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Before Sandy Hook -You Are Cordially Invited to Participate in a School Shooting, Parental Consent Required

This was originally posted on March 3, 2011.  With all the focus on Sandy Hook, it cannot be overlooked.  ~LTG

school shooting handout

I got an  email about Homeland Security and and FEMA shenanigans in Pottawattamie County, Iowa. 

It sounded goofy— a mock school shooting to be staged on March 26th, 2011.  The email stated that,  “The premise of the mock shooting has been changed to suggest that a student, whose parents oppose illegal immigration comes to school with a gun and shoots a Latino Student”  The link provided in the email did not work.  I did my own search and found two links that are official.  They do not go into detail about the scenario or script they will be following.   

The powers-that-be have been soliciting school children and adults to participate as actors in a “mock” school shooting scenario; apparently playing assigned parts as victims and bystanders.  I didn’t notice anything about who will play the starring role of “the shooter”. 

Here are the links I found:

Participant Handout:   http://www.pottcounty.com/departments-services/emergency-management/pdf/Participant-Handout.pdf

Actor Info Waiver Form: http://www.pottcounty.com/departments-services/emergency-management/pdf/Actor-Info-Waiver-Form.pdf

School Announcement Handout:  http://www.treynor.k12.ia.us/PottCoEMAannouncement.pdf

Chicago Tribune Article Mentions the Illegal Immigration Scenario: 

“…exercise director Doug Reed said the scenario incorporated the Immigration issue to get Homeland Security funds to cover the training exercise. To qualify, Reed said, the exercise needed to be about terrorism, which the federal government defines as the use of violence to intimidate or coerce a government or population as a means to further a political or social objective. “
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-ia-mockschoolshootin,0,5490388.story

What do you think? 

H/T to my buddy Kelleigh

~LTG

Another “note” on Conspiracies

“Why do the nations…”

      –from Handel’s Messiah

Psalm 2 (NIV)
Why do the nations conspire 
  and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth rise up
  and the rulers band together
  against the Lord and against 
  his anointed, saying,
 “Let us break their chains
    and throw off their shackles.”

The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
  the Lord scoffs at them.
  He rebukes them in his anger
    and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,
“I have installed my king
  on Zion, my holy mountain.”

I will proclaim the Lord’s decree:
  He said to me, “You are my son;
    today I have become your father.
  Ask me,
    and I will make the nations your inheritance,
    the ends of the earth your possession.
  You will break them with a rod of iron;
    you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”

  Therefore, you kings, be wise;
    be warned, you rulers of the earth.
    Serve the Lord with fear
      and celebrate his rule with trembling.
  Kiss his son, or he will be angry
    and your way will lead to your destruction,
  for his wrath can flare up in a moment.
    Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

Still enjoying the theme? Here’s more from Handel’s Messiah.

“The Trumpet Shall Sound…”

1 Corinthians 15:52-53
For the trumpet will sound, 
  the dead will be raised imperishable, 
  and we will be changed. 
For the perishable must clothe itself 
  with the imperishable, 
    and the mortal with immortality.

Take heart dear readers,
the Lord Almighty is on His throne.
Pleasant dreams tonight. ~ TD

Government geologists admit fracking causes earthquakes in New Madrid Seismic Zone

Fracking is the abbreviated word for “hydraulic fracturing” — the widening of fractures in a rock layer caused by the high-pressure injection of chemicals with water.

While hydraulic fractures form naturally, as in the case of veins or dikes, there is also a kind that is human-induced. Induced fracking is industrial hydraulic fracturing that widens or creates fractures to speed up the migration of gas and petroleum from source rocks to reservoir rocks. This process is used to release petroleum, natural gas, or other substances for extraction, by creating fractures from a wellbore drilled into reservoir rock formations.

As the incidence and intensity of earthquakes in America and across the globe seem to have increased in recent months, speculations abound on the Internet that fracking may be the cause of earthquakes. Those speculations, of course, are dismissed by the Establishment Media as dastardly “conspiracy theories.” Two days ago, however, none other than Reuters reported that U.S. government geologists are now saying exactly the same thing — that the recent swarms of earthquakes in central United States may be human caused.

