Arming for Riots Across America? Homeland Stockpiling “Less Lethal Specialty Munitions”

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Posted on 4th April 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Riot police of the Western world have recently come up against a succession of formidable threats. In Frankfurt for instance, German authorities were forced to square off against a legion of angry clowns who, in an effort to express their displeasure at austerity measures advocated by the ECB (which was at the time celebrating the completion of their new Frankfurt headquarters), set quite a few things on fire. Meanwhile, in the mean streets of Montreal, an “association of young communists” forgot to provide authorities with a protest itinerary, which led police to settle the matter with rubber bullets and sound bombs. Finally, in Quebec City, riot police were accosted by dozens of students who wanted, among other things, for the library to stay open longer, leaving authorities with no choice but to show protesters the meaning of “crowd control” via point-blank tear gas gun assaults. Here are the visuals:

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FROM USA TO NSA IN A FEW STEPS

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Posted on 20th March 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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The “War on Terror” Turns Inward – DHS Report Warns of Right Wing Terror Threat

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Posted on 20th February 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Screen Shot 2015-02-20 at 11.38.07 AMWhat you are about to read from CNN is just the very beginning of the intentional demonization of a growing segment of the U.S. population that rightly believes the government is run by a collective of thieving, corrupt, immoral sociopaths. This isn’t speculation either, years of content on this site serves as definitive proof that this is true. Commingling dissent, violence and “right wing” ideology will be key in the ultimate division of government critics in these United States, and a successful attempt to scare people away from questioning a clearly degraded and parasitic status quo.

The writing has been on the wall for many years, and I’ve warned about this development on many occasions (links at the end). If Martin Armstrong’s model is correct, and the U.S. economy starts to move downward in fall 2015, dissent will spread across the land like brushfire and the status quo will call dissenters terrorists (they already did this during Occupy Wall Street). My advice to everyone listening is don’t fall for it, and instead unite together in order to achieve a peaceful societal and economic paradigm shift.

Sure, there will always be Neo Nazis and genuine racist crazies out there who hate the government merely because they are small-minded and filled with hate, but they are a small number compared to those who have genuine grievances against the system which are not being redressed. Stories like the following are pure government propaganda and are guaranteed to increase exponentially in the years ahead.

From CNN:

Washington (CNN) They’re carrying out sporadic terror attacks on police, have threatened attacks on government buildings and reject government authority.

Notice how CNN commingles violence with “rejecting government authority.” This is intentional, and meant to subliminally link the two ideas in the minds of the feeble minded who still get their news from CNN. In reality, there is no such connection. Conversely, this country was founded on the idea that a people should only submit to government when it working in their best interests. The first paragraph of the American Declaration of Independence is explicit:

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Incredibly, this sentiment is now being associated with terrorism. Back to CNN.

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OBAMA SAYS IT’S OK TO DRIVE DRUNK IF YOU’RE AN ILLEGAL ALIEN

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Posted on 16th February 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Guest Post by Karl Denninger

Oh c’mon…… America, you will put up with this?

The Obama administration has ordered federal agents responsible for protecting one of the nation’s busiest and most crime-infested regions near Mexico to stop apprehending drunk drivers, according to an internal government memo that also concedes an officer that elects to detain them is “acting within the course and scope of his employment.”

Obtained by Judicial Watch this week, the notice is titled “Enforcement Options With Alcohol-Impaired Drivers” and directs the 4,000-plus U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Tucson, Arizona sector to “release” individuals under the influence and “allow them to go on their way.” The document acknowledges that this feels counter-intuitive for Border Patrol agents, but eases concerns by answering a hypothetical question for the officers who have sworn to uphold the law: “If you allow this driver to continue down the road and they kill someone, aren’t you liable?” The answer is no, according to the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memo. “There is no legal requirement for a Border Patrol agent to intervene in a state crime, including DUI,” the order says, adding that “therefore there is generally no liability that will attach to the agent or agency for failing to act in this situation.”

Nice.

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PHILADELPHIA THANKS ALL YOU SUCKERS FOR PAYING FOR THE DNC CONVENTION

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Posted on 13th February 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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All the Philly libtards are ecstatic about Hillary and her cankles having her  coronation to the presidency here in the bankrupt town of brotherly love (except on the 30 Blocks of Squalor where your more likely to be shot). I’m hoping for a replay of the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. Maybe the revolution will start right out my window.

