Why Is the FBI Having Trouble Recruiting Cybersecurity Experts?

Is it possible that cybersecurity experts don’t want to work for the FBI? Here is an interesting story from Reuter’s about FBI hiring problems: “FBI understaffed to tackle cyber threats, says watchdog.” As of January 2015, The Federal Bureau of Investigation had only hired 52 of the 134 computer scientists it was authorized to employ under the Justice Department’s Next Generation Cyber Initiative launched in 2012, the report showed. Although cyber task forces have been set up at all Read more […]

FBI Pushed Junk Science on Mass Shooting Trends

We were assured mass shooting occurrences were increasing. We were fed junk science. As you read this short article, think: Climate Change science. From the Patriot Post: Last fall, we noted that the FBI used bogus stats in its pre-election mass shooting report. Researchers counted some mass shootings that weren’t “mass” at all, and entirely omitted actual mass shootings that occurred early in the carefully selected timeframe. All of it was an effort to show an increasing trend of “gun Read more […]

Is It Rational to Be Personally Frightened about Terrorism? Or Just Politically Useful?

Fear of many other things should outweigh being frightened about terrorism. Are you frightened about terrorism? This graphic provides a bit of perspective on the real threats to your life—things we don’t spend nearly as much money allegedly trying to avoid. We’ve wasted how much on the Department of Homeland Security and the totally ineffective TSA that sexually batters Americans every single day? We’ve given up how much freedom and personal privacy to self-important bureaucrats and Read more […]

Denny Hastert Arrested for Taking His Money out of His Bank

We assume that Denny Hastert was corrupt, but the charges should worry everyone. Here’s some news from the Associated Press: “Former House Speaker Denny Hastert hit with bank-related charges over hush money payments.” Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep an unidentified person silent about “prior misconduct” by the Illinois Republican who was once second in line to the U.S. presidency, according to a federal grand jury indictment handed Read more […]

FBI Admits Patriot Act Hasn’t Helped

The FBI admits that they have not stopped any terrorist attack or caught any terrorists using the Patriot Act. While Jeb Bush is campaigning on how Rand Paul is wrong and the Patriot Act is great, the FBI admits that it hasn’t had anything to do with keeping us safe as far as they are concerned. This is (somewhat surprisingly) reported in the Washington Times: “FBI admits no major cases cracked with Patriot Act snooping powers.” FBI agents can’t point to any major terrorism cases they’ve Read more […]

Why They’re Called FIBS: FBI Admits Lying about Evidence

Lying about evidence was the universal practice regarding forensic hair evidence up till 2000. People were executed. We can hope that the people who were executed or who died in prison were, in fact, guilty. The hair follicle evidence was not necessarily the only evidence that the juries and judges heard. Does that comfort you? Consistently lying—euphemized as giving “flawed testimony”—is inexcusable. The people who did it should be prosecuted. Why won’t they be? One reason I suspect Read more […]

FBI Perpetrates False Flag Attack on Free Society

It wasn’t that long ago that we conservatives were talking about “the false flag attack on the Second Amendment”—referring to one aspect of Fast and Furious among its many other sins. Up until the news broke, the Obama Administration had been blaming the (relatively) free trade in firearms for the gun violence perpetuated by Mexican drug cartels. But it turned out that the government, via the BATFE, was the one making sure that guns were sold to gangsters and taken south of the border to Read more […]

The Obama FBI Threatens and Punishes Whistleblowers

In the Obama FBI punishments for whistleblowers are acknowledged in writing. Maybe it would be simpler to list all the agencies under the Obama Administration that don’t punish whistleblowers. We know the TSA does so. So does Veterans Affairs. And now new evidence of how the FBI treats whistleblowers has come to light. According to the Washington Times: “FBI email warns whistleblower of retaliation if surveillance program concerns reported.” The Senate Judiciary Committee is planning Read more […]

FBI: Don’t Malign Our Assault on the Fourth Amendment

The FBI Director has complained about the media commenting on their assault on the Fourth Amendment. You may remember that I posted about a horrible action perpetrated by the FBI in vandalizing a suspects internet service so that they thought they needed a repair in their hotel rooms, posing as repairmen to get invited in, and then performing some warrantless searching. Mike Massnick of TechDirt has written about how the FBI Director James Comey is responding to criticism of that and other Read more […]

Why Do American Jihadists Still Have Valid Passports?

The government has obviously failed to revoke the passports of American jihadists who have left the U.S. to join forces with the Islamic State. That makes no sense! In CNS News, we read, “FBI Director: Americans Fighting With ISIS ‘Entitled’ to Come Back.” FBI Director James Comey told CBS’s “60 Minutes” that “a dozen or so” Americans are fighting with terrorists in Syria; “yes,” he knows who they are; and they are “entitled to come back” unless their passport is revoked; and if they Read more […]

White House Cover-Up of Illegal Activity Has Implications far beyond Labor Department

Emails prove a White House cover-up of illegal activity. This is a “double tap” on the most transparent and the most ethical administration in U.S. history. As the Daily Caller reports, The Department of Labor coordinated with the White House on whether or not to release hidden portions of former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis’ schedule as Solis battled an FBI investigation into her illegal fundraising for President Obama. New emails provided to The Daily Caller from the nonprofit legal Read more […]

OKC Bombing Lawsuit Reaches the Mainstream Press

Is the OKC bombing in the history books? I don’t think so. At least not with any accuracy. So it is very gratifying to see the ongoing struggle with the FBI get some mainstream coverage. From CBS News: “Oklahoma City bombing questions rekindled with trial focusing on video.” A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved. The case is at the heart of Jesse Trentadue’s quest to explain his brother’s Read more […]