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  • Despite Obamacare's Expanded Coverage, More Patients Going to the ER

    07/05/2014 9:04:24 AM PDT · by xzins · 45 replies
    CNS ^ | July 2, 2014 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    (CNSNews.com) – Despite expanded health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more people are going to hospital emergency rooms (ER) for treatment because they can’t get an appointment with a primary care physician, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). “Nearly half of emergency physicians responding to a poll are already seeing a rise in emergency visits since January 1 when expanded coverage under ACA began to take effect,” according to ACEP, which gives overall emergency care in the U.S. “a dismal D+ grade.” In addition, 86 percent “expect emergency visits to increase over the next...
  • Spread of Polio is 'World health emergency' as disease spreads through Asia, Africa and Middle East

    05/05/2014 5:03:54 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09:46 EST, 5 May 2014 | By Leon Watson
    "The spread of polio around the world has become so serious it is now an international public health emergency, the World Health Organization warned today. The agency said the problem could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease. It described current polio outbreaks in Asia, Africa and the Middle East as an 'extraordinary event' that required a coordinated international response. It was the first-ever international alert on polio. 'Until it is eradicated, polio will continue to spread internationally, find and paralyze susceptible kids,' Dr Bruce Aylward, who leads WHO's polio...
  • EMS Worker Tells Mom “We’re Agents of the State” During Home Inspection

    05/01/2014 5:47:20 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 9 replies
    http://www.dcclothesline.com/ ^ | May 1, 2014 | staff
    After a concerned mother called 911 fearing her son was choking, an EMS worker proceeded to conduct an inspection of her house on the premise that she homeschooled, telling the woman “we’re agents of the state”. “The moment your child is complaining that his stomach hurts, then points to his chest instead, and his face is turning red and he’s coughing, so you call 911. Except, when EMS gets there they laugh at you and tell you if it’s asthma he won’t be complaining about “abdominal pain” (except he’s NOT because he’s POINTING TO HIS CHEST!!!) Then the other asks,...
  • Florida Critical Alert: Sheriffs Still Attacking Second Amendment Rights

    04/29/2014 10:13:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    NRAILA ^ | 28 April, 2014 | Marion Hammer
    On Wednesday, April 30, 2014, SB-296 by Senator Jeff Brandes will be heard on the Senate Floor.  The Senate needs to substitute the House bill, HB-209 and pass it without amendments. SB-296 Mandatory Evacuation is the Senate version of HB-209 that has been under constant attack by the Florida Sheriffs Association and continues to be under attack in the Senate. The bill was under attack in Senate Community Affairs Committee and Senator Darren Soto (D-Kissimmee) succeeded in passing an amendment for the Florida Sheriffs Association to strip out essential language.   SB-296 Firearms/Mandatory Evacuations is a bill to allow law-abiding citizens...
  • Report: Ebola Suspected In Europe: “Broken Through All Containment Efforts”

    04/20/2014 1:38:13 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 135 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4/20/14
    Though officials at the World Health Organization are feverishly working to stop the spread of the Ebola virus in what is now seven African nations, their efforts may be for naught. In Guinea, a hot spot for the deadly contagion, government health officials have said that the outbreak is nearly under control. Yet, Reuters reports that the government “planned to stop publicly releasing the death toll to avoid causing unnecessary panic.” But panic may be in order. Despite the best efforts of emergency health workers it appears that virus may have crossed out of Africa into Europe.
  • FL:Bill to Allow Citizens Guns in Emergencies Passes Senate Committee

    04/11/2014 6:14:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Photograph_by_Jocelyn_Augustino_taken_on_09-18-2004_in_Florida.jpg/800px-FEMA_-_11135_ SB 296, the Florida bill that would remove restrictions on citizens carry of guns during an emergency, passed the Senate Community Affairs Committee on the  8th of April.  The bill reflects the philosophy of the second amendment, that guns in the hands of citizens enhance public safety.   Currently, the rights of Florida residents to carry arms are significantly restricted.   The open carry of weapons is restricted to certain activities, such as hunting, target shooting, fishing, and on a persons private property.  Concealed carry of weapons is restricted to people who have some training and who pay the fee...
  • NE: Bill to Prevent Ban on Gun Transport During Emergencies

