Video: Keiser Report №70 – Markets! Finance! Scandal!

This time Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, look at post anti-Americanism and crouching assets, hidden wealth in China. In the second half of the show, Max talks to Jon Thorisson in Iceland about his campaign against Magma Energy and about the resistance of the Icelandic people to IMF measures. Continue reading

WikiLeaks Inspired “New Media Haven” Proposal Passes In Icelandic Parliament

(InfoClearingHouse) –  The WikiLeaks advised proposal to build an international “new media haven” in Iceland, with the world’s strongest press and whistleblower protection laws, and a “Nobel” prize for for Freedom of Expression, has unanimously passed the Icelandic Parliament.

50 votes were cast in favor, zero against, one abstained. Twelve members of parliament were not present. Vote results are available at http://www.althingi.is/dba-bin/atkvgr.pl?nnafnak=43014

One of the inspirations for the proposal was the dramatic August 2009 gagging of of Iceland’s national broadcaster, RUV by Iceland’s then largest bank, Kaupthing: Continue reading

Video: Keiser Report with Jim Rogers – Banks! Bailout! Scandal!

(RussiaToday) – This time, Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look at the scandals of real time fraud as quoted on the ticker tape; the more ‘perfect quarters’ and even more ‘missing records’ as the US government hands out tens of billions to TARP banks. In the second half of the show, Max interviews legendary investor Jim Rogers about the euro, naked short selling, and gold. Continue reading

Economy

(InfoClearingHouse) – Finance 101: Blame the Poor (While Taking Their Money) – Read More Here

Video: Daniel Cohn-Bendit (english subtitles) about Greece’s financial woes

Euro deputy Daniel Cohn-Bendit (Greens/EFA) challenges the European Commission and Parliament about their stance on financial support for Greece. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – Why The UK Is The Next European Country To Experience A Massive Debt Crisis – Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Video: Jim Rogers – Gold has HUGE potential! – Video Link Here

(DrHousingBubble) – Housing never really improved – 10 charts showing the United States housing market is entering the second wave of problems. 1 out of 4 people with no mortgage payment in the last year are still not in the foreclosure process – Read More Here

(FinancialTimes) – Portugal to unveil ‘crisis tax’ to cut deficit

José Sócrates, Portugal’s prime minister, will announce tough new austerity measures on Thursday, including a “crisis tax” on companies and wages, to accelerate cuts in the country’s gaping budget deficit. Read More Here

(PaulWatson) – CEO Predicts Market Armageddon: Dow To 5,000

Cornerstone Wealth Management CEO David Hefty agrees with a growing number of other financial experts that a real estate collapse in China before the end of the year will send shockwaves through the global economy, leading to a stock market collapse which will send the Dow into free fall below the 5,000 level. Read More Here

(RussiaToday) – Video: Gerald Celente – “we are going to see more and more violence” Greek Crisis

Amid a financial bailout in Europe, it is the banks that are doing the robbing, says trend forecaster Gerald Celente. He believes the ensuing protests are well-deserved and will not stop. Video Link Here

(PeterSantilli) – You Are Being Lied To By The Entire Financial System

Almost every US Corporation will do and say anything to keep us spending money, regardless of what they know about the fragility of our entire financial system. Bankster’s are now using world governments as patsies to commit the largest heist in world history. Stealing a trillion dollars from US citizens proved to be too difficult, as they had to receive congressional approval to bail themselves out. They’re recent scam involves using central banks to bypass democracy & funnel money to offshore entities without oversight. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – Video: Raw Footage Of Violent Bailout Protests In Ireland

It’s not just Greece. Via The Daily Bail, here’s what the Irish street looks like, as protesters attempt to storm parliament in protest of bank bailouts. Video Link Here

(InternationalForecaster) – Europe and America Morally and Financially Bankrupt – Bob Chapman

Greece has its immediate financing. Now the question is can they follow the prescription? In all likelihood the answer is no. the bond markets are reflecting that via a lack of confidence. In fact, some bond markets are falling apart and there is no end in sight. We have bond rating firms lowering ratings, as the rating services themselves are under serious fire and we do not believe they will be around long. The big question is why did it take two years and 10 months to react? Read More Here

