DISASTER CAPITALISM: NEWSOME’S CA FIRE BOARD COULD OPERATE IN

DISASTER CAPITALISM: NEWSOM’S CA FIRE BOARD COULD OPERATE IN ...

If you've been concerned about the strange weather of late, and are entertaining hypotheses of "weather warfare", "geoengineering" and "disaster capitalism", you might want to ponder the implications of this short little gem shared by B.:

Proposed wildfire board could operate partly in secret

That's right; Nuttyfornia Governor Gavin Mewsom Newsom has proposed taking the proposed wildfires "advisory board" at least partly black:

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing to create a new advisory board to help set standards that electric companies must follow to prevent wildfires. But the board could operate partially in secret.

The Wildfire Safety Advisory Board would make recommendations to officials at the state Public Utilities Commission. But their communications could be withheld from the public.

It would have to hold meetings in public but would not have to follow other provisions of the state's open meetings law.

I don't know about you, but I find this whole idea more than just a bit suspicious, and grist for the mill for some high octane speculation. The timing of this, for one thing, is very suspicious, especially in the light of the recently promulgated FASB56 federal accounting regulations, which in my opinion simply take the entire federal budget black, and remove any last vestiges of oversight and accountability from the process. In such a financial world, money can be "disappeared" and used for almost anything, such as buying up land on the cheap after a few convenient fires (Nuttyfornia) or floods (the American heartland). In such a world, states would be forced to create secret panels and boards to oversee their end of the process, which is what I strongly suspect we're looking at here.

But there's something else perhaps enforcing this new move to secrecy and lack of accountability and oversight at the state level, and it's that recent offer of help and assistance to the massively geoengineered state from the federal Department of Defense:

California Turns to U.S. Defense Department Technology to Battle Wildfires

If you're one of those who, like me, suspect that there are many reasons to believe that the recent fires in that state were not entirely "natural" but the result of deliberate planning and action, and thus examples of "disaster capitalism", then ponder the implications of these paragraphs from the KTLA article:

The Defense Department has agreed to provide information from a Cold War-era military satellite to help spot new wildfires, and Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan gave the California National Guard blanket approval through year’s end to use unmanned drones to map fires, count destroyed houses and spot survivors.

“We finally got a breakthrough with the Pentagon,” Newsom said as he opened a day-long Emergency Management Preparedness Summit intended to help state and local officials better prepare for wildfires and other disasters.

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“We’re just working more collaboratively with the federal government on technology and procuring access to technology that we haven’t had access before, for fires primarily,” Newsom said. “Leading edge technology — that’s the bottom line.”

In addition to the satellite technology, Shanahan is allowing the National Guard to use its unmanned drones on any CalFire operation through year’s end. Previously, state officials had to get separate Defense Department approval each time they wanted to use the drones, though they’ve been used periodically since 2013.

“Now they’re pretty much integrated into our standard operating procedure for response because they’re so useful both for fire mapping and for damage assessment,” Baldwin said.

It's that aspect "coordination" and "mapping" that, of course, could serve a double purpose, not just of mapping fires and coordinating responses, but mapping and coordinating where to start them.

That is, of course, high octane speculation, but in the FASB56 world, and giving states access to spy satellite technology, there's nothing to prevent an oversight board operating partly in secret from doing just that. (And, of course, there's nothing to prevent states from acquiring their own space-based platforms to do the same thing. After all, if corporations are now allowed into space, why not states and provinces?).

So where's the proof in the pudding, so to speak? Well, I suspect it's this: do you recall those strange eminent domain laws recently passed in Washington state after pressure from the U.S. military, that basically set aside standard eminent domain procedures if land is deemed necessary to the military? If so, then if my high octane speculation about the real meaning of this "oversight board" may indicate that similar eminent domain laws will eventually have to come out of Sacramento as well. In other words, it's a story to watch, and watch closely...

See you on the flip side...

9 thoughts on “ DISASTER CAPITALISM: NEWSOM’S CA FIRE BOARD COULD OPERATE IN ...”

  1. “they’re so useful both for fire mapping and for damage assessment,” and dropping incendiaries… Bombs Away and We’re OK (/ The Police song).
    Simon Townshend / The Who must have been doing predictive programming for weather control when they sang It’s an Eminent Front. (people forget)

  2. Not one to add a flash point to your “high octane speculations,” but one has been reviewing some past history from the mid 1900’s for the sake of keeping busy these days. It doesn’t take much to ponder that time frame, say, 1920’s – 1940’s, and what became of worldly affairs afterwards. Some of the items one has been checking into have been who were the Geopoliticians then and what methods did they use, namely by way of laborers and raw materials, while manipulating social understanding of the peoples through concocted explanations to gain their fanatical support. There were several large groupings of very desperate people seeking relief from the carnage of the Great War among other things. It seems a lot those folks, perhaps you’ve heard of several of those dictator types by now (heh), . . . they wanted to keep things secret, too, to surprise pacified treaty laden neighbors with a Bang! or two.

    Super snooping satts says most of what the ‘S’s” in secrets are likely about. One is reminded of a phrase a certain group used to use (and, secretly still does) – “In God We Trust – All Others Are Monitored.” Their nifty toys have become quite fun as much as they’ve become astonishingly informative (too informative for some folks with secrets they’d rather keep hidden from sight), if not more sophisticated and far reaching. One should point out, though, that they’re likely very hackable, too. . . Has anyone taken a look at the weather satts lately? There’s quite a brew mixing from west to east.

  3. Sings DoD to California citizens: “This land ain’t your land, this land is our land, from California to the New York islands, from the Red Wood forests to the Gulf Stream waters, this land belongs to not you but me.”

    Explanation: We can enforce this because we’re DoD and you’re little old you. You gotta problem, talk to your Congressman. Oh, by the way, we own him, too.

  4. Robert Barricklow

    Before I even read the post; as I know, from it’s headlined title – I want to say this was very much on my mind. I’m reading: The Fate of Food/What We’ll Eat In A Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World by Amanda Little. As I read it, I wanted to shout at the author/You got it wrong! It’s disaster capitalism dummy!
    [Now to the post.]

    Taking partly black.
    He could have said: Let’s face it these elections are a farce. I’m a corporate/Deep State shill and this charade is too expensive; so, I’m going partly black. The TV side will be televised. The real ugly side will do business[read disaster capitalism] in the dark w/o cameras or any pesky public accountability.

    The DOD is using satellite technology to target areas of hot intere$t. Unmanned drones? Some of witch would be of the killer variety to eliminate any untoward investigations of what’s really going on.
    We finally got an offer we couldn’t refuse w/the Pentagon.
    Eminent domain means precisely that: it’s eminent that your domain will be owned by “them”.
    This expropriation technique has been going on for some time. Now it can be cloaked in law, as legal.

  5. “Breakthrough with the Pentagon”? Who do they think they’re kidding? If we are to believe what they have announced about “full spectrum dominance”, there is hardly an inch of ground left that is not regularly watched.

  6. anakephalaiosis

    SQUARE POINT THEATER 62
    When spooks get going,
    they get spooky every time
    playing with matches.

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