CDC designates El Paso as quarantine site, including for Ebola | Latest News – Home

A video is available on the site.

“It’s a scary virus … Definitely,” said Dr. Hector Ocaranza, the health authority for the El Paso City/County Health Department. “Terribly deadly. It’s one of those viral hemorragic fevers. They haven’t found where it’s coming from, if it’s coming from an animal to the human or what. But we know there is human tissue transmission.”

That means it cannot be contracted like the flu, through the air. It can only be spread by direct contact with bodily fluids like saliva or secretions.

The CDC released a map showing the 20 quarantine stations designated across the country, including El Paso, mostly where international travelers arrive. The closest ones are in San Diego and Dallas.

El Paso’s CDC offices are located in West El Paso off Sunland Park Drive.

Dr. Miguel Escobedo runs the offices, but would speak with ABC-7 on camera.

However, he told ABC-7 if someone needed to be quarantined for ebola here in El Paso, they would immediately be sent to the hospital.

Symptoms include fever, rash, vomiting and diarrhea.

While there are no reports of ebola so far in the U.S., some doctors fear it could happen. But Dr. Ocaranza said it’s highly unlikely.

“I don’t think we should be concerned, even if we’re on the list of quarantine stations,” he said. “I don’t think we should be concerned with these kinds of viruses. It is still contained within Africa, unfortunately it has been one of the largest outbreaks of this virus and it has a high mortality.”

El Paso International Airport officials confirmed that it is a designated CDC quarantine site, but only in the event the CDC activates it.” End of quote

N4TM Commentary:

The CDC is lying saying it’s not like a flu virus and that it’s not direct human to human contact.
Patrick Swayer, an American citizen, contracted it from attending his sister’s funeral in Liberia. He was the first American to contract Ebola. He traveled via airplane, exchanging planes once, and boarded an international flight before being detained and consequently dieing in Lagos, Nigeria.

(Reports are from Patrick Sawyer’s flight potentially 30,000 people were exposed who are now traveling about the globe.)

Now two other Americans are infected, one, Dr. Kent Brantly, is here in the US at a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. The THIRD American, Nancy Writebol, will be traveling from Liberia to the US beginning tonight and will land in Atlanta, Georgia tomorrow.

60% who contract Ebola die.  There is no cure. There is a trial vaccine that has been tried on primates which Nancy Writebol did get injected with.  Her initial reaction to the drug resulted in a deterioration of her health.  Claims now are that she is in “critical but stable condition.”
I don’t believe they know how it’s contracted, or how to contain it.

20 Ebola containment sites have been designated prior to Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol’s arrival.

Possible Implications of Faulty US Technical Intelligence in the Damascus Nerve Agent Attack of August 21, 2013 – Syrian Perspective

This is worth a look.

Here’s another:

Syrian Government Not Responsible for Ghouta Chemical Attack: Experts Say

Posted by: Hadi F. January 17, 2014 in Syria Comments Off

Twin Blasts Near Iranian Embassy in Lebanon Kill at Least 23; Dozens Injured


lebanon-blastsBeirut embassy of Iran attacked[] Images and other Links w/excerpts from other news agencies on same topic below. []


From BBC News:

“The Sunni jihadist group Abdullah Azzam Brigades said it was behind the attack.

The head of the al-Qaeda-linked group described the attack as a “double martyrdom operation carried out by two heroes from the heroic Sunnis of Lebanon”.

Meanwhile, inside Syria, the government appears to be winning its attempt to cut off one of the rebels’ last remaining supply routes across the Lebanese border.

The Syrian army has taken control of the town of Qara after three days of fighting.

The rebel group Jabat al-Nusra declared that it and other rebel forces had withdrawn.

The Syrian government now controls the road linking the coast to the capital.

The rebel-held suburbs around Damascus, which are already under siege and bombardment, will now be under even more pressure.”

