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Self-sufficient Servants Survive.

Self-sufficient Servants Survive.

Emergency Preparedness – Self-sufficient Servants Survive.      There is nothing like an emergency to force people to make decisions.  Immediately, by action or lack of, people decide whether they will be survivors or victims.  Do nothing (that’s a decision) and you will probably die without outside help.  The most lethal element to survival is giving up on your self.    Survivors require a self-sufficient attitude from education and/or experience.  People are willing to give up least what they have…

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Turning Off Telemarketers.

Turning Off Telemarketers.

Emergency Preparedness – Turning Off Telemarketers.      The objective of marketing is to get people to pay attention to a sales pitch.  It’s dinnertime, the phone rings, and a telemarketer from India, the Philippines, or even Panguitch wants to talk to you.    Congress to the rescue.  The FCC was instructed to set up a DO NOT CALL list (www.donotcall.gov) some years ago – (888) 382-1222.  Rules are: 1) you must call on the phone you want protected, and…

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HUMINT, SIGINT, or PHOTINT?

HUMINT, SIGINT, or PHOTINT?

Emergency Preparedness – HUMINT, SIGINT, or PHOTINT?      “How’s the best way to learn,” the teen asked the professor?  “Talk to a lot of old people,” was the reply.    A picture is worth a thousand words – the basis of photint, or photo intelligence gathering.    Every electronic piece of equipment emits a measurable signature – the basis of sigint, or signals intelligence gathering.  That’s why, if you have a cell phone, you can now be found by…

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Microwaves — Tool or Trouble?

Microwaves — Tool or Trouble?

Emergency Preparedness:   Microwaves — Tool or Trouble?   Operate with an RF wave slightly above that of FM radio, penetrating foods 1 to 2 ½ inches The RF excites moisture molecules to rotate 180 degrees 2.5 billion times per second which . . . Produce heat from friction inside foods – which builds faster in foods with fats and/or sugars Use 1/20th the electricity of conventional radiant cook ovens or ranges Cook oil-less, salt-less, flameless and waterless to cook in…

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Real Relief or Donation Scam?

Real Relief or Donation Scam?

Emergency Preparedness – Real Relief or Donation Scam?      When natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina happen, fraudulent activities seem to spread like gold rush fever.  According to the New York Times, the FBI lists over 2,300 new websites purporting to deal with hurricane relief and assistance.  Some are legitimate, and others not.  Law enforcement has teamed with Internet Service Providers and computer security companies to try and ferret out the weasels.  Well before the calamities happen, scammers register domain…

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“Live From the Gulf Coast” (22 Sept ‘05) by Melba Cox

“Live From the Gulf Coast” (22 Sept ‘05) by Melba Cox

Emergency Preparedness – “Live From the Gulf Coast” (22 Sept ‘05) by Melba Cox      Pensacola, Florida:  “We are hangin’ in here!  “Rita” is an SEH storm so far.  “Somebody Else’s Hurricane.”  I feel for the Louisiana and Texas people this weekend.  (24 Sept ’05)  Our wards have been sending out work parties (since 29 Aug ’05 to clean up Katrina) of 7+ each weekend until now.  They don’t want us on the roads this time, due to so…

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Command and Control

Command and Control

Emergency Preparedness – Command and Control     Have you ever been so upset that you couldn’t find words?  As stress escalates, the powers of reason and communication diminish so much so that to find relief some will fixate on something totally removed and unrelated to the immediate need.  This response mechanism can be good or bad, . . . fight or flight.    A combat pilot, exiting his craft wearing his survival vest, pointed to a zippered front pocket…

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What is the Definition of Globalization?

What is the Definition of Globalization?

Emergency Preparedness – What is the Definition of Globalization?      Answer:  Princess Diana’s death.  WHY, you ask?    An English princess with an Egyptian boyfriend crashes in a French tunnel, in a German car with a Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian who was drunk on Scottish whisky, followed closely by Italian Paparazzi, on Japanese motorcycles; treated by an American doctor, using Brazilian medications.  Still don’t get it?    This information is coming to you from an Englishman, using…

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Take the Stairs, Not the Elevator

Take the Stairs, Not the Elevator

Emergency Preparedness – Take the Stairs, Not the Elevator      No two people react to an emergency in the same way.  When adrenalin hits your system, emotion easily overrides logic and you may do things that can make your rescue far more difficult.  To go down was the correct choice in the NYC Twin Towers disaster of  9/ll, but most were dissuaded by smoke in the stairwells and either stood at the elevator doors, or went up to the…

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Support Our Troops.

Support Our Troops.

Emergency Preparedness – Support Our Troops.        “To none is freedom more dear than to those who have bled and fought to preserve it.”      The USO is a great organization few seem to know much about.  “Isn’t it a government program from World War II to entertain the troops,” questioned a traveler who saw their sign in a major US airport?      Like the Boy Scouts, the USO is chartered by Congress as a non-profit public funded organization…

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