Please read this document on the new Disaster Plan for Bandon and then read the article on the new graduating class of AmeriCorps.....
The Dept of Homeland Security has just graduated its first class of 231 Homeland Youth
Bandon is going to place Neighborhood Captains in charge of your neighborhood in the case of a Natural Disaster. This sounds like a really good plan until we reflect on FEMA's response in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.
FEMA refuses hundreds of personnel, dozens of vehicles - Chicago Tribune, 9/2/05
FEMA won't let Red Cross deliver food - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 9/3/05
FEMA fails to utilize Navy ship with 600-bed hospital on board - Chicago Tribune, 9/4/05
FEMA turns away state-of-the-art mobile hospital from Univ. of North Carolina - CNN, 9/5/05
FEMA won't accept Amtrak's help in evacuations - Financial Times, 9/5/05
FEMA rejects skills of firefighters, instructs them to hand out fliers - Salt Lake Tribune, 9/6/05
FEMA turns back Wal-Mart supply trucks - New York Times, 9/6/05
FEMA prevents Coast Guard from delivering diesel fuel - New York Times, 9/6/05
FEMA blocks 500-boat citizen flotilla from delivering aid - News Sentinel, 9/8/05
FEMA asks media not to take pictures of dead - Washington Post, 9/8/05
FEMA turns back German government plane loaded with 15 tons of food - Spiegel, 9/12/05
FEMA prevents MDs from treating dying people around them because not "federalized" - NY Times, 9/17/05
FEMA veteran states bosses ignored his critical warnings in days prior to hurricane - CNN, 9/18/05
FEMA diverts money for hurricane disaster study to future bridge options - CNN, 9/18/05
FEMA: "First Responders Urged Not To Respond" Unless Dispatched - FEMA's own website
More Resources For a highly revealing personal account by two emergency medical personnel who were participating in a conference in New Orleans at the time of the hurricane, see their gripping story at http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/090805A.shtml. The mainstream media has largely avoided reporting devastating personal stories which reveal all that is being covered up. For more on how corporate ownership
of the media blocks key stories like this, see http://www.WantToKnow.info/mediainformation
For those who are ready to go even deeper, first read FEMA's own description of its founding here.
Then, learn the deeper aspects of FEMA's shady beginnings at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rex_84.
Finally, for Online Journal's revealing analysis article "New Orleans: Dress rehearsal for lockdown of America" see: http://www.onlinejournal.com/Commentary/091305Baker/091305baker.html
For a little hard-hitting humor on the CBS website: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/09/08/opinion/main827633.shtml