The Police State will lockdown the city like Boston during a exploding utensil search. I’ve heard the borderline retarded Mayor Nutter and the faux journalists in the MSM blather about how this won’t cost the taxpayers a dime. This is how math challenged, control freak, liberal douchebags think. Nutter says it won’t cost Philadelphia taxpayers a dime because they are going to get a $50 million Security Grant from the Federal government and the new libtard governor of PA will fork over $10 million.

Where the fuck does this moronic excuse for a human being think that money comes from? TAXPAYERS!!!!!!!!!!!

The Federal government is bankrupt. The State of PA is bankrupt. The City of Philadelphia is bankrupt. So two bankrupt entities give money they don’t have to another bankrupt entity and then tell the people the whole affair is free to the taxpayers. The name Nutter fits. He must have graduated from the Phila public school system.

This is how the minds of liberals work and millions of ignorant Americans believe this bullshit.

And this is the kind of shit the Department of Homeland Security spends your money on. They can probably test their newest methods of kicking the shit out of protesters. I can’t wait.

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FOURTH TURNING – THE SHADOW OF CRISIS HAS NOT PASSED – PART THREE

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Posted on 11th February 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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In Part One of this article I attempted to illuminate the concept of generational theory as articulated by Strauss and Howe in The Fourth Turning.  In Part Two I provided proof this Crisis is far from over, with ever increasing debt, civic decay and global disorder propelling the world towards war.

Seeds of Crisis & War

“The seasons of time offer no guarantees. For modern societies, no less than for all forms of life, transformative change is discontinuous. For what seems an eternity, history goes nowhere – and then it suddenly flings us forward across some vast chaos that defies any mortal effort to plan our way there. The Fourth Turning will try our souls – and the saecular rhythm tells us that much will depend on how we face up to that trial. The saeculum does not reveal whether the story will have a happy ending, but it does tell us how and when our choices will make a difference.”  – Strauss & Howe – The Fourth Turning

When you accept the fact history is cyclical and continuous linear progress is not what transpires in the real world, you free yourself from the mental debilitation of normalcy bias and cognitive dissonance. Things do get worse. There are dark periods of history and they recur on a regular cycle. And we are in the midst of one of those dark periods. This Crisis will not be resolved without much pain, sacrifice, bloodshed, and ultimately war. Catastrophe is a strong possibility. The core elements of this Crisis – debt, civic decay, global disorder – are coalescing into a perfect storm which will rage for the next ten to fifteen years. The rhythms of history only provide a guidepost of timing, while the specific events and outcomes are unknowable in advance. The regeneracy of society into a cohesive, unified community, supporting the government in a collective effort to solve society’s most fundamental problems seems to have been delayed. Or has it?

Maybe the answer can be found in the resolution of the last Fourth Turning. The seeds of the next crisis are always planted during the climax of the previous crisis, when the new social order is established. The American Revolution Crisis created a new nation, but left unresolved the issue of slavery. This seed grew to become the catalyst for the Civil War Crisis. The resolution of the Civil War Crisis greatly enhanced the power of the central government, while reducing the influence of the States. The rise of central authority led to the creation of the Federal Reserve, the implementation of income taxes to fund a vastly larger Federal government and the belief among the political class that America should intervene militarily in the affairs of other countries. The Great Depression was created by the monetary policies of the Federal Reserve; the New Deal programs were a further expansion of Federal government; FDR outlawed the ownership of gold; and America’s subsequent involvement in World War II created a military and economic superpower.

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FOURTH TURNING – THE SHADOW OF CRISIS HAS NOT PASSED – PART TWO

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Posted on 10th February 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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In Part One of this article I laid the groundwork of the Fourth Turning generational theory. I refuted President Obama’s claim that the shadow of crisis has passed. The shadow grows ever larger and will engulf the world in darkness in the coming years. The Crisis will be fueled by the worsening debt, civic decay and global disorder. I will address these issues in this article.

Debt, Civic Decay & Global Disorder

The core elements propelling this Crisis – debt, civic decay, and global disorder – were obvious over a decade before the financial meltdown catalyst sparked this ongoing two decade long Crisis. With the following issues unresolved, the shadow of this crisis has only grown larger and more ominous:

Debt

  • The national debt has risen by $7 trillion (64%) to $18.1 trillion since 2009 and continues to accelerate by $2.3 billion per day, on track to surpass $20 trillion before Obama leaves office and $25 trillion by 2019.

