FEMA Failure – Abject Failure

Editor’s Note – Could FEMA be described any more precisely now than  it is a ‘four-letter word’ that starts with “F”? Ask the folks in Staten Island. There is just no excuse for such ineptitude, and is one concrete example that the Federal Government is not good at running anything, let a lone a nation’s health care – but that is what America effectively voted for – be careful of what you ask for, you might get it. “Big Sis” Napolitano should be fired summarily!

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Angry New Yorkers say Obama pledge to cut red tape ignored by FEMA

By Perry Chiaramonte – Fox News

Storm-ravaged New Yorkers say President Obama’s promise to cut red tape and get them aid in the aftermath of Sandy has proven to be hot air.

Angry citizens vented at FEMA officials at a town hall meeting held by the disaster relief agency Thursday, with tempers boiling over. Some 1,000 people, many left homeless by the Oct. 29 storm, attended the meeting at Staten Island’s New Dorp High School. They were initially scheduled to submit written questions that would be picked and answered at random, but the session turned into an angry shouting match where residents booed FEMA officials and accused them of lying.

“We are the people – we are the middle class, and we are getting the finger,” said frustrated resident Scott McGrath, who personally spoke to President Obama and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo when they came to Staten Island to inspect storm damage earlier this month. “You were there when I met Obama, and I told the president … that the middle class was getting the royal finger. And he said, ‘FEMA works for me.’”

“FEMA ain’t doing nothing,” McGrath added. “They keep going around in circles.”

The storm made landfall on the coast of southern New Jersey and traveled north, leaving a swath of death, destruction and darkness. Some 125 people were killed, including 48 in New York. It’s been estimated that half of the city’s deaths occurred in Staten Island. Millions were left without power for weeks by the storm, which also caused widespread gasoline shortages.

Obama addressed the nation from FEMA headquarters in Washington on Nov. 3, promising to cut red tape and bring the full force of FEMA to hard-hit residents.

“What I told the governors and the mayors is what I’ve been saying to my team since the start of this event, and that is we don’t have any patience for bureaucracy, we don’t have any patience for red tape, and we want to make sure that we are figuring out a way to get to yes, as opposed to no, when it comes to these problems,” Obama said.

On Nov. 15, Obama came to Staten Island, where he repeated his pledge.

A top FEMA official said agency workers understand the public’s frustration, but he defended their performance in the wake of the storm.

“We have already put $700 million directly in the hands of victims,” Michael Bryne, federal coordinating officer for FEMA told FoxNews.com. “In my opinion, I think that reflects a minimum of red tape.

“In the days after, we surveyed the damage from helicopter and for every home we found completely damaged, we immediately sent a couple months’ of rent assistance before we even had inspectors on the ground,” he added. 

Byrne said more help his on the way, adding that the agency has 3,000 families enrolled in its shelter program and is working with the city on providing a rapid repair program to help get people back in their homes while longer-term repairs are completed.

Thursday’s meeting was organized by Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro, many of whose constituents have been left without homes, food or clothing. The auditorium was so crowded that many people were turned away at the door. FEMA officials dutifully absorbed the gripes, took down contact information and promised to meet privately with homeowners.

But residents showed little confidence that the agency would help, and they said they’ve been left to fend for themselves.

“Our communities are helping,” said Nicole Chati, to cheers from the audience. “Red Cross comes by, rings our bell, says, ‘Come get a hot meal’ and leaves. We help each other and that’s what we want to do, but we need your support.

“These people are frustrated,” she added. “Lives were lost. My house … I can rebuild my house. My neighbor is dead.”

Aiman Youssef, who has been living in a tent since the storm hit, said he is worried about health risks.

“The air quality in this town is very bad,” he said. “We are sick. What can you do about it?”

‘Vibrant Response 13’ – frightens many with military maneuvers

By Denise Simon – SUA Staff

Operation ‘Vibrant Response 13’ annual exercises are underway – simulating a catastrophic event – and the reponse and coordination training goes on again.

Announced on or about July 25, 2012 an estimated 25 military and urban defense center locations around the country began air and ground exercises for operations as part of a Joint Task Force Civil Support mission in coordination with the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA.

These announcements to the public were intermittent with respect to what the media received in the form of press releases, and if the media reported it at all. This caused some alarm in many locations when events unfolded. They distributed these documents to visitors, some interesting propaganda some might say: (Click on image to view documents)

It was been reported that residents in many areas across the country were in various levels of fear seeing and hearing military operations in their neighborhoods.

From Joint Task Force Civil Support:

CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. – More than 9,000 service members and civilians from across the United States came to Indiana and northern Kentucky to participate in 200 separate training events at 50 different places during Vibrant Response 13.

The 19-day major incident response exercise brings together local, state and federal agencies, including Department of Defense resources; it is conducted by U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North. The exercise lasts from July 26 through August 13.

The scenario itself is a daunting one – a (simulated) 10-kiloton nuclear detonation in a major Midwestern city – and is pivotal in its scope. It provides leaders the ability to confirm the training and readiness of the nation’s new Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Response Enterprise. The exercise required a unique collection of specialized military units, under the command and control of Joint Task Force – Civil Support, based out of Fort Eustis, Va., and under the guidance and operational control of U.S. Army North.

