The dusty white Ford Explorer traveled slowly up the dirt road, headed directly for the armed Michigan Army National Guard soldiers.
“Stay in the car,” one soldier told the Arabic-speaking driver and his passenger, both agitated and demanding that they be allowed to pass. Seconds later, a large explosion was heard and smoke wafted from the vehicle.
Doubt the government plans to impose martial law and round up dissidents and other malcontents? Well, the Army National Guard is advertising for qualified personnel to work as Corrections Officers and Internment/Resettlement Specialists...
“As an Internment/Resettlement Specialist for the Army National Guard, you will ensure the smooth running of military confinement/correctional facility or detention/internment facility, similar to those duties conducted by civilian Corrections… Continue
For those of us who had hoped that the Obama administration would present us with a rebirth of the old republic that was so rudely erased a few years ago by that team of judicial wreckers, Bush and Gonzales, which led, in turn, to a recent incident in Cambridge, Mass. that inspired a degree of alarm in many Americans. But what was most alarming was the plain fact that neither the president nor a “stupid” local policeman seemed to understand the rules of behavior in a… Continue
Added by truth on July 30, 2009 at 5:49pm —
Power Shifts from FEMA to Military in Plan for Capital Calamity
A shift in authority has given military officials at the White House a bigger operational role in creating a backup government if the nation’s capital were “decapitated” by a terrorist attack or other calamity, according to current and former officials involved in the decision.
The move, which was made in the closing weeks of the administration of President George W. Bush, came after months of heated… Continue
Military planning for possible H1N1 outbreak
Posted: 08:21 PM ET
From Barbara Starr
CNN Pentagon Correspondent
WASHINGTON (CNN) — The U.S. military wants to establish regional teams of military personel to assist civilian authorities in the event of a significant outbreak of the H1N1 virus — the swine flu — this fall, according to Defense Department officials.
The proposal is awaiting final approval from Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court and has sent the measure on to the full Senate. Here, the committee debates Sotomayor's nomination on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday.
By Joan Biskupic, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor by a 13-6 vote Tuesday, along almost perfect partisan lines and after two hours of… Continue
Added by truth on July 28, 2009 at 12:39pm —
“Crimes against humanity do not become OK because a Black man is presiding over these crimes.”
You Will Not Stifle Debate
“We must not be discouraged because of our numbers,” said Nellie Bailey, of the Harlem Antiwar Coalition, standing on the Sixth Avenue sidewalk a block away from the New York Hilton Hotel, where President Obama was inside, wowing the crowd. Bailey and an assortment of perhaps 50 activists shared the corner with tourists and… Continue
I have received 813 ning invites since the beginning of this year. And most if not all come from only a handful of people. I have figured out the best way to deal with this is to remove them from my friends list. Otherwise you will continue to get them, simply blocking a sender from one ning page does not stop them from continuing to send out invites from others.
My question is, how can one belong to so many groups ,and why do they want us all to join so… Continue