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Published on Sep 17, 2013

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FEMA 48 Hour Delivery Order: 100,000 “Doctor Scrubs”; 1000 (100 Person) Shelters; + Fuel, Showers, Bathrooms, and Hygine Equipment; Apparent Mobilization of the National Disaster Medical System
The situation appears to be a mobilization of the National Disaster Medical System
Summary:
Based on Federal Solicitations, FEMA is readying to deploy 100,000 medical personnel to 1000 shelter locations (100 medical personnel per location) on 48 hours notice. These shelter locations appear to be the housing quarters for the medical teams, as they are being stocked with atypical luxury, aka mobile showers, restrooms, hot food, medical clothing (scrubs), winter “sweat shirts and pants” etc.

Contractor comments/questions call it an “Armageddon scenario” and question the capabilities of their industries to support it. These Government solicitations have all the earmarks of massive logistical incompetence.

The threat being prepared for appears to be coming out of the Pacific Rim region, a likely scenario is the human spread of Avian Bird Flu (H7N9) out of China. We think less it is less likely (but we can’t rule it out) that this is a Fukushima preparation because nuclear threats are invisible and usually deniable. Any such mobilization MUST BE less panic inducing than the threat which it seeks to quell, aka PANDEMIC.

PARTIAL Details:
100,000 “Doctor Scrubs” pants and shirts, 90% Adult Sizes (MUST DELIVER 50,000 with 48 hours notice)
100,000 “Sweat shirts and pants” 90% adult. (MUST DELIVER 50,000 with 48 hours notice)

1000 Shelters each holding 100 people, with mobile showers and restrooms supporting (2000 total showers).

And enough Fuel, Hot food delivery containers, sundries, protective equipment, hygine equipment and etc to supply.

6,000,000 autoclavable cotton blankets and so on and so forth, all must be available under “SURGE TEMPO” and typically in 48 hours notice.

8,100,000 liters of Bottled Drinking Water and 3,000,000 liters of Extended Shelf Life Drinking Water

Notable contractor comments:
Contractor A (Mobile showers and restrooms):
I think the Armageddon scenario is too large to provide the Federal Emergency Management Agency with several responsible parties….we could address and service the 20 camps in California, the 5 in Oregon and the 5 in Washington”
Contractor B: (6,000,000 Pcs order for autoclabable blankets)
Question4. Would we be able to get a longer lead time for the initial order and then 30 days for the remainder of the contract? As the blankets will be manufactured in Pakistan? It will be hard to carry 100,000 Pcs in Inventory. We on a general basis stock no more than 25,000 – 30,000 Pcs in inventory locally in GA.
Answer4. No.

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Mac Slavo
June 29th, 2013
SHTFplan.com

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Putin

Rumors have circulated for years about the possibility of foreign troops being deployed on U.S. soil in the event of a widespread declaration of a national emergency. For quite some time there have been anecdotal reports to support the claim that the  U.N., Russia and other nations would be used in a policing capacity should some critical event befall our nation.

The fear should such a scenario take place has been that these soldiers would act under the banner of their own flags, ignoring the fundamental protections afforded to our citizens, leaving Americans under the jurisdiction of people who don’t speak our language or respect our fundamental rights to self defense, to be secure in our homes, and to be presumed innocent in the eyes of the law.

Up until this point, nothing has ever been confirmed in writing, so officially no such foreign assistance has ever been agreed to. Thus, Americans had nothing to worry about.

All of this changed last week when representatives of Presidents Barrack Obama and Vladimir Putin met in Washington D.C., and not a single US-based news source reported it.

press release posted on The Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense and Emergencies reports that the United States and Russia will now cooperate in disaster response operations that will include the exchange of “experts” during “joint rescue operations,” a term that has been broadly defined under the new agreement.

This includes rescuers, trainers and even military “security” teams:

Several documents signed during joint work of Russian Emergency Ministry and FEMA

The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry and the USA Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are going to exchange experts during joint rescue operations in major disasters. This is provided by a protocol of the fourth meeting of the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission Working Group on Emergency Situations and seventeenth meeting of Joint U.S.-Russia Cooperation Committee on Emergency Situations, which took place in Washington on 25 June.

The document provides for expert cooperation in disaster response operations and to study the latest practices.

In addition, the parties approved of U.S.-Russian cooperation in this field in 2013-2014, which envisages exchange of experience including in monitoring and forecasting emergency situations, training of rescuers, development of mine-rescuing and provision of security at mass events.

At the end of the meeting the parties expressed their satisfaction with the level of cooperation between the Russian Federation and the United States in the area of emergency prevention and response and agreed to develop it in order to respond efficiently to all kinds of disasters.

Source: Emergency Command of Russia via Prepper Website

The President of the Unites States has just authorized the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to deploy foreign troops on U.S. soil during a mass event that encompasses an any number of disaster scenarios, including but not limited to declarations of martial law.

Should our country come under threat, something the Pentagon and US military have been simulating for years, we can now fully expect soldiers speaking broken English forcing their way through our front doors in similar fashion to what we saw in the wake of the Boston bombings.

 

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Author: Mac Slavo
Date: June 29th, 2013
Website: www.SHTFplan.com

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No this is not a tangent  about  biblical  prophecy or religious  dogma.  While  I  am a  spiritual  person I  belong to  no organized  religion.  I  have  , however, had  premonitory  dreams where  I have  seen things  like the  Gulf Oil Disaster, The  Fukushima Tsunami and the consequent Nuclear  Disaster.  I  have  even  had  others  that  have  as  of  yet  not  occurred and  I  hope  it  stays  that  way  as  they  were   more  horrible  than  the  two mentioned here.  Those  of  you  who understand that  we  are  all connected to  Source will understand that premonitory  dreams  have  nothing to  do with  religion or  belief  in  a particular faith.    It is rather the  realization of a  connection that  is  expressed to us in a  manner  in  which  we  will understand to a  certain degree.  The  interpretations of the  dreams  are  a  whole  other  matter.  That is  the  responsibility  of the individual who  received the  message, as  I  believe  they are  given ways  to understand  what the  content  of the  message  meant.  Either that  or we  who receive them are  mentally unbalanced  😀

Now , I  am  not  asking  anyone to believe  in  my  dreams  nor will I  go into  detail as  that  has  no  bearing on  what  I  have  put  together  here.  My   question is what if the Planet X theories and the  Mayan  Calendar theories that were disseminated  and became  bigger  than life  were actually  disinfo?  What  if in  actuality  the  truth  were  even  more  sinister?  What  if the  agenda was  one  so  heinous,  so  horrible  that  even  when  confronted  with it  one would recoil and  say that is  not  possible?

The truth is  that  in the  last  few  years and  not  just  during the  Administration  of  Obama.  Just in case  anyone thinks  this is  an  Anti- Obama Agenda.  What  if the  greater  agenda  at  hand  has  never  been  about  a  Cataclysmic  end  but  rather a  more  mundane disaster created  by  men?  What  if the  New  World  Order  Agenda  would  stop at  nothing to  achieve  it’s goal.  No  I’m  not  crazy  although  sometimes  I  wish  I  were just  so I  could  stop worrying about  the  outcome  of the  items I  see falling  into  place for the termination  of life as  we  know it  as a Nation.

I  have  put  together  here articles and  videos  that  I  have  come  across in the  last  few  years that  may hold  some  clues  to the  event that  could be in our  future.  Am I  saying that  it is written in  stone?  No,  of  course  not.  However, anyone  with  discernment would understand that  there is a  disturbing precedent being  set  forth  here.  For  what  purpose?  One  can only  guess.

All I ask is that  you  view  this  with an  open  mind and think for  yourselves.  That is  all I  can  do , that is  all anyone  can  do.  We  cannot  convince  anyone,  we  cannot  force  anyone  to  see  what  we  see.  All  we  can  do  is  set the  information before  you and allow  you to come to your  own  conclusions.  If  you  do not  agree, that  is  your right.  All I  ask is  that those  who  do not and  feel a  need to  comment do  so in a  respectful manner.  Any nasty,  vulgar  or hateful comments  will be  deleted and  go unaddressed.

I have debated  on  whether  I  should  post  this for  sometime now.  I had  not  done  so  because  I  did not  want to  anger  or  offend  anyone.  However,  yesterday  I  saw an  article  that clinched it  for me  and  I  can  remain  silent  no  longer.   That  article had  to do with the  dismantling of the  Air Defense System on U.S./Mexico Border.  You  will find  that  it is  the  last  article   listed on this  post  at the  bottom of the  page.   Do  with  it  as  you  will.  I  have  done  what  my  conscience  has  moved me to do .  I  have  presented   the information that  I  have  here.  There  are  more,  far too many  to  place  on one  blog post.  Items  such as  the  Patriot Act,  Garden Plot, agenda 21, NDAA,  SOPA, PIPA, Waters of The United  States Amendment, The  Food Safety and  Standardization Act , the  constant and  ever  increasing   barrage on our freedoms,  rights  and  Constitution , Codex Alimentarius,  the  legitimization of  poisons in our  foods and  water , the  assault on  alternative  medicine and therapies, the  criminalization of  feeding the  hungry and the  homeless, the  militarization of Police, etc  ., etc., etc.   However, I  believe  that I have  put  together  a  good  bit  of  the information that sets the  wheels in motion  for those  who want  to see.

Stay Safe  and  Be  Well.

~Desert Rose~

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Dimitri Duduman warning america

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Native American Prophecy

Red Elk Prophecy parts 1 – 15

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AMERICAN JUDGMENT DAY AND THE FINAL BATTLE FOR PLANET EARTH

By Paul McGuire

NewsWithViews.com

Billions of people on planet Earth do not understand that we are now approaching the final battle for our world and that everything we see happening is connected with that battle. The ancient Greek god, Prometheus gave man fire and the destructive forces of that fire have set the world aflame. The god Prometheus was a type of Lucifer, the temporary prince of this world. Prometheus represented human will and the search for scientific knowledge at all costs. For example, the race for the creation of the atomic bomb and modern Transhumanism represent Prometheus.

Mary Shelley used the term The Modern Prometheus as the subtitle to her novel Frankenstein (1818). Frankenstein was the foreshadowing of the dark side of Transhumanism and genetic engineering.

According to the Biblical account, Lucifer was the most powerful angelic being, and in his lust to be God he led a revolution of one third of the angels in a war against God, so that he could seize God’s throne. This multi-dimensional battle began in the Garden of Eden, where the personal God created a man and woman in His image, using His precise DNA code.

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U.S. Army prepares to invade U.S.

Uploaded on Oct 8, 2008

The plans to implement martial law in America have been taking shape for decades, hidden behind “Continuity of Government” contingency planning. Now, with public outcry over the banker bailout bill at fever pitch, all of the pieces are in place for the U.S. Army to start policing American citizens.

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Freedoms are disappearing, government powers growing

The idea of suspending the Constitution was first presented in the mid 1980s during the Reagan administration.

No less a thug than the drug-dealing, murder-ordering, terrorist-supporting Oliver North was knee deep in the program.

Since then every US president – George Bush Sr, Bill Clinton, George Bush Jr, and Barack Obama – have steadily created oppressive laws and legal systems to “fight terrorism” while simultaneously violating basic Constitutional rights.

Simultaneously with this, the US military has received training on how to suppress the rights of and even attack US citizens on US soil. US police have been increasingly militarized and new armed federal agencies have spouted like weeds.

Why?

Doesn’t the US have enough serious problems to attend to without the need to laboriously create new “programs” to fight non-existent or government manufactured problems?

Instead the ONLY thing the US government has done consistently over the last 30 years (besides wage illegal wars and give Wall Street criminals a “get out of jail free” card) is create new secret “internal security” laws, bureaucracies, infrastructure and armed bodies.
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First Term: Obama Increased Debt $50,521 Per Household; More Than First 42 Presidents in 53 Terms Combined

Barack Obama, George WashingtonPresident Barack Obama speaks in the National Archives beneath a mural of the Constitutional Convention, which depicts James Madison handing the final draft of the Constitution to George Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

(CNSNews.com) – During Barack Obama’s first term as president of the United States, the debt of the federal government increased by $5.8 trillion, which exceeds the combined debt accumulated under all presidents from George Washington through Bill Clinton.

The new federal debt accumulated in Obama’s first term equaled approximately $50,521 for each of household in the country.

On Jan. 20, 2009, when Obama was first inaugurated, the total debt of the federal government was $10,626,877,048,913.08, according to the U.S. Treasury. As of the close of business on Jan. 17, the last day reported by the Treasury before Obama’s second inauguration, the total debt of the federal government was $16,432,631,489,854.70.

Thus, from Obama’s first inauguration to his second, the federal government’s debt grew by $5,805,754,440,941.62.

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Pretty speeches that show an Agenda way beore Sandy Hook ever happened.

Blame on an assault weapon that has been proven never to have entered Sandy Hook Elementary

Hypocrisy stating that assault weapons should not be allowed on the streets but rather on the battlefield. When his Administration is responsible for how many guns and assault weapons were allowed to be put in the hands of Mexican Cartel members?

Or are drug dealers not criminals now?

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Published on Jan 18, 2013

December 15, 2012 MSNBC News
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Not sure about the date on this one

Barrack Obama on Gun Control and Second Amendment

Obama: AK-47s are for soldiers, not criminals

Published on Jul 26, 2012

President Obama forcefully spoke out against gun violence in a New Orleans speech.

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Investigation: US ATF Secretly Arming Mexican Drug Cartels (Mar 3, 2011 – CBS)

Uploaded on Mar 4, 2011

March 3, 2011. CBS Evening News. Gun Walking. Interview with ATF Federal agent John Dodson. ATF was intentionally sending heavy weaponry to Mexican drug cartels. The secret operation was called Fast and Furious.

Medical Examiner FULL Press Conference – Sandy Hook School Mass Shooting

Published on Dec 17, 2012

12/15/2012

Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner H. Wayne Carver provides an update to the media after he and his team examined the victims’ bodies at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown following Friday’s mass shooting.

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‘Guns are bad!’ CounterThink cartoon reveals hypocrisy of government gun confiscation schemes

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by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com

(NaturalNews) While the U.S. government is desperately attempting to disarm the American population by rolling out Adolf Hitler-style gun control, it is simultaneously arming itself to the teeth, buying up 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition and now stockpiling it at ammo depot stations around the country.

The hypocrisy of it all is stunning. While screaming, “GUNS ARE BAD!” to American farmers, ranchers and citizens, the government is buying up billions of dollars worth of guns and ammo itself. This isn’t ammo to be used in a foreign theater of war, by the way, it’s ammo that can only be used domestically, against the American people. (The hollow point ammo violates international war treaties and so cannot be used in international war actions.)

To help us all visualize the hypocrisy in the government’s gun control schemes, I came up with our latest Counterthink cartoon.

Click here for the Counterthink.com page

Here’s the cartoon:

Feel free to post this cartoon on your own website, but please give credit to the original source, which is NaturalNews.com / Counterthink.com.

In addition to purchasing 450 million rounds of hollow point .40 caliber ammo, the U.S. government has also purchased:

• Over one million rounds of hollow-point .223 rifle ammo
• Over half a million rounds of non-hollow-point .223 rifle ammo
• 220,000 rounds of 12 gauge shotgun #7 ammo (target ammo)
• Over 200,000 rounds of 12 gauge shotgun #00 buckshot ammo (tactical anti-personnel ammo)
• 66,000 rounds of 12 gauge shotgun slugs (tactical anti-personnel, anti-vehicle rounds)
• Over two million rounds of hollow-point .357 Sig JHP (hollow-point) pistol ammo (anti-personnel)
• Over four million rounds of .40 S&W JHP (hollow-point) pistol ammo (anti-personnel)
• Over 60,000 rounds of .308 match grade anti-personnel sniper rounds (BTHP)
• Plus, hundreds of thousands of additional rounds of .38 special, .45 auto, 9mm, 7.62×39 (AK rifle) ammo, and others.

