Bush Signs Directive That Grants Near Dictatorial Powers !!

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Bush Makes Power Grab


Jerome R. Corsi, a WND staff writer,
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Posted: May 23, 2007
1:00 a.m. Eastern

President Bush, without so much as issuing a press statement, on May 9 signed a directive that granted near dictatorial powers to the office of the president in the event of a national emergency declared by the president.

The "National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive," with the dual designation of NSPD-51, as a National Security Presidential Directive, and HSPD-20, as a Homeland Security Presidential Directive, establishes under the office of president a new National Continuity Coordinator.

That job, as the document describes, is to make plans for "National Essential Functions" of all federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal governments, as well as private sector organizations to continue functioning under the president's directives in the event of a national emergency.

The directive loosely defines "catastrophic emergency" as "any incident, regardless of location, that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the U.S. population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or government functions."

When the president determines a catastrophic emergency has occurred, the president can take over all government functions and direct all private sector activities to ensure we will emerge from the emergency with an "enduring constitutional government."

Translated into layman's terms, when the president determines a national emergency has occurred, the president can declare to the office of the presidency powers usually assumed by dictators to direct any and all government and business activities until the emergency is declared over.

Ironically, the directive sees no contradiction in the assumption of dictatorial powers by the president with the goal of maintaining constitutional continuity through an emergency.

The directive specifies that the assistant to the president for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism will be designated as the National Continuity Coordinator.

Further established is a Continuity Policy Coordination Committee, chaired by a senior director from the Homeland Security Council staff, designated by the National Continuity Coordinator, to be "the main day-to-day forum for such policy coordination."

Currently, the assistant to the president for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism is Frances Fragos Townsend.

Townsend spent 13 years at the Justice Department before moving to the U.S. Coast Guard where she served as assistant commandant for intelligence.

She is a White House staff member in the executive office of the president who also chairs the Homeland Security Council, which as a counterpart to the National Security Council reports directly to the president.

The directive issued May 9 makes no attempt to reconcile the powers created there for the National Continuity Coordinator with the National Emergency Act. As specified by U.S. Code Title 50, Chapter 34, Subchapter II, Section 1621, the National Emergency Act allows that the president may declare a national emergency but requires that such proclamation "shall immediately be transmitted to the Congress and published in the Federal Register."

A Congressional Research Service study notes that under the National Emergency Act, the president "may seize property, organize and control the means of production, seize commodities, assign military forces abroad, institute martial law, seize and control all transportation and communication, regulate the operation of private enterprise, restrict travel, and, in a variety of ways, control the lives of United States citizens."

The CRS study notes that the National Emergency Act sets up congress as a balance empowered to "modify, rescind, or render dormant such delegated emergency authority," if Congress believes the president has acted inappropriately.

NSPD-51/ HSPD-20 appears to supersede the National Emergency Act by creating the new position of National Continuity Coordinator without any specific act of Congress authorizing the position.

NSPD-51/ HSPD-20 also makes no reference whatsoever to Congress. The language of the May 9 directive appears to negate any a requirement that the president submit to Congress a determination that a national emergency exists, suggesting instead that the powers of the executive order can be implemented without any congressional approval or oversight.

Homeland Security spokesperson Russ Knocke affirmed that the Homeland Security Department will be implementing the requirements of NSPD-51/ HSPD-20 under Townsend's direction.

The White House had no comment.


And For The Willie Nelson Fans:


Willie Nelson Fears Election Could Be Cancelled


"We could have George in there ten years longer," says country music star


Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
Monday, February 4th, 2008

Country music legend Willie Nelson fears the 2008 presidential election could be cancelled due to a national state of emergency and that George W. Bush could occupy the White House for another decade.

"It's a long time until election day and some sort of national crisis could put off the elections and we could have George in there ten years longer," Nelson told the Alex Jones Show today.

Asked how the American people should respond in the event of the presidential election being cancelled or postponed, Nelson responded, "I would hope that we'd be smarter than that and I would hope that we'd say no - we're throwing all you guys out and we're starting over - you can stop the elections if you want to but you can't stop the people."

Nelson has every right to be concerned, especially considering that President Bush's post-terror attack continuity of government plan is so shocking that even sitting members of Congress and Homeland Security officials are barred from viewing it.

In addition, legislation signed on May 9, 2007 declares that in the event of a "catastrophic event", the President can take total control over the government and the country, bypassing all other levels of government at the state, federal, local, territorial and tribal levels, and thus ensuring total unprecedented dictatorial power.

On the subject of the presidential race itself, Nelson said he liked Ron Paul but that the final run off would be between McCain and Hillary or Obama.

"I was hoping that Hillary had changed her mind (on the war), I was hoping Obama was all the way against the war - I don't know, maybe public opinion can keep their minds where they need to be," concluded Nelson.

During the same explosive interview, Nelson went public with his doubts about the official 9/11 story, saying that he thought the twin towers were deliberately imploded.


Willie Nelson: Twin Towers Were Imploded On 9/11


American icon tells Alex Jones Show he questions official story


Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
Monday, February 4th, 2008

Straight talking American icon Willie Nelson today told a national radio show that he thought the twin towers were imploded like condemned Las Vegas casino buildings, as the country music superstar forcefully voiced his doubts about the official 9/11 story.

Agreeing with host Alex Jones that he questioned the official story, Nelson elaborated, "I saw those towers fall and I've seen an implosion in Las Vegas - there's too much similarities between the two, and I saw a building fall that didn't get hit by nothing," added Nelson, referring to WTC Building 7 which collapsed in the late afternoon of September 11.

