Archive for February, 2016

CIA Priorities, LGBT- Transgender..

February 21, 2016

The CIA is missing a group.  Luckily their priorities match the US populations priorities.  The Western world continues its downward spiral.

As first reported by The Washington Free Beacon, the CIA’s three-year “Diversity and Inclusion Strategy” says “dedicated programs” are in place to recruit individuals from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, as well as from the LGBT community and elsewhere.

It says:

“We will continue to enrich our workforce by targeting diverse communities across the United States to meet our talent needs, with dedicated programs for citizens of African, Asian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and Native American descent; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals; Persons with Disabilities; Veterans; and Women.”

I don’t care what a persons race, color, religion or sexual preference is but when when actually spend time debating policy directed towards this stuff we are missing the actual no-shit threats to our nation.  But that is the plan isn’t it?

Hiring documents shouldn’t have any of those items on the paperwork.  Just your qualifications.  But that wouldn’t satisfy the social warriors would it? We are more interested in diversity than competence. 

Apple Refuses US Government’s request to open IPhone.

February 19, 2016

 

Opening a phone is one thing. Creating a backdoor is another. It must be made clear what is really being asked by the government.

When the Government takes terrorism and security serious I’ll think about endorsing a backdoor. Well actually no I won’t. When the Government takes security serious we won’t need that backdoor.

We know how terrorist operate, we know where they operate, and we know most if not all of their leadership. We know how they infiltrate into western countries and where, once in these countries they recruit and train. Yet we open our borders with little or no supervision and refuse to allow law enforcement to investigate places and people with known terror ties out of fear of being called phobic. We allow terror training camps to flourish with little to no consequences.

No, I won’t endorse giving up citizen’s right to privacy or a company’s right to maintain their client’s privacy, when we can’t take the steps we already know will make us safer, steps that are already available to our (US) Government. Beside, our Government has proven it’s not capable of keeping our own secrets and information of its own employees protected. Do you really think your information will be kept any better?

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/02/is-law-enforcement-crying-wolf-about-the-dangers-of-locked-phones/470055/

Not posting lately

February 11, 2016

Work and school have been kicking my ….  I just haven’t had the time or energy to post much lately.  So, hold on.  I will be back..  I’m just waiting for that one real good night of sleep.

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FEDs test negative rates

February 2, 2016

As interest rates turn negative around the world, the Federal Reserve is asking banks to consider the possibility of the same happening in the U.S.

In its annual stress test for 2016, the Fed said it will assess the resilience of big banks to a number of possible situations, including one where the rate on the three-month U.S. Treasury bill stays below zero for a prolonged period.

Not because they think the economy is in trouble or anything.

"This scenario does not represent a forecast of the Federal Reserve," the central bank said. It also assumes "that the adjustment to negative short-term rates proceeds with no additional financial market disruptions."

I’m sure it means nothing.