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DHS Introduces Green Police
The New American ^ | April 13, 2012 | Raven Clabough

Posted on 04/16/2012 9:05:45 AM PDT by Twotone

The Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will be creating an “environmental justice” unit that will be overseeing environmental regulations, alongside local governments. The unit’s role of enforcing environmental regulations has prompted critics to refer to the new department as the “green police.”

The DHS defines environmental justice as “the commitment of the Federal Government … to avoid placing disproportionately high and adverse effects on the human health and environment of minority populations and low-income populations.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thenewamerican.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: dhs; environment; greenpolice

1 posted on 04/16/2012 9:05:54 AM PDT by Twotone
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To: Twotone

Everything is Justice, except Constitutional Justice.


2 posted on 04/16/2012 9:08:31 AM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: Twotone

“environmental justice” = Racism!


3 posted on 04/16/2012 9:08:51 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Twotone

More out of control government. Why does DHS need to open an “environmental justice” unit?


4 posted on 04/16/2012 9:10:59 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Twotone

Fundamental Change is here.


5 posted on 04/16/2012 9:10:59 AM PDT by Third Person
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To: DBrow

Thought Police.

Department of Pre Crime ?


6 posted on 04/16/2012 9:13:26 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Twotone

And Being Green is a national security issue under the Dept. of Homeland Security because...???

Now we’re gonna have “Green Shirts” instead of “Brown Shirts” like the Nazis to enforce Party policy and quell dissent?

Be afraid, be very afraid.


7 posted on 04/16/2012 9:14:19 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Moreover how do they do this without Congressional approval.


8 posted on 04/16/2012 9:15:54 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: wildbill

We need to aboliash this department ASAP.


9 posted on 04/16/2012 9:17:30 AM PDT by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: Twotone

What kind of environmental justice is it to jack up prices for energy for the poor?


10 posted on 04/16/2012 9:19:30 AM PDT by finnsheep
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To: driftdiver

This is where you can see that Obama does not need Congress.

So far, he is getting away with using executive orders, czars, and regulators.

No one will stop him. If he wins again, we will have a full blown dictatorship.

He is actually getting away with eliminating the middlemen.

He is also trying to eliminate the powers of the Supreme Court.


11 posted on 04/16/2012 9:21:27 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Twotone
Looks like the Green Police Superbowl Commercial from two years ago was spot on.
12 posted on 04/16/2012 9:21:39 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Twotone

Bump


13 posted on 04/16/2012 9:24:44 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Twotone

I love these satire pieces.


14 posted on 04/16/2012 9:27:10 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Americanexpat
We need to aboliash this department ASAP.

Yeah... and get rid of them as well.

15 posted on 04/16/2012 9:28:38 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Third Person

In July 1935, Germany’s Nazi regime headed by Adolf Hitler passed the Reich Nature Protection Law. It was one of the most progressive laws of its time. First of all, it was a federal law that applied to the whole country and not just a local ordinance, as had been customary in the past. It was also unprecedented in scope: The law protected nature and the environment in the name of the German people and for their sake, and prevented damage that might have been caused by economic development in undeveloped areas. Anyone whose actions were liable to harm nature or alter the landscape in any significant way, such as developers and building contractors, had to obtain permission from the Reich nature protection office. This legislation also protected bridges, roads, buildings and other landmarks perceived as having German historical-cultural value. It imposed restrictions on advertisements that marred the landscape and, in some cases, banned them altogether. In Britain, legislation of this scope was only introduced after World War II, and in France, as late as the 1960s.

Above all, the phrasing of the Reich Nature Protection Law allowed for various enforcement options. It included a clause, for example, that denied legal recourse to people who could be harmed by the law - such as those who had lost the right to build on private land. After all, in Nazi Germany, the good of “the public” always came before the good of “the individual.” Also noteworthy is the fact that the Reich’s law, which sounded progressive, included clauses that were unmistakably Nazi in tone. It claimed that the landscape of Germany was the foundation for the superiority of the Aryan race. The law was clearly permeated with a “blood and soil” ideology.

The Reich Nature Protection Law was only one of the pinnacles of Nazi “ecological” and “green” legislation. There were laws and ordinances that protected forests and animals, laws against air pollution, and more. The Nazis banned slaughter without stunning the animal, restricted hunting and experimentation on animals, and introduced wildlife study and conservation programs.

http://www.haaretz.com/culture/books/green-brown-and-bloody-all-over-1.240854


16 posted on 04/16/2012 9:29:18 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: Cowman

Wow, could their actions been any more contrary to their law? I guess burning human bodies wasn’t air pollution. And experimenting on humans wasn’t as bad as experimenting on animals. Of course they had a different definition of “human”.


17 posted on 04/16/2012 9:34:56 AM PDT by happilymarriedmom
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To: Former Proud Canadian
Why does DHS need to open an “environmental justice” unit?

Rhetorical question, I hope.

Control & intimidation. Make the people fearful in every aspect of their lives and you get a docile and subservient populace.

18 posted on 04/16/2012 9:35:51 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: Twotone

Environmental Justice = Take stuff from people we hate in the name of people we pretend to love and keep it for ourselves


19 posted on 04/16/2012 9:35:51 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.)
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To: happilymarriedmom
Wow, could their actions been any more contrary to their law?

Simply the vehicle they were driving to their Socialist destination -- Just like the myriad of "causes" that Commielibs are advocating here.

20 posted on 04/16/2012 9:45:51 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: Twotone

Cut back the military and send that money over to supplement the Budget of the EPA.

