ENENews: NBC: Radioactive debris on beach at California nuclear plant — Magazine: Bombshell report reveals radiation cover-up — Experts: “Unbelievable what they’re doing there”… “We still don’t know how high those levels were”


NBC: Radioactive debris on beach at California nuclear plant — Magazine: Bombshell report reveals radiation cover-up — Experts: “Unbelievable what they’re doing there”… “We still don’t know how high those levels were” (VIDEO)

Published: September 29th, 2015 at 5:47 pm ET
By
http://enenews.com/nbc-radioactive-debris-beach-california-nuclear-plant-magazine-bombshell-report-reveals-radiation-cover-experts-unbelievable-theyre-doing-dont-high-levels-video?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ENENews+%28Energy+News%29



http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/nbc-tv-investigation-finds-evidence-radioactive-debris-beac-san-onofre-%E2%80%9Csloppy%E2%80%9D-handling-nuclear
East County Magazine, Sep 26, 2015 (emphasis added): NBC TV Investigation Finds Evidence Of Radioactive Debris On Beach At San Onofre — An investigation by KNSD-TV Channel 7 , the NBC affiliate in San Diego, has dropped a bombshell regarding efforts to cover-up lax handling of nuclear waste and radiation leaks at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Stations…
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Documents-Detail-How-Nuclear-Material-Was-Handled-at-San-Onofre-328292351.html NBC’s investigation found high radiation levels endangered Southern California employees in trailers, including radiation levels so alarming that  Nuclear Regulatory inspectors at times refused to perform routine radiation surveys… Hundreds of pieces of contaminated radioactive equipment were stored on both sides of Interstate 5, which bisects the San Onofre nuclear waste dump now under construction… Nuclear power expert Joe Hopenfeld told NBC 7 that San Onofre was “very, very sloppy, very very careless in handling radioactive material.”… Some have reportedly been pressured to sign non-disclosure agreements to prevent negative information from being made public… NBC reported that SDG&E did not respond to its requests for comments, nor did the Marines… Due to secrecy shrouding the San Onofre high nuclear readings… [Charles Langley is a former public advocate at the Utility Consumers’ Action Network who was terminated for being a whistleblower] observes, “We still don’t know how high those radiation levels were. And if Edison gets its way, we will never know… The answer is probably worse than we think.”

NBC San Diego, Sep 23, 2015: Documents Detail How Nuclear Material Was Handled at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station… The documents were released to individuals involved with the secret negotiations about the current condition and future handling of the 25-acre property… According to the source, the team representing the utilities has told all involved they want nondisclosure agreements signed so no one can go public with any information disclosed during the negotiations [and] the utilities are reluctant to provide full disclosure on what has occurred on the property since they took possession of it… Joe Hopenfeld, an expert on the nuclear power industry, said, “It was unbelievable what they were doing there“… The report says it was determined the cubicle was “responsible for most of the radiation measured on the beach.”… The other document NBC 7 Investigates received is dated April 10, 2014… This document was provided by the utilities to “identify those locations at the Mesa that were affected by the inappropriate presence of radioactive materials.”… After reading in the report about a steam generator system pipe that was “hot,” Hopenfeld said, “You have hot spots, you don’t know what they are.”… “This is an indication of the mentality and the culture at the time at SONGS,” he said. [Former San Onofre Safety Officer Vinrod Arora ] said the plant grounds should be thoroughly inspected by an independent third party and not by SCE or SDGE or any of their subcontractors. “Be very careful of the goods they accept from Edison with the blessings of the NRC,” Arora warned. The concern, he said, is not just for the land but for those that might someday use it.

Watch the NBC broadcast here

Published: September 29th, 2015 at 5:47 pm ET
By
Email Article Email Article
158 comments

Advertisements

Former Bank Official Admits Disbursing Over $300K in Fraudulent Loans


Former Bank Official Admits Disbursing Over $300K in Fraudulent Loans
http://mortgagefraudblog.com/former-bank-official-admits-disbursing-over-330k-in-fraudulent-loans/
May 14, 2015 —
By: Rachel Dollar, the editor of Mortgage Fraud Blog is a California attorney and Certified Mortgage Banker who handles litigation for mortgage lenders, servicers and financial institutions.

Ardonus “Donna” Perkins, 40, Atlanta, Georgia, the former Assistant Vice President of Risk Management of the Credit Union of Georgia, has pleaded guilty to a charge of mail fraud for causing the credit union to disburse over $300,000 in fraudulent loans.

According to the charges and other information presented in court: From January 2008 through August 2010, Perkins, used the names of unknowing family members and friends to open signature loans and true lines of credit at the credit union, which are open-ended personal lines of credit.

Perkins took the funds obtained from these fraudulent loans for her own personal use. She also secretly refinanced automobile loans without the auto owner’s knowledge, consent, or authorization, and took those proceeds. Additionally, Perkins established fraudulent VISA accounts in the names of family members and friends and received cash advances on those accounts without their knowledge.

