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The World Below / Ron Paul on the debates
« on: September 05, 2007, 07:20:33 PM »
While everyone else sounded like parrots reading from the same dummy card (or kissing McCain's backside), Paul pounded away at the issues.  Awesome job Ron!!!
Fox News poll had him at 35%....#1 last I looked at 8:00 tonight.

Building a better America, Ron Paul '08
I'm changing my affiliation to Republican, just so I can vote for him in the primaries, I recommend that others do the same if they aren't already "Republican" voters.

-NW

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Conspiracy then and now. / War is coming to Tuscon
« on: June 05, 2007, 07:02:34 PM »
 It may not seem like much right now, but give it time.  If the pot is stirred long enough, volatile reactions may occur.  I hope it does, and I hope that Americans are the ones returning fire while flipping off the Fed.  If this spills over the border it will metastasize...the entire South West is at stake.  The Alamo II?  ;)

-NW

Lionel Waxman
War is coming to Tucson
 
 http://azbiz.com/lionel_waxman/
 
You are not going to like what I have to say today.
But it must be said, out loud. People are whispering
about it now, but if we don`t face up to it, it will
only get worse.
 
The violent incident in Cananea, Sonora, has hit the
consciousness of Tucson squarely between the eyes.
Northern Mexico is in a state of war. Who is fighting?
That`s hard to say. Officially, it is the drug- and
people-traffickers against each other and the
government. But in Mexico, you can`t tell the players
even with a program. You cannot assume the police or
the Army are loyal to their commands. Many are working
on their own.
 
In case you were out of town two weeks ago, about 50
armed men drove into Cananea and killed five policemen
and two other residents. The men fled into the hills
with police and soldiers in pursuit. In subsequent
gunfights, 16 more were killed.
 
The U.S. State Department has issued a travel
announcement saying narcotics-related `violence by
criminal elements affects many parts of the country.`
 
It is not too much to say there is a war going on
right across the border. It`s not a hot war with
firefights all the time. It is not a cold war, either,
with posturing and press releases. Let`s call it a
warm war. Violence breaks out from time to time for
reasons unknown to us, but completely unpredictable.
 
And here`s the part you don`t want to hear. Violence
has spread across the border and has resulted in
several deaths of Americans residents and visitors.
Most such crimes are reported as isolated incidents.
But the violence in northern Mexico is not stopping at
the border. It`s headed this way and a lot of
Tucsonans know it.
 
It is crossing the border because there is little to
stop it. The Border Patrol is in virtual rebellion
against its supervisors. They have felt betrayed by
prosecution of some of them for what they see as doing
their job. Union Local 2544 of the Border Patrol has
published its position of `no confidence` in
supervisory and command personnel. They have called a
meeting (members only) for June 13 to consider their
options.
 
You can`t learn about it in most media, but the
whispers around town are people saying they are
thinking of getting out. It looks like war and it`s
coming here. No government has acted to protect
Americans living in Southern Arizona. Our federal
government is in full collapse as far as the southern
border is concerned. All we get from them is talk. The
only action we see is toward integrating Mexico into
the U.S. and Canada.
 
What will it mean when the border is actually
abandoned and anybody is free to enter without
inspection? It will mean that Southern Arizona,
specifically Tucson, could become like Cananea and
other parts of northern Mexico. Violence will overtake
local police. State and federal authorities will look
the other way.
 
Our local news media talks about growth and how we
must plan for. But these events will make those plans
meaningless. When Tucsonans have to risk their lives
to go to work or shopping, this city will empty out.
Adequate water supplies will be the least of our
problems.
 
The federal government should put troops on the border
to defend the United States and its citizens. The
troops should be given orders to use as much force as
necessary to accomplish that task. No soldiers should
be detailed to do paperwork and forbidden to fire on
violators. This is another war and if we don`t act
like it, we will lose this one too.
 
This war isn`t on the other side of the world. This is
for our homes, our homes, our homes.
 
