A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from September 13, 2011
Department of Homeless Insecurity (Department of Homeland Security or DHS nickname)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was formed in 2002, after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The DHS operates the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Some critics have said that DHS procedures infringe on civil liberties and don’t necessarily make the United States safer. The Department of Homeland Security nickname of “Department of Homeless Security” has been cited in print since at least March 2003. The nickname “Department of Homeless Insecurity” has been cited in print since at least October 2004.
Other Department of Homeland Security nicknames include “Department of Homeland Insecurity” (the title of a Frank Rich article in the New York Times of June 8, 2002), “Department of Homeland Surveillance” (cited in a 2003 book), “Department of Homeland Stupdity” (cited in print since at least June 2003),  “Department of Hopeless Security” (cited in print since at least September 2004), “Department of Hopeless Insecurity” (cited in print since at least February 2006) and “Department of Homeland Sabotage” (cited in print since at least February 2009). The Department of Homeland Security nickname of “Department of Fatherland Security” has been cited in print since at least 2002 and 2006.
Wikipedia: United States Department of Homeland Security 
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a cabinet department of the United States federal government, created in response to the September 11 attacks, and with the primary responsibilities of protecting the territory of the United States and protectorates from and responding to terrorist attacks, man-made accidents, and natural disasters. In fiscal year 2011 it was allocated a budget of $98.8 billion and spent, net, $66.4 billion.
Whereas the Department of Defense is charged with military actions abroad, the Department of Homeland Security works in the civilian sphere to protect the United States within, at, and outside its borders. Its stated goal is to prepare for, prevent, and respond to domestic emergencies, particularly terrorism. On March 1, 2003, DHS absorbed the Immigration and Naturalization Service and assumed its duties. In doing so, it divided the enforcement and services functions into two separate and new agencies: Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Citizenship and Immigration Services. Additionally, the border enforcement functions of the INS, the U.S. Customs Service, and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service were consolidated into a new agency under DHS: U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The Federal Protective Service falls under the National Protection and Programs Directorate.
With more than 200,000 employees, DHS is the third largest Cabinet department, after the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. Homeland security policy is coordinated at the White House by the Homeland Security Council. Other agencies with significant homeland security responsibilities include the Departments of Health and Human Services, Justice, and Energy.
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From: BeaveĀ©@Home.Alone (BeaveĀ©)
Date: 19 Mar 2003 22:26:16 GMT
Local: Wed, Mar 19 2003 5:26 pm
Subject: Re: Paying for the war
You’ll definitely be needin’ help for your Department of Homeless Security.
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From: Rev DJ Epoch
Date: 14 Oct 2004 12:04:18 GMT
Local: Thurs, Oct 14 2004 7:04 am
Subject: Re: know that game where you set your hand on a table and stab between your fingers with a knife?
Just like Homeless Insecurity always looking for some new shit.
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Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 17:49:09 GMT
Local: Thurs, Sep 1 2005 12:49 pm
Subject: New Orleans….... Your Fucked! Homeless Insecurity and the pencil necked fuck will bleed america dry.. Prepared how many days AFTER?
“We totally understand what it’s like” to spend days without food and water on a hot tin roof! Michael Certoff DHS..
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Robert Bandanza
November 15th, 2006, 09:15 AM
I have always said USraeli/PISSraeli citizen Mike Chertoff is probably one of the most dangerous people in the Bush administration. Cannot wait until the day Mr. “of the devil” is removed from the Compartment of Homeless Insecurity.
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It also had other names like The Department of Homeland Insecurity or Homeless Insecurity. The DHS didn’t really have a specific home; its home was created when it came into being, absorbing all sorts or formerly separate agencies.

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