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  • ISIS militants with US passports?

    06/16/2014 12:49:37 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 38 replies
    There is something particularly concerning about the "masked, sociopathic murderers" who fight for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), writes former state department official Andrew G Doran for the National Review. Some of them, he says, are Western citizens who have travelled to Syria to fight President Bashar Assad's government - and have passports or other immigration paperwork that would allow them to return to their home countries whenever they want. In fact, he says, citing the Daily Beast's Greg Sargent, perhaps a dozen are already in the US.
  • Hoax? Chinese Man Stranded in S Korea After Son Defaces Passport

    06/07/2014 6:56:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 2014-06-06
    A Chinese man is reportedly stuck in South Korea after his four-year-old son made some creative additions to his passport, leaving him unable to return home — though there is also suspicion that the clickbait story may be a hoax. Photos posted by the man on Sina Weibo, China's version of Twitter, showed the passport page rendered nearly unrecognizable with what appears to be scribbles made using a black felt-tip pen. The man's eyes and mouth in the passport photo were given artificial enhancements along with extra facial hair all around the head. There were also what looked like additional...
  • Odd Connections: CGI, Stanley Inc, Analysis Corp, John Brennan

    10/23/2013 5:50:03 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 35 replies
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    He is an odd list of connections: CGI, the designer of the Obamacare website and computer system, is the parent company of Stanley, Inc., whose employees (2) along with an employee of Analyst Corp, were investigated for the State Department passport breaches involving said passports of Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and Barrack Obama. The Analyst Corp employee, one Leiutenant (his name, not rank) Quarles Harris, was reprimanded but not fired. Analyst Corp is a small company of approximately 100 employees at that time. It's CEO was at that time John Brennan, now Director of the CIA. As an side note,...
  • Made In The USA: Childless Chinese Turn To American Surrogates

    04/22/2014 5:46:55 AM PDT · by Theoria · 9 replies
    NPR ^ | 21 April 2014 | Frank Langfitt
    Chinese couples who are unable to have children are turning to a surprising place for help these days: America. By hiring American surrogates, Chinese couples get around a ban on surrogacy in China, as well as the country's birth limits. It also guarantees their children something many wealthy Chinese want these days: a U.S. passport. Tony Jiang and his wife, Cherry, live in Shanghai and couldn't have children naturally. First, they turned to underground hospitals in China for surrogacy. It didn't go well. Jiang says one of the surrogates ran away. "It was almost Chinese New Year's break. She became...
  • Stolen European passports on missing plane

    03/08/2014 8:32:29 AM PST · by bryan999 · 47 replies
    <p>MILAN (AP) — Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirm that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysian airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand.</p> <p>Italy's Foreign Ministry said Saturday that an Italian man whose name was listed as being aboard is traveling in Thailand and was not aboard the plane.</p>
  • Experts: Iran Exerting Troubling Influence in Latin America

    02/21/2014 12:20:10 AM PST · by Cindy · 21 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | February 4, 2014 | by Daniel Wiser
    Snippet: "Iran and its terrorist proxy groups’ influence in Latin America remains a troubling security threat to the region and world, experts said at a congressional hearing on Tuesday."
  • Report: Hezbollah Terrorists Roam the World on Foreign Passports

    12/26/2013 12:25:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 12/26/2013, 2:11 PM | David Lev
    A report in a Kuwaiti newspaper Thursday said that Hezbollah terrorists are traveling the world freely, seeking opportunities to carry out terror attacks against Israelis and Jews—using passports issued in Australia, Canada, and a variety of European countries. Quoting a Western intelligence source, the report said that Hezbollah has already used these passports to try and carry out terror attacks in places like Azerbaijan, Jordan, Egypt, Cyprus, and Greece. …
  • US Citizen's Passport Revoked, Abandoned in Yemen

    01/22/2014 12:27:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    World Bulletin ^ | 22 January 2014 Wednesday
    Rayman Hussein is believed to be one of up to 100 Americans of Yemeni origin who were forced to sign documents confessing to obtaining US citizenship by deceiftul means. A report published on Tuesday has revealed that an American citizen on Yemeni origin has had his passport revoked under suspicious circumstances by a State Department investigator in the US embassy in Sana’a, Yemen. Rayman Hussein, who came to the US with his family in 1993 at the age of 10, and became a US citizen two years later, was forced to sign a document declaring that he had obtained the...
  • CGI (Canadian) division Stanley,Inc: The passport breach of McCain,Obama and Clinton in 2008