But the feds do nothing. What is happening is
according to their plan. Drop in on the Security and
Prosperity Partnership of North America`s website n
spp.gov n and read the plans. Watch discussion of the
so-called immigration reform bill, which contains
legislation advancing the integration of North
America. It`s happening whether you like it or not.
And Tucson is on the front lines.

Waxman`s Flashpoint commentaries are published in The
Daily Territorial.
 

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2007 / Re: U.S. SABOTAGE IN IRAN
« on: May 26, 2007, 09:22:47 AM »

TEHRAN, May 25 U.S. intelligence agents are trying to sabotage Iran's nuclear program with faulty parts, a report by CBS News said.

CBS News reported that a covert operation involving Iranian exiles and Russian scientists has been selling defective nuclear components or technical drawings to Iran.

So let me get this straight.  If we sell faulty parts to them for their reactors, and those parts lead to a meltdown or a Chernobyl style debacle, then that means that we can bomb them without actually bombing them? What a way to wash our hands on that one.

-NW

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2007 / Re: Looks like 'Hamas Military Wing' Has Served Its Function
« on: May 26, 2007, 09:20:08 AM »
present day circumstances of our own military and it's 'leadership'.
By "leadership" you mean "puppets", and by military you mean "Kosher approved body bags", or something to that extent?

-NW

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2007 / Re: Looks like 'Hamas Military Wing' Has Served Its Function
« on: May 25, 2007, 04:21:31 PM »
Didn't Stalin conduct similar atrocities?  Isn't Communism a Jewish machination? Should any of us be surprised that we have adopted an identical platform in the States here?  The answers are yes, yes, and no. 
The Palestinians need to know that the world is aware of their suffering, too bad though, there isn't much that we can do about it short of armed conflict.

-NW

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Man, I amazed at the amount of bargaining ability that has been given to the terrorist factions La Raza and their brown skinhead counterparts MEChA.  The SouthWest is going to tank into oblivion, or may develop into civil war.  In our talk circuit out here, we're hoping for an all out civil war.  We'll foment one if possible, but Vegas will be a bloodbath on all sides if that happens...too many people here have too many axes to grind and illegal immigration is a hot topic here. 
Just the fact that our defunct government will listen to these clowns but not their own constituents all the more proves the NAU is fast tracking their agenda for hemispheric hegemony.  If they think that "Aztlan" will be easily seized, oh boy are they mistaken.  People of all walks of life here despise the illegal invasion, it's on all of our street corners, in our hospitals, at our workplaces, etc.  A lot of them are getting arrogant now because they know that no one's going to deport them.
May a little .308 justice is necessary to remedy this problem.  We shall soon see.

-NW

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General / Re: You can't fly an American flag in Vegas?
« on: May 21, 2007, 03:04:23 PM »
The flag in question, is actually quite smaller, and the neighbors who complained are about an eight of a mile down the road.  The Rebel Chevron gas stations here fly these huge 75 foot flags that no one complains about.  Now, I don't like the Towbins, their son Josh is a Jew who acts and speaks like he's a Mexican gang member, but they're right on this one.  Some local talk show hosts took a ride down to see what the fuss was about, and they couldn't hear a thing  when they reached the neighborhood that was complaining.  But, it made its way into the city council, the councilwoman was simply repeating the complaints of her constituents (this is a rarity here btw) and they went forward with it.
We'll see what develops from this, but most folks here know that it's a BS complaint.  If anything, they need to ban Josh "The Chopper" Towbin from making commercials....oh man those are annoying.

-NW

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General / Re: ARE THEY COMING FOR YOU, NEXT?
« on: May 20, 2007, 06:31:13 PM »
The author of this article is right on the money.  If we can't dominate the world, we'll be complete servants to it, be it through labor ("coerced" or voluntary), the forced adoption into the EU to pay off our debts, or 3rd world living with daily mortar strikes.
This article should be re-written to a better articulation and spread abroad.  The militia have been stating the exact same thing for years, it's about time that the foreign theater picked up on it.  It's all too sad, however, that the average American doesn't see what everyone else does. We are doomed for collapse.  For those who haven't stockpiled weapons, ammo, food, water, etc., now would be a good time to start.  The Global Federalists are coming, there is but one option to deter them, because after all, we don't negotiate with terrorists.

