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Valley students take part in earthquake safety drill
FOX 10 News ^ | October 17, 2013 | Staff report

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 ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; drill; earthquake; phoenix
WHY?!!

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.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/states/arizona/history.php

http://www.azgs.az.gov/Hazards_ocr/earthquakes/Summary%20of%20Earthquakes%20Causing%20Damage%20in%20AZ.pdf

1 posted on 10/19/2013 8:40:02 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

Sheesh, next thing you know we’ll be having tsunami and blizzard drills in Phoenix.


2 posted on 10/19/2013 8:43:47 PM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: Beowulf9

Are they teaching how to do this drill while putting a condom on a cucumber?


3 posted on 10/19/2013 8:47:31 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom ;Sarcasm is my bidness)
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To: Beowulf9
“Who is paying for THIS nonsense?”
It's OK. The Government is paying for it. Probably out of Obama’s Stash.

“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.

4 posted on 10/19/2013 8:48:55 PM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Democrats or Republicans in Washington, just millionaires protecting their turf.)
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To: Beowulf9

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


5 posted on 10/19/2013 8:49:13 PM PDT by Popman (Liberal wars are about killing people for humanitarian reasons...)
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To: Beowulf9
1. WHY?!!
2. Who is paying for THIS nonsense?
3. We have almost no earthquakes in Phoenix. The ones we have are so small it's ridiculous to have this drill.
4. "No earthquake in recorded history has caused deaths or injuries in Arizona.

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.

Some solutions:
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!

6 posted on 10/19/2013 8:56:09 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Beowulf9

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.


7 posted on 10/19/2013 9:09:25 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Tupelo

“It’s OK. The Government is paying for it. Probably out of Obama’s 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...

graft.


8 posted on 10/19/2013 9:09:42 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

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.


9 posted on 10/19/2013 9:22:37 PM PDT by Rockpile
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To: Beowulf9
I think the glue sniffers running the government public schools in Phoenix, should demand tornado warning sirens to be installed at all public schools... But only on the condition the sirens resemble smiley faces so the children won't feel bullied or offended.


10 posted on 10/19/2013 9:25:14 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Beowulf9

That is 4 steps.


11 posted on 10/19/2013 9:35:33 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: Beowulf9

Earthquakes? I am begging to think they are as normal as the sun rising. Only a dozen or so today.
http://www.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph/html/update_SOEPD/EQLatest.html


12 posted on 10/19/2013 9:52:07 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Beowulf9

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.”


13 posted on 10/19/2013 9:58:01 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Beowulf9
While they waste time and money on earthquakes, watch them get swept away in tsunami.
14 posted on 10/19/2013 10:05:30 PM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: Beowulf9

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.


15 posted on 10/19/2013 10:22:46 PM PDT by Jemian (War Eagle!)
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To: Beowulf9

They should be more concerned about the Zombie Apocalypse.


16 posted on 10/19/2013 10:35:34 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: dragnet2

What’s next?

An EZ-Pass lane on the London Bridge?


17 posted on 10/19/2013 11:22:23 PM PDT by LurkingSince1943 (Former War Criminal)
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To: Beowulf9

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?


18 posted on 10/20/2013 2:41:15 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Tupelo

Bummer. We got the short version (complete with the turtle cartoon) Duck and Cover.


19 posted on 10/20/2013 2:46:18 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Beowulf9
"WHY?"

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.

20 posted on 10/20/2013 4:35:42 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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