Cell phones will be nation wide tested by the government for emergency takeover

Cell phones will be tested for emergency takeover by the government as needed.This latest effort by the government in the innocuous notice released by the FCC yesterday. Of course it’s first for those who opt in for alerts. But we were warned what could happen back in 2011 when the first takeover of the air waves occurred.  For the first time in 2011 the government integrated control over local and state emergency broadcasting.  First they came for the radio,TV, cable and satellite. Then they come for our phones.  One has to ask why the military was involved. From the earlier post:

he (Colonel Dietz) also asks whether it would make more sense to focus on mass messages to cell phones, given how people rely on them for communications. “Perhaps mobile phone ‘takeover’ technology would be in the SOCOM procurement pipeline down the road,” he writes.

Earlier June 2021 release:

WASHINGTON – FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) this summer.

The national test will consist of two portions, testing WEA and EAS capabilities. Both tests will begin at 2:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Aug. 11 2021.

The Wireless Emergency Alert portion of the test will be directed only to consumer cell phones where the subscriber has opted-in to receive test messages. This will be the second nationwide WEA test, but the first nationwide WEA test on a consumer opt-in basis. The test message will display in either English or in Spanish, depending on the language settings of the wireless handset.

The Emergency Alert System portion of the test will be sent to radios and televisions. This will be the sixth nationwide EAS test.

U.S. military plans method of taking over airwaves

The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Communications Commission held the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System. The test occurred at 2 p.m. ET and was carried on all broadcast television, radio stations and cable and satellite television systems in the U.S. and U.S. territories. Wednesday, November 9, 2011.

Only the President has the authority to activate EAS at the national level, and he has delegated that authority to the Director of FEMA.  The test was conducted jointly by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through  FEMA, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS).

In essence, the authority to seize control of all television and civilian communication has been asserted by the executive branch and handed to a government agency.

Many of us have been predicting that this is one of the moves the Government would prepare to do in order that they would be successful under the “right” circumstances. While this “test” will be for 3 minutes, there is nothing about the Executive Order process that limits the amount of time in the future.

On that day, federal authorities were to shut off all television and radio communications simultaneously at 2:00PM EST to complete the first ever test of the national Emergency Alert. Right in the heart of the day. This is no tin foil hat theory anymore.

From Forbes:

If you want to take over a nation, then first take over its airwaves. Broadcast your messages and interdict the enemy’s ability to broadcast theirs. When the U.S. attacked Iraq in 1991, or NATO bombed Serbia in 1999, among the first targets destroyed were TV and radio stations. When there is a military coup in Africa, the first buildings the rebels usually grab are the radio and TV studios.

National Emergency Alert System Test (November 9, 2011)

The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Communications Commission held the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System. The test occured at 2 p.m. ET and was carried on all broadcast television, radio stations and cable and satellite television systems in the U.S. and U.S. territories. Wednesday, November 9, 2011.

 Here is a question? Are we going to buy this bad boy from China?
Prior to initiating the FCT, USSOCOM wishes to identify all firms (both foreign
and domestic) which could provide a non-developmental light-weight,
multi-frequency, simultaneous over-broadcast system that has demonstrated a Technology Readiness Level of 8 or higher.

So it is illuminating that the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), the organization that oversees America’s elite special forces, is quietly searching for equipment that will effectively give it control over every FM and AM radio station in an area. The short, innocuous-sounding announcement on the Federal Business Opportunities site states that SOCOM seeks vendors to provide “a radio broadcast system capable of searching for and acquiring every AM and FM radio station in a specific area and then broadcasting a message(s) in the target area on all acquired AM and FM radio station frequencies.” SOCOM wants equipment that is both lightweight and sophisticated enough to detect and broadcast over multiple frequencies simultaneously.

This is what the Pentagon now calls Military Information Support Operations, or MISO. This is a far less sinister name for what the rest of us call Psychological Operations, or Psyops.