-NW

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General / Re: ARE THEY COMING FOR YOU, NEXT?
« on: May 19, 2007, 11:35:14 PM »
ARE THEY COMING FOR YOU, NEXT?


What does it take to wake people up and protest these insanities? Any suggestions? I have been asking for years, waiting for someone to have the perspective that will click and make the difference.
That's an easy one.  Cancel the sitcoms, get rid of televised sports, and have every Credit card company demand immediate payment on the remaining balance.  The pitchforks will be in too short of a supply.
Don't forget, they call the television schedule "tonights programming" for a reason.  The controllers are very good at what they do.  To fight them, you must strike the snake at the head for the body to wither away.  Cease all financial aid to the Federal Reserve.  The masses won't wake up until they are no longer eating.  That day won't come until they've eaten the last from the pantry, then they'll decide to do something about it.  Violent action, however, will most likely become the response from a starving public who wants their Monday night football, Friends reruns, and high credit to low income ration, returned to the bubble that they live in.  Until then, expect nothing from a people who have given nothing to receive everything.  So long as Caesar entertains them, they'll let go of every right that they have until his thirst is quenched.

-NW

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2007 / Re: Some expert zionist self-mockery from Haaretz
« on: May 19, 2007, 11:26:33 PM »
But then, one would wonder why "the real Hamas" (the non military wing) never says "hey world, those guys aren't ours at all."
That's the politics of the matter.  If they deny that they orchestrated the attacks the Muslim (not necessarily Arab) world may denounce them as being weak.  If they do admit that they did it, then Israel would be forgiven by the world for any atrocities that they inflict on Hamas.
Regarding the black ops team, I wouldn't be surprised.  With Federal Reserve payouts from NY, we were able to create the Communist threat in 1917 with the Red Revolution.  Looking at 9-11 (Operation Northwoods in a previous life) we can see how BlackWorld (c) needs an enemy to keep business alive.  With the OKC bombing, President Clinton and her husband were able to root out the "domestic threat" known as the militia.  So, a black op is very probable in the majority of attacks that happen.  If you strike the hornets nest long enough you're going to get a swarm.  If you're able to misdirect that swarm, then you become a combat controller who gets to sit back and watch nature take effect.

-NW

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2007 / Re: Some expert zionist self-mockery from Haaretz
« on: May 18, 2007, 03:12:22 PM »
We are the chosen people,
Believing that lie was their first mistake.  A Godplex doesn't serve anyone a valid function without the means to exercise it.  Although they've proven themselves Nazi's against the Palestenians, they are far from the chosen ones, and not even remotely close to actually having this situation "under control".  After all, it was Jesus who said "you are my chosen. You chose me because I chose you first."  Thus, his followers are the chosen ones, not some abstract Zionist who refuses to obey God's commands.
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We are such geniuses,
Believing that lie was their second mistake.  As you should never confuse kindness with weakness, don't confuse deception or cleverness for genius.  Such people are easy to silence in a battle of wits.  After all, aren't these "geniuses" getting their asses kicked by people they describe as "primitive"?  So, according to their standard, being outdone by a "primate" means that you're a genius.  Okay, I get it now.

-NW

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Trust your government!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Read it, this affects everyone nationwide as they have exploited gun privacy laws and gotten everyone's information
 
