Sunday, December 2, 2012

Daily Briefing For Sunday, December 2, 2012

The World Won't End December 21.  Y'all Know That, Right?

I think this goes without saying, but we will still be here on December 22 and beyond.  NASA has gone as far as setting up its own website to deal with the flood of calls and emails of people freaking over this Mayan 2012 business.  There are many perils we face.  This is not one of them.

And while I am at it, I would also like to remind you that zombies aren't real.  There won't be a zombie apocalypse.  Ever.  If you're prepping for that, it's my hope that your supplies and efforts will help prepare you for a real threat.

FEMA Fails Again.  Why Are People Surprised?

For all of you who think the single payer health care system is the way to go, I want you to take a good, hard look at how FEMA handles disasters. 

FEMA is supposed to be the agency with expertise in handling disasters.  And it's not like Sandy was some new type of catastrophe.  You would have thought the ass kicking that agency got from Katrina would have been enough to have set them straight and become more efficient at helping communities recover.

On Thursday, over 1,000 New Yorkers attended a FEMA-sponsored town hall meeting to complain that the Obama Administration hasn't cut the red tape as promised to help them. 

Sound familiar?  FEMA's response to Katrina wasn't much better.  Bear in mind this is the same agency that tell you to have a mere three days of food and water in case of an emergency. 

Meanwhile, San Bernadino, CA Tells Residents To "Lock Their Doors And Load Their Guns."

A city official in bankrupt San Bernadino recently advised residents to gun up and start preparing to protect themselves.  In an effort to shore up city finances, the city of roughly 200,000 residents 60 miles east of Los Angeles has laid off 80 police officers. 

Note the city isn't calling FEMA or telling its citizens the government will help you.  It's being realistic in its advice, stressing to the citizens that their well being is the citizen's responsibility, and not the local government's. 

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