Check out more of my cartoons at www.Counterthink.com

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com

(NaturalNews) You can tell a lot about a person by assessing what they purchase. It’s called “consumer profiling,” and corporations do it all the time. That’s how those grocery store loyalty discount programs work, by the way — they profile your psychology by analyzing what you’re buying. From that information, they can target you for coupons, mailers and other marketing campaigns that “magically” speak to your particular interests. It’s not magic, of course; it’s just behavioral profiling.So what happens if we profile the purchasing behavior of the U.S. government? What do we find?Bullets, bullet-proof roadside checkpoint booths, and anti-radiation pills.

450 million rounds of hollow points to be used against the American people

Just a few weeks ago, the federal government initiated a contract for acquiring 450 million rounds of .40 caliber ammunition. “The special hollow point effectively passes through a variety of barriers and holds its jacket in the toughest conditions,” says a press release from the award winner, ammunition manufacturer ATK. (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/atk-secures-40-caliber-ammunition-co…). This ammo is for the Department of Homeland Security as well as ICE.

Question: What does DHS intend to do with 450 million rounds of barrier-piercing hollow point ammunition?

The really important answer is that no one buys hollow point bullets for target practice. They’re too expensive. Practice ammo is always FMJ ammo (Full Metal Jacket), meaning it has a solid tip. But the far more expensive hollow point ammo is ballistically designed to shred internal organs upon impact. It’s the kind of ammo used by police officers who want to shatter the bad guy’s sternum as quickly as possible and thereby bring him to the ground where he bleeds out from internal tissue trauma.

The DHS is a domestic agency. It does not fight wars overseas. It almost exclusively concerns itself with the American people on American soil. That the DHS is contracting to buy 450 million rounds of hollow point ammo can only mean DHS plans to need this ammo to be used against the American people.

Do the math: That’s almost two bullets for every man, woman and child in America — all in the hands of a government agency that says you should spy on your fellow citizens because they might be terrorists. The message is clear: Government is good, citizens are bad. And DHS feels it needs 450 million rounds of hollow point ammo to keep the American people in line, apparently. For what other purpose would so much hollow point ammo be purchased?

Bullet-proof roadside checkpoint booths

If you’re still not convinced that the USA is rapidly devolving into a fascist police state with TSA and DHS goons feeling your genitals at the airport and randomly searching your bags on city busses, DHS has now bought tens of millions of dollars worth of bullet-proof roadway checkpoint booths featuring level-3 bulletproof glass (http://www.prisonplanet.com/after-huge-ammo-buy-dhs-purchases-bullet-…).

It forces us to ask the obvious question: For what purpose does the DHS need thousands of bulletproof checkpoint booths?

Once again, the answer is obvious: To quickly erect “show us your papers” checkpoints on roadways, highways and key traffic points nationwide.

Oh, by the way, DHS is also acquiring monstrous assault vehicles which you can see pictured here:
http://www.prisonplanet.com/homeland-security-unveils-monstrous-swat-…

And in Houston, the TSA has unleashed a network of bus-riding secret agents to spy on citizens and search their bags on city busses. What’s next, are they going to feel your genitals on the bus, too? You might be hiding a bomb in your anus, you know…

Do you think it is a coincidence that DHS is sourcing 450 million rounds of hollow point bullets at the same time it is buying thousands of bulletproof checkpoint booths and hardened armored assault vehicles?

You may have also noticed cable barriers being installed along the medians of roadways across the country, by the way. Where there used to be just open grass, they are now pouring concrete, setting metal posts, and connecting them with multiple strands of high-strength steel cables. Have you figured out the purpose of these yet?

Isn’t it obvious? They’re designed to make it impossible for people to pull a U-turn and avoid the checkpoint booths that will soon be appearing! (And staffed by DHS and TSA agents wielding .40 hollow point bullets, no less.)

Are you starting to see the bigger picture here?

$400,000 in radiation fallout pills

In addition to the hollow point ammo and the bulletproof checkpoint booths, the U.S. government has also purchased $400,000 worth of potassium iodide pills — the kind of pills you take to avoid damage to your thyroid in the wake of radioactive fallout.

This is being done, of course, in anticipation of yet more problems at Fukushima, where just one more explosion or earthquake could unleash a hellstorm of radioactive pollution affecting virtually the entire planet. (http://www.prisonplanet.com/army-stockpiles-anti-radiation-pills-to-p…)

Isn’t it interesting that the U.S. government is purchasing massive quantities of radiation protection pills, but when the Fukushima disaster struck in 2011, President Obama urged the American people to “do nothing” and assured them that they did not need to buy potassium iodide pills?

So here we have yet another case where the U.S. government is getting prepared while urging American citizens to AVOID getting prepared!

Isn’t it time YOU got prepared?

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Why would DHS need so many bullets and booths?

It’s obvious that DHS is buying all this gear to be used against the American people. But why?

Here, I reveal a rational list of possible explanations for this behavior. These are what I see as possible situations that would result in DHS activating their plans to take over America’s roadways and set up armed checkpoints across the nation:

• Fukushima disaster followed by radiation wave. This would result in a mass of refugees fleeing the West Coast.

• Grid down. This is a worst-case scenario, actually, which would result in mass death across U.S. cities. Huge outflows of refugees would be met by DHS checkpoints. Admittedly, some of these checkpoint booths might actually be handy for small cities and towns to protect themselves from fleeing desperate refugees from the larger cities.

• Financial collapse followed by social unrest. In this scenario, the checkpoints would be used to limit travel and control a very unhappy population.

• False flag terror attack followed by declaration of Martial Law. The checkpoints would be used like they were in East Germany. “Show us your papers!” Anyone who doesn’t have the right papers gets arrested, beaten, raped, tasered and thrown in one of Obama’s secret prisons authorized by the NDAA.

• Pandemic outbreak and quarantine of cities. In this scenario, the checkpoints would be used to keep people IN the cities, preventing their escape. (Escape from New York, eh?)

• No emergency at all: DHS could decide to just implement all the checkpoints even without any event happening. It could all be put in place merely as part of their prisoner training agenda, which the TSA has been carrying out for years in the airports. Sort of a “get used to living in a police state” psychological tactic. I have no doubt that even if thousands of these checkpoints were put in place right now, all the government-worshipping, boot-licking Americans would bow down and praise the DHS for “keeping them safe” by borrowing a page right out of Nazi Germany.

Some people just love oppression, it turns out. I’m pretty sure they’re vaccine damaged.

Record gun sales across America… what does it mean?

DHS is without a doubt gearing up for something big. Yeah, BIG. At the same time, Americans are buying firearms in record numbers — as in millions of guns a month.

My friend, a deputy Sheriff who runs a gun store, says he has to “pull 20 strings” just to keep rifles in stock. They are flying off the shelves like nothing he’s ever seen before in over two decades of business. Multiple firearms companies in the USA have publicly announced they are REJECTING all new orders from retailers because they are so backlogged in manufacturing guns that they can’t even keep up.

By my estimates, Americans have already purchased over 10 million firearms in just the first four months of 2012. And the numbers just keep growing.

What’s going on with all this?

Regardless of what you think about firearms, the honest answer is that Americans are legally and lawfully arming to the teeth. They are stockpiling ammo like never before. They’re buying emergency medical supplies and stored food. One home builder I know told me he’s working on a luxury subdivision in a major U.S. city where every single homeowner opted to build a “bunker room” inside the house as an add-on. (I had no idea…)

If you don’t run in these circles, you may not be aware of all this. But I’ve got friends in law enforcement, in the military, former intelligence officers, people in the food industry, and so on. They feed me info on a regular basis, and what they’re telling me is that both the government and the (informed) public are all stockpiling like never before, and a lot of people are getting nervous about the possibility of Martial Law or government confiscation of food, farms, guns, gold and more.

If this is all news to you because you’ve never heard this before, you should be even more concerned because it means you’re probably behind the curve on all this. If you don’t own a firearm, rest assured that most of your neighbors probably do by now (depending on where you live, of course). And huge numbers of them are also taking classes and seminars on how to use those firearms in self defense. Just call any of the major instructional schools (Gunsight, Thunder Ranch, etc.) and ask them yourself. You’ll find out that their classes are all sold out, or that they’re added new classes like mad in order to keep up with the demand.

How can we avoid conflict?

You’ve probably already figured out that all this purchasing of guns and ammo could be a disastrous recipe if the government begins to see the American people as the enemy. There are signs this is already under way, with even the Boy Scouts now being trained to target U.S. veterans as if they were enemy terrorists.

In a recent interview on the Alex Jones Show, survival author James Wesley Rawles (www.SurvivalBlog.com) warned that any government attempt to disarm the U.S. public would be disastrous and end in total failure. The American people are already armed to the teeth, and they’re getting even MORE armed by the day. Yet Attorney General Eric Holder has been conspiring with Janet Napolitano to try to outlaw the Second Amendment by running guns into Mexico and blaming the resulting gun violence on lawful gun owners. This is the whole “Fast & Furious” fiasco (http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=50807).

There is also talk that if Obama is reelected, he may seek to ban all semi-auto firearms, which means most ranch rifles, handguns and even many shotguns. This is also driving large numbers of people into the gun shops to buy up the available inventory like never before. In the gun shop I visit in Austin, there’s a poster on the wall of President Obama, labeled, “Salesman of the Year.” Truth be told, no President has resulted in more guns getting into the hands of private citizens than Obama!

Even the parts backlog is getting bad. I’ve run into this myself: Just ordering gun parts has turned into a nightmare, with 2-3 month wait times on many parts. I recently tried to purchase some new holster gear and had to wait 8 weeks for it. When I spoke to the retailer, they told me “Everything is being bought up by returning veterans” who are gearing up at home.

Something huge is taking shape, and my Spidey Sense is getting a really bad vibe about it. I can only hope and pray that whatever comes down does not involve the government making a really bad miscalculation and thinking it can nullify the Bill of Rights and try to disarm the American public. That would be a terrible mistake that could result in a huge loss of life. What government needs to do right now is find some humility and stop destroying the United States Constitution and crushing our rights and freedoms.

Yet, regrettably, that’s not what I see happening. All across the country, I see government (both national and local) becoming more arrogant, more combative, and more thuggish in their behavior. Just look at the inexplicable actions of the Michigan DNR which now unleashes arms “hit squads” of government agents to mass slaughter farmers’ livestock using armed farm raids (http://www.naturalnews.com/035585_Michigan_farms_raids.html).

Or look at Darrin McBreen’s recent visit to Roswell, GA, where brutish-looking local cops warned the InfoWars crew to “stop filming the City Hall” and backed this up by claiming “There is no such thing as public property in Georgia.” (Yeah, seriously. This recording was played on national radio.)

In California, we’ve got the illegal and highly suspect raids against raw dairy farmers, and in Pennsylvania, cops steal children away from mothers in hospitals and have them forcibly vaccinated (i.e. sterilized) as part of a population control agenda.

Government is not getting less arrogant, but MORE arrogant across this nation. And I fear it can only end in something disastrous. The People will not put up with tyranny forever. There is a point beyond which people figure they have nothing left to lose and they take action to restore their fundamental liberties. This is the lesson of history, repeated over and over again, nation by nation, throughout recorded human history.

Where will YOU be in all this?

I urge you to stay safe

I plan to be hunkered down at a ranch in Austin, Texas. Got my chickens, goats, rain barrel and ranch rifle. I’ll be joining forces with the local Sheriff to stop looters, if it comes to that, and I’ll be growing medicinal herbs to use in first aid treatment (I’ve actually already planted quite a collection). Who knows, I may end up running refugee duty, providing emergency medical care to refugees fleeing the city of Austin itself.

Now, you may not agree with my analysis of all this, but these contract numbers don’t lie. DHS is really buying hundreds of millions of ammunition rounds. Private citizens are really buying millions of guns every month. And even if you don’t believe in owning firearms yourself, this is nevertheless the reality of what’s happening around you. I urge you to have a strategy that deals with this reality in an informed, compassionate and yet determined way. Things are shifting rapidly. The government is in mass stockpiling mode. Citizens are convinced something big is about to happen. We’re four months into 2012 and there are a lot of people who think December, 2012 is going to be a chaotic time (I personally don’t believe in all the Mayan calendar stuff, but that’s just my view).

I know I’ll be ready, but I’m concerned that many NaturalNews readers aren’t as ready as they should be. I want you to do well through hard times. I want you to be safe, to have crucial skills, and to be part of the solution rather than the problem. People who fail to get prepared become part of the problem, but people who get prepared in advance can help provide critical supplies and skills to their local community, thereby reducing the burden on law enforcement and emergency services.

Be part of the solution. Get prepared now for whatever might be coming. And think hard about why DHS is contracting to acquire 450 million bullets to be used domestically.

The writing is on the wall, folks. If you can’t read it when it’s all this blazingly obvious, there’s not much else I can say to help ya.

Action items

1) Read www.SurvivalBlog.com

2) Get a seat at my upcoming LIVE streaming even on May 8th. Details are found at:
www.HealthRangerLIVE.com

3) Keep reading NaturalNews and other top alternative news sites which are really becoming the new mainstream news sites. Infowars.com, NoMoreFakeNews.com, NaturalNewsRadio.com, and so on. At these sites, you’ll learn a wealth of information about what’s really coming down (Fukushima, Martial Law, War with Iran, etc.).

Stay informed and you’ll stay safe. That means you can save yourself from becoming a desperate refugee when the SHTF.

My preparedness philosophy, by the way, is:

1) Get prepared and get out of the big cities.
2) Stockpile now while you still can.
3) Support local law enforcement to restore order.
4) Share resources to help those less fortunate.
5) Grow your own food and medicine, and share seeds!
6) Resist tyranny. Restore the Republic.

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A news report today indicates that the Social Security Administration has purchased 174,000 rounds of ammunition, adding the agency to a growing list of federal agencies that have purchased multithousands of rounds of ammo over the last six months.

The type of ammunition government agencies are buying is troublesome to many observers. The agencies have purchased hollow point bullets which are designed to expand once they enter their target in order to do the most damage to the victim.

Not only has the Social Security Administration purchased multithousands of rounds of hollow point bullets but so have the Department of Homeland Security and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Sources have further indicated that ammunition and firearms have been delivered to multiple agencies of the federal government, including the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Education, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Internal Revenue Service, among others.

The official explanation for the ammunition is preparation for the possibility of civil unrest during a national emergency, such as a natural disaster, a terrorist attack, or a complete economic collapse.

Read Full Article Here

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At the end of July, two of Congress’s most virulent gun haters, Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Representative Carolyn “What’s a Barrel Shroud?” McCarthy (D-NY), introduced S. 3458 and the identical H.R. 6241 in their respective Congressional chambers. Called the “Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2012,” S. 3458/H.R. 6241 would not only ban ammunition sales over the internet, but would require federal licensing of ammunition dealers, mandate burdensome record keeping on the part of said dealers, and require them to report sales of more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition within a five day period to any one customer.

The method by which the bills would ban online sales, incidentally, is by requiring would-be buyers to present photo identification at the point of purchase–a requirement that we are told (by the same sorts of people who tend to favor restrictive gun laws) is “vote suppression,” and “racist,” when imposed on would-be voters.

Lautenberg’s and McCarthy’s latest attempt to infringe on that which shall not be infringed came, as is typical for them, right on the heels of an atrocity to exploit–this time the Aurora, Colorado theater massacre, for which the accused shooter had stocked up with 6,000 rounds (not 60,000, as the reliably anti-gun Bill O’Reilly hysterically claimed) of ammunition.

Here’s what Lautenberg and McCarthy said about the legislation in their press release:

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Why Is Homeland Security Buying 450 Million Rounds of Hollow Point Bullets?

Mar. 30, 2012 5:46pm

Department of Homeland Security Purchases 450 Million Hollow Point Bullets From ATKThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has awarded defense contractor ATK with an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) agreement for .40 caliber hollow point ammunition. According to an official ATK press release, U.S. agents will receive a maximum of 450 million rounds over a five-year period.

