On June 25, 2015, a bill (H.R. 2899- the CVE Act) was introduced by Republican Michael McCaul, (R-TX), establishing the Office of Countering Violent Extremists. The idea is to have a specific section in the Department of Homeland Security to deal with homegrown terrorists and persons who have been radicalized.
First problem: does adding another layer of bureaucracy to an already bloated bureaucracy help against terrorists? No.
Second problem: Instead of the true terrorists, the government often targets ordinary citizens under the term “extremist.”
Department of Homeland Security Chief Jeh Johnson has been sipping… no chugging the Kool-Aid at the drink stand of Barack Obama. And that he is in ANY position of leadership in the government is mind-boggling. But then, the same can be said for every member of Obama’s cabinet including the head cheese himself. In a speech during the recent “Combating Violent Extremism” summit, he was videotaped saying that his job is to “give voice to Muslims.”
DHS secretary Jeh Johnson
No, Mr. Johnson, your job is NOT to give a voice to the ‘poor, downtrodden’ Muslims. Your “job” is to protect the ALL of the American people and secure our borders. Your job, Mr. Secretary is to SECURE America.
According to the New York Post, Heidi Wright, who is also wheelchair-bound, was stopped by a TSA agent Los Angeles International Airport because of an expired driver’s license she was using as identification. That’s reasonable.
What came next is not. When Sherry Wright attempted to explain her sister’s unique situation, the TSO said he wanted the explanation to come from the holder of the lapsed ID. Wright tried to reason with the man, emphasizing that her sister was mute, but to no avail.
The New White House is designed with Islamic extremists in mind.
Islamic extremists in Syria that have ties to al-Qaeda are trying to recruit and train Americans who have traveled there to carry out attacks once they return home, according to senior American intelligence and counterterrorism officials.
The extremist’s efforts are in the early stages of recruitment and are the latest challenge officials face that the Syrian civil war has created. A report from The New York Times says around 70 Americans have traveled to Syria, or tried to, in order to fight alongside Muslim extremists.
One man’s “family portrait” is another’s disgusting sicko porn. A South Florida man is claiming the nude photos he commissioned of his three young daughters are the former and that his sharing them around was simply the act of a proud papa.
The Sun-Sentinel reports that Brian Martens, 53, pleaded not guilty to charges of child pornography earlier this week. His defense is that he and his family are “naturalists” — they live in a nudist colony — and that the pictures are your more-or-less run-of-the mill family photos.
Michael Arrington, founder of TechCrunch and a general partner at CrunchFund revealed a few days ago on his blog that after he sold TechCrunch in 2010, he didn’t splurge on anything except for a new boat that was built and shipped from Canada.