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  • ancavge 6:23 pm on February 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , CBP, , DHS, fences, , Mexican-border fence, , , SBInet, U.S. Border Patrol   

    DHS May Scrap Border Patrol Project 

    The Department of Homeland Security is reevaluating a plan to add security cameras, radar, and sensors, to patrol efforts along the U.S. Mexico border.

    By <!– –> Elizabeth Montalbano
    InformationWeek
    February 22, 2010 03:17 PM 

    The Department of Homeland Security has ordered a drastic reassessment of a Mexican-border fence project that, due to delays and technology glitches, may never be completed.

    A project known as SBInet to install cameras, radar, and ground sensors along the fence on the border between the U.S. and Mexico was originally meant to be completed by 2014.

    In addition to providing technologic reinforcement to the U.S. Border Patrol, the project also is meant to provide personnel with a unified dashboard that lets them view the information collected by the various technology.

    Despite this plan, only a prototype of the final solution is currently in use, and the DHS is considering whether to scrap the entire project.

    Boeing created the prototype — called Project 28, or P28 — by cobbling together a variety of off-the-shelf hardware and software. Doing so made developing a workable system more difficult than anticipated, and it took two years before the DHS accepted the P28 solution for use in 2008, said Jenny Burke, a spokeswoman for Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The CBP is overseeing the project along with the DHS.

    P28 is currently deployed along a 28-mile stretch of the Arizona border near the Sasabe point of entry into the U.S., and Boeing remains the contractor of record for the project, she said.

    Originally, however, the DHS expected to cover the entire Arizona border with a complete deployment of the technology — not a prototype — by next year. That has been delayed indefinitely, Burke said.

    An early phase of that deployment — called Block One — should be completed by the end of the year, after which the DHS will assess whether completing the rest of the border is worth the investment, she said.

    “The [attitude] right now is to ensure the quality and operational effectiveness before continuing with other investments,” Burke said.

    Block One’s first phase will cover a 23-mile stretch of border near Tucson, Arizona, and another 30 miles near Ajo, Arizona, she said. It also will overlay the prototype system.

    In the meantime, the DHS plans to evaluate whether to deploy some aspects of the original system to help border patrol officers secure the border in lieu of the entire scope of the SBInet project, she said.

    “A lot of them were anticipating having SBInet deployed,” Burke said. The DHS and CBP would rather provide them with some of the technology than none at all, she said.

    If completed, the DHS now expects the entire SBInet project to cost $6.7 billion, a readjustment from the original projected budget of $8 billion. P28 cost $20 million and to date the DHS has spent about $700 million on Block One, which had a total budget allotment of $898 million.

    Link to Story: http://www.informationweek.com/news/government/security/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=223100203

     
  • ancavge 6:52 pm on December 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    CNN Spreads Detention Camp Disinfo 

    Camp FEMA
    December 1, 2009

    In a new CNN report deeply rooted in Department of Homeland Security propaganda, CNN’s John Acosta says that the Federal government is not building detention camps around the country and that there is absolutely no proof of these kinds of activities. However, a highly controversial documentary released a couple of months ago offers the viewers almost 90 minutes of heart-stopping proof that plans for martial law and FEMA camps are indeed very real.

    “Camp FEMA” has been called the most comprehensive documentary made on the topic of concentration camps in America. In the opening moments of the film, viewers are very quickly reminded that our government has turned to the use of detention camps to solve its problems before with the forced detention of over 120,000 Americans of Japanese decent in the early 1940’s. Forced labor, compulsory vaccinations, and mandatory “Americanization” classes top the list of atrocities committed against fellow citizens, on behalf of their Federal government.

    The movie is kicked off by a single question, “Is it possible that history could repeat itself?”

    Senate Select Committee Hearings and official FBI documents echo the rhetoric spewed forth by DHS and MIAC reports that transform patriot-minded third party supporters into dangerous potential terrorists of the homegrown variety. White House policies classify homeschoolers, gun rights activists and anti-abortionists as threats against the existing social and political order, by default creating an entire nation of radicals and revolutionaries – where everyone is a suspect… equally guilty until proven otherwise. History shows us what tyrannical governments have done with these people in the past.

    CNN’s John Acosta also forgot to mention H.R. 645 introduced in early 2009 by Rep. Alcee Hastings, a Democrat from Florida convicted of bribery charges. In Camp FEMA, the audience learns the true meaning of “Emergency Centers.” The intent of the national emergency centers, according to Section 2 of HR 645, is to meet, “…for an extended period of time the housing, health, transportation, education, public works, humanitarian and other transition needs of a large number of individuals affected by an emergency or major disaster…” and can be used to advance “other purposes” not defined in the bill.

