Friday, November 16, 2007

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Army Desertion Rate Highest Since 1980


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By LOLITA C. BALDOR

Thursday, November 15, 2007

HE SHOULD HAVE JOINED THE ARMY




Homicide in childhood:
a public health problem in need of attention.

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The homicide rate for nonwhites has averaged 24.6 deaths per 100000 ... to be a health problem of major proportions in Virginia and elsewhere," he said. ...
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THE WARNER ACT
Section 1076 of the massive Authorization Act, which grants the Pentagon another $500-plus-billion for its ill-advised adventures, is entitled, "Use of the Armed Forces in Major Public Emergencies." Section 333, "Major public emergencies; interference with State and Federal law" states that "the President may employ the armed forces, including the National Guard in Federal service, to restore public order and enforce the laws of the United States when, as a result of a natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, terrorist attack or incident, or other condition in any State or possession of the United States, the President determines that domestic violence has occurred to such an extent that the constituted authorities of the State or possession are incapable of ("refuse" or "fail" in) maintaining public order, "in order to suppress, in any State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy."

NOT THE FIRST TIME, IT'S HAPPENED BEFORE





Crimes after Katrina may have been overblown



Many of the tales of civil unrest at evacuation sites appear to be rumors

New Orleans police are re-examining earlier reports of rape, beatings and murders of Katrina evacuees in the Superdome, shown here on Sept. 2, and convention center, and are finding that many of the reports aren't true.


IT IS NO SECRET, WHAT HYPE CAN DO.









Written by Frank Morales
Thursday, 26 October 2006

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NOT THE FIRST TIME


In a stealth maneuver,
President Bush has signed into law a provision which, according to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), will actually encourage the President to declare federal martial law (1). It does so by revising the Insurrection Act, a set of laws that limits the President's ability to deploy troops within the United States. The Insurrection Act (10 U.S.C.331 -335) has historically, along with the Posse Comitatus Act (18 U.S.C.1385), helped to enforce strict prohibitions on military involvement in domestic law enforcement. With one cloaked swipe of his pen, Bush is seeking to undo those prohibitions.



allows the President to declare a "public emergency" and station troops anywhere in America and take control of state-based National Guard units without the consent of the governor or local authorities, in order to ""suppress public disorder.""

enforce acquiescence at home, preparing to order the military onto the streets of America.

Remember, the term for putting an area under military law enforcement control is precise; the term is "martial law."

Section 1076 of the massive Authorization Act, which grants the Pentagon another $500-plus-billion for its ill-advised adventures, is entitled, "Use of the Armed Forces in Major Public Emergencies." Section 333, "Major public emergencies; interference with State and Federal law" states that "the President may employ the armed forces, including the National Guard in Federal service, to restore public order and enforce the laws of the United States when, as a result of a natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, terrorist attack or incident, or other condition in any State or possession of the United States, the President determines that domestic violence has occurred to such an extent that the constituted authorities of the State or possession are incapable of ("refuse" or "fail" in) maintaining public order, "in order to suppress, in any State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy."












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Most Americans had never even heard of this obscure government agency before syndicated columnist Jack Anderson reported in October 1984 that FEMA had prepared bizarre "standby legislation" that would, in the event of a national crisis, "suspend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, effectively eliminate private property, abolish free enterprise, and generally clamp Americans in a totalitarian vise." In any self-respecting banana republic, such a document might be called a blueprint for a coup d'├ętat. FEMA called it "national security" planning.

Alas, FEMA's ambitious plans were truncated shortly after the Rex-84 games, when Attorney General William French Smith complained about the agency's attempted power grab. In a letter addressed to North's boss (and fellow Iran-Contra player), Robert McFarlane, Smith warned that FEMA was trying to anoint itself "emergency czar." And, as Smith demurred, FEMA's generous definition of crisis encompassed "'routine' domestic law emergencies." Smith's objections apparently killed the draft executive order.
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Blackwater Down

The men from Blackwater USA arrived in New Orleans right after Katrina hit. The company known for its private security work guarding senior US diplomats in ...
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Effect of Hurricane Katrina on the Louisiana Superdome - Wikipedia ...Approximately 9000 residents and 550 National Guardsmen rode out the night in the Superdome as Katrina came ashore. Maj. Gen. ...
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The soldiers, some back from Iraq, have orders to shoot to kill looters and gunmen. There are now 30,000 national guard troops and 3,000 regular soldiers on the US Gulf coast.

Kathleen Blanco, the governor of Louisiana, said: "They have M-16s, and they're locked and loaded. These troops know how to shoot and kill ... they are more than willing to do so, and I expect they will."


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http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/history_violence-a.pdf

1979 A report from the Surgeon General of the United States: Healthy peo-ple: The Surgeon General’s report on health promotion and disease prevention identifies violence as one of the 15 priority areas for the nation. The report states that violence can be prevented and should not be ignored in the effort to improve the nation’s health.
1980 The first measurable objectives for violence are established for the nation by the Department of Health and Human Services – Promoting Health/Preventing Disease: Objec-tives for the Nation.
1981 CDC epidemiologists begin one of the first collaborative efforts with law enforcement to investigate a series of child murders in Georgia. 1983 CDC establishes the Violence Epidemiology Branch to focus its public health efforts in violence
2 prevention.



