DHS Wants Stores to Watch Customers’ Purchases for Terrorist Clues

Instead of securing the borders, monitoring who they let into the country, and cracking down on the muzzie extremists who already operate carte blanche in America, it’s come to this.

From The Washington Times.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said his department will be issuing new guidance to retailers this week giving them pointers on how to spot potential terrorists among their customers by looking at what they’re buying.

While saying the government cannot prohibit sales of some everyday materials, Mr. Johnson said retailers should be trained to look for anyone who buys a lot from what he described as a “long list of materials that could be used as explosive precursors.”

“We can’t and we shouldn’t prohibit the sale of a pressure cooker. We can sensitize retail businesses to be on guard for suspicious behavior by those who buy this kind of stuff,” Mr. Johnson said during a question-and-answer session after a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Other than pressure cookers, Mr. Johnson did not say what other products might appear on the guidance that will be sent to retailers.

What kind of ‘suspicious’ behavior does someone display when buying a pressure cooker?  Does the average rag head really shop for explosive devices at Walmart?  The muslim terrorist Tsarnaev brothers used pressure cookers rigged with explosives during the Boston Marathon attack, but that was a rare instance. Farmers buy a lot of fertilizer, which can be used to blow things up. Does that mean Old MacDonald should be reported?

For the love of gawd, these DHS morons have no fucking common sense. There are so many ways to profile the likeliest of terrorists, which would require honing in on muslim males, usually between the ages of 18-35, traveling to and from countries and regions that are known to facilitate terrorism. (Middle East, North Africa, Indonesia, Southwest Asia, etc)

But that would mean the un-PC sin of offending muslims.  Gawd forbid we should pick on an Islamofascist culture who wants to kill us  in the name of their Allah.

Good luck worrying about those pressure cookers.

Russia Continues Military Buildup

From Reuters.

Russia  carried out a successful test of its new Bulava intercontinental nuclear missile on Wednesday and will perform two more test launches in October and November, the head of its naval forces said.

The armed forces have boosted their military training and test drills since the start of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, which Russia considers in its traditional sphere of influence.

The 12-meter long Bulava, or mace, has undergone numerous tests, some successful, and can deliver an impact of up to 100 times the atomic blast that devastated Hiroshima in 1945.

Naval Commander-in-Chief Admiral Viktor Chirkov said the test launch had been carried out from the White Sea and that the test missile had hit its target in Russia’s far east.

“In October and November of this year, the naval fleet will carry out two more launches with two rocket cruisers equipped with ballistic missiles,” Interfax quoted Chirkov as saying.

A Bulava missile weighs 36.8 tonnes and can travel 8,000 km (5,000 miles) and hold 6-10 nuclear warheads.

From Fox Dallas Ft. Worth.

Russia is developing an array of new nuclear and conventional weapons to counter recent moves by the U.S. and NATO, but will carefully weigh the costs to avoid overburdening its economy, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday.

Addressing a Kremlin meeting on weapons modernization plans, Putin said the West shouldn’t be surprised about Moscow’s efforts in view of U.S. missile defense plans and other decisions he said have threatened Russia’s security.

“We have warned many times that we would have to take corresponding countermeasures to ensure our security,” Putin said, adding that he would now take personal charge of the government commission that oversees military industries.

He said the weapons modernization program for 2016-2025 should focus on building a new array of offensive weapons to provide a “guaranteed nuclear deterrent,” re-arming strategic and long-range aviation, creating an aerospace defense system and developing high-precision conventional weapons.

Putin wouldn’t provide any details of prospective weapons, but he and other officials have repeatedly boasted about new Russian nuclear missiles’ capability to penetrate any prospective missile shield.

……Russia-West relations have plunged to their lowest point since the Cold War times over the crisis in Ukraine. A NATO summit last week decided to create a rapid-reaction “spearhead” force to protect Eastern Europe from Russian bullying.

Putin accused the West of using the crisis to reinvigorate NATO.

That’s funny as hell, because from what we’ve seen, Russia is reinvigorating the old Soviet threat.  Everything Putin does is a throwback to the old Soviet regime.  He sends political opponents to insane asylums, murders journalists, and has tightened his grip on the Russian media. Vlad is an old KGB officer and never assimilated into the post-Soviet democratic movement.

As I said before: Putin can’t believe his luck.  The United States has been rendered effectively pussified for the duration of Obama’s tenure, and he is going to take full advantage.  He is re-arming and building up his weapons stockpiles to levels not seen since the Berlin Wall fell. Oh yeah, and he’s also got the balls to tell the West ‘not to mess with Russia’, something no Russian thug would have gotten away with under Reagan.  It’s no wonder Putin is so brazen. Barky gets bitch-slapped by Putin so often, he’s punch drunk.

Welcome to the Cold War part II.

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IRS Targets Breitbart

Breitbart is one of the biggest critics of the corrupt Obama regime.  This should come as no surprise.

From Fox News.

The company that runs the conservative Breitbart.com news site says the IRS has selected the network for an audit, in a move company executives suggest is politically motivated.

Breitbart News Network, a California-based company which runs several conservative websites, says the IRS recently audited its 2012 financial information.

“The Obama administration’s timing on this is exquisite, but try as they might through various methods to silence us, we will only get more emboldened,” Stephen K. Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News Network, said in a written statement.

