Voters continue to believe Democrats have more of a plan for the future than Republicans do, but most again say neither party represents the public. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters think it is fair to say that neither party in Congress is the party of the American people. That’s up six points from 47% last October and matches the previous high found in June 2012 during the last national election cycle. Just 28% disagree, while 19% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on April 19-20, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
and then USE them in Fake Terror Sting Ops…..
*Underwear Bomber” / Shoe Bomber etc… were ALSO managed by Intel.
April 24, 2014- In a lawsuit filed in New York on Tuesday, four Muslim men who are United States residents accused the FBI of using their “no-fly” list as a tactic to pressure them to serve as informants by reporting on other Muslims in their communities. The plaintiffs also allege that they were either placed or kept on the no-fly list as punishment for their refusal to become informants.
One of the plaintiffs, Jameel Algibhah, lives in the Bronx and used to visit his wife and children in Yemen several times a year. The lawsuit claims that the FBI made several attempts in 2009 to recruit Algibhah as an informant, including asking him “to attend certain mosques, to act ‘extremist,’ and to participate in online Islamic forums and report back to the FBI agents,” as written in the lawsuit. After Algibhah refused to comply with these repeated requests, he realized that he was on the no-fly list in 2010.
The lawsuit claims that an agent said “that he would take Mr. Algibhah off of the No Fly List in one week’s time should their present conversation ‘go well’ and should Mr. Algibhah work for them.”
Muhammad Tanvir, an additional plaintiff who lives in Queens, experienced similar treatment from the FBI. Tanvir alleges that after his passport was taken by authorities following a trip to Pakistan, the FBI implored him several times in 2008 to become an informant. The lawsuit stated, “…the FBI agents threatened Mr. Tanvir, warning him that if he declined to work as an informant, then he would not receive his passport and that if he tried to pick up his passport at the airport he would be deported to Pakistan.”
Tanvir said that in 2010 he was informed that he was not allowed to fly, and that the FBI would only assist him in being removed from the list “in exchange for relaying information about his community”.
Plaintiff Naveed Shinwari is a Connecticut resident who had also refused the FBI’s prompts in 2012 to become an informant. After his refusal and several interrogations, Shinwari alleges he was placed on the no-fly list. He was able to board a flight this year, but he is unsure if he is still on the list or was merely given a one-time waiver.
Plaintiff Awais Sajjad, a New York resident, alleges in the complaint that he was interrogated at the John F. Kennedy International Airport while attempting to fly to Pakistan to visit family. Sajjad said he was informed that he was on the no-fly list and was offered a job as an informant for the FBI. After he refused, he was subjected to additional interrogation and a polygraph exam. Sajjad alleges that he was told that he’d failed the polygraph exam, and that he would only receive assistance to be removed from the no-fly list if he submitted to another polygraph exam and more questioning.
All four of the men have neither been accused or found guilty of being a threat to flight safety.
The lawsuit stated that the plaintiffs have all suffered from disruptions in their family and work life due to being placed on the no-fly list. “Plaintiffs are among the many innocent people who find themselves swept up in the United States government’s secretive watch list dragnet. Defendants have used the No Fly List to punish and retaliate against Plaintiffs for exercising their constitutional rights,” the lawsuit states.
The plaintiffs requested in the lawsuit to be removed from the no-fly list, and are seeking “declaratory, injunctive and monetary relief”. The FBI has declined comment.
The bill, described by the National Rifle Association’s lobbying arm as “the most comprehensive pro-gun reform legislation introduced in recent state history,” expands the scope of public places where licensed owners are allowed to carry firearms.
The bill makes several changes to state law. It allows those with a license to carry to bring a gun into a bar without restriction and into some government buildings that don’t have certain security measures. It also allows religious leaders to decide whether it’s OK for a person with a carry license to bring a gun into their place of worship.
Democrats resisted the proposal, although they conceded it would pass in the GOP-dominated House of Representatives. They argued that allowing guns in more places will not make society safer and may lead to more deaths.
Under the bill, school districts would now be able, if they wanted, to allow some employees to carry a firearm under certain conditions. The bill also eliminates the fingerprinting requirement for renewing weapons carry licenses.
