Tag Archives: Homeland Security

Tweet Of The Day – Lizz Winstead

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Enter The “Resilient Tunnel Plug”

In the wake of widespread flooding to most of New York City’s subway and vehicle tunnels, Homeland Security has renewed testing of a giant inflatable plug. The Resilient Tunnel Plug has been years in development and testing, but it may be more relevant than ever: Superstorm Sandy sent a record 14-foot storm surge into New York Harbor, flooding subway tunnels …

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Brian Brown: Pissed At Homeland Security

Hate group leader Brian Brown is ever so pissed at Homeland Security’s move to formally consider the relationship status of LGBT potential deportees. Via the Vatican puppet site EWTN News: “This is just another example of the federal government trying to skirt the Defense of Marriage Act,” said Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage. “The reality is …

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Homeland Security Issues Written Guidelines On Delaying LGBT Deportations

Immigration Equality is thrilled: Immigration Equality today praised the Obama Administration, and specifically the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), for new, written guidance that will extend discretionary relief to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) immigrants with U.S. citizen spouses and partners. The new written directive, which was announced in response to a Congressional letter spearheaded by Minority Leader Nancy …

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Geraldo Rivera: A Lesbian Cabal Secretly Runs Homeland Security

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Homeland Security To Consider Marriage Status Before Deporting Foreign Gays

After pressure earlier this week from Rep. Nancy Pelosi and a coalition of more than 80 Democrats, Homeland Security says it will consider the partner status of gay potential deportees. Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: The department has issued a new policy governing the issuances of “Notice to Appear” documents, which is the step that starts removal proceedings, which can …

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How To Escape A Mass Shooting At Work

Buzzfeed takes a dim view of this new instructional video. Too soon? The somewhat helpful—and also somewhat comical—video is via the Houston mayor’s office, made with grant money from the Department of Homeland Security. There’s this bit of flip copy at the beginning: “It may just feel like another day at the office. But occasionally, life feels more like an …

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U.S. Customs To Recognize Gay Families

Homeland Security today announced a proposed rule change that will allow gay families to go through U.S. Customs together. Zack Ford notes at Think Progress: “Before, married same-sex couples had to go through customs separately because the policy referred to married couples, and thus fell under the purview of the Defense of Marriage Act.” Yet another advance from the Obama …

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NEW YORK: Church Rakes In $150K From Federal Anti-Terrorism Fund

Claiming that they are at risk of a terrorist attack, a Long Island evangelical church that regularly broadcasts an anti-Muslim radio show was granted $150,000 from a Homeland Security fund. The money, they say, will be used to add video surveillance and other security features. Lots of groups are raking in the dough from the fund and even the wingnuts …

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Pointless, Abused, Faked Terrorism Threat Level System To Be Abolished

Remember in 2009 when former Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge confessed that he’d been pressured to raise the terrorism threat level in order to help Dubya’s 2004 campaign? And how that totally worked? Today Homeland Security announced that they are doing away with the color-coded system, effective in March. The new system will only announce known threats to specific locations, …

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No More Flying With Toner

Homeland Security announced today that effective immediately you can no longer bring toner or ink cartridges weighing more than one pound onto your plane. Not that anybody was actually doing that. The ban, announced today by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, also covers other cargo deemed high-risk. The changes follow the discovery of bombs concealed in ink cartridges on a …

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Orrin Hatch On “Abysmal” Airport Security

As much as it grievously pains me to agree with Orrin Hatch on anything, it does seem unbelievable that one can buy an airline ticket in cash, at the counter, with no luggage, and stroll onto a flight to the Middle East (or anywhere) without further attention.

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Feds See Hints Of International Plot Behind Failed Times Square Bombing

Although they insist that there is still no evidence to support the Taliban’s claim of responsibility for Saturday’s car bomb attempt in Times Square, federal investigators now say they have clues that the incident may not have been domestic in origin. The failed car bombing in Times Square increasingly appears to have been coordinated by more than one person in …

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Canada, A Division Of Homeland Security

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Air Scare: Orthodox Jewish Prayer Device Causes Flight Diversion

A flight out of LaGuardia was diverted to Philadelphia this morning after its flight crew became alarmed by an Orthodox Jewish teenager putting on his tefillin, a traditional prayer device involving two black boxes and long leather straps. Authorities say, Chautauqua Airlines flight 3079 from LaGuardia to Louisville was diverted to Philadelphia after a 17-year-old male strapped on a “tefillin,” …

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Obama On Pants Bomber

Today the president addressed the failed attempt to bring down Northwest 253. Calls for the resignation of Homeland Security director Janet Napolitano are increasing, but President Obama focused on the reviewing of no-fly watch lists and the pre-boarding screening process.

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Military Exercises In DC? TODAY?

Now let’s do a fly-by of the White House!

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On Iraq War: Maddow Vs. Ridge

Rachel Maddow tears in former Homeland Security secretary Tom Ridge on the legitimacy of the Iraq war. Required viewing.

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Napolitano: I’m Not Gay, I’m Just Single

Director of Homeland Security and former Arizona governor Janet Napolitano denied rumors about her sexuality to the New York Times yesterday. NYT: Men don’t know what to make of women who choose to be single. Rumors of lesbianism have dogged women in politics like you,Condoleezza Rice and Ann Richards.JN: Right. I think the more people get to know a person, …

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AZ Gov. Janet Napolitano Picked As Head Of Homeland Security

Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano (D) has been picked by Barack Obama to be his head of Homeland Security. Democratic officials said. Napolitano is a border governor who will now be responsible for immigration policy and border security, which are part of Homeland Security’s myriad functions. Napolitano brings law-and-order experience from her stint as the Grand Canyon State’s first female attorney …

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