Category: Security


Obama Has Missed Over Half His Second-Term Daily Intel Briefings

 

 

 

 

 

” A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI)report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014.

  The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3% in his second.

  The GAI’s alarming findings come on the heels of Obama’s 60 Minutes comments on Sunday, wherein the president laid the blame for the Islamic State’s (ISIS) rapid rise squarely at the feet of his Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

“  I think our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that I think they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria,” said Obama.

According to Daily Beast reporter Eli Lake, members of the Defense establishment were “flabbergasted” by Obama’s attempt to shift blame. “

 

 

 

 Below is the gist of the report from GAI which puts Obama’s dereliction on stark display …

 

 

 

PDB 09-12

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    Here is the balance of 2012 thru September 29th 2014 .

 

 

PDB 12-14

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    As anyone can see  , 2014 with all the failures of his foreign policy blossoming around him , from Ukraine to Crimea , from Gaza to Syria , from the Mexican border to Ebola the man has set an all time low in attendance to the most important briefings of his work day .

 

 

    This from the man who’s primary job is NOT fundraising for the democratic party but protecting the security of the American people and territory .

 

  By contrast “Dear Leader” hasn’t missed a tee time in years

 

 

 

 

 

   The total figure of 140 rounds played in the above graphic does not include all of 2013’s duffing nor any of 2014’s golf outings of which there have been 35 through August 23 , which gives him a grand total of plus or minus 192 rounds of golf since he took office . 

 

 

 

 

Obama (#GOLFTUS) Golf Outings
 
Round
 
Date
  Venue

US Casualties in Afghanistan

  194  
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Guess
Since last outing
 
193
   
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  192   23-Aug-14
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Farm Neck Golf Club – One More Round before going back to White House for #GOLFTUS
 
 
191
  21-Aug-14
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Farm Neck Golf Club – What to do after all the critism? Golf
  190   20-Aug-14
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Vineyard Golf Club – 20 Minutes After Beheading Presser, #GOLFTUS is Golfing, Smiling
 
 
189
  15-Aug-14
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Farm Neck Golf Club – 1 Hour Biking With Obama Ladies, Then Golf
 
188
  14-Aug-14
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Vineyard Golf Club – #GOLFTUS Calls for Calm in Ferguson, Skips Gen Greene Funeral, Golfs
 
187
  12-Aug-14
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Vineyard Golf Club – Just another vacation day… golfing
 
186
  10-Aug-14
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Farm Neck Golf Club – 10 of First 30 Hours on Vacation Spent Golfing
 
185
  9-Aug-14
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Farm Neck Golf Club – 30 Minutes after arriving on Martha’s Vineyard, Golf
 
184
 
2-Aug-14
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Andrews Air Force Base – #GOLFTUS celebrates birthday on golf course, of course  
 
183
 
26-Jul-14
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Congressional Country Club – #GOLFTUS Playing Golf at Congressional
1
 
182
 
20-Jul-14
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Fort Belvoir – The world’s on fire and #GOLFTUS is on the green  
 
181
 
12-Jul-14
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TPC Potomac Golf Club – #GOLFTUS Heads Out to the Golf Course of Course  
 
180
 
5-Jul-14
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Andrews Air Force Base – #GOLFTUS Golfing with Old Friends  
 
179
 
28-Jun-14
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Fort Belvoir – It’s Saturday, of course #GOLFTUS is Playing Golf
1
 
178
 
21-Jun-14
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Fort Belvoir – #GOLFTUS Heads Out to Play
3
 
177
 
15-Jun-14
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Rancho Mirage, CA – #GOLFTUS Weekend Tally: Two Golf Outings  
 
176
 
14-Jun-14
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Rancho Mirage, CA – Exhausted #GOLFTUS Golfs as Terrorists Flood Baghdad
6
 
175
 
7-Jun-14
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Fort Belvoir - #GOLFTUS rushes back from Normandy to work on illegal immigrant child refugee situation..and golf game
2
 
