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  • More Florida voter fraud? 3000 registrations list UPS stores as residence (Vote Twice!)

    05/05/2016 1:29:52 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 32 replies
    Allen West ^ | April 26, 2014 | Allen West
    ...One thing I learned in the 2012 election cycle, it was about voter fraud. My conservative warrior associate, Katherine Engelbrecht, and her organization, True the Vote, took up the mantle against the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections, Gertrude Walker, who admitted to sending “questionable” results to the Florida Secretary of State. It was somewhat disheartening that the Florida Secretary of State and Attorney General sat back, watched the news reports, and did nothing. With that background: ...“Voter Fraud? If they’re not catching the easy stuff, what else are they missing?” Prentice asks, are some of Florida’s Supervisors of Elections...
  • Fresh off victory, NRA holds convention in Houston

    05/03/2013 5:11:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies ^ | 5/3/13 | JIM VERTUNO
    The message from the National Rifle Association, fresh off a huge victory over President Barack Obama on gun control, is clear: The fight has just begun. The powerful gun rights lobby gathers in Houston this weekend for its annual convention and organizers anticipate a celebration over the victory in Washington and to recharge for more political struggles as gun control advocates tally their own successes in states around the country. "If you are an NRA member, you deserve to be proud," Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's brash, no-compromises chief executive wrote last week to the organization's 5 million members, telling them...
  • Will America Change to Accommodate Tyranny?

    04/19/2013 1:42:31 PM PDT · by STD · 13 replies
    Vanity ^ | 04/19/13 | STD
    Fundamentally opposed principalities and powers have been locked in a titanic ideologic death dance since the creation of this Free Republic. Destructive and divisive forces hate time tested traditions and any notion of orthodoxy. They prosper through the dark arts of guile, disinformation and deception. Striking always from behind the scenes, hidden behind the obvious are failed policies based upon submission to human frailty, greed and pride. Our Republic, draws it's strength from the consent of the righteous and the efforts of the exceptional. Empty class envy manifestos that guarantee results in life are a deadly poison. Shared success, class...
  • Samaria Jews Take On IDF Function as Terror Mounts

    05/11/2012 7:49:01 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/5/12 | Maayana Miskin
    In light of a wave of attacks and carjackings on Judea and Samaria highways, civilians in the area have begun taking over from the IDF. A newly established group of Binyamin-area Israelis aims to protect the roads where the military has failed, Tatzpit reports. The group conducts routine patrols and has its own vehicles on the road to show a stronger security presence. The volunteer guards expressed hope that they would not permanently replace the IDF, but rather, would serve as a temporary back-up while the army prepares to handle the threat itself. “The army is obligated to protect the...

    08/07/2010 3:22:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | 8/7/2010 | Fr Paul Scalia
    On the evening of March 24, 1522, Ignatius of Loyola went to the monastery of Montserrat. There he spent the night in prayer — standing or kneeling, but never resting or relaxing. He remained vigilant. At dawn, having placed his sword and armor at the altar of Our Lady, he put on a beggar’s cloak and followed Christ. Such vigils were not uncommon in his day. And still now monks and nuns rise early to pray and people remain in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament throughout the night. They are watching, remaining vigilant for the Lord.“Blessed are those servants whom...
  • Along the Border: A Report From Camp Vigilance the MSM Doesn’t Want You To Read

    04/10/2010 11:01:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 799+ views
    big journalism ^ | 4/10/10 | Jake Boot
    And so they’re scared. Scared as we should all be, if the truth be known. The truth would have to be TOLD first, of course, and as usual the MSM is missing a great story. What is coming? Long lines at the “medical collective?” Yeah, that, but now that the administration has proven it can make us eat a law that nobody wants, they’re going to pull another dead rabbit out of the hat, and even the people who haven’t been paying attention feel it coming. Amnesty. Not for people who’ve sent angry emails to their congressman.
  • Attacks Underscore Need for Vigilance Against Al-Qaida

    01/06/2010 4:05:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 117+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2010 – The United States will pursue “any and all means possible” to support the Yemeni government as it confronts the terrorist threat within its borders that threatened the United States directly in a failed Dec. 25 attack, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said today. The fiscal 2010 budget provides additional funds for the United States to help build the capacity of foreign militaries and security forces, including Yemen’s, to deal with terrorism within their borders, Morrell told reporters. Yemen received $67 million in so-called 1206 funds during fiscal 2009, he noted. In addition, it received about...
  • Airborne Cavalry Soldiers Stay Vigilant in Iraqi Suburbs