Perkins’ fraud scheme went undetected at the Credit Union of Georgia until she was fired in 2010 for policy violations. She continually increased the loan limits and available credit limits on the fraudulent loans to obtain more funds. In an effort to conceal and continue her scheme, Perkins used some of the money she fraudulently received to make payments on some of the loans, lines of credit, and credit card accounts that she had fraudulently established in the names of others.

To further conceal her scheme, Perkins directed the monthly statements of the fraudulently established accounts to her personal post office box. As a result of Perkins’ scheme, the Credit Union of Georgia lost more than $300,000.

Sentencing for Perkins is scheduled for July 30, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. before United States District Judge Mark H. Cohen.

Acting U.S. Attorney Horn announced the guilty plea.

This case is being investigated by the United States Secret Service.

Assistant United States Attorneys Loranzo M. Fleming and Jeff A. Brown are prosecuting the case.

“This now former credit union executive used her institutional knowledge of the financial system to concoct a multi-faceted fraud scheme to steal money from the credit union,” said Acting U.S. Attorney John Horn. “The Department of Justice and our law enforcement partners will vigorously investigate and prosecute those engaged in fraud that threatens the integrity of the banking system.”

“The United States Secret Service will continue to take an aggressive approach to arrest individuals who violate the trust of businesses to further their personal financial gain,” said Reginald G. Moore, Special Agent in Charge of the United States Secret Service, Atlanta Field Office.

Former Bank Official Admits Disbursing Over $300K in Fraudulent Loans

May 14, 2015 — Leave a comment

Ardonus “Donna” Perkins, 40, Atlanta, Georgia, the former Assistant Vice President of Risk Management of the Credit Union of Georgia, has pleaded guilty to a charge of mail fraud for causing the credit union to disburse over $300,000 in fraudulent loans.

According to the charges and other information presented in court: From January 2008 through August 2010, Perkins, used the names of unknowing family members and friends to open signature loans and true lines of credit at the credit union, which are open-ended personal lines of credit.

Perkins took the funds obtained from these fraudulent loans for her own personal use. She also secretly refinanced automobile loans without the auto owner’s knowledge, consent, or authorization, and took those proceeds. Additionally, Perkins established fraudulent VISA accounts in the names of family members and friends and received cash advances on those accounts without their knowledge.

Perkins’ fraud scheme went undetected at the Credit Union of Georgia until she was fired in 2010 for policy violations. She continually increased the loan limits and available credit limits on the fraudulent loans to obtain more funds. In an effort to conceal and continue her scheme, Perkins used some of the money she fraudulently received to make payments on some of the loans, lines of credit, and credit card accounts that she had fraudulently established in the names of others.

To further conceal her scheme, Perkins directed the monthly statements of the fraudulently established accounts to her personal post office box. As a result of Perkins’ scheme, the Credit Union of Georgia lost more than $300,000.

Sentencing for Perkins is scheduled for July 30, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. before United States District Judge Mark H. Cohen.

Acting U.S. Attorney Horn announced the guilty plea.

This case is being investigated by the United States Secret Service.

Assistant United States Attorneys Loranzo M. Fleming and Jeff A. Brown are prosecuting the case.

“This now former credit union executive used her institutional knowledge of the financial system to concoct a multi-faceted fraud scheme to steal money from the credit union,” said Acting U.S. Attorney John Horn. “The Department of Justice and our law enforcement partners will vigorously investigate and prosecute those engaged in fraud that threatens the integrity of the banking system.”

“The United States Secret Service will continue to take an aggressive approach to arrest individuals who violate the trust of businesses to further their personal financial gain,” said Reginald G. Moore, Special Agent in Charge of the United States Secret Service, Atlanta Field Office.

From Living Lies Weblog, By Neil Garfield: FDIC Employee Quits and Goes Public With Complaint Against Chase, WAMU, Citi and two law firms


FDIC Employee Quits and Goes Public With Complaint Against Chase, WAMU, Citi and two law firms
Posted on March 25, 2015 by Neil Garfield
https://livinglies.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/fdic-employee-quits-and-goes-public-with-complaint-against-chase-wamu-citi-and-two-law-firms/
 
For further information and assistance please call 954-495-9867 or 520-405-1688
=======================

See Eric Mains Federal Complaint
https://livinglies.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/fdic-employee-quits-and-goes-public-with-complaint-against-chase-wamu-citi-and-two-law-firms/eric-mains-federal-complaint/

See Mains – Table of Contents.petition 2 transfer
https://livinglies.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/fdic-employee-quits-and-goes-public-with-complaint-against-chase-wamu-citi-and-two-law-firms/mains-table-of-contents-petition-2-transfer/

On Monday Eric Mains resigned from his employment with the FDIC. He had just filed a lawsuit against Chase, Citi, WAMU-HE2 Trust, Cynthia Riley, LPS, WAMU, and two law firms. Since he felt he had a conflict of interest, he believed the best course of action was to resign effective immediately.
His lawsuit, told from the prospective of a true insider, reveals in astonishing detail the worst of the practices that have resulted in millions of illegal foreclosures. Some of his allegations cast a dark shadow over claims of Chase Bank on its balance sheet, as reported to the public and the SEC and the reporting of both Chase and Citi as to their potential liability for wrongful foreclosures. If he is right, and he proves these allegations, much of what Chase has reported as its financial condition will vanish from its financial statements and the liability side of the balance sheets of both Citi (as Trustee) and Chase (as servicer and “owner’) will increase exponentially. This may well have the effect of bringing both giants into the position of insufficient reserve capital and force the government to take action against both entities. Elizabeth Warren might have been right when she said that Citi should have been broken into pieces. And the same logic might apply to Chase.

