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The Latest Hamptons' Tennant: The US Military

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As Iran tensions mount, even the US Military needs a break and where better than The Hamptons to practice desert-driving skills? As SouthamptonPatch notes, a military spokesman said M1117s that drove through Southampton, East Hampton and Southold were not on the East End for a funeral, as previously reported. Perhaps its nothing more suspicious than a cabal of FX traders and hedge fund managers building their own fortification to protect their champagne but we must all appreciate them filling up with gas and helping our economy recover (credit or debit?).



Military: Armored Vehicles Here for Driver Training

A convoy of armored vehicles that were spotted on the South Fork on Thursday and then on the North Fork on Friday, stirring all kinds of rumors, including allegedly false reports that they were on the East End for a funeral, were in fact just on the road so army reservists could familiarize themselves with the new vehicles, according to a military spokesman.

Capt. William Geddes of the 200th Military Command, headquartered at Fort George G. Meade in Maryland, said army reservists from the Rocky Point Army Reserve Center were driving the vehicles, known as M1117s. Geddes said the M1117s were not on the road for a funeral procession, but, rather, the reservists were performing scheduled “driver familiarity training” to practice maneuvering the vehicles. “It’s a little bit different than driving their Honda or Toyota or Ford,” he said.

M1117s are rugged armored security vehicles known as the Guardian. It can cross water depths of 5 feet, climb gradients of 60 percent and can get over vertical obstacles of 2 feet high, according to

The reservists, who belong to a military police unit, stopped at Townline BBQ in Sagaponack for lunch Thursday on their way to Montauk. Then on Friday — the same day there were unconfirmed reports of a non-U.S. submarine off Orient — the reservists toured the North Fork.

News 12 had reported, and a New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs spokesman corroborated, that the vehicles were practicing on Thursday for a funeral, and participated in the procession on Friday. However, Geddes said Tuesday that was not the case.


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Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:05 | 2229997 non_anon
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hey, just ramping up to protect our oil interests overseas.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:08 | 2230008 nope-1004
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Corzines' motorcade.  Nothing to see here... just gotta protect J J J J & J from those evil speculating citizens that entrusted him.



Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:17 | 2230050 metastar
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How's My Driving?

Dial 1-800-WATSON

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:39 | 2230125 WonderDawg
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Maybe they're opening an M1117 dealership for the banksters to buy, you know, the family truckster?

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:51 | 2230178 bronzie
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as long as they come in pea-green and we can add faux wood paneling to the sides ..

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:48 | 2230310 hedgeless_horseman
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The reservists, who belong to a military police unit, stopped at Townline BBQ in Sagaponack for lunch Thursday on their way to Montauk. 

...which is when any trained enemy would place thermite grenades over the fuel cells, then kidnap or kill the crews.  Armor is way over-rated.  Propaganda, money printing, and fear is where the real power is.  Enjoy your televison programming, cheap mortgage, and Muslim freedom fighters terrorist threats.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 21:49 | 2230689 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Driver's training in the Hamptons? More like a "pissed off mob with torches and pitchforks" drill.


Tue, 03/06/2012 - 22:29 | 2230800 AldousHuxley
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Because gas is cheap


hurry up and go kill yourselves in Iran dumbass military dogs.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 00:44 | 2231085 francis_sawyer
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Where's DC Fusor?

He want's an electric model that he can charge up with solar panels...

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 08:11 | 2231569 Element
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Arnie's got a shiny black and chrome one ... loves it.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:40 | 2230317 AldousHuxley
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World Orders Old and New:

  1. World super elite governance, market exchange, and military protection: G20 & US Military
  2. High end manufacturing:                           EU & NATO
  3. Manufacturing:                                         Shanghai Cooperation Organization (Russia + China)
  4. Raw materials supply:                               Africa Union & Middle East

Noam Chomsky predicted back in 1994 that NAFTA was US agricultural business protectionism designed to make Mexican farmers go out of business and come to US and work as menial service workers. Capitalistic Imperialism via US dollars supported by US Military domination will also grow the gap between rich and poor here and abroad.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:57 | 2230381 youngman
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It the NEW VOLT.......coming soon to a bankers lobby for you.....

