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-Ephesians 5:11-13

Tag Archives: FEMA

Most Aid to Hurricane Victims Is Private, Not Government

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, September 15, 2017: 

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When asked where to send money to help the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) administrator Brock Long referred them to the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD)’s website, NVOAD.org. NVOAD is nearly 50 years old, a coalition of private, mostly Christian or faith-based, groups that specializes in helping victims recover from natural disasters. It was founded in the aftermath of Hurricane Camille, which hit the Gulf Coast in August 1969.

The seven founding members were

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Surveillance State to be Extended Nationally if NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly Replaces Napolitano at DHS

This article first appeared at The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, July 17th, 2013:

 

Although President Obama says he has many strong candidates to replace Janet Napolitano as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, it’s clear that NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly has the inside track. If Obama is determined to complete building the surveillance state nationally, Kelly is just the man

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Hurricane Sandy’s Impact on the Election

Hurricane Sandy (2012): 60 km Wind Area Forecast

Hurricane Sandy (2012): 60 km Wind Area Forecast (Photo credit: Canadian Pacific)

Hurricane Sandy is immense and could be the worst storm to hit the east coast of the US in 100 years, according to the Economic Collapse Blog (ECB). Michael, writing for the ECB, ticks off the remarkable impact the storm is having (or likely to have) on the 50 million residents living in the estimated impact area:

  • Tropical storm winds are being felt more than 500 miles away from the center of the storm
  • No reported storm recorded since 1988 has been larger than Sandy
  • Nearly 10,000 flights have been canceled as a result of the storm
  • New York City’s Mayor Bloomberg has ordered the evacuation of all residents living in Zone A (a high risk low-lying area in the city)
  • The storm surge could be more than 15 feet above sea level in Zone A
  • The city could experience winds of 80 mph or higher
  • The city’s subway system is being shut down, and could be flooded by Sandy
  • Schools as far away as Boston are closed
  • The stock market is closed
  • Some parts of Kentucky, West Virginia and North Carolina could get as much as two feet of snow
  • Damage estimates by AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions is projecting that Sandy could result in $100 billion in damage,more costly than Hurricane Katrina

But the impact could determine the outcome of the election, according to Josh Vorhees, writing for Slate, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the establishment mouthpiece Washington Post. For one thing, it has turned the campaign schedules of the presidential candidates upside down, with Romney canceling key visits to

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Can Obama Postpone the Election?

Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh

Can Obama postpone the election? Rush Limbaugh thinks he just might try, using Hurricane Sandy as an excuse. Limbaugh quoted articles appearing in Slate, Politico and The Atlantic urging the president to postpone the election. Here’s what Alex Guillen wrote in Politico:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is preparing for Hurricane Sandy to  disrupt next week’s elections, agency Administrator Craig Fugate said Monday  afternoon.

“We are anticipating that, based on the storm, there could be impacts that  would linger into next week and have impacts on the federal election,” Fugate  said on a conference call with reporters.

Limbaugh’s reaction:

Really? How’s FEMA preparing for Hurricane Sandy to disrupt the elections?

What’s FEMA got to do with it? FEMA doesn’t have anything to do with this. ‘We are anticipating that, based on the storm, there could be impacts that would linger into next week and have impacts on the federal election,’ said Craig Fugate, the FEMA administrator.

He can ‘anticipate’ all he wants, but FEMA’s got nothing to say about this. Congress sets the date of election. The states have to get their re-elects in by the middle of December. They’ve got 34 days to have their electors vote. States don’t set the Election Day; the Congress does.

According to Politico:

Federal law requires presidential elections to be held on the  Tuesday after the first Monday in November, but it also provides that if a state “has failed to make a choice on the  day prescribed by law, the electors may be appointed on a subsequent day in such  a manner as the legislature of such State may direct.”

As far as postponing the election, it’s far from clear who can decide, and under what authority:

“Whether the election can be postponed or not is a legal black hole,” said Adam  Winkler, a law professor at the University of California at Los Angeles. “There’s very little precedent for such an act.”

In case of emergencies that threaten to disrupt voting, the federal Election Assistance Commission advises state election officials to “review existing State  law to determine if the Governor has the power to cancel an election or  designate alternative methods for distribution of ballots.”

In any event, Limbaugh appears to be right: President Obama himself couldn’t postpone the election. Unless, of course, he creates another Executive Order.

Is FEMA Anticipating a Catastrophe? Is Congress?

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Federal Emergency Management Agency (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The NaturalNews.com website is deceptive. It talks about food and nutrition and health and well-being. But it’s also powered by authors like Mike Adams (its founder) and Ethan Huff who have a lot to say about what’s happening outside that realm. Huff raises an important question: is there something going on that we don’t know about, but should?

While millions of Americans were busy watching the elephant puppet battle the ass puppet at the latest political circus, the United States Congress quietly introduced a new piece of legislation ordering the Federal Emergency  Management Agency (FEMA) to begin preparing for mass casualties throughout  the country.

What mass casualties?

House Resolution 6566, also known as the Mass Fatality Planning and Religious  Considerations Act, would amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to  mandate that FEMA immediately begin conducting “mass fatality planning” in  preparation for a major event or series of events that may kill off untold  numbers of people.

Democrat House member Laura Richardson, from California (who sports a dismal 33 Freedom Index rating) has come up with this great idea: plan for mass casualties to provide “guidance and coordination” in the event there are mass casualties from a natural disaster, terrorist act, or – ready? – “other

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Fair Tax? Flat Tax? The Case for No Tax

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Stephen Moore’s math in his Wall Street Journal article is compelling: by the time the Democrats’ proposed three-percent surtax on incomes over $1 million a year is added to all the other taxes people pay, those at the high end would be paying 62 percent of their income in federal and state income taxes.

He adds together the current 35 percent top income tax bracket to the three percent surtax, along with the expected repeal of the Bush “tax cuts” in 2012, payroll taxes, Social Security and Medicare taxes, the 0.9 percent Medicare surtax, the hidden 3.8 percent sales tax in ObamaCare which begins in 2014, and state income taxes, and he comes out, inevitably, to

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