Information regarding these defense drills has been sporadic at best but they are occurring in locations such as Norwood and Worcester, Massachusetts where a UH-60 Blackhawk is at a local airport. Many residents were so disturbed they made calls to police and sheriff’s offices.

Here is video from Norwood, Mass.

In Hollywood, Florida has other types of drills were going on including repelling into buildings.

In Kansas:

TOPEKA — The Kansas National Guard’s 73rd Civil Support Team (Weapons of Mass Destruction) left for Camp Atterbury, Indiana Friday, to join in an exercise involving nearly 9,000 military members and Department of Defense civilians. Vibrant Response 13 began July 24 and concludes Aug. 13 and is designed to exercise the DoD response to a nuclear detonation in the U.S.

Meanwhile in Indiana, at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, a very large operation was underway with as many as 9,000 soldiers taking part, coming from various out of state bases in the United States.

At Ft. Hood we saw this:

Fuelers with the 53rd Quartermaster Company, 553rd Combat Support Sustainment Brigade from Fort Hood, Texas, establish and maintain a fuel point in support of Vibrant Response 13 Exercise at Forward Operating Base Panther North Vernon, Ind., July 31, 2012. Vibrant Response is a Defense Support of Civil Authorities training event. This year’s event replicates the military’s role in responding to a 10-kiloton nuclear detonation in support of federal, local and state agencies.

From Alabama:

MONTGOMERY, AL (07/12/2012)(readMedia)– Alabama National Guard members will make history next month. Members of the Alabama National Guard will travel by convoy August 5 and 6 to participate in a major field training exercise – Vibrant Response 13. The convoy is the largest domestic convoy in Alabama National Guard history with approximately 500 vehicles and 1,500 Alabama Guardsmen traveling through Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana on its way to Camp Atterbury, Ind.

A full SITREP report of the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center from a member of Watchmen of America was coordinated by the POA and reads as follows:

SITREP: 8/2/12 Muscatatuck Urban Training Center

U.S. Army NORTHCOM exercise Vibrant Response 13

Units from 25 states, local, county, and local state ‘response’ units are taking part in the LARGEST exercise of its type. (9,000+ personnel in training from all services, (active, reserve and NG are involved, also approx 850 ‘civilian actors’. Not mentioned, but VERY evident was FEMA and DHS).

Two units visible were the 519th MP Bn, and the Mobile hospital from Ft Lewis, Washington. No weapons were visible except from the IN NG. (The explanation was that the NG, being a state asset, were the only ones with police/law enforcement capability, that NO FED units had that ability according to law. He did not mention though about FEMA or DHS.

The mission plan: The disaster occurs, the local responders, (Police, Fire, EMS will start the ball rolling. The county is then called, followed by State emergency management, Police, fire, EMS, NG. Red Cross, DHS, FEMA, Military, etc will then be added to the mix) According to printed info, and the Public Affairs guide we had, (Don Manuszewski, Headquarters, US Army North (Fifth Army, Office of Public affairs (ARNO-PA) 1400 E. Grayson St, Suite 152, Ft Sam Houston, TX 78234-7000) this exercise is the largest of its type ever.

Please note, there is new brick work, chain link fencing, and concertina wire, both around the ‘soccer field’ and building at this location. We were told point blank, by the PAO, “This is a prison, and this is the exercise yard”.

There is a full service hospital, as well as a ‘nursing home’ on site. We have seen on several different visits to other parts of the facility several hundred trailers w/FEMA stenciled on bumpers, and/or FEMA paperwork taped to the inside of the windows. There is also , approx 2 miles from where this exercise was being conducted, what appears to be a holding facility/camp, newly built, (within the last 8-10 months), with underground utilities.

The local Fairgrounds had a large compliment of soldiers, tents, micro-wave communications, fuel tankers, and the list goes on, (material assets normal for a large, long term occupation).

The local airport has a permanent sign designating it as “Forward Operations base PANTHER”. There was a large contingent, same as at the fairgrounds, except the tents were the large company size and larger type, white in color, and several helicopters, found to be flying missions around the clock. The choppers were typical troop transport types, larger, twin rotor types, and Cobra types also. We were told that the evacuation of injured civilians was to be effected by the helos. We did not see any ‘civilian’ personal being taken to the air port, or any type of transport suitable for such a mission.

U.S. Army NorthCom is the Command and control of the exercise, and also the actual operation, should this become a reality.

It is important for citizens to question these operations for compliance with the law, for what threats the homeland is currently under, or may be facing inside and outside the scope of natural disasters, as well as who has authority under various conditions and risk.

Chopper flies over exercise
Logistics and protection exercizes
Encampment in Indiana

Proof: DHS is monitoring social media, bloggers, and…why?

By Scott W. Winchell

Its official; the Department of Homeland Security did award the HS HODC-10-00080 contract to General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Division as the Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR) for DHS. What does that mean?

It means that the DHS project – Media Monitoring Capability Mission – is actually underway as we all suspected. What the project should be called is the “Cover our asses, identify our enemies, and spin baby, spin, capability mission.”

Its similar to the system for data collection that the Obama 2012 Campaign is doing on Facebook now:

Barack Obama‘s re-election team are building a vast digital data operation that for the first time combines a unified database on millions of Americans with the power of Facebook to target individual voters to a degree never achieved before…

For the past nine months a crack team of some of America’s top data wonks has occupied an entire floor of the Prudential building in Chicago devising a digital campaign from the bottom up. The team draws much of its style and inspiration from the corporate sector, with its driving ambition to create a vote-garnering machine that is smooth, unobtrusive and ruthlessly efficient. (Read the rest here.)

