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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

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Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:Ok, I'm posting this half in fear of being accused of America Bashing, but I feel this is something worth putting up here. Feel free to doubt the truth of it, but I have tried to find reputable sources.

Basically, recent laws have been passed in the US making it easier for martial law to be declared.

 Written by: Senator Leahy

changes to the Insurrection Act, which will make it easier for this or any future President to use the military to restore domestic order WITHOUT the consent of the nations governors. To put it another way, the Defense Authorization Bill will actually encourage the President to declare federal martial law something has been done in only three three occasions over the past several decades.


http://leahy.senate.gov/press/200609/091906a.html


I found the above after my friend gave me links to this and this and being unsure of their reliability I then checked some of the references. Unfortunately, I could only obtain the reference above because the others were text based, and the second url wasn't working for me.

According to wikipedia, the changed were made in late 2006.

So here is food for thought. But no attacks on me please.


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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FireTom
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Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:You certainly are anti-american and we will send the CIA and NSA after you!

devil


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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astar2
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Member Since: 7th Jan 2006
Total posts: 37
Posted:The Omega force are going to descend on your house with black helicopters!

I don't know what it's like to live under martial law, and I hope I never have to find out.


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87wt2gxq7
87wt2gxq7

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Location: Birmingham
Member Since: 12th Apr 2005
Total posts: 1502
Posted:Um... before I'm associated with this "Rouge Dragon" character by being on the same website as her, I would just like to have it on record that I love Uncle Government and trust Him completely and if He decided to declare martial law, or invade a country because they had weapons of mass destruction which they then cunningly hid by turning them to sand then THAT'S TOTALLY FINE BY ME, OKAY?

kthxbye.


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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

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Total posts: 13215
Posted:ubblol ubblol

and glad to see you're cntrl+V again tongue


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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87wt2gxq7
87wt2gxq7

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Posted:nooooooo87oooot quuuuiiiiiiiwt2iiiiiiiite yeeeeeeeeeeegxq7tttttttt!

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jeff(fake)
jeff(fake)

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Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 15th Apr 2005
Total posts: 1189
Posted:I'm inclined to think these are relatively unimportant changes. In event of disaster it might actually be useful, although I wouldn't bet any money on it.

According to Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle of Quantum Dynamics, we may already be making love right now...

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FatGuru
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Location: Findlay, Ohio
Member Since: 16th Apr 2007
Total posts: 40
Posted:You can't force people to be happy.....

"It is far better to know you think than it is to think you know." -FAT-

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