    08/20/2009 4:33:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 327+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Pvt. Jared N. Gehmann, USA
    MADAIN REGION, Iraq, Aug. 20, 2009 – Undeveloped areas and vast farmlands are some of the key characteristics that make up the southeastern areas outside the Iraqi capital, where Multinational Division Baghdad paratroopers operate. Army Staff Sgt. Richard Grimsley greets an Iraqi girl during a checkpoint in the Madain region outside eastern Baghdad, Aug. 19, 2009. Grimsley is a squad leader with the 82nd Airborne Division’s Troop A, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Jared Gehmann  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. For the paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s Troop...
  • Vigilance in Community Provides Peace

    08/07/2008 4:37:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 70+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt Michel Sauret, Multi-National Division - Center
    BAGHDAD — Upon the wall of their operations cell, a painting depicts a lion head with a banner reading, "Vigilance is Excellence." However, for Task Force Vigilant, a patrolling and quick-reaction team for Multi-National Division - Center, vigilance also stands for peace. "If we weren't doing patrols, it wouldn't be as calm as it is," said Pvt. Adam Burrell, a team driver. TF Vigilant patrols neighborhoods near the Baghdad International Airport to ensure the security of the local community. They do this through housing assessments and night patrols aimed at keeping streets clear during curfew hours outside of the Victory...

    04/06/2008 12:36:51 AM PDT · by a_chronic_whiner · 3 replies · 107+ views
    Dave Grossman
    By LTC(RET) Dave Grossman, RANGER, Ph.D.,author of “On Killing.” Honor never grows old, and honor rejoices the heart of age. It does so because honor is, finally, about defending those noble and worthy things that deserve defending, even if it comes at a high cost. In our time, that may mean social disapproval, public scorn, hardship, persecution, or as always,even death itself. The question remains: What is worth defending? What is worth dying for? What is worth living for? - William J. Bennett - in a lecture to the United States Naval Academy November 24, 1997 One Vietnam veteran, an...
  • Pearl Harbor Survivor Emphasizes Need for Vigilance

    12/07/2007 4:09:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 280+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2007 – It’s been 66 years, and tears still well up in the eyes of Robert Bishop when he thinks of that day. Robert Bishop stands outside the U.S. Capitol, where he and 13 other Pearl Harbor survivors and about 100 others including family, friends, servicemembers and members of Congress met for a remembrance ceremony sponsored by the White House Commission on Remembrance and the Pearl Harbor Memorial Fund in partnership with the AMVETS and the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. Photo by Fred W. Baker III  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. He was a 20-year-old...
  • Cheney Urges Vigilance in Confronting Terror

    11/01/2007 4:36:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 76+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2007 – Vice President Richard B. Cheney today emphasized the importance of victory in Iraq and urged continued support for the men and women in uniform. Speaking to about 300 people in Indianapolis at the Indiana War Memorial before the opening of an American Legion conference, the vice president urged vigilance in standing up to terrorists who seek to destroy all that America and the rest of the free world stand for. “Through acts of stealth and murder and spectacular violence, they intend to frighten us and break our will (and) to hit us again and...
  • Stop or they'll shoot! (Quasi-public agency installs stop sign cameras)

    07/12/2007 9:06:43 AM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 40 replies · 1,155+ views
    LA Times ^ | 7/12/07 | By Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
    A few weeks ago, David Bennett turned off Sunset Boulevard in Pacific Palisades and pulled into a nearly vacant parking lot at Temescal Gateway Park to use his cellphone. When he was finished, he passed a stop sign at Temescal Canyon Road and continued back to Sunset. Then he heard from the state authority that runs the park and other open spaces along the Santa Monica Mountains. "They sent me a letter telling me I didn't really stop," said the Malibu contractor. "They said it was a 'courtesy' letter because they weren't collecting the fine yet." That will change next...
  • Gates Urges Vigilance in Terror War

    05/03/2007 9:38:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 175+ views
    DALLAS, May 3, 2007 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today urged Americans to learn from past mistakes and steel their resolve to see the war on terror through to victory.  Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates tells members of the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce on May 3 that the United States must persevere against violent extremism and learn from the lessons of history as it prepares to face the future. Air Force photo by Michael Tolzmann   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Gates warned during an address to the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce here that giving...
  • Bush Urges Vigilance in Seeing Iraq Succeed

