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Sunday, February 08, 2009

Contingency Plans?

ATTENTION Armed Forces Retirement Home Staff:

Has the administrative staff here at the Old Soldiers' Home made any plans for the pending total collapse of our national economy, and the subsequent cessation of all government services?

No, there won't be any warning, for our government officials are afraid of panicking the general population.

But, we've all been watching the news, and common sense indicates what's coming.

I have tried to follow the suggestions outlined in the ARMED FORCES RETIREMENT HOME'S RESIDENTS EMERGENCY GUIDE, dated 12 June 2007.

But, I have limited resources, and can probably only sustain myself for a few days at the most.

Since the city streets will probably be impassable, I doubt my pickup truck will do me any good in this situation.

With no utilities, there will be no drinking water, and the toilets will no longer flush.

There will be no electricity, no heat, no lights, no television, no radio, no computer Internet, and no telephone.

With no transportation, there will be no deliveries of food or medical supplies.

Those who are ill will go untreated, and those who die will - - - ?

With no police or fire protection, will residents and staff at the Soldiers' Home come under attack from roving neighborhood gangs who've resorted to cannibalism?

Obviously, we won't be able to rely on the United States Army for protection, resupply, or evacuation, because with no money, the soldiers who are currently stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea, Germany, and all other overseas posts will be permanently stuck there, unable to return to the United States, and they'll probably be massacred by an enraged local citizenry.

Those soldiers who are stationed within the continental United States will probably be too busy worrying about their own survival, or the survival of their families.

So, is anything at all being done to prepare for such a contingency?

Remember, it's no food, no medicine, no water, no latrines, no electricity, no heat, no transportation, no communications, no burials, no protection, no evacuation, and a hostile armed environment.

If we begin immediately, we might be able to realistically organize our resources for some positive effect, though admittedly limited in scope.

Thank you.

John Robert Mallernee, KB3KWS
Official Bard of Clan Henderson
Armed Forces Retirement Home
Washington, D.C. 20011-8400

NOTE: "My unpopular and controversial personal opinions are independent of my Scottish clan."

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