*RED ALERT: FEMA Making Preparations to Postpone Presidential Elections in Wake of Sandy

*BREAKING*
FEMA has just reported that they are preparing for Hurricane Sandy to disrupt next Tuesday’s Presidential elections.

Will Obama declare Martial Law along the US east coast due to the massive devastation and become the defacto der fuhrer by suspending elections? 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is preparing for Hurricane Sandy to disrupt next week’s elections, agency Administrator Craig Fugate said Monday afternoon.

From Politico:

We are anticipating that, based on the storm, there could be impacts that would linger into next week and have impacts on the federal election,” Fugate said on a conference call with reporters.

But any potential tinkering with Election Day would bring a bevy of legal issues.

“Our chief counsel’s been working on making sure that we have the proper guidance,” he added. “We’re going through the regulatory policy and making sure all that’s in place and we can support it.”

It appears that only local elections would be impacted- but such a situation could result in a nightmare as most of America would vote on Tuesday and then wait indefinitely for the Northeast to hold their elections:

Based on what little legal precedent there is — most of which is because of concerns over terrorism — plus the role of the states in administering elections, the president and Congress aren’t very likely to step in, according to Winkler.

A prominent example is New York’s Sept. 11, 2001, mayoral primary was postponed due to the terrorist attacks on that city.

Winkler also pointed to the 2004 election, during which concerns about terrorist attacks disrupting the election swirled.

The House of Representatives that year overwhelming passed a resolution declaring that “the actions of terrorists will never cause the date of any Presidential election to be postponed; and … no single individual or agency should be given the authority to postpone the date of a Presidential election.”

 

With Obama now behind in nearly all polls, does anyone think he would not jump at the opportunity to use his power to postpone the elections?

However, the report theorizes that presidential emergency power could be used to delay an election — specifically, if “attacks, disruptions and destruction are so severe and so dangerous in certain localities, particularly in crowded urban areas, that the President under a rule of necessity may look to protect the public safety by federalizing State national guard and restricting movement and activities in such areas which would obviously affect the ability to conduct an election at those sites.”

 

If any changes are made, expect whichever campaign that loses the election to make a historic stink and file nearly every imaginable lawsuit:

Of course, expect any change to Election Day to bring a host of lawsuits.

Without much precedent to go on, though, Winkler predicts courts will back up any changes made in Sandy’s wake.

“Just as the parties tend to come together to solve these kinds of crises, the courts usually recognize the legitimacy of these pragmatic workarounds,” Winkler said.

While it is far too early to predict how this will play out, we are reminded of the words of the Obama Administration’s Rahm Emanuel: ‘never let a good crisis go to waste.

Comments

  1. Oh man, really?  Can someone please point me to a site with legitimate PM discussion?

    • Not every post need mention the words silver or gold to be of importance.  You can take your crying elsewhere. As you can see below, people do have an interest in discussion on this topic. You don’t represent the majority of readers, instead you represent yourself and yourself alone.

      As for myself: I prefer discussion of PMs, but I don’t mind having articles and posts not directly related to them. PMs are not always daily news, so I like other discussions on PM-quiet news days.

    • If we keep talking about precious metals on this website, the news are going to get repetitive and annoying. I want some news report diversification on this website like these ones for these reasons.

  2. Dont y’all know, FEMA isnt just mud and flood. Internment camps are ready and staffed, Red and Blue lists compiled, and now, thanks to the recent US Census, they have the GPS coordinates to your front door !
    All we need is the Fuhrer is to declare martial law, and the night trains will start running and the crematoriums fired up, with Cappos standing by for their orders ! Now thats emergency planning !
     

     
     

  3. If spaniel’s post is the norm here, I’m definitely in the wrong place.

    • Spin it how you want.  The centers do exist and are now being documented and disclosed. I guess it all depends on how much you trust your goverment.
      http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/hr645/text
      (b) Purpose of National Emergency Centers- The purpose of a national emergency center shall be to use existing infrastructure–
       (1) to provide temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster;
       (2) to provide centralized locations for the purposes of training and ensuring the coordination of Federal, State, and local first responders;
       (3) to provide centralized locations to improve the coordination of preparedness, response, and recovery efforts of government, private, and not-for-profit entities and faith-based organizations; and
       (4) to meet other appropriate needs, as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security. 

