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Yellowstone – Nomi Tareen Smith

At the home of Scott and Lisa Bering in Cheyenne, Wyoming

The National Primary EAS system has issued an emergency action notification for: Cheyenne, Wyoming; at 2:00 p.m. on October 24, 2021, effective until ended by national emergency termination alert.

This is not a test.

As of 1:19 pm today, Yellowstone Caldera located in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming has erupted in what appears to be a rapidly expanding series of ash fountains and plumes. Devastating pyroclastic flows have occurred as a result of the collapse of several eruptive fountains. However, new fountains continue to establish themselves around the caldera. The plumes are coalescing and growing in extent and intensity.

Residents within a 100 mile radius are being ordered to flee north. Those residents within a 500 mile radius are being advised to prepare for an escape were one to be necessary. Cheyenne is in the 500 mile radius. All are advised to head north towards our settlements in Canada. All routes north have designations toward the reception centers. Transportation and/or medical attention for those who need it will be provided at collection points along main routes north.

Please stay tuned to this station for further news and instructions for your area.


The National Primary EAS system has issued….

“Scotty, what do you think?”

“I think we should pack up, Lisa. Get the kids inside and let’s load up the camper.”

“Where will we go?”

“Let’s head to your mother in Billings. Then we’ll all go into the mountains near Big Timber where we’ll be safe.”

“But the instructions on the TV say to head to Canada, Scotty.”

“Lisa, those feds never get it right; Bronschweiger gave us the straight scoop when he said this whole ‘national emergency’ thing was the way the federal government was going to finally impose totalitarian rule on us. When that Smith guy won, I knew our days in Wyoming were numbered and we had to head for the hills. Anyway, you see any ash out there? It’s a bright blue day…

We’ll take 25 North, then 90 West to Billings, pick Agnes up and take 94 West to Big Timber.”

“But that will bring us closer to Yellowstone, honey.”

“Never mind, kitten. The Big Horn Mountains will protect us most of the way.”

“Why don’t we call Agnes and meet up in Miles City. She can take 94 East and we’ll hook up with her there using the back roads. Then we can all head north to Canada together.”

“We can call her from the road, Lis. We gotta get moving before everyone else or we’ll miss out.”

Headed west on Interstate route 25 towards Casper, Wyoming.

“I can’t reach her.”

“Shush, I have to get right to stay on 25. Get out-of-the-way buddy…”

“Don’t shush me…”

“Tommy is pinching me Mom.”

“Tommy you get over to your side.”

“Aww, Mom, she always gets away with things; it’s not fair.”

“Are we there yet?”

“No Bridgette and stop taunting your brother.”

“I missed it.”

“You missed what, honey?”

“25, we’re now on a road headed for Shoshoni. I think it’s US 26.”

“Wait a minute, yes; we can pick up a northern route following US-20 and US-310 that takes us to Laurel and then catch I-90 to Billings; but we’re closer to Yellowstone, now.”

“Not what I wanted, can’t you keep them quiet back there?”

“Now it’s my fault?”

“Well, I gotta concentrate. Why don’t you see if you can reach Agnes, again?


You Are Home

This place looks like a concentration camp.

The food sure is good. Very good in fact, I know because I used to be a chef.

Anybody label you with a number yet?

No, are they doing that?

Nah, I hear they want us to learn how to be good citizens for the 21st century and this is boot camp.

What makes you so knowledgeable, man?

I’m the next speaker…

…and I want you to give a hand for the President of the United States, Harry Smith, come up here Harry.

Thanks Senator Walker, my fellow citizens, you are the third group to pass through this camp…that’s right, pass through. As I was just telling some folks we’re going to learn how to be good citizens for the 21st century and this is boot camp. I’m going to give you a little history of the place, we call it Camp Tareen, what you can expect for the next six months, yes six months, and what we expect of you afterward.

Three short years ago former President Bertram Matumbo, before his assassination, made agreements with Canada, China and the United Kingdom for our safety and the safety of our children and grand children. He arranged for the Canadian Northwest Territory and Yukon to be opened up for migration until we can resettle CONUS. Whatever you say about global warming, it’s still really cold up here.

Camp Tareen is named for a brave man who tried to prevent the Pakistan – India nuclear exchange. His leadership hanged him for it. The previous two  groups before this one built this fort, some really grand settlements to the north and the roads that lead to them.

You and your families will be clothed, housed and fed. Very well by some accounts. Your children will be educated in the fundamentals: reading, writing, science and mathematics. We have all grade levels and some college and graduate school training. We’re always looking for more teachers.

We live by the laws of the United States. The Constitution, Bill of Rights and much of the case-law is in effect. We have a Supreme Court and the lower courts. The officers you see here are empowered to enforce the law. They are also here to help you obey it and they will live among you with their families.

Here, you’ll be trained to build your own settlement and much, much more. We’ve made some advances that I think you’ll be amazed at, I know I was.

I won’t lie to you, it will be a hard life. But, you’ll live, learn, work and one day see your children and your childrens’ children in cities you’ve built in the reconstituted United States. Right now there are cadres of workers and soldiers laboring to clear the eastern cities and reforest the Central and Mountain states. The United States will look different but we hope to be stronger, self-sustaining, more equitable and debt free.

Now I’ll open it up for questions, please use the microphones so we can all hear you. You’ll show up on the screens so everyone will see, too.

Mister President, what’s happening on the West Coast, I heard that the Chinese are in control and the situation is ‘difficult’?

The Time is Now

The time is now gentle men and women. We have to act for the good of the nation.

“The GOOD of the NATION”. Come off it, you want to get reelected or what?

I don’t care about that… maybe they don’t even care, but posterity will. Some decorum, please, Everett.

Oh, you mean the ‘children not yet born’, who said that? You! Bill payers I call them, they’ll slave for the bondholders and like it. We’ve tried to inflate those things away but the World Bank, IMF and WTO won’t let us.

Everett, this is the last time I’m going to say this…you sit down and hold your tongue.

Since when do you hold sway in the Cabinet Room, Moses? I’ll tell you what you are going…

Please remove Secretary Harmison from the room quickly.

Well, I’ve never…

You got that right, Ev.

As I was saying, ladies and gentlemen, we’re signing this Presidential Directive today with the understanding that you all are sworn to secrecy. You are witnesses to a historic day. Our partnerships with Canada, the United Kingdom and China will serve the nation well. Especially over the next three years if the scientists’ measurements are correct. Leaders in their countries are signing similar secret directives as we speak. We will provide for our posterity’s future and our partners will see to it since it is in their interests to do so.