    04/10/2007 4:40:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 304+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 10, 2007 – It’s time for the Iraqi government to step up and “do hard work,” but withdrawing U.S. troops too quickly would ultimately backfire, President Bush told an American Legion post in Fairfax, Va., today. Bush said the decision to send more troops to Iraq to help stabilize the capital was tough but necessary. Military commanders he talked with support the plan as the only real option in light of escalating violence. The president said the generals recognized that leaving Iraq before the Iraqis had enough trained troops to secure Baghdad would have left a dangerous...
  • With ISF vigilance, pilgrims gather in peace

    08/21/2006 5:34:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 112+ views
    By Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO Iraqi police provide security in a section of Kadhimiyah, Iraq, on March 29, 2005. Department of Defense photo by Air Force Senior Airman Lapedra P. Tolson. BAGHDAD — Under the watchful eye of the Iraqi Police and Army, over a million Shiite pilgrims gathered in peace over the weekend in Baghdad’s Kadhimiyah neighborhood to commemorate the death of the 7th Imam.The event, in which the faithful visit the al-Kadhimiyah Shrine of Imam Musa al-Kadhim, was sheltered from much of the violence that has plagued other religious celebrations in recent years. Security for the...
  • Leaders: Vigilance Critical for Success in Iraq, Around World

    08/03/2006 5:31:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 192+ views
    WASHINGTON, August 3, 2006 – The commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East told Congress today he’s “rarely seen it so unsettled or so volatile” and urged continued regional and coalition pressure to confront problems before they escalate further. Army Gen. John Abizaid, commander of U.S. Central Command, joined Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee. The leaders expressed concern about growing sectarian violence in Iraq, particularly in Baghdad. Abizaid called the violence “as bad as I’ve seen it” and warned...
  • U.S. carefully watching possibility of N. Korea nuke test

    07/23/2006 2:36:23 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 916+ views
    Kyodo News ^ | 07/22/06
    Saturday July 22, 4:44 PM U.S. carefully watching possibility of N. Korea nuke test (Kyodo) _ The United States is vigilantly watching the possibility of North Korea conducting a nuclear test now that it has test-fired ballistic missiles, a senior U.S. administration official told Kyodo News on Friday. "I wouldn't rule it out," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity, adding he is unaware of any indication from North Korea that it plans to test its nuclear weapons. Asked if the United States is exercising "vigilance" about a nuclear test, the official said, "Very absolutely." North Korea warned of...
  • Attorney General: Indictments Emphasize Need for Vigilance

    02/21/2006 4:05:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 300+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 21, 2006 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2006 – The U.S. attorney general called today's indictment of three Ohio men who conspired to kill U.S. citizens overseas, particularly military forces in Iraq, another indication that the United States must remain vigilant in fighting terrorism. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced indictments against three men he said were part of a terrorist conspiracy that has operated in Toledo, Ohio, over the past year. Mohammad Zaki Amawi, Marwan Othman El-Hindi and Wassim Mazloum were indicted in the U.S. District Court in Ohio. The three were charged with "conspiracy to commit terrorist acts against persons or individuals overseas...
  • General Urges Vigilance, Resolve in Terror War Fight

    12/05/2005 3:52:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 325+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 5, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2005 – No war has ever been won on a timetable, and the war in Iraq can be no exception, a former commander in Iraq who's now assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Dec. 2. Army Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno, assistant to Marine Gen. Peter Pace and former commander of the 4th Infantry Division, told grassroots supporters of the military partnering with the America Supports You program that an artificial timetable is no way to begin troop withdrawals from Iraq. Decisions about troop levels need to be condition-based, grounded in increasing self-reliance...
  • One Man's Convictions Launched a Border Crusade

    04/10/2005 7:09:24 PM PDT · by occutegirl · 32 replies · 964+ views
    LA TImes ^ | 4/11/2005 | Jennifer Delson
    Last fall, Vietnam veteran James Gilchrist, 56, was listening to George Putnam's talk show on KCAA-AM (1050). He often listens to conservative radio shows in his small home office in an Aliso Viejo planned community, where he proudly displays his Purple Heart and dog tags.He heard a guest on the show, Chris Simcox, complain about lax border enforcement. His words resonated with Gilchrist, who long wondered why communities in Orange County teemed with people who don't speak English. Gilchrist called Simcox, a veteran crusader against illegal immigrants at the Arizona border.
  • 'Real ID' Bill Caught in Legislative Limbo

