Conspiracy Theorists Will Be Buzzing After This Strange Thing The Obama Admin Just Ordered

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Preppers sometimes get a bad rap, especially the hardcore survivalists who stockpile tons of packaged food and ammunition in underground bunkers. But what about the apparent prepper mentality of U.S. government officials now awaiting bids on a solicitation they recently made for “emergency preparedness” survival kits for banks?

According to the update on a recent article published at freebeacon.com, the survival kits are not for the military, not for Homeland Security, the FBI, or FEMA–but for bank workers.

A spokesperson for the Treasury Department told the Washington Free Beacon that survival kits being ordered for government workers at every major bank in the United States are for “emergency preparedness.”

Once the government finds a bidder, reports freebeacon.com, every one of the more than 3,800 employees of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will receive a well-stocked survival kit.

…the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), which conducts on-site reviews of banks throughout the country, is ordering survival kits for each of its employees.

The survival kits will reportedly be delivered to every major bank in the United States, including Bank of America, American Express Bank, BMO Financial Corp., Capitol One Financial Corporation, Citigroup, Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Company, and Wells Fargo.

The Treasury Department doesn’t specifically say why it feels the kits are needed. But the contents of each survival kit are specifically named in the government’s solicitation for a contractor to provide them:

• 2400-calorie food bar (minimum 5-year shelf life)
• 3-pack 8.5 oz. water (minimum 5-year shelf life)
• 50 water purification tablets (minimum 5-year shelf life)
• Reusable solar blanket 52” x 84”
• Dust mask
• One-size fits all poncho with hood
• 12 hr. light stick
• 1 pair of latex gloves
• Whistle with lanyard
• 33 piece personal first aid kit
• 5 Wet Naps
• Dynamo rechargeable lantern with AM/FM radio
• Air-Aid emergency mask

And everything must be neatly packaged in a fanny pack or backpack for distribution to the bureaucrats who oversee the federal banking system.

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The Obama Admin Just Got Slammed With A Major Lawsuit That Could Be A Crushing Blow

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A government watchdog announced Thursday that it filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) after it did not meet a request to provide information regarding the release of thousands of illegal immigrants previously in custody.

Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group based in Washington, D.C., is suing DHS because it failed to fulfill a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request regarding the release of 36,000 illegal aliens released by Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) in 2013, according to a report from Centers for Immigration Studies. DHS had until May 15, 2014 to honor the request.

In the lawsuit, Judicial Watch is seeking the following information:

“Any and all records of communications including, but not limited to, email and memoranda, to or from personnel in the office of the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (including its component offices, such as the Office of Public Affairs), from May 1 to May 15, 2014, concerning, regarding, or related to the report published by the Center for Immigration Studies.

Judicial Watch notes in their press release announcing the lawsuit that ICE released 36,007 convicted criminal aliens awaiting the outcome of deportation proceedings, while detailing the crimes committed:

193 homicide convictions (including one willful killing of a public official with a gun)

426 sexual assault convictions

303 kidnapping convictions

1,075 aggravated assault convictions

1,160 stolen vehicle convictions

9,187 dangerous drug convictions

16,070 drunk or drugged driving convictions

303 flight escape convictions

Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch posed the question, “How many Americans will be killed, maimed, or victimized by the Obama administration’s release of aliens convicted of violent crimes?”

“Under President Obama, the Department of Homeland Security has turned from a law enforcement agency into one that undermines and violates our nation’s immigration laws in a way that threatens the public safety. And now Homeland Security is in cover-up mode and violating federal law to keep documents about its mass release of criminals away from the American people.”

Investigative reporter Katie Pavlich observed that earlier this year DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee affirming that he was aware of these reports and intended on looking into what happened, but the details never came to light.

 

H/T Townhall

Photo Credit: Chuck Hagel (Flickr)

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Watch: Obama’s Possible Plans To Use Military Force On The American People Just Got EXPOSED

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When Ferguson, Missouri declared martial law, it was no surprise that SWAT officers drove down the street in mine-resistant light-armored tanks, sporting machine guns, declaring war—literally—on the citizens living under a militarized police force. 

Barack Hussein Obama has transferred billions of dollars of military equipment to local and state police—a half a billion dollars of military equipment in 2013 alone. This does not include the billions of dollars—and billions of bullets—lavished on his personal army, the Department of Homeland Security.