    04/03/2014 5:09:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 April, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Current Nebraska law grants broad powers to the governors, allowing them to ban the sale or transport of firearms during declared emergencies.   Police and other government agents confiscated thousands of guns in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana.  Some troops refused to confiscate guns. A current scandal in Canada involves the Royal Canadian Mounted Police breaking down doors to confiscate firearms in High River Canada after they had cordoned off the town during a flood.  To prevent future confiscations, second amendment supporters, including the NRA, pushed for legislative guarantees that such abuses would not occur again.  Over two...
  • FL: Military Lawyer Misspoke on Concealed Carry Reform

    04/02/2014 10:46:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Photograph by Jocely Augustino taken 9-18-2004 One of the last times people would want to be disarmed is during a widespread emergency, where responders are spread thinly and people may be forced to move from the safety of their home and neighborhood. In order to protect second amendment rights during emergencies, a bill is in the Florida legislature to prevent firearms from being confiscated from people who are not committing any crimes.   Such legislation has been passed in numerous other states.   It became popular after police and other government forces illegally confiscated numerous firearms in the chaos after Hurricane...
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  • Thailand declares state of emergency in Bangkok

    01/21/2014 5:42:38 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 12 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Jan 21, 2014 | Flora Bagenal
    Thai authorities declared a 60-day state of emergency in Bangkok that will begin Wednesday. It comes amid growing discontent among pro-government farmers.
  • "Campus emergency" reported at CCSU in New Britain

    11/04/2013 9:35:47 AM PST · by Biggirl · 68 replies
    WFSB.com ^ | November 4,2013v | Joseph Wenzel IV
    NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) -Students are being advised to stay indoors and stay away from windows because of a "campus emergency" Monday afternoon.
  • Detroit emergency manager says 'cram down' a possibility in bankruptcy case

    10/29/2013 4:20:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/29/13 | Joseph Lichterman
    Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr said Tuesday he could force a legally binding settlement on the city's creditors if they were unwilling to accept a proposed restructuring plan in bankruptcy court. The "cram down" provision of federal bankruptcy law allows a judge to approve a plan of restructuring over the objections of creditors, so long as at least one impaired class of creditors votes to confirm it.
  • St. Tammany Parish ceases its emergency operations for Karen (stand down - top gusts - 40mph)

    10/06/2013 6:43:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Bayou Buzz ^ | 10/06/13
    **SNIP** "Due to the downgrade of Tropical Storm Karen to a tropical depression, and the discontinuation of all watches and warnings for St. Tammany Parish, the parish Emergency Operations Center will stand down. The parish's EOC staff and our partner agencies have ceased operations and they, along with the parish president, would like to thank the citizens of St. Tammany Parish for their cooperation during this event."
  • The Spoil of Mariners (a good reason to store Vitamin C for emergencies)

    10/01/2013 9:24:28 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 62 replies
    Lapham's Quarterly ^ | 18SEP2013 | Colin Dickey
    -snip- In reality, Smeerenburg was usually abandoned at the end of each season, though by the 1630s, years of vicious competition led Dutch whalers to try something novel: leave a crew of volunteers to overwinter at Smeerenburg, both to be on hand to protect more expensive equipment that could be left behind, and in order to get the whaling station up and running as soon as possible the following spring. And so in 1632 seven men were left in Smeerenburg to wait out the winter. It did not go well. The Dutch volunteers quickly succumbed to the “polar night disease,”...
  • AUDIO: 911 Operator Laughs When Man Reports Girlfriend on Fire

    10/01/2013 12:10:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jon David Kahn
    TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - After a freak accident on the way to Chiva Falls left Lalo Delgado's car and girlfriend on fire, he called 911 for help but was shocked by the unprofessional manner in which the call was handled. "Her initial reaction was laugh and giggle in the background," said Delgado. "It was very disturbing." Here's the transcript: 911: 911 what is your emergency? Caller: My car just kinda caught on fire, my girlfriend caught on fire. 911: Is your girlfriend still on fire? Caller: No. 911: No? (laughter in background) 911: Ok. (chuckles) Umm... Is your vehicle still on...
  • L.A. Mayor Declares State of ‘Emergency’ As Movie, TV Production Flees Hollywood