    10/22/2013 7:17:58 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 47 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/22/2008 | Helene Cooper
    ".....In two of those cases, State Department officials said, the contract employees, who worked for Stanley Inc., a company based in Arlington, Va., that does computer work for the government, were fired. In one case, the employee was reprimanded and continues to be employed by the Analysis Corporation of McLean, Va. Mr. McCormack said Mr. McCain’s passport file was breached by the same employee who was reprimanded for breaching Mr. Obama’s file. "
  • Fed-Up Americans Turning In Passports Over Taxes

    09/06/2013 5:27:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Real Clear ^ | 09/04/2013
    Apparently taxes do have consequences after all. CNNMoney reports that the number of Americans choosing to give up their citizenship has spiked dramatically this year as the government works to implement a new disclosure law aimed at stamping out tax evasion. Some of the rush may be caused by Americans hoping to avoid the new disclosure requirements. Others living abroad say they are giving up their U.S. passport because they are tired of dealing with overly complicated tax filings. Unlike most countries, the United States continues to tax citizens on all income, regardless of where it is earned or...
  • The Heartwarming Story of an Airplane Returning to Gate to Pick up Cancer Stricken Child...

    08/18/2013 6:49:13 AM PDT · by Errant · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 18 August, 2013 | Sharona Schwartz
    Rabbi Yaakov Pinsky, director of Chaiyanu/Chai Lifeline Israel, who was traveling with the group, explained that after everyone was checked in the medical staff gave the kids their last pre-flight exam after which they were seated on the plane. A staffer collected the passports, but was shocked to discover that one was missing. “No one could find Inbar’s passport. Our staff looked high and low, in and under every seat and seat pocket. No passport was found. The flight attendants immediately called the ground crew to help them locate the lost passport. The airport was alerted, and they too...
  • Syria: U.S. passport found at Al Qaeda base

    07/23/2013 4:19:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    JIhad Watch ^ | 7/23/2013 | Robert Spencer
    Now wait a minute. We're constantly told that no Muslims in the U.S. -- none -- adhere to Al Qaeda's understanding of Islam, and only greasy Islamophobes think otherwise. So how did Amiir Farouk Ibrahim, no doubt known to all and sundry back home in Pennsylvania as a solid and respectable burgher of serious mien, come to misunderstand his peaceful religion so resoundingly? "American passport found at al Qaeda base in northern Syria," by Bill Roggio for the Long War Journal, July 23 (thanks to Jerk Chicken): A passport said to belong to an American citizen was found among a...
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines reportedly refuses Israeli passport holders to purchase tickets

    07/15/2013 8:42:51 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7-15-2013 | FoxNews
    The New York Post reported that for customers booking on online, the airline’s website has no drop-down menu options for anyone holding an Israeli passport, even though, as the Post pointed out, there is a drop-down menu option for Antarctica citizens. The airline appears to prevent passengers simply looking to transfer in Saudi Arabia to another country, as well. -------- When a member of de Blasio called the airline --trying to book a ticket from JFK to Mumbai, India -- identifying themselves as an Israeli passport holder, the caller was told by an agent that they would not be able...
  • U.S. Customs / Passport Control

    07/09/2013 4:57:57 AM PDT · by bfkirk · 29 replies
    Vanity | 07/09/2013 | Vanity
    My wife, three children and I are all US citizens. Returning to the United States yesterday via Miami International Airport, my wife and I were asked what we do for a living. The border agent checked his screen after we answered. He asked my girls after consulting his computer monitor, "Which one of you is the singer? And which one of you is the dancer?" in light of the NSA database stories, perhaps I'm being paranoid. But I felt like they had this information and we're verifying it. He entered notes on his screen as we answered. My girls are...
  • Dirty politics from Camp Obama

