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  • Confucius Institutes: Chinese Cultural Exchange, or Trojan Horses for Penetration of US Colleges?

    07/11/2018 7:00:19 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 4 replies
    Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten ^ | 2018-07-11 | Ben Weingarten
    For this week’s Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten podcast, my guest was Rachelle Peterson, director of research projects at the invaluable National Association of Scholars, and author of the groundbreaking report "Outsourced to China: Confucius Institutes and Soft Power in American Higher Education." Peterson’s investigation into these Chinese Communist Party-backed purported cultural exchange and language studies centers on U.S. college campuses — which she demonstrated were actually used to propagandize and penetrate our schools — preceded the recent disclosure of an FBI investigation into Confucius Institutes and a legislative effort to probe and counter their malign activities. Given China’s increasingly...
  • Why Building a Border Wall Is a Morally Good and Biblically Justifiable Action

    07/02/2018 10:23:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/01/2018 | Wayne Grudem
    Is building a wall on our border a morally good action? As a professor who has taught biblical ethics for 41 years, I think it is – in fact, the Bible itself repeatedly views protective walls with favor. WALLS GIVE PEACE AND SECURITY In the world of the Old Testament, people built walls around cities to protect themselves from thieves, murderers, and other criminals, and from foreign invaders who would seek to destroy the city. People could still enter the city, but they had to do so by the gate, so that city officials would have some control over who...
  • NSA deleting more than 685 million call records due to 'technical irregularities'

    07/01/2018 7:50:32 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 1, 2018 | Deb Riechmann and Susannah George
    The National Security Agency is deleting more than 685 million call records the government obtained since 2015 from telecommunication companies in connection with investigations, raising questions about the viability of the program. The NSA’s bulk collection of call records was initially curtailed by Congress after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked documents revealing extensive government surveillance. The law, enacted in June 2015, said that going forward, the data would be retained by telecommunications companies, not the NSA, but that the intelligence agency could query the massive database. Now the NSA is deleting all the information it collected from the queries....
  • Trump and Putin to hold summit in Finland [Helsinki, July 16]

    06/28/2018 5:35:33 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 28, 2018 | Mark Moore
    President Donald Trump will meet with Russian leader Vladimir Putin next month in Helsinki, the White House confirmed on Thursday. ​”​President Donald J. Trump and President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation will meet on July 16, 2018, in Helsinki, Finland​,” the statement said. “The two leaders will discuss relations between the United States and Russia and a range of national security issues.​”​
  • Reality Winner to plead guilty in national security leak case

    06/21/2018 8:35:40 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 32 replies
    Fox ^ | 21 June, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    Reality Winner, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who was accused of leaking a classified report to a news outlet, will reportedly plead guilty as part of a plea deal. ...She was arrested in June 2017... charged, under the Espionage Act.
  • Must See: United States Space Force Releases Insignia Designs (It's Right Out Of Star Trek)

    06/19/2018 7:25:39 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 106 replies
    United States Space Force ^ | June 19, 2018 | United States Space Force
    Here's a first look at the ranks and insignia designs of the new 6th military branch, the United States Space Force. The ranks are right out of Star Trek's Starfleet Command.
  • Chinese Government Hackers Steal Trove of U.S. Navy Data: Report

    06/08/2018 8:19:48 PM PDT · by bitt · 61 replies
    securityweek.com ^ | 6/8/2018 | AFP
    Chinese government hackers have stolen a massive trove of sensitive information from a US Navy contractor, including secret plans to develop a new type of submarine-launched anti-ship missile, the Washington Post reported Friday. Investigators told the newspaper that breaches were executed in January and February by a division of the Chinese Ministry of State Security, operating out of the Chinese province of Guangdong. The contractor, which was not named in the report, works for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, based in Newport, Rhode Island. It conducts research and development for submarines and underwater weapons systems. According to the Post, hackers...
  • Can Coal Help EMP Risk Reduction?

    05/23/2018 12:47:33 PM PDT · by Crucial · 42 replies
    Homeland Security Today ^ | 8/12/2016 | Kelso
    When the Commission to Assess the Threat from Electromagnetic Pulse [EMP] Attack published its report in 2004, coal accounted for roughly half of all power produced in the United States. Today, only a third of US electricity comes from coal, according to the US Energy Information Agency (EIA). This is good news for both environmentalists and natural gascompanies. The formers’ long term dream of a more sustainable source of power is being realized, while the latters’ business is booming. According to the EIA report, natural gas now makes up a third of all power produced – with nuclear and renewables...
  • McCain criticizes Trump over "fire and fury" threat to North Korea (8-8-17)

    04/27/2018 9:31:53 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    Axios ^ | Aug 8, 2017 | Shannon Vavra
    hn McCain, typically a supporter of a hawkish foreign policy, told KTAR radio Tuesday that President Trump's threat to rain "fire and fury" down on North Korea was a mistake: "I take exception to the President's comments because you gotta be able to do what you say you're gonna do...In other words, the old walk softly but carry a big stick, Teddy Roosevelt's saying, which I think is something that should've applied because all it's going to do is bring us closer to a serious confrontation. I think this is very, very, very serious…The great leaders I've seen don't threaten...
  • Trump declines to order release of certain JFK documents

