Thursday, May 19, 2011

13 year old pulled from class for interrogation by Secret Service.

This administration has repeatedly commented on how inhanced and other forms of interrogation for terrorists was illegal. Perhaps this does not apply to American citizens.

Government bullies pull a 13 year old out of class and interrogates him with out a lawyer, or his mother about what he put on facebook. Is this Administration so worried that it hauls a 13 year old in to "talk" to him? Is water boarding next?

A Tacoma seventh grader faced federal interrogation at school for what he posted on his Facebook page. His mom said it all happened without her knowledge or permission.

Timi Robertson said she had just finished lunch with a friend Friday when she got a phone call from her son's school.

"I answered it, and it's the school security guard who's giving me a heads up that the Secret Service is here with the Tacoma Police Department and they have Vito and they're talking to him," Robertson said.

After Osama bin Laden was killed, 13-year-old Vito LaPinta posted an update to his Facebook status that got the Feds attention.

"I was saying how Osama was dead and for Obama to be careful because there could be suicide bombers," says LaPinta.

A week later, while Vito was in his fourth period class, he was called in to the principal's office.

"A man walked in with a suit and glasses and he said he was part of the Secret Service," LaPinta said. "He told me it was because of a post I made that indicated I was a threat toward the President."

The Tacoma school district acknowledged a Secret Service agent questioned Vito and that it was a security guard who called Vito's mom because the principal was on another call. The school district said they didn’t wait for Vito’s mother to get there because they thought she didn't take the phone call seriously.

"That's a blatant lie," Robertson said.

The teen’s mom says she rushed to Truman Middle School immediately and arrived to discover her son had already been questioned for half an hour.

"I just about lost it," she said. "My 13 year-old son is supposed to be safe and secure in his classroom and he's being interrogated without my knowledge or consent privately."

The seventh grader said that once his mom showed up, the agent finished the interview and told him he was not in any trouble. Now he's more careful about what he posts online.

His mother says she isn't financially able to take legal action but hopes her family's story raises awareness about the treatment she said her son endured.

The Seattle branch of the Secret Service did not respond to requests for comment.

Where is the outrage from the leftist media? Ariana where are you.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Xray of one of two trucks full of Illegals

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico (AP) — Police in Mexico’s southern Chiapas state found 513 migrants on Tuesday inside two trailer trucks bound for the United States.

Hundreds of thousands of migrants travel through Mexico each year in the hopes of reaching the United States, but this was the largest group rescued in recent years.

Chiapas state police discovered the migrants while using X-ray equipment on the trucks at a checkpoint in the outskirts of city of Tuxtla Gutierrez, the National Immigration Institute said in a statement.

Police also arrested four people accused of smuggling the migrants, who are from Central and South America and Asia, Chiapas state prosecutors said in a statement.

The alleged smugglers tried to escape police but were chased down and captured, prosecutors said.

The immigration institute said 410 of the migrants were from Guatemala, 47 from El Salvador, 32 from Ecuador, 12 from India, six from Nepal, three from China and one each from Japan, the Dominican Republic and Honduras. There were 32 women and four children among them.

The migrants told authorities they had agreed to pay $7,000 to be taken to the United States, the institute said.

In January, Chiapas state authorities discovered 219 migrants squeezed into a trailer truck.

Most of those migrants were from Central America but six were from Sri Lanka and four from Nepal.

The conditions of Mexico and the way the government there treats it's citizens is a human rights crime. Instead of attacking Lybia perhaps we should turn south and free our Mexican neighbors from their oppresive government. After beating them we can rebuild their country as we did Germany under the Marshall Plan.


Bear sightings lock down schools in NC

North Carolina is still a partial wilderness even though it has been settled since 1704.

Garner, N.C. — Children were being kept inside two Garner schools Wednesday morning after a bear was seen in the area, Wake County schools spokesman Greg Thomas said.

The bear was most recently seen at Garner Magnet High School. It walked along a fence surrounding the football and baseball practice fields, then headed west.

Raleigh Animal Control officers first got several calls about a bear near Woodland and Kelly roads around 8 a.m. About a half-hour later, Garner police got calls about a bear in woods near Hall Boulevard.

Officers spotted the bear themselves, then called state wildlife officers and notified nearby residents by phone.

Students are being kept inside Garner Magnet High School and Timber Drive Elementary School as a precaution, Thomas said. Vandora Springs Elementary School has resumed operating as normal.