The following is an excerpt from the press release:

ATK announced that it is being awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) agreement from the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS, ICE) for .40 caliber ammunition. This contract features a base of 12 months, includes four option years, and will have a maximum volume of 450 million rounds.

ATK was the incumbent and won the contract with its HST bullet, which has proven itself in the field. […]

“We are proud to extend our track record as the prime supplier of .40 caliber duty ammunition for DHS, ICE,” said Ron Johnson, President of ATK’s Security and Sporting group.

The hollow point, of course, features a pitted or hollow tip intended to expand upon entering its target. ATK says its ammunition is “engineered for 100-percent weight retention, limits collateral damage, and avoids over-penetration” — all hallmarks of the hollow point.

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Terror threats appear to be on the rise as FEMA has rushed a $1 Billion order of dehydrated food in the event of attacks on domestic targets in the US.

This is also coming on the heels of one of the largest terror drills performed by the US Navy on American soil, as Operation Solid Curtain is taking place this week.

In an article Tuesday from the Beaufort Observer, many of the largest suppliers of dehydrated foods in the country are dropping their distributors and customers to dedicate their resources to supplying a billion dollar FEMA request and purchase.

One of the nation’s largest suppliers of dehydrated food has cut loose 99% of their dealers and distributors. And it’s not because of the poor economy. It’s because this particular industry leader can no longer supply their regular distribution channels. Why not? Because they’re using every bit of manufacturing capacity they have to fulfill massive new government contracts. Look, the government has always been a customer of the industry to some extent. But according to our sources, this latest development doesn’t represent simply a change of vendor on the government’s part. It’s a whole new magnitude of business.

And that’s not all.

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By Michael,
The Economic Collapse

Can America Survive If Americans No Longer Agree On A Core Set Of Shared Values? - Photo by DrRandomFactorWhat does America stand for?  That question is a lot more complicated than you might think.  Our Founding Fathers established a Republic that was based on a set of shared values that were embodied in the text of the U.S. Constitution.  But today, many of our politicians openly disregard the Constitution whenever they want and it has become fashionable to mock the U.S. Constitution.  For example, the New York Times recently published a piece by Georgetown University Professor Louis Michael Seidman entitled “Let’s Give Up On The Constitution” in which he publicly called the Constitution “archaic” and “downright evil”.  This is a man that has been teaching constitutional law to the next generation of lawyers at one of the top universities in the nation for nearly 40 years.  Unfortunately, Seidman is not an aberration.  The truth is that law schools all over America are absolutely packed with professors that teach that we should consider the U.S. Constitution a “living, breathing document” that must “evolve” as society evolves.  They also teach that when we find something in the Constitution that does not work for us today that we should just ignore it.  In fact, in his New York Times article Seidman insisted that “constitutional disobedience” is “as old as the Republic”.  But if we can just ignore the U.S. Constitution whenever we want, where does that leave us?  Should we be able to ignore all laws when they are not convenient for us?

Personally, I strongly believe that we should follow the U.S. Constitution, and there are millions of others out there that agree with me.  If we want to amend the Constitution, there is a procedure for doing that, but it is not easy.  Our founders did that to try to ensure that any changes to our Constitution would reflect an overwhelming consensus of the American people.

But today America is more divided than ever before.  We can’t seem to agree on much of anything.  We are at a period in our history when we desperately need to come together, but instead we are constantly at each other’s throats.

Is there anything that truly unites us anymore?

In the old days, if you would have asked people to give you a one word definition of America, many people would have responded by naming important values such as “freedom” and “liberty”.

Sadly, much of the country appears not to even value those things any longer.  One poll found that 51 percent of all Americans believe that “it is necessary to give up some civil liberties in order to make the country safe from terrorism.”  Other surveys have found similar results.

Not only that, we continue to elect control freak politicians from both political parties that appear to be obsessed with constantly eroding our freedoms and liberties.  There are literally millions of ridiculous laws, rules and regulations that govern even the smallest details of our lives, and the government is constantly inventing new ways to watch, track, register, monitor and control all of us.  If you doubt this, please see this article and this article.  If we continue down this path, we are going to end up in a very dark place as a nation.

Well, what about economics?

Aren’t we united by a common economic philosophy?

Sadly, no we are not.

In the old days, Americans overwhelmingly believed in free market capitalism and overwhelmingly rejected socialism, but now that is rapidly changing.

According to a stunning Pew Research Center survey, 49 percent of Americans in the 18 to 29 age bracket have a positive view of socialism while only 46 percent of Americans in that same age bracket have a positive view of capitalism.

So what will the future look like if we continue to see this kind of shift among our young people?

And of course we have not had anything even close to a true free market system in the United States in a very, very long time.  Our economy is dominated by a partnership between the federal government and the monolithic predator corporations that dominate our society.  Individuals and small businesses that try to compete are being absolutely suffocated.  Our Founding Fathers were very suspicious of all large concentrations of power, and they sought to greatly limit the power of both the federal government and of the big corporations.  But today we have gone totally in the other direction.

Well, is there anything else that truly unites America?

What about religion?

Of course it is true that the overwhelming majority of the early colonists were Christian, and even 50 years ago it would have been accurate to say that America was a “Christian nation”, but that is definitely no longer the case today.

The number of Americans with no religious affiliation has absolutely exploded in recent years.  It has grown by a whopping 25 percent over the past five years, and meanwhile the percentage of people that identify themselves as “Christians” in America is dropping like a rock.  In fact, one poll found that the percentage of Protestants in the United States has dropped below 50 percent for the first time ever.  For many more shocking numbers that show the precipitous decline of Christianity in America, please see this article.

So what fundamental principles do most Americans actually agree on?

And I am not talking about things like “American Idol is going downhill” or “Justin Bieber gets too much attention”.

Is there still a core set of shared values that the entire nation can agree upon?

If not, where does that leave us?

Unfortunately, I think that it leaves us in a very difficult place.  The divisiveness that we have seen in Washington D.C. in recent years is just the tip of the iceberg.  We are living in a nation today that is more divided than I can ever remember.  A whole host of opinion polls have shown that anger and frustration in America are rising to very dangerous levels, and instead of focusing on the real reasons for our problems we all tend to point the fingers at one another.

In America today, we have been trained to group ourselves together by certain “categories” and to see those on the other side as “the enemy”.  This is a very dangerous thing.  It keeps the American people from coming together to fix the very serious problems that are facing our country.

The truth is that we are being divided in dozens of different ways today.  The following are just a few of the ways we are currently being divided…

Read Full Article Here

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Government :  Security – Disaster Management

English: Seal of the United States Department ...              Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA Ordered to Prepare For ‘Mass Fatality Planning’ in Bill Introduced Into Congress

October 6, 2012 by legitgov

Remember Homeland Security’s recent big ammo shopping spree? Well. FEMA Ordered to Prepare For ‘Mass Fatality Planning’ in Bill Introduced Into Congress 06 Oct 2012 H.R. 6566: To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide guidance and coordination for mass fatality planning, and for other purposes. This Act may be cited as the “Mass Fatality Planning and Religious Considerations Act“. Section 504 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 314) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: “(c) PREPAREDNESS FOR MASS FATALITIES. In carrying out this section, the Administrator shall provide guidance to and coordinate with appropriate individuals, including representatives from different communities, private sector businesses, non-profit organizations, and religious organizations, to prepare for and respond to a natural disaster, act of terrorism, or other man-made disaster [nuclear melt-downs, CIA false flags, and pharma-terrorists’ pandemics] that results in mass fatalities”. Accordig to GovTrack.us, ‘This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on September 28, 2012, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.’ [Why are WE always the guinea pigs for the US government’s chemtrail spraying, biological weapons testing, false flags, pandemics, and scopolamine-fuelled shooting sprees? Why not bank on and plan for your OWN demise — for once — instead of OURS? –LRP]

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Homeland Security finishing acquisition of millions of rounds of high-powered ammo

Published: 13 August, 2012, 20:17

Reuters / Jason Reed

Reuters / Jason Reed

The Department of Homeland Security is rushing to finish the acquisition of 750 million rounds of high-power ammunition that has already raised many eyebrows. In one week, the DHS should start expecting an arsenal that will make some armies jealous.

The DHS has updated a solicitation originally posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website earlier this year, now answering questions from prospective contractors about an inquiry the agency published back in April. All responses to the DHS’ request for hundreds of millions of rounds of high-power ammunition must still be sent in by August 20, but now the federal agency designated to thwart terrorism on the home front has answered some questions about what exactly they are looking for in terms of being able to blow stuff up.

In April, the DHS first published a solicitation “for commercial leaded training ammunition (CLTA) of various calibers for law enforcement officer firearms training courses” to be used at facilities in the states of Georgia, New Mexico, Maryland and South Carolina, as well as other unnamed DHS offices across the country. At the time the DHS demanded hundreds of thousands of test rounds for an array of ammunition types, including 209,000 rounds of #00 buckshot 8-pellet bullets for 12 gauge guns and more than 2 million shots for a .357 Sig Caliber. With their solicitation set to expire in less than a week, though, the DHS has taken it upon themselves to answer questions from contractors interested in their very pricey proposal.

In the latest amendment, published online over the weekend, the DHS answers such pressing questions as, say, “Would a 223 Rem 64Grain soft point round be acceptable?” in response to their initial request for 1.1 million rounds of .223 Rem Caliber 62.64 Grain JHP. (And, if you’re wondering, the official DHS-authored answer is, “Yes, that would be acceptable.”)

The DHS does not, however, answer why exactly they want to give its federal agents tasked with counterterrorism around 750 million rounds of ammo. On paper the proposal says their request is to fulfill training exercise requirements, but why is the DHS equipping their officers with the know-how to shoot a basketball-size hole in a human body?

And for those not keeping score, already this year the DHS has asked for upwards of 150 sets of full-body armor specifically to prepare law enforcement for any protests at the 2012 Democratic and Republican National Conventions, the 2013 Presidential Inauguration and other events of national significance. Oh, and DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano has admitted that she wants the agency to accumulate more surveillance drones to conduct domestic surveillance for the sake of “public safety.”

But don’t worry: millions of rounds of high-powered ammo, stealth surveillance craft and an army of heavily armored federal agents is all for your own security.

According to the 2001 Executive Order that established the DHS signed by then-President George W Bush, the agency “will coordinate the executive branch’s efforts to detect, prepare for, prevent, protect against, respond to and recover from terrorist attacks within the United States.”

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FEMA To Mobilize For “Mass Fatality Planning”

Bill mandates federal agency to respond to “funeral homes, cemeteries, and mortuaries” being “overwhelmed”

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
October 5, 2012

The United States Congress has passed a bill which mandates the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to prepare for “mass fatality planning” and funeral homes, cemeteries and mortuaries being “overwhelmed” in the aftermath of a mass terror attack, natural disaster or other crisis.

FEMA To Mobilize For Mass Fatality Planning FEMA church

The bill, H. R. 6566 or the Mass Fatality Planning and Religious Considerations Act, was posted on the govtrack.us website this morning having been approved by the House on September 28.

The legislation amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct FEMA to “provide guidance and coordination for mass fatality planning, and for other purposes.”

Noting the necessity for emergency preparedness in relation to terror attacks, natural disasters and man-made disasters, the bill instructs FEMA to be sensitive to the fact that Jews and Muslims require bodies to be buried within 48 hours of death.

“Funeral homes, cemeteries, and mortuaries could be overwhelmed should mass fatalities arise from a natural disaster, act of terrorism, or other man-made disaster,” states the legislation.

Should the bill be given the green light by the Senate, the full amended text to the Homeland Security Act will state;

“Preparedness for Mass Fatalities- In carrying out this section, the Administrator shall provide guidance to and coordinate with appropriate individuals, including representatives from different communities, private sector businesses, non-profit organizations, and religious organizations, to prepare for and respond to a natural disaster, act of terrorism, or other man-made disaster that results in mass fatalities.”

“This is just one of those things that makes the stomach turn: the people who brought us the National Defense Authorization Act (authorizing the detention of US citizens on US soil) now deem it prudent to prepare for mass fatalities on US soil,” writes Simon Black.

“FEMA, as you may recall, is the same organization that couldn’t get bottles of water delivered to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina… and held up hundreds of seasoned volunteer emergency service workers from entering the city for several days of mandatory sexual harassment training.”

The legislation will only serve to stoke more paranoia that the federal government is preparing for mass civil unrest that could lead to a declaration of martial law and require lethal force to be used, as it was during Hurricane Katrinawhen police were ordered to shoot looters.

The Department of Homeland Security has been arming itself to the teeth over the course of the last six months, purchasing ammunition in jaw-dropping quantities.

As we reported last month, following controversy over its purchase of around 1.2 billion bullets in the last six months alone, the DHS has put out a new solicitation for over 200 million more rounds of ammunition, some of which are designated to be used by snipers.

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Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.

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While Fukushima Poisons And Sets Us All Up For A Slow Death And Not a Damn Thing Is Being Done About It. The Tragedy Of Colorado Is Being Used To Fast Forward An Unconstitutional Agenda. Can Anyone Say Psy-Ops?

Problem is the Fukushma disaster and its ramifications do not serve to further t he unconstitutional agenda of Gun control and Disarming the People. therefore we and our children are left in the dark being poisoned by the very air we breath and the food we eat, even the water that we drink because of Fukushima Radiation and not a word is said.

Why are so many allowing their attention to be misled? Yes the deaths are a tragedy no one is denying that. However , history has a way of repeating itself and if the Agenda of Gun Control is rammed down our throats the Tragedy in Colorado will seem like a walk in the park. Our Sovereignty, Our Way Of Life, Our very existence is on the line and no one wants to see it. Why the Apathy towards a disaster that can clearly affect us all Globally , not just locally? Why is no one more concerned? Are we asleep or just kidding ourselves?

Wake up people and smell the bacon burning because we are way past the cooking phase.

~Desert Rose~

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  • Eugene area radiation
  • March 24, 2011
  • By: Dave Masko
A piece of a building believed to have washed onto Newport's beaches from Japan's recent quake and Tsunami is something both tourists and locals are viewing with concern as more dead sea life and other junk from Japan's crisis continues to wash ashore.
A piece of a building believed to have washed onto Newport’s beaches from Japan’s recent quake and Tsunami is something both tourists and locals are viewing with concern as more dead sea life and other junk from Japan’s crisis continues to wash ashore.
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EUGENE, Ore. — The crisis in Japan has spawed new warnings about radiation effecting drinking water and food Tokyo, while local environmentalists here in the Eugene region think there could be ramifications here along the West coast if Japan’s nuclear reactors are not fully reparied.

Meanwhile, this post-Tsunami period along the nearby central Oregon coast — in Newport and other communities that depend upon “Spring Break” business as a boost after a long winter — “has been very quiet, with no Spring Break crowds in sight,” said one Newport business owner.

Tsunami’s wrath continues along area beaches

The never ending recession and nuclear radiation crisis in Japan is still felt along the central Oregon coast where Spring Break is way down, while tourist seem wary of just how “clean” the beach air and Pacific; meanwhile, post-Tsunami waves – blown in on currents from Japan — bring in all sorts of stuff with news, to include chilling images of people in Tokyo under a water ban due to high radioactive iodine levels that are also causing vegetable contamination and “infection” fears.

The U.S. government has also reacted to Japan’s nuclear reactors leaking radiation, and has ordered new safety checks of all nuclear reactors in the United States, after it was disclosed that 14 American nuclear reactors had “problems.” As Japan’s radioactive crisis continues so do fears along America’s West coast that more ill wind — in the form of new earthquake triggered Tsunami’s or even radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant – will continue to put radioactive particles into the atmosphere. On Thursday morning, Japan’s public television station “NHK” reported “spreading radiation levels worldwide.”

For example, the United Kingdom’s Health Protection Agency says the recent radiation levels that are usually around 2.7 millisieverts (mSv) is now over 8.0mSv in some parts of the West coast of Britain in Cornwall and other regions that receive air current flows from the Japan region. Moreover, high 7, 8 and 9 mSv along the West coast, with a report from British Columbia that radiation is “not normal.”

