by Mac Slavo
Unintended consequences. Glitches in the system. Shady agendas. Contracts and personal gain. Failures of management.
There are many reasons not to trust government, or to put too much power into its hands.
This time, a false alarm issued by incompetents manning the FEMA alert system nearly panicked millions of people into fleeing a long, thin island that is already clogged with traffic during summer and which only has two major highways and access to the mainland only through New York City’s toll bridges, or ferries.
As the AP reports: