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US Swine Flu 'National Emergency'

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posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 06:29 AM
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I, Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including sections 201 and 301 of the National Emergencies Act … do hereby find and proclaim that, given that the rapid increase in illness across the nation may overburden health care resources and that the temporary waiver of certain standard federal requirements may be warranted in order to enable U.S. health care facilities to implement emergency operations plans, the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic in the United States constitutes a national emergency.

Section 201 of the National Emergencies Act, however, simply requires the president to inform Congress in writing when a national emergency is declared – which he did today, after signing the declaration last night.

Section 301 forbids the president from taking up any powers of the National Emergencies Act save those he lists in the proclamation of emergency, requiring him to "specify the provisions of law under which he proposes that he, or other officers will act."


I hereby declare," the proclamation states, "that the secretary [of Health and Human Services] may exercise the authority under section 1135 of the [Social Security Act]."

*Certification requirements for some doctors to be paid by Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP programs

*Pre-approval requirements for some services

*Requirements that doctors be licensed in the same state they're practicing in order to get federal payments

*Sanctions against moving patients to alternate facilities

A handful of other requirements governing how medical providers are paid.
In fact, the most ominous provision of a Section 1135 waiver may be alterations to HIPAA privacy regulations.

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services explains that under a declared emergency, facilities granted a Section 1135 waiver no longer need to obtain a patient's agreement to speak with family members or friends involved in the patient's care, no longer need to distribute a notice of their privacy practices and no longer need to honor the patient's right to request privacy restrictions or confidential communications.

Worldnetdaily




posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 06:59 AM
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There is no mention of this national emergency in the sunday times newspaper,nor is it mentioned on BBC or Sky news so far...which I find to be very odd.
This sort of thing would usually be all over the news I would have thought.



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 07:08 AM
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Originally posted by Silcone Synapse
There is no mention of this national emergency in the sunday times newspaper,nor is it mentioned on BBC or Sky news so far...which I find to be very odd.
This sort of thing would usually be all over the news I would have thought.


And here in Switzerland was no one word of that in the news. i found it this way -> Google News - of corse a very hidden "news".

[edit on 25-10-2009 by cushycrux]



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 07:11 AM
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Under this move, subject to the National Emergencies Act, the government can literally suspend the Bill of Rights to patients with swine flu.



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 07:37 AM
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Could the reason this is not being covered by the MSM be to hide the emergency from those who will be travelling to America?

Maybe many people would decide not to travel to the USA due to the emergency,which would hit their airline/international business profits.

Or is there something more sinister going on?

Someone has decided that the MSM is not allowed to cover this event it seems.
Why would they decide this?

It could be as simple as America not wishing to appear weak in the eyes of their enemies,but I am not so sure if this is the reason.

For the Americans themselves,it must be a panic inducing event to learn that if you get the flu you will have no bill of rights to cover you,especially with so much talk of the FEMA camps.
Maybe they don't want the Americans to find out about this from foriegn media sources,fearing mass panic,hence the small amount of Internet news sources on the subject.
The only sources I have read in the online news sites only mention how this emergency will help to deal with the flu victims-nothing about the implications such as the suspension of the bill of rights.

As usual,the news sites only report what they are allowed to,I guess.



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 07:45 AM
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I am not one to quote Worldnetdaily, but their assumptions are correct. The proclamation is limited in expression and the powers are not fully explained. Again, the silence of the MSM could point to a black out or restriction on reporting, but the dictatorial powers are not explained.

Section 301 forbids the president from taking up any powers of the National Emergencies Act save those he lists in the proclamation of emergency, requiring him to "specify the provisions of law under which he proposes that he, or other officers will act."

This is the argument. The provisions have not been specified and the Health Secretary powers are unprecedented and wide open.

[edit on 25-10-2009 by infinite]



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 07:48 AM
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Originally posted by Silcone Synapse
...As usual,the news sites only report what they are allowed to,I guess.


If you go here news.google.ch... you will not see anything about the emergency in the USA. But in the international section the top news is: Wintertime change ...


....and even better, if you klick on "Internation News", there is still no word about Swineflu (Schweinegrippe), so if you don't know the facts you couldn't find them, thats a bit ...hmmm weird.

[edit on 25-10-2009 by cushycrux]



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 08:21 AM
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The fact that we don't have a news media makes this a lot worse. CDC has not differentiated in their reports between vaccinated and unvaccinated deaths. This will be a repeat of 1918 if they can cover up the fact that the people who died, died as a result of the vaccinations. In 1976 they couldn't get away with this because they had more of a news media back then. We do have the internet. If you look at Whale.to you can find a lot of interesting information about vaccines. The AMA has had us over a barrel with their disinformation and from riding rough-shod over doctors who questioned AMA medical falsehoods.
Americans still say that If such & such were true, the media would be all over it. They trust the media to allert them if anything is wrong. The media is criminally corrupt.



