(CNN) — NEW YORK (CNN Money) — Bank of America said Monday that it plans to eliminate 30,000 jobs as part of a plan to save $5 billion.
The announcement came after Chief Executive Brian Moynihan outlined the bank’s strategy at an investor conference in New York.
BofA has already disclosed plans to eliminate a total of 6,000 jobs this year. And it recently announced a management shakeup that effectively will split the bank into two units: one serving consumer and one serving commercial clients.
The bank said it expects a “significant portion” of the reduction in headcount to occur through attrition and the elimination of unfilled positions. BofA had a total of 287,000 employees as of June 30.
In addition to shock and grief, fear gripped Americans in the hours and days after the World Trade Center and Pentagon were attacked by al-Qaida terrorists in hijacked airliners. The next attack seemed imminent and of even more horrifying magnitude.
Ten years later, American officials can barely contain their confidence that a sustained program of drone attacks, arrests and the May 2 killing of Osama bin Laden may have knocked al-Qaida down for the count.
Some of that enthusiasm has been checked with reports of a credible, but unconfirmed plot involving three suspects hoping to set off bombs in Washington or New York on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Sadly, al-Qaeda’s murderous ideology remains alive and well, inspiring a series of “lone wolf” jihadists who to carry out seek mass killings on their own, and through a growing number of al-Qaeda offshoots, or franchises.
The United States has seen a spate of potential lone wolf attacks, many influenced by al-Qaida propaganda, starting in 2009. Some were thwarted by law enforcement sting operations, while others were uncomfortably close to killing innocent Americans.
The Investigative Project on Terrorism will spotlight a different al-Qaida franchise each day this week, chronicling its development and assessing its potential to attack American interests abroad, or to attempt to strike the homeland.
Clearly the administration is determined to make it increasingly difficult for our Border Patrol agents to carry out their duties to secure our nation’s borders.
Just when you think things cannot get worse, our government proves us wrong!
I was sent the disturbing information about the administration’s proposed closing of nine Border Patrol stations with an additional 4 stations being reviewed with an eye to closing them as well, by a former colleague and old friend who served in the U.S. Border Patrol as well as an INS Special Agent.
It is impossible to imagine justification for closing Border Patrol stations. The further apart stations are located, the more agents will have to travel when they make arrests and the more that our beleaguered agents will have to travel to get to their assigned sectors when they are on duty. This also has serious safety implications for our agents!
The efforts of the valiant Border Patrol agents is also, of course, being undermined by the policy statements issued by the President and members of the administration to terminate removal (deportation) hearings involving hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens and providing employment authorization to many of those illegal aliens. These decisions amount to the firing of a starter’s pistol along our nation’s borders to encourage many more aliens to run our borders and head to cities across this nation, from coast to coast and border to border!
Under enormous political pressure from increasingly well-funded and powerful open borders group, a once cooperative U.S. city’s police force this week abruptly ended its partnership with the federal law enforcement agency that helped to dramatically reduce its runaway crime rate.
Police Chief Moore announced the new collaboration between the San Jose Police Department and Immigration enforcement by partnering with two immigration ICE agents as part of “Operation Community Shield,” a program under ICE and Homeland Security Investigations. His decision came as a surprise to the community and advocate as he has repeatedly claimed that the SJPD had no interest in collaborating with ICE nor are they in the business of enforcing federal immigration law. Although Chief Moore has emphasized that these two ICE officers will solely assist in the investigation of gang related crimes, the community is fearful that many innocent people will get swept into the program.
On September 11, 2011, Frontier Flight 623 was diverted to a hotpad after landing at Detroit Metro Airport. This was a precautionary measure based on reports of suspicious activity on the plane during flight and the heightened security measures during the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
Three individuals were removed from the plane, two males and one female. They were questioned by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and were very cooperative. Crew members and several other passengers were also questioned. After questioning and determining there was not threat, all were released without any charges being filed.
The three individuals were strangers to each other, but sat in the same row on the plane. One of the males, who was not feeling well, got up to use the restroom during the flight. The other male got up at approximately the same time to use the restroom. The female remained seated in her row. It should be noted that at no time were there ever two people in the bathroom at the same time, and at no time were the three individuals uncooperative with the flight crew.
The FBI would like to thank the public and the airlines for remaining vigilant at all times.
NOTE: For over a decade we always have to worry about dry runs…The above incident was in the American Mecca of Muslims, JUST saying.