MMCM Contract Documents – On December 15, 2010, the contract was awarded. Two links below show documents related to the project:

  1. Raw Story posted the FOIA request fulfillment document here on the actual contract. (Names redacted, 285 pages)
  2. DHS Analysts’s desktop binder that details the project. (40 pages)

What the MMC Mission purports to do:

First – to continually update existing National Situation Summaries (NSS) and International Situation Summaries (ISS) with the most recent, relevant, and actionable open source media information.

Second – to constantly monitor all available open source information with the goal of expeditiously alerting the NOC Watch Team and other key Department personnel of emergent situations.

Third – to receive, process, and distribute media captured by DHS Situational Awareness Teams (DSAT) or other streaming media available to the NOC such as Northern Command’s (NORTHCOM) Full Motion Video (FMV) and via open sources.

What does it mean to the public?

Ostensibly, reading the actual words printed, it sounds like a great way for DHS to stay abreast of the mountains of information available from open sources that should be known by its staff and management. As public servants, its wise to be more conversant in all aspects of all events to make sure that the proper resources are being allocated, dangers are mitigated, and life-saving efforts can be maximized. Sounds great – our tax dollars going to a good thing; our government being wise and efficient.

Well, enough of that bilge. What it more likely means are one or all of the following scenarios:

  1. Making sure that any DHS spokesperson, whether from FEMA, or any other agency, does not have a James Clapper moment. The Director of National Intelligence was blind-sided by the media about a major story he did not get briefed on, but definitely should have known;
  2. Covering their collective posteriors because the intelligence gathering and analysis performed in recent years has been eclipsed by open-source investigators who are much less constrained in acquiring important information;
  3. Allowing appointees and other politicians a way to spin information to misdirect, change the focus of, or just plain old twist the facts for a given incident;
  4. Protect the reputation and image of the department and its requisite divisions and leaders;
  5. Monitor those of us who monitor them, and identify political adversaries, assign strong negative names and labels to political movements, collect the names of all “subversive” individuals as defined by political forces, and control baby, control…the imagination just carries you away, does it not?

Those summaries above need to be looked at in more detail, the following shows what information is actually being studied and monitored and why:

Leverage Operationally Relevant Data

Leveraging news stories, media reports and postings on social media sites concerning HomelandSecurity, Emergency Management, and National Health for operationally relevant data, information, analysis, and imagery is the first mission component. The traditional and social media teams review a story or posting from every direction and interest, utilizing thousands of reporters, sources, still/video cameramen, analysts, bloggers and ordinary individuals on scene. Traditional Media outlets provide unmatched insight into the depth and breadth of the situation, worsening issues, federal preparations, response activities, and critical timelines. At the sametime, Social Media outlets provide instant feedback and alert capabilities to rapidly changing or newly occurring situations. The MMC works to summarize the extensive information from these resources to provide a well rounded operational picture for the Department of Homeland Security.

Support NOC in Identifying Relevant Operational Media

Supporting the NOC by ensuring they have a timely appreciation for evolving Homeland Security news stories and media reports of interest to the public and DHS/other federal agencies involved in preparations and response activities is the second key component. DHS and other federal agencies conducting joint operations may be affected by other evolving situations in that area. These situations may be related; have a cause and effect relationship; or be unrelated but have a detrimental effect. Through coordination with the NOC Duty Director (NDD), Senior Watch Officer (SWO) the MMC works to ensure the NOC Watch Team is aware of such stories and news events and has time to analyze any effect on operations.

Timely reporting of current information is an integral element in maintaining complete operational awareness by Homeland Security Personnel. The MMC understand it is vital that critical information is relayed to key Department decision makers in as expeditious a manner aspossible.

Increase Situational Awareness of the DHS Secretary

Mitigating the likelihood that the Secretary and DHS Executive staffs are unaware of a breaking Homeland Security news story or media report is the third component. The Secretary and executive staff members are subject to press questions regarding domestic and international events and may or may not be informed of the most current media coverage. The MMC understands critical information requirements and monitors news coverage with the perspective of how the breaking story may be related to current and other important ongoing situations and DHS activities. The on-duty MMC analyst alerts DHS personnel and related federal agencies of updated news stories through distributed Items of Interest (see section 3.9.6). Recognizing that local media coverage is potentially sensationalizing an incident, the MMC strives to comprehend the media’s message and identify sensitive situations that must be brought to the attention of the Secretary.

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It is clear to many Facebook aficionados that the DHS work has been more than just gleaning information.

There are reliable reports where:

  • If you type certain words on your wall, it will automatically “friend” you on the DHS page, without permission, and you cannot “un-friend” yourself;
  • If you type anything that has the word DHS or a few other key words, your post will show up on the DHS FB page;
  • Politicians are using it as well, ask the Romney people. If you post “I love Mitt Romney” on your wall, that post will appear on Romney’s FB page;
  • Then there are other weird anomalies, and many FB folks are “pruning” their friends lists for these very reasons, no privacy!

Wake up America, DHS and others may be watching you and gleaning information from you, and as we have seen repeatedly with the current administration, it will or could be used against you. Remember, the Defense Authorization Act of 2012 has reset a lot of the rules on detention for American citizens. The pieces and parts for total control are coming into place.

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Denise Simon contributed to this article. She is the Director of Research at SUA.

Fatal betrayal of America – HR 1505

Editor’s NoteDr. Ed Berry is the Chief Sciences Adviser to the SUA Kitchen Cabinet and is a world renowned expert on Climate issues.

By Dr. Ed Berry

Cross-posted at PolyMontana

America is defined by its Declaration of Independence and its Constitution. America is further defined by its English language, its Christian heritage, and its culture of achievement.

Politics is a triangle.

Many people think politics can be described by a horizontal line between left and right. In fact, this horizontal line is but the base of the political triangle. At the top of the political triangle is our Constitution. Those who support our Constitution, left or right, rise above the horizontal line in the direction of supporting true America. As they reach the peak, they converge.

Those who support our Constitution are not at some fictitious “extreme right” but are the top beacon showing the way for America.

Both the lower-left and the lower-right favor more federal government power over the states and the people. Neither follow our Constitution. This is why both Democrats and Republicans who are not following our Constitution are helping to destroy America.

Who cares about whether Obama is a legal president? Not the Democrats. Not the RINOs. Only those who support our Constitution.

The top believes what our Constitution’s 10th Amendment clearly says:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Democrats betray our Constitution when they give earth-worshipping environmentalists unconstitutional power over America. RINO Republicans betray our Constitution when they give power-hungry neocons unconstitutional power over America. Real Republicans and Americans support our Constitution.

Democrats don’t like HR 1505 because it removes some of their earth-worshipping environmental control over America. RINOs like HR 1505 because they think it provides more security for Americans. Real Republicans don’t like HR 1505 because it betrays our Constitution, trades our freedom for a false security, and is a path to an American Auschwitz.

Denny Rehberg’s proposed “Sheriffs First” amendment is a move toward our Constitution.

Montana Congressman Denny Rehberg moved upward in our political triangle when he introduced his “Sheriffs First” amendment to HR 1505, which, if approved, would give county sheriffs law enforcement power over federal agencies and personnel. The exception to a sheriff’s ultimate authority should be our Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) which may be our only way to remove corruption among local police.

If Rehberg’s amendment is successful, it will give Montana county sheriffs jurisdictionover DHS in their counties. Although our Constitution and the Mack-Printz Supreme Court decision already give county sheriffs this power, having it affirmed in a federal law would set a valuable precedent and make HR 1505 less oppressive, should it pass. Rehberg’s amendment applies only to Montana. It is up to the other states to join Rehberg’s amendment.

In summary, while I oppose HR 1505, I still support Rehberg’s Sheriffs First amendment because it move us from where we are now toward where we want to go.

Now, we will discuss the last amended version of HR 1505 without Rehberg’s proposed Sheriffs First amendment.

The last amended version of HR 1505 replaces Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with US Customs & Border Protection (CRB). However, it is difficult to accept CRB as divorced from its master.

DHS is a beast with “seven heads.”

DHS is seven agencies wrapped into one:

  1. TSA – Transportation Security Administration
  2. CBP – US Customs & Border Protection
  3. CIS – US Citizenship & Immigration Services
  4. ICE – US Immigration &Customs Enforcement
  5. SS – US Secret Service
  6. FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency
  7. USCG – US Coast Guard

Neat!

FEMA is the one with the small cages to put you in if you do not behave. TSA is the one that gives you a useless body scan before you get on an airplane, bus, etc. DHS is the oneadding its sensors to streetlights around America and the promoter of E-Verify and Real ID as a cradle-to-grave biometric tracking system for every American. HR 2164 promotes E-Verify and it goes hand-in-hand with HR 1505.  (See Tom DeWeese: “E-Verify and the Emerging Surveillance State“)

Here are some facts:

  • DHS is forming an international surveillance network
  • DHS is implementing the Real ID program
  • Real ID originated in the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
  • Real ID is a United Nations plan to control Americans and to rule the world.
  • DHS is taking its marching orders from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The DHS big plan is to expand E-Verify into a global system. New technology is powerful and will become more powerful. Unless you stop DHS, it will control your life. When your government controls your life, you are their slave.

DHS will put your data in the world-wide DHS data banks assisted by DHS partners American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

The DHS goal is a one-size fits all international identification system using massive data banks that contain individual biometric information on nearly everyone in the world.

The DHS ordered specific changes to E-Verify to include biometric information and the use of enhanced photographs that measure and analyze the unique identifiable characteristics of a person’s face into a numeric code, usable and in compliance with these international databases.

Your identifying facial number code will be read by a computer and they can track your face by cameras worldwide. In addition, DHS has expanded the number of data bases used by E-Verify to check on employees. E-Verify is a central tool to implement an international ID system. With it, the government will watch your every move and your freedom will be gone with the wind.

DHS representatives have openly stated they wish to create a national ID card that tells everything about its owner. DHS would like to implement E-Verify and Real ID using an RFID microchip placed somewhere in your body where it would be impossible to extract.

DHS will control your travel, food, and water.

Perhaps in response to an Executive Order in January 2013, when Obama or Hillary becomes our next president, DHS will begin forcefully inserting RFID chips into you and your fellow Americans. All they need to do is catch you in a TSA flight check or at one of their road stops. Once they find you without your RFID, they will insert one into you on the spot. Zap. The pain will wear off in about 4 hours. From that point on, you are theirs, baby.

DHS already claims (unconstitutionally) federal government authority it to set up road blocks and sensors anywhere it wishes on private land within 100 miles of our borders. HR 1505 allows DHS to put sensors everywhere within 100 miles of our borders. In time, their territory will expand to everywhere in America. If we don’t stop them, we can expect to undergo body cavity scans and RFID insertions on our way to the grocery store.

If you know anything about how a database system works, you will understand that once you are tagged like a dog and once the DHS installs RFID sensors everywhere, even in wilderness areas, they can not only monitor you but also control everything you do. They will track you wherever you go and can limit where you go.

They will know who you meet with, what meetings you attend. They will know where you are even when you are traveling in your car on a highway. They will know when you buy fuel and how much. They can limit the amount of fuel you buy.

Consider these novelistic examples:

The DHS guy working in one of their border fortresses will see your ID pop up on his computer screen and say,

Hey, look. There goes Fred Jones with his family trying to hike to Canada. Go get him!

Or, if they have not yet inserted their RFID into you, the DHS guy will say,

“Hey, look. There goes someone without an RFID. Go get him and stick an RFID in him.”

Or,

“Hey, look. There goes Ted Turner and Bill Gates with their families hiking in our wilderness area. They give us money. Let ‘em go.”

They will control your food.

They will know when and where you go to the grocery store. They can limit the food you buy, perhaps leaving the good food for government employees and restricting you to junk food and high fructose corn syrup. They can starve you, or fatten you up so you can’t outrun them. They can make RFID’s that can terminate you when they wish. Bad boy? Bye-bye.

Thought you would grow your own food?

New federal laws say you no longer have that right. Try to survive by growing your own food and federal goons will poison your garden and kill your chickens.

They will control your water supply.

Given the authority the environmentalists and RINOs have given various federal agencies, HR 1505 opens the door to DHS diabolical control over your whole life.

Think you have a good, reliable well?

New federal water laws give the federal government authority over all water in America, even your well water. So, they can blow up your well. Of course, this is all in the name of saving the environment. “Hey, we can’t disturb the ground water.”

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, I don’t like HR 1505. Here’s why.

First, the reasons for HR 1505 are invalid.

The stated reasons for HR 1505 are:

1. Reason given: To stop the turf war between federal agencies. The Forest Service (USFS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) don’t like DHS on their land. Hmmm. Maybe they have good reasons to keep DHS off their land.

Solution A: Let the county sheriff decide who comes into his county, as according to the US Constitution. This is Rehberg’s proposed amendment.

Solution B: Return all federally confiscated land back to the states. This should be done anyway.

The irony is DHS-CBP never asked for power to overrule land managers or ignore environmental laws. Last spring the Government Accountability Office found,

“Most agents reported that land management laws have had no effect on Border Patrol’s overall measure of border security.”

2. Reason given: Drug growers are hiding the forests.

Solution A: Declare state sovereignty over federal drug laws. We don’t need feds coming into Montana enforcing federal laws that conflict with Montana laws.

Solution B: Stop America’s War on Drugs.

America’s War on Drugs is a scam. It keeps the price of drugs high by limiting supply, so drug cartels and our CIA can make money selling drugs. It hires police to catch pot growers and smokers to overflow up our prisons. But wealthy drug dealers who pay off the police have a free run. The solution is not to give DHS control over our land. The solution is to stop the War on Drugs.

Solution C: Rather than a War on Drugs, how about a massive information campaign in media and schools telling people how bad drugs are? Think we can’t do it? Why did we make Joe Camel illegal? Because Joe Camel proved good advertising will influence people’s behavior. Look at what the government has done to influence people to “believe” in global warming. With massive spending, media hype, and school indoctination they have accomplished a virtual miracle in causing people to believe in global warming when no evidence exists. This proves it would be easy to get most of our population to give up drugs, and this would be far cheaper and more effective than theWar on Drugs.

Solution D: Let DHS prove themselves on our southern border first.

Virtually all drugs used in America come across our southern border and DHS has not been able to stop it. So why should we allow DHS to control non-existent drug traffic our northern border when they can’t stop the problem where it exists?

The National Drug Intelligence Center, a branch of the U.S. Department of Justice, recently released a document entitled the “National Drug Threat Assessment 2011”. The Assessment’s Executive Summary states

The illicit trafficking and abuse of drugs present a challenging, dynamic threat to the United States. Overall demand is rising, largely supplied by illicit drugs smuggled to U.S. markets by major transnational criminal organizations (TCOs).

Major Mexican-based TCOs continue to solidify their dominance over the wholesale illicit drug trade as they control the movement of most of the foreign-produced drug supply across the U.S. Southwest Border. The estimated economic cost of illicit drug use to society for 2007 was more than $193 billion.”

One of the contributing factors is the high demand for drugs in the United States. This high demand finances the drug cartels, allowing them to spend more and expand their operations.

The Southwest Border remains the primary gateway for moving illicit drugs into the United States. Most illicit drugs available in the United States are smuggled overland across the Southwest Border…”

Despite enhanced detection efforts and better countermeasures, Mexican drug traffickers will continue to build tunnels under the Southwest Border.

That DHS would be involved in controlling drug operations begs the question of what is the role of DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration)? Is DHS is taking over all police powers of the federal government?

3. Reason given: To catch criminals who are hiding in the forests.

Solution A: This is a county sheriff problem. The idea that we need HR 1505 to find Dave Burgert who is hiding somewhere in the mountains is ridiculous. He did not commit a federal crime. Besides, he may be found innocent if he could get a fair trial but he cannot get a fair trial. Finding Burgert has nothing to do with controlling our borders. The Burgert problem may have more to do with corruption in our law enforcement and legal systems that should be investigated by our FBI.

More importantly, using the Burgert example shows the real intent of HR 1505 is to control American citizens.

4. Reason given: To stop illegal aliens from coming into America.

Solution A: Stop all the benefits the illegal’s receive free from the American taxpayer.

Tom DeWeese “E-Verify and the Emerging Surveillance State” says,

The fact is, the U.S. government is not doing its job to secure the border and stop the flood of illegal aliens from rushing across it. Even though Congress passed legislation demanding that a fence be built, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has dragged its feet, deliberately holding up the project.

Moreover, DHS is fighting efforts in local communities to allow police to arrest illegal’s. There is little effort to tighten visa security, or allow law enforcement to track down and deport those who stay here past their allotted time. Those illegal’s caught committing crimes are still allowed to leave, only to easily and surreptitiously return at their will. The border is a sieve. There is no border control – period.

DHS imprisons border guards who actually do their jobs, like stopping an illegal from crossing our border. Our Justice Department sues Arizona for attempting to do the border job DHS was supposed to do. Does this sound like they are serious about stopping illegal immigration?

Obama recently announced he would allow illegal immigrants to remain in the US so long as they are not caught committing a crime. As a result, our Border Patrol has halted its long-standing routine searching of buses, trains and airports for illegal immigrants at transportation hubs. This routine has long been considered an effective tool for finding illegal immigrants. Now, these border patrol agents spend their days doing cross-word puzzles.

Do you see a pattern here? All the claimed reasons for HR 1505 are the result of federal laws or lack or enforcement of our Constitution. Now the feds want another law to supposedly cure the problems they created.

Second: We can’t trust DHS.

They are lying to us about their objectives and they don’t need 100 miles to patrol our border. A 1-mile strip along the border is sufficient to patrol our border. The 100-mile demand is about something else.

There is only one logical reason for DHS to install sensors virtually everywhere: HR 1505 is not about keeping bad guys out of America. It is about keeping Americans from escaping when they turn up the heat.

This federal government authority is unconstitutional, thanks to our constitution-impaired Congress.

The DHS-TSA inspections in our airports are a scam and a massive inconvenience. Any good weapons expert can get a weapon by them. TSA is training Americans to accept being fully controlled and body scanned. They are cooking us like frogs, slowly, so we become accustomed to the hot water and accept it.

Working with DHS, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) ran operation “Fast and Furious” allowing our enemy to purchase automatic weapons in America and walk them to Mexico.

According to the LA Times:

A federal operation dubbed Fast and Furious allowed weapons from the U.S. to pass into the hands of suspected gun smugglers so the arms could be traced to the higher echelons of Mexican drug cartels. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which ran the operation, has lost track of hundreds of firearms, many of which have been linked to crimes, including the fatal shooting of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in December 2010.

In the fall of 2009, ATF agents installed a secret phone line and hidden cameras in a ceiling panel and wall at Andre Howard’s Lone Wolf gun store. They gave him one basic instruction: Sell guns to every illegal purchaser who walks through the door.

DHS has printing-press money to hire Americans who have no other source of income and turn them into predators on other Americans.

Third: The SPLC is creating policy for DHS.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), one of the nation’s leading hate groups, has direct ties to the Department of Homeland Security and is helping to write official DHS policy. As well summarized by Tom DeWeese, SPLC runs the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center that trains DHS and other law enforcement personnel in America.

The result of these close ties with SPLC is evident in these reports published by DHS:

A. “Right- wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment
B. “Domestic Extremism Lexicon

DHS Report “A” says:

“Right-wing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movement, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly anti- government, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.”

DHS Report “B” says the following types of persons are extremists, bordering on terrorism:

  • Those concerned over our economy, loss of jobs, or foreclosures;
  • Those who are antagonistic toward the Obama Administration;
  • Those who criticize free trade programs;
  • Those who are anti-abortion;
  • Those who oppose same sex marriage;
  • Those who believe in the “end times;”
  • Those who stock pile food;
  • Those who oppose illegal immigration;
  • Those who oppose a New World Order;
  • Those who oppose the UN;
  • Those who oppose global governance;
  • Those who fear of Communist regimes;
  • Those who oppose loss of US manufacturing to overseas nations;
  • Those who oppose loss of US prestige; and
  • Those who use the internet (or alternative media) to express any of these ideas.

Do any of these descriptions fit anyone you know?

DHS has established Fusion Centers in each state to combine federal, state and local law enforcement. Now your local law enforcement personnel are being indoctrinated by the SPLC. The DHS Missouri Fusion Center released the report:

C. The Modern Militia Movement.

DHS issued its Report “C” to law enforcement agencies as official documentation warning cops who they should consider potential violent terrorists. The list of potential terrorists includes:

  • Americans who voted for presidential candidate Ron Paul;
  • Constitution Party presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin; and
  • Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr.
  • And those who opposed the creation of a North American Union with Canada and Mexico.