He has also penned the phrase “wild goose Chase” referring to discovery of the true creditors and processing of applications for modification of loans. And he has opened the door for RICO actions against the banks and individuals who did the bidding of the banks as well as the individuals who directed those actions.


His Indiana lawsuit is filed in federal court. He alleges that
1. WAMU was not the actual lender in his own loan
2. That the loan was part of an illegal scheme from the start
3. That his loan was subject to claims of securitization but that those claims were false
4. That the REMIC Trust was never funded and therefore never had the capacity to originate or buy loans
5. That the intermediaries never followed the law or the documents for securitization of his loan
6. That the REMIC Trust never did purchase his loan
7. That Citi was therefore “trustee” for an unfunded trust
8. That Chase never purchased the loans from WAMU
9. That Chase could not have been the legal servicer over the loan because the loan was not in the trust
10. That Chase has filed conflicting claims as to ownership of the loans
11. That the affidavit of Robert Schoppe, whom Mains worked for, as to ownership of the loans was false when it states that Chase owned the loans
12. That the use of WAMU’s name on the loan documents was a false representation
13. That his loan may have been pledged several times by various parties
14. That multiple payments from multiple parties were likely received by Chase and others on account of the Mains “loan” but were never accounted for to the investors whose money was being used as though it was the Banks themselves who were funding originations and a acquisitions of loans
15. That the industry practice was to reap multiple payments on the same loan — and the foreclose as though there was balance due when in fact the balance claimed was entirely incorrect
16. That the investors were defrauded and that foreclosure was part of the fraudulent scheme
17. That Mains name and identity was used without his consent to justify numerous illegal transactions in which the banks repeated huge profits
18. That neither WAMU nor Chase had any rights to collect money from Mains
19. That Citi had no right to enforce a loan it did not own and had no authority to represent the owner(s) of the loan
20. That the modification procedures adopted by the Banks were used intentionally to force the borrower into the illusions a default
21. That Sheila Bair, Chairman of the FDIC, said that Chase and other banks used HAMP modifications as “a kind of predatory lending program.”
22. That Mains stopped making payments when he discovered that there was no known or identified creditor.
23. The despite stopping payments, his loan balance went down, according to statements sent to him.
24. That Chase has routinely violated the terms of consent judgments and settlements with respect to the processing of payments and the filing of foreclosures.
25. That the affidavits filed by persons purportedly representing Chase were neither true nor based upon personal knowledge
26. That the note and mortgage are void from the start.
27. That Mains has found “incontrovertible evidence of fraud, forgery and possibly backdating as well.” (referring to Chase)
28. That the law firms suborned perjury and intentionally made misrepresentations to the Court
29. That Cynthia Riley “is one overwhelmingly productive and multi-talented bank officer. Apparently she was even capable of endorsing hundreds of loan documents a day, and in Mains’ case, even after she was no longer employed by Washington Mutual Bank. [Mains cites to deposition of Riley in JPM Morgan Chase v Orazco Case no 29997 CA, 11th Judicial Circuit, Florida.
30 That Cynthia Riley was laid off in November 2006 and never again employed as a note review examiner by WAMU nor at JP Morgan Chase.
30. That LPS (now Black Knight) owns and operates LPS Desktop Software, which was used to create false documents to be executed by LPS employees for recording in the Offices of the Indiana County recorder.
31. That the false documents in the mains case were created by LPS employee Jodi Sobotta and signed by her with no authority to do so.
32. Neither the notary nor the LPS employee had any real documents nor knowledge when they signed and notarized the documents used against Mains.
33. Chase and its lawyer pursued the foreclosure with full knowledge that the assignment was fraudulent and forged.
34. That LPS was established as an intermediary to provide “plausible deniability” to Chase and others who used LPS.
35. That the law firms also represented LPS in a blatant conflict of interest and with knowledge of LPS fraud and forgery.

Some Quotes form the Complaint:
“Mains perspective on this case is a rather unique one, as Main is an employee of the FDIC (hereinafter, FDIC) who worked in the Dallas field office of the FDIC in the Division of Resolutions and Receiverships (hereinafter DRR), said division which was the one responsible for closing WAMU and acting as its receiver. Mains worked with one Robert Schoppe in his division, whom the defendant Chase Bank often cites to when pulling out an affidavit Robert signed. This affidavit states that Chase Bank had purchased “certain assets and liabilities” of WAMU in the purchase transaction from the FDIC as receiver for WAMU in 2008. Chase Bank uses this affidavit ad museum to convince the court system in foreclosure cases that this affidavit somehow proves that Chase Bank purchased “every conceivable asset” of WAMU, so it must have standing in all cases involving homeowner loans originated through WAMU, or to put it simply that this proves Chase became a holder with rights to enforce or a holder in due course of the loan as defined by the Uniform Commercial Code. Antithetically, when it wants to sue the FDIC for a billion dollars… due to mounting expenses from the WAMU purchase transaction, it complains that the purchase agreement it signed didn’t really entail the purchase of “every asset and liability” of WAMU… Chase Bank claims this when it is to their advantage in a lawsuit to do so.

