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There has been a new drawing of lotto numbers:, the rallye "Wöchentliche Aktiv-Rallye" (Aktiv-Rallye) is over: Place 1: chaos99, place 2: Fraenkl, place 3: CometMuffin.
So we can give them a pass, with a warning to do better next time, on that one.But surely it must have occurred to the experts tasked with thinking up unthinkable plots and how the government could respond to them had considered what would happen if, you know, something bad actually happened?Meanwhile, officials from other units of the government did end up inside the GOC, and that means they werent where they were supposed to be, either.As reported in the Canadian Press this week, on the day of Michael Zehaf-Bibeaus lone-wolf attack on the National War Memorial and Parliament, the federal Government Operations Centre (GOC) sprang into action.Oh, and my favourite part of the CP report on this mess?Canada Talks, Channel 167.But it might be a good idea for some of our federal emergency management officials to print off copies of the toon and tape them up all over their Ottawa offices.Worth a bit of a chuckle, then and now.When the federal government went into lockdown, key officials were caught out of position and were not in the GOC.And the wife is berating the husband, whose shoulders are slumped in helpless submission, for forgetting to put one govert metaal poker essential tool into the shelter before the bombs dropped: a can opener.We need to be ready for anything even stuff thats unlikely.If theres a reasonable belief that a madman with a gun is on the loose in and around the Parliament buildings, you lock them down.If disaster strikes, we clearly wont be able to count on much help coming from Ottawa.There has been a new drawing of lotto numbers:, the rallye "Wöchentliche Aktiv-Rallye" (Aktiv-Rallye) is over: Place 1: chaos99, place 2: SlGazer, place 3: Fraenkl.So those staff that were able to report to their posts or were present when the lockdown began went hungry for hours.Thats your first, automatic step.Their little bunker is packed to the brim with cans labelled food and water.And key security officials and vital support staff, if no one else, need to be able to get to their battle stations when theyre needed.Youre probably going to want to bulk out your own emergency kits at home, folks.
Some of you may remember Gary Larsons.
End, the rallye "Wöchentliche Aktiv-Rallye" (Aktiv-Rallye) is over: Place 1: SlGazer, place 2: chaos99, place 3: Fraenkl.
And if that proves untenable, they at least need the ability to securely conference into the the GOC which is where those technical experts who couldnt get to their posts may have come in handy.