    04/04/2005 1:37:50 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 14 replies · 946+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Monday, April 04, 2005 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    WASHINGTON — A bill that would require all states to verify federal immigration documents and birth certificates before issuing federally recognized drivers' licenses to its residents is still in limbo as Congress returns from its Easter recess and possibly toward a renewed push. The "Real ID Act," sponsored by Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner (search), R-Wis., passed the House 261-161 on Feb. 10. The act would prohibit anyone without a federally recognized state-issued ID from boarding an airplane or accessing federal programs that require federally recognized identification. Critics say that the legislation would hit at least 10 states particularly hard,...
  • Mexican president announces initiative for North American cooperation

    03/16/2005 1:45:46 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 158 replies · 2,725+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram/AP ^ | March 16, 2005 | John Rice
    MEXICO CITY - The leaders of the United States, Mexico and Canada, confronting the growth of rival groups in Europe and Asia, hope to strengthen their free-trade pact by signing an "Initiative for North America" next week in Texas, Mexico President Vicente Fox said Wednesday. But Fox made clear that tensions remain over how to secure the countries' borders, criticizing new U.S. walls running along parts of its 2,000-mile frontier with Mexico. "No country that is proud of itself should build walls," he said. Fox, President Bush and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin are scheduled to meet March 23 at...
  • Sic Transit Gloria Mundi (Here, kitties! Live chow, a grad student no less).

    01/31/2005 9:08:09 AM PST · by dmitry_chernikov · 302 replies · 10,922+ views
    1/31/2005 | Dmitry Chernikov
    I think that it has been well established that "conservatives" or whatever it is they call themselves these days (e.g., storm troopers) in matters concerning politics value little more than the state's power in which they imagine themselves to participate and the supposed glory that war and domestic national securitism brings to them. Now strictly speaking this is a delusion, because their only access to power lies in the accidental agreement of their opinions with those of the managers of the state. This access will evaporate as soon as the state does something that displeases our conservatives. It is always...

    12/16/2004 2:38:47 PM PST · by KiloLima · 43 replies · 1,730+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 16, 2004 | ANDREA PEYSER
    WAS Bernard Kerik a stalker? As the illicit romance between former top cop Kerik and publishing titan Judith Regan went down the drain in late 2002, the jilted Kerik snapped, according to people who knew them both. He not only followed his ex-lover around town — he seemed to be following her children, two business associates of Regan's told me yesterday. One associate, who has not seen or spoken to Regan in a year and a half, said, "She had me in her office one day, raving about how he was stalking her." That was in late 2002, long before...
  • Terrorist Tactics: The Art of Disguise

    07/30/2004 5:54:33 AM PDT · by yoe · 4 replies · 617+ views
    STRATFOR ^ | Jul 29, 2004 | Staff
    Security sources in southern California have told Stratfor about incidents involving "vehicle-spoofing" -- or the use of falsely marked utility vehicles. The markings -- said to be fairly professionally done -- were identified by investigators looking into drug-smuggling cases. That said, the potential for vehicle-spoofing and other types of disguises as terrorist tactics is a cause for concern. The use of vehicles disguised as official or corporate cars, vans or trucks is an old tactic among criminals and militants that still bears review. It has cropped up everywhere -- from Iraq and Saudi Arabia to Maryland and San Diego --...
  • U.S. 'Part of the Battleground' In Terror War, General Says

    05/13/2004 4:29:24 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 6 replies · 1,060+ views
    DoD-AFPS ^ | May 13, 2004 | Gerry J. Gilmore
    U.S. 'Part of the Battleground' In Terror War, General Says By Gerry J. GilmoreAmerican Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON, May 13, 2004 – While American forces are fighting overseas, it's likely that terrorists are planning another attack on the United States, a senior military officer noted here today. "We are at war in this country," Army Lt. Gen. Edward G. Anderson III noted to attendees at the annual Technet information technology conference. Anderson is the deputy commander of U.S. Northern Command and vice commander of the U.S. element of North American Aerospace Defense Command. NORTHCOM, with headquarters at Peterson Air Force...
  • Brazilian Military System Put to Civilian Uses