Mains worked as team leader in the DRR Dallas field office
[The] violation of REMIC trust rules occurred because the entities involved, for reasons of control, speed of transaction, and to hide what they were actually doing with the investors money


Unfortunately for the investors, many of the banks involved in the securitization process (like Wahoo) failed to perform the securitizations properly, hence as mentioned above, the securitizations were botched and ineffective as to passing ownership of the notes or underlying collateral. The loans purchased were not purchased THROUGH the REMIC. … The REMIC trust entity must be the one actually purchasing the mortgages directly.
This violation of REMIC trust rules occurred because the entities involved, for reasons of control, speed of transaction, and to hide what they were actually doing with the investors funds once received, held the investor funds in the “lender” banks owned subsidiary accounts, instead of funding the REMIC trusts with the money so that the trust could then purchase the loan from the “lender”, making it an actual buy and sell transaction.”

Fukushima Mutant Wolffish! And they wonder if it has something to do with the radiation!


Yahoo News: Giant mutant fish caught off Japan causes concern about effects of Fukushima — NY Daily News: Monster catch raises questions about ecological impact of nuclear disaster — “We wonder if its the radiation that caused the fish to grow this big” (PHOTOS)

Published: September 17th, 2015 at 6:35 pm ET
By
Email Article Email Article
31 comments

NY Daily News, Sep 17, 2015 (emphasis added): A Japanese fisherman was stunned when he hauled in this monster catch from the depths of the ocean… The fish was caught around 400 miles from the site of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, which has raised questions about the ecological impact

Telegraph, Sep 17, 2015: Massive fish reeled in off Japanese coast; Hirasaka Hiroshi catches huge wolffish while fishing at Hokkaido island — A monstrous prehistoric-looking wolffish has been caught off the Japanese coast… Normally the wolffish is about three feet long, but the monster caught by Mr Hirosihi was about six feet in length… No explanation has been given for the size of the fish which was caught around 400 miles away from Fukushima, the site of a nuclear accident in 2011.

The Australian, Sep 17, 2015: A ginormous wolffish has shocked the Japanese fisherman who reeled in the unwieldy beast off the island of Hokkaido… Wolffish typically only grow up to 112cm [3.7 ft] and weigh 15kg [33 lbs], according to the Daily Star, but the one pictured in the recent catch is thought to be over two metres [6.6 ft] long as the fisherman struggles to hold it up. The huge catch has prompted questions over the effects of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster on marine life in the area.

Yahoo News, Sep 17, 2015: Is This Giant Mutant Wolffish A Result Of The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster? — A Japanese fisherman has reeled in a HUGE wolffish – and it has raised concerns about the effects of the Fukushima nuclear disaster… TWICE the usual size – and its gaping mouth is large enough to fit a small child inside… there are now concerns that the mutant wolffish is a result of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Courier Mail, Sep 16, 2015: Fukushima nuclear: Did disaster create monster wolffish caught in Japan –  AN enormous wolffish has shocked the Japanese fisherman who reeled in the unwieldy beast off the island of Hokkaido…

Daily Star, Sep 16, 2015: Japanese fishermen were shocked after hauling in the colossal catch off the island of Hokkaido… The terrifying creature has been identified as one of the largest bering wolffish ever recorded… The giant fish may have been affected by radiation from a nuclear power station… Giant catfish were discovered near the site of a nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in Russia last year. This huge catch may prompt questions of the effect of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster

India Times, Sep 17, 2015: Radiation Effects? Japanese Fisherman Catches A Wolffish So Massive, It Could Be Godzilla’s Cousin — The seas are full of surprises, small and big. But you’ve never seen seen anything like this. This gargantuan wolffish was caught by Japanese fisherman, Hirasaka Hiroshi off the coast of the island of Hokkaido… we wonder if its the radiation that caused the fish to grow this big.

