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President Barack Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency! http://www.katu.com/news/national/65903407.html

Stay in your seat.  Bend over.  Put your head between your legs and possibly kiss the Constitution goodbye as President Obama has declared a National Emergency for the United States of America over H1N1 Swine Flu.

“Thus, in recognition of the continuing progression of the pandemic, and in further preparation as a nation, we are taking additional steps to facilitate our response.”  http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/10/24/h1n1.obama/index.html?iref=mpstoryview 

From the CRS Report [not, the Can’t Remember Shit] for Congress on National Emergency Powers http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/98-505.pdf

Emergency powers are not solely derived from legal sources. The extent of their invocation and use is also contingent upon the personal conception which the incumbent of the Presidential office has of the Presidency and the premises upon which he interprets his legal powers. In the last analysis, the authority of a President is largely determined by the President himself.

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President Obama, who has bowed before kings and has admitted he finds flaws in the Constitution, has certainly has wasted no time in letting the world know his conception of his legal powers.

HHS has also moved to make available stockpiles of antiviral drugs including Tamiflu and Relenza.  Friday the U.S. Food & Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for an experimental new drug called peramivir, made by Biocryst Pharmaceuticals Inc and licensed to Shionogi & Co Ltd. http://healthcaremagazine.blogspot.com/2009/10/obama-declares-swine-flu-national.html   Notice of this Declaration was posted in the Federal Register and can be found on the Web at: http://www.thefederalregister.com/d.p/2009-10-02-E9-23761 To learn more about Biocryst-http://www.biocryst.com/

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From the U.S government, patient information on Permavir http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/UCM187799.pdf .

What the media has failed to note is that NIH has granted BioCryst $100 million to speed up the development of Peramivir. http://knol.google.com/k/krishan-maggon/peramivir-emergency-use-in-2009-h1n1/3fy5eowy8suq3/74# notes  “As most of the Phase II-III trials with the oral and im formulation failed to show clear advantage of Peramivir over placebo, it use should be limited as a last resort for patients not responding to Tamiflu or Relenza during Pandemic outbreak.”  

Are we getting our monies worth? In one study, a single intravenous (IV) dose of peramivir in outpatients ill with flu reduced the duration of their symptoms by about 22 hours.http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/general/news/oct3108peramivir.html

From AP http://www.ap.org/ – .” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, called the emergency declaration “standard operating procedure,” instead urging “people to think of it as a ‘declaration of emergency preparedness.’ IT IS NOT STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE MADAME SECRETARY! So much for Congressional Approval, eh?

Even the most common flu strains are showing resistance to the front line antiviral flu treatments, yet the U.S. government is shipping them- some expired, https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/tamiflu-expired-children-to-reciev/  and is now adding a last resort intravenous cocktail- Peramivir, that has shown no clear advantage over a placebo to the tune of $100+ million.  Shikimic Acid, isolated from the Chinese star anise is the natural ingredient used by the current maker of oseltamivir- it is also produced from Chinchona Bark.  http://www.searo.who.int/LinkFiles/Publication_152_RPO_review-situation.pdf 

What other privileges does declaring a national emergency give your government and take away from you the citizen? The Administration already called for a National Health Emergency so what is the difference?  The move will most definitely allow government agencies to free up federal, state and local agencies and their resources in preventing the spread of the virus.  Oh, and don’t forget the Military as we wrote back in April of 2009- https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2009/04/27/swine-flu-quarantine-confine-emergency-declared-in-us/ 

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“The next step in the wannabe dictators plan is to declare Martial Law, confiscate all privately owned firearms, round up all dissenters and move them to detention centers. Also there will be detention centers for those who have the H1N1 virus.”  http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/16142 Listing numeorous Executive Orders that could suspend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990 allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995 allows the government to seize and control the communication media.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997 allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998 allows the government to take over all food resources and farms.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001 allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002 designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003 allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned, and establish new locations for populations.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005 allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051 specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310 grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President.

