Jul 252012

Washington, D.C. – The Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies, chaired by Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA), will hold a hearing entitled “Preventing Nuclear Terrorism: Does DHS have an Effective and Efficient Nuclear Detection Strategy” tomorrow at 10 a.m. in Room 311 Cannon House Office Building.

Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Preventing Nuclear Terrorism…Issues: Weapons of Mass Destruction

Lungren said: “Nuclear and radiological terrorism is my greatest fear. We must continue our vigilance and oversight efforts in order to address this continuing threat. Our Subcommittee hearing will examine the current nuclear detection strategy of the Department of Homeland Security and whether that strategy is both effective and efficient in countering this threat.”

To defend against nuclear terrorism in the Homeland, Congress established the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DNDO’s role is to coordinate efforts for detecting and intercepting any radiological or nuclear materials that pose a threat to the Homeland.

DNDO was also tasked to work with other Federal departments and agencies to establish the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture (GNDA), a framework to detect, analyze, and report on the unauthorized development, possession, movement, or use of radiological or nuclear materials. In April 2012, DNDO released the GNDA Strategic Implementation Plan, a five-year plan for the Nation’s nuclear terrorism detection capabilities.

Tomorrow’s hearing will examine the DNDO’s current plan for detecting and preventing the use of unauthorized nuclear material within the Homeland. A particular focus of the hearing will be an assessment of the Department’s plans to acquire its next generation of nuclear detection technology.

WHAT: Subcommittee Hearing: “Preventing Nuclear Terrorism: Does DHS have an Effective and Efficient Nuclear Detection Strategy”

WHEN: 10 a.m., Thursday, July 26, 2012

WHERE: 311 Cannon House Office Building

Witness List:

* Dr. Huban Gowadia Acting Director Domestic Nuclear Detection Office U.S. Department of Homeland Security

* David Maurer Director Homeland Security and Justice Issues Government Accountability Office

* Mr. Vayl Oxford National Security Executive Policy Advisor Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Live video feed will be available HERE

- source

Dubai, 27 May Terrorism: New al-Qaeda video calls for nuclear strike

Jul 252012

Get your popcorn… You won’t want to miss a second of this epic battle. Michelle Malkin and liberal mouthpiece Tamara Holder were back in the ring tonight for another throw down on Hannity. Once again Michelle Malkin schooled the misguided youngster. She even “shushed” her at one point. Hilarious!

Jul 252012

h/t PF

On June 2, 2009, an apartment superintendent in New Brunswick, N.J., stumbled upon what he thought was a terrorist hideout and called 911. It was really an NYPD operation to conduct surveillance well outside its jurisdiction. (July 25)

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has defended the police department’s right to go anywhere in the country in search of terrorists without telling local police. And New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa has said he’s seen no evidence that the NYPD’s efforts violated his state’s laws.

Muslim groups, however, have sued to shut down the NYPD programs. Civil rights lawyers have asked a federal judge to decide whether the spying violates federal rules that were set up to prevent a repeat of NYPD abuses of the 1950s, when police Red Squads spied on student groups and activists in search of communists.

This July 13, 2011, photo shows the apartment complex in New Brunswick, N.J., where an apartment was rented by an undercover NYPD officer. (AP Photo/Matt Apuzzo)

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — It’s an audiotape the New York Police Department hoped you would never hear.

The caller, Salil Sheth, had stumbled upon one of the NYPD’s biggest secrets: a safe house, a place where undercover officers working well outside the department’s jurisdiction could lie low and coordinate surveillance. Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, the NYPD, with training and guidance from the CIA, has monitored the activities of Muslims in New York and far beyond. Detectives infiltrated mosques, eavesdropped in cafes and kept tabs on Muslim student groups, including at Rutgers.

Jul 252012

First this news: BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Sharon Osbourne said Tuesday that she’s ready to say goodbye to NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” taking the network by surprise. Seems like she will join Mariah Carey on American Idol.

Rocket man David “The Bullet” Smith brings his spectacular human cannonball act

Fun Classic TV theme song enthusiast Ulysses

LOVE this guy…

Joe Castillo is hoping his light-and-sand performance art will take him all the way

One of my favs so far this season…

All-male clogging crew All That

Mind reader Eric Dittelman shocks and astounds the judges by reading their minds yet again.

Deal or no Deal…

and of course The Olate Dogs:

We shall find out very soon who made it…

Jul 252012

“Audit the Fed” FACT SHEET

Meanwhile, Democrats like House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., argued a full audit would politicize the Federal Reserve.

