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Milwaukee Red Cross Told To Prep For Chicago Evacuation During NATO Summit
CBS Chicago ^ | 4/25/2012 | CBS Chicago

Posted on 04/26/2012 2:05:52 PM PDT by JohnKinAK

CHICAGO (CBS) – Is there a secret plan to evacuate some residents of Chicago in the event of major trouble during the NATO summit next month? CBS 2 has uncovered some evidence that there is. It comes from the Milwaukee area branch of the American Red Cross.

CBS 2 News has obtained a copy of a Red Cross e-mail sent to volunteers in the Milwaukee area.

It said the NATO summit “may create unrest or another national security incident. The American Red Cross in southeastern Wisconsin has been asked to place a number of shelters on standby in the event of evacuation of Chicago.”

According to a chapter spokesperson, the evacuation plan is not theirs alone.

“Our direction has come from the City of Chicago and the Secret Service,” she said.

Officials at Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communication said the directive did not come from them.

The U.S. Secret Service did not return calls for comment.

Some downtown residents told CBS 2’s Mike Parker that the news has them on edge.

Brad Klein said it is “very unnerving. I feel a little bit unsafe, just a bit more than a little bit. It doesn’t make me feel like I want to be in the city during the NATO conference.”

An executive with the Service Employees International Union, who trains members in preparation for the summit, thinks such a plan might be “over the top.”

SEIU Local 1 training director Tom Dobry said, “This could be a lot like Y2K – a lot of hype and buildup. People will say, ‘that was it?’ Not a big deal.”


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois; US: Wisconsin
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1 posted on 04/26/2012 2:05:56 PM PDT by JohnKinAK
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To: JohnKinAK

Send the Hell’s Angels to Chicago and let ‘em pack heat.

Please televise, ‘cuz we want to watch the carnage.

After all, the happiness of productive citizens is inversely proporational to the liberal population.


2 posted on 04/26/2012 2:08:21 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: JohnKinAK

Bammy’s Flase Flag?


3 posted on 04/26/2012 2:28:58 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: JohnKinAK
The American Red Cross in southeastern Wisconsin has been asked to place a number of shelters on standby in the event of evacuation of Chicago.”

Sounds like a great opportunity to promote gun ownership to skittish Chicago residents.
4 posted on 04/26/2012 2:37:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Kartographer

It would be interesting to see if there are similar ‘refugee heads-up’ notices going out to outlying areas of other cities — IOW, whether Bammy & Co. think they can contain the ‘civil unrest’ to the Chicago area, or whether they’re thinking in terms of it spreading to other metropolitan areas...

(The Boston-DC corridor could be in real trouble...)


5 posted on 04/26/2012 2:52:40 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: JohnKinAK
Never go to an "evacuation shelter" in the event of a major social disorder.

Bring you rown tent and sleeping bags.

6 posted on 04/26/2012 2:55:53 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: JohnKinAK

I love it. This should play well in Wisconsin just prior to the recall elections.


7 posted on 04/26/2012 3:43:17 PM PDT by bsdsan
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To: JohnKinAK; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ..
Wisconsin ping: Bam is asking Milwaukee Red Cross to prepare evacuation shelters for NATO Summit to be held in Chicago.

WTHeck?

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.

8 posted on 04/26/2012 4:01:56 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: null and void

Definitely not for the NJC ping list.


9 posted on 04/26/2012 4:03:50 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Charter Member of the Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List)
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To: JohnKinAK

Did anyone bother to ask whether Wisconsin wants all these PHIPs? (That’s normally spelled with an F, but I don’t soil the pages of FR with bad language.) ;)


10 posted on 04/26/2012 4:06:06 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Da Coyote

That’d get the job done. The HA don’t suffer fools gladly. We can dream, can’t we?


11 posted on 04/26/2012 4:07:16 PM PDT by pingman (Durn tootin'; I like Glock shootin'!)
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To: JohnKinAK

Are they expecting something or just being overly cautious?


12 posted on 04/26/2012 4:09:19 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: JohnKinAK

This is moving along just as The Kenyan and his strategists have planned it. Civil unrest, and they even can predict the day it happens.
Odumbo wants an event so bad he can taste it. “Control the news cycle, don’t ever let it control you”
Chicago will react in a worse fashion than New Orleans after the hurricanes. Burn baby burn.


13 posted on 04/26/2012 4:59:24 PM PDT by Fireone (You gotta be tough to be dumb! (did I mention FUBO?))
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14 posted on 04/26/2012 5:04:43 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: JohnKinAK
“This could be a lot like Y2K – a lot of hype and buildup. People will say, ‘that was it?’ Not a big deal.”

The reason Y2K was no big deal, imho, was that so much advance planning addressed the expected issues. I work for a state agency, and our programmers were delving through code for months in advance, and fixing what needed fixed. I expect the same was happening at most businesses and government entities.

15 posted on 04/27/2012 6:27:52 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: JohnKinAK

As long as they don’t stay here afterwards to leech off of us we’ll do what we can.


16 posted on 04/27/2012 7:21:23 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: knittnmom

I agree with you about Y2K. My girlfriend works for a very large banking company and was part of their team that dealt with the problem. Everytime we hear Y2K skepticism on TV she says that the problem was seen many years in advance and taken care of. That’s not to say that all the bad stuff would or would not have happened, we never had the opportunity to find out.

As for this story, the last thing we need up here are more Chicago transplants. Especially right before the recall. We had a bunch of them come up here when Doyle loosened and expanded welfare.


17 posted on 04/27/2012 2:35:41 PM PDT by creeping death
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To: creeping death

Agreed. Though I may be a bit of a hypocrit in saying so. My family moved from Peoria, IL to WI when I was 10. So I’m a transplant, too! It was, IMHO, the BEST thing they did for us. Especially after seeing how some of my cousins who didn’t move to WI fared! :-)


18 posted on 04/27/2012 3:01:02 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I know “FIB” and “FISH” (and I try my darndest not to be one when I’m up there), but “FIP”?


19 posted on 04/27/2012 9:51:10 PM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: M1903A1

Hey. I’m a nice lady. P stands for People. ;*)


20 posted on 04/28/2012 5:39:37 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Thanks. I was going nuts trying to figure that one out!

(Still trying to become a FIP myself...where F stands for FORMER!)


21 posted on 05/01/2012 12:10:01 PM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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