Sunday, August 2, 2009

Come and Take It Radio 08/02/09

We began the show discussing an article from :

The Army National Guard is now recruiting individuals to fill job positions described as an internment/resettlement specialist according to job postings on Monster.Com and other employment based Internet sites such as one listed here.

According to,

Internment/Resettlement (I/R) Specialists in the Army are primarily responsible for day-to-day operations in a military confinement/correctional facility or detention/internment facility. I/R Specialists provide rehabilitative, health, welfare, and security to U.S. military prisoners within a confinement or correctional facility; conduct inspections; prepare written reports; and coordinate activities of prisoners/internees and staff personnel.Some of your duties as an Internment/Resettlement Specialist may include:
  • Assist with the supervision and management of confinement and detention operations
  • Provide external security to confinement/corrections facilities or detention/internment facilities
  • Provide counseling and guidance to individual prisoners within a rehabilitative program
  • Prepare or review reports and records of prisoners/internees and programs

You can find that here -

While this looks to be a posting inside a military confinement/correctional facility or detention/internment facility, there is still H.R.645 out there, the National Emergency Centers Establishment Act. So would these Internment/Resettlement (I/R) Specialists be running these Emergency Centers? You can track this bill here on -

Take a look at this Army document that describes procedures for setting up a Civilian Inmate Labor Program.

In hour 2 we begin the discussion of the Military planning for possible H1N1 outbreak. According to CNN,

The U.S. military wants to establish regional teams of military personnel to assist civilian authorities in the event of a significant outbreak of the H1N1 virus this fall, according to Defense Department officials. You can read it here -

We also played a video from Fox News where they discuss it as well, watch it here (profanity at the end of the video, but it's the only clip we could find of the broadcast) -

There is also a paper written by Michel Chossudovsky titled 'Martial Law and the Militarization of Public Health: The Worldwide H1N1 Flu Vaccination Program' which can you read here -

"The flu season is upon us. Which type will we worry about this year, and what kind of shots will we be told to take? Remember the swine flu scare of 1976? That was the year the U.S. government told us all that swine flu could turn out to be a killer that could spread across the nation, and Washington decided that every man, woman and child in the nation should get a shot to prevent a nation-wide outbreak, a pandemic." (Mike Wallace, CBS, 60 Minutes, November 4, 1979)

Baxter International is supposed to be the maker of the vaccine, but dont forget - 'Baxter: Product contained live bird flu virus', read that here -

Sooo, the same maker of the vaccine coming to you in the Fall is the same maker that was caught putting live bird flu virus in their vaccines in February.

We finish the show discussing the new series on Discovery called The Colony. Here is the bio from Discovery:

What would you do in the wake of a global catastrophe? How would you find food? Water? Shelter?

The Colony is a controlled experiment to see exactly what it would take to survive and rebuild under these circumstances. For 10 weeks, a group of 10 volunteers, whose backgrounds and expertise represent a cross-section of modern society, are isolated in an urban environment outside Los Angeles and tasked with creating a livable society.

With no electricity from the grid, no running water and no communication with the outside world, all the volunteers have to work with are their skills and whatever tools and supplies they can scavenge from their surroundings.

Experts from the fields of homeland security, engineering and psychology have helped design the world of The Colony to reflect elements from both real-life disasters and models of what the future could look like after a global viral outbreak.

Over the course of the 10-week experiment, the Colonists must work together to build the necessities of survival, such as a water-filtration system, a battery bank that powered their electricity, a solar cooker, a shower system and a greenhouse - and even some niceties (a coffee maker!).

Watch the trailer here -

There is alot of useful info in this series (so far). Check it out on Tuedays 10p E/P.