Saturday, January 30, 2010

Police: ATM Scam may be Nationwide

This is very frightening.

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"Police announced two more arrests in connection with a scheme to steal thousands from unsuspecting ATM users. State police boarded a plane at Logan International Airport bound for Germany in order to arrest 36-year-old Viadiclav Vladevo, who was attempting to flee the country. He was arraigned in Quincy District Court on Friday afternoon on larceny charges. Vladevo used a Bulgarian translator throughout the proceedings. A judge set bail for Vladevo at $1 million, citing the fact that the suspects are citizens of other countries and have no local ties to the area. On Thursday, federal authorities arrested Anton Venkov in Quincy in connection with the ATM scheme. The suspect reportedly had $100,000 on him at the time he was apprehended. Venkov appeared Thursday in federal court. Izaylo Hristov, 28, of Ontario, Canada was arrested Wednesday night. Police said he stole money from a Citizens Bank ATM on Hancock Street in Quincy. Hristov was arraigned Thursday afternoon on a number of felony charges, including identity theft."
- Police: ATM Scam may be Nationwide - Power To The People! (view on Google Sidewiki)

Senator Susan Collins: Obama Blind to Terrorism

This is very strong language. Especially given the soft spoken nature of this Senator. I agree that the Obama administration is too preoccupied with domestic matters to deal effectively with the terror threat. They also don't see to have much of a plan to deal effectively the threat from without. I wrote early on during the Obama's presidency that he was "clueless" when it came to foreign policy. Now, after Collins shocking remarks, I'm more convinced more than ever that President Obama lacks the understanding to deal with the terror and military threat from abroad. That will have disastrous consequences for America.

in reference to:

"Maine Sen. Susan Collins (R) on Saturday hammered the Justice Department for treating Flight 253 terror suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab as a "common criminal" -- a move she described in her party's weekly address as a "failure" of the entire justice system. The decision to read Miranda rights to Abdulmutallab -- better known as the Christmas Day bomber -- is symptomatic of the White House's general "blindness" in its handling of the larger War on Terrorism, Collins stressed. ...“President Obama recently used the phrase that ‘we are at war’ with terrorists. But unfortunately his rhetoric does not match the actions of his administration," said Collins, the ranking member on the Senate's Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. “The Obama administration appears to have a blind spot when it comes to the War on Terrorism," she added. “And, because of that blindness, this administration cannot see a foreign terrorist even when he stands right in front of them, fresh from an attempt to blow a plane out of the sky on Christmas Day.""
- Senator Susan Collins: Obama Blind to Terrorism - Power To The People! (view on Google Sidewiki)