New Legislation Authorizes FEMA Camps In U.S.

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PostWed Sep 23, 2009 6:18 am » by Darkangle2bad


New Legislation Authorizes FEMA Camps In U.S.
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That is to say, it authorizes the already existing network of internment camps.


A new bill introduced in Congress authorizes the Department of Homeland Security
to set up a network of FEMA camp facilities to be used to house U.S. citizens in
the event of a national emergency.

The National Emergency Centers Act or HR 645 mandates the establishment of
"national emergency centers" to be located on military installations for the
purpose of to providing "temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance
to individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster,"
according to the bill.

The legislation also states that the camps will be used to "provide centralized
locations to improve the coordination of preparedness, response, and recovery
efforts of government, private, and not-for-profit entities and faith-based
organizations".

Ominously, the bill also states that the camps can be used to "meet other
appropriate needs, as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security," an open
ended mandate which many fear could mean the forced detention of American
citizens in the event of widespread rioting after a national emergency or total
economic collapse.

Many credible forecasters have predicted riots and rebellions in America that
will dwarf those already witnessed in countries like Iceland and Greece.

With active duty military personnel already being stationed inside the U.S.
under Northcom, partly for purposes of "crowd control," fears that Americans
could be incarcerated in detainment camps are all too real.

The bill mandates that six separate facilities be established in different
Federal Emergency Management Agency Regions (FEMA) throughout the country.

The camps will double up as "command and control" centers that will also house a
"24/7 operations watch center" as well as training facilities for Federal,
State, and local first responders.

The bill also contains language that will authorize camps to be established
within closed or already operating military bases around the country.

As we have previously highlighted, in early 2006 Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg,
Brown and Root was awarded a $385 million dollar contract by Homeland Security
to construct detention and processing facilities in the event of a national
emergency.

The language of the preamble to the agreement veils the program with talk of
temporary migrant holding centers, but it is made clear that the camps would
also be used "as the development of a plan to react to a national emergency."

As far back as 2002, FEMA sought bids from major real estate and engineering
firms to construct giant internment facilities in the case of a chemical,
biological or nuclear attack or a natural disaster.

A much discussed and circulated report, the Pentagon's Civilian Inmate Labor
Program, was more recently updated and the revision details a "template for
developing agreements" between the Army and corrections facilities for the use
of civilian inmate labor on Army installations."

Alex Jones has attended numerous military urban warfare training drills across
the US where role players were used to simulate arresting American citizens and
taking them to internment camps.

Read the new legislation in full below.

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National Emergency Centers Establishment Act (Introduced in House)

HR 645 IH

111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 645
To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish national emergency
centers on military installations.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 22, 2009
Mr. HASTINGS of Florida introduced the following bill; which was referred to the
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee
on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in
each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction
of the committee concerned

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A BILL
To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish national emergency
centers on military installations.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of
America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `National Emergency Centers Establishment Act'.

SEC. 2. ESTABLISHMENT OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY CENTERS.

(a) In General- In accordance with the requirements of this Act, the Secretary
of Homeland Security shall establish not fewer than 6 national emergency centers
on military installations.

(b) Purpose of National Emergency Centers- The purpose of a national emergency
center shall be to use existing infrastructure–

(1) to provide temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to
individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster;

(2) to provide centralized locations for the purposes of training and ensuring
the coordination of Federal, State, and local first responders;

(3) to provide centralized locations to improve the coordination of
preparedness, response, and recovery efforts of government, private, and
not-for-profit entities and faith-based organizations; and

(4) to meet other appropriate needs, as determined by the Secretary of Homeland
Security.

SEC. 3. DESIGNATION OF MILITARY INSTALLATIONS AS NATIONAL EMERGENCY CENTERS.

(a) In General- Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this
Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of
Defense, shall designate not fewer than 6 military installations as sites for
the establishment of national emergency centers.

(b) Minimum Requirements- A site designated as a national emergency center shall
be–

(1) capable of meeting for an extended period of time the housing, health,
transportation, education, public works, humanitarian and other transition needs
of a large number of individuals affected by an emergency or major disaster;

(2) environmentally safe and shall not pose a health risk to individuals who may
use the center;

(3) capable of being scaled up or down to accommodate major disaster
preparedness and response drills, operations, and procedures;

(4) capable of housing existing permanent structures necessary to meet training
and first responders coordination requirements during nondisaster periods;

(5) capable of hosting the infrastructure necessary to rapidly adjust to
temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance needs;

(6) required to consist of a complete operations command center, including 2
state-of-the art command and control centers that will comprise a 24/7
operations watch center as follows:

(A) one of the command and control centers shall be in full ready mode; and

(B) the other shall be used daily for training; and

(7) easily accessible at all times and be able to facilitate handicapped and
medical facilities, including during an emergency or major disaster.

(c) Location of National Emergency Centers- There shall be established not fewer
than one national emergency center in each of the following areas:

(1) The area consisting of Federal Emergency Management Agency Regions I, II,
and III.

(2) The area consisting of Federal Emergency Management Agency Region IV.

