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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:57 AM
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Anyone have info on National Guard in the US?
I'm not familiar with the steps or timeline that would need to occur for but to mobilize for martial law. After reading the thread on everything in place for him to declare martial law through the Warner Defense Act here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... , I'm wondering if anyone who is in the NG or has relatives in it has received any type of orders.

Anyone?
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:04 AM
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1. Josef Stalin said, "Everyone imposes his own system as far as his army can reach."
...oh and here is another quote from Josef Stalin, "Die, but do not retreat."

Does that sound a lot like BushCo's "stay the course"?
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:12 AM
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3. You mean like this....
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/P/PHILADELPHIA_HIS...

Philly Leaders Object to Voting Monitors

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- City officials and Hispanic community leaders objected Thursday to the federal government's plans to put monitors at city polling places on Election Day, saying those efforts could discourage people from voting.

The Department of Justice this month asked a federal judge to authorize appointment of monitors beginning with the upcoming Nov. 7 election and ending in 2009. The government accused the city of failing to provide sufficient election materials in Spanish and not recruiting enough bilingual poll workers.

But City Solicitor Romulo L. Diaz Jr. said at a news conference Thursday that the federal government could not guarantee him that federal monitors wouldn't follow voters into polling booths. It would be better to appoint local monitors, he said.

The Justice Department said Thursday that monitors would not enter the booths without voter permission.

...
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acmejack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:11 AM
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2. They wouldn't do it until the last moment.
Watch for something like this on Nov 4th or 5th to maintain order in the "polarized poitical climate".
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:14 AM
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4. Is there some sort of advance notice guideline or something?
(Really wish I knew about how the NG is called to action) It just seems like there would have to be some advance notice to them. :shrug:
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OffWithTheirHeads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:34 PM
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5. "Them" is us. I wonder, when the time comes, how many of
us will be willing to round "us" up.
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