    03/11/2004 7:12:17 PM PST · by Calpernia · 2 replies · 155+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | March 11, 2004 | By Jim Garamone
    How about this for an air tasking order: Design an information and telecommunications set-up that protects 52 million square kilometers of territory. Put in it a data management system and a data bank that will allow people to track more than 2 million species of plants and animals. Finally, it is not to be solely a military tool, but one that many different civilian agencies will use as well. Brazilian air force Maj. Gen. Ramon Borges Cardoso did not receive exactly that air tasking order in 1997, but that was his mission as the man in charge of putting together...
  • Police nab three suspects; Tel Aviv alert lowered

    12/31/2003 9:16:30 AM PST · by Alouette · 2 replies · 196+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec. 31, 2003
    Police have cancelled a terror alert announced earlier Wednesday for the Gush Dan and Sharon region after 2 illegal Palestinian workers and an Israeli Arab were apprehended near the Tel Aviv Central bus station in the late afternoon. The three have been transferred to the Shin Bet for interrogation. Several moments after the explosion of a bus tire at 3:40 p.m. in the Tel Aviv central bus station, a Subaro utility van was trapped in Chelnov street, near the Tel Aviv central bus station after a chase. Three Palestinians were found inside, but without any explosives. The three were interrogated...
  • 'Keep an eye out' is best message for air travelers

    10/22/2003 8:06:25 AM PDT · by Valin · 2 replies · 142+ views
    St Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 10/22/03 | JOE SOUCHERAY
    It would not have occurred to me, as it did to young Nat Heatwole, to bring box cutters onto an airplane just to see if I could get away with it. Even if I wanted to be useful, as Heatwole is claiming, I have the problem of sounding the alarms every time I've gone to the airport in the past two years. The metal eyelets on my shoes have sounded the beepers. Heatwole, a junior at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C., said he went through normal security checks at Baltimore-Washington International Airport on Sept. 14 and at Raleigh-Durham on Sept...
  • Gov't Charges American Airlines With Bias

    04/25/2003 5:34:40 PM PDT · by sarcasm · 7 replies · 239+ views
    AP ^ | April 25, 2003
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government charged American Airlines on Friday with discriminating against passengers perceived to be Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian or Muslim in its first racial bias complaint against an airline.The Transportation Department alleged that 10 people, mostly U.S. citizens, were removed from their flights or denied boarding even though they had tickets and passed security checks.Most of the incidents cited in the administrative complaint occurred within three months of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, the department said.American said it would fight the charges and denied that passengers were discriminated against by its crew or the crew of American...
  • Kevin Mitnick: Consumer vigilance can thwart high-tech crooks

    01/31/2003 2:52:40 AM PST · by MadIvan · 2 replies · 227+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | January 31, 2003 | Kevin D. Mitnick
    CORPORATE security is an illusion. So is personal financial privacy. I should know; I spent five years of my life in federal prison for proving it. A recent survey by the Computer Security Institute and the FBI found that 90 percent of U.S. companies responding had detected security breaches during the preceding year. Many companies believe that they can protect their information and networks from the bad guys by acquiring security technologies such as fire-walls, anti-virus software and biometric authentication systems. But while it's essential to use technology to prevent and detect hackers, it is naive to rely on technology...
  • The Hard Work Of Vigilance Can Improve On Cue

    01/09/2003 1:54:37 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 2 replies · 160+ views
    Univ. of Cincinnati via Science Daily ^ | Jan. 9, 2003 | University Of Cincinnati
    For a fighter pilot, flagging attention could bring crashing consequences. The same holds true for air-traffic controllers, for airport-security personnel and for other industries as well. And lapses in attention are always likely because vigilance is hard work for the human brain. But the drain on the brain can be reduced and performance enhanced by prompting attention, according to research by a team of University of Cincinnati and Catholic University of America psychologists. The research, performed at the University of Cincinnati which houses the nation's largest vigilance testing laboratory, was just published in the January 2003 issue of the quarterly...
  • Sobering assessment of Al Qaeda training tapes **MUST READ**

    09/21/2002 10:21:18 PM PDT · by VaBthang4 · 67 replies · 1,467+ views ^ | 21st | Fort Benning Source
    A Military Assessement of the Al Qaeda Training Tapes Assessment by an unnamed source at Fort Benning Initial Assessment The tape was apparently produced for Al Qaeda internal use and did not appear to be an external propaganda production. The tape showed Al Qaeda operatives engaging in a number of training exercises including small arms firing ranges, live-fire room entry, and numerous mixed live-fire/role-player type of scenarios. Scenarios included: Assassinations, kidnappings, bombings, and small unit raids on various types of targets. The training depicted in these scenarios was clearly for export according to an intelligence expert that commented on the...