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Support "Columbus Hope for Haiti"City and Local Media Join Forces to Raise Funds for American Red Cross
Join Mayor Michael B. Coleman, the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus and Central Ohio media outlets for a special one-day fundraiser to benefit Haiti relief efforts in the wake of last week's devastating earthquake and today's strong aftershock.
“Columbus Hope for Haiti” is this Thursday, January 21, from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the Ohio Historical Society parking lot located just off of I-71, at Exit 111.
“When tragedy strikes, Columbus unites in prayer and support for people in trouble, and there is no doubt that the situation in Haiti demands our attention,” said Mayor Coleman. “We are urging everyone to take a few moments to stop by and give what they can to help hurry aid to Haiti through our partners at the American Red Cross - it could not be easier than stopping this week at Columbus Hope for Haiti at the Historical Society.”
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Blog about the event on Wednesday and/or Thursday, sharing how people can donate
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Tweet using the #Cbus4Haiti hashtag
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Email your Columbus friends and family, asking them to support the event
To Donate to the Red Cross
Call 1-800-HELP NOW or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish)
Make a secure online contribution by visiting www.redcross.org. You can choose to designate your contribution to the International Response Fund or for the Haiti response specifically
Text “Haiti” to 90999 to make a $10 donation to the Red Cross
Drop off a check or cash donation on Thursday, January 21 to the Ohio Historical Center
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, January 18, 2010
An Obama executive order that creates a council of state governors who will work with the feds to expand military involvement in domestic security, together with PDD 51, a Bush era executive order that gives the President dictatorial power in times of national emergency, eliminate the last roadblocks to declaring martial law in the United States.
The new order, which is entitled Establishment of the Council of Governors (PDF), creates a body of ten state governors directly appointed by Obama who will work with the federal government to help advance the “synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States”.
The governors will liaise with officials from Northcom, Homeland Security, the National Guard as well as DoD officials from the Pentagon “in order to strengthen further the partnership between the Federal Government and State governments,” according to the executive order.
The exective order combines seamlessly with Presidential Decision Directive 51 to hand Obama dictator status in times of declared, and not necessarily genuine, national emergency.
In May 2007, former President George W. Bush sparked much alarm by openly declaring himself to be a dictator in the event of a national emergency under provisions that effectively nullify the U.S. constitution, but such an infrastructure has been in place for over 70 years and this merely represented a re-authorization of martial law powers.
Legislation signed on May 9, 2007, declares that in the event of a “catastrophic event”, the President can take total control over the government and the country, bypassing all other levels of government at the state, federal, local, territorial and tribal levels, and thus ensuring total unprecedented dictatorial power.
The National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive, which also places the Secretary of Homeland Security in charge of domestic “security”, was signed earlier without the approval or oversight of Congress and seemingly supercedes the National Emergency Act which allows the president to declare a national emergency but also requires that Congress have the authority to “modify, rescind, or render dormant” such emergency authority if it believes the president has acted inappropriately.
Journalist Jerome Corsi, who studied the directive, also states that it makes no reference to Congress and “its language appears to negate any requirement that the president submit to Congress a determination that a national emergency exists.”
In July 2007, Congressman Peter DeFazio (D – OR) was asked by his constituents to see what was contained within the classified portion of the White House’s plan for operating the government after a terrorist attack.
Since DeFazio also sits on the Homeland Security Committee and has clearance to view classified material, the request would have appeared to be routine, but the Congressman was unceremoniously denied all access to view the documents, and the White House wouldn’t even give an excuse as to why he was barred.
“I just can’t believe they’re going to deny a member of Congress the right of reviewing how they plan to conduct the government of the United States after a significant terrorist attack,” DeFazio told the Oregonian.
“We’re talking about the continuity of the government of the United States of America,” DeFazio says. “I would think that would be relevant to any member of Congress, let alone a member of the Homeland Security Committee.”
“Maybe the people who think there’s a conspiracy out there are right,” DeFazio concluded.
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These new powers have now been handed over to President Obama, allowing him, along with a body of councillors personally selected by him, to declare martial law without there necessarily being a genuine national emergency, greasing the skids for U.S. troops and National Guard to conduct domestic policing of the American people.