    09/25/2008 10:27:04 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 20 replies · 370+ views
    Spectator Blogs ^ | September 25, 2008 | Melanie Phillips
    Earlier this week, I wrote about the dirty tricks campaign against journalist Amir Taheri following his revelation that, in a private meeting in Iraq last July with Iraqi leaders, Barack Obama tried to persuade them to delay the agreement being hammered out with the US government on a draw-down of the American military presence. According to this account, which quoted Iraq’s foreign minister Hoshya Zebari (pictured), Obama had thus privately sought to undermine an American government foreign policy initiative – an explosive revelation. Taheri subsequently dismissed as tendentious Camp Obama’s response which he said deliberately confused two separate agreements under...
  • Seven Smuggled Forged 'Eye Scan Pass" Seals Into UAE

    05/19/2013 11:24:44 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies
    EMIRATES247.com ^ | May 19, 2013 | by Eman Al Baik
    "Seven smuggled forged 'eye scan pass' seals into UAE Seven Uzbeks, including a woman, brought 60 seals through Abu Dhabi and Sharjah airports" SNIPPET: "Seven Uzbeks, including a woman, allegedly smuggled 60 forged eye scan seals into the UAE through Abu Dhabi and Sharjah airports and used them, the Dubai Criminal Court heard."

 SNIPPET: "We also confiscated in his car some forged stamps. He confessed to getting the stamps from MJA who in turn had got them from MYY,” he testified. 

Searching his two flats in Al Nahda area, police confiscated ten other eye scan pass seals in addition to...
  • Birth Abstracts Not Acceptable For Passport Applications

    05/02/2013 4:52:40 PM PDT · by JoeA · 40 replies
    USPS | 5/2/13 | JoeA
    I was in the post office today attending to some business and saw a notice posted on the wall in the passport office. Here's what it said: San Francisco passport agency Sept 1996 bulletin CALIFORNIA BIRTH ABSTRACTS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE FOR PASSPORT Effective immediately California birth abstracts such as the one shown below are not acceptable for proof of citizenship. Computer programming used in creating these birth abstracts shows the county of issue as the place of birth even if the person was born in a foreign country. Because of this California birth abstracts are not acceptable as proof of...
  • Obama's Passport Breach: Unanswered Questions, and an Unsolved Murder

    04/27/2013 4:28:07 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/8/2013 | Pamela Geller
    Back in March 2008, the State Department launched an investigation of improper computer access to the passport records of Barack Hussein Obama, and days later those of Hillary Clinton and John McCain. The investigation centered on one employee: a contract worker for a company that was headed by John O. Brennan, a key Obama campaign adviser who later became assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. Then, a month later, the key witness in this case was murdered. Leiutenant (sic) Quarles Harris, Jr., 24, was shot in the head in his car, in...
  • Israel Embassy detains 'suspicious' Iranian man in Kathmandu

    04/22/2013 4:28:18 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    THE HIMALAYAN TIMES.com (THT Online) ^ | Added At:  2013-04-21 7:58 PM Last Updated At: 2013-04-21 12:39 PM | n/a
    KATHMANDU SNIPPET: The Annapurna Post vernacular daily reported on Sunday that the arrest was made on April 13. Identified as Mohsin Khosravian, the suspect is currently in police custody.

 The security officials at the Embassy speculated that the suspect was scouting the facility with a harmful intention "for he carried a tourist map of the Lazimpat area" where the Israeli mission is located. 

He had stayed in a Thamel-based hotel. After his arrest, the suspect told police that he had ventured out to find out a shop to repair his laptop.

 According to the report, the Nepal Police's Central Bureau...
  • Al-Qaeda Linked Group Claims Responsibility for Burgas Terror (Not Iran?)

    07/23/2012 1:33:42 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | :7/21/2012 | Maayana Miskin
    The Muslim terrorist group Qa’adat el-Jihad claimed responsibility Saturday for a terrorist bombing in Burgas, Bulgaria. The bombing in Bulgaria last week killed five Israelis, one a pregnant woman. The Lebanese paper El-Nashra reported that the group, which has ties to Al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility in an email to the Arab press.
  • Iranian Spy Arrested with False Israeli Passport Iranian man arrested while spying

    04/22/2013 2:34:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 4/22/13 | staff
    An Iranian citizen has been arrested for spying on Israeli sites in an apparent search for a target, Channel 2 news reports. The man was found to be in possession of a false Israeli passport. He had received the false passport in Malaysia and had successfully used it to enter Nepal and Sri Lanka. He was seen by an Israeli as he spied on the Israeli embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal. He reportedly confessed to the suspicions against him.
  • Revealed: Barack Hussein Obama (Sr.)-British Passport-April 29,1959

