Suzi (19 Jan 2011)
"To Fay re: commercial"
It is real. That's why I said, when I first
saw it on TV I felt it was sinister and threatening. We've had
'warnings' about thing since I was a kid. We had the 'duck and cover'
drills at school, just as often as we had 'fire drills'.
up in California, especially after a big Earthquake, we'd have more
info given out via schools, and other places about having a plan 'just
in case'. Since some parts of the Country have devastating storms every
year, we've always had info available to 'be ready'. But nothing so 'in
your face' as this!! It doesn't even talk about 'storms',
'earthquakes', or other natural disasters...Some could say that is so
it can air all over the nation and address the individual dangers
without naming them. A person in 'earthquake country' would know,
someone who gets hurricanes or floods, even the wild fires that so much
of the State gets.
But this is the first time that I've seen
them so scary about 'being ready'. Even after 9/11 we didn't see stuff
like this. I don't like the images of things like gravity being thrown
off!! What really ticks me off is, the government and the liberals in
charge of Homeland Security and such are just the ones who make fun of
the 'preppers' and 'survivalists'. They call them 'scare mongers' and
denounce them as 'conspiracy theorists'...yet they run these
commercials and link to REAL government websites with check lists and
info on how to survive 'anything' and be ready for 'anything.
I honestly think they 'know something'...or are planning something.
thing about the FEMA camps is real too. Right now, Obama has 10 people
appointed to 10 districts that have control 'in case of emergency' or
'national need', where he can simply 'activate' their control, they
would be over law enforcement, medical, even over the Governors of the
States within the areas!!
So, yeah, it's scary. Mostly because
they do it so obvious that people don't really see it. I think those in
areas that have things like extra plywood to cover windows for
hurricanes, those who know that they'll need a generator sometime
during the winter and other places that deal with weather related
problems, might just see it as common sense. Whenever we've had a large
Earthquake her in CA, they will do reminders to 'be ready', telling
people how to turn off the gas (which I've never bothered to learn), to
have extra water and food on hand (which I've sort of done over the
years), and other things. But here's what's gotten me a tad worried,
gives me a 'hinkey' feeling (that's a cop phrase, sort of like mother's
intuition, but on a 'danger' level)...I tried to reorder some MREs and
a weather radio that works as a solar or crank device that can charge
phones and things. My husband and kids went camping and the hardest
part of the hike was the backpacks full of food they carried. I'd
gotten some of the MREs, "just in case", and the next time the kids
camped, I let them take some. They loved them and they were light
weight. Anyway, I reordered on Dec. 17th. When they didn't come by
Christmas, and then a letter came telling me that they were back
ordered on stock, so there would be a delay....THEN, I read an article
that said that another 'prepper' site was sold out of everything! But
get this, according to the article, it was the GOVERNMENT that was
buying up the MRE (meals ready to eat) and other freeze dried food
stuffs! I've written to the company twice, asking for a tracking number
on the shipment, and haven't gotten a reply! I'm going to look for a
phone number and give them a call today. It's just all getting a big
spooky. It's as if the government knows something, is planning
something, or wants to be in control of all the food outlets so we have
to rely on THEM (no one can 'buy or sell'?)...hmmmmm.
If anyone else has any info or feelings about these ads, please chime in.