From San Gabriel Valley Tribune (via Associated Press):

BEIRUT — Two suicide bombers detonated explosions outside the Iranian Embassy in a mainly Shiite district of the Lebanese capital on Tuesday, killing 23 people, including the Iranian cultural attaché, apparently in retaliation for the Lebanese group Hezbollah’s support of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

The bombings appeared to be another strike in an intensifying proxy battle over Syria’s civil war that is rattling its smaller neighbor Lebanon. An al-Qaida-linked Sunni extremist group claimed responsibility for the attack, saying more would follow unless the Iranian-backed Shiite Hezbollah withdraws fighters that have helped Assad’s military score key victories over Syrian rebels.

The midmorning blasts hit the upscale neighborhood of Janah, a Hezbollah stronghold, leaving bodies and pools of blood on the glass-strewn street amid burning cars. More than 140 people were wounded, officials said.

A Lebanese security official said the first suicide attacker was on a motorcycle that carried two kilograms (4.4 pounds) of explosives. He blew himself up at the large black main gate of the Iranian mission, damaging the three-story facility, the official said.

Less than two minutes later, a second suicide attacker driving a car rigged with 50 kilograms (110 pounds) of explosives struck about 10 meters (yards) away, the official said. He spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.”

[]N4TM commentary:

These were Sunni Al Qaeda freaks whom the US supports in Syria. The US is aiding, funding, arming, and training these types of people to fight against Syrian President Bashar al Assad.

Good read:
U.S. To Train Libyan Military Including Islamists
“The U.S. military is preparing to conduct military and special operations training for Libya’s military and the training will risk including Islamist terrorists among the trainees, according to the commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command.

Adm. William McRaven, the commander who helped lead the covert raid to kill al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, said in a brief interview Saturday that the counterterrorism training operation has not begun. “We’re in the early stages,” he told the Free Beacon.

McRaven said a major gun battle erupted in Tripoli last week among opposing militias, a sign of instability in the North African country. The training is needed to stabilize Libya, an oil-rich country beset by mounting terrorism and Islamist militias.

During a panel discussion on the war on terrorism at the Reagan National Defense Forum, McRaven disclosed that the Libyan military training would include both conventional forces training and special operations training and that there will be risks.

“We are going to have to assume some risks,” McRaven said. “Right now we have the authorities to do that training, and I think as a country we have to say there is probably some risk that some of the people we will be training with do not have the most clean records, but at the end of the day it is the best solution we can find to train them to deal with their own problems.”

McRaven disclosed the plans for Libyan training when asked about problems encountered in training foreign special operations forces.” Click link to read full article

Originally posted on KTLA:

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At least 23 people were killed and 146 injured Tuesday after twin bombings in front of the Iranian embassy in southern Beirut, the Lebanese health ministry said.


At least 23 people were killed Tuesday, November 19, 2013, after twin bombings in front of the Iranian embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. (Credit: Al-Manar/CNN)

Iran’s cultural attache, Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Ansari, was killed in the attack, the Iranian ambassador to Lebanon told Hezbollah TV.

The dead also included two Iranian civilians who lived in a building close to the Iranian embassy, Lebanon’s National News Agency reported.

Stunned witnesses looked on as a series of massive flames and pillars of black smoke leapt into the the sky. The fires burned out several cars parked on a nearby street.

At least six buildings were damaged, Lebanese Internal Security Forces said.

Iran’s ambassador to Lebanon, Ghazanfar Roknabadi, said he had no doubt the Iranian embassy was the…

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Breaking News: The US Government will Shutdown, well sort of

This is literally breaking now. Other than twitter ablaze in revelry, and the MSM giddy (Fox News) and others in shock mode (CNN News) most regular Americans are concerned about what to make for breakfast tomorrow.  I’m sure the DOW will drop tomorrow morning, but it will come back up. Not the whole US government is shutting down. Obamacare is still going to be implemented, it’s not going to be repealed.  This is a SMOKE AND MIRRORS show. Don’t you forget it, there are other objectives being conducted.  Keep watch.  Or get some rest, the sun will rise tomorrow.

