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  • President Donald J. Trump Approves District of Columbia Emergency Declaration

    01/11/2021 4:58:14 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that an emergency exists in the District of Columbia and ordered Federal assistance to supplement the District’s response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from the 59th Presidential Inauguration from January 11 to January 24, 2021. The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save...
  • Apple is going to do an update on all phones to shut off the emergency broadcast system.

    01/09/2021 9:51:27 PM PST · by Wish2Post · 150 replies
    LLinWood 1 hour ago · 5.2m @linwood Apple is going to do an update on all phones to shut off the emergency broadcast system. This is Nazi Germany 1938. Turn your auto update toggle off.
  • Climate Emergency: Oregon Sen. Merkley calls for national declaration (Oregon)

    12/27/2020 7:52:32 PM PST · by aimhigh · 67 replies
    The NewsGuard Lincoln City ^ | 12/26/2020 | The NewsGuard
    Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley is urging the incoming Biden administration to declare a national climate emergency, he said would unlock powerful tools to address the climate crisis. Merkley outlined his recommendations in an op-ed published Dec. 21 by The Washington Post. “Too many Americans are experiencing the wrath of climate-related disasters firsthand," Merkley wrote. "These disasters are killing our citizens, bankrupting businesses, endangering our national security and threatening to leave our children a world of growing scarcity and conflict. . . . "According to Merkley, declaring climate chaos a national emergency under the National Emergency Act (NEA) would unlock...
  • Explosion in Nashville

    12/25/2020 7:23:52 AM PST · by Nashvegas · 138 replies
    Car bomb exploded 2nd ave Nashville tn
  • Yale Psychiatrist Who ‘Diagnosed’ Trump As Unfit Has Dirty Secret That’s Just Been Exposed [Bandy X Lee and the history of the (Barry) Goldwater Rule]

    12/28/2019 10:43:04 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 88 replies
    madworldnews ^ | Jan. 8, 2018 | Dom the Conservative
    From Jan. 8, 2018 (Bandy's made a career of this) In a bid to have President Donald Trump removed from office, the left is pushing the “diagnosis” of a Yale psychiatrist who has ruled him “unfit” to be president. However, Dr. Bandy X Lee’s own dirty little secret has just been exposed — and it’s bad news for her career. Yale Psychiatrist who 'Diagnosed' Trump Unfit Has Dirty Secret That's Just Been Exposed After giving her professional psychiatric diagnosis of President Donald Trump, rendering him mentally unfit for office, Yale psychiatrist Dr. Bandy X Lee’s prestigious career is in hot...
  • Appeals court rules for Trump taking military money for wall

    12/05/2020 7:40:58 AM PST · by BeauBo · 7 replies
    AP ^ | 4 Dec 2020 | NOMAAN MERCHANT
    <p>A federal appeals court ruled Friday that a lower court was wrong to bar the Trump administration from taking $3.6 billion from military construction projects for a border wall.</p><p>A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that El Paso County and the nonprofit Border Network for Human Rights did not have the standing to challenge President Donald Trump’s redirecting funds from more than 100 military construction projects, including a $20 million road project at a base located in the city. The appeals court found that neither the county nor the Border Network proved it was directly harmed by Trump’s move. The court reversed a December 2019 ruling by U.S. District Judge David Briones.</p>
  • LA Legislature signs petition ending Gov emergency

    10/23/2020 8:55:21 PM PDT · by Pikachu_Dad · 13 replies
    Misc | Oct 23, 2020 | Self
    Louisiana legislature just signed and turned in petition ending the Governors current emergency.
  • Trump exits news briefing for 'emergency phone call'

    09/23/2020 4:08:14 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 92 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept 23 2020 | Morgan Phillips
    President Trump abruptly exited his news conference Wednesday at the White House, saying he had an “emergency” phone call as reporters continued to press him with questions on the Breonna Taylor case. "I have to leave for an emergency phone call," Trump said before leaving the briefing. "I'll be back. I'll see you tomorrow"
  • Police: Minneapolis ‘Autonomous Zone’ Delayed Emergency Response to Brutal Beating

    09/18/2020 12:30:56 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/18/2020 | Joshua Caplan
    An “autonomous zone” erected near George Floyd Square in south Minneapolis delayed an emergency response to a beating of a small business owner, according to a report. KSTP reports: The barricaded zone is a one-block radius from the intersection of Chicago Avenue South and East 38th Street, flanked on the north and south by 37th and 39th streets and on the east and west by Elliot and Columbus avenues. The owner of Mill City Auto Body, who asked to only be identified by his first name, Dan, was knocked unconscious during an assault and robbery at his business on Aug....
  • Oregon braces for a "mass fatality incident" as wildfires approach Portland

    09/11/2020 6:54:04 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 81 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | September 11, 2020 | CARTER EVANS
    This week's death toll from fires in Oregon, Washington and California now stands at 18, as at least 100 major fires burn in 11 western states. As flames push closer to the city of Portland, the mayor has declared a state of emergency — and state officials say they're now preparing for a "mass fatality incident." More than half a million people — 12% of the state's population — have fled from their homes in Oregon and mass evacuations are underway across the region. Oregon's governor said Thursday that dozens may be missing in her state. The monstrous fires are...
  • Motion to stop Gov. Lamont's (D-CT) decision on emergency power fails in vote; powers will extend to Feburary 2021

    09/04/2020 5:29:51 PM PDT · by matt04 · 34 replies
    Both Democrats and Republicans came together this morning to vote on if Governor Ned Lamont's decision on extending the emergency declaration powers to February would be overturned In a vote 6-4, the special committee voted on party lines to allow Gov. Lamont's decision to move forward. The extension, which would be in place until February 2021, means certain COVID-19 measures will remain until changed otherwise by the governor. “The public health emergency is not over. Period. We have a duty to protect the people of this state. Politics cannot interfere with this duty. Wear your mask. Social Distance. Minimize large...
  • Chicago City Council Members Call For State Of Emergency Declaration, Request National Guard