(ZeroHedge) – First Gold, Now Europe Running Out Of Silver – Tyler Durden

Earlier we noted that the Austrian mint was on its way to depleting its gold reserves following “panicked buying” from Europeans, who now openly fear the demise of their currency. Now, courtesy of Slim Beleggen, we understand that the situation in the silver market is just as bad and has also spilled over to Germany: the contagion is no longer one of sovereign debt, but of precious metal physical inventory. Read More Here

(PaulWatson) – Gold Could Explode To $3,000 As Confidence In Currencies Collapses

Financial analyst David Rosenberg says gold could explode to $3,000 an ounce as European investors dump the ailing euro in exchange for the precious metal while JP Morgan states that bullion could face unlimited demand as panic buying ensues on the back of crumbling confidence in fiat currencies. Read More Here

(FoxBusiness) – Video: Peter Schiff – Buy Gold – Video Link Here

(RussiaToday) – Video: Gerald Celente – Banks robbing the people – Video Link Here

(Bloomberg) – Video: Is Portugal the next Greece? – Video Link Here

(WashingtonsBlog) – California Is More Likely to Default than Iceland or Iraq

The Federal Reserve isn’t the only one who owns credit default swaps betting that California will default.

As Ed Harrison points out, credit default traders have now ranked California in the list of top 10 governments most likely to default, with a 20% default probability: Read More Here

(WSJ) – Gulf Oil Spill Is Spoiling Tourism

A survey conducted by the Knowland Group May 3 and 4 of 50 hotel properties along the Gulf Coast found that 35% of respondents say the oil spill has prompted potential guests to cancel their reservations. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – The U.S. Government Is About To Get Hit With ‘The Perfect Storm’ Of Debt – Read More Here

(Examiner) – Economist Tim Madden: The PIIGS Brief: understanding how oligarchs rig, loot our economies. 3 of 4

Tim Madden is an economist with expertise on credit and banking. Tim and I are colleagues in lobbying government for public banking, with concentration in the US for state-owned banks (and here). The good news is that structural solutions to our economic controlled demolition are obvious and simple; and explained beautifully by many of America’s brightest historical minds. The bad news is that we’re still mired in oligarchic looting of our economies. Read More Here

(IceNews) – Yet another day of Iceland banking arrests

Ingolfur Helgason, the former Director of Kaupthing Iceland, and Steingrimur Karason, former CEO of the bank’s risk management department, were both arrested today upon arriving back in Iceland. They went straight to interrogation with the Special Prosecutor and are being held in police cells. Read More Here

Lots Of Layoffs As The Depression Worsens

Ciena Corporation – 140 International Jobs
Jordan School District Utah – 190
Apria Healthcare – 29
City of Garfield NJ – Considering 20 Job Cuts
The city of Lewiston Maine – 22 Positions
Takeda Pharmaceutical Chicago – 500
Diageo Plc, – Job Cuts Coming Soon
Auburn University AL – 12 Custodian Workers
Update: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools – 500 Layoff Notices
Long Beach School District – 243
Oceanside Unified School District – Finalize 61 Layoffs
The Mt. Diablo school CA – 200
Peterborough Regional Health ( International ) – 20 Management
Ranch Market – 200
NY Health and Hospitals Corporation – 500
Viz Media – 60
Los Angeles CA – 1,700 Layoffs Needed to Close Budget Gap
Milford Hospital Connecticut – Layoffs are planned
AM General Mishawaka plant – 50
The City of Xenia Ohio – 9
Chevron Corporation – 925
Barnegat Township Schools NJ – 25 More
General Dynamics/NASSCO – 900 San Diego Layoffs Possible
Madison Heights MI – up to 48 Possible
Rocklin Unified School District CA – 50
The El Segundo schools CA – 20

(FoxBusiness) – Video: Ron Paul – Stop the Bailout of Foreign Banks! – Continue reading

NPR and CNN worry that Global Warming may have caused Iceland’s Volcano!!!

(JohnLott) – This is just too bizarre:

Diana Rehm (NPR): We do wonder whether there’s human involvement in all of these eruptions, earthquakes, storms –

Elise Labott (senior State Department producer for CNN): – and how much global warming has a role in it. You know we’ve seen a lot of wacky weather but that’s just a microcosm for what’s happening around the world and how much climate change is contributing to earthquakes and volcanic ash – it’s a really good question.