According to the Marietta Daily Journal, the legislation prohibits the state from creating and maintaining a database of licensed weapons carriers and repeals the state-required license for firearms dealers.
Colin Goddard, who survived the 2007 campus shooting at Virginia Tech, told Georgia Public Broadcasting he’s alarmed by a provision that waives criminal prosecution of felons who use illegal firearms in the act of self-defense.
“The stand your ground expansion is truly a new type of stand your ground as we know it,” Goddard said. “To expand it in such a way to remove all carrying or possession offenses is really unprecedented.”
Jerry Henry of GeorgiaCarry.org told GPB News he doesn’t expect to see a surge in gun sales or an increase in gun-related businesses in the state. He noted that other states have far less restrictive gun laws than Georgia.
“I don’t think people are going to look at it and say, ‘Oh Georgia just passed a new law and I’m going to move over there because it’s so much easier.’ I don’t think we’re going to see that,” he said. “Arizona, Wyoming, Alaska, Vermont – they all have Constitutional Carry.”
This year, 150,000 children will be added to the list of victims of forced vaccination. The leaders of New York City have mandated that all children under the age of six years old who attend day care or preschool must be vaccinated with the flu vaccine.
The official requirement mandates that all children between the ages of six months and five years who will be attending day care or preschool in New York City must be vaccinated between July 1 and December 31 of any given year. One health official claims that the rule won’t officially be enforced until the end of 2014, and a press release from the New York City Board of Health states that they will begin issuing violations on January 1, 2016.  
New York City already mandates that children must be vaccinated against measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, chicken pox, and tetanus. The new mandate is expected to affect 150,000 children under the age of six. Daycare and preschool facilities will be required to enforce the mandates or face they will face fines. 
Reason #1: It Interferes with Parental Choice
Regardless of people’s views about the safety and efficacy of vaccines, many people would agree that it should be an individual’s right to choose – or, in the case of a minor, a parent’s right to choose – which substances are injected into their body.
Well-known groups comprising large numbers of employees in New York are already opposed to vaccine mandates, including the New York State Public Employees Federation and the New York State Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). 
In its own statement regarding vaccination, even the American Medical Association (AMA) grants approval for medical personnel to receive exemptions for vaccines due to a “recognized medical, religious, or philosophic reason,” exemptions which are more lenient than those granted to babies and preschool children affected by the NYC mandate.
Also in question is whether or not the city government has the authority to mandate vaccines. City officials claim that their Health Department has “authority over all matters concerning health in New York City” through the City Charter.
Recently, many Americans were outraged by the decision of officials from United Arab Emirates to mandate forced breastfeeding for the first two years of a child’s life. We knew that forcing someone to breastfeed, regardless of the benefits of breastfeeding, infringed on their personal right to make choices about their own bodies. Yet, some people fail to recognize that vaccination, the injection of foreign substances into one’s body, should also be a choice. 
Reason #2: The Flu Vaccine is Ineffective
The most recent statistics, based on scientific studies published by well-known media channels such as USA Today and The Huffington Post, demonstrate the flu vaccine’s inability to prevent the flu. Contrary to what vaccine manufacturers want us to believe, the flu vaccine will not make us healthier.
An article published on the website for USA Today stated, “This season’s flu vaccine was almost completely ineffective in people 65 and older.” One source from Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine stated, “Everyone at CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices meeting was scratching their heads over this.”  A similar article published by The Huffington Post reported an overall effectiveness rate of only 59 percent. 
Older adults are not the only group of people who experience few benefits from the flu vaccine. The CDC itself, when answering the question “How effective is the flu vaccine in children?” on its website, admits that “reduced benefits of flu vaccine are often found in studies of young children,” especially those under two years of age, the very age group targeted by this vaccine mandate. 
Influenza and similar illnesses can be caused by over 200 to 300 viruses, and some research indicates that vaccines may be most effective against combating influenza A and B, which comprise a mere ten percent of circulating viruses. Often, people mistake flu-like symptoms for influenza, and they don’t actually have the flu.
Furthermore, if you win the “flu lottery,” by actually contracting one of the three strains of flu that happens to be in this season’s flu vaccine, the vaccine will be worthless if your body hasn’t fully responded to the vaccine (which takes two weeks) or if too much time (more than three months) has passed between vaccination and viral exposure.  
Reason #3: The Flu Vaccine is Dangerous
According to the CDC, the flu vaccine contains thimerosal, aluminum, antibiotics, egg protein, aborted human fetal cells, and monosodium glutamate (MSG). Our immune systems may be unable to combat these foreign, toxic substances, especially while under the influence of very common conditions such as high sugar intake, low vitamin D3 levels, and damaged gut lining.
According to a search of the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) website, in the past five years, (during the period from January 2009 until February 2014) there were 55, 578 adverse events reported to VAERS related to the flu vaccine. Of these adverse events, 7,904 affected children under the age of six. 
Most disturbing among these numbers are the reported 47 children age five and under who died after receiving the flu vaccine during the past five years alone.
Keep in mind, vaccine injuries and deaths are grossly under-reported. Less than ten percent of vaccine injuries are actually reported, which brings the likely death toll from the flu vaccine to over one hundred children per year. 
Are There Exemptions for This Mandate?
Yes, although options for parents who don’t wish to vaccinate their children are limited. New York State allows medical and religious exemptions, although philosophical exemptions against vaccines are not granted. Fortunately, children who attend family day cares in people’s homes are currently exempt from the flu vaccine mandate. 
Families should not be forced to inject their child with toxic substances. They should not be forced to receive a vaccine that is ineffective and dangerous. They should not be forced to give up their preferred choice for quality, early childhood education and care programs in order to avoid forced vaccination. Families should be allowed to make the choices for their health and well-being that are best for their family.
If your child attends day care or preschool in New York City, we urge you to contact your elected officials and tell them you are against forced vaccination for your child. In addition, you may exercise your right to choose a religious exemption from the flu vaccine mandate, or enroll your child in a family day care, where they will be exempt from mandatory vaccination against the flu.
Finally, whether or not your child is affected by the latest NYC vaccine mandate, we urge you to learn about vaccine legislation where you live and research vaccine ingredients. You can download a free vaccine research guide right now to protect your child from unwanted, toxic substances contained in vaccines.
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21 Apr 2014
It seems that if I was still working retail today and had to use violence to stop a shoplifter that my job would be in jeopardy as is the case of a store manager for a Kroger grocery store.
Claude Medlock, 51 was observed shoplifting from a Kroger grocery store in Arlington, Texas. One of the store’s managers followed Medlock out of the store and attempted to stop him for his crime. According to witnesses, one of which videoed what happened on her cell phone, Medlock tried to stab the manager with his knife. The manager then shoved Medlock into a parked car, enabling him to disarm the thief. Medlock continued to resist being detained so the manager slammed him to the ground to subdue him and hold him until police could respond.
Arlington police reported that Medlock has a long criminal history of theft and robbery. When asked about the store manager’s actions in stopping, disarming and subduing Medlock, they said that his actions were justifiable and that he committed no crime.
However, Kroger felt differently and subsequently fired the manager for his actions. When a local news station contacted Kroger for an explanation, they responded with a statement that said:
“The incident…is not a reflection of our company’s fraud prevention protocol, procedures or training…He is no longer employed by our company.”
What was the store manager supposed to do when Medlock pulled the knife on him? Was he supposed to allow the man to stab him or just wish the shoplifter a nice day and let him walk off with his stolen loot?
Store managers and employees are being punished for defending themselves and their stores. Homeowners are being arrested for defending their property and person from would be criminals. A student videos others bullying him to try to stop it from happening and he is arrest for a crime and the bullies are not punished.
My oldest daughter worked in a local hospital when she was attacked by a patient. He held her by the neck and threatened to kill her and everyone else. It took security to subdue the patient. When the ordeal was over, hospital officials told her it was a good thing that she didn’t try to defend herself because she would have lost her job.
What is our society coming to when people can no longer stop criminals or protect property and person? Seems like our society has everything backwards and upside down. Criminals have more rights and protections than innocent people do. I’m just glad I’m no longer working in retail or in a position dealing with shoplifters as I’d probably lose my job also.
