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Arab Christian Immigrants: A Sad Story of Oppression in the Middle East and Unfair Treatment By The US Travel Ban

The rise of Islamic extremism has been a singular driving force in the plight of religious minorities, fueling a growing desire to resort to religion as a palliative. Although Christians have lived in the Middle East - the birthplace of Christianity - for nearly two thousand years, as a result of years of persecution and discrimination, especially in the past 15 years, they now constitute no more than 3-4% of the region’s... more »

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IDEAS TO MITIGATE SCHOOL & WORKPLACE (GUN) VIOLENCE SCENARIOS

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EXAMINING SCHOOL AND WORKPLACE VIOLENCE MITIGATION VIA ALARMS VERSUS LAYMEN GUARDS
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The content discuss herein contains concise preliminary ideas to reduce or mitigate the incidences and problems associated with school and business violence (Gun or Bomb) scenarios.
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ACTIVE SHOOTER PROTOCOL:
As a brief reminder here, in the case of an Active Shooter scenario, the current protocol is "RUN or HIDE... more »

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Evaluating the 1984 Rajneeshee Bioterror Attack Lessons Learned in Modern Times

THIS ATTACK INVOLVED THE DELIBERATE INTRODUCTION OF SALMONELLA CONTAMINANTS AT 10 SALAD BARS LOCALLY AND MUCH MORE
(I can't even believe this hostile takeover happened in the U.S.!)
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UPDATE: IT HAPPENED IN MICHIGAN 05-03-2016, SEE APPENDIX-A FOR DETAILS (NEAR THE END OF THIS POST, JUST BEFORE THE REFERENCE SECTION)
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C3 AND SELF-HEALING SMART GRID TECHNOLOGY PPP MUTUAL INVESTMENTS

BACKGROUND: DHS NATIONAL PROTECTION AND PROGRAMS DIRECTORATE (CYBER), C3 program created in 2014 and associated NETGuard program should consider the newly evolving SELF-HEALING SMART GRID TECHNOLOGIES coming to market, and forge mutual investment paths as PPP agreements such that Private-sector companies can afford to upgrade to SELF-HEALING SMART GRID TECHNOLOGIES. The agreement must state that the Private-sector business... more »

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A New Approach to Emergency Operations Plan Partnerships

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A New Approach to Emergency Operations Plan Partnerships: The Creation of National (Cloud-Based) Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Repositories & Databases to Enhance Collaboration Opportunities, and more. Private partners who do not qualify to participate in HSIN, InfraGard, NETguard, can still participate in other free options. Please consider the following additional options and opportunities.
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A STATISTICAL GLIMPSE OF SMALL BUSINESS PREPAREDNESS CHALLENGES

TOTAL NUMBER OF BUSINESSES IN THE U.S.: 30,437,428 (TOTAL)

NUMBER OF SINGLE-PERSON BUSINESSES IN THE U.S.: 19,850,941 (65.2%)

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This is a very basic discussion of some real world U.S. statistics that may imply that the majority of private sector small businesses have time or money constraints that adversely impact preparedness. All statistics used below come from U.S. Government agencies such as weather subject... more »

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THE ANTI-USA CABAL

Ever hear of the saying “there are no coincidences” … At what point does a “Conspiracy Theory” become a Plausible “Fact Pattern”… “The Nunes Memo” is a mere TREE among a FOREST of issues …and because I am apolitical, I am perfectly willing to put aside the memo and refocus on the forest below (Bear with me).
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School safety

USA could legislate that all private guns would have a detectable electronic chip hidden in the gun butt/stock. The chip/gun would then be detectable by an antenna cable that is placed in the ground under the surface. A school could be equipped by such an antenna cable which is digged down under the ground surface and surrounding the school. When a private weapon is passing the hidden antenna cable an alarm is released... more »

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School Mass shooter safety

Currently watching the Listening session on Mass shooting. They spoke upon entry into our schools is too easy. The ease of accessing a school are due to the many access points that students and staff use at any given moment. An individual can have student or staff member open one of these doors and by pass any safety check or main entrance. Or follow a student or students inside when the door is opened. Due to this ease... more »

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School Shootings

School Shootings must be stopped or mitigated at the very least. We all know that. After hearing yesterday a Congressman say "if you aren't involved in solving the problem (of school shootings) you are an accomplice". Initially, I was slightly offended by that, but after some thoughts and prayers, I believe him to be spot on.

As a flight attendant, then a pilot and then a Captain for American Airlines for 38 years, I... more »

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Protection of parental rights from the state

Hello, I am here wanting to pose the idea of recourse for our child welfare system in order to protect our children from abuse, support our communities, and ensure the innate rights of parents to care, raise, and determine their child’s upbringing is secured. As the system stands now, more families are being destroyed with the use of prisoners of war tactics are being used to ensure the removel of loved children for state... more »

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Cyber Security Workforce

There has been a lot going on about cyber security. I commend the DHS and their joint programs with universities across the nation. But there still will be a lack in experienced professionals in the industry. However, I was looking at the schools that are a part of the CyberCorps scholarship....and I only noticed that some of these schools are just top notch. But what happened to the CUNY, SUNY, and private colleges... more »

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Holistic Lost and Found Network (Cross-Industry, Worldwide)

It is estimated that over 9 BILLION items are lost worldwide every year. The risk of losing your item is especially high while traveling for multiple reasons like being distracted, rushing, massive crowds, etc.

Traveling today can be stressful – even more so if you lose an important item along the way. "Where did I lose it? Who could have found it? Where did the finder hand it over?" So the odyssey of finding the right... more »

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enhanced driver license

Do not understand the requirement that a person have a permanent physical address in order to qualify for an enhanced driver license. As retirees with no home in our home state of Washington, only a private mail box, my spouse was refused an enhanced drivers license when she renewed her drivers license. We have our mail forwarded to temporary housing as needed. Seems like there should be an exception for those of us in... more »

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Coronavirus Sabotage, Hoaxes, and Defiance of Public Safety Imperative

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The purpose of this topic is to generate awareness re: other Coronavirus related conditions. Stakeholders (e.g. businesses and mass transit) should admonish visitors against, be aware of, and prepared to respond to, the following potential adverse behaviors and actions.

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All members of the public should to be encouraged to report suspicious activity related to Coronavirus. Perhaps via "If you see... more »

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