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Coast Guard Threatened To Arrest Officials Trying To Protect Beaches From Oil

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posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 09:20 AM
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Something is up with the Coast Guard. Why are they standing in the way of clean-up efforts. Who would know how to handle the beaches better, other than local officials and citizens.



As I type this, the public officials of a community in Florida named Destin are defying, under pain of arrest and jail, an order from the U.S. Coast Guard to not attempt to protect beaches and estuaries from the onslaught of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Let me repeat that: the Coast Guard threatened local public officials with jail for trying to save their beaches and their inland freshwater resources from the oil, simply because the Coast Guard had not approved the plan.

Read more: technorati.com...




The officials, apparently went ahead with their plans, and the Coast Guard backed off.



DESTIN — Okaloosa County isn’t taking oil spill orders any more.

County commissioners voted unanimously to give their emergency management team the power to take whatever action it deems necessary to prevent oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill from entering Choctawhatchee Bay through the East Pass.

That means the team, led by Public Safety Director Dino Villani, can take whatever action it sees fit to protect the pass without having its plans approved by state or federal authorities

www.nwfdailynews.com...

Last time I checked, the local official hold power over the federal government, according to the constitution.

Here's how the constitution and the bill of right lays out the power in the US.

The People.
Local Government
State Government
Federal Government.

Federal government is on the bottom. Damn right the people are in charge.


[edit on 19-6-2010 by OurskiesRpoisoned]




posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 09:24 AM
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It is interesting that the locals ignored the threats and exerted their inherent political power anyway. It seems to me the Coast Guard had no proper jurisdiction in the matter and this was a test to see how the public would respond to martial law. A+ for the public, epic fail for the Coast Guard.



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 09:33 AM
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Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
It is interesting that the locals ignored the threats and exerted their inherent political power anyway. It seems to me the Coast Guard had no proper jurisdiction in the matter and this was a test to see how the public would respond to martial law. A+ for the public, epic fail for the Coast Guard.


Yes, I think the people will empower themselves in this event. That has the Federal Government scared ####less.



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 09:43 AM
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Your source is a San Francisco blog site that advertises "Infectious Hot Porn."
technorati.com...
No legitimacy here.
Nothing here folks
Move along.

[edit on 19-6-2010 by Violater1]



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 09:49 AM
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I just saw them interviewing one of the officials on CNN. He stated they were threatened with arrest. I then found it on the internet.

What's your agenda?



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 09:54 AM
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Here are just a few publications that sell advertising to American Apparel:

americanapparel.net...

The O.P. has asked a valid question, what is your agenda?



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 09:59 AM
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Finally the people remember the phrase, "We the People.."

Governments come last, people are always first.




posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 11:01 AM
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It's called advertising. It is how people generate money to keep their projects afloat. If one does not have enough capital available to them otherwise, they sell ads to generate that capital. Porn is popular and always will be, thus solid advertising revenue. The ideas put forth in a blog or other publication have nothing to do with the businesses that choose to advertise with them beyond a relate-able demographic and everybody has a use for porn.
Sorry for off- topic post. I know I should just ignore.
STH



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 11:43 AM
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Originally posted by theability
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Finally the people remember the phrase, "We the People.."

Governments come last, people are always first.





A thorough examination of how the government has become all powerful is in order. It's quickly becoming a Fed against State fight, as Arizona is proving.

How dare the ICE director say they are not going to stand behind the State.
Don't we have the right to fire that yayhoo?



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 11:51 AM
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Good for the locals. More and state and local governments, and yes the people need to stand up and do what's right for their areas. The federal government more and more in recent decades seems to be doing more meddling in places they don't have the mandate to be meddling in (to the point of extortion) while falling down with the responsibilities they do have.

What about the governor of Louisiana...is he still waiting for someone else to act? Last I heard, he was waiting for the federal government for one thing or another. But then I guess Louisiana may still be a bit shell shocked over their experiences with Katrina, not to mention probably being used to getting all those government dollars. (This isn't mean to be unfair...just reasoning).



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 11:51 AM
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Firing a yahoo is the very least that could be done. When a government official acts beyond the scope of their jurisdiction they no longer have protection from the immunity of their office, or rank, as they have stepped outside of that protection and acted solely as a private individual and can be held accountable for any actions taken as a private individual. Most government officials know this, which is why I suspect the Coast Guard backed off.

Unless they're under direct orders of martial law, and even then it is dubious whether or not they are acting within their bounds. If they are outside of the bounds of jurisdiction and attempt to prevent a necessary action, this is obstruction of justice to name just one of the several very real crimes that would have been committed had they acted on their threat. We are a nation of laws, not a nation of whims directed by a dictator.



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 11:52 AM
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I bet that if what Arizona did was put to a public referendum today, it would win by landslides in all the other 49 states.



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 11:54 AM
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The Federal Government, run from swamplands in The District of Columbia, is a scam. The citizenry is beginning to understand the scam and is taking power back. The Federal Government is powerless to stop them.

Soon, the Feds are going to find out that they have no power over the Sovereign State of Arizona.

This is another good reason why the 17th Amendment should be repealed. Our Senators should represent us, the citizens of the state and should be appointed by our legislature. Restore our senate, repeal 17.



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 11:56 AM
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Hell...repeal the Senate


Then do it again.



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 12:03 PM
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I have looked in vain to find any legal challenges to the 17th Amendment. Why wait for Congress to repeal something they passed? Challenge the damn Amendment as blatantly unconstitutional. The whole purpose of the Senate being chosen by the state legislatures, as opposed to being elected directly by the people was to ensure that one half of Congress would not be beholden to the electorate and theoretically, and indeed functionally slow down the process of legislation.

One of the selling points to the 17th Amendment was due to gridlocks in choosing Senators that led to periods where vacant seats were open in the Senate. Such a dilemma is not a problem for the people, it is a problem for progressive governments that want to push through legislation as quickly as possible. The 17th Amendment has always been unconstitutional and should be struck down as such.



posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 01:13 PM
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This incident just supports my theory that something is "off" with this entire "accident."

First of all, Obama is doing nothing but threatening to sue BP. He is not actually DOING anything to stop the leak, or putting anyone with charge with stopping the leak.
The coast guard is stopping barges for not having enough life jackets on their oil collecting barges!
They are not being truthful with how bad the situation is.
The coast guard is not booming correctly.
The coast guard seems to be hindering clean up efforts.
The media are not allowed to film, and are getting kicked out by the coast guard, under threat of arrest.
The "volunteers" are being trained in small groups, instead of large groups. So, there are very few volunteers who are actually doing anything, compared to the large number of people who want to help.


I am beginning to wonder if this entire incident was sabotage.....especially, when you look at the way the coast guard is behaving!

It's about time that individual communities do something on their own. Good for them!




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