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    H.R. 645 is specific. If the ”Relocation Center” is to be a closed military installation, the installation will no longer be under the Secretary of Defense, but the jurisdiction will be transferred to the Secretary of Homeland Security. As “relocation centers” will be established in the wake of a “national emergency,” the center should then fall under FEMA. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, is the emergency response arm of the Federal Government. Established during the Carter Administration to respond to national emergencies and disasters, and under the Bush administration FEMA was brought under the Department of Homeland Security.

    If CNN and Acosta needed more proof, they should check out Army Regulation 210-35, which was set up during the Reagan Presidency, and surfaced under the Clinton Administration. According to Alex Jones, who appears in Camp FEMA, there are now 12 camps completed and ready to house American citizens.

    Also ignored in the CNN report is the participation of NORTHCOM in creating an advertisement, run earlier this year, on the Army National Guard’s own website. For the first time in U.S. history, there has been an army unit assigned to The United States. NORTHCOM, according to an article in The Army Times “…may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control or to deal with potentially horrific scenarios…” The ad for a “Corrections Officers and Internment/Resettlement Specialists” was removed in mid August. Camp FEMA points out that the ad was specific with regard to the needs of the National Guard; someone to train “as Internment Settlement Specialists, to control and supervise detainees.”

    CNN has conveniently chosen not to address the legislations, the government reports or the list of terror suspects that the US government keeps adding to a database on a daily basis. “You don’t keep a list unless you intend to use it,” said William Lewis writer of Camp FEMA. Producer Gary Franchi added, “There are now over 1.2 millions names on the DHS watch list. How did we let this happen in the United States of America?” Why is CNN deliberately misleading the public about internment camps? You may find the answers in Camp FEMA.

    Camp FEMA

    URL to article: http://www.infowars.com/cnn-spreads-detention-camp-disinfo/

     
  • ancavge 6:21 pm on September 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: babysitting, , DHS, , , Lise Snyder, , Middleville, , school bus, , The Department of Human Services   

    Babysitting Criminalized 

    Secret Truth Revealed
    September 30, 2009

    A West Michigan woman says the state is threatening her with fines and possibly jail time for babysitting her neighbors’ children.

    Lisa Snyder of Middleville says her neighborhood school bus stop is right in front of her home. It arrives after her neighbors need to be at work, so she watches three of their children for 15-40 minutes until the bus comes.

    The Department of Human Services received a complaint that Snyder was operating an illegal child care home. DHS contacted Snyder and told her to get licensed, stop watching her neighbors’ kids, or face the consequences.

    “It’s ridiculous.” says Snyder. “We are friends helping friends!” She added that she accepts no money for babysitting.

    Mindy Rose, who leaves her 5-year-old with Snyder, agrees. “She’s a friend… I trust her.”

    State Representative Brian Calley is drafting legislation that would exempt people who agree to care for non-dependent children from daycare rules as long as they’re not engaged in a business.

    “We have babysitting police running around this state violating people, threatening to put them in jail or fine them $1,000 for helping their neighbor (that) is truly outrageous” says Rep. Calley.

    A DHS spokesperson would not comment on the specifics of the case but says they have no choice but to comply with state law, which is designed to protect Michigan children.

    URL to article: http://www.infowars.com/babysitting-criminalized/

     
  • ancavge 3:25 pm on September 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , DHS, disasters, , , Girl Scouts, hurricanes, , , ,   

    DHS “Enlists” Girl Scouts for National “Citizen Preparedness” Effort 

    AFP
    September 9, 2009

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    Editor’s note: We have come a long way since the days when the Girl Scouts went door-to-door and sold cookies. Now they will sell manufactured fear.

    The United States wants to enlist its 3.4 million Girl Scouts in the effort to combat hurricanes, pandemics, terror attacks and other disasters.

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched a campaign Tuesday to entice the blue, brown and green-clad multitudes to be even more prepared, with the promise of a new patch if they pitch in.

    The young scouts will be able to emblazon their sashes or vests with the patch if they undergo the training which readies them for an emergency.

    “This new preparedness patch will increase citizen preparedness and enhance our country’s readiness for disasters,” said DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano in a statement.

    “As a former Girl Scout, I know the ‘Be Prepared’ motto well, and I look forward to working with the Girl Scouts to spread the preparedness message to all of our nation’s citizens.”

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    URL to article: http://www.infowars.com/dhs-enlists-girl-scouts-for-national-citizen-preparedness-effort/

     
  • ancavge 6:30 pm on August 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , border search, , DHS, , immigration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, , seized, special agents, , suspicion   

    DHS: Expect your computer to be seized without suspicion 

    Betanews
    August 30, 2009

    In what was presented to the public this week as a clarification of its privacy policy, the US Dept. of Homeland Security published a paper referring to new guidelines for its immigration and customs agents regarding how they may conduct border searches of travelers’ computers and electronic media. Clarifying the existing law, both sets of guidelines reiterated the department’s policy created during the previous administration: Agents may seize, detain, and/or retain individuals’ PCs and media without having reason to suspect that those people or those machines and devices are connected with a crime.

