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Originally posted by Terrapop
Fox News cought live in between a break for commercials on April 18 2009...
The interview groups makes chit chat and later in the segment discuss about a secret government "Plan Orange" to bomb Canada.
Does anybody know what this is about?
War Plan Orange (commonly known as Plan Orange or just Orange) refers to a series of United States Joint Army and Navy Board war plans for dealing with a possible war with Japan during the interwar years. The plans were begun informally in 1919 and formally adopted by the Joint Army and Navy Board beginning in 1924 wiki
The first US doctrine of expeditionary warfare came with the development of War Plan Orange in 1890. War Plan Orange changed several times from its initial inception. Theodore Roosevelt started War Plan Orange in case of war with Japan. The annexation of Hawaii in 1898 relieved tensions of possible Japanese claims on the island, but the United States (U.S.) remained wary and continued to update War Plan Orange, which consisted three phases.
War Plan Orange (commonly known as Plan Orange or just Orange) refers to a series of United States Joint Army and Navy Board war plans for dealing with a possible war with Japan during the interwar years. The plans were begun informally in 1919 and formally adopted by the Joint Army and Navy Board beginning in 1924. Predating the Rainbow plans, which presumed the assistance of allies, Orange was predicated on the U.S. fighting Japan alone.
War Plan Red, also known as the Atlantic Strategic War Plan, was a plan for the United States to make war with Great Britain (the "Red" forces). It was developed by the United States Army during the mid 1920s, approved in May 1930 by the Secretary of War and the Secretary of Navy, updated in 1934-35, and officially withdrawn in 1939, following the outbreak of the Second World War, when it and others like it were replaced by the five "Rainbow" plans created to deal with the Axis threat. However, it was not declassified until 1974. The war was intended to be a continental war, waged primarily on North American territory between the United States and the British Empire. The assumption was that Canada would represent the ideal geographic forum through which the British could wage war against the United States.
List of color-coded war plans
War Plan Black was a plan for war with Germany. The best-known version of Black was conceived as a contingency plan during World War I in case France fell and the Germans attempted to seize French possessions in the Caribbean, or launch an attack on the eastern seaboard.
War Plan Brown dealt with an uprising in the Philippines.
War Plan Citron was for Brazil.
War Plan Emerald was for intervention in Ireland in conjunction with War Plan Red.
War Plan Gray dealt with invading a Caribbean republic.
War Plan Green involved war with Mexico or what was known as "Mexican Domestic Intervention" in order to defeat rebel forces and establish a pro-American government.
War Plan Green was officially canceled in 1946.
War Plan Gold was a plan for war with France and French Caribbean possessions.
War Plan Indigo involved an invasion of Iceland. In 1940, during the German occupation of Denmark, the British invaded Iceland and the U.S. actually did occupy the island nation, relieving British units during the Battle of the Atlantic.
War Plan Lemon was for Portugal.
War Plan Olive was for Spain.
War Plan Orange was a plan for war against Japan, which formed some of the basis for the actual campaign against Japan in World War II.
War Plan Purple dealt with invading a Central American republic, or possibly with Russia (There may have been two different Purples).
War Plan Red was a plan for war against Britain and Canada. British territories had war plans of different shades of red—the UK was "Red," Canada "Crimson," India "Ruby," Australia "Scarlet" and New Zealand "Garnet". Ireland, at the time a free state within the British Empire, was named "Emerald".
War Plan Silver was for war with Italy.
War Plan Tan was for intervention in Cuba.
War Plan White dealt with a domestic uprising in the U.S., and later evolved to Operation Garden Plot, the general U.S. military plan for civil disturbances and peaceful protests. Parts of War Plan White were used to deal with the Bonus Expeditionary Force in 1932. Communist insurgents were considered the most likely threat by the authors of
War Plan White.
War Plan Yellow dealt with war in China—specifically, the defense of Beijing and relief of Shanghai during the Second Sino-Japanese War.
War Plan Violet was for intervention in Chinese domestic events.
In all of these plans, the U.S. referred to itself as "blue". wiki
Originally posted by SeeingBlue
Could America even support attacking another country? Isn't America pretty much exhausted right now after the last 8 years and now the economy?
Originally posted by oneinthesame
reply to post by sinister_scarecrow
Not to make a fuss but where are you getting this from??? There's no limit to how much money you can make, just a progressive income tax level from the CRA, similar to the IRS:
What are the income tax rates in Canada?
There's no secret cutoff level where you stop being able to keep your wages, just one you make more than $126,264 you have to pay the maximum tax rate on income over that level.
If you are a salaried employee (i.e. you get paid a set amount per year, instead of hourly), you're probably not entitled to overtime pay, unless you have a standing agreement with your employer.
And sure, you can refuse to work them, but it'll probably get you fired eventually. Salaried employees get a lot of benefits hourly employees don't... if the company asks you to work extra hours once in awhile, you're kind of expected to.
I'm in IT, too, and I don't get paid overtime, even though I work quite a bit of it sometimes. But on the other hand, my employer gives me paid vacation time, pays for 100% of my health insurance, and contributes to my 403b retirement plan.
If you are on salary, you probably are not entitled to overtime, but it can depend on exactly what you do.
You can refuse to work overtime, and they can refuse to continue to employ you.
Federal government workers of both sexes face measures that would cap wage increases for the next two years at 1.5 per cent annually. That in itself may mean little. In hard times, it's hard for any union to negotiate big pay raises. But to add injury to insult, the caps are retroactive to 2006. According to the Public Service Alliance of Canada, that means some workers face wage rollbacks. Jail guards are already threatening a court challenge. Harper is also using Bill C-10 to quietly legislate other measures on his agenda that have little or nothing to do with the economic crisis
First, is the introduction of public sector wage caps. The Harper government plans to introduce legislation "to ensure the predictability of federal public sector compensation during this difficult economic period." That will result in increases of 1.5 per cent over the next three fiscal years.