Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Proposed Legislation Authorizes FEMA Camps in the United States of America!

Here's some more "evidence" of the things I have discussed over the years on this blog and in my campaign. There is now legislation being proposed in Congress to authorize FEMA camps for American citizens in cases of national emergencies. Section 2(b)(4) says that these centers can be used for "appropriate needs" as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security. However, "appropriate needs" is not defined in the legislation nor is the Secretary's determination limited by anything in the bill.

The National Emergency Centers Act or HR 645 mandates the establishment of “national emergency centers” to be located on military installations for the purpose of to providing “temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster,” according to the bill.

The legislation also states that the camps will be used to “provide centralized locations to improve the coordination of preparedness, response, and recovery efforts of government, private, and not-for-profit entities and faith-based organizations”.

Ominously, the bill also states that the camps can be used to “meet other appropriate needs, as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security,” an open ended mandate which many fear could mean the forced detention of American citizens in the event of widespread rioting after a national emergency or total economic collapse.

Source: Prison Planet;

Monday, January 26, 2009

Skateboarding in Afghanistan (Skateistan)!

This article speaks for itself, but basically a visionary is helping to bring skateboarding to the youth of Afghanistan. I would imagine that many Afghan kids have never seen a skateboard, so it must be quite an experience for them when they first see one. Good stuff!

But Percovich has raised the money needed to build an 800-square-meter, or 8,600-square-foot, bubble to house the nonprofit Skateistan complex, and the Kabul Parks Authority has tentatively donated land. He is still waiting for official permission to begin the project. Since a spate of kidnappings and the car bombing in November, he has reduced his daily sessions at the fountain to once or twice a week.

Source: International Herald Tribune