posted on Sep, 26 2009 @ 10:30 AM
It does seem that a lot of effort has gone into "testing" our responsiveness to drills and disasters. Considered as isolated incidents, it's no
Around me, we now have , for the first time (yes it was in existence before, but they've never advertised it here) all of these billboards promoting
"ready.gov". We even have TV commercials. As I've said, I know that this program has been around for awhile, but I live in an area that doesn't
get hurricanes, only one earthquake in the last 100 years or so (and nothing even shook), and maybe two tornadoes in the same time span. Up until
now, they've never apparently thought we should "be ready".
You also have to consider the emergency drill in NYC, the swine flu drill in New Hampshire (was it Maine?), the change in role of the National Guard
(now filling in for police), and all of the latest and greatest "improvements" to Homeland Security Act, not to mention WHO granting "pandemic"
emergency capabilities to everyone.
Like I said, apart they mean nothing. But together, it begins to paint a picture that we (or our governments) are all gearing up -- for something.
I find it hard to believe that all of a sudden this has become necessary -- especially considering the lack of funds and the fact that all of these
drills cost money.
They ususally only spend money on drills and testing when there's a surplus.