SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “JWR”. Today, we focus on the emerging threat of fusion center surveillance.
Details of Fusion Center Surveillance Revealed
I saw this article mentioned at the FreeZoxeeFriends site: Details of Fusion Center Surveillance Revealed. Here is a key passage from the article:
“In 2012, a special white paper was submitted to the House of Representatives wherein the DHS was encouraged to embark on an “evolving mission” away from its ostensible purpose of fighting terrorism, toward becoming the administrator of an enormous domestic intelligence agency resulting from an integration of the country’s local and state law-enforcement agencies.
This report was written by the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group, co-chaired by former DHS chief Michael Chertoff. The blueprint promoted in the White Paper pushes Congress toward green-lighting the growth of the DHS and the dissolution of local police and sheriffs.
The organization described in the paper, entitled “Homeland Security and Intelligence: Next Steps in Evolving the Mission,” is reminiscent of more draconian governments. For example, one section of the report calls for a transition in the mission of DHS away from protecting the country from the “terrorism” of foreign militants and toward “more specific homeward focused areas.” Additional sections of the report lay out the plans for building a DHS/police hybrid agency that can monitor Americans in any town and prevent threats from fellow citizens.
In order to achieve their ultimate aim, the globalists demand that the DHS or some other federal agency take control of the personnel decisions currently made by local police chiefs and county sheriffs. “As the threat grows more localized,” the report claims, “the federal government’s need to train, and even staff, local agencies, such as major city police departments, will grow.” Put another way: The federal government will run your local police department and sheriff’s office.”
Military Train Transits La Grange, Kentucky
This video provides a fascinating military vehicle identification quiz: Military Train Goes Through La Grange, Kentucky. The camera angles are advantageous. The second half of the video is a reverse angle repeat of the same train. Note the differences between the doors on the standard HMMWVs versus the up-armored variants. I was quite surprised to see how many vehicles were equipped with expensive CROWS mounts. Apparently they are now getting wide fielding. These quite sophisticated mounts are made by Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace, in Kongsberg, Norway. Even a couple of the the LMTV trucks had CROWs–you can see them at the 4:10 and 5:55 marks in the video. Aside for the sprinkling of towed 105mm howitzers and the ambulances, it looks like they were moving your basic Transportation Battalion. La Grange is in Oldham County, in North-Central Kentucky. According to InfoGalactic: “An unusual feature of La Grange is the CSX Transportation mainline on Main Street.”
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Police Reveal Suburban Underground Shooting Range
Also from Tim J.: The California police discover secret underground shooting range, weapons, thousands of rounds of ammo at gang member’s home. JWR’s Comment: The gasping tone of this article approaches that used by British journalists, whenever any gun outside of the confines of a shooting club is mentioned. (“The Horror.”)
New Mexico Sheriffs Say No to Gun Laws
Reader DSV spotted this one, at The Blaze: New Mexico sheriffs take defiant stand against state’s new gun control legislation.
Power Grid at Risk in East, Midwest
This article was just posted by The Hill: Power grid serving 65 million may be at risk in East, Midwest. Here is a snippet: “Right now, domestic gas is cheap and abundant, but that won’t always be the case. A global market for natural gas is evolving, and the United States is becoming a major player. Indeed, within a few years, America is projected to become the world’s second-largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG). A decade from now, according to a recent forecast by the World Bank, average gas prices will be at least 50 percent higher than they are today, making gas-fired power generation a more expensive proposition.” (Thanks to Gregg P. for the link.) West Coast Wall of Gun Control Expanding in the Pacific Northwest?
The West Coast Wall of Gun Control
FPC: Is the West Coast Wall of Gun Control Expanding in the Pacific Northwest? A key quote: “There is no appetite for gun control, outside of the Seattle and Portland metro areas.”