Here are the later Executive Orders:

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11049 assigns emergency preparedness function to federal departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative Executive Orders issued over a fifteen year period.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11921 allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency to develop plans to establish control over the mechanisms of production and distribution, of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit and the flow of money in U.S. financial institution in any undefined national emergency. It also provides that when a state of emergency is declared by the President, Congress cannot review the action for six months.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 12148 created the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that is to interface with the Department of Defense for civil defense planning and funding. An “emergency czar” was appointed. FEMA has only spent about 6 percent of its budget on national emergencies, the bulk of their funding has been used for the construction of secret underground facilities to assure continuity of government in case of a major emergency, foreign or domestic.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 12656 appointed the National Security Council as the principal body that should consider emergency powers. This allows the government to increase domestic intelligence and surveillance of U.S. citizens and would restrict the freedom of movement within the United States and granted the government the right to isolate large groups of civilians. The National Guard could be federalized to seal all borders and take control of U.S. air space and all ports of entry. Many of the figures in the Iran-Contra scandal were part of this emergency contingent, including Marine Colonel Oliver North.

Officials said this was not in response to any single development on an outbreak that has lasted months and has killed more than 1,000 people in the United States.  So why declare a National Emergency now? 

What else has killed 1000 people in the United States in the same period of time?  Drugs, violence, heart attacks, cancer, car accidents, suicides, vaccines? 

Where is the Swine Flu Czar to usurp the Constitution? 

Don’t even get us started on the Constitutional Repercussions of President Obama signing the U.N.’s Climate Treaty https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2009/10/17/us-sovereignty-ends-obama-signs-un-climate-change-treat/

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The U.S. military wants to establish regional teams of military personnel to assist civilian authorities in the event of a significant outbreak of the H1N1 virus this fall, according to Defense Department officials, wrote CNN in late July.  http://edition.cnn.com/2009/US/07/28/military.swine.flu/

We are now well into fall and the midst of falling leaves.  It is the season Halloween antics, but it is no treat to witness the trickery of government and using the military to curb the Pandemic Flu.

In Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle was praising her states vaccine campaign for school children.  “Hawai’i became the first state to offer free flu vaccine to elementary and middle school students statewide. “That’s why we’re so well positioned for the H1NI (swine flu)” vaccination campaign, Lingle said.” http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20091014/NEWS15/910140325/School+flu+inoculation+begins

Eventually, she said, the Department of Health and the Hawai’i National Guard would be administering swine flu vaccine to the general public statewide.”It’s not just going to be children, or course,” Lingle said. “It will be everybody.”

If Hawaii is so well prepared, why will the National Guard be administering H1N1 Swine Flu vaccines?  Where are all the doctors, nurses, flu clinics at Wal-Mart, pharmacies and support personnel?

“It will be everybody?”  Is she giving advance notice that there are plans to make the H1N1 Influenza Swine vaccine mandatory in Hawaii? 

Acting Secretary Charles E. Johnson announced the determination that a public health emergency existed nationwide. Secretary Kathleen Sebelius renewed that determination on July 24, 2009. These actions taken were under the Public Health Service Act § 319 (42 U.S.C. § 247d). This translates to the fact that under this act Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and  maybe the Coast Guard too, can be used as any means necessary to combat the spread of H1N1. 

The Maine National Guard has stepped up its efforts and getting involved when it comes to combating the H1N1 virus. News 8’s Steve Minich reports here:

From the National Guard website  http://www.ng.mil/features/h1n1/default.aspx

The National Guard, however, will not distribute the H1N1 vaccine on its own. The National Guard will not obtain any of it directly … unless it is specific to their state and it’s in their state plan,” said Army Capt. Lisa Burg, a medical plans officer with the National Guard Bureau’s Joint Surgeon’s Office.  

If you don’t think the National Guard and the military can’t be used in the event of mandatory quarantine.  Think again. A few laws on the books can be found here – https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2009/09/28/h1n1-swine-flu-quarantine-usa/ 

In November of 2005, The Bush administration released the National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza providing an outline for coordination among federal agencies, the stockpiling and distribution of vaccines and anti-viral drugs, and, if necessary, government-imposed quarantines and limitations on gatherings. http://homelandsecurity.tamu.edu/framework/special-issues-hurricane-katrina-1/national-strategy-for-pandemic-influenza/  

Seeing National Guard in action at gatherings is becoming common place- The Kentucky Derby, The Boston Marathon, New Years Eve in NYC.  The Maryland National Guard was put on alert in anticipation of nationwide Tea Party protests!  http://www.prisonplanet.com/national-guard-on-alert-for-tea-party-protests.html Maybe your street corner next?

