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In case you missed these videos when they were released in December 2011, here they are again.

NDAA/FEMA 72-hour notice/MTV Commercial

MTV warns Martial Law in America 1

MTV warns Martial Law in America 2

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Capella University is now offering an online Master’s degree in Homeland Security. If you’re just starting out, you can get a Bachelor’s degree in Homeland Security as well.

Capella’s MS in Homeland Security prepares you to be a leader in this growing field by equipping you with vital skills in homeland security preparedness, mitigation, and management; cross-functional and media communications; infrastructure, cyber, and border security; and threat analysis and resolution. You will learn from faculty who are leaders in the field, with experience working directly for or with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Security Agency (NSA), and other federal, state, local, and tribal agencies. To strengthen the collaboration skills important to managing crisis situations, you’ll participate in Capella’s cutting- edge simulation, Riverbend City, where you will step into various public service leadership roles. By the end of the program, you will have a professional portfolio that demonstrates your homeland security skills and proves your understanding of the concepts that qualify you to be a leader in the field. People who earn this degree often pursue leadership positions in homeland security, emergency management, law enforcement, business continuity, information security, and other public and private sector security and crisis management roles.

I think if I were rich, I’d go ahead and get this degree just because it’s so damned funny. It’s just hard to take such a degree seriously when everything about the “university” screams diploma mill.

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It seems the cylons had a plan too. Then, somewhere in season 3 they seemed to lose sight of what it was. The US government assures us, though, that they know what they’re doing.

It’s called the Personal Localized Alert Network or PLAN. Presidential and local emergency messages as well as Amber Alerts would appear on cell phones equipped with special chips and software.

Ah, “special” software. That means the government is telling you that the PLAN will help in emergencies, you’ll end of having it be required equipment, and you won’t be able to turn it off.

The Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Emergency Management Agency said the system would also warn about terrorist attacks and natural disasters.

Verizon and AT&T, the nation’s largest cell phone carriers, are already on board. Consumers would be able to opt out of all but those presidential messages.

You see, you can opt out, for now. Except to hear the president, which will soon be all the messages. This announcement comes right after the death of Osama bin Laden and the new, made-up, but super scary terror alerts. You should be more scared of the government and these new chips than any terrorist on the planet.

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