Deborah Zabarenko reports for Reuters, April 17, 2012:

The number of earthquakes in the central United States rose “spectacularly” near where oil and gas drillers disposed of wastewater underground, a process that may have caused geologic faults to slip, U.S. government geologists report.

The average number of earthquakes of magnitude 3 or greater in the U.S. midcontinent – an area that includes Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas – increased to six times the 20th century average last year, scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey said in an abstract of their research.

The abstract does not explicitly link rising earthquake activity to fracking – known formally as hydraulic fracturing – that involves pumping water and chemicals into underground rock formations to extract natural gas and oil. But the wastewater generated by fracking and other extraction processes may play a role in causing geologic faults to slip, causing earthquakes, the report suggests.

“A remarkable increase in the rate of (magnitude 3) and greater earthquakes is currently in progress,” the authors wrote in a brief work summary to be discussed Wednesday at a San Diego meeting of the Seismological Society of America. “While the seismicity rate changes described here are almost certainly manmade, it remains to be determined how they are related to either changes in extraction methodologies or the rate of oil and gas production,” the abstract said.

From 1970 through 2000, the rate of magnitude 3 or greater quakes was 21 plus or minus 7.6 each year, according to USGS figures. Between 2001 and 2008, that increased to 29 plus or minus 3.5. But the next three years saw the numbers increase “much more spectacularly,” said Arthur McGarr, of the geologic survey’s Earthquake Science Center in California: 2009 had 50, 2010 had 87 and 2011 had 134 such events.

We don’t know why, but we doubt that it’s a natural process, because in nature, the only time you see such a big increase is during an aftershock sequence (with a series of quakes) or in a volcanic setting where you often get swarms of earthquakes due to magmatic activity,” McGarr said by telephone.

EXPLORING THE LINK

When swarms of quakes occurred in Colorado and Oklahoma last year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency asked the geologic survey to investigate possible links to energy extraction in the area.

Among other sites, they examined an August 2011 earthquake centered around Trinidad, Colorado, near the New Mexico border, that registered a magnitude of 5.3, said McGarr, a co-author of the abstract.

That quake “turned out to be really close to two of the highest injection volume waste water disposal wells in the field,” McGarr said. “So that gives us quite a strong hint that these earthquakes are being triggered by these wastewater disposal facilities.”

There were different responses on either side of the Colorado-New Mexico line, he said. New Mexico, where the policy was to inject all wastewater underground, experienced more earthquakes than Colorado, where some wastewater is disposed at the surface.

America’s Natural Gas Alliance, which represents major energy companies involved in natural gas fracking, said it was difficult to conclude anything based on an unpublished abstract. “We are committed to monitoring the issue and working with authorities where there are concerns, but it should be noted that currently there is no scientific data associating hydraulic fracturing with earthquakes that would cause damage,” ANGA spokesman Dan Whitten said in an email.

The disposal of wastewater underground, called injection, has long been known to have the potential to cause earthquakes, the Interior Department said in a blog post here. What is new is the ability to precisely locate earthquakes of magnitude 3 or greater (magnitude 3 is recognized as the threshhold for detection) and a signature shape of the waves on a seismogram indicating a shallow quake, McGarr said. Human-induced quakes are typically quite shallow, he said.

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“Human-induced quakes are typically quite shallow.”

That’s small comfort for the millions of Americans living in central United States in the New Madrid Seismic Zone — a 150-mile long fault system spanning five states. Most of the seismicity is located between 3 and 15 miles beneath the Earth’s surface.

The zone had four of the largest North American earthquakes in recorded history, with moment magnitudes estimated to be as large as 8.0, all occurring within a three-month period between December 1811 and February 1812.