Numerous states have set up emergency contingency plans as well- http://www2a.cdc.gov/phlp/H1N1flu.asp

The use of military assets in civilian law enforcement remains illegal under posse comitatus unless a clear state of emergency exists. Is vaccinating everyone in Hawaii a state of emergency? Apparently Lingle thinks so.

Hawaii’s laws, from the release of President Obama’s birth certificates to the use of the National Guard, sure are different that most of the mainland U.S.

Related:

https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2009/07/29/military-prepares-swine-flu-pandemic-pandemonium-w-fema/

https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2009/06/25/martial-law-under-public-health-emergency/

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Swine Flu, H1N1 remains a threat to not only to our health, but to The Constitution of The United States itself giving the federal and state governments more power to eliminate your personal freedoms.  

Government authorities are preparing a massive flu vaccine campaign just as they did for the previous Swine Flu epidemic whose vaccine killed more people than the disease.  

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Education (ED) and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, have teamed up to launch a new, national public service advertising campaign designed to encourage American children and families to practice healthy habits and to take steps to prevent the spread of the 2009 H1N1 flu virus. The PSAs featured in this campaign can be viewed on www.flu.gov.

While President Obama is pondering yet another press conference to address the nation on his faltering health care reform, you can bet your last dime he won’t mention his potential ability to seize the Internet, require mandatory vaccines, quarantines and FEMA’s charge to take control of  the country. 

From The White House:

“Since the novel 2009-H1N1 flu virus emerged in the United States during the third week of April, the president has received regular briefings and asked his Cabinet to spare no effort in addressing this national security challenge.”  The White House is, “Preparing for a voluntary, but strongly recommended, H1N1 flu shot program to be available to all Americans that wish to participate over a period of time.”

By declaration of the Public Health Emergency months ago, The Stafford Act or as it has been renamed- the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 gives FEMA the responsibility for coordinating government-wide relief efforts. The Federal Response Plan it implements includes the contributions of 28 federal agencies and non-governmental organizations.

The recent “REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT ON U.S. PREPARATIONS FOR 2009-H1N1 INFLUENZA  August 7, 2009 http://www.whitehouse.gov/assets/documents/PCAST_H1N1_Report.pdf  lists a scary landscape of abuse including recommendations like-

…that Federal, state, and local authorities may take unilateral action such as border closure, seizure of essential commodities, or curtailment of individual freedoms, out of fear or as a result of public pressure….  We also recommend that the National Security Council, led by the Homeland Security Advisor, undertake a systematic review of potential legal, social, and financial barriers to action, to determine which might reasonably be ameliorated….

Numerous states aren’t waiting for President Obama, FEMA, the CDC or Homeland Security to ameliorate our Constitution and have begun legislation that erodes your personal freedom.  Massachusetts state Senate has a “Pandemic Response Bill” awaiting approval in the House. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/senate/186/st02pdf/st02028.pdf  giving full immunity to anyone, the bill in part- excerpted from http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=108604 

“upon declaration by the governor that an emergency exists that is considered detrimental to public health or upon declaration of a state of emergency, a local public health authority, with approval of the commissioner, may exercise the following authorities (emphasis added):

  • to require the owner or occupier of premises to permit entry into and investigation of the premises;
  • to close, direct, and compel the evacuation of, or to decontaminate or cause to be decontaminated any building or facility, and to allow the reopening of the building or facility when the danger has ended;
  • to decontaminate or cause to be decontaminated, or to destroy any material;
  • to restrict or prohibit assemblages of persons;
  • to require a health care facility to provide services or the use of its facility, or to transfer the management and supervision of the health care facility to the department or to a local public health authority;
  • to control ingress to and egress from any stricken or threatened public area, and the movement of persons and materials within the area;
  • to adopt and enforce measures to provide for the safe disposal of infectious waste and human remains, provided that religious, cultural, family, and individual beliefs of the deceased person shall be followed to the extent possible when disposing of human remains, whenever that may be done without endangering the public health;
  • to procure, take immediate possession from any source, store, or distribute any anti-toxins, serums, vaccines, immunizing agents, antibiotics, and other pharmaceutical agents or medical supplies located within the commonwealth as may be necessary to respond to the emergency;
  • to require in-state health care providers to assist in the performance of vaccination, treatment, examination, or testing of any individual as a condition of licensure, authorization, or the ability to continue to function as a health care provider in the commonwealth;
  • to waive the commonwealth’s licensing requirements for health care professionals with a valid license from another state in the United States or whose professional training would otherwise qualify them for an appropriate professional license in the commonwealth;
  • to allow for the dispensing of controlled substance by appropriate personnel consistent with federal statutes as necessary for the prevention or treatment of illness;
  • to authorize the chief medical examiner to appoint and prescribe the duties of such emergency assistant medical examiners as may be required for the proper performance of the duties of office;
  • to collect specimens and perform tests on any animal, living or deceased