  • The national debt as a percentage of GDP is currently 103% (it would be 106% if the BEA hadn’t decided to positively “adjust” GDP up by $500 billion last year). It is on course to reach 120% by 2019. Rogoff and Reinhart have documented the fact countries that surpass 90% experience economic turmoil, decline, and ultimately currency collapse and debt default.
  • Despite the housing collapse and hundreds of billions in mortgage, credit card, auto, and corporate debt being written off, dumped on the backs of taxpayers and hidden on the Federal Reserve balance sheet, total credit market debt has reached a new high of $58 trillion.

  • Harvard professor Laurence Kotlikoff has been a lone voice telling the truth about the true level of unfunded promises hidden in the CBO numbers. The unfunded social welfare liabilities in excess of $200 trillion for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare are nothing but a massive future tax increase on younger and unborn generations. Kotlikoff explains what would be required to pay these obligations:

To honor these obligations we could (a) raise all federal taxes, immediately and permanently, by 57%, (b) cut all federal spending, apart from interest on the debt, by 37%, immediately and permanently, or (c) do some combination of (a) and (b).”

The level of taxation and/or Federal Reserve created inflation necessary to honor these politician promises is too large to be considered feasible. Therefore, these promises, made to get corrupt political hacks elected to public office, will be defaulted upon.

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YOU’RE NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE

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Posted on 9th February 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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RELIGION OF PEACE STRIKES AGAIN

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Posted on 7th January 2015 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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I wonder how this will be used to take away more of my liberty and freedom. I thought gun laws in France were really tough. Maybe they should make them tougher. Then the terrorists wouldn’t shoot anyone with AK-47s. Get ready for Obama and DHS to warn of impending attacks in the U.S. The economy is imploding, they need a new distraction. Muslim terrorists always fits the bill.

“It’s A Butchery” – 12 Killed In Terrorist Attack On French Satirical Magazine Charlie Hebdo: Live Webcast

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A tragedy is unfolding in Paris at the moment where armed men stormed the Paris offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday morning, killing “at least 12 people” and injuring more, said a police officer. As a reminder, it was in November 2011 when the Charlie Hebdo’s headquarters were gutted by fire, hours before a special issue of the weekly featuring the Prophet Muhammad appeared on newsstands. Since then, the weekly moved to a new location, which was guarded by police, who were also shot at Wednesday morning. The shooters opened fire inside the magazine’s offices using automatic AK-47 rifles before fleeing, said the officer, cited by the WSJ. The attackers, described as “a commando with Kalasnikov and pump action… they went in there to kill” are believed to still be at large as France is “in shock” according to its president.

More details from AP:

Masked gunmen stormed the offices of a French satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 11 people before escaping, police and a witness said. The weekly has previously drawn condemnation from Muslims.

 

French President Francois Hollande called the slayings a terrorist attack and said that several other terror attacks have been thwarted “in recent weeks.”

 

Xavier Castaing, head of communications for the Paris police prefecture, confirmed the deaths in the shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical weekly that been repeatedly threatened for publishing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, among other controversial sketches.

 

Hollande rushed to the scene and top government officials planned an emergency meeting.

 

Luc Poignant, an official of the SBP police union, said the attackers escaped in two vehicles.

 

A witness to the attack, Benoit Bringer, told the iTele network he saw multiple masked men armed with automatic weapons at the newspaper’s office in central Paris.

In this video one can hear gun shots as the commentator remarks it is an automatic weapon. A woman can be seen running down the street and diving for cover between two cars.

A snapshot of what the alleged attackers look like via @Zaidbenjamin:

As Guardian’s Alexandra Topping writes: “The journalist Martin Boudot, from the Premières Lignes agency, has posted this video from the roof of a building situated close to the Charlie Hebdo building. we can hear gunshots and voices who cry ‘Allahu akbar’. In the distance we can see at least two people who appear to be fleeing.

Other newspapers in Paris have been placed under police protection, according to Le Monde.

