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Here is a followup to the WorldNetDaily articles regarding the Michigan consultant hired to brief local governments on y2k.
Whistleblower-consultant under fire
-- Ray (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 06, 1999
Read it. To sum up what I got out of it - the guy does not like FEMA, the Army, the police or anyone else who makes disaster plans. He did not strike me as being too tightly wrapped - if all the disaster plans made in the last 200 years had been implemented and abused as he claims they will be, we would have been living in a police state long ago. I guess he would just rather no one made any emergency plans and just played it by ear. Or maybe he wants all the FEMA and such folks to just go to work and draw a check for sitting on their duff and never planning anything? Look, I see flood evacuation plans all the time where I work. Doesn't mean we have some sort of agenda for moving people around this spring. We would a damn sight rather they stayed right where they are. But if we did not make the plans, and there is a major flood, it would be the Corps butt in the wringer and no mistake.
-- Paul Davis (email@example.com), March 06, 1999.
I can't figure out how you got the impression that Frith dislikes anyone (gov't agency) who makes disaster plans. The article says that the gov't, by saying to stock up for 3-5 days, is being deceitful. Why not stock up more so movement to a shelter would be unneeded? That's Frith's problem. The last comment by a 'State Police Officer' that they've been warned that they should be prepared for 5 years of disruptions is telling, wouldn't you say?
-- Dean -- from (almost) Duh Moines (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 06, 1999.
Has anyone been able to download the infamous FEMA documents mentioned in the worldnetdaily articles? I did, and the main one they mentioned is a contingency plan creation package for emergency response managers. It's full of blank pages and instructions for creating a plan. It says nothing about martial law, etc. Is there something else, or am I just skimming over the relevant sections?
-- Michael Goodfellow (email@example.com), March 07, 1999.