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  • Czech Republic calls for increasing its Emergency Food Reserves (title translated & shortened)

    08/24/2016 10:51:40 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 5 replies
    Ihned.cz ^ | 08/02/2016 | Katerina Adamcova
    Czech Republic calls for increasing its Emergency Food Reserves (title translated & shortened) http://m.ihned.cz/c1-65387150-zasoby-jidla-vydrzi-cesku-stale-na-neco-malo-pres-den-stat-ma-stale-problem-ziskat-nouzove-potraviny Food supplies lasts Czech Republic is still a little over a day. The state has a problem getting emergency food 1st 8th 2016 21:35 (updated: 2. 8. 2016 11:31)  Katerina Adamcová Read more: Food | food | strategic stocks | milk      State still fails to obtain the required emergency food for three days.      Do tenders for milk powder came forward only two firms.      Now milk powder, according to the Chairman of the State Material Reserves Paul's brother in law the right nutritional value and should have...
  • Air Algerie flight AH1020 declares mid-air emergency (landed safely)

    08/06/2016 8:03:53 AM PDT · by BronzePencil · 44 replies
    The Daily Mirror ^ | 8-6-16 | Alex Wellman
    A passenger plane has declared a mid-air emergency and seemingly disappeared from radar, according to reports. The Air Algerie Boeing 737-600 took off from Algiers this afternoon on a flight to Marseille but let out an emergency call shortly after take-off. Flight radar showed the plane turn around and head back towards the point where it took-off but before arriving, the jet disappeared from radar.
  • Erdogan declares state of emergency

    07/20/2016 2:47:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 63 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/7/16 | Elad Benari
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday evening declared a three-month state of emergency following last week's failed coup, Sky News reported. In a speech in which he announced the state of emergency, Erdogan warned there "may be more plans" from dissidents to try and overthrow the government again. He added that the state of emergency was in order to "take the most efficient steps in order to remove this threat as soon as possible, which is a threat to democracy, to the rule of law, and to the rights and freedoms of citizens in our country". Earlier, noted Sky...
  • Feds deny governor's request for emergency declaration after Pulse attack

    06/21/2016 12:28:45 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    WFTV ^ | 6-20-2016 | WFTV
    ORLANDO, Fla. — The Obama administration denied millions of dollars in federal funding following the Pulse terror attack. Gov. Rick Scott requested an emergency declaration for $5 million to help response efforts and victims. Federal officials said the state application for emergency declaration did not demonstrate how emergency response is beyond the capability of state and local government.
  • Collier Man's Misuse of 911 Leaves Neighbors Perturbed

    06/13/2016 12:47:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC2 ^ | JUNE 7, 2016
    A Collier County man called 911 on Monday night because his girlfriend wouldn't buy him vodka. He told dispatch his neighbors were fighting and yelling. When deputies showed up, there was no yelling, and there was no scene. - Using our app? CLICK HERE to watch video Deputies said it was a prank, and neighbors said it wasn't funny. Each time a deputy is sent to a non-emergency call, that's the taxpayer's dollars spent and the officers' time wasted. We got ahold of the 911 call. Operator: "Collier County 911. What is the status of your emergency?" Jack Means: "Uh...
  • Houston We've Got A Problem: NASA's Planet-Hunting Kepler Spacecraft Is In Emergency Mode

    04/09/2016 7:40:09 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 25 replies
    TechTimes ^ | 4/9/16 | Catherine Cabral-Isabedra
    Kepler spacecraft is in emergency mode, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said in a statement. Charlie Sobeck, Kepler and K2 mission manager at NASA's Ames Research Center announced that after a scheduled contact with mission operations engineers last April 7, it was discovered that Kepler is presently in emergency mode (EM), the spacecraft's lowest operational mode. The team is working on recovering from EM, as it consumes significant amount of fuel. Since the spacecraft is 75 million miles away from Earth, even with the speed of light, communication takes about 13 minutes for the message to travel from the...
  • Plane’s Emergency Slide Falls Mid-Air, Hits Arizona Woman’s Home