French president Francois Hollande quickly arrived at the scene of what he called is clearly a terrorist attack. The latest headline updates from Bloomberg as they come in:

  • HOLLANDE SAYS 11 PEOPLE KILLED IN PARIS SHOOTINGS
  • PARIS ON HIGH TERRORIST ALERT, HOLLANDE SAYS
  • FRANCE’S HOLLANDE SAYS THE ATTACK IS A TERRORIST ACTION
  • HOLLANDE: SEVERAL TERRORIST ATTACKS FOILED IN RECENT WEEKS
  • HOLLANDE: FOUR PEOPLE ARE ’BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH’

The latest from Guardian:

A French police official says 11 people are dead in a shooting at a satirical weekly newspaper in central Paris.

 

Xavier Castaing, head of communications for the Paris police prefecture, confirmed the deaths.

 

French President Francois Hollande was headed to the scene of Wednesday’s shooting at Charlie Hebdo, a satirical weekly that has drawn repeated threats for its caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed, among other controversial sketches.

Hollande’s full statement:

Francois Hollande has been speaking to the media. He said that 11 people had been killed and four people seriously injured but 40 people had been rescued.

 

Hollande said that the security level had been increased in Paris and a number of terrorist plots had been foiled in recent weeks.
An emergency meeting will be held at the Elysees Palace in the next hour.

 

Hollande said France had experienced “an exceptional act of barbarism committed against a newspaper”.

 

France was facing a “shock”, he added. “We need to show we are a united country,” he said.

 

France had to be “firm and strong” adding: “We will fight these threats and we will punish the attackers.”

 

France had been targeted because it was a country of freedom but no one would be allowed to go against “the spirit of the republic” in this way.

More on the controversial history of Charlie Hebdo via the Guardian:

Charlie Hebdo has a long record of taking its satire seriously. The weekly magazine’s response to previous efforts at intimidation was to be even more controversial or outrageous, defying the constraints of religious sensitivity or political correctness.

 

In November 2011, its offices were fire-bombed after it had published a special edition, supposedly guest-edited by the Prophet Mohammed and temporarily renamed ‘Charia Hebdo’. The cover was a cartoon of Mohammed threatening the readers with ‘a hundred lashes if you don’t die laughing’.

 

The petrol bomb attack completely destroyed the Paris offices, the magazine’s website was hacked and the staff were subjected to death threats. But six days later, it published a new front page depicting a male Charlie Hebdo cartoonist passionately kissing a bearded Muslim man in front of the charred aftermath of the bombing. The headline this time was: L’Amour plus fort que la haine (Love is stronger than hate).

 

Less than a year after that, it published more cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, including images of him naked and a cover showing him being pushed along in a wheelchair by an Orthodox Jew. The French government had appealed to the magazine not to go ahead with publication, and shut down embassies and schools in twenty countries when it went ahead anyway, out of fear of reprisals.

Live webcast from France 24:


 

DHS WANTS TO FRIEND YOU

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Posted on 8th November 2014 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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I’m sure everyone’s favorite 30 something billionaire Marky Z. will stand up to the Feds when they want access to your personal info. Don’t worry. He’s a standup guy. Just ask his friends from Harvard.

The Feds want to facebook friend you because they think you’re cool. Know your enemy.

 

According to Facebook’s latest transparency report, government requests for the company’s user data increased 24% in the first half of 2014. Governments around the world made 34,946 requests for user information between January and June, up from 28,147 in the second half of 2013.

Once again, U.S. authorities were particularly keen on Facebook’s data, accounting for 44% of all requests. Interestingly, the percentage of requests where at least some data was produced was very high for U.S. government requests. Facebook produced data in more than 80% of the cases, compared to 51% for second-ranked India and just 34% for Germany, which made the third most requests.

In the press release, Facebook emphasized that each request would be carefully scrutinized before any data is produced and that the company would push back whenever deficiencies are found or requests are excessively broad.

Infographic: U.S. Authorities Like Facebook's User Data | Statista

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DHS PROTECTING YOU FROM PANTY PAINTING TERRORISTS

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Posted on 23rd October 2014 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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You don’t even have to exaggerate or make things up to show how asinine, ridiculous and overbearing our government keepers have become. I’m sure this is what that blithering idiot Bush was thinking when he signed the Patriot Act back in 2001. You thought the Dept of Homeland Security was protecting you from ISIS terrorists. Think again. They are protecting you from illegal panty painters.

