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  • Overdue taxes? You could lose your U.S. passport [Why are Americans allowing this to happen?]

    11/21/2015 11:25:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 11/21/2015
    When you owe the IRS tens of thousands of dollars in past-due taxes, you can expect to owe big penalties and interest. And soon you could even lose your U.S. passport. Lawmakers are in the final stages of negotiation over a bill to provide funding for U.S. highways and transit programs. One provision in it would let the federal government revoke, deny or limit a U.S. citizen's passport if the person owes more than $50,000 in "seriously delinquent tax debt," including penalties and interest. It would only apply to those people whom the IRS has filed a lien or levy...
  • Americans: Pay your taxes- or lose your passport

    11/21/2015 8:23:09 AM PST · by freedomjusticeruleoflaw · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/21/15 | Laura Saunders
    If this bill becomes law, it will be imperative for Americans traveling abroad or living abroad to pay attention to IRS notices—assuming they receive them,” said Mr. Kautter.
  • EIGHT migrants have got into Europe with same papers as those found on stadium suicide bomber

    11/17/2015 7:46:37 PM PST · by GusFring · 47 replies
    Dailymail UK ^ | November 17, 2015 | IAN DRURY
    Eight migrants have reached Europe with passports identical to bomber They are carbon copies of one found on one of the ISIS bombers corpse They are in the name Ahmad Almohammad and had same date of birth He was one of three jihadis who blew themselves up outside Stade de France
  • The Tsarnaev brothers were refugees too

    11/17/2015 11:39:48 AM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-17-15 | DrJohn
    President Barack Arrogant McStompyfoot held his ground the other day, proclaiming that the US was going to continue importing Syrian refugees, despite the fact that they cannot be properly screened. Deputy National Security Director Ben Rhodes was the guy who made sure the video was the focus in the aftermath of the Benghazi attacks as opposed to policy failure. He now assures us that the refugees will be thoroughly screened. He's not worried.Todd asked, "Does the president now have any more pause about bringing Syrian refugees into the United States?" Rhodes said, "No, Chuck. We have very extensive screening procedures...
  • Ben Rhodes: Heck yeah, the U.S. is still planning to take Syrian refugees

    Skip to 2:15 to watch Rhodes, responding to the news that one of the Paris bombers washed up onshore in Greece just six weeks ago, claim that it’s full speed ahead on the U.S. accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees of its own. The Democratic nominee-in-waiting said on Saturday night that she wants 65,000(!) refugees here, albeit “only if we have as careful a screening and vetting process as we can imagine.” That’s a mighty bold move by Democrats given that a majority of Americans already opposed admitting refugees back in September, with that number sure to rise now in the wake...
  • Syrian passport at Paris attack scene belonged to asylum seeker: Greek minister

    11/14/2015 10:39:52 AM PST · by mandaladon · 43 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 14 Nov 2015
    Athens (AFP) - A Syrian passport found by police at the scene of the mass shooting in a Paris concert hall belonged to an asylum seeker who registered on a Greek island in October, a Greek minister said Saturday. "We confirm that the Syrian passport holder came through the Greek island of Leros on October 3 where he was registered under EU rules," said a statement issued by Nikos Toskas, the minister for citizen protection. French police said the document was found "near the body of one of the attackers" in the investigation into the main attack of Friday's carnage,...
  • Syrian passport is found on the body of a suicide bomber at the Stade de France [short title]

    11/14/2015 5:43:23 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 81 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 14, 2015 | Imogen Calderwood
    A Syrian passport has been retrieved from one of the suicide bombers who blew himself up outside the Stade de France stadium in Paris last night, according to two French police officers. The second of the suicide bombers is believed to have been as young as 15 years old. Meanwhile, witnesses reported hearing at least two of the terrorists at the Bataclan Theatre speaking perfect French.
  • Australia Proposes Eliminating Passports. There's Just One Problem...

