For the last month or so, as I ride around in my car listening to the radio at lunch, there have been "public service announcements" on the local AM sports talk station telling listeners that they need to "make a disaster plan with their families" and that we "need to agree on a place to meet up when a disaster strikes." Now, that by itself doesn't alarm me too much, it is 2011 after all and we all need to be prepared if things get dicey. The part that bothers me is as the message continues it tells listeners that "a bus stop is a good place to meet because the buses probably won't be running." Really? How the hell do they know that? I went over several scenarios of disasters in my head, both natural and man-made, and if the streets are safe enough for my entire family to "meet up at a bus stop" then why in the hell wouldn't the buses be running? Wouldn't it be a lot safer to meet up with my family at one of our houses? Why is the government telling us to meet up at bus stops if a disaster hits? How do they know that the buses won't be running? Has anyone elese heard these announcements and if so do they disturb you? Also, these "public service messages" just seem to have an urgency to them that something is going to happen soon. I never really paid it that much attention until today, but after thinking about what the message says I'm sort of perplexed as to what our goverment knows is coming but won't let us directly in on. Anybody care to take a stab at what is going on?
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