posted on Jul, 1 2010 @ 11:47 AM
reply to post by Newbomb Turk
Out of all the articles I've read about FEMA, they are basically considered the 'back up government' that is a major entity in Mount Weather.
After Hugo hit, FEMA had 30 or 40 trailers sent in, and they sat in a field EMPTY for 2 years, because they didn't know what to do with them.
Protocols were being made up on the fly. Price gouging and looting were prolific. Generators were 3,000, chainsaws 1000, ice 20 a bag, plywood was
nearly 100 a sheet (Georgia Pacific raised their prices). Many of them gougers got their @$$ beat and sent home empty handed. Martial law was called
as there were curfews in several counties (Police and National Guard were swarming the area). Isle of Palms was off limits to residents for weeks and
was patrolled by the Coast Guard to make sure it was empty. I'm sure there were ops going on there. Residents were arrested and detained if they
tried to go there and see if their house was even there. FEMA at it's finest. Disaster capitalism in its infancy. Regardless of what folks read about
Hugo, it was a Cat 5. My dad worked the insurance industry then, and saw some of the reports of wind gusts over 180 mph.
I gave the military 4 years of my life. I realized even then that the global mission was NOT as they portray it. I've been screwed out of workers
comp, unemployment, disability and other things. So no, I think our govt is the enemy.
The citizens, however, are our own bastion of hope and will ultimately define the direction of our destiny as a proud nation. I've seen disasters
first hand, and don't really want to experience them again, but if it happens, I already got a plan!
Best of luck to ya bro!
[edit on 1-7-2010 by OuttaTime]