by MRH, PTS and SGT, SGT Report.com:
This coming week could be very interesting as there are three large items on the agenda.
First question: Was the Food Stamps “glitch” or “upgrade” to the EBT System (if this were 1935 they would all be in a soup line) actually a ‘test’ to see how the people would react? One wonders…
On Thursday, October 17 there is a convergence of three events. Personally, I believe the number 3 is very powerful and can have a major impact on individuals, families, communities or nations. The Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill which will be conducted in FEMA Region X which includes Alaska, Washington State, Oregon and Idaho, will commence at 10:17am local time, and the good people of these states will be asked to stop, drop and cover – or as was said in the 1950′s propaganda films “duck and cover“.
On October 16-17th and again on October 23-24th, the banks are planning a National Cyber-Attack Drill FS-ISAC Financial Institution CAPP Exercise .
According to Before Its News:
More than 1,000 banks will test their incident response strategies by participating in a simulated cyber-attack exercise. SWACHA’s Dennis Simmons says the drill, which is open to more participants, will help bolster defenses. Banks are interested in testing their defenses in the wake of recent cyber-attacks, says Simmons, president and CEO of SWACHA, a regional payments association. Those attacks include account-takeover attempts linked to phishing and ACH and wire fraud, as well as distributed-denial-of-service attacks that are sometimes waged as modes of distraction to veil fraud.
Now, I’m not trying to be a dooms-dayer, but I do find it curious that these two events are scheduled on the same day that the US federal government is scheduled to “default” on the outstanding debt. A good family steward may want to have a little extra food, water, physical precious metals, cash and anything else on hand that might be necessary to sustain life for several days – or weeks – just in case. Funny how there was an “upgrade” to the EBT (soup-line) system a mere 5 days ahead of a convergence of 3. What will it hurt to have a few extra necessities around until October 21 or 22? If the banking system goes down, which means all electronic “currency” will not work, it will make sense to have a few extra FRN’s (Federal Reserve Notes) in your wallet.
Don’t forget to tell your family that you love them; spend an extra few minutes with your children and kiss your spouse a couple extra times… we are all in this mess together.