    “ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] Special Agents acting under border search authority may search, detain, seize, retain, and share electronic devices, or information contained therein, with or without individualized suspicion, consistent with the guidelines and applicable laws set forth herein,” states the new policy for immigration authorities published last August 18 ( PDF available here). “Assistance to complete a border search may be sought from other Federal agencies and non-Federal entities, on a case by case basis, as appropriate.”

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    URL to article: http://www.infowars.com/dhs-expect-your-computer-to-be-seized-without-suspicion/

     
  • ancavge 6:52 pm on August 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: balloon, DHS, St. Clair River   

    The DHS Snoop Balloon 

    Geoff Nixon
    CTV
    August 15, 2009
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    It’s not often that a balloon makes people feel uncomfortable.

    But the inflatable aircraft that has been floating above the St. Clair River in recent weeks, across the border from Sarnia, Ont., is no ordinary balloon.

    Officially, the “balloon” is called an Aerostat. It’s a Helium-inflated aircraft that looks like a flying wing, and had been floating between 150 and 300 metres above the ground in Port Huron, Mich., since the end of last month, until a storm damaged its fabric and it was taken down for repairs.

    The company that owns it, Sierra Nevada Corporation, reportedly wants to test out the new technology to see if it can sell it to U.S. Homeland Security for use as a patrolling device.

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    URL to article: http://www.infowars.com/the-dhs-snoop-balloon/

     
  • ancavge 10:38 am on June 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Olbermann: DHS Report “Most Prescient” Since Department’s Founding 

    Infowars
    June 11, 2009

    Jack Levin predicts an “epidemic of hate crimes” and domestic terrorism.

    URL to article: http://www.infowars.com/olbermann-dhs-report-most-prescient-since-departments-founding/

     
  • ancavge 10:37 pm on June 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Deidra Dukes, DHS, , MyFox Atlanta, , , security program, , ,   

    Atlanta Airport Tests DHS Security Program 

    Deidra Dukes
    MyFox Atlanta
    June 8, 2009

    Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is one of just two airports in the U.S. that are serving as testing grounds for a new Department of Homeland Security program. The program checks the identities of non-U.S. citizens against a terror watch list.

    The Department of Homeland Security is cracking down on foreigners who overstay their visas in the pilot program at airports in Detroit and Atlanta.

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    “It is really about bringing integrity back to the immigrant system and making sure we know who’s here legally, who’s here illegally and we can take appropriate actions,” said Robert Mocny of the Department of Homeland Security.

    In Atlanta, departing foreign nationals are directed to separate security lines where their fingerprints are scanned and verified.

    In Detroit, the program is done at departure gates.

    Read entire article

    URL to article: http://www.infowars.com/atlanta-airport-tests-dhs-security-program/

     
  • ancavge 11:31 am on May 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , airport urinals, , , DHS, , houston's hobby airport, , , , , urinals   

    Blogs Claim DHS Installed Surveillance Cameras in Airport Urinals 

    Infowars
    May 23, 2009

    We were unable to locate an “official” confirmation on this, but several blogs are reporting that the Department of Homeland Security has installed surveillance cameras in urinals at Houston’s Hobby Airport. The geek website Slashdot has reported on this and has linked to Swamplot, a real estate blog in Houston.

    DHS urinal camera

    “The camera appeared to be in the same panel that carried the flush sensor… a brushed metal panel with an oval shaped dark transparent glass with a red on it… And this panel was located just above the urinal itself. Given how close the user of the urinal would be to the flush sensor and camera, it’s probably designed to monitor people walking in/out/around the bathroom, not the user of the urinal.”

    Is this for real? We don’t know, but considering the invasive technology used by the government to spy on “terrorists” (citizens opposed to the government) we wouldn’t put it past the DHS to actually do something like this.

    URL to article: http://www.infowars.com/blogs-claim-dhs-installed-surveillance-cameras-in-airport-urinals/

     
  • ancavge 6:20 pm on May 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bennie thompson, , DHS, , house homeland security committee, , , rightwing extremism   

    DHS May Be Called to Explain “Rightwing Extremism” Report 

    Kurt Nimmo
    Infowars
    May 20, 2009

    House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson has drawn up a resolution that would require DHS to explain to Congress why it created the warning about “right-wing” groups, reports Fox News. Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, initially balked at a Republican request to probe the motives of DHS and said it was a “GOP stunt aimed at embarrassing the new administration,” an absurd accusation considering the fact the report was crafted during the Bush years and rehashed after Obama took office.