174
 
31-May-14
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Fort Belvoir, VA – #GOLFTUS Golfs with Money Buddy, Wall St banker Robert Wolf
1
 
173
 
24-May-14
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Andrews Air Force Base – #GOLFTUS Rolls Out of Bed to Play Golf  
 
172
 
17-May-14
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Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, Gainesville, VA – #GOLFTUS Motorcade Gets The Finger
3
 
171
 
10-May-14
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Andrews Air Force Base – Golf as Usual  
 
170
 
3-May-14
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Fort Belvoir, VA – Yes, We’re Playing Golf
3
 
169
 
19-Apr-14
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Andrews Air Force Base – It’s Saturday #GOLFTUS  
1
 
168
 
12-Apr-14
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Andrews Air Force Base – #GOLFTUS Playing Golf on a Perfect Saturday  
 
167
 
5-Apr-14
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Andrews Air Force Base – #GOLFTUS Spends Saturday Playing Chess
1
 
166
 
17-Mar-14
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Andrews Air Force Base – Golf season in Washington is underway  
 
165
 
9-Mar-14
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Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, FL – Russia invades Ukraine, #GOLFTUS golfs  
 
164
 
8-Mar-14
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Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, FL – #GOLFTUS links up with celebrities for golf game
2
 
163
 
17-Feb-14
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Rancho Mirage, CA – #GOLFTUS Golfing in California  
 
162
 
16-Feb-14
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Rancho Mirage, CA – #GOLFTUS Golfing in California  
 
161
 
15-Feb-14
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Rancho Mirage, CA – #GOLFTUS Golfing in California
10
 
160
 
4-Jan-14
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Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course, Hawaii – #GOLFTUS Squeezes in One More Round
1
 
159
 
2-Jan-14
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Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course, Hawaii - #GOLFTUS Has Played Golf Every Day of 2014  
 
158
 
1-Jan-14
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Mid Pacific Country Club, Hawaii – Video || #GOLFTUS Putts on the 18th
1

 

Above list courtesy of The Obama Golf Counter

 

 

 

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Armed Private Contractor Was Allowed On Elevator With Obama

 

 

 

 

 

 

” An armed private security agent was allowed on an elevator with President Barack Obama earlier this month in Atlanta, a Secret Service official said on Tuesday, in another case involving a security failure for the embattled agency.

  The incident occurred while Obama was visiting the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sept. 16, three days before a man with a knife jumped the White House fence in Washington and ran into the executive mansion.

  The White House intrusion has sparked sharp criticism of the agency responsible for protecting the president. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson told a congressional committee on Tuesday: “This is unacceptable and I take full responsibility.”

  In the Atlanta incident, first reported by the Washington Examiner and Washington Post, a security contractor with the CDC was operating the elevator carrying Obama and his Secret Service detail.

  The man began taking pictures and video of Obama on his phone, prompting the Secret Service to take him aside for questioning after they left the elevator, the agency official said.”

 

Chicago Tribune

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOP Rep: ‘Politically Correct’ Secret Service Has Allowed 1,000 Security Lapses

 

 

” An internal Secret Service report revealed more than “1,000 security breaches and vulnerabilities,” according to a House investigator who said that a “politically correct” culture is endangering President Obama.

“ There are new details that will come out that — you really have to question if security is their number one objective,” Representative Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah), who sits on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that is holding a Tuesday hearing on the Secret Service, tells National Review Online. “They want to be politically correct.” “

 

 

It would be more than ironic is something were to happen to Obama due to the left’s penchant for political correctness …

 

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New ‘Bash’ Software Bug May Pose Bigger Threat Than ‘Heartbleed’

 

 

 

 

” A newly discovered security bug in a widely used piece of Linux software, known as “Bash,” could pose a bigger threat to computer users than the “Heartbleed” bug that surfaced in April, cyber experts warned on Wednesday.

  Bash is the software used to control the command prompt on many Unix computers. Hackers can exploit a bug in Bash to take complete control of a targeted system, security experts said.