Confiscation of Registered Guns Begins in Illinois

            Chicago Anti Gun Enforcement (CAGE) unit. This elite squad, operated jointly by the Illinois State Police, the Chicago Police Department, and the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, supposedly exists to identify illegal gunrunners. However, information gained by the ISRA makes it clear that the CAGE unit is targeting law-abiding citizens, not criminal gunrunners.
            The Chicago Police Department and the Illinois State Police have teamed up to make good on Mayor Daley's pledge that, if it were up to him, nobody would have a gun. Daley and his elite "CAGE" unit are apparently taking advantage of gun privacy loopholes to pinpoint certain individuals for inclusion in the confiscation program.
            The ISRA is following up on leads in one case that has disturbing implications. An elderly first-generation Chicago resident was recently paid a visit by an Illinois State Police trooper. After asking to come inside the man's home, the trooper asked if the man owned a gun - to which he replied yes. The trooper then directed the individual to surrender the firearm. The man complied with the officer's demand and the trooper left with the gun. And the story gets better...
            The gun in question was purchased legally by the man in the 1970s shortly after he became a U.S. citizen. When Chicago's infamous gun registration scheme went into effect in the early 1980s, the man registered the firearm as per the requirement. However, over the years, the fellow apparently forgot to re-register the firearm, and forgot to renew his Illinois FOID Card.
            So...what does this all mean?
            In the last edition of The Illinois Shooter, we reported on the activities of a shady taskforce known as the Chicago Anti Gun Enforcement (CAGE) unit. This elite squad, operated jointly by the Illinois State Police, the Chicago Police Department, and the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, supposedly exists to identify illegal gunrunners. However, information gained by the ISRA makes it clear that the CAGE unit is targeting law-abiding citizens, not criminal gunrunners.
            Thanks to a ruling by a liberal federal judge, the CAGE unit now has the name of every single person in the United States who, since 1992, lawfully purchased more than one handgun in the period of a week. The CAGE unit also has all the makes, models and serial numbers of those guns. In essence, the Chicago Police Department is now registering guns and gun owners nationwide.
            The ISRA has also learned that the CAGE unit has compiled a list of families where more than one person in that family holds a FOID card. Acting on that information, the CAGE unit is now contacting gun shops where those families have shopped, and is illegally registering all guns purchased by those families.
            Now, it appears that the CAGE unit is scrubbing Chicago's gun registration list against the list of FOID card holders. Indications are that folks who have let their registrations and FOIDs lapse will have their guns confiscated. We have to wonder how long it will be until state troopers show up at the doors to confiscate the guns of non-Chicago residents who have let their FOIDs expire.
            More later as this story develops.
            Source: Illinois State Rifle Association

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More fear mongering....yee haw!  Why on earth would they want to prevent "panicked evacuations".  Do they want to contain an entire city in its limits to extend the radioactive fall out and ensure that it hits everybody?  Sounds like it to me.
-NW