Can you spell cooperative federalism? The Tenth Amendment restates the Constitution’s principle of federalism by providing that powers not granted to the national government nor prohibited to the states are reserved to the states or the people.  Congress has exercise its powers by offering or encouraging the States to implement national programs consistent with national minimum standards as it has done with the nationwide state 55 mph (90 km/h) speed limit .08 legal blood alcohol limit, and the nationwide state 21-year drinking age were imposed through this method; the states would lose highway funding if they refused to pass such laws. – sourced at WIKI. 

Today, AP is reporting that officials with Emory University in Atlanta say around 50 students with swine flu have been moved to a separate dorm. Those students are not attending classes and school workers are bringing them food.  Lucky them. http://www.gpb.org/news/2009/09/02/emory-students-with-swine-flu-housed-together

As if FEMA and the government doesn’t have enough power, if this bill passes, Massachusetts will certainly be prepared for a Flu Emergency.   DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano declared September, National Preparedness Month. 

Government needs to take steps to protect it’s citizens against terrorism, natural disasters and even disease, but I ask if you are prepared to see our Constitution get killed in the name of Swine Flu? 

related post https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2009/08/31/swine-flu-obama-control/

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As if we need more proof that our American government is becoming even more socialistic, main stream media is now offering proof of what readers here have already noted about the H1N1 Swine Flu.

“The worst-case scenarios percolate on the edges of thought: to help with law enforcement..” http://abcnews.go.com/Health/SwineFluNews/story?id=8437630  The source is ABC not FOX so it must be true, even the original report was released almost a month ago!  The latest press release issues the same unknowns and warnings from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) releases report assessing H1N1 preparations.  

In the REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT ON U.S. PREPARATIONS FOR 2009-H1N1 INFLUENZA  August 7, 2009 http://www.whitehouse.gov/assets/documents/PCAST_H1N1_Report.pdf 

The case-fatality ratio (i.e., proportion of infected individuals who die as a result of the infection) appears to be similar to seasonal influenza—possibly on the order of 0.1 to 0.3 percent of medically attended cases (i.e., those infections requiring hospitalization or primary care), and perhaps 0.05 to 0.2 percent of all symptomatic cases, whether or not medical care is sought….

Then the report makes an about face possible prediction that-

By the end of 2009, 60 to 120 million Americans would have experienced symptomatic infection with 2009-H1N1; nearly 1 to 2 million would have been hospitalized, with about 150,000-300,000 cared for in ICUs; and somewhere between 30,000 and 90,000 people would have died, the majority of them under 50 years of age.

We might not know what the flu has in store and tracking it is cumbersome so these esteemed folks think that, “This may be accomplished through web-based or telephone-based surveys. (p 25)  Has the government not learned a lesson in asking you to report web sites to the White House that disagree with President Obama’s health and insurance reform policies? Survey says, yes I have the flu…knock, knock we’re coming to take you away?

Pg 45 outlines “an improbable prediction that Federal, state, and local authorities may take unilateral action such as border closure, seizure of essential commodities, or curtailment of individual freedoms, out of fear or as a result of public pressure….  We also recommend that the National Security Council, led by the Homeland Security Advisor, undertake a systematic review of potential legal, social, and financial barriers to action, to determine which might reasonably be ameliorated [sic- love those big words!] during the time of the anticipated epidemic and to set plans in motion to reduce or remove such barriers in accord with the observed severity of the epidemic.” p 47. 

