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Bolster
04-18-2012, 21:45
Make money prepping! ...only catch, you have to live on an AmeriCorps stipend...

"The White House has announced a new partnership between the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) that will establish a FEMA-devoted unit of 1,600 service corps members within the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corp (NCCC) solely devoted to disaster preparedness, response and recovery..."

"Cecilia Muñoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, added that FEMA Corps “helps communities recover. It trains young people, helps them pay for college, and it doesn’t cost taxpayers an additional dime... this is a program you can be proud of. This is really government at its best.”

http://www.hstoday.us/briefings/today-s-news-analysis/single-article/white-house-launches-fema-corps-program-for-disaster-preparedness/e2acac2be52e79d20c207af8c5d5b7ae.html

Carry16
04-18-2012, 22:51
Kind of makes you feel warm and cozy doesn't it :faint:

RatDrall
04-19-2012, 04:31
I can't imagine having to go into a city during a disaster.

DrSticky
04-19-2012, 07:40
I wonder if they get uniforms or just a fancy armband.

4Rules
04-19-2012, 08:54
"Don't all the interns get Glocks?" (http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/The_Life_Aquatic_with_Steve_Zissou)

http://www.imfdb.org/w/images/thumb/b/b7/LifeAq_27.jpg/800px-LifeAq_27.jpg

Bilbo Bagins
04-19-2012, 13:47
"Don't all the interns get Glocks?" (http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/The_Life_Aquatic_with_Steve_Zissou)

http://www.imfdb.org/w/images/thumb/b/b7/LifeAq_27.jpg/800px-LifeAq_27.jpg

That is one of the strangest movies I ever seen, bizarre but funny as heck.

eyelikeglasses
04-19-2012, 18:35
I can't imagine having to go into a city during a disaster.
Someone could join, be in the loop, and then not show up at said disaster.:whistling: Just sayin':wavey:. It would be a great source of intel.

ETA: I might be looking for a job!

cyrsequipment
04-19-2012, 18:44
Someone could join, be in the loop, and then not show up at said disaster.:whistling: Just sayin':wavey:. It would be a great source of intel.

ETA: I might be looking for a job!

Well, now that you just posted that comment on the internet, good luck...:whistling:

eyelikeglasses
04-19-2012, 18:52
I'm really worried.

pugman
04-20-2012, 10:37
Obama increasing the size of government?

Say it isn't so...

"Won't cost the taxpayer an additional dime?"

You are creating 1600 new jobs...which you are recruiting from existing government workers, right?

Think they won't refill those old positions?

"This is really government at its best?"

If this is true...we are screwed.

Bolster
04-20-2012, 11:38
I read the stipend is around $1K per month... so, $12K per year. Reports from AmeriCorps hires are that they eat lots of top ramen and stay in overcrowded apartments to get by.

I don't know if they're recruiting from existing government drones or not (I'd guess not, since your average gubbermint employee is doing much better than the private sector), but you can bet that the 1600 number will get added to some phoney baloney jobs report and be touted as evidence of how Obama has "saved the economy" by adding jobs.

Jobs that are not even competitive to McDonald's in pay. But the media would never look into the type of job created...under Obama, at least.

I remember the media was very interested in the quality of jobs created under Bush, and he was regularly mocked for creating "burger flipper jobs." I'm certain Obie will get nothing but praise for "creating" even more miserable jobs.

cowboywannabe
04-20-2012, 12:00
where did the money come from to increase the federal government?

pugman
04-20-2012, 12:23
where did the money come from to increase the federal government?

The 50% of us stupid enough to continue paying taxes

Chindo18Z
04-20-2012, 14:22
1600 completely legal, low level, domestic open source intelligence collectors...

Primarily assigned to population centers...vice rural areas.

Plugged into every state/local emergency response & political network...

Compiling lists: Who is who...who has what...who is a player...who is not.

All the while monitoring the social and political temperature.

Baby Steps.

TactiCool
04-20-2012, 18:12
They're recruiting kids aged 18-24, and 'service' begins in August:

http://www.fema.gov/about/employees/femacorps.shtm

http://www.fema.gov/about/employees/faq_femacorps.shtm

Also, its not just 1,600 new members. That is just the beginning, from the FAQ:

2) this partnership creates a program that will provide an increasing number of meaningful service opportunities for thousands of FEMA Corps Members and prepare them for careers in emergency management and other related fields, building depth in the emergency management community

I admit, this does worry me.

Bolster
04-20-2012, 18:46
Compiling lists: Who is who...who has what...who is a player...who is not.

All the while monitoring the social and political temperature.

Baby Steps.

Whenever I bring this up (the tracking of preppers), I'm mocked for being a tinfoil-hat, and told "no way does the government have the capacity or interest to track preppers." To wit:

Come on, the gov't can barely maintain accurate records of highly sensitive things like medical records, you think they have the money and resources to create a chainsaw database?...The gov't is actually going a GOOD THING by making these folks realize their helplessness and maybe improve their situation....Sheesh, you guys see black helicopters and alien probes in everything :)

Chindo18Z
04-20-2012, 20:32
Plugged into every state/local emergency response & political network...

Whenever I bring this up (the tracking of preppers),...

Macro to Micro. Macro first. After the program matures...there will be an interest in "micro".

As in every organization, they start out as interns. Later they become full time civil servants...and eventually management. Working in Intel/Crisis Management Fusion Centers across the USA...shoulder to shoulder with FEMA, Nat Guard, LEO, Federal LEO, etc.

Some will evolve to be True Believers in the Nanny State.

lawman800
04-21-2012, 12:38
They are already believers in the nanny state.

bdcochran
04-21-2012, 16:57
Whatever happened to the promised training of 500,000 first responders?

Bolster
04-21-2012, 17:36
Whatever happened to the promised training of 500,000 first responders?

Whoa, whoa, hang on there. From what I've learned watching the media, objective or empirical questions like this, regarding the president's promises or performance, are racist.

You can't ask questions like that, of this Man:

http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j435/Bolsterman/ObamaLikeJesusChristSm.jpg

(Photo taken by me of artwork for sale in Fayetteville, NC.)