  The Department of Homeland Security’s United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, or US-CERT, issued an alert saying the vulnerability affected Unix-based operating systems including Linux and Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) Mac OS X.

  The “Heartbleed” bug allowed hackers to spy on computers but not take control of them, according to Dan Guido, chief executive of a cybersecurity firm Trail of Bits.”

 

Reuters

 

For those who are interested here are some links to further stories about the newly discovered cyber-threat …

 

The Switchboard: Meet Shell Shock, the security bug experts say is worsethan Heartbleed

Bash Security Bug is Worse than Heartbleed

‘Worse than Heartbleed:’ Shellshock bash bug blasts OS X systems

‘Bigger than Heartbleed’ Shellshock flaw leaves OS X

Worse than Heartbleed? Today’s Bash bug could be

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Medical Record Is Worth More To Hackers Than Your Credit Card

 

 

 

 

” Your medical information is worth 10 times more than your credit card number on the black market.

  Last month, the FBI warned healthcare providers to guard against cyber attacks after one of the largest U.S. hospital operators, Community Health Systems Inc, said Chinese hackers had broken into its computer network and stolen the personal information of 4.5 million patients.

  Security experts say cyber criminals are increasingly targeting the $3 trillion U.S. healthcare industry, which has many companies still reliant on aging computer systems that do not use the latest security features.

” As attackers discover new methods to make money, the healthcare industry is becoming a much riper target because of the ability to sell large batches of personal data for profit,” said Dave Kennedy, an expert on healthcare security and CEO of TrustedSEC LLC. “Hospitals have low security, so it’s relatively easy for these hackers to get a large amount of personal data for medical fraud.” “

 

 

   Thanks Obama , the government has played right into the hands of the cyber-thieves on this issue . By all means let’s centralize all of our personal data where it is easy to access both by the State and the crooks . Nice job .   

 

 

 

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Woman Confronts Muslim Extremists Who Invaded Her Hometown

 

 

 

” Muslim cab drivers and Subway franchise managers refusing disabled customers with guide dogs. Muslim refugees on welfare demanding Sharia Law-compliant food banks. Towns surrendering to the complaint of a single Muslim to remove an ad for bacon. Man ordered to remove an American flag because it was ‘offensive to Muslims.’

  The demands of Muslims in America are spreading more quickly than we can document it. Yet despite the record influx of immigrants and “refugees” from Muslim nations, the population in America is (for now) well below that of Britain.

  And it is from Britain that a stunning warning video comes showing us what can happen when a large number of Muslims infiltrate a Western city.”

 

 

Read more at Top Right News and you can visit the EDL website here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How ISIS Infiltrated The Dept. Of Homeland Security

 

 

 

Published on Sep 19, 2014

” Michelle Fields interviews Counterterrorism Expert Patrick Poole. Patrick finds infiltrators in the Department of Homeland Security.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Find Out If You’ve Been Hacked In Under A Minute

 

 

 

 

 

” If it feels like the Internet is plagued by seemingly constant cybersecurity breaches, sometimes the best thing you can do is find out if your usernames and passwords are already owned by an enterprising criminal.

  The search engine Have I been pwned? (HIBP) is one of your best free and easy bets to find out if your sensitive information is floating out in cyberspace for all to see. There are other worthwhile options but HIBP’s new real-time monitoring tool separates it from the pack. 

  HIBP, which has provided easy access to stolen user credentials from newsworthy security breaches since last year, just introduced a major new feature that gives it access to about 175 million vulnerable accounts—a number that will keep growing rapidly—and alerts your within a minute to possible problems.

  Now, with the new feature, scores of smaller breaches are documented and made easy for anyone to search.”

 

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Security Breached: Intruder Gets Into White House

 

 

 

 

 

 

” The U.S. Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended.

  President Barack Obama and his daughters had just departed the White House on Friday evening when an intruder scaled the north fence, darted across the lawn and into the presidential residence, where agents nabbed him. The security breach triggered a rare evacuation of much of the White House, with Secret Service officers drawing their guns as they rushed staffers and journalists out a side door.