Snowden Speaks

“In the end the Obama administration is not afraid of whistleblowers like me, Bradley Manning or Thomas Drake. We are stateless, imprisoned, or powerless. No, the Obama administration is afraid of you. It is afraid of an informed, angry public demanding the constitutional government it was promised – and it should be.” Edward Snowden

Source: Telegraph.

Powerful and Wicked Nerds

Dr._Regina_E._Dugan Director of DARPA goon moves to googleHer hand is decorated in code. She’s purposefully doing an “Eye of Horus” homage. Who is she? What’s her name? Why you should know who Regina Dugan is, what she does, and who she works for.

Regina Dugan was the first ovary bearing director of DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). She now works for Google.

I was looking into the recent headline concerning the wearable RFID tattoos and the swallowable pill that acts as an authenticator in your body (remembers all your passwords) and what I found was something (and someone) entirely more evil.

Regina Dugan was at the D11 conference in Ranchos Palos Verdes, California recently. D11 is a conference of nerds, for nerds, by nerds.

D11 conference logo 2013

I wasn’t looking to find out anything about Karen until I watched her clip where she highlights her efficacy at DARPA and realized she is happy to bring that same mentality and dogma to Google. Watch and listen for yourself, pay close attention to what she is saying. Use discernment.

“Look, I joined the scrappy underdog team I like that environment and I’ll tell you, we got to do some epic sh*t while I was at DARPA (audience laughs) it was clear that I’d like to do more of that…” Regina Dugan now working for Google.  (a must read.)

“One of the Pentagon’s most tech-forward leaders is heading to a new job at Google. Regina Dugan has been the director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which works on military technology for the U.S. Department of Defense, for the past three years.  (Credit: DARPA)

“Regina is a technical pioneer who brought the future of technology to the military during her time at DARPA,” a spokesperson for Google told CNET. “She will be a real asset to Google, and we are thrilled she is joining the team.” Although Google confirmed Dugan’s hire, it is not yet commenting on her specific role at the company.” Source: CNET-

Her claim to fame is using “blue sky” research. You should know what that means- “Blue skies research (also called blue sky science) is scientific research in domains where “real-world” applications are not immediately apparent. It has been defined as “research without a clear goal”[1] and “curiosity-driven science.” It is sometimes used interchangeably with the term “basic research.”[2] Proponents of this mode of science argue that unanticipated scientific breakthroughs are sometimes more valuable than the outcomes of agenda-driven research, heralding advances in genetics and stem cell biology as examples of unforeseen benefits of research that was originally seen as purely theoretical in scope. Because of the inherently uncertain return on investment, blue-sky projects are politically and commercially unpopular and tend to lose funding to more reliably profitable or practical research.[3] The specific name “blue skies” to describe this kind of research is mainly used in Great Britain.” Source Wikipedia

Regina showed off her wearable RFID tattoo, here’s a close up of what she was wearing, it’s called MC10. electronic tattoo mc10 BiostampClick on image to enlarge. It’s also referred to as a “bio-stamp.” The implications of this are innumerable. Of course there are practical applications, I would love to stop entering in all my passwords or having to reset my passwords for long forgotten accounts I had set up. However, I can appreciate the use of this technology to serve in humanitarian respects. We could imagine those in Oklahoma who would have liked to know if their children were safe and or in need of help, an RFID tag could help locate and identify needs for emergency medical personnel.  I can imagine adult children with parents with Alzheimer’s or other medically critical people using this to help them if they suddenly found it necessary to relay medical history in an emergency. No one is arguing that the technology has profound implications as well as trivial cosmetic more selfish applications. I however have a few questions about this. I’ll address this later in the post.

The hi-tech tattoo that could replace ALL your passwords: Motorola reveals plans for ink and even pills to identify us

MC10’s BioStamp: The New Frontier of Medical Diagnostics

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Excerpt: “The BioStamp is MC10’s first flexible computing prototype. It’s a collection of sensors that can be applied to the skin like a Band-Aid or, because it’s even thinner than that, a temporary tattoo. The sensors within collect data such as body temperature, heart rate, brain activity, and exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Using near field communication—a wireless technology that allows devices to share data (think E-ZPass)—the BioStamp can upload its information to a nearby smartphone for analysis”

If you can’t fathom wearing a tattoo, you can always swallow a pill. Regina also showed off the pill known as “vitamin authentication pill.” Proteus Digital Health is the maker of this handy lil pill.

