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NEWS: U.S. plans high-tech system to monitor seas

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posted on Jan, 15 2005 @ 12:04 PM
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The Bush Administration announced a new plan Friday that will protect areas of the Atlantic, Gulf coasts and Caribbean that currently have no tsunami warning system in place. The new system will add 25 new high-tech buoys attached to pressure recorders on the ocean floor to our current warning system. Initial costs are expected to be around $37.5 million that will have an annual operating cost of $24.5 million annually.
 



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The Bush administration unveiled a $37.5 million plan Friday to erect a tsunami warning system designed to protect the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of the United States by mid-2007.
The plan would dramatically increase the size of the warning network in the Pacific Ocean and erect similar safeguards for the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf coasts, officials of the White House science office said. Operating the system would cost about $24.5 million annually.
To help monitor the seas for tsunami waves, the plan envisions a network of 38 high-tech buoys attached to pressure recorders on the ocean floors. Twenty-five buoys would be added to the six now in the Pacific, including two as back-ups to existing ones off the coast of Alaska.



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It is nice to see that our current administration acted so quickly after last month’s tragic tsunami. Now people that live on the east coast will have a warning system in place that can prevent a similar occurrence here. Granted it will not prevent any damage, however it will help save human lives.

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posted on Jan, 15 2005 @ 03:08 PM
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Concidering the frequency of tsunami occurances on that scale of devistation, I would think this money would be better spent watching for astroids or maybe even terrorists.

But that is a logical call, not a political one.

-Scott



posted on Jan, 15 2005 @ 03:34 PM
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Originally posted by Nemithesis
Concidering the frequency of tsunami occurances on that scale of devistation, I would think this money would be better spent watching for astroids or maybe even terrorists.

But that is a logical call, not a political one.

Logical to watch for all three- and vulcanism, too. What Bush knows- that most of us are sleeping on- is that a previous American Empire was wiped out by a tsunami caused by earth movements that happen far more often than meteor hits:

"Many great and wonderful deeds are recorded of your state in our histories. But one of them exceeds all the rest in greatness and valour. For these histories tell of a mighty power which unprovoked made an expedition against the whole of Europe and Asia, and to which your city put an end. This power came forth out of the Atlantic Ocean, for in those days the Atlantic was navigable; and there was an island situated in front of the straits which are by you called the Pillars of Heracles; the island was larger than Libya and Asia put together, and was the way to other islands, and from these you might pass to the whole of the opposite continent which surrounded the true ocean; for this sea which is within the Straits of Heracles is only a harbour, having a narrow entrance, but that other is a real sea, and the surrounding land may be most truly called a boundless continent. Now in this island of Atlantis there was a great and wonderful empire which had rule over the whole island and several others, and over parts of the continent, and, furthermore, the men of Atlantis had subjected the parts of Libya within the columns of Heracles as far as Egypt, and of Europe as far as Tyrrhenia. This vast power, gathered into one, endeavoured to subdue at a blow our country and yours and the whole of the region within the straits; and then, Solon, your country shone forth, in the excellence of her virtue and strength, among all mankind...

"But afterwards there occurred violent earthquakes and floods; and in a single day and night of misfortune all your warlike men in a body sank into the earth, and the island of Atlantis in like manner disappeared in the depths of the sea."

Plato, The Timaeus, 360 BCE

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posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 01:02 PM
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So now in this new day and age we will be warned just before "in a single day and night of misfortune all your warlike men in a body sank into the earth, and the island of (Americas) in like manner disappeared in the depths of the sea"

So the entire country can go insane while the powerful and the wealthy can get airborne. Good plan!



posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 01:18 PM
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The whole of the US is not going to go underwater....and in case you haven't noticed the most warlike of people at this moment are radical Muslims. As i have said in another thread, the US and coalition were in two wars.... Muslim extremists are in over half of the world conflicts at this moment....

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posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 01:30 PM
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Well, maybe these new hight tec buoys can serve as subdetectors, or ELF relay stations as well to communicate with own subs?

The most evident millitary angle would be to prevent grounding of subs such as happened in guam...


I can't help but feeling that Bush rides the waves of the tsunami and global warming to put more spy-satellites in orbit and under water under the flag of Geowatching, also the chinese are planning to put a massive amount of "weathersatellites" in space, yeah right, like they can't get good weatherpredictions from watching CNN
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But I could be paranoid...


There is a positive side to all these dual purpose machinery, maybe with the all-seing-eye in place Bush might see for himselve that we might be screwing up the environment beyond repair and that this has to be adressed...


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[edit on 16-1-2005 by Countermeasures]



posted on Jan, 17 2005 @ 12:02 PM
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There is a positive side to all these dual purpose machinery, maybe with the all-seing-eye in place Bush might see for himselve that we might be screwing up the environment beyond repair and that this has to be adressed...


Or not.
Same as with the mad cow scare, govn't and big business aren't going to look for things they don't want to find.
It's the Ostridge Effect.



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