Moreover, both the BBC and Japanese national television reports out Thursday note how “the tap water alert in Tokyo is anxiety levels soaring over the nation’s food and water supply. Residents in Tokyo are reportedly clearing the supermarket shelves of tap water. Also, milk, spinach and other vegetables from areas near the Fukushima plant were found to have radiation levels higher than regulated standards.”

Radiation drives people from homes, as they also lose water and food

In addition, NHK broadcasts on Thursday morning included news from the Fukushima prefecture – where the nuclear plant began a meltdown after the recent quake in Japan – that the Japanese government has order people to not eat “certain vegetables” because they may be contaminated. Fear of “infection” from the many horrors of radiation sickness is also spreading, reports the NHK.

Meanwhile, there’s a black lash against nuclear reactors when people ask ‘is nuclear energy worth a devastating accident that takes away one’s water and vegetables?’ According to a recent CBS News poll about 50 percent of Americans are against nuclear energy and say they want a cleaner environment and safe energy sources.

Smoldering nuclear reactors and high cost of food and gas hurt locals

Accidents can be devastating, “just look what happened in Japan,” said one Spring Break tourist along Newport’s trendy Nye Beach Wednesday while the lack of whale sightings – due to the gray whales’ northward migration being disrupted by the recent Tsunami – has bummed-out the kids who look forward to this whale watch week along the central Oregon coast.

The whale’s migration is a serious to whale watch fans who come to the central Oregon coast this time each year to enjoy the gray whale pods that sometimes put on a show with a dozen or more huge whales jumping up out of the sea and splash down.

Now, there’s a clear and present danger that whales, other sea life and man may be in real danger as people who once lived in Japan’s Fukushima prefecture area – that was famed for its lush and beautiful surroundings and many organic gardens and ancient nature centers, are now “latterly banned from Paradise, because the earthquake proved that nuclear accidents can happen without any way to prevent it,” said a local mother and teacher during a Spring Break whale watching visit Wednesday.

News from Japan’s NHK public television Thursday noted that the government is warning residents of Tokyo – and millions of visitors, to included many Americans – not to give babies “less than a year old, to drink any tap water.”

The warning has caused massive stockpiling of bottled water throughout Tokyo with stores, vending machines emptied while panic Japanese people wearing soiled face masks and shocked looks in their eyes, scurry home to seal themselves in their homes with duct-tape due to fears that radiation may be reaching their lungs and other vital organs.

Also, NHK TV in Japan reported “regular release of radiation” has been reported over the past 10 days with engineers risking their own lives to cool down the damaged nuclear reactors where spent fuel rods are spewing dangers radioactive radiation and contamination.

NHK also noted there fears of “infection” have entered the hearts and minds of not only Japanese people – that were interviewed on NHK TV – but also here along the Oregon coast that’s seen a dramatic drop in Spring Break tourism due to the recent Tsunami and its continuing after-shocks with news from the Japanese government that they’ve received reports of radiation coming from their reactors being measured along America’s West coast. NHK has broadcast numerous reports about their country’s earthquake having a devastating impact on other country’s that report high health and economic concerns.

Post-Tsunami period an “after-shock” for coastal people

“It doesn’t help that we get radiation from Japan, but gas is now over $4 and the year before last was bad, last year was really bad and so far this year with the Tsunami and all, it’s getting ridiculous to do business,” explained Steven, a seller of antiques and collectables in the trendy Nye Beach area of Newport that faces the Pacific and far off Japan.

On Wednesday, for example, a large slab of concrete measuring nearly 14 feet across and 11 feet high – as it rocked under the pressure of curious seagulls – there were few Spring Break fans who usually cram this popular beach that features a lighthouse and miles of free beaches where the dogs were out again after a nearly two weeks of being kept indoors due to Tsunami and post-quake radiation fears from Japan.

“It’s good to be out again, and breathing the air. The dogs needed it,” said one Newport local on Wednesday.

World Health Organization issue radiation warning signs

According to a BBC report Thursday morning, there’s new World Health Organization and United Nations health advisories that have been sent out in special message and news release with guidance on how to detect “infection” from radiation.

The BBC reports: “Exposure to moderate levels of radiation – above one gray (the standard measure of absorbed radiation) – can result in radiation sickness, which produces a range of symptoms. Nausea and vomiting often begin within hours of exposure, followed by diarrhea, headaches and fever.

“After the first round of symptoms, there may be a brief period with no apparent illness, but this may be followed within weeks by new, more serious symptoms. At higher levels of radiation, all of these symptoms may be immediately apparent, along with widespread – and potentially fatal – damage to internal organs. Exposure to a radiation dose of four gray will typically kill about half of all healthy adults.

For comparison, radiation therapy for cancer typically involves several doses of between one and seven gray at a time – but these doses are highly controlled, and usually specifically targeted at small areas of the body.”

Japan’s nuclear reactor crisis spawned by the Manhattan Project 70 years ago

Here in Eugene at the University of Oregon, there’s been numerous recent lectures on the Japanese nuclear meltdowns, via programs such as the Environmental Law Conference and “Nuke Info Night” that call for a transition from nuclear to solar and other safe energy sources. In addition, April marks the 70th anniversary of the “Manhattan Project” that was partiality developed at universities and nuclear plants in the Pacific Northwest and California in the Spring of 1961.

At the same time, the University of Oregon’s “Japanese Student Organization” has put up a website SendaiEarthquakeRelief.org to coordinate information sharing, nuclear radiation education and fundraising efforts.

Today, the memory of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is no longer repressed, but “transfigured with what’s happening now in Japan,” said one University of Oregon exchange student involved with the school’s Japanese Student Organization.

Moreover, students here are more concerned about what will be happening once Spring Break is over than just having fun while school is out with no cares in the world. “This issue of nuclear bombs and radiation is a shadow hanging over all human endeavor right now. I can’t think of anything more important that our futures under the cloud of radiation that’s now hurting so many people in Japan,” said one student who’s volunteering over Spring Break.

Looking back at the Manhattan Project’s terror and legacy

What’s chilling about the Manhattan Project documents are views from the project’s leader, J. Robert Oppenheimer and the pilot of the aircraft “Enola Gay” that dropped the first atomic bomb on the people of Japan.

Visitors to the Air and Space Museum in Washington can view a special exhibit about the Enola Gay and read words from its pilot Paul Tibbetswho, on Aug. 5, 1945, formally named his B-29 bomber “Enola Gay” after his mother. On Aug. 6, the Enola Gay left its base on Tinian Island in the Marianas with Tibbets at the controls, headed for history over Hiroshima. The atomic bomb, codenamed Little Boy, was dropped over Hiroshima at 8:15 a.m. local time. It produced a vast mushroom-shaped cloud that rose into the stratosphere. This haunting image would soon become the definitive marker of nuclear explosions.

“Radiation sickness would nearly double the initial death tool to well over 100,000 people during the subsequent years, and that was out of a population of 350,000 in Hiroshima at the time. To this day, there are more people dying in Japan from radiation sickness,” states the Smithsonian’s records.

The pilot, Paul Tibbets (who died in 2007 at age 92) who dropped the bomb on Hiroshima, later commented:

“When I level out (after dropping the bomb) the nose is a little bit high and as I look up there the whole sky is lit up in the prettiest blues and pinks I’ve ever seen in my life. It was just great. I tell people I tasted it. ‘Well,’ they say, ‘what do you mean?’ When I was a child, if you had a cavity in your tooth the dentist put some mixture of some cotton or whatever it was and lead into your teeth and pounded them in with a hammer. I learned that if I had a spoon of ice cream and touched one of those teeth I got this electrolysis and I got the taste of lead out of it. And I knew right away what it was.”

Experts explained that “what it was” was the impact of the atomic bomb exploding. With a temperature at its core of around 60 million degrees Celsius — far hotter than the surface of the Sun – the bomb’s after action reported noted that “the initial flash vaporized some of the Japanese people and turned everyone openly exposed to it for around half a mile around into a fused carbon relic.”

As with the Tsunami “shock wave” after the recent massive quake in Japan, so too was a shock wave after the bomb hit Hiroshima, say experts, and “that initial flash killed more than 100,000 more people and flattened nearly as many buildings in the process.”

Even more strange is the reaction to the bomb’s devastation by visitors to the Air and Space Museum today, say media analysts today who view “Americans as too comfortable in their own lives to even consider or imagine what it must have been like to be there in Japan when the bombs dropped, and even today as radiation from next generation atomic bomb technology is killing and forcing people to leave their homes.”

Even more chilling is J. Robert Oppenheimer’s view on what he and his team of scientists created with the Manhattan Project some 70 years ago next month.

“If atomic bombs are to be added as new weapons to the arsenals of a warring world, or to the arsenals of nations preparing for war, then the time will come when mankind will curse the names of the Manhattan Project and of Hiroshima,” said Oppenheimer in his “Letters and Recollections.”

Nukes and nuclear reactor radiation a clear and present danger today

In a world where the United States and Russia still have more than 20,000 nuclear weapons — and Iran, North Korea and terrorists want to get their hands on nukes— what President Obama’s arms control and recent arms reduction treaties with Russia is all important.

“China, the only major nuclear power adding to its arsenal, is estimated to have 100 to 200 warheads. The treaty being negotiated says nothing about the nearly 15,000 warheads, in total, that the United States and Russia keep as backups — the so-called hedge. And it says nothing about America’s 500 short-range nuclear weapons, which are considered secure, or Russia’s 3,000 or more, which are chillingly vulnerable to theft,” stated a recent editorial in Washington after the recent meltdown of nuclear reactors spewing radiation into the atmosphere in Japan.

At the same time, recent congressional testimony from Homeland Security, the FBI, CIA and other agencies that monitor nukes what may be in the hands of terrorists, note that “we can’t ignore dirty bombs as a threat.”

In brief, dirty bombs are a kin to what’s happening now at the leaking nuclear reactors in Japan. A bomb destroys a nuclear reactor and causes a meltdown resulting in radiation being released. Thus, radiation is “dirty” because it can’t be cleaned-up and it goes on killing human life for long periods of time.

“Think of the dangers of radioactivity like glow-in-the-dark paint,” states an exhibit at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in nearby Portland. “Unlike modern luminous paint, which has to be activated by bright light, storing up energy to release later, radium lows constantly from its natural radioactive energy.”

The vast power of the nuclear Genie out of the Bottle

Also, there’s the problem of nuclear fusion that some scientists say is a clear and present danger at vulnerable nuclear reactors today.

For example, experts say that the Manhattan Project atomic bombs that were dropped on Japan at the end of WW II were “the equivalent of around 20,000 tons of TNT, while today’s nuke’s average about one million tons of TNT.”

Meanwhile, radioactive materials have been detected throughout Japan, China, in Europe and even here in Eugene and up and down the West coast, say experts who monitor the nuclear energy industry for radioactivity.

The ongoing nuclear reactor disaster and crisis that’s still going on in Japan is a reminder of Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, say experts who worry about the nuclear “Genie getting out of the Bottle.”

Three Mile Island, for example, caused concern about the concept of the “China Syndrome,” that was also portrayed in the movie of the same name.

During a “China Syndrome,” say scientists, “the overheating reactor eats through the land beneath it and goes on to melt is way into the Earth’s core while releasing massive amounts of radiation into the atmosphere.”

At the same time, a “Nuclear Winter” occurs when global nuclear war or even a series of nuclear reactors impact the climate.

The famed American atmospheric chemist Richard P. Turco coined the term Nuclear Winter in 1983 when explaining to the United Nations that it’s “manifested by significant surface darkening over many weeks, subfreezing land temperatures persisting for up to several months, large perturbations in global circulation patterns, and dramatic changes in local weather and precipitation rates creating a harsh ‘nuclear winter’ in any season.

Not surprisingly, scientists today are fearful of the same sort of nuclear winter in the wake of the recent and ongoing crisis in Japan.

Fukushima & now Nebraska Nuclear update 6/21/11

Uploaded by on Jun 21, 2011

Note, I am going out of town until Sunday June 26th so I will not be reporting until then. I plan to continue reporting when I return.

Rising Missouri River and Radiation detection
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCEweyj_XsE&feature=email

Japanese, West Coast Americans = You Are Most Screwed! (warning shit loads of profanity)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXEoic7BSVI&feature=feedf

Notification of Unusual Event at the Cooper Nuclear power plant june 19 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LimOeDCAL0Q&feature=email

Radiation Readings From East Coast for 2.5 Months!!! ☢☢☢
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNioPiOTfno&feature=uploademail

32 No Fly Zones In USA In 2 Days.wmv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtjMOsSdlqE&feature=uploademail

Nebraska Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station Fire Left Plant’s Spent-Fuel Pool in Danger – Alex Jones Tv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9UC1hBJkZs&feature=email

WARNING!!!! Horrific UNRELEASED Video Footage from Fukushima
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGTsAUvqdFk&feature=uploademail

Two-thirds of hot nuclear fuel remains in Calhoun Reactor Core
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRe8DMlMrbo&feature=uploademail

FUKUSHIMA – Its much worse than you think
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNgHw7F_ifk

Arnie Gundersen – Nebraska Nuclear Plant: Emergency Level 4 & About to Get Worst (worse)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHJ6C35fcwA&feature=uploademail

Japan: Dr Iven Mareels — “Engineers Likely Understood Containment Breached Immediately”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07lcHo1pO1E&feature=feedu

Japan’s deadly game of nuclear roulette
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fl20040523x2.html
thanks to manekinekotattoo for sending that link!

US Radiation Soars 20 Times From Japan Fallout
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Otq3nA2PY4o

Emergency Alert : Nebraska Nuclear Plant: Emergency Level 4 Getting Worst June 14 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPs1BrQmouY

ALERT OMG Fort Calhoun and Cooper Nuclear Power Plants What is Coming Alert!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_kE3kxHdCE&feature=uploademail

Fukushima Live Cam anomaly or at moon?? 14.06.2011-15.06.2011.wmv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh5LIDe1KJM&feature=uploademail

check this out too:
fukushima Live Cam radiate? anomaly! 14.06.2011-15.06.2011.wmv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klMVOr2O5Ro

I WILL NOT TAKE THIS SHIT ANYMORE! NEBRASKA IN DANGER MIRROR AND SHARE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxUTCff0c-E&feature=uploademail

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP7pAPad0G8

Radiation Check Portland Oregon 14 Jun 2011.mp4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAuqfMUzMIw&feature=uploademail

Italians Vote Overwhelmingly To End ALL Use Of Nuclear Power In Italy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLPX8Yb1DVo

Arnie Gundersen – Nebraska Nuclear Plant Emergency Level 4 About to Get Worse – June 14, 2011.flv

Repost as needed !
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sTmzUzruu8

Fort Calhoun near Omaha, Nebraska

“On June 6, 2011, the Fort Calhoun pressurized water nuclear reactor 20 miles north of Omaha, Nebraska entered emergency status due to imminent flooding from the Missouri River. A day later, there was an electrical fire requiring plant evacuation.

Then, on June 8th, NRC event reports confirmed the fire resulted in the loss of cooling for the reactor’s spent fuel pool. The discussion includes specific details of the technical failures at Fort Calhoun, the risks of coolant loss at overcrowded “spent” fuel pools, and the national hazards of nuclear facilities along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, and other water sites during the current period of floods and climate change.”

I may or may not post the other parts to this, as it was exceedingly strenuous on my comp for some reason, I guess because of all the overlays and whatnot I added. Incase I don’t post the rest, here is the link to watch it on youtube:

(full 40 minutes) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHZdub3n0mI

download the audio podcast here:
http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/52367

Arnie Gundersen’s Updates on Fukushima: http://www.fairewinds.com

KETV News’ Piece on the Nuclear Plant: http://www.ketv.com/news/27392766/detail.html

July 15th, 2012
Infowars.com

July 14, 2012

Globalist United Nations moving to undermine and kill off Second Amendment. See more in Alex’s addendum and even more evidence/explanation of the gun ban intent.

