Monday, April 30, 2012

TSA Hires Workers Before Background Checks Completed


TSA is putting new hires to work in sensitive areas BEFORE their background check is completed!

If at some point, the background check comes back red flagged for the hired and already working employee, THEN they will pull their security clearance. Meanwhile, they've had access to secure areas for who knows how long before that.

Download the PDF memo here

This is probably the reason why these upstanding TSA thugs were allowed to be hired, only to later be caught allowing drugs through screening for some cash.

Why should anyone be surprised?

Security Theater at its finest!

You can view the news video and report here

Then if you have NetFlix, watch the movie "Please Remove Your Shoes" for a damning indictment on the failures and bureaucratic B.S. that plagues the TSA.

TSA - Totally Stupid Asshats

3 of 4 Boxes Gone




IF One Wanted To Disrupt the System...

A suspicious device worthy of calling in the bomb squad.

Disruption Tactics - PsyOps

Simple. Nothing elaborate or expensive required.

Effective. Wastes resources, man hours, and overloads the system.

Case in point here, here, here, here, here. and so on.

If multiple simultaneous 'disruptions' occurred in strategically placed locations, to minimize the impact on fellow citizens, one could surmise that the system could conceivably become overloaded, and hence, rendered ineffective for a time being.

One could also surmise that this would be a great PsyOp operation.

To what end?

I dunno. Just something to think about when making your contingency plans.

Sometimes I find myself speculating out loud.

Friday, April 27, 2012

SHTF School: The Different Faces of Fear

It is good when fear pushes you to act, run or fight, do something, do anything. It is bad when you get paralyzed.

Selco talks about how fear can be a great motivator based on his first hand experience when the SHTF in Yugoslavia.

Read it and then ask yourself, "What would I do?"

Could you do what is necessary to defend yourself?

Your wife?

Your kids?

Read the rest here and take note.

There will be a final exam when you least expect it.


A Reckoning


Game on.

TL hits the nail on the head.

Do what you must.

Laws no longer apply to them, therefore they will find no safety.

(excerpts):

We have passed into tyranny. There is no other conclusion one could come to.

We are without a Constitution and have begun a journey on the path of tyranny. Every amendment that has brought the people protection from government has been turned around to protect government in violation of the intent of the Constitution and the direct wording therein.

The government should be considered a hostile force in our land and treated as such, challenged as such, made to prove their authority at every turn, not just their ability to exert force, any bully can do that, let them prove that they have not violated the charter by seeking to return liberty to the people to validate the Constitution which gives it power. Until that time, they must be considered illegitimate and traitorous.
 

Read the rest here.


The battle lines have been drawn.

The enemies identified.

Safety's off.



Thursday, April 26, 2012

This Site Has Been Blocked To Americans by the U.S. Govt. Firewall


Thanks to the traitors in D.C., you will probably be seeing the above more often.

In a sneaky move, the House passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) tonight with a 248-168 vote.

CISPA would permit Internet companies to hand over confidential customer records and communications to the National Security Agency and other portions of the U.S. government.

But, but, but, those draconian measures are only done in communist countries like China, right?

Well according to Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee:

CISPA is "needed to stop the Chinese government from stealing our stuff." They're "stealing the value and prosperity of America."
 
Welcome to the USSA Komrade.

Read the rest here.

Government Planning To Evacuate Chicago?

Remember those military 'exercises' in Chicago a couple weeks ago?

Well, maybe there's something more to it.


CBS 2 News has obtained a copy of an e-mail sent to volunteers from the Milwaukee area branch of the American Red Cross.

The email warns volunteers that the NATO summit “may create unrest or another national security incident. The American Red Cross in southeastern Wisconsin has been asked to place a number of shelters on standby in the event of evacuation of Chicago.”

The Red Cross claims that the directive came directly from the “City of Chicago and the Secret Service.”
 

Visit Off Grid Survival for more on the story.


Are You A Commie or A Citizen?

This could have been made today. They saw it coming.



TSA Screeners Look The Other Way for the Right Price

From the L.A. Times:


TSA screeners allegedly let drug-filled luggage through LAX for cash



Four current and former Transportation Security Administration screeners have been arrested and face charges of taking bribes and looking the other way while suitcases filled with cocaine, methamphetamine or marijuana passed through X-ray machines at Los Angeles International Airport, federal authorities announced Wednesday.
The TSA screeners, who were arrested Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, allegedly received up to $2,400 in cash bribes in exchange for allowing large drug shipments to pass through checkpoints in what the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles called a “significant breakdown” of security.
 
