If you have not got your Kindle Fire, get one soon, if not faster! For Christmas my wife got a Kindle Fire. Easy to set up, easy to use. Has to be if my wife loves her Kindle Fire! Only took a few minutes to set it up for her after coming out of the box. And just a minute to set it up for wifi at our daughter’s house. And later Christmas eve I set up the wifi here and again, a minute on the Kindle Fire and set up for wifi here. Fast sucker!
My wife uses it for facebook, all her games, and browsing around the internet. She carries her Kindle Fire wherever she goes. And yes, even I like it, because we use a stylus to bypass my big ass fingers!
Now get your Kindle Fire through either: The Electonic Store or at the Cheap Pig.
You will be glad you got a Kindle Fire!
DHS Officers Armed With Semiautomatics Set Up Unannounced ID Checkpoint
Staff of Florida Social Security office not informed of drill, Homeland Security officials refused to talk to media
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Residents of Leesburg, Florida were shocked to see their local Social Security office turned into a random Homeland Security checkpoint Tuesday morning, as DHS officers armed with semiautomatic rifles and accompanied by sniffer dogs checked identifications of locals.
“With their blue and white SUVs circled around the Main Street office, at least one official was posted on the door with a semiautomatic rifle, randomly checking identifications. And other officers, some with K-9s, sifted through the building,” reports the Daily Commercial.
The activity was part of Operation Shield, an unannounced drill conducted by the DHS’ Federal Protective Service centered around “detecting the presence of unauthorized persons and potentially disruptive or dangerous activities.”
Thomas Milligan, district manager for the Social Security Administration office, said staff were not informed their offices were about to be stormed by armed FPS officers. DHS officials refused to answer questions asked by local media and left with no explanation at noon.
“Part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FPS is the federal law enforcement agency that provides integrated security and law enforcement services to over 9,000 federally-owned and leased buildings, facilities, properties and other assets,” states the report.
Indeed, the FPS is used for a variety of roles, not just limited to setting up unannounced ID checkpoints.
As part of the reinvention of the Department of Homeland Security to serve as a tool of political repression, the Federal Protective Service is used by the DHS to track the political activities of peaceful advocacy groups. The FPS was seen arresting photographers in Portland last November during an OWS rally.
InfoWars via Kerodin
Despite being declared America’s Most Dangerous City by Forbes magazine for having the highest violent-crime rate in the country, Detroit will no longer make its police department precincts and districts available to the public after 4 PMdue to budget cuts.
The Detroit Police Department announced yesterday that all eight precinct and district stations will shut down for the day at 4 PM, reopening at 8 AM the following morning.
In addition, many positions, including vehicle and building maintenance, law enforcement information network operation, and other “desk jobs” will be cut in order to move officers from the precincts to the streets.
“I think it’s going to work,” said Detroit police Cmdr. Steve Dolunt. “I think it’ll get the officers more involved [with citizens].”
Some 100 officers will be laid off in order to allow the department to receive federal grant money. There are 3,000 officers currently on the payroll.
Replacing public access will be “virtual precincts” — online tools the department says will help citizens get the help they need. “This is insanity. This is preposterous,” said Minister Malik Shabazz, a community activist.
“I think the public really rely on them a lot,” said Joseph Stokes Jr., who lost a son to gun violence in Detroit. “They have nowhere else to go to, they have nowhere else to turn to, especially when something happens to them.”
Here’s a pretty clear sign of which way the politics are moving in the fight over Obama’s decision to employ a recess appointment to install Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Senator Scott Brown — who’s facing a stiff populist challenge from Elizabeth Warren, the creator of the agency — has now come out in support of the move. His statement, sent over by his office:
“I support President Obama’s appointment today of Richard Cordray to head the CFPB. I believe he is the right person to lead the agency and help protect consumers from fraud and scams. While I would have strongly preferred that it go through the normal confirmation process, unfortunately the system is completely broken. If we’re going to make progress as a nation, both parties in Washington need to work together to end the procedural gridlock and hyper-partisanship.”
Other Senate and House Republicans have denounced Obama’s recess appointment of Cordray as an act of tyranny and worse. Scott Brown’s Massachusetts colleague, Mitt Romney, just released a statement calling the move “Chicago style politics at its worst.”
Yet Scott Brown is now breaking decisively with his fellow Republicans, defending the recess appointment as necessary to break through partisan gridlock in order to “protect consumers from fraud and scams.”
Brown, of course, is being challenged by a candidate who may be more identified with protecting consumers against Wall Street than anyone else on the national stage right now.
(hey people in Massachusetts,how do you like that you voted this asshole in to represent you? Do not elect him for a second term!)
