Barracuda Brigade: Feds Raid Investigative Reporter’s Home ~> Seize Records

WMAL.com

WASHINGTON – A two-time Pulitzer Prize nominated investigative journalist revealed that the Department of Homeland Security used an unrelated search warrant to seize confidential files from her home in a predawn raid back in August.

In an exclusive interview on WMAL, Audrey Hudson, a former investigative journalist for The Washington Times, told Newsmax TV’s Steve Malzberg that the Maryland state police and federal agents confiscated five files under a warrant to search for a “potato launcher.”

Hudson says the files contained her confidential hand written and typed notes from interviews she conducted with whistleblowers inside the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration.

“The first thing the Homeland Security officer said to me was, ‘Are you the same Audrey Hudson who wrote all of the federal air marshal stories for The Washington Times?\’” Hudson recalled. “I said I was. He started asking me questions about the story [and] he asked me if I knew people.”

Hudson was not aware the files were missing until five weeks later when agents called her to come pick them up.

“Basically he came in here, took my confidential files that contained whistleblower information and turned them over to the federal agency upon which they were blowing the whistle.”

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via Barracuda Brigade: Feds Raid Investigative Reporter’s Home ~> Seize Records.

I gotta have faith

I was going to the kitchen to throw a cup of instant coffee in the microwave when a thought occurred to me.I was saying the morning rosary.The thought was how much faith is a gift from God.Who in their right mind turns down a gift especially if it’s priceless and rare.So if one has doubts,one isn’t sure or even if one is an atheist you can ask God for the gift.Ask and you shall receive,Jesus said.IF Jesus said it then He will give it. We live in a secular culture. It’s difficult to escape.
Our faith is bombarded. We seem to be too intellectual to base anything on faith. We don’t have to base a belief in God on faith alone.Reason tells us too that He must exist.The secular culture even tries to get to us that way.Science is making progress.There’s no doubt about it but let’s not make science our god. It doesn’t have all the answers and the answers it does have all point to the existence of a being greater than ourselves. It should make one wary when people are that certain that God does not exist.What makes them so sure?
I asked God to increase my faith on the way to the kitchen.One of those minutes of prayer you can find yourself saying. These are not prayers God will not answer. I then took my blood pressure just to be sure it hadn’t skyrocketed.It does that from time to time-no i do NOT have HBP
It’s fine.It’s the menneire’s combined with an antibiotic. Yes,i have this bizarre disease called Menneire’s(I’m not even sure I spell it right). There are a few ppl in our own hometown that also have it. I hear some can’t sit up.Some are bed ridden most of the time,which i can understand. So I am getting ready to watch Mass on EWTN.Some day i intend to walk into church again. For now they bring Holy Communion.I can even have confession here. Although not being able to get out of the house makes it a little difficult to do much.Trust me though.There are plenty of sins that can be committed even if you’re home bound
I wanted to write this to encourage anyone who is having doubts or been away from the Church for a very long time-or people who are skeptical of the existence of God-to come back to the Church.
Begin with Confession.Nothing to be afraid of.It’s a way to begin again. Now i have to go and the menneire’s is really acting up so it’s probably better to watch Mass and then take it easy for awhile.It’s the hope that if you take it easy the symptoms won’t get too bad.This week we have to get the packing on the ball,pay the appraisal fee and get a date for our closing.We may be moving into our very first home soon! Will post photos and maybe a movie when the time comes. Can’t wait.We had snow the other day.We would prefer NOT to move in a blizzard.

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May God Bless you today and May Our Blessed Mother Comfort you in your trials and difficulties

GK Cheserton the Apostle of Common Sense

It’s Sunday and GK Chesterton the Apostle of Common Sense is on again at 9:00 pm EST on EWTN. Never miss.IF you want to see this program presented by Dale Alqhuist the Pres of the GK Society of America use the channel finder to watch on tv

http://www.ewtn.com/channelfinder/

Or you can catch it online at EWTN under live tv English(United States).They have a great live stream for those who can’t watch on tv. All you do is go to ewtn.com and look for the tab on the navigation menu at the top.A good way to end a Sunday 🙂

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Question re Obamacare

If the Congress passes a bill and they actually get the O care individual mandate DELAYED for 1 yr what happens to all those ppl who had their insurance policies cancelled? Are they re-instated at least temporarily or they just end up w/o any insurance at all for the time being? Not good.Wondered.

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