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Tech company to build science ghost town in NM - 06 Sep 2011

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posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 12:12 AM
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Tech company to build science ghost town in NM This sounds like it could easily be a 'front' for something else. Why not do as every other company does - pay people to test your products or discount the product to people who can be a test site for you.

Why would any company or university need a whole town without people to test their products or services?

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —

New Mexico, home to several of the nation's premier scientific, nuclear and military institutions, is planning to take part in an unprecedented science project - a 20-square-mile model of a small U.S. city.

A Washington, D.C.-based technology company announced plans Tuesday to build the state's newest ghost town to test everything from renewable energy innovations to intelligent traffic systems, next-generation wireless networks and smart-grid cyber security systems.

Although no one will live there, the replica city will be modeled after a typical American town of 35,000 people, complete with highways, houses and commercial buildings, old and new.


200 mill is a lot of money for a test site, but I suppose if China has them, then the USA needs them too, so we wait and see what they are really for...(the same speculations apply)




posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 12:21 AM
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I wouldn't look too much into it.

It's actually a pretty good investment. It's like one massive R&D spot and it will probably help further along the process of better technology for our everyday lives.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 12:30 AM
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Sounds cool. Maybe it will be like the show Eureka. All kinds of crazy mad scientists working on cool new tech projects, they will probably have a loose leash with law enforcement.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 12:45 AM
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Do they need volunteers to live there? Sign me up if I get to test the latest stuff.



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 12:55 AM
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I see an EMP Test coming for NM to test their EMP proof tech-town.
Then maybe ....
"yes the EMP test went well, the new technology handled it, BUT, we are sorry to say the shockwave on ground may have disrupted ...."



posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 02:16 AM
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A Washington, D.C.-based technology company announced plans Tuesday to build the state's newest ghost town to test everything from renewable energy innovations to intelligent traffic systems, next-generation wireless networks and smart-grid cyber security systems.

...the $200 million project, known as The Center, will be a first of its kind in the U.S., creating a place for scientists at the state's universities, federal labs and military installations to test their innovations for upgrading cities to 21st century green technology and infrastructure in a real world setting.

Great, we're getting a place to further perfect the surveilance/control grid that we all love so much.

Remember this?

Climate bill: Pelosi's biggest triumph so far

It was the subject of a day-long debate on Capitol Hill. Republican leader John Boehner (Ohio) even tried a filibuster-like tactic Friday evening, taking to the floor for over an hour to object to changes made to the measure at just after 3 a.m. on Friday.

Democrats had objected to Boehner's lengthy speech but House tradition allows leaders to speak beyond their allotted time.

Pelosi spoke after him in two-minute remarks that asked members to remember the "jobs, jobs, jobs and jobs" the bill would bring.

I (and a ton of other people) postulated at the time that by "jobs, jobs, jobs..." she meant something along the lines of "The Green Police," because if you looked at the bill it was all about monitoring everything we do, and that takes a lot of monitors.

Eco-Nanny Pelosi: ‘Every aspect of our lives must be subjected to an inventory’

Thursday, May 28, 2009

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is in China touting eco-friendly living and climate initiatives.

The Associated Press quoted Pelosi responding to a question about how to get Americans “to cut back” on their carbon footprints.

Excerpt from the May 28, 2009 AP article:

In answering a question from a student about how Pelosi was going to get Americans to cut back on their carbon emissions, the leading Democratic lawmaker said it was important to educate children on how to conserve energy and for citizens to build more environmentally friendly homes.

“We have so much room for improvement,” she said. “Every aspect of our lives must be subjected to an inventory … of how we are taking responsibility.”

Wasn't there just another story within the past year about the military creating a whole fake town (I forget which state) in order to practice urban warfare? Somebody should dig that up.
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posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 02:23 AM
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Originally posted by 1825114
Wasn't there just another story within the past year about the military creating a whole fake town (I forget which state) in order to practice urban warfare? Somebody should dig that up.

$170 million mock city rises at Marine base

1/26/2011

Hotels, markets, tunnels — and actors — are part of urban warfare training

SAN DIEGO — A mock city roughly the size of downtown San Diego has risen in a remote Southern California desert to train military forces to fight in urban environments.

The $170 million urban training center was unveiled Tuesday at the Twentynine Palms military base, 170 miles northeast of San Diego.

The 1,560-building facility will allow troops to practice and refine skills that can be used around the world, the Marine Corps said.

The military has been opening a slew of mock Afghan villages at bases across the country to prepare troops for battle before they are deployed.

The new training center is one of the largest and most elaborate.

Seven separate mock city districts spread across 274 acres of desert.

The fake markets, hotels and other businesses are complete with actors who create scenarios that pose a full range of challenges from humanitarian relief efforts to peacekeeping to police work and direct combat, according to the Marine Corps.

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In November, the Marine Corps unveiled a $30 million expansion of its mock Afghan village at Camp Pendleton that nearly quadrupled its size. In that facility, Marines scramble through a maze of mud walls leading to mosques, schools and carpet sellers, as Hollywood-style explosions go off.

Similar immersion training facilities are slated to open this year at Marine Corps bases in North Carolina, Hawaii and Okinawa.

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posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 09:54 AM
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Originally posted by 1825114

Originally posted by 1825114
Wasn't there just another story within the past year about the military creating a whole fake town (I forget which state) in order to practice urban warfare? Somebody should dig that up.

$170 million mock city rises at Marine base

1/26/2011

Hotels, markets, tunnels — and actors — are part of urban warfare training

SAN DIEGO — A mock city roughly the size of downtown San Diego has risen in a remote Southern California desert to train military forces to fight in urban environments.

The $170 million urban training center was unveiled Tuesday at the Twentynine Palms military base, 170 miles northeast of San Diego.

The 1,560-building facility will allow troops to practice and refine skills that can be used around the world, the Marine Corps said.

The military has been opening a slew of mock Afghan villages at bases across the country to prepare troops for battle before they are deployed.

The new training center is one of the largest and most elaborate.

Seven separate mock city districts spread across 274 acres of desert.

The fake markets, hotels and other businesses are complete with actors who create scenarios that pose a full range of challenges from humanitarian relief efforts to peacekeeping to police work and direct combat, according to the Marine Corps.

...

In November, the Marine Corps unveiled a $30 million expansion of its mock Afghan village at Camp Pendleton that nearly quadrupled its size. In that facility, Marines scramble through a maze of mud walls leading to mosques, schools and carpet sellers, as Hollywood-style explosions go off.

Similar immersion training facilities are slated to open this year at Marine Corps bases in North Carolina, Hawaii and Okinawa.

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That fake city is lot less "polished" than it sounds in the article.

It's also very, very necessary for our troops as every conflict we have been involved in lately became urban warfare / unconventional warfare. These are things most of our military are not very experienced with and a lot of lives were lost as a result.

Immersion training in urban warfare will also result in fewer civilian casualties - it's a good thing.




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