Metro, Sep 17, 2015: Fisherman catches very weird alien-like massive fish; Some people think this mutant fish is a result of the Fukushima disaster… Some reports are saying it may have mutated as a result of the destruction of the Fukushima nuclear power plant…

More photos of the wolffish here

ENENews: Radiation levels flowing into ocean much higher than usual


TV: Floods threaten Fukushima plant structures… “Nuclear nightmare territory then” — Expert: A lot of nuclear fuel has actually gone into ground, and “will come out at the surface” if groundwater rises — Radiation levels flowing into ocean much higher than usual (VIDEO)

Published: September 12th, 2015 at 6:50 pm ET
By
Email Article Email Article
60 comments

http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/tweet_button.8d007ddfc184e6776be76fe9e5e52d69.en.html#_=1442160012842&count=horizontal&dnt=true&id=twitter-widget-1&lang=en&original_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fenenews.com%2Ftv-floods-threaten-fukushima-plant-structures-expert-lot-nuclear-fuel-actually-gone-ground-will-surface-groundwater-levels-rise-radiation-levels-flowing-sea-higher-usual-video%3Futm_source%3Dfeedburner%26utm_medium%3Dfeed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed%253A%2BENENews%2B%2528Energy%2BNews%2529&size=l&text=TV%3A%20Floods%20threaten%20Fukushima%20plant%20structures%E2%80%A6%20%E2%80%9CNuclear%20nightmare%20territory%20then%E2%80%9D%20%E2%80%94%20Expert%3A%20A%20lot%20of%20nuclear%20fuel%20has%20actually%20gone%20into%20ground%2C%20and%20%E2%80%9Cwill%20come%20out%20at%20the%20surface%E2%80%9D%20if%20groundwater%20rises%20%E2%80%94%20Radiation%20levels%20flowing%20into%20ocean%20much%20higher%20than%20usual%20(VIDEO)&type=share&url=http%3A%2F%2Fenenews.com%2Ftv-floods-threaten-fukushima-plant-structures-expert-lot-nuclear-fuel-actually-gone-ground-will-surface-groundwater-levels-rise-radiation-levels-flowing-sea-higher-usual-video

RT, Sept 10, 2015 (emphasis added): Floods may pose threat not only to radiation under Fukushima but also structures — Severe floods have hit Japan sending  tons of radiation-contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean. That has been confirmed by the facility’s operator Tokyo Electric Power. Authorities have declared the situation an emergency… Christopher Busby, who’s the Scientific Secretary of the European Committee on Radiation
Risks, says that there could be serious radiation-related consequences if the situation is not handled properly.

Chris Busby, Scientific Secretary of the European Committee on Radiation Risks: “There’s an enormous amount of radioactivity underneath the plant, the reactors are holed, and a lot of the fuel is actually in the ground. And that’s mixing with the groundwater. Well, normally what they do is they pump away, because the ground water becomes heavily contaminated, and they pump that into those big tanks. But of course if the ground water rises as a result of this rain, thenthat stuff will come out at the surface of the ground. And the second problem of course is that may affect the integrity of the structuresthe actual building structures of the four reactors and then, of course, you’re into really serious, serious nuclear nightmare territory then. It surprises me that they haven’t got enough pumps to deal with this situation. It is not a situation that’s impossible to predict. I mean all along the line we’re being told that TEPCO couldn’t possibly have predicted this, and couldn’t possibly have predicted that. Well the answer is they should have.”

Asahi, Sep 12, 2015: Bags of tainted waste swept into Fukushima river during torrential rainSeven sites for radioactive waste generated from the Fukushima nuclear crisis were submerged during torrential rain… raising fears over a possible radiation spill into the environment… At the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, heavy rain caused radiation-tainted rainwater to spill into the ocean outside the plant’s harbor… Floodgates normally block tainted water from reaching the ocean from drainage ditches, but the torrential rains overwhelmed the gates twice in the pre-dawn hours of Sept. 9 and Sept. 11, the plant operator said. Utility officials said rainfall increases the radioactive level of the water in the drainage system as rainwater accumulates radioactive materials in surrounding soil when it flows in the ditches. While the drainage water usually contains less than 100 becquerels of beta-ray-emitting radioactive substances per liter, the water measured 750 becquerels per liter on Sept. 11, TEPCO officials said.

NHK, Sep. 11, 2015: Rainwater overflows from Fukushima plant … [TEPCO] said on Friday that it confirmed the leaks through video footage of the complex. The operator said the leaks occurred at 3 AM, 5:20 AM and 6 AM on Friday — for a total of more than 2 and a half hours. TEPCO is now checking the radioactive levels of rainwater samples taken from the channel…

Watch Busby’s broadcast interview here

AlertsUSA Threat Journal Saturday September 12, 2015


Threat Journal Logo Banner - ALLOW  IMAGES
Sept 12, 2015
Threat Journal is a weekly supplement to the AlertsUSA National Threat
and Incident Notification Service for Mobile Devices
Facebook Twitter
PODCAST - CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THIS ISSUE - ALLOW IMAGES
WEEKLY THREAT ROUNDUP
Now Published Each Saturday Afternoon
September 11 Memorial - ALLOW IMAGES
US Facing Highest Islamic Terror Threat Since 9/11,
Al Qaeda Calls for Attacks and Assassinations,
Obama to Import 10,000+ Syrian Refugees
Sept 12, 2015
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Reddit Addthis
Between Sept 7-10, AlertsUSA issued the following
related Flash SMS message to subscriber mobile devices:

9/7 – DHS/FBI incr security at fed facilities, transport hubs in adv of 9/11 anniv. House HLS Cmte rpts terror threat level in the US is high and “getting worse.”