Proteous Health Digial biofeedback ingestable pill RFIDThis pill will indeed detect biofeedback. It knows how many times you swallow, your heart rate, your BP, it can also send the information to your phone or other devices using Bluetooth. It can, “display your data in context and support care in a variety of different ways.”

I guess since the most recent headlines informing us that “ALL” our “metadata” is stored and captured by the United States Government it should be a watershed event to swallow a pill or tattoo ourselves with “ALL” our data that gets transmitted willingly to our devices. Once again, a technology that is capable of doing much good can be used for evil.

We as humans have been deduced to “metadata.” The funny thing is no one is willing to address what comprises metadata. Let’s assume everything you do, see, say, type, view, like, comment on, buy, participate in, it’s all metadata. I plan to do a follow up and list for the people common sense metadata examples. For now we’re talking about the power of nerds and how one woman is rising to the top with limitless power and the very Government that is spying on us backing her up.

Regina Dugan’s connection to the US Government.

darpa-obama Regina DuganDugan began her career with NASA. She spent time with the DOD, then DARPA (Pentagon/CIA), and she has her own companies (“Research”). She’s brilliant, ambitious, and a force to be reckoned with. I admire her intelligence and guts, however, she scares me. She’s far too interested in obliterating boundaries of personal space, as if we have any boundaries left at all. I can’t square it down but I’m taking a guess she works for shadow government (ya’ll know it as NWO–I’m just calling them luciferians).

The government cannot be so naive or stupid to think that Christians wouldn’t be screaming, “Mark of the Beast,” over these new technologies. I mean, if they’re geniuses they would have to know that there will be push-back to such uses, right? That is why she specifically stated 10-20 year olds would be willing to put on a tattoo “just to spite their parents.” It is true. I see many silver heads in church. I made the observation to my husband that perhaps this is the generation of the last Christians. There are few young families in our church. Now, I know there are vast numbers of young hipster “Christians” in seeker sensitive–devoid of sound doctrine churches, that’s not what I’m saying. I’m saying in the churches that still stand on the Rock of Salvation are on the shrinking end, thus, I can concur that the 10-20 year range will have no knowledge of the scriptures that describe what the true “Mark of the Beast” is and they will inevitably find themselves spiritually blinded by the false prophet who will perform great miracles and deceive them into taking The Mark.

Is this (MC10,the wearable tattoo, and the vitamin authentication pill) “THE MARK?”

No. It is not. Not yet. For now this is a “temporary” tattoo made to come off and on, the real one will not be able to be removed and it will be REQUIRED on the hand or forehead. Also, when the Beast forces this Mark, it will be to buy and sell. So far this temporary mark is not required to buy or sell. Lastly, the true Mark of the Beast will be precipitated by two angels running about the earth warning people NOT to take the Mark lest they separate themselves from God Almighty and damn themselves to Hell. This has not happened yet.

This has happened thus far:

“Created almost on a whim in 1958 as part of the Eisenhower administration’s frantic response to the Soviet Union’s surprise launching of Sputnik, the Advanced Research Projects Agency (as it was known at birth) was designed to oversee the nation’s then disparate missile and space efforts. But it soon was pushed aside by the newly formed National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which gobbled up the space mission and has kept it ever since. Left without a portfolio — and hobbled by a slow start — ARPA turned to research on potentially cutting-edge technology that was too esoteric for other agencies to touch.

Over the next 50 years, DARPA — which added the word “Defense” to its name in the early 1960s — gained fame for coming up with an array of spectacular innovations that have revolutionized the way the military conducts wars and have led to breathtaking changes for civilian society as well. DARPA oversaw the research that led to ARPANET, the forerunner of the Internet. DARPA projects led to the Global Positioning System, which uses a constellation of satellites to help locate aircraft, ships, and vehicles and to make it easy for them to navigate.

