“I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.”~ Ronald Reagan.
Undermining terrorism screening efforts is the new patriotism.
Because getting Americans killed is the #Resistance.
Reuters published internal cables laying out screening guidelines to spot potential terrorists.
This is certainly helpful to the left and to its terrorist pals. The cables emphasize, among other things, screening social media.
Considering how easy it is to erase social media, that certainly is a great help to terrorists and terrorist supporters to know.
Wow, I’m beginning to feel more secure already.
Front Page Magazine
March 23, 2017
(SBU) Mandatory social media check for applicants present in a territory at the time it was controlled by ISIS
15. (SBU) If post determines the applicant may have ties to ISIS or other terrorist organizations or has ever been present in an ISIS-controlled territory, post must/must refer the applicant to the Fraud Prevention Unit for a mandatory social media review, as described in more detail in 7-FAH-1 H-943.5-2.
After viewing the wideo below, ask HomeLand Security, “How’s that been working out for ya?
The results of this review should be scanned into the NIV case for consideration during the SAO process.
Details on complying with this requirement will be provided via septel. (SBU) Mandatory Donkey SAO for Iraqi nationals with presence in territory at the time it was controlled by ISIS
Much of this ended up being suspended anyway when Obama’s pal in Hawaii announced that Hawaiian tourism and those 70 tourists who didn’t show up were more important than protecting Americans from Islamic terrorism.
But it’s revealing that the media is just as eager as Wikileaks to damage our national security by publishing information that can be exploited by Islamic terrorists.
Every now and then like the proverbial blind squirrel hunting for an acorn in a snow storm, the Old Gray Lady eventually got this on right.
It must have driven the Editorial Staff up a tree.
Oh well, it sucks to be them, they will be filing for bankruptcy soon.
They have been teetering on the edge since 2013. (Source)
If President Trump is so inclined he will personally bankrupt the NYT for fake news and lies they said about him.
Trump is still a businessman, look for a huge out of court settlement.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
By MATT FLEGENHEIMER, ADAM LIPTAK, CHARLIE SAVAGE and CARL HULSE
March 23, 2016
Judge Neil M. Gorsuch can relax now. After 20-odd hours of Senate questioning this week, the Supreme Court nominee has completed his testimony.
The committee will hold a final session on Thursday featuring expert panelists discussing the judge.
But his job is done.
So what have we learned?
He’s probably going to be confirmed.
Maybe he’ll clear the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster, attracting sufficient support from Democrats — particularly those from states that President Trump won. Or maybe skeptics will hold the line and force Republicans to change longstanding Senate rules to elevate Judge Gorsuch on a simple majority vote.
But this much is clear: Nothing that’s happened this week has made much of a difference. Three days of hearings marked by attacks and deflections have left the Senate Judiciary Committee more or less where it started. If the Republicans’ goal was to persuade Democrats of a moral imperative to join them in support, they fell short. (In some cases, the nominee’s sparring with Democrats may have pushed some further away.)
And if Democrats harbored any hope of raising doubts about Judge Gorsuch among Republicans, they came nowhere close.
The hearing was not top billing.
Empty seats. Distracted senators. Non-sequitur questions about fly-fishing and duck-size horses.
Despite the stakes inherent in any Supreme Court confirmation hearing, the Gorsuch proceedings often felt like an afterthought. Part of the burden falls on Democrats, who have failed to draw much blood in their questioning or generate meaningful momentum for opposition outside the hearing room, at least so far.
Finding oxygen in Mr. Trump’s Washington can be nearly impossible — amid the Russia inquiries, the health care push, the daily administration squabbling — an exercise in political “mutton busting” of sorts, to name the sheep-riding activity described in great detail by Judge Gorsuch.
Cummings once again wastes time on an issue that has been asked and answered.
This black fool would do well to update his house website and do something, anything to keep his constituents from leaving his district. (Source)
Cummings, “A top democrat on the house oversight committee, actually wants the reader to take him seriously?
A darling of the Congressional Black Caucus primarily because he is capable of saying words with multiple syllables, this just shows the lack of depth of the democrat’s bench.
Enough of the con job.
There is virtually nothing that WikiLeaks hasn’t already procured.
This committee is a virtual sieve, need we bring up Hillary Clinton’s servers?
By Rebecca Savransky
MARCH 23, 2017
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Thursday called for an investigation into House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), who bypassed the panel to brief President Trump on information related to U.S. surveillance of his transition team.
During an interview on CNN’s “New Day,” Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, called the Intelligence panel a “very special committee.”
“They are privileged to information that most members of Congress may never see and so you expect them to be extremely confidential,” he added.
“What he did was basically to go to the president, who’s being investigated, by the FBI and others and by the intelligence committee, to give them information.”
Nunes on Wednesday said he had learned from a source that the U.S. intelligence community incidentally collected information on members of Trump’s transition team and then “widely disseminated” the information internally.
Democrats on the committee were blindsided, as were many Republicans.
