Thursday, April 23, 2009

Farming Companies Are Not Happy About Michelle Obama's Organic Garden!

Michelle Obama knows that the foods produced from a conventional garden (i.e., sprayed with chemicals and using GMO seeds) are harmful to you, so that's why her garden is organic. Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see if Michelle changes her stance and has a conventional garden section for PR purposes. If too many Americans realize that the conventional foods are slowly poisoning them, then they will demand organic, natural foods. You can read the rest of this story here.
Michelle Obama's decision to make her new White House vegetable garden entirely organic has angered America's powerful agribusiness lobby who are urging the First Lady to consider the use of appropriate "crop protection products."

Source: Telegraph Media Group

Has the Predicted Bird Flu or Other Pandemic Already Started? (Hundreds Infected in Mexico with Severe Respiratory Illness)

I read a lot of different sites and message boards about possible global pandemics. Over on the Prison Planet forums, there has been a discussion about how the powers-that-be were going to stage a false flag Internet shutdown in connection with a mass pandemic or scare. From that scare, the government would impose martial law and people would be mass vaccinated or eliminated. You can read that discussion here at Prison Planet.

Swine Flu in Texas

Swine Flu in California

Canadian Travel Advisory

Canadians who have recently returned from Mexico should be on alert for flu-like symptoms that could be connected to a severe respiratory illness, federal health officials said Thursday in issuing a travel advisory.

A severe respiratory illness appears to have infected 137 people in south and central areas of Mexico, with cases concentrated in Mexico City and three other areas, including 20 deaths, the Public Health Agency of Canada said.

In the United States, health officials in Texas and California were scrambling this week to deal with a new strain of swine flu, which has been diagnosed in seven people.

Monday, April 20, 2009

FEMA Prepares for National Terrorist Exercise Game to Scare People and Test Preparedness (NLE 09)

In the past, bad events have happened in connection with war games, simulated exercises and drills. There were at least two such exercises being conducted on 9/11 and these exercises resulted in our defenses being compromised. Similarly with the 7/7 bombers in London, there was a drill being conducted that was quite similar to the "actual" events which occurred. FEMA has an upcoming exercise July 27 through July 31, 2009 that will be conducted on a worldwide scale. I cannot see a good reason for this type of exercise, because it is very likely that it could be transformed from an exercise to a real event with nothing but a simple command.

National Level Exercise 2009 (NLE 09)

National Level Exercise 2009 (NLE 09) is scheduled for July 27 through July 31, 2009. NLE 09 will be the first major exercise conducted by the United States government that will focus exclusively on terrorism prevention and protection, as opposed to incident response and recovery.

NLE 09 is designated as a Tier I National Level Exercise. Tier I exercises (formerly known as the Top Officials exercise series or TOPOFF) are conducted annually in accordance with the National Exercise Program (NEP), which serves as the nation's overarching exercise program for planning, organizing, conducting and evaluating national level exercises. The NEP was established to provide the U.S. government, at all levels, exercise opportunities to prepare for catastrophic crises ranging from terrorism to natural disasters.

NLE 09 is a White House directed, Congressionally- mandated exercise that includes the participation of all appropriate federal department and agency senior officials, their deputies, staff and key operational elements. In addition, broad regional participation of state, tribal, local, and private sector is anticipated. This year the United States welcomes the participation of Australia, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom in NLE 09.


NLE 09 will focus on intelligence and information sharing among intelligence and law enforcement communities, and between international, federal, regional, state, tribal, local and private sector participants.

The NLE 09 scenario will begin in the aftermath of a notional (sp) terrorist event outside of the United States, and exercise play will center on preventing subsequent efforts by the terrorists to enter the United States and carry out additional attacks. This scenario enables participating senior officials to focus on issues related to preventing terrorist events domestically and protecting U.S. critical infrastructure.

NLE 09 will allow terrorism prevention efforts to proceed to a logical end (successful or not), with no requirement for response or recovery activities.

NLE 09 will be an operations-based exercise to include: activities taking place at command posts, emergency operation centers, intelligence centers and potential field locations to include federal headquarters facilities in the Washington D.C. area, and in federal, regional, state, tribal, local and private sector facilities in FEMA Region VI, which includes the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.


Through a comprehensive evaluation process, the exercise will assess prevention and protection capabilities both nationally and regionally. Although NLE 09 is still in the planning stages, the exercise is currently designed to validate the following capabilities:

Intelligence/Information Sharing and Dissemination
Counter-Terrorism Investigation and Law Enforcement
Air, Border and Maritime Security
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Public and Private Sector Alert/Notification and Security Advisories
International Coordination

Exercises such as NLE 09 are an important component of national preparedness, helping to build an integrated federal, state, tribal, local and private sector capability to prevent terrorist attacks, and rapidly and effectively respond to, and recover from, any terrorist attack or major disaster that occurs.

The full-scale exercise offers agencies and jurisdictions a way to test their plans and skills in a real-time, realistic environment and to gain the in-depth knowledge that only experience can provide. Participants will exercise prevention and information sharing functions that are critical to preventing terrorist attacks. Lessons learned from the exercise will provide valuable insights to guide future planning for securing the nation against terrorist attacks, disasters, and other emergencies.

For more information about NLE 09, contact the FEMA News Desk: 202-646-4600.

FEMA leads and supports the nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation, to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards including natural disasters, acts of terrorism and other man-made disasters.

Last Modified: Wednesday, 11-Mar-2009 08:04:00 EDT

Source: FEMA