Some might wonder whether this technology can be used inside the United States. The answer is yes. “The requirements outlined for this technology are specific to conduct operations overseas,” Cohen says. “However, in some instances and when directed, the MISO forces and equipment can be used during Civil Authority Information Support operations.  During these events, MISO equipment simply is a platform that is used to support organizations such as FEMA to disseminate information to the public regarding safety, and so on.”

Lawrence Dietz, a retired U.S. Army Reserve Colonel who participated in Psyops for 13 years and writes a Psyops blog, suggests that a mass broadcast capability would be very useful during a Katrina-like natural disaster that can transmit emergency information when civilian transmitters have been knocked out. However, he also asks whether it would make more sense to focus on mass messages to cell phones, given how people rely on them for communications. “Perhaps mobile phone ‘takeover’ technology would be in the SOCOM procurement pipeline down the road,” he writes.

And what became of Lawrence Dietz

Lawrence Dietz

Dietz, is General Counsel of TAL Global where Tal Global’s international business has given him extensive experience in international contracts. Prior to joining TAL Global Dietz served in senior roles at Symantec Corporation to include Director of Market Intelligence and Global Public Sector Evangelist. He retired as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. His degrees include BS in BA, MBA, JD, LLM in European Law. He is the author of the authoritative Blog on Psychological Operations (PSYOP), http://psyopregiment.blogspot.com. He is a member of the Bar of the US Supreme Court, California and the District of Columbia.

Press release by FCC acting Chairwoman July 20, 2021.

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Obama to shut down airwaves on November 9th UPDATE

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President Obama signed an executive order this week (July 12, 2012) that could give him control over the web in times of emergency.

According to The Verge, critics of the order are concerned with Section 5.2, which is a lengthy part outlining how telecommunications and the Internet are controlled. It states that the Secretary of Homeland Security will “oversee the development, testing, implementation, and sustainment” of national security and emergency preparedness measures on all systems, including private “non-military communications networks.” According to The Verge, critics say this gives Obama the on/off switch to the Web.

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The United States Descent Into Madness

 

 

America went from the freest country in the world in December 2019 to a repressive and frightening place by July 2021. How did that happen?

If we thought we were alone thinking that the USA has descended into madness, we are not alone. We wonder how it could be that we seem to be out there on the edge as a Nation. About to reach critical mass to a point where we cannot return, all in what seems like a nanosecond. Victor David Hanson in a wonderfully written piece gives us no reassurance that all is well.

 

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A post that is a must read in it entirety. Here are a couple of his observations:

Authored by Victor Davis Hanson via AmGreatness.com,

The American Descent Into Madness.

Zero Hedge:

Nations have often gone mad in a matter of months. The French abandoned their supposedly idealistic revolutionary project and turned it into a monstrous hell for a year between July 1793 and 1794. After the election of November 1860, in a matter of weeks, Americans went from thinking secession was taboo to visions of killing the greatest number of their fellow citizens on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line. Mao’s China went from a failed communist state to the ninth circle of Dante’s Inferno, when he unleashed the Cultural Revolution in 1966.

In the last six months, we have seen absurdities never quite witnessed in modern America. Madness, not politics, defines it. There are three characteristics of all these upheavals. One, the events are unsustainable. They will either cease or they will destroy the nation, at least as we know it. Two, the law has largely been rendered meaningless. Three, left-wing political agendas justify any means necessary to achieve them.

Citizenship as Mere Residency

Two million people are anticipated to cross the southern border, en masse and illegally, over a 12-month period. If that absurdity were to continue, we would be adding the equivalent of a major U.S. city every year. The new arrivals have three things in common: Their first act was to break U.S. law by entering the country. Their second was to break the law by residing here illegally. And their third will be to find false identification or other illegal means to continue breaking the law. One does not arrive as a guest in a foreign country and immediately violate the laws of his host—unless one holds those laws in contempt.

