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Federal Emergency Management Agency

Federal Emergency Management Agency
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security, initially created by Presidential Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1978 and implemented by two Executive Orders on April 1, 1979.[1][4] The agency's primary purpose is to coordinate the response to a disaster that has occurred in the United States and that overwhelms the resources of local and state authorities. The governor of the state in which the disaster occurs must declare a state of emergency and formally request from the president that FEMA and the federal government respond to the disaster. FEMA also provides these services for territories of the United States, such as Puerto Rico. The only exception to the state's gubernatorial declaration requirement occurs when an emergency and/or disaster takes place on federal property or to a federal asset, for example, the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. History[edit] Prior to 1930s[edit] Piecemeal approach (1930s–1960s)[edit] Related:  Police StateOne World Government

FEMA - The Secret Government Some people have referred to it as the "secret government" of the United States. It is not an elected body, it does not involve itself in public disclosures, and it even has a quasi-secret budget in the billions of dollars. This government organization has more power than the President of the United States or the Congress, it has the power to suspend laws, move entire populations, arrest and detain citizens without a warrant and hold them without trial, it can seize property, food supplies, transportation systems, and can suspend the Constitution. Not only is it the most powerful entity in the United States, but it was not even created under Constitutional law by the Congress. It was a product of a Presidential Executive Order. No, it is not the U.S. military nor the Central Intelligence Agency, they are subject to Congress. FEMA had one original concept when it was created, to assure the survivability of the United States government in the event of a nuclear attack on this nation.

Military–industrial complex President Dwight Eisenhower famously warned the U.S. about the "military–industrial complex" in his farewell address. The term is sometimes used more broadly to include the entire network of contracts and flows of money and resources among individuals as well as corporations and institutions of the defense contractors, The Pentagon, the Congress and executive branch. A parallel system is that of the Military–industrial–media complex, along with the more distant politico-media complex and Prison–industrial complex. A similar thesis was originally expressed by Daniel Guérin, in his 1936 book Fascism and Big Business, about the fascist government support to heavy industry. Etymology[edit] Eisenhower's farewell address, January 17, 1961. President of the United States (and five-star general during World War II) Dwight D. A vital element in keeping the peace is our military establishment. History[edit] In 1977, following the Vietnam war, U.S. Current applications[edit] See also[edit] Works

Anti-ballistic missile An anti-ballistic missile (ABM) is a missile designed to counter ballistic missiles. Ballistic missiles are used to deliver nuclear, chemical, biological or conventional warheads in a ballistic flight trajectory. The term "anti-ballistic missile" describes any antimissile system designed to counter ballistic missiles. Current counter-ICBM systems[edit] There are three systems in the world that can intercept ICBMs. The U.S. American plans for Central European site[edit] During 1993, a symposium was held by western European nations to discuss potential future ballistic missile defence programs. Current tactical systems[edit] United States of America[edit] In several tests, the U.S. military have demonstrated the feasibility of destroying long and short range ballistic missiles. U.S. These systems, as opposed to U.S. A new system, scheduled for deployment during 2009, is U.S. Russian Federation[edit] The Moscow ABM defense system is able to intercept ICBM warheads, and is based on: Japan[edit]

FEMA | Federal Emergency Management Agency Stop Online Piracy Act Proponents of the legislation said it would protect the intellectual-property market and corresponding industry, jobs and revenue, and was necessary to bolster enforcement of copyright laws, especially against foreign-owned and operated websites. Claiming flaws in present laws that do not cover foreign-owned and operated websites, and citing examples of active promotion of rogue websites by U.S. search engines, proponents asserted that stronger enforcement tools were needed. Opponents claimed that the proposed legislation threatened free speech and innovation, and enabled law enforcement to block access to entire internet domains due to infringing content posted on a single blog or webpage. They expressed concerns that SOPA would bypass the "safe harbor" protections from liability presently afforded to websites by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Overview[edit] The originally proposed bill would allow the U.S. On December 12, 2011 a revised version of the bill was tabled.

China's WMD's Flood Insurance | Flood Maps | Flood Risk | Flood Information Homeland Security moves forward with 'pre-crime' detection | Privacy Inc. An internal U.S. Department of Homeland Security document indicates that a controversial program designed to predict whether a person will commit a crime is already being tested on some members of the public voluntarily, CNET has learned. If this sounds a bit like the Tom Cruise movie called "Minority Report," or the CBS drama " Person of Interest ," it is. But where "Minority Report" author Philip K. Dick enlisted psychics to predict crimes, DHS is betting on algorithms: it's building a "prototype screening facility" that it hopes will use factors such as ethnicity, gender, breathing, and heart rate to "detect cues indicative of mal-intent." The latest developments, which reveal efforts to "collect, process, or retain information on" members of "the public," came to light through an internal DHS document obtained under open-government laws by the Electronic Privacy Information Center. A field test of FAST has been conducted in at least one undisclosed location in the northeast.

China and weapons of mass destruction The People's Republic of China has developed and possessed weapons of mass destruction, including chemical and nuclear weapons. China's first nuclear test took place in 1964 and first hydrogen bomb test occurred in 1967. Tests continued until 1996 when it signed the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). The number of nuclear warheads in China's arsenal is a state secret and is therefore unknown. Early in 2011, China published a defense white paper, which repeated its nuclear policies of maintaining a minimum deterrent with a no-first-use pledge. Chemical weapons[edit] China signed the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) on January 13, 1993. China was found to have supplied Albania with a small stockpile of chemical weapons in the 1970s during the Cold War.[9] Biological weapons[edit] China is currently a signatory of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention and Chinese officials have stated that China has never engaged in biological activities with offensive military applications.

FEMA Solicits Firms to Monitor Media Coverage of Their Activities Activist Post FEMA still seems to be smarting from the media accurately reporting their disastrous response to Hurricane Katrina, and the increased exposure of their intended use for so-called "FEMA Camps." This week they announced that they are seeking public relations and media monitoring help from private contractors. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened bidding for "commercial media broadcast monitoring service" on a February 15th post on the government's Federal Business Opportunities website. FEMA is seeking media monitoring firms who will be responsible for rapidly monitoring, archiving, and measuring all news and transcripts related to their activities 24/7. Other responsibilities include the distribution of live and pre-recorded materials to the broadcast news, independent media and on the Internet, and "to monitor the effectiveness of public affairs messaging." Read other stories by Activist Post here. If you enjoy our work, please donate to keep our website going.

ATF gunwalking scandal Weapons recovered by Mexican military in Naco, Sonora, Mexico on November 20, 2009. They include weapons bought two weeks earlier by Operation Fast and Furious suspect Uriel Patino, who would buy 723 guns during the operation.[1] "Gunwalking", or "letting guns walk", was a tactic of the Arizona Field Office of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which ran a series of sting operations[2][3] between 2006[4] and 2011[2][5] in the Tucson and Phoenix area where the ATF "purposely allowed licensed firearms dealers to sell weapons to illegal straw buyers, hoping to track the guns to Mexican drug cartel leaders and arrest them. Background[edit] —Report by the Office of the Inspector General on the Review of ATF's Operation Fast and Furious and Related Matters, September 2012[1] Four federal statutes govern U.S. commerce of firearms domestically and internationally. Operations[edit] 2006–2008: Operation Wide Receiver and other probes[edit]