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Re: Katrina cont > today


You're all being  very kind compared to the front page story in the Wall Street Journal.

-------------- Original message from "David Franzman" <dfranzma@pacbell.net>: -------------- 


> Did you folks see the thousands stranded at the convention center? Nobody 
> had gotten to them yet...we're talking thousands of people. They are 
> dropping dead on the sidewalk. No water, no food no FEMA. How difficult is 
> it to set up a mobile kitchen and start to feed folks? They can feed 
> thousands of soldiers in an airlift why can't they do it here? They should 
> have done it three days ago. 
> 
> There are towns in Mississippi that haven't seen anything of a federal 
> presence. Where are they? It has been days. I think that the 
> Administration has really blown this. They tried to take a back seat to 
> state and local governments somehow not understanding that those entities 
> are completely overwhelmed. This has to be a national effort. Why don't 
> they get that? The leadership must come from the top. Enough of the 
> platitudes they are days late already and each day more people die. How 
> long with they wait? 
> 
> David 
> http://www.atouchofthetropics.net 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "james singer" 
> To: 
> Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 4:00 PM 
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Katrina cont > today 
> 
> 
> > Don't want to sound picky, but if you are hungry, thirsty, and 
> > disenfranchised, "sending in National Guard troops" doesn't quite cut it. 
> > National Guard troops are what the Fox News thumb suckers say they need. 
> > What the folks really need is help. Real help. Food, water, and a way out 
> > of that mess. Now. Not when Haliburton gets a contract. Now. Now. Now. 
> > 
> > 
> > On Sep 1, 2005, at 7:33 PM, Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center 
> > wrote: 
> > 
> >> They are sending in National Guard troops, Jim, but it's a shame so many 
> >> of 
> >> our NG are on the other side of the world instead of here where we need 
> >> them. We are just spread soooooooo thin. Yeah, be patient. I bet many 
> >> of 
> >> those people feel so lost and abandoned. 
> >> 
> >> Kitty 
> >> 
> >> ----- Original Message ----- 
> >> From: "james singer" 
> >> To: 
> >> Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 12:56 PM 
> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Katrina cont > today 
> >> 
> >> 
> >>> The drama that is unfolding in NOLa today is mind-blowing. Dead bodies 
> >>> piling up in the streets, tens of thousands of people isolated without 
> >>> food and water, the mayor sending out a national SOS--while his 
> >>> excellency and his bureaucrats tug at their underwear and keep saying 
> >>> "Be patient." Absolutely incredible. 
> >>> 
> >>> 
> >>> Island Jim 
> >>> Southwest Florida 
> >>> 27.0 N, 82.4 W 
> >>> Hardiness Zone 10 
> >>> Heat Zone 10 
> >>> Minimum 30 F [-1 C] 
> >>> Maximum 100 F [38 C] 
> >>> 
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> > Island Jim 
> > Southwest Florida 
> > 27.0 N, 82.4 W 
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> > Heat Zone 10 
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> > Maximum 100 F [38 C] 
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