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Rescheduled Date for the Terrorist Apocalypse: July 4, 2010

Doomsayers, you should have learned from the Millerites by now. William Miller made the mistake of pegging an actual date on the return of Jesus, Lord and Savior: October 23, 1844. More recently, Juval Aviv has made the mistake of predicting an imminent massive simultaneous terrorist attack on multiple U.S. cities. Juval Aviv makes this [...]

New York Times Exclusive News Flash on Times Square:

NEWSPAPER EMPLOYS PANICKY REPORTER

On visiting Times Square for a movie with his daughter:

As a parent, I confronted a new calculation. Asymmetric warfare had advanced from downtown to Midtown, from 2001 to the present moment.

As a reporter I had covered the aftermath of 9/11 and now found myself revisiting long-buried worries. I decided [...]

84 Days Down, 97 to Go in Government’s “Certain” Terrorist Attack Time Frame

On February 2, 2010 the top 5 intelligence officials of the Obama administration told the Senate that an “attempted terrorist attack on the U.S. Homeland” within six months was not just a likelihood — it was “certain.” The intelligence officials followed up on this frightening claim with appeals for more money, more power and more [...]

More Members of Congress Speak Up About Barack Obama’s 441 Days Without Civil Liberties Oversight

Barack Obama has now gone 441 days without appointing a legally-required Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.

This is not a trivial matter. The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board that is supposed to be in existence is the body of government tasked with training government surveillance officers in compliance with the United States Constitution. [...]

2 Months Since Government Declared Attack in 6 Months to be Certain

It’s been two months and two days since officials from civilian and military intelligence agencies declared unanimously before the Senate that an attempted terrorist attack on the “U.S. Homeland” within six months was “certain.”

There’s been no such attack yet, and the days are ticking down on this event whose occurrence is agreed to be [...]

Terrorist Watch List Grows 1,000 People Longer Every Day

Walter Pincus of the Washington Post has waded through FBI disclosures to the Senate Judiciary Committee to find out that in the twelve-month period leading up to March 2009, the U.S. government added on average 1,600 people every day to its terrorist watch list. On the average day, 600 people were taken off the list.

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National Security Letters: On the Rise and Used Against Americans

Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy described warrant-free National Security Letters in committee proceedings this morning:

They don’t require approval by a court, a grand jury or even a prosecutor. They are issued in secret, with a recipient’s silence under penalty of law. But they allow the government to collect sensitive information such as personal financial [...]

Has Al Qaeda Declared Victory Yet, Steve King?

More than a year ago, on March 7 2008, Representative Steve King of Iowa made a prediction about what would happen if Barack Obama was elected president. Starting off with a classic “now, I’m not a bigot, but…” introduction, he made this prophesy:

I don’t want to disparage anyone because of their race, their ethnicity, [...]