Crime as Construct

Crime is another current absurdity. There exists a mini-industry of internet videos depicting young people, disproportionately African American males, stealing luxury goods from Nieman-Marcus in San Francisco, clearing a shelf from a Walgreens with impunity, or assaulting Asian Americans. These iconic moments may be unrepresentative of reality, but given the mass transfers and retirements of police, and the frightening statistics of large increases in violent crime in certain cities, the popular conception is now entrenched that it is dangerous to walk in our major metropolises, either by day or at night.

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We know from the failed Soviet system and from the French Revolution that the most mediocre in society became its most eager auditors of correct behavior. The arbiters of proper thought—the self-righteous paid toady, the perpetual victim employed in service to government payback, the freelancing snitch—were always the villains of freedom, productivity, and humanity, whether we read of the killing off of Alexander the Great’s inner circle, the forced suicides of the Neronian circle, the Jacobin murder spree, or the nightmarish world described by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

That the Biden Administration has now joined with Silicon Valley to hunt down on social media any dissenters from this month’s official policy on vaccinations and mask-wearing was not so shocking as to be expected from a media that banned coverage of Hunter Biden’s laptop. In Cuban-fashion, millions of judge-jury-executioner online snitches, with government encouragement, will help root out incorrect thoughts at light speed.

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Obama’s ethic chief yells foul with hiring string of family related hires in administration

 

Hey they want their 10 percent too. Don’t they have the right for some Benjamins for their “big guy?” One has to wonder if the Obama clan is feeling left out with one of their own going to the Washington Post with this complaint about Biden.

A former ethics chief in the Obama administration has accused President Joe Biden of thumbing his nose at government ethics with the prevalence of family ties among his administration’s hires. 

‘I’m sorry, I know some folks don’t like hearing any criticism of him. But this royally sucks. I’m disgusted,’ tweeted Walter Shaub, who led the Office of Government Ethics from 2013 to 2017.

‘A lot of us worked hard to tee him up to restore ethics to government and believed the promises. This is a a real ‘f*** you’ to us—and government ethics,’ he added.

Shaub was responding from a new report in the Washington Post, which revealed that press secretary Jen Psaki, White House counselor Steve Ricchetti, deputy chief of staff Bruce Reed and presidential personnel office director Cathy Russell each have at least one direct family member working for the Biden administration.

(Jen Psaki –   who found her name on my wall of shame yesterday as one of the fine members of WestExec.)

WestExec – Meet the firm that’s running our country & Biden and is fearful of

Many of the highest-ranking members of the Biden administration came from the same shadowy firm. It is a relatively new name among revolving-door power brokers in Washington D.C., which makes it all the more surprising.

Founded in 2017, WestExec describes itself as a “diverse group of senior national security professionals with the most recent experience at the highest levels of the U.S. government.

 

 

The scrutiny on hiring practices was triggered in part by the Treasury Department’s announcement on Monday that it was hiring J.J. Ricchetti, son of Biden counselor Steve Ricchetti, leading to accusations of nepotism.

The Treasury Department announced on Monday that it was hiring J.J. Ricchetti (second from left), son of Biden counselor Steve Ricchetti (center), leading to accusations of nepotismThe Treasury Department announced on Monday that it was hiring J.J. Ricchetti (second from left), son of Biden counselor Steve Ricchetti (center), leading to accusations of nepotism

J.J. Ricchetti, a recent college graduate with no other experience listed on his department bio, will be a special assistant to the Treasury’s office of legislative affairs.

The scrutiny on hiring practices was triggered in part by the Treasury Department’s announcement on Monday that it was hiring J.J. Ricchetti, son of Biden counselor Steve Ricchetti, leading to accusations of nepotism.

J.J. Ricchetti, a recent college graduate with no other experience listed on his department bio, will be a special assistant to the Treasury’s office of legislative affairs.

From Daily Mail

Let’s not forget Cathy Russell, Biden’s director of presidential personnel in the WH is wife of Tom Donilon, Chairman of the investments firm BlackRock that has been buying up housing across US and renting it out at higher price Their daughter Sarah works in the WH National Security Council.

