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Military planning for possible H1N1 outbreak
CNN ^ | 7/29/09

Posted on 07/29/2009 12:07:55 PM PDT by Sammy67

Military wants to establish regional teams to help civilian authorities respond Proposal awaiting final approval from Defense Secretary Robert Gates Military could provide support such as air transport, large-scale testing

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The U.S. military wants to establish regional teams of military personnel to assist civilian authorities in the event of a significant outbreak of the H1N1 virus this fall, according to Defense Department officials.

The proposal is awaiting final approval from Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

The officials would not be identified because the proposal from U.S. Northern Command's Gen. Victor Renuart has not been approved by the secretary.

The plan calls for military task forces to work in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. There is no final decision on how the military effort would be manned, but one source said it would likely include personnel from all branches of the military

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KEYWORDS: flu; h1n1; healthcare; hini; influenza; military; outbreak; politics; swineflu
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Swine Flu 1976 Scare Commercials.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb0jjOszQ8E

1 posted on 07/29/2009 12:07:56 PM PDT by Sammy67
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To: Sammy67

another damn crisis and another damn czar.......like global warming, nothing out of the ordinary....


2 posted on 07/29/2009 12:09:46 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Sammy67

Aww, geez. The anti-new-world-order conspiracy theorists are going to have a field day with this one!


3 posted on 07/29/2009 12:10:59 PM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: Sammy67

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb0jjOszQ8E

LOL! “I’m the healthiest 55 year old you’ve ever seen...”

He looks about 80, LOL!

Just remember to wash your hands a lot and don’t play with strangers and you’ll be OK. ;)


4 posted on 07/29/2009 12:11:14 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Thanks for adding the youtube link!


5 posted on 07/29/2009 12:12:23 PM PDT by Sammy67
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To: Sammy67

7 posted on 07/29/2009 12:14:24 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: harhar

I guess you don’t like the idea of being shipped off in boxcars to FEMA camps?


8 posted on 07/29/2009 12:14:35 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: cherry
like global warming, nothing out of the ordinary....

I have to disagree with you there. H1N1 IS out of the ordinary. Last winter it was largely a non event to most of us but it has continued to infect and kill people this spring and winter when flu viruses are usually dormant. There are also strains in the US and UK that are already Tamiflu resistant. I live in VA and we've had 3 deaths from the flu this summer and a bunch of kids at summer camp have just been diagnosed with it. This is something we really need to be aware of and prepare for. It could be a nasty fall and winter.

9 posted on 07/29/2009 12:16:22 PM PDT by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: Sammy67

We haven’t heard squat about the swine flu in months. Obamacare starts failing in public opinion and in Congress and all the sudden we need military involvement for flu outbreaks.

Amazing...


10 posted on 07/29/2009 12:17:10 PM PDT by JenB987
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To: harhar

It is NOT necessary at all for the US MIlitary to be involved in the swine flu situation! Which, by the way, do not know one person who has contacted this flu. This is going overboard.


11 posted on 07/29/2009 12:17:13 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Sammy67
The military wants to do this??? I realize there were significant cases among the candidates for OCS this summer. Several that I know of were sent home because of it, but somehow it doesn't appear to the sort of thing our military would get involved in (unless, of course, the distribution of the vaccine requires extra manpower to get where it is needed).

I wonder if my son was vaccinated...hm...m. He never said. We're off to see him graduate next Thursday, so I'll have a chance to give him a good look-over. Right now, he's only fighting some sort of skin fungus. (Sigh.) It isn't like I haven't spent my life protecting him from these sorts of things to have him contract them the minute I let him out of my sight. A mother's work is never done. ;-)

12 posted on 07/29/2009 12:18:17 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: HollyB
Martial law is the last ingredient in Obama's communist recipe for this country.

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13 posted on 07/29/2009 12:19:53 PM PDT by GnL
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To: JenB987; Nachum; 444Flyer; trooprally

I find it interesting that back in 2005 when O purchased stock in biotech companies - just 2 weeks later he was pushing for legislation on the Avian flu.

