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Martial Law Is Here and Money Doesnt Exist

September 28th, 2008 · No Comments

From Democracy Now:

Army Unit to Deploy in October for Domestic Operations

Beginning in October, the Army plans to station an active unit inside the United States for the first time to serve as an on-call federal response in times of emergency. The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent thirty-five of the last sixty months in Iraq, but now the unit is training for domestic operations. The unit will soon be under the day-to-day control of US Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command. The Army Times reports this new mission marks the first time an active unit has been given a dedicated assignment to Northern Command. The paper says the Army unit may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control. The soldiers are learning to use so-called nonlethal weapons designed to subdue unruly or dangerous individuals and crowds.

In other words, they’re taking a bunch of jumpy traumatised guys with guns and (“nonlethally”) sicking them on those who don’t kowtow to the people with lots of peices of little green paper. With all these banks collapsing though (I hear Bank of America’s next), who knows how long people will continue to behave as if peices of green paper mean something significant? I’m gonna go hole up in my cabin and hope civilization collapses before I run out of money.

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  • 1 Arlynnia // Sep 28, 2008 at 7:46 am

    I heard about this last week while listening to Coast to Coast. It’s scary to say the least. It’s happenning and we can’t stop it. Be glad that you are in a place that is well removed from what is going to be ceartain chaos in the mainland. Where I live we have not had a steady supply of gasoline for over two weeks. When a gas station gets gas, the police come to keep order while there is rationing going on. Almost all stations have limits on what you can buy, and there have been small riots/fights at some. What is happening is they realize that they will run short of police forces, and that is why this “new mission” is underway.

    Other things of interest to check out would be “the new world order”, and one world currency. These things are all tied together. My friends and I have had many a discussion about this, as I am sure you and yours have too.

  • 2 Sequoia // Sep 28, 2008 at 9:10 am

    What article are you referencing this from?

    This sounds like we’re headed for another depression.

  • 3 Eli // Sep 28, 2008 at 9:54 am

    thx for posting, i missed this one..
    and great timing on your cabin situation..

  • 4 Sott // Sep 28, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Think ill move to canada. Its only a two hour drive…The last time I heard of a military unit being used against civiialns in the US was at Kent State…and they shot unarmed students there. Would you like to post that to Bohemim Haven? we need something to kick around its been too quiet there.

  • 5 tmeek75 // Sep 28, 2008 at 11:11 am

    It’s a double edged sword… If your being attacked by a mob of looters you would be more than willing to let the army save you.
    I’m all for freedom and human rights but there are people out there that will take advantage of a shit hits the fan situation. but hell it could be the army themselves who take advantage…

  • 6 carrot quinn // Sep 28, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    you are amazing. can I come visit yer cabin sometime? I don’t think the trains go there…

  • 7 Steelheart // Sep 28, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    This is not a good thing.

    Steelheart

  • 8 Ed Stone // Sep 28, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    WTF!! Can I come live with you?!

  • 9 Steelheart // Sep 28, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Here’s a link to the parent article.

    http://www.armytimes.com/news/2008/09/army_homeland_090708w/

    Steelheart

  • 10 Cecelia // Sep 28, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    I think a lot of us knew this was coming. The way we have been living in the USA is not right. We built this country on the backs of exploited working class labour, slavery, silencing women and the annihilation of the First Nations people of this land. Additionally, we did not respect Mother Earth which is our life. We have gone so out of balance and disharmony that I think this system will have to fail – which it is doing now. Of course this was coming. But, reading about this scares me.

    Check out this video on Indigenous Prophecies… (I need to post to this to my blog by the way…soon…)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7cylfQtkDg

  • 11 Redred // Sep 29, 2008 at 2:57 am

    Does this realy surprise anyone? Hell they were thinking about this back when I was in. I know a lot of people are going to blame Bush, but the idea orig. came from Clinton and his friends at the U.N. I say we just get rid of all the damned professional politicians and put regular people in office.

  • 12 Rose Royce // Sep 29, 2008 at 11:51 am

    I think you’re going in the right direction, they’re gathering them for a reason. I’m thinking they don’t think Obama is going to win and that Obama supporters will be angry and turn into mobs that loot, burn and make a big scary mess.