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WestExec – Meet the firm that’s running our country & Biden and is fearful of

We keep asking who is the man behind the curtain that is running our country and that Biden is so fearful of in “getting in trouble.” We have a major clue and it comes in the name of WestExec with well over 23 executives of their executives finding their way to Biden’s door. Just who are they? One thing is for sure they have loaded up offices in Biden’s government. As far as Secretary of State Blinken fellow goes, he is the co-founder and managing director.

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Many of the highest-ranking members of the Biden administration came from the same shadowy firm. It is a relatively new name among revolving-door power brokers in Washington D.C., which makes it all the more surprising.

Founded in 2017, WestExec describes itself as a “diverse group of senior national security professionals with the most recent experience at the highest levels of the U.S. government. With deep knowledge and networks in the fields of defense, foreign policy, intelligence, cybersecurity, international economics, and strategic communications, our team has worked together around the White House Situation Room table, deliberating and deciding our nation’s foreign and national security policies.”

WestExec has staffed the administration with over 23 of its executives, who have sprawled out across the national security and intelligence apparatus. The Intercept and The American Prospect dug into these profiles, and some of the biggest names in government are among them, including:

  • Tony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of State; Co-founder and managing partner of WestExec
  • Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence; Principal
  • David S. Cohen, Deputy Director at the CIA; Principal
  • Lisa Monaco, Deputy Attorney General; Principal
  • Chris Inglis, National Cyber Director; Principal
  • Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary; Senior Adviser
  • Ely Ratner, Asst. Sec. of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs; Senior Adviser

It is an impressive list, as concerning as it might be that one security cabal could singlehandedly consolidate such influence in one presidential administration. But the list isn’t finished yet.

  • Colin Thomas-Jensen, National Security Director for USAID; Senior Adviser
  • Michael Camilleri, Sr. Adviser to USAID Admin.; Senior Adviser
  • Gabrielle Chefitz, Special Asst. to Under Sec. of Defense for Policy; Senior Associate
  • Julianne Smith, Senior Adviser to Sec. of State; Senior Adviser
  • Barbara Leaf, Senior Director for Middle East, NSC; Senior Adviser
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg, Counselor to Deputy Sec. of Treasury; Senior Advisor
  • Matt Olsen, Asst. Attorney General; Principal

“The WestExec to Biden administration pipeline, part two. Not pictured: senior adviser to the domestic policy adviser Erin Pelton; director of scheduling for the secretary of state Sarah McCool; nominee for assistant secretary of defense Celeste Wallander; Biden-Harris transition team advisers Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Cristina Killingsworth, Jay Shambaugh, and Puneet Talwar; deputy director for the U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission John Costello; and vice chair of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence Robert O. Work.”

“Even Bidenworld’s backbenchers are entangled in the firm,” the Intercept/American Prospect report states. “The Biden-Harris transition team was advised by WestExec consultants Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Puneet Talwar, Jay Shambaugh, and Cristina Killingsworth. Further, the firm’s members oversee influential nonpartisan federal commissions: Robert O. Work at the National Security Commission for Artificial Intelligence and John Costello at the Cyberspace Solarium Commission.

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“The private sector can in essence co-opt the public sector.”

The Intercept:

”WestExec does not affirmatively share its clients, and public financial disclosure forms only offer broad outlines. Kathleen Clark, a law professor at Washington University in St. Louis, says that government ethics laws written decades ago aren’t equipped to handle a situation in which a single firm launches 15 senior officials. “Yes, they’re employed by the government, I’ll grant you that. But are they actually working for the American people or not? Where does their loyalty lie?” said Clark. “The private sector can in essence co-opt the public sector.”

…..The firm describes one of its chief selling points as its “unparalleled geopolitical risk analysis,” now confirmed by the saturation of its employees in positions of power. WestExec has also succeeded in getting tech startups into defense contracts and helped defense corporations modernize with tech; it worked to help multinational companies break into China. One of its collaborators is the defense-centered investment group Pine Island Capital Partners, which launched a SPAC, or “blank check” company,” last year. Tony Blinken advised Pine Island and was a part owner. (Michèle Flournoy, another WestExec co-founder, had her nomination to be secretary of defense nixed. President Joe Biden instead nominated Lloyd Austin, himself a former Pine Island partner but not a WestExec consultant.)

