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Seriously? Government warns citizens of 'zombie apocalypse'

Postby Wulfsunus » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:37 pm

As any good Mradu would say, "Be prepared for anything".
I knew those zombie movies were good for something.


Seriously? Government warns citizens of 'zombie apocalypse' to urge better emergency plans
By Alicia A. Caldwell, The Associated Press | Associated Press – 15 hrs ago



WASHINGTON - "The zombies are coming!" the Homeland Security Department says.

Tongue firmly in cheek, the government urged citizens Thursday to prepare for a zombie apocalypse, part of a public health campaign to encourage better preparation for genuine disasters and emergencies. The theory: If you're prepared for a zombie attack, the same preparations will help during a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake or terrorist attack.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency hosted an online seminar for its Citizen Corps organization to help emergency planners better prepare their communities for disaster. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last year first launched a zombie apocalypse social media campaign for the same purposes.

Emergency planners were encouraged to use the threat of zombies — the flesh-hungry, walking dead — to encourage citizens to prepare for disasters. Organizers also noted the relative proximity to Halloween.

Among the government's recommendations were having an emergency evacuation plan and a change of clothes, plus keeping on hand fresh water, extra medications and emergency flashlights.

A few of the government's suggestions tracked closely with some of the 33 rules for dealing with zombies popularized in the 2009 movie "Zombieland," which included "always carry a change of underwear" and "when in doubt, know your way out."

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Centres for Disease Control and Prevention: http://blogs.cdc.gov/publichealthmatter ... apocalypse

FEMA: http://www.fema.gov/plan-prepare-mitigate
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Re: Seriously? Government warns citizens of 'zombie apocalyp

Postby The Madame X » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:06 am

Outrageous!
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Re: Seriously? Government warns citizens of 'zombie apocalyp

Postby Wulfsunus » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:07 pm

You can even purchase a Zombie T shirt from the US CDC http://www.cdcfoundation.org/zombies

I am getting to like the Center for Disease Control
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Re: Seriously? Government warns citizens of 'zombie apocalyp

Postby Victorya » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:25 pm

Fear is created to keep us citizen in a "zombie" slumber of panic where thinking is impaired. In this manner we do not pay attention to what needs to be sought about, what is not said. This article is a perfect example of how the easy medium of media the "voice of the gods" is used to create fear. Fear, greatly releases hormones is the brain which impairs thinking at high levels of introspection.

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Re: Seriously? Government warns citizens of 'zombie apocalyp

Postby Wulfsunus » Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:54 pm

I agree with the one aspect of fear and how it can be used to disable then control Victorya.
But the article listed within is done tongue and cheek and although it entertains with the fad of zombies, it is just meant to get real info out to a young culture.
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Re: Seriously? Government warns citizens of 'zombie apocalyp

Postby Victorya » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:56 pm

Wulfsunus,

I cannot say that I do not agree with your statement. We are in a political and social risk that many do not understand the level of seriousness it requires. I'm just going to leave it at that-but I understood your point. I do agree. So, in that aspect if the needed start to bring awareness to a very serious matter, can be done with zombies, as this would resonate with many-then by all means.

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Re: Seriously? Government warns citizens of 'zombie apocalyp

Postby HellaLocke » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:53 pm

But we already have some zombies here in Portugal.... at least... some who follow politics will understand what I mean.

sorry I couldn't resist. :oops:
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Re: Seriously? Government warns citizens of 'zombie apocalyp

Postby Victorya » Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:52 am

AndreiaCrow,

I am so glad you posted this. And yes I agree with you. I am glad that you "couldn't resists. Greetings, I am Victorya.

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Re: Seriously? Government warns citizens of 'zombie apocalyp

Postby HellaLocke » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:42 pm

Eheheheheheh. Greetings Victorya.
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Re: Seriously? Government warns citizens of 'zombie apocalyp

Postby Victorya » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:28 am

AndreiaCrow, hi!

Well the amount of zombies (political statement) in the USA, is alarming. It is more like "night and days of the living dead; tune in 24/7.

Great to meet you! :)
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Re: Seriously? Government warns citizens of 'zombie apocalyp

Postby The Madame X » Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:00 pm

Being that the dead outnumber the living approximately 15 to 1.
To those of you that are concerned about a zombie apocalypse, you are entitled to be afraid , since you'll definitely be outnumbered.
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