FEMA's wonderful job

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Bob (this one), Sep 10, 2005.

  1. http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/fema.html

    They should drag Brown back to DC behind a government limousine.

    Here's an extract:

    "FEMA will not allow any of the kitchen facilities in any of the cabins
    to be used by the occupants due to fire hazards. FEMA will deliver
    meals to the cabins. The refugees will be given two meals per day by
    FEMA. They will not be able to cook. In fact, the "host" goes on to
    explain, some churches had already enquired about whether they could
    come in on weekends and fix meals for the people staying in their
    cabin. FEMA won't allow it because there could be a situation where
    one cabin gets steaks and another gets hot dogs - and...

    "it could cause a riot.

    "It gets worse.

    "He then precedes to tell us that some churches had already enquired
    into whether they could send a van or bus on Sundays to pick up any
    occupants of their cabins who might be interested in attending church.
    FEMA will not allow this. The occupants of the camp cannot leave the
    camp for any reason. If they leave the camp they may never return.
    They will be issued FEMA identification cards and "a sum of money" and
    they will remain within the camp for the next 5 months.

    "My son looks at me and mumbles "Welcome to Krakow."
     
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  2. SD

    SD Guest

    Bob (this one) wrote:
    > http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/fema.html
    >
    > They should drag Brown back to DC behind a government limousine.
    >
    > Here's an extract:
    >
    > "FEMA will not allow any of the kitchen facilities in any of the cabins
    > to be used by the occupants due to fire hazards. FEMA will deliver
    > meals to the cabins. The refugees will be given two meals per day by
    > FEMA. They will not be able to cook. In fact, the "host" goes on to
    > explain, some churches had already enquired about whether they could
    > come in on weekends and fix meals for the people staying in their
    > cabin. FEMA won't allow it because there could be a situation where
    > one cabin gets steaks and another gets hot dogs - and...
    >
    > "it could cause a riot.
    >
    > "It gets worse.
    >
    > "He then precedes to tell us that some churches had already enquired
    > into whether they could send a van or bus on Sundays to pick up any
    > occupants of their cabins who might be interested in attending church.
    > FEMA will not allow this. The occupants of the camp cannot leave the
    > camp for any reason. If they leave the camp they may never return.
    > They will be issued FEMA identification cards and "a sum of money" and
    > they will remain within the camp for the next 5 months.
    >
    > "My son looks at me and mumbles "Welcome to Krakow."


    Internment Camps Redux?

    Sandi
     
  3. FDR

    FDR Guest

    "Bob (this one)" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/fema.html
    >
    > They should drag Brown back to DC behind a government limousine.
    >
    > Here's an extract:
    >
    > "FEMA will not allow any of the kitchen facilities in any of the cabins
    > to be used by the occupants due to fire hazards. FEMA will deliver
    > meals to the cabins. The refugees will be given two meals per day by
    > FEMA. They will not be able to cook. In fact, the "host" goes on to
    > explain, some churches had already enquired about whether they could
    > come in on weekends and fix meals for the people staying in their
    > cabin. FEMA won't allow it because there could be a situation where
    > one cabin gets steaks and another gets hot dogs - and...
    >
    > "it could cause a riot.
    >
    > "It gets worse.
    >
    > "He then precedes to tell us that some churches had already enquired
    > into whether they could send a van or bus on Sundays to pick up any
    > occupants of their cabins who might be interested in attending church.
    > FEMA will not allow this. The occupants of the camp cannot leave the
    > camp for any reason. If they leave the camp they may never return.
    > They will be issued FEMA identification cards and "a sum of money" and
    > they will remain within the camp for the next 5 months.
    >
    > "My son looks at me and mumbles "Welcome to Krakow."


    They could keep them there until after the next Presidential elections are
    over.
     
  4. In article <[email protected]>,
    "Bob (this one)" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/fema.html
    >
    > They should drag Brown back to DC behind a government limousine.
    >
    > Here's an extract:
    >
    > "FEMA will not allow any of the kitchen facilities in any of the cabins
    > to be used by the occupants due to fire hazards. FEMA will deliver
    > meals to the cabins. The refugees will be given two meals per day by
    > FEMA. They will not be able to cook. In fact, the "host" goes on to
    > explain, some churches had already enquired about whether they could
    > come in on weekends and fix meals for the people staying in their
    > cabin. FEMA won't allow it because there could be a situation where
    > one cabin gets steaks and another gets hot dogs - and...
    >
    > "it could cause a riot.
    >
    > "It gets worse.
    >
    > "He then precedes to tell us that some churches had already enquired
    > into whether they could send a van or bus on Sundays to pick up any
    > occupants of their cabins who might be interested in attending church.
    > FEMA will not allow this. The occupants of the camp cannot leave the
    > camp for any reason. If they leave the camp they may never return.
    > They will be issued FEMA identification cards and "a sum of money" and
    > they will remain within the camp for the next 5 months.
    >
    > "My son looks at me and mumbles "Welcome to Krakow."


    And when I saw Amerika you know it blew my mind.

    Got to bitch about this .

