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Hundreds of officers in earthquake training... despite only 11 British deaths in 1,000 years

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posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 08:42 AM
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A much more plausable explanation


The Daily Mail is obviously trying to stir the pot as usual.



CX

posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 08:55 AM
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I posted this about 3 days ago in current events...

Rescue teams to gather for major disaster exercise

In that thread i mentioned i have friends in the emergency services who attended the exercise. They stated that its being played out as an earthquake exercise, but there are lots of things that can produce the effects of an earthquake. (Collapsed buildings, mass casualties etc).

As my mate said, the public worry if you say you are training for things like terrorism and other such subjects, so this was an earthquake.
They are just preparing for anything big that comes their way, and i'm glad they do.

You only have to look at the neighbourhod thats just gone up in San Bruno to see the type of effects that the emergency services could encounter during a quake.

No conspiracy though, just a very big event of it's kind.

CX.



posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 08:57 AM
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Although this appears odd, I dont think it really is.. There is speculation that one day a moderate quake could hit the UK, Now maybe not enough to do much damage to people and structures but our dams and Chemical plants would be the possible danger. Moderate here in the UK would be a 5mag of higher.

We also have to remember that over 500 years ago a large quake of a mag 7 hit the UK (Though the size is still being disputed)

So it seems we do have the potential, though they believe it could be a "once every 1000 years" event,
The frustration comes from it being so far back in history making it hard to research all the ins and outs which would help them now determine the possibility of this occurring in our more recent times.

I think preparation for any event that may be somewhat rare is a good thing, Think about it! what if this did happen here and know one knew what to do?? A once in a UK lifetime event that strikes... Better to be clued up than not.
IMO
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posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 11:07 AM
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You do make some good points there but the problem i have with these training exercises is the tax payer has to pay for this and its not a thing that happens here.

The funny thing is on the news today in UK they was on about lots of job losses in the police because of cuts so if for some strange reason this was to happen there would not be enough police to help.

And when we had the floods here in Sheffield the police should not lift a finger to help.

Thankyou



posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 11:10 AM
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In my opinion it's better to be trained about what to do in this kind of situation "Just in case".
Although statisticaly this sort of EarthQuake is very unlikely, it doesn't mean it will never happen in the UK, and if and when it does, the authorities will be ready.

SAYING THAT

The Goverment knows that Earthly changes are coming, links to 2012?

Thats just my conspiracy side coming out



posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 01:47 PM
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In my last post it should have said the police did not lift a finger to help could not edit.

Maybe there is nothing to this i don't know

It could be the naming of the exercise that sends up the flags


Lets face it earthquake training in UK

They should have gone with terror attack exercise in aftermath of bomb then again we remember last time that happened 7/7 bombings.

I will leave it at just the wrong name for the training exercise and my paranoid mind

Thanks for the replies


Thankyou



posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 02:25 PM
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Originally posted by mars1

Lets face it earthquake training in UK


Why not? Hampshire Fire Service HQ acted as coordinators for the UK rescue operation in Haiti. We're the best, so the next best in Europe come here to practice and learn how better to work together whenever and wherever the next major 'quake strikes.

Typically the UK media who hate Britain and everything we stand for turn a positive story into a negative one by deliberately misleading the public, not providing the facts and publishing a fiction rather than the truth.

And of course, everyone believes whatever the media tell us. If it's in the papers it must be true



edit on 10-9-2010 by Essan because: typo



posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 02:44 PM
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Every city, state, county, and major corporation in the US has an anti-terrorism plan even though there has only been one attack......ever?!?!?

In one of my emergency planning courses we were studying a rural county's preparedness plan. The number 4 risk for the county was terrorism? It ranked higher than floods and fires?

How the hell can a rural county rank the threat of terrorism higher than the threat of floods and fires? They have flood and fire issues every single year. They have never had a terrorism event in the past 250 years, and they are not likely to ever have one. WTH???

I think this is some bureaucracy crap of trying to create issues and create jobs and create an industry where there is none. Emergency planning is big business these days, that is why I am taking the classes. I want my little slice of it. Still, I think the whole thing is ludicrous!



posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 02:57 PM
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No no you misunderstand me i DO NOT believe what the media tells me i just find it strange they are doing earthquake training exercise for mag 8 earthquake.

Its not just me that thinks this is strange GLP have a thread on this now.
You make a good point about how its good practice to be ready to help when needed


But with the cuts about to happen in the police in the UK could this money be better spent elsewhere


Thankyou



posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 03:37 PM
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Originally posted by mars1
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i just find it strange they are doing earthquake training exercise for mag 8 earthquake.


Why? Mag 8 earthquakes happen. Those involved will undoubtedly be needed to help with one before too long. Not in Britain, obviously, but somewhere in the world and perhaps even the Mediterranean region. The point was for teams from different nations to practice working together.

