posted on Jan, 19 2007 @ 06:05 PM
Your local Supermarket!!!!
In many parts of Texas, we had snow earlier in the week. Not Unprecedented; it's just that the last 3 or 4 winters have been so warm that people
have gotten out of the habit of winterizing their cars and pantries.
But the recent snowstorm closed highways, schools, and government services of all stripes.
A lot of people were caught shorthanded --- only a little bread, eggs, milk, diapers, fem-hy, etc.
So, the authorities predicted the possibility of a foot or more of snow, and the news went crazy crazy CRAZY with the news that
"stores throughout the region are running low on basic supplies like bread and milk! The Power could fail! Natural Gas heating could be disrupted
News team after newsteam covered the checkout lines of the local Walmart and Albertson's, showing empty shelves, and wondering what would happen if
the lights went out. And they even ran GROCERY commercials during the news . . .
And here we are Friday night, and its basically, a quarter inch of freezing rain, with a few flakes.
I think the groceries may have called the news teams, and "invited" them to film the breaking news of people buying cans of soup. No interviews
with the weather service, or fema or TX DOT, or any kind of civil authorities . . . just the grocery stores. . . not even the local homeless shelter
(where the real stories are.)
Anyone ELSE notice this?
(edit for bold)
[edit on 19-1-2007 by dr_strangecraft]