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: ISIS Investigations in Nearly Every State

Little did we know at the time President Obama said he had terrorists “on the run” that he meant on the run across the United States border. But since His Majesty has invited everybody and their grandmas from around the world to break our immigration laws and win a prize, it shouldn’t be a surprise that maybe one or two “instant Americans” might be disreputable sorts. FBI Director James Comey was in Mississippi the other day, giving a speech about terrorism, when he casually mentioned Read more […]

Is the White House Telling us the Truth about North Korea?

Did the President and the FBI pull another Gruber on us, in relation to North Korea and the hacking of Sony? The evidence seems to point in that direction, say computer security experts. Looks more like Russians, than North Koreans. Thus, we read in the New York Times, “New Study Adds to Skepticism Among Security Experts That North Korea Was Behind Sony Hack.” A number of private security researchers are increasingly voicing doubts that the hack of Sony‘s computer systems was the work 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 […]