Thursday, June 4, 2015

Something in the air

As if Flint, Michigan didn't have enough of an image problem, apparently the military's settled in there for round of urban military exercises.

I wonder if the military considered holding similar exercises in Dearborn, Michigan?

Naw. Dearborn's probably off limits due to political correctness.

Update: A guy with a video camera caught up with an "army" guy acting as "security" while the exercise in Flint was setting off explosions. Yes, the camera guy seems to have an agenda of his own, but why are explosions being set off without warning in a neighborhood, and there's no one there to address startled neighbors' concerns in an official capacity?

The military's been doing training exercises in and around American cities for more than 25 years. But in the current political climate, where the EPA and other regulatory agencies grab more control over our lives, where the president has virtually opened our borders, and where Congress passes legislation shrouded in secrecy, exercises like this take on an entirely different and provocative tone compared to how things were done in the past.

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