Read the rest here.

Meanwhile the war on 4 year old little girls who pose a security risk for hugging grandma continues.

What happens when Mohamed wants to bring C4 on board and has the money to buy his way through security?

Still feel safe?


The False Idol Of American Democracy


Again, democracy will not work in a multicultural, polyglot Empire. I shudder to think what will happen to our progeny when they become the numerical political (and actual demographic) minority. The “Revenge of Trayvon Martin” will be a commonplace occurrence as whites are attacked and robbed of life, liberty, and property with impunity in the name of Social Justice. Will the rights of our children and grandchildren be protected by the new regnant majority who are not products of Western Christian civilization? Or will a majority of wolves vote to devour a minority of sheep? I think you know the answer.


WRSA links to this post by Dump DC

Take off your Political Correctness hat and put on your reality glasses when you read this.




Defensive Considerations for Resistance Forces

Mountain Guerrilla covers a LOT of ground here but what might be of more practical interest to you is the section:

Considerations of the Strongpoint and Perimeter Defense Strategies for Home and Homestead Defense

Here are the main topics in this section, but they are much more detailed than presented below.

  1. Establish realistic, effective perimeter security.
  2. Have an escape route pre-planned.
  3. If all else fails, and you've got an entry team stacking on your front door, recognize that you've got approximately three seconds from the time they get stacked, until the breacher will be blowing the locks and/or hinges off your front door.
  4. Reinforce your doors.
  5. Have "shovel-and-lime" friends nearby, and on "speed-dial."
  6. If you KNOW you've been targeted by the security forces, get the f*ck out now.
Go on over and read the entire post and then if you haven't already, start evaluating your home defense (passive and active) set up. Then do something about it, because no matter how well you think your home is set up, there is more you can do...much more.

Read the rest here. 

Then for more ideas, go read this and this and this.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Chicago Public School Teachers Preaching Anti-Gun, Anti-NRA Propaganda

*yawn*

Are you surprised?

It's Chicago.

It's a public school.

It's the norm.


h/t to AmeriKim Patriot

Another One Wises Up


Libertarian Neocon has his fill of the GOP and realizes it's all a sham.

Romney is just the last straw for me.  I can't really say for certain what I agree with him on or exactly how he differs from how Obama has been governing (as George Soros said, "If it's between Obama and Romney, there isn't all that much difference except for the crowd that they bring with them"). He believes in the individual mandate as a way to reform healthcare despite it being an abrogation of individual liberty.  He is going to raise taxes if elected President, he has said as much.  I'm not even sure how his foreign policy would be different.  So far, all I understand is that he would leave Afghanistan 3 months later than Obama and would only criticize Israel in private.  Sure, I'm sure his decisions would be less bad than Obama, his regulations less over-reaching, but that is simply not enough for me.  And the worst part of this whole process was that so many conservatives stood on the sidelines, not doing all that they could to keep a progressive from becoming the GOP nominee.  Where was Sarah Palin's endorsement?  Where was Jim DeMint's?  Why weren't they out there campaigning, highlighting Romney's terrible record as Governor?  The establishment had clearly decided on a candidate and these so-called iconoclasts didn't want to hurt their own careers.  They just wanted to go along to get along.  The conservative press was no better.  They didn't want to hurt their future access to politicians and/or the White House.

Read the rest of his post, Screw the GOP, They Don't Seem to Want My Vote Anyway

You still think that the two parties are different?

You still think that your vote for the GOP nominee will make a difference?

 
Get your head out of your ass.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Another One Finally Sees the Matrix

Another one wakes up and sees that there is no difference, and he wants to tell you about it, for about 3 mins or so.

Bare with it.

Then he moves onto the GOP touted choice to run against Ă˜bama, and lets loose a barrage of truth that the Lame Stream media refuses to talk about.

 
 "As the Knife Turns" - Mitt Romney Represents Betrayal

Bravo sir on your awakening!


Lesson in Survival and Dying


"This can make big difference for someone even if it is in the last minutes of life."

Selco explains over at SHTF School.


Teen Arrested for LEGALLY Carrying His Rifle


 Imagine that.

A teen in Troy Michigan is arrested for exercising his 2nd Amendment RIGHT.

No laws were broken, but the Oath Breakers decided to charge him with disturbing the peace, brandishing a weapon and obstructing an investigation.



Gee, if you can get arrested for exercising your rights, are they really rights?

Read the whole story here.