    08/26/2013 6:26:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Variety ^ | 8/26/13 | Ted Johnson
    Los Angeles’ new mayor has vowed to help stanch the flow of film and TV production jobs out of Hollywood, starting with the appointment of a film czar at City Hall. But to make a real difference, Eric Garcetti needs to convince skeptical state pols to combat the lure of rich tax incentives from outside California. Two days after this year’s Oscars, Hollywood’s councilman Eric Garcetti, then running for mayor of Los Angeles, staged a media event at Sunset Gower Studios. Only a smattering of reporters and photographers showed up, perhaps because the gathering was to address “runaway production,” a...
  • Emergency officials urge residents to monitor TS [Tropical Storm] Flossie

    07/26/2013 8:19:10 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | Friday, July 26, 2013 | KGMB and KHNL
    The Department of Emergency Management advises residents to follow the progress of Tropical Storm Flossie as it approaches Hawaii. The National Weather Service Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu advised the Department of Emergency Management this afternoon that on its present track Tropical Storm Flossie may bring strong winds and torrential rains and possible flooding early next week.  Tropical Storm Flossie is anticipated to cross the 140° longitude and into Hawaiian Waters around noon Saturday. Posted: Jul 26, 2013 4:41 PM HST Updated: Jul 26, 2013 4:41 PM HST
  • Detroit Emergency Manger to meet with creditors (Uh, oh. Chapter 9 bankruptcy?)

    06/09/2013 5:29:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    WHTC ^ | 6/07/13
    **SNIP** The meeting, scheduled to be held at Detroit Metro Airport, is expected to include up to 150 bondholders, union leaders and pension fund representatives. The talks come amid growing speculation that the city could be headed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy.
  • Tornado touches down west of Oklahoma City (Injuries being reported)

    05/31/2013 5:46:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31, 2013
    <p>DEVELOPING: A massive tornado has touched down west of Oklahoma City where it has done damage and it is headed toward Oklahoma City.</p> <p>The National Weather Service has issued a tornado emergency for the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Weather service forecaster Daryl Williams says the emergency issued Friday evening includes Oklahoma City and some suburbs.</p>
  • Police Called After Woman Sees Kittens Having Sex in Her Yard (Wisconsin Rapids, WI)

    04/28/2013 3:51:47 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 74 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Fri, Apr 26, 2013 | Eric Pfeiffer
    Police called after woman sees kittens having sex in her yard Sure, cats aren’t for everyone. But we can’t remember the last time someone called the police to complain about a pair of kittens. But that’s exactly what happened in Wisconsin on Thursday when a woman called police after she reportedly witnessed two kittens “having sex” in her front yard. As ridiculous as that sounds, it’s not the only recent time someone has called 911 to report on a cat. Back in February, a Washington State man called 911 to report on a stray cat that had wandered into his...
  • OPINION: Emergency Manager Won’t Work In Detroit, Hasn’t Worked Elsewhere

    03/02/2013 11:24:38 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 109 replies
    CBS -Detroit ^ | Eric Thomas
    It could come Friday, when a cadre of officials makes the announcement from Lansing. It will start, regardless of whether the voters rejected it or not. It will start, and the only evidence we have to predict the outcome bodes very badly. An already tenuous situation could become worse, beyond the imagination of anyone involved.
  • BOC removes ‘firearms’ from ordinance list

    02/07/2013 6:05:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    douglascountysentinel.com ^ | 6 February, 2013 | Winston Jones
    An amendment to remove a reference to firearms from Carroll County’s disaster and emergency ordinance was passed by the Board of Commissioners Tuesday without discussion. The decision to change the ordinance was made to avoid conflicting with Second Amendment issues raised by a Georgia gun rights organization. The action eliminates the word “firearms” from a list of items whose sales could be suspended in case of a local disaster declared by the county commission chairman. The wording was questioned in a Jan. 18 letter, hand-delivered to commission Chairman Marty Smith, by James Camp of Temple, representing GeorgiaCarry.org. Read more: Douglas...
  • Morsi Declares State of Emergency in Three Cities [Egypt]