    Its fascinating and incredible just to look at Barack Obama Sr.’s old British (Colony and Protectorate of Kenya) Passport. I have a bunch to say but, for the time being, wont bore you with an exhaustive report. I will, however, offer the following brief introduction for your review: - DOB: 18.06.1934 or June 18, 1934. 5 years later he says June 18, 1936. - Eyes: Brown Black. 5 years later he says black brown eyes. - Height: 5′ 10″. 5 years later he says 5′ 11”. - Occupation: Clerk. Did you know that he was a clerk for the Kenya...
  • Mao’s Grapes of Wrath (China's Domestic Passport System Slows Migration and Economic Growth)

    04/09/2013 6:27:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/09/2013 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Beijing — A rice bag holds nearly all the earthly belongings of Xu Xian He, a 60-year-old migrant worker. He sits at the Beijing West Railway Station, smoking tobacco through a long pipe and waiting for the eight-hour train ride home to Jiaozuo, Henan Province. He’ll visit his wife and his beloved farm for a few days, and then he’ll leave again to find construction work in another city. “I like every place where I can make money,” Xu pointedly tells me through an interpreter. As long as he earns more than farm wages, “I don’t care what city. There’s...
  • Beware of Persians bearing Georgian passports

    03/18/2013 4:31:55 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies
    Forum.Internet-Haganah.com ^ | 18 March 2013, 08:52 | A. Aaron Weisburd
    SNIPPET: "So there I was, doing that thing I do - targeted collection, and triage based on a range of frequently changing criteria - when I happened to notice this image:" SNIPPET: "georgi.ir: sometimes what isn't there is still interesting"
  • Ex terror-suspect arrested in Denmark (Gitmo Grad)

    08/16/2007 3:58:47 PM PDT · by csvset · 10 replies · 402+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Aug 16, 2007 | JAN M. OLSEN
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark—A former Guantanamo detainee has been arrested in Denmark on suspicion of withdrawing $18,900 from other people's accounts using stolen debit cards and PIN codes, police said Thursday. Slimane Hadj Abderrahmane, a Danish citizen, was released from the Guantanamo Bay detention center in 2004 after nearly two years in captivity. Abderrahmane, 34, was arrested Wednesday and ordered held in jail for two weeks on preliminary fraud and theft charges, police said. He is suspected of stealing three debit cards—two corporate cards and one personal—and the corresponding PIN codes. Police did not say how he stole them. They said Abderrahmane,...
  • Venezuela Reportedly Spying on Jewish Community

    02/02/2013 12:18:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    INN ^ | 1/31/2013, 3:54 PM | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Reports that the Venezuelan intelligence agency is targeting and spying on the Venezuelan Jewish community as well as on Venezuelan companies and organizations with ties to Israel is deeply troubling, asserted the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). “We are deeply troubled by a recent news report alleging that the Venezuelan Intelligence Service (SEBIN) is spying on the Venezuelan Jewish community,” said ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman. “Venezuela under the regime of Hugo Chavez has a history of harassing the Jewish community in that country,” he said. “It is chilling to read reports that the SEBIN received instructions to carry out clandestine...
  • Brennan must answer for passport breach

    01/09/2013 12:25:52 PM PST · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    WND ^ | January 8, 2013 | Jack Cashill
    Exclusive: Jack Cashill ties in Obama's apparent 1981 trip to Pakistan On Monday, President Barack Obama nominated John Brennan, his chief counterterrorism adviser, to head up the CIA. Brennan, 57, has served as assistant to the president for counterterrorism and homeland security since 2009. Before voting to confirm, Republicans in the Senate may want to question Brennan about the role he played in Obama’s 2008 campaign, specifically his potential involvement in the multiple breaches of the presidential candidates’ passport records in March of 2008. The Washington Post headlined the story on March 22, 2008, “Rice Apologizes For Breach of Passport...
  • Pro-jihadist John Brennan to head CIA?

