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July 07, 2009 – Comments (9)

A book written by Naomi Wolf.....

A relevant interview given some time ago.....prepare....9.09 is not just a point in time.

 

From Wikipedia.....this woman is quite accomplished with a strong educational background.

Wolf was born in San Francisco, California in 1962 of Jewish descent.[1] Her mother is Deborah Goleman who is an anthropologist and the author of "The Lesbian Community". [2] Her father, Leonard Wolf, is also an author. She attended Lowell High School and debated in regional speech tournaments as a member of the Lowell Forensic Society. She attended Yale University, where she received in 1984 her Bachelor of Arts in English literature; she was a Rhodes Scholar at New College, Oxford from 1985 to 1987.[3] 

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#1) On July 07, 2009 at 11:46 PM, alstry (35.41) wrote:

Late-night military helicopter flights over downtown Los Angeles this week are part of training exercises to familiarize military personnel with urban settings and prepare them for future assignments overseas, authorities said.

The Black Hawk helicopters, which have appeared nightly for almost a week, have attracted the attention of residents as they hovered over downtown landmarks like City Hall, or maneuvered quickly between office skyscrapers on Bunker Hill. Though many residents speculated that the diving and climbing helicopters were part of a movie shoot, authorities confirmed Wednesday that they were part of a joint exercise.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-copters26-2009jun26,0,5276214.story

Can it happen here???????????????????????????????

Prepare.....9.09......not just a rhyme.

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#2) On July 07, 2009 at 11:51 PM, alstry (35.41) wrote:

Several bloggers today have pointed to this obviously disturbing article from Army Times, which announces that "beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the [1st Brigade Combat Team of the 3rd Infantry Division] will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North" -- "the first time an active unit has been given a dedicated assignment to NorthCom, a joint command established in 2002 to provide command and control for federal homeland defense efforts and coordinate defense support of civil authorities." The article details:

They'll learn new skills, use some of the ones they acquired in the war zone and more than likely will not be shot at while doing any of it.

They may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control or to deal with potentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos in response to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive, or CBRNE, attack. . . .

The 1st BCT's soldiers also will learn how to use "the first ever nonlethal package that the Army has fielded," 1st BCT commander Col. Roger Cloutier said, referring to crowd and traffic control equipment and nonlethal weapons designed to subdue unruly or dangerous individuals without killing them.

"It's a new modular package of nonlethal capabilities that they're fielding. They've been using pieces of it in Iraq, but this is the first time that these modules were consolidated and this package fielded, and because of this mission we’re undertaking we were the first to get it."

The package includes equipment to stand up a hasty road block; spike strips for slowing, stopping or controlling traffic; shields and batons; and, beanbag bullets.

"I was the first guy in the brigade to get Tasered," said Cloutier, describing the experience as "your worst muscle cramp ever -- times 10 throughout your whole body". . . .

The brigade will not change its name, but the force will be known for the next year as a CBRNE Consequence Management Response Force, or CCMRF (pronounced "sea-smurf").

For more than 100 years -- since the end of the Civil War -- deployment of the U.S. military inside the U.S. has been prohibited under The Posse Comitatus Act (the only exceptions being that the National Guard and Coast Guard are exempted, and use of the military on an emergency ad hoc basis is permitted, such as what happened after Hurricane Katrina). Though there have been some erosions of this prohibition over the last several decades (most perniciously to allow the use of the military to work with law enforcement agencies in the "War on Drugs"), the bright line ban on using the U.S. military as a standing law enforcement force inside the U.S. has been more or less honored -- until now. And as the Army Times notes, once this particular brigade completes its one-year assignment, "expectations are that another, as yet unnamed, active-duty brigade will take over and that the mission will be a permanent one."

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#3) On July 08, 2009 at 12:01 AM, Seano67 (85.55) wrote:

We should not be having a standing army inside US borders. That's just really messed-up. I don't think we need to be worrying about being invaded by Canada or Mexico anytime soon, so obviously that army would be meant for internal purposes- and that is wrong, daddy wrong.

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#4) On July 08, 2009 at 12:56 AM, alstry (35.41) wrote:

Is the military preparing for the shutting down of America????

 

 The economy has claimed another restaurant victim, as Oceanaire Inc., a Minneapolis-based high-end seafood restaurant chain, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Sunday and closed four of its 16 restaurants around the country.

Restaurants around the country have seen a decrease in same-store sales every month for the past 12, according to the National Restaurant Association. The association also reported that 59 percent of restaurants have had a decline in customer traffic, continuing a downward trend that has lasted 21 consecutive months.

The toll on the area's restaurant scene continues to worsen. Morton's on Nicollet Mall, part of the national steakhouse chain, which had operated in Minneapolis for about 18 years, closed Friday. D'Amico Cucina, the high-end Italian restaurant that had been the flagship of local restaurant chain D'Amico & Partners, closed at Butler Square June 27 after 22 years.

http://www.startribune.com/business/50065552.html?elr=KArks:DCiU1OiP:DiiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU

 

"There has never been a decline like this before. We have never seen numbers like these," said Neil Dekker, editor of the Drewry report. "The container industry is looking at a $20-billion black hole of losses. We can expect a lot of casualties."

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ports8-2009jul08,0,53929.story Report this comment
#5) On July 08, 2009 at 12:58 AM, alstry (35.41) wrote:

Maybe the military is preparing for a second half recovery???

The percentage of Los Angeles County mortgages delinquent by 90 days or more in May was nearly double the rate last year, First American CoreLogic reported today. May's 9.5% delinquency rate for L.A. County was up from 5% of mortgages late by 90 days or more in May 2008.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/laland/2009/07/la-county-may-default-rate-double-last-year.html Report this comment
#6) On July 08, 2009 at 1:07 AM, RonChapmanJr (94.82) wrote:

Good interview.  It is really interesting because she is obviously worried about the Republicans who were in office at the time, but Obama is doing a wonderful job picking up where they left off.  I would love to know if she is still as worried given what has been going on recently with Obama taking over corporations like its no big deal.

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#7) On July 08, 2009 at 1:47 AM, xserver (< 20) wrote:

Yawn...another diatribe against the Patriot Act and Guantanamo Bay.  I stopped listening after 12 mins, did she get to the part where the US staged the 9/11 attacks?

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#8) On July 08, 2009 at 10:34 AM, jddubya (49.10) wrote:

9.09 is no more relevant than today around noon. 

12:34:56 7/8/09

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#9) On July 09, 2009 at 6:49 PM, mtf00l (44.67) wrote:

I neither confirm nor deny...;)

 http://www.armytimes.com/news/2008/09/army_homeland_090708w/

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