      http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112hr1540enr/pdf/BILLS-112hr1540enr.pdf
      Oh, yea, but section 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 may allow you to have a perma-stay in these facilities–without due process.
      SEC. 1021. AFFIRMATION OF AUTHORITY OF THE ARMED FORCES OF
      THE UNITED STATES TO DETAIN COVERED PERSONS
      PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF MILITARY
      FORCE.
      (a) IN GENERAL.—Congress affirms that the authority of the
      President to use all necessary and appropriate force pursuant to
      the Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107–40;
      50 U.S.C. 1541 note) includes the authority for the Armed Forces
      of the United States to detain covered persons (as defined in subsection
      (b)) pending disposition under the law of war.
      (b) COVERED PERSONS.—A covered person under this section
      is any person as follows:
      (1) A person who planned, authorized, committed, or aided
      the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001,
      or harbored those responsible for those attacks.
      (2) A person who was a part of or substantially supported
      al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged
      in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners,
      including any person who has committed a belligerent act or
      has directly supported such hostilities in aid of such enemy
      forces.
      (c) DISPOSITION UNDER LAW OF WAR.—The disposition of a
      person under the law of war as described in subsection (a) may
      include the following:
      (1) Detention under the law of war without trial until
      the end of the hostilities authorized by the Authorization for
      Use of Military Force.
      (2) Trial under chapter 47A of title 10, United States
      Code (as amended by the Military Commissions Act of 2009
      (title XVIII of Public Law 111–84)).
      (3) Transfer for trial by an alternative court or competent
      tribunal having lawful jurisdiction.
      (4) Transfer to the custody or control of the person’s country
      of origin, any other foreign country, or any other foreign entity.
      (d) CONSTRUCTION.—Nothing in this section is intended to limit
      or expand the authority of the President or the scope of the
      Authorization for Use of Military Force.
      (e) AUTHORITIES.—Nothing in this section shall be construed
      to affect existing law or authorities relating to the detention of
      United States citizens, lawful resident aliens of the United States,
      or any other persons who are captured or arrested in the United
      States.
      (f) REQUIREMENT FOR BRIEFINGS OF CONGRESS.—The Secretary
      of Defense shall regularly brief Congress regarding the application
      of the authority described in this section, including the organizations,
      entities, and individuals considered to be ‘‘covered persons’’
      for purposes of subsection (b)(2).

    • The fact that the press conference with the president’s press secretary was salted with a question about whether the president could change the date of the election, and now this bit of noise coming from FEMA guy Fugu, is a heads-up to one of many plans that have been tabletopped for potential implementation. My analysis is that the puppet Obama is scripted to take a fall, but my understanding is incumbents typically do a replay because they’re a known quantity, thus all this Benghazi stuff, math is hard, and much more I can’t remember right now, and the opportunity to mess with ballot counts under cover of storm(s) and aftermath. All to move on to the next phase of the operation, each one of the figureheads bringing a different coterie to implement different parts of the overarching plan.

      Yeah, dis not be da place you’re looking for if you don’t want to contribute, but merely criticize, then when you mosey on there will be that much less scrolling past I will have to do. And given the responses, I am betting not a few here will understand when I say the source and motive for dissemination of every piece of news is suspect, but it’s heartening to read the comments of so many who know the real deal in all it’s possible permutations and are putting their mouths where their money is. :) Now if I could only find some local yokels to hang with. Anybody in  Boston?
       

  4. I am reminded of my father who said: “95% of what you hear never comes true.” Just more wasted reading on a non-news issue.

    • Hopefully, this is not a 5% occurrence. I did check the link though, and the DOC is not speculating, Politico is.  

    • It’s a good thing that the 5% of what we hear include Silver Doctors’ reports, the fundamentals of precious metals, the fiat currencies’ debasements and more. Sadly, we are all taught at school that everything that comes from the mainstream medias are true.

  5. O! Crap! my prediction is coming true. I wonder if they will be able to hold the price of PM’s down while they errect their camps? Oil the guns, shine the bullets and store the food, trouble is a brewing.

    • Trouble does not brew.  Brewing is for beer!  Trouble only festers.  :-/

      The good news is that no real Americans will be volunteering to be carted off to some damned camp.  If they want me in a camp, they better want that REAL bad because I ain’t going cheaply.
       

  6. This was on my mind when the storm was breaking record storm surge levels, but I’m less concerned now.  I agree snowrider that it is likely not going to happen.  The other thing I as concerned about over this whole issue was the government trying to reenact the cyber censorship bill and blame it on the uncontrolled distribution of information surrounding the hurricane on the web.  I can see them trying to get that back under control. 