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    House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson.

    In the wake of the exposure of the DHS’ “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment” another document surfaced on May 5. It is entitled the “Domestic Extremism Lexicon” and was issued by the Office of Intelligence and Analysis in late March. The lexicon lists definitions for key terms and phrases used by Homeland Security analysts “that addresses the nature and scope of the threat that domestic, non-Islamic extremism poses to the United States,” Audrey Hudson reported for the Washington Times on May 5.

    Democrats sitting on the House Homeland Security Committee are determined to block — at least partially — any investigation of the document’s origins. Republicans want documents and source material that supposedly justified the threat assessment, while Democrats merely want DHS to explain to Congress why it designated Second Amendment advocates, pro-life activists, and veterans as threats to the country.

    As with nearly everything in the district of criminals, the DHS report has turned into a partisan football to be used to score points and make the other side of the one party system look foolish. Republicans are not so much interested in getting to the bottom of the report as they are in using it to lambaste the Obama administration (while ignoring the fact the document was created during the Bush administration). Democrats want a perfunctory explanation from the DHS and then relegate the report off to the memory hole.

    In fact, it does not take a crack researcher to figure out where the source material and inspiration for the report came from — the Anti-Defamation League.

    On April 22, DHS Secretary Napolitano appeared before the Anti-Defamation League National Leadership Conference in Washington. In a speech, she said that “the ADL and DHS have had some good partnerships. In recent years, the Department has placed our employees in your advanced training school to educate us on the tactics used by extremists and terrorists.”

    It was the same under Bush. “The Department of Homeland Security has contracted with the Anti-Defamation League to provide its specialized training and expertise on extremism, hate groups, domestic and international terrorism, and civil liberties to high-level agency personnel,” an ADL press release dated May 1, 2007, states. “In remarks to the ADL’s National Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said the briefings are one way his department, the government’s third largest, is partnering with ADL to address issues of immigration, civil liberties and extremism.”

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    “Our trainings are intensive and offer a range of detailed information about anti-government extremists, hate groups, extremism and terrorism on the Internet and hate groups,” said David C. Friedman, ADL Director of National Law Enforcement Initiatives.

    According to the ADL press release, Homeland Security’s training included “a briefing from Brig. Gen. Nir Meri-Esh of the Israel Police, who shared his firsthand experiences and knowledge in preventing and responding to terrorist attacks.” It was not explained how Meri-Esh’s expertise relates to “anti-government extremists” in the United States.

    Not only the DHS, but the FBI as well is indoctrinated by the ADL. An ADL press release dated November 3, 2005, includes remarks by Robert S. Mueller III, director of the FBI, who said the “Anti-Defamation League and the FBI share a strong bond of friendship.” The FBI, said Mueller, benefits “greatly from education and training programs” provided by the ADL.

    “The real meaning of a partnership between the ADL and the FBI and of the FBI’s willingness to accept the ADL’s judgment on the ‘changing nature’ of terrorist threats is that the FBI will devote less of its resources to the investigation of actual criminal activity and more of its resources to helping the ADL counter the people the ADL considers ‘extremists’: which is to say, people who have views the ADL labels ‘extreme,’” writes Dr. William Pierce.

    On April 6, 2009, in the wake of the Pittsburgh police shootings, the ADL labeled radio talk show host Alex Jones as an extremist of the sort of interest to the DHS and FBI. “According to ADL, [Richard Poplawski, the accused shooter] frequented ‘Infowars,’ the Web site of the right-wing conspiracy radio talk-show host Alex Jones, where he shared links to its stories with others and sometimes posted his own messages to the site,” an ADL press release declares. The ADL makes the insinuation that Jones and his radio show — along with the white supremacist website Stormfront — influenced the alleged cop killer Poplawski.

    An earlier ADL press release characterized Joe Banister, Tommy Cryer, Pat Shannan, Dave Von Kleist, Jack McLamb, Greg Dixon, Ted Gunderson, and Michael Badnarik as dangerous extremists.

    Finally, it should be noted that the ADL has used illegal methods to gather information on its political enemies. In 1993, an ADL contractor was arrested for illegally spying on numerous groups, including the NAACP, ACLU, Mother Jones magazine, Greenpeace, Jews for Jesus, the National Lawyers Guild, Democratic U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi, and former Republican U.S. Representative Pete McCloskey. The San Francisco district attorney at the time accused the ADL of conducting a national “spy network.”

    It is precisely this spy network — in existence since the 1930s — that the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are interested in tapping into and resulted in the production of the now infamous and embarrassing (for the government) “Rightwing extremism” report.

    URL to article: http://www.infowars.com/dhs-may-be-called-to-explain-rightwing-extremism-report/

     
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