“Within two weeks of his purchase of the biotech stock that Feb. 22, Mr. Obama initiated what he has called “one of my top priorities since arriving in the Senate,” a push to increase federal financing to fight avian flu.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/07/us/politics/07obama.html?_r=1&pagewanted=print


14 posted on 07/29/2009 12:20:47 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Sammy67

4 Senate pages display swine flu symptoms

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090729/ap_on_go_co/us_senate_swine_flu


15 posted on 07/29/2009 12:21:28 PM PDT by Califreak (My word calibrator's in the shop)
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To: HollyB

“It is NOT necessary at all for the US MIlitary to be involved in the swine flu situation!”

Yep...when you get there, you can go right into the shower and relax...especially all the right wingers and old folks...


16 posted on 07/29/2009 12:21:35 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sammy67
The plan calls for military task forces to work in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Hmmmm.....Double hmmmm......aren't the six "camps" that FEMA are overseeing development of, to be located at various military bases? Hmmmm.....nothing to see or make the connection to here. Move along.

17 posted on 07/29/2009 12:23:08 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (CITIZENS OF LIBERTY! RISE UP AND DEFEAT THE EVIL BEAST, OBAMUNISM!)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...
Two pings in one. Good work HollyB

The list, ping

18 posted on 07/29/2009 12:25:46 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: markomalley

19 posted on 07/29/2009 12:25:46 PM PDT by TSgt (I long for Norman Rockwell's America.)
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To: markomalley
anti-new-world-order conspiracy theorists

It's not a theory anymore. Your overlords are talking about it out in the open now. The Pollyanna's were wrong, the crackpots were right.

20 posted on 07/29/2009 12:26:33 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: pgkdan

We are aware of it and we do need to be prepared, but we do not need to bring in the military. Common sense will be all we need. Wash your hands, stay out of crowded places especially hospitals and clinics. Set some extra food back and keep yourself healthy.

This plan to bring in the military wreaks of government control and possible confinement. They will need tanks to extricate Mrs. panax and I from our rural isolated home. We are very self-sufficent and do not need to go to town more than once every three months. If the quarantine goes past that then we’ll deal with it then.


21 posted on 07/29/2009 12:37:41 PM PDT by panaxanax (Obama is an illegal alien.)
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To: Sammy67
BO continues with his manufactured heal crisis to exert control over the people by using the military. Read the following article and embedded links. www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2289284/posts
22 posted on 07/29/2009 12:38:00 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! FairTaxNation.com)
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To: appleseed

ping


23 posted on 07/29/2009 12:39:28 PM PDT by panaxanax (Obama is an illegal alien.)
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To: Sammy67

Fortunately the military is still made up generally of patriots, not Hussein brownshirts.


24 posted on 07/29/2009 12:44:01 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Sammy67

He’s behind you, he’s got swine flu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9hK45Are6w


25 posted on 07/29/2009 12:49:56 PM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution - 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: Sammy67; DvdMom

And there’s this......
Pregnant Women, Young Adults Among First to Get Swine Flu Vaccinations
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,535340,00.html

Looks like we now know who’s going to be experimented on first with the new flu vaccine.


26 posted on 07/29/2009 1:25:51 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Sammy67; bamahead; sickoflibs; Eric Blair 2084

Ping


27 posted on 07/29/2009 1:28:30 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: 2Jedismom; AAABEST; aberaussie; adopt4Christ; Aggie Mama; agrace; AliVeritas; AlmaKing; AngieGal; ..

Ping


28 posted on 07/29/2009 1:29:29 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Sammy67

Remember the changes they tried to make after Katrina:

John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (H.R. 5122), which was signed into law on Oct 17, 2006, fortunately it was later repealed, returning to original law concerning posse comitatus. But here’s what passed at one point, under Bush.