  For the Secret Service, the incident was a devastating episode that prompted fresh questions about the storied agency and its ability to protect the president. The Republican Party’s Jason Chaffetz, who chairs the House of Representatives’ subpanel on national security oversight, called it “totally unacceptable” but said the incident was just one of a string of security failings on the Secret Service’s watch.

” Unfortunately, they are failing to do their job,” Chaffetz said. “These are good men and women, but the Secret Service leadership has a lot of questions to answer.”

” Was the door open?” he added incredulously. “

 

AP Wire Service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police, Even With Search Warrants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Apple said Wednesday night that it is making it impossible for the company to turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to police — even when they have a search warrant — taking a hard new line as tech companies attempt to blunt allegations that they have too readily participated in government efforts to collect user information.

  The move, announced with the publication of a new privacy policy tied to the release of Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 8, amounts to an engineering solution to a legal quandary: Rather than comply with binding court orders, Apple has reworked its latest encryption in a way that prevents the company — or anyone but the device’s owner — from gaining access to the vast troves of user data typically stored on smartphones or tablet computers.

  The key is the encryption that Apple mobile devices automatically put in place when a user selects a passcode, making it difficult for anyone who lacks that passcode to access the information within, including photos, e-mails and recordings. Apple once maintained the ability to unlock some content on devices for legally binding police requests but will no longer do so for iOS 8, it said in the new privacy policy.

“ Unlike our competitors, Apple cannot bypass your passcode and therefore cannot access this data,” Apple said on its Web site. “So it’s not technically feasible for us to respond to government warrants for the extraction of this data from devices in their possession running iOS 8.” “

 

Washington Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terror Raids: AFP, ASIO Move On Suspected Terrorists In Biggest Counterterrorism Raid In Australia’s History

 

 

 

Where the raids happened.

 

 

 

” Police backed up by armoured cars arrested at least 15 people of people in 12 separate pre-dawn operations in NSW, plus three more in Brisbane.

  The combined effort amounted to the largest anti-terrorism operation in Australian history — and senior officers revealed the attack by a suspected terrorist cell was imminent.

  It is believed police intercepted a phone call outlining a plan to kidnap a random member of the public and murder them by beheading, while filming the act to post on social media.

It is also understood the group had planned to target a tourist, possibly in Martin Place in the CBD.”

 

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Enterovirus D68 Sickens More Than A Dozen In New York

 

 

 

 

” More than a dozen cases of Enterovirus D68 have been confirmed in New York state, according to officials.

” EV-D68 is causing cases of severe respiratory illness … sometimes resulting in hospitalization, especially among children with asthma,” the NYS Department of Health said in a statement Friday.

  Enteroviruses are quite common in September; the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 10 to 15 million people are infected by these viruses each year. But doctors believe this particular type of enterovirus, Enterovirus D68, is causing more serious problems than others have in years past.

  As of September 11, more than 80 cases in six other states — Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky and Missouri — have been confirmed to be EV-D68, according to the CDC

New York is the first state in the Northeast with confirmed cases.

  On Thursday, media reports of kids flooding ERs in Alabama and Washington state spoke to the spread of the virus. Other states, including Michigan, Georgia, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Utah, are also investigating clusters of respiratory illnesses. Several have sent samples to the CDC for testing. “

 

 

 

    The above report from CNN offers a glimpse into our future as the Federal government of our illustrious “illegal immigrant president” refuses to do the primary job that they are charged with … providing for the security of our CITIZENS . Does anyone else find it suspicious that the arrival of this new “sickness” just happens to coincide with the beginning of the school year ?

  The article referenced below from the Inquisitr provides the reader with an overview of where a large number of the illegal alien children were transported by our sage rulers . You don’t suppose there is any relation here do you ?

 

 

 

” Illegal immigrant children have now been flown and bussed to all 50 states and the Virgin Islands. A new U.S. Health and Human Services report reveal unaccompanied children placement on a state-by-state basis. Many taxpayers did not even realize an Office of Refugee Settlement existed in our federal government until the illegal immigrants report was made public this week.