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 21:11 | 2230604 Fedophile
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 “driver familiarity training” 

More like "civilian familiarity training”; coming to a USSA near you

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 00:18 | 2231037 Jreb
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The world's most expensive roundof paintball.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:20 | 2230058 ndotken
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At least the military uses proprietary paint colors so that citizens can distinguish them from the local paramilitary police vehicles.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:40 | 2230324 Raynja
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Unfortunatly the guy manning the machine gun doesn't make the choice obvious.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:53 | 2230181 kill switch
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Corzines' motorcade!!


1004,, Priceless


He's had a perp walk bypass..

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:00 | 2230209 4horse
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recon at rennert's

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:06 | 2229998 Robot Traders Mom
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I can't wait for martial law...and to have the last laugh at everyone who thought Ron Paul was crazy.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:12 | 2230027 Fluffybunny
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I've personally been in escorts of military vehicles, including armored vehicles, that drove through a certain EU nation's capital. They do this on a daily basis. There's still not martial law.


Paul is cool and all, but cool it with the tinfoil.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:17 | 2230047 Robot Traders Mom
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Yeah, Europe gave up their sovereignty a long time ago. That doesn't surprise me.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:35 | 2230298 Scalaris
Tue, 03/06/2012 - 21:16 | 2230618 Rockfish
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Cool link thanks

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 05:46 | 2231412 Revert_Back_to_...
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Yeah that is an interesting link.  Section 7 and Section 9 are interesting too.. Reconstruction indeed.

Nothing ever really changes.

From the Declaration of Independence

(Caps Mine)..."For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighbouring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging it's BOUNDARIES so as to render it at once an example and fit insturment for introuducing the same absolute rule into these colonies"...

Also Jefferson has a 'lil' something to say about Corporations owning land and 'boundaries' in this opinion.



Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:19 | 2230059 mrgneiss
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Yes, anything to do with martial law is absolutely tin foil and ridiculous.....

or at least that is what the PTB would like to condition you to think.....


Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:24 | 2230085 Panafrican Funk...
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Logically this would be a prep for an urban occupation, it's an open question whether this would be Iranian or domestic in nature.  Probably Iranian, but that doesn't mean domestic is totally out of the question.  Perhaps you have a short memory or are merely a youngin', but the citizens of Los Angeles back in 1992 discovered firsthand what it was like to be occupied by domestic forces.  There are numerous less glaringly obvious examples (Occupy Oakland, Pittsburg WTO, etc.).

As far as armored vehicles in capital cities in Europe, yeah, it's not technically martial law, but that doesn't mean the citizenry feels all that "free" knowing that their government regularly rolls out the hardware in publically visible areas.  

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:34 | 2230294 max2205
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They might be ready to go into Hamptons homes and confiscate their gold when Obummer gives the order

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:47 | 2230347 smiler03
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Ha ha ha ha ha ha. More likely they'll be delivering it.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:48 | 2230348 Fluffybunny
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They have a garrison in the capital. The garrison was there before the capital expanded around it. The task of those trained in the garrison is to protect the capital.

It makes sense that they would train in the capital so that they can perform their tasks. The army also happens to be a conscript army instead of a standing army.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:58 | 2230200 Bunga Bunga
Wed, 03/07/2012 - 07:16 | 2231510 my puppy for prez
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I doubt that the EU has a certain little provision called POSSE COMITATIS....

We used to....

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:07 | 2230002 Burnbright
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That or they want people to get used to seeing armored personel roaming the streets. 

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:19 | 2230060 r00t61
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There are monstrous training bases and proving grounds available for soldiers to get familiar with equipment of this type all over the States.  There's no reason to use public roads unless this is some sort of conditioning ploy.  After people get used to the idea of APCs on the freeway, then we'll finally move to armed soldiers, checkpoints, and curfews.


Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:33 | 2230103 jg
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I agree.

I hope that they are practicing for FEMA camp renditions for hedgies and other Wall Streeters.

Make sure you drive by Corzine's house, guys, so that you know where to grab him from!

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:50 | 2230358 exi1ed0ne
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I'm as covered in tinfoil as the next paranoid, but sometimes a duck is a duck. These are Reservists, not Regular Army, according to the Fine Article. Reservists and National Guard have posts all over, not just adjacent to large proving grounds. It is typical to have a few vehicles such as these on-site.

When I was in the National Guard our Armory had a few M-113 APC's on the outskirts of town, and we would periodically drive them around. Only one weekend a month on the equipment a painfully short amount of time, and we did not take them out but once or twice a year. Most people can't drive a car well, let alone a pig-handling multi-ton armored vehicle with an 18-20 something pimple-face at the wheel.