9/8 – UK Home Office (DHS equiv) publicly warns that ~350 British jihadis have returned from Syria/Iraq w/ active attack plotting underway for the UK, US and AUS.

9/9 – Al Qaeda releases new issue of jihadist pub ‘Inspire’ w/focus on lone wolf operations. Calls on black Americans to embrace Islam & kill “racist politicians.”

9/10 – Despite massive security implications, the White House has announced the U.S. will be accepting 10,000+ Syrian refugees in FY2016 (Oct 2015 start).

What You Need To Know

On Monday, AlertsUSA subscribers were notified of an increase in security at federal facilities and transportation hubs in advance of the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, as well as of new Terror Threat Snapshot from the House Homeland Security Committee detailing the growing threat to America and the West from ISIS and other Islamic terror organizations.

Islamist Terror Threat Snapshot Map - ALLOW IMAGES

Some of the key takeaways in this month’s report (full PDF document here) include:

  • There have been more U.S.-based jihadist terror cases in 2015 than in any full year since 9/11.
  • The number of U.S. terrorist cases involving homegrown violent jihadists has gone from 38 in July, 2010 to 124 as of the date of the report’s publication. This is more than a three-fold increase in just five years.
  • As of the end of August, the Islamic State continues to grow and has inspired or directed 57 terror attack plots against Western targets, including 15 in the United States.
  • There have now been nearly twice as many ISIS-linked attack plots against the West this year (37) as there were in all of 2014 (20).

Additionally, Islamic terrorists remain intent on killing American law enforcement and military personnel as well as civilians. Readers will recall that last month we reported on the release of another “hit list” of American government personnel, including service members. Since early 2014, the majority of Islamist terror plots on U.S. soil have featured plans to kill police or U.S. service members. The report states that foreign fighters continue to swell the ranks of Islamist extremist groups looking to recruit foot soldiers and activate followers to launch attacks in their home countries.

UKGOV WARNS OF BRITISH JIHADIS

On Tuesday, AlertsUSA subscribers were notified of a warning issued by theUK Home Office, the UK’s equivalent to the Department of Homeland Security, within which it was revealed that at least 350 British jihadis are back in the UKafter fighting and plotting terror attacks in the “ISIS-braincell of Syria.” This number accounts for approximately half of the British citizens the government has publicly acknowledged have travelled to the region since the start of the conflict.

Just one day prior, British Prime Minister David Cameron told members of parliament that six terror attacks on Britain have been foiled since the start of 2015. Britain’s Defense Secretary Michael Fallon told BBC Radio; ‘It’s extremely dangerous. These are attacks are being planned against major public events on our streets, and potential attacks on members of our armed forces and other.”

AL QAEDA RELEASES LATEST ISSUE OF ‘INSPIRE’ MAGAZINE

On Wednesday, AlertsUSA subscribers were some of the first in the nation to learn of the release of the latest issue of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s (AQAP) quarterly publication known as ‘Inspire’. Published around the same time, though not in tandem with, the latest issue of the Islamic State’s Dabiq magazine, this issue of Inspire’s cover story is entitled, “Assassination Operations,” within which guidance is provided on specifying a target, collecting information, generating a plan, preparing for and executing the operation.

[No, we do not provide links to these publications. They can be found easily enough online for anyone so motivated, though viewing / downloading them places one at high risk of ending up on lists you generally would prefer to avoid. Digital footprints do not fade….]

Inspire Magazine Cover - ALLOW IMAGES

This issue also encourages “lone wolf” terrorist attacks on some of America’s most notable and wealthy businessmen, including Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg, Warren Buffett, former Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, Jim Walton (one of the heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune) and former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke. As shown below, several of these individuals are depicted in blood-spattered pictures. The stated goal of such hits to derail the “revival of the American Economy.”

Blood Spattered Economic Icons - ALLOW IMAGES

While readers might be inclined to roll their eyes a such a target list, it is important to note that there is compelling evidence that the Boston Marathon bombers used the publication for guidance on bomb making and target selection. Further, a 2013 issue of the publication carried a similar hit list, within which Stephane Charbonnier, the editor of the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo was identified as a target. Charbonnier was killed in January of this year when Islamic radicals carried out a raid on the Paris offices of the publication. The target list was republished a few days later via Twitter accounts commonly used for al-Qaeda propaganda with Charbonnier’s name and face X’d out.

AL QAEDA’S APPEAL TO BLACK AMERICANS

This issue of Inspire also carries an extensive piece levegaging off of growing racial tensions in America. Entitled, “The Blacks in America,” the article provides a narrative of the history of injustices suffered by African-Americans from colonial times through to recent killings of known thugs such as Michael Brown and the brutal mass shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. Then the pitch is made compelling black Americans to embrace Islam & kill “racist politicians.”

