James O’Keefe’s Facebook Page Shut Down

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PATRICK HOWLEY
Political Reporter

Conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe’s personal Facebook account was shut down Friday.

O’Keefe was trending on Facebook Thursday after his group Project Veritas’ latest video captured Colorado-based Greenpeace official Christen Topping describing a “ghetto” neighborhood in Aurora where ballots could be found in garbage cans for use by those seeking to commit voter fraud. Greenpeace fired Topping Friday.

O’Keefe’s Facebook page was deactivated and inaccessible to him for approximately one hour Friday, according to Project Veritas. The group said it contacted Facebook but received no explanation for the deactivation.

“I was talking with a prominent national reporter about my account being shut down,” O’Keefe in a statement. “Within ninety seconds of that conversation, the account was mysteriously reactivated.”

Here’s an Astonishing List of What the Federal Government Funded INSTEAD of Developing an Ebola Vaccine…

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October 17, 2014 By Greg Campbell

As the world anxiously eyes the Ebola crisis and wonders if it is yet time to panic, Democrats have crusaded to try and not let the crisis go to waste by trying to create a correlation between Republican efforts to rein in unsustainable and out-of-control government spending and the absence of an Ebola vaccine or other prophylactic measures.

In an astonishing new report from The Washington Free Beacon, it seems that our government’s priorities have been out-of-whack for some time. While Ebola loomed, our government spent money that could be used to develop an Ebola vaccine to develop origami condoms and study obese lesbians.

In a tremendous bit of reporting, The Washington Free Beacon details the amazingly-absurd expenditures that took priority over developing a vaccine:
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has spent more than $39 million on obese lesbians, origami condoms, texting drunks, and dozens of other projects that could have been scrapped in favor of developing an Ebola vaccine.

“Frankly, if we had not gone through our 10-year slide in research support, we probably would have had a vaccine in time for this that would’ve gone through clinical trials and would have been ready,” said NIH Director Francis Collins, blaming budget cuts for his agency’s failure to develop a vaccine for the deadly virus.

However, the Washington Free Beacon has uncovered $39,643,352 worth of NIH studies within the past several years that have gone to questionable research.

For instance, the agency has spent $2,873,440 trying to figure out why lesbians are obese, and$466,642 on why fat girls have a tough time getting dates. Another $2,075,611 was spent encouraging old people to join choirs.

Millions have gone to “text message interventions,” including a study where researchers sent texts to drunks at the bar to try to get them to stop drinking. The project received an additional grant this year, for a total of $674,590.

The NIH is also texting older African Americans with HIV ($372,460), HIV and drug users in rural areas ($693,000), HIV smokers ($763,519), pregnant smokers ($380,145), teen moms ($243,839), and meth addicts ($360,113). Text message interventions to try to get obese people to lose weight have cost $2,707,067.

The NIH’s research on obesity has led to spending $2,101,064 on wearable insoles and buttons that can track a person’s weight, and $374,670 to put on fruit and vegetable puppet shows for preschoolers.
A restaurant intervention to develop new children’s menus cost $275,227, and the NIH spent$430,608 for mother-daughter dancing outreach to fight obesity.

Sexual minorities have received a substantial amount from the NIH. The agency has now spent$105,066 following 16 schizophrenic LGBT Canadians around Toronto for a study on their community experiences.

The total for a project on why gay men get syphilis in Peru is now $692,697 after receiving additional $228,425 this year. The NIH is also concerned about postpartum depression in “invisible sexual minority women,” with a study that has cost $718,770.

Millions went to develop “origami condoms,” in male, female, and anal versions. The inventor Danny Resnic, who received $2,466,482 from the NIH, has been accused of massive fraud for using grant money for full-body plastic surgery in Costa Rica and parties at the Playboy mansion.

How transwomen use Facebook is the subject of another NIH study worth $194,788.

The agency has also committed $5 million to “mine and analyze” social media to study American’s attitudes toward drug abuse, and $306,900 to use Twitter for surveillance on depressed people.

The NIH has also spent $15,313,372 on cessation studies devoted to every kind of smoker imaginable. Current studies are targeted at American Indians ($2,899,954); Chinese and Vietnamese men ($424,875); postmenopausal women ($4,151,850); the homeless ($558,576);Korean youth ($94,580); young schizophrenics ($397,802); Brazilian women smokers ($955,368);Latino HIV-positive smokers($471,530); and the LGBT community ($2,364,521).

Yale University is studying how to get “Heavy Drinkers” to stop smoking at a cost of $571,799. Other projects seek to use Twitter to provide “social support to smokers” ($659,469), and yoga ($1,763,048) as a way to quit.

