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America's police state becomes painfully apparent

U.S. Army deploys in Georgia to "support local police and rescue personnel"
This is a must read!!! American citizens need to now be even more vigilant against the forces of police state oppression, read this and tell everyone you know

 http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/10/03/army.unit/index.html

well... a new idea 05.Oct.2008 17:17

Ecotopian Yeti

I am just a yeti also called a bigfoot in the region called Cascadia. Normally I am a simple vegitarian arboreal homid, but out of a series of strange parallel universe collisions I have manage to find this laptop in the rumbles of a jet that hit one of the mountains I wander through. In yet another strange series of weirdness and have also discovered the wonderful wide world of the internet where I often post comments and look at various porn sites like  http://www.furnitureporn.com (hot outdoor action is a classic). Well I have been reading about these whacky notions of deploying US troops in the US which by the way violates posse comitatus, but as a primitive seven foot ape like I know nothing about. Anyways in the beautiful mountains of the Olympics, Cascades and even when I get a chance to be in the Himalyas we play this game called Six Degrees from D.B. Copper. Humans, or short bald naked yetis as we call you, apparently call this game Six Degrees from Kevin Bacon. As a vegitarian arboreal homid, I object to using animal flesh as part of a game. Anyway in the game Six Degrees from D.B. Copper we yeti sit around and figure out how close we are to D.B. Copper. For example Tim, the Swampman of Florida, realized he was merely two degrees from D.B. Copper because his sister, Elma the Swampgirl of Florida, had a classmate that once went on a blind date with Mr Copper (who is often portrayed with his shades on because he is blind). The point of the game was to show just how close we giant homids are even when we live so far apart from each other. With that one would think that you humans (nake short hairless bigfoots) with so many of yous (nearly 7 billion and still growing), covering most of the land surface of the planet and with this powerful communication network would be even more closer to connecting with people. For example if lets say you have a cousin in the military or a co worker from the original place this Brigade is from then you may have a connection with that persons family. If you have a good tie or link that is positive you could even pass a word to that person or military unit saying such silly things as "this is in direct violation of the posse comitatus and maybe used to subvert the Constitution". Enough pressure on your fellow humans in that unit from family members and friends might help with the unit deciding NOT to obey orders of deployment. After all these soldiers have seen a lot of combat and hearing their countrymen (and women) telling them that this is wrong but we welcome you back as citizens might create a dilema that your average fascist leader did not expect.

Of course I have no idea what I am writing about. Usually I use this laptop with a group of chimpanzee friends of mine who wrote Hamlet. I am just a yeti and your technology with all its bright lights scares me.

well... a new idea 05.Oct.2008 17:19

Ecotopian Yeti

I am just a yeti also called a bigfoot in the region called Cascadia. Normally I am a simple vegitarian arboreal homid, but out of a series of strange parallel universe collisions I have manage to find this laptop in the rumbles of a jet that hit one of the mountains I wander through. In yet another strange series of weirdness and have also discovered the wonderful wide world of the internet where I often post comments and look at various porn sites like  http://www.furnitureporn.com (hot outdoor action is a classic). Well I have been reading about these whacky notions of deploying US troops in the US which by the way violates posse comitatus, but as a primitive seven foot ape like I know nothing about. Anyways in the beautiful mountains of the Olympics, Cascades and even when I get a chance to be in the Himalyas we play this game called Six Degrees from D.B. Copper. Humans, or short bald naked yetis as we call you, apparently call this game Six Degrees from Kevin Bacon. As a vegitarian arboreal homid, I object to using animal flesh as part of a game. Anyway in the game Six Degrees from D.B. Copper we yeti sit around and figure out how close we are to D.B. Copper. For example Tim, the Swampman of Florida, realized he was merely two degrees from D.B. Copper because his sister, Elma the Swampgirl of Florida, had a classmate that once went on a blind date with Mr Copper (who is often portrayed with his shades on because he is blind). The point of the game was to show just how close we giant homids are even when we live so far apart from each other. With that one would think that you humans (nake short hairless bigfoots) with so many of yous (nearly 7 billion and still growing), covering most of the land surface of the planet and with this powerful communication network would be even more closer to connecting with people. For example if lets say you have a cousin in the military or a co worker from the original place this Brigade is from then you may have a connection with that persons family. If you have a good tie or link that is positive you could even pass a word to that person or military unit saying such silly things as "this is in direct violation of the posse comitatus and maybe used to subvert the Constitution". Enough pressure on your fellow humans in that unit from family members and friends might help with the unit deciding NOT to obey orders of deployment. After all these soldiers have seen a lot of combat and hearing their countrymen (and women) telling them that this is wrong but we welcome you back as citizens might create a dilema that your average fascist leader did not expect.

