posted on Jan, 25 2010 @ 07:13 PM
We all know why a live broadcast is on a time delay.
It's to enable censorship of unwanted material.
Christmas 2008, with the huge swarm of earthquakes dotting the calendar during that period, opened up a few eyes to the fact that Yellowstone really
could blow. Until then it was an acknowledged fact, but was only felt as a myth. Suddenly the swarm brought home the reality of this threat, and
Homeland Security realised they needed a plan of action.
Now to play Devil's Advocate:
With America having fallen so deeply into a financial hole few states by then had the spare resources to cope with the millions of refugees who would
need evacuating if the largest foreseeable eruption occurred. The outpouring of material could cover a large part of America, and the rest would have
lowered fertility because of the dust cloud which would encircle Earth for years.
Under these circumstances only a limited number of people could survive, and filling the less affected areas with refugees would not enhance survival
statistics, as there would not be enough food to go around. So what would be the point of forewarning or evacuating people? They might as well be left
to die quickly, minimising the disruption to the rest of America. Enabling evacuation, allowing millions of homeless to overrun the country, would
make survival more difficult for everyone else. And in the long run they would only end up dying slowly from starvation anyway.
I hope, if I was in control, I'd find a way to plan ahead and take care of everyone. However, without all the data, we have no way of knowing what
would be possible. What we can be sure of is that disaster projections have been made, and various scenarios mapped out, so that Homeland Security
knows precisely how many refugees to expect, and how many Americans could be fed, for a range of possible eruptions.