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"I think there's a lot more excitement coming and it's not going to be good for the Republicans," stated Paul.
"The things that I hear have to do with Karl Rove and Abramoff and that's much much worse than anybody would believe and it involves DeLay as well."
"And that type of an indictment will be much more serious than the indictment of shifting campaign funds around.....there's some political infighting which could make that really interesting."
Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
Oh, here's something I missed last month:
"NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 8 - Waters were receding across this flood-beaten city today as police officers began confiscating weapons, including legally registered firearms, from civilians in preparation for a mass forced evacuation of the residents still living here.
No civilians in New Orleans will be allowed to carry pistols, shotguns or other firearms, said P. Edwin Compass III, the superintendent of police. "Only law enforcement are allowed to have weapons," he said."
"But that order apparently does not apply to hundreds of security guards hired by businesses and some wealthy individuals to protect property. The guards, employees of private security companies like Blackwater, openly carry M-16's and other assault rifles. Mr. Compass said that he was aware of the private guards, but that the police had no plans to make them give up their weapons. "
Excuse me? The citizens were not "allowed" to exercise their God given, constitutionally protected right, yet corporations were allowed?
Gee, could this be a frontrunner for what will be coming to a town near you?
President Bush is asking Congress to supersede the American traditional possee comitatus and allow federal use of armed troops to perform the police function of keeping sick people in and well people out of those streets, towns, cities, or sections of the country where Bird Flu will rage, sicken, and kill.
The Patriot Act has a clause that allows a Governor to declare a state of medical emergency that imposes martial law, requires each person’s submission to the National Guard, demands relinquishing of personal firearms, and mandates involuntary vaccination, treatment, or quarantine. The President wants to commandeer each state’s National Guard and with the military perform those acts in case of Bird Flu
The United States through the National Institutes of Health has contracted with two firms, Chiron Corporation in Emeryville, Califorina, and Sanofi Pasteur in France, for a mere 4 million doses of vaccine. In the best of circumstances, if Bird Flu H5N1 becomes pandemic, the vaccine could protect only a mere 5% of our population.
Who in America will decide who gets what vaccine or medicine? Power to decide determines who lives and who dies. Will rationing be by age? By wealth? By social position? Will first responders and the military get first doses, as the current plan now provides? Who in government gets protected? Who rejected? Who far down in the local chain of command is considered “critical” to protect and who is expendable? Do city mayors get protection? Town councilmen? All physicians? All police and fire-fighters? All garbage collectors? Do you count?