Illegal Immigrant Children State-by-Stage Placement
The statistics reflect placements from January 1 to July 7, 2014

State Number Released
Alabama 407
Alaska 5

Arizona 186
Arkansas 166
California 3,150
Colorado 221
Connecticut 325
Delaware 117
DC 187
Florida 3,181
Georgia 1,154
Hawaii 8
Idaho 8
Illinois 305
Indiana 245
Iowa 122
Kansas 179
Kentucky 237
Louisiana 1,071
Maine 8
Maryland 2,205
Massachusetts 773
Michigan 92
Minnesota 173
Mississippi 179
Missouri 121
Montana 1
Nebraska 192
Nevada 122
New Hampshire 13
New Jersey 1,504
New Mexico 18
New York 3,347
North Carolina 1,191
North Dakota 4
Ohio 360
Oklahoma 212
Oregon 50
Pennsylvania 386
Rhode Island 119
South Carolina 350
South Dakota 21
Tennessee 760
Texas 4,280
Utah 67
Vermont 3
Virgin Islands 4
Virginia 2,234
Washington 211
West Virginia 10
Wisconsin 50
Wyoming 6

Total: 30,340″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    For those readers who might be skeptical of the connection between the introduction of Enterovirus D68 with the massive influx of unexamined illegals from south of the border we offer further reading: 

 

 

The Invasion of Enterovirus EV-D68

Hundreds of children are being hospitalized

Enterovirus Likely to Spread Through Schools

Enterovirus EV-D68: All About The Respiratory Illness

Virus hospitalizes hundreds of kids in Midwest and South

 

 

 

     As a parting thought  consider this: If an illness can be accidentally introduced into our population as easily as this what is to prevent the Islamists from infecting a large number of “refugees” with something more deadly and with a longer incubation period into our society ? Home schooling anyone ?

    We’ve all witnessed some of the horrific methods that the Jihadis are willing to stoop to in order to strike at the “infidel” but what happens if our children become the first casualties ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Millions Of Gmail Accounts Hacked, Was Yours One Of Them?

 

 

 

 

” Time to change your password again. A database containing nearly 5 million Gmail user accounts and passwords was leaked on Bitcoin Security, a popular Russian website devoted to the cryptocurrency.

  The text file was published on Tuesday night by user tvskit, according to CNews, the Russian news outlet that first broke the story. The leaker claimed that the majority of the accounts belong to users who speak English, Russian, or Spanish, and that approximately 60 percent are active. The passwords not only give access to Gmail, but a slew of other Google services such as Drive and the mobile payment system Google Wallet. “

 

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Texas Border Ranchers Fear For Their Lives And Families – Ask Veterans For Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Texas border rancher vows to stand and fight the cartels, saying “There’s no backup in me” and calls on Texas veterans to join him in stopping the cartels from taking over Texas ranches along the border with Mexico.

  These bastards [cartel members] are going through the valley, alright?They’re sending people up to Houston, St. Louis, any town where they’ve got a population over ten people, and they’re going up North to your backyards, moving in next door to you, they’re gonna be your neighbors, and think about it, if you’re doing shift work, and you go to work at night, or you’re going to the bowling league, and your wife and kids, your grandkids, are at home, these self-same guys are gonna walk in on your family. What the hell are you gonna do about it? You gonna come home, outside of crying are you gonna do anything, are you gonna do something now, before it gets to that point? I’m doing my crying all the day. Everyday. That’s my message to them. They’re going to your backyard. You’ve got a chance to stop em. Do you stand back, or do you go forward? There’s no backup in me. I want somebody to join me. Don’t backup to these bastards. Don’t. We got too much to lose. Don’t lose as much as I have, please. [in reference to his relatives in Mexico, who were recently killed by the cartel].  – Texas Rancher “Rusty” Monsee

  Ranchers along the Texas side of the border with Mexico are in fear for their lives and the lives of their families, as they face a Mexican drug cartel takeover of their ranches and nearby ranches.    Below are two interviews with Texas ranchers who own land on the border.  Both describe how the American people are being lied to, and not told the truth about what is really happening on the border.”

