Jan 2, 2015
In between the hustle and joy throughout Christmas and New Year's, several stories snagged our attention. The first addresses something I've warned about for nearly two decades that FEMA and government does NOT have our backs (read that, 'the general populace') when it comes to disasters.
Shockingly, after the Sandy Superstorm… No wait, back up.
After the Hurricane Katrina debacle when former Director Michael Brown's ineptitude and inaction blazed across television, worrying more about his clothes looking good on camera and his Arabian horses than nearly 2,000 people dying from its onslaught, you'd have thought, after that, FEMA would have gotten its act firmly packed together quick-smart. Try to garner some degree of respect and dignity. Try not to appear like a floundering, bloated albatross tied to our wallets. You'd have thought that 9 years later FEMA would have action plans formulated and implemented. Communication would be perfected. Schemes for shelters, food, medicines and water would be solid. You'd think they'd have all this and more completed. You'd be wrong.
A December exposé reveals huge inaction. FEMA is still no further along in what they are tasked to do: coordinate disaster response.
This means, friends, disaster preparation is still in the hands of we, the people.
Former FEMA Director, James Lee Witt stated on Oct. 14, 1997 that FEMA can't do it all. It's up to the people. They knew 17 years ago they were in over their heads. And they have done nothing to rectify it.
Since then, disasters have ramped both in number and magnitude. According to a recent AP article,
"Over the past five years, the newscasts have essentially doubled the amount of time spent on weather and natural disaster stories. The time has more than quadrupled since the early 1990s, said news consultant Andrew Tyndall, who monitors the content of the broadcasts."
"There were three times as many natural disasters between 2000 to 2009 compared to the amount between 1980 and 1989. A vast majority (80%) of this growth is due to climate-related events."
Image courtesy of EM-DAT International Disaster Database,
Center for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters, University of Louvain.
To find that FEMA has not improved their severely lacking capabilities after these two mammoth head-banging disasters, in a Nation that is a Super Power, is beyond disgraceful. It's life-threatening.
People were so disgusted after government's too-little-too-late response in Katrina, pins, bags, bumper stickers, signs, t-shirts, stuffed animals, even baby clothes sported the heartfelt assessment: FEMA Sucks.
Don't expect improvement soon. Specialists state it may take FEMA another decade to complete their plans providing they find the motivation to do so.
Two other articles, US Families Prepare For 'Modern Day Apocalypse' and Australian 'Preppers' Explain Why They're Convinced a Disaster Is Sure to Happen and Show How to be Prepared, go hand-in-hand with the above. People are increasingly sensing that something is up, something is baring down. People feel it. They know it in their gut. People are uneasy and preparing. More folks are purchasing long-shelf life food or doing their own food preps, storing water and medications, generators, pet food, yes guns and ammo and the full array of what sustains life should a longer-term disaster occur.
Never mind that the first article still tries to paint people who act personally responsible and want to survive disasters in relative normalcy as loonies, they can no longer say we are a fringe element. Too many people are preparing… for something.
They and we are taking action something government can't say they are doing. Well, maybe they are at least for themselves. Check the following:
Why Is the Fed Hiring an "Emergency Preparedness Specialist Familiar with DHS Directives"
A few weeks ago, we reported that for some still unexplained reason, the US Treasury is ordering "survival kits" to its employees overseeing the federal banking system. To wit:
The Department of Treasury is spending $200,000 on survival kits for all of its employees who oversee the federal banking system, according to a new solicitation. As FreeBeacon reports, survival kits will be delivered to every major bank in the United States and includes a solar blanket, food bar, water-purification tablets, and dust mask (among other things). The question, obviously, is just what do they know that the rest of us don't? MORE
NASA Scientist Predicts Food Riots, Mass Deaths and Super Earthquakes
Beginning 2015 Due to Extreme Cold 30 Yr Period
Thursday, November 20, 2014 10:24
Before It's News, original material from Newsmax
If you think the last few days of record setting snow and cold in parts of upstate New York is just a freak event, then you're not going to like what I am about to tell you. According to NASA Scientist/Climatologist John Casey that is just the beginning of what is to come during this next 30 yr cycle of extreme cold, which will be caused by an historic decline in the Sun's energy output that will impact the entire world.
