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  • Judiciary Chairman to Obama: We Need to Grill Your Security Chiefs

    07/12/2012 5:49:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Bridget Johnson ^ | 7/12/12 | PJ Media
    The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee today asked President Obama to make seven senior, high-profile administration officials available to be interviewed regarding national security leaks. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) wants his committee to be able to interview National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, Vice Presidential National Security Adviser Tony Blinken, Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough, Director for Counterterrorism Audrey Tomason, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan, and Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism James Clapper
  • The Real Class Warfare is Baby Boomers Vs. Younger Americans

    07/12/2012 6:00:48 AM PDT · by RKV · 46 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | 11 July 12 | Nick Gillespie
    Hey kids, wake up! Stop playing your X-Box while listening to your Facebooks on the iPod and wearing your iPad with the cap turned backwards with the droopy pants and the bikini underwear listening to Snoopy Poopy Poop Dogg and the Enema Man and all that! Take a break from getting yet another tattoo on your ass bone or your nipples pierced already! And STFU about the 1 Percent vs. the 99 Percent! You're not getting screwed by billionaires and plutocrats. You're getting screwed by Mom and Dad.
  • New Homeland Security Laser Scanner Reads People At Molecular Level

    07/11/2012 7:13:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    cbs ^ | 7/11/12 | staff
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – The Department of Homeland Security will soon be using a laser at airports that can detect everything about you from over 160-feet away. Gizmodo reports a scanner that could read people at the molecular level has been invented. This laser-based scanner – which can be used 164-feet away — could read everything from a person’s adrenaline levels, to traces of gun powder on a person’s clothes, to illegal substances — and it can all be done without a physical search. It also could be used on multiple people at a time, eliminating random searches at airports. The...
  • Homeland Security gains more power through new Obama executive order

    07/10/2012 10:11:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/11/12 | Josh Peterson
    Should disaster strike the U.S., the secretary of Homeland Security will be in charge of re-establishing and prioritizing communications to ensure the continuation of the federal government, according to a new executive order from President Barack Obama. The executive order, signed on Friday, once again expands the powers of the Department of Homeland Security — this time to include the handling of communications during a national security event or natural disaster. The order also allows for DHS to re-establish communications “through the use of commercial, government, and privately owned communications resources, when appropriate.”
  • Decision Time (Oliver North)

    06/28/2012 6:10:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 29, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — It's been a week of big decisions in our nation's capital. The Supreme Court's 5-4 verdict on Obamacare was the biggest story for politicians, pundits and the so-called mainstream media. That the justices reaffirmed the constitutional authority of Congress to levy taxes — even when the tax is called a "mandate" — should not have surprised anyone. The second-place decision of the week was the unprecedented 255-67 vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for his unwillingness to respond to congressional subpoenas for information on the Obama...
  • US zaps target in high-stakes missile shield test (Successful Iran/Korea missile type Intercept)

    06/27/2012 12:58:40 PM PDT · by xzins · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | 27 Jun 12 | Jim Wolf
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. forces using a new Raytheon Co interceptor missile downed another missile in space in a high-stakes test of a shield built to thwart growing capabilities of countries like North Korea and Iran. The mission off Hawaii late Tuesday was against a medium-range, separating ballistic missile, the Pentagon agency responsible for it said. The mock warhead split from the target's booster section, presenting what is supposed to be a more realistic attack scenario. "Initial indications are that all components performed as designed resulting in a very accurate intercept," the Missile Defense Agency, or MDA, said in a...
  • Thieves beat security in New York shoe stores by stealing left sneaker from one store......

