My morning and general lack of sleep has upset my routine. I’ve an appointment as well and don’t have the time to spend on my usual lengthy daily posts, I’ll post some links instead.
Loss of Liberty and Privacy…the DHS will haunt you.
Civil liberties may not survive the ‘Gorgon Stare’
Meet the new BOSS, short for Biometric Optical Surveillance System, a crowd-scanning technology under development for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Last week saw the release of documents describing DHS’s latest efforts in “facial profiling.” The agency has awarded a $5.2 million federal contract to the defense firm Electronic Warfare Associates to develop facial recognition technology allowing video cameras to pick “watch-listed” suspects out of crowds at distances of up to 100 meters.
Meanwhile, the New York Times reports on the expansion of a DHS initiative that’s bringing roving squads of armed Transportation Security Administration agents to trains, buses, and stadiums near you.
John Boehner is attempting to show some backbone over the coming Continuing Resolution fight. He’ll telling folks he’ll fight to cut Obamacare…in some fashion, in some way. Perhaps having the Tea Party picket his Ohio office had something to do with it…not that anyone really believes Boehner will buck Obama.
John Boehner: ‘Whale of a fight’ coming on debt ceiling
By SUSAN FERRECHIO | AUGUST 27, 2013 AT 1:50 PM
House Speaker John Boehner said “a whale of a fight” is coming over the debt ceiling, contradicting a prediction by U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew that President Obama will raise the debt limit without negotiating with Congress.
“I’ve made it clear that we’re not going to increase the debt limit without cuts and reforms that are greater than the increase in the debt limit,” Boehner told supporters in Idaho, the Idaho Statesman reported.
Yeah, sure, John.
Paul, Cruz and Lee are putting pressure on their RINO colleagues to cut funding for Obamacare.
Paul, Lee, Cruz to headline Obamacare defunding rally
By Ruth Tam, Published: August 26 at 5:31 pmE-mail the writer
In what tea party groups are calling a “battle to save America from the Obamacare ‘train wreck,’” Republican lawmakers plan to appear at a Capitol Hill rally on Sept. 10 to promote a proposal to defund the Affordable Care Act.
Republican senators Rand Paul (Ky.), Mike Lee (Utah) and Ted Cruz (Tex.) will headline the “Exempt America Tour” rally on the West Lawn as a culmination of a five-day tour of six states. The tour, which will kick off in Kentucky on Tuesday, is sponsored by seven tea party groups, including Tea Party Patriots and For America.
The tour is the latest effort to pressure Republican lawmakers to take a tougher stance against Obamacare. It comes after a pointed online ad campaign targeting GOP senators who either oppose defunding Obamacare or haven’t yet announced a position. Republican leaders who have been the subject of online ads include House Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) and Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Jeff Sessions (Ala.), Tim Scott (S.C.), Thad Cochran (Miss.), Pat Roberts (Kan.) and Patrick J. Toomey (Pa.).
“If these Washington politicians think they can simply go home on summer break and claim they are doing everything they can to get rid of ObamaCare they have another thing coming,” said For America Chairman Brent Bozell in a statement.
Y’all have a great day and drop back tomorrow.