    04/01/2016 7:57:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 03/31/2016
    The slide landed at Self’s front door. “Someone else had called 911 and said that they had seen an object falling from an airplane,” Self told KPHO. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed to KPHO that an Atlas Air Boeing 767 was on final approach to Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix when the emergency escape slide deployed on the plane’s right wing. The plane was 2,800 feet up when the slide deployed and the crew – who were the only ones onboard – landed safely. “Did they hear something? Did the captain know something was going on?” Self wondered to KPHO....
  • Venezuela top court overrules Congress, grants decree powers

    02/11/2016 5:46:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 11, 2016 8:44 PM EST
    Venezuela's Supreme Court has overruled the opposition-controlled congress and granted broad decree powers to President Nicolas Maduro. Congress last month had refused to approve Maduro's declaration of an economic emergency. The court ruled in a decision made public Thursday night that Maduro did not need congressional approval after all. The court said the declaration of emergency is now in effect, granting Maduro greatly expanded authority over the economy for 60 days. ...
  • Bread and milk are terrible blizzard rations - here's what you should actually buy

    01/22/2016 6:26:13 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 186 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 22 Jan, 2016 | Julia Calderone
    Winter storm Jonas is brewing on the East Coast and is projected to start dumping snow and freezing rain on Friday night. So you should run to the store and buy bread and milk, right? Wrong. Bread and milk expire pretty quickly and require refrigeration. They're also pretty light on the nutrients and won't keep you satiated and supplemented as you ride out the weather. The trick is to buy foods that don't won't expire quickly or need to be refrigerated. They should be easy to prepare, easy to eat, high in protein, and provide enough variety to keep you...
  • French president declares economic emergency

    01/18/2016 5:50:44 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    PARIS (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande pledged Monday to redefine France's business model and declared what he called "a state of economic and social emergency," unveiling a 2-billion-euro ($2.2 billion) plan to revive hiring and catch up with a fast-moving world economy. The measures he proposed, however, are relatively modest, and he said they would not "put into question" the 35-hour workweek. With his country under a state of emergency since extremist attacks in November, Hollande did not seek to assume any new emergency powers over the economy. In an annual speech to business leaders, Hollande laid out plans...
  • Micro-Prepping -- Final Call

    11/20/2015 10:28:09 AM PST · by William of Barsoom · 126 replies
    Common Sense (mine) | Nov 20, 2015 | William of Barsoom
    Micro-Prepping: Final Call. If you're reading these pages, you know it's coming. You probably also think it's close -- very close.
  • Florida Declares State Of Emergency As Tropical Storm Erika Approaches

    08/28/2015 9:26:30 AM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 141 replies
    Fox Business ^ | August 28, 2015 | Claudia Assis
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared state of emergency Friday ahead of Tropical Storm Erika, currently drenching the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico and headed for the Dominican Republic. Erika, moving to the west-northwest at 17 miles per hour, is expected to gradually turn north as it approaches Florida Sunday evening,.....
  • Walmart halts gun sales during flooding 'to comply with the law' (FL)

    08/04/2015 10:09:17 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 12 replies
    Herald Tribune ^ | 08/04/2015 | Lee Williams
    For a gun writer, it sounded almost too unbelievable to be true. The Pasco County Board of Commissioners declares a state-of-emergency Saturday because of severe rains and flooding, and then an unknown county official supposedly orders the Walmart Supercenter in Wesley Chapel to suspend firearms and ammunition sales because of the emergency. Aaron Mullins, Walmart's corporate spokesman, confirmed the story Monday, at least at first. "A county official reached out to the store and said they weren't allowed to sell firearms or ammo," Mullins said Monday morning. "The store did not give me the person's name, but said they were...
  • ‘Blackout’ Review: When the Lights Went Out

    07/17/2015 1:25:42 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 46 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 9, 2015 | Dorothy Rabinowitz
    In a documentary brimming with sociopolitical messaging, this American Experience film goes back to the hot July night of 1977 that saw New York City suddenly go dark, then erupt in a widespread orgy of violence, looting and arson—the most extensive in East Harlem, Brooklyn and the Bronx. The film diligently traces the cause of the blackout—a lightning strike in Westchester County, and a resulting chain reaction that ended with total power loss for almost all all of New York City. But it’s clear virtually from the outset of “Blackout” that the power that concerns the filmmakers doesn’t have much...
  • Greece, creditors dig in after debt talks founder (EU preparing for 'state of emergency')