I guess these agents were in the illegal panty division. This is another example of a massive profit making machine like Major League Baseball using their wealth to make government drones do their bidding and crushing small businesses who are doing nothing wrong. WTF is DHS doing enforcing copyright law? This country is so fucked. And no one cares and no one is paying attention. 

What would we do without the DHS drone army?

Homeland Security Agents Raided A Kansas City Panties Shop Over Illegal Underwear

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A Kansas City lingerie shop owner was alarmed to find Homeland Security agents at her shop Monday morning, demanding she hand over illegal panties that she intended to sell in honor of her hometown baseball team.

Peregrine Honig, co-owner of Birdies Panties in Kansas City, told The Kansas City Star that she thought the panties, onto which she’d hand-painted a “K” and a “C” and the words “Take the crown,” would be a fun way for fans of the Kansas City Royals to support the team in the World Series. Unfortunately, the Department of Homeland Security didn’t see it that way.

“They came in and there were two guys. I asked one of them what size he needed and he showed me a badge and took me outside. They told me they were from Homeland Security and we were violating copyright laws.”

The illegal panties, it seems, had run afoul of Major League Baseball’s copyright. How and why Homeland Security got involved in the illegal panties matter is not clear as of this post, but clearly they weren’t fooling around: according to KSHB (Kansas City), the Homeland Security agents even handcuffed the printer who printed the panties.

“It’s a lot to co-own a small lingerie store and feel like a criminal for printing crowns and KC on blue, cotton, American-made underwear. It seems like a lot.”

The problem, according to KSHB, was that the “K” and the “C” were connected, making the image on the illegal panties look too much like the Kansas City Royals’ logo. That was the point, but Major League Baseball apparently takes underwear-based copyright infringement seriously.

This is not the first time copyright enforcers have gotten a little, well, overzealous. Perhaps most famously, the Walt Disney Company forced preschools in Florida to remove the likenesses of Disney characters from their walls. But the Big Daddy of overzealous copyright enforcement has to be the RIAA, which has sued grandmothers and even confiscated the Winnie the Pooh laptop of a 9-year-old music pirate.

For their part, the Homeland Security agents involved in the illegal panty raid weren’t exactly thrilled with their job assignment that day, according to co-owner Danielle Meister.

“[The Homeland Security agents] felt like they were kicking a puppy.”

Despite the illegal panties seized by Homeland Security, the Kansas City Royals still fell to the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the World Series, losing 7-1.

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1556321/homeland-security-agents-raided-a-kansas-city-panties-shop-over-illegal-underwear/#4O7mqpi3IgxvyQPk.99

FBI, DHS Go Full Scaremonger: Warn Police Of Airstrike-Inspired “Homegrown Extremists” & “Disgruntled Employee” Threats

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Posted on 24th September 2014 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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We are in the midst of bombing two sovereign nations without a declaration of war. They have spent trillions of your money over the last 13 years to create the largest surveillance state in world history. They can’t, or won’t, keep little kids from streaming over our southern border. They have militarized every podunk police force in the country with Hummvees and high powered weapons. They rape airline passengers. They monitor every electronic communication of every person in the country. They have cameras watching us in every major city.

But that isn’t enough. They must keep the sheep in terror of phantom wolves hiding behind every bush. Even though you are 8 times more likely to be killed by a policeman than a terrorist, we are supposed to cower and beg the government to protect us from phantom terrorists. The ruling class must know their Ponzi scheme is very close to collapsing and causing a Greater Depression. They need to distract the masses with foreign threats or we will turn on them when the financial implosion hits.

Fourth Turnings always intensify. War is coming. The question is whether it will be a civil war,  foreign war, or both.

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While careful to note ‘no specific threats‘ have been found, it appears the FBI and DHS have decided it’s time to show why local police departments needed to be fully militarized after all. In the first bulletin, according to Bloomberg, US security officials warned federal and local police to watch for “homegrown violent extremists” who may be motivated to attack by airstrikes in Syria. In the second bulletin, the FBI and DHS assess that disgruntled and former employees pose a significant threat to US businesses due to their authorized access to sensitive information and the networks businesses rely on (no doubt inspired by today’s dreadful occurrences at UPS in Birmingham). It’s just a good thing all those local police forces have MRAPs, don’t you feel safer already? However, don’t forget, as The UK made clear, the definition of terrorist is a tricky one since even viewing ISIS propaganda constitutes a criminal offense.

