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Another Opening Day has come and gone: the homeland is secure

Homeland security is a lot like baseball: sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains.

And don’t forget about similarities in regards to the response to natural disasters.

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Remember, remember, the fifth of November, Gunpowder Treason and Plot

Thanks to Benjamin Wittes of the Lawfare Blog for both reminding that blog’s readers that today is Guy Fawkes Day and for sharing the video below explaining the history of this holiday.
Many of you will recognize the picture of the Guy Fa…

“Buddhist Extremist Cell Vows To Unleash Tranquility On West”

The headline is from “America’s Finest News Source.”  I missed this story the first time it appeared. But it’s never too late to help make people aware of new threats. Here are some excerpts from the original story:   WASHINGTON—In a 45-minute video posted on Tibetan websites Thursday, Tsuglag Rinpoche, leader of the Buddhist extremist group […]

The best police chief recruitment video I’ve ever seen

I don’t actually know what to say about this video except the City of Hillsboro, Oregon is seriously looking for a police chief. To get a sense of the interaction between police and fire in Hillsboro, see in particular the short vignette at the 5:42 mark of this 6 minute video.   Tweet This Post

Tricking out your disaster kit – buying emergency “gee-gaws”

Thanks to longtime friend of this site Claire Rubin and her “Recovery Diva” blog (I have to say I’m jealous she gets to refer to herself as “the Diva”) for pointing out this Wall Street Journal article with suggestions for “Stylish Yet Practical Emergency Gear.” As the Diva puts it, “Leave it to the Wall St. Journal […]

Do you have a disaster plan…for your bunny?

The Washington Post recently ran a story that struck me as both ridiculous and awesome at the same time. The short of it: government regulations compel magician to develop a disaster plan for his rabbit. Can it possibly get better than this? To keep his rabbit license, Hahne needed to write a rabbit disaster plan. “Fire. Flood. […]

Onion News predicts the news two years before the news happens

From the June 7, 2013 New York Times: In Pakistan’s tribal areas, some said they had long assumed that Internet tools like Facebook, Google and Twitter were really Western surveillance mechanisms. “We have been saying that these forums are Zionist creations to pave the way for a new world order and to keep an eye […]