REMEMBER THAT A RETIRED U.S. SENATOR HAS RECENTLY SOUNDED THE ALARM ABOUT AN UPCOMING "EVENT" THAT HE BELIEVES WILL LEAD TO AT LEAST MARTIAL LAW?
[SEE http://youtu.be/4dK7-aVHnyc ]
REMEMBER MY SEPTEMBER 2, 2013 POST "AMERICA'S GRID TO GO DOWN IN NOVEMBER"?
THAT IS STILL ON TAP, SO WHAT IF THE WORST HAPPENS, IF THERE'S A "FATAL ERROR" AND THE GRID REALLY DOES GO DOWN?
AT THIS POINT IN TIME, IF OUR GRID EVER DID FAIL, IT'D BE AT LEAST 10 YEARS TO NEVER THAT WE COULD RESTART IT.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO SURVIVE AND KEEP YOUR FAMILY ALIVE AS WELL?
WOULD YOU KNOW WHERE TO START TO FIND FOOD, WATER, SHELTER, MEDICINES?
IF THERE WAS NO ELECTRICITY EVER AGAIN AS WE KNOW IT NOW, COULD YOU MAKE IT?
THE TITLE OF THIS FILM IS "AFTER ARMAGEDDON". IT DEPICTS, VERY MILDLY, WHAT SOCIETY MOST LIKELY WILL BE REDUCED TO WHEN A GLOBAL OR NATIONAL DISASTER STRIKES.
IN THE CASE OF THIS FILM, WE SEE LIFE AFTER A PANDEMIC HAS WIPED OUT PERHAPS BILLIONS ACROSS THE WORLD.
WHAT WE DON'T SEE IS THE STARK REALITY OF SUCH A SCENARIO.
I WAS DEEPLY DISAPPOINTED THAT COLD, HARD REALISM WAS MISSING FROM THIS FILM.
WHY NOT SHOW US NEIGHBORS KILLING NEIGHBORS, PEOPLE RESORTING TO CANNIBALISM, BLOODY RIOTS, DEATH SQUADS, ENTIRE CITIES GUTTED BY FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS, MILLIONS OF ROTTING DEAD BODIES, HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF ABANDONED/ORPHANED YOUNG CHILDREN, MASS STARVATION, DEATH BY THIRST....ETC.
WHY NOT SHOW US THAT LIFE , AS WE KNOW IT, WILL NEVER RETURN, AND THAT SURVIVAL RATES WILL BE SLIM IN SOME AREAS TO NONE IN THE MAJORITY OF OUR CITIES AND TOWNS.?
WHEN THE DOMINO EFFECT BEGINS, NOTHING CAN STOP ALL THE DOMINOES FROM FALLING.
ONLY THE EXTREMELY WELL PREPARED WILL HAVE A SNOWBALL'S CHANCE IN A BLAST FURNACE OF LIVING MORE THAN A FEW WEEKS, TOPS.
ARE YOU THAT PREPARED?
WE'RE STILL GOING TO HAVE TO HOLD OUR BREATHS AND HOPE FOR THE BEST AS NOVEMBER APPROACHES, BUT MUCH IS GOING ON THIS MONTH ACROSS THE NATION. "EMERGENCY DRILLS AND EVENTS" ABOUND. THERE IS MORE ACTIVITY THAN IN A DISTURBED ANT HILL ALL ACROSS AMERICA.
FOR EXAMPLE, THERE IS NEW MEDIA "HYPE" ABOUT AN OCTOBER 17 'NATIONAL EARTHQUAKE DRILL':
<<At 10:17 a.m. on Oct. 17, millions of people in 37 states, the District of Columbia and portions of several countries are expected to ‘Drop, Cover and Hold On’ as they participate in the Great U.S. ShakeOut earthquake drill.
The event will mark the first time states across the U.S. will join together in the drill designed to raise awareness about earthquake risks and the ways people can stay safe when the ground starts shaking. Additional information about the earthquake risk in Illinois and steps to take before, during and after an earthquake is available at www.Ready.Illinois.gov. >>
WASHINGTON STATE HAS ADDED A TSUNAMI DRILL TO THEIR "SHAKEOUT" EVENT.
A FEW DRILLS HAVE ALREADY HAPPENED, BUT ALMOST NO MAJOR MEDIA PAID MUCH ATTENTION TO THEM. THEY WERE LISTED ON THE DOMESTIC PREPAREDNESS WEBSITE.