How exactly could global warming cause a volcano to go off? – Source: John Lott

Something Is Rotten in the State of Iceland

(WikiLeaks) – Over the last few years, WikiLeaks has been the subject of hostile acts by security organizations. In the developing world, these range from the appalling assassination of two related human rights lawyers in Nairobi last March (an armed attack on my compound there in 2007 is still unattributed) to an unsuccessful mass attack by Chinese computers on our servers in Stockholm, after we published photos of murders in Tibet. In the West this has ranged from the overt, the head of Germany’s foreign intelligence service, the BND, threatening to prosecute us unless we removed a report on CIA activity in Kosovo, to the covert, to an ambush by a “James Bond” character in a Luxembourg car park, an event that ended with a mere “we think it would be in your interest to…”. Continue reading

Economy

(PhilStockWorld) – Bombshell: Whistleblower Steps Forward On Gold Market Manipulation – Reports Violations to the CFTC

Do we have another Harry Markopolos here, describing in detail the manipulation of the gold market by J.P. Morgan to the CFTC? How does this square with the testimony today from the CFTC Commissioners, who seem to indicate that the markets are functioning extremely well, and that investor can have full confidence in them? Read More Here

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(Rense) – The Scary, Scary Social Security ‘Crisis’ is Back!

The New York Times weighed in today with a dire warning that this year, six years ahead of what had been predicted only a few years ago, the Social Security system would be (cue scary music) paying out more in benefits than it takes in from the payroll tax. The reason for this earlier-than-anticipated event is the Great Recession, the paper explained. Read More Here

(Gata) – A London trader walks the CFTC through a silver manipulation in advance

On March 23, 2010, GATA Director Adrian Douglas was contacted by a whistleblower by the name of Andrew Maguire. Maguire is a metals trader in London. He has been told first-hand by traders working for JPMorganChase that JPMorganChase manipulates the precious metals markets, and they have bragged to how they make money doing so. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Hoenig Says Removing Bank Oversight Would Worsen Future Crisis

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Thomas Hoenig said a proposal to strip the Fed of supervision over 5,000 banks would worsen the next financial crisis by denying policy makers information about the firms. Read More Here

(AIM) – Who’s Behind the Financial Crisis?

The New York Times is quoting a spokesman for George Soros as saying that the well-known hedge fund operator is guilty of no wrong-doing in connection with the financial upheaval currently affecting Greece and Europe as a whole. But Zubi Diamond, author of the powerful new book, Wizards of Wall Street, says the agenda of Soros and other short sellers is clear. Their purpose, he says, is “to loot America and any foreign country which invested in America. Greece was one of them. Iceland was ravaged and annihilated.” Read More Here

(Reuters) – FACTBOX-US current, proposed law on currency manipulation

U.S. senators have introduced new legislation that threatens China with punitive duties if it fails to lift the value of its currency, boosting pressure on the Obama administration to take action under existing law. Read More Here

(USAToday) – Study: Retired couple will need $250,000 for health care

Relief to seniors facing high prescription drug costs is one of the first changes to come under the health care overhaul. But that won’t offset the relentless increase in retirees’ medical expenses. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Financial Fraud in America. Wall Street: The Next Big Fight

In Britain, the police are raiding Hedge Funds to bust insider traders. In America, the Hedge Funds are still raiding us, even as public opinion calls for a crackdown on Wall Street. One recent poll, in a nation that seems so divided on everything, showed 82% for aggressive action. 82%! Read More Here

(NewsDay) – Officials: Obama budget will cut senior housing funds

Funding for elderly housing would be cut in President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for next year in a way that could affect as many as 1,000 low-income seniors living in rental units on Long Island, Sen. Charles Schumer warned Wednesday. Read More Here

(IND) – Berlusconi: Euro ‘screwed everyone’

Silvio Berlusconi launched an astonishing attack on the euro yesterday when he blamed the Europe’s single currency for Italy’s economic woes in the starkest comments to date, saying it “screwed everybody”. Read More Here

(AP) – Video: Does New 10% Tanning Tax Discriminate Against Whites? – Continue reading

Video: Birgitta Jónsdóttir’s Patriotic Fight to Save The People of Iceland

Birgitta Jónsdóttir, member of the Icelandic Parliament and a sponsor of the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative, a proposal to create a global safe haven for investigative journalism in Iceland. Continue reading

