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Sydney urged to prepare survival kits and 'Get Ready'

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posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 05:55 PM
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The Mayor of Sydney has initiated a new campaign entitled, "Let's Get Ready Sydney" which is intended to prepare people for terrorist attacks, natural disasters and other emergencies. People that live in the city are urged to prepare a "Go Bag" equipped with a flash-light, extra batteries, radio, water, extra house keys & running shoes.



An accompanying website - www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/getreadysydney - advises residents that "you can carry your cat in a cotton pillow case", while city workers should pack important items into a "grab and go" drawer.

The campaign booklet advises people to pick an "emergency buddy" and flee to one of three CBD safety sites at Darling Harbour, Hyde Park or the Domain if disaster strikes.

The suggested Go Bag contents include disposable gloves, a phone card, medication, scissors and a portable radio tuned to pick up instructions that will be broadcast in an emergency.


I'm sure this is being announced now because of the impending APEC Summit that will be held here in early September. I know it's good to be prepared, but is this a fear campaign that is a bit over the top? Being told to Get Ready and pack your running shoes is slightly more in-your-face than simply "be prepared" don't you think?

Here's the original article from today's paper:

www.smh.com.au...


And here's the link to the official site:

www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au...




posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 06:42 PM
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What is the difference in them preparing people or us?

www.ready.gov...



posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 07:06 PM
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Since this is the older of two threads on this subject, I will post here. There also seems to be some fear of a polio outbreak in Australia.

Here in the US, it's fear of a TB outbreak. A couple of weeks ago someone escaped with a "form of contagious TB" was on our local news last night here in Arkansas. (The guy escaped from a hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas.)

But despite the fact he was such a danger as to be locked up by a judge's order, the news said there "was no danger". So we had two conflicting statements on the same local news story about this.

Odd, to say the least.



posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 07:12 PM
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I find it ironic that they wish to kill off much of the general public, yet are hoping that people will try to survive any major disaster, in the hopes that they can rebuild society... and continue the status quo


But on a serious note; I think this means one of two things, that either a) they are about too unleash the fury on the human race, and society is about to crumble, or b) There game/time is up, and they doing the last they can before they are outed all together.

I really hope its b)..



posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 08:16 PM
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My apoligies for double up on threads - i didnt see this one. my bad.

In the other thread i was basically adding to the argument concerning an increase in fear-based tactics in recent times.

On a daily basis we are bombarded with updates and interviews concerning the alleged Queensland terrorist Dr Mohammad Haneef, who, 11 months ago, lent his mobile phone sim card to one of the recent alleged UK terrorist suspects and is now being labeled a terrorist – despite him having done nothing to really implicate himself. (FYI: Yesterday he was given bail on terror charges, but this morning had his Visa cancelled due to “failing a character test”)

abc.net.au...
www.thestatesman.net...

And here are some links to the recent ‘polio alert’ over here in Oz.

www.theaustralian.news.com.au...
www.stuff.co.nz...

The news here was very alarmist about it the 'scare'. On the very first day it flashed Polio Alert hotlines across the screen and all because some guy went to Pakistan and came back with polio symptoms.

They wanted us to get vaccine shots and immune boosters to avoid the outbreak, but i mean really, IT WAS ONE GUY, and Polio is only contagious through saliva or feaces.


I really hope it isnt building to something.

And interesting that today is Fire The Grid day, when millions of people will mediatate simultaeneously for healing and love. (actually we are only 10 hours away from when it will start)
But we all know that when the forces fo good are amplified, so are the forces of evil. So hopefully today isnt the day somethign happens.



posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 08:23 PM
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20/07/2007: 2007/2007: 9/9, or 99.. divisible by 11

2+7+2+7=18, or 6+6+6

Hmmm...



posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 08:33 PM
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Originally posted by antar
What is the difference in them preparing people or us?

www.ready.gov...


Well I suppose it's the wording of the warning as it can be a touchy subject. It's like a Legal Will company promoting their product by saying 'Get ready (for death)." I would much rather hear "Hope for the best, prepare for the worst" or just "Be prepared" rather than "Get Ready" as if there is an inevitable catastrophe on the horizon.

Given that I live near the Sydney CBD and work within it, the whole feel of the campaign is foreboding (though I'm well aware of the state of the world). Sydney -- Australia in general -- is not a fearsome or jittery society. Most of the fear mongering we encounter is directed primarily from news sources in the US or UK.

So the difference you refer to would be obvious to Australians, whereas Americans (who are given reasons to be afraid on a daily basis) would say, "Yeah, so?"



posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 08:35 PM
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Originally posted by shrunkensimon
20/07/2007: 2007/2007: 9/9, or 99.. divisible by 11

2+7+2+7=18, or 6+6+6

Hmmm...


yeah good point there... hadn't done the numbers yet myself but they do certainly make for interesting reading...

I think someone said it already, but perhaps this Fire The Gird thing is designed by someone with inside info who is trying to counter potentially evil plans for today?

Who knows, but the 'Go Bag' thing coming out today really is interesting timing.



posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 08:41 PM
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Originally posted by Evasius


An accompanying website -
The campaign booklet advises people to pick an "emergency buddy" and flee to one of three CBD safety sites at Darling Harbour, Hyde Park or the Domain if disaster strikes.