  • *U.S. WARNS LOCAL POLICE TO WATCH FOR `HOMEGROWN’ EXTREMISTS
  • *FBI, DHS SAY U.S. AIRSTRIKES MAY INSPIRE TERROR PLOTTING

Money well spent?

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It would appear so (as Bloomberg reports), as while the FBI, DHS didn’t offer details on possible threats, U.S. airstrikes in Syria may inspire terrorist plots, according to joint bulletin from Homeland Security Dept and FBI obtained by Bloomberg News…

U.S security officials warned federal and local police to watch for “homegrown violent extremists” who may be motivated to attack by airstrikes in Syria.

 

The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a joint intelligence bulletin today in which they said the strikes “may have temporarily disrupted attack plotting” by the Khorasan group, a militant network that includes former members of al-Qaeda.

 

An attack by that group and by the Islamic State, both of which were the targets in last night’s strikes, “are less likely near-term” though “plotting by these groups may accelerate,” according to the bulletin.

 

The alert, obtained by Bloomberg News, addresses no specific plots and encourages police to alert federal authorities of suspicious activity.

 

The U.S.-led airstrikes hit targets in Iraq and, for the first time, in Syria. U.S. officials said Khorasan has emerged in recent weeks as a more immediate threat to the U.S. than Islamic State.

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And finally, in case you were concerned, the definitive chart of identfying terrorists…

 

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It appears Ron Paul was right...

If we want to stop radical terrorists from operating in Syria and Iraq, how about telling our ally Saudi Arabia to stop funding and training them? For that matter, how about the US government stops arming and training the various rebel groups in Syria and finally ends its 24 year US war on Iraq.

 

There are 200 million people bordering the countries where ISIS is currently operating. They are the ones facing the threat of ISIS activity and expansion. Let them fight their own war, rather than turning the US military into the mercenary army of wealthy Gulf states. Remember, they come over here because we are over there. So let’s not be over there any longer.

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Who could have seen that coming?

Department of Homeland Security – A 240,000 Person Cancer on the American Soul

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Posted on 2nd September 2014 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 4.27.17 PMRegular readers will be intimately familiar with my feelings on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Long before it became obvious to millions of people, I wrote about how the DHS was never intended to prevent terrorist attacks, rather it had always been intended to suppress the American citizenry. Over the past decade, it has become a dangerous behemoth of fascism under the guise of the fraudulent “war on terror.”

Going back to 2010, I wrote a piece titled: The Dangers of a Failed Presidency, in which I wrote:

There is clearly a power elite that consists of a union between big corporate and financial oligarchs and career bureaucrats in Washington D.C.  These are the folks that pull the strings of all administrations.  All you have to do is look at the trends that have been in place since George W Bush and continue under Obama to see what these players want.  Bigger government and thus more Federal power, more wealth for the oligarchs (thank you Federal Reserve) and an erosion of the middle class, and reduction of civil liberties in the name of the 1984-like never-ending “war on terror.”  I believe in a war on terror of my own.  A war against the terror that Washington D.C. is constantly trying to inject into your head so that you sheepishly give away all you rights and power to them.  That’s my war on terror.

That was written over four years ago, and the power structure since then has been able to push forward its agenda with very little resistance. Indeed, the average citizen is too busy simply trying to feed his or her family, or completely bonked out on tireless propaganda, to tell the difference between truth and fiction, let alone fight back. All the while, the DHS has been a key oligarch tool utilized in order to surreptitiously implement a police state. As Trevor Timm so eloquently points out in the Guardian:

For three weeks and counting, America has raged against the appalling behavior of the local police in Ferguson, Missouri, and for good reason: automatic rifles pointed at protesters, tank-like armored trucks blocking marches, the teargassing and arresting of reporters, tactics unfit even for war zones – it was all enough to make you wonder whether this was America at all. But as Congress returns to Washington this week, the ire of a nation should also be focused on the federal government agency that has enabled the rise of military police, and so much more: the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The 240,000-employee, Bush-invented bureaucratic behemoth that didn’t even exist 15 years ago has been the primary arms dealer for out-of-control local cops in Ferguson and beyond, handing out tens of billions of dollars in grants for military equipment in the last decade with little to no oversight and even less training on how use it. “From an oversight perspective, DHS grant programs are pretty much a mess,” a congressional aide told the Guardian’s Spencer Ackerman the other day.