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 08:46 AM
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Odd, our news paper had a small story on it on the 2nd page, i read it at work this morning before i left, i was going to look it up onine and link to here.. but its not online, i searched for everything i could think of to pull it up... very weird.



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 09:06 AM
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They just reported on HLN Obama declared a national emergency friday.
That's Headline News a subsidary of CNN. 7:10 a.m. pacific time oct 25


[edit on 25-10-2009 by randyvs]



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 09:08 AM
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Originally posted by infinite

*Sanctions against moving patients to alternate facilities



I'm not positive, but isn't the above completely contradictory to this:


WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency, giving his health chief the power to let hospitals move emergency rooms offsite to speed treatment and protect noninfected patients.

Read more at: www.huffingtonpost.com...


Of course the question is if hospitals are being permitted to move patients offsite, where is this location and where is the personnel that is going to care for these patients?



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 09:26 AM
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Reuters is one of the surprisingly few outlets that has had a properly informative article since last night. Of particular note is the following, which confirms what many of us have been saying:


Seasonal flu normally peaks sometime between late November and early March and kills about 36,000 Americans in an average year.


Source

This information is being pitched as evidence that Swine flu could cause such havoc that the healthcare services will only be able to cope if readied now. Sounds logical - except swine flu has simply not proved as virulent as the hype would suggest.

Somebody somewhere seems to be betting everything they have on a devastating mutation occurring in the next few weeks/months.



[edit on 25/10/09 by pause4thought]



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 09:34 AM
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Where ever the Health Secretary decides.

By removing federal sanctions, prohibiting the movement of patients, an infected individual can be sent to undisclosed locations. The alternative sites will not be made public.



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 09:54 AM
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To me,that says "FEMA camps."
When the net was rife with talk of the camps a year or so back I did not at first take too much notice,thinking that they were more likley to be used as staging posts for FEMA,in the event of some kind of emergency.
However,after seeing videos of some of the camps,and learning that the angled barbed wire security fences pointed inwards,I began to wonder if the so called "conspiracies" had more truth to them.

Inward angled barbed wire fences are designed for the purpose of keeping people INSIDE the camps,not preventing people from the outside getting in.

The last few days events have lent more credence to the more insidious theories of what these camps may turn out to be for.

This is the kind of event that I find my mind trying to call "whack job,"but I know the mind has a way of shutting out that which it finds to be so abhorrent,and prevents itself from extraordinary stresses by denial of what is sometimes plain to see.

Who was it who said something like"The human mind is crippled by a conspiracy so great,that it denies its existence"?



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 10:03 AM
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I have allergy problems. This time every year I get congested, sore throat, slight fever. So do a lot of people. I think some people may be confusing flu/common cold/sinus infections with something more serious ie. H1N1. I've been sick this weekend, but feel much better today. Taking some amoxicillin and allegra and some otc cold stuff. I really think I'll live.



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 10:07 AM
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Hope so buddy,as long as you don't get caught up in an area that gets forcibly quarantined-as has been stated earlier in the thread,it looks like these powers can be used to quarantine those who do not actually have the flu,but have been in an area where someone DOES have it.



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 10:08 AM
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Originally posted by DChenO
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this is empire building 101, and we are soon to be happy socialist feudal slaves in the US just like the very very happy denmarkies Oprah was showing in such a positive light last week with a tiny apartment and 3 pairs of jeans and free health care and education
and a 60% tax base that pays for the free stuff

and supports a royal elite class of filthy rich
oh but she forgot to show that part


Being Danish, i thought I would chime in on your ignorance here.
Yes, we're a pretty socialist country, and i personally like that. Free healthcare and schools makes sure that everyone gets a chance in life, no matter what their parents income are - are we all not equal at birth?

Tiny apartments are from living in the big cities, Copenhagen is like your New york - From what I've heard, life is pretty much the same there - You wan't to live close to everything? well, housing is more expensive. supply and demand.

Where did you get the 60% tax from? I pay 41% income tax, and after deductions and such its more like 30% affective - We do have a 25% VAT though.

The Queen is nothing like the english queen, she has absolutely no power actually, and acts more like an ambassador. No influence in politics what so ever.

Stop being an ignorant and educate yourself before spewing nonsense.

Regards, A proud patriot Dane



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 10:10 AM
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Haven't been out much this weekend, but I'll see what's going on tomorrow if I go to work. Actually, I could use a 'mental health day' so even if I'm better I might call in sick anyways



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 10:14 AM
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Originally posted by Silcone Synapse
There is no mention of this national emergency in the sunday times newspaper,nor is it mentioned on BBC or Sky news so far...which I find to be very odd.
This sort of thing would usually be all over the news I would have thought.

No? Top story of BBC News / sub-section America

US declares swine flu 'emergency'



[edit on 10/25/2009 by Misfit]



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 10:56 AM
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Blimey,good find.I'm pretty sure it wasn't there last time I checked though.
Oh well at least its mentioned,although the extent of the special powers are not(and thats the important bit IMO).

Still no sign of it on the BBC tv news or Sky news though-which I still find to be odd.



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