The Washington Post ^ | 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014 | David NakamuraPosted on 7/8/2014, 10:58:14 AM by kristinnWhite House to Seek $3.8 billion for Border Control, More Than Previously SignaledThe White House on Tuesday will request $3.8 billion from Congress in emergency funding to deal with an influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America, a far higher amount that the Obama administration had previously signaled, according to a Capitol Hill source familiar with the plans.
Has the Dept. of Homeland Security become America’s standing army?
The Rutherford Institute ^ | June 16, 2014 | John W. WhiteheadPosted on 6/16/2014, 7:02:13 PM by stevie_d_64
“A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.”—James Madison
“Here [in New Mexico], we are moving more toward a national police force. Homeland Security is involved with a lot of little things around town. Somebody in Washington needs to call a timeout.”—Dan Klein, retired Albuquerque Police Department sergeantIf the United States is a police state, then the Department of Homeland Security DHS is its national police force, with all the brutality, ineptitude and corruption such a role implies.
In fact, although the DHS’ governmental bureaucracy may at times appear to be inept and bungling, it is ruthlessly efficient when it comes to building what the Founders feared most—a standing army on American soil.
The third largest federal agency behind the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, the DHS—with its 240,000 full-time workers, $61 billion budget and sub-agencies that include the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, Secret Service, Transportation Security Administration TSA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA—has been aptly dubbed a “runaway train.”
Students protest UC President Napolitano’s Laney College talk… “Booing and at one point turning their backs on her, dozens of students, faculty and supporters in the audience objected to remarks by the former chief of Homeland Security, who has been faulted for her stance on immigration issues during her time with the Obama administration. Many pumped their fists as a gesture of defiance.”
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 24, 2014 | by Jaxon Van Derbeken
Posted on 5/25/2014, 6:25:46 AM by Oldeconomybuyer
Laney College students marched in protest and some heckled University of California President Janet Napolitano as she gave a commencement address at the community college’s graduation ceremony Saturday.
By Radley Balko
May 7 at 4:33 pm
Today, in addition to protecting America’s borders and airports, the department is interrogating people suspected of pirating movies at Ohio theaters, seizing counterfeit NBA merchandise in San Antonio and working pickpocket cases alongside police in Albuquerque. Homeland Security agents are visiting elementary schools and senior centers to warn of dangers lurking on the Internet.
GUNNY G: Gunny, The news media loves to take celebrity stories and play them until the end of time. …But here’s one they don’t seem to want to look at too closely. It involves the mysterious death of a Hollywood actress who had a run-in with Homeland Security . Video:
The news media loves to take
celebrity stories and play them until
the end of time.
…But here’s one they don’t seem to want
to look at too closely.
“Gun Confiscation – The US Government’s New Year’s Resolution” ~ The European Union Times – gmail.com – Gmail
Posted: 31 Dec 2013 01:13 PM PST
For many Americans, 2013 was the year “gun confiscation” became an undeniable reality, but it has merely set the precedent for what’s to come in 2014.
Modern Society Must Do Away With Privacy / WaPo Explains the Surveillance State / Death by Methodological Individualism – gmail.com – Gmail
Think of government as a stern father or an understanding confessor. Reveal your most intimate secrets. It won\’t hurt. And it will help to forget that governments slaughtered something like 200 million people in the 20th century.
We\’re well on our way to comprehensive authoritarianism throughout the West, and yet still the world\’s bankers launch their promotional memes.