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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...