Video: Real list of countries on verge of bankruptcy

(TheComingDepression) – Let’s talk a bit about these supposedly broke governments that have been reaching insolvency, and in cases like Iceland in 2006 and Argentina in 2001, have declared bankruptcy. It seems to most, as it would to anyone not ideologically retarded, that for all the public “brokeness” going on, there is always enough money for a bailout for some big bosses. Indeed, there’s never a shortage of money (or credit; whatever you want to call it) when it comes to buying up some big boss’ bad debt, or fleecing the public purse to provide him (them) with a fat tax cut so they can “create jobs” (see: off shore, low wage). Continue reading

Save the People of Iceland: the Official Petition

Iceland may be the first Western democracy to be forced into South-American style debt-slavery. The IMF, in concert with the UK and the Netherlands, has attempted to strongarm the recently impoverished Island of 317,000 into paying over 3.6 billion pounds ($6.3bn) — $86,000 per Icelandic family — at 5.5% interest for the next generation. The money is not conventional government debt, but arises from the collapse of a private multi-national bank during the financial crisis. Continue reading

Video: Birgitta Jónsdóttir on Alex Jones Tv – Iceland Takes on The Nwo with The Spirit of 1776

Additional guests include Birgitta Jónsdóttir, a leading member of the Icelandic parliament who has called for the country to declare a debt moratorium and stop attempting to pay the $6 billion which the British and Netherlands governments are seeking to extort from Iceland with the help of the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission in Brussels,. Continue reading

A Call to the People of the World to Support Iceland Against the Financial Blackmail of the British and Dutch Governments and the IMF

(TarpleyNet) – Note: Birgitta Jónsdóttir is the leader of The Movement, a group within the Icelandic Parliament which has emerged from the mass struggle of Icelanders against the financial blackmail brought to bear against their country by the governments in London and The Hague, with the backing of the IMF, in the wake of the insolvency of three large Icelandic banks in the midst of the Lehman Brothers-AIG world financial panic of September-October2008. Birgitta Jónsdóttir is a courageous leader in the fight for national sovereignty, independence, dignity, and the economic well-being and future of her country. Continue reading

MSM: We’re all Icelanders now

(BBC) – If voters in the US or the UK had been given a vote on whether their governments should inject trillions of dollars into their banks (in the form of loans, guarantees and investments), it is pretty likely that those referenda would have been lost. Continue reading

Video: Food Shortages This Year! Want to know why the media is not covering this?

If you read any economic, financial, or political analysis for 2010 that doesnt mention the food shortage looming next year, throw it in the trash, as it is worthless. There is overwhelming, undeniable evidence that the world will run out of food next year. When this happens, the resulting triple digit food inflation will lead panicking central banks around the world to dump their foreign reserves to appreciate their currencies and lower the cost of food imports, causing the collapse of the dollar, the treasury market, derivative markets, and the global financial system. The US will experience economic disintegration. Continue reading

Video: Keiser Report №7 – Markets! Finance! Scandal!

(RussiaToday) – Every week Max Keiser looks at all the scandal behind the financial news headlines.
This week Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert name the top five themes to look for in 2010: the second leg of the financial crisis; crime will continue to pay; sovereign debt crises, real wars and fake wars. Keiser also speaks to Icelandic activist Johannes G. Skulason about his campaign to thwart the efforts by the UK and Netherlands to force citizens of Iceland to pay for the crimes of their banks. Continue reading

A Call to the People of the World to Support Iceland Against Financial Blackmail

Editor’s note: Birgitta Jónsdóttir is the leader of The Movement, a group within the Icelandic Parliament which has emerged from the mass struggle of Icelanders against the financial blackmail brought to bear against their country by the governments in London and The Hague, with the backing of the IMF, in the wake of the insolvency of three large Icelandic banks in the midst of the Lehman Brothers-AIG world financial panic of September-October2008. Birgitta Jonsdottir is a courageous leader in the fight for national sovereignty, independence, dignity, and the economic well-being and future of her country. Continue reading

MSM: Greece sees few glimmers of hope

(FinancialTimes) – With Greece’s budget deficit at record levels and the country’s banks exposed to troubles both at home and abroad, doomsayers are predicting that Greek banks will go the way of Iceland’s. Continue reading