    Bill

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  5. Bill DeWitt

    Bill DeWitt Guest

    SD mentioned in passing :
    >
    > Bob (this one) wrote:
    >> http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/fema.html


    "Conspiracy discussion board"?

    "Welcome to the AboveTopSecret.com conspiracy discussion board. Use this
    board to engage in collaborative discussion and debate on a broad range of
    conspiracy, extraterrestrial, secret project, government agency, and other
    alternative topics."

    That's where you guys are getting your info now? Why don't you just go
    straight to the SciFi channel?
     
  6. Marengo

    Marengo Guest

    FDR wrote:
    || "Bob (this one)" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    || news:[email protected]
    ||| http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/fema.html
    |||
    ||| They should drag Brown back to DC behind a government limousine.
    |||
    ||| Here's an extract:
    |||
    ||| "FEMA will not allow any of the kitchen facilities in any of the
    ||| cabins to be used by the occupants due to fire hazards. FEMA will
    ||| deliver meals to the cabins. The refugees will be given two meals
    ||| per day by FEMA. They will not be able to cook. In fact, the "host"
    ||| goes on to explain, some churches had already enquired about
    ||| whether they could come in on weekends and fix meals for the people
    ||| staying in their cabin. FEMA won't allow it because there could be
    ||| a situation where one cabin gets steaks and another gets hot dogs -
    ||| and...
    |||
    ||| "it could cause a riot.
    |||
    ||| "It gets worse.
    |||
    ||| "He then precedes to tell us that some churches had already enquired
    ||| into whether they could send a van or bus on Sundays to pick up any
    ||| occupants of their cabins who might be interested in attending
    ||| church. FEMA will not allow this. The occupants of the camp cannot
    ||| leave the camp for any reason. If they leave the camp they may
    ||| never return. They will be issued FEMA identification cards and "a
    ||| sum of money" and they will remain within the camp for the next 5
    ||| months.
    |||
    ||| "My son looks at me and mumbles "Welcome to Krakow."
    ||
    || They could keep them there until after the next Presidential
    || elections are over.

    ROFL!

    --
    Peter
    Website: http://users.thelink.net/marengo
     
  7. Goomba38

    Goomba38 Guest

    Bob (this one) wrote:

    Why dont' you stop crossposting this stuff?
     
  8. pennyaline

    pennyaline Guest

    Bob (this one) wrote:
    > http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/fema.html
    >
    > They should drag Brown back to DC behind a government limousine.
    >
    > Here's an extract:


    <snip to the chase>

    > "My son looks at me and mumbles "Welcome to Krakow."


    If your informant was the New York Times or other publication of good
    reputation, I'd be at least a little more willing to believe this.
     
  9. Bill DeWitt wrote:
    > SD mentioned in passing :
    >
    >>Bob (this one) wrote:
    >>
    >>>http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/fema.html

    >
    > "Conspiracy discussion board"?
    >
    > "Welcome to the AboveTopSecret.com conspiracy discussion board. Use this
    > board to engage in collaborative discussion and debate on a broad range of
    > conspiracy, extraterrestrial, secret project, government agency, and other
    > alternative topics."
    >
    > That's where you guys are getting your info now? Why don't you just go
    > straight to the SciFi channel?


    I thought you did a big *PLONK* on me. Right after I posted this:
    --------------
    Bill DeWitt wrote:

    > Bob (this one) mentioned in passing :
    >
    >> Bill DeWitt wrote:
    >>
    >>> Bob (this one) mentioned in passing :
    >>>
    >>>> " 'The Bush administration has apparently transformed FEMA from a
    >>>> professional, world-class emergency responder
    >>>
    >>> FEMA was never intended to be a responder of any stripe.

    >>
    >> It most assuredly was and has been in the past. Here's what their web

    >
    > Only if your distorted definition of "responder" includes any and
    > all activities that real responders never do.
    > "Responder" in any sane person's definition means people who show
    > up,climb over rubble, and save people. FEMA pushes paper.


    So I guess the snipped URL's are so no one can see that they say
    different things about themselves than you do about them. Got it.

    They say that part of their job is to respond to emergencies.

    Response takes the forms appropriate to the responder. Not everyone
    climbs over rubble. Some administer medical care away from the disaster.
    Some wash saved pets in clean surroundings. Some pilot helicopters. Some
    drive trucks or buses. Some help people fill out insurance forms or
    police reports. Some wear hard hats and get the utilities working again.
    Some cook in makeshift kitchens. Some try to get victims relocated.

    By your invented definition, none of these other people were and are
    responding to a crisis.

    Do save that sneering tone for the odd moment when you might be right.

    Pastorio
    ----------------------
    I note that you had no reply to that note. I can see why. Ooooops.

    As for...
    <http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/fema.html>

    Did you go to see what was written and did you see the photos? I note
    you have nothing to say about the content of the post. None of your
    inflated defenses of the administration's pure, white virginity.

    Here's some more stuff for you, lightweight -
    From Bloomburg News:
    <http://rconversation.blogs.com/rconversation/2005/09/fema_spoils_sys.html>

    Grow up.

    Pastorio
     
  10. pennyaline wrote:
    > