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DHS chief: If you knew what I knew about terror, you’d ‘never leave the house’

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Sixteen years after the September 11th attacks, this is where we are. And for the past 15 years, a handful of us have worked tirelessly to educate, warn and prepare freedom-loving peoples for the threat through our activism, protests, conferences, free speech lawsuits, books, news websites, etc.

For that we were smeared, attacked, our reputations destroyed. Multiple Islamic assassination plots against have been foiled. But still we soldiered on, because we knew. We were right.

Despite in the incalculable human toll, it has only gotten worse for the West and those of us fighting in defense of it.

DHS chief: If you knew what I knew about terror, you’d ‘never leave the house’

By Mark Hensch, The Hill,  May 26, 2017;

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Friday said the terror threat is worse than most realize, saying some people would “never leave the house” if they knew the truth.

“I was telling [Fox host] Steve [Doocy] on the way in here, if he knew what I knew about terrorism, he’d never leave the house in the morning,” Kelly said on “Fox & Friends.”

He noted there were four major terror attacks in the last week — in England, Egypt, the Philippines and Indonesia — “by generally the same groups.”

“It’s everywhere. It’s constant. It’s nonstop. The good news for us in America is we have amazing people protecting us every day. But it can happen here almost anytime.”Masked gunmen opened fire on a group of Coptic Christians driving to a monastery in southern Egypt on Friday, killing 26 and injuring 25 more.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi reportedly called an emergency meeting after the attack in Minya Province.

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria claimed responsibility for a Monday bombing after an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, that killed 22 and injured more than 100.

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anthrem
14 hours ago
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It's hard to buy this...what, the only amazing people protecting others are in the US? Fascists manipulating people through fear is scarier than any potential terrorist attack, IMHO.
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jhamill
15 hours ago
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Americans kill more Americans in everyday life than terrorists kill in the entire world. To quote David Bowie, "I'm afraid of Americans".
California
13 hours ago
More gangbangers kill gangerbangers. Sorry that confuses you.
acdha
1 hour ago
@bce: it's telling that you went for a racially charged term when the stats show it's not warranted: https://www.usnews.com/dims4/USNEWS/ff2af0b/2147483647/resize/640x/quality/85/?url=%2Fcmsmedia%2F1e%2Fec%2F5b9830194ee295b9297232a19a30%2F160929-homicides-graphic.png The explanation is, of course, simple: poverty is a huge factor in criminal activity and in a substantially racially divided society the perpetrators and victims are likely to be neighbors. Rather than just saying “gang-bangers” as if it's a natural phenomenon like weather we should be asking why so many men of every ethnicity don't have better options in life. If we cared about saving lives, road safety, suicide prevention, domestic violence, etc. would get far more attention. Domestic violence accounts for something like one on three female homicide victims, placing it substantially ahead of terrorism globally: https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/press/releases/2014/April/some-437000-people-murdered-worldwide-in-2012-according-to-new-unodc-study.html Heck, even keeping guns away from toddlers would save more lives in the United States than are taken by terrorism: http://www.snopes.com/toddlers-killed-americans-terrorists/
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superiphi
9 hours ago
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What nonsense. Lots more people get hurt at home
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This is the one that will define the contours of this century

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On food & climate change: "We can still act and it won't be too late" (The Long Read - The Guardian) If people feel as if they don't have control over their lives, or that their children don't have a good future, then they will resist efforts to deal with climate change because right now they're concerned about feeding their child. It's a luxury to worry about climate change; you have to have enough to eat before you start worrying about what's going to happen to the planet 30 years from now. If we do not pay attention to increasing inequality – and the fact that technology and globalisation are accelerating – there will be a backlash.
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anthrem
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I love to read words of a cogent leader.
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How to sell the climate movement? Wrap it in the flag

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A new video from the Sierra Club pulls on all the patriotic heartstrings.
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This 'Putin as a gay clown' image is now illegal in Russia, so please do not share

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This image of Russian leader and purported Donald Trump kingmaker Vladimir Putin as a gay clown is now illegal in Russia. Whatever you do, do not share this far and wide so that everyone sees it.

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50 days ago
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Nice!
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President introduces new climate actions to reverse last president's actions (yawn)

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Many of Obama's rules never came into force, and many of Trump's will never make much difference.
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Livescribe+ Updates To Stable Release For Android, Is Now Available Globally

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We've followed smartpen maker Livescribe's path to Android compatibility, starting with their announcement at CES that they would finally bring their app to the platform. It then released as a preview less than two weeks ago in select locales. Starting today, they are both dropping the "preview" label and making the app available globally.

Livescribe+ and its companion app collectively manage the connection and notes taken with their newest smartpen, the Livescribe 3.

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Livescribe+ Updates To Stable Release For Android, Is Now Available Globally was written by the awesome team at Android Police.





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anthrem
733 days ago
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Too bad the pen is a piece of garbage that can't keep time...otherwise this would be great!
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