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New Homeland official was key figure in Pennsylvania corruption case

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson’s newest appointee to his inner circle, chief of staff Christian Marrone, rose to Washington power player via the streets of Pennsylvania’s pay-to-play politics.

Mr. Marrone acknowledged in court that as a Pennsylvania legislative aide he oversaw the private renovation of his politician boss’s mansion — all while drawing paychecks from taxpayers, according to court records reviewed by The Washington Times.



Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/feb/2/new-homeland-official-was-key-figure-in-pennsylvan/#ixzz2sG8inN62 

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AT LEAST 7,868 COMPLAINTS OF DHS ‘EMPLOYEE CRIMINAL MISCONDUCT’

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) received at least 7,868 complaints of DHS “employee criminal misconduct” in the first half of fiscal year 2013 alone

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/12/15/IG-At-Least-7868-Complaints-of-DHS-Employee-Criminal-Misconduct-in-FY-2013

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It is the largest civilian agency in the U.S. government, boasts a $59 billion annual budget and more than 240,000 employees, and has responsibility for a range of matters such as immigration, border protection and airport security.

Yet four of the top jobs at the Department of Homeland Security have been vacant since late last year, and one position — inspector general — has been vacant for 2 years.

In all, Homeland Security soon will have 15 key vacancies once John Morton, director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, leaves at the end of this month, and Secretary Janet A. Napolitano departs in September.



http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/22/homeland-security-no-one-home-at-the-topmounting-v/#ixzz2ZrcK8XGG

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We cannot trust the Obama government…!

We have seen the Department of Homeland Security label Tea Party activists, evangelicals, and veterans returning from abroad as threats. 

We have seen the Environmental Protection Agency show favoritism to liberal groups and obstruct conservative groups. 

We have seen a Department of Justice sell arms to Mexican drug cartels, turn a blind eye to the New Black Panthers, and target journalists. 

We have seen a State Department bungle its handling of Benghazi and engage in a cover up of the details of just how badly they screwed up. 

We have seen the Department of Agriculture frivolously dole out taxpayer dollars in the scandalous Pigford program.

…And this is not a complete list.

The president has maintained for five years that the buck does not stop with him. He routinely promotes, praises, or otherwise gives a pass to those who have screwed up, abused the rights of American citizens, and squandered American tax dollars. 



Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/06/10/cannot-trust-obama-government/?intcmp=obnetwork#ixzz2W2qxrKnM

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Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don’t want the government spying on you (and they include ‘pork’, ‘cloud’ and ‘Mexico’)

Department of Homeland Security forced to release list following freedom of information request
Agency insists it only looks for evidence of genuine threats to the U.S. and not for signs of general dissent
The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S.
The intriguing the list includes obvious choices such as ‘attack’, ‘Al  Qaeda’, ‘terrorism’ and ‘dirty bomb’ alongside dozens of seemingly  innocent words like ‘pork’, ‘cloud’, ‘team’ and ‘Mexico’.
Released under a freedom of information request, the information sheds new light on how government analysts are instructed to patrol the internet searching for domestic and external threats. 
The words are included in the department’s 2011 ’Analyst’s Desktop Binder' used by workers at their National Operations Center which instructs workers to identify 'media reports that reflect adversely on DHS and response activities'.
Department chiefs were forced to release the manual following a House hearing over documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit which revealed how analysts monitor social networks and media organisations for comments that ‘reflect adversely’ on the government. 
However they insisted the practice was aimed not at policing the internet for disparaging remarks about the government and signs of general dissent, but to provide awareness of any potential threats.
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Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don’t want the government spying on you (and they include ‘pork’, ‘cloud’ and ‘Mexico’)

  • Department of Homeland Security forced to release list following freedom of information request
  • Agency insists it only looks for evidence of genuine threats to the U.S. and not for signs of general dissent

The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S.

The intriguing the list includes obvious choices such as ‘attack’, ‘Al  Qaeda’, ‘terrorism’ and ‘dirty bomb’ alongside dozens of seemingly  innocent words like ‘pork’, ‘cloud’, ‘team’ and ‘Mexico’.

Released under a freedom of information request, the information sheds new light on how government analysts are instructed to patrol the internet searching for domestic and external threats. 

The words are included in the department’s 2011 ’Analyst’s Desktop Binder' used by workers at their National Operations Center which instructs workers to identify 'media reports that reflect adversely on DHS and response activities'.

Department chiefs were forced to release the manual following a House hearing over documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit which revealed how analysts monitor social networks and media organisations for comments that ‘reflect adversely’ on the government. 

However they insisted the practice was aimed not at policing the internet for disparaging remarks about the government and signs of general dissent, but to provide awareness of any potential threats.

The list and more…

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