FEMA...flood and mud, yeah sure.greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
FEMA has only spent about 6 percent of its budget on national emergencies, the bulk of their funding has been used for the construction of secret underground facilities to assure continuity of government in case of a major emergencyforeign or domestic.
These powers were transferred to FEMA in a sweeping consolidation in 1979. Hurricane Andrew focused attention on FEMA. FEMAs deceptive role really did not come to light with much of the public until Hurricane Andrew smashed into the U.S. mainland. What came out of the critical look was that FEMA was spending 12 times more for "black operations" than for disaster relief. It spent $1.3 billion building secret bunkers throughout the United States in anticipation of government disruption by foreign or domestic upheaval. Yet fewer than 20 members of Congress, only members with top security clearance, know of the $1.3 billion expenditure by FEMA for non-natural disaster situations. These few Congressional leaders state that FEMA has a "black curtain" around its operations.
FEMA has developed 300 sophisticated mobile units that are capable of sustaining themselves for a month. The vehicles are located in five areas of the United States. They have tremendous communication systems and each contains a generator that would provide power to 120 homes each, but have never been used for disaster relief.
-- OR (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 17, 1999
Some folks think this is a good thing. Who wants "foreign or domestic upheaval" to create disruption? They are like a secret, James-Bond-type of National Guard, right? They're gonna be there for us, right? And if there's some REX84-type round-up of kooks, terrorists and gun-nuts, then so much the better; it's good that they'll be in a camp where they won't worry us, and the government can keep an eye on them.
And our President will provide leadership in this difficult time; we know from experience that we can trust and believe in him, to do the right thing. Sure, he's taken money from Communist Chinese agents since before he was Governor of Arkansas, but that just shows he's a savvy, realistic businessman as well as a great leader. He wants to turn the Western Hemisphere into one big trade block, like the E.U. used to be - won't that be great? Soon we'll all be one big global village. And once we get the guns away from all the gun nuts, we can make sure their children are raised properly, without a lot of paranoid religious nonsense. Some right-wing extremists will point to the "constitution" and try to cause trouble, but the american people aren't buying that. We all know that that old rag was written by a bunch of slave-holding racist women-haters. Besides, the UN has a better, more modern Constitution. And with a super-secret, well-armed and equipped organization like FEMA in charge of government during the disruption, this great vision for the future will take a giant leap forward.
So it may seem like Y2k is a disaster, but it's really a great opportunity. We're on the verge of a New Age.
-- Starryeye (Stareye@hypnothink.net), September 17, 1999.
it all goes back'to the garden, satan say,s''did GOD really say. aw c.mon-just do your own thing.you can be like GOD.same old lie-new face.---mankind-duped,think they can go it alone.POOR-SUCKERS.---STAY TUNED FOR final--countdown.
-- old game-new face. (email@example.com), September 17, 1999.
Sarcasm never sounded so *right on target*. Thank you.
-- OR (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 17, 1999.
Could you post a hotlink for Heartsongs, please? I get a system crash every time I try to go there.
-- Pinkrock (email@example.com), September 18, 1999.
Sorry pinkrock, I don't do hotlinks. Can you not highlight, copy and paste? Or are you on a web tv setup?
-- OR (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 18, 1999.