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  • In A State of Emergency, The President Can Control Your Phone, Your TV, And Even Your Light Switches

    05/27/2020 8:21:31 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 74 replies
    reason.com ^ | 2.15.2019
    Under a little-known regulation that dates back to the 1930s, the president has legal power over electronic transmissions. The FCC and the DCB were empowered by Section 606 of the 1934 Communications Act, which expressly gave the president full control over electronic transmissions in such circumstances. Section 606(c), in particular, gave the president full control to suspend and commandeer the country's entire electronic regulatory system. "Upon proclamation by the President that there exists war or a threat of war, or a state of public peril or disaster or other national emergency, or in order to preserve the neutrality of the...
  • Proclamation on Emergency Medical Services Week, 2020

    05/15/2020 2:43:59 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | May 15, 2020 | White House
    During Emergency Medical Services Week, we honor all of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers who play such a critical role in our Nation’s health and safety. These incredible professionals respond to daily calls for urgent assistance and work tirelessly to serve their communities. Most recently, they have made significant contributions and immeasurable sacrifices during our Nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, one of the most daunting and demanding challenges the country has ever faced. This week, we recognize these heroic men and women for their efforts to deliver life‑saving care and compassion to their fellow Americans, and we acknowledge...
  • Michigan House, Senate sue Gov. Whitmer after she extends state of emergency without their approval

    05/06/2020 4:34:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    mlive ^ | 5/06/20 | Taylor DesOrmeau
    The Michigan legislature is suing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for unilaterally extending Michigans coronavirus state of emergency, House Speaker Lee Chatfield, R-Levering, and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clark Lake, announced in a Wednesday, May 6 news conference. The lawsuit is going to the Michigan Court of Claims with hopes for an expedited ruling, Chatfield said. The House and Senate declined to extend the state of emergency last week, but Whitmer later announced it would be extended from April 30 through May 28 citing a 1945 law allowing her to do so. The 1945 Emergency Powers of Governor Act allows...
  • Vanity: Emergency Powers or Imperial Decree? Pritzker Continues to Issue Executive Orders in Excess of Statutory Authority

    04/20/2020 4:53:10 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 6 replies
    Illinois Compiled Statutes ^ | April 20, 2020 | Self
    (20 ILCS 3305/7) (from Ch. 127, par. 1057) Sec. 7. Emergency Powers of the Governor. In the event of a disaster, as defined in Section 4, the Governor may, by proclamation declare that a disaster exists. Upon such proclamation, the Governor shall have and may exercise for a period not to exceed 30 days the following emergency powers; provided, however, that the lapse of the emergency powers shall not, as regards any act or acts occurring or committed within the 30-day period, deprive any person, firm, corporation, political subdivision, or body politic of any right or rights to compensation or...
  • exclusive: as washington dc faces coronavirus spike, secret military task force prepares to secure the capital

    04/18/2020 10:59:27 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 73 replies
    newsweek ^ | 4/16/20 | BY WILLIAM M. ARKIN
    istrict of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser yesterday ordered a one-month extension of the state of emergency, as cases in the region grow at a rapid pace. Federal officials in the nation's capital expect a New York-like epidemic in the District, Maryland and Virginia, one that could potentially cripple the government.
  • Michigan Democrats and Public Officials Criticize Gov. Whitmer's Emergency Response

    04/17/2020 12:43:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4/16/20 | Reagan McCarthy
    Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) finds herself at the center of the news cycle amid COVID-19, on account of her far-reaching stay-at-home order. Gov. Whitmers order is one of the most strict, and is being criticized as a constitutional overreach. Michigan lawmakers, including Democrats, are evidently frustrated with Gov. Whitmers harsh order. Democrat Mike Duggan, Mayor of Detroit, called his states system for reporting COVID-19 not reliable, as hospital officials also blame the state government for an inefficient system that ultimately leads to longer wait times. Michigan State Rep. Karen Whitsett, a Democrat representing Detroit, alleged that Gov. Whitmer was...
  • Here's When Each State Plans on Lifting Their "Stay At Home" Order [hopeful...]