Suspicious items found in carry-on luggage:
* The suspicious items tested negative for explosive materials, according to a statement from the Transportation Security Administration. A bomb squad and bomb-sniffing dogs remained on the scene Sunday afternoon, and passengers were being rescreened.
* The man was detained as ceremonies were going on nationwide in remembrance of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Four planes hijacked by nineteen men crashed into the World Trade Center, Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania, killing nearly 3,000 people.
What are they NOT telling American’s? To top it off, the suspect was a Ex-NYPD Officer ~ JP
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Sunday was an emotional day for Americans remembering the victims of the 9/11 attacks exactly 10 years ago. Thousands gathered in New York at the new memorial at Ground Zero, and stood in silence while the names of the 3 thousand people who died were read aloud. Ten years ago terrorists crashed hijacked planes into the twin towers of the World Trade centre in New York and the Pentagon building in Washington DC. One more plane came down in the state of Pennsylvania. The U.S. responded with invasions in Iraq and Afghanistan – for which it was hugely criticized. Author and journalist Afshin Rattansi says Washington’s response to the attack was inadequate, and will eventually backfire.
:: US Empire starts to fold, state systems failed after 9/11 ::
Annie Jacobsen’s harrowing first-hand account of her flight with a group of suspected terrorists forces us to ask: Could 9/11 happen again? On June 29, 2004, Jacobsen, traveling with her family on Northwest Airlines flight 327, witnessed what she believed was a terrorist “dry run.” The blogosphere quickly made world news of Jacobsen’s article on her terrifying experience, launching her on a year-long investigation. In Terror in the Skies, Jacobsen tells, for the first time, the full story of the events on Northwest 327 and the investigation that followed. What happened on her flight, she discovered, was not an isolated incident, and if our air security does not improve, 9/11 is likely to happen again.
Jacobsen interviewed dozens of flight attendants, pilots, air marshals, FBI agents, government officials, and ordinary passengers—eventually gaining access to confidential government reports and correspondence. She reveals a Department of Homeland Security, especially its Federal Air Marshal Service, mired in bureaucracy and political correctness. Teams of terrorists consistently “probe” security on airline flights, and front-line law enforcement officers and airline personnel are effectively prevented from doing anything about it.
Jacobsen’s persistence earned her the wrath of the Air Marshal Service’s management, which embarked on an unsuccessful campaign to discredit her.
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MORE than a dozen American states are considering outlawing aspects of Shariah law. Some of these efforts would curtail Muslims from settling disputes over dietary laws and marriage through religious arbitration, while others would go even further in stigmatizing Islamic life: a bill recently passed by the Tennessee General Assembly equates Shariah with a set of rules that promote “the destruction of the national existence of the United States.”
Supporters of these bills contend that such measures are needed to protect the country against homegrown terrorism and safeguard its Judeo-Christian values. The Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has said that “Shariah is a mortal threat to the survival of freedom in the United States and in the world as we know it.”
This is exactly wrong. The crusade against Shariah undermines American democracy, ignores our country’s successful history of religious tolerance and assimilation, and creates a dangerous divide between America and its fastest-growing religious minority.
Explosion reported @ Marcoule nuclear plant in S. France risk of a radioactive leak
URGENT: Blast at Marcoule nuclear plant in France kills one, injures four, but no reports of radiation leak…
PARIS – One person died and another was seriously injured in an explosion Monday in a site that treats nuclear waste in southern France, the country’s nuclear safety body said, adding that no radioactive leaks have been detected.
The Nuclear Safety Authority said three other people suffered lesser injuries in the blast at an oven in the Centraco nuclear site.
The Centraco site is located next to another nuclear site, Marcoule, located in Languedoc-Roussillon, in southern France, near the Mediterranean Sea.
“According to initial information, the explosion happened in an oven used to melt radioactive metallic waste of little and very little radioactivity,” the agency said in a statement.
Officials from France’s EDF power company, whose subsidiary operates Centraco, stressed that there was no nuclear reactor on the site and that no waste treated at the site of the explosion came from a reactor.
Spokeswoman Carole Trivi said a fire broke out after the explosion, but it has since been brought under control.
The cause of the blast was not immediately known, and an investigation has been opened, Trivi said.
A news report posted on the website of the local Midi Libre newspaper said no quarantine or evacuation measures had been immediately undertaken.
Staff at the plant reacted to the accident according to planned procedures, the Nuclear Safety Authority said in a statement.
France is more dependent on nuclear energy than any other country in the world, with most of its electricity coming from nuclear reactors.