Contingencies for nuclear terrorist attack
Government working up plan to prevent chaos in wake of bombing of major city
James Sterngold, Chronicle Staff Writer
Friday, May 11, 2007
As concerns grow that terrorists might attack a major American city with a nuclear bomb, a high-level group of government and military officials has been quietly preparing an emergency survival program that would include the building of bomb shelters, steps to prevent panicked evacuations and the possible suspension of some civil liberties.
Many experts say the likelihood of al Qaeda or some other terrorist group producing a working nuclear weapon with illicitly obtained weapons-grade fuel is not large, but such a strike would be far more lethal, frightening and disruptive than the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Not only could the numbers killed and wounded be far higher, but the explosion could, experts say, ignite widespread fires, shut down most transportation, halt much economic activity and cause a possible disintegration of government order.
The efforts to prepare a detailed blueprint for survival took a step forward last month when senior government and military officials and other experts, organized by a joint Stanford-Harvard program called the Preventive Defense Project, met behind closed doors in Washington for a day-long workshop.
The session, called "The Day After," was premised on the idea that efforts focusing on preventing such a strike were no longer enough, and that the prospect of a collapse of government order was so great if there were an attack that the country needed to begin preparing an emergency program.
One of the participants, retired Vice Adm. Roger Rufe, is a senior official at the Department of Homeland Security who is currently designing the government's nuclear attack response plan.
The organizers of the nonpartisan project, Stanford's William Perry, a secretary of defense in the Clinton administration, and Harvard's Ashton Carter, a senior Defense Department official during the Clinton years, assumed the detonation of a bomb similar in size to the weapon that destroyed Hiroshima in World War II.
Such a weapon, with a force of around 10 to 15 kilotons, is small compared with most Cold War-era warheads, but is roughly the yield of a relatively simple bomb. That would be considerably more powerful and lethal than a so-called dirty bomb, which is a conventional explosive packed with some dangerous radioactive material that would be dispersed by the explosion.
The 41 participants -- including the directors of the country's two nuclear weapons laboratories, Homeland Security officials, a number of top military commanders and former government officials -- discussed how all levels of government ought to respond to protect the country from a second nuclear attack, to limit health problems from the radioactive fallout and to restore civil order. Comments inside the session were confidential, but a number of the participants described their views and the ideas exchanged.
A paper the organizers are writing, summarizing their recommendations, urges local governments and individuals to build underground bomb shelters, much as people did in the early days of the Cold War; encourages authorities who survive to prevent evacuation of at least some of the areas attacked for three days to avoid roadway paralysis and damage from exposure to radioactive fallout; and proposes suspending regulations on radiation exposure so that first responders would be able to act, even if that caused higher cancer rates.
"The public at large will expect that their government had thought through this possibility and to have planned for it," Carter said in an interview. "This kind of an event would be unprecedented. We have had glimpses of something like this with Hiroshima, and glimpses with 9/11 and with Katrina. But those are only glimpses."
Perhaps the most sobering issue discussed was the possibility of a chaotic, long-term crisis triggered by fears that the attackers might have more bombs. Such uncertainty could sow panic nationwide.
"If one bomb goes off, there are likely to be more to follow," Carter said. "This fact, that nuclear terrorism will appear as a syndrome rather than a single episode, has major consequences." It would, he added, require powerful government intervention to force people to do something many may resist -- staying put.
Fred Ikle, a former Defense Department official in the Reagan administration who authored a book last year urging attack preparation, "Annihilation from Within," said that the government should plan how it could restrict civil liberties and enforce a sort of martial law in the aftermath of a nuclear attack, but also have guidelines for how those liberties could be restored later.
That prospect underscored a central divide among participants at the recent meeting, several said.
Some participants argued that the federal government needs to educate first responders and other officials as quickly as possible on how to act even if transportation and communication systems break down, as seems likely, and if the government is unable to issue orders.
"There was a clear consensus that a nuclear bomb detonated in the United States or a friendly country would be an earth-shaking event, and we need to know how we will respond beforehand," said Ikle. "I wish we had started earlier, because this kind of planning can make an important difference."
But others said the meeting made it clear that the results of any attack would be so devastating and the turmoil so difficult to control, if not impossible, that the lesson should have been that the U.S. government needs to place a far greater emphasis on prevention.
"Your cities would empty and people would completely lose confidence in the ability of the government to protect them," said Steve Fetter, dean of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. "You'd have nothing that resembles our current social order. I'm not sure any preparation can be sufficient to deal with that."
Fetter added, "We have to hold current policymakers more responsible" for taking all out measures to prevent a nuclear attack.
Raymond Jeanloz, a nuclear weapons expert at UC Berkeley and a government adviser on nuclear issues, said that California might be better prepared than most states because of long-standing plans for dealing with earthquakes and other natural disasters. Those plans, he said, could be a useful model for first responders.
He added, as others did, that the dislocation and panic caused by a nuclear strike could make any responses unpredictable.
"The most difficult thing is the fear that this kind of planning, even talking about it, can cause," Jeanloz said.
Michael May, a former director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, defended the survival planning, saying that people should get used to the idea that such a crisis, while dire, could be managed -- a key step in restoring calm.
"You have to demystify the nuclear issue," said May, who now teaches at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation. "By talking about this, you take away the feeling of helplessness."
E-mail James Sterngold at jsterngold@sfchronicle.com.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/05/11/MNG2OPP22R1.DTL

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2007 / Re: Terre Haute Base for new military exercise
« on: May 16, 2007, 07:15:10 PM »
Yep.  What these morons in the FEDGOV fail to realize is that they are taking a freeway and turning it into a soft target (this is assuming that there really is a "terrorist" threat out there).  Between these loser maneuvers and our open border policy, it is apparent that our government has no problem with the enemy moving about, and are in fact inviting disaster.  We can thank our 2 party monopoly government system for that one.
Retards, all of them!