Fast & Furious Staged to Pass UN Gun Treaty

United Nations’ Office for Disarmament Affairs
http://www.un.org/disarmament/

United Nations Disarmament Treaties Timeline

GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT: SMALL ARMS – 12 December 1995 United Nations report on small arms (Published 1997)

Secretary-General’s report on small arms (2011) [PDF]

Secretary-General’s report on small arms (2008) [PDF]

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Death by “Gun Control”: The Genocide Chart

Controlling Guns, Controlling People: A new history shows how gun control goes hand in hand with fear of black people—and The People.

Obama Administration Participates in Finalizing UN Gun Grabbing Treaty

Soros Promotes UN Control Over Gun Ownership

Obama Seeks US Congressional Ratification of UN Global Gun Control Treaty

UN Arms Treaty Would Impact Second Amendment Rights

U.N. Agreement Should Have All Gun Owners Up In Arms

UN arms treaty could put U.S. gun owners in foreign sights, say critics

U.N. Arms Trade Treaty Negotiations Underway

France, UK, Germany and Sweden call for binding UN arms trade treaty

NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre Stands Up for American Gun Owners at United Nations

UN Dispatch: No, the Arms Trade Treaty STILL is Not a “UN Gun Grab”

The U.N. Arms Trade Treaty: Are Our 2nd Amendment Rights Part Of The Deal?

Global gun control? Critics warn U.N. treaty would undermine U.S. gun rights

Mexican President Wants to Disarm Americans

Fast and Furious Scandal Gives Rise to Gun Regulation Debate

“If the American people learn that the motivations for all of this was to make a case to deprive them of their Second Amendment rights or to make a case to further the (Justice) department’s ability to further regulate gun rights within the United States, that would make them very angry,” said Rep. Trent Franks.

“We have an administration that has said ‘don’t let a good crisis go to waste’ and you wonder if this was actually a manufactured crisis,” Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) said on Fox News back in the summer.

Bill Clinton speech at the 1995 United Nations 50th anniversary

Fast and Furious, Beyond Gun Control

House Dems focus on gun control in Fast and Furious hearing

Earth Watch Report  –  Extreme Weather

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Dry spell projected for southwest US

by Staff Writers
Paris (AFP)

Southwestern areas of the United States, reeling from its worst drought in 50 years, may have 10 percent less surface water within a decade due to global warming, a study said Sunday.

While rainfall is forecast to increase over northern California in winter and the Colorado River feeding area, warmer temperatures will outstrip these gains by speeding up evaporation, leaving the soil and rivers drier, a research paper said.

Texas will likely be dealt a double blow with declining rainfall and an increase in evaporation, said the paper based on weather simulations and published in Nature Climate Change.

Overall for the area, “annual mean runoff in 2021-2040 is projected to be 10 percent less than in the second half of the 20th century,” co-author Richard Seager of Columbia University told AFP.

This “is a very significant decline given the stress on Colorado River-based water resources” for agriculture and household use, he added.

Runoff is rainfall not absorbed by the soil, running overland or in rivers.

According to the paper, California obtains most of its water from snow on the Sierra Nevada mountain range, while the Colorado River is fed from tributaries created by melting winter snowfall and summer rainfall.

The river provides water to seven US states and Mexico.

Texas, for its part, uses water from rivers and groundwater within its own borders, said the paper.

Average annual runoff for the region overall should drop by about 10 percent, and about 25 percent in spring for the Colorado tributary headwaters.

“Drying intensifies as the century advances,” added the paper.

“These projected declines in surface-water availability for the coming two decades are probably of sufficient amplitude to place additional stress on regional water resources.”

Drought Conditions Threaten Mississippi River Transport

By Shar Adams
Epoch Times Staff

A buoy used to help guide barges rests on the bank after the water level dropped on the Mississippi River near Wyatt, Mo., this year. Some barge operators have lightened their loads or stopped running altogether because of low water levels. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

A buoy used to help guide barges rests on the bank after the water level dropped on the Mississippi River near Wyatt, Mo., this year. Some barge operators have lightened their loads or stopped running altogether because of low water levels. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Persistent drought conditions in the upper Midwest are threatening the nation’s waterways, with the mighty Mississippi River so low that barge traffic has been affected and may be forced to halt.

Over 90 barges have been either stranded or grounded due to low water in recent weeks, according to the Waterways Council Inc. (WCI), a public policy organization representing shippers and ports.

Low water levels are also likely to increase due to continuing dry conditions, compounded by the actions of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who have orders to reduce water flow from the Missouri River into the Mississippi.

“This could be a major, major impact at crisis level,” said Debra Colbert, senior vice president of WCI, according to Associated Press. “It is an economic crisis that is going to ripple across the nation at a time when we’re trying to focus on recovery.”

The main river in America’s largest river system, the Mississippi cuts through, or borders, 10 states, incorporating both the Missouri and the Ohio rivers as it travels from Minnesota in the north to the Gulf of Mexico in the south.

The Mississippi’s rich silt plains form one of America’s richest agricultural regions, spawning a comprehensive inland river transport system replete with ports, shipping lanes, locks, and levees.

According to Veronica Nigh, an economist with the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), the impact on freight is critical. Around 60 percent of U.S. corn and 45 percent of soybeans travel down the Mississippi for export. Coal, fertilizer, gas, and oil go up the river on the return journey.

“We’re experiencing water levels that have really been unprecedented for the last 50 or 60 years,” Nigh said on the AFBF website. “We’re getting close to the record low for the Mississippi that was set in 1940.”

It is an economic crisis that is going to ripple across the nation at a time when we’re trying to focus on recovery.

—Debra Colbert, senior vice president of Waterways Council Inc.

“With these low water levels, barges are only being loaded to 70 to 75 percent of their normal capacity,” she said.

According to Nigh, transportation by barge is cheaper and more efficient, one barge moving as much tonnage as 70 trucks.

It “saves consumers money, because they pay less for their products. It helps farmers. It helps businesses stay competitive in an export market,” she said.

Missouri Inflow Reduced

The National Weather Service has predicted “drier than average conditions” over winter for upper Midwest states. This will particularly impact the critical 180-mile stretch of river between the mouth of the Missouri River just north of St. Louis and the mouth of the Ohio River, an area that will be impacted by Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) plans.

The USACE, which manages the waterways, will reduce the amount of water released into the Mississippi from Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri River in South Dakota. The Missouri River provides around 60 percent of the water into the Mississippi but it is also impacted by the drought, and the Army corps says it is obliged, under orders from Congress, to ensure the smaller river remains at a certain level.

Maj. Gen. John W. Peabody, commander of the Mississippi Valley Division of the USACE, said the corps has been dredging continuously since July in an attempt to keep waterways clear, and has also been storing water where it can. Water stored in an area north of Iowa will be released, and the impact noticeable in about 3 weeks, he told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

“We have to start thinking that we may not be able to have the water we are accustomed to for an extended period of time,” Peabody said. “That means we are going to have to husband our resources for when the situation gets truly dire. And in my personal estimate, we are not there yet.”

Last year the Mississippi River region was in crisis because of floods, water levels lapping at the top of flood walls. A year later the area is enduring an exceptional drought. According to a report by the Mississippi River Commission, river water levels have plunged to “near historic levels”, dropping over 50 feet in some areas over the course of the year.

“Such wide variations in stages over successive years have never before been witnessed,” the report states.

Dr. Jeff Masters, meteorologist with the Weather Underground, says the drought impacting the United States this year is the worst since 1954. While damage costs from the impact of Hurricane Sandy are likely to be high around $50 billion, Masters says the cost of the 2012 drought will be higher, with estimates ranging between $75 and $150 billion.

More than 2.5 million acres of pinyon pine and juniper trees in the American Southwest during the past 15 years,  killed by drought and mountain pine beetles

Dying trees in Southwest set stage for erosion, water loss in Colorado River

by Staff Writers
Corvallis OR (SPX)


Pinyon pine forests near Los Alamos, N.M., had already begun to turn brown from drought stress in the image at left, in 2002, and another photo taken in 2004 from the same vantage point, at right, show them largely grey and dead. (Photo by Craig Allen, U.S. Geological Survey).

New research concludes that a one-two punch of drought and mountain pine beetle attacks are the primary forces that have killed more than 2.5 million acres of pinyon pine and juniper trees in the American Southwest during the past 15 years, setting the stage for further ecological disruption. The widespread dieback of these tree species is a special concern, scientists say, because they are some of the last trees that can hold together a fragile ecosystem, nourish other plant and animal species, and prevent serious soil erosion.

The major form of soil erosion in this region is wind erosion. Dust blowing from eroded hills can cover snowpacks, cause them to absorb heat from the sun and melt more quickly, and further reduce critically-short water supplies in the Colorado River basin.

The findings were published in the journal Ecohydrology by scientists from the College of Forestry at Oregon State University and the Conservation Biology Institute in Oregon. NASA supported the work.

“Pinyon pine and juniper are naturally drought-resistant, so when these tree species die from lack of water, it means something pretty serious is happening,” said Wendy Peterman, an OSU doctoral student and soil scientist with the Conservation Biology Institute. “They are the last bastion, the last trees standing and in some cases the only thing still holding soils in place.”

“These areas could ultimately turn from forests to grasslands, and in the meantime people are getting pretty desperate about these soil erosion issues,” she said. “And anything that further reduces flows in the Colorado River is also a significant concern.”

It’s not certain whether or not the recent tree die-offs are related to global warming, Peterman said. However, the 2007 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change projected that while most of the United States was getting warmer and wetter, the Southwest will get warmer and drier.

Major droughts have in fact occurred there, and the loss of pinyon pine and juniper trees would be consistent with the climate change projections, Peterman said.

Pinyon pine and juniper are the dominant trees species in much of the Southwest, routinely able to withstand a year or two of drought, and able to grow in many mountainous areas at moderate elevation. The trees are common in Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona, and may have expanded their range in the past century during conditions that were somewhat wetter than normal.

In some places up to 90 percent of these trees have now died, many of them during a major drought in 2003 and 2004. The new research concluded that most of the mortality occurred in shallow soils having less than four inches of available water in about the top five feet of the soil column.

Most of the tree mortality, the scientists said, was caused by trees being sufficiently weakened by drought that opportunistic bark beetle epidemics were able to kill the pinyon pine, and the vascular system of the juniper ceased to function.

Traditionally, pinyon pine and juniper were not considered trees of significant value. They were occasionally used for firewood, but otherwise small and not particularly impressive.

They perform key ecosystem functions, however, not the least of which is stabilizing soils and preventing erosion. They also provide some food in the form of pine nuts and juniper berries, and store carbon in their biomass, and in the soils beneath their canopies.

 Obama Closing Air Defense System on U.S./Mexico Border: Texas & America Vulnerable to Attack from Low Altitude Missiles and Aircraft

Call your Congressmen and Senators immediately and demand that the recent budget cuts do not affect the security of America’s borders. The Federal Government wastes billions of dollars on things they should not even be involved in, but securing our country’s borders is one of the jobs that the federal government is actually supposed to do!

Obama has always pushed massive cuts in the military as part of any budget cuts he will accept in fiscal deals. Obama seems to be getting what he wants, and it will leave America’s borders vulnerable to attacks and other infiltrations.

Air Force’s Air Defense Radar Systems along U.S./Mexico Border will SHUTDOWN on March 15th, 2013

On January 17th, 2013, Exelis Systems Corporation sent out an email (see email below) to all of its employees informing them that on March 15th, 2013 all TARS Air Defense Mission Operations will permanently cease. These TARS Air Defense sites were under the control of the United States Air Force. On January 15th, 2013, the Air Force informed Exelis (the defense contractor running the TARS sites) that the TARS sites will be shut down. Exelis tried to then negotiate with the Department of Homeland Security to see if they would take over the vital project, but it seems as though those negotiations have failed. What does this mean?

This means the southern border of the United States of America will be more vulnerable to attack from low flying aircrafts, low altitude missiles, and other infiltrations such as smuggling.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, one Exelis employee had this to say about the announced closure of the TARS sites:

Read Full Article Here

TheRealNews

 

Published on Dec 26, 2012

Joel Kuperfman: Increased funding and accountability needed for government’s response to Superstorm Sandy

 

….Joel Kuperfman: As the environmental justice committee head of the National Lawyers Guild, I am really concerned about people being exposed to the mold, to Ecoli that’s in the water, and its just bad bad working conditions. I spoke to many people today and in the last few weeks and there’s concern over workers not getting the right protection. If you are a worker, you are entitled to the right protection equipment, including the right masks that are necessary to stop a lot of toxins in the air including silica, and a lot of these buildings have asbestos, lead that’s coming up, and just an excessive amount of dust that’s out there. Also FEMA has not met its task of taking care of the people that need the protection the most. Many residents, in NYCHA housing are asking for money, small amounts of money to replace their clothing, and their furniture that got wet in order to reduce the source of that mold and now they are basically trapped in their places. They can’t leave, they have no other place to go, and they are stuck breathing the mold toxins that are coming up. Just for small amounts of money we could end that problem, right away but FEMA has.. in the beginning they were promising to do outreach but as I understand it, people in Washington in FEMA are blocking that outreach, and are taking a one-sided approach and are not listening to the community, nor are they listening to other federal agencies and people on the ground, and city agencies that are saying you have to help these people and they are turning a deaf ear….

 

Read Full Transcript Here

FEMA battles online misinformation with ‘rumor control’

By John Ribeiro, IDG News Service
The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency has set up a “rumor control” section on its website to counter misinformation on social networks that has affected relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy.

“Fema.gov/sandy now has a RUMOR CONTROL section for misinformation,” FEMA said in a Twitter message on Saturday.

The move by FEMA reflects the continuing spread of rumors on social networks in the wake of the hurricane.

“There is a lot of misinformation circulating on social networks. Check here for an on-going list of rumors and their true or false status,” the agency said on its website, which on Saturday warned people for example about recent blog posts and social media traffic that claimed that FEMA is out of bottled water.

Hurricane Sandy floodingFlickr: NCDOT Communications

“This is FALSE. We are providing water to our state partners for distribution,” FEMA said. It also informed people that calls and posts from citizens related to the failure of the Old Bridge Township water system in Old Bridge, New Jersey were false.

As Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast of the U.S., a number of users turned to social networks such as Twitter to alert other people, and also to report on developments. Local and state government officials also recommended a number of accounts and hashtags that users could follow to stay informed of emergency measures, Twitter said in a blog post ahead of the hurricane landing on the east coast.

But some users also spread rumors.

A user who used the Twitter handle @ComfortablySmug said in a message that he apologized to the people of New York for “irresponsible and inaccurate tweets.” The user who was identified in some reports as Shashank Tripathi, a campaign manager for Christopher Wight’s New York City congressional campaign, said he had resigned from the campaign.

Over the weekend, FEMA continued to use social media including Twitter to get messages across to people about availability of food and transport at various locations, including from organizations like the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army. Other organizations working on the relief have also been using social media extensively in the crisis. “If you see any Red Cross trucks in your neighborhood, please tweet out locations and pic so others will know,” The Red Cross in Greater New York for example said in a message on Sunday on Facebook.

John Ribeiro covers outsourcing and general technology breaking news from India for The IDG News Service. Follow John on Twitter at @Johnribeiro. John’s e-mail address is john_ribeiro@idg.com

Disaster Preparation and Survival

Liberal media, White House owes preppers and survivalists a massive apology in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy

 

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com

preppers

(NaturalNews) In the wake of superstorm Sandy, preppers are the new prophets. Those who failed to prepare are the new homeless.

For as long as we can all remember, preppers and survivalists have been derided by the mainstream media, labeled “kooks” and “wing nuts” for stockpiling food, water, ammunition, medical supplies and emergency gear. Only paranoid conspiracy theorists engage in evil preparedness activities, we were told by the sellout mainstream media, and they’ve convinced many that preppers may even be terrorists.