    10/29/2015 5:23:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Sovereign Man ^ | 10/29/2015 | Simon Black
    It wasn’t that long ago that you could travel from one corner of the world to another with nothing but your good looks.There are people still alive today, in fact, who were born into a world where passports were not widely used for international travel.The passport itself is a relatively recent invention, an unfortunate consequence of World War I. And they didn’t really become ubiquitous until the late 20th century.Now, in many respects you can’t leave your own country without one, especially if you hail from the Land of the Free.Americans are so ‘free’, in fact, that they can’t even...
  • New Yorkers might need their passports to fly in 2016

    09/23/2015 1:42:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 23, 2015 | 11:11am | Yaron Steinbuch
    State drivers licenses are among those from four states that will no longer cut it for clearing airport security under tightened measures that will go into effect sometime in 2016. But travelers may not face any obstacles anytime soon. The DMV has asked for an extension from Homeland Security for the Real ID Act, which calls for the extra ID measures in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks. We have no reason to believe that any New Yorker will have a problem using their current state-issued ID card to get on a plane come January 2016, the DMV said...
  • Heavy Hand of Government Poised to Strike Again

    09/22/2015 9:02:39 PM PDT · by Mad Marc · 30 replies
    Diogenes Middle Finger ^ | 9/22/2015 | Diogenes
    To comply with the 2005 Real ID Act, citizens in a number of U.S. states will now be forced to obtain a passport if they want to board an airplane....Even for domestic flights. Starting in 2016, travelers from five U.S. states - Louisiana, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, and Wisconsin will not be able to use their drivers licenses as ID to board domestic flights. The website of Department of Homeland Security explains fives states are noncompliant jurisdictions meaning that to board an aircraft, you will need a passport. That's a pretty major development considering a majority of Americans dont...
  • If You Live in These States Youll Soon Need a Passport for Domestic Flights

    09/22/2015 2:16:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 87 replies
    thefederalistpapers.org ^ | september 20, 2015 | brittany soares
    If you dont have a passport already, you may need to get one soon. Residents of certain states are going to need to show their passports rather than simply their IDs even if theyre only flying domestic. Yes, it will infringe upon states rights handed to them by the 10th Amendment and create unnecessary cost to taxpayers in order to implement the change, but lets be real the government doesnt care about that. FromZero Hedge: To comply with the 2005 Real ID Act, which the U.S. government has been slowly implementing for the past decade, citizens in a...
  • Iran captain set to miss Asian Cup as husband took passport (womens soccer team)

    09/16/2015 1:06:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 16, 2015 7:53 AM EDT | Jon Gambrell
    The captain of the Iranian womens soccer team will miss the Asian Cup tournament as her husband has confiscated her passport in a domestic quarrel, local media has reported. The dispute between 30-year-old midfielder Niloufar Ardalan and her husband, sports journalist Mahdi Toutounchi, touches on the rights of women in the Islamic Republic. Under Iranian law, husbands can stop their wives from traveling outside of the country. News of Ardalan missing the tournament came Monday, when Iranian news website fararu.com reported that Ardalan wouldnt be traveling to Malaysia for the Asian Cup, which begins Thursday. Ardalans husband reportedly wanted her...
  • 10,000 Fake Syrian Passports To Be Given To Islamic Terrorists Discovered by Bulgarian Police

    09/14/2015 3:38:22 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 29 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | Sept. 14, 20015 | Theodore Shoebat
    (Original title too long: Bulgarian Police Discover Boxes Owned By Muslim Refugees Going To Germany, And In Them They Find 10,000 Fake Passports That Were Going To Be Given To Islamic Terrorist). ******************************************************* Police officers in Bulgaria discovered boxes owned by Muslim refugees heading for Germany, they found 10,000 fake passports made in Turkey, that would have been given to terrorists. According to the report: An ISIS terrorist posing as an asylum seeker has been arrested by German police in a refugee center in Stuttgart, and German customs officers have seized boxes containing Syrian passports being smuggled into Europe. According...
  • At Busy Crossing,Pedestrians Need Passport To Enter Mexico