Monday, April 23, 2012

Warning

"TAB A APPENDIX 1 TO ANNEX S USAF CIVIL DISTURBANCE PLAN 55-2 EXHIBIT POR:SGH, JCS Pub 6, Vol 5, AFR 160-5 hereby provides for America's military and the National Guard State Partnership Program to join with United Nations personal in said operations. This links selected U.S. National Guard units with the Defense Ministries of "Partnership For Peace."

Operation-Garden-Plot-The-United-States-Civil-Disturbance-Plan-552


How to Kill America, Explained in 4.5 minutes…


h/t to AmeriKim Patriot


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Why Is It Necessary For The Federal Government To Turn The United States Into A Prison Camp?


From the Economic Collapse Blog:

There has been no society in the history of the world that has ever been 100% safe.  No matter how much money the federal government spends on "homeland security", the truth is that bad things will still happen.  Our world is a very dangerous place and it is becoming increasingly unstable.  The federal government could turn the entire country into one giant prison camp, but that would still not keep us safe.  It is inevitable that bad stuff will happen in life.  But we have a choice.  We can choose to live in fear or we can choose to live as free men and women.  Our forefathers intended to establish a nation where liberty and freedom would be maximized.  But today we are told that we have to give up our liberties and our freedoms and our privacy for increased security.  But is such a trade really worth it?  Just think of the various totalitarian societies that we have seen down throughout history.  Have any of them ever really thrived?  Have their people been happy?  Unfortunately, the U.S. federal government has decided that the entire country needs to be put on lock down.  Nearly everything that we do today is watched and tracked, and personal privacy is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.  Many of the things that George Orwell wrote about in 1984 are becoming a reality, and that is a very frightening thing.  The United States is supposed to be the land of the free and the home of the brave.  Sadly, we are rapidly becoming the exact opposite of that.

I don't know about you, but I never signed up to live in North Korea.  When I was growing up I was taught that repressive regimes such as North Korea are "the bad guys" and that America is where "the good guys" live.

So why do we want to be just like North Korea?

When they put in the naked body scanners at U.S. airports and started having TSA agents conduct "enhanced pat-downs" of travelers, I decided that I was not going to fly anymore unless absolutely necessary.

Then I heard about how "random bag checks" were being conducted at Metro train stations in the Washington D.C. area, and I was glad that I was no longer taking the train into D.C. anymore.

But now the TSA is showing up everywhere.  Down in Houston, undercover TSA agents and police officers will now "ride buses, perform random bag checks, and conduct K-9 sweeps, as well as place uniformed and plainclothes officers at Transit Centers and rail platforms to detect, prevent and address latent criminal activity or behavior."

So now I have another thing to add to my list of things that I can't do anymore.
No more riding buses for me.

But the truth is that you can't escape this expanding security grid no matter how hard you try.

In fact, TSA "VIPR teams" conduct approximately 8,000 "unannounced security screenings" every year at bus terminals, train stations, ports and highway rest stops throughout the United States.

Look, every society needs some level of security.  There are always bad guys out there that want to harm innocent people.

But in the United States we must demand that those in charge of our security do their jobs in a way that does not compromise our dignity, our liberties or our freedoms.

Does having TSA thugs touch the private parts of old women and young children before they get on their flights keep us any safer?

Of course not.

But it does move our country in a very dangerous direction.

The reality is that this "Big Brother control grid" that is being constructed all around us is expanding in a thousand different ways.

For example, a new bill before the U.S. Congress would require black box data recorders to be installed in all new vehicles starting in 2015.  These black box data recorders will be able to constantly transmit data about everything that your car is  doing to the government and to the insurance companies.  The following is from a recent article by Eric Peters....


And naturally, they – the government, insurance companies – will be able to track your every move, noting (and recording) where you’ve been and when. This will create a surveillance net beyond anything that ever existed previously. Some will not sweat this: After all, if you’ve got nothing to hide, why worry? Except for the fact that, courtesy of almost everything we do being either “illegal” or at least “suspicious” we all have a great deal to hide. The naivety of the Don’t Worry, it’s No Big Deal crowd is breathtaking. Did the average Soviet citizen also “not have anything to hide,” and hence why worry?

But the last possibility is probably the creepiest possibility: EDRs tied into your car’s GPS will give them – the government and its corporate **** ******* (edited for language) – literal physical control over (hack) “your” vehicle. This is not conspiracy theorizing. It is technological fact. Current GM vehicles equipped with the same technology about to be mandated for every vehicle can be disabled remotely. Just turned off. All the OnStar operator has to do is send the appropriate command over the GPS to your car’s computer, which controls the engine. It is one of the features touted by OnStar – of course, as a “safety” feature.