Is there a PsyOps angle? Sure, but this stuff has been going on at least as far back as the 90's.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 05:39 | 2231433 slewie the pi-rat
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Hahaha!  debit or credit?

i've fueled up coastie vessels;  almost always in the middle of the night, but also after rescues when they need to re-fuel to keep things properly covered out there

they used credit cards.  of course

and they trained the new guys, coming in for fuel in the middle of the night and always when it was pouring fuking rain!

and when i was in the army, i noticed an incredible amount of tax-free booze being bought and sold.  on credit

people probably thought paulRevere was freaking psy0ps!  because of that "angle" to preparedness, as you correctly state

people were hazmat trained;  we had "radios";  everybody either performed or failed, and believe me, shit happened, too

this stuff is routine; and expensive

L0L!!!  they mighta been "training" to be in some movie with angie and her husband, what's-his-name...

those CG vessels were almost all-aluminum one guy told me and they could flip over in the sea, completely submerge, pop back up, right themselves, and carry on, BiCheZ!

military equipment bullshit is great, isn't it?

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:50 | 2230170 ultimate warrior
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Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:44 | 2230322 SgtSchultz
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...........posse comitatus, what?

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:34 | 2230295 ilovefreedom
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In what universe do you need armored personel transports for a funeral in the US...?


Tue, 03/06/2012 - 20:09 | 2230426 kito
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they were burying osama...........and saddam............and hoffa.................

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 23:04 | 2230896 4horse
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upper east side. west side. alla roun the town . . .

but, like, who could want protection from bein drown

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:07 | 2230003 pauhana
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OMG. I'm laughing too hard to make a comment!

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:07 | 2230004 Hondo
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Just practicing urban warfare manuvers...Occupy Hamptons

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:08 | 2230014 Burnbright
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Well you know the military has to show the CBers and wall street who has their back... with a gun. 

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:09 | 2230212 CompassionateFascist
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Soros and his next-door-neghbor, Katerina van dan Heuval-Stein, put out a grocery order.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:08 | 2230006 pauhana
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But, shit, I'll try:  "We have seen the enemy and he is us."

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 21:28 | 2230632 cgbspender
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I actually have framed crochet piece that my Grandfather purchased at an estate sale, which reads:
"We have met the enemy and he is us"; Its an essential adornment to my fireplace mantel.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 23:13 | 2230925 americanspirit
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Walt Kelley's 'Pogo' comic strip - check it out


Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:08 | 2230009 tekhneek
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Damn, I want one.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:08 | 2230015 WhOracle
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Training for upcoming riots at the pumps ?

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:39 | 2230117 tickhound
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This is just standard military procedure following any break-in in the Hamptons. 

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:10 | 2230021 Sudden Debt
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SHOOT FIRST ASK QUESTIONS....... In guantanamo....

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:10 | 2230024 UGrev
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Did someone say "Cham-pa-gne"?

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:12 | 2230032 RSloane
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I hope they issued sun tan oil and a beach blanket in their battle packs.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:15 | 2230044 ACP
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If I were the American equivalent of Louis XVI, I'd want military protection too.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:18 | 2230051 moskov
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US is turning to become a huge concentration camp ruled by the biggest military industrial complex of the world.


Scary as hell.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 07:11 | 2231504 my puppy for prez
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Officer, may I go to Camp Cape instead of Alaska?  Pretty please?

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:18 | 2230052 Chupacabra-322
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Today, America would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order [referring to the 1991 LA Riot]. Tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told that there were an outside threat from beyond [i.e., an "extraterrestrial" invasion], whether real or *promulgated* [emphasis mine], that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this *scenario*, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by the World Government.”

-Dr. Henry Kissinger, Bilderberger Conference, Evians, France, 1991

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:32 | 2230287 Pinktip
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Battle for LA part Deux or Project BlueBeam

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:19 | 2230061 ihedgemyhedges
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Really not an issue at all.  Just wanted to make sure all the Hummer drivers out in the Hamptons know that they really ain't all the shite they think they are..............

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:19 | 2230062 chump666
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Surely those (cool jeeps though) are not going to Iran or close too...if the Strykers were anything to go by in Iraq... jeez.  Iran will be a stand up fight:  Missiles, ships, planes and cyber warfare.  Non of this quagmire drop 10,000 marines onto the beach stuff

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:20 | 2230064 Wakanda
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"...performing scheduled “driver familiarity training”

To serve and protect cocktail parties of the .01%.  No champagne flute will be upset nor any hors d'oeuvre be served too hot nor too cold.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:20 | 2230065 DavidPierre
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A call from a buddy who is in the process of moving his family out of the country.