There is now so much attention on the paramilitary pipeline that the White House has reportedly ordered a comprehensive review of the sprawling grant programs of both DHS and the Pentagon. But the problem with DHS is much larger than just combat gear: Homeland Security is also transferring tens or hundreds of millions of dollars in high-tech spying technology to local police through a sprawling backroom operation surveilling your neighborhood, much of which may be unconstitutional. 

DHS has its own fleet of Predator drones roaming the US border and far beyond, which it has loaned out to police over 500 times for myriad unknown reasons. They don’t have missiles like America’s killer drones in Pakistan and Yemen, but they come decked out with all the surveillance equipment you can imagine – and more may be on the way as President Obama tasks DHS chief Jeh Johnson, who once helped justify the military drone program, as his pointman on the border. Homeland Security is also handing out millions of dollars to local police to “accelerate and facilitate the adoption” of smaller drones that police can fly themselves. Cops claim they want these “middleman” drones for “emergencies,” but in places like California’s Alameda county, documents show they’ll end up using them for “crowd control” and “intelligence gathering”.

Local police have also received millions of dollars in grants for Stingray surveillance devices, the invasive and controversial spying tool that police have been using to secretly suck up cellphone data from entire neighborhoods – then covering it up. As USA Today’s John Kelly reported, “Applications justify the purchases as an anti-terror tool, but records obtained from many police departments show the devices are being used to pursue more routine local crime.” That pattern – intended for “terrorism” but used for everything – repeats itself with virtually everything local police agencies receive from the Department of Homeland Security. Even local politicians who approve the continuation of funding rarely know what it’s being used for.

Congressional report in 2012 found that so-called DHS “fusion centers” – the surveillance money pit that funnels all sorts of mundane personal information into databases that can be used and abused by countless local, state and federal agencies – produce “predominantly useless information”, while “running afoul of departmental guidelines meant to guard against civil liberties” and are “possibly in violation of the Privacy Act”. They’ve failed to uncover a single terrorist attack.

Not only is the DHS an enormous waste of money, it is also a cancer on the American soul. It has absolutely no place in a free society.

In Liberty,
Michael Krieger

SEE WHAT MILITARY EQUIPMENT YOUR COUNTY HAS RECEIVED FROM THE DHS

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Posted on 19th August 2014 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Now this is an eye opening link provided by Desertrat. You can enter your state and county and see what military equipment is now in the hands of your beloved police protectors.

http://www.freep.com/article/20140817/NEWS06/140726001/?appSession=882117151879513&cbSearchAgain=true&AppKey=36701000b255adcfe6ca4b13a8a4

I’m ecstatic that the copfuks in my county now have a $733,000 Mine Resistant Vehicle and a $245,000 Armored Personnel Carrier. I sure hope they will be able to clear all the land mines in my upper class suburban county. I really feel safe knowing the police have these vehicles.

Let’s hear what goodies the copfuks have in your Counties.

StateAscending County Item Name Quantity UI Value Ship Date
PA MONTGOMERY BINOCULAR 2 Each $342.00 3/10/2010
PA MONTGOMERY CARRIER,PERSONNEL,FULL TRACKED 1 Each $244,844.00 5/11/2012
PA MONTGOMERY MINE RESISTANT VEHICLE 1 Each $733,000.00 2/13/2014
PA MONTGOMERY PLYWOOD,CONSTRUCTIO 100 SH $31.91
PA MONTGOMERY PLYWOOD,CONSTRUCTIO 100 SH $31.91
PA MONTGOMERY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 4/11/2007
PA MONTGOMERY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 4/11/2007
PA MONTGOMERY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 9/11/2007
PA MONTGOMERY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 9/11/2007
PA MONTGOMERY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 9/11/2007
PA MONTGOMERY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 9/11/2007
PA MONTGOMERY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 9/11/2007
PA MONTGOMERY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 9/11/2007
PA MONTGOMERY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 1/8/2009
PA MONTGOMERY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 1/8/2009
PA MONTGOMERY RIFLE,7.62 MILLIMETER 1 Each $138.00 3/17/2006
PA MONTGOMERY RIFLE,7.62 MILLIMETER 1 Each $138.00 3/17/2006
PA MONTGOMERY SIGHT,REFLEX 25 Each $328.00 4/1/2014
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