RELATED NEWS ITEMS:

Obama Directs Admin to Accept at Least 10,000 Syrian Refugees
Hungary TV report suggests ‘militants’ posing as refugees
Hunt for ISIS jihadi ‘hiding as refugee in Calais camp as he plots attack’
U.S. Doesn’t Have Proper Vetting System For 10,000 Syrian Refugees
Flashback: FBI – No Way To Vet Incoming Syrian Refugees

AlertsUSA continues to monitor the overall domestic and international terrorism threat environment and will immediately notify service subscribers via SMS messages of new alerts, warnings and advisories or any developments which signal a change the overall threat picture for American citizens as events warrant.


AlertsUSA.com

AlertsUSA Service for Mobile Devices - ALLOW IMAGES
* Homeland Security Threat Info Direct to Your
Mobile Device

* Get Away Early, Give Your Family Extra Safety.
* In Wide Use By Gov, 1st Responders, Travelers.
* 24/7/365 Monitoring. No Hype. Just the Bad Stuff.
* Issued Hours and Days before the MSM.
* On your Cell Phone, Tablet or Email.
* We Give The Clear Truth, Unlike the MSM.
* Over a Decade in Operation!
We are NOT part of the government.
In fact, they are our customers!

====> CLICK TO WATCH VIDEO <====


ARM YOURSELF WITH KNOWLEDGE
USING THESE FREE REFERENCES

In order to help ground readers in the truth on Islam and enable you to crush liberal “Religion of Peace” arguments, AlertsUSA has compiled two free reports filled with passages from Islamic holy books covering some of the most controversial (and often denied) aspects of Islamic teachings, traditions and dogma. Now you can see them for yourself !

DEADLY VERSES - ALLOW IMAGES
SEX, WOMEN AND ISLAM - ALLOW IMAGES

DEADLY VERSES
164 Passages about Jihad from the Koran


SEX, WOMEN AND ISLAM
80 Passages on Rape, Pedophilia, Misogyny, Female Inferiority,
Wife Beating and Related Doctrines from Islamic Holy Texts


Carrier Flight Operations  - ALLOW IMAGES
World News Roundup
Sept 12, 2015
Other Developments We Are Following

AMERICAS

14 Years Ago: Rick Rescorla Saved 2700 Lives
Top Senators Investigating Cooked ISIS Intel
U.S. House of Representatives goes on record against Iran nuclear deal
Fourteen years after terror struck the U.S., our strategy is failing
U.S. to China: Take back your undocumented immigrants

EUROPE

Merkel ally warns refugee influx threatens ’emergency’
Some 7,600 migrants enter Macedonia from Greece in 24 hours
Denmark says it will not join EU refugee quotas, has taken its share
NATO caught ‘surprised’ by Russia’s move into Syria
RAF Typhoon jetsintercept two Russian ‘Blackjack’ bombers in UK airspace

MIDDLE EAST

Why Russia is in Syria
Syria: It’s What Isn’t Being Said That’s Of Interest
How the Islamic State is exploiting Asian unrest to recruit fighters
US official: ‘IS making and using chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria’
Millions more Syrians could head to Europe, UN says
Saudi Arabia Refuses Refugees, But Offers 200 Mosques to Germany

ASIA

Who Opens a Reactor Next to a Volcano? Japan’s New Nuclear Gamble
Understanding China’s Eurasian Pivot
Bangkok bomb plotter ‘flew to China’, Malaysia lead goes nowhere
China tells U.S. to stop ‘groundless’ hacking accusations
China Plans ‘Celestial Military’ To Expand Space Warfare Capabilities


Travel Security Update

The U.S. Dept. of State is the authoritative federal source for information on the security situation at travel destinations worldwide. With tensions rapidly increasing in most regions, readers planning on international travel, even to such common destinations as Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean Islands, are strongly encouraged to do a little research on the security situation prior to departure.

Latest USGOV Travel Alerts and Warnings

Tanzania 09/04/2015
Burkina Faso 09/04/2015
Turkey 09/03/2015
Tunisia 08/31/2015
07/29/2015

Additional Sources of Travel Guidance


Threat Journal Subscription Button - ALLOW IMAGES

Take Advantage of These Resources

Our social media channels provide a steady steam of important news and resources between issues of Threat Journal with little or no overlap of content. Combined with the AlertsUSA service for instant mobile notification of the really bad developments, you have an unmatched set of tools to keep yourself fully up to speed on the nation’s threat environment. With times getting worse by the day, we urge you to utilize these resources.

Facebook Twitter


We want your feedback! Let us know your thoughts on today’s issue.
Write us at service [at] threatjournal.com

Copyright © 2011-2015 Threat Journal
NOTE: If URLs do not appear as live links in your e-mail program, please cut and paste the full URL into the location or address field of your browser. Disclaimer: Threat Journal and AlertsUSA, Inc., may from time to time recommend products that we’ve either personally checked out ourselves, or that come from people we know and trust. For doing so, we receive a commission. We will never recommend any product that does not have a 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee. Nothing in this e-mail should be considered personalized Financial Advice. No communication by our employees to you should be deemed as personalized Financial Advice. Any investments recommended in this letter should be made only after consulting with your investment advisor and only after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company. Nothing in this e-mail should be considered personalized Health Care Advice. Although our employees may answer your general customer service questions, they are not licensed health care professionals. No communication by our employees to you should be deemed as personalized Health Care Advice. Any Health Care recommended in this letter should be made only after consulting with your Doctor and licensed Health Care Advisor.

