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Jade Helm 15, a military exercise, brings wild speculation in Texas about ‘martial law’

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Green Berets assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) clear rooms inside a compound during a training mission held Feb. 20 at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. (Photo by Capt. Thomas Cieslak/ U.S. Army)

 


 

For a made-up military mission, Jade Helm 15 is impressively elaborate: The two-month simulation planned for this summer spans much of the Southwest, requiring special forces from four branches of the military to carry out covert operations amid “hostile” territory in Texas, Utah and part of California.

In at least one of those states, hostility toward the operation has begun a few months early. Online and at in-person meetings, many Texans have expressed suspicion and outright opposition to the project. Some are understandably worried about how it’ll affect their daily lives, while conspiracy theorists claim it’s an attempt to institute martial law, possibly in collusion with Wal-Mart.

 

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In response, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has ordered the State Guard to monitor federal troops there during the exercise.

“During the training operation, it is important that Texans know their safety, constitutional rights, private property right and civil liberties will not be infringed,” Abbott wrote in a letter to Maj. Gen. Gerald Betty of the Texas State Guard Tuesday.

 

Events for the exercise are outlined in a map among unclassified documents posted online last month. Army sources have verified to The Washington Post that the map is legitimate.

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U.S. Army Special Operations Command said simulated exercises like this are routine, though they are rarely so broad in size and scope, and that the public won’t experience any disruption in their day-to-day lives, since the entire operation takes place in pre-coordinated remote areas.

But that hasn’t convinced some Texans.

 

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OFF GRID SHOWER – NO ELECTRICITY – TANKLESS WATER HEATERS

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Camping and Outdoor Shower – The Eccotemp L5 LP Gas Tankless Water Heater works very well for remote hot water needs. We’ve tested this heater in many different applications and the 5L Propane seems to be best suited for campers, camping, motor homes, outdoor showers, remote showers, cabins, cottages and pet grooming/dog washing or bathing.

What makes this tankless water heater perfect is that it requires no electricity to operate. It ignites with 2 D cell batteries, so all you need is a water source and a BBQ size propane tank.

 

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You can use gravity feed for this heater as long as you have 5 PSI of water pressure and a minimum of 1/2 gallon of flow per minute. That’s pretty easy to accomplish, so many campers use this tankless water heater with bladder bags or 5 gallon buckets suspended from a tree.

Use your imagination and we know you can think of many other uses for our tankless water heaters – How about off grid water heating? See, we thought of another one.

 

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