The agency spearheaded the effort to develop stealth technology, which enables aircraft and ships to evade enemy radar. DARPA also propelled the nation into delving into serious seismography, shepherding the creation of a worldwide network of satellites and sensors eventually used to help detect hidden nuclear testing. A 1984 DARPA project eventually morphed into today’s Predator and Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles. These aircraft now number in the hundreds and have become a major weapon against insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq. More recently, DARPA coordinated a series of projects that led to the development of a revolutionary prosthetic hand that enables war fighters who lost a limb in combat to regain almost all the functions of a real hand. For decades, amputees had to settle for hooklike pincers that gave them only limited capability.”

Common Sense Questions:

If the Government who can spy on all of Americans and probably anyone it so chooses in any part of the world created this tech (albeit they use private companies as their cover) why would we trust them to swallow or tattoo ourselves?

If the tattoo can transmit our data to our devices, what’s to stop it from transmitting it to “any” device?

How easy are these RFID tags (via tattoo or pill) to hack into? (Regina should be able to answer this since she’s hired hackers to work for the USG)

How easy is it to drop this into someone’s food or drink and steal their data?

Who’s to say this isn’t already happening?

How can we block being read?

I want technology to shut down the government from spying on me, however, the only one selling such tech is the Government, and I’m going to guess they have backdoors to still hack.

Last Question, It should be asked over and over again to these Goon scum aka the Government, WHO ARE YOU LOOKING FOR EXACTLY?

Report: Suspect #2 Taken Alive in Custody #Boston

Bloomberg News (@BloombergNews) tweeted at 5:46 PM on Fri, Apr 19, 2013: BREAKING: Boston Marathon bombing suspect alive and in custody: @Boston_Police – ( This is just out 8:45 pm est.

Awaiting Barack Obama statement/press conference. Suspect is currently in the hospital receiving treatment for injuries. Initial reports that he “was not in good condition” from a pundit on CNN. Neighbors in town of Watertown are out on the streets cheering, talking to one another, and relieved that the “threat has been neutralized.”

As I’ve stated before, I encourage you to think critically about what you see and hear and consider all the information. There is still a lot of information missing in this case, whether or not it will ever be addressed remains to be seen. If these two suspects were the bombers and were acting alone we can all release a collective sigh of relief. If however, as I suspect, there are others who helped these two suspects with tacticle training, arms training, logistics training, bomb making skills, etc., then we are not yet out of the woods. The story remains to be fluid and as details come in I will update my blog. Thank you to my readers who’ve been visiting and using N4TM as a news source. I’m just a nerd who follows the news.

Boston Marathon ExplosionsThis is the official AP photo released of, Dzhokhar Tsamaev, in custody and in an ambulance. He is in the hospital in critical condition.

North Korea plan to attack US mainland revealed in photographs -

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From FoxNews:

“The series of North Korean threats — announcing all-out war, scrapping the cease-fire agreement and the non-aggression agreement between the South and the North, cutting the military hotline, entering into combat posture No. 1 and entering a `state of war’ — are unacceptable and harm the peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula,” Kim said.

“We are maintaining full military readiness in order to protect our people’s lives and security,” he told reporters Saturday.

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I think it’s prudent that we examine all sources that are reporting the “North Korean threat.”
“But the North stopped short of launching an actual attack immediately, saying its military is waiting for a final order by Kim. It added it would carry out merciless retaliation in case of any provocative acts by the U.S. or South Korea.The North earlier said it would nullify the 1953 Armistice Agreement and all non-aggression pacts with the South. The two Koreas have remained technically at war since their 1950-53 conflict finished in a cease-fire, not a formal peace treaty.

Despite Pyongyang’s latest threat, border crossings by South Koreans to and from the joint industrial complex in the North Korean border city of Kaesong proceeded normally, beginning with 78 people entering the complex at 8:30 a.m, Seoul’s unification ministry said.

The North notified the South of its approval of the border crossings via the park’s management committee earlier in the day, the ministry said. On Saturday, a total of 241 South Koreans were scheduled to travel to the factory park, with 510 people set to be coming back, it said.