(3) The area consisting of Federal Emergency Management Agency Regions V and
VII.

(4) The area consisting of Federal Emergency Management Agency Region VI.

(5) The area consisting of Federal Emergency Management Agency Regions VIII and
X.

(6) The area consisting of Federal Emergency Management Agency Region IX.

(d) Preference for Designation of Closed Military Installations- Wherever
possible, the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary
of Defense, shall designate a closed military installation as a site for a
national emergency center. If the Secretaries of Homeland Security and Defense
jointly determine that there is not a sufficient number of closed military
installations that meet the requirements of subsections (b) and (c), the
Secretaries shall jointly designate portions of existing military installations
other than closed military installations as national emergency centers.

(e) Transfer of Control of Closed Military Installations- If a closed military
installation is designated as a national emergency center, not later than 180
days after the date of designation, the Secretary of Defense shall transfer to
the Secretary of Homeland Security administrative jurisdiction over such closed
military installation.

(f) Cooperative Agreement for Joint Use of Existing Military Installations- If
an existing military installation other than a closed military installation is
designated as a national emergency center, not later than 180 days after the
date of designation, the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Secretary of
Defense shall enter into a cooperative agreement to provide for the
establishment of the national emergency center.

(g) Reports-

(1) PRELIMINARY REPORT- Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment
of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security, acting jointly with the
Secretary of Defense, shall submit to Congress a report that contains for each
designated site–

(A) an outline of the reasons why the site was selected;

(B) an outline of the need to construct, repair, or update any existing
infrastructure at the site;

(C) an outline of the need to conduct any necessary environmental clean-up at
the site;

(D) an outline of preliminary plans for the transfer of control of the site from
the Secretary of Defense to the Secretary of Homeland Security, if necessary
under subsection (e); and

(E) an outline of preliminary plans for entering into a cooperative agreement
for the establishment of a national emergency center at the site, if necessary
under subsection (f).

(2) UPDATE REPORT- Not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of
this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security, acting jointly with the Secretary
of Defense, shall submit to Congress a report that contains for each designated
site–

(A) an update on the information contained in the report as required by
paragraph (1);

(B) an outline of the progress made toward the transfer of control of the site,
if necessary under subsection (e);

(C) an outline of the progress made toward entering a cooperative agreement for
the establishment of a national emergency center at the site, if necessary under
subsection (f); and

(D) recommendations regarding any authorizations and appropriations that may be
necessary to provide for the establishment of a national emergency center at the
site.

(3) FINAL REPORT- Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this
Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security, acting jointly with the Secretary of
Defense, shall submit to Congress a report that contains for each designated
site–

(A) finalized information detailing the transfer of control of the site, if
necessary under subsection (e);

(B) the finalized cooperative agreement for the establishment of a national
emergency center at the site, if necessary under subsection (f); and

(C) any additional information pertinent to the establishment of a national
emergency center at the site.

(4) ADDITIONAL REPORTS- The Secretary of Homeland Security, acting jointly with
the Secretary of Defense, may submit to Congress additional reports as necessary
to provide updates on steps being taken to meet the requirements of this Act.

SEC. 4. LIMITATIONS ON STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION.

This Act does not affect–

(1) the authority of the Federal Government to provide emergency or major
disaster assistance or to implement any disaster mitigation and response
program, including any program authorized by the Robert T. Stafford Disaster
Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.); or

(2) the authority of a State or local government to respond to an emergency.

SEC. 5. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

There is authorized to be appropriated $180,000,000 for each of fiscal years
2009 and 2010 to carry out this Act. Such funds shall remain available until
expended.

SEC. 6. DEFINITIONS.

In this Act, the following definitions apply:

(1) CLOSED MILITARY INSTALLATION- The term `closed military installation' means
a military installation, or portion thereof, approved for closure or realignment
under the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 (part A of title XXIX
of Public Law 101-510; 10 U.S.C. 2687 note) that meet all, or 2 out of the 3
following requirements:

(A) Is located in close proximity to a transportation corridor.

(B) Is located in a State with a high level or threat of disaster related
activities.

(C) Is located near a major metropolitan center.

(2) EMERGENCY- The term `emergency' has the meaning given such term in section
102 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42
U.S.C. 5122).

(3) MAJOR DISASTER- The term `major disaster' has the meaning given such term in
section 102 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance
Act (42 U.S.C. 5122).

(4) MILITARY INSTALLATION- The term `military installation' has the meaning
given such term in section 2910 of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act
of 1990 (part A of title XXIX of Public Law 101-510; 10 U.S.C. 2687 note).

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PostWed Sep 23, 2009 8:08 am » by Lowsix


Neat.

So how many people exactly you think they
can house in this small number of camps exactly?

20 thousand? A Hundred thousand?

Enough to qualify as "Scare Material"?
Enough to make the american people scared about being locked away in them?

Yea..um no.
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PostWed Sep 23, 2009 10:04 am » by Liberal


A new bill introduced in Congress...


"Introduced" it definitely the key word here.

All kinds of crazy ass bills get introduced, but not all of them see the light of day. I will say that the Patriot Act made it through, so anything is possible.



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