    01/27/2013 2:18:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/1/13 | Staff
    Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi declared a 30-day state of emergency, Sunday night, in the cities of Port Said, Suez and Ismailiya, in response to violent anti-government demonstrations around the country. The state of emergency includes a curfew... Morsi said, "The attacks we have been seeing for the last few days are unacceptable actions against Egypt and the revolution, and I will fight the attackers with utmost power and determination."
  • Obama, the Constitution and a Permanent State of Emergency

    01/14/2013 3:36:05 PM PST · by Katechon · 16 replies
    January 14 | Katechon
    Obama's EXECUTIVE ORDERS against guns are coming our way. The Obama régime is declaring a war on The Gun, and they want this war to be PERMANENT. They want the exception to become the norm. Forever. That’s why a hot war is inevitable. Article 1 of the Constitution establishes that "the Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, UNLESS when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it" -- but it does not specify which authority has the jurisdiction to decide on the exceptional suspension of the Constitution. Another passage of Article...
  • Al Gore Warns of 'Planetary Emergency' Again

    11/21/2012 2:13:45 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Al Gore Warns of 'Planetary Emergency' Again by Wynton Hall 21 Nov 2012, 1:09 PM PDT In a recent interview, former Vice President Al Gore sounded the alarm of an impending "planetary emergency" if the Keystone Pipeline gets approved or if plans for Northwest coal export terminals proceed. "We have a planetary emergency," said Mr. Gore. "I know it drives some people nuts when I say that, but dammit, that’s what we face." This is not the first time Mr. Gore has declared the human race to be facing a "planetary emergency": he's made the exact same claim in 2005,...
  • Victories for gun owners(OK)

    11/01/2012 8:40:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    normantranscript.com ^ | 1 November, 2012 | NA
    NORMAN — Don’t look for too many Norman residents openly carrying firearms today. There may be a few, but other states that have enacted open carry statutes say the novelty soon wears off. The statue goes into effect today, allowing an estimated 141,000 Oklahomans with a license to carry a concealed weapon to openly display them in a holster or belt. Norman police explained their procedures to a packed house Monday at city hall.
  • Experts: Team Obama Should Root for Hurricane Sandy to Interrupt Election

    10/25/2012 10:40:41 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 78 replies
    US News ^ | Oct 25, 2012 | Jason Koebler
    It's been called "snowicane" and "worse than the perfect storm," and it could knock out power in the mid-Atlantic through Election Day. Hurricane Sandy hasn't even made it past the Bahamas yet, but Sandy, or any natural disaster around Election Day, could wreak extreme havoc on the election, experts say. [PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy Threatens Caribbean] Political scientists have long studied the effects of rain and inclement weather on voter turnout and, not surprisingly, have found many people would rather stay at home than brave the weather. But more extreme storms or natural disasters that affect an entire state or region...
  • Obama Quietly Extends National Emergency Declaration, 11 Years After 9/11 Attacks

    10/10/2012 1:59:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    cns news ^ | 10/10/12 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) – Eleven years later, President Obama has quietly extended the national emergency declaration first issued by former President George W. Bush after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon. The declaration, which has to be reissued each year, invokes several war-time powers that give the president greater control of the military. Obama cited the continuing threat of a terrorist attack in justifying his decision to continue the now 11-year national emergency. “The terrorist threat that led to the declaration on September 14, 2001, of a national emergency continues. For this reason, I have...
  • Emergency Survival Supplies To Buy Used

    10/08/2012 4:10:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | 10/08/2012 | Peggy Layton
    There are all kinds of places to get survival items such as Goodwill Industries, Deseret Industries, thrift shops, estate sales, yard sales, garage sales, fundraisers, pawn shops, flea markets, moving sales and Internet sites such as Craigslist, Half.com, eBay and Amazon. Every Saturday during the good-weather months, I sneak off in the mornings to see what I can find at the local yard sales. I am always on the lookout for things like camping equipment, sleeping bags, wool blankets, backpacks and medical supplies. I am also stockpiling emergency supplies, canning supplies, medical supplies, lighting, garden tools, hand tools, fishing equipment,...
  • Emergency Prayer Requested

    09/27/2012 7:47:39 PM PDT · by caldera599 · 76 replies
    I have been out of work for nearly six months and have had nearly all my job applications rejected. I have student loans due, seemingly no prospects and I don't know what to do. Please pray hard for me that I may find employment soon.
  • Have the nitwits claimed this Lady Rmoney airplane emergency was faked yet?

