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The President on the Tornado

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

The President spoke with Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin to express his concern for those who have been affected by the tornadoes last night and continuing today.

As the President told Governor Fallin tonight, the administration — through FEMA — is committed to providing all the assistance it can to Oklahoma as the response effort unfolds. Already, FEMA has deployed an Incident Management Assistance Team, Urban Search & Rescue Teams, and an Medical Emergency Response Support Team to provide resources to hard-hit areas in Oklahoma.

FEMA is urging those in impacted areas to listen carefully to instructions from local officials, and to take the recommended protective measures. Residents should monitor local radio or TV stations, or the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov.

Update 1: The President continued to receive updates overnight from his team on the ongoing response to the devastating tornados and severe weather that impacted Oklahoma Sunday night and Monday. Last night, following his call to Governor Mary Fallin, the President also spoke with Congressman Tom Cole to express his concern for those who had been impacted and his deep condolences for the many who have lost loved ones as a result of the horrible tornados. The President praised the brave first responders, and made clear that the country would stand behind the people of Oklahoma as they continued to respond and recover.

Last night, the President approved a Major Disaster Declaration for Oklahoma, making federal funding available to support affected individuals, as well as additional federal assistance to support immediate response and recovery efforts.

This morning the President received a briefing in the Oval Office on the response by Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, Deputy Chief of Staff Alyssa Mastromonaco and other senior members of the President’s response team.

Update 2: This morning, President Obama delivered a statement on the devastating tornadoes and severe weather that impacted Oklahoma. He described the response efforts underway, and assured the people of Moore and all the affected areas that they “would have all the resources that they need at their disposal.”

For there are homes and schools to rebuild, businesses and hospitals to reopen, there are parents to console, first responders to comfort, and, of course, frightened children who will need our continued love and attention. There are empty spaces where there used to be living rooms, and bedrooms, and classrooms, and, in time, we’re going to need to refill those spaces with love and laughter and community.

“Americans from every corner of this country will be right there with them, opening our homes, our hearts to those in need,” President Obama said. “Because we’re a nation that stands with our fellow citizens as long as it takes. We’ve seen that spirit in Joplin, in Tuscaloosa; we saw that spirit in Boston and Breezy Point. And that’s what the people of Oklahoma are going to need from us right now.”

Homeland (In)security?

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

My experience with Homeland Security… (written by Travis Maddox of SW Missouri)
Greetings my dear friends of Liberty. I have a story to tell of my first hand experience with Homeland Security and FEMA. I have told several friends and have tried to get the word out over the past few years of my experience with them. I feel I must now tell this publicly with the hope of awakening more to the dangers that may lie ahead in the very near future. What I will tell is the complete truth and although many of you may not know me that well I hope the ones that do can vouch for my character in being honest.
From 1999 through 2008 I worked in the law enforcement field. I am a 2000 graduate of the Drury University Peace Officers Certification Academy and in 2005 I was working as a Hospital Security Officer for a local hospital in Springfield, MO. While working there I was told of a new emergency response team being formed in my area and was asked to volunteer to be on the team. Along with being on the team came additional training that I felt could help my career. I soon found out that this team was part of Homeland Security and the training would be through them. Being that I had already been very aware of the damage to our liberties that the HSD was doing I wanted to see first hand what this training was about so I volunteered.
This training was to be for Chemical, Nuclear and Biological terrorism. It would be three days of training. The team consisted of Law Enforcement, Medical and First Responder personnel. The training was put on by a private company contracted by the US Army out of Ft Leonard Wood Missouri. Ft. Leonard Wood is the headquarters for the Army’s training in chemical, nuclear and biological warfare. The first day of training was typical book learning about the affects of these agents in or on the human body and how to decontaminate if in contact with them. After the first day we broke up into groups of our respective fields of work and that is when it became interesting.
Being in the law enforcement group my training dealt very little with the medical side of things other than how the personally protect ourselves if we were to come into contact with said foreign chemicals. My training dealt mostly with how to deal with the population in a time of crisis. We trained on forced evacuations, containment, quarantine, removal from homes, forcing citizens into the quarantine areas to be decontaminated and to receive their forced vaccination. Yes, I did say forced vaccination.
We were told that through our governments experience in our own country and in other nations that they have discovered that even in a time of crisis the people still do not trust the government and will most likely not want to be moved to a government holding facility. They encouraged us to build relationships with local churches so that we may use their facilities because the people would be more likely to go to a church than to a government holding facility. We trained to use public transportation and school buses to go into the communities and go door to door to remove people from their homes to take them to the quarantine area. We were told that some will not want to go and that even though it may be our neighbors, friends or even family that for the safety of the community we needed to be prepared to use force, even deadly force to remove them.
Once to the containment area the people would be ordered to fall in line to be decontaminated. Prior to the arrival of the people a decontamination area would be set up at the entrance to the facility and all other exits would be locked with chains to prevent anyone from leaving the facility and possibly recontaminating themselves. The decontaminating area outside the facility would most likely be tents set up and run by the first responder and medical staff. We were told that one of the most difficult things we had to do was at the entrance to the decontamination area, to force the person to strip naked so that they could be properly decontaminated. As they went through the process they would be scrubbed, washed and scrubbed again being forced to go down an assembly line of sorts before they could enter the quarantine area. At the end of the line they would receive a vaccination and a pair of hospital or jail style scrubs or jumpsuit to wear. Once they entered the holding facility they would not be allowed to leave until released by government officials.
Through out this training we were told many times that this is something we may not want to do but we must do it for the greater good and safety of the community. We were told how we needed to begin now to prepare ourselves mentally for the possibility of using force on our fellow citizens. We were told that this type of training could be also used in the case of a pandemic out break of a disease. I felt very strongly that they were making an attempt to in effect brainwash us in how it would be so necessary to get full compliance from the people. Of course as the training went on there were jokes and laughs made about having to strip people naked and washing them down. I specifically remember one comment from an instructor as to how some parts of the body are affected when they are naked, cold and wet.
After this training I was asked to be the Security Coordinator for the team, I declined and resigned from the team. I was told that there are teams just like this being formed all over the nation, in every county and that they are being funded and coordinated by the Homeland Security department.
My story may not be much but if it can help to awaken a few more to what is going on in our country and how we are so rapidly loosing what little liberty we have left then I will have done some good. This training was four years ago so I am sure the training is more advanced and intense now. I see the signs all around that one day, maybe very soon these type of tactics might be used right here in my own neighborhood. When that day comes I pray I am not the only one resisting and maybe dying for my God given rights as a human being that no man can take.
I hope you will spread this message around for I have not been able to get any media to be interested in it. I swear to you that every word I have typed is the truth.
For Liberty,
Travis Maddox
To get in touch with Travis directly: twayne78@hotmail.com