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White House Fence Must Be Raised 'Immediately,' Report Says

An independent review into the practices of the U.S. Secret Service following several high-profile security breaches this year faults the agency for failing to maintain high training and accountability standards. 647 more words

President Obama Becomes my Neighbor for the Next two Weeks.

It’s that time of year when President Obama graces my street with his presence. I have attached the photo of the rental where he stays, but as it gets closer to Christmas those two giant lion-like planters will have poinsettia in them. 146 more words

The Gold and Silver Mine 14.4

The Gold and Silver Mine



A weekly column dedicated to “digging out” current information about precious metals, coins and other numismatics.


A recent story in “The Numismatist”, a monthly publication put out by the American Numismatic Association, reminded me of the story about what is probably the most bizarre example of coin counterfeiting. 626 more words

A Tipsy Secret Service Agent Leaked Details Of Obama's Schedule To Romney Campaign

A former Romney campaign staffer is reporting that a tipsy US Secret Service agent leaked details of President Barack Obama’s campaign schedule to the Romney campaign days in advance, a breach of security protocol. 506 more words


The Year of the White House jumper... update

As most of you have heard, the White House has happened upon quite a few trespassers this year. When last blogged, it was the first we heard about it, but there are now up to five trespassers this year alone. 200 more words

Chocolate 'jelly beans' for a president

It was about this time some years ago, and an opportunity arose for me to meet with one of our former presidents.

Through a former job of mine, I worked directly with the secret service giving way to meeting a world of interesting people.   156 more words

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She calls me her buddy...

Although my Lariat “Beat” has been Saddleback College veterans, I have had the privilege of working with our government for many years through the Secret Service staff. 195 more words

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