Skip to comments.Valley students take part in earthquake safety drill
Posted on 10/19/2013 8:40:02 PM PDT by Beowulf9
PHOENIX - It's called the Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill. Even though earthquakes are not common here in Arizona, they do happen. And today the Red Cross wanted to make sure everyone is ready just in case.
Kids are learning to drop to the floor, cover themselves and hold on at Tumbleweed Elementary.
"There are three steps, one you drop to the ground, number two cover, get under your desk, and three hold on to your desk," says student Thomas Harris.
"You hold on to your desk until the principal announces over the intercom that we're all clear," says student Erica Wells.
The Red Cross says the best advice is to get under a table."...
(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxphoenix.com ...
Who is paying for THIS nonsense?
We have almost no earthquakes in Phoenix. The ones we have are so small it's ridiculous to have this drill.
"No earthquake in recorded history has caused deaths or injuries in Arizona.
Sheesh, next thing you know we’ll be having tsunami and blizzard drills in Phoenix.
Are they teaching how to do this drill while putting a condom on a cucumber?
“There are three steps, one you drop to the ground, number two cover, get under your desk, and three hold on to your desk,” says student Thomas Harris.”
Probably good advice. And at least they are consistent. STOP DROP & COVER. That's what they told us back in the fifties when we did our drills.
But wait! That was for nuclear attack, not earthquake attack.
Liberals are worried Mother Gia is getting pissed because of all the global warming deniers are not drinking the kool-aid...
Pretty soon we will not only have earthquakes in arizona, but hurricanes and massive flooding....too...
Don’t piss off your mom. ../ S
1. Someone in authority over there is an idiot.
2. YOU are playing for the nonsense. You apparently have no choice.
3. You are correct in all of this: RIDICULOUS.
4. Duh. If one had, Phoenix would be "earthquake" country. It's not, so DUH.
1. Find out who the morons are who came up with this idea and get a
lychin' party committee started to examine and STOP this absurdity.
2. Make a cartoon somehow of this absurdity and send it to the newspaper.
3. Better yet, write your story to the big newspapers in California, to the editors and opinion mavens and tell them, no, ASK them "what to do, what to do?" Sign it "Henny Penny! Harhar.
4. Get the morons who did this IMPEACHED! Or, better yet, throw rotten peaches at them the next time they appear in public.
I like #4 the best!
Local government in Phoenix are considering passing a November-April studded snow tire ordinance.
Lesbian and homo teachers unions are also calling for the Phoenix Seal and Blowfish Protection act.
“It’s OK. The Government is paying for it. Probably out of Obamas Stash”
Yeah, this is my theory.
Let’s say it cost 50,000. to send guys out to schools and teach this crap. Films, tv advertising, whatever.
They put it on the books as 50,000.00 but it really costs 32,000.00. The other money, pocketed.
and they then vote the way of the guy who sent you that check wants you to vote. You keep your mouth shut when he does whatever...
The 1887 Sonora earthquake south of Tucson caused severe damage in northern Mexico and some broken windows and damage as far away as El Paso besides damage in Arizona and New Mexico.
Luckily at that time the region was very lightly populated.
That is 4 steps.
Earthquakes? I am begging to think they are as normal as the sun rising. Only a dozen or so today.
They could better use the training to prepare for the hordes of criminals invading from the south. Maybe equip the kids with serapes, sombreros, tacos and a translation phrase book. “Please, Señor, do not harm me or my sister.”
Having been in a few earthquakes, I question the necessity of the drill. Most of ‘em are over before the knowledge is borne in that we are experiencing a quake.
They should be more concerned about the Zombie Apocalypse.
An EZ-Pass lane on the London Bridge?
Hold on to your desk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Has the idiot that came up with this senseless training ever been in a large earthquake? I seriously doubt it.
In the late 1970’s I was in a large earthquake in Turkey and I will tell you one thing....holding onto your desk was the last thing on your mind while the building was falling apart....GETTING YOUR ASS OUTSIDE WAS THE FIRST!
This senseless drill reminds me of when I was a kid and we had ATOMIC BOMB drills in school where you did something as stupid and that was to hide under your desk and DON’T LOOK AT THE FIREBALL. Well, if you could see the fireball then your ass was cooked no matter what.
Who thinks of these useless drills anyway?
Bummer. We got the short version (complete with the turtle cartoon) Duck and Cover.
I'm reminds me of a childhood friend who would insist that dates riding in his car should suddenly brace their hands on the dash whenever he commanded "CRASH". This supposedly was to train them how to protect themselves whenever he, as driver, saw an impending danger.
In reality, it was his way of dominating them, and asserting control over them. The same is true here. If the federal government can command students to crawl under their desks in fear of an nonexistent earthquake threat, it has begun to assert control over their lives.
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