HOW DID THIS ONE GO, NEW YORK?
Lower Level Of GWB Closed Overnight For Emergency Response Drill
Multiple Agencies Will Be Participating In The Drill
October 5, 2013
<<Earlier this week the Port Authority announced that the lower level of the bridge would be closed from 9 p.m. on Saturday October 5, until 7 a.m. on Sunday October 6, for an emergency response drill.
The NYPD, FDNY, Fort Lee, Englewood Cliffs, and Bergen County police departments along with the New Jersey State Police, FBI, and Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department were slated to participate in the drill, the Port Authority announced in a press release on its website.
Members of the public might notice “smoke conditions” and emergency vehicles as part of the drill, the Port Authority said.>>
SO, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, DO ANY OF YOU KNOW WHAT THIS WAS ABOUT, BECAUSE I CAN'T FIND ANY ARTICLE THAT TELLS US WHAT THE DRILL ENTAILED.
ANOTHER DRILL WITH SMOKE WARNINGS
Airport Plans Major Emergency Drill
Smoke May Be Visible From Hollister Avenue
Monday, October 7, 2013
<<The Santa Barbara Airport will be conducting a full-scale disaster exercise Wednesday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. Meant to simulate a major aircraft disaster, the drill will include 17 different agencies — local public safety offices, Cottage and Goleta hospitals, TSA, FBI, Red Cross, and so on — and involve smoke from the airfield northwest of the main runway. >>
Milford Hospital (IN CONNECTICUT) stages disaster drill
Friday, October 11, 2013
<<The Milford Hospital Emergency Department and parking lot were an active scene Thursday morning as nearly 100 hospital employees, local emergency responders, volunteers and high school students took part in a mock disaster drill.
The drill was designed to test the preparedness of hospital personnel as well as local, regional and state agencies should a real crisis occur.The full scale drill lasted about an hour and was the largest of its type conducted at the hospital. >>
3-DAY EMERGENCY BACKPACKS ISSUED TO STUDENTS ACROSS THE NATION, LIST OF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS DRILLS AND EVENTS, SURVEILLANCE BLIMPS FOR THE EAST COAST , ETC.
<<New MZ-3A NAVY blimp, part of Aberdeen Proving Ground's Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors, over Baltimore City, MD>>
IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE THE VIDEO, GO HERE: http://youtu.be/QZvx0yb_jyM
JACKSONVILLE, FL. HOSTED THE BLIMP IN APRIL...
<<Mayport Naval Station is hosting the Navy MZ-3A blimp in the Jacksonville area operating out of Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport. The blimp, part of VXS-1 based at Patuxent River NAS in Maryland, launched for a training flight Monday. >>
AND THEY ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THEIR OWN BLIMP.
WATCH OVER US, PLEASE, BIG BROTHER!
Army’s Giant Surveillance Blimp to Start Tracking Objects in DC Region
Jul 24, 2013
<<From May 4 to June 14, 2013, Raytheon’s JLENS, or Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System, was put through its paces by about 100 soldiers during user assessment tests out in Utah, but the company announced today that the 74-foot-high tethered airship is now headed to the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland for a more ambitious operational assessment run by the US Northern Command.
The soldiers who were trained up to use the system in Utah will make the trip with the airship, but since JLENS will be running on a 24/7 basis once on the East Coast—and tracking anything that flies, drives, or floats near the National Capital Region—more soldiers will be trained to operate it before the assessments kick off in 2014.>>
THAT BLIMP HAS ARRIVED AND BEEN DEPLOYED IN MARYLAND.
USA TODAY MADE LIGHT OF THE ENTIRE THING. NOPE, NOTHING WRONG HERE!
July 24, 2013
<<One blimp holds a wide-area radar and the other holds a more precise radar with a more limited area of view. They can stay aloft for 30 days, connected to the ground by tethers for power, communications and to stay put. The twin blimps, each nearly the length of a football field, should be able to peer from New York to Norfolk from their perch, at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., north of Baltimore. The June tests made sure Army operators could use the blimps to spot a variety of targets.The blimps can detect light planes, drones, boats and vehicles on the ground>>
Aug 9, 2012
<<Army tests spy blimp flies over New Jersey.