  7. This really doesn’t seem like the time for the whole “martial law” scenario to unfold, but I’ll reconsider as soon as I freebase some crack off my aluminum foil hat.

    • I agree @silvermeddler.  After all, Obama is getting exactly what he wants when nobody is talking about the libyan embassy. 

    • I believe there is a good chance of this happening especially if a nuclear powerstation is damaged with release of radiation. But it’s not Obama – he does EXACTLY as he is told, or as is agreed is best. I can see advantages in this for the ‘elite’ j**s. They are managing a collapse of the USA and the dollar, and to have martial law in advance of any OVERT financial or war manifestations is a definite advantage, due to all the good quality guns and ammo, and the definite will to use them among the good people of the USA.

  8. Has anyone ever heard of a presidential election being postponed due to weather? Not me.

  9. M…A…R…T…I…A…L

    Marshall is the one who posts about the COT reports.

     

  10. Weell I think to avoid lawsuits each party should get to throw their own Storm. Just let Tweedle-Dee throw a storm on tuesdays and Tweedle-Dum throw one on thursdays. “We Have the Technology!!”

  11. A little bit of rain, more rain in Texas, yet GOV is preparing something?  Elections are one week from today.  Bigger quakes to come.

  12. If we look deeper into the FEMA camps displayed, they have additional 800 more FEMA camps for our comfort?

    • One can only wonder why any camps are needed if they really have purchased over 1 billion rounds of .40 cal HP ammo.  

      My pet theory on any FEMA camps out there is that is where they will house all the welfare bums and gang members when the money pump quits.  That’s probably as sensible as anything else being said about these camps.
       

  13. Here’s a piece showing how statists love this fema thing.. And how Romney is ‘anti-fema’.
    The timing of this hurricane was impeccable, wasn’t it?
     
    A Big Storm Requires Big Government
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/30/opinion/a-big-storm-requires-big-government.html?_r=0

    • NEW YORK SLIMES BS at it’s FINEST!!!

    • This news report comes from New York Times which is part of the mainstream medias and these types of medias post most of the time propaganda that misleads millions of people. So, you should not put that much confidence on that article.

  14. Folks have to deal with the aftermath of the Sandy whore and now the political whores are standing in line for gain, especially Ol’ Big Ears. I am looking forward to the day when all the BS will be put to rest.



  15. Through the course of far too many wars, famines, financial panics and depressions, incidents of ENTIRE MAJOR CITIES burning or tumbling to the ground and many other calamaties; Election Day has NEVER been delayed … NEVER. If government tries this crap, its zenith of corruption will be laid naked before The People!

    • Tell’em PF! lol

      I do say this:

      …the last thing Obama wants is for the voters to have more time for them to consider his presidential failures…

      and especially a tyrannical move like “delayed elections”.   

    • “If government tries this crap, its zenith of corruption will be laid naked before The People!”

      Yes, everyone who is awake and aware will see through their BS.  The other 95% of the country, however, will not.
       

  16. According to my intel only Congress can change or postpone the presidential election.  BHO has worked around Congress and his EO’s are things of great concern. I seriously doubt that FEMA will change a thing. While they are marginally equipped to help the people in their time of need, courtesy of nearly any bureaucracy, their hands will be full.
     The election will take place on its assigned day.  Weather does not stop the vote.  The aftermath could create a huge storm of protest since many people in the blue states and counties will be disenfranchised by the extremes of the weather and lack of transportation.  I would be very upset if I was unable to vote hence the reason we vote early.  They will probably protest as well.  But just like the teacher who refuses to buy the excuse, ‘the dog ate my homework’  failure to get to the voting booth should not give the late voter an electoral mulligan.
    I will also weigh on the folks who snipe at the regulars and irregulars who post on this site.  I was one of the early adopters in Silver Doctors and have seen several waves of trolls and grinches who decided this site was a good place to wage a blogging war, using  negative comments and thinking those  equate to intelligent discourse.
     We lost alot of good people several months ago due to one particularly vicious troll war. Doc was so upset over this he considered shutting the site down.  The trolls were defeated but not without some considerable costs.
    Fortunately some of our favorite people are back and commenting regularly, adding their insights and humor (sometimes black like mine) to the flow.  I regularly read about 15 channels a day to add to my data sifting and culling of the material I find interesting to me.  Many times I share what I find, even it is gloom and doom. 