    04/26/2018 9:25:22 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 106 replies
    AP ^ | 04/26/2018 | AP
    <p>Back in October, President Donald Trump blocked the release of hundreds of records on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, agreeing to appeals from the CIA and FBI.</p> <p>Now, Trump has accepted a recommendation from the National Archives to keep the lid closed, more than five decades after the 35th president was killed.</p>
  • Trump sending troops to Mexico border, but they won't have contact with immigrants

    04/04/2018 11:18:50 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 60 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | 04/04/2018 | Julia Ainsley and Hallie Jackson
    The Trump administration began outlining a plan Wednesday to deploy National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration, but will likely not allow the troops to have physical contact with immigrants, according to three administration officials. The planning follows an announcement by President Donald Trump on Tuesday that came as a surprise to many of his advisers. "Until we can have a wall and proper security, we are going to be guarding our border with the military," Trump said on Tuesday. The plans were laid out in a meeting with senior level Department of Homeland Security officials...
  • The Military Can Secure The Border and Build The Wall; Pres. Trump is Right to Call Out the Troops

    04/04/2018 8:50:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 04/04/2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The United States has 14,000 troops in Afghanistan, 39,000 in Japan, 34,805 in Germany, 23,000 in South Korea, and around 5,200 in Iraq. Our military protects the borders of countless nations. Except our own. In 1919, we had 18,500 soldiers on the border. “Twice a day every foot of the border line is patrolled by cavalrymen and infantrymen,” the New York Times noted. A hundred years later, President Trump’s proposal to use the military to secure the border is controversial even though Marines fighting drug cartels have come under fire from drug smugglers. El Salvadoran migration has inflicted 207 murderers...
  • BREAKING BOOM: Trump Announces U.S. Military Will Guard Border With Mexico…

    04/03/2018 11:22:15 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 337 replies
    citizenfreepress.com ^ | 4/2/18 | Kane
    ************ BREAKING BOOM: Trump Announces U.S. Military Will Guard Border With Mexico…
  • Trump says he’ll guard Mexican border with military

    04/03/2018 9:45:39 AM PDT · by abb · 175 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 3, 2018 | Dave Boyer
    President Trump said Tuesday he will use the military to guard the border with Mexico against a “caravan” of illegal immigrants approaching the U.S. “We are going to be guarding our border with our military. That’s a big step,” Mr. Trump told reporters.
  • Trump declares 'NO MORE' DACA deal after report of caravan with Central Americans heading to US

    04/01/2018 3:57:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | April 1, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    President Trump declared on Sunday the deal for the Obama-era DACA program was “NO MORE” and called for "tough" immigration reform after a report stated a caravan carrying more than 1,000 people from Central America is traveling through Mexico and to the United States in hopes of entering the states illegally or by asking for asylum. Trump, who has vowed to end catch and release, tweeted Sunday morning that Republicans need to take the "nuclear option" when passing tougher immigration laws. The president had given Congress six months to pass legislation enshrining the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA),...
  • John Bolton's Enemies

    03/29/2018 3:37:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    Among the several ways to judge a person's fitness for office are the enemies he has made. In the case of John Bolton, President Trump's choice to become national security adviser, those who oppose his appointment -- liberals, neocons and some Republicans all with differing worldviews and questionable foreign policy experience -- appear to say more about his qualifications than those who support him. A New York Times editorial said that at least Bolton speaks his mind, though it also said it didn't like what was on it. The Times and their ideological sister publication, The Washington Post, have spilled...
  • U.S. Electric Grid Vulnerable to Unprecedented Waves of Attack

    03/27/2018 4:42:52 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 54 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/27/18 | Adam Kredo
    The U.S. electric grid has become increasingly vulnerable to what the federal government is describing as an unprecedented wave of attacks that threatens to cripple the nation, according to a new investigative report that warns the energy industry is lagging in efforts to boost physical security of these critical sites. Amid a wave of increasing attacks across the country on key power stations, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, or NERC, has been struggling to force the power industry to enact a series of security improvements meant to stop would-be attackers and terrorists from crippling the nation's infrastructure. Since 2014,...
  • Trump: As a matter of National Security I've signed the Omnibus Spending Bill

    03/26/2018 10:32:34 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 72 replies
    Trump: "As a matter of National Security I've signed the Omnibus Spending Bill. I say to Congress: I will NEVER sign another bill like this again. To prevent this omnibus situation from ever happening again, I'm calling on Congress to give me a line-item veto for all govt spending bills!" https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/977319371277156352
  • Should the Military Build the Wall?

    03/25/2018 6:39:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 157 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Today, President Donald J. Trump offered a new way possible for America to build the border wall, even after the omnibus spending bill signed on Friday left many wondering if construction will ever start. His suggestion? Have the military build it. Early Sunday morning, President Trump pointed out the fact that the border wall is a matter of national security. America therefore should simply have the Department of Defense over see the project in order to keep out drugs and enemy combatants, according to the commander in chief.  Because of the $700 & $716 Billion Dollars gotten to rebuild our Military,...
  • Trump tweet: military is going to build the wall!

    03/25/2018 4:47:57 AM PDT · by MNDude · 177 replies
    Because of the $700 & $716 Billion Dollars gotten to rebuild our Military, many jobs are created and our Military is again rich. Building a great Border Wall, with drugs (poison) and enemy combatants pouring into our Country, is all about National Defense. Build WALL through M!