If Casey is right, then not only will a mass number of the world's people die by freezing and starvation due to the extreme cold killing 50 percent of the world's food supply, but you can also expect super earthquakes, and more powerful volcanic eruptions across the globe.
Former NASA consultant, climatologist John L. Casey states 'a radical shift in global climate is underway, 30-year cold spell will strike Earth'.
With nasty cold fronts thrusting an icy and early winter across the continental U.S. - along with last winter described by USA Today as "one of the snowiest, coldest, most miserable on record" - climatologist John L. Casey thinks the weather pattern is here to stay for decades to come.
Photo: John L. Casey
In fact, Casey, a former space shuttle engineer and NASA consultant, is out with the provocative book Dark Winter: How the Sun Is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell, which warns that a radical shift in global climate is underway, and that Al Gore and other environmentalists have it completely wrong. The earth, he says, is cooling, and cooling fast.
And unless the scientific community and political leaders act soon, cold, dark days are ahead. Casey says the evidence is clear that the earth is rapidly growing colder because of diminished solar activity. He says trends indicate we could be headed for colder temperatures similar to those seen in the late 1700s and early 1800s when the sun went into a "solar minimum" - a phenomenon with significantly reduced solar activity, including solar flares and sunspots.
If he's right, that would be very bad news. Dark Winter posits that a 30-year period of cold has already begun. Frigid temperatures and the food shortages that inevitably result could lead to riots and chaos.
Casey tells Newsmax, "All you have to do is trust natural cycles and follow the facts, and that leads you to the inevitable conclusion that the Sun controls the climate (HOLLY NOTE): This is something Stan has lectured on for two decades), and that a new cold era has begun." Casey is president of the Space and Science Research Corp., an Orlando, Fla., climate research firm. His new book debunks global warming orthodoxy. For more than a decade, he reports, the planet's oceans have been cooling. And since 2007, the atmospheric temperature has been cooling as well.
"The data is pretty solid," Casey says. "If you look at the 100-year global temperature chart, you look at the steep drop-off we've had since 2007. It's the steepest drop in global temperatures in the last hundred years."
An Australian with whom Stan has enjoyed prior correspondence over the years regarding Earth Changes sent him the following. As you will read, he interfaces regularly with the Obama Admin. Whether you are a proponent of global warming due to gaseous emissions or believe that our current Earth Changes are a product of natural Earth cycles, we still have to deal with the consequences. Read the following and be forewarned. Act preventively.
Should we see this come to pass, you'd be wise to prepare ahead of time. Now, not next month. It would be the ultimate gift peace of mind.
We know this is holiday time, not when we're contemplating dreary news, which is likely why this material has been released at this precise moment. Just like Obama who usually releases bad or sour news or issues Executive Orders late Friday nights, during holidays or Congressional recess. They want you ignorant.
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Regarding the above article Stan's Aussie friend writes:
The reason the White House sent me (an Australian) a warning on future extreme weather, is that three years ago, I sent my thesis Gaiaism... an environmentally based economy to Pres. Obama that included the research on a potential pole shift. Since then, I have been communicating with the White House on regular basis. Humanity is still producing one hundred million tons of CO2 daily which is destabilizing the fragile gaseous balance in the atmosphere, one of the reasons for the worldwide extremes in weather conditions. Checkout online, "NASA Scientist Predicts Food Riots, Mass Deaths And Super Earthquakes Beginning 2015 Due To Extreme Cold for a 30 Year Period" by John Casey, Nov 20, 2014. The governments throughout the world would be aware of these predictions; checkout on YouTube, 'The final 500-day countdown warning was given on May, 2014, by the Foreign Minister of France accompanied by the Secretary of State John Kerry.
White House: Extreme Weather Warning, Nov 19, 2014.
Subject: Make sure your community is ready for climate change
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:51:17 -0600
The White House
Make sure your community is ready for climate change. Climate change is happening now -- and we've got to be ready because we're going to see more extreme weather.
That's why we're taking action. Last Tuesday, the President made a historic announcement with China that sets new targets for carbon pollution reductions.
And on Monday, the Administration released the Climate Resilience Toolkit to help our communities respond to our changing climate.
Check out these easy-to-use tools, including interactive maps and visualizations, that will help prepare your community for the impacts of climate change. See how you can help your community or business get ready.