Parents in Polk County, Florida are outraged after learning that students in area schools had their irises scanned as part of a new security program without obtaining proper permission.
Students at three facilities — an elementary school, a grade school and a high school — had their eyeballs scanned earlier this month as part of a ‘student safety’ pilot program being carried out by Stanley Convergent Security Solutions.
“It simply takes a [...]
Officials: Obama coming to Israel to prevent attack on Iran
The main purpose of US President Barack Obama’s visit to Israel in the spring, is to warn Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu against attacking Iran, unnamed officials told Army Radio on Sunday.
Obama is concerned that the prime minister will decide to attack Iran now when he is backed by a new government and can establish a new security cabinet, without Dan Meridor [...]
Little by Little our freedom slips away….
On Oct. 26, President Obama signed a new Executive Order which expands the role and scope of Homeland Security in states and areas across the country. This order, which establishes a new Security Partnership Council, will have far reaching effects in the overall mission of Homeland Security, and for state and local areas that interact with the Federal agency.
Economically, the Establishing the White House [...]
Are all American terrorists now?? How long are we going to put up with more and more “Security Messures” they make up as they see fit??
Can the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) pull you out of line without any rational reason, quiz you on where you are going and why? And if you choose not to answer, does that make you “hostile?” One newspaper writer from the Midwest found out the [...]
Egypt-Israel border on high alert as Israeli vice PM urges cooperation
Israel tanks move closer to Egypt border
The IDF has deployed Armored forces near the Israel-Egypt border, moving tanks closer to the fence, Ynet has learned. The unusual move followed Monday’s terror attack on defense contractor crews building the new security fence.
The attack claimed the life of Said Phashpashe, 36, from Haifa. Golani soldiers who were scrambled to the area killed two terrorists.
Ynet was able to [...]
Internet users are being asked to read random property numbers snapped by Google’s Street View cameras, as part of new security checks.
The tests weed out “bots” by ensuring that users are human. But Google has been accused of exploiting the data submitted in by the public for commercial gain – by adding the information to its own mapping system.
Campaign groups said that the use of pictures of real house numbers [...]
From Washington’s Blog:
… I initially thought that Paul Joseph Watson was overreacting when he claimed that a Homeland Security video paints the following activities as signs of potential terrorism:
Talking to police officers
Wearing a hoodie
Driving a van
Writing on a piece of paper
But Watson makes a brilliant point about Homeland Security’s “See Something Say Something” campaign, and how accusations of terrorism actually spread…
Read full article…
Giant portraits of the mothers of victims have highlighted the problem of violence in Caracas
(BBC News) A Venezuelan campaign group says the country has suffered a record number of murders in 2011.
The Venezuela Violence Observatory says at least 19,336 people have been killed this year, an average of 53 a day.
The figures suggest Venezuela’s murder rate is the highest in South America and four times that of Mexico.
Criminal violence [...]
Occupation of America set to expand with new funding
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, December 22, 2011
The TSA has been responsible for over 9,000 unannounced “security checkpoints” over the last year alone, as the federal agency’s VIPR program expands to become a literal occupying army in the name of safety.
“The TSA’s 25 “viper” teams — for Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response — have run more than 9,300 unannounced checkpoints and other search [...]
December 17, 2011
Members of the House Homeland Security Committee introduced a cybersecurity bill on Thursday that would establish a quasi-governmental entity to oversee information-sharing with the private sector.
Like the other cybersecurity bills offered by the House GOP, the Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Effectiveness (PrECISE Act) encourages private firms to share information on cyber threats but stops short of mandating new security standards for sectors deemed [...]
Watch out counterfeiters: Canada is planning to abandon paper money.
This week, our friend to the north introduced the first in its new line of all-plastic notes — a cool $100 bill made out of a single sheet of plastic polymer and tricked out with all kinds of high-tech security features.
In a statement, the Bank of Canada said that the new notes will last twice as long as paper money and will also [...]
SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Yonhap) — Hundreds of North Korean nuclear and missile experts have been collaborating with their Iranian counterparts in more than 10 locations across the Islamic state, a diplomatic source said Sunday.
The revelation lends credence to long-held suspicions that North Korea was helping Iran with a secret nuclear and missile program.
It also represents a new security challenge to the international community as it seeks to curb the nuclear [...]
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates speaks to troops at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Walton in Kandahar, Afghanistan, June 5, 2011.
Some members of President Obama’s newly appointed national security team believe American troops should be pulled out of Afghanistan more rapidly than previously discussed, according to a report in The New York Times.
Officials from the military and the Obama administration, who spoke to the [...]
A new state bill in the California State Senate could make social-networking sites like Facebook take down personal information and photos for account users under 18 and require more private settings.
The SB 242 was introduced by Sen. Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro) and would require all security settings to default to private and charge up to $10,000 per violation, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
The bill’s [...]
Nearly two weeks after being the subject of one of the largest data breaches in business history, the PlayStation Network will go back online this week, Sony announced Sunday morning.
The company, which says the service restoration will be a phased one, also discussed several new security enhancements, as well as a program meant to encourage gun shy users to return to the PSN.
No more copy paste from the world’s biggest bond deflationist. A day after the NYT announced it will soon see its traffic plunge courtesy of a paywall, David Rosenberg says he is going the premium route as well. “Since first publishing Breakfast with Dave when I started with Gluskin Sheff + Associates back in May 2009, we had always notified our readership that the report [...]
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah on Friday ordered the handout of billions of dollars in benefits to Saudi citizens and created more domestic security jobs in an attempt to insulate the top oil exporter from regional unrest.
The king made a brief statement congratulating Saudis for their loyalty, national unity and facing the enemies of religion before his decrees were read out live on Saudi television.
Rickards contends that the Fed’s balance sheet has grown so large (owns so many securities), that the Fed can use the principal repayments to finance the deficit, thus extending QE indefinitely without enlarging the Fed’s balance sheet.
the size of the Fed’s balance sheet is now so vast that the reinvestment of principal payments from the existing assets will be enough to monetize a [...]
(From an email received)
The governor of California is jogging along a trail with his dog when a
coyote jumps out and starts to attack the dog.
At first, the governor starts to intervene and gets bitten by the coyote.
The coyote kills the dog, but the governor realizes he should stop, because
the coyote is just doing what is natural.
Instead he calls animal control, who captures the coyote and spends $250
state taxpayer money testing [...]