BLINKEN, NOW SECRETARY OF STATE, advised household names like telecommunications giant AT&T, defense contractor Boeing, shipping magnate FedEx, and the media company Discovery as a WestExec founding partner. He worked for Big Tech pillars Facebook, LinkedIn, Microsoft, and Uber. He helped niche companies like speakers bureau GLG, art seller Sotheby’s, and biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences. Blinken also lists clients that are global investment firms and asset managers, like Blackstone, Lazard, Royal Bank of Canada, and the multinational conglomerate SoftBank — which does extensive business with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He even advised the consulting group McKinsey & Company. Though Blinken left WestExec in July 2020 — after The American Prospect inquired about the relationship — each of these businesses has an international profile that may impact his calculations as he implements Biden’s foreign policy.

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Trump Attorneys come out swinging after Weisselberg indictment

Finally we get to hear some good lawyering. Replacing Rudy as the legal beagle for all things Trump are two excellent attorneys that are worth a listen. They came out swinging following the indictment of Weisselberg yesterday. Attorneys Alan Futeras starts and Susan Necheles gives the coup de grâce just outside the court house.

In addition to grand larceny and other charges against Weisselberg, the 24-page indictment charges the Trump Organization with first-degree fraud and scheme to defraud — alleging that they kept tax authorities in the dark about more than $1.7 million of indirect compensation, thereby unlawfully evading hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal, state, and local taxes.

“The scheme was intended to allow certain employees to substantially understate their compensation from the Trump Organization, so that they could and did pay federal, state, and local taxes in amounts that were significantly less than the amounts that should have been paid,” the indictment states. (Hello, isn’t that the responsibility of the individual to pay any taxes owed if required?)

Weisselberg, 73, entered the court in handcuffs, surrounded by court officers, shortly before his arraignment began. 

The 15-count indictment accuses the Trump Organization of flouting tax obligations by letting Weisselberg and other top executives collect nonmonetary “fringe” benefits and perks, including free or basically free use of apartments in the Trump real estate empire, as well as private school tuition, Mercedes Benz leases and end-of year holiday bonuses, all of which were not reported to tax authorities. 

 

One wonders why Trump gets a bit fed up with it all? Already he is fighting seventy lawsuits. Impeachments, anyone and everyone that works with him before it’s over will be investigated. Millions in legal fees.

Donald Jr shares his thoughts on the matter.

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Trump blasts Barr, claims Durham has disappeared from the planet

 

In a scathing rebuke of Barr, Trump lets loose in an open letter. Many of us were concerned with Barr from the get go. His announcement at his confirmation hearing that he was best friends with Horowitz gave us plenty to give pause.

Here we have the real story on the weasel Bill Barr.

In this OAN interview Natalie Harp outlines the duplicitous history of Bill Barr’s former statements relating to voter fraud and mail-in ballot fraud.  After laying out the background of Barr’s statements as Attorney General, President Trump’s spokesperson Liz Harrington responds directly to the current position of Barr. It is followed by Trump’s letter.

 

 

H/T: Conservative Tree House

A pretty damning clip knowing what we know now. Of course he slid through his confirmation hearing.

Barr and Mueller are friends?

 

 

 

Here is an earlier “tell.”

Check out the earlier post Trump’s tweet, Barr’s response and failed Jessie Liu – the intersect

Via NBC) […] The former U.S. attorney whose office oversaw the Roger Stone prosecution resigned from the Trump administration Wednesday, two days after President Donald Trump abruptly withdrew her nomination for a top job at the Treasury Department.

Jessie Liu

Why did Barr ever think Jessie Liu was worth promoting to a critical role in treasury? and worse to the DOJ #3 post before that. As soon as Barr was confirmed he was her champion. She was involved with Mueller including the Stone and McCabe cases. Keep it in mind as we go through this:……….