    06/26/2012 1:29:51 AM PDT · by rawhide · 10 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 6-26-12 | Hannah Rand
    Thieves beat security in New York shoe stores by stealing left sneaker from one store... and then right sneaker from another store Sneakers thieves in New York City have found a new way to get around security measures in stores. Crooks have worked out that they can steal a left shoe from one store and the right from another. They do their research: sussing out which shops habitually stock one shoe side or the other. 'They go to Foot Locker, which has all right-sided shoes. Then they come here because we display left-sided shoes,' Salissou Mohamam, 40, manager of SoHo...
  • Google Removes 640 Videos from YouTube Promoting Terrorism

    06/18/2012 11:32:24 PM PDT · by Cindy · 28 replies
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | 7:11AM BST 18 Jun 2012 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Google removed 640 videos from YouTube in the second half of last year amid fears they promoted terrorism. The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) made a request for five user accounts to be closed for allegedly promoting terrorism. Google agreed and deleted the 640 videos."
  • US takes back supercomputing crown with world's fastest computer

    06/18/2012 8:12:23 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 22 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6/18/12 | FoxNews
    A U.S. supercomputer has won back the crown in the never-ending battle for the world's most powerful supercomputer. Its victory is the latest milestone marking the steady climb of computing power all across the globe. The Top500 industry list gave its No. 1 ranking to the Sequoia supercomputer housed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California — a spot earned by Sequoia's ability to crunch 16.32 quadrillion calculations per second (16.32 petaflops/s). Such supercomputing power is used by the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration to simulate nuclear weapons tests for older weapons that have been sitting in the U.S. arsenal....
  • OUTRAGE: Obama Bypasses Congress; Gives Amnesty, Work Permits to 1 Million Illegal Aliens

    06/15/2012 9:18:19 AM PDT · by montag813 · 55 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 06-15-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona He's done it again. After enacting a virtual amnesty-by-decree for 300,000 illegal aliens last August, Obama is once again showing his total contempt for the rule of law by announcing a new amnesty and work permits for up to 1 million illegal aliens - effective immediately.DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced that effective immediately, people who were brought to the United States before the age of 16 and meet certain criteria will be considered for relief from removal from the country or from entering into removal proceedings. Those eligible will receive deferred action for a...
  • University of Alberta Shooting Hits Close to Home

    06/15/2012 7:57:19 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 5 replies
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | June 15, 2012 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    Shots rang out just after midnight this morning at the HUB mall in the University of Alberta. It is still very early and the information is sketchy, but what we do know is three security officers from G4S Cash Solutions, the armoured division of the company, are dead and one officer is clinging to life in hospital.
  • Feinstein fires back at McCain as parties battle over security leaks

    06/13/2012 6:04:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/13/12 | Jeremy Herb
    Feinstein fires back at McCain as parties battle over security leaksBy Jeremy Herb - 06/13/12 04:58 PM ET Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was wrong to accuse President Obama of hypocrisy for opposing a special counsel to investigate recent national security leaks. “Senator McCain has his way of saying things,” Feinstein told reporters. “He’s a United States senator — he can certainly say what he wants. I don’t happen to agree with that.” Feinstein’s pushback against McCain’s hypocrisy charge comes as a major divide has opened between Democrats and Republicans over...
  • Pelosi to McCain: ‘Really sad’ to say security leaks were ‘politically motivated’ by White House

    06/10/2012 7:27:10 AM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/07/12 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Pelosi to McCain: ‘Really sad’ to say security leaks were ‘politically motivated’ by White House [VIDEO]By Nicholas Ballasy | The Daily Caller – Thu, Jun 7, 2012 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi fired back at Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain for claiming that the “highest levels” of the Obama administration leaked sensitive national security information. “The fact that this administration would aggressively pursue leaks by a 22-year-old Army private in the Wikileaks matter and former CIA employees in other leaks cases, but apparently sanction leaks made by senior administration officials for political purposes is simply unacceptable,” McCain said on Wednesday....
  • John McCain: Security leaks coming from ‘highest levels’ of White House

    06/06/2012 9:14:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/06/2012 | By Meghashyam Mali
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Wednesday blasted the Obama administration over the disclosure of classified intelligence operations, leaks he said came from the “highest levels” at the White House. “This is the most highly classified information and it’s now been leaked by the administration at the highest levels at the White House and that’s not acceptable,” McCain said on CBS "This Morning." On Tuesday, McCain said the Senate Armed Services Committee would hold hearings about leaks detailing a U.S. cyberattack against Iran’s nuclear program and called for a special counsel to investigate the matter. A report last week in The...
  • It's time to run Java out of town (Java accounts for more Windows infections than any other source)