EU/IMF Revolt: Greece, Iceland, Latvia May Lead The Way

Europe’s small, debt-strapped countries could follow the lead of Argentina and simply walk away from their debts. That would shift the burden to the creditor countries, which could solve the problem merely by a change in accounting rules.
Total financial collapse, once a problem only for developing countries, has now come to Europe. The International Monetary Fund is imposing its “austerity measures” on the outer circle of the European Union, with Greece, Iceland and Latvia the hardest hit. But these are not your ordinary third world debtor supplicants. Historically, the Vikings of Iceland repeatedly repulsed British invaders; Latvian tribes repulsed even the Vikings; and the Greeks conquered the whole Persian empire. If anyone can stand up to the IMF, these stalwart European warriors can. Continue reading

Video: John Perkins – Was Iceland a Target for Economic Hit Men?

(Nov 19) – John Perkins, author of Hoodwinked and Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, blames Iceland’s economic collapse on the tactics of economic hit men from multi-national corporations. Continue reading

Video: Webster Tarpley on Jason Bermas – Demise of The Dollar & The IMF Takeover

Jason welcomes Webster Griffin Tarpley to discuss the demise of the dollar and the takeover of the world economy by the IMF, the G20 and the World Bank. Continue reading

Iceland Political Leader Calls For Debt Moratorium As Government Crumbles

A leading member of the Icelandic parliament called Monday night for the country to declare a debt moratorium and stop attempting to pay the $6 billion which the British and Netherlands governments are seeking to extort from Iceland with the help of the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission in Brussels. Continue reading

MSM: The depression quietly deepens

(Telegraph) – Those of us who still question whether the world has purged its toxins are reduced to the same tiny band of moaning Druids from early 2007, when we shook our heads in disbelief as the carry trade swept Iceland to fresh madness and bankers laughed off sub-prime rot at Bear Stearns. Continue reading

Obama’s New World Order

This article addresses Washington’s financial coup d’etat in the context of discussing Michael Hudson’s important, very lengthy and detailed April 5 Global Research.ca one titled: “The Financial War Against Iceland – Being defeated by debt is as deadly as outright military warfare.” It reviews its key information in advance of Hudson’s April 14 scheduled appearance on The Global Research News Hour to discuss. Continue reading

The Crash of ’09, The Collapse of ’10

Many American analysts are saying that America’s real economic collapse could come by the end of this year. “It will come to be known as ‘The Crash of 09’, they say. Others, especially a Russian political analyst, are predicting its physical collapse too. There’s no doubt that the country is up the dirtiest of imaginable creeks without a paddle. Continue reading

Obama Denounces Global Currency While Creating The Very Means For Its Introduction

Obama, Geithner and Bernanke yesterday publicly defended the dollar and denounced proposals by China and Russia to supplant the greenback with a new global currency, and yet the very policies of the Obama administration, the Treasury and the Federal Reserve are creating the perfect storm for the dollar’s death and its replacement with a new international reserve currency. Continue reading

Ireland on the Brink of Collapse

They can barely let the words pass their lips, but some of the EU’s most important policymakers were forced this week to discuss what was once unthinkable: that at least one of the 16 eurozone countries might be on the brink of ditching the single currency. Continue reading

Video: Urban Warfare Drills Linked To Coming Economic Rage

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The New Depression

The business and political elite are flying blind. This is the mother of all economic crises. It has barely started and remains completely out of control. By Martin Jacques, who this week joins the New Statesman as a columnist. Plus don’t miss our Q&A Continue reading

Eastern Europe is about to Blow

Eastern Europe is about to blow. If it does, it could take much of the EU with it. It’s an emergency situation but there are no easy solutions. The IMF doesn’t have the resources for a bailout of this size and the recession is spreading faster than relief efforts can be organized. Finance ministers and central bankers are running in circles trying to put out one fire after another. Its only a matter of time before they are overtaken by events. If one country is allowed to default, the dominoes could begin to tumble through the whole region. This could trigger dramatic changes in the political landscape. The rise of fascism is no longer out of the question. Continue reading

MSM: Job Losses Pose a Threat to Stability Worldwide

PARIS — From lawyers in Paris to factory workers in China and bodyguards in Colombia, the ranks of the jobless are swelling rapidly across the globe. Continue reading