The very word “stockpiling” has been used in a derogatory manner, as if it’s somehow bad for private citizens to stockpile food, medicine and emergency supplies that might save lives in a crisis. Never mind that the government stockpiles all these things for its own survival; citizens are routinely taught that stockpiling is bad!

Suddenly all that has changed. In the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, preppers are the ones who aren’t starving, freezing or begging the government to come save them with emergency supplies. Those who failed to prepare are now subjected to the chaotic, incompetent actions of the federal government which is, predictably, operating in a never-ending state of logistical failure.

An one example, in response to the ongoing scarcity of gasoline, New York announced that the Defense Department would be opening up free gas stations near areas hardest-hit, but that residents should stay away and let first responders fuel up ahead of them.

This, of course, set off a wave of confusion. It was then announced that those “civilians” (a derogatory term against citizens, used only in a police state) who were already in line could stay in line, but no “civilians” could join the line. Many people waited up to six hours for gasoline. Tempers flared, fist fights were commonplace, and state troopers had to be sent to gas stations to keep the peace.

Preppers, of course, already stored away spare fuel at home and therefore didn’t need to wait in line and subject themselves to the chaos and desperation.

FEMA runs out of water

This one was easy to see coming: FEMA has run out of water to distribute to Sandy victims and is now desperately trying to find a private contractor that will deliver millions of bottles of water to the region.

That this could happen in the aftermath of a storm that everybody saw coming at least a week ahead of time is nothing short of bewildering. How could FEMA, whose only job is to plan for crisis, not have stockpiled some supplies in advance of the storm?

The answer is that FEMA is just flat-out incompetent. As described in an article by Michael Patrick Leahy:

…the agency appears to have been completely unprepared to distribute bottled water to Hurricane Sandy victims when the storm hit this Monday. In contrast to its stated policy, FEMA failed to have any meaningful supplies of bottled water — or any other supplies, for that matter — stored in nearby facilities as it had proclaimed it would on its website. This was the case despite several days advance warning of the impending storm.

Once again, preppers who had stockpiled water in advance of all this were sitting pretty, living on stored water supplies. Those who invested in water filters were even able to use water that would not have been drinkable otherwise.

No electricity = no heat for cooking

Even today, the power grid is down in many areas, and for all those residents using electric stoves and toasters, that means no ability cook anything… not even to boil water!

Most people simply have no backup plan for when the power grid goes down. So they become yet another victim who needs to be rescued by a government that has a terrible track record on rescues.

Preppers, on the other hand, own non-electric cookstoves such as this Zoom Dura cookstove which can burn paper, wood, small branches and almost anything flammable. It boils water, cooks meals, and kills bacteria. No batteries required.

In the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, people who own emergency campstoves or cookstoves have been able to cook meals if they also stored some food. Something as simple as a few cans of chili can be priceless in the middle of a grid down scenario. Or some quinoa, oatmeal, rice or whatever.

I know for a fact that we shipped a large number of 40-day organic survival food pails to the Northeast in the days before the storm hit. Those people have no doubt been sitting pretty with plenty of food to eat, compared to their neighbors who didn’t prepare and are therefore starving or dumpster diving for food scraps.

Arming up with bows, machetes, firearms and baseball bats

Looting has been widespread in some areas, thanks mostly to the fact that police are spread too thin and can’t cover all the territory. At first, the looting targeted commercial buildings, where looters made off with TV projectors, flat panel displays and valuable electronics, but it soon shifted to the looting of private homes by criminals dressed as Con Edison workers.

Citizens quickly realized they would need to fend for themselves. As the NY Daily News reports:

Ever since Sandy strafed the Queens peninsula and tore up the boardwalk, it’s become an often lawless place where cops are even scarcer than electrical power and food. Locals say they are arming themselves with guns, baseball bats, booby traps — even a bow and arrow — to defend against looters.

“We booby-trapped our door and keep a baseball bat beside our bed,” said Danielle Harris, 34, rummaging through donated supplies as children rode scooters along half-block chunk of the boardwalk that had marooned into the middle of Beach 91st St.

“We heard gunshots for three nights in a row,” said Harris, who believed they came from the nearby housing projects.

Preppers, of course, already have firearms and ammo. In fact, many preppers today are investing in firearms proficiency training in order to gain combat skills. I know several firearms instructors, and they tell me their classes are jam packed, with waiting lists increasingly common.

A typical prepper owns not only a handgun, but also a combat rifle (typically an AR or AK) and a shotgun for close quarters defense. In addition, preppers stockpile at least 1,000 rounds of ammo for each. It’s not uncommon to talk to preppers who have stored 10,000 rounds of ammo for each firearm they own.

These firearms, far from causing violence, are used in the defense of life and property in communities struck by disaster. People who legally own firearms are law-abiding citizens who typically work with local law enforcement to restore peace and security to local communities and help stop criminals and looters.

That states like New York restrict private citizens from owning firearms is, in a very real sense, denying them the ability to protect themselves during a crisis when the police can’t protect them, either. Using machetes and bows is no match for a Glock 17 or an AR-15. While anti-gun people like Bloomberg or Obama like to say that guns “have no place on the streets of America,” they are wrong. Firearms in the hands of law-abiding citizens are an essential part of restoring peace and order following any crisis. In a disaster scenario, more guns in the hands of responsible citizens really does equal less crime.

It’s just common sense: When the cops are nowhere to be found, and the National Guard isn’t helping out, and FEMA’s lack of preparedness has made the local population desperate for supplies, a privately-owned firearm is the only remaining defense against criminal-minded looters and violent opportunities who try to prey on the weak. That’s why I even published a tactical home defense guide designed to stop looters and criminals from targeting innocent victims of superstorm Sandy.

The media owes preppers a massive apology

One of the realizations emerging from all this is that the media’s portrayal of preppers has been not just malicious and highly inaccurate. Preppers are not the “kooks” you see on TV shows (which the media admits are laced with pay-for-placement messages provided by the White House); they are intelligent, forward-thinking members of society who are truly a national treasure capable of saving lives in any disaster.

Preppers pick up where the police and the government drop the ball. Preppers provide food, water, emergency medicine and even local neighborhood security. They do it without being paid and without even being thanked for their contributions to society.

In the wake of superstorm Sandy, the national media — and especially the liberal media which expresses intense hatred for preppers — owes preppers a massive apology. Preppers create stability, safety and security in any crisis, and they deserve to be portrayed as the upstanding members of society they truly are.

The White House owes preppers a huge apology as well. Preppers and survivalists have, in the last few years, been characterized as “terrorists” by the Obama administration. The message is that anyone with a gun, some ammo and a stockpile of food is somehow “dangerous” or a threat to society. In reality, that person is the guy sharing food with neighbors and helping protect the neighborhood from violent criminal looters.

Famously, a prepper was recently put on a “no-fly list” and stranded in Hawaii because he was classified by the government as a “prepper.” So hold on: Stockpiling emergency supplies makes you synonymous with a terrorist now?

Preppers are actually on the target list of the U.S. government. As an active duty National Guard member named “Soldier X” has recently revealed, the Guard is being trained to “treat preppers as terrorists.”

According to Soldier X, the government is compiling lists of preppers and intends to confiscate their guns and treat them as enemy combatants in any crisis situation. So the very group the government should be thanking for providing local community stability and order is the group being targeted for arrest, detainment and possibly being sent to Obama’s secret military prisons under the provisions of the NDAA.

The federal government WANTS chaos and panic, get it?

The reality of all this is that the federal government is trying to eliminate preppers and survivalists precisely as a way to create more panic, fear and chaos. Why? Because it is from that scenario that the government can justify yet more funding for itself, more police state crackdowns and more dependency among the citizen slaves.

Remember: Every government wants to become like North Korea, where it dominates everything in society, controls all the resources and commands citizens as if they were slaves. The U.S. government is no different: Like every government, it thirsts for unlimited power.

Preppers and survivalists interfere with the growth of government power because they demonstrate the far greater power of individual preparedness. When preppers take care of themselves and don’t need to be rescued by the government, they send a “dangerous” message to the rest of society: Emergency preparedness is YOUR responsibility, not the government’s.

The White House doesn’t like people sending that message. Neither does the liberal media which persistently pushes citizen victimization and government dependence. The very idea of thinking for yourself, taking care of yourself and being self-reliant is alien to the liberal media. And that’s one reason why the liberal media is ultimately so dangerous: Many people who followed the advice of, say, the New York Times, are now DEAD in Jersey.

The bottom line: Preppers are the future of human civilization; deniers are dead

Hurricane Sandy was a walk in the park compared to what we’ll see in a national grid-down scenario. As I’ve explained many times here on Natural News, a single solar flare (or a high-altitude EMP burst weapon) could knock out most of the national power grid.

That would thrust virtually the entire nation into the scenario we’ve recently watched unfold on Staten Island and certain parts of NY. Imagine fuel scarcity, starvation, water scarcity and looting unleashed on a national scale. That’s what we will sooner or later face in America (and everywhere else, too).

When that scenario unfolds, it’s a simple matter of fact that we’re going to see the mass death of liberal media worshippers and Big Government worshippers who refused to prepare. The survivors will, by and large, be the preppers who planned ahead.

It’s Darwinism at work, backfiring on people who call themselves “Darwinists” (who almost universally do not believe in preparedness). It’s natural selection doing its thing. People who cannot adapt to survive do not tend to reproduce, while those who can adapt and survive are the ones left remaining to repopulate the planet.

In fact, the domination of the planet by the “prepping gene” is one of the most scientific ideas of our time. That’s because crisis strikes our planet on a regular basis: Solar flares, asteroids, the spread of infectious disease and even the threat of widespread nuclear war or nuclear facility failures.

Each “wave” of crisis weeds out the ignorant unprepared masses through mass death. While those people may be in a majority right now, they and their lineage have no real future.

Interestingly, modern humanity hasn’t faced a real crisis yet. By “modern,” I mean the version of civilization that has bet everything on complex electronics, food supply logistics and the continued restocking of the artificial living zones known as “cities.” This modern civilization has only existed for about seventy-five years — a blink of an eye in terms of the big picture. So it hasn’t been tested yet with a true global survival scenario. We are one solar flare away from being thrust back to the early 1900’s.

Another mass extinction event is inevitable

Sixty-five million years ago, a single rock from space wiped out the dinosaurs. It was the most violent mass-extinction event planet Earth had ever experienced. So far, there have been five mass extinction events in the known history of our planet.

Human beings are likely going to be the sixth, through the careless proliferation of nuclear power plants, the toying with GMOs and the genetic pollution of the planet, or even through the accidental release of a military bioweapon with a 98% fatality rate.

The next mass extinction event will quickly eliminate from the planet all organisms poorly adapted to survive, which includes most New York Times subscribers. It will leave behind only those humans, plants and animals with remarkable survival adaptation skills.

The most likely survivors, it turns out, are going to be well-stocked preppers who have practiced the skills of self-reliance and sustainable living.

Survival resources

If you’re serious about survival, here are some resources I recommend:

James Wesley Rawles’ Survival Blog:
www.SurvivalBlog.com

I also recommend books by Rawles on Amazon.com.

Joe Nobody:
www.HoldingYourGround.com
Author page on Amazon.com

Lehman’s Non-Electric Store:
www.Lehmans.com

Article: How to “Bug In” for survival.

Health Ranger course on self defense and preparedness.

Politics, Legislation and Economy News

Michael Brown, ex-FEMA head, has advice, criticism for Obama about Hurricane Sandy

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Michael Brown.

Colorado is not facing any danger from Hurricane Sandy, but the effects of the storm can still be felt here, with the Obama and Romney camps canceling scheduled rallies. Today, we decided to check in with a local expert on natural disasters who also has a perspective on potential political ramifications of Sandy: Michael Brown, former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, who’s now a local radio host. He feels Obama may have jumped the gun with his first announcement about the storm, which is expected to hit the East Coast tonight.

Brown, who faced a great deal of backlash for the Bush administration’s handling of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, eventually stepped down and returned to Colorado, where he now partners with David Sirota during KHOW’s afternoon-drive program.

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White House photo / Pete Souza
Obama receiving update at FEMA headquarters.

According to Brown, who famously dubbed “Brownie” by President Bush, it’s unlikely that Hurricane Sandy will dramatically impact the presidential race and news coverage in the final week of the election. However, he has some words of advice for the president and his reelection team.

Holding a press conference at FEMA yesterday might have been a bit premature, given that the most serious impacts of the storm are not expected until later today, he feels.

“Here’s my concern,” Brown says. “People in the northeast are already beginning to blow it off…. [New York City Mayor Michael] Bloomberg has shut down the subway…[launched] evacuations…. I don’t object…they should be doing all of that. But in the meantime, various news commentators…[and others] in New York are shrugging their shoulders, saying, ‘What’s this all about?’ It’s premature [when] the brunt of the storm won’t happen until later this afternoon.”

Brown says he understands why the president might have chosen to have a news conference earlier rather than later.

“My guess is, he wants to get ahead of it — he doesn’t want anybody to accuse him of not being on top of it or not paying attention or playing politics in the middle of it,” he says. “He probably figured Sunday was a good day to do a press conference.”

For a FEMA director, Brown says, timing is always an important question: When is it most effective for the president to make an announcement?

“He probably could’ve had a little more impact doing it today,” says Brown. (The president did hold another press conference today as well: He told reporters that he is not worried about the storm’s impact on the election).

Brown expects that in the coming days, there will also be comparisons between Obama’s quick response to Hurricane Sandy and his slower response to the attacks in Benghazi, which has become a challenging campaign issue for the president.

“One thing he’s gonna be asked is, why did he jump on this so quickly and go back to D.C. so quickly when in…Benghazi, he went to Las Vegas?” Brown says. “Why was this so quick?… At some point, somebody’s going to ask that question…. This is like the inverse of Benghazi.”

Michael Brown, ex-FEMA head, has advice, criticism for Obama about Hurricane Sandy

By Sam Levin Mon., Oct. 29 2012 at 2:56 PM

In general, Brown feels, it’s a challenge for both campaigns to respond to an issue like Hurricane Sandy, when it’s still unknown what kind of impact it will have once it really hits.

“The problem is — everybody, both campaigns, the public, the media, even the first responders, are in this awkward time period,” he says. “It’s either gonna be the worst thing…or not be nearly as bad as expected or fizzle out.

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Courtesy of KHOW
Michael Brown interviewing Governor John Hickenlooper

“It’s the most awkward time…. You don’t want to send the wrong message politically…on how seriously you should take it…. The message should be, you need to take it seriously.”

And as someone who has experience in natural disasters, does Brown have any general advice for the president?

“My advice to him is that he needs to call the cabinet and tell the cabinet members that if [current FEMA head] Craig Fugate calls and asks for something, the expectation is he is going to get whatever he needs,” Brown replies. “The cabinet will fully cooperate and give him whatever he wants.”

And when it is appropriate for either side to resume campaign activities and travels?

“It’s really a tough question,” he concedes. “It depends on if there’s really minimal-to-no loss of life, if there’s minimal property damage. If it just boils down to subways and airports being shut down, if it’s a huge inconvenience, then I say go ahead…. But if it turns into a situation with a major blackout in the northeast…infrastructure problems, bridges and railroads out, then he needs to weigh that…. It might be 24 hours, 36 hours, might be three days.”

The president was scheduled to have a rally in Colorado Springs tomorrow, but that has since been canceled. At this writing, however, he has a scheduled rally in Boulder on Thursday.

Paul Ryan was also supposed to attend rallies throughout Colorado tomorrow, but at this time, all those events have been canceled as well.

“Right now,” Brown maintains, “both campaigns need to let the first responders and governors do what they need to do. Basically say, ‘If we can help in any way, let us know.'”

Since Hurricane Sandy has dominated headlines in recent days, 2011 comments from Romney saying that FEMA should be shut down and power should be given to the states have resurfaced. His campaign has clarified that Romney believes states should have more authority, but he does not think FEMA should be abolished.