Stated that he had a bad feeling that something ugly was getting ready to happen. Coincidentally, or maybe not... the war rhetoric toward Iran was escalating to a terrifying level.  Make no mistake about it.  The elitists are losing control.  If Greece defaults and goes bust, it will set off a much bigger daisy-chain of financial nuclear explosions throughout the world and its financiers.

 Historically, without any variance, when the elitists lose control they start a massive war.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:23 | 2230077 Chupacabra-322
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@ DavidPierre, to parapharse Gerald Celente:

"when they (The Elite/NWO) have nothing else to loose they take you to war"

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:01 | 2230194 newengland
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Celente also got it right when he said: 'When you lose everything, you lose it...'.

It's interesting that the NDAA and these military police reservist tanks first appear in the Hamptons, so near to New York City, and the playground of the political, media and banking elite. Is this going to be their bolt hole when the SHTF?

Note the territory: routes to the Hamptons are easily controlled, and the Hamptons are easily accessible by land, sea and air; a veritable 'city state' in the making.

JP Morgue have been advising their favoured staff and clients to buy property on Cape Cod, according to my associates.

Note the territory: two bridges onto the Cape are easily controlled. One problem: the natives are likely to be most unfriendly if elitists seek refuge in New England, and burn the rest of the country. 



Wed, 03/07/2012 - 07:07 | 2231503 my puppy for prez
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I've been to the Cape, the Vineyard, and Nantucket on summer holiday.....little bits of idyllic history and quaintness.  Your assessment is spot on.  I've never seen so many Gulfstream jets lined up in a row than I have at cute little shingled Nantucket airport.  Access for the elites will be a cakewalk.

Amusing little story:  My husband flew to Nantucket two summers ago in our little Cessna Turbo 210.  We felt like we had arrived in a jalopy compared to the vast quantity of private jets.  I asked the tarmac attendant some random question like, "What is the most interesting arrival you have seen here?"  He stated that one day a man from Dallas realized he had forgotten his "magic putter", so the man sent his Gulfstream (with only pilot aboard) back to Dallas to retrieve the was the only thing deboarding the plane except for the pilot!  The fuel for such an "errand" totals about $30,000, and that doesn't include the pilot pay.  I then realized that we were truly peons amidst the ruling class, even though my husband is a successful surgeon.  Ha ha!  I'm honored and proud to NOT be one of the elite, however.  

Well, I'm off to prep and start planting my Victory Garden! 

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 06:56 | 2231491 my puppy for prez
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And now, just yesterday, I heard that the govt. is starting a "program" to "monitor" "immigrants" who are leaving the US through biometrics!

If anyone wants to get out, get out NOW!  

I don't have the link just yet, as I heard it in passing during a busy day yesterday.  I will post it soon.

God help us!

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:20 | 2230066 Chupacabra-322
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This is a CLEAR violation of posse comitatus.

Military troops, whether by Federal or State order, are not to be used in this manner!

What the hell are they thinking? Who authorized this? By whose order was this carried out?!

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:31 | 2230101 CPL
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By which camp, because there are now around eight factions of the .01% in the US was it carried out by, is the question you should be asking.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:43 | 2230139 WonderDawg
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Posse Comitatus was overwritten in the 2012 NDAA, indefinite detention and all that. I thought we talked about that on here?

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:49 | 2230155 Chupacabra-322
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@ WonderDawg, The Constitution For The United States of America is the Supreme Law of the Land making NDAA null and void.  And any person who signed on to it Treasonist. 

"The general rule is that an unconstitutional statute, though having the form and name of law, is in reality no law, but is wholly void, and ineffective for any purpose; since unconstitutionality dates from the time of it's enactment, and not merely from the date of the decision so branding it.
No one is bound to obey an unconstitutional law, and no courts are bound to enforce it." - Sixteenth American Jurisprudence, Second Edition, Section 256 137, 180

"Since an unconstitutional law is void, the general principles follow that it imposes no duties, confers no rights, creates no office, bestows no power or authority on anyone, affords no protection and justifies no acts performed under it. No one is bound to obey an unconstitutional law and no courts are bound to enforce it." 16 Am Jur 2nd Section 177

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:53 | 2230182 newengland
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I am inclined to agree with you, but the Federal Reserve Board and its placeman Obama think otherwise. There was no outcry from dishonourable congressmen of all political colors when the NDAA was passed into law on New Year's Eve, whilst the country celebrated, and the overlords plotted against them.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:24 | 2230272 WonderDawg
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Chupa, sounds good in theory, but unfortunately, the Constitution doesn't seem to carry much weight these days. I agree it's unconstitutional, but the Repubs (mostly) passed it, and Hopey the Clown signed it.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 21:55 | 2230711 TheFourthStooge-ing
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You really can't expect an occupational government, such as the one in Vichy DC, to abide by the rules of the government they replaced.