Curtailment of individual freedoms?  Seizure of essential commodities? Legal barriers, like The Constitution?

p 49 -We recommend that if the Secretary of DHHS declares a Public Health Emergency, the President consider issuing a Stafford Act declaration so that hospitals can more effectively triage and treat patients.  I am sorry but your credibility sucks as under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act0 the Emergency has already been declared in April 2009. http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2009pres/04/20090426a.html

The Stafford Act gives FEMA the responsibility for coordinating government-wide relief efforts. The Federal Response Plan it implements includes the contributions of 28 federal agencies and non-governmental organizations. Alas,  the Stafford Act was renamed about 9 years ago into the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=106_cong_public_laws&docid=f:publ390.106.pdf further expanding government power.

In July 09- The bi-partisan Disaster Response, Recovery, and Mitigation Enhancement Act of 2009 in the U.S. House of Representatives. http://disastersafety.typepad.com/disaster_safety_blog/2009/07/legislation-introduced-to-amend-stafford-act-.html H.R. 3377 legislation also would require the Citizen Corps program to educate and train citizens in emergency preparedness and mitigation techniques. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:h.r.03377: with the text here http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/C?c111:./temp/~c111GFQg2j.

Mitigation techniques from our civilian army? Seeing as of yet we do not have a citizen army” just as well trained and funded as our military, ” I’d be betting on the National Guard, The Marines and AK47’s showing up as in Katrina.

Sec 205 b addresses the ” Needs Assessment; Establishment of Criteria- Not later than 3 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall– 

    • (1) complete an assessment to determine the number of temporary housing units that FEMA needs to maintain in stock to respond appropriately to emergencies or major disasters occurring after the date of enactment of this Act.

Temporary housing in the event of an emergency?  Housing in Camps?  FEMA Camps- the ones with the wires facing in to keep you in?

The President’s highest priority is to keep the American people safe. He is committed to ensuring the United States is true to our values and ideals while also protecting the American people. The President is committed to securing the homeland against 21st century threats by preventing terrorist attacks and other threats against our homeland, preparing and planning for emergencies, and investing in strong response and recovery capabilities. We will help ensure that the Federal Government works with states and local governments, and the private sector as close partners in a national approach to prevention, mitigation, and response . http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/homeland_security/  Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy!

U.S. Situation Update  http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/update.htm

Total U.S. 2009 H1N1 Flu Hospitalizations and Deaths
(As of August 27, 2009, 4:00 PM ET)
Reporting States and Territories* Hospitalized Cases Deaths
52 8,843 556
*Includes the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

 

Long and short, you might get the flu, you might be forced into taking a vaccine, you might be mitigated into FEMA housing, etc.  You might be just fine.  Since it looks like your chances of living are pretty good, you might consider voting for someone other than Obama the next time around. 

BTW Mr. President, the homeland you refer to is called The United States of America and may God bless her.

Open wide and read more posts on H1N1 at my Swine Flu Report at https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/swine-flu-report/

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Never mind protecting our electric grids, air traffic control systems, water supply systems from cyber attack.  Big Brother, President Obama and the White House blog  is concentrating on monitoring the right to free speech in the blogosphere…

There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care.  These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation.  Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov. sourced at http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/Facts-Are-Stubborn-Things/

So is it legal?  The Privacy Act of 1974 courtesy of  Nixon’s Watergate scandal prohibits any federal agency from maintaining records on individuals exercising their right to free speech.

“The White House is in bit of a conundrum because of this privacy statute that prohibits the White House from collecting data and storing it on people who disagree with it,” Judge Andrew Napolitano, a FOX News analyst, said Friday.  “There’s also a statute that requires the White House to retain all communications that it receives. It can’t try to rewrite history by pretending it didn’t receive anything,” he said.

Ah, lest we not forget that America is under a Public Health Emergency thanks to H1N1 Swine Flu, which opens another can of worms that could erode private citizens rights. 

The threat and potential for mandatory mass inoculations and martial law would certainly give the Administration latitude to collect whatever information it deems necessary in the interest of national security. 

The advent of Internet attacks — especially those suspected of being directed by nations, not hackers — has given rise to a new term inside the Pentagon and the National Security Agency: “hybrid warfare.” http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/28/us/28cyber.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1&ref=technology

Is cyberwar and hybrid warfare covered by the War Powers Act? 