Of course I have no idea what I am writing about. Usually I use this laptop with a group of chimpanzee friends of mine who wrote Hamlet. I am just a yeti and your technology with all its bright lights scares me.

lets do a different approach to this.... 05.Oct.2008 17:36

Ecotopian Yeti

I am just a yeti also called a bigfoot in the region called Cascadia. Normally I am a simple vegitarian arboreal homid, but out of a series of strange parallel universe collisions I have manage to find this laptop in the rumbles of a jet that hit one of the mountains I wander through. In yet another strange series of weirdness and have also discovered the wonderful wide world of the internet where I often post comments and look at various porn sites like  http://www.furnitureporn.com (hot outdoor action is a classic). Well I have been reading about these whacky notions of deploying US troops in the US which by the way violates posse comitatus, but as a primitive seven foot ape like I know nothing about. Anyways in the beautiful mountains of the Olympics, Cascades and even when I get a chance to be in the Himalyas we play this game called Six Degrees from D.B. Copper. Humans, or short bald naked yetis as we call you, apparently call this game Six Degrees from Kevin Bacon. As a vegitarian arboreal homid, I object to using animal flesh as part of a game. Anyway in the game Six Degrees from D.B. Copper we yeti sit around and figure out how close we are to D.B. Copper. For example Tim, the Swampman of Florida, realized he was merely two degrees from D.B. Copper because his sister, Elma the Swampgirl of Florida, had a classmate that once went on a blind date with Mr Copper (who is often portrayed with his shades on because he is blind). The point of the game was to show just how close we giant homids are even when we live so far apart from each other. With that one would think that you humans (nake short hairless bigfoots) with so many of yous (nearly 7 billion and still growing), covering most of the land surface of the planet and with this powerful communication network would be even more closer to connecting with people. For example if lets say you have a cousin in the military or a co worker from the original place this Brigade is from then you may have a connection with that persons family. If you have a good tie or link that is positive you could even pass a word to that person or military unit saying such silly things as "this is in direct violation of the posse comitatus and maybe used to subvert the Constitution". Enough pressure on your fellow humans in that unit from family members and friends might help with the unit deciding NOT to obey orders of deployment. After all these soldiers have seen a lot of combat and hearing their countrymen (and women) telling them that this is wrong but we welcome you back as citizens might create a dilema that your average fascist leader did not expect.

Of course I have no idea what I am writing about. Usually I use this laptop with a group of chimpanzee friends of mine who wrote Hamlet. I am just a yeti and your technology with all its bright lights scares me.

size of deployment 05.Oct.2008 18:34

theresa mitchell

The deployed unit is, if I recall correctly, a brigade. Here is a list of unit size categories from an
Army source, including "brigade:"

Squad - 9 to 10 soldiers. Typically commanded by a sergeant or staff sergeant, a squad or section is the smallest element in the Army structure, and its size is dependent on its function.

Platoon - 16 to 44 soldiers. A platoon is led by a lieutenant with an NCO as second in command, and consists of two to four squads or sections.

Company - 62 to 190 soldiers. Three to five platoons form a company, which is commanded by a captain with a first sergeant as the commander's principle NCO assistant. An artillery unit of equivalent size is called a battery, and a comparable armored or air cavalry unit is called a troop.

Battalion - 300 to 1,000 soldiers. Four to six companies make up a battalion, which is normally commanded by a lieutenant colonel with a command sergeant major as principle NCO assistant. A battalion is capable of independent operations of limited duration and scope. An armored or air cavalry unit of equivalent size is called a squadron.

Brigade - 3,000 to 5,000 solders. A brigade headquarters commands the tactical operation of two to five organic or attached combat battalions. Normally commanded by a colonel with a command sergeant major as senior NCO, brigades are employed on independent or semi-independent operations. Armored cavalry, ranger and special forces units this size are categorized as regiments or groups.

Division - 10,000 to 15,000 soldiers. Usually consisting of three brigade-sized elements and commanded by a major general, divisions are numbered and assigned missions based on their structures. The division performs major tactical operations for the corps and can conduct sustained battles and engagements.

Corps - 20,000 to 45,000 soldiers. Two to five divisions constitute a corps, which is typically commanded by a lieutenant general. As the deployable level of command required to synchronize and sustain combat operations, the corps provides the framework for multi-national operations.