Section 1076 is titled “Use of the Armed Forces in major public emergencies”. It provided that:

The President may employ the armed forces... to... restore public order and enforce the laws of the United States when, as a result of a natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, terrorist attack or incident, or other condition... the President determines that... domestic violence has occurred to such an extent that the constituted authorities of the State or possession are incapable of maintaining public order... or [to] suppress, in a State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy if such... a condition... so hinders the execution of the laws... that any part or class of its people is deprived of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the Constitution and secured by law... or opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws.


29 posted on 07/29/2009 1:46:30 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: Sammy67

Remember the changes they tried to make after Katrina:

John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (H.R. 5122), which was signed into law on Oct 17, 2006, fortunately it was later repealed, returning to original law concerning posse comitatus. But here’s what passed at one point, under Bush.

Section 1076 is titled “Use of the Armed Forces in major public emergencies”. It provided that:

The President may employ the armed forces... to... restore public order and enforce the laws of the United States when, as a result of a natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, terrorist attack or incident, or other condition... the President determines that... domestic violence has occurred to such an extent that the constituted authorities of the State or possession are incapable of maintaining public order... or [to] suppress, in a State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy if such... a condition... so hinders the execution of the laws... that any part or class of its people is deprived of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the Constitution and secured by law... or opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws.


30 posted on 07/29/2009 1:46:34 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: pgkdan

I’ve read that 65000 people die from the flu every year.


31 posted on 07/29/2009 1:47:06 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

It’s more like 36,000 and it’s almost all old and infirm people. This flu attaacks healthy young people and spreads to the lungs very quickly. Also...in a normal year nobody dies of the flu in the summer.


32 posted on 07/29/2009 2:00:45 PM PDT by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: JenB987
We haven’t heard squat about the swine flu in months

We've had 3 swine deaths this summer in VA. and just now there's been an outbreak at a summer camp infecting 12 young boys.

I don't support anything that obama is proposing but this flu is no joke.

33 posted on 07/29/2009 2:03:33 PM PDT by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: pgkdan

In a normal summer, docs don’t check for known flu virii.


34 posted on 07/29/2009 2:04:39 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: pgkdan

>>I don’t support anything that obama is proposing but this flu is no joke<<

And how many deaths among those young health boys?
It’s a flu. It happens. We don’t need the military involved.


35 posted on 07/29/2009 2:08:31 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: pgkdan

‘this flu is no joke.’

The flu is never a joke, but let’s treat it for what it is - a flu - which has been less severe than others. The only thing severe about this flu is the the hype about it. I’m sure it’s transmitting to alot of people - but, I have not met anyone who has had it. I’ve read about people getting it though. Do you know anyone diagnosed with it?


36 posted on 07/29/2009 2:21:07 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Sammy67

...Posse Camitatus Act???


37 posted on 07/29/2009 2:31:07 PM PDT by gargoyle (...My thoughts are not seditious, or treasonous, they're revolutionary...)
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To: gargoyle

...Let me spell this again, Posse Comitatus Act???


38 posted on 07/29/2009 2:34:34 PM PDT by gargoyle (...My thoughts are not seditious, or treasonous, they're revolutionary...)
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To: gargoyle
...Kind of like mandatory, voluntary, voluntary, mandatory community service? Re-education camp? Get all us FRee thinkers in line with the Obama change for Ermerica???

...I shudder to think I might stand at attention looking at Michelle Obama, and be forced to work in their garden, or mow the lawn of Our House...

39 posted on 07/29/2009 2:51:36 PM PDT by gargoyle (...My thoughts are not seditious, or treasonous, they're revolutionary...)
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To: HollyB
This is like a bad Sci-Fi movie. I agree with you. The alarm in unwarranted at this point and it just appears like a possible suppression of Constitutional and of Civil Rights right now. What is wrong with local law enforcement in case of a few incidents?
40 posted on 07/29/2009 2:56:36 PM PDT by 444Flyer (Bo the dog came with more paperwork than his owner.)
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To: markomalley

“The anti-new-world-order conspiracy theorists are going to have a field day with this one!”

And the lap-dog Rockefeller socialist RINOs will be here complaining about the one-world-order conspirators.