Read more HERE
A man suspected of making threatening statements about a shooting and forcing the lockdown of the Los Angeles Times building was being held Saturday for a mental health evaluation, police said.
A psychologist requested a 72-hour hold for the 28-year-old man at a hospital after he was detained Friday night, Sgt. Keith Green said. The sergeant didn’t identify the man.
The man works at a call center that rents office space in the Times building. Officer Norma Eisenman told the newspaper that after he was reprimanded by his supervisor, he gave her a pillowcase containing ammunition and told her: “I’m not afraid to shoot people, but I don’t want to go to jail.”
He also told his supervisor that he was depressed and that he carried a weapon because he felt bullied at work, Eisenman said.
Green said officers seized the ammunition and determined it belonged to the man.
The Times building is across the street from Los Angeles Police Department headquarters. Officers quickly searched the building and found no weapon inside.
More at ABC
OR…. Just keep govt contractors – such as Craft International OUT! Also: Do not stage drills at the same time as the race. (ahem)
Every year the Boston Marathon attracts thousands of spectators who cheer on runners, but this year thousands more eyes – some digital and some undercover – will be watching intently as well, looking for anything that might warn them of a repeat of last year’s tragedy.
Authorities in charge of security for the marathon Monday are taking no chances, with an unprecedented security apparatus that includes some 4,000 deployed police officers, including 500 plainclothes officers, more than 100 surveillance cameras and a underground, futuristic coordination center boasting some 260 security officials representing more than 60 local, state and federal agencies.
“A lot of eyes,” Kurt Schwartz, Massachusetts’s Undersecretary for Homeland Security and Emergency Management in the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, told ABC News. “There’s cameras, but you know there’s 4,000 police officers out there and they will be very engaged this year. They’re all watching the public, watching the crowds, trying to detect suspicious behavior, trying to manage areas that just get too crowded… We have expanded across the board.”
Schwartz and other top intelligence officials said there have been no specific threats made against the marathon. Then again, there weren’t any last year before two brothers from Dagestan allegedly detonated two bombs near the finish line, killing three people, including an 8-year-old boy, and injuring some 260 others.
So starting at 6 a.m. Monday inside the coordination center, which ABC News toured this weekend, dozens of officers and analysts will be monitoring wide-screen video displays relaying images from along the marathon route. Schwartz said that unlike last year, every section of the 26.2 mile race will be monitored by high-resolution cameras.
Nicknamed “the bunker,” the Cold War-era underground facility has no windows and is barren in military-style, save for the high-tech monitors, laptops and computer servers, with separate rooms for tactical, intelligence and other units. In addition to the surveillance capability, the center will be communicating in real-time with other offices across eight nearby cities and towns along the marathon path.
“We’ll be looking for somebody who just doesn’t feel right,” said Boston’s new police commissioner Bill Evans. “The characteristics – a lot of our officers, during their training, [are] looking at the characteristics of someone who might be carrying explosives.”
Beyond just watching, Schwartz said security officials will be tailoring their tactical security on the ground throughout the day of the marathon based on what the surveillance cameras and officers on the scene are seeing.
Evans told ABC News that though security will be tight, it won’t be overwhelming for runners or attendees.
“I don’t want it to be an armed camp where people are going to be intimidated by the police presence,” he said.
Evans’ men got a trial run last week when an alleged hoaxer dropped two bags near the finish line of the marathon, in a similar manner to how the real explosives were planted last year. Authorities reacted quickly and destroyed the ultimately harmless objects.
“It was a nice drill,” Evans said. “It just got us on our toes a little earlier… But I think we did a super job. We did what we were trained to do.”
In the case of last year’s bombing, authorities suspect it was carried out by Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, two brothers from Dagestan who lived in the U.S. Tamerlan was killed in a shootout with police days after the explosions and Dzhokhar, his little brother, was arrested and has pleaded not guilty to 30 counts related to the bombing. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.
A full 36,000 runners signed up to race this year, undeterred by last year’s tragedy, including last year’s winners Lelisa Desisa from Ethiopia and Rita Jeptoo from Kenya.
