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monkymind Offline

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Posted: Sep. 07 2005,02:58 QUOTE

Statement on Federal Emergency Assistance for Louisiana
The President today declared an emergency exists in the State of Louisiana and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts in the parishes located in the path of Hurricane Katrina beginning on August 26, 2005, and continuing.

Read the rest here :

Gov. Blanco's expedited request for Federal Aid - Aug 28th

Local and State governments are not designed to deal with monumental catastrophes that is why there is always a "National" and "International" response in these overwhelming situations.

If all it takes is lack of communication between FEMA and a local official to leave thousands of stranded and dying people without food, water and assistance ..... then the reality is the country is woefully unprepared to deal with disasters (and this needs to be addressed ASAP).

Lastly, the focus on leadership incompetence is happening because volunteers and supplies were turned away or prevented from being delivered to those who were in dire need.

Since this is a DSL support site, and I have already posted a link to a story where DSL is been used to setup public information and contact kiosks to help people and families were separated during the rescue operation find each other, I'll only add one last comment.

Aid and assistance has been sent from all around the world. If the International community can forget borders and boundaries why is it  playing such an important factor in the federal / local politician's finger pointing??
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Posted: Sep. 27 2005,14:43 QUOTE

Andrew, I try to keep my politics off the DSL board, but if you're interested in current events in the US I can share a few links with you privately.

Sorry,  I don't do windows.
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Posted: Oct. 05 2005,13:00 QUOTE

Been away for a while,

Right now, have to dash, am very much eager to read every word above, will do so later today.

Off the top of my head, noordinaryspider, you may appreciate this one, you mentioned Tony Blair (you know, that who belongs in the gutter,) now Tony, he's got a BIG lawyers mind, but he's got a SMALL brain, like if you shot him in the head, you couldn't use a pistol, you might miss, you'd have to use a shotgun.
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