 

 

 

 

 

 

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QAnon Shaman aka Jacob Chansley moved to Federal Prison in Colorado for mental evaluation

 

There are hundreds of protesters from the January 6 incident at the Capitol languishing in a special cell block in a D.C. prison in solitary confinement.  The most well known is “QAnon Shaman,” Jacob Chansley. In shades of Stalinist Russia, he has been moved to a federal prison in Colorado for the infamous “forensic evaluation.” If found too ill to stand trial he no doubt will be sent to a mental institution until such time as he is “fit to stand trial.” 

These poor souls are not getting the attention they deserve. They are being rounded up all over America. 

NBC News reporter Scott MacFarlane reported Monday that the so-called “QAnon Shaman,” Jacob Chansley, is being transferred from the jail in Alexandria, Virginia, to Colorado where he’ll undergo a forensic evaluation, according to the Justice Department.

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“Specific details were confirmed with the government that that use of a spear or a finial on a spear dates to the Native Americans, a fact consistent with the Shamanic faith of the defendant,” the motion continues. “It was further noted for the government that the U.S. Army uses the spear finial with open wings on the sides, however, the traditional Native American design only contains the central point, akin to the defendant’s flagpole.”

 

'QAnon Shaman' Jacob Chansley moved to federal prison for 'forensic evaluation'

Jacob Chansley

 

From Raw Story

Backing up a bit:

From NPR

March 9, 2021

A federal judge ruled Monday that the man often called the “QAnon Shaman” must remain in jail pending his trial for his role in the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol because he remains a threat to the public.

Judge Royce Lamberth said in his order rejecting Jacob Chansley’s request for release that “no condition or combination of conditions” would ensure Chansley’s return to court if he were released.

Lamberth said Chansley believes his actions during the siege of the Capitol, an attack in which five people died, were peaceful. That mindset, Lamberth wrote, shows “a detachment from reality.”

“Defendant characterizes himself as a peaceful person who was welcomed into the Capitol building on January 6th by police officers,” Lamberth wrote in the order. “The Court finds none of his many attempts to manipulate the evidence and minimize the seriousness of his actions persuasive.”

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Lamberth declined to release him and focused, in part, on the accusation that Chansley stormed the Capitol with a dangerous weapon. Chansley’s attorney described it as a flagpole with a “spear finial.”

 

 

Little of the reported 12000 hours of footage from January 6 has been released. Yet those accused have no access. No one died from the so called “armed insurrection” except one of the protesters. Thanks to Rumble we have this one.

One officer, identified in the video and confirmed by charging documents as Officer Keith Robishaw, appears to tell Chansely’s group they won’t stop them from entering the building. “We’re not against . . . you need to show us . . . no attacking, no assault, remain calm,” Robishaw warns. Chansley and another protestor instruct the crowd to act peacefully. “This has to be peaceful,” Chansley yelled. “We have the right to peacefully assemble.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Joe Biden Is Flying Family Members of Fake Refugees into the County Who Are Not Even Approved to Be Here

 

Because they can’t destroy America fast enough. There is a storm brewing. Do we think that millions will be allowed to keep pouring in? MS-13, drugs, trafficking of all kinds? Four years of this and we will not recognize America.

President Joe Biden is allowing Central American economic migrants with pending asylum claims — not just approved claims — to have the Department of State fly their families on the American taxpayer dime to live with them in the U.S.

Nobody is Illegal !

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On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times revealed:

The Biden administration on Tuesday announced the major expansion of a program that would allow many such youths into the country legally, part of its stated goal to increase “legal pathways” for immigration. The changes could boost the number of Salvadoran, Guatemalan and Honduran children joining their families in the U.S. from several hundred to tens of thousands.

The in-country processing will resume with Tuesday’s announcement, administration officials said. Advocates warned against allowing burdensome backlogs to form in El Salvador, Guatemala, or Honduras, with screening, interviews, vetting, and cross-border paperwork that delay and ultimately discourage applicants, some of whom feel too at risk to wait it out [and choose to take their shot trying to sneak into the U.S.]