An NIH project studying sighs cost taxpayers $53,282.

On Tuesday, Health and Human Services (HHS) had to outsource efforts at an Ebola vaccine to the Baltimore-based Profectus BioSciences Inc. The company will receive $8.6 million to research and test their vaccine, a fraction of NIH funding that went to the above projects.
It’s pretty standard; whenever any crisis occurs, Democrats shrug and say, “If only we had had more money available…”

However, Republican and Tea Party efforts to try and stop the reckless government spending that has condemned our nation’s future to indebtedness has not been rooted in a hatred for all government spending, but rather an urging for prioritization.

For example: spending on stimulus packages to keep a virulent housing market afloat was a bad idea; spending on keeping the auto industry from having to deal with the consequences of four decades of bad business decisions and over-unionization was a bad idea.

Spending on defense to be able to adequately deal with the threat posed by the Muslim world is a good idea. Spending on vouchers to urge school choice and spending to finally secure the border and deport illegals are good ideas, too.

And yes, spending to develop a vaccine for this horrific virus would have been much better than funding any one of the aforementioned absurdities.

Facebook demands DEA stop using fake profiles in investigations

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Facebook has written a letter to the US Drug Enforcement Administration, demanding it stop operating fake profile pages and cease all agency activities on the social network that involve impersonation of others during ongoing DEA investigations.

“Requiring people to use their real identities on Facebook is the primary mechanism we have to protect millions of people every day, all around the world, from real harm,” wrote Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan in a letter to DEA administrator Michele Leonhart.

According to Sullivan, using Facebook to impersonate others “makes people feel less safe and secure when using [the] service.”

“Indeed, as we have observed at Facebook, such deceptive actions are often used to further harmful conduct, such as trolling, hate speech, scams, bullying, and even domestic violence. This impact is markedly different from undercover investigations conducted in the ‘real’ world.”

The social network demanded the DEA “immediately confirm that it has ceased all activities on Facebook that involve the impersonation of others or that otherwise violate our terms and policies.”

“We recently learned through media reports that the Drug Enforcement Administration created fake Facebook accounts and impersonated a Facebook user as part of its investigation of alleged criminal conduct unrelated to Facebook,”

DEA sued for setting up fake Facebook account for arrested woman

The letter is a response to a lawsuit fired by New York woman who claimed that the US Drug Enforcement Administration set up a fake Facebook account, with photos and other personal data from her cellphone.

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Sondra Arquiett was arrested in 2010 on charges of possessing cocaine and intent to supply, and the social network’s page was used to trick her associates into disclosing information.

The account showed Arquiett’s ‘status updates’ on missing her boyfriend, posing on the hood of a BMW, or with her son and niece. However, it was all the work of DEA Agent Timothy Sinnigen, according to Arquiett’s federal lawsuit.

In a suit filed in August, Arquiett is claiming $250,000 in compensation, saying she went through “fear and great emotional distress” and that Sinningen had put her life in danger by communicating through her fake identity with the “dangerous individuals he was investigating.”

The DEA does not dispute Arquiett’s essential allegations, says Sullivan in the letter.

But the DEA claims Arquiett ‘implicitly consented’ to the agency’s conduct “by granting access to the information stored in her cell phone and by consenting to the use of that information to aid in an ongoing criminal investigation, Facebook is deeply troubled by the claims and legal position,” Sullivan adds.

POLICE DEPT. REQUESTS FACEBOOK PASSWORD FROM GUN PERMIT APPLICANT

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Request violates Constitution & Facebook’s Terms of Service

The Watervliet, N.Y., Police Department is asking pistol permit applicants for access to their Facebook accounts.

The department recently sent an applicant a form which asked for his Facebook username and password, and after the applicant complained, the department claimed the form was sent to him by mistake and was only used during face-to-face interviews when the department asks applicants for access to their Facebook accounts.

“It is… a common practice to view social media as a means to identify and determine character of a pistol permit applicant, in addition to other investigatory methods,” the department’s spokesperson told the applicant. “Typically all we ask is that an applicant access their account during an interview.”

But if the police dept. gets the applicant’s login credentials as requested on the form, and the applicant does not change his password afterwards, the police and the court reviewing the application can theoretically access his Facebook account as much as they want.

“It is what it is,” the Chief of Police, Ron Boisvert, told gun rights advocate Robert Farago after Farago told him the request was unconstitutional.

So essentially, the Watervliet Police Dept. and the court are violating the First, Second and Fourth Amendments by strong-arming applicants into a warrantless search, which allows the court to deny applicants their Second Amendment rights based on their views expressed on Facebook.