    06/15/2015 9:40:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Greece and its creditors hardened their stances on Monday after the collapse of talks aimed at preventing a default and possible euro exit, prompting Germany's EU commissioner to say the time had come to prepare for a "state of emergency". Leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras ignored pleas from European leaders to act fast. Instead he blamed creditors for Sunday's breakdown of the cash-for-reform talks, the biggest setback in long-running negotiations to unlock aid for Greece. Athens now has just two weeks to find a way out of the impasse before it faces a 1.6 billion euro repayment due to the...
  • Greece on 'brink of disaster;' calls emergency meeting

    06/15/2015 7:39:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/15/15 | Holly Ellyatt
    Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is to hold an emergency government meeting at midday London time to discuss the failure of the latest round of discussions with its creditors to help stop the country tumbling into bankruptcy. Tsipras will meet with Deputy Prime Minister Yannis Dragasakis, State Minister Nikos Pappas and Alternative Foreign Minister for International Economic Relations Euclid Tsakalotos in the wake of the breakdown of negotiations in Brussels at the weekend, a government spokesman confirmed. Talks between Greece and its creditors over the weekend yet again failed to resolve the impasse over reforms, with European officials blaming Greece...
  • Weekend militia gathering near Talkeetna, Alaska, aims to debunk stereotypes

    06/14/2015 11:43:10 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 11 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | 06/14/2015 | Marc Lester
    TALKEETNA — David Luntz grilled steaks Friday evening as the summer sun lit up a broad meadow fringed with canvas tents. A few people sitting in camp chairs sipped gin and tonics, getting to know each other before the weekend got started. Rick Ford and Jon Droska walked up with unloaded hand-built machine guns. Ford, in head-to-toe camouflage, shouldered an AK-47. Droska, a bearded, burly U.S. Navy veteran who now conducts emergency medical instruction, carried an AR-15. Around his legs rippled a charcoal-gray “Elkommando” kilt made by Mountain Hardware. Welcome to the fourth annual Prepper, Survivalist and Militia Rendezvous.The gathering...
  • Baltimore Burning - Extended Edition - Live Thread (40 Minutes to Curfew)

    04/28/2015 6:21:17 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 415 replies
    Various | 4-28-2015 | TCRLAF
    Darkness is falling, and reports are that the crowds are getting larger and more tense. Scattered reports of limited looting, so far. Resources: Baltimore City Police Special Event Scanner: http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/20121/web WBAL: http://www.wbaltv.com/ RT Live Protest Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIIYrEMvZMU VICE News Live Feed: https://news.vice.com/article/live-from-the-protests-in-baltimore Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=baltimore Baltimore Dispatch just gave the 40 minute warning. Sounds like they are really serious about enforcing a FULL curfew.
  • FL: 2A Rights During Emergency Bill goes to Governor Scott

    04/11/2015 4:22:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Florida second amendment supporters have been attempting to push a gun law reform that eliminate the current requirement that most gun owners leave their firearms at home during mandatory evacuations, potentially making them vulnerable to looters.   From the bill, SB 290: (2) Except as provided in subsection (3), a person who is 22 not licensed under s. 790.06 and who carries a concealed firearm 23 on or about his or her person commits a felony of the third 24 degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 25 775.084. 26 (3) This section does not apply to:...
  • Firefighter’s Account of East Village Blast: ‘Oh Man, It’s a Big One’

    03/27/2015 2:59:53 PM PDT · by proxy_user · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 27, 2015 | AL BAKER and MARC SANTORA
    Firefighter Mike Shepherd, 47, of Squad 41 in the Bronx, is a third-generation New York City firefighter, following in the path of his grandfather and great-grandfather. When there was an explosion at a building in the East Village on Thursday, he raced to the scene. This is his account. “I was having lunch at a restaurant around the corner, on Seventh Street,” Firefighter Shepherd said. He was alone and off-duty. “There was a couple. They were taking a photo. I went out and I said, ‘Would you like me to take a photo of the two of you?’ They said...
  • Indiana Gov. Declares Public Health Emergency Over HIV Spike