    In all this intel homework I have found no other site with as broad a spectrum of silver speakers.  Where do you find a synthesis of the voices  and words  of Jim Sinclair, Eric Sprott, Jim Willie, Bix Weir and a dozen or so of the other premier brain trust of the precious metals market?  None. 
    Why Doc and Bull Run put up things that might not seem to relate directly to precious metal is that in reality EVERYTHING RELATES TO SILVER AND GOLD.  We live in a world of warp speed currency printing and manipulation that exacerbates the ugly truth of constant and unrelenting inflation, the worst of all taxes on the Average Joe and Jane  Come hard times I ALWAYS SIDE WITH JOE AND JANE, the 99% of the folks who find themselves on the wrong side of some bankster or central government’s bet on on the financial or economic life of the citizenry.  These groups do not have our best interests mind so we are on our own.  I’m ok with that since we are a far more powerful force via the education we can obtain from the internet.  The great part of that is the PhD level of educational opportunities can be had for Zero costs. It’s free if you don’t take into account the time you spend on your education.
    If we can gather enough information in an info-dense world where it takes a great deal of work to separate wheat from chaff, then we can do great things to protect ourselves from problems that affect us now and into the future.  Staying healthy and alive seems to be a good course. This site gives great details on courses and plans we can use daily to that end.
    If someone who posts here does not speak or write as well as another person , the fact that they give voice to their opinions means more to me than a well spoken person who spews tripe and garbage and does little to contribute to the theme of this site. If a person, possible using Engllsh as a second language, does not spell with precision, rest assured their abilities to use another language is infinitely greater than mine. I only speak one language and moderately well at best. So who ever you are, I am 100% committed to seeing your voice here.  Ignore the gainsayers and snipers who would try to demean your comments.  It is impossible to say what sort of impact even a sole voice with a single message might have on many of us listeners.

    • @AGXIIK Right on AG. Your post deserves a standing ovation and a salute. We’re here to protect and serve, to help each other out, to hang together… big and small, we will stand tall and shout freedom, dream freedom… a band of brothers and sisters… 

    • Very nice and well said AG thanks 

    • Mammoth applause for AGXIIK’s post.

    • As always a voice of reason. I don’t see them delaying things, to many legal issues to try to overcome in a very short time period. The state governors would have to declare martial law and curfews to keep people from voting. A few places do have curfews but voters can work around that.

    • AGXIIK,  Thanks for your continuing voice of reason in the face of overwhelming negativity. 
      I enjoyed reading the Doc’s novels and they gave me a sense of the total picture with some suspense thrown in.  He continues to offer a broad spectrum (antibiotic) of knowledge in order to increase one’s understanding of the total picture.  Keep up the good work Doc.  Your site is a stop for me several times a day.  

    • Agree with AG et al but would like to add a comment.  Anyone who comes to this site and then includes verbal drek, like “we don’t need your kind” or “this isn’t the place for you”, etc. ad nauseum is not speaking for the owners of this site or the band of brothers and sisters who help make this site what it is.  They have ZERO standing and are probably trolls or government shills of one kind or another, sowing discontent and their own BS for their own skulduggerous purposes.  I have a GIANT ignore button that I press whenever confronted with crap like this.
       

  17. @AG I personally wouldn’t put it past Pres. Obama to pass another Presidential Decree to help his needs.

  18. WTF – postpone the Nov. 6 elections because of the hurricane?
    paranoia strikes deep.

    Last night wifey complained that she couldn’t get onto Google.  I assumed this was due to the storm, then I turned on the desktop computer only to find it would connect with the wireless router but not to the Internet.  This had never happened before.  Never.

    Thoughts began racing through my Mammoth brain:
    - EMP attack – the terrorists took advantage of the USA’s attention being focused on the storm, rather than on national security?
    - Hurricane Sandy caused some sort of a cascading effect which took out the whole Internet?
    - The .gov pulled the plug on the Internet and is using the storm as an excuse for implementing maritial law?

    And then another thought occured to me.  I unplugged the wireless router, waited ten seconds, and then plugged it back in again.  And then we were able to connect to the Internet again.

    Paranoia runs deep.               

  19. @The Doc  ….have you edited your original post since my initial response?  Also, maybe I should ask a simple question, to be fair, so that I know what this site is about.  Do you see a close parallel between President Obama and Hitler? 