41 posted on 07/29/2009 5:14:01 PM PDT by sergeantdave (obuma is the anti-Lincoln, trying to re-establish slavery)
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To: GnL

I initially missed this thread but did a search after reading an article over on “Red Pills” (”Execution Order”) found here:

http://www.redpills.org/?p=5671

What I failed to grasp when I first heard that the military might be involved is the interpretation found in this article. The key phrase that brought it home for me was this: “Sounds like a made up crisis in order to get the military involved and in place for future ‘happenings’”.

Given the groundswell of tea parties taking place and the blowback Oboobma is getting from the American people, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if this is what’s really going on.

As I’m writing this and considering the title “Execution Orders”, I’m reminded of the scene from Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith where Darth Sidious says “Commander Cody, the time has come. Execute Order 66”. And thus began the Great Jedi Purge. So, with Oboobma playing the part of Darth Sidious and Gates the part of Commander Cody, that would leave those of us willing to stand up to this oppressive figure as the Jedi that must be “dealt with”.

A little over the top, perhaps. But I find the parallel both interesting and downright frightening.


42 posted on 07/29/2009 9:51:59 PM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi / Declaration of Independence - 5th sentence)
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To: pgkdan
I live in VA and we've had 3 deaths from the flu this summer

Here in NJ, 15 deaths so far. Among them were children and adults in all age ranges, and not all had underlying medical conditions. I agree with you that we should be concerned. Then again, this is just the type of crisis that a power-hungry president and politicians could use to gain more government control.

43 posted on 07/29/2009 9:57:37 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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To: dawn53

Interesting. I did not know that. We have to be vigilant no matter who’s in power. The Dems are absolutely frightening, but sometimes the GOP does the wrong thing, too.


44 posted on 07/29/2009 10:01:56 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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To: Tired of Taxes; dawn53

The “one world govt” has been moving along very well since Reagan left office.


45 posted on 07/30/2009 3:59:17 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: pgkdan

I didn’t say it went away.

What I meant was the national media pushed the swine flu under the rug, convienently until it was time to discuss nationalized health care.


46 posted on 07/30/2009 5:23:24 AM PDT by JenB987
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To: Tired of Taxes

You’re right. I think the obama/emmanuel rule of not letting any crisis go to waste makes this flu season especially dangerous. WHO has already declared it a pandemic...death rates start to escalate in the fall we could see 0 impose a national state of emergency...or worse. Who knows...he’s a dangerous man. I’m just saying we shouldn’t pretend that the flu is all hype. It’s not.


47 posted on 07/30/2009 5:46:00 AM PDT by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: Sammy67

All the hysteria, boy there’s some hysteria mongers among FReepers too. I refuse to be among those. If you were a kid in the 50s then you darn sure know the fear of POLIO, now there was a real concern. Yet, my parents didn’t collapse into a melted heap if I didn’t feel well, they were not part of they hysteria crowd but they did take precautions without wringing hands and hoping the government would declare martial law and come swooping in to haul us away.

We lived on the Texas border and periodically there would be a quarantine on the border because of various outbreaks of communicable diseases in Mexico, gee ya reckon that’s also an option? Naw, might be racist...


48 posted on 07/30/2009 5:56:01 AM PDT by brushcop (SFC Sallie, CPL Long, LTHarris, SSG Brown, PVT Simmons KIA OIF lll&V, they died for you, honor them)
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To: pgkdan
I think the obama/emmanuel rule of not letting any crisis go to waste makes this flu season especially dangerous.... I’m just saying we shouldn’t pretend that the flu is all hype. It’s not.

I agree completely.

49 posted on 07/30/2009 7:43:47 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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To: OB1kNOb

Yes, they are. However I was informed by fellow Freepers that it was ‘tin-foil hat’ crazy to think anything was wrong with that because it was just that it was EASIER to build ‘camps’ on military bases because they already owned the property.

Why am I having flashbacks of that movie Outbreak with Dustin Hoffman.


50 posted on 08/01/2009 6:05:58 AM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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