Brown agrees. “It’s more of a statement of fact…. This has always been my theory. The stronger you make the federal government, the weaker you make local governments…. State and local responders need to be as robust as they possibly can…. What FEMA should be doing right now is coordinating, [telling governors and mayors], ‘What do you need? How can we help?'”

He adds, “Everything that really needs to be done is a state and local issue…. The feds are more about helping financially.”

Even though early voting has already begun in Colorado, could the canceled rallies have any sort of impact on either campaign in this key battleground state?

“The rallies drive…media, and that helps keep enthusiasm up to the extent that rallies can,” he says. “So if the enthusiasm is at a level five, a rally might take it up to a level six… They just need to make sure their ground games continue.”

Offering his take on the state of the race in Colorado, he adds, “I think the enthusiasm level is great in Colorado for Romney, and at the end of the day, that’ll carry Romney over the top.”

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Follow Sam Levin on Twitter at @SamTLevin. E-mail the author at Sam.Levin@Westword.com.

Michael Brown is seen in a 2006 photo. (©AP Photo/Dennis Cook)

Michael Brown, aka “Brownie,” the former FEMA director who did a “heckuva” job seven years ago during Hurricane Katrina, thinks President Obama was premature to react to a looming Hurricane Sandy with a press conference on Sunday, a full day before the storm made landfall. Brown says that could’ve caused some residents to get complacent and “blow off” warnings. “[The president] wants to get ahead of it,” Brown speculated. Good guess! Brown then linked Obama’s Sandy response with that surrounding the attacks in Benghazi, and wondered why the response this time was so quick. “At some point, somebody’s going to ask that question,” he said. And it looks like a guy with a poor grasp of two different situations was the first to ask it. [Source]

Politics, Legislation and Economy News

Government :  Security – Disaster Management

English: Seal of the United States Department ...              Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA Ordered to Prepare For ‘Mass Fatality Planning’ in Bill Introduced Into Congress

October 6, 2012 by legitgov

Remember Homeland Security’s recent big ammo shopping spree? Well. FEMA Ordered to Prepare For ‘Mass Fatality Planning’ in Bill Introduced Into Congress 06 Oct 2012 H.R. 6566: To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide guidance and coordination for mass fatality planning, and for other purposes. This Act may be cited as the “Mass Fatality Planning and Religious Considerations Act“. Section 504 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 314) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: “(c) PREPAREDNESS FOR MASS FATALITIES. In carrying out this section, the Administrator shall provide guidance to and coordinate with appropriate individuals, including representatives from different communities, private sector businesses, non-profit organizations, and religious organizations, to prepare for and respond to a natural disaster, act of terrorism, or other man-made disaster [nuclear melt-downs, CIA false flags, and pharma-terrorists’ pandemics] that results in mass fatalities”. Accordig to GovTrack.us, ‘This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on September 28, 2012, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.’ [Why are WE always the guinea pigs for the US government’s chemtrail spraying, biological weapons testing, false flags, pandemics, and scopolamine-fuelled shooting sprees? Why not bank on and plan for your OWN demise — for once — instead of OURS? –LRP]

 

 

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Homeland Security finishing acquisition of millions of rounds of high-powered ammo

Published: 13 August, 2012, 20:17

 

Reuters / Jason Reed

Reuters / Jason Reed

The Department of Homeland Security is rushing to finish the acquisition of 750 million rounds of high-power ammunition that has already raised many eyebrows. In one week, the DHS should start expecting an arsenal that will make some armies jealous.

The DHS has updated a solicitation originally posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website earlier this year, now answering questions from prospective contractors about an inquiry the agency published back in April. All responses to the DHS’ request for hundreds of millions of rounds of high-power ammunition must still be sent in by August 20, but now the federal agency designated to thwart terrorism on the home front has answered some questions about what exactly they are looking for in terms of being able to blow stuff up.

In April, the DHS first published a solicitation “for commercial leaded training ammunition (CLTA) of various calibers for law enforcement officer firearms training courses” to be used at facilities in the states of Georgia, New Mexico, Maryland and South Carolina, as well as other unnamed DHS offices across the country. At the time the DHS demanded hundreds of thousands of test rounds for an array of ammunition types, including 209,000 rounds of #00 buckshot 8-pellet bullets for 12 gauge guns and more than 2 million shots for a .357 Sig Caliber. With their solicitation set to expire in less than a week, though, the DHS has taken it upon themselves to answer questions from contractors interested in their very pricey proposal.

In the latest amendment, published online over the weekend, the DHS answers such pressing questions as, say, “Would a 223 Rem 64Grain soft point round be acceptable?” in response to their initial request for 1.1 million rounds of .223 Rem Caliber 62.64 Grain JHP. (And, if you’re wondering, the official DHS-authored answer is, “Yes, that would be acceptable.”)

The DHS does not, however, answer why exactly they want to give its federal agents tasked with counterterrorism around 750 million rounds of ammo. On paper the proposal says their request is to fulfill training exercise requirements, but why is the DHS equipping their officers with the know-how to shoot a basketball-size hole in a human body?

And for those not keeping score, already this year the DHS has asked for upwards of 150 sets of full-body armor specifically to prepare law enforcement for any protests at the 2012 Democratic and Republican National Conventions, the 2013 Presidential Inauguration and other events of national significance. Oh, and DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano has admitted that she wants the agency to accumulate more surveillance drones to conduct domestic surveillance for the sake of “public safety.”

But don’t worry: millions of rounds of high-powered ammo, stealth surveillance craft and an army of heavily armored federal agents is all for your own security.

According to the 2001 Executive Order that established the DHS signed by then-President George W Bush, the agency “will coordinate the executive branch’s efforts to detect, prepare for, prevent, protect against, respond to and recover from terrorist attacks within the United States.”

 

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FEMA To Mobilize For “Mass Fatality Planning”

Bill mandates federal agency to respond to “funeral homes, cemeteries, and mortuaries” being “overwhelmed”

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
October 5, 2012

The United States Congress has passed a bill which mandates the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to prepare for “mass fatality planning” and funeral homes, cemeteries and mortuaries being “overwhelmed” in the aftermath of a mass terror attack, natural disaster or other crisis.

FEMA To Mobilize For Mass Fatality Planning FEMA church

The bill, H. R. 6566 or the Mass Fatality Planning and Religious Considerations Act, was posted on the govtrack.us website this morning having been approved by the House on September 28.

The legislation amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct FEMA to “provide guidance and coordination for mass fatality planning, and for other purposes.”

Noting the necessity for emergency preparedness in relation to terror attacks, natural disasters and man-made disasters, the bill instructs FEMA to be sensitive to the fact that Jews and Muslims require bodies to be buried within 48 hours of death.

“Funeral homes, cemeteries, and mortuaries could be overwhelmed should mass fatalities arise from a natural disaster, act of terrorism, or other man-made disaster,” states the legislation.

Should the bill be given the green light by the Senate, the full amended text to the Homeland Security Act will state;

“Preparedness for Mass Fatalities- In carrying out this section, the Administrator shall provide guidance to and coordinate with appropriate individuals, including representatives from different communities, private sector businesses, non-profit organizations, and religious organizations, to prepare for and respond to a natural disaster, act of terrorism, or other man-made disaster that results in mass fatalities.”

“This is just one of those things that makes the stomach turn: the people who brought us the National Defense Authorization Act (authorizing the detention of US citizens on US soil) now deem it prudent to prepare for mass fatalities on US soil,” writes Simon Black.

“FEMA, as you may recall, is the same organization that couldn’t get bottles of water delivered to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina… and held up hundreds of seasoned volunteer emergency service workers from entering the city for several days of mandatory sexual harassment training.”

The legislation will only serve to stoke more paranoia that the federal government is preparing for mass civil unrest that could lead to a declaration of martial law and require lethal force to be used, as it was during Hurricane Katrinawhen police were ordered to shoot looters.

The Department of Homeland Security has been arming itself to the teeth over the course of the last six months, purchasing ammunition in jaw-dropping quantities.

As we reported last month, following controversy over its purchase of around 1.2 billion bullets in the last six months alone, the DHS has put out a new solicitation for over 200 million more rounds of ammunition, some of which are designated to be used by snipers.

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Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.

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EMSC Batan Isl Region, Philippines
Apr 01 05:34 AM
5.0 10.0 MAP

GEOFON Philippine Islands Region
Apr 01 05:34 AM
5.0 10.0 MAP

USGS Southern California
Apr 01 05:31 AM
2.9 15.5 MAP

USGS Greece
Apr 01 05:18 AM
3.3 5.0 MAP

EMSC Greece
Apr 01 05:18 AM
3.0 6.0 MAP

EMSC Western Turkey
Apr 01 04:47 AM
2.4 133.0 MAP

EMSC Eastern Turkey
Apr 01 04:42 AM
3.5 5.0 MAP

GEONET Raukumara Plain
Apr 01 04:30 AM
4.1 6.0 MAP

GEONET Raukumara Plain
Apr 01 04:24 AM
4.7 5.0 MAP

GEONET Raukumara Plain
Apr 01 04:06 AM
4.8 3.0 MAP

EMSC Eastern Turkey
Apr 01 03:30 AM
2.5 7.0 MAP

USGS Southern Alaska
Apr 01 03:18 AM
4.0 127.2 MAP

USGS Southern Alaska
Apr 01 03:18 AM
4.1 122.0 MAP

EMSC Southern Greece
Apr 01 02:10 AM
2.4 54.0 MAP

EMSC Kyrgyzstan
Apr 01 01:43 AM
4.0 2.0 MAP

USGS Baja California, Mexico
Apr 01 01:40 AM
2.9 26.7 MAP

USGS Northern California
Apr 01 01:28 AM
3.5 1.4 MAP

EMSC Eastern Turkey
Apr 01 01:08 AM
2.4 5.0 MAP

EMSC Sicily, Italy
Apr 01 00:57 AM
2.9 6.0 MAP

Earthquakes north of White Island off New Zealand in Bay of Plenty.

Three earthquakes, the largest measuring magnitude-4.8, have been recorded near volcanic White Island within half-an-hour each other.

GNS Science reported a 4.8 quake at 4.08pm, 110km north of White Island, which sits off New Zealand in Bay of Plenty.

A second quake, measuring 4.7 struck at 4.24pm, followed by a 4.1 quake at 4.30pm.

All three quakes were shallow, with the focal depth of each quake being measured at between 3km to 6km.

The first two tremors were reportedly felt in Coromandel.

White Island, New Zealand’s largest volcano, last erupted in 2000.

GNS Science could not immediately be reached for comment on whether the earthquakes might affect volcanic activity on the island.

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Volcanic Activity

Video Etna, Italy eruption April 1

Italy / Sicily / Etna

In fact this eruption (paroxysm) started yesterday evening. See our early report below. People who have responded to that alert must have seen the action in the etna-guide webcam. The HD quality video from Etnawalk shows the explosions in the crater and the lava streams running down the hill. the actual eruption images are starting at 1:30. The video is accompanied by great music!

Satellites Find Dormant Volcanoes Now Waking Up

The importance of global and frequent data coverage of volcanoes was highlighted in a recent article published in Science. Satellites are finding that volcanoes previously thought to be dormant are showing signs of unrest.

As the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland demonstrated, volcanic eruptions can have consequences over large regions, so the global perspective offered by satellite systems is vital for monitoring volcanoes in remote and inaccessible terrain.

Most volcanoes around the world are not monitored effectively – or at all. The ‘Monitoring Volcanoes’ article made reference to a study of over 440 active volcanoes in 16 developing countries. The study revealed that 384 have rudimentary or no monitoring, including 65 volcanoes identified as posing a high risk to large populations.

Earth-observing satellites, such as ESA’s Envisat, can detect unrest on currently unmonitored volcanoes.

Read Full Article Here

Etna volcano – tremor signal started to rise sharply

The tremor signal has started to rise sharply on Saturday, March 31, which could mean that the 23rd paroxysm is about to occur. The next hours will show.

Strombolian activity continued since Friday, March 30, at the new Southeast Crater crater.

Explosions throw incandescent material tens of meters beyond the crater edge and, in some cases, bombs fall on the flanks of the cinder cone. During the late Friday afternoon and evening explosions followed one another with an average rate of 20-30 events per hour. The real-time seismic tremor signal shows no substantial changes in amplitude.

The Watchers

Mount Etna spews fiery lava for the fifth time this year

Europe’s tallest and most active volcano, Mount Etna, has erupted for the fifth time in 2012, spewing hot lava and ash in the early hours of Sunday. The lava, which could be seen moving down the mountain’s side just after 4am local time, continued to spew until around 5.30 am, according to local news reports. Ash from the eruption landed on the villages at the foot of the volcano; however no damage was reported and nearby airports remained open

See Video Here

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Storms

Tropical Storm Pakhar (02W) by Vietnam – April 1st, 2012

On March 17, an area of disturbed weather associated with a cold front formed about 300 km (190 mi), to the northwest of Palau Island. At that time, the low pressure area was located in an area of moderate vertical wind shear, with unfavorable water temperature.

Over the next couple of days, it slowly moved towards the Samar area, and crossed the Visayas region. On March 20, the low pressure area remained almost stationary, about 140 km (85 mi) to the northwest of Puerto Princesa, Palawan. The cause of the low’s stalling was due to a high pressure system, that was building up to the northeast of the system, extending into Vietnam. At the same time, the JMA upgraded the storm to a disturbance.

The system remained stationary for more four days, before the JMA upgraded it to a tropical depression. However, on March 25, the JMA downgraded the tropical depression to a disturbance, as the storm’s outer rainbands began to collapse, and its low level circulation center began to be fully exposed.

Early on March 26, the JMA re-upgraded the disturbance to a tropical depression, as the storm began to reorganize. By this time, the depression became well organized, due to low vertical wind shear associated with favorable water temperatures.

Read Full Article Here

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Solar Activity

N3KL Solar Activity Monitor

Solar X-rays:Geomagnetic Field: >

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From n3kl.org

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Solar System

Tarek Niazi on Surrounded by Idiots

Uploaded by sunskymysteries on Feb 7, 2012

http://www.sunskymysteries.com

Tarek is the author of More Than 60 Minutes: When Earth Stands Still and like many other science based researchers around the world, has reached the conclusion that in fact we are seeing the approach of an extra-solar body towards the Earth.

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Mysterious Booms / Rumblings

Ferndale, Michigan

Did You Hear That Boom? Residents Report Saturday Night Sounds that Shook Homes

Ferndale Police are investigating what might have caused three loud booms and light flashes that shook homes and concerned many local residents Saturday night. The booms were heard around 9:30-10 p.m. and may have originated near the area of Hilton and Marshall. More than 40 people posted on Ferndale Patch’s Facebook page about the incidents — describing flashes of light seen in the sky, their homes vibrating with the noise, and helicopters heard overheard following the sounds. A Ferndale Police dispatcher said last night at 12:30 a.m. that they investigated the noise but could not find its cause. He said fireworks were a possibility. Ferndale Police Lt. Casey O’Loughlin said Sunday morning that he was not aware of any reports made but said loud booms can be caused by fireworks. “That’s usually what loud booms turn out to be are fireworks,” he said. In Ferndale, any type of fireworks that explode or leave the ground are illegal, he said. O’Loughlin said he was not aware of any helicopters being sent out. Here’s what some Patch readers had to say about the noise:

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Articles of Interest

FEMA chief says agency bracing for ‘maximum’ disaster

By Eric Berger

Recent hurricanes Ike and Katrina may rank among the three costliest storms in U.S. history, but in preparing for disasters the federal government must think bigger still, says America’s top emergency planner.

“As devastating as those two hurricanes were, they’re not as bad as it gets,” said Craig Fugate, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Fugate told reporters Tuesday at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando, Fla., that his agency has been preparing for realistic worst-case scenarios – not just natural disasters, such as hurricanes and earthquakes, but terrorist attacks, as well.