    08/20/2015 9:43:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 20, 2015 | Elliot Spagat
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Walking into Mexico at the nation's busiest border crossing with the United States is no longer an uninterrupted stroll for foreigners.
  • At busy crossing, pedestrians need passports to enter Mexico

    08/20/2015 6:57:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    AP (American Pravda) ^ | 08-20-2015 | By ELLIOT SPAGAT
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Walking into Mexico at the nation's busiest border crossing with the United States is no longer an uninterrupted stroll for foreigners. Starting late Wednesday, pedestrians going to Tijuana from San Diego at the San Ysidro crossing must choose between a line for Mexicans who get waved through, and a line for foreigners who must show a passport, fill out a form and - if staying more than a week - pay 322 pesos, or roughly $20, for a six-month permit. About a dozen foreigners stood in line Wednesday night, directed by English-speaking agents to six inspection...
  • The Consequences of Obamas Jerusalem Passport Supreme Court Win

    06/10/2015 7:28:31 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/10/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    Supreme Court has paved the way for a more forceful implementation of the Obama foreign policies-- that have the entire Middle East both at war, on the verge of a nuclear arms race In a 6-3 ruling on Monday, the Supreme Court sided with the Obama administration and struck down a law allowing Jerusalem-born Americans to record Israel as their place of birth on their passports. Put simply, the nation must have a single policy regarding which governments are legitimate in the eyes of the United States and which are not, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote. And if the nation...
  • Shock claim: Turkey provided 10,000 passports to ISIS

    04/15/2015 5:02:50 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 20 replies
    WND ^ | April 14 2015 | AARON KLEIN
    TEL AVIV Egypt is accusing Turkey of providing more than 10,000 Turkish passports to members of ISIS, the Islamic State, to facilitate travel of fighters across the region. An Egyptian intelligence official who asked not to be named told WND his country delivered a report to the U.S. documenting the astonishing claim. The official further charged that Istanbul is serving as the headquarters for ISIS planning. Turkey continues to allow free passage to Iraq and Syria to IS fighters, the official added. If the Turkish passport charge is true, it would present a worldwide ISIS travel threat. Already, there...
  • Autofill mistake exposes Obama's passport data

    03/30/2015 7:11:23 PM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/30/15 | Corey Bennett
    An Australian government official made the mistake that is every office workers nightmare: an autofill mistake causing an email to go to the wrong person. Except in this persons case, the mistaken email exposed the personal details of 31 world leaders, including President Barack Obama. The cause of the breach was human error, said an email sent to the Australian privacy commissioner and obtained by The Guardian under freedom of information laws... excerptedThe exposed data included not only names and dates of birth, but passport numbers and visa details as well. On Monday, White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz...
  • TSA Demands Internal Passport for Domestic Travel

    02/12/2015 3:58:49 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 110 replies
    SafeHaven ^ | 2/10/15 | Wendy McElroy
    TSA Demands Internal Passport for Domestic Travel By: Wendy McElroy | Tue, Feb 10, 2015 Share Print Email Precedents exist for requiring citizens to produce special ID for domestic travel; they include Nazi Germany, apartheid South Africa and Russia (both Imperial and Soviet).Over the Christmas season, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) quietly announced that America was walking down that path. By 2016, all domestic air travel will require either a traditional passport or a federally-compliant ID card called "Real ID." State driver's licenses will no longer allow Americans access to domestic flights, as they do now. Real ID will constitute...

    01/29/2015 10:44:03 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 49 replies
    WND.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Jerome Corsi
    passport NEW YORK A Soros-funded group arguing to replace the U.S. passport with a North American passport appears ready to take up the mantle of championing the concept of a European Union-style regional government to supersede the sovereignty of the United States, Mexico and Canada, fulfilling the dream of the late American University professor Robert Pastor. The future of the U.S. lies in North America, not in the United States as a sovereign nation, contends the New America Foundation, a Washington-based leftist think-tank with ties to Jonathan Soros, son of famed leftist billionaire George Soros.