-NW

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My site(s) are, lately, turning into "all Ron Paul/all of the time."   :)
Good way to represent Fahey.  The Neo-Con jackbooted thugs absolutely hate Ron Paul, he needs as much positive publicity as he can get.

-NW

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So basically, it's just another backdoor for a warrantless search.  They're closing loopholes and building more bridges into our personal privacy and security.  Just more BS that we can always expect from the pack of losers that the Diebold machines elected.

-NW

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This one gets my goat here.  If they're seizing gold, there's a damn good reason for it.

-NW

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US Government Forces E-gold Redemptions - Seizes Gold
This article is Copyright 2007. You may re-publish for free it if left intact and only if you give credit with weblink back to http://www.moneynetnews.com

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 In an unprecedented move on or just before Wednesday May 9th, 2007, the United States of America has forced Omnipay et al E-gold to redeem all the gold backing the 58 previously frozen accounts owned by e-gold, 1mdc, icegold  and a handful of other exchangers and customers to be liquidated effective immediately to a us dollar account owned by the federal government.

According to the reduction in the gold bar list, the bar count
has dropped by 48 bars of approximately 400 oz each between May 3, and May 9.

This redemption totals USD $11.357 Million.

Date       Gold Grams    ($ Value)
03-05-07    3,489,436      77.015 Million
09-05-07    2,974,871      65.668 Milllion

Gold Bars value Sold: USD 11.357 Million

MoneyNetNews has learned from a reliable source that e-gold has been ordered
to hand over a fresh copy of the customer database when the redemption
is completed.

MoneyNetNews cannot confirm if all of the 48 bars redeemed account for
the forfeiture action of the United States. It is possible that a part
of this activity can be accounted for by increased volatility in e-gold's
general market.

Not only was E-gold / Omnipay ordered to convert gold (and silver) holdings
in the seized accounts into US Dollars, but that included their own
(Omnipay's, and E-gold's) frozen (seized) accounts. This will ultimately
result is great losses of value over time even if the victims of the seizures
are found to be innocent due to the in progress bull market in gold and bear
market in US Dollars.

The seizure order appears to be unrelated to the criminal case in progress
against E-gold and OmniPay in that the seizure of the accounts by the government
was done under a (separate) civil case, for which the Government has yet to file
anything.

By doing so, the government was able to seize accounts without having
to reveal anything to the owners of the accounts themselves. By law,
the government has 30, and possibly up to 90 days to file a complaint.

Until the government civil filing is done, none of the victims of the seizures
can possibly do anything to defend themselves, not even obtain information as
to why their accounts have been seized, or what they would have done wrong.

None of the victims of the account seizures have been advised of anything
officially at this time.

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Report: National Guard May Be Needed to Enforce Quarantine in Flu Pandemic
Wednesday, May 09, 2007