    09/21/2012 9:24:51 PM PDT · by West Texas Chuck · 23 replies
    9/21/2012
    Too lazy to try and figure out if I can post article from the site I read this on, but it has prolly already happened that this is claimed to be fake. The libturds will claim this was all faked to make Mitt and the Missus have the photo op showed on Drudge.
  • Ann Romney's plane makes emergency landing in Denver

    09/21/2012 2:09:40 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 24 replies
    KDVR ^ | 9/21/12
    DENVER – The campaign plane carrying Ann Romney, the wife of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, made an emergency landing in Denver around 2:25 Friday afternoon, the campaign reported via Twitter. Andrea Saul, the campaign’s press secretary, tweeted: “.@AnnDRomney plane makes emergency landing in CO. All okay. Thank goodness.” Another tweet from the campaign’s Ryan Williams described the plane as “filled with smoke.”
  • 'Dragnet': Why Conservatives Should Still Love Joe Friday

    07/21/2012 5:41:05 PM PDT · by djone · 42 replies
    This is the city: Los Angeles, California." With those words, an episode of the 1960s version of "Dragnet" would start. Perhaps the most accessible version of the classic cop concept . Just how good was it? Consider this: Its cancellation in 1970 was not because the network didn’t feel it was pulling in ratings, but because show creator/star Jack Webb was focusing on other shows, like "Adam-12" and "Emergency!" (which was this author's favorite as a kid). The 1950s "Dragnet" was cancelled for the same reason – Webb wanted to pursue other projects. "Dragnet" has aged well. Around his death,...
  • Law changed to allow firearms during emergencies(NC)

    07/12/2012 5:57:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    beaufortobserver.net ^ | 10 July, 2012 | NA
    In North Carolina residents are not allowed legally to use deadly force to protect property. Deadly force may be used to protect oneself or others from imminent serious harm. But not so for property. We posted an article last week in which we argued that in emergencies, such as in the aftermath of a hurricane, residents should be able to protect their property. You can read that article by clicking here. We hold very little hope that the Castle Doctrine will be expanded to include the use of deadly force to protect property, even when law enforcement is not available...
  • Obama and Romney: Character Shows

    07/09/2012 6:19:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 207 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 7-9-12 | Karin McQuillan
    Character is consistent. Voters say moral character is one of the most important things they look for in choosing the president. The character of a public figure can be hard to discern amidst a fog of self-advertising, hype, and the distorting effects of TV. ~snip~ An unusual personal story gives us insight into Mitt Romney. It is 1996. Mitt Romney is the head of Bain Capital in Boston. One of his employees comes to him, utterly distraught. His 14-year-old daughter snuck out of the house to go to a rave in New York and has been missing for three days....
  • Letter--Russian Highly Enriched Uranium (State of Emergency)

    06/26/2012 1:00:53 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 46 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | 6.25.12 | Barak Obama
    TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE June 25, 2012 Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:) Pursuant to section 204(b) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), 50 U.S.C. 1703(b), I hereby report that I have exercised my authority to declare a national emergency to deal with the threat posed to the United States by the risk of nuclear proliferation created by the accumulation in the Russian Federation of a large volume of weapons-usable fissile material. In Executive Order 13159 of June 21, 2000, the...
  • Spain is in 'total emergency’, the EU in total denial

    06/03/2012 7:39:52 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 101 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 02 Jun 2012 | Janet Daley
    After a Spanish exit from the euro, there would be nothing left to exit from. I’ve never actually heard the term “total emergency” before, at least not in the context of global economics. It sounds like the title of a disaster movie. When it is uttered in sober tones by the elder statesman of an advanced democracy to describe his country’s financial condition, the effect is rather startling. The man who delivered this apocalyptic judgment, former Spanish prime minister Felipe González, being a socialist, might be expected to detest austerity programmes that require cuts to government spending. But there seemed...
  • Gun owners have a right to protect themselves in emergencies(OK)