Earlier, Timber Drive and Vandora Springs were under a Code Yellow lockdown, meaning that all the doors were locked while classes and indoor activities continued as usual.

Police urged people to leave the bear alone.

Well Duh!


Thursday, May 12, 2011

500 Seals fought In Viet Nam, these fellows have met all 20,000 of them

Now a days I laugh and say I never met a former Soldier, or Sailor who wasn't a Green Beret or Seal. I even had an inmate tell me he was a former memebr of the Legion Etranger...

Steve Waterman, a former Navy diver, spends his time exposing fake Navy SEALs.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — As long as there have been Navy SEALs, there have been men pumping up their resumes or thumping their chests in bars with bogus claims of being one of the Navy’s elite warriors.

The latest crop includes a Pennsylvania minister who let his congregation believe he was a SEAL and repeated the lie to a newspaper, and there’s no sign of such bogus claims abating anytime soon, especially after a secretive team of Navy SEAL commandos killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.

A retired Navy SEAL from Virginia who devotes much of his time to outing the phonies said he’s receiving 40 to 50 inquiries a day from people suspicious of claims by friends, neighbors or colleagues who say they’re SEALs. Their doubts are usually confirmed with just a few checks.

The Naval Special Warfare Command also receives a steady stream of inquiries about possible SEALs, the vast majority of which are debunked, said Lt. Cate Wallace, spokeswoman for the command in California.

And Larry Bailey, a retired SEAL from Chocowinity, N.C., estimates he and friends who are former SEALs have exposed 35,000 phonies through the years.

“There were about 500 SEALs that operated in Vietnam, and I’ve met all 20,000 of them,” Waterman joked.

Wannabes lie to get free beers, to get women into bed, to further their civilian careers or to get military benefits. But what really bugs retired SEAL Don Shipley is that they‘re stealing someone else’s valor – credit due to those who put themselves in harm’s way.

“The more outrageous a story is, in a lot of cases, the more it’s believed. These guys do a terrible amount of damage,” said Shipley, of Chesapeake, Va.

It’s easy to see why folks look up to the SEALs, trained to fight on sea, air and land, because they undergo some of the toughest military training in the world.

Out of each group of SEAL recruits, 70 percent fail to make it through a six-month training course that’s a test of mental and physical toughness, said Lt. Cate Wallace, spokeswoman for the Naval Special Warfare Command in California.

Those who become bona fide SEALs wear a gold trident. There are just 2,500 on active duty, many serving in the world’s most dangerous places.

What’s especially frustrating about people who have been exposed as frauds, Bailey said, is when they continue lying about their service.

Wallace said that those who are blatant in their deception or threaten the public safety are turned over to the U.S. attorney’s office for investigation.

In Pennsylvania, the Rev. Jim Moats from the Christian Bible Fellowship Church in Newville was called out by Shipley after he was quoted in The Patriot-News of Harrisburg talking about his life as a SEAL in Vietnam.

Later, he admitted he lied.

“It’s an ego-builder, and it’s just simply wrong,” Moats told the newspaper.

He didn’t return a call from The Associated Press.

Moats has plenty of company. These days, Bailey and several others are exposing phonies through a website,

Steve Waterman, a retired Navy diver from South Thomaston, Maine, and a website participant, said it’s easy to ferret out the real deal from the phonies. Dead giveaways are loose tongues and bravado; SEALs are discreet, Waterman said.

Waterman, author of the book “Just a Sailor,” never had any desire to become a SEAL. “I watched them train. That was scary enough for me,” he said.

Shipley agreed that SEALs don’t talk about their exploits.

“It makes us uncomfortable,” he said. “We don’t like talking about it. But these (phonies), that’s what they crave. They like talking about cutting people’s throats.”

Last weekend, several dozen SEALs joined together as a Navy warship was christened at Maine’s Bath Iron Works in the name of Lt. Michael Murphy, a SEAL officer killed in Afghanistan.

Murphy scrambled into a clearing, exposing himself to a hail of Taliban gunfire in order to get a clear signal to call in reinforcements during a firefight on June 28, 2005. He was shot and later died along with two other members of his SEAL team and another 16 rescuers whose helicopter was shot down.

Nathanael “Lalo” Roberti, a former SEAL, was supposed to be on the helicopter that was shot down. He and seven others were ordered off because it was too heavy.

“I lost 11 of the best friends I’ve ever known, and some of the best men America has to offer,” said Roberti, who lives in San Diego.

“These guys are the tip of the spear.”
from the Blaze...

Real Veterans can tell the bull shit.