    03/25/2015 4:49:55 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 18 replies
    abcnews.com ^ | 03/25/2015 | Gillian Mohney
    The governor of Indiana has declared a “public health disaster emergency” after a spike of HIV cases in southern Indiana has alarmed health officials. Gov. Mike Pence made the declaration for Scott County after 71 confirmed and seven preliminary positive cases of HIV were found in the southeast region of the state. While nationwide HIV is primarily spread through sexual intercourse, this outbreak has been fueled by intravenous drug use, according to the Indiana Health Department. "I am deeply troubled by this outbreak, and stopping it is a top priority for our department," State Health Commissioner Dr. Jerome Adams said...
  • Obama refuses to renew 40-year-old emergency oil supply pact with Israel

    03/16/2015 5:31:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 81 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 3/15/15
    Anyone who still believes Obama is not an antisemite is either antisemitic himself or has eaten an overabundance of mushrooms. “US fails to renew emergency oil supply pact with Israel,“ Globes.co.il, March 16, 2015 The agreement guaranteeing Israel’s oil supplies in wartime was first signed in 1975. The US has not renewed a historic agreement under which it guaranteed a supply of oil to Israel in emergencies, that is, instances in which Israel might be cut off from its regular commercial sources of oil because of war or closure of sea lanes. The agreement expired in November 2014, and since...
  • FL: SB 290 Re-Introduced to Reform Florida Gun Law During Emergencies

    01/13/2015 4:11:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Florida State Senator Bandes aims to restore a portion of second amendment rights in the state.   A quirk in the State law prevents people from taking their firearms with them during emergencies, including mandated emergency evacuations.  Here is the stated purpose of SB 290.From flsenate.gov: 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to carrying a concealed weapon or a 3 concealed firearm; amending s. 790.01, F.S.; providing 4 an exemption from criminal penalties for carrying a 5 concealed weapon or a concealed firearm when 6 evacuating pursuant to a mandatory evacuation order 7 during a declared...
  • Dallas might seek emergency declaration

    10/15/2014 5:55:19 PM PDT · by knak · 35 replies
    the hill ^ | 10/15/14 | sarah ferris
    Dallas County officials are considering asking Gov. Rick Perry (R) to declare a state of emergency for an area that has reported three cases of Ebola. The county commissioners will meet Thursday afternoon to weigh the option, the Dallas Morning News reported late Wednesday. A state of emergency would activate "appropriate recovery and rehabilitation aspects of all applicable local or interjurisdictional emergency management plans," according to state law. It would also authorize emergency aid and assistance. Governors typically declare a state of emergency after a natural disaster. Perry said Wednesday that he is in daily contact with state health leaders...
  • OH:Criminals, Emergency Rooms, and Survival

    09/20/2014 5:28:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    When a person suffers severe trauma, minutes become precious.  Prompt medical treatment means the difference between losing a limb or keeping it, between full brain function and life confined to a wheel chair, between life and death.  I recently wrote about the percentage of people who are shot who survive.   One of the most important factors in survival is whether a person shot arrives at a medical treatment facility with a pulse and blood pressure.  If they do, chances of survival jump to about 95%.  In this example of a shooting of an intruder in Prairie Township, Ohio,  the...
  • Presidential Proclamation -- National Preparedness Month, 2014 (original document)

    08/31/2014 11:37:30 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 28 replies
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | August 29, 2014 | President Zero Hussein Obama
    NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH, 2014 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION In times of emergency, our Nation pulls together --neighbors support each other, communities react with compassion, and afterward, our country emerges stronger and more resilient. But before emergencies occur, we must make sure we are ready to respond, and it is every American's responsibility to be prepared. There are simple but important steps we can all take to ensure we know what to do and have what we need in the event of a crisis. National Preparedness Month...
  • More Than Half Of All Americans Can’t Come Up With $400 In Emergency Cash… Unless They Borrow

    08/26/2014 3:51:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | August 11, 2014 | Ben Bullard
    Count yourself fortunate, or something, if you’re among the 48 percent of Americans who can cough up a spare $400 in emergency cash without having to beg, borrow or steal. According to a Federal Reserve report on American households’ “economic well-being” in 2013, fewer than half of all Americans said they’d be able to come up with four Benjamins on short notice to deal with an unexpected expense. The report, released last week by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, indicates a disparity between how Americans view their financial situation and the reality of where their finances actually...
  • Nigeria Declares State Of Emergency/ Study Finds W. African Ebola Virus Is Undetected New Strain