    06/03/2012 7:45:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Info World ^ | 04/2012 | By Woody Leonhard
    I've been railing about Java for years, but enough is enough. Java exploits top all other infection vectors, on any platform, year after year. Oracle has shown repeatedly that it's organically incapable of keeping the Java Runtime Environment secure. If your company makes Java apps, either for internal use or for release to an unsuspecting world, it's time to stop. If your clients are using Java, it's time to give them the tools and the support they need to block Java. Java's done. Put a fork in it. No doubt you've heard about the Flashback Trojan/virus. You might not have...
  • Understanding the Flame Malware

    05/31/2012 4:36:58 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 6 replies
    eSecurity Planet ^ | 29 May 2012 | Sean Michael Kerner
    While most Americans enjoyed a long holiday weekend, researchers in the security community were working around the clock to unravel the mysteries of one of the most intimidating pieces of malware code ever found.Known by the names Flame, Flamer, and sKyWIper, the malware is significantly more complex then either Stuxnet or Duqu -- and it appears to be targeting the same part of the world, namely the Middle East.Preliminary reports from various security researchers indicate that Flame likely is a cyberwarfare weapon designed by a nation-state to conduct highly targeted espionage. Using a modular architecture, the malware is capable of...
  • Alan Simpson Decries 'Wretched Group of Seniors' Over Social Security

    05/27/2012 4:28:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/23/12 | Michael Ono
    Alan Simpson Decries 'Wretched Group of Seniors' Over Social SecurityBy Michael Ono | ABC OTUS News – Wed, May 23, 2012 Former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson sent an fiery letter filled with expletives to the California Alliance for Retired Americans for a flyer the group sent out slamming the Bowles-Simpson commission report for proposed cuts to Social Security as one way to deal with the long-term deficit. "Your little flyer entitled "Bowles! Simpson! Stop using the deficit as a phony excuse to gut our Social Security!" is one of the phoniest excuses for a "flyer" I have ever seen," said...
  • Human bombs: Are they a realistic threat?

    05/24/2012 2:58:15 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | May 22, 2012 | Gordon Corera
    The underwear bomb that surfaced in Yemen this month has reignited concern that al-Qaeda's bomb-makers are finding innovative ways to hide explosive devices - even placing them within the body. How worried should we be? A body cavity device would be just the latest chapter in the deadly cat and mouse game played between al-Qaeda and Western security officials when it comes to aviation. The terror group has consistently sought out new means of evading airport security regimes.
  • Top Cyber Threats: Security Research Roundup

    05/24/2012 6:43:53 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 3 replies
    eSecurity Planet ^ | 22 May 2012 | Jeff Goldman
    Recent reports from Panda Security, Trend Micro, Websense, Verizon, Sophos, Symantec, Group-IB and Bit9 have shed light on the current state of malware, phishing, and other attack methods.From the rise of Trojans and ransomware to the functionality of Android malware, these reports provide an insight into the current state of the ever-changing threat landscape.Key findings include the following: almost all malware infections are now the result of installation or injection by a remote attacker, smaller organizations are increasingly being hit with targeted attacks, ransomware is expanding from a focus on Russia to target a wide range of countries, and two...
  • Paris-US flight diverted for 'security issue'

    05/22/2012 10:44:58 AM PDT · by Doogle · 58 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 05/22/12 | AP via FOX
    BANGOR, Maine – A US Airways jet flying from Paris to Charlotte, North Carolina, has been diverted to Maine because of what an airline spokesman calls a "security issue." A North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesman says two F-15 fighters were scrambled to escort the plane. A person briefed on the incident said a passenger announced she had a surgically implanted device. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because it involved sensitive law enforcement information. US Airways spokesman Andrew Christie says the jet with 179 passengers was diverted around noon Tuesday to Bangor International Airport. He says there was...
  • Former security officials: Plan to roll back detainee laws ‘rewarding terrorists’