    01/09/2013 12:18:47 PM PST · by Perseverando · 2 replies
    WND ^ | January 9, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Exclusive: Pamela Geller says 'Jew-hater' Chuck Hagel is disaster for Defense post Could you imagine an even more dangerous pick than Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense? Under Obama, yes. Worse is always what’s next. President Barack Obama said Monday that he would nominate former Nebraska Sen. Hagel, a Republican, to be secretary of defense, and his top counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, to head the Central Intelligence Agency. Astonishing. Obama is doing the full monty. The president’s CIA pick has called jihad a “legitimate tenet of Islam,” arguing that the term “jihadists” should not be used to describe America’s enemies....
  • Popular Actor Gérard Depardieu says he will give up French passport over tax rises

    12/16/2012 7:23:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/16/2012
    Gérard Depardieu has said he is handing back his French passport and social security card, lambasting the French government for punishing "success, creation, talent" in his homeland. A popular and colourful figure in France, the 63-year-old actor is the latest wealthy Frenchman to seek shelter outside his native country by buying a house just over the border in Belgium in response to tax increases by the Socialist president, François Hollande. The prime minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, described Depardieu's behaviour as pathetic and unpatriotic at a time when the French are being asked to pay higher taxes to reduce a bloated national...
  • Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges

    12/11/2012 6:39:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges U.S. Attorney’s Office December 11, 2012 Southern District of Alabama MOBILE, AL—U.S. Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama and Stephen E. Richardson, Special Agent in Charge of the Mobile Division of the FBI, announced that Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair, 25, and Randy Wilson, also known as Rasheed Wilson, 25, both U.S. citizens living in Mobile, were arrested today on terrorism charges filed in the Southern District of Alabama. A criminal complaint signed on December 10, 2012, charges Abukhdair and Wilson with conspiring to...
  • PA Considers Introduction of Passport After UN Win

    12/04/2012 1:34:34 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/12/12
    Palestinian Authority Cabinet Minister Hassan Alawi said that the PA is examining looking into introducing Palestinian passports following their successful UN bid to upgrade their status to observer state. Allawi spoke to the Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds, and said, "...we must examine these measures."
  • Obama's Passport Breach: Unanswered Questions and an Unsolved Murder

    07/23/2012 3:50:05 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 23, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    I always thought that the perpetrators rifled through Clinton's and McCain's files to make it look as if they were looking for dirt on all three, but that it was Obama's passport records that they were actually interested in accessing. Thus, secondarily, almost as an afterthought, there were "violations" concerning Clinton and McCain. For who stood to gain from a tampering, and why? There is no way to tell what might have been done to Obama's passport records by those who accessed them. Key information could have been altered or destroyed. On April 8, 2008, after the breach became public,...
  • Exclusive: Trump Lambastes Obama for Missing Deadline

    11/01/2012 3:37:36 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 46 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/1/12 | Billy Hallowell
    After making a $5 million offer to President Barack Obama in exchange for his passport and college records last week (then extending his self-imposed deadline until today at noon) business mogul Donald Trump has taken to Twitter and YouTube to lambaste the president for a supposed lack of transparency. Following Obama’s failure to meet the due date, Trump spoke with TheBlaze in detail. In an exclusive interview, he explained that the end date for the offer was extended from 5 p.m. on October 31 to this afternoon as a result of Hurricane Sandy. As for the response he’s received so...
  • Ex-State Dept. worker admits identity theft

    10/28/2012 1:00:22 PM PDT · by SvenMagnussen · 18 replies
    WTOP ^ | Oct. 26, 2012 | Staff
    AP - headline only
  • Hezbollah Raises Latin American Profile

    09/18/2012 9:27:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Commentary ^ | 09.15.2012 | Michael Rubin
    @mrubin1971Two news stories from recent weeks, if true, should raise a red flag in the United States that Iran is preparing to use Hezbollah to strike at U.S. interests in Latin America, if not in the United States itself.First, this story from the Lebanese news portal Naharnet and sourced in part to Israeli radio. The Naharnet story was taken down shortly after it appeared: Hezbollah is using a training base established by Iran in northern Nicaragua near the border with Honduras, the Israeli radio reported on Thursday [September 6]. “The area is cordoned off and there are around 30 members...
  • Passport application a hassle

