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  • Chuck Schumer would like bomb detection at bus and rail hubs

    12/17/2017 7:20:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 17, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    The fumblewear bomber may have experienced one of the classic fails in terrorist society, but he’s clearly having an impact nonetheless. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is pushing a sense of urgency in getting some sort of bomb detection system in place in the nation’s mass transit hubs such as bus and rail stations. This is an understandable, if reflexive response to an attempted terror attack and if it could be implemented both safely and effectively I’m guessing most of us would be willing to at least give it a look. But can it be done? (Associated Press) Screening...
  • Las Vegas hotels subject guests to luggage screening after massacre

    10/06/2017 9:15:47 AM PDT · by EnglishOnly · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Oct 04, 2017 | Andrew Blake
    Las Vegas hotels are rethinking security protocols after a guest brought dozens of guns into his room at Mandalay Bay
  • Terrorists Once Used Refugee Program to Settle in US

    12/19/2015 8:22:37 PM PST · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    ABC news ^ | Nov 18, 2015 | James Gordon Meek Brian Ross
    Of the 31 states that have declared their opposition to taking in Syrian refugees, one state, Kentucky, has a specific reason to be wary of the background check process: previously two Iraqi refugees who settled in Bowling Green turned out to be al Qaeda-linked terrorists with the blood of American soldiers on their hands, an ABC News investigation found. In the wake of the Kentucky case, the U.S. halted the refugee program for Iraqis for six months, a fact the Obama administration did not disclose to Congress at the time, officials told ABC News in the 2013 investigation.
  • N.C.'s Syrian Refugees Still Cannot Be Tracked

    05/10/2016 3:14:33 PM PDT · by cblue55 · 19 replies
    The federal government relocated more Syrian refugees to North Carolina in the last six months than it did the previous 22 months, even as Gov. Pat McCrory and U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, R-8th District, continue to warn that the screening process for admission to the United States remains broken, posing potential
  • Obama Plan to Cut Refugee Screening Time Raises Concerns About Terrorism

    05/03/2016 5:07:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/3/16 | Adam Kredo
    An Obama administration plan to resettle a greater number of foreign refugees in the United States by expediting the screening process is drawing concern from Capitol Hill, where lawmakers are warning that the administration is not capable of properly screening these individuals for ties to terrorism. The Obama administration has committed to bring at least 10,000 Syrian refugees onto American soil in fiscal year 2016 by accelerating security screening procedures from 18-24 months to around three months, according to sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon. Obama administration officials told the Free Beacon that they remain committed to the...
  • Colonoscopy not needed for routine colorectal cancer screening, task force says

    02/23/2016 2:14:57 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 149 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | 2/22/16 | Sheryl Ubelacker
    TORONTO-New Canadian guidelines say colonoscopy should not be used for routine screening to detect colorectal cancer in patients with no symptoms or family history of the disease. The guidelines from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care strongly recommend that low-risk patients aged 50 to 74 be screened using fecal occult blood tests every two years or sigmoidoscopy every 10 years. Sigmoidoscopy involves the insertion of a flexible scope to view the lower portion of the colon and rectum rather than the entire tract, as is the case with colonoscopy. The task force also advises against screening asymptomatic patients...
  • IBD: Islamist Organization Involved in 'Screening' U.S.-Bound Refugees

    11/22/2015 5:47:47 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 44 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Nov 19 2015 | Tom Blumer
    <p>"We are delighted to work ... with the OIC," said U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres. So it's really the U.N. and radical Islamists who are choosing your new Muslim neighbors.</p>
  • Obama threatens to veto House GOP bill on Syrian refugee screening

    11/19/2015 12:28:08 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | 11/18/15 | Mike Emanuel
    President Obama threatened late Wednesday to veto legislation aimed at improving screening for Syrian refugees, potentially putting the White House and Congress on a collision course in a matter of days. The veto threat came as the House was preparing the bill -- which sets high hurdles for refugee admission including FBI background checks and sign-offs by top officials -- for floor action as early as Thursday. In a committee meeting, Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, accused the president of confusing the public about the intentions of the legislation. Moments later, the White House issued a statement defending the current screening...
  • David Vitter to Obama: Screen 'The Interview' for Congress

    12/23/2014 3:46:33 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Kelly Cohen
    Sen. David Vitter thinks members of Congress deserve a viewing of The Interview. In a letter to President Obama, the Louisiana Republican is asking that Congress be invited to the White House for a private screening of the controversial movie. Sony Pictures pulled the movie from its planned Christmas Day release after the company was hacked by offenders from North Korea. After terrorist threats were made against theaters planning to show the film which comedically portrays the assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un caused the movie to be pulled, there has been a flow of outrage...
  • Nearly 2,000 Travelers Screened for Ebola

    12/10/2014 4:30:42 AM PST · by wtd · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/10/2014 6 hours ago | BySabrina Tavernise
    Nearly 2,000 Travelers Screened for Ebola "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday that airport workers in the United States screened 1,993 travelers arriving from the West African countries most affected by the Ebola virus in the month after enhanced screening began on
  • EBOLA and STATES RIGHTS

    10/12/2014 5:46:19 AM PDT · by ICCtheWay · 20 replies
    Self
    EBOLA and STATES RIGHTS I am not joking - we have to force obama's hand - we have to force the Federal Government into stopping issuance of visas to residents of the West African Ebola Stricken Nations.. Texas and all other states should invoke States Rights to protect the citizens of their respective states... Since obama and his minions will not protect Americans by ceasing issuance of visas to all residents of West Africa Ebola stricken countries - thus allowing entry of potentially Ebola infected people into our country and in turn into each State... Then each State should invoke...
  • O'Hare among five U.S. airports to beef up screening for Ebola

