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Talking About Misplaced Priorities: To the Moon & Then Bust! Pt 2

posted by Jael Ever @ 13:32 PM
September 27, 2013

Tiles-Rememberence-9-11 Based on reader responses to the last blog about inept emergency service preparation indicates proof is needed to justify criticism that America’s government has misplaced priorities––communications on the moon, not on earth.

 That blog mentioned failures of radio communication during America’s 9/11 crisis.  A July, 2002, New York Times story by Jim Dwyer, Kevin Flynn and Ford Fessenden proves that 9/11 workers died because of poor radio communication:

 “Those clear warnings, captured on police radio tapes, were transmitted 21 minutes before the building fell, and officials say they were relayed to police officers, most of whom managed to escape. Yet most firefighters never heard those warnings, or earlier orders to get out.

 “Their radio system failed frequently that morning. Even if the radio network had been reliable, it was not linked to the police system. And the police and fire commanders guiding the rescue efforts did not talk to one another during the crisis. . . . Cut off from critical information, at least 121 firefighters, most in striking distance of safety, died when the north tower fell, an analysis by The New York Times has found.” 

 That analysis further mentioned that eight years earlier in the 1993 bombing at the New York Trade Center, again Fire Department communications failed.  It turns out:  “The radios the firefighters carried into the buildings that day were identical to be the ones they had brought into the trade center eight years earlier.”

 The reporters also found:  “Other cities have been no swifter at solving the problems of communication at high-rise fires, industry professionals said.”  This is not just a ‘city’ problem.  Why does this nation need a Homeland Security Department if it can’t fix communications problems between city agencies?

 As if 9/11 were not enough, the exact same thing happened during the fall out of massive damages inflicted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in and near New Orleans. In ‘Disaster’s Wake,’ governing.com reveals: “Louisiana had a system based on incident command, but did not utilize it.”

 Enough of this! The 12 people killed by a crazed lone gunman. while radio communications between police and rescueNAVY-YARD-SHOOTING-2 workers didn’t work, was not in New York or New Orleans.  They were slain in the nation’s capital, Washington D.C.! 

 Such ineptitude must stop!  If communications specialists in the government. can’t fix this problem, let the U.S. ‘draft’ specialists from AT & T,  Microsoft, Apple, NASA, etc.  Since Homeland Security hasn’t done it, somebody please help!!!

 If there was ever a time to pray for America, the time is now.  As Apostle Paul instructs in Christian prayer books:  “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty (1 Timothy 2: 1 – 2).”

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