We have a standing army marching across the streets of America.

The question is, why?

The answer: Barack Obama’s coming martial law. 

This video exposes Barack Hussein Obama’s shocking plan to place America under martial law, and possibly to proclaim himself “President for Life.”

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Exclusive: After What This AZ Sheriff Just Said, The Federal Government Better Not Mess With Him

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Hundreds of people gathered at a remote desert location in Oracle, Arizona, early Tuesday to both protest and support the delivery of 40 to 60 illegal immigrant children to Sycamore Canyon Academy in the Catalina Mountains.  A press release had been circulated over the weekend that stated that the Department of Homeland Security would be off-loading unaccompanied minors in Pinal County.  Yet as the day wore on, it became apparent that the buses were not coming.

The Sheriff spoke with reporters at the intersection of Mt. Lemon and Webb Road near the boys’ ranch.

“These unaccompanied juveniles should be put on planes and returned to their country of origin and reunited with their families,” Babeu said.

When asked if he has been working with DHS, Sheriff Babeu said that he had been attempting to reach Jeh Johnson and other top officials by fax, email, and phone.

“There’s a lot of confusion,” Babeu continued. “Even here in Arizona.”

Babeu was told on Tuesday that the unaccompanied immigrants were not coming to the ranch.

“Who’s running this operation?” he asked rhetorically.  “This is where I am not only upset, I’m insulted by the lack of cooperation by the Federal Government.”

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“A Wasteful, Growing, Fear-Mongering Beast”

One of the great concerns of our Founding Fathers was a large standing army on American soil. James Madison spoke for all of America’s founders when he said, “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.” I wonder what Madison and the rest of our founders would have to say about the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

John Whitehead, the president of The Rutherford Institute, recently wrote a trenchant summary of the DHS. He began by saying, “If the United States is a police state, then the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is its national police force, with all the brutality, ineptitude and corruption such a role implies. In fact, although the DHS’ governmental bureaucracy may at times appear to be inept and bungling, it is ruthlessly efficient when it comes to building what the Founders feared most–a standing army on American soil.”

Whitehead observes that the DHS employs over 240,000 full time workers and has an annual budget of $61 billion. Sub-agencies of the DHS include the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, Secret Service, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Whitehead states, “In the 12 years since it was established to ‘prevent terrorist attacks within the United States,’ the DHS has grown from a post-9/11 knee-jerk reaction to a leviathan with tentacles in every aspect of American life. With good reason, a bipartisan bill to provide greater oversight and accountability into the DHS’ purchasing process has been making its way through Congress.

“A better plan would be to abolish the DHS altogether. In making the case for shutting down the de facto national police agency, analyst Charles Kenny offers the following six reasons: one, the agency lacks leadership; two, terrorism is far less of a threat than it is made out to be; three, the FBI has actually stopped more alleged terrorist attacks than DHS; four, the agency wastes exorbitant amounts of money with little to show for it; five, ‘An overweight DHS gets a free pass to infringe civil liberties without a shred of economic justification’; and six, the agency is just plain bloated.”

In addition to Kenny’s reasons for shutting down the DHS, Whitehead adds the following indictments:

“Militarizing police and SWAT teams. The DHS routinely hands out six-figure grants to enable local municipalities to purchase military-style vehicles, as well as a veritable war chest of weaponry, ranging from tactical vests, bomb-disarming robots, assault weapons and combat uniforms. This rise in military equipment purchases funded by the DHS has, according to analysts Andrew Becker and G.W. Schulz, ‘paralleled an apparent increase in local SWAT teams.’ The end result? An explosive growth in the use of SWAT teams for otherwise routine police matters, an increased tendency on the part of police to shoot first and ask questions later, and an overall mindset within police forces that they are at war–and the citizenry are the enemy combatants.

“Stockpiling ammunition. DHS, along with other government agencies, has been stockpiling an alarming amount of ammunition in recent years, which only adds to the discomfort of those already leery of the government. As of 2013, DHS had 260 million rounds of ammo in stock, which averages out to between 1,300 to 1,600 rounds per officer. The US Army, in contrast, has roughly 350 rounds per soldier. DHS has since requisitioned more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammo, ‘enough,’ concludes Forbes magazine, ‘to sustain a hot war for 20+ years.’

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