    08/21/2020 11:13:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/21/20 | Jordan Lancaster
    A group of Chicago City Council members requested that Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker immediately declare a state of emergency in Chicago and deploy the national guard in light of ongoing rioting and looting in the city. The City Council held a special meeting Friday to consider the resolution. The governor was asked to deploy the national guard for a period of 4 months to assist local law enforcement in quelling the unrest. The council members also asked for monthly public safety hearings and “reports regarding the collective and unified efforts to address the rioting, looting, destruction, and most importantly,...
  • How To Get Emergency Drinking Water From Fire Hydrants

    08/21/2020 9:08:32 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 17 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 08/20/2020 | Doodlebugs (alias)
    In certain situations you may be able to obtain emergency drinking water from fire hydrants. Should you do so, and is this even legal you may ask? For the most part, opening a fire hydrant on a municipal water line is against the law and should never be attempted. Secondly, if the hydrant is still pressurized, the force of the unregulated water could cause injury or even death. Also, if citizens begin randomly opening fire hydrants, this may result in a loss of pressure when it is needed for actual firefighting.
  • Pritzker's emergency rules enforcing mask mandate go into effect

    08/12/2020 7:12:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    newchannel20 ^ | 08/11/2020 | Jakob EmersonTuesday
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Gov. JB Pritzker’s emergency rules that aim to enforce mandatory masks and social distancing in businesses across the state are now in effect. The new rules were supposed to be approved and voted on by the bipartisan Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) on Tuesday, Aug. 11. A motion to suspend the rules was introduced by Rep. Steven Reick, R-Woodstock, but failed in a vote of 6 to 5. The failure to suspend the rules meant they officially went into effect. The six votes to suspend were all by Republican members of the committee.
  • Readout from First Lady Melania Trump’s Conference Call with FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council

    07/22/2020 7:54:42 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | Jul 21, 2020 | White House, First Lady Melania Trump
    Today, First Lady Melania Trump joined a conference call with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Youth Preparedness Council (YPC) during their annual summit. The Council was formed in 2012 to bring together youth leaders interested in supporting disaster preparedness. Through national and local projects, they strive to engage children and provide the tools and resources needed to educate them on disaster preparedness.Administer Gaynor provided welcome remarks and discussed the importance of YPC and the many achievements of its members. The Administrator then introduced the First Lady, who thanked the YPC members for allowing her to join the Summit...
  • President Donald J. Trump Approves Louisiana Emergency Declaration

    06/07/2020 5:52:16 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 8 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | June 7, 2020 | White House
    Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that an emergency exists in the State of Louisiana and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Tropical Storm Cristobal beginning on June 5, 2020, and continuing.The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to...
  • In A State of Emergency, The President Can Control Your Phone, Your TV, And Even Your Light Switches

    05/27/2020 8:21:31 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 74 replies
    reason.com ^ | 2.15.2019
    Under a little-known regulation that dates back to the 1930s, the president has legal power over electronic transmissions. The FCC and the DCB were empowered by Section 606 of the 1934 Communications Act, which expressly gave the president full control over electronic transmissions in such circumstances. Section 606(c), in particular, gave the president full control to suspend and commandeer the country's entire electronic regulatory system. "Upon proclamation by the President that there exists war or a threat of war, or a state of public peril or disaster or other national emergency, or in order to preserve the neutrality of the...
  • Proclamation on Emergency Medical Services Week, 2020

    05/15/2020 2:43:59 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | May 15, 2020 | White House
    During Emergency Medical Services Week, we honor all of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers who play such a critical role in our Nation’s health and safety. These incredible professionals respond to daily calls for urgent assistance and work tirelessly to serve their communities. Most recently, they have made significant contributions and immeasurable sacrifices during our Nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, one of the most daunting and demanding challenges the country has ever faced. This week, we recognize these heroic men and women for their efforts to deliver life‑saving care and compassion to their fellow Americans, and we acknowledge...
  • Michigan House, Senate sue Gov. Whitmer after she extends state of emergency without their approval

    05/06/2020 4:34:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    mlive ^ | 5/06/20 | Taylor DesOrmeau
    The Michigan legislature is suing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for unilaterally extending Michigan’s coronavirus state of emergency, House Speaker Lee Chatfield, R-Levering, and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clark Lake, announced in a Wednesday, May 6 news conference. The lawsuit is going to the Michigan Court of Claims with hopes for an expedited ruling, Chatfield said. The House and Senate declined to extend the state of emergency last week, but Whitmer later announced it would be extended from April 30 through May 28 – citing a 1945 law allowing her to do so. The 1945 Emergency Powers of Governor Act allows...
  • Vanity: Emergency Powers or Imperial Decree? Pritzker Continues to Issue Executive Orders in Excess of Statutory Authority

    04/20/2020 4:53:10 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 6 replies
    Illinois Compiled Statutes ^ | April 20, 2020 | Self
    (20 ILCS 3305/7) (from Ch. 127, par. 1057) Sec. 7. Emergency Powers of the Governor. In the event of a disaster, as defined in Section 4, the Governor may, by proclamation declare that a disaster exists. Upon such proclamation, the Governor shall have and may exercise for a period not to exceed 30 days the following emergency powers; provided, however, that the lapse of the emergency powers shall not, as regards any act or acts occurring or committed within the 30-day period, deprive any person, firm, corporation, political subdivision, or body politic of any right or rights to compensation or...