Tue, 03/06/2012 - 22:54 | 2230855 ChacoFunFact
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"The Constitution For The United States of America is the Supreme Law of the Land"

Incorrect!  If there is a treaty recognized by the U.S. Constitution, the laws of that treaty become the supreme law of the land


Please see Article 6 of your copy of the Constitution for the United States of America.

"This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding."


Wed, 03/07/2012 - 06:52 | 2231486 my puppy for prez
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You are correct.  I've known this for some time now, and I think this is the most disturbing mistake in the Constitution.  Sometimes, in my most darkly conspiratorial moments, I wonder if this weakness was not put in there on purpose.  We will never know.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 07:04 | 2231501 Ghordius
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It's not a mistake - it's common sense in international law. Treaties are generally between nations, require a majority in the US Senate and the Prez's signature - but with the same procedure you can get out of Treaties. So they are between Constitution and Laws.

If a Treaty is unconstitutional, for example, then the Supreme Court can rescind them, too. On the other side, a Nation generally can't set up Laws that are against Treaties.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:51 | 2230177 AN0NYM0US
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Dawg, even here on ZH the not so subtle provisions of NDAA are not fully appreciated by some, even those in the business don't really get it just ask  Andrew Breitbart

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:29 | 2230281 WonderDawg
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Fair enough, Anonymous. Hard to believe it slid under the radar like it did. Amazing, really.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:18 | 2230260 newengland
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Excellent question: which camp? Follow the money...

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:34 | 2230106 r00t61
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If Congress doesn't need to declare war, as is Constitutionally required, when troops get sent overseas to blow up people, then I seriously doubt that the President gives a flying sh*t that Posse Comitatus ostensibly prevents him from deploying troops for law enforcement functions.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:50 | 2230171 newengland
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NDAA, the law passed by Obama on New Year's Eve.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 20:44 | 2230538 Abitdodgie
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Who gives a fuck, they will do what they want when they want and NOBODY will stop them now everyone go back to paying taxes, and doing as your told.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:21 | 2230068 Sudden Debt
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Luckely the army isn't like the US police.... Right?

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 20:09 | 2230092 Dr. Engali
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You have to love the incrementalism of how they are getting the U. S. public used to see the military industrial complex take over the country. A few tanks here.... National guard supervising a kite flying event there .... Urban assault training over there ... Blah blah blah. Next thing you know every where we go we hear the words " papers please".

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:19 | 2230096 trade the day
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Hampton yuppies must be PISSED.  They're the only ones allowed to drive the gas guzzlers.  Now they'll have to trade in their Range Rover/Escalades for 18 wheelers.  Time to go long Mack Truck and International

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:39 | 2230126 Seasmoke
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looks like the new Hummer 4 for the Hampton Yuppies.....

PS look at the price of that gas !

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:39 | 2230128 yogibear
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"Iran or Bust" on the back of one of them?

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:25 | 2230129 Clay Hill
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Learn to use it, or avoid it for G.O.O.D.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:41 | 2230133 NaN
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Are those things street legal? I don't see 5mph bumpers.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:21 | 2230266 VelvetHog
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Ronald Ray Gun gave us 1.25mph bumpers.  5 mph bumpers are super old-school.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:42 | 2230137 Miss Expectations
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Practicing for a funeral.  Oh, ok.  Carry on.  Hey, Hey wait a minute, who's funeral?

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:00 | 2230138 q99x2
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I recognize those vehicles. They're the ones in the videos of the recent riots that have been taking place around the world.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:46 | 2230154 eddiebe
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"News 12 had reported, and a New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs spokesman corroborated, that the vehicles were practicing on Thursday for a funeral,"

You get one guess whose funeral they are practicing for. (Hint: it's a 3 letter word beginning with 'Y' )

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:47 | 2230157 newengland
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'...The reservists, who belong to a military police unit...'