Believe you me it is not just the government who wants to know if you are in disagreement or have something of value stored on your computer, “The experts are sure of only one thing: whenever information is vulnerable and has significant monetary or intelligence value, it is only a matter of time until someone tries to steal it.” http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=hackers-can-steal-from-reflections

“In the 1960s American military scientists began studying the radio waves given off by computer monitors and launched a program, code-named “Tempest,” to develop shielding techniques that are used to this day in sensitive government and banking computer systems…..Similarly, commonplace radio surveillance equipment can pick up keystrokes as they are typed on a keyboard in a different room”

What’s a good defense, if you don’t have a good offense like Big Brother collecting personal data? 

When you die, and having duly paid your death tax, your personal data will live in infamy- whether you like it or not and whether it is legal or not. 

related post https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2009/08/05/white-house-informant-report-fishy-things-on-health-care/

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“The U.S. military wants to establish regional teams of military personnel to assist civilian authorities in the event of a significant outbreak of the H1N1 virus this fall, according to Defense Department officials. The proposal is awaiting final approval from Defense Secretary Robert Gates. The officials would not be identified because the proposal from U.S. Northern Command’s Gen. Victor Renuart has not been approved by the secretary.  The plan calls for military task forces to work in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. There is no final decision on how the military effort would be manned, but one source said it would likely include personnel from all branches of the military.”http://edition.cnn.com/2009/US/07/28/military.swine.flu/

“The military, as they would for a natural disaster or other significant emergency situation, could provide support and fulfill any tasks that civilian authorities could not, such as air transport or testing of large numbers of viral samples from infected patients.” 

What exactly would require air transport?  People.  Dead people, sick people, people who refuse a vaccination?   

Where would the air transports go?  Remember the Federal Management Land Grab act that reduced access to huge chunks of America?  FEMA Camps?

We already have the local police, state police, federal police and soon the DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce Defense Directive 1404.10 (read  PDF ) promises exactly what President Obama said, “”We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”

Is this all leading to Martial Law in the event that we see the Swine Flu begin to fry more people than bacon?   https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2009/06/25/martial-law-under-public-health-emergency/

The last reported numbers of the A/H1N1 Swine Flu from the CDC was 43,771 confirmed cases of H1N1 infection and 302 deaths in the United States.  The CDC and WHO both announced they would no longer keep records. 

“Given that countries are no longer required to test and report individual cases, (to the WHO- World Health Org,)  the number of cases reported actually understates the real number of cases reported today July 27, 2009.”

WHO Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) 157 0
WHO Regional Office for the Americas (AMRO) 87965 707
WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO)  890 1
WHO Regional Office for Europe (EURO) 16556 34
WHO Regional OFfice for South-East Asia (SEARO) 7358 44
WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WPRO) 21577 30
Grand Total 134503 816

sourced at http://www.who.int/csr/don/2009_07_27/en/index.html

816 deaths total?  300 or so in the U.S.? Even if the numbers were off by thousands, for a Pandemic- Swine Flu has been pretty tame, but that hasn’t put off our government from preparing to protecting her citizens.  The question is becomes, is the government protecting us from ourselves? 

Like Al Gore claimed he invented the Internet, the U.S. Navy claims it worked behind the scenes to identify one of the first cases in the U.S. http://blogs.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2009/04/behind-the-scen.html.

“Our expansion was largely a result of an initiative by the Department of Defense’s (DOD’s) Global Emerging Infectious System to intensify pandemic surveillance as a result of the avian influenza (H5N1) crisis. NHRC augmented existing febrile respiratory illness surveillance programs in military recruit trainees and ship-board populations and expanded into dependent populations in San Diego. Also, in a collaborative effort with the CDC, we developed surveillance on the Southern California-Mexico border, which was enhanced this year to deepen surveillance and augment diagnostic training of our Mexican collaborators via funding from the Department of State’s Biosecurity Engagement Program.”

Augment Mexican collaborators- the same one’s who kept Swine Flu a secret for weeks? 

You got that warm fuzzy feeling yet?

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Open wide, say ahhh and check out these posts on the A/H1N1 Swine Flu from Ahrcanum where the conspiracy spreads as fast as the virus itself:

https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/swine-flu-report/

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Whew, finally summer has arrived and we survived the horrendous winter weather.  Folks in NJ got a big surprise last week with a huge hailstorm wrecking  havoc http://www.northjersey.com/multimedia/video/48114892.html -again illustrating the disproportion between science and reality. BTW- The House passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act, by a vote of 219-212.