Issa on Audit the Fed: “The Federal Reserve is Not Open and Transparent”

Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, speaks on the House Floorabout H.R. 459 – Audit the Fed. Issa states, “The American people have a right to know, an interest to know, and a need to know” about the actions and spending of the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve, Issa states, is not open and transparent. In this House debate about the 2012 Audit the Fed Bill, Issa reminds House members and the American people that the Federal Reserve is the people’s bank, and that transparency is necessary for the Federal Reserve to remain the people’s bank.

Jul 252012

Chicago alderman Joe Moreno says he’ll prevent a Chick-fil-A from opening in Logan Square due to the president of the chain supporting only traditional marriage of a man and woman. I am privy to this that transpired:

A common thug: Why I Completely Support the Occupy Movement writing for Soros funded Huff Post

Jul 252012

Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, delivers an opening statement at Full Committee hearing entitled: “Understanding the Homeland Threat Landscape.”

Big Sis’ 4th appearance in 18 months…

Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, presses Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano for further explanation on why a visa to visit the United States was granted last month to Hani Nour Eldin, a member of a designated foreign terrorist organization, Gama’a al-Islamiyya (Islamic Group).

I will add to this post if more comes through…

DHS, State Department Failed to Comply with Law in Granting Visa to Hani Nour Eldin, Member of Designated Terrorist Organization

Napolitano, NCTC Director Olsen to Testify

Jul 252012

h/t pamm FYI from abovetopsecret

A bit of a background on lil’ wayne for those of you who are blessed enough not to hear or know him:

Arrests and incarceration

Lil Wayne is a Christian and reads the Bible regularly. Which completely blows my mind due to his music? and the following statements:

An arabic website has him

From a rocker named Mujahideen Ryder who reveals an interesting thing in his song “A Millie”:

May 11,2008 Lil Wayne Praises Allah in “A Millie” Lil Wayne says “and the almighty power of Allah” in the song “A Millie” featured on one of his songs from one of his mixtapes. It is also strange how the radio versions of the song replaces “Allah” with “dat chit cha cha cha chopper”. The song was so popular that it was added to his new album coming out “C3″ and guess what, the album version also replaces “Allah” with “dat chit cha cha cha chopper”.

Note: I found the original version. Allah mentioned @ appox. 35 sec..The version that ended up on the album was first called a millie 2.0 when it hit youtube. this version was out first.

Most of you probably may not know, but Lil Wayne is probably the number 1 rapper in the Hip Hop world right now.

Imagine the thousands of people who will hear “and the almighty power of Allah”. I’m sure you’ve seen people on the subway or buses rapping or singing along to the songs from their iPods. They may be unconsciously saying “and the almighty power of Allah”. Now most of you probably are like, so what? Who cares if some non-Muslim rapper mentions “Allah” in his rhyme. Well if you don’t care that’s fine, but I find this interesting how Islam appears in some form in the most unusual of places.

You never know if one person might be like “Why is Lil Wayne saying ‘almighty power of Allah’ in his song?”. Then that person may do some research, find some Muslims and strike up a conversation on Allah. Only Allah knows what his plan was when he willed it for His name to be mentioned in such a song.

Then there was this interesting advice:

The Nation of Islam Lil Wayne’s only way out

(about 1/4 way down page Here)

The Nation of Islam well known for the reformation of man, especially those who need reforming the most, being black, convicted and oppressed. My father knew Malcolm X, when he went by the name Detroit Red in Harlem, during his days of pimping whores. From what I heard the true story about him would have to be more graphic than the movie I saw starring Denzel Washington. Still it was a great movie.

Warning: (Explicit) Lil Wayne – My Homies Still too vulgar to post. Obsessed w skeletons. His granny nicknamed him ‘Tunechi’
the term used
by Baby and lil Wayne to describe a young male whore boy in the music industry.

The lyrics are all about sex/reefer NOTHING like the video, has NOTHING to do with the video! 1:54 shows scarab beetles and note they were (worshipped by the ancient Egyptians) running on walls briefly 3:27 shows bat (batman?) for brief second skeletons in theater @ 3:37 @ 3:48. What is apparent these things are but brief flashes. I’m sure there are more innuendos in the video.

Creepy: Lil Wayne’s “Homies Still” Shows 12 Skeletons In A Movie Theater (12 People Died In The Dark Knight Movie Massacre)

THIS is the video that brings an unusual perspective:

Jul 252012

Odd choice of words Barry…mantra for you guys isn’t it? And HERE.

A top-down approach (also known as stepwise design) is essentially the breaking down of a system to gain insight into its compositional sub-systems. A bottom-up approach is the piecing together of systems to give rise to grander systems, thus making the original systems sub-systems of the emergent system.

MUST See: Frances Fox Piven NY Resolution: Violent Revolution