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Why does FEMA have armored vehicles?

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Posted: 11/20/2012 4:53 PM

Why does FEMA have armored vehicles? 


And what is this new FEMA Corps?
Why is the flag on the truck backwards?

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On September 13, 2012, the Dept of Homeland Security graduated its first class of FEMA Corps youth, aka the Homeland Youth. Image courtesy of DHS.gov.


Last edited 11/20/2012 4:57 PM by NITTANYRAY

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Posted: 11/21/2012 10:02 AM

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And the military is in on this conspiracy as well ... 

I'm clearly not a patriot since I followed this socialist protocol on both uniform and aircraft.  My bad I guess ... 

from: http://www.usflag.org/flagpatch.html

"why is the flag patch "backwards" on military uniforms?

following is a quote from the department of defense website...

"Thank you for your inquiry about the proper placement of the American flag on the uniform of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Army Regulation 670-1, “Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia,” updated most recently September 5, 2003, addresses explicitly the proper and lawful placement of the U.S. flag patch on the Army uniform.

The regulation states that when authorized for application to the proper uniform the American flag patch is to be worn, right or left shoulder, so that “the star field faces forward, or to the flag’s own right. When worn in this manner, the flag is facing to the observer’s right, and gives the effect of the flag flying in the breeze as the wearer moves forward. The appropriate replica for the right shoulder sleeve is identified as the ‘reverse side flag’.”

We appreciate and share your concern for the respectful display of our American flag on the uniform of the U.S. Armed Forces."



Read more: Why is the U.S. flag displayed backwards on military uniforms? | Answerbag http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/335912#ixzz2CryVm3 wY

Civilians often wonder why the US Army Flag Patch is reversed. The answer is: not all Army Flag Patches are reversed, but only those worn on the right shoulder. The reason has to do with proper display of the flag.

The blue field of stars should always be in the highest position of honor. When viewing the flag on a wall, the highest position of honor is the upper left when displayed horizontally, and at the top (upper left) when displayed vertically. When displayed on a "moving object" like a person or vehicle, the highest position of honor is the front, and not the rear; so the field of blue should be displayed to the front.

The same principle applies to the eagle rank of Colonels (or Navy Captains); the eagles' heads are always worn facing forward when worn on the uniform, as the forward-facing eagle is the position of honor within heraldry.

In application, then, flags are displayed on moving vehicles with the blue-star field always displayed towards the front of the vehicle. In this way, the flag appears to be blowing in the wind as the vehicle travels forward (flags are always attached to their flag poles on the blue field side). If the flag were not reversed on the right hand side of the vehicle, the vehicle might appear to be moving backwards (or "retreating").

The next time you visit an airport, notice that the US-flagged aircraft also have a "reverse" flag painted on the right side of the aircraft.

For flag patches worn on uniforms, the same principle applies: the blue star field always faces towards the front, with the red and white stripes behind. Think of the flag, not as a patch, but as a loose flag attached to the Soldier's arm like a flag pole. As the Soldier moves forward, the red and white stripes will flow to the back.

As the proponent for standardization and authorization of heraldry items within the Department of Defense, the Institute of Heraldry addresses the apparent oddity of the reverse flag patch by stating, "When worn on the right sleeve, it is considered proper to reverse the design so that the union is at the observer's right to suggest that the flag is flying in the breeze as the wearer moves forward."

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Last edited 11/21/2012 3:01 PM by LionCat

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Posted: 11/21/2012 10:04 AM

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Posted: 11/21/2012 10:09 AM

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Interesting information LC, thanks for sharing!

As for the FEMA Corps:

"On March 13, 2012, the White House announced an innovative partnership between the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to establish a FEMA-devoted unit of 1,600 service corps members within AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) solely devoted to disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. This partnership builds on the historic collaboration between the two agencies and will enhance the federal government’s disaster capabilities, increase the reliability and diversity of the disaster workforce, promote an ethic of service, expand education and economic opportunity for young people, and achieve significant cost savings for the American taxpayer. When the program is at full operational capability, and in an average disaster year, we expect to see a savings of approximately $60 million in a year."

www.fema.gov/fema-corps

TL;DR it's a branch of AmeriCorps dedicated to disaster response/working with FEMA.

"You get up after a big play," Mauti said, "and you point to the crowd, and the response is so immediate, it’s like being a conductor. It’s so loud, your whole body goes numb. It’s like a drug. So intoxicating."

Last edited 11/21/2012 10:09 AM by Slugsrbad

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Posted: 11/21/2012 10:49 AM

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Am I wrong for thinking that the girl in the link LionCat posted is kinda cute and looks really cool?

Last edited 11/23/2012 4:38 PM by JagdPanther

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Posted: 11/21/2012 11:49 AM

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This year, I'm thankful for those that take the time to be educated and share their information with the rest of us.
Slugsrbad wrote: Interesting information LC, thanks for sharing!

As for the FEMA Corps:

"On March 13, 2012, the White House announced an innovative partnership between the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to establish a FEMA-devoted unit of 1,600 service corps members within AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) solely devoted to disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. This partnership builds on the historic collaboration between the two agencies and will enhance the federal government’s disaster capabilities, increase the reliability and diversity of the disaster workforce, promote an ethic of service, expand education and economic opportunity for young people, and achieve significant cost savings for the American taxpayer. When the program is at full operational capability, and in an average disaster year, we expect to see a savings of approximately $60 million in a year."

www.fema.gov/fema-corps

TL;DR it's a branch of AmeriCorps dedicated to disaster response/working with FEMA.
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Posted: 11/21/2012 12:39 PM

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NITTANYRAY wrote: And what is this new FEMA Corps?
Why is the flag on the truck backwards?

