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FEMA came under intense criticism when it was revealed that a press conference on the California wildfires of October 2007 was staged. Deputy Administrator Harvey E. Johnson was answering questions from FEMA employees who were posing as reporters. Many of these questions were "soft ball" questions (i.e. "Are you happy with FEMA's response so far?"), intentionally asked in a way that would evoke a positive response giving the impression that FEMA was doing everything right. In this way, any scrutiny from real reporters (many of whom were only given a 15 minute notice) would have been avoided. Fox News, MSNBC, and other media outlets aired the staged press briefing live. Real reporters were notified only 15 minutes in advance and were only able to call in to a conference line, which was set to "listen-only" mode. The only people there were primarily FEMA public affairs employees.
Originally posted by Chadwickus
Why doesn't it say detention anywhere?
Bit of a misleading title don't you think?
Oh and this isn't breaking news, since it happened over a month ago.
Originally posted by fleabit
Wow, FEMA can't win, can they. After Katrina, they were blasted for being ill-prepared and poorly handling the disaster. They didn't have any centers established for the displaced, and so the disaster at the stadium and other centers was a dark blemish on their ability to respond, which is exactly what they are supposed to do.
So they establish an act so that the government has to provide bases where they can house people in an emergency... and instead of being praised for at least trying to correct the issues they had previously, they are accused of being an evil NWO agency!
I guess my only question is this: For those of you who are declaring that people should call their congressmen about this: what do YOU suggest they do in times of emergencies? Nothing? They should have NO areas set aside from the displaced in times of emergencies? People should just fend for themselves? And the murder, rape, theft and other felonies that occurred at a stadium and other locations in NO was "ok?" I am curious how many of you saying this is a terrible thing also were the first ones to declare how feeble and ineffective FEMA was after the emergency. Hypocrisy at its finest.
10Then he said to them: "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.
12"But before all this, they will lay hands on you and persecute you. They will deliver you to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name.
1 The oracle that Habakkuk the prophet received.
2 How long, O LORD, must I call for help,
but you do not listen?
Or cry out to you, "Violence!"
but you do not save?
3 Why do you make me look at injustice?
Why do you tolerate wrong?
Destruction and violence are before me;
there is strife, and conflict abounds.
4 Therefore the law is paralyzed,
and justice never prevails.
The wicked hem in the righteous,
so that justice is perverted.
The Lord 's Answer
5 "Look at the nations and watch—
and be utterly amazed.
For I am going to do something in your days
that you would not believe,
even if you were told.
6 I am raising up the Babylonians, [a]
that ruthless and impetuous people,
who sweep across the whole earth
to seize dwelling places not their own.
7 They are a feared and dreaded people;
they are a law to themselves
and promote their own honor.
8 Their horses are swifter than leopards,
fiercer than wolves at dusk.
Their cavalry gallops headlong;
their horsemen come from afar.
They fly like a vulture swooping to devour;
9 they all come bent on violence.
Their hordes advance like a desert wind
and gather prisoners like sand.
10 They deride kings
and scoff at rulers.
They laugh at all fortified cities;
they build earthen ramps and capture them.
11 Then they sweep past like the wind and go on—
guilty men, whose own strength is their god."
Originally posted by Asherah
If I lose my home, I won't be going where the military is gonna be guarding the front door. No thank you. I'll pass.
I have always been on the fence about these camps. How much more proof do we need to see what they truly exist for? Will many not see it until they are prisoners there?
Have we forgotten how easily the superdome was turned into a hell hole prison, post katrina?
Who knows if these camps will function as safe havens or prisons? Regardless of their existance, I prefer to remain self sufficient rather than submit myself to the "help" of the govt.
Ah, these are great questions. And I have another one --
Why doesn't the govt empower it's own people with emergency prepared-ness, rather than build up these camps?
Imagine having camps built up to stock people away in, during the cold war. Wouldn't have made sense. Makes more sense to encourage people to learn how to be prepared but they don't do that anymore.