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My wife and I have noticed that there are a lot of commercials of official people telling us to be prepared for disaster. It has just picked up in the last few months. Has anybody else noticed?
http://www.youtube.com/results?sear...s+commercial&aq=0m&oq=preparedness+commercialWhat kind of commercials? I haven't seen any. What channels are you seeing them on?
It's a conspiracy! You're not supposed to prepare :i've read about this on other forums and have heard about it from friends of mine. but to be honest i have not seen these type of commercials myself. even friends of mine have seen these type of commercials on my tv when i'm not home! i'm starting to think that i'm being singled out and i am not suppossed to see them! kind makes you think.
LOL...except, it really isn't funny because it's the sad truth. Government bureaucrats are constantly doing everything they can to avoid doing the job they were hired to do. And then they go to work and continue to be paid for doing nothing.FEMA is getting tired of taking care of peoples sorry asses in emergencies.
"get your own kit, we're busy watching cartoons in the office"
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2011-07-18-fderal-job-security_n.htmWhen job security is at a premium, the federal government remains the place to work for those who want to avoid losing a job. The job security rate for all federal workers was 99.43% last year and nearly 100% for those on the job more than a few years.
I haven't noticed that. But I have noticed that threads talking about it, like this one, have been common ever since I've been on this site, so I think it's something that has been going on for a while and people just become aware if it at different rates or something.My wife and I have noticed that there are a lot of commercials of official people telling us to be prepared for disaster. It has just picked up in the last few months. Has anybody else noticed?
The market is also in the aftermath of a bunch of disaster based movies that came out what, a couple years ago or so? They were the hot topics of the time in this forum. Of course with our typical paranoid twist thrown in about how they had to be coming out for a reason because the sky is falling and such.There is ABSOLUTELY something going on. I work in PR and marketing, primarily consumer product placement and new product introduction. It is very very hard to get SKU (shelf kept unit) space in stores, SKU simply means "shelf space" and in the last 6 months I have seen "emergency kits" in almost every major chain store. Most importantly, I'm usually seeing them on the "ends" of aisles... this is the most prime real estate in stores and typically a manufacturer has to pay a premium for it.
These are NOT product lines put out by the same companies. But it is the same theme... emergency preparedness food and water.
I've worked in PR and marketing for 30 years and I've never seen this happen before. I have no explanation for it. But it is highly unusual to see this on a national consumer product level.