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WASHINGTON `”
Military and civilian health facilities will be overwhelmed if a nationwide flu pandemic hits the United States, and the National Guard may have to be called out to provide medical help and even enforce a quarantine, the Defense Department warned in a report released Wednesday.
As the Pentagon fights criticism from congressional Democrats that the war in Iraq is depleting the National Guard's ability to help out in domestic crises, the 86-page report says a possible pandemic could require National Guard assistance in supplying medical aid or isolating groups of people to minimize further spread of the disease.
About 3 million people could die as a result of a possible pandemic, with up to 35 percent of the population falling ill, reads the report dated August 2006 and titled "The Department of Defense Implementation Plan for Pandemic Influenza."
According to the report, in the event of a pandemic or a bioterror attack, the Defense Department may be called by the president to assist civilian authorities in minimizing the spread of disease by placing restrictions on interstate transportation. Jurisdictions, the report adds, would be overwhelmed and unable to provide essential commodities and services. In addition, the nation will not be able to rely on airlines.
The report comes on the heels of complaints that the Guardsmen have been spread too thin to respond to a tornado that wiped out 95 percent of Greensburg, Kan. on Sunday. Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and some of her allies in Washington, D.C., have complained that the Guard's emergency response to help displaced residents following the F-5 tornado that killed at least 11 was slowed because equipment is deployed in Iraq.
Speaking after a visit by President Bush to Greensburg on Wednesday, Sebelius said the absence of equipment is an ongoing issue for every governor in the country, and she conveyed her concerns to the president.
"I have been making these points for six months and I'm going to continue making these points," she said after Bush's departure.
"While this administration asks for a blank check to re-supply the Iraqi National Guard they don't have one cent in their budget to resupply the American National Guard," added Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., in a speech on the Senate floor. "Now `” whether someone believes in war or not `” you would think someone would think as much about our Guard as the Iraqi National Guard."
The Pentagon has repeatedly denied claims that the Guard is not equipped to help out. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, testifying on Capitol Hill Wednesday, also noted that his defense budget request for fiscal years 2008 through 2013 includes funding to add supplies to Guard units.
"What I'm told is that that will take the national average of equipment on hand from about 56 percent today to about 76 percent. And the norm, historically, for states, has been about 70 percent," Gates said.
Touring the devastated areas in Kansas on Wednesday, Bush refused to answer a question about the National Guard's emergency response.
"Our role as government officials is to work with the states and local folks to get whatever help is appropriate here, whatever help is in the law be here as quickly as possible," Bush said.
The president did visit a destroyed John Deere dealership where officials were told that the farm and lawn equipment company had pledged to reopen the Greensburg assembly line in order to get equipment built in time for the spring harvest a month and a half away. The company is also sending extra loaders and dumpsters from other areas to help clear out the mess.
FOX News Jennifer Griffin and Nick Simeone contributed to this report.
http://www.foxnews.com/printer_friendly_story/0,3566,271057,00.html   Source

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Supreme Global Warming Derangement: Having Large Families `˜Is an Eco-crime`
Posted by Noel Sheppard on May 6, 2007 - 21:04.
Global warming derangement syndrome has taken a disturbing turn for the worse, as The Sunday Times published an article May 6 stating that parents should only have two children in order to avert climate change.
I kid you not.
The piece, despicably titled `Having Large Families `˜is an Eco-crime,'` unbelievably began:
HAVING large families should be frowned upon as an environmental misdemeanour in the same way as frequent long-haul flights, driving a big car and failing to reuse plastic bags, says a report to be published today by a green think tank.
Amazed? That was only the beginning (emphasis added throughout):
The paper by the Optimum Population Trust (OPT) will say that if couples had two children instead of three they could cut their family`s carbon dioxide output by the equivalent of 620 return flights a year between London and New York.
John Guillebaud, co-chairman of OPT and emeritus professor of family planning at University College London, said: `The effect on the planet of having one child less is an order of magnitude greater than all these other things we might do, such as switching off lights. An extra child is the equivalent of a lot of flights across the planet.
`The greatest thing anyone in Britain could do to help the future of the planet would be to have one less child.`
Forgive me, but this is an extremely irresponsible suggestion for reasons the Times piece diplomatically addressed:
The world`s population is expected to increase by 2.5 billion to 9.2 billion by 2050. Almost all the population growth will take place in developing countries. The population of developed nations is expected to remain unchanged and would have declined but for migration.
The British fertility rate is 1.7. The EU average is 1.5. In some countries, such as France, the government is so concerned it has introduced financial incentives for women to have more than two children.
Despite this, Guillebaud says rich countries should be the most concerned about family size as their children have higher per capita carbon dioxide emissions.
Let me be less diplomatic: this proposal totally ignores the financial realities of countries like Britain, France, Japan, and many others that are facing economic crises if their populations don`t start expanding soon.
To be more specific, as most of these countries have massive entitlement programs, they`re facing huge budget shortfalls in the very near future if the number of citizens paying into the system doesn`t begin to dramatically increase. This is why countries like France have been giving tax incentives for couples to have more children.
As such, if this global warming derangement changes people's reproductive plans, the financial problems of these countries will become a storm surge significantly more devastating than anything soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore hyped in his schlockumentary `An Inconvenient Truth.`

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2007 / Terre Haute Base for new military exercise
« on: May 12, 2007, 08:16:37 PM »
Terre Haute base for new military exercises
By Howard Greninger
The Tribune-Star
TERRE HAUTE `” An eight-day military training exercise in which the state coordinates with local emergency response officials will begin Thursday and use Terre Haute International Airport-Hulman Field as a forward operating base.

