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  • Chinese hack U.S. weather systems, satellite network

    11/12/2014 1:08:46 PM PST · by Kartographer · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/12/14 | Mary Pat Flaherty, Jason Samenow and Lisa Rein
    Hackers from China breached the federal weather network recently, forcing cybersecurity teams to seal off data vital to disaster planning, aviation, shipping and scores of other crucial uses, officials said. The intrusion occurred in late September but officials gave no indication that they had a problem until Oct. 20, according to three people familiar with the hack and the subsequent reaction by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA, which includes the National Weather Service. Even then, NOAA did not say its systems were compromised.
  • It Doesn’t Take Much For People To Start Behaving Like Crazed Lunatics

    02/13/2014 9:37:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | February 12, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    If an ice storm can cause this much panic in our major cities, what will a real crisis look like? The biggest news story in the United States right now is the "historic ice storm" that is hammering the South. Travel will be a nightmare, schools and businesses will be closed, and hundreds of thousands of people will lose power. In fact, it is being projected that some people could be without power for up to a week. But at the end of the day, the truth is that this ice storm is just an inconvenience. Yes, the lives of...
  • Pentagon Prepping for ‘Large Scale Economic Breakdown’

    08/27/2013 8:44:44 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 143 replies ^ | August 26th, 2013 | Anthony Gucciardi
    Pentagon Prepping for ‘Large Scale Economic Breakdown’ Anthony Gucciardi by Anthony Gucciardi August 26th, 2013 Updated 08/26/2013 at 1:10 am High level government documents reveal that the Pentagon is preparing in full force for ‘large scale economic meltdown’ and massive revolt via the US public — exactly what we are criticized for doing. pentagon-economic-collapse-riotsYou see the Pentagon and agencies like the Department of Defense (DoD) are in full scale emergency readiness in their own words for ‘cataclysmic’ events that are believed to ultimately ignite riots in the face of chaos and economic collapse, and it’s all out in the open....
  • Lessons Learned From Superstorm Sandy

    11/13/2012 8:36:53 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | November 12, 2012 | Peggy Layton
    In an emergency evacuation, there will always be people who stay behind to protect their personal belongings. People who ignored evacuation warnings had to be rescued and some lost their lives in one of the worst storms in the history of natural disasters in the United States.The biggest challenges were hunger and cold because of electrical outages. More than 8.1 million homes and businesses lost power.In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, city leaders across the country are asking how their city would respond to a similar disaster and examining their preparedness and self-reliance needs. Sandy would have resulted in much...
  • ARRL Field Day 2011: June 25-26!

    06/24/2011 1:20:30 PM PDT · by Cindy · 33 replies
    ARRL Field Day Overview ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada.  Each year over 35,000 amateurs gather with their clubs, friends or simply by themselves to operate. ARRL Field Day is not a fully adjudicated contest, which explains much of its popularity.  It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles. While some will treat it as a contest, most groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities.  It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to local elected community...
  • Canada, U.S. agree to use each other’s troops in civil emergencies

    02/23/2011 5:19:41 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 130 replies
    By Ottawa Citizen ^ | February 22, 2008
    Canada and the U.S. signed an agreement that paves the way for either nation to send troops across each other’s borders during an emergency. Some question why the Harper government has kept silent on the deal. Neither the Canadian government nor the Canadian Forces announced the new agreement, signed Feb. 14 in Texas. The U.S. Northern Command publicized the agreement outlining how its top officer, Gen. Gene Renuart, and Canadian Lt.-Gen. Marc Dumais, head of Canada Command, signed the plan, which allows the military from one nation to support the armed forces of the other nation during a civil emergency....
  • The top foods you should keep in case of an emergency

    07/22/2010 3:39:45 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 172 replies · 1+ views
    Real Simple Magazine via Yahoo ^ | 7/16/10 | Vanessa DiMaggio
    Natural disasters--such as a flood, hurricane, or blizzard--often come without warning. Stocking non-perishable food items ahead of time (and choosing wisely what you include) will help you weather the storm with less stress. By: Vanessa DiMaggio Fueling your body during an emergency is very different from your everyday diet. Because you’ll probably expend more energy than you normally would, you should eat high-energy, high-protein foods. And because you have a limited supply, the higher-quality foods you eat--and the less of them--the better. “In a disaster or an emergency you want those calories,” says Barry Swanson, a food scientist at Washington...
  • ARRL Field Day is June 26-27, 2010