All I can say about the following is WTF?????
Most people couldn’t stand something as small as a cockroach up their trousers. And then there are the brave ferret leggers who endure not one, but two fully grown adult ferrets trapped in their pants. The weird sport, called Ferret Legging, is a test of endurance or just the ability to “have your tool bitten and not care”.
Also known as ferret-down-trousers and put ‘em down, the rules of the sport are pretty tight. Competitors have two ferrets placed inside their trousers, which are tied firmly at the ankles and belted up at the waist, thereby eliminating any point of escape for the furry creatures. The competitor then stands before judges, enduring the misery of the razor-sharp claws and teeth of the ferrets. Other rules state that competitors cannot be drunk and the ferrets must not be sedated. Also, the ferrets must have a full set of teeth that have not been blunted or filed. The man who stands the longest, wins.
A top oil industry official delivered a clear warning to President Obama Wednesday: approve the Keystone XL pipeline or face “huge political consequences.”
American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard urged Obama to quickly approve the pipeline, which would carry oil sands crude from Alberta, Canada, to refineries along the Gulf Coast.
A payroll tax cut package signed into law by Obama last month includes a GOP-backed provision requiring the president to make a final decision on the pipeline within 60 days.
Read the article here.
(hmmmm….now if more industries and businesses would do the same and tell Obama to lay off businesses or else)
Remember that you bow down to your queen when she passes you by.
Head Teamsters Goon James Hoffa Fired Up Over Emperor Obama’s Illegal “Recess” Appointments…
Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa today applauded President Obama for using his constitutional authority to appoint well-qualified people to government posts that are key to protecting working people from union-busting corporations and financial predators.
Defying obstructionists in Congress, President Obama took action to ensure that we have a functioning National Labor Relations Board to protect the rights of workers in this country. He named Richard Griffin, Sharon Block and Terence F. Flynn to the NLRB, where they will continue the necessary work of making sure workplaces are productive, fair and safe while safeguarding workers’ rights to organize and bargain collectively.
He also named Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to direct the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In the new role created by financial reform legislation, Cordray will protect American working families from abuses by the financial industry.
Kodak Preparing For Bankruptcy While CEO Sits On Obama’s Jobs Council…
(WSJ) — Eastman Kodak Co. is preparing to seek bankruptcy protection in the coming weeks, people familiar with the matter said, a move that would cap a stunning comedown for a company that once ranked among America’s corporate titans.
The 131-year-old company is still making last-ditch efforts to sell off some of its patent portfolio and could avoid Chapter 11 if it succeeds, one of the people said. But the company has started making preparations for a filing in case those efforts fail, including talking to banks about some $1 billion in financing to keep it afloat during bankruptcy proceedings, the people said.
A filing could come as soon as this month or early February, one of the people familiar with the matter said. Kodak would continue to pay its bills and operate normally while under bankruptcy protection, the people said. But the company’s focus would then be the sale of some 1,100 patents through a court-supervised auction, the people said.
(funny as how the people who advise the president can not even run their own companies)
Enough is enough as far as most voters are concerned when it comes to the Occupy Wall Street protesters. In fact, 51% of Likely U.S. Voters now view the protesters as a public nuisance. Only 39% see them as a valid protest movement representing the frustrations of most Americans.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey also finds that just 24% think the Occupy Wall Street protesters who first began their protests in early October have gotten their message across to the American people. Fifty-three percent (53%) say they have not gotten their message across, and another 24% are not sure.
(The Hill) — Rick Santorum said the Senate should sue over President Obama’s decision Wednesday to appoint Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and name three members to vacancies on the National Labor Relations Board.
“What the president did was wrong — pretty scary stuff,” Santorum said.
“I hope that the United States Senate does what they’re supposed to do, and they should go and even take the president to court. This is not something that the president should get away with,” he added.
(I have to agree! how come this has yet to happen? Or even come up on the floor?)
Lastly for now, our emperor has struck once again:
(ABC News) — President Obama will continue his campaign to bypass Congressional opposition to his jobs agenda Thursday by announcing a new partnership aimed at helping a quarter of a million young people find summer jobs.
The initiative, part of Obama’s “We Can’t Wait” campaign, is intended to replace a youth jobs fund that would have been enacted had Congress passed the president’s $447 billion jobs bill.
“America’s young people face record unemployment, and we need to do everything we can to make sure they’ve got the opportunity to earn the skills and a work ethic that come with a job. It’s important for their future, and for America’s. That’s why I proposed a summer jobs program for youth in the American Jobs Act — a plan that Congress failed to pass. America’s youth can’t wait for Congress to act. This is an all-hands-on-deck moment,” Obama said in a written statement.