Douglas County Awarded Federal Funds Under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program, Friday, July 22nd, 2011Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with giving to charities. I donate money and items several times a year to my local food pantry. I also donate money several times a year to a VERY worthy project, ANERA, the "American Near East Refugee Aid:"
Douglas County has been chosen to receive $5,989 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county for phase 29. The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; United Way and United Jewish Communities.
ANERA is a leading provider of health, development, and education programs in the Middle East. Incorporated in 1968 to help ease the suffering of Palestinian refugees after the Arab-Israeli War of 1967, ANERA is non-political and non-religious and is one of the largest American non-profits working solely in the Middle East for 40 years.But I do have a BIG problem with some thuggish agency like DHS stealing our tax dollars, then giving some of them away to select charities under the guise of it being for 'emergency preparedness.'
This is nothing more than a PR stunt, to try and repair DHS's damaged legacy.
DHS is in charge of hiring those sex perverts that get paid to molest our wives, mothers and children who fly. They also completely screwed up their response to the devastating Hurricane Katrina, which tore apart New Orleans in 2005.
Looks like DHS is getting WAY too much taxpayer money, money that could be used to help protect Social Security and Medicaid.
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a cabinet department of the United States federal government, created in response to the September 11 attacks, and with the primary responsibilities of protecting the territory of the United States and protectorates from and responding to terrorist attacks, man-made accidents, and natural disasters. In financial year 2011 it was allocated a budget of $98.8 billion and spent, net, $66.4 billion.But we all know that DHS isn't there for 'We the People,' but to be used as a giant bureaucratic club to keep us 'sheeple' in line and not ask any questions about the tyranny descending upon America.
The Department of Homeland Security has been dogged by persistent criticism over excessive bureaucracy, waste, ineffectiveness and lack of transparency. Congress estimates that the department has wasted roughly $15 billion in failed contracts (as of September 2008).
Mail interceptionDHS, don't take this the wrong way, but you can go FUCK yourselves.
In 2006, MSNBC reported that Grant Goodman, "an 81-year-old retired University of Kansas history professor, received a letter from his friend in the Philippines that had been opened and resealed with a strip of dark green tape bearing the words “by Border Protection” and carrying the official Homeland Security seal." The letter was sent by a devout Catholic Filipino woman with no history of supporting Islamic terrorism. A spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection "acknowledged that the agency can, will and does open mail coming to U.S. citizens that originates from a foreign country whenever it’s deemed necessary."
UNREAL Footage of Police Riot Squad in the Heartland, Western Illinois
Mass Arrest, SOUND (cannon) WEAPONS, Tear Gas at Annual School Block Party.
The 2011 annual Wheeler Block Party at Western Illinois University (WIU) was met with brute force this year as a "multi-jurisdictional task force" was sent in to intimidate students with long-range acoustic device (LRAD) sound weapons, tear gas, riot gear, dogs, and even physical assaults -- all for no apparent reason.
Similar to what took place at the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh, Penn., back in 2009, jackboot-style soldiers marched through the streets near WIU and flagrantly abused the Fourth Amendment rights of students, many of whom had not even done anything wrong.
"Around six o'clock at night (on Saturday), the police left for about 30 minutes ... and then here come riot gear officers from the ... Illinois police agency with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) out there, Macomb police officers, McDonough County Sheriffs, and the Illinois State Police were all out with mace, dogs, they were tear gassing and macing students for no particular reason," said Julio Rausseo, a media broadcast student at WIU and member of the Young Americans for Liberty, to Reality Report. "I had a friend who was tear gassed outside of her apartment just sitting. It was out of control, officers were tackling students, and I was threatened for filming."