Do we need any more evidence that we cannot trust DHS and that it should be abolished?

These 3 DHS reports are sufficient evidence alone to kill HR 1505 and abolish DHS. The inmates are truly in charge of the asylum.

Fourth: DHS is building fortresses.

See those icons of Border Patrol stations on the map?

Those are not your everyday Forest Service public information stations. According to anonymous eye witnesses, these Border Patrol stations are fortresses capable of keeping Obama’s Civilian Security Force (or a Chinese army) housed, fed, armed, and fully equipped to control the population of the United States. These Border Patrol Stations cannot be justified for border control.

These Border Patrol stations are not all on the border. They are not going to stop illegal border crossings. But if an enemy has already captured our federal government (as it has), then these stations are a perfect way to control you.

These Border Patrol stations have large underground fuel tanks (so when you run out of fuel for your home and vehicles, DHS will be able to control you). These Border Patrol stations have veterinarian facilities for dogs and horses (so DHS can follow and find you).

You have already read about how the federal government has purchased almost all the survival food from producers who formerly provided survival food to the public. Guess where this food went. George Soros is buying up Montana’s grain elevators.

With the environmentalists’ wolves, our federal government has pretty much decimated our wildlife food supply of moose and elk and much of the deer. The DHS sensor plan, they will keep you out of your hunting area.

When the shit hits the fan … as the federal government is gearing up to make happen, you will not have a chance against Obama’s federal army.

You thought you would be able to hold them off with your guns. You will run out of ammo and they won’t. You will run out of food and they won’t. You will run out of fuel and they won’t. They will take you in the ice cold weather when you cannot heat your home or even move. They will take you one at a time with an overpowering force any time they want you.

Years ago, no enemy would invade America because we had too many guns. Now, our enemy has constructed a way to invade us from within with government actions like HR 1505. We are allowing them, even paying them, to build fortresses right on our own backyard. We are fools.

The feds will keep a low profile until after the 2012 elections because they don’t want to scare citizens into voting for constitutional representatives.  Beginning in January 2013, they will tighten the screws.

Now, I have another question for you:

Given that our federal government has already sold some of our American land and military bases to China, what will you do when they sell the DHS fortresses to China?

Fifth: HR 1505 would take away our legal and constitutional rights.

While it may seem useful to rid our state of some outrageous environmental laws that are causing disasters with our wildlife and economy, the HR 1505 blanket removal of these environmental laws may come at a high price.

The really bad, unconstitutional environmental laws are those forcing non-indigenous wolves on our land and laws that derive from the scientifically unsound and insane delusion that our emissions of carbon dioxide are causing significant climate change.

HR 1505 comes with its own environmental laws to replace those it cancels. The difference is they will be under DHS control. Under the new rules, there is no guarantee about how Montana will be able to control wolf populations, or protect real endangered species like moose and elk. Unless we have authority to control wolf populations we could end up in a worse situation than now.

Another downside of removing the listed environmental laws is they contain important “coordination” requirements.

Coordination requires federal agencies to work with local representatives before approving environmental regulations. Under HR 1505, we would have no coordination rights. The fed would have the final say. This equivalent to giving away America.

Under HR 1505, you will have no legal right to bring a lawsuit against the DHS in a state court. DHS’s actions would be immune from court review, except for constitutional claims. Just as in the case of the EPA ruling against home owners in Idaho, the courts will dismiss our case, saying it is a federal administrative matter.

HR 1505 gives unconstitutional dictatorial power to the president and overrides state sovereignty, which is what our enemy wants.

Here is how DHS does Environmental Control.

DHS-CBP created an extensive Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) to guide its invasion of our northern border. This PEIS says:

CBP is undertaking a comprehensive assessment of the impact of its activities along the U.S. – Canada Border in order to improve strategic planning for any future border security enhancements.

CBP is preparing the Northern Border PEIS to:

  • Assess the combined and cumulative effects of CBP activities along the Northern Border;
  • Improve strategic planning;
  • Incorporate public concerns about environmental impacts into CBP planning;
  • More effectively adapt and respond to an ever changing threat environment for any future border security enhancements; and,
  • Incorporate and tier into future site specific project planning by reference and general discussion.

The PEIS is intended to:

  • Provide CBP, the public, and other stakeholders with an understanding of the cumulative impacts from current CBP programs on the NB;
  • Evaluate the potential impacts of various action alternatives that would involve the expansion of those programs, which will inform CBP decision making going forward; and,
  • Define the potential levels of impacts regarding CBP’s security activities along the Northern Border.

The PEIS represents one element of the CBP approach to incorporate strategic planning, environmental and cultural stewardship considerations, and stakeholder outreach and involvement to improve accomplishment of its mission in balance with other important sustainability considerations. It is the means for providing your input, comments, and concerns.

CBP maintains a strong continued commitment to early stakeholder outreach and involvement to improve border security, transboundary trade and commerce, and the long-term sustainable productivity of the northern border regional environments.

As part of CBP’s effort in stakeholder outreach during project development, this website was developed to provide you with a resource for learning about the Northern Border PEIS effort, as well as, offer a means for providing your input, comments, and concerns.