These trends and developments led to the publication of several
landmark reports that highlighted the public health significance
of violence. In 1979, the Surgeon General’s Report, Healthy People, documented the dramatic gains made in the health of the American people during the previous century and identi­
fied 15 priority areas in which, with appropriate action, further
gains could be expected over the course of the next decade.5
Among the 15 was control of stress and violent behavior. This
report emphasized that the health community could not ignore
the consequences of violent behavior in an effort to improve the health of children, adolescents, and young adults. The goals for
violence prevention established in this report were translated
into measurable objectives in Promoting Health/Preventing Disease: Objectives for the Nation.6 These objectives called for substantial reductions by 1990 in: (1) the number of child-abuse injuries and deaths, (2) rate of homicide among black males 15
to 24 years of age, (3) rate of suicide among 15 to 24 year olds,
(4) number of privately owned handguns, and (5) improvements
in the reliability of data on child abuse and family violence. In 1985, the Report of the Secretary’s Task Force on Black and Mi­nority Health identified homicide as a major cause of the dispar­ity in death rate and illness experienced by African Americans
and other minorities relative to non-Hispanic whites.7 And the 1989 Report of the Secretary’s Task Force on Youth Suicide provided a comprehensive synthesis of the state of knowledge about youth suicide and recommended a course of action for stemming the substantial increases that had occurred over the previous three decades.



Monday, November 5, 2007

NAACP IN HAWAII - YAKITY, YAK












Posted on: Saturday, November 3, 2007
Hawaii NAACP sets forum on Chapman racial slurs


Linda Lingle - Let's Talk About Discrimination In Hawaii

This indulgence over local fopahs and incidents,
that granted, require some address, is what leaves leadership
impotent, when it comes to the truly destructive elements and
machinations by entities that will effect black people in ways
that have final, long lasting, and residual effects.

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Indian Leaders Offer to Settle Largest Class Action Lawsuit Against Federal Government in U.S. History


Indian tribes expel members
Story Highlights
Tribal leadership examines blood ties more closely

Questions frequently surround gambling revenue distribution

Those who are kicked out have few avenues for appeal
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP)


Cherokee Nation Ousts Blacks



What makes the Seminoles unique is that this tribe, unlike any other, has existed for nearly three centuries as a mixture of Indians and blacks, runaway slaves who joined the Indians as warriors in Florida.

(CBS) Indian tribes across the country are reaping windfall profits these days, usually from gambling operations. But some, like the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, are getting rich from from belated government payouts for lands taken hundreds of years ago.

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Cocaine sentence disparity just adds pain

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The disparity
became a racial concern because crack cocaine was considered a "black" drug in that most users and sellers were African-American, while powder cocaine was thought to be used mainly by whites. An unlikely coalition of lawyers, activists and even members of the U.S. Sentencing Commission - an independent agency within the federal judiciary - has urged Congress to reform the laws, citing the toll of long prison terms on African-American families in drug-infested neighborhoods.

Experts say the crack/powder laws grew out of the belief by many officials in the 1980s that a wave of violent crimes committed by out-of-control crack addicts (usually depicted in the media as black males) needed to be addressed with the toughest methods possible.

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In a stealth maneuver, President Bush has signed into law a provision which, according to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), will actually encourage the President to declare federal martial law (1). It does so by revising the Insurrection Act, a set of laws that limits the President's ability to deploy troops within the United States. The Insurrection Act (10 U.S.C.331 -335) has historically, along with the Posse Comitatus Act (18 U.S.C.1385), helped to enforce strict prohibitions on military involvement in domestic law enforcement. With one cloaked swipe of his pen, Bush is seeking to undo those prohibitions.

Public Law 109-364, or the "John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007" (H.R.5122) (2), which was signed by the commander in chief on October 17th, 2006, in a private Oval Office ceremony, allows the President to declare a "public emergency" and station troops anywhere in America and take control of state-based National Guard units without the consent of the governor or local authorities, in order to "suppress public disorder."


President Bush seized this unprecedented power on the very same day that he signed the equally odious Military Commissions Act of 2006. In a sense, the two laws complement one another. One allows for torture and detention abroad, while the other seeks to enforce acquiescence at home, preparing to order the military onto the streets of America. Remember, the term for putting an area under military law enforcement control is precise; the term is "martial law."

Section 1076 of the massive Authorization Act, which grants the Pentagon another $500-plus-billion for its ill-advised adventures, is entitled, "Use of the Armed Forces in Major Public Emergencies." Section 333, "Major public emergencies; interference with State and Federal law" states that "the President may employ the armed forces, including the National Guard in Federal service, to restore public order and enforce the laws of the United States when, as a result of a natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, terrorist attack or incident, or other condition in any State or possession of the United States, the President determines that domestic violence has occurred to such an extent that the constituted authorities of the State or possession are incapable of ("refuse" or "fail" in) maintaining public order, "in order to suppress, in any State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy."

For the current President, "enforcement of the laws to restore public order" means to commandeer guardsmen from any state, over the objections of local governmental, military and local police entities; ship them off to another state; conscript them in a law enforcement mode; and set them loose against "disorderly" citizenry - protesters, possibly, or those who object to forced vaccinations and quarantines in the event of a bio-terror event.

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FILM
What's Race Got to Do With It?
A new PBS documentary series explores the complicated and controversial connection between social inequality and health.


By Raina Kelley | Newsweek Web Exclusive
Apr 11, 2008

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In "Unnatural Causes," the filmmakers raise other disturbing conundrums. For example, the United States spends more than twice the average of other industrialized countries on health care and yet does worse than 28 other countries in life expectancy and 29 other countries in infant mortality. Why are children living in poverty about seven times as likely to be in poor or fair health than children living in high-income households? And why has HIV infection doubled in the African-American population but remained stable among whites? According to the film, the answers are at least in part related to economic conditions, "a continuous health gradient tied to wealth. At each step down the socioeconomic ladder—from the rich to the middle class to the poor—people tend to be sicker and die sooner," the narrator says.

But that's not the whole story. African-Americans, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders at all income levels fare worse than their white counterparts

AND THEY WANT TO TALK ABOUT DUANE " DOG " CHAPMAN