The Pentagon has successfully gotten its football field-size super-spy blimp up in the air. The US Army has completed a test run of its Long-Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle right here in the United States.The military did not announce to the public ahead of time that it would be conducting test missions of the surveillance craft, which caused confusion for many civilians who saw the LEMV stay afloat for over an hour.
Finally late Tuesday, John H. Cummings, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, confirmed to Gannett that the LEMV did engage in a 90-minute test flight Tuesday evening over Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, just south of Trenton.>>
BUT WAIT! THERE'S EVEN MORE!
FROM THE DOMESTIC PREPAREDNESS WEBSITE, JUST A VERY FEW OF THE MANY 'PREPAREDNESS DRILLS, EVENTS, ETC, NOT MENTIONED ABOVE.
<<The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) is calling for basic Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) training for ALL police officers in light of recent incidents of mass violence. TEMS is not intended to be a replacement for EMS services; it is, rather, an operational medical element that complements these resources in order to promote the success and safety of the law enforcement mission.>>
"MASS VIOLENCE"??? WHERE? WHEN?
CONNECT ALL THE DOTS, GET THE UPPER HAND ON THINGS.
COMMUNICATIONS IS THE KEY.
July 20, 2012
<<MELBOURNE, Fla. & CHELMSFORD, Mass.-- Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) today successfully conducted the first live, multi-state demonstration that showcased the powerful capabilities of 700 MHz Band LTE (Long Term Evolution) for first responders.
Users at multiple sites across the United States tapped into the LTE network to share streaming video, voice, mapping and presence to support various simulated mission-critical surveillance operations.
In recent months, Harris has provided 700 MHz Band LTE “pilot” programs to key public safety organizations including the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and Miami-Dade Police Department.
With these programs, officers there have been experiencing Harris’ LTE capabilities — such as presence, real-time video, mapping, data applications, and voice and messaging. In addition, Harris has Band 14 LTE Radio Access Networks (RAN) on the air and operating at its Chelmsford, Mass. location and in Rochester, New York.
All the locations are connected to the Harris LTE core in Chelmsford.>>
THAT SHOULD KEEP A NICE WATCH OVER US, RIGHT?
2013 Emergency Preparedness & Hazmat Response Conference
October 13, 2013 to Thursday, October 17, 2013
Location: Baltimore, MD
Sponsored by the City of Baltimore - in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Infrastructure Protection.
Homeland Security 2013
October 15, 2013 to Friday, October 18, 2013
Location: Washington, DC
Due to changing developments, there is a rising demand for equipment, training and intelligence solutions specific to various areas of operation. Homeland Security 2013 will feature in-depth sessions covering Land & Maritime Border Security, Cybersecurity & Critical Infrastructure Protection, and Disaster Preparedness & Response.
WHAT "CHANGING DEVELOPMENTS"? CLUE US IN, FELLOWS!
International Congress on Bacteriology & Infectious Diseases
November 20, 2013 to November 22, 2013
Location: Baltimore, MD
This Congress brings together a unique and International mix of Bacteriologist and Microbiologist from leading universities and research institutions making the conference a perfect platform to share experience, foster collaboration across industry and academia, and evaluate emerging technologies across the globe.
THEY WILL HAVE PLENTY TO TALK ABOUT AND "SHARE".
SOME OF THEIR MEMBERS JUST DISCOVERED A NEW STRAIN OF CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM, ONE SO DEADLY THAT EVEN SCIENTISTS ARE, FOR ONCE, KEEPING THEIR MOUTHS SHUT TIGHT ABOUT ITS GENETICS! MUCH LESS THAN A GRAM OF THIS BACTERIA CAN KILL MILLIONS IN A VERY SHORT TIME AND THERE IS NO CURE NOR TREATMENT FOR IT.
THAT WOULD SURE BE HANDY FOR 'POPULATION REDUCTION', YES?
HAVE A GOOD TIME, BOYS...I'LL HAVE YOU IN MY THOUGHTS!
WILL ALL OF YOU TAKE HOME A SAMPLE?
WOULD THIS LIKELY BE SOMETHING YOU'D RELEASE IN A "FIRST STRIKE" SCENARIO?
LET'S LOOK BACK TO AUGUST WHEN SENATOR SONGSTAD ISSUED A PRIVATE WARNING TO HIS CLOSE FRIENDS.
WHAT WERE SOME THINGS THAT ALERTED AND ALARMED HIM?