In the future, it will be used to limit your driving – for the sake of “energy conservation” or perhaps, “the environment.” It will be the perfect, er, vehicle, for implementing U.N. Agenda 21 – the plan to herd all of us formerly free-range tax cattle into urban feedlots. So much easier to control us this way. No more bailing out to the country or living off the grid – unless you get there (and to your work) by walking.

Even when you are sitting at home you are still being watched and monitored in countless ways.

For example, every single call you make on your cell phone is intercepted and monitored by the government.

Your Internet activity is tracked and monitored by a whole host of government agencies as well.  If you doubt this, just read this article.

Now CISPA would expand government surveillance of the Internet even further.  The following description of CISPA comes from the Electronic Frontier Foundation website....

CISPA creates an exception to all privacy laws to permit companies to share our information with each other and with the government in the name of cybersecurity…. CISPA’s ‘information sharing’ regime allows the transfer of vast amounts of data, including sensitive information like internet use history or the content of emails, to any agency in the government including military and intelligence agencies like the National Security Agency or the Department of Defense Cyber Command. Once in government hands, this information can be used for any non-regulatory purpose so long as one significant purpose is for cybersecurity or to protect national security.


Frightening stuff, eh?

I want you to imagine a scenario for a moment.  Imagine that the government assigned two "watchers" to you that followed you everywhere you went and stared directly into your face the entire time.

Would you feel comfortable?

Why not?

You don't have anything to hide, do you?

Well, of course the truth is that none of us would like having our privacy constantly invaded.  It is not pleasant to constantly feel like you are being watched.

That is why all of these new "security measures" are so alarming.  A system is being set up where all of us are being constantly watched and monitored 24 hours a day.

And most Americans have no idea how fast the transition to full martial law could potentially be.

Barack Obama recently updated an old executive order that has been around for decades that would enable him to take charge of all food, all energy, all health resources and all transportation resources in the United States with the stroke of a pen.  This new update would allow him to do it even in "non-emergency" situations.

The following is what U.S. Representative Kay Granger recently had to say about this executive order....


This means all of our water resources, construction services and materials (steel, concrete, etc.), our civil transportation system, food and health resources, our energy supplies including oil and natural gas – even farm equipment – can be taken over by the President and his cabinet secretaries. The Government can also draft U.S. citizens into the military and force U.S. citizens to fulfill "labor requirements" for the purposes of "national defense." There is not even any Congressional oversight, only briefings are required.

Later on in her letter, Representative Granger even used the phrases "martial law" and "government takeover" to describe the power that Barack Obama potentially has under this executive order....


It is still unclear why this order was signed now, and what the consequences are for our nation – especially during times of peace. This type of Martial Law imposes a government takeover on U.S. citizens that is typically reserved for national emergencies, not in a time of relative peace.

Do you trust Barack Obama with that kind of power?

Unfortunately, considering the really bad decisions that all of our government officials regularly make, it is really hard to trust any of them to do the right thing at this point.

The American people need to let their voices be heard on these issues.  If not, the federal government will continue to strip away our privacy, our liberties and our freedoms until everything is gone.

Do you want your children to grow up in a country that has been turned into a giant prison camp and that more closely resembles North Korea than it does the nation that our forefathers originally founded?

If not, please do what you can to speak out against these abuses.

The truth is that the federal government does not really even care about our national security anyway.
 
If they did, they would secure our borders.  Just today I read that the National Guard is withdrawing 900 troops from the U.S.-Mexico border.  Our border security is already a total joke and now it is going to be even worse.

Over the past several decades, tens of millions of people have crossed that border illegally.  Every single day, terrorists, drug dealers, gang members, sexual predators and a whole host of other "bad guys" could be crossing that border and we would never even know about it because we aren't doing anything to stop it.

For nearly 60 years, the U.S. government has successfully protected the border between South Korea and North Korea, but the U.S. government flatly refuses to protect our own borders.

Until the federal government decides to do what the U.S. Constitution requires them to do and start protecting our borders, then the federal government should not be asking any of us to make a single sacrifice in the name of "security".

The truth is that we can have a reasonable level of security in this nation without giving up the liberties and the freedoms that millions of Americans have shed their blood to protect.

We do not need to turn the United States into a giant prison camp.  America is supposed to be the land of the free, and we need to work hard to get that dream back.