Yeah sure: That ought to save America/s/


21 posted on 04/16/2012 9:48:43 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Twotone
Yet another Marxist—Black Liberation Theology—Anti-Constitutional contrivance for us to dismantle and discard as soon as we eject its current criminal Quisling squatter and fumigate the White House.

While arrogance in any form or measure is equal parts narcicism and ignorance, Prezzadint Barrio Bummer has redefined just how venally consumed with it any one person can be. The chance exists, despite the mountain empirical evidence to the contrary, that our "president" [sic] actually believes that he is the smartest person in the room at any given moment. But when any churlish, petulant, self-absorbed navel-gazer needs a podium, mirophone, and two teleprompters to address a small classroom of 5th-grade school children, even the least observant or insightful among us has to wonder if they aren't watching a moron of rare and crippling philistinism.

This jigging rump-clown will go down in history as the single-most ridiculous imbecile ever to hold the highest office in the land. The brazenly pandemic media complicity needed to escort this ignoramus past the public and its gatekeeprs into the Oval Office is a badge of shame that will take decades for the Fourth Estate to be scrubbed of the stain from, if ever.

The next President and Congress are going to spend the first year in office undoing all the Anti-American garbage this putz has left in his putrid wake.

22 posted on 04/16/2012 10:02:43 AM PDT by Gargantua ("A bruvvah gusta keep dat pimp-hand strong!.")
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To: Cowman; All

From the DHS website:

https://www.dhs.gov/xabout/laws/dhs-environmental-justice-strategy.shtm

It’s getting uglier by the day.


23 posted on 04/16/2012 10:05:08 AM PDT by Third Person
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To: Twotone

Someone please tell me this is satire.


24 posted on 04/16/2012 10:13:09 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Twotone
Green Police = Green Gestapo
25 posted on 04/16/2012 10:17:24 AM PDT by JayAr36 (Old enough to remember when this was a Free Country)
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To: Third Person
Thanks for the link. From the document within: "Every Component of the Department has a role, some larger, some smaller, in ensuring that environmental justice has been considered in securing the homeland without placing disproportionate burdens on the health and environment of low income populations and minority populations." Huh?

But the real driving force behind this is the goal of penalizing Americans for creating carbon dioxide (or appearing to do so). Eventually there will be federal charges (hate crime?) for burning coal.

26 posted on 04/16/2012 10:24:10 AM PDT by palmer (Before reading this post, please send me $2.50)
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To: Twotone

The reason for those 450 million rounds of ammo.


27 posted on 04/16/2012 10:24:10 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningfull to say)
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To: palmer

You’re welcome. Insidious government... If you haven’t already seen it, you may also be interested in this somewhat related story:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2872584/posts


28 posted on 04/16/2012 10:30:51 AM PDT by Third Person
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To: All
Remember back when a bunch of us were deriding Bush because of his asinine creation of DHS? Remember all the names some of us were called least least of which was "tin foilers" ...

We warned you there would be mission creep. We warned you this would be misused under other Administrations.

Reap the whirlwind...

29 posted on 04/16/2012 10:33:08 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: happilymarriedmom

If you define human beings as things, animals or machines, then there’s no limit to what you can accomplish. That’s the perspective of the monsters occupying the White House.


30 posted on 04/16/2012 10:43:27 AM PDT by Noumenon ("I tell you, gentlemen, we have a problem on our hands." Col. Nicholson-The Bridge on the River Qwai)
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To: Third Person

dead link, and a .shtm secure dead link as well.


31 posted on 04/16/2012 10:48:21 AM PDT by whatexit
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To: whatexit

I just clicked on it... it worked for me.


32 posted on 04/16/2012 10:56:56 AM PDT by Third Person
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To: Twotone
The DHS has UTTERLY NO BUSINESS in environmental racisim.

Catch a f***in terrorist from time to time and STFU.

33 posted on 04/16/2012 10:59:43 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Lazamataz

The DHS is an UTTERLY redundant branch of government.


34 posted on 04/16/2012 11:03:56 AM PDT by Third Person
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To: Dead Corpse
Remember back when a bunch of us were deriding Bush because of his asinine creation of DHS? Remember all the names some of us were called least least of which was "tin foilers" ...

We warned you there would be mission creep. We warned you this would be misused under other Administrations.

Reap the whirlwind...


Amen. Interesting that instead of securing our borders and giving those in charge of immigration the tools needed for timely accurate assessment, 9-1 was used as an excuse to remove freedoms and create an ever encroaching surveillance state. Those who wanted secure borders were called vigilantes as I recollect.
35 posted on 04/16/2012 11:18:48 AM PDT by khelus
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To: khelus
Vigilantes, Racists, "red-neck dumb-asses"...

And that from people who should have been on our "side" of the issues.

36 posted on 04/16/2012 11:21:06 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Twotone

Our bipartisan locals will now be empowered to rob you for anything that you try to do on your own property. The depopulation effort against rednecks resumes.


37 posted on 04/16/2012 11:45:33 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Third Person

got a not-authorized page, then realized it was an https secure link. Not something I’m going to click again


38 posted on 04/16/2012 11:47:22 AM PDT by whatexit
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To: whatexit; Third Person

whatexit,

sounds like where ever you are linking from does not approve of JBS web site, and is filtering it out. .


39 posted on 04/16/2012 12:03:23 PM PDT by khelus
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To: Dead Corpse
Agreed. Remember this little gem?...

5

40 posted on 04/16/2012 12:38:08 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: Twotone

We can never have enough DHS Federal police thugs on duty. I wonder if they will be sexually molesting everyone for the sake of global warming.


41 posted on 04/16/2012 12:43:17 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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