Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Huge Number of Disaster Drills Held Throughout America extraordinary number of drills cause for concern?

June 14, 2010
Holly Deyo

From terrorist attacks and hurricane evacuations to submarine base and nuclear power plant mishaps; bomb blasts, plane crashes, dirty bombs, hazmat spills, earthquakes, medical disasters and train derailments, America is on high alert. Over the past several weeks to the present, more than 35 major disaster drills are taking place throughout America. It makes one wonder what's prompting all of these emergency exercises and planning venues. Was it confusion over Gov. Palin's oft-quoted "drill, baby, drill?" No, it's recognition that the Feds are leaving ordinary citizens to fend for themselves. States aren't happy about this. 

Photo: A member of the Wood County SWAT team watches the backs of team members during a mock drill in Ohio.

Proof? No one has been more vociferous than Gov. Jindal pleading, imploring for help for Louisiana. Obama's ears appear to be stuffed with cotton for all the good it's done. For weeks now, pleas for practical assistance have gone unanswered.

Countless Americans have offered ways to sop up and stop the flow of oil in the Gulf. Has ANYBODY gotten the President's ear or BP's for that matter? People with credentials, people with practical know-how and yes, ordinary American citizens blessed with common sense in finding solutions to extraordinary problems have ALL have been ignored. Yeah, well, maybe Kevin Costner is the exception who's considered an expert in environmental problems. Why did he get a Congressional audience? Because he has a "name".

Next, Arizona's Governor Jan Brewer. Illegal aliens are making life unbearable for citizens who live there. Because the Southwest is off-radar of D.C movers and shakers, the President and policy-makers ignore this massive and growing disaster. Ditto for the Bush administration.

Illegal immigration doesn't just affect citizens of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California, Nevada and Colorado, but ALL Americans in the other 44 states. It's more subtle elsewhere. Because your property isn't violated, tons of trash doesn't decorate your land and fences aren't cut down so illegals can flood into our country, people believe they are unaffected. It's a problem "over there" – in the uncivilized West. Have you checked what you're paying in taxes? Looked how schools, hospitals and public agencies are over-burdened? Who's taking America's job while we struggle with nearly 10% unimployment? Have you done your homework and found one of the biggest root causes?

Gov. Brewer was finally forced to sign legislation that does nothing more than underscore what's already on Federal law books. It goes nowhere beyond. Yet, she's been castigated as racial, a bigot, someone who places herself above Federal law. Isn't it interesting that after Gov. Brewer took a stand – alone without Federal backing – that it's catapulted her popularity with her Arizonan constituents. Bravo Ms. Brewer.


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