    01/28/2015 9:32:43 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 17 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 01/28/2015 | JEROME CORSI
    NEW YORK A Soros-funded group arguing to replace the U.S. passport with a North American passport appears ready to take up the mantle of championing the concept of a European Union-style regional government to supersede the sovereignty of the United States, Mexico and Canada, fulfilling the dream of the late American University professor Robert Pastor. The future of the U.S. lies in North America, not in the United States as a sovereign nation, contends the New America Foundation, a Washington-based leftist think-tank with ties to Jonathan Soros, son of famed leftist billionaire George Soros.
  • Why we need a North American Passport (Mega Hurl)

    01/27/2015 11:45:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | January 26, 2015 | Andrs Martinez and Daniel Kurtz-Phelan
    The future of the United States lies in North America. This is not a geographic truism, but a strategic imperative. Generations of Americans, distracted by far-flung crises, have long taken our own region for granted. This must change if the 21st century is to be an American century. The United States, Canada and Mexico are bound by a shared economic, environmental, demographic and cultural destiny. How we move forward together is key to our success. In recognition of our shared destiny, the three countries should create a North American passport that would, over time, allow their citizens to travel, work,...
  • A Second Passport: Lessons From Steve Wozniak And Albert Einstein

    12/23/2014 9:43:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge via Sovereign Man ^ | 12/23/2014 | Simon Black
    In January 1933 Albert Einstein was visiting the US under a research grant from Princeton University.Meanwhile back home in Germany Adolf Hitler had just become elected chancellor and started creating an atmosphere hostile for Jews, intellectuals and pacifists, of which Einstein was three times guilty.Recognizing the danger of continuing to hold a German passport, Einstein traveled to Belgium where he renounced his German citizenship.By that time the Nazis had raided his cottage, confiscated his property and seized his bank accounts.Einstein was heartbroken to see his homeland overrun by fascists, but he didn’t waste any time looking back.As a renowned scientist...
  • Why Im Giving Up My Passport[US Citizenship]

    12/07/2014 7:58:17 PM PST · by Theoria · 32 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 07 Dec 2014 | JONATHAN TEPPER
    LONDON The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, who was born in New York and holds both American and British passports, recently said that he would not pay a tax bill from the United States on capital gains from the sale of his home in the London borough of Islington. Mr. Johnson pointed out that he hasnt lived in America since he was 5. Hed like to renounce his citizenship, but said the process was very difficult.It is, but I am doing it. My in-person final loss of citizenship appointment is scheduled for Jan. 14 at the United States Consulate...
  • Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch files for deportation of Barack Obama

    10/03/2014 7:50:30 PM PDT · by bitt · 180 replies
    Freedom Watch USA ^ | Oct 2, 2014 | Larry Klayman
    In sum, deportation proceedings should be immediately commenced, an investigation undertaken, a full evidentiary hearing held, and Barack Hussein Obama should be removed from the United States, Klayman writes in his deportation petition. The petition was sent to Thomas Homan of Enforcement Removal Operations at the Department of Homeland Security, Thomas Winkowksi of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Sarah Kendall of the Office of Fraud Detection and National Security at DHS. Klayman explained it is based on the grounds that he has falsified various birth and other documents with regard to obtaining a U.S. passport and other privileges as an...
  • One-way ticket to hell

    09/23/2014 4:15:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Americans who volunteer for terrorism abroad should be Americans no more It was only a matter of time before anti-terror authorities reported that radicalized American or immigrant Muslims had returned home to the U.S. after taking up arms with ISIS in Iraq or Syria. A ranking Obama administration aide revealed as much on Monday, setting the stage for what must be unflagging surveillance, a drive to prosecute the returned jihadists to the fullest and a rewrite of federal law and policies to raise defenses. The rule should be: If you go to Syria or Iraq to fight as an unauthorized...
  • white house confirms americans fighting with isis have returned to us

    09/22/2014 3:00:33 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 49 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 22 Sep 2014, | Breitbart TV
    Monday at the White House daily briefing press secretary Josh Earnest confirmed the reports that a senior administration official said this morning that some Americans fighting with ISIS have returned to the United States and are being closely monitored by the the FBI. Intelligence estimates puts the number of American citizens with valid passports fighting with ISIS at over a 100. This is the first time however the administration has confirmed reports that some are already back inside America
  • 200,000 from Ebola countries have visas to enter U.S.

