When it comes to staying safe, we all...

When it comes to staying safe, we all need exercise

There are 12 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from Sep 25, 2010, titled When it comes to staying safe, we all need exercise. In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

Since Friday morning -- through 4 p.m. today -- 750 emergency responders have been engaging in Vermont's largest emergency preparedness exercise in its history.

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mac gordon

Brattleboro, VT

#1 Sep 25, 2010
Well said! We're definitely made to feel like the 'lost boys' down here in Windham County.
I worked for many years in Greenfield, Mass. People in Western Mass. feel the same way. We often joked that South Eastern Vt., and Western Mass. should join forces and form a separate 'State'.
flat lander

United States

#2 Sep 25, 2010
Why is it every body else's problem to to watch ,cover and guard you from the world. Wake up ,smarting up and get your sad life in gear Most people can survive most dealing in this world but the "nuke nuts and losers" are the biggest bunch of losers that came out of the Woodstock burnouts Since they bathed with all the scum they wounder why their not catered for their every need. useless is useless and it shows more so lately than ever. Second generation of mud bathers equals every day pigs tomorrow's bacon and ham, puke
juliewhit

Williamson, NY

#3 Sep 26, 2010
This excercise was the first in Vermont's history. It was led by Gov Douglas and Gen Dubie. While Shumlin wants to make us less safe, these guys are taking a proactive approach to ensuring we're safe.

Since: Jul 10

Brattleboro, VT

#4 Sep 26, 2010
I feel so much safer knowing that our local authorities know how to order buses in advance, get school students on them, and then send them back to class without going anywhere. That'll certainly come in handy during a natural or VY disaster. The buses never join traffic jams clogging the roads as everyone scrambles to get out of harm's way, causing accidents and more congestion along the way. Well, at least they have those iodine pills and free calendars to keep them safe.
SolarWarming

Dover, NH

#5 Sep 26, 2010
New Clear Waste wrote:
I feel so much safer knowing that our local authorities know how to order buses in advance, get school students on them, and then send them back to class without going anywhere. That'll certainly come in handy during a natural or VY disaster. The buses never join traffic jams clogging the roads as everyone scrambles to get out of harm's way, causing accidents and more congestion along the way. Well, at least they have those iodine pills and free calendars to keep them safe.
There never will be a VY disaster. The whole plan is being done for political purposes only. Seems that there are a lot of people who equate nuclear power with nuclear bombs. Can't separate the two in their minds.
Scott

Newton Center, MA

#6 Sep 26, 2010
"Seems that there are a lot of people who equate nuclear power with nuclear bombs. Can't separate the two in their minds."
-Speaking of 'separating', I notice that scientists all say they have a problems separating small samples of lightly radioactive substances found in almost any ground in the world from it's surroundings- which they say is all lightly radioactive due to not only the nuke testing over the years and Hiroshima & Nagasaki but also because of Chernobyl and how it spewed its radiation all over too.
A scumbag corrupt judge allowed the owners of Three Mile Island to separate the cancer victims of that signifiacant radiation release from their due compensation.

"There never will be a VY disaster."
-and those running Chernobyl said the same thing about that, and TMI's less deadly disaster was offically not a disaster at all.
antonebraga

United States

#7 Sep 27, 2010
(Press Release)–
Access – Not Abuse

When it comes to your property, what do you expect in case of loss (hurricane, tornado, earthquake, flood, fire, etc.)? The disaster itself is news. "What happens after the dust settles is the story: the aftermath shock," said author Antone P. Braga. " With a little curiosity, insurance policyholders can mitigate that shock, and gain emotional/mental preparedness—fortitude.

The ordinary insuring public now has access: basic rights and vital information—even footing, equality—the security of knowing what to expect in terms of disaster preparedness/recovery," Braga said.

For more general information, go to www.DisasterEquality.info .
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Since: Sep 10

Montpelier, VT

#8 Sep 27, 2010
New Clear Waste wrote:
I feel so much safer knowing that our local authorities know how to order buses in advance, get school students on them, and then send them back to class without going anywhere. That'll certainly come in handy during a natural or VY disaster. The buses never join traffic jams clogging the roads as everyone scrambles to get out of harm's way, causing accidents and more congestion along the way. Well, at least they have those iodine pills and free calendars to keep them safe.
If you don't feel safe where you live...knowing VY is there...you can always move...are you going to put all those people to work and pay their mortgages when it IS finished? Oh that's right...the state can give them permanent unemployment, food stamps and fuel assistance...yeah, like that's the answer...there is no GOOD way to look at this situation...why don't we put as much effort into making it work PROPERLY, as we do into condemning it? I wonder how many have actually made a list of pros and cons associated with VY? Anything that isn't monitered properly could be a serious danger; the fact is there are more and more people who need the power, but aren't willing to pay for everyone to convert to something else. Those of you who want to get rid of VY, should plan on providing the rest of us with power...those of us who are just working-class, and surely cannot afford to convert to other power sources...if my husband and I want to convert to solar, we would have to cut down ALL ther trees around us- and we aren't going to do that; we live surrounded by forest because we like the country life- the deer,moose,bear and fox-the birds. In order to go solar, we have to lose that...as well as the wind-break that these trees give us during heavy storms and in the winter, thus costing us more to heat our home; and don't forget the wind damage we would have in a bad storm. We have actually walked through many scenarios,including wind power...it's a no-go. So every once in a while, maybe we should all think about what we need, instead of what we want.I can barely pay my own bills since I lost my job- do we really need more folks jobless? Oh, before you ask, I don't know anyone personally who works @ VY- I am just a patient observer who lives outside of the VY ZONE; and I,admittedly,used to "not like" VY until I looked at all the repercussions. Thank you for taking the time to read my rant...now make your list of pros and cons,the good and bad that you KNOW about VY and then we will all see all sides clearly.
David Dung

Brattleboro, VT

#9 Sep 27, 2010
stoneageman wrote:
<quoted text>If you don't feel safe where you live...knowing VY is there...you can always move
The typical cave man response to a different opinion...If you don't agree with me, get out.

It's not that easy, cave man, we'll be here. If you can't deal with us, you're the one with bags to pack.
SolarWarming

Dover, NH

#10 Sep 27, 2010
David Dung wrote:
<quoted text>
The typical cave man response to a different opinion...If you don't agree with me, get out.
It's not that easy, cave man, we'll be here. If you can't deal with us, you're the one with bags to pack.
Why do all your posts smell...oh it's dung!!
Deployed in Afghanistan

United States

#12 Sep 28, 2010
SolarWarming wrote:
<quoted text>
There never will be a VY disaster. The whole plan is being done for political purposes only. Seems that there are a lot of people who equate nuclear power with nuclear bombs. Can't separate the two in their minds.
You are absolutley right. A nuclear power facility is not a nuclear bomb, but radiation is radiation, and it kills and contaminates for a very long time.
BetsyRoss

Dover, NH

#13 Sep 28, 2010
Oh "radiation is radiation" .....totally true statement but of the totally worthless kind. So tell us what kind of radiation are you talking about and where is it coming from. Is it like the kind the radiologist is exposed to every day at the hospital? Or the kind coming from your cell phone? Or your tv?

My response is ...so?

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