“…If you decline – such information is no doubt handed up to the judge deciding yes or no on your application,” reported nyfirearms.com. “The question remains – How many people actually gave into this blatant violation of their rights when applying for a pistol permit?”

The request is also a violation of Facebook’s terms of service which prohibits users from sharing their passwords.

“…We’ve seen a distressing increase in reports of employers or others seeking to gain inappropriate access to people’s Facebook profiles or private information,” Erin Egan, the site’s chief privacy officer, wrote. “This practice undermines the privacy expectations and the security of both the user and the user’s friends.”

“If you are a Facebook user, you should never have to share your password, let anyone access your account, or do anything that might jeopardize the security of your account or violate the privacy of your friends.”

2nd Oklahoma man threatened to behead coworker, police say

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By Jessica Chasmar – The Washington Times – Sunday, September 28, 2014
A fired Oklahoma City nursing home employee was arrested Friday for allegedly threatening to behead a co-worker — less than 20 miles from where Alton Alexander Nolen is accused of beheading a co-worker the day before.

Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, 30, is being held in the Oklahoma County jail on a terrorism complaint. His bail is set at $1 million, The Oklahoman reported.

The arrest came on the same day police in Moore identified Vaughan Foods worker Alton Alexander Nolen as the suspect accused of beheading a co-worker Thursday after he was fired. Mr. Nolen is a Muslim convert and had recently started trying to convert several employees to Islam, police said.

Mr. Muriithi has been identified as a native of Kenya who worked at Bellevue Nursing Home in northwest Oklahoma City, The Oklahoman reported.

The co-worker, who was not identified, reported Mr. Muriithi threatened her while they were both working at the nursing home on Sept. 19. She said Mr. Muriithi called himself a Muslim and said Islamic State fighters beheading Christians “is just what we do.”

Mr. Muriithi told the victim that he was going to cut her head off with “a blade,” and then told her after he did it that he would post it on Facebook, a police detective wrote in an arrest warrant affidavit.

“The victim said [Mr. Muriithi] was serious when speaking and never made any statements that he was joking or playing around,” the detective wrote, The Oklahoman reported.

The woman reported Mr. Muriithi repeated the threat as she left work, saying in front of another employee that he was going to use a blade, the detective reported.

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SCHOOL SECRETLY MONITORS STUDENTS’ FACEBOOK PAGES AFTER RECEIVING CALL FROM NSA

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“People are very good about ‘If you see something, say something'”

by MIKAEL THALEN | INFOWARS.COM | SEPTEMBER 24, 2014

School officials in Huntsville, Alabama, say a phone call from the National Security Agency led them to create a secret surveillance program to monitor their students’ social media accounts.

According to Superintendent and former U.S. Army colonel Casey Wardynski, the program began 18 months ago after the NSA alerted Al Lankford, the school’s security officer, to a “violent threat” made by a student on Facebook.

Wardynski says school officials immediately searched the student’s vehicle and found a “very good size knife,” leading to the student’s expulsion.

The NSA denied any involvement with the situation whatsoever when contacted by AL.com, the news group that obtained documents relating to the school’s “SAFe,” or Students Against Fear, monitoring program.

“The National Security Agency has no record that it passed any information to the Huntsville school district, and the description of what supposedly occurred is inconsistent with NSA’s practices,” said NSA Public Affairs Specialist Vanee Vines.

Vines argued that the action would be illegal as the NSA’s alleged primary mission is to focus on foreign threats. Wardynski said that the NSA told him that the student was in a group chat with an individual from Yemen when the threat was made, making the surveillance legal.

“There was a foreign connection,” said Wardynski.

Since then, the school district has expelled at least three students for posting photos with firearms on their Facebook pages according to SAFe documents.

Despite the program’s inception coming from an unconstitutional action, Wardynski hailed SAFe for its success in breaking up the “Wolfpack,” a group of troubled students who were later expelled and sent to a boot camp.

“People are very good about ‘If you see something, say something,’” Wardynski said.

When asked, Wardynski denied that the program was being used to search for posts related to drugs, sex and alcohol, but only “gangs, threats of violence and threats of suicide.”

In one case, an 18-year-old student was expelled for posing with a handgun off of school grounds despite handgun ownership being legal at 18 in Alabama.

While the NSA continues to deny the allegations, if true, the situation represents a new criminal low for the agency.

Despite their claims of only monitoring foreign targets, NSA documents leaked by Edward Snowden have shown the agency to be primarily focused on the American public and economic espionage.

Earlier this month, Alex Jones interviewed 36-year NSA veteran and whistleblower William Binney, who revealed the NSA’s plan to implement total information awareness within the United States.