    04/15/2020 1:41:17 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 117 replies
    bongino.com ^ | April 14, 2020 | Matt Palumbo
    Just days after the media was busy blasting President Donald Trump for not implementing a federal lockdown and instead leaving those decisions up to the states, the media is now busy blasting President Trump for stating that he could end all lockdowns before the states decide to. Its nice to see the media rally to defend state rights for once, though unfortunately its in the context of them being total hypocrites. The states will ultimately decide when to re-open, and most actually do already have at timeline in place that span from April 15th to June 10th. Only six states...
  • Pompeo Urges Americans Abroad To Return Home Immediately

    04/01/2020 5:15:57 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/31/20 | Joseph Guzman
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said its unknown how long flights from other countries will continue operating, so Americans abroad who wish to return should do so immediately. Pompeo warned that the window to bring Americans home from abroad could be closing. Pompeo said more than 26,000 U.S. citizens from more than 50 countries have been repatriated back to the U.S. The top diplomat said the repatriation task force remains committed to bringing all Americans home. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is urging Americans who are still abroad and wish to return to the United States to do so immediately,...
  • Truckers Call for Second Amendment Right Nationwide During Emergency

    03/30/2020 5:27:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 92 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 26 March, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    A group of small business truckers has sent an email to the Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. The email asks that, as part of the national emergency involving the Chinese virus, the federal government declare the Second Amendment overrides state law and federal regulation forbidding truckers from exercising their Second Amendment rights. From transportationnation.com: The 15,000-member SBTC is calling on federal authorities to preempt state and local laws regarding the right to carry a firearm. Therefore, in accordance with the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, we hereby request the U.S. Department of Transportation please issue a preemption...
  • Legal actions by hospital against a health care worker during State of Emergency? [mi]

    03/29/2020 5:28:56 PM PDT · by Lurker Coming Out · 24 replies
    Firstly, I apologize if my format is off. I am not a regular poster, but have been a daily reader for over 20 years. This was the only place I could think of that may help me answer a question I have. I was told a story by a friend of mine that is a nurse on a respiratory floor full of Covid-19 patients in Michigan. My friend had open heart surgery last year and feels she is at high risk. She requested a transfer to a different floor which was denied by management. She responded that due to the...
  • Marine Website 10/3/19 - MARADMINS #550/19

    10/06/2019 4:40:45 AM PDT · by cyn · 22 replies
    internet ^ | 10/6/19 | Cyn
    I wanted you all to see this & get your input. Is this just a normal routine notice being updated to 10/3/19? What is the significance of it, is it anything beyond or out of the ordinary given timing and current events? MANPOWER GUIDANCE FOR ACTIVATION AND DEACTIVATION OF RESERVE COMPONENT MARINES ORDERED TO ACTIVE DUTY ISO DEFENSE SUPPORT OF CIVIL AUTHORITIES To: All CONFIRMED: US MARINEShttps://www.marines.mil/News/Messages/Messages-Display/Article/1979422/manpower-guidance-for-activation-and-deactivation-of-reserve-component-rc-marin?fbclid=IwAR1n-hMYe6OG0-v5tBXo51Df0R1urqghRmv-SLDDSI3JgWXJlg-SIfezZ-0MANPOWER GUIDANCE FOR ACTIVATION AND DEACTIVATION OF RESERVE COMPONENT MARINES ORDERED TO ACTIVE DUTY ISO DEFENSE SUPPORT OF CIVIL AUTHORITIES Date Signed: 10/3/2019 | MARADMINS Number: 550/19R 031419Z OCT 19 MARADMIN 550/19 MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON...
  • Governor Despots? Panic Is Stripping Americans Of Essential Liberties

    03/27/2020 8:32:38 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 21 replies
    Ignored or buried in this global pandemic panic is the giant risk we have already taken not to the economy, as horrible as that is, but to our essential liberties. This is not theoretical anymore. Forget the President. Since when does every governor, mayor, county executive and dog catcher in the country have unlimited powers over peoples lives in a time of crisis? Since never, at least if the Constitution has any relevance anymore. But in this crisis, in which fear has driven public policy, they are all acting as though they do. And the question is whether the American...
  • Line Item Budget

    03/24/2020 12:02:24 PM PDT · by pnut22 · 22 replies
    Self | 3/24/2020 | Vanity
    Is there a real reason that McConnell can't or won't put the Corona virus bill to a vote on a line by line series of laws? Could the senate not vote on multiple bills, for instance one that only gets cash to people without any excess baggage attached? Am I crazy?
  • Beware of the 'Emergency Declaration'