HERE ARE A FEW:
~All National Guard units will complete riot control and disaster assistance training during this year's annual two week training. All units MUST have their training complete by September 30th.
~Eastern-based Coast Guard units to perform massive group training, usually performed in the Gulf, in the Virginia and Delaware areas. This is a 10-day training mission to begin September 26th.
~Sporadic testing of GPS and Communications satellites is coordinated for the first time with a testing date of September 29th.
~All DHS agents MUST qualify with sidearm, shotgun and AR 15 by September 28th. No mention of yearly less lethal qualification.
~Our U.S. military will not be permitted leave from September 28th thru November 5th. NORCOMM’s yearly training for civil unrest is suspended until September 27th. To be performed in northeast coastal areas.
~Nine-week training course for UN Peacekeepers in CONUS to learn Urban Warfare, English, and US weapons systems beginning 4th week of July for 386,000 troops to be completed by October 1st;2013.
I KNOW, I KNOW, WE'VE HEARD ALL THIS BEFORE, RUMORS, JUST RUMORS.
WE HEARD "RUMORS OF WAR" FOR YEARS BEFORE WW1 AND WW2.
WE HEARD HOW A MAJOR HURRICANE MIGHT AFFECT THE UPPER EAST COAST FOR DECADES BEFORE HURRICANE SANDY HIT.
WE HEARD FROM MEDICAL EXPERTS FOR HALF A CENTURY OR MORE WARNING US HOW EASILY A GLOBAL PANDEMIC COULD WIPE OUT MILLIONS BEFORE THE 1918 "SPANISH FLU" DID JUST THAT.
POINT IS, COULD ANY OF US SURVIVE A "GRID DOWN" SITUATION?
NO MATTER WHAT TYPE DISASTER CAUSED THE COMPLETE LOSS OF OUR ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, HOW MANY OF US WOULD KNOW HOW TO LIVE IF WE WERE PUSHED BACK 200 YEARS OR MORE, TECHNOLOGY-WISE?
IF YOU CAN'T HUNT AND FORAGE FOR FOOD, STORE IT SAFELY FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME, COOK OVER AN OPEN FLAME, DRESS A WOUND, DISPOSE OF GARBAGE AND HUMAN WASTE SO THAT THEY DON'T CAUSE DISEASE, LIVE OUTDOORS IN HARSH CONDITIONS, WALK MAYBE 100 MILES OR MORE TO GET TO SAFETY, KNOW HOW TO MAKE TOOLS OF SURVIVAL (AGRICULTURAL AND ALL ELSE), OR KNOW HOW TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR GOODS FROM CRIMINALS AND PEOPLE GONE MAD, AND IF YOU CAN'T FIND OR CREATE POTABLE WATER, THEN WHAT?
"BE PREPARED" IS GOOD ADVICE, BEFORE IT'S SIMPLY TOO LATE.
NOW, BEFORE CHAOS IS THE RULE OF THE DAY, RIGHT NOW IS THE TIME TO START PREPARING FOR A "WORST CASE SCENARIO".
AFTER IT HAPPENS, YOU WON'T HAVE THE TIME NOR THE MEANS TO LEARN HOW TO SURVIVE.
I WISH YOU ALL WELL.
YOU MAY WANT TO DOWNLOAD THIS FREE BOOK ON NUCLEAR SURVIVAL AND STUDY IT WHILE YOU HAVE THE TIME.
THERE IS AN ENTIRE 'LIBRARY' AVAILABLE FOR A FEE HERE:
A VERY OLD FILM WITH SOME GOOD INFORMATION.
SHORT COURSE ON BUILDING SHELTERS...THERE ARE SEVERAL REALISTIC, SANE VIDEOS ABOUT THIS, BUT I LIKE THIS ONE BEST FOR ITS BREVITY.
A FAVORITE SITE FOR BASIC SKILLS THAT PREDATE 1492:
THE CHAOS THEORY
COULD WE SEE A LARGE METEOR/ASTEROID IMPACT?
THE HISTORY CHANNEL ASKED NASA AND OTHERS.
THE ANSWER WAS YES.
THIS PAST WEEK, NASA/NEOWISE ANNOUNCED THE 10,000th NEAR EARTH OBJECT. THOUSANDS MORE ARE AS YET UNDETECTED.
ONE IN PARTICULAR SERIOUSLY THREATENS EARTH IN 2029 AND 2036.