In a report filed in November 2008, FEMA ( Federal Emergency Management Agency) warned that a serious earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone could result in “the highest economic losses due to a natural disaster in the United States,” further predicting “widespread and catastrophic” damage across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and particularly Tennessee. The earthquake is expected to also result in many thousands of fatalities, with more than 4,000 of the fatalities expected in Memphis alone. The USGS [U.S. Geological Society] recently issued a fact sheet reiterating the estimate of a 10% chance of a New Madrid earthquake of magnitude comparable to those of 1811-1812 within the next 50 years.

Now we know why the federal government coordinated an earthquake drill at 10:15 am on April 28, 2011, of precisely the 8 states who are in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. It was the largest earthquake drill in Central U.S. history.

Below is a video on the New Madrid Fault Line:

~Eowyn

Emergency Preparedness Fits the FBI Terrorist Profile?

Please note, I have only posted Part 1 of this video that defines the problem.  If you opt to click on  Part 2, it begins with a mention of Ron Paul’s position on the issue.

H/T Kelleigh

~LTG

Oath Keepers Declaration of Orders They Will NOT Obey

http://OathKeepers.org

The comments from military and law officers on this video posted on Youtube are absolutely inspiring.  ~~LTG

Here are the orders that Oath Keepers vow they will NOT obey:

  1. We will NOT obey orders to disarm the American people.
  2. We will NOT obey orders to conduct warrantless searches of the American people.
  3. We will NOT obey orders to detain American citizens as “unlawful enemy combatants.”
  4. We will NOT obey orders to impose martial law or a “state of emergency” on any state.
  5. We will NOT obey orders to invade or subjugate any state that asserts its sovereignty.
  6. We will NOT obey orders to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration camps.

~Eowyn

Homeland Security Video – Terrorists are White Guys?

Expanding the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI)

The Department is working closely with the Department of Justice-led Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative Program Management Office to establish a standard process to identify and report suspicious activity in jurisdictions across the country. Under the leadership of I&A, the Department has made it a priority to participate in and support the implementation of the NSI while also integrating SAR processes across the National Network of Fusion Centers. The integration of NSI within both the Department and the fusion centers is a key element of fusion center outreach to law enforcement at all levels of government.

The Department has also launched the “If You See Something, Say Something™” campaign in order to engage the public to identify and report indicators of terrorism, crime, and other threats. (What are “other threats”?)

FUSION CENTERS

~LTG

Update: Los Alamos Fire Coverage Shown on KOATV Action 7 News

~LTG

The Great Flood That Everyone Forgot

There is an anonymously-authored article that has gone viral because it perfectly articulates what many Americans think. It was posted on the Arizona Tea Party website, among other places.

The article is about the Great Flood of 2009. That spring, the Red River hit a record level of 40.8 feet and flooded wide swaths of North Dakota and Iowa.

What’s that, you say? What great flood of 2009?

I can’t blame you, because I spent more than half an hour this morning “googling” for news on the flood, but found very little — which just goes to show the article is right.

By the way, the same article can be written about the Great Floods of 2011 along the Missouri River.

H/t beloved fellow Joseph.

~Eowyn

The Great Flood That Everyone Forgot

Seems like there is a big difference in attitudes when it comes to geography

After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Louisiana in 2005, the media blamed the lack of response on the Bush administration’s dislike of black people. Can we then conclude that the lack of media coverage and response by the Obama administration that Obama doesn’t like white folks?

Where are the Hollywood celebrities holding telethons asking for help in restoring Iowa and North Dakota and helping the folks affected by the floods?

Where is good old Michael Moore?

Why is the media NOT asking the tough questions about why the federal government hasn’t solved this problem?

Where are the FEMA trucks and trailers and food services?


Why isn’t the Federal government moving Iowa people into free hotels in Chicago and Minneapolis?

When will Spike Lee say that the Federal government blew up the levees that failed in Des Moines?

Where are Sean Penn, Bono, and the Dixie Chicks?

Where are all the looters stealing high-end tennis shoes, cases of beer and television sets?

When will we hear Iowa Governor Chet Culver say that he wants to rebuild a ‘vanilla’ Iowa because that’s what God wants?