    08/08/2014 11:12:09 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 50 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 8-8-2014 | Durden
    Following the WHO's warnings, (the ironically named) Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a "state of emergency" over the Ebola outbreak that is rapidly escalating in his nation. This comes on the heels of a US medical journal study that finds, as Reuters reports, the Ebola virus that is ravagaing West Africa was not imported from Central Africa but caused by a "new strain" of the disease - raising the specter of further regional epidemics. Ebola is endemic to Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, South Sudan and Gabon, and scientists initially believed that Central Africa's Zaire strain of the virus...
  • State of emergency declared for NW Ohio counties over water contamination

    08/02/2014 2:13:59 PM PDT · by EBH · 111 replies
    Fox8News ^ | 8/2/2014 | Shannon Carney
    <p>Gov. John Kasich says water will be flowing into the Toledo area from all corners of Ohio to help the 400,000 people who are being warned not to drink the city’s water.</p> <p>Toledo’s mayor says water is coming from Akron, Cincinnati and even a prison near Columbus.</p>
  • Police: Do Not Call Us if Facebook Is Down (911 Inundated; FEMA Needed)

    08/01/2014 2:13:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    WFSB ^ | Aug 01, 2014 | Rob Polansky
    An officer from Los Angeles County took to Twitter on Friday when Facebook users called for help to report that the social media website was down. Sgt. Burton Brink, the public information officer in La Crescenta, CA, posted a Tweet reminding people about the reasons for calling them for help. "#Facebook is not a Law Enforcement issue, please don't call us about it being down, we don't know when FB will be back up!" he wrote. Users who tried to get on Facebook around noon EST were greeted with an apology. "Sorry, something went wrong. We're working on getting this...
  • Massive emergency drill in New York City

    08/01/2014 1:47:17 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 34 replies
    MFoxNY ^ | 8-1-14My | LUKE FUNK
    NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - The New York City Department of Health conducted a massive emergency preparedness drill at 30 facilities across the city on Friday. They tested the delivery of emergency medications in the event of a biological attack, such as anthrax, or other large-scale public health emergency in the city. The majority of the deliveries will take place to public school buildings. It's the largest surprise drill in the city's history. The drill was scheduled to take place from approximately 6:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The majority of participants were given no notice to better test and simulate a...
  • Emergency Alert

    07/30/2014 11:03:08 PM PDT · by gura · 27 replies
    vanity
    Anyone else just get an odd Emergency Alert that stopped halfway through?
  • Emergency Managers Are Concerned About Bad Weather and Illegal Immigrants

    07/28/2014 6:29:19 PM PDT · by magna carta · 8 replies
    KRGV.com ^ | July 28,2014 | KRGV.com
    MCALLEN - Rio Grande Valley Emergency Management officials are concerned that the large amount of people here illegally may pose a dangerous situation in the event severe weather like a hurricane threatens the Valley. People who cross the border illegally have long been part of conversation in law enforcement circles. But now, emergency managers in McAllen have questions of their own, in the event of a hurricane. "You have extra sheltering areas and detention centers right here," said Barry Goldsmith, Brownsville National Weather Service Coordinator. "And are they able to withstand the wind, are they able to withstand flood waters...
  • Our veterans deserve better than VA’s ‘corrosive culture'

    07/25/2014 11:53:20 AM PDT · by April29 · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 25, 2014 | Boustany
    Lewis-Payton admitted VISN 16 must work on “trust issues” with veterans and providers. Some of these individuals accuse VISN 16 of systematically gaming medical-record filing deadlines and leaving veterans with massive debts. When providers sent required medical records by certified mail, VA employees shredded them without explanation, insisting they were incomplete after the 90 day filing deadline had expired. As a result of this practice, one Louisiana veteran owes more than $22,000 and is being pursued by a collection agency. Lewis-Payton has not replied to questions about this case. In other cases, VISN 16 reportedly cited absurd reasons for leaving...
  • New emergency alert system will giveObama the power to flip a switch andaddress the entire

    07/15/2014 1:54:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/15/14 | David Martosko
    The Obama administration quietly announced on Tuesday that it intends to change the way Americans learn about natural disasters and other major emergencies during radio and TV broadcasts, giving the president the ability to flip a switch and address the entire nation at once. The Emergency Alert System, the latest version of a program first established in 1951, blasts out emergency messages in the event of local weather emergencies, but can also be used to warn Americans about terror attacks and major natural disasters. [Snip] It can take up to 10 minutes for every radio, TV, cable and satellite provider...
  • Despite Obamacare's Expanded Coverage, More Patients Going to the ER

