1/02 | Walter Shapiro
    <p>It was just one sentence at the beginning of his withdrawal statement from his New Jersey re-election campaign, but it spoke volumes about Sen. Robert Torricelli. Reviewing his 30 years in Democratic politics, including two decades in Congress, Torricelli said Monday, "I have witnessed friends build families and businesses, sometimes fortunes, and I never had any regret."</p>
  • Transit Hub Possible by 2005(Where's Waldo, er, Hillary?)

    08/13/2002 10:34:44 AM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 18 replies · 327+ views
    New York Newsday ^ | 8/13/02 | Bobby Cuza
    A proposed transit hub linking a rebuilt PATH station with downtown subway lines could be completed as soon as 2005, officials said yesterday. At a news conference announcing the release of $4.55 billion in federal aid for downtown transportation projects, Port Authority and Lower Manhattan Development Corp. officials said the cash infusion could allow most projects now on the drawing board to become reality in three to five years.(See link for full story.)