“So I came here to support the whole injured and all the families [of the] lost ones,” Jeptoo told ABC News. “I’m not scared because I know there is security.”
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called supporters of rancher Cliven Bundy “domestic terrorists” Thursday, turning up the rhetorical heat on the already tense situation at the Nevada cattle operation.
“Those people who hold themselves out to be patriots are not. They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists,” Mr. Reid in remarks at a luncheon, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which sponsored the event. “… I repeat: What went on up there was domestic terrorism.”
The Nevada Democrat was referring to the hundreds of Bundy backers — some armed, some from out of state — who congregated at the ranch last week in a show of support as the Bureau of Land Management began seizing the family’s cattle in a dispute over grazing fees.
No shots were fired, although Ammon Bundy, Cliven Bundy’s adult son, was stung by a Taser last week during an argument with federal agents.
BLM officials abandoned the cattle-gather Saturday, citing concerns about public safety at the Bunkerville, Nev., ranch as the number of demonstrators grew.
More supporters are expected to flock to the ranch Friday for the Bundy family’s “Patriot Party,” a community event aimed at thanking those who have supported them during the stand-off with the BLM.
Mr. Reid had remained mum on the conflict until Monday, when he told KLAS-TV in Las Vegas that “it’s not over.” In his Thursday remarks, he criticized Cliven Bundy refusing to comply with federal authority by paying his grazing fees.
“Clive Bundy does not recognize the United States,” Mr. Reid. “He says that the United States is a foreign government. He doesn’t pay his taxes. He doesn’t pay his fees. And he doesn’t follow the law. He continues to thumb his nose at authority.”
Mr. Bundy stopped paying to graze his cattle on federal property 21 years ago after the land was declared habitat for the desert tortoise and he was ordered to reduce his herd from roughly 900 to 150 head of cattle.
In August, however, the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center announced that it would begin euthanizing half of the 1,400 tortoises at its facility as a result of federal budget cuts. BLM officials have emphasized that healthy tortoises will be relocated and not euthanized.
The Nevada Cattlemen’s Association issued a statement Wednesday saying that, “While we cannot advocate operating outside the law to solve problems, we also sympathize with Mr. Bundy’s dilemma.”
“The situation in Nevada stands as an example the federal agencies’ steady trend toward elevating environmental and wildlife issues over livestock grazing,” said the two-page statement. “Well-intentioned laws such as the Endangered Species Act — which are factors in Mr. Bundy’s case — are being implemented in a way that are damaging to our rights and to our western families and communities.”
During Thursday’s forum at the Paris Hotel & Casino, Mr. Reid was asked what should be done about supporters “who are willing to shed blood for the cause.”
The Bundy family had no public comment Thursday on Mr. Reid’s remarks, but did post a video statement called “The Truth” from rancher Cliff Gardner.
Mr. Gardner says ranchers are frustrated because their research shows that the livestock actually benefit the tortoise, but that the courts have refused to take such evidence into account.
“I ask the people of America: Reconsider if you’re skeptical about the Bundy family, and look into the issue deeper yourself,” Mr. Gardner said. “Because I think you’ll find if we do not and we allow this federal government to increase its power and its jurisdiction further and further into the lives of everyday Americans, we’re very surely going to lose the freedom and liberty that America is supposed to be about.”
MARION OH (Marion Star)— The North American Aerospace Defense Command will practice intercept and identification procedures between noon and 2 p.m. Thursday over northern Ohio.
The flights are scheduled to take place between Marion and Toledo. People in the area may hear or see NORAD-controlled fighter jets in close proximity to a military or military contracted aircraft, which will be playing the role of an aircraft of interest.
Although they are scheduled for the afternoon, the flights could be delayed or canceled by weather.
To test responses, systems and equipment, NORAD regularly conducts exercises with a variety of scenarios, including airspace restriction violations, hijackings and responses to unknown aircraft.
NORAD has conducted exercise flights of this nature throughout Canada and the U.S. since the start of Operation Noble Eagle, the command’s response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
NORAD is the binational command that provides maritime warning, aerospace warning and aerospace control for Canada and the U.S.
They Just did this in DC Tuesday….