Anti-Authoritarianism Starts Within



If you're unwilling to break the chains of benefiting from redistribution of wealth, then why should anyone else?
Robert Heinlein, the great science fiction writer – and political philosopher – divided humanity into two basic categories: Authoritarians and anti-authoritarians. Which are you? You are not a Republican or a Democrat. Or a “liberal” or a “conservative.” You are either someone who wants to control other people, to compel them to behave and live as you believe they ought to – or you are someone who believes everyone else has the same right to live their life as you’d like to be free to live yours. That is, to be left in peace to make your own choices, according to your own judgment or simple personal preference – no matter how non-conforming or oddball others may consider those preferences – so long as you’re not causing someone else a demonstrable injury. Live – and let live.

And leave others alone.

Read the rest here. This is why the Tea Party fails.

h/t to OnToLiberty


Need Homeland Security at ... Pond Skimming Event?

Participant at the Annual Vail Ski Pond Skimming Competition. Apparently a security risk worthy of having DHS agents present.

From a letter written to the editor of the Vail Daily:

Vail Daily letter: Need Homeland Security at ... pond skimming event?

Armed Homeland Security police were patrolling the Vail Ski Pond Skimming Competition, a joke of a ski race. Joke ski races are now an appropriate place for Homeland Security. How creepy it was to see these guys at this event?

For years we have managed to skim the pond without a federal police presence. Now we have them walking around with bullet-proof vests.

I don't think I want to go to Vail's pond skimming anymore. Apparently it's so dangerous that body armor, guns and federal police are necessary.

With federal police patrolling joke ski races, where will we see them next? Backyard horseshoe competitions? Volleyball tournaments? Pee-wee hockey games? Little league games? Why not pool tournaments? Dart throwing competitions? Croquet matches? Water polo competitions are pretty dangerous, too.

Where does it end? This country is toast. The fascist police state is coming to a ski resort near you. Enjoy the smell of fresh jackboots on the ground.

Dave Kraft


More police state desensitization at a local mountain resort event. With such heavy DHS presence there, one must wonder if the First Wookie was going to be participating, as she loves to ski in Colorado.



Friday, April 20, 2012

L.A. Sheriff Officer Involved Shootings A Badge of Honor


Last month I talked about police officers in New Mexico receiving $500 from the police union when they shoot someone. I speculated on how this would affect their decision to shoot or not to shoot a suspect.

Now we have a report from the L.A. Times regarding a 'clique' (PC talk for gang) of L.A. Sheriff officers who think being involved in a shooting makes you more respectable among their peers.

Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives have launched a probe into what appears to be a secret deputy clique within the department's elite gang unit, an investigation triggered by the discovery of a document suggesting the group embraces shootings as a badge of honor.
The document described a code of conduct for the Jump Out Boys, a clique of hard-charging, aggressive deputies who gain more respect after being involved in a shooting, according to sources with knowledge of the investigation. The pamphlet is relatively short, sources said, and explains that deputies earn admission into the group through the endorsement of members.

This is more of the same. Gangs in Blue that use their authority to abuse and harass citizens, but now it's been confirmed that shooting them for 'street cred' is acceptable as well.

They all took the same oath, but it obviously means nothing to them.

And you wonder why people distrust LEO's.

Expect more of this to happen with more frequency.


Ballistics

This full-scale Schlieren image shows the discharge of a .44 Magnum revolver.
Lethality comes in threes, you need to accurately hit your target. The "center of mass" hold for pistol shooters is fine for a high probability of lethal effects, but it is almost a guarantee that a center mass hit will not "stop" an attacker. To stop an attacker you have to get a central nervous system shot, brain or spinal column, to get a guaranteed stop.
 Read the rest and the links at the beginning of his post.

Shot placement. Shot placement. Shot placement.


Thursday, April 19, 2012

H.R. 308: Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act


Ms. "Shoulder thing that goes up" is at it again.

112th Congress, 2011–2012
To prohibit the transfer or possession of large capacity ammunition feeding devices, and for other purposes.
Sponsor:
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D-NY4]
Status:
Referred to Committee

h/t to WyoThreeper 

Without Warning, FBI Halts Intel Sharing

Without making a public or private announcement, the FBI has ended critical intelligence sharing with all 77 law enforcement fusion centers nationwide. This policy was implemented less than two days after a top FBI official told Congress about the FBI’s extensive efforts to share intelligence with state and local partners.
On Monday, a state fusion center official told PJ Media:
The FBI has effectively put us out of business. We are right back to September 10.

Read more here

Now ask yourself, why would the FBI stop sharing information with other agencies if their job is to protect us?

Or is it?

Prepare for anything and everything. Rough times ahead.