  20. Obummer needs to make a much bigger storm to pull this off.

  21. Lol Im an Oracle my post last night to Bull

    October 30, 2012 at 1:25 AM

    @BullRun
    ha ha ha Here is your black swan!!! Obama calls a state of emergency and troops on the ground. Elections will be suspended until further notice. The Markets and all banking are frozen, nobody can get to work, all transportation is halted do to massive power outages. Stores are empty of food and suplies and can’t get replenished. The citizens rise up and loot & riot, The military must step in and put a stop to it.
    NEVER LET A CRICES GO TO WAST!!!
    lol Im glad I don’t have but a few bucks in the bank  

  22. AGX…, golf clap x 100!

  23. golf clap and 100 ? Isn’t that what Tiger Woods got. 

  24. Rest easy my fellow posters.  Obama won’t alter the election because 1) its not to his advantage, and 2) more importantly, he CAN’T do it.  If I may inject a comment about this site delving into subject(s) other than silver.  Some of you have questioned its relevence here, but frankly, much of the political arena has a DIRECT bearing to PMs and silver in particular.  Me, I like the divergence so long as its infrequent.

  25. What position does Romney take in regards to fema?

  26. who cares can you honestly say anything different will happen under romney than under obama … they are puppets bought and paid for … some of their masters may differ … but still owned outright

  27. @The Doc:  

    Keep on posting this stuff, however you see fit. I
    appreciate the change of pace, and like it was said
    above, EVERYTHING relates to PM’s one way or another!

    I survived and stood my ground at another bbs, it was pretty much myself, IrishDave, and
    2 admins. along with very few infrequent posters when most everyone else left the joint.
    It was a Free Energy Research forum, but that relates to Silver and going off grid as well :D

    @ALL:
    Let’s not squelch the voices of anyone here, unless they are being disruptive strictly for selfish reasons. 
    My buddy AGXIIK said it very well! Thx AG! 

  28. Iam a skeptick when it comes to this December 21,2012 shit but don”t you folks find it kind of eerie as this date draws near that all this stuff,floods,war with Iran,massive crop failures all happening this year?Is it just me or does anyone else out there share my thoughts?Fuckin bizzare man.

  29. Is it a coincidence that the hurricane arrived right before the US election, changed its path like the images are showing and is aiming all major cities in Canada and USA? That is a really weird disaster! There aren’t be any martial laws that were issued in the USA after the event.

  30. @sumkid  I don’t think the storm arrived for the elections as it doesn’t matter who wins but this might be the reason why. Lol
    http://buzz.money.cnn.com/2012/11/02/stock-certificates-sandy/
     

    • @Marchas45 It would’ve been better if Gary Johnson could get at least 5% of all the US votes. Only 5%!!!! That way, it will end the two-party system. That’s the only thing that I’m hoping for this election. 

    • @sumkid that’s worth hoping for as I’m also against the two party systems. For a 16yr old you’re away ahead of the rest. Keep doing what you’re doing and good things will come as knowledge is very crucial but also how you use that knowledge.

  31. @Marchas45 Thanks! So, are you going to vote for Gary Johnson? Be Libertarian for one election!
     

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  32. @sumkid The only one that will know my vote, if I vote is ME. Lol

  33. FEMA   Federal Employees Mismanaging Absolutely
    Sumkid.  Keep that mind of yours intact or you might end up like me.  I smoked, drank and consumed just about every adult pharmaceutical know to 1970′s science.  After 40 years of hard work I end up with a weird avatar on Silver Doctors.
     Sheesh

    • Don’t worry AG, Wouldn’t trade you for a C130 full of progressive liberals “Even if they were ARMED”!!! 

      Don’t Ever Change, Bro!   ;)

    • Ha ha ha Im trying to tell the kid, We didn’t read the affects we are the test..

    • Yup Danno, me either… <twitch, twitch> LOL

    • @undeRGRound

      Just left this one

      I dont care about any modern test results you read lol, I am the test! What where you doing in the 60s? What where you doing in the 70s? What where you doing in the 80s?  What where you doing in the 90s? <Oh Sumkid was born maybe 97 S..H..I..T all my cars are older than you.
      How do you want to debate this? how about when you take a hit of weed and it expands so much you have a brain aneurism coifing. That didn’t fry any brain cell… 

  34. my first doobage was 1979 LOL 

    15 y.o.

      :D  

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