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Keeping Us Safer?

There was a time when I wouldn’t have believed this was possible: Ex-FBI Agent Accused Of Security Breach

(CBS/AP) A former agent for the FBI and CIA pleaded guilty Tuesday to faking a marriage to win U.S. citizenship, clearing the way to being hired and given security clearances by the two intelligence agencies.

Nada Nadim Prouty, 37, emigrated to United States from Lebanon in 1989. She was given U.S. citizenship five years later and began working as a special agent at the FBI’s field office in Washington in 1999, according to a criminal information sheet filed in U.S. District Court in Detroit.

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November 13, 2007   5 Comments

Protecting The Taxpayers?

This is yet another story of the Catch-22 thinking that the Gulf Coast must endure when dealing with FEMA and the incredibly obtuse people they have working for them.

The Associated Press reports that New Orleans aquarium denied FEMA funding

NEW ORLEANS – In what some see as another bureaucratic absurdity after Hurricane Katrina, FEMA is refusing to pick up the cost of restocking New Orleans’ aquarium because of how the new fish were obtained: straight from the sea. [Read more →]

November 13, 2007   12 Comments

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

You do your part in helping the police and do you get any appreciation?

An individual fleeing the police enters your property and you stop him. Do they give you a medal, an appreciation dinner? No, they arrest you and you’re facing execution.

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November 13, 2007   8 Comments