Analysis: Notice all the eco-buzz words: comprehensive, strategic, cumulative, alternatives, environmental and cultural stewardship, sustainability, sustainable productivity.

These eco-buzz words mesmerize liberal eco-freaks who run most of our government and who control most environmental organizations. Mention these words and their eco-juices flow in their eco-freak brains like saliva flows in Pavlov dogs. So mesmerized, they do not stop to consider whether the government action is even in their interest. They simply think, “Yea, man. That sounds great!

Sixth: DHS plans to enforce UN Agenda 21.

On the CBP website, look under “Resources and Documents >> Materials” and you will find their Draft PEIS in detail. Let’s just pick one, “Chapter 4: West of the Rockies Region.” Scan the Contents. Looks pretty large doesn’t it. I see money, money, money wasted.

Their chapter title associating “climate change” with “sustainability” gives away that DHS is helping to implement the United Nations Agenda 21. The first paragraph below demonstrates DHS is based upon the climate change fraud. We cannot have a federal agency like DHS that is based upon a fraud.

4.7 CLIMATE CHANGE AND SUSTAINABILITY

INTRODUCTION 4.7.1

According to the 2009 U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) report, “Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States,” documented impacts to the Nation from climate change include increased average temperatures, more frequent heat waves, high-intensity precipitation events, sea-level rise, more prolonged droughts, and more acidic ocean waters, among others. … In 2010, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) identified global climate change as a long-term trend and global challenge that threatens America’s national-security interests (USDHS, 2010).

For U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the concepts of sustainability and smart growth include the ability to adjust to changing geopolitical realities while preserving the environment and working to improve the quality of life for American residents and visitors.

To reduce environmental impacts and address the challenge of limited resources, the DHS prepared a “Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan” to promote sustainable planning, design, development, and operations. The guidelines aim to decrease energy use, minimize reliance on traditional fossil fuels, protect and conserve water, and reduce the environmental impact of materials use and disposal. CBP’s overarching goal is to size, plan, and carry out proposed development in a manner that is sustainable and that works to preserve and protect limited resources.

DHS has demonstrated its delusional mind set that human carbon dioxide emissions cause undesirable climate change. On this basis, under HR 1505, what is to stop DHS from closing down the Bakken oil fields and all other energy production within 100 miles of the Canadian border?

Their chapter title associating “environmental justice” with “protection of children” is further evidence the DHS is helping to implement the United Nations Agenda 21.

4.12 ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN

4.12.1 INTRODUCTION

Executive Order 12898 of February 11, 1994 (EO 12898, 1994), titled “Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations,” requires that each Federal agency identify and address any disproportionately high and adverse effect of its programs, policies, and activities on minority and low-income populations.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines environmental justiceas “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies” (USEPA, 2010).

And they are concerned about the “children.”

Executive Order 13045 of April 21, 1997 (EO 13045), titled “Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks,” places a high priority on the identification and assessment of environmental health and safety risks that may disproportionately affect children.”

EO 13045 considers that physiological and social development of children makes them more sensitive than adults to adverse health and safety risks and recognizes that children in minority, low-income, and indigenous populations are more likely to be exposed to, and have increased health risks from, environmental contamination than the general population (USEPA, 2010).

In summary, none of the DHS track record or written agenda has anything to do with keeping bad guys and their toys out of America. DHS is about implementing UN Agenda 21 and giving control of America to our enemies.

To put it bluntly, DHS is the beginning of Obama’s diabolical civilian national security force:

“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives 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.”

We cannot afford to allow DHS to grow. We cannot afford to allow HR 1505 to pass.

In this article, we have shown:

  1. Politics is a triangle with the Constitution at the top.
  2. DHS is a beast with “seven heads.”
  3. DHS will control your travel, food, and water.
  4. The reasons for HR 1505 are invalid.
  5. We can’t trust DHS.
  6. The SPLC is creating policy for DHS.
  7. DHS is building fortresses.
  8. HR 1505 would take away our legal and constitutional rights.
  9. DHS plans to enforce UN Agenda 21.
  10. HR 1505 is a fatal betrayal of America

Here are 4 things you should do about HR 1505 and DHS:

  1. Encourage Congress to pass Congressman Rehberg’s “Sheriffs First” amendment to HR 1505. While this will not stop HR 1505, it will defang DHS much of the control over your life. Then you can focus on electing a good constitutional sheriff.
  2. Encourage Congress to reject HR 1505 and encourage Congressman Rehberg to vote against it, possibly using the excuse that Congress rejected his amendment.
  3. Elect a president, like Ron Paul, who will cancel HR 1505 by executive order. But … this is a long shot. Without a revolution in the minds of American voters, the favorites to be our next president are Obama or Hillary. It does not matter how much you wish or pray for Ron Paul, you still have only one vote. So when voting comes to your state after Romney or Cain are the only two possible nominees, you must be smart enough to vote for Cain, since only he has a chance to beat Obama or Hillary. If you do not, you will be helping elect Obama or Hillary.
  4. Most important: Elect the strongest-possible, constitutional, conservative team for your state governor, lt. governor, and attorney general. This should be your primary focus. You can accomplish this most important goal IF tea party voters truly choose the best such team. – As more information becomes available, I believe you will learn why Robert Fanning is the strongest-possible, constitutional governor you can elect to save Montana.