    09/14/2012 3:06:18 PM PDT · by ancientart · 15 replies
    Aberdeen American News ^ | Marmorstein | Art
    When my son R.J. came home for a visit last month, priority one was completing a passport application. His chamber choir is touring Italy next spring, and he wanted to be sure he had everything in order. We printed out the passport application and looked it over carefully, making sure he had everything needed. To be safe, we turned in his old birth certificate at the Register of Deeds office and got a new “raised seal” certificate. Rather than taking a chance with a digital photo taken at home, we went to the Wal-Mart Photo Center to have passport photos...
  • Obama's Passport Breach: Unanswered Questions, and an Unsolved Murder

    07/25/2012 5:09:54 AM PDT · by quimby · 13 replies
    americanthinker ^ | 7-23-2012 | Pamela Geller
    Back in March 2008, the State Department launched an investigation of improper computer access to the passport records of Barack Hussein Obama, and days later those of Hillary Clinton and John McCain. The investigation centered on one employee: a contract worker for a company that was headed by John O. Brennan, a key Obama campaign adviser who later became assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. Then, a month later, the key witness in this case was murdered. Lt. Quarles Harris, Jr., 24, was shot in the head in his car, in front...
  • Obama's Passport Breach: Unanswered Questions, and an Unsolved Murder

    07/23/2012 10:51:32 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | July 23, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Back in March 2008, the State Department launched an investigation of improper computer access to the passport records of Barack Hussein Obama, and days later those of Hillary Clinton and John McCain. The investigation centered on one employee: a contract worker for a company that was headed by John O. Brennan, a key Obama campaign adviser who later became assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. Then, a month later, the key witness in this case was murdered. Lt. Quarles Harris, Jr., 24, was shot in the head in his car, in front...
  • Congress Is About To Pass A Bill That Restricts Traveling, Driving And International Banking

    04/20/2012 9:35:55 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 78 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 19, 2012 | Simon Black
    [Snip]...As part of Senate Bill 1813 (known as MAP-21), Congress has inserted language that would oblige the Secretary of State to revoke or deny a passport to any U.S. citizen who the IRS Commissioner deems as having "seriously delinquent tax debt."...For starters, in what may be one of the most depraved Big Brother moves on record, section 31406 of the bill makes it mandatory for "black box" event recorders to be installed in every new passenger vehicle starting with model year 2015.
  • Forget Travel If You Owe The IRS

    04/16/2012 1:55:48 PM PDT · by freedommom · 40 replies
    forbes.com ^ | 04/07/2012 | Robert W. Wood
    If he were in charge of travel, the Soup Nazi might say, “No Passport for you!” In real life, travel may seem unrelated to taxes, except perhaps for those annoying airport taxes on international destinations. But a bigger tax and travel connection could keep you at home—permanently. A tax law quietly proposed a few months ago—Owe IRS Taxes, Lose Your Passport—is quietly gaining momentum. Now more people have noticed. If you owe the IRS? You’re not going anywhere if this law passes. In America, we love to tinker with our tax laws. Congress is always introducing one bill or another...
  • Owe The IRS? Bill Would Suspend Passport Rights For Delinquent Taxpayers

    04/05/2012 5:13:59 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 86 replies
    CBS 2 LA CA ^ | 4/4/12 | unattributed
    After clearing the Senate on a 74 – 22 vote on March 14, SB 1813 is now headed for a vote in the House of Representatives, where it’s expected to encounter stiffer opposition among the GOP majority.
  • Gotten Your New Passport Recently? Subliminal Obamanation? (Vanity)

    04/01/2012 4:17:07 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 25 replies
    My USA passport (and yours) | 4/1/12 | Self
    I just opened my renewed passport. I decided to look at it carefully to see what has changed since last time, but I got too distracted by the quotes to do the comparison. Inside the cover is a romantic etching of Francis Scott Key seeing that, oh say, that banner is still waving. With a stanza of his poem there, asking the question of our anthem. After seeing the whole passport, I think the question of whether it still waves is no longer just rhetoric. Next we see the quote from Lincoln hoping the government of, by, and for the...
  • Israeli diplomat's car hit by blast in Delhi; 1 injured

    02/13/2012 4:28:12 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 14 replies
    Express India ^ | Feb 13, 2012 at 1715 hrs IST
    New Delhi An Israeli official said an explosion was hit an Israeli diplomat's car in New Delhi on Monday. He said one person was hurt in the blast, but did not identify the victim. Israeli Embassy spokesman David Goldfarb said the car was near the embassy when the blast went off. Indian police said only that a car was on fire on the street outside the embassy.
  • US Embassy warns of terrorist attack, Thai police arrest Hezbollah suspect