    09/16/2014 8:46:09 AM PDT · by shove_it · 24 replies
    WashExaminer ^ | 15 Sep 2014 | Paul Bedard
    There are about 200,000 Africans from countries hosting the deadly Ebola virus who hold temporary visas to visit the United States, greatly raising the stakes it could spread to America, according to a group following the immigration issue. Based on State Department nonimmigrant visa issuance statistics, I estimate that there are about 5,000 people in Guinea, 5,000 people in Sierra Leone, and 3,500 people in Liberia who possess visas to come to the United States today, said Jessica M. Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies. Add to that more than 195,000 Nigerians with visas to...
  • 200,000 from Ebola countries have visas to enter US (Obama visa rubber-stamper)

    09/16/2014 5:42:30 AM PDT · by Liz · 23 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 9/15/14 | Paul Bedard, "Washington Secrets" columnist
    There are about 200,000 Africans from countries hosting the deadly Ebola virus who hold temporary visas to visit the United States, greatly raising the stakes it could spread to America, according to a group following the immigration issue. Based on State Department nonimmigrant visa issuance statistics, I estimate that there are about 5,000 people in Guinea, 5,000 people in Sierra Leone, and 3,500 people in Liberia who possess visas to come to the United States today, said Jessica M. Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies. Add to that more than 195,000 Nigerians with visas to...
  • Bused Aliens Videoed, Interviewed, Lining-up at Social Security Office, Memphis TN

    09/10/2014 11:10:19 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 66 replies
    http://noisyroom.net/ ^ | Sept 10, 2014 | Arlen Williams
    (Memphis, TN) Monday, September 8, Mike Morrison of Memphis, Tennessee, did a video interview of Mexican nationals bused into the citys Social Security Administration office, potentially to receive Social Security cards, Mexican passports in hand along with letters from our federal government (photos shown below). As Morrison also attests, leaving the scene in his vehicle, he was pulled over by a police officer, not for any traffic violation, but to be issued a vague and ominous threat for what he had just done. His entire video is posted below with the comments he attached to them in Facebook and YouTube....
  • Americas Sovereignty Meltdown (VANITY)

    09/09/2014 9:25:55 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    Three videos. An online find: "Several weeks ago I was made aware of a bus of illegal invaders at the Social Security Office here in Memphis. I went to check it out for myself and couldn't believe what I saw. A bus load of Illegal Invaders with Mexico Passports, and Visas, being issued Social Security Numbers. At the time I was unsure if they were there for money or something else. What I've learned is that they were issued the passports at the border as they crossed and then at our "The Tax Payers Expense" driven all day and night...
  • Islamic State Jihadists: Once you've Beheaded Someone for Fun, Where Do You Stop?

    08/14/2014 7:37:40 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 8-14-14 | James Delingpole
    While President Obama works on his golf swing, British Prime Minister David Cameron has cut his summer holiday short to preside over an emergency crisis meeting about the Islamic State in Iraq. Perhaps Cameron's mind has been concentrated by stories like this one - a transcript of an interview with a British-born jihadist on the popular teenage chat-room Ask.fm. Here are some of the questions British kids were dying to ask of this exciting role model - together with his somewhat terrifying answers. Q: Are there gun stores there?A: Yep, u can buy loads of stuff. Q: Are bulletproof vests...
  • 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 Jewsusing 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 Sanaa, 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. McCains passport file was breached by the same employee who was reprimanded for breaching Mr. Obamas 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 Inbars 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 airlines 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 Iraqs 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 Obamas 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...