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Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Terrorist Watchlist!

Where can average Americans go to share terrorism-related information? The Information Sharing Environment. The ISE provides analysts, operators, and investigators with integrated and synthesized terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and homeland security information needed to enhance national security and help keep our people safe.

Creating an environment of more efficient terrorism-related information sharing is a key mission of the PM-ISE. Consequently, by supporting the ability of front line screening agencies to positively identify known or suspected terrorists trying to obtain visas, enter the country, board aircraft, or engage in other activity, the consolidated Terrorist Watchlist is one of the most effective counterterrorism tools for the U.S. government. A number of federal government agencies participate in this mission process:
  • The National Counterterrorism Center manages the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment (TIDE), which serves as the U.S. government’s central repository of information on international terrorist identities as established by the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. TIDE supports the USG’s various terrorist screening systems or “watchlists” and the U.S. Intelligence Community’s overall counterterrorism mission.
  • The Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) maintains the U.S. government’s consolidated Terrorist Watchlist - which supports the ability of front line screening agencies to positively identify known or suspected terrorists trying to obtain visas, enter the country, board aircraft, or engage in other activity. While undertaking these activities, TSC is also dedicated to ensuring the data it stores is maintained in a manner consistent with protecting the privacy and civil liberties of Americans.
  • Similarly, the Transportation Security Administration&nbsp uses Secure Flight, an aviation security program that enhances the security of domestic and international commercial air travel through the use of improved watchlist matching.
  • The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated April 10, 2014. 
  • 2013 saw the launch of a fully interactive web based Political Risk Map. The map is supported by Quantitative Country Analytics (QCA) from Roubini Global Economics, which allows systematic analysis of political risk around the world. It is unique in that it follows a three layered approach in analysing political risk (excluding EU and OECD countries).
    Source:  http://www.ise.gov/terrorist-watchlist

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    Senator Jeanne Shaheen Laughed At For Ducking Question On Obama!

    Sen Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was laughed at by the audience at the New Hampshire Senate Debate on Tuesday when she would not give a clear answer on whether she approved of the job President Obama is doing.

    When asked to give a simple, yes or no response to a hypothetical pollster asking, “do you approve of the job President Obama is doing?” Shaheen responded, “in some ways I approve, and some things I don't approve,” a line that caused the audience to start laughing. She continued “like most questions that we deal with as policymakers there aren’t simple answers, yes or no.”

    Shaheen was then asked how she could reconcile voting with the president 99% of the time and President Obama’s low approval rating in New Hampshire. She stated “I work for New Hampshire. And Scott Brown talks a lot about one survey and 99% of the time that I voted with the president,” before talking about her record getting a prison in New Hampshire opened, her work with residents who were facing foreclosure, and language she added to a veterans’ reform bill with Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH).

    She then concluded, “what we need is a senator who’s going to work for New Hampshire, who;s going to make sure we address the concerns we hear from our constituents, who’s going to be willing to work with Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, anybody in Washington who can help us get the job done for this state.” (Courtesy YouTuber ol dirt dog)

    Chris Matthews: ‘It’s Like Obama Has Ebola!’

    Hardball anchor Chris Matthews joked Tuesday evening that Democratic Senate candidates denying their 2008 and 2012 Obama votes were treating President Barack Obama as if he had ebola.

    Matthews showed video of Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) avoiding a Republican tracker asking the question (though it’s entirely possible he just doesn’t like GOP trackers).

    “That’s the way people walk past guys who are trying to get a buck or a quarter from somebody,” Matthews said.

    “It’s like Obama has Ebola,” he added. “I wasn’t near him! I didn’t touch him!”

    Obama: 'Don't Touch My Girlfriend'!

    YouTuber Richard Brown has this to say:
    Democrats say stay away from red states. Vladimir Putin says mitts off Ukraine. But "don't touch my girlfriend?" Not the usual admonition heard by President Barack Obama. Let's be clear: It was a joke. It unfolded while Obama cast an early ballot Monday in Chicago. A young woman, Aia (A-ya) Cooper, was voting next to Obama when her boyfriend, Mike Jones, decided to crack wise: "Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend.". Obama, laughing, replied: "There's an example of a brother just embarrassing me for no reason." Cooper apologized. But Obama imagined how she would retell the encounter: "I can't believe Mike, he is such a fool. I was just mortified...But fortunately, the president was nice about it, so it's all right." Obama gave her a smooch. "Give him something to talk about."

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    Connecticut: The model progressive state of failure!

    The Forbes article below not only gives a detailed lesson on how to drive people away from your home state but also why an informed vote really does matter. I wonder if this will generate any substantive responses from our democratic voting friends. They said raising taxes was the answer to everything. Time to explain yourself. I'm afraid we are definitely living in a New Normal, so most likely that won't happen. Then again, the numbers in this article are impossible to argue against.....unless one twists the truth. Be on the lookout for that. People nowadays are like infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. They have foundations built on hollow and deceptive philosophy coupled with a confused, incoherent, and even immoral relativistic brand of thinking.......But that's just my opinion. United we stand, partisan we fall!
    READ: How Did Rich Connecticut Morph Into One Of America's Worst Performing Economies?

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    We do fracking right in Michigan! (Gov. Rick Snyder)

    Said Gov. Rick Snyder during recent Capitol Hill Hearings.
    Fracking, the process of breaking trapped resources like natural gas and oil from shale, has led to a revolution in energy production in the U.S. It's also given rise to increasing worries that the process can have sweeping environmental impacts.

     
    Watch this YouTube video to find out what fracking is:



    Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    The Obama CDC won't stop Ebola!

    What other counties are doing to contain Ebola:

    Nearly 1,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, and more nations in the region are closing their borders. Senegal closed its land border with Guinea on Saturday to try to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus, which Guinean authorities say is suspected of killing 70 people in what would be the deadliest outbreak in seven years. “Even though the outbreak has been limited to these countries in West Africa, the spread to other countries needs to be contained,” the South African Cabinet said in a statement released Thursday. Senegal, Gambia, Nigeria and the Ivory Coast also limited travel from the region early in the Ebola outbreak, and Kenya Airways, British Airways and African airlines ASKY and Arik Air have all suspended flights to some of the affected countries.

    What the USA is doing to contain Ebola: 


    “One strategy that won’t stop this epidemic is isolating affecting countries or sealing borders” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), director.


    ….and just look at the results…….

    The incredible tasty Michelle Obama school lunch!

    No, not really. So how many of you have eaten in your son or daughter's school cafeteria lately? Have you asked them how they like the new Michelle Obama menu? Well, I pack my son a homemade, healthy lunch every day except on the days they have pizza, which should tell you something. It's not because he wants an unhealthy alternative, it's because he doesn't get filled up otherwise. By the time after-school activities roll around, he is starving if he eats the school lunch. I choose to protect my son from this madness.

    So how about the rest of America's kids? A recent survey of school leaders revealed:
    — 83.7 percent of school districts saw an increase in plate waste.
    — 81.8 percent had an increase in cost.
    — 76.5 percent saw a decrease in participation by students.

    Our kids probably feel like they are being used as pawns in these ill conceived social experiments. At the very least, the numbers prove the new government standards are not working. Food and money (your money) are being thrown down the drain, literally.

    I have an idea. How about if parents teach their children healthy eating habits from a very young age? Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)

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