"How naive are we - what do they think we'll go for?," asked Nelson, pointing out that his doubts began on the very day of 9/11.

"I saw one fall and it was just so symmetrical, I said wait a minute I just saw that last week at the casino in Las Vegas and you see these implosions all the time and the next one fell and I said hell there's another one - and they're trying to tell me that an airplane did it and I can't go along with that," said Nelson.

The former Highwayman, fresh from his appearance at this past weekend's superbowl, questioned why Afghanistan became an immediate target in the aftermath of 9/11 when the official story posited that mostly Saudi Arabians were responsible for the attack.

"When I get hit I like to look around and see who did it before I start swinging at everybody in the room and that's kind of what we were doing," said Nelson, "We get hit over here and then next thing you know we're jumping on everybody in the town - so (if) we got hit from Saudi Arabia, I think we've got some questions that need to be answered from those folks," said Nelson.

In light of his viewpoint, Nelson said that recent revelations concerning the impartiality of the 9/11 Commission and its close links with the White House did not surprise him.

"What does it take for us to realize we're having the wool pulled over our eyes one more time?" he concluded.

Nelson is not the first high-profile public figure to question 9/11. In March 2006, actor Charlie Sheen voiced his doubts and was followed last year by his father Martin Sheen.

Aside from celebrities - professors, scientists and other experts the world over have questioned the inconsistencies in the official story, and the topic was most recently even a subject of serious debate in the Japanese Parliament.

In December, former Italian President Francesco Cossiga told Italy's most respected newspaper, Corriere della Sera, that the attacks were run by the CIA and Mossad and that this was common knowledge amongst global intelligence agencies.

Former German Secretary of Defense Andreas von Blow also went public in blaming American intelligence for instigating the attack.

Nelson's country music contemporaries The Dixie Chicks were savaged by the establishment when they criticized the Bush administration shortly before the invasion of Iraq. It remains to be seen whether the corporate media will dare take on Nelson for his views or whether they will just try to ignore the story as happened with Martin Sheen.

Even if they choose to ignore Nelson's comments, the power of the alternative media should organize now to get this story out.
 
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Rob... while I'm as paranoid as the next person... and may even be more paranoid than most... :cool: I'm not swallowing all these near-hysterical semi-half-twisted truth conspiracy theories you're posting. (reminds me of someone but can't put a name on him right now......)

And, don't ask why I'm not bothering to post things that refute them. I have neither the time nor the inclination. :p

I do think you might want to ease up with all this stuff in a gambling forum.

My 2 cents. ;)
 

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Rob... while I'm as paranoid as the next person... and may even be more paranoid than most... :cool: I'm not swallowing all these near-hysterical semi-half-twisted truth conspiracy theories you're posting. (reminds me of someone but can't put a name on him right now......)

And, don't ask why I'm not bothering to post things that refute them. I have neither the time nor the inclination. :p

I do think you might want to ease up with all this stuff in a gambling forum.

My 2 cents. ;)
............rob, i do admire you as a person with political veiws alot different from mine but some of these things you are posting is well how do i say it in a nice way.....hogwash........im sorry my friend, we all know that you are behind dr. paul and i admire your conviction for your candidate but your taking this too too far imho.i have to agree with mousey on this one.....im sorry............................laurie
 

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Rob... while I'm as paranoid as the next person... and may even be more paranoid than most... :cool: I'm not swallowing all these near-hysterical semi-half-twisted truth conspiracy theories you're posting. (reminds me of someone but can't put a name on him right now......)

Mousey, I'm not sure how familiar you are with "Presidential Directives" but in a nutshell they supercede the laws that are written by our Elected Congress and "NSPD-51 & HSPD-20" are Presidential Directives that have already been signed by our president which means they are no longer "near-hysterical semi-half-twisted truth conspiracy theories"...

And, don't ask why I'm not bothering to post things that refute them. I have neither the time nor the inclination. :p

It would be hard to find anything that would refute what has already been signed by our president...

I do think you might want to ease up with all this stuff in a gambling forum.
My 2 cents. ;)

I posted this info here because this is the "America the Beautiful" part of the forum which states what is appropiate to post:

Issues concerning the recent US move to ban online casinos, poker rooms, payment processing, and all other forms of decadent and immoral activity, should be posted here.

Each and everyday we become a little more of a nation of sheep, or should I say sheeple, and to me this in fact are rampant "forms of decadent and immoral activity" that have been committed against us..."The American People" without our knowledge !!

I would also venture a guess that 99% of the citizens have never even heard of these two "Presidential Directives" signed by our president and you won't hear about this sort of thing in the Mainstream Media either...

Just to go ahead and comment on the Willie Nelson part of the post...I just added that in there for a bit of satirical humor as I too think that Ole Willie has definitely "Hit The Bong" one too many times....
 

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Just to go ahead and comment on the Willie Nelson part of the post

Ok. :) I love Willie's music but respectfully decline to share his paranoia. I have enough of my own, thank you. :D
 

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Ok. :) I love Willie's music but respectfully decline to share his paranoia. I have enough of my own, thank you. :D

Yup, I have to agree with you there Mousey, I too have way too much of my own paranoia, but mine is not so much all the "Conspiracy Theories" as it is the actual things that our elected officials do behind our backs without our knowledge !!
 

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willie nelson, and anyone else who thinks we imploded the world trade center, is smoking too much pot. all theories aside, from an engineering standpoint, you dont implode skyscrapers from the top.
 

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willie nelson, and anyone else who thinks we imploded the world trade center, is smoking too much pot. all theories aside, from an engineering standpoint, you dont implode skyscrapers from the top.

nvm, won't go into it due to respect for people affected by 9/11. :)
 
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