    04/17/2012 8:12:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    humanevents.com ^ | 17 April, 2012 | Raquel Okyay
    Earlier this month, innovative legislators in the state of Oklahoma voted unanimously to advance a proposed amendment that guarantees Second Amendment protections to law abiding citizens during a state of emergency declared by a state official or agency. Current state riot law is unclear as to how far law enforcement can go with respect to handling disasters, riots, or disorder. In fact, the Oklahoma Riot Control and Prevention Act provide for such wide latitude, that law enforcement, if they wanted to, could effectuate a military, take our guns away operation. Oklahoma Senate Bill 1760 makes it clear that provisions in...
  • WHAT TO DO ON A 911 CALL or EMERGENCIES

    04/14/2012 9:59:08 AM PDT · by jwsea55 · 21 replies
    Prepared Now | Jim Caldwell
    WHAT TO DO ON A 911 CALL or EMERGENCIESThe PreparedNow website was developed to assist the average person on what and how to prepare for emergencies. After responding to emergency calls over the last two decades, these simple points may be difference in an emergency response team saving the life of a loved one. They are quick, simple to remember and easier to implement. The Five Most Important Medical Things to Share with the Fire Department. The Five Most Important Points on Fire Safety. The Five Most Important Things To Do If There Is A Fire. Things You Can Do...
  • Bunkers, Food, Armor: Disaster Prep Hits Mainstream

    04/10/2012 10:01:25 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 93 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 7, 2012 | Bob Owens
    I’m not sure when the tipping point occurred, but at some point recently the “prepper” movement exploded and became mainstream. Preppers are folks who detect the possibility of calamity and decide to increase their odds of surviving it by putting aside supplies. “Putting things by” — essential throughout most of humanity’s existence — was common in the United States up until advances in transportation logistics brought about the “just in time” shipping model. Suddenly, we could get almost any supplies delivered fresh and year-round to massive community stores. What our grandparents called “lean times” became a thing of the past...
  • Bill increases Second Amendment protection

    04/05/2012 7:50:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    news-star.com ^ | 5 April, 2012 | Staff
    SHAWNEE, Okla. — Members of a state House committee have voted to increase the legal protection of citizens’ constitutional rights. Senate Bill 1760, by state Sen. Anthony Sykes and state Rep. T.W. Shannon, would specify that Oklahomans’ Second Amendment rights cannot be taken away during a declared state of emergency. “While government may assume greater police powers to preserve public safety during times of emergency, the government should never be allowed to strip citizens of their most basic constitutional rights,” said Shannon, R-Lawton. “This legislation simply makes clear that Oklahomans will continue to have the right to self-defense during emergency...
  • [6 months ago] (BHO's Msg re Continuation) National Emergency w/r/t Certain Terrorist Attacks

    03/17/2012 4:55:16 PM PDT · by NECAWA · 20 replies
    The White House ^ | September 9, 2011 | Office of the Press Secretary
    "The terrorist threat that led to the declaration on September 14, 2001, of a national emergency continues. For this reason, I have determined that it is necessary to continue in effect after September 14, 2011, the national emergency with respect to the terrorist threat. Barack Obama"
  • Child calls 911, saves grandmother (great video of the 3-year-old)

    03/02/2012 7:40:19 PM PST · by doug from upland · 2 replies
    WATCH THE HEARTWARMING VIDEO
  • House Dems to Obama: Be ready to tap emergency oil reserves (Sea levels to rise?)

