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Its a little too soon to bring Hanna into the mix with Gustav barrelling down on Louisiana but it certainly is worth the mention for us on the East Coast.

Weather Underground Hanna Page

National Hurricane Center

Storm track


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BlackWater is compiling a list of qualified “armed” security personnel for possible deployment into areas affected by Hurricane Gustav. According to Citizens for Legitimate government’s website the information below was disseminated from an email on 29 August 2008 from BlackWater Worldwide.  My opinion BlackWater has no business on the streets of the US. Never has never will.

Source: Citizens for Legitimate Government

Applicants must meet all items listed under the respective Officer posting and be US citizens. Contract length is TBD.

Law Enforcement Officers (all criteria must apply)
1. Current sworn [may be full time, part time or reserve]
2. With arrest powers
3. Armed status (must indicate Armed and/or Semi Auto. Revolver only not accepted) expiration must be greater than 60 days out
4. Departmental credentials (not just a badge)
Armed Security Officers (all criteria must apply)

Only from the following states: OR, WA, CA, NV, NM, AZ, TX, FL, GA, SC, NC, VA, MD, IL, OK
1. Current/active/licensed/registered armed security officer
2. All training verification [unarmed and armed certificates of completion]
3. Current state issued face card indicting armed status [expiration must be greater than 60 days out]

Is this really necessary? The National Guard should be able to handle any aspect of security. Don’t you think? The email should have said “unarmed need not apply.” Nauseating!

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