*Newtown Bee A web crawler timestamped the Bee’s shooting article on December 13, 2012
………………………………………. (original) “Sandy Hook School Principal Dawn Hochsprung told the Bee that a masked man entered the school with a rifle and started shooting…”
What Time is it? Eastern or Pacific? Could it be both? For an explanation of Twitter timestamps see “Twitter Time in the Gray Box” https://jenniferlake.wordpress.com/2013/05/11/twitter-time-in-the-gray-box/; the gray box is the command-and-control device used to direct operations in complex computer-regulated automation. In February of 2011, a code expert named Ralph Langner gave a TED Talk about his discovery of the Stuxnet virus altering the functions of gray boxes and creating a “man in the middle” which can deceive the monitoring operator at the computer console by showing a systems-normal screen image. The interoperable communications of the mass-notification emergency system use similar gray boxes. A ‘gray box’ alteration is not a necessary ingredient in this story –merely a possibility– if the accomplishment can be achieved simply by deactivating the published timezone feature.
Tweet Tweet! 6:51am and 6:56am 7:02 …….. 7:09
7:02 (Hartford Courant), “Newtown school officials confirm police are responding to a report of a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School”
7:09, “Breaking news: On our way to Newtown. State police confirm shooting at Sandy Hook..”
7:14, “Follow *%*%*%..for all the latest info on the school shooting in Newtown!”
7:24, “Breaking: According to the #Newtown Emergency Director, all parents should stay by their phone. Do not go to school.”
……… 7:34, “Elementary school locked down, two shooters possibly inside. ‘Unclear number of injuries.’ ”
7:37, “state police received call on Newtown shooting at 9:47, numerous shots fired near room #9. 40 troopers now clearing the school.”
7:40, “State Police SWAT team already on scene, bomb squad also will be called… unclear if shooter is still on the loose.”
7:51, “one shooter is confirmed dead… there may have been two shooters.”
*8:22 and 9:11 9:34 am, “Media’s staging at Treadwell Park…”
“At about 9:35 am, using his mother’s Bushmaster XM15-E2S rifle, Lanza shot his way through a locked glass door at the front of the school. He was wearing black clothing, earplugs and an olive green utility vest, carrying magazines for the rifle. Initial reports that he had been wearing body armor were incorrect. Some of those present heard initial shots on the school intercom system, which was being used for morning announcements…”
………….. 10:47 am, “Very brief press conference… They did mention that police were called to the school around 9 am”
“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.”
― Edward Bernays, nephew of Sigmund Freud. Quoted from Bernays’ 1928 book “Propaganda”
The virtual School Shooter scenario above was a test of FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, the media messaging network that uses Common Alerting Protocols (CAP) to set the physical resources of multiple agencies into motion. The combined drill which enacts the full use of resources is called a CAPSTONE event. The participants are required to generate “real documentation” in alignment with their respective roles, hence all the conflicting news reports and “bad actors” in the videos, suggesting improvisation in the scenario.
IPAWS tests Interoperability
“Philadelphia, PA, USA; 1 February 2010 – The public and private sectors will join to conduct an interoperability standards demonstration at the Technologies for Critical Incident Preparedness (TCIP) conference, 2-4 February in Philadelphia. The event will showcase the OASIS Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) suite of standards including the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP), Distribution Element (DE), and Hospital Availability Exchange (HAVE) standards. Simulating an incident defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the demo will show how authorities, responders, broadcasters, and other services providers can use EDXL to enact a concerted, coordinated emergency response… The Geo-Targeted Altering System (GTAS) will also play a key role in the interop. GTAS is a joint development effort between NOAA and FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS). GTAS allows alerts and warnings to be targeted to geographic areas. The CAP IPAWS Profile message format will be used to demonstrate notification to the Emergency Alert System (EAS). “
“On November 9th, 2011, the first-ever nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test was conducted across the United States and territories at 2:00 PM Eastern time. The purpose of the test was to assess the readiness and effectiveness of the system for the President to address the public during times of extreme national emergency. Radio and television broadcasters, cable, satellite, and wireline providers across the country (commonly known as EAS participants) participated in the test.