The interesting thing here is that these are very localised 'safety sites'. What if an 'attack' or disaster doesnt happen smack bang in the middle of the Sydney CDB? Bad luck for you if you cant get to one of these sites? strange.

i agree whole-heartedly with you Evasius, the wording is concerning. "Get ready" implies somethings coming....

Either very bad marketing or something else?

[edit on 16-7-2007 by srsen]



posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 08:46 PM
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Well, given the popularity of our survival forum, there are folk that are already prepared for the worst. While I don't like media alarmists, I think having a plan for your family is a responsible thing to do. Having a bug out bag is a good idea in my opinion. I say where is the harm in being educated in emergency tactics? I'm prepared for a possible sit x here in my area, I hope others are as well.



posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 08:59 PM
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Originally posted by srsen
My apoligies for double up on threads - i didnt see this one. my bad.

In the other thread i was basically adding to the argument concerning an increase in fear-based tactics in recent times.


No worries. I knew this topic had ATS written all over it. I'm still not sure how anybody saw this thread - my ATS home page hasn't updated since the Bob Dylan/Alien thread. I've reloaded & deleted my temp files & everything....

Anyway thank you for your contribution on this subject. The whole thing just seems odd to me. Why now? I haven't a clue -- it's like all news lately regarding threats have been rumours & indirect chatter (Be Alert, Not Alarmed), now suddenly it's "Get Ready!"

Oh yeah, & I just saw your most recent post srsen, 3 safe spots in Sydney and they're all in the same general area? Sydney's much larger than just the CBD. They obviously didn't think this all the way through.



posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 09:06 PM
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Fire the Grid day just happens to be going on the same time as Bohemian Grove...



posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 09:42 PM
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Originally posted by LooseLipsSinkShips
Fire the Grid day just happens to be going on the same time as Bohemian Grove...


really?? wow i wonder if the rituals held today at the Grove will be affected in any way??? what an interesting date it's turned out to be!


Just having bit of a further think bout the actual idea of the Go Bag.
Hasn’t the usual protocol been that if an emergency or similar strikes for everybody to stay in their house and lock the doors?

I mean, if there IS a ‘terrorist’ attack then I certainly wouldn’t want to roam the streets or flee my home.

Why are they preparing us to have to leave our homes at all? Its as if they WANT us to be running round in a blind panic trying to get to one of these so-called ‘safety spots’ in the CBD. It just seems strange and against the norm.

If something were to happen now I wonder if hordes of Sydney-siders will be making a pilgrimage to these ‘safety sites’. What a brilliant piece of alarmist, fear-mongering news that would make! “Thousands of Sydney-siders flee to safety”


Although this could also just be the work of a paranoid, alarmist marketing manager working for Sydney council. You just don’t know with these things.



posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 10:46 PM
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It is really difficult to reason with the possibilities that face us all as human beings. I really do feel that it is just sound good advice to follow no matter how tactlessly they advertized it.
Any thing can happen at any time, heck if our yellowstone cauldera goes you will be affected. Just remember the unprepared people that suffered were raped and died in the colluseam during the hurricanes. If you learn anything from our misfortune it is to never trust the authorities in disaster.
Be ready, be prepared, be independent, free and take care of as many of your people as you can. It is wise to get to know at least 5 people within a 100 mile radius of your home that you trust with your life. When the SHTF you will know what to do, you will be grounded and ready for anything and everything. First take a deep breath and remember you have decided to deny ignorance, so to be pre-pared is your choice.



posted on Jul, 31 2007 @ 05:26 PM
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A new article from the Sydney Morning Herald talks about numerous speakers that have been set up throughout the Sydney CBD to give instructions in case of emergency.

www.smh.com.au...

And here's the video news story:

media.smh.com.au...



posted on Jul, 31 2007 @ 05:40 PM
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I think the reason behind these scare tactics (which are almost certainly hollow threats) is that governments derive most of their legitimacy from fear. Governments typically need their people to think that something terrible would happen to them unless the gov't was on hand to bail them out.



posted on Jul, 31 2007 @ 07:37 PM
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I havent noticed the megaphones yet but i have always been curious about the speakers which are placed on Pyrmont Bridge over Darling Harbour. they installed them maybe 8 or 9 months ago (im guessing) and they have never broadcast ANY music or done anything, yet workers are often tinkering with them.

I thought perhaps they could be used to broadcast some kind of ELF for sinister purposes, but i suppose they could be used in the same way as those megaphones.

WHAT are they preparing us for - i dont like this. Stupid fear mongering governments!



posted on Aug, 1 2007 @ 10:36 AM
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I have to ask, could this just be a general preparation.

In Earthquake area's, people are encouraged to have "earthquake" packs.
In them several days’ food-cans or dried food, light, radio, batters, toiletries...
Basically what you need to survive until help can come get you from buried under rubble.

In other area’s, they prepare hurricane packs or tornado packs..... You see the point?

I am not saying it is NOT false flag prep, but it does not ALWAYS have to be so....I hope.



posted on Aug, 13 2007 @ 05:33 PM
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Now the satellite images of Sydney's CBD on Google Maps have been smudged and blurred beyond recognition in some areas. The maximum one can zoom in has been reduced to 5 clicks away from 'full.'



Googled quoted the change as resulting from a 'commercial issue,' however it's obvious this is in preparation for APEC.

Source 1: www.smh.com.au...

This decision was probably one of many made last week when the army chiefs from 19 countries met in Sydney to discuss security issues ahead of the impending summit.

Source 2: www.smh.com.au...



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