    01/13/2012 8:07:43 AM PST · by Individual Rights in NJ · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Science Montior ^ | 1/13/2012 | Panarat Thepgumpanat
    "A Lebanese suspect from the Hezbollah group has been taken into custody by Thai officials and police are investigating further," Chalerm Yoobamrung told Reuters. "Following concern raised by the Israeli embassy about a possible attack by a group of Lebanese terrorists in Bangkok, Thai police officials had been coordinating with Israeli officials since before the New Year."
  • Are There Any Disadvantages To Owning A Second Passport?

    11/26/2011 1:42:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Sovereign Man via Zero Hedge ^ | 11/26/2011 | Simon Black
    Are There Any Disadvantages To A Second Passport? I can’t even begin to describe how happy I am to be back in the land of the free… and yes, I’m talking about Chile. I arrived a few days ago to beautiful summertime weather (remember, the seasons are flipped down here in the southern hemisphere). As usual, the customs officials at the airport were speedy, courteous, and efficient. From plane to cab I was out of there in 20-minutes– with luggage. This is par for the course in Chile. It’s so nice to be in a place where you’re treated like...
  • UK: Goodbye, mother and father! Now Parent 1 and Parent 2 appear on PC passport form

    10/03/2011 6:37:32 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/03/11 | Jack Doyle
    Goodbye, mother and father! Now Parent 1 and Parent 2 appear on PC passport form Change comes after lobbying from gay rights group Family Education Trust: ‘Much as the equality and diversity social engineers might wish it were otherwise, it still takes a father and a mother to produce a child’ By Jack Doyle Last updated at 12:36 PM on 3rd October 2011 For decades, passport applicants have been required to provide details of their mother and father. But now, after pressure from the gay lobby, they will be given the option of naming ‘parent 1’ and ‘parent 2’. The...
  • Breaking: Nevada IHOP shooter was Mexican national

    09/08/2011 10:33:17 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 114 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 9-7-11 | Gibson
    Spokeswoman for Nevada’s Joint Information Center, Lesley Henrie has just confirmed that Eduardo Sencion, 32, the man who on Tuesday, killed five people, including himself yesterday in a shooting spree at a Carson City IHOP is a Mexican national in the country on a valid passport. Sencion reportedly opened fire outside the restaurant, then walked inside and continued to shoot. Three of those killed were members of the Nevada National Guard, and there is a great deal of speculation on whether or not they were targeted because they were in their uniforms. There was also a 67-year-old woman killed in...
  • Does The US Government Want To Prevent You From Leaving? Trapped in your country, unable to leave

    07/11/2011 7:53:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/11/2011 | Simon Black
    Can you imagine being trapped inside your home country, unable to leave? It may be closer to a reality than you realize. I’ll tell you a quick story to explain. This weekend I rented a car in Bulgaria with the aim of driving through Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, and eventually into Greece. Now, I’m no virgin to land border crossings in the developing world and understand the corruption and incompetence that typifies customs checkpoints. But this weekend’s experience was much more. With documents in hand, I drove to my first border crossing in Strezimirovci, Bulgaria. After clearing customs on the Bulgarian...
  • Al Qaeda's East Africa chief Fazul Mohammed killed in Somalia

    06/11/2011 2:08:06 PM PDT · by csvset · 38 replies
    The Long Wsar Journal ^ | 11 june 2011 | Bill Roggio
    Somali officials confirmed today that Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, al Qaeda's leader in East Africa and a senior Shabaab commander, was killed at a Somali military checkpoint in Mogadishu earlier this week. Fazul is one of the most wanted terrorists in East Africa for his role in attacks on US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania as well as his role within Shabaab. Somalia's minister of information confirmed Fazul's death, according to The Associated Press. "We've compared the pictures of the body to his old pictures," he said. "They are the same. It is confirmed. He is the man and he is...
  • Passport renewal help.

    05/20/2011 5:15:58 PM PDT · by yankee turned redneck · 15 replies
    Has anyone tried to renew their Passport on the travel.state.gov site. I cant print the form or create the form to print. Any help is most appreciated. Thanks in advance.