FEMA originated an Emergency Action Notification (EAN) simultaneously to 61 Primary Entry Point (PEP) stations that serve as national-level relay points. These PEP stations rebroadcasted the message in their coverage area to local primary stations and other monitoring stations… Additional testing of EAS will incrementally integrate other technologies that are Common Alerting Protocol (CAP)-based for a more resilient and effective system…
The test revealed several successes:
All PEP stations were connected during the test and over 90 percent were able to receive and relay the EAS message…
The EAS community took a proactive role in informing a FEMA IPAWS EAS Best Practices Guide…
*Regular and frequent testing of EAS is essential… Improving the EAS..takes time and requires a coordinated effort of diverse participants at multiple levels with varying roles and responsibilities…” http://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-system
Integrated Capstone Event (ICE):“Integrating multiple courses into a combined event is extremely important because it replicates what will happen in an actual community” http://www.emsworld.com/article/10716209/femas-integrated-capstone-event-expands-training-for-responders
The IPAWS mass-notification system required national technical compliance, enforced through the FCC, by June of 2012. In August 2012 it began testing its “geo-targeting” capabilities in a program called “Reaching the Whole Community”. Newtown’s Sandy Hook prepared for its role in future drilling by hosting Homeland Security training (HSEEP) at the Riverside Rd. Firehouse on Sept.22: “This blended approach will give participants hands-on experience that readily translates to real-world exercise skills. Activities include creating exercise documentation, conducting exercise planning conferences and briefings, and practicing exercise evaluation… Additionally, the HSEEP Training Course will briefly cover other DHS initiatives…” –like IPAWS. http://www.ct.gov/demhs/ical/eventDetail_page.asp?date_ID=CBC7CBCBCC83CDC9CC. While no one in authority is claiming that the Sandy Hook Shooting was a CAPSTONE event, it continues to bear the requisite details of just such an expansive drill, including the known priorities of the DoD an DHS.
…. published April 17, 2007
–Human, Social, Cultural and Behavioral Modeling
–Clandestine Tagging, Tracking, and Locating
Kindergarten teacher Janet Vollmer (to CNN’s Anderson Cooper): “..there were noises that didn’t sound correct. So, there was no– anyone telling us it was a drill. We just thought something was not right.”
Sandy Hook and Beyond was the media evaluation held April 22 at Columbia University’s Dart Center for Journaism & Trauma. During this day long program a number of clues in the statements of participants appear indicative of an IPAWS drill:
“Lt.Paul Vance: The first call I got about the shooting was from a member of the press…”
[Newtown Mayor] “Llodra: When I arrived at the firehouse, the media was already there…”
The Tweeter of these statements, who was a guest speaker himself at Sandy Hook and Beyond, is an National Public Radio administrator based in New York. NPR is the principal alert originator and disseminator in the IPAWS network.
According to the audio record of the police scanner at 9:53, suspect gunmen were afoot and being pursued on the premises, “reporting one suspect down. The building has not been cleared
.” The announcement of any given number of casualties was not stated over the scanner until 10:31
. “Roger. One of the places is in the kitchen. There’s a teacher and eighteen kids there.
” [transcript] www.sandyhookresearch.com
On December 14, a mother picking up her child at the Sandy Hook firehouse gave a brief interview to CT Channel 2:
Reporter: How did you find out about this terrible tragedy?
Mother:”..um. We got an automated call from the town that there had been a shooting… Nothing about where the shooting was and that the schools were on lockdown… And then I got another text from, uh, CBS that it was on Dickinson…”
“As of the time of this writing, if you search on Google for the URL of the United Way Sandy Hook fundraising page (see instructions, below), you will get a Google search result saying the page was created on December 11, 2012… I did some checking around and found that one Google engineer says the date is a “glitch.” That seems odd, since Google’s date property seems to be accurate for everything else I can find… So I’m not sure why Google search results would be correct about seemingly all the others pages it indexes, but somehow wrong by three days on the United Way Sandy Hook fundraising page… Historically speaking, this is all very relevant because we’ve seen this before with 9/11. As the following video shows, in 2001 a BBC news reporter stood on camera and announced that the World Trade Center 7 building had collapsed even while it was still standing directly behind her!… Increasingly, Sandy Hook looks like it might have been staged as well…” http://www.riseearth.com/2013/01/sandy-hook-fundraising-relief-page.html