    03/18/2020 10:38:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2020 | Bob Barr
    In his 2004 book, Against Leviathan Government Power and a Free Society, Robert Higgs explains how our federal government has transformed from one of defined and limited powers as envisioned by our Founders, into one driven by a Crisis Constitution. As Higgs clearly establishes, we are living in an age of permanent emergency. The still-developing COVID-19 pandemic illustrates that this emergency mindset today is directing the hands of government leaders, not only in our nations capital, but in statehouses and city councils across the country. It is by now clear that the COVID-19 pandemic represents a serious health problem....
  • Graham County declares a local state of emergency; Traveling restrictions in place (NC)

    03/22/2020 12:58:22 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 16 replies
    WLOS ^ | March 21st 2020 | Staff
    ABC link, excerpted.PHASE 1 Beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020, all hotels, motels, resorts, inns, Air- BnB, Homeway, VRBO, guest houses, campgrounds, RV Parks, Vacation Cabin rentals and any other short-term rentals in Graham County will be closed, EXCEPT for persons needing accommodation with a legitimate work-related stay. Business owners, contractors and emergency service workers who expect to have employees needing to make reservations for a stay in Graham County will need to provide a work related identification badge from their employer along with a letter from the employer stating the purpose of the work to be...
  • Emergency declarations smooth way for vaccine makers

    10/20/2008 11:38:35 AM PDT · by BGHater · 5 replies · 415+ views
    the Kansas City Star ^ | 17 Oct 2008 | ALAN BAVLEY
    Sure, the economy is causing a crisis, but what about anthrax? How about smallpox? In a little noticed move, federal officials this month have declared a series of public health emergencies relating to potential weapons of biological terror. On Oct. 1, Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt declared an anthrax public health emergency. On Oct. 10, he declared health emergencies for smallpox, radiation sickness from the detonation of a nuclear device and poisoning from botulinum toxins, the active ingredient of Botox. Theres no clear evidence that terrorists have managed to weaponize anthrax or stolen large caches of Botox from...
  • Trump Orders Department of Energy to Replenish U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve.....

    03/13/2020 10:50:07 PM PDT · by caww · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/13/2020 | PENNY STARR
    Were going to fill it right up to the top, saving the American taxpayer billions and billions of dollars, helping our oil industry [and furthering] that wonderful goal which weve achieved, which nobody thought was possible of energy independence, Trump said. Trumps announcement follows market turmoil in the international market when Russia and Saudi Arabias negotiations recently broke down and the Saudis announced they were increasing production. The Department of Energy describes the importance of the SPR: Established in the aftermath of the 1973-74 oil embargo, the SPR was established to counter a disruption in commercial oil supplies...
  • Walz advises no gatherings over 250 people as MN COVID-19 cases hit 14 (Minnesota)

    03/13/2020 11:42:13 AM PDT · by Slainte · 8 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio ^ | 3/13/2020 | Brian Basket
    Gov. Tim Walz moved Friday to limit gatherings in Minnesota to fewer than 250 people and declared a peacetime emergency to heighten the states readiness to respond to COVID-19. The event-size cap isnt the kind of strict ban being ordered in some other states. Rather, it is being couched as recommended guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health. It applies to things such as church services, youth sports events, business conferences and other gatherings. The moves come as 14 Minnesotans have now tested positive for COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus. Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Olmsted, Ramsey,...
  • Police Report: Andrew Gillum Involved in Suspected Crystal Meth Incident

    03/13/2020 10:52:46 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 March 2020 | Joshua Caplin
    Failed Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum (D) was allegedly involved in a suspected crystal meth incident on Friday morning at a Miami Beach hotel, according to a local police report. The Miami Beach Police Department report states officers found Gillum inside a West Avenue hotel room with two other men shortly before 1:00 a.m., where first responders were providing medical attention to one of the individuals for a possible drug overdose. Mr. Gillum was unable to communicate with officers due to his inebriated state, according to the report.
  • Texas Gov. Abbott Declares Statewide Emergency Over Coronavirus Pandemic

    03/13/2020 11:05:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    KSAT ^ | 03/13/20
    Dozens have tested positive in Texas for COVID-19  AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared a statewide emergency Friday over the new coronavirus pandemic.He also announced that San Antonio will be the first city in the state to have a “drive-thru” testing facility for COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus.He said the new testing location could open as early as Friday. It isn’t immediately clear how many people could be tested.As of the Friday afternoon press conference, Abbott said at least 39 people in the state have tested positive (not including the 11 confirmed cases among American evacuees at...