 

 

Of course the drug cartel thugs are the least of our problems …

 

 

” In the interview Rusty describes Border Patrol intercepting Muslim men from Somalia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and says “when they [Border Patrol] take them in, they’ll disappear – they’ll take them somewhere – and even the records will disappear. And I asked one of them ‘what’s the deal on the records’ and he said ‘that’s an order from way up the line, up in DC – they don’t want anybody to know how many are coming through’…they [the local Border Patrol agents] keep records but the records disappear, out of the mainframe – out of the computer – and the paper records too.”

  Rob, an out-of-state Oath Keepers member who has been serving as a volunteer guard on Rusty’s ranch for the past month, adds that:

  [they] had six middle eastern males on Rusty’s property [which Border Patrol was able to catch] … all I know is they were Muslim.   I wasn’t told a whole lot of information about it.   I do know they had told me they had caught eleven of the same group, the week prior to that, that had been on our United States terrorist wanted list [for acts against the United States] – not watch, but wanted list.  And this is the kind of stuff that they are not releasing to the public, they’re not allowed to release it.

When asked what happened to those men on the Terrorist Wanted List, Rob said:

  They were caught and they were turned over to Homeland Security, and everything pretty much disappeared like what Rusty was saying.  None of that is any public information or anything like that, so they don’t want it to be public.  [ the BP is not allowed to tell anyone that known terrorists are coming across the border].  They aren’t allowed to speak about it.  The only thing we [the American public] hear about is women and kids… and when they make huge drug busts, that’s what we hear about.  We don’t hear about the gang-bangers coming across, we don’t hear about the terrorists coming across.  We don’t hear about the violence going down on the border.  I had a rancher call me last week, and begging for help on 15,000 acres.  He had been moved off his ranch because he doesn’t feel safe with his family there.  He’s been shot at and threatened.  We don’t hear that [on the news]. “

 

 

Read more at Oath Keepers … HT/Gateway Pundit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phone Firewall Identifies Rogue Cell Towers Trying To Intercept Your Calls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Rogue cell phone towers can track your phone and intercept your calls, and it’s only a matter of time before they’re as ubiquitous as GPS trackers. But at least now there’s a way to spot them.

  A firewall developed by the German firm GSMK for its secure CryptoPhone lets people know when a rogue cell tower is connecting to their phone. It’s the first system available that can do this, though it’s currently only available for enterprise customers using Android phones.

  GSMK’s CryptoPhone 500, a high-end phone that costs more than $3,000 and combines a Samsung Galaxy S3 handset with the CryptoPhone operating system, offers strong end-to-end encryption along with a specially hardened Android operating system that offers more security than other Android phones and the patented baseband firewall that can alert customers when a rogue tower has connected to their phone or turned off the mobile network’s standard encryption.

  The problem with rogue cell towers is widespread. The FCC is assembling a task force to address the illicit use of so-called IMSI catchers—the devices that pose as rogue cell towers. But the task force will only examine the use of the devices by hackers and criminals—and possibly foreign intelligence agencies—not their warrantless use by law enforcement agencies bent on deceiving judges about their deployment of the powerful surveillance technology.

  IMSI catchers, stingrays or GSM interceptors as they’re also called, force a phone to connect to them by emitting a stronger signal than the legitimate towers around them. Once connected, pings from the phone can help the rogue tower identify a phone in the vicinity and track the phone’s location and movement while passing the phone signals on to a legitimate tower so the user still receives service. Some of the IMSI software and devices also intercept and decrypt calls and can be used to push malware to vulnerable phones, and they can also be used to locate air cards used with computers. The systems are designed to be portable so they can be operated from a van or on foot to track a phone as it moves. But some can be stationary and operate from, say, a military base or an embassy. The reach of a rogue tower can be up to a mile away, forcing thousands of phones in a region to connect to it without anyone knowing.”