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On September 13, 2012, the Dept of Homeland Security graduated its first class of FEMA Corps youth, aka the Homeland Youth. Image courtesy of DHS.gov.


A better question is, why does NITTANYRAY pollute his mind and this site with wingnut garbage pulled from the anuses of the internet?

this trash came from here: http://www.whiteoutpress.com/a...homeland-youth/  

which for starters, violates Godwin's law in the first sentence... HITLER YOUTH THEY ARE!!! Blarghlglqgh!

Peruse that site. Good stuff if you want to keep tabs on the latest in Arkham Asylum. Other  examples in their "most popular articles" series:

Lady Gaga, Satanism and the Illuminati

or

Obamacare, Wall Street, RFID Chips and 666


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May our lives but swell thy fame, Dear old State, dear old State

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Posted: 11/23/2012 9:29 AM

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Is this the beginning of Obama's home police force reporting to his administration. remeber he made astatement before the 2008 election that he would like a state police force as large asthe national guard.

Can you say Seig Heil!!!
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Posted: 11/23/2012 10:59 AM

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To answer you question in a word 1st - no.

"You get up after a big play," Mauti said, "and you point to the crowd, and the response is so immediate, it’s like being a conductor. It’s so loud, your whole body goes numb. It’s like a drug. So intoxicating."

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Posted: 11/23/2012 11:20 AM

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1stnittanyfan wrote: Is this the beginning of Obama's home police force reporting to his administration. remeber he made astatement before the 2008 election that he would like a state police force as large asthe national guard.

Can you say Seig Heil!!!

With the current administration, I think we'd be saying "Comrade!" before "Sieg Heil!"... now if some of the other candidates the right floated out there had been elected instead, then "Sieg Heil" might have been more appropriate.

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Posted: 11/23/2012 1:53 PM

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The girl in the LionCat link is very cute.  The one in the Slugs link, maybe not so much. 
JagdPanther wrote: Am I wrong for thinking that the girl in that last link is kinda cute and looks really cool?



 
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Posted: 11/23/2012 3:05 PM

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OysterPSU wrote:
1stnittanyfan wrote: Is this the beginning of Obama's home police force reporting to his administration. remeber he made astatement before the 2008 election that he would like a state police force as large asthe national guard.

Can you say Seig Heil!!!

With the current administration, I think we'd be saying "Comrade!" before "Sieg Heil!"... now if some of the other candidates the right floated out there had been elected instead, then "Sieg Heil" might have been more appropriate.

Comrade, or Sieg Heil, neither the America I envision.

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"I will obey the constitution of the United States"
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Posted: 11/23/2012 4:39 PM

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ricked wrote: The girl in the LionCat link is very cute.  The one in the Slugs link, maybe not so much. 
JagdPanther wrote: Am I wrong for thinking that the girl in that last link is kinda cute and looks really cool?
Oops. I didn't even notice Slugsrbad had posted a link.
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Posted: 11/24/2012 8:58 AM

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so I didn't wade through all that crap but was it ever explained why they have armored vehicles?
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Posted: 11/24/2012 9:03 AM

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Not unless it was contained within one of the links provided.  You did get the answer to why the flag is "reversed" though.
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Posted: 11/24/2012 3:03 PM

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Most likely rationale is during Katrina, personnel of all types, including FEMA personnel, were fired on by the populace on a regular basis.

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Posted: 11/24/2012 10:50 PM

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NITTANYRAY wrote: And what is this new FEMA Corps?
Why is the flag on the truck backwards?

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On September 13, 2012, the Dept of Homeland Security graduated its first class of FEMA Corps youth, aka the Homeland Youth. Image courtesy of DHS.gov.



Be afraid, be very afraid. We have won and kept our country from being taken by the forces of evil (red). Our vehicles are armored so that we can get your guns and ammo easier. Our flag only appears to be backward to the forces of the darkness.
We know who our friends are. We are the victors and all you own belongs to us. You fought us and lost, we will deal with you at the proper time.



Different strokes for different folks

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Posted: 11/25/2012 7:25 AM

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rolleyes

“Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this Presidency."
"I will obey the constitution of the United States"
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Posted: 11/25/2012 1:38 PM

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OysterPSU wrote:
1stnittanyfan wrote: Is this the beginning of Obama's home police force reporting to his administration. remeber he made astatement before the 2008 election that he would like a state police force as large asthe national guard.

Can you say Seig Heil!!!

With the current administration, I think we'd be saying "Comrade!" before "Sieg Heil!"... now if some of the other candidates the right floated out there had been elected instead, then "Sieg Heil" might have been more appropriate.

Either way they were dictatorships who began by telling the masses that they were there to help them as they methodically took away their rights and whether they called them Gestapo, Stazi, or Brownshirts they had their own national police force reporting to the party leader and his administration to keep the masses in line.
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Posted: 11/25/2012 5:00 PM

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LionCrzyCurt wrote: Most likely rationale is during Katrina, personnel of all types, including FEMA personnel, were fired on by the populace on a regular basis.
that's pretty crazy to think about


already knew the flag thing btw
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