The Rural Patriot

September 25, 2006

Your Tax Dollars Working Wisely

Filed under: Federal Government,national security — theruralpatriot @ 8:08 pm

This one I like:

…the government planned to announce today that it will supply hazard warning radios to all 97,000 public schools in the nation.
The Homeland Security Department now has decided to provide $5 million to make sure every public school has such radios, NOAA Administrator Conrad Lautenbacher said.

Originally conceived to convey weather warnings, the system now covers all hazards – including terrorism, abducted children and derailed trains carrying toxic materials.

Now, I know that we rarely have tornadoes in this area, but we do have periods of heavy snow and/or blizzard-type weather.  Having lived for an extended period in a traditional tornado alley area, I know what it means to have that early warning.

As Martha would say, “It’s a good thing”.


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