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71,211. It seems as though a lot of the basic provisions are obviously similar and draw on experience from the Second World War. But in many cases they seem to go a lot further and envisage much more sweeping powers for the government, particularly in a time of real crisis and go far beyond the powers that were taken in the 1940s. Clive Ponting, former civil servant and whistleblower
71,212. Whole areas around military bases, airfields - and so one would almost be put under military control in which they would be able to clear areas in order to defend them. Clive Ponting
71,213. If the protest got to the point where there was actually insurrection or actual violence between the NATO military forces and the local population then clearly American military commanders have the authority to use deadly force in the protection of their military assets. (Emergency & NATO & Protest) Bill Arkin, former US Army Captain
71,214. At the Home Office special official committees on home defence have recently been supervising the preparation of new war laws. Duncan Campbell, Secret Society: In Time of Crisis
71,215. The laws are intended to control not just panic but dissent as well. ibid.
71,216. The plans also cover conscript labour: thousands of people with many different skills would be needed. ibid.
71,217. We’re very worried that the government haven’t disclosed plans for the next round of emergency legislation which they may introduce. Because it is now that parliament ought to be saying, Well is this really the best way of going about it? And it’s now that we ought to be debating it. Because during the Second World War a lot of miscarriages of justice happened to a lot of innocent people. Marie Staunton, National Council for Civil Liberties
71,218. Executive Order #10999 allow the government to take over all forms of transportation. Executive Order cited America: Freedom to Fascism
77,415. Executive Order #11921 provides that the president can declare a state of emergency that is not defined, and Congress cannot review the action for six months. Executive Order cited America: Freedom to Fascism
71,219. What the world needs is an Emergency Boss. An Emergency Czar. An Emergency Commander. A true Master Of Disaster. One person completely responsible for the anticipation, immediate reconnaissance, and urgent execution of rescue and relief efforts around the world. Steven van Zandt
71,220. There is something mighty suspicious about declaring an emergency for something that has yet to show itself to be a grand pandemic. Billy Corgan
72,884. For years emergency management professionals have been warning that FEMA’s preparedness has eroded. Many believe this erosion is a result of the separation of the preparedness function from FEMA, the drain of long-term professional staff along with their institutional knowledge and expertise, and the inadequate readiness of FEMA's national emergency response teams. The combination of these staffing, training, and organizational structures made FEMA's inadequate performance in the face of a disaster the size of Katrina all but inevitable. (FEMA & Emergency) US House of Representatives Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina February 2006
72,890. 13th January 2012: the Costa Concordia cruise ship collides with a rock near an Italian island and begins sinking. It’s the largest passenger shipwreck in history. (Ferry & Ship & Emergency) Costa Concordia Disaster: One Year On, National Geographic 2013
72,891. Costing an estimated four hundred million dollars it will be the most expensive and challenging salvage operation ever attempted. (Ferry & Ship & Emergency) ibid.
72,892. At 9.45 p.m. the ship hits the rock. (Ferry & Ship & Emergency) ibid.
72,893. Why it took so long to abandon ship ... there was confusion on board. (Ferry & Ship & Emergency) ibid.
72,894. The ship starts to lean to its left side. (Ferry & Ship & Emergency) ibid.
72,895. Twenty minutes after the impact no-one has called a general emergency ... the announcers repeat the same reassuring message. (Ferry & Ship & Emergency) ibid.
72,896. Thirty people have died in the collision and two are missing. (Ferry & Ship & Emergency) ibid.
99,111. When the most serious emergencies strike the Ambulance has eight minutes to respond. With 999 calls doubling in London over the last ten years. In a control centre every single one needs a split-second decision. Ambulance I, BBC 2016
99,112. With critical calls staking up, they’re running out of ambulances. Still no let up in new calls coming in. ibid.
99,113. Only fifteen ambulances are currently available for the eight and a half million people of London. ibid.