Read Full Article Here

Japan’s quake defenses not enough, official reports warn

By Antoni Slodkowski

(Reuters) – Japan’s defenses against a major tsunami and the safety of its nuclear plants were thrown into further doubt after two official studies predicted much higher waves could hit and that Tokyo quake damage could be bigger than it was prepared for.

The reports, carried in the media over the weekend, are likely to intensify the debate about whether to restart Japan’s 54 nuclear reactors, all but one of which are shut amid public fears about nuclear safety sparked by the Fukushima disaster in March 2011.

One report said a quake as big as the one that rocked Japan in 2011 could trigger waves topping 34 meters (112 feet), almost double its previous estimate made in 2003 when its worst scenario forecast tsunami of no more than 20 meters (66 feet).

The Cabinet Office panel which authored the report, revised its predictions after one of the biggest tremors on record struck Japan last year, setting off a tsunami that topped 20 meters in the worst-affected areas and triggering the world’s worst nuclear crisis in 25 years.

“We won’t be able to contain a massive tsunami with the (current) embankments,” said Masaharu Nakagawa, disaster prevention minister on a news conference on Saturday evening.

“We will have to work the (changes regarding) the city planning, disaster prevention education and evacuation into the policies,” he said.

Waves at the now off-line Hamaoka nuclear plant in Shizuoka prefecture, operated by Chubu Electric Power, could reach 21 meters, breaching the 18-metre breakwater that the operators are currently building, the report said.

The government is keen to get some of the reactors running after surging fuels imports resulted in a rare trade deficit, raising worries about its declining ability to fund a huge public debt with domestic savings. But it must first persuade wary locals that the plants are safe.

Read Full Article Here

Earthquakes

 

EMSC Crete, Greece
Mar 31 22:56 PM
3.0 15.0 MAP

USGS Hawaii Region, Hawaii
Mar 31 22:49 PM
3.0 37.1 MAP

EMSC Guam Region
Mar 31 22:36 PM
4.9 55.0 MAP

USGS Guam Region
Mar 31 22:36 PM
4.9 51.9 MAP

GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines
Mar 31 22:36 PM
4.6 10.0 MAP

EMSC Eastern Honshu, Japan
Mar 31 22:30 PM
4.3 86.0 MAP

GEOFON South Of Mariana Islands
Mar 31 22:03 PM
4.9 10.0 MAP

USGS Guam Region
Mar 31 22:03 PM
4.9 8.8 MAP

EMSC Guam Region
Mar 31 22:03 PM
5.0 5.0 MAP

USGS Southern Alaska
Mar 31 22:00 PM
2.7 53.3 MAP

EMSC France
Mar 31 22:00 PM
3.2 5.0 MAP

EMSC Maule, Chile
Mar 31 21:52 PM
4.4 41.0 MAP

USGS Maule, Chile
Mar 31 21:52 PM
4.4 40.7 MAP

USGS Pakistan
Mar 31 21:42 PM
4.2 38.2 MAP

EMSC Pakistan
Mar 31 21:42 PM
4.2 38.0 MAP

EMSC Turkey-iran Border Region
Mar 31 21:38 PM
2.4 5.0 MAP

USGS Central Alaska
Mar 31 21:33 PM
3.2 7.3 MAP

EMSC Romania
Mar 31 21:29 PM
3.1 142.0 MAP

EMSC Vanuatu
Mar 31 19:59 PM
4.9 67.0 MAP

USGS Vanuatu
Mar 31 19:59 PM
4.8 71.8 MAP

GEOFON Vanuatu Islands
Mar 31 19:59 PM
4.8 10.0 MAP

EMSC Eastern Turkey
Mar 31 18:55 PM
2.6 4.0 MAP

GEOFON Near Coast Of Chiapas, Mexico
Mar 31 18:55 PM
4.5 65.0 MAP

USGS Offshore Guatemala
Mar 31 18:55 PM
4.4 70.2 MAP

EMSC Offshore Guatemala
Mar 31 18:55 PM
4.5 53.0 MAP

EMSC Eastern Turkey
Mar 31 18:36 PM
2.4 2.0 MAP

EMSC Eastern Turkey
Mar 31 17:31 PM
3.3 16.0 MAP

USGS Puerto Rico Region
Mar 31 17:28 PM
2.5 23.1 MAP

EMSC Offshore El Salvador
Mar 31 17:13 PM
4.5 62.0 MAP

USGS Off The Coast Of El Salvador
Mar 31 17:13 PM
4.5 61.9 MAP

GEOFON Tonga Islands
Mar 31 17:06 PM
5.3 109.0 MAP

USGS Tonga
Mar 31 17:06 PM
5.4 122.8 MAP

EMSC Tonga
Mar 31 17:06 PM
5.5 60.0 MAP

EMSC Sea Of Japan
Mar 31 16:51 PM
4.1 393.0 MAP

USGS Sea Of Japan
Mar 31 16:51 PM
4.1 393.4 MAP

EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia
Mar 31 16:49 PM
3.7 5.0 MAP

EMSC Azerbaijan
Mar 31 16:39 PM
3.5 60.0 MAP

USGS Southern Alaska
Mar 31 15:27 PM
2.5 20.4 MAP

EMSC Eastern Turkey
Mar 31 14:09 PM
2.9 7.0 MAP

USGS Baja California, Mexico
Mar 31 13:21 PM
2.7 16.0 MAP

EMSC Sicily, Italy
Mar 31 13:09 PM
2.4 8.0 MAP

EMSC Eastern Turkey
Mar 31 12:54 PM
2.4 14.0 MAP

EMSC Eastern Turkey
Mar 31 12:41 PM
3.6 2.0 MAP

EMSC Northern Sumatra, Indonesia
Mar 31 12:38 PM
4.9 52.0 MAP

USGS Northern Sumatra, Indonesia
Mar 31 12:38 PM
4.9 35.2 MAP

GEOFON Northern Sumatra, Indonesia
Mar 31 12:38 PM
4.9 10.0 MAP

USGS Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska

Mar 31 11:56 AM
3.9 20.1 MAP

USGS Oklahoma
Mar 31 11:54 AM
3.3 5.0 MAP

EMSC Aegean Sea
Mar 31 10:42 AM
2.4 15.0 MAP

EMSC Eastern Turkey
Mar 31 10:41 AM
3.3 2.0 MAP

EMSC Eastern Turkey
Mar 31 10:38 AM
4.1 2.0 MAP

USGS Eastern Turkey
Mar 31 10:38 AM
4.1 5.0 MAP

USGS Channel Islands Region, California
Mar 31 09:53 AM
3.0 3.5 MAP

GEOFON Near Coast Of Venezuela
Mar 31 09:47 AM
4.8 10.0 MAP

EMSC Sucre, Venezuela
Mar 31 09:47 AM
4.9 10.0 MAP

USGS Sucre, Venezuela
Mar 31 09:47 AM
4.9 9.8 MAP

EMSC Eastern Turkey
Mar 31 09:32 AM
2.5 5.0 MAP

EMSC Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Is.
Mar 31 09:19 AM
5.0 10.0 MAP

USGS South Of The Aleutian Islands
Mar 31 09:19 AM
4.6 35.0 MAP

GEOFON Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands
Mar 31 09:19 AM
5.0 10.0 MAP

EMSC Eastern Turkey
Mar 31 09:17 AM
3.2 7.0 MAP

USGS Southern Alaska
Mar 31 07:02 AM
2.9 137.5 MAP

EMSC Eastern Turkey
Mar 31 05:09 AM
2.9 7.0 MAP

USGS Puerto Rico Region
Mar 31 04:55 AM
2.8 58.2 MAP

EMSC Switzerland
Mar 31 04:24 AM
2.8 2.0 MAP

EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan
Mar 31 04:16 AM
4.9 231.0 MAP

GEOFON Afghanistan-tajikistan Border Region
Mar 31 04:16 AM
5.1 213.0 MAP

USGS Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan
Mar 31 04:16 AM
4.9 221.2 MAP

USGS Northern Sumatra, Indonesia
Mar 31 03:58 AM
4.6 35.0 MAP

EMSC Northern Sumatra, Indonesia
Mar 31 03:58 AM
4.8 10.0 MAP

GEOFON Northern Sumatra, Indonesia
Mar 31 03:58 AM
4.7 10.0 MAP

USGS Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska

Mar 31 03:46 AM
3.3 15.0 MAP

USGS Southern Alaska
Mar 31 02:56 AM
2.7 117.0 MAP

USGS Channel Islands Region, California
Mar 31 02:15 AM
3.1 0.1 MAP

EMSC Turkey-iran Border Region
Mar 31 00:54 AM
2.5 3.0 MAP

GEONET Fiordland
Mar 31 00:32 AM
4.1 12.0 MAP

GEOFON Jujuy Province, Argentina
Mar 31 00:05 AM
4.3 188.0 MAP

EMSC Jujuy, Argentina
Mar 31 00:05 AM
4.5 190.0 MAP

USGS Jujuy, Argentina
Mar 31 00:05 AM
4.6 200.1 MAP

USGS Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Mar 31 00:03 AM
2.9 44.0 MAP

 

 

5.2 magnitude quake rocks Kashmir

 

UNI Srinagar ,

 

An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale hit Kashmir valley on Saturday, including its summer capital Srinagar, forcing people to rush out of their homes in panic. Kashmir disaster management head Aamir Ali said tremors were felt at 9.46am and the tremblor’s epicentre was in
Hindukush mountains in Afghanistan.
Ali said people rushed out of their homes in panic and took shelter in open spaces.

There was no immediate report of any loss of life or damage to property, he added.

 

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Extreme Winds/Windstorms

 

Strong winds in Urumqi city of China

 

Strong winds in Urumqi city of China killed three people and injured twenty one so far. Wall collapsed in West Karamay Road and killed two people.
The regional meteorological center issued an orange wind alert, with winds of at least 80 km/hr forecast for the suburbs of Urumqi. Forty-two flights in the Urumqi International Airport were delayed, re-routed or canceled by the winds.

 

http://disaster-report.blogspot.com/2012/03/natural-disasters-list-march-31-2012.html

 

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Fires

 

Forest fire near to Geraldine, Montana, USA burned 2,500 acres. There are no reports of any injuries or damaged structures.

 

http://disaster-report.blogspot.com/2012/03/natural-disasters-list-march-31-2012.html

 

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Storms, Flooding, Landslides

 

Landslide highlights Haiti woes

 

At least six people die in a landslide that destroyed one of the many homes built on a precarious sandy mountain in Port-au-Prince.

-Six killed by Landslide in Port Au Prince city of Haiti. Port-au-Prince is the capital and largest city of the Caribbean country of Haiti
-Torrential rainfall from two weeks caused the landslide
-Following UN, hundreds of thousand victims of Haiti quake are having miserable condition living in tents. Donor had provided half the aid requested by Haiti last year
-About 30 Haitians were killed during the last rain season
-Port-au-Prince has a tropical wet and dry climate and relatively constant temperatures throughout the year

 

http://video.news.com.au/embed/2217757843/Landslide-highlights-Haiti-woes?player=narrow

 

Severe Flooding in Fiji Islands

 

A 57 old woman died at evacuation center in Sabeto. She was patient of Daibetes.
-Navo Bridge washed away by flood water. It was only the way from Nadi town or the Nadi International Airport from Queens Highway going towards Nadi from Suva.
-Recent heavy rainfall is caused by a shallow tropical depression located west-southwest of Nadi

 

Get Updates Here

 

 

Tropical storm Pakhar

 

Earlier it was forecast that tropical storm Pakhar will continue as Cat 1 (Hurricane) till April 1st BUT by late today (March 31st), it is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm (one step below).
It will make landfall (TS) first in Phan Thiet city of Vietnam by late today.

 

http://disaster-report.blogspot.com/2012/03/natural-disasters-list-march-31-2012.html

 

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Solar Activity

 

Total Gas Leak/Solar Update

 

Uploaded by MrCometwatch

The Leak is 150 miles off the Scottish coast with high winds blowing the gas into Germany. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/slideshow/ALeqM5gL5N8hbBirfZTEwz8rQbsudP…

 

 

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Solar System

 

April Fools’ Day Asteroid to Buzz Earth Sunday: No Joke!

 

Tariq Malik
Space.com

An asteroid the size of a passenger jet will zoom close by Earth on Sunday (April 1) just in time for April Fools’ Day, but it has no chance of hitting the Earth, NASA says.

The asteroid 2012 EG5 will be closer than the moon when it passes Earth at 5:32 a.m. EDT (0932 GMT). The space rock is about 150 feet wide (46 meters), according to a NASA update.

“Asteroid 2012 EG5 will safely pass Earth on April 1,” scientists with NASA’s Asteroid Watch program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., wrote in a Twitter statement.

The space rock may be visiting Earth on April Fools’ Day, but its flyby is no prank. The asteroid will creep within 143,000 miles (230,000 kilometers) of Earth during its closest approach, which is just over half the distance between Earth and the moon’s orbit. The moon typically circles the Earth at a distance of 238,000 miles (382,900 km).

 

Read Full Article Here

 

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Mysterious Booms / Rumblings

 

That noise was not thunder, Pocono residents say

 

Strong thunderstorms hit the Poconos Friday night, moving through shortly after 10 p.m. and continuing for at least a half hour, but the weather event that had folks talking was a loud sonic-like boom that shook houses at about 10:15 p.m.

Gilda Spiotta of Long Pond said, “The shaking last night lasted unusually long. Didn’t sound like thunder, didn’t feel like thunder, was wondering if something happened on 380/80; tanker accident.”

Another Long Pond resident, Lorene R. Allman-Mars: “My son was at the back door letting the dogs out and he reported that he saw a large flash of light fill the sky toward/above the FedEx distribution site on 940, then he heard a loud boom. It didn’t look like lightning, it looked like a bomb blew up in the air. I was on the second floor of the house; I didn’t see anything but I heard the boom and felt it shake the house. I actually felt it under my feet. The floors shook; I have never felt lightning shake the house like that before and we’ve been up here 20 years!”

Some readers suggested an earthquake or an explosion, but said that definitely was no routine thunder.

 

Read Full Article Here

 

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Articles of Interest

 

FEMA chief says agency bracing for ‘maximum’ disaster

 

By Eric Berger

Recent hurricanes Ike and Katrina may rank among the three costliest storms in U.S. history, but in preparing for disasters the federal government must think bigger still, says America’s top emergency planner.

“As devastating as those two hurricanes were, they’re not as bad as it gets,” said Craig Fugate, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Fugate told reporters Tuesday at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando, Fla., that his agency has been preparing for realistic worst-case scenarios – not just natural disasters, such as hurricanes and earthquakes, but terrorist attacks, as well.

 

Read Full Article Here

 

 

Total: “may be months” to stop North Sea gas cloud

 

Oleg Vukmanovic Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – A cloud of explosive natural gas boiling up from the North Sea out of a leak at Total’s evacuated Elgin platform forced another shutdown off the Scottish coast on Tuesday as the French firm warned it could take six months to halt the flow.

Dubbed “the well from hell” by an environmentalist who said the unusually high pressure of the undersea reservoirs made it especially hard to shut off, the loss of oil and gas output from Elgin – as well as the prospect of a big repair bill – helped drive Total’s share price down six percent on the Paris bourse.

As Shell pulled its bigger Shearwater facility offline too and an air and sea exclusion zone was declared around the forlorn Elgin rig, 150 miles east of Aberdeen, green campaigners denounced dangers in the technically challenging deep drilling that energy companies have undertaken around the globe to exploit the high prices created by insatiable demand.

The Elgin well, pumping some three percent of Britain’s gas output from nearly four miles below the seabed, pushes the frontiers of technology and is one of the deepest, most highly pressurized, offshore natural gas fields in the world. It now sits empty following Sunday’s emergency evacuation of 238 crew.

Total, which said the rupture of an unused reservoir above the main production source seemed to have been caused by its own engineers, is now looking at two main options to cut off the shimmering plume of gas rising above the sea: either drilling a relief well nearby, which could take six months, or – faster but possibly riskier – sending in engineers to “kill” the leak.

 

Read Full Article Here

 

 

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