Army - 50,000 + soliders. Typically commanded by a lieutenant general or higher, an army combines two or more corps. A theater army is the ranking Army component in a unified command, and it has operational and support responsibilities that are assigned by the theater commander in chief. The commander in chief and theater army commander may order formation of a field army to direct operations of assigned corps and divisions. An army group plans and directs campaigns in a theater, and is composed of two or more field armies under a designated commander. Army groups have not been employed by the Army since World War II.

3,000 to 5,000 solders? 05.Oct.2008 22:51

Ecotopian Yeti

3,000 to 5,000 solders well the more the merrier. Means there are more people who can be contacted. And we can have a over 3,000 to 5,000 people party to celebrate the end of fascism when we do this. By the way how many soldiers deployed in Iraq did not have their vote count in 2006? Did any of these soldiers feel betrayed by Mr Cheney, Mr Bush or Mr Rumsfield? Everyone I have ever met from this war has been deeply bitter as to why the US is there. Maybe they need a welcoming feast and a nice talking to about the US Constitution. But I am just a naive yeti, a woodland creature of your collective imagination.

"Although extraordinary valor was displayed by the entire corps of Spartans and Thespians, yet bravest of all was declared the Spartan Diēnékēs. It is said that on the eve of battle, he was told by a native of Trachis that the Persian archers were so numerous that, their arrows would blot out the sun. Diēnékēs, however, undaunted by this prospect, remarked with a laugh, 'Good. Then we will fight in the shade'" - Histories, 7.226

Army Reservist Included in Montana GOP Voter Purge Effort 06.Oct.2008 00:01

Ecotopian Yeti

I am just a naive yeti, but if the Brigade got a hold of the news like this one maybe some would question the operation and instead ask the question "should we not be arresting un-democratic people in power?" Again I am just a yeti. Your technology is like magic to me. It scares me and the bright lights are like fire.


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Army Reservist Included in Montana GOP Voter Purge Effort

Former Montana State Representative Kevin Furey (photo) , a First Lieutenant in the Army Reserves, is presently in New Jersey preparing to return to Iraq. The reward for his service? Try disenfranchisement. At least that's what it could be if an error-laden effort by the Montana Republican Party to purge the voter rolls were to go forward.

As is too often the case with targeted, partisan efforts to challenge voters and get them purged from the rolls, an effort by the Montana Republican Party this week ostensibly aimed at voter fraud appears to be, in the words of Matt Singer of the non-partisan Forward Montana, actually little more than an effort to "suppress the vote, targeting counties with large Indian, student, and low-income populations."

Today, Lieutenant Furey released the following statement:

It is ironic that at the same time I am about to return to Iraq to help build a democracy that my own right to vote is being challenged at home for partisan purposes. These challenges are a blatant and offensive attempt to suppress the rights of voters.

Earlier this week, the state GOP sent letters to seven counties in the Big Sky state, challenging the eligibility of some 6,000 voters, including 3,400 voters in Missoula County, which includes one of the state's two universities.

Ian Marquand, of Montana's News Station reports that state Democratic Party officials are "reviewing legal options and might try to halt the challenges of some 6,000 voters in seven counties" but that "time is running out since county election officials have [only] until Monday to mail notification letters to affected voters."

Meanwhile, this independent audit of Montana's 2006 elections (previously released by Montana Secretary of State Brad Johnson) showed, in Singer's words "absolutely no evidence of voter fraud."

The Brennan Center's report debunking the voter fraud myth -- and so-called "cures" that often lead to substantial, and sometimes intentional, disenfranchisement of eligible voters -- is available at Truth About Fraud.

And this week, the Brennan Center released a groundbreaking new report,"Voter Purges"which was featured in this report on Tuesday's CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, and which is one of the first examinations of the practices of purging voters from the rolls. In addition to detailing severe problems of transparency and accuracy, the report includes recommendations to reduce the occurrence of erroneous purges and protect eligible voters from erroneous purges.

Former Montana State Representative Kevin Furey (photo) , a First Lieutenant in the Army Reserves, is presently in New Jersey preparing to return to Iraq. The reward for his service? Try disenfranchis...
Former Montana State Representative Kevin Furey (photo) , a First Lieutenant in the Army Reserves, is presently in New Jersey preparing to return to Iraq. The reward for his service? Try disenfranchis...

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-sample/army-reservist-included-i_b_131766.html