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Here is my views, mostly leaning a bit left, sometimes totally left, but mine anyway. I watch democracy slowly disappear and think about when is America going to wake up.

Today I discovered something disturbing... an executive order, issued late Friday. In this executive order, government control of everything is spelled out... yes, I said everything.

The Executive Order

Please read this and give me your take on what this is. I think it needs a lot of explanation from the White House...

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Comment Preferences

  •  Nah (0+ / 0-)

    I don't even want to click your mystery link.  

    When the truth is only a matter of opinion, advantage goes to the liars.

    by Sun dog on Sat Mar 17, 2012 at 12:04:32 PM PDT

  •  [Your link is broken. Take out the beginning Part (0+ / 0-)

    that ends in "dailycos.com/" .]

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sat Mar 17, 2012 at 12:05:26 PM PDT

  •  that's pretty hard to read (2+ / 0-)
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    Gooserock, shaharazade

    it's all legalese "pursuant to..." blah blah blah.

    Basically, I believe it's saying we cannot afford a mine shaft gap.

  •  better link (1+ / 0-)
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    shaharazade

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/...

    with stuff like this:

    Sec. 102.  Policy.  The United States must have an industrial and technological base capable of meeting national defense requirements and capable of contributing to the technological superiority of its national defense equipment in peacetime and in times of national emergency.  The domestic industrial and technological base is the foundation for national defense preparedness.  The authorities provided in the Act shall be used to strengthen this base and to ensure it is capable of responding to the national defense needs of the United States.
  •  Interesting. Is it a prelude to something? (2+ / 0-)
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    Shahryar, shaharazade
  •  Not sure what to make of this (0+ / 0-)

    It's the National Defense Resources Preparedness Order.  It basically gives the executive branch the power to pretty much commandeer any and all resources in time of a national emergency.  There are lots of web sites on the right that are all a-twitter about this.  

    Here's some junk:

    Under this order the heads of these cabinet level positions; Agriculture, Energy, Health and Human Services, Transportation, Defense and Commerce can take food, livestock, fertilizer, farm equipment, all forms of energy, water resources, all forms of civil transporation (meaning any vehicles, boats, planes),  and any other materials, including construction materials from wherever they are available.  This is probably why the government has been visiting farms with GPS devices, so they know exactly where to go when they turn this one on.
    from Canadian Free Press, which seems to be kinda like Free Republic, so who knows?

    It seems really reasonable that emergency powers be set up and ready to go.  It seems really unreasonable that it's all in an executive order instead of an act of Congress. But then, that would require Congress to Act, which seems unlikely.

    Here's an idea: how about the people run the government and the corporations can line up for whatever we leave for them.

    by J Orygun on Sat Mar 17, 2012 at 09:06:08 PM PDT

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