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November 8, 2013

Friday Free Forum

Filed under: General Homeland Security — by Philip J. Palin on November 8, 2013

On this date in 1898 the elected (bi-racial) government of Wilmington, North Carolina was overthrown by armed white supremacists. ¬†This is sometimes referred to as the only coup d’etat in United States history. (See more from National Public Radio.)

This day in 1913 was the fourth consecutive day of the Great Lakes “White Hurricane.” ¬†With 90 mph wind gusts and up to 24 inches of snow, the storm was blamed for the deaths of over 250.

On this date in 1988 the Odyssey, a British-owned oil tanker, caught fire and sank in heavy seas 900 miles east of Newfoundland, spilling about a million barrels of oil. All 27 crew members were presumed dead.

Today Typhoon Haiyan came ashore in the Philippines with 195 mph winds and a wind-field encompassing most of the nation of islands.

What’s on your mind related to homeland security?

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Comment by William R. Cumming

November 8, 2013 @ 5:00 am

How will long will Rand Beers be Acting Secretary?

When will the QHSR be finalized?

Will any component of DHS be eliminated between now
and January 20, 2017?

Some statutory authorities of DHS sunset! Is there a list?

A new EO was issued by the President impacting DHS on 10/23/2013! Why no discussion on this blog?

Comment by William R. Cumming

November 8, 2013 @ 5:02 am

How many WH czars impact DHS?

Comment by William R. Cumming

November 8, 2013 @ 5:05 am

What legislation has the WH allowed DHS to propose to Congress since DHS was created?

Comment by Philip J. Palin

November 8, 2013 @ 5:34 am

Bill, I’m not sure which EO you are referencing. This one? http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/11/01/executive-order-preparing-united-states-impacts-climate-change

Comment by William R. Cumming

November 8, 2013 @ 6:16 am

Phil! I erroneously relied on another blog for my info.

The EO you linked might be worth discussion!

Comment by Claire B. Rubin

November 8, 2013 @ 10:50 am

The newest EO on climate change deserves a close look. But no one has done that so far.

Comment by Planning and Emergency Response

November 10, 2013 @ 12:27 am


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