The kids are off school and we are sleeping in a bit and planning for a few summer holidays.  We are  not leaving U.S. Soil- the greatest place on earth, even with all its faults.  Hawaii is out with North Korea threatening a missile attack near Independence Day.  California?  Nah, besides sitting on a major earthquake fault line, is too liberal for me.  MTV has been broadcasting all about Cancun, but we’ve been there and done that and I see no reason to support a government that can not manage to report influenza cases in a timely manner. ” Bahamas, Bermuda, Come on Pretty Mama”…The Beach Boys.  Suggestions welcomed on where to go.

Our holiday is still up for discussion as the economy just sucks and I have been tortured into hearing more about alleged pedophile Michael Jackson than necessary. 

Flipping to the net, I see Ben Bernanke the Fed Chair is feeling a bit challenged over Ron Paul’s Transparency Act that would allow an audit of the Fed.  Oh boo hoo, where did our nine trillion dollars go, why doesn’t anyone know and most importantly, what is there to hide?

Wherever and whenever we go, if we go at all-  like many Americans we go to the bank and take out what I call ‘play money’.  You know, money to play with- to buy the things we don’t really need but really want- like a Summer Vacation- preferably at the unpolluted, jelly fish free beaches.  

What if the banks go on holiday?  I am cognizant of the FDR bank holiday. 1000’s of banks never reopened in a face saving measure.  How many of our banks have no value, burdened by debt and bad mortgages?  How many banks are now owned by the U.S. Government?  How would I get to my safe deposit box if the bank was out of business?  Would it’s meager contents have any value anyways?

The hissy fit regulators are having near seizures over opening their books to public scrutiny, and once again I have to adjust antennae to tune in to exactly what the hell is going on and if bank closures could happen.

A bank holiday would certainly push the dollar’s value lower adding more rational to BRICs plan of adopting other IMF baskets of currencies.  Gold, already at a high premium would most likely increase, especially with the U.S. Mint announcing that there is a shortage of gold to produce certain coins.  The mint will continue to issue Presidential Coins and, “In God We Trust” will appear on the face of the coin starting in 2009. http://www.usmint.gov/mint%5Fprograms/%241coin/ Surely all that glitters is not gold.  I Trust in God, but the Fed, Obama, The World Bank or International Monetary Fund?

A Bank Holiday might just suit the needs of the U.S. economy according to some.  The rumor mill is that U.S Embassies are buying local currency. The Harry Schultz Letter (HSL) seems to reiterate that a Bank Holiday could occur http://www.marketwatch.com/story/schultz-paints-bleak-picture-of-future?siteid=rss&rss=1   With a grain of salt I quote its current issue, HSL reports rumors that “Some U.S. embassies worldwide are being advised to purchase massive amounts of local currencies; enough to last them a year. Some embassies are being sent enormous amounts of U.S. cash to purchase currencies from those governments, quietly. But not pound sterling. Inside the State Dept., there is a sense of sadness and foreboding that ‘something’ is about to happen … within 180 days, but could be 120-150 days.”

One commentator at  put it like this:  If true, the reason is this. Our Embassies all over the world employ millions of local nationals. Day to day operating costs are staggering, from food purchasing to fuel purchasing to utilities to meeting the local payroll. Local currency pays for all those expenses. When the USD crashes, local currencies may not be able to be purchased with USD’s. Even in a slow-mo devaluation, trying to buy enough local currency for day to day operation will be very very expensive. Should the USD become severely devalued or worthless, our Embassies will not be able to operate….http://goldismoney.info/forums/showthread.php?t=379225 Believe you me we have ambassadors everywhere http://www.usembassy.gov/.

President Obama is attempting to federalize the police and Department of Defense across the US with his civilian workforce.  If the shit hits the fan, banks go on holiday by September,civil unrest and Martial Law occurs between the money and the flu, the government will be all ready to take care of us. cough, cough.

I better get a move on somewhere and spend it while my money is still good. Yet, ” Consumer spending rose in May as benefits from the Obama administration’s stimulus plan spurred a jump in American incomes, a sign that efforts to revive the economy are starting to pay off….Stocks and the dollar dropped after China’s central bank again called for a new global currency.  http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a6xBheN2SW.o  Leave it to Bloomberg to give the credit to Obama and not the hard working folks of America who just want a little vacation.

You may enjoy this related post: https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2009/06/26/audit-the-federal-reserve-trillions-missing-america-bankrupt/

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