  • 13 HoboStripper // Sep 29, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Arlynnia, wow! Where are you?

    Carrot, yes! I think you can even take a train if it’s in the summer.

  • 14 Arlynnia // Sep 29, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    I’m in Asheville, NC. And I just heard in the news that they think this could continue on halfway through October! I’m glad my car gets 38MPG!

  • 15 Shu // Sep 30, 2008 at 4:47 am

    Pfft. The crybabies wanted the Army units out of Iraq. But (of course) now that this unit is coming home, the paranoid fruitcakes think it’s martial law.

    Stick to naked dancing. Political commentary is not your strong suit.

  • 16 whitewolf // Sep 30, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Could be a new depression or the New World Order conspiracy? Who knows?

  • 17 HoboStripper // Sep 30, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Or the begining of the collapse of civilisation.

  • 18 Robin // Sep 30, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Oh shit! I’d better hurry up and build my strawbale hut for myself and my daughter in Montana before L.A. goes down!

  • 19 lindy // Oct 2, 2008 at 10:44 am

    I knew this was coming.

    Thanks for the post, Tara! I am passing it around.

  • 20 lindy // Oct 2, 2008 at 10:47 am

    This is at the bottom of the parent article (do I believe it? After what has happened at the last two RNC conventions?) :
    Correction:

    A non-lethal crowd control package fielded to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, described in the original version of this story, is intended for use on deployments to the war zone, not in the U.S., as previously stated.

  • 21 Erik // Oct 2, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Lindy, I originally found the article at the Army Times. They have made no such correction. The entire article in the times was focused on the fact that they were to be deployed in the U.S.

    You can read the article for yourself at: http://www.armytimes.com/news/2008/09/army_homeland_090708w/

  • 22 Shu // Oct 3, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Well, everything was supposed to start on October 1,2008.

    Has life as we’ve known it ended?

    Nope. Business as usual. What a surprise.

    Will any of the conspiracy theorist nutjobs pause for two seconds to consider how stupid they sound?

    Not a chance.

  • 23 Erik // Oct 3, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    Shu,

    What about a violation of Posse Comitatus constitutes a conspiracy theory? Do you have facts or just insults?

  • 24 Shu // Oct 6, 2008 at 3:58 am

    Pfft.

    How many years without a military coup will be enough to satisfy you that it’s never going to happen?

    Let me know and I’ll check back in then.

    Although, just like the fundamentalist Christians who’ve deluded themselves into believing the Rapture is just around the corner, I’m confident the left-wing nutt-roots will never believe the imminent fascist takeover isn’t directly upon us either — regardless of who is in the White House or how much time passes.

    In my opinion, both are equally retarded.

    Oh, and by the way, how’s that “no money” thing coming along?

  • 25 Chris // Dec 30, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Let me play devil’s advocate for a moment. Would you prefer your mass rioting and civil unrest without any army presence?

    I take that back…in the absence of a public army, expect the rich to deploy their private armies. And we all know how they operate.

  • 26 Erik // Jan 1, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Chris,

    I’ll take my chances with riots, civil unrest and private armies around the wealthy rather than lose my civil liberties and have to deal with the United States military on an ongoing basis.

    There was and is a reason for Posse Comitatus.

    Shu,

    You can think fascist influences do not exist in this country all you like. Explain to me how corporations are not controlling the state and I will help you craft an argument that fascism is not a likelihood.

    “Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.” — Benito Mussolini

  • 27 Raquel Baranow // Feb 9, 2009 at 5:42 am

    Wow, HoboStripper, came across Ur blog via a search of NATAIE DYLAN (I’m sooo in love with her!) I believe she & I could save the world if she did a video of her first time (she would make even more $$$ with that) and tatooed “666isMONEY” on herself so whoever watched the video would go to my website for the truth. As U know, she has had worldwide publicity . . . everyone wants to know how her story will end. (Her agent wants it to end in romance, lol!)

    I used to live in my van and loved it. I too believe Babylon will fall and money will become worthless.

    For a year, as an experiment I loved on and loved nothing but corn & soybeans with a pinch of salt and 125mg vitamin C.

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