    07/05/2014 9:04:24 AM PDT · by xzins · 45 replies
    CNS ^ | July 2, 2014 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    (CNSNews.com) – Despite expanded health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more people are going to hospital emergency rooms (ER) for treatment because they can’t get an appointment with a primary care physician, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). “Nearly half of emergency physicians responding to a poll are already seeing a rise in emergency visits since January 1 when expanded coverage under ACA began to take effect,” according to ACEP, which gives overall emergency care in the U.S. “a dismal D+ grade.” In addition, 86 percent “expect emergency visits to increase over the next...
  • Spread of Polio is 'World health emergency' as disease spreads through Asia, Africa and Middle East

    05/05/2014 5:03:54 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09:46 EST, 5 May 2014 | By Leon Watson
    "The spread of polio around the world has become so serious it is now an international public health emergency, the World Health Organization warned today. The agency said the problem could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease. It described current polio outbreaks in Asia, Africa and the Middle East as an 'extraordinary event' that required a coordinated international response. It was the first-ever international alert on polio. 'Until it is eradicated, polio will continue to spread internationally, find and paralyze susceptible kids,' Dr Bruce Aylward, who leads WHO's polio...
  • EMS Worker Tells Mom “We’re Agents of the State” During Home Inspection

    05/01/2014 5:47:20 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 9 replies
    http://www.dcclothesline.com/ ^ | May 1, 2014 | staff
    After a concerned mother called 911 fearing her son was choking, an EMS worker proceeded to conduct an inspection of her house on the premise that she homeschooled, telling the woman “we’re agents of the state”. “The moment your child is complaining that his stomach hurts, then points to his chest instead, and his face is turning red and he’s coughing, so you call 911. Except, when EMS gets there they laugh at you and tell you if it’s asthma he won’t be complaining about “abdominal pain” (except he’s NOT because he’s POINTING TO HIS CHEST!!!) Then the other asks,...
  • Florida Critical Alert: Sheriffs Still Attacking Second Amendment Rights

    04/29/2014 10:13:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    NRAILA ^ | 28 April, 2014 | Marion Hammer
    On Wednesday, April 30, 2014, SB-296 by Senator Jeff Brandes will be heard on the Senate Floor.  The Senate needs to substitute the House bill, HB-209 and pass it without amendments. SB-296 Mandatory Evacuation is the Senate version of HB-209 that has been under constant attack by the Florida Sheriffs Association and continues to be under attack in the Senate. The bill was under attack in Senate Community Affairs Committee and Senator Darren Soto (D-Kissimmee) succeeded in passing an amendment for the Florida Sheriffs Association to strip out essential language.   SB-296 Firearms/Mandatory Evacuations is a bill to allow law-abiding citizens...
  • Report: Ebola Suspected In Europe: “Broken Through All Containment Efforts”

    04/20/2014 1:38:13 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 135 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4/20/14
    Though officials at the World Health Organization are feverishly working to stop the spread of the Ebola virus in what is now seven African nations, their efforts may be for naught. In Guinea, a hot spot for the deadly contagion, government health officials have said that the outbreak is nearly under control. Yet, Reuters reports that the government “planned to stop publicly releasing the death toll to avoid causing unnecessary panic.” But panic may be in order. Despite the best efforts of emergency health workers it appears that virus may have crossed out of Africa into Europe.
  • FL:Bill to Allow Citizens Guns in Emergencies Passes Senate Committee

    04/11/2014 6:14:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Photograph_by_Jocelyn_Augustino_taken_on_09-18-2004_in_Florida.jpg/800px-FEMA_-_11135_ SB 296, the Florida bill that would remove restrictions on citizens carry of guns during an emergency, passed the Senate Community Affairs Committee on the  8th of April.  The bill reflects the philosophy of the second amendment, that guns in the hands of citizens enhance public safety.   Currently, the rights of Florida residents to carry arms are significantly restricted.   The open carry of weapons is restricted to certain activities, such as hunting, target shooting, fishing, and on a persons private property.  Concealed carry of weapons is restricted to people who have some training and who pay the fee...
  • NE: Bill to Prevent Ban on Gun Transport During Emergencies