JP Morgue made the biggest ever donation to the New York Police Foundation, and get their monies' worth. See the wipe out of OWS, for example.

Who's going to run to the Hamptons this coming long hot summer, apart from the usual suspects, I wonder.

This kind of manoeuvre is called 'hiding in plain sight'.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:47 | 2230158 Stackers
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Nothing to see here. Move along. Move along. Nothing to see. It's just a "training".

Like the helicopter sniper assualt training in downtown Boston

Like the Invasion USA paramilitary training in Denver


and on and on and on............. nothing to see. Just the military running open combat drills in the middle of U.S. cities. All is normal.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:15 | 2230241 newengland
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We're rather old fashioned up here in New England, given that our families have defended this country since its beginning.

One shot fired against a civilian by the military up here by the Feds,  and that will be 'a shot heard round the world'. They had better get their story straight before they meet Jesus, as our black brothers who founded Memorial Day and buried our Union compatriots after the Civil War were inclined to warn those who plot against us.

A word for the Feds: back off or bleed.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:37 | 2230305 death_to_fed_tyranny
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As a fellow New Englander, are you so sure that our people will "rise up"?

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 20:51 | 2230557 Abitdodgie
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newengland , give me a break the army could come and rape everone's kids and the Americans would not do a thing to stop it , they have no fight in them anymore. Just keep polishing your guns .

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 22:56 | 2230870 imaginalis
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You lot have kept voting Frank and Lieberman in office. You'll probably offer to load their magazines and fill up their gas tanks.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:56 | 2230197 Vince Clortho
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In other news, Syria has announced that it would be appropriate to paint ball John McCain's ass until he understands that dropping bombs on other countries hurts people.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:04 | 2230218 SillySalesmanQu...
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The banksters and the elite will need that type of protection...revolution bitchez...hehehe

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:06 | 2230223 Centurion9.41
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Seriously, I'm a bit disturbed that an event in my hometown has made ZH... 

I like the presence of my brothers, it's the fact Tyler is interested in the goings on in the cabal's beach house that's disturbing.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:14 | 2230244 Bunga Bunga
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driver training ... Southampton must be similar to Tehran.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:14 | 2230246 krispkritter
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Relax. GM is just test marketing the military version of the Volt. Nicknamed the 'ReVolt', the M1117 Radicalized Enemy Vanquishing On-demand Light Transport vehicle is designed to crush those pesky homemade insurrections while keeping the operation Green and energy efficient. Able to run over your average commuter subcompact and citizens for up to 40 miles before needing a recharge, the ReVolt is perfect for urban environments. An optional onboard furnace/crematorium connected to a generator means recharging can be done with any flattened combatants/citizens increasing the range of the ReVolt as long as road kill is available. GM, because at Government Motors, we worship that hand that feeds us.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:32 | 2230291 newengland
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Notice the plausible deniability: military  'reservists' 'police' 'training'.

The noose tightens quietly, effectively. NDAA, passed into law on New Year's Eve 2012 when the country celebrated, and the overlords plotted against them.

The same thing happened on Christmas Eve 1913 when the country celebrated, and the overlords plotted against them, and passed into law The Federal Reserve Board, largely owned by the old private banking elite of Britain and Europe, contrary to the US Constitution and Declaration of Independence.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:38 | 2230309 Reese Bobby
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They're going to need more firepower than that to take Montauk.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 20:29 | 2230485 WTF2
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What a joke....

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 21:08 | 2230598 blindman
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god bless the hamptons, home of the brave....
stand beside her and guide her thru the the night
to the light of the
i may have confused some phrasing in this, apologies
if it is so.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 22:50 | 2230848 nah
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scavenger hunt


Wed, 03/07/2012 - 07:36 | 2231530 AnAnonymous
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Iran preparations.

War against Iran is expected to bring its lots of urban warfare.

Reservists are mustered, the US people is spirited up with the sight of those military vehicles and those valiant volunteers taking from their free time to be familiar with this type of vehicles.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 07:55 | 2231552 whoopsing
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There is a national guard base in Westhampton,and there was a time when  there was extensive training out east,due to the darkness at night (not so much anymore) it was concidered prime training grounds for night manouvers. Either that or Battle of Long Island redux

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 09:11 | 2231633 barkingbill
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it just makes me feel so safe!


Wed, 03/07/2012 - 10:41 | 2231919 Zymurguy
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Now where's that recipe for thermite I had around here?

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