The audit comes as the agency faces sustained complaints that it targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny as they sought nonprofit status, before the agency ended the practice last year.

Since the practice was made public – by the IRS itself and the inspector general’s office – other conservative groups have come forward claiming they were subjected to unwarranted scrutiny by the agency.

In this case, it remains unclear whether the apparent audit of Breitbart News is anything out of the ordinary. The IRS conducts audits of tens of thousands of businesses every year.

The agency said in a statement: “Federal privacy laws prohibit the IRS from commenting on specific taxpayer situations. The IRS stresses that audits are based on the information related to tax returns and the underlying tax law — nothing else. Audits are handled by career, non-partisan civil servants, and the IRS has safeguards in place to protect the exam process.”

Translation: “We don’t have to talk about our thuggish crackdown on dissent”.

A copy of the IRS notice to Breitbart News, obtained by FoxNews.com, asked about the company’s financial information for calendar year 2012.

2012 is the year  Obama used the IRS to launch his war on conservative/Tea Party groups and individuals.  What a coin-ki-dink.

Among those targeted were: Dr. Ben Carson, the American Legion, Catholic professors, Billy Graham, pro-Israel supporters,  and news anchors who refused to throw cream puff questions at Dear Leader.

In all, there were close to 500 organizations that the IRS honed in on for politically-motivated scrutiny.

The IRS asked for a litany of documents, including logs of its receipts and expenses, but also its partnership agreement and a “written narrative” of the business.

Like the IRS questionnaire for Tea Party groups, which included Facebook posts, reading lists, letters to the editor, personal relationships, and private thoughts.

Evidently, the exposure of Congressional hearings hasn’t put a dent in the IRS bullying or abuse of power. Unless or until Darrell Issa and company are willing to serve arrest warrants and charge these thugs with the crimes they commit, it will continue.

Oops: Holder Aide Accidentally Dials Issa’s Office for Help in Spinning IRS Talking Points

The IRS broke the law and violated the 1st and 4th Amendments to the Constitution. They and their co-conspirators in the Democratic Party and the DOJ continue to lie, spin, cover up, and refuse to cooperate with Congressional investigators.

From Breitbart.

A senior communications aide to Attorney General Eric Holder seemingly called House oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa’s staff by accident and asked for their help spinning new revelations about the IRS scandal, Issa said in a September 8 letter to Holder.
The aide, Brian Fallon, is a former senior aide to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and a well-known personality on Capitol Hill. The letter describes Fallon as “audibly shaken” when he realizes his request to leak documents to help get ahead of news stories about them was mistakenly made to the very office he was seeking to undermine. Issa believes the call was intended to be made to Democratic Rep. Elijah Cumming’s staff, the ranking member on the oversight panel, the letter said.

According to the letter, Fallon – who is not named in the letter but confirmed he made the call – asked if the aides could release the IRS scandal documents to “selected reporters” to give Fallon an “opportunity to comment publicly on it.”

“Selective reporters”, like the toadies at MSNBC who will say just about anything Obama wants. Nothing like being in the political sack with with your media hacks.

Fallon explained to Issa aides that the Justice Department’s Office of Legislative Affairs had not permitted him to release the documents to the public and he wanted to get ahead of the story “before the Majority” – meaning Issa – could share it, according to the letter.

Issa aides – who had placed the call on speakerphone – were “caught off guard by the unusual nature of the call and the odd request” and asked Fallon to “e-mail the material for evaluation.”

“At this point,” Fallon “abruptly placed the call on hold for approximately three minutes.” When Fallon returned to the call, “he was audibly shaken. He immediately stated that there was a ‘change in plans’ and that there would be no effort” by DOJ to release the material early.

Fallon “proceeded to pitch the idea that the Department and the Committee should ‘help one another’ while simultaneously saying that ‘you need to say what you need to say.’”

Translation: Demturds on the Committee need to be on the same meme.

In the letter, Issa told Holder the phone call suggests ongoing coordination between DOJ aides and Cummings’ staff to undermine oversight committee investigations.

Fallon’s “efforts to prejudice the Committee’s oversight work demands examination,” Issa wrote.

Fallon, however, said in a written statement that nothing untoward occurred.

Nothing to see here, move along…

“There is nothing inappropriate about department staff having conversations with both the majority and minority staff as they prepare responses to formal inquiries. That includes conversations between the spokespeople for the Department and the committee,” Fallon said.

Other than confirming he made the phone call in question, Fallon did not respond to any of the details of what took place during the call.

The letter referred to a “subsequent explanation” from Fallon that “he simply called to improve the Office of Public Affairs’ working relationship with the Committee” but said the explanation “is inconsistent with statements and requests he made before he placed the call on hold.”

……Issa said he is “disturbed” by the “apparently longstanding collaboration between the Obama administration and Ranking Member Cummings’ staff to obfuscate and prejudice the Committee’s work through under-the-table coordination.”

Ya think? Hell, Lois Lerner already did just that when she broke the law by feeding information about True The Vote to Cummings and his staff.

Now comes a whole new round of lies and spinning to explain just what Fallon was doing placing a call like that to begin with.

Okay, Issa. The fucking ball is in your court. You’ve got a lot of ammo to use for prosecution, in spite of the IRS obstruction of justice. Put up or shut up.

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