    10/09/2014 2:59:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/08/14 | Dan Hinkel, Dana Ferguson, Jon Hilkevitch
    Stepping up efforts to stop the Ebola epidemic from spreading widely in the United States, federal authorities and officials in Chicago on Wednesday announced preventive measures that will include more intense health screening for airline passengers arriving at O'Hare International Airport from West African countries. **SNIP** When screening starts at O'Hare, federal personnel will staff a triage station in the international arrivals area and run passports of passengers coming from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone to determine whether they've been in affected regions, Hasbrouck said. Passengers will fill out questionnaires and may be subject to fever detection, he said. Temperatures...
  • Obama: US Working on Protocols for Ebola Screening at Airports

    10/07/2014 8:09:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    Newsmax ^ | October 6, 2014 | Thomson/Reuters
    President Barack Obama said on Monday his administration was working on additional protocols for screening airplane passengers to identify people who might have Ebola and would step up efforts to make medical professionals aware of what to do if they encounter a case. Obama made the disclosure after meeting top administration officials involved in attempting to prevent an outbreak of Ebola in the United States. After a series of missteps involving the handling of a man who arrived in Dallas from Liberia with Ebola, Obama said "we have learned lessons in terms of what happened in Dallas."
  • Dropping the TSA: 19th Airport Joins More Efficient Private Screening Program ( Orlando )

    10/06/2014 8:50:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | October 01, 2014 | David Inserra
    Tired of long lines at TSA airport checkpoints? Today, the Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) began a transition to private security screeners rather than Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners in a change that promises more efficient security measures. SFB just joined the TSAs Screening Partnership Program (SPP) that allows airports to replace TSA screeners with more flexible and cost-effective screening services provided by private companies and overseen by the TSA. While this may seem strange to many Americans who have grown accustomed to TSA-manned checkpoints, it really isnt abnormal for airports to manage their own security with government regulation and...
  • Lung cancer screening could cost Medicare billions

    05/14/2014 5:33:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 14, 2014 5:21 PM EDT
    Every person covered by Medicare would shell out an additional $3 a month if the government agreed to pay to screen certain current and former smokers for lung cancer, a new study estimates. It would cost Medicare $2 billion a year to follow recent advice to offer these lung scansand fuel angst about rising health costs that are borne by everyone, not just smokers, the study found. [] Lung cancer is the worlds top cancer killer, mainly because its usually found too late for treatment to do much good. Most deaths involve Medicare-age people, and most are due to smoking....
  • Planned Parenthood Cuts Breast Screenings 34% After Exploiting Komen for Millions

    12/13/2013 7:16:02 AM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | Kelsey Hazzard
    I hate to say I told you so. Thats usually an empty phrase. Lets face it: most people love to say I told you so. But in this case, I really do hate itbecause I successfully predicted that something pretty awful would happen. Back in February of 2012, the Susan G. Komen controversy was at its zenith. Youll recall that Susan G. Komen announced that it would stop funding Planned Parenthood, which it had been doing to the tune of about $600,000 a year, and use that money for other projects instead. Planned Parenthood responded with an extensive media campaign...
  • IRS chief: Inappropriate screening was broad

    06/24/2013 1:32:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    AP ^ | 6/24/13 | ALAN FRAM
    WASHINGTON (AP) The Internal Revenue Service's screening of groups seeking tax-exempt status was broader and lasted longer than has been previously disclosed, the new head of the agency said Monday. An internal IRS document obtained by The Associated Press said that besides "tea party," lists used by screeners to pick groups for close examination also included the terms "Israel," ''Progressive" and "Occupy." The document said an investigation into why specific terms were included was still underway. In a conference call with reporters, Danny Werfel said that after becoming acting IRS chief last month, he discovered wide-ranging and improper terms...
  • Toddler TSA Incident: Girl in Wheelchair Cries During Search

    02/23/2013 6:50:24 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Feb 22, 2013 | Michael Mullins
    Newsmax Toddler TSA Incident: Girl in Wheelchair Cries During Search Friday, February 22, 2013 10:55 AM By: Michael Mullins VIDEO A wheelchair-bound 3-year-old girl on her way to Disney World became distraught when she was patted down by a Transportation Security Administration agent apparently looking for explosives. The Feb. 9 incident at the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport was partially captured on a cell phone video. It shows the toddler, Lucy Forck, of Osage Beach, Mo., crying, "I dont want to go to Disney World," as a female TSA agent hovers behind her, instructing the girl's mother to put away her...
  • Shocking New TSA Statistics

    05/28/2012 4:47:47 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 19 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 28, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Results of latest TSA airport screening techniques from theDepartment Of Homeland Security: TerroristsDiscovered: 0 Transvestites:1305 Hernias Diagnosed:785 HemorrhoidCases: 10,172 Enlarged Prostates:8,249 Breast Implants: 59,350 NaturalBlondes: 3 It was also found that almost every single one of the535 US congressionallegislatorswere lacking a full set... no, not luggage- the kind of 'set' that Palin and Bachmann have, yet McConnell, Cantor, and Boehner(ironically) do not. Way-to-go BIG SIS! Moonbattery h/t Speedunque
  • Report: TSA wasting money on screening machines

    05/09/2012 9:56:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/9/12 | Shaun Waterman
    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is wasting hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars by allowing screening machines to languish in warehouses rather than deploying them at U.S. airports, congressional investigators said Wednesday. When the new screening units finally were installed, they were not properly tested and were used only for very short periods of time in many locations, the investigators said. And the public is not allowed to know whether the machines, which are designed to detect nonmetallic underwear bombs like the one al Qaeda planned to use this week, are effective, they said.