    06/01/2010 12:46:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 32 replies · 365+ views
    SNIPPET: "ARRL Field Day is June 26-27, 2010 ARRL Field Day is the largest on-the-air operating event in Amateur Radio. It draws tens of thousands to the airwaves each year, bringing new and experienced hams together for a weekend of fun!" SNIPPET: "ARRL Field Day Overview ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. Each year over 35,000 amateurs gather with their clubs, friends or simply by themselves to operate. ARRL Field Day is not a fully adjudicated contest, which explains much of its popularity. It is a time where many...
  • Hard Times At The Olympic Village: A Moment Of Truth

    02/28/2010 9:09:30 AM PST · by bloodmeridian · 7 replies · 709+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 2/28/2010 | sig94
    In a week during which Port au Prince is still in shambles and Chile is now in rubble and large swaths of America are buried in snow (No thanks to Al), clearly the most important issue in the world was Olympic athletes needing an emergency shipment of condoms.
  • Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101

    04/18/2009 4:53:01 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 394+ views
    FEMA.GOV ^ | ast Modified: Tuesday, 14-Apr-2009 11:50:27 EDT | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101 A Guide for All-Hazard Emergency Operations Planning Overview The FEMA Comprehensive Preparedness Guide, CPG 101 provides general guidelines on developing Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs). It promotes a common understanding of the fundamentals of planning and decision making to help emergency planners examine a hazard and produce integrated, coordinated, and synchronized plans. This Guide helps emergency managers in State, Territorial, Local, and Tribal governments in their efforts to develop and maintain a viable all-hazard EOP. CPG 101 continues the more than 50-year effort to provide guidance about emergency operations planning...
  • VIDEO: "Disaster Preparedness From"

    01/18/2009 10:29:23 PM PST · by Cindy · 18 replies · 736+ views
    Video and Ready.Gov ^ | Added September 10, 2008 | n/a
    VIDEO: "Disaster Preparedness From" VIDEO DESCRIPTION - Snippet: "Three steps on how to prepare for an emergency or disaster."
  • Muppets Make Sure Kids, Parents Prepare for Emergencies

    09/17/2008 8:29:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 346+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2008 – When Rosita, a Sesame Street Muppet, showed up at John Tyler Elementary School here today, she had a flashlight, batteries, a shiny new radio and a message for about two dozen of the school’s pre-kindergarteners: “Be prepared.” Sesame Street Muppet Rosita listens to pre-kindergarteners from John Tyler Elementary School in Washington on Sept. 17, 2008. After presenting Sesame Workshop CEO Gary E. Knell (left) with items found in emergency kits, she introduced the video included in "Let's Get Ready! Planning Together for Emergencies," an emergency preparedness kit. Defense Dept. photo by Samantha L. Quigley  (Click...
  • Canada, U.S. agree to use each other's troops in civil emergencies

    02/23/2008 9:18:08 AM PST · by BGHater · 158 replies · 1,059+ views
    Canwest News Service ^ | 22 Feb 2008 | David Pugliese
    Canada and the U.S. have signed an agreement that paves the way for the militaries from either nation to send troops across each other's borders during an emergency, but some are questioning why the Harper government has kept silent on the deal. Neither the Canadian government nor the Canadian Forces announced the new agreement, which was signed Feb. 14 in Texas. The U.S. military's Northern Command, however, publicized the agreement with a statement outlining how its top officer, Gen. Gene Renuart, and Canadian Lt.-Gen. Marc Dumais, head of Canada Command, signed the plan, which allows the military from one nation...
  • Vic patients waiting five days on trolleys(Gov't Regulated Health care)

    10/12/2007 7:44:49 PM PDT · by radar101 · 5 replies · 81+ views
    NEWS.COM.AU ^ | 13 OCT 2007 | Not Identified
    THOUSANDS of Victorians are waiting more than 24 hours - in some cases longer than five days - on hospital trolleys before they can get a bed in a ward. Figures obtained by Fairfax newspapers show the bed shortage is creating a logjam across the public system. About 2700 patients are waiting longer than a day in emergency departments in the past financial year. The Brumby Government's target reveals no patient should spend longer than 24 hours in emergency before being admitted to a ward. And 57 patients were in an emergency department for three days or longer, the figures...
  • National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive

    08/15/2007 1:00:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 584+ views
    The White House ^ | May 9, 2007 | President George W. Bush
    NATIONAL SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE/NSPD 51 HOMELAND SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE/HSPD-20 Subject: National Continuity Policy Purpose (1) This directive establishes a comprehensive national policy on the continuity of Federal Government structures and operations and a single National Continuity Coordinator responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of Federal continuity policies. This policy establishes "National Essential Functions," prescribes continuity requirements for all executive departments and agencies, and provides guidance for State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, and private sector organizations in order to ensure a comprehensive and integrated national continuity program that will enhance the credibility of our national security posture and enable...
  • Minor League Baseball, Boy Scouts Step Up to Plate to Encourage Families to Prepare for Emergencies

    04/04/2007 12:59:16 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 3 replies · 414+ views
    Dept. Homeland Security ^ | April 4, 2007 | Dept. Homeland Security
    Minor League Baseball and Boy Scouts Step Up to the Plate to Encourage Families to Prepare for Emergencies Release Date: April 4, 2007 For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary Contact: 202-282-8010 2007 Season Participating Minor League Baseball Teams and Schedule of Ready Games (PDF, 2 pages - 10 KB) Minor League Baseball and the Boy Scouts of America are teaming up with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign for the fourth consecutive year to educate and encourage Americans to prepare for emergencies. Forty-nine baseball teams are joining many local Boy Scout councils in stepping up...
  • UF professors create system to help during hurricanes [power, water & refrigeration from one system]

    08/04/2006 10:57:45 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies · 469+ views
    Gainesville Sun ^ | 8/3/06 | Katie Burns
    A system that provides electricity, refrigeration and water - the three vital elements of emergency situations such as hurricanes and war - has been created by two University of Florida professors. William Lear, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and S.A. Sherif, a mechanical engineering professor, combined a gas turbine power plant with a heat-operated refrigeration system. The cool air from the refrigerator makes the turbine more efficient and powerful, Lear said, while waste heat from the turbine then powers the refrigeration. The engine, which runs on conventional fossil fuels, biomass-produced fuels or hydrogen, also forms about one...
  • Commissaries Remind Customers to be Prepared With Essentials

    06/05/2006 4:48:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 207+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Capt. Audricia McKinney and Bonnie Powell
    FORT LEE, Va., June 5, 2006 – Military families are being encouraged to "load up their pantries" as the Defense Commissary Agency launches an awareness campaign encouraging military families to keep nonperishable foods, water and other necessities on hand for emergencies. Defense Commissary Agency posters on the tell shoppers to stock up for this hurricane season, which started June 1.   DeCA is teaming up with the Armed Forces Emergency Services Branch of the American Red Cross to raise awareness of disaster preparedness throughout the military community. The "What's in Your Closet?" campaign kicks off this month and is intended...
  • Bill forbids taking of weapons during emergencies

    02/18/2006 5:48:06 AM PST · by girlangler · 43 replies · 1,030+ views
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | Feb. 17, 2006 | By HOWARD FISCHER
    Bill forbids taking of weapons during emergencies By HOWARD FISCHER Friday, February 17, 2006 8:25 AM CST PHOENIX -- State lawmakers want to make sure that state officials do not take your guns the next time a hurricane strikes Arizona. Or an earthquake, flood, invasion or pandemic. The Senate Government Committee approved legislation Thursday that would specifically make it illegal for the governor or any official to confiscate legally kept firearms during a state of emergency. The 5-2 vote sends the measure to the full Senate. Sen. Dean Martin, R-Phoenix, said this isn't some academic exercise. He said that in...
  • Lack of Automobility Key to New Orleans Tragedy

    09/04/2005 9:38:42 PM PDT · by logician2u · 69 replies · 1,469+ views
    Thoreau Institute ^ | 4 September 2005 | Randal O'Toole
    Vanishing Automobile update #55 Lack of Automobility Key to New Orleans Tragedy 4 September 2005 Those who fervently wish for car-free cities should take a closer look at New Orleans. The tragedy of New Orleans isn't primarily due to racism or government incompetence, though both played a role. The real cause is automobility -- or more precisely to the lack of it. "The white people got out," declared the New York Times today. But, as a chart in the Times article makes clear, the people who got out were those with automobiles. Those who stayed, regardless of color, were those...