Iceland: New government pledges continuation of IMF austerity programme

Iceland’s new coalition government between the Social Democratic Alliance and the Left-Green Party was formed February 1 after negotiations with the Progressive Party over its parliamentary support. Although the new administration came to power promising significant changes to government and the financial sector, the direction of the SDA-led government will be a continuation of previous policies. Continue reading

MSM: It’s Not Going to Be OK

The daily bleeding of thousands of jobs will soon turn our economic crisis into a political crisis. The street protests, strikes and riots that have rattled France, Turkey, Greece, Ukraine, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Iceland will descend on us. It is only a matter of time. And not much time. When things start to go sour, when Barack Obama is exposed as a mortal waving a sword at a tidal wave, the United States could plunge into a long period of precarious social instability.

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Gold Disconnects from USDollar

The gold price has finally disconnected from its nemesis, the USDollar. This news should be read as the coming of spring after months of wintry torment, or as the sighting of land after 30 days adrift at sea in a derelict vessel. From 2002 to very early 2008, the gold price had risen from the massive speculative fervor that swept the United States and Europe, whose economies had been supplied largely by Asian factories. The mines from Latin America to South Africa to Australia greatly aided the process. The very paradoxical event of the USDollar rising this past autumn amidst truly horrendous news, one disaster after another, one major bank failure after another, one nationalization of a large financial institution after another, makes the disconnect all the sweeter for gold investors. That set the stage for a powerful gold price move. Imagine a notable rise in the buck, based upon broad negative news in August and October! Continue reading

MSM: Naomi Klein Throws Another Touchdown: “All Of Them Must Go”

By Naomi Klein – February 5th, 2009

Watching the crowds in Iceland banging pots and pans until their government fell reminded me of a chant popular in anti-capitalist circles in 2002: “You are Enron. We are Argentina.”

Its message was simple enough. You–politicians and CEOs huddled at some trade summit–are like the reckless scamming execs at Enron (of course, we didn’t know the half of it). We–the rabble outside–are like the people of Argentina, who, in the midst of an economic crisis eerily similar to our own, took to the street banging pots and Continue reading

Iceland Prime Minister To Try And Fire Central Bank Governors

Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir will present a bill at a cabinet meeting today on amendments to legislation on Iceland’s Central Bank, including reducing the bank’s governors from three to one. The resulting position will be advertised. Continue reading

Congress Seeks To Authorize & Legalize FEMA Camp Facilities

A new bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives called the National Emergency Centers Act or HR 645. This bill if passed into law will direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish national emergency centers otherwise known as FEMA camp facilities on military installations. This is an incredibly disturbing piece of legislation considering that the powers that be have already set in motion an agenda to setup a nationwide marital law apparatus through U.S. Northern Command and the Department of Homeland Security. Apparently, the fusion centers, militarized police, surveillance cameras and a domestic military command is not enough. Even though we already know that detention facilities are already in place, they now want to legalize the construction of FEMA camps on military installations using the ever popular excuse that the facilities are for the purposes of a national emergency. With the phony debt based economy getting worse and worse by the day, the possibility of civil unrest is becoming a greater threat to the establishment. One need only look at Iceland, Greece and other nations for what might happen in the United States next. With this in mind, it appears as if these so called national emergency centers will be used in a national emergency but only if the national emergency requires large groups of people to be rounded up and detained. If that isn’t the case, than why have these national emergency facilities built in military installations?

Let’s look through the various portions of the bill. Here is section 2 of the bill taken directly from the proposed legislation.

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New Legislation Authorizes FEMA Camps In U.S.

A new bill introduced in Congress authorizes the Department of Homeland Security to set up a network of FEMA camp facilities to be used to house U.S. citizens in the event of a national emergency.

The National Emergency Centers Act or HR 645 mandates the establishment of “national emergency centers” to be located on military installations for the purpose of to providing “temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster,” according to the bill.

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The Arctic in NATO’s Crosshairs

The endless desert of snow and ice has always been a subject for dispute among politicians, diplomats and scientists. The Arctic territory has now become a subject of a military dispute.

NATO has declared it a strategically important region. The announcement was made by NATO spokesman James Appathurai who also said a meeting with the participation of high-ranking NATO officials is to take place January 28-29 in Reykjavik, Iceland.
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