The complex, where 123 South Korean companies run factories with cheap North Korean labor, is a major source of hard currency for the impoverished communist nation. (Yonhap News).”

History Lesson: What is the 1953 Armistice Agreement?

According to Wikipedia this is the ‘effect’ of the Agreement:


The signed armistice established a “complete cessation of all hostilities in Korea by all armed force”[2] that was to be enforced by the commanders of both sides. Essentially a complete cease-fire was put into force. The armistice is however only a cease-fire. No peace treaty was signed which means that Korean War has not officially ended.

The armistice also established the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The DMZ was decided to be a 2.5-mile (4.0 km)-wide fortified buffer zone between the two Korean nations.[19] The zone was to be patrolled by the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission (NNSC). The Demilitarized Zone follows the Kansas Line where the place where the two sides actually confronted each other at the time of the signed armistice. The DMZ is currently the most heavily defended national border in the world.

The Armistice also established regulations regarding prisoners of war. The agreement stated that “Within sixty (60) days after this agreement becomes effective each side shall, without offering any hindrance, directly repatriate and hand over in groups all those prisoners of war in its custody who insist on repatriation to the side to which they belonged at the time of capture.”[2] Ultimately, more than 22,000 North Korean or Chinese soldiers refused repatriation. On the opposite side, 327 South Korean soldiers, 21 American soldiers and 1 British soldier also refused repatriation, and remained in North Korea or in China. (See: List of American and British defectors in the Korean War.)

In addition to the established regulations listed above, the armistice also gave recommendation to the “governments of the countries concerned on both sides that, within three (3) months after the Armistice Agreement is signed and becomes effective, a political conference of a higher level of both sides be held by representatives appointed respectively to settle through negotiation the questions of the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Korea, the peaceful settlement of the Korean question, etc.”[2] Even in 2013, 60 years after the signing of the armistice agreement, these issues have not been settled as a peaceful settlement of the Korean question has not been solved and American troops still reside in South Korea.

After the armistice was signed the war is considered to have ended even though there was no official peace treaty. Despite the three-year war, the Korean peninsula greatly resembled what it did before the war with national borders at similar locations. The U.S. views the war as a tie while North Korea and China both claim that they won the Korean War.[20]

Synopsis/N4TM Opinion:

It seems there was set in place, on purpose, a continual state of War on the border between North and South Korea. It appears to me every time the US government is up to some nefarious act it employs the “threat” of North Korea to strike the US. Kim Jong Il the 1st did it and the lil jr bearcat is doing the same thing. I think they get paid to make a stink every once in a while. Needless to say I’m not frightened that North Korea will ever strike the US. However, the US government is doing a good job of disarming the American citizens (by buying up all the ammo) and if one day the US government sought to over through the US citizens via a rogue government like the NK’s it’s getting awfully close to that volley!

VIPR team Conducts Nuclear Search on Chicago Train

VIPR team created by Federal Agency TSA has conducted yet another “Security Theater” in how to get you, Joe Public, to surrender your 4th Amendment Right. Most likely Joe Public has no idea what that right is and thus is equally susceptible to having that right infringed upon. The way the current Administration conducts itself in a covertly fashion it appears its new goal is to have our 4th Amendment entirely removed from our knowledge and vocabulary. Whereas we are outraged over the threat against our 2nd Amendment right, we are also dually under attack by our own government of our 4th Amendment right. N4TM provides you, Joe Public, with information, it’s up to you what you do with it.

US flag in distressThe Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. Source here Plz read full

VIPR, aka TSA, aka White House Administration is doing everything in its power to get you to surrender your own civil liberties. Please note that this video “happened” to be captured by a photo journalist on board and no one appears to be scared or perplexed to a TSA agent in black with body armor searching cars with a Geiger counter.

This video and story was originally posted by CBS Chicago and can be found here. I checked into this a little more and it was of high interest to me. VIPR (Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response) has been around since 2004. It shows up and conducts unlawful searches of people and is just an overall threat to our Civil Liberties. It’s no miracle or coincidence that the above video was “captured” by a photo journalist who happened to be riding the train.

