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The 8.5 Billion Homeland Security Spending Bill

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posted on Oct, 24 2009 @ 11:36 AM
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The Federal Government plans on allowing nearly 8.5 Billion in Homeland Security Spending. This is going to make you sick, keep your barf bags handy.

www.reuters.com...


The measure now goes to the White House for President Barack Obama to sign into law.

Following are some aspects of the bill:

* Allows the transfer of foreign terrorism suspects held at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prison to the United States to face trial, but would prevent them from being held indefinitely or released on U.S. soil. [N20454677]

* Allows the Pentagon to block the release of photos that show the abuse of prisoners.

* Terminates the LORAN-C navigation system, which has been rendered obsolete by the Global Positioning System.

* Includes $60 million to help states improve drivers-license security standards under the REAL ID program.

* Includes $800 million to improve security measures along the U.S.-Mexico border.

* Includes $73 million for counternarcotics efforts along the border, including systems to scan for guns, money and other contraband headed south to Mexico.

* $1.5 billion to deport illegal aliens currently being held or wanted on criminal charges.

* $135 million to crack down on employers who hire illegal immigrants.

* $374 million for the US-VISIT program, which uses biometrics to track those visiting the United States.

* Extends the E-Verify program, which allows employers to check the immigration status of prospective employees, for another three years.

* $778 million for explosives-detection systems at airports.

* $903 million for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which responds to natural and manmade disasters.

$ 1 billion for research on security topics like explosives, cybersecurity and air cargo security.

* $397 million to bolster the U.S. government's computer defenses and coordinate private-sector cybersecurity efforts.

* $950 million for local emergency-response departments.

* $887 million for antiterrorism efforts for cities.

* $300 million for rail security and $300 million for port security.

* $810 million for local fire departments.

* Includes $266.7 million in earmarks for lawmakers' pet projects in their home districts.


Are you sick to your stomache yet?

I did the math, $8423700000.

Gee that looks like our stimulus money that the american people were not allowed to vote on. Looks like congress is throwing the United States under the bus.




posted on Oct, 24 2009 @ 02:45 PM
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I am surprised ATS is not all over this.

So this is what our nations money is going to? Instead of fixing the financial situation, the US Gov decides they need better security.

Welcome to the police state.



posted on Oct, 24 2009 @ 02:54 PM
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What? Half of that stuff is more than legit... I mean ya sure the US is a big drum pounding axe wielding adolescent gorilla BUT .. . . We still need stuff. If anything we should have spent less on the stinky banker bailout and put more into things like boarder security and deporting illegals and strengthening police.

I don't know if you've been around some of the more unsavory parts of the US not to mention the # hole mexico has become. We are at the point now where we have to start eradicating the animals.



posted on Oct, 24 2009 @ 03:04 PM
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Originally posted by 12.21.12



* Allows the transfer of foreign terrorism suspects held at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prison to the United States to face trial, but would prevent them from being held indefinitely or released on U.S. soil. [N20454677]


Ok so why spend so much for transfer and posssible escape?


* Allows the Pentagon to block the release of photos that show the abuse of prisoners.


See Stalin, Hitler and Mussolini


* Terminates the LORAN-C navigation system, which has been rendered obsolete by the Global Positioning System.


Had to create new jobs for all the ex wallstreet tycoons


* Includes $60 million to help states improve drivers-license security standards under the REAL ID program.


Already done, just waiting for everyone to get their new one at next birthdate.


* Includes $800 million to improve security measures along the U.S.-Mexico border.


They could have given a few million to the already existing citizen groups...


* Includes $73 million for counternarcotics efforts along the border, including systems to scan for guns, money and other contraband headed south to Mexico.


See above...


* $1.5 billion to deport illegal aliens currently being held or wanted on criminal charges.


OMG!!! How many are there?


* $135 million to crack down on employers who hire illegal immigrants.


Now 'thats' a great paying job!


* $374 million for the US-VISIT program, which uses biometrics to track those visiting the United States.


Lets just see which visitors go undetected and which get tracked

* Extends the E-Verify program, which allows employers to check the immigration status of prospective employees, for another three years.


* $778 million for explosives-detection systems at airports.


Less being spent on this than bringing Gitmo detainees here?


* $903 million for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which responds to natural and manmade disasters.


They just dont care about our security, does this mean if a major disaster hits, there will be no funds for the citizens? looks like a minimal for operations only...


$ 1 billion for research on security topics like explosives, cybersecurity and air cargo security.


Again cybersecurity more important than civilians?


* $397 million to bolster the U.S. government's computer defenses and coordinate private-sector cybersecurity efforts.


Right 1 billion 397 million for cyber security, watch where this leads us internet users


* $950 million for local emergency-response departments.


again, just not an issue by the time the money is scattered and used up


* $887 million for antiterrorism efforts for cities.


OK now this sets my heart at ease, seems like we do not have much to worry about with terrorism, at least not the outsider kind


* $300 million for rail security and $300 million for port security.


Ok so this is where the FEMA trains begin to takeover the country


* $810 million for local fire departments.


With all of the fires blazing now that global warming is upon us, this is a slap in the face.


* Includes $266.7 million in earmarks for lawmakers' pet projects in their home districts.


Like Phillidelphia, pet projects meaning new communications systems to keep the Twitts from inturrupting arrests.

Are you sick to your stomache yet?

Yes. and I have a raging headache...



posted on Oct, 24 2009 @ 03:05 PM
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RIGHT ON!!! So the wide eyed crazies are not so crazie now huh? This is validation for certain, cant wait to hear some of our people discuss this.

Alex Jones is going to have a field day!



posted on Nov, 1 2009 @ 11:01 AM
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Considering the massive amount of stimulus money in existence this is only a portion and it is terrifying to look at. God only knows where the rest of it is going.



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