    05/15/2012 10:48:40 AM PDT · by Nachum
    The Hill ^ | 5/15/12 | Jeremy Herb
    The heads of the House Armed Services Committee are squaring off ahead of ranking member Adam Smith’s (D-Wash.) plan to introduce an amendment on the House floor this week that would roll back indefinite-detention laws. House Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) released a letter Monday signed by two former attorneys general and a former Homeland Security secretary that supported McKeon’s adds to military detention rules included in this year’s defense authorization bill. The letter, written by former Attorneys General Edwin Meese III and Michael Mukasey and former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, also attacked Smith’s amendment, which would bar...
  • Senior Homeland Security staffers have no law enforcement experience

    05/14/2012 9:07:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Daily 'Caller ^ | 5/14/12 | Matthew Boyle
    President Barack Obama’s Homeland Security secretary, Janet Napolitano, has presided over the hiring of at least four senior staffers and advisers who have no law enforcement experience but align politically with the president. Jordan Grossman is a special adviser and deputy to the deputy chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security, for instance, yet his resume shows no law enforcement experience. Before Grossman got his post in January 2009, he was a “special assistant” at the Obama-Biden presidential transition team after working for Obama’s 2008 election campaign. Before that, Grossman worked as a research assistant at the Annenberg...
  • Question about Secrets on Third Grade Test Defended

    05/12/2012 4:30:50 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 May 2012 | John Semmens
    New Jersey third-grade public school students were asked to disclose a secret about their lives and discuss why it’s hard to keep. Parents who raised objections over what possible relevance such a question could have for assessing a child’s academic progress were said to be “overreacting” by school authorities. “First of all, the answers to this question aren’t graded, per se,” explained Elinor Schnoop, spokesperson for the New Jersey Department of Education. “A student can’t fail the test no matter what answer he or she gives. That’s not the purpose for asking this question.” The purpose is apparently “more socially...
  • DOJ’s ‘Proof’ of Sheriff Joe’s ‘Racial Discrimination’ is Photo of a Chihuahua? Seriously?

    05/11/2012 12:56:53 PM PDT · by montag813 · 26 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-11-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona If you needed a symbol of the utterly preposterous lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Maricopa County Sheriffs Department (MCSO), this may well be it. On page 2 of the 32-page complaint, filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix, the Department of Justice references "insensitive" emails sent by MCSO employees. The prima fascie evidence? Read for yourself... MCSO supervisors involved in immigration enforcement have expressed anti-Latino bias, in one instance widely distributing an email that included a photograph of a Chihuahua dog dressed in swimming gear with the caption “A Rare Photo of...
  • New Hampshire Legislature Passes Resolution to Stand with Arizona and SB1070

    05/10/2012 8:23:27 AM PDT · by montag813 · 4 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-10-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Thank you, Granite State! The New Hampshire Senate yesterday joined the House in passing a resolution (full text below) proclaiming that "the state of New Hampshire fully supports the State of Arizona’s right to protect its borders and citizens" by passing its immigration law S.B. 1070. The resolution's path to passage was very contentious, with opponents testifying hysterically against it in both chambers, and Democrats trying all manner of procedural gimmicks to try and derail it - all in vain. House Concurrent Resolution 2 (HCR2) passed the Senate 15-9 last evening after slapping down an...
  • TSA On Our Highways! (If You See Something, Say Something) TECHNICOLOR BARF!

    05/09/2012 7:27:03 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 24 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/8/2012 | YouTube
    "If you see something......say something." BeeeeeeeeEeeeeeeesssssss! Guess the Bill of Rights is now DEAD.
  • US probing cyber attacks on gas pipelines

    05/08/2012 8:25:52 PM PDT · by DTAD · 3 replies
    A campaign of cyber attacks has been targeting US natural gas pipeline operators, officials acknowledged, raising security concerns about vulnerabilities in key infrastructure.
  • Former TSA chief: Airport security in America is 'broken'

    04/25/2012 9:28:10 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 15 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 24, 2012 | Rob Lovitt
    As head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from 2005 to 2009, Kip Hawley was the public face of an agency despised by millions of Americans. Today, he says that hatred is understandable because the agency’s approach to airport security is “broken,” arguing that it should forgo standardized procedures and a focus on prohibited items in favor of increased flexibility and mitigating risk.
  • Russian Security Firm Says Flashback Botnet Is Not Shrinking

    04/25/2012 6:50:42 AM PDT · by johncatl · 25 replies
    CRN (Computer Reseller News) ^ | 4/23/2012 | Kevin McLaughlin
    Contrary to recent reports, the worldwide botnet of Macs infected with the Flashback malware has remained relatively steady in size, the Russian security vendor Dr. Web said over the weekend. Dr. Web discovered the botnet -- which it calls BackDoor.Flashback.39 -- on April 4. It claims that more than 817,000 bots have connected to the botnet thus far, and that an average of 550,000 infected machines are interacting with a command-and-control server each day.
  • Social Security Won't Be There, So Why Not Be Rich? (Occupy freeloaders don't get it)

    04/24/2012 6:48:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/23/12 | Donald Pennington
    Social Security Won't Be There, So Why Not Be Rich?By Donald Pennington | Yahoo! Contributor Network – 8 hrs ago COMMENTARY | How many times has a politician used the fear of losing Social Security as a ploy to persuade voters? More times than I can count. The concept of a safety net for those who lack financial planning skills has been an effective vote-grabber since 1935. And while all wage-earning Americans are required to pay into the program, people my age and younger will likely never see a return. **SNIP** Participants in the recent Occupy Wall Street boondoggle complained...
  • Thousands facing loss of Internet on July 9 Read more:

    04/21/2012 12:08:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies
    http://azstarnet.com/news/national/thousands-facing-loss-of-internet-on-july/article_8624a50b-dc32-5
    AP story on threat.
  • Ousted Secret Service agent posted pictures of Sarah Palin on Facebook

    04/20/2012 1:19:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/20/12
    As officials warn of more Secret Service resignations as soon as Friday stemming from a prostitute scandal in Colombia, one of the former agents allegedly involved joked on Facebook that he checked out former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin while on assignment during the 2008 campaign. David Chaney and Greg Stokes are the two Secret Service supervisors no longer with the agency in the wake of the incident immediately preceding President Barack Obama's trip to Colombia for the Summit of the Americas, a source familiar with the investigation told CNN National Security Contributor Fran Townsend on Thursday. In a photo...
  • Police: Ore. man strips in airport screen protest

    04/18/2012 12:38:36 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 18, 2012 | AP Staff
    Port of Portland police say a 49-year-old man stripped naked at Portland International Airport as a protest against airport security screeners. The incident report said John E. Brennan's actions Tuesday evening caused some passengers to cover their eyes and their children's eyes while others looked, laughed and took photos. Two screening lanes were temporarily closed.
  • Britain faces Olympic threat from 'lone wolves'

    04/16/2012 2:29:07 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 17 replies
    France24 ^ | 16April2012 | France24
    AFP - Britain will mount its biggest peacetime security operation for the London Olympics, with "lone wolf" attacks causing most concern but a range of other threats also under surveillance. A security force of more than 40,000, backed by a huge intelligence operation, will guard venues, athletes and the millions of visitors expected to throng the British capital.
  • Identity Theft Alert - Driver License

    04/01/2012 9:07:44 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 33 replies
    Anon ^ | 4/1/12 | Anon
    Check Your Driver's License. Now you can see anyone's Driver's License on the Internet and determine if yours is posted. I just searched for mine and there it was, picture and all! Thanks Homeland Security. Go to the Driver License Check and check to see if yours has been posted. Just enter your name, city, and state to view if yours is on file. After your license comes on the screen, click the box marked "Please Remove." This will remove it from public viewing, but not from law enforcement.
  • The Department Of Homeland Security Is Buying 450 Million New Bullets

    03/30/2012 8:46:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 45 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Mar 28, 2012 | Eloise Lee
    The Department Of Homeland Security Is Buying 450 Million New Bullets Eloise Lee|March 28, 2012| The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office is getting an "indefinite delivery" of an "indefinite quantity" of .40 caliber ammunition from defense contractor ATK. U.S. agents will receive a maximum of 450 million rounds over five years, according to a press release on the deal. The high performance HST bullets are designed for law enforcement and ATK says they offer "optimum penetration for terminal performance." This refers to the the bullet's hollow-point tip that passes through barriers and...
  • Cool Ranch Sign

    03/28/2012 9:15:25 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 28, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    (nothing to do with Doritos, mind you!) This ranch sign was spotted recently near Porterville CA, 70 mi South of Fresno- ought to provide some degree of deterrent h/t Speedunque
  • What Happened to Preserve, Protect, and Defend?

    03/28/2012 9:10:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 28, 2012 | John Griffing
    How does a president of the United States whose allegiance is to his country knowingly and in plain sight sabotage his nation's defenses? Until recently, the discussions of severe military cuts remained in the appropriate realm of working groups, and few seriously considered Obama's radical campaign promises to eliminate nuclear weapons from the U.S. arsenal to be of any real validity. After all, many Democrat presidential contenders before Obama had pandered to pacifists and the armies of the naïve swelling the Democratic base in order to get elected. But none of these individuals actually took proactive steps to completely remove...
  • Is there an enhanced degree of security on the DC metro? Does anyone know why?

    03/26/2012 6:04:29 PM PDT · by Stosh · 12 replies · 22+ views
    Does anyone know if the DC Metro system is experiencing a higher-than-normal degree of security? Family members of mine are visiting the Capitol, mostly traveling by Metro, and they've seen a noticeable number of both armed and (what appears to be) plainclothes security. They've mentioned their observations to a couple of locals, both of whom said the number of armed personnel seems unusual. We're not locals, so we don't have any standard to go by - does anyone in the area know if security has been stepped up, and why?
  • ICE Admits Releasing Accused Illegal Alien Child Rapist (42 Counts!)

    03/21/2012 3:02:46 PM PDT · by montag813 · 19 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-21-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona We have chronicled Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) outrageous new directives, instantly removing between 300,000 and 1.4 million illegal aliens from the "enforcement priority" list - in effect granting them indefinite amnesty from deportation, without any authorization from Congress whatsoever. The rationale given for this lawless amnesty from ICE Director John Morton is that he would have a "sustained focus on criminal offenders". Instead we have chronicled one failure after another by ICE to detain or even keep track of criminal illegals and repeat offenders who present imminent risks to the public - such as...
  • Jewish institutions worldwide beef up security after shooting attack in France

    03/19/2012 9:42:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 3/19/12 | Anshel Pfeffer
    Toulouse, France - Jewish institutions around the world are stepping up security after a gunman killed four people - three of them children - at a Jewish school in the southwestern French city of Toulouse yesterday. (Snip) About 200 students study at the small, private, religious school, which has no exterior signage to indicate that it is a Jewish institution. Intelligence work was apparently undertaken prior to the attack. The gunman took advantage of the fact that, despite the tall gates surrounding the school and security cameras at the entrance, no security guard was standing at the site. In the
  • “National Defense Resources Preparedness” executive order: Power grab or mere update?

    03/18/2012 12:08:10 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 18, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    We’re getting a lot of e-mail this weekend about an executive order issued on Friday afternoon by President Obama titled “National Defense Resources Preparedness.” While the timing of the EO is curious — why send it out on a Friday afternoon when an administration is usually trying to sneak bad news past the media? — the general impact of it is negligible. This EO simply updates another EO (12919) that had been in place since June 1994, and amended several times since.
  • Democratic Senators Issue Strong Warning About Use of the Patriot Act

    03/17/2012 6:10:25 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 33 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 16,2012 | Charlie Savage
    For more than two years, a handful of Democrats on the Senate intelligence committee have warned that the government is secretly interpreting its surveillance powers under the Patriot Act in a way that would be alarming if the public — or even others in Congress — knew about it.
  • Despite food-aid pact, North Korea plans April satellite launch [Dumbo punked again]

    03/16/2012 6:26:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    L.A. Slimes ^ | 3/16/2012
    Two weeks after agreeing to freeze its weapons programs in return for food aid, North Korea announced Friday it is preparing to launch a satellite in mid-April to mark the 100 th anniversary of founder Kim Il Sung’s birth.
  • The Biggest Threat to Britain's National Security Is Barack Obama

    03/16/2012 6:16:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/16/2012 | Adam Shaw
    As British Prime Minister David Cameron hangs out with President Obama this week, he should remember that he is watching basketball and chewing on hot dogs with the man who represents the biggest threat to Britain's national security. One of the toughest things my fellow Britons and I commonly struggle with is adapting ourselves to the real state of our nation. Despite brief re-emergences of international power during the Thatcher years, and the latter half of the Blair years, Britain's role in the international field has been on the decline for many years, and we find ourselves a significant but...
  • FEDCO Seed Catalog "Yes, We Are Entitled to What is Rightfully Ours. (Leftist Mind Cloud)

    03/13/2012 1:05:57 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 19 replies
    FEDCO Seed Catalog ^ | 2/2012 | MOFGA
    Yes, We ARE Entitled to what is rightfully ours “An element in the readjustment of our financial system more important than currency, more important than gold...is the confidence of the people.” FDR Mar. 12, 1933 Last year’s economics columns resonated with some readers, evoking both support and outrage. This year I am moved to consider so-called“entitlements” such as the Social Security and Medicare programs.These days, when denoting such programs, too many pundits and politicians use the word ‘entitlement’ as a pejorative as in “how dare some citizens feel entitled to these benefits that are bankrupting our country?” Even our President...
  • Iraqi Security Force Update March 2012

    03/06/2012 8:23:49 AM PST · by DJ Elliott · 1 replies
    Montrose Toast Blog ^ | 6 March 2012 | DJ Elliott
    This Iraqi Security Force (ISF) update provides a summary of changes to the ISF during February 2012. The Iraqi Security Force Order of Battle is updated as of 29 February 2012. Highlights in this update include: - KRG receives 5 helicopters for police. - Operational Commands converting to Corps?; 11th Division moving to Wasit?; IA Mountain Force to be formed?; More M113s or duplicative reporting?; K1A1 tanks for Iraq?; Armor update. - Aerospace Defense Command re-established?; “8th Batch” of EC635s delivered; Korean T-50 Jet Trainer still in contention. - MoI controls Independent Security Battalions?
  • Obama: My Commitment To Israel's Security Has Been "Unprecedented" (video)

    03/04/2012 10:13:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 3/4/12 | staff
    "Four years ago, I stood before you and said that, 'Israel’s security is sacrosanct. It is non-negotiable.' That belief has guided my actions as President. The fact is, my administration’s commitment to Israel’s security has been unprecedented," President Obama said at the AIPAC convention on Sunday. "Our military and intelligence cooperation has never been closer. Our joint exercises and training have never been more robust. Despite a tough budget environment, our security assistance has increased every single year."
  • US-VISIT About to be Another Obama Casualty

    03/04/2012 5:55:52 PM PST · by YourAdHere · 4 replies
    US-VISIT About to Be Another Obama Casualty March 2nd, 2012 - by Janice Kephart As the Obama administration continues to try to convince the American people they are securing the borders, their most recent budget request makes clear that “Amnesty by Any Means” remains the consistent mission. The latest installment is buried in the president’s homeland security budget, which includes provisions dotted throughout that, put together, would result in the dismantling of arguably the best border-related program that exists in federal government, US-VISIT, burying its capabilities in two of the most politicized of all government agencies, Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
  • HOW TO INSTALL A SOUTHERN HOME SECURITY SYSTEM

    03/03/2012 8:11:47 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 31 replies
    March 3, 2012
    HOW TO INSTALL A SOUTHERN HOME SECURITY SYSTEM 1. Go to Goodwill and buy a pair of size 14-16 men's work boots. 2. Place them on your front porch, along with a copy of Guns & Ammo Magazine. 3. Put four giant dog dishes next to the boots and magazines. 4. Leave a note on your door that reads ...... Bubba, Me and Marcel, Donnie Ray and Jimmy Earl went for more ammo and beer. Be back in an hour. Don't mess with the pit bulls. They got the mailman this morning and messed him up bad. I don't think...