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Check and Balance on $ will help disaster relief.

I have a free eBook supported by a change.org petition to check and balance money. One of the many national security reasons I cite for doing this is lapse of disaster relief in emergencies. It can be easily argued that leaving such efforts in the hands of organizations such as the Red Cross is ineffective when people need it most.


While people struggle with money; they are not thinking about being prepared for life threatening events such as natural disaster or war. They are fighting the here and now of needs. The way I suggest applying this check and balance is through a non-combative branch of the military I call the Human Expedition which would be able to utilize pre-existing resources to reduce our national debt and ultimately at one point, replace Social Security for roughly 1/3 of what we currently spend on it.


This plan is designed to help people up once they bottom out from life's many monetary needs. While people are at the mercy of monetary leverage; they are willing to do unnatural and ruthless deeds to make ends meet. It will change debt from being a way of life to surplus. People in turn will find faith in a system that empowers them in ways they thought the American Dream always would.


A democracy is only as strong as it's people. I do not want to know how strong we are when we are not as strong as we can be.


We can only help each other if we are in positions to help one another. Thank you for reading.


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Submitted by in Sep 2013

Comments (4)

  1. You bring up some valid points but I see Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COADs) taking on this role in the future such as we're beginning to see spring up here in Hancock County Indiana.
    in Sep 2013
  2. The posting ‘Check and Balance on $ will help disaster relief’ is flawed in respect to the aspect of monetary limits to disaster relief efforts and provisioning of relief capabilities and lacks consideration to variances in magnitude to a given incident event requiring differing levels and types of resource expenditure (material, financial, volunteer, etc.). The posting mischaracterizes the American Red Cross as a private organization when in fact ARC is a quasi Federal Corporation and has and is providing reliable and dependable emergency support functions (ESF-6 and ESF-8) on an ongoing basis. The above posting further suggests a non-combative branch of the military which is contrary to deployment of the National Guard. The above posting appears to suggest a contrary application to that of the National Response Framework and National Incident Management System. Plans, training, and equipment, and the capabilities they represent, are validated through exercises. The above suggestions of the posting appear to lack validation.
    in Oct 2013
  3. As far as ARC is concerned; when more then half of disaster relief donations for almost every occurrence in recent history go sit in a bank and still to this day collects interest while people do without the help...is not something I would call effective even if it serves some function. (Look up South-East Asia Tsunami's relief efforts for example.)Just because we pretend we are handling a problem doesn't mean we are. Both home and aboard; it has been seen time and time again that little gets done for the amount donated to any given event/disaster that is there. I am not saying I do not like ARC or that they are terrible but we can do better. If we are to have a relief system...it needs to be there for everyone; not just some that get lucky in the moment.

    Those who comment on this idea without reading the free eBook that explains the concept; make yourselves obvious. My strategy is validated by history and the people who have already been left behind by the system they place their faith and pay their taxes into. If my idea lacks validation to you...you don't see the pivotal national security issues money causes the population when it comes to self-defense (probably because you aren't looking and/or don't care)...which is thoroughly explained through many reasons in my publication. The Human Expedition would take nothing away from the National Guard. There is nothing contrary or contradictory about working together. The Human Expedition is meant to add to what we already have...not to try & replace anything right away except poverty. At one point programs in place now would become obsolete because of the lapse of need they leave to be desired.

    The issue I see with (COADS) fulfilling the entire role of relief is that religious based organizations can pick and choose who they help when push comes to shove in certain situations and through outside organizations, not all needs will be met to our capacity...meaning that there will be more we could have done to be prepared.

    I know meeting all needs is unrealistic yet there is no excuse for what is currently happening. Having an empowered population can and will mean victory over defeat if we ever have to go on defense against an allied enemy invasion. We would be foolish to think no one would dare. We can do better and at some point; we will need to. It's a fact poverty is limiting the potential of our people.
    in Oct 2013
  4. Timothy Rodgers, Human Expedition comments to ARC are vague, uncertain, and unspecific as to;
    1) South-East Asia Tsunami's relief efforts and does not identify a specific sample group to support lacking rendition of aid and assistance.
    2) Does not specially address ARC’s Federal Charter regarding performance of purpose intents and goals pertaining to items of content within that charter.,
    3) Fails to specifically address ARC’s role in NRF/NIMS.ICS Emergency Support Functions #6 and #8 regarding purported lack of rendition of mission activities.,
    4) Attempts to ‘SLAM’ ARC for ‘South-East Asia Tsunami's relief efforts’ but fails to address ARC relationship and posture in regard to the International Red Cross, Red Crescent, and ARC pertaining to rendition of mission activities relating to the ARC CHARTER within the USA in contrast to abroad.,
    5) Eludes to funds retained in financial institutions gaining interest but fails to specifically address quantity of funds and interest amounts in regard to specific amounts required for South-East Asia Tsunami's relief efforts and ongoing relief efforts required within the USA.,
    6) Fails to address and acknowledge NRF/NIMS/ICS principals of organizations retaining their own identities within the emergency management system and the responsibilities of Administrations Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) relationships to NGOs.

    Timothy Rodgers, Human Expedition unfairly casts doubt as to inclusion of COADs by suggestion of ‘PICK-AND-CHOOSE’ without addressing specific facts to support that very assertion. In a departure from offering a solution or resolution to the emergency management scenario, the logic is ‘FLIPPED’ to a political solution regarding the disposition of Social Security.

    COADs are mainly Public-Private-Partnerships with business and community organizations in contrast to religious organizations. Might it ever be suggested that the opposites painted with too broad of a brush? “We can do better and at some point; we will need to. It's a fact poverty is limiting the potential of our people”? Timothy Rodgers, Human Expedition fails to define that poverty-line and does not specifically address the solution to that perceived poverty as it specifically relates to emergency management and rendition of the ‘HIGH-LEVEL-MISSION-OBJECTIVE’. Recognition that government at all levels cannot manage disasters alone means that communities need the opportunity to draw on their full potential to operate effectively. Empowering local action requires allowing members of the communities to lead—not follow—in identifying priorities, organizing support, implementing programs, and evaluating outcomes. Leveraging and strengthening existing social infrastructure, networks, and assets means investing in the social, economic, and political structures that make up daily life and connecting them to emergency management programs. Including partners such as representatives from for-profit and nonprofit private sector organizations and individuals from the community in preparedness activities (e.g., emergency management exercises) is a way to maintain momentum. Businesses play a key role in building resilient communities. As businesses consider what they need to do to survive a disaster or emergency, as outlined in their business continuity plans, it is equally important that they also consider what their customers will need in order to survive. Without customers and employees, businesses will fail. The ongoing involvement of businesses in preparedness activities paves the way to economic and social resiliency within their communities.
    in Oct 2013

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