That means the airport will initially harbor about 1,500 personnel out of an estimated 3,000 people who will participate in one of the nation`s largest training exercises for a simulated nuclear explosion. In this simulation, a 10-kiloton nuclear device explodes in Indianapolis.

The training exercise is called `Vigilant Guard,` one part of a nationwide exercise called Ardent Sentry that will test the national response plan, said Lt. Col. John R. Newman of the 181st Fighter Wing.

The airport will be the first destination for about 2.6 million pounds of cargo, Newman said.

`That is the equivalent of 32 C-17 [military cargo airplane] missions, but that could include some C-130 or even a C-5 aircraft. This is a big deal and we are glad they are picking us to make the nation safer. While we are at the crossroads of America, we are also literally the crossroads for air space as well,` Newman said.

Once personnel and cargo are assembled, then a convoy will travel from the airport down Chamberlain Road to Indiana 42, then west to Indiana 46 and then to Interstate 70. The convoy will then go to Interstate 65 to Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center near Edinburgh and Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, near North Vernon.

`That means an increase in traffic and air activity. At Hulman Field, one of our key points is safety. People should not be alarmed, as it is a training exercise,` Newman said. `Don`t be alarmed if you see a lot of aircraft at the airport and increased traffic.`

The Terre Haute Police Department, Vigo County Sheriff`s Department and Indiana State Police will help move the convoy from the airport. State police will help coordinate the convoy statewide.

About 150 people from Task Force 7, a regional response team of local and state emergency response agencies in Vigo, Vermillion, Clay, Sullivan, Parke, Owen, Greene and Putnam counties, will participate in the drill, said Aimee Einfeld, spokeswoman for the task force and the health educator/

media coordinator for the Vigo County Health Department.

`The role of Task Force 7 includes fire, law enforcement, state and local health officials, emergency response, hazardous materials, mental health and communications. The task force has already been involved in the planning` of the exercise, Einfeld said.

Dr. Dorene Hojnicki, director of the Vigo County Emergency Management Agency, said the task force itself would have medical needs of its own if the nuclear explosion were real.

`If you have an area that has already been hit, just like tornadoes that recently hit Kansas, there is no hospital or anything,` Hojnicki said. `We will bring medical support for our members so if they have minor medical needs, we can care for them onsite and not add to the burden of the people we are trying to assist,` she said.

`There is also a logistical mission of what do we need and how do we handle things. We are also testing to see if our emergency operations center can operate` at the airport, she said.

Hojnicki said she asked the Indiana Department of Transportation to place flashing signs on the eastbound lanes of the interstate to show there is a convoy, and to move to one lane.

`This is Indiana in May, so we know we have race day and qualifications, so I-70 and U.S. 40 will be busy. We just want people to be aware of the increased traffic. This is a good test of the system.`

Airport Director Dennis Dunbar said the airport will not close to general aviation traffic. Terre Haute`s airport is the largest airport closest to Indianapolis capable of handling large, fully loaded military aircraft. The airport will close Runway 14 to park some aircraft, he said.

`In addition, we expect to see an increase in helicopter traffic, likely Blackhawk helicopters as well as VIP transport, similar to Lear jets or others,` he said.

Terre Haute Mayor Kevin Burke said the exercise can show that Terre Haute is an excellent location for similar operations. `If we do this well and it is beneficial and really benefits the participants to be better prepared for such an event, then our chances of doing this on a regular basis increase,` the mayor said.

`This is what we have talked about for the new missions for the 181st and [Terre Haute] being able to do things at the national level right here in the Wabash Valley,` the mayor said.

Howard Greninger can be reached at (812) 231-4204 or howard.greninger@tribstar.com

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