“CBS 2′s photojournalist Lana Hinshaw-Klann happened to be at the scene and used a cell-phone camera to record agents in action.” Source CBS2 Chicago hyper-linked above.

DHS describes VIPR as follows:

“Following the Madrid train bombing in 2005, TSA developed the VIPR program to allow TSA security and law enforcement assets to augment federal, state, and local law enforcement and security agencies in the transportation domain.

TSA’s VIPR teams provide a full range of law enforcement and security capability; the exact makeup of VIPR teams is determined jointly with local authorities and can include Federal Air Marshals(FAMs), Transportation Security Officers  (TSOs), Behavior Detection Officers (BDOs), TSA certified explosive detection canine teams, Transportation Security Inspectors (TSIs), Transportation Security Specialists – Explosives (TSSEs), explosives operational support, security and explosive screening technology, radiological/nuclear detection,  and local law enforcement officers.

TSA VIPR teams can be deployed at random locations and times in cooperation with local authorities to deter and defeat terrorist activity; or teams may be deployed to provide additional law enforcement or security presence at transportation venues during specific alert periods or in support of special events.  TSA routinely conducts thousands of VIPR operations each year in transportation systems nationwide.” Source DHS official Government Website

Back to the Story from CBS2 Chicago

The TSA agents, VIPR, were able to detect Nuclear Isotopes in this area and “follow” the reading throughout the train station. They are able to do this elsewhere at other stations and have the means to “watch.” For instance take this example from another article I read trying to find out more about “VIPR:”

‘Security theater’

New Jersey Transit Police Chief Christopher Trucillo, who works regularly with VIPR teams, acknowledged that the search system isn’t perfect.

Potential attackers carrying explosives who refuse searches are free to simply drive to the next station on the line and board there.

“Because of the sheer number of passengers, there’s nothing that would prevent you from doing that,” Trucillo said. But there also are “things behind the scenes that are not visible to the traveling public that we employ to keep our system safe.Source: CNN: TSA rail, subway spot checks raise privacy Issues.

This should be a huge concern of Americans that they are being watched by the government at all times. They are not just looking for terrorists, they are watching “Us!” Case in point, take a read of this from Huffington Post:

“Turns out the TSA goes to NFL games and political conventions and all kinds of places that have little or nothing to do with air travel. It even has a special division called VIPR — an unfortunate acronym for Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response team — that conducts these searches.

Few people know that $105 million of their taxpayer dollars are going to fund 37 VIPR teams in 2012, whose purpose is to “augment” the security of any mode of transportation. They don’t realize that these VIPR teams can show up virtually anytime, anywhere and without warning, subjecting you to a search of your vehicle or person.” Source: The TSA Wants To Be Everywhere In 2013 — Here’s Why We Shouldn’t Let It (Huffington

In light of discovering an agency that has existed since 2004 which I had not yet heard of until today it is nice to know that others have paid attention and have raised the same concerns over our civil liberties that are threatened by this government. I found this interesting post speaking of the legality of TSA’s VIPR team, read here: DHS Lawyer : Travelers Need Not Submit To TSA VIPR Teams, of course this is not an endorsement of the blog/site it’s used here for informational purposes.

Sarah Palin Big Gulp Distraction PuppetI know that all eyes are on Sarah Palin drinking a Big Gulp at CPAC, and with Rand Paul for standing against the use of Drones in America, and with the newly “elected” Jesuit Pope; but while Americans in the US struggle to find ammo for their 9mm and wait patiently to obtain clearance to buy up what guns remain on the shelves at our local gun shops, we are also being eroded of our 4th Amendment Right. It appears that Barack Obama’s team is and has been at war with and against its own citizens for a long time. Google Glasses are a threat to our privacy sure and so is VIPR (aka TSA, ergo Obama’s White House Administration). America is disappearing into a police state parallel to Stalin’s Russia. We fail to understand the past and we are conversely repeating it.

Another story caught N4TM’s attention: