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  • Military surplus a bonanza for law enforcement

    03/31/2012 11:15:06 AM PDT · by thecodont · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Saturday, March 31, 2012 | G.W. Schulz,Andrew Becker, California Watch
    San Francisco may be known for antiwar movements and peace rallies, but when local law enforcement agencies needed help with supplies, they've turned to the U.S. military. Over the past two decades, San Francisco authorities have acquired infrared devices, combat helmets, chemical protective gloves, vehicles and even a boat as discarded hand-me-downs free of charge from the Department of Defense. In total, the San Francisco police and sheriff's departments have taken $1.4 million in equipment, from a $20 pair of evidence boxes to "climber's equipment" worth $325,000 in 1996. Several other government agencies in California also have tapped the vast...
  • The UN Plan For Human Settlements (Obama Plan)

    05/15/2010 7:56:54 PM PDT · by bronxville · 71 replies · 1,030+ views
    Berit Kjos ^ | ,June 1996 | Berit Kjos
    Bicycles instead of cars? Dense apartment clusters instead of single homes? Community rituals instead of churches? "Human rights" instead of religious freedom? The UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) which met June 3-14 [1996]in Istanbul, painted an alarming picture of the 21st century community. The American ways-free speech, individualism, travel, and Christianity-are out. A new set of economic, environmental, and social guidelines are in. Citizenship, democracy, and education have been redefined. Handpicked civil leaders will implement UN "laws", bypassing state and national representatives to work directly with the UN. And politically correct "tolerance"-meaning "the rejection of dogmatism and absolutism"...
  • 17 Afghan Military AWOL Somewhere in the U.S. UPDATE just reported on the missing men.

    06/18/2010 7:10:14 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 23 replies · 647+ views
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | June 18, 2010 | Maggie M. Thornton
    Seventeen Afghan soldiers attending Lackland Air Force Base's English Language school went AWOL - fleeing into the heart of America - with security access to DOD installations and visas - which have supposedly been revoked if anyone is paying attention. It's frightening to know that this is not uncommon. An update just came through from Fox.
  • High-Speed Solutions: The idea of passenger rail travel to major Texas cities picks up speed.

    03/05/2008 1:47:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies · 465+ views
    Fort Worth Weekly ^ | March 5, 2008 | Dan McGraw
    Driving down to Austin lately has become a real trip. I-35 is usually packed for most of the 185 miles, and what used to take three or four hours now can take five or six. Flying down can take almost as long, when you figure in airline security delays, more flight delays, and the time it takes getting into and out of crowded airports. But what if it took 45 minutes to travel from the Metroplex to Austin by train or an hour to make a trip to Houston? Advocates of high-speed rail lines are floating these ideas once again...
  • CAIR’s Ismail Royer Strikes Again; Muslim Schools Front for Islamic Terror?

    09/24/2003 6:53:22 PM PDT · by joesnuffy · 1 replies · 258+ views
    Anti-CAIR ^ | September 24, 2003 | Anti-CAIR
    In Defense of the Constitution Anti-CAIR Press Release 025/03 September 24, 2003 -          CAIR’s Ismail Royer Strikes Again; Muslim Schools Front for Islamic Terror? CAIR’s Ismail Royer Strikes Again; Muslim Schools Front for Islamic Terror?        It was reported in the Washington Post recently that Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) has renewed his request for an investigation into two institutes that train Islamic chaplains for the armed forces.  This is in response to the recent arrest of Army Capt. James Yee, an Islamic chaplain attached to the detention facility located at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.        While ACAIR commends...