As Hampshire Fire Service coordinated our opertions in Haiti (and I guess are therefore likely to do so for future 'quakes) it made perfect sense for them to host the exercise.



posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 04:02 PM
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I agree with what you said in that post 100% but there is still a problem i have on the size of this training exercise at a time of massive cuts all over the UK and the monitory situation here in the UK it dose not make sense that's why the flags where raised for me you are right about the media spinning the story.

Every time there is a training exercise it makes me pay attention for obvious reasons and this one stood out as strange i am not claiming somethings going to happen but in this day and age and my ATS paranoid head on i asked the question after all this is a conspiracy discussion site


Thankyou



posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 04:13 PM
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Originally posted by asala
Although this appears odd, I dont think it really is.. There is speculation that one day a moderate quake could hit the UK, Now maybe not enough to do much damage to people and structures but our dams and Chemical plants would be the possible danger. Moderate here in the UK would be a 5mag of higher.

We also have to remember that over 500 years ago a large quake of a mag 7 hit the UK (Though the size is still being disputed)

So it seems we do have the potential, though they believe it could be a "once every 1000 years" event,
The frustration comes from it being so far back in history making it hard to research all the ins and outs which would help them now determine the possibility of this occurring in our more recent times.

I think preparation for any event that may be somewhat rare is a good thing, Think about it! what if this did happen here and know one knew what to do?? A once in a UK lifetime event that strikes... Better to be clued up than not.
IMO
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Absolutely.

We recently had an earthquake in Christchurch New Zealand on a fault that last ruptured
c.16 000 years ago. Even though our tectonic regoime is different I think it is prudent to be prepared.


edit on 10-9-2010 by aorAki because: fixed formatting for 16 000



posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 04:36 PM
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Seems odd doesn't it, although as previous posters have suggested, the UK may have just been a venue, and we are used across the globe in various scenarios.

It did remind me of this though...

www.liverpool.gov.uk...

It's an evacuation plan that was published in local media in Liverpool at the height of the Swine Flu fiasco. Remember Swine Flu...?

Sendran.



posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 05:07 PM
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We spend a lot more money on exercises training our armed forces against Russian invasion every year. And the money in this case came from the EU - so we had already spent it.

I'd rather our contribution to the EU was spent on training people to save lives in 3rd world countries than pay for politicians to have junkets in 3rd world countries.


CX

posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 05:21 PM
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Heres an interesting read for anyone who lives in London, its the Strategic Emergency Plan for a large scale incident in London.

www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk...

CX.



posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 05:27 PM
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I agree with you in your post and good points you made in them


Just one strange thing left now the two articles did say the money came from the EU so why is this saying.



Stat of the day: £826,000

The cost to the taxpayer after emergency services took part in three-day a training exercise on handling a massive earthquake hitting the UK.

Linkwww.managementtoday.co.uk...

Have they just got this wrong


I did post this on page one but put it here just to help with the question if the EU paid for this why do the taxpayer have to pick up a £826,000 bill
this article could have the wrong end of the stick


Thankyou



posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 07:02 PM
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Stat of the day: £826,000 The cost to the taxpayer after emergency services took part in three-day a training exercise on handling a massive earthquake hitting the UK.


Yet the popes visit is costing the taxpayer £10 million plus !!!

Christ ! they know how to get their priorities right.



posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 07:21 PM
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Strange this should come up as earlier on today on NatGeo I watched a programme about British quakes (they do happen btw, despite what some may claim). Seems there are many ancient faults criss crossing the UK and Northern Europe that while "dormant" can occasionally slip and produce mag 5 or 6 quakes. Obviously, in an area not prepared for quakes these can be devastating.

Although I do agree with the posters that this is more likely preperation for an Emergency response elsewhere in the world where we provide help for the relief effort.



posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 07:23 PM
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"Hundreds of police officers have spent three days training for a massive earthquake this week, even though such an event will almost certainly never happen in Britain.
Officers from Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Merseyside and Gloucestershire took part in the exercise to plan for a tremor measuring 8 on the Richter scale.
Even the disaster that hit Haiti on January 12 this year, killing more than 230,000 and making more than a million homeless, measured only 7."

Better Safe Than Sorry.

The US had Tens of thousands of Citizens prepared during the Cold War, and it went away, cut we were prepared.

So what is your point?

Being prepared for a disaster is much wiser than running around at the last minute wondering "What do I Need?"



posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 07:46 PM
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Perhaps the 'earthquake' is of economic proportions.
C.O.G. exercise perhaps though the 'Storms' are also on their way.....
The employees themselves may not be aware of the true purpose.
The false flags have run their course.
Off/////track.....
That mask has worn thin.

I understand, in the near future, many cities will be barracaded with 'controlled access' from 'here to there' in the States, so why not in G.B. and other city centers? This doesn't have to end this way though that's the way looks from 'here'.

The fiat currency fiasco has caused much harm in the area of 'human relations'.
To seek the objective is to seek With Objective in that one can seA 'that' objective.....from the Objective.
Makes sense to me.
You?

Passing pipe with a message in your bottle.....















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