    02/22/2012 5:12:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/22/12 | Andrew Restuccia
    House Dems to Obama: Be ready to tap emergency oil reservesBy Andrew Restuccia - 02/22/12 03:20 PM ET Three House Democrats urged President Obama Wednesday to consider releasing oil from the country's emergency stockpiles in order to lower gas prices. The lawmakers warned that tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), a 696-million-barrel stockpile of oil stored in salt caverns along the Gulf Coast, could soon be necessary to combat rising prices they say stem from market speculation. “It is essential that the United States have an aggressive strategy for releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to combat the speculators...
  • House Approval On Guns During State Of Emergency (CO)

    02/21/2012 5:41:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    kktv.com ^ | 20 February, 2012 | AP
    DENVER (AP) -- House lawmakers approved a bill to forbid the state from seizing Colorado residents' firearms during a declared state of emergency. Republican House Leader Amy Stephens says the bill is about emergency preparedness. The proposal passed the Republican-led House Monday with bipartisan support but it's likely to be defeated in the Democratic-controlled Senate.
  • Emergency powers for president dropped from cybersecurity bill (Hussein disagrees)

    02/14/2012 5:12:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/14/12 | Gautham Nagesh
    Emergency powers for president dropped from cybersecurity billBy Gautham Nagesh - 02/14/12 01:55 PM ET A comprehensive cybersecurity bill introduced Tuesday abandons proposals that would give the president emergency powers over the nation's networks. “The nation responded after 9/11 to improve its security. Now we must respond to this challenge so that a cyber 9/11 attack on America never happens,” said Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.). Public apprehension about the possibility of handing the White House a "kill switch" for the Internet has dogged the cybersecurity debate, fueled by a proposal that would have codified emergency powers...
  • Nigeria Declares State of Emergency

    01/01/2012 4:34:28 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 42 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/1/12 | Chana Yaar
    Islamist violence has forced NIgerian President Goodluck Jonathan to declare a state of emergency and order the closure of part of the country's borders. Jonathan announced the emergency measures Saturday, labeling the Islamist sect Boko Haram a "cancer" that threatened to destroy Africa's most populated body after a deadly week in which scores were killed by the radical Islamist terror group Boko Haram. Speaking in a broadcast to the nation, the president said, "It has become imperative to take some decisive measures to restore normalcy in the country, especially within the affected communities..." He listed parts of the states of...
  • Emergency Sirens Signal False Alarm On Maui

    12/25/2011 12:14:29 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    KITV ^ | 12/22/11
    Emergency Sirens Signal False Alarm On MauiPOSTED: 11:18 am HST December 22, 2011 WAILUKU, Hawaii -- Maui police are alerting the public that despite civil defense sirens sounding early Thursday, there is no emergency. Maui officials are looking into why sirens used to alert residents to emergencies such as tsunamis accidentally went off. Police spokesman Lt. Wayne Ibarra says the sirens jolted him out of bed at about 1 a.m.
  • Emergency Alert System Fails. It’s only funny because there wasn’t an emergency.

    11/09/2011 2:42:15 PM PST · by Driftwood1 · 60 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11-9-11 | John Hayward
    Today was the first test of the new Emergency Alert System, which is a centrally controlled version of the Emergency Broadcast System whose tests have been annoying the hell out of people for the better part of fifty years. The idea is to give the President a way to alert the entire populace to a national emergency instantly, by seizing control of all TV and radio communications. In the event of a nuclear war, large-scale civil unrest, a massive cyber-attack, or a zombie apocalypse, you’ll hear a headache-inducing tone, followed by emergency instructions. Unless we get attacked by an electromagnetic...
  • Courting Disaster: Two Gaping Loopholes in the Debt Deal That Will Drive Up Spending

    11/07/2011 1:16:27 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 4 replies
    The Foundry: Conservative Policy News Blog from The Heritage Foundation ^ | November 7, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Patrick Louis Knudsen
    Among the more egregious failings of the Budget Control Act (BCA)—the proxy fiscal plan spawned by the summer’s debt ceiling debate—are a pair of gaping loopholes allowing Congress effectively to blow through the agreement’s advertised spending limit. The Senate has already begun to exploit one of these openings. The House should not let it happen. Loophole No. 1, little noticed when the BCA was enacted, is called “disaster relief.” It allows Congress to “adjust” the BCA’s $1.043 trillion discretionary spending cap for fiscal year (FY) 2012—that is, to simply raise the limit—for weather events the President terms “disasters” (an exceptionally...