Thursday, February 19, 2009


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Welcome to the world of Jude St. James...
A few people know that FEMA has constructed approximately 43 primary and over 100 secondary "relocation" facilities to house and constrain refugees from massive natural disasters. Depending on your faith in government this is either completely understandable or more than a little eerie but the power granted to FEMA through recent Executive Orders is a little disturbing.

Executive Order 10995--Authorizes FEMA to seize all communications media in US

Executive Order 10997--Authorizes FEMA to seize all electric poser, petroleum, gas, fuels, and minerals both public and private

Executive Order 10998--Authorizes FEMA to seize all food supplies and resources, public and private, including all farms, lands, and equipment

Executive Order 10999--Authorizes FEMA to seize all means of transport including personal cars, trucks, or vehicles of any kind and total control of all highways, seaports, and waterways

Executive Order 11000--Authorizes the seizure of all American people for federally supervised work forces. If deemed necessary, families may be split up.

Executive Order 11001--Authorizes seizure of all functions of health, education, and welfare

Executive Order 11002--Empowers the postmaster general to conduct a national registration of all persons whereupon families may be separated and members assigned to new areas

Executive Order 11003--Authorizes the take over of all airports and aircraft, commercial, public, and private

Executive Order 11004--Authorizes Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, designate areas to be abandoned, and designate new areas to be repopulated

Executive Order 11005--Authorizes seizure of all railroads, inland waterways, and public storage facilities (presumably including their contents)

Executive Order 11051--Activates FEMA's extended powers during times of increased international or domestic tension (beyond the previous limit of natural disasters/emergencies)

Executive Order 12148--Places FEMA in charge during national security emergencies including, not only natural disasters, but also national unrest, insurrection, or national social crisis

Monday, February 16, 2009

Progress Report

Once again, I risked the ire of my (lesser) boss and demanded a progress report so that you, both devoted readers will know what's going on behind the scenes. The look that came with the answer sent me clawing for cover.

"Still not a damned thing! Except for shorts, and blasted few of those, I haven't made progress on anything. It's no excuse but it's been a madhouse around here—even worse than usual. We had all those strangers (he means relatives) crawling all over the place for the so-called holidays then I had to pack up all my junk and move it to a different place for storage. Twice! Then that bleeding ice storm and moving down into the hybrid tin can/tar paper shack and now I don't even have an office, for screaming out loud! No excuses. Circumstances don't matter—they can't. If you let 'em, you'll starve to death before you get to perfect day to work. I'm just lazy."

Fair enough point, I suppose but, he's right. It has been crazy, even by cat standards. "So, what's coming up?"

"Well, it looks like I'll be at Midsouth Con the end of March, so there's my spring convention on the schedule. As far as writing, I got a bunch more papers from Drexler on nanotech but I think I'm going to hold off on more research until I get farther into the story. 'Tales Out of Miskatonic' is still supposed to come out sometime this year. 'Calamity's Child' is still being serialized over at RGR. Still no takers on 'Troll Snot' or 'Red Scythian'. That leaves me working on 'Chuin Sarte's Wall'; probably starting over again and trying to focus on character's more. I don't like the beginning—feels flat. Normally, I'd say just keep on writing and fix it after the book's done but, since I've been DOA so long, I think a restart is probably justified."

"Anything else?"

"Probably but I'm tired. Go away, cat. Your blog posts are non-billable hours."

And there we are. Anyone not already on the Mewses list who wants to kibitz on CSW as it gets grinding again, shoot me an email and I'll add you to the list. While you're at it, let me know if I should talk the Thin Man into another contest.