Where is the hysterical 24/7 media coverage complete with reports of shootings at rescuers, of rapes and murder?


Where are all the people screaming that Barack Obama hates white, rural people?

Where are Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Oprah, and Ray Coniff Jr?

How come you will never hear about the Iowa flooding ever again?

Where are the gov’t. bail out vouchers? The government debit cards?

There must be one hell of a big difference between the value of the people of Iowa and value of the people of Louisiana.

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And indeed there is!

From the U.S. Census Bureau:

Iowa:

  • Total population in 2009: 3,007,856
  • 93.9% white; 2.8% black

North Dakota:

  • Total population in 2009: 646,844
  • 91.9% white; 1.2% black

New Orleans:

  • Total population in 2006: 223,388
  • 28.1% white; 67.3% black

~Eowyn

Iowa School Shooting Scenario- The Rest of the Story

From: Dudley Brown
Date sent 04/05/2011 02:04:58 pm
Subject: FEMA Training to Stop People Like YOU

In the past few weeks, Aaron Dorr of Iowa Gun Owners became aware of the fact that the Emergency Management Agency was planning to hold a terrorism response drill at a local school in Iowa.

In this scenario, two “terrorists” went into this school and shot or killed close to two dozen people according to the planning documents.
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Largest Earthquake Drill in Central U.S. History

What does our government know that it’s not telling us?

The last few days have seen swarms or clusters of earthquakes in Arkansas, ranging from 2.0 to 3.3 in magnitude. Arkansas is one of 8 states that make up the New Madrid Seismic Zone or Fault Line. The other 7 states are Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi.

In the video below, the state of Missouri’s state geologist Joe Gillman is calling on residents of these 8 states to participate in an earthquake drill – the largest earthquake drill in Central U.S. history, at 10:15 am on April 28, 2011. (H/t LookUpFellowship)

Here are excerpts from Wikipedia on the New Madrid Seismic Zone:

The 150-mile…long fault system, which extends into five states, stretches southward from Cairo, Illinois; through Hayti, Caruthersville and New Madrid in Missouri; through Blytheville into Marked Tree in Arkansas. It also covers a part of West Tennessee, near Reelfoot Lake, extending southeast into Dyersburg. Most of the seismicity is located between 3 and 15 miles…beneath the Earth’s surface.

The zone had four of the largest North American earthquakes in recorded history, with moment magnitudes estimated to be as large as 8.0, all occurring within a three-month period between December 1811 and February 1812…. Based on artifacts found buried by sand blow deposits and from carbon-14 studies, previous large earthquakes like those of 1811-1812 appear to have happened around AD 1450 and around AD 900, as well as approximately AD 300. Evidence has been found for an apparent series of large earthquakes around 2350 BC.

[The earthquakes on February 7, 1812, had magnitudes of 7.4 to 8.6 with their] epicenter near New Madrid, Missouri. New Madrid was destroyed. At St. Louis, Missouri, many houses were severely damaged, and their chimneys were toppled. This shock was definitively attributed to the Reelfoot Fault by Johnston and Schweig. It was uplift along this reverse fault segment, in this event, that created waterfalls on the Mississippi River, disrupted the Mississippi River at Kentucky Bend, created a wave that propagated upstream and caused the formation of Reelfoot Lake. The earthquakes were felt as far away as New York City and Boston, Massachusetts, where ground motion caused church bells to ring….

In a report filed in November 2008, The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency warned that a serious earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone could result in “the highest economic losses due to a natural disaster in the United States,” further predicting “widespread and catastrophic” damage across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and particularly Tennessee…. The earthquake is expected to also result in many thousands of fatalities, with more than 4,000 of the fatalities expected in Memphis alone…. The USGS [U.S. Geological Society] recently issued a fact sheet reiterating the estimate of a 10% chance of a New Madrid earthquake of magnitude comparable to those of 1811-1812 within the next 50 years, and a greater chance of a magnitude 6.0 earthquake in the same time frame.

Below is a video on the New Madrid Fault Line:

~Eowyn