See my response to Dave Evans and furthermore..
Re the American Red Cross 'pretend safety expert' you refer to regarding
Turkey and "years of study " baloney.. The truth is that her PHD is
not in any relevant field. She has her PHD as a social worker and her background
before becoming a 'hype' for FEMA / OFDA was to run a Jewish Community Center,
in Los Angles. This provides much fodder for disgust but not as a 'safety
Over the last 3 days, I did 8 interviews with the Washington Post,
regarding ARC money. They contacted me.
I was asked : "What is your gripe with ARC?" I replied: " 2 things. First,
they take money away from good charities who truly help people with their 'giant
media blitz and media genius' and secondly they are responsible for the deaths
of thousands of people because of their pretense to be safety experts."
has volumes of
cases and complaints against the ARC and countless CONVICTIONS for fraud, theft,
embezzlement etc...What part of the word CONVICTIONS do you NOT
The Washington Post is going after the missing ARC Billions like they went
Let it be.
In a message dated 10/17/2005 2:56:29 P.M. Atlantic Daylight Time,
Oct 17, 2005, at 11:44 AM, Gale45man wrote:
Mr. Copp’s tips puts one in greater danger
> from these falling hazards.
And in the rare occasions
> that buildings do collapse during an
earthquake in the
> United States, survivable voids do not necessarily
> the descriptions presented by Mr. Copp.
I did a
Google search on the topic and there are lots more like it.I
got 870 hits.
I'd be a little careful recommending Copp's advice.
Here's another take on
the 'Triangle of Life' from Snopes.com
that pretty much agrees with SEAOC's position.
Origins: We can't say that every single point mentioned in the
> article about earthquake safety by controversial "rescue
> Copp is wrong or bad advice, but there are some pretty
> reasons why readers might want to take the article
> advice that everyone who uses the "duck and cover"
technique in an
> earthquake ends up crushed to death) with some very
large grains of
> Disaster preparedness experts with the
American Red Cross dispute that
> findings based on earthquake
experiences in other countries (e.g.,
> Turkey) are applicable to the
U.S., where building codes are
> substantially different.
scientific validity of the conclusions expressed in the article
been questioned by others.
> Doug Copp's claim that he performed rescue
work at the World Trade
> Center (for which he was paid $650,000 in
compensation for injuries he
> supposedly sustained there) has been
challenged in a series of
> articles published in the Albuquerque
Journal which describe him as a
> self-serving opportunist rather than
a true rescue expert:
> Self-proclaimed rescue guru Doug Copp's mission
to ground zero was
> considered so important that he had clearance to
be flown to New York
> even though all civilian air traffic in the
United States had been
> grounded. Once there, he says he assumed a
pivotal role and sustained
> devastating injuries while wading through
the "toxic soup" in search
> of survivors and victims, and was awarded
nearly $650,000 for his
> injuries. But there is little evidence Copp
performed real rescue
> work, and it is doubtful that he deserves
> Doug Copp was awarded $649,000, tax free, from
the fund set up to
> compensate victims of 9/11. He says it's not
enough. But it's doubtful
> he deserves anything. A Journal
investigation found little evidence
> that Copp did real rescue work in
New York. His forays into the rubble
> were to shoot video, some of
which he tried to sell. His claim of
> seeking medical care within the
time frame appears false. All typical
> of Copp's years as a
self-proclaimed rescue guru.
> Other articles have relayed complaints
from numerous people who have
> dealt with Mr. Copp.
Mr. Copp is
under investigation by a U.S. Department of Justice fraud
Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant
chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com | this distance" (last words of
.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania
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