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1999: The Seretech Decision
* A 3-month truckers' strike causes food riots in New York.
* A Seretech truck hauling infectious medical wastes on Staten Island, is attacked by a mob in the mistaken belief that it carries food. Seretech security forces use lethal force to protect it. 20 Seretech employees and 200 rioters are killed.
* The Supreme Court upholds Seretech's actions as responsible for saving thousands of lives, rather than costing hundreds.
The Shiawase court decision establishes extraterritoriality for megacorps when a radical eco-group called TerraFirst! attacked a Shiawase nuclear power plant. Though the attack was repelled, the corporation used the incident to convince the Supreme Court that major multinational corporations need the ability to protect themselves. To this end, the Supreme Court granted major companies extraterritoriality.
Originally posted by Damocles
so, 100 million gun owners vs less than 4 million in the standing army. (again, someone feel free to correct me if im way off but lets not quibble over small discrepancies or semantics) not to mention that once the boys/girls in uniform decide taht their orders are BS do u think they're gonna give their guns back before the head out?
don't think that anyone who has posted in this thread thinks that the entire army will act like robots. I'm not sure that anyone can predict what the desertion rate would be under a worst case scenario, but, that rate of desertion may not be high enough to prevent what we fear most.
Originally posted by Justin Oldham
I'm not at all surprised to see this. In 2004, I predicted that the Federal government would soon begin to train American forces for city fighting inside our own major population centers.
The Marines will take over parts of downtown Toledo as sounds of gunfire will echo off buildings when training exercises are conducted next weekend.
A Marine Corps unit based in Perrysburg will stage the exercises from 9 p.m. Jan. 7 to about noon Jan. 9, Maj. Gregory Cramer said.
Major Cramer said most of the 130-member unit – Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Marines – will take part in the exercises.
“We’re looking for an urban environment to do our training,” he said. “Urban training is one of the proficiencies we’re required to maintain.”
Major Cramer said Marines will be dressed in green and will be carrying rifles through the streets, but the exercises should have a minimal impact on the downtown area. He said the Marines will be firing blanks and conducting operations throughout the area.
“The only request we would have of folks, if they happen to be near where an exercise is taking place, is to stay away as much as possible,” Major Cramer said.
The exercise area roughly will be north of Monroe Street, west of the Maumee River, south and west of Cherry Street, south of Woodruff Ave., and east of Collingwood Boulevard.
Toledo Police Chief Mike Navarre said military exercises have been conducted before in the downtown area with a minimal impact on city residents. He said city and police officials have been working with the Marines to help the exercises go smoothly.
“Training is extremely important, not just in our profession, but in the military too,” Chief Navarre said. “We’re not going to place any obstacles in their way.”
Jean Atkin, administrator for the Lucas County Common Pleas Court, said the unit was granted permission to use the courthouse grounds. The unit, though, won’t use the interior of the courthouse.
Originally posted by Damocles
now, i wont say we're better than the german people of the mid-late 30's, but the world has changed and no one can argue that point. information is more widely available and even should the govt suspend the 1st amendment and censor the net like china does...dont u think we'd notice?
people even on this board discuss ideas that if this were a true police state would get them arrested. the NSA would monitor the discussions, they'd hack the admin panel and get IP addresses of 'dissenters', match the addys to an acct then the MIB's would show up and arrest you.
Originally posted by DeusEx
Let's continue with your theory of the DPRK nuking the States in a flurry of insanity. the US will inevitably counterlaunch, causing China and/or Russia to counter-counterlaunch...and well, everyone's screwed then.
the strikes appear to have been of a type called "air-burst" that is designed to influct EMP damage without wrecking major structures.