    04/03/2014 5:09:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 April, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Current Nebraska law grants broad powers to the governors, allowing them to ban the sale or transport of firearms during declared emergencies.   Police and other government agents confiscated thousands of guns in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana.  Some troops refused to confiscate guns. A current scandal in Canada involves the Royal Canadian Mounted Police breaking down doors to confiscate firearms in High River Canada after they had cordoned off the town during a flood.  To prevent future confiscations, second amendment supporters, including the NRA, pushed for legislative guarantees that such abuses would not occur again.  Over two...
  • FL: Military Lawyer Misspoke on Concealed Carry Reform

    04/02/2014 10:46:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Photograph by Jocely Augustino taken 9-18-2004 One of the last times people would want to be disarmed is during a widespread emergency, where responders are spread thinly and people may be forced to move from the safety of their home and neighborhood. In order to protect second amendment rights during emergencies, a bill is in the Florida legislature to prevent firearms from being confiscated from people who are not committing any crimes.   Such legislation has been passed in numerous other states.   It became popular after police and other government forces illegally confiscated numerous firearms in the chaos after Hurricane...
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  • Thailand declares state of emergency in Bangkok

    01/21/2014 5:42:38 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 12 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Jan 21, 2014 | Flora Bagenal
    Thai authorities declared a 60-day state of emergency in Bangkok that will begin Wednesday. It comes amid growing discontent among pro-government farmers.
  • "Campus emergency" reported at CCSU in New Britain

    11/04/2013 9:35:47 AM PST · by Biggirl · 68 replies
    WFSB.com ^ | November 4,2013v | Joseph Wenzel IV
    NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) -Students are being advised to stay indoors and stay away from windows because of a "campus emergency" Monday afternoon.
  • Detroit emergency manager says 'cram down' a possibility in bankruptcy case

    10/29/2013 4:20:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/29/13 | Joseph Lichterman
    Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr said Tuesday he could force a legally binding settlement on the city's creditors if they were unwilling to accept a proposed restructuring plan in bankruptcy court. The "cram down" provision of federal bankruptcy law allows a judge to approve a plan of restructuring over the objections of creditors, so long as at least one impaired class of creditors votes to confirm it.
  • St. Tammany Parish ceases its emergency operations for Karen (stand down - top gusts - 40mph)

    10/06/2013 6:43:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Bayou Buzz ^ | 10/06/13
    **SNIP** "Due to the downgrade of Tropical Storm Karen to a tropical depression, and the discontinuation of all watches and warnings for St. Tammany Parish, the parish Emergency Operations Center will stand down. The parish's EOC staff and our partner agencies have ceased operations and they, along with the parish president, would like to thank the citizens of St. Tammany Parish for their cooperation during this event."
  • The Spoil of Mariners (a good reason to store Vitamin C for emergencies)

    10/01/2013 9:24:28 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 62 replies
    Lapham's Quarterly ^ | 18SEP2013 | Colin Dickey
    -snip- In reality, Smeerenburg was usually abandoned at the end of each season, though by the 1630s, years of vicious competition led Dutch whalers to try something novel: leave a crew of volunteers to overwinter at Smeerenburg, both to be on hand to protect more expensive equipment that could be left behind, and in order to get the whaling station up and running as soon as possible the following spring. And so in 1632 seven men were left in Smeerenburg to wait out the winter. It did not go well. The Dutch volunteers quickly succumbed to the “polar night disease,”...
  • AUDIO: 911 Operator Laughs When Man Reports Girlfriend on Fire

    10/01/2013 12:10:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jon David Kahn
    TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - After a freak accident on the way to Chiva Falls left Lalo Delgado's car and girlfriend on fire, he called 911 for help but was shocked by the unprofessional manner in which the call was handled. "Her initial reaction was laugh and giggle in the background," said Delgado. "It was very disturbing." Here's the transcript: 911: 911 what is your emergency? Caller: My car just kinda caught on fire, my girlfriend caught on fire. 911: Is your girlfriend still on fire? Caller: No. 911: No? (laughter in background) 911: Ok. (chuckles) Umm... Is your vehicle still on...