Ezekiel 33:3 – Then if anyone hears the trumpet but does not heed the warning and the sword comes and takes their life, their blood will be on their own head.”

The True Prices of Drugs


From: Sharon L. Davis
Budget Analyst
U.S. Department of Commerce

WOW… AN EYE OPENER !
Verified -snopes.com: Generic Drugs

Let’s hear it for Costco!! (This is just mind-boggling!) Make sure you
read all the way past the list of the drugs. The woman that signed
below is a Budget Analyst out of federal Washington , DC offices.

Did you ever wonder how much it costs a drug company for the active
ingredient in prescription medications? Some people think it must cost
a lot, since many drugs sell for more than $2.00 per tablet. We did a
search of offshore chemical synthesizers that supply the active
ingredients found in drugs approved by the FDA. As we have revealed in
past issues of Life Extension, a significant percentage of drugs sold
in the United States contain active ingredients made in other
countries. In our independent investigation of how much profit drug
companies really make, we obtained the actual price of active
ingredients used in some of the most popular drugs sold in America .
The data below speaks for itself.

Celebrex: 100 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $130.27
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.60
Percent markup: 21,712%

Claritin: 10 mg
Consumer Price (100 tablets): $215.17
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.71
Percent markup: 30,306%

Keflex: 250 mg
Consumer Price (100 tablets): $157.39
Cost of general active ingredients: $1.88
Percent markup: 8,372%

Lipitor:20 mg
Consumer Price (100 tablets): $272.37
Cost of general active ingredients: $5.80
Percent markup: 4,696%

Norvasc:10 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $188.29
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.14
Percent markup: 134,493%

Paxil: 20 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $220.27
Cost of general active ingredients: $7.60
Percent markup: 2,898%

Prevacid:30 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $44.77
Cost of general active ingredients: $1.01
Percent markup: 34,136%

Prilosec:20 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $360.97
Cost of general active ingredients $0.52
Percent markup: 69,417%

Prozac:20 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets) : $247.47
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.11
Percent markup: 224,973%

Tenormin:50 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $104.47
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.13
Percent markup: 80,362%

Vasotec: 10 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $102.37
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.20
Percent markup: 51,185%

Xanax: 1 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets) : $136.79
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.024
Percent markup: 569,958%

Zestril:20 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets) $89.89
Cost of general active ingredients $3.20
Percent markup: 2,809%

Zithromax:600 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $1,482.19
Cost of general active ingredients: $18.78
Percent markup: 7,892%

Zocor:40 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $350.27
Cost of general active ingredients: $8.63
Percent markup: 4,059%

Zoloft: 50 mg
Consumer price: $206.87
Cost of general active ingredients: $1.75
Percent markup: 11,821%

Since the cost of prescription drugs is so outrageous, I thought
everyone should know about this. Please read the following and pass it
on. It pays to shop around. This helps to solve the mystery as to why
they can afford to put a Walgreen’s on every corner.On Monday night,
Steve Wilson, an investigative reporter for Channel 7 News in Detroit
, did a story on generic drug price gouging by pharmacies. He found in
his investigation, that some of these generic drugs were marked up as
much as 3,000% or more. Yes, that’s not a typo: three thousand
percent! So often, we blame the drug companies for the high cost of
drugs, and usually rightfully so. But in this case, the fault clearly
lies with the pharmacies themselves.For example, if you had to buy a
prescription drug, and bought the name brand, you might pay $100 for
100 pills.

The pharmacist might tell you that if you get the generic equivalent,
they would only cost $80, making you think you are ‘saving’ $20. What
the pharmacist is not telling you is that those 100 generic pills may
have only cost him $10!

At the end of the report, one of the anchors asked Mr. Wilson whether,
or not there were any pharmacies that did not adhere to this practice,
and he said that Costco consistently charged little over their cost
for the generic drugs.

I went to the Costco site, where you can look up any drug, and get its
online price. It says that the in-store prices are consistent with the
online prices. I was appalled.Just to give you one example from my own
experience, I had to use the drug, Compazine, which helps prevent
nausea in chemo patients.

I used the generic equivalent, which cost $54.99 for 60 pills at CVS.
I checked the price at Costco, and I could have bought 100 pills for
$19.89. For 145 of my pain pills, I paid $72.57. I could have got 150
at Costco for $28.08.

I would like to mention, that although Costco is a ‘membership’ type store, you do NOT have to be a member to buy prescriptions there, as it is a federally regulated substance. You just tell them at the door that you wish to use the pharmacy, and they will let you in. (This is true)

This is true in Canada, too. I went there this past Thursday and asked them.

I am asking each of you to please help me by copying this letter, and passing it into your own e-mail, and send it to everyone you know with an e-mail address.

Sharon L. Davis
Budget Analyst
U.S. Department of Commerce