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Obama's H1N1 national emergency declaration could invoke FEMA response to pandemic has an opinion piece Mon. Oct. 26, 2009, about Obama's declaration of a national emergency in response to a "pandemic."

"What are these people not telling us?

"Something doesn't add up here. Why would the U.S. government need to declare a national emergency to enable hospitals to handle a flood of sick people when there is no flood of sick people (and the pandemic seems to be fizzling out)?

"This is more like the kind of preparation you might expect in advance of a biological terrorism attack, not for a flu that appears no more dangerous than the seasonal sniffles."

New Yorker profiles Kroll

Oct. 19, 2009, edition of The New Yorker has a long profile of Jules Kroll. It's only available online to subscribers, but may become generally available when it's no longer the current issue. Lots of interesting detail about his business, including his selling of Kroll Inc to Marsh McLennan in 2004, but absolutely no mention is made of the crucial location of both companies' offices in WTC on 9/11. It can be viewed in the digital edition at