Is the United States Department of Homeland Security. It is a cabinet department of the U.S. federal government with responsibilities in public security, roughly comparable to the interior or home ministries of other countries.
The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. Our duties are wide-ranging, and our goal is clear - keeping America safe.
Throughout its inception, have been one of the most crucial departments of the Federal Republic. This is because of the countless measures to secure the border. President Trump knew this was vital. Thus, he put a lot of focus on it like securing the border and building a wall.
During the coronavirus, DHS' efforts in preparedness and readiness have facilitated a speedy, whole-of-government response in confronting COVID-19, keeping Americans safe, and helping detect and slow the spread of the virus.
Watching this coronavirus thing unfold reminded me of this clip in Men In Black where the question is whether or not to tell people something since “they are smart.” The retort is that a person is smart. People on the other hand are stupid, panicky, etc. If you ever doubted this, I set before you the coronavirus.
From everything we know so far, the coronavirus is not that big of a deal. Or, I should say, COVID-19, because in fact there are many other varieties of the coronavirus; so, strictly speaking, its a coronavirus, not the coronavirus. But that nuance … continue reading...
Having issued a series of posts trying to establish some sense of proportion and perspective about the Tiller murder, the question has been raised as to why the emphasis.
I have my reasons.
We can go back to a post that I made not too long ago that suggested that a ‘right-wing extremist’ attack was not merely inevitable, but something that the current administration actually wants to happen.
Here is a little quote:
Here is what I think. I think that the recently admitted NSA over-collection of American domestic communications revealed that people- even decent people- are really, really, … continue reading...
Before Tiller was shot dead in his ELCA church, the last time an abortionist was shot was more than 10 years ago. [Source] Since Roe vs Wade was passed 8 total (including Tiller) have been killed and 17 ‘targetted’ (whatever that means). [Source].
It is not hard to find insinuations and outright accusations that these killings represent a ‘fascist’ right wing extremist movement. Today, the self-described last in the world late-term abortionist, Dr. Warren Hern, said: “The anti-abortion movement message is, ‘Do what we tell you to do or we will kill you,’ and they … continue reading...