 

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AUSTIN — Texans can soon begin carrying a handgun in public without a license or training, after Gov. Greg Abbott signed legislation allowing permitless carry Thursday, calling it the “biggest and best” gun law this session.

The law takes effect Sept. 1. People 21 and older who can legally possess a handgun will no longer need a state-issued license to carry one outside their homes or vehicles.

 

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Biden limits to 16 entities Putin cannot hack

 

Biden needed time to prepare his teleprompter to read his comments about the meeting with Putin. He managed to stumble through it. Who on his team of prompter writers decided to include Biden talking about the limit on what Putin could cyber attack? 16 entities? How about the whole of the USA? Then of course he repeats again how he is “told who he can call on for questions.” The so called “I’m going to get in trouble” default position “if I don’t do what I am told” must be really appealing to the male dominated  societies of the world with his lack of  machismo. Can you imagine Putin saying something like that? It may be appealing to those who have empathy toward senility but it doesn’t play well in the world. It sure looked to me that he had an ear piece as well with certain camera levels. 

President Biden told reporters Wednesday he gave President Vladimir Putin a list of 16 critical infrastructure entities that are “off limits” to a Russian cyberattack.

Those entities include energy, water, health care, emergency, chemical, nuclear, communications, government, defense, food, commercial facilities, IT, transportation, dams, manufacturing and financial services.

“We’ll find out whether we have a cybersecurity arrangement that begins to bring some order,” Biden said. Putin, for his part, denied any involvement in a recent spate of cyberattacks that have hit major industries across the U.S. 

“I looked at him. I said, ‘How would you feel if ransomware took on the pipelines from your oil fields?’ He said, ‘It would matter.’ This is not about just our self-interest.” the president said. 

Biden refused to say if military action was on the table if Russia was found to be responsible for a ransomware attack. 

“In terms of the red line you laid down is military response an option for a ransomware attack?” a reporter asked. 

 

Biden mocked for his ’embarrassing’ admission

A high point – No, actually no police officer was killed on January 6.

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Biden administration develops spy network with tech to stamp out ‘White Supremacists’

We learn that a new system to “methodically track” domestic terrorism cases has been implemented that includes working with tech companies. They will work with them to “eliminate terrorist content online.” “Open Sources” is the operational code for spying. It’s all hands on deck to stamp out White Supremacists. Both DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and AG Garland are out there this week as Biden’s “wingmen.” Wouldn’t it have been so nice if Trump would have had half of a “wing man” that Biden has? 

If this whole business doesn’t send a chill down your spine, then you haven’t read any history. Of course this is all based supposedly on the January 6 incident.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration says it will enhance its analysis of threats from domestic terrorists, including the sharing of intelligence within law enforcement agencies, and will work with tech companies to eliminate terrorist content online as part of a nationwide strategy to combat domestic terrorism.

A report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence found that domestic violent extremists posed an increased threat in 2021, with white supremacist groups and anti-government militias posing the highest risk, officials said.

The new strategy includes enhancing the government’s analysis of domestic terrorism and improving the information that is shared between local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Administration officials said the Justice Department had also implemented a new system to “methodically track” domestic terrorism cases nationwide within the FBI.

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The government’s new plan also includes an effort to identify government employees who may pose a domestic terrorism threat, with a number of federal agencies working on new policies and programs to root out potential domestic extremists in law enforcement and in the military.

A senior administration official said the Office of Personnel Management was considering updating forms to assist in improving screening and vetting of government employees to make sure people who could pose a threat are identified before being put in sensitive roles. The official spoke to reporters on the condition of anonymity to detail the internal tools.

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Secretary Mayorkas on U.S. Domestic Terror Strategy

He lies like a rug. Just like the the border is closed, now everyone’s rights will be respected.

 

Of course all of this goes down while everyone is focused on what is going on with the latest gaffe of Biden oeverseas.

 

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