In October 2008, Northcom, a Unified Combatant Command of the United States military based out of Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs, was assigned the 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team returning from Iraq. An alarming September 8 Army Times report which was later denied after it sparked controversy stated that the troops would be used by Northcom to deal with “civil unrest and crowd control” in the aftermath of a national emergency.
The Obama executive order states that governors will help advise the feds on National Guard, homeland defense, and civil support activities.
The fact that the order further blurs the lines between state and federal power, as well as greasing the skids for more military involvement in domestic affairs has stoked fears that Obama may be laying the groundwork for his promised “national civilian security force”.
Conservatives and libertarians responded to the announcement by expressing their suspicion that Obama is preparing to give governors their marching orders in targeting “anti-government” types that have long been characterized as a terrorist threat by the feds in numerous reports stretching back over a decade.
“There is a definite purpose to this,” wrote one commenter on the popular Free Republic website, “The initial steps toward a domestic “Civilian Security Force” in each state, as called for by the fascisti during the campaign. It will be coordinated at the state level, under the authority of DHS and DoD and assorted agencies. The provision will be made for it to be “federalized” in an emergency, as is the National Guard.”
“This is a concrete step toward eliminating the independent authority and dissolving the sovereignty of the several States. It lays the groundwork for the end of the United States as a Republic,” she adds.
Others warn that Obama could be preparing to cancel elections under the justification of a national emergency, a fear that was often expressed when Bush was in office but one that never materialized.
However, the executive order clearly represents another assault on Posse Comitatus, the 1878 law that bars the military from exercising domestic police powers, which was temporarily annulled by the 2006 John Warner National Defense Authorization Act before parts of it were later repealed.
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Town Hall Meetings gone wild! America cursing the next three generations, the Acts church, Giving things away, and how YOU can make a difference NOW! Please read this all and post your ideas in the comments section and share this with your friends!
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Somalia to Ratify CRC, US to Stand Alone
UNICEF announced on the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child November 20 that Somalia's transitional federal government (tfg) plans to ratify the Convention, leaving the United States as the lone hold-out among the UN's member states. According to BBC reports, the tfg only governs a portion of Mogadishu (the capital of Somalia) while pirates and Muslim militias rule the rest of the nation, but the tfg "is backed by the UN and African Union." So why would an impotent, geographically-challenged, UN-backed transitional government suddenly announce that it plans to ratify a treaty it is powerless to implement? The UN's announcement is set to increase pressure on the United States to ratify this dangerous convention.
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2010 - A Survey from the evil OFA - Obama's Fundraising Alliance - cloaking themselves as a grassroots org standing up for you.... LOL Right!
I never really share emails here, but I had to share this. The very deceptive "OFA" (NOT to be confused with the kick butt Ohio Freedom Alliance), sent me this email. They mask BarakObama.com into this fake volunteer organization to make it look like a grass roots thing. IT IS NOT, it is highly manufactured. http://my.barackobama.com/page/s/whatsnext2010 That is the link, although the page portrays OFA, it is actually an Obama machine and used to take more of your money in case stealing through taxes is not enough. Their survey is laughable and they seem to think people want to continually be abused by this administration. HA! Anyway, I decided to share my responses to some of the questions.
Please take a minute to fill out our quick survey on what's next in 2010:
So maybe some of you would like to clean up the results of this survey by joining in. Just a thought...
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Date: Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 9:24 AM
Last Friday marked our passage into a new year, and a new decade.
2010 will be a year of new, exciting challenges. We'll be working hard with President Obama to finish the fight for health insurance reform, put more Americans back to work, and get our economy running strong. We'll fight to protect consumers and our economy from Wall Street abuses, improve transparency in Washington to elevate the voices of the American people, and create a vibrant, clean energy economy. And we'll stand up for the President's allies at the ballot box.
As we've always known, change this big must come from the bottom up. Organizing for America was founded last year based on your feedback, and OFA supporters are at the core of everything we do.
So as we wrap up one year and prepare for the next, we want to hear your reflections on our work together in 2009 and how you want OFA to move forward in the new year.
Can you take a minute to fill out our quick survey on what's next in 2010?
There's no limit to what we can accomplish this year, if we keep working together.
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