By the end of the day Wednesday, Nunes was still the only committee member to have seen the intelligence in question, according to the Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.), committee’s top Democrat. (Source)
The move outraged Democrats and threatened to plunge the committee into open partisan warfare.
Cummings told CNN that Nunes “put a cloud over his own investigation.” (SURE HE DID.)
“And he has become the subject basically, he should be, of an investigation.
Muslims are so myopic their single belief system stifles any creativity they may have to keep them from getting out of their own way.
Attention CEO’s of major corporations wanting to relocate to NYC, be the first to sign a very short term lease before the building is brought down.
The Saudis have started a new frequent flyer program for jihadists that with to learn how to take off and never land.
This message was brought to you be the FAA.
This would make a logical place to house the U.N. and perhaps Chelsea Clinton run for the U.S. Senate from New York
Oiio studio has unveiled designs for curved skyscraper ‘The Big Bend’ as a solution to expensive zoning lawsManhattan tower was imagined as a structure to straddle Billionaire’s Row on 57th Street in New York City.
The concept tower would need a two-track elevator system that could go round curves and move horizontally
The race to build the world’s most spectacular skyscraper has reached new heights – and taken a turn in direction.
Designs for ‘The Big Bend’, a slender tower that would transform Manhattan’s skyline, have been unveiled.
Described as the ‘longest building in the world’, the project’s concept drawings reveal a skyscraper reaching an apex then curving back down. And featuring an elevator system that can travel in curves, horizontally and in loops.
Designs for ‘The Big Bend’, a slender tower that would transform Manhattan’s skyline, have been unveiled
Stretching 4,000 feet long, the glass-lined tower would need to feature an elevator that defies all current designs.
The elevator would travel in curves horizontally and in continuous loops. The track changing system allows for the horizontal connection of two shafts on the top and bottom to create a continuous loop
In a bid to work around the challenges of New York’s zoning laws, design studio Oiio has imagined an innovative concept to straddle Billionaire’s Row on 57th Street.
The studio explained: ‘New York city’s zoning laws have created a peculiar set of tricks through which developers try to maximize their property’s height in order to infuse it with the prestige of a high-rise structure. But what if we substituted the height with length?
What if our buildings were long instead of tall?
‘If we manage to bend our structure instead of bending the zoning rules of New York we would be able to create one of the most prestigious buildings in Manhattan. The longest building in the world.’
House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) announced on Wednesday that he had learned that members of President Donald Trump’s transition team had been under surveillance by the Obama administration, that individual names had been “unmasked” by the intelligence community, and that those names had been leaked to the media.
Nunes’s information — which he said he would deliver to the White House later, vindicates the bulk of Trump’s claims earlier this month.
Nunes said that while there was no direct “wiretap” by President Barack Obama of Trump Tower, there was indeed surveillance, perhaps collected incidentally, of people close to Trump, possibly including Trump himself.
Much of that had been suspected, on the basis of mainstream media reports, but Rep. Nunes reported something new: that the surveillance did not involve the ongoing Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) inquiry into Russia’s alleged involvement in the 2016 presidential election. Indeed, none of the surveillance had intelligence value, he said.
“I believe it was all done legally,” Nunes told a press conference.
The question, he said, was why names of those swept up in the surveillance had been leaked. The collection of the intelligence appeared to have been legal, but the leaking may have been illegal.
Most of the activity occurred during the transition period from November to January. Furthermore, Nunes said, he did not know whether phone calls, including phone calls involving Trump, were among the communications captured.
Nunez added that the new information had come to light after Monday’s hearing with FBI Director James Comey, when the congressman had appealed to anyone with new information to come forward. He said the new revelations had been “legally brought to me by sources who thought that we should know it.
The new information vindicates earlier reporting by Breitbart News, Mark Levin, and others, and which President Trump may have relied upon in tweeting the wiretapping claim Mar. 4. (Source)
Following Monday’s hearing, the mainstream media appeared to celebrate Comey’s statement that there was no evidence of wiretapping at Trump Tower. Politicians, too, piled on — including some Republicans, like Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), who demanded that Trump apologize to Obama.
However, the only new revelation at the hearing was that senior members of the Obama administration may have been involved in “unmasking” former General Michael Flynn in intelligence reports.
Wednesday’s revelations by Rep. Nunes confirm earlier media reports of surveillance of Trump aides and associates, with the added twist that the revelations were unrelated to investigations of Russian ties to the Trump campaign.
No evidence of any collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign has been found, and former Obama administration intelligence officials have said publicly that such evidence does not exist.
Though the media, and the political opposition, had attacked Trump for his claims about wiretapping, he later clarified that he had used the term to refer to surveillance in a general sense. He also suggested that more evidence would soon emerge.
The result is a vindication of Trump’s controversial claims. Questions remain about whether President Obama himself knew of the surveillance, which other Obama administration officials were involved, and whether Trump was monitored directly.