“Sometimes the simplest of words can be the most powerful”.
“Sometimes the simplest of words can be the most powerful”.
Doing what Obama refuses.
” A former 10th Mountain Division soldier is helping Christian militias in Iraq protect their homes from Islamic State group militants.
Brett Felton, who previously served with the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, told a crew from CBS News’s “60 Minutes” that his Christian faith inspired him to travel into the country.
“ People say, ‘You’re crazy for doin’ this,’” Mr. Felton said on the program. “I think people are crazy for not doing their part, to be honest with you. To me, for the Christians here, it would be an honor to give my life helping these people.”
Mr. Felton deployed to Iraq in 2006, and left the Army in 2007.
The Troy, Mich., native arrived in Iraq after sneaking over from Lebanon, where he was studying.
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Yep, the Blues doing what the Blues do this time of year……struggle. Are they the Cubs of hockey?
from Twitter @conservgrlprob
You can be truthful and sincere without being hateful. If you have a point to make, make it. Sometimes the truth does hurt. What we need to hear can be hard to listen to. Difficult messages don’t have to be insulting. Using words to intentionally hurt another is hate.
Stand up, speak-out for what is right.
Obtained exclusively by The Intercept and described in a news story on Friday, a leaked Transportation Safety Administration document reveals the “suspicious signs”—including excessive yawning, a cold hard stare, or a rigid posture—that TSA agents have been trained to look for as airline passengers make their way through U.S. airports in the post-9/11 era.
The document details how a 92-point checklist for TSA agent is divided into numerous categories with a point score corresponding to the various kinds of personal traits or behaviors exhibited by unwitting travelers.
According to The Intercept:
The checklist is part of TSA’s controversial program to identify potential terrorists based on behaviors that it thinks indicate stress or deception — known as the Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques, or SPOT. The program employs specially trained officers, known as Behavior Detection Officers, to watch and interact with passengers going through screening.
The document listing the criteria, known as the “Spot Referral Report,” is not classified, but it has been closely held by TSA and has not been previously released. A copy was provided to The Intercept by a source concerned about the quality of the program.
The checklist ranges from the mind-numbingly obvious, like “appears to be in disguise,” which is worth three points, to the downright dubious, like a bobbing Adam’s apple. Many indicators, like “trembling” and “arriving late for flight,” appear to confirm allegations that the program picks out signs and emotions that are common to many people who fly.
The TSA responded to The Intercept’s inquiries about the document by calling it “just one element” of its strategy to “mitigate threats against the traveling public,” but the journalists who reported the story, Cora Currier and Jana Winter, point out that strong evidence exists that these kinds of programs are very ineffective in accurately identifying or predicting passengers who may want to cause harm.
“The TSA has insisted on keeping documents about SPOT secret, but the agency can’t hide the fact that there’s no evidence the program works,” said Hugh Handeyside, a staff attorney with the ACLU which just filed a lawsuit against the agency for failing to publicly disclose requested information about the SPOT program.
One former Behavior Detection Officer manager, who asked not to be identified, told Currier and Winter that the TSA approach to profiling passengers suffers from both lack of science and simple inconsistency, with every airport training its officers differently. “The SPOT program is bullshit,” the manager told The Intercept. “Complete bullshit.”
Good read, hard to argue.
“As individuals we control our own destiny. As a nation, if divided we take one path towards destruction, together we control which path we take and one man alone can not remove us.”
Donald Trump has raised the question about Senator Cruz’s birthplace and his eligibility to be president of these United States, a country as you know that follows the constitution article to article and word for word. Well our present POTUS does not anyhow. It doesn’t make it right, but it must be in the future. We really don’t want another Obama.
Below is an excerpt of an article from The Atlantic by David Graham on the matter.
But what won’t prevent Cruz from becoming president is his place of birth. Cruz was born in Calgary, Canada, while his parents were living there. His father is now an American citizen, but was not at the time; his mother, however, was born in the United States.
Helpfully, the Congressional Research Service gathered all of the information relevant to Cruz’s case a few years ago, at the height (nadir?) of Obama birtherism. In short, the Constitution says that the president must be a natural-born citizen. “The weight of scholarly legal and historical opinion appears to support the notion that ‘natural born Citizen’ means one who is entitled under the Constitution or laws of the United States to U.S. citizenship ‘at birth’ or ‘by birth,’ including any child born ‘in’ the United States, the children of United States citizens born abroad, and those born abroad of one citizen parents who has met U.S. residency requirements,” the CRS’s Jack Maskell wrote. So in short: Cruz is a citizen; Cruz is not naturalized; therefore Cruz is a natural-born citizen, and in any case his mother is a citizen.
Will that satisfy the question? Probably not, the Democrats will make an issue of every issue and non-issue. They will, if they haven’t already toss around that it was a major concern of Republicans, Obama’s birth certificate. That’s okay, Cruz unlike Obama has not hidden or falsified documents regarding where he was born.
We certainly have the right to question, know the truth, and follow the law. The only question now may be the interpretation of the constitution. Will the Democrats place a typical political twist on it and challenge the constitution’s intent? Someone will!
By the way: I like Canadians.
Here we go again in deed, I have read conflicting info on the citizenship of Cruz’s parents. This certainly matters.
Always something new to learn about the Clinton’s and it is never good.