 

 

Read more on how to protect yourself from “rogue cell towers” and Stingray spy technology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top CIA Officer In Benghazi Delayed Response To Terrorist Attack, US Security Team Members Claim

 

 

Benghazi Survivors Speak

 

 

” A U.S. security team in Benghazi was held back from immediately responding to the attack on the American diplomatic mission on orders of the top CIA officer there, three of those involved told Fox News’ Bret Baier.

  Their account gives a dramatic new turn to what the Obama administration and its allies would like to dismiss as an “old story” – the September 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

  Speaking out publicly for the first time, the three were security operators at the secret CIA annex in Benghazi – in effect, the first-responders to any attack on the diplomatic compound. Their first-hand account will be told in a Fox News special, airing Friday night at 10 p.m. (EDT).

  Based on the new book “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi” by Mitchell Zuckoff with the Annex Security Team, the special sets aside the political spin that has freighted the Benghazi issue for the last two years, presenting a vivid, compelling narrative of events from the perspective of the men who wore the “boots on the ground.” 

 

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Hacker Breached HealthCare.gov Insurance Site

 

 

 

” A hacker broke into part of the HealthCare.gov insurance enrollment website in July and uploaded malicious software, according to federal officials.

  Investigators found no evidence that consumers’ personal data was taken in the breach, federal officials said. The hacker appears only to have accessed a server used to test code for HealthCare.gov. The Department of Health and Human Services discovered the attack last week.

  An HHS official said the attack appears to mark the first successful intrusion into the website, where millions of Americans bought insurance starting last year under the Affordable Care Act. It raised concerns among federal officials because of how easily the intruder gained access and how much damage could have occurred.”

 

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ג’ואן ריברס למען ישראל – סרטון מתורגם

 

 

 

 

Published on Jul 26, 2014

הלוואי ועוד אנשים בעולם היו מבינים זאת!!!
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Report: DHS Lost Track Of Thousands Of Foreign Students Of

“Heightened Concern”

 

 

 

” ABC News reports that the Department of Homeland Security lost track of, and is now pursuing, over 6,000 foreign students who are deemed to be of “heightened concern.” DHS told ABC that about 58,000 foreign students had overstayed their visa but the vast majority are not being sought.

  The student visa program has been plagued with problems for years. Congress targeted the program for reform after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. The hijacker who flew a plane into the Pentagon had entered the country on a student visa but did not attend school.

  Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., told ABC, “They just disappear…They get the visas and they disappear.” He said 26 student visa holders were arrested on terror-related charges since Sept. 11, 2001.

  ABC reports that more than 9,000 schools are on the government-approved list for hosting foreign students. Schools are supposed to track the whereabouts of visa holders, and report to DHS if they repeatedly miss class, but not all do. “We know we have a lot of non-accredited universities that are using this system to bring people in, collect money, and not educate them at all,” said Sen. Coburn. “To me, it’s a mess.”

  ABC notes one school — MicroPower Career Institute – that has four campuses on the approved list, even though five of the school’s top officials were indicted on visa fraud charges.”

 

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The Police Tool That Pervs Use To Steal Nude Pics From Apple’s iCloud

 

 

 

 

 

” As nude celebrity photos spilled onto the web over the weekend, blame for the scandal has rotated from the scumbag hackers who stole the images to a researcher who released a tool used to crack victims’ iCloud passwords to Apple, whose security flaws may have made that cracking exploit possible in the first place. But one step in the hackers’ sext-stealing playbook has been ignored—a piece of software designed to let cops and spies siphon data from iPhones, but is instead being used by pervy criminals themselves.

  On the web forum Anon-IB, one of the most popular anonymous image boards for posting stolen nude selfies, hackers openly discuss using a piece of software called EPPB or Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker to download their victims’ data from iCloud backups. That software is sold by Moscow-based forensics firm Elcomsoft and intended for government agency customers. In combination with iCloud credentials obtained with iBrute, the password-cracking software for iCloud released on Github over the weekend, EPPB lets anyone impersonate a victim’s iPhone and download its full backup rather than the more limited data accessible on iCloud.com. And as of Tuesday, it was still being used to steal revealing photos and post them on Anon-IB’s forum.”

 

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Ex-CIA Agent: ISIS Is In America; Some Have Entered From Mexico

 

 

 

 

” Islamic State (ISIS) cells are already in the United States, and some of them have entered by crossing the Mexican border says former CIA agent Bob Baer.

  Baer told CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper on Tuesday that people working in intelligence-gathering have told him they don’t know what ISIS members’ plans are, but “it’s a definite concern.”

 

 

 

 

” ” People who do this for a living are very alarmed,” Baer said.

  Other ISIS members are American citizens who have been to Syria and have returned, he said. While intelligence agencies are aware of some of the people they suspect of being ISIS members and are working to gather evidence to apprehend them, they fear there are more that they don’t know about.”

 

 

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Illegal Aliens Storm The Beach In San Diego, Second Attempt Thwarted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Illegal aliens successfully landed on a San Diego beach in a panga boat on Monday and ran to shore – but, when another group tried the same thing on Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border (CBP) agents were waiting for them.

  Around 7am Monday morning, a horde of illegal aliens stormed a San Diego beach after coming ashore in a panga boat. They sprinted across the beach and climbed over a wall, entering the city.

  Seven of the illegal aliens were spotted by helicopter and later apprehended several blocks from the beach; the CBP is still looking for at least ten more who remain at-large, NBC7 in San Diego reports.

  Then, about 1am Tuesday morning, a second panga boat filled with 20 illegal aliens was intercepted about off the coast of San Diego County by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents.”

 

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The 5 Best States For Senior Citizens To Retire In

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Baby boomers may have provided the bulk of the productivity surge in this country during the past couple of decades, but now they’re retiring in unprecedented numbers. This is setting in motion a number of interesting scenarios.

  Some retirees are still recovering from the Great Recession swoon. Many are concerned about the Social Security funding gap, and some need their nest eggs to stretch further because people are living longer than ever these days.

  But for all retirees, choosing where to retire can be just as important as choosing when to retire.

 As we saw last weekend, more than a dozen U.S. states tax Social Security income either at the federal rate or at rates based on their own formulas. In addition, sales tax, property tax, and a bevy of other costs can vary throughout the country. Thus some states let senior citizens hang on to more of their hard-earned cash than others do.

  Thankfully, Bankrate has done the hard work for us. By using a number of factors that include tax burden, cost of living, access to healthcare, crime rate, and even weather, it has ranked the top states for senior citizens to retire in. According to Bankrate’s findings, here are the five best states for retirement, in ascending order: “

 

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Smartphone Add-Ons Offer Thermal Imaging

 

 

 

 

” Thermal imaging, a long-costly technology that lets soldiers see in the dark and firefighters see through smoke, is rapidly moving toward the mainstream with phone add-ons that cost hundreds of dollars rather than thousands.

  Flir Systems Inc., FLIR +0.26% one of the best-known manufacturers in the field, in July introduced a $349 iPhone accessory that allows the smartphone’s display to show glowing heat signatures of people, animals, lights and other objects. Its Flir One looks a bit like a standard protective case for a smartphone. The camera-equipped black sleeve wraps around an iPhone 5 or 5s, allowing a user to point at objects while viewing images on its display.

   Meanwhile, a group of industry veterans at a startup called Seek Thermal this fall plan to begin selling an add-on camera for smartphones for about $100 less. Rather than a sleeve, the company plans to sell a small thermal-camera module that plugs into the bottom of a smartphone. In a recent demonstration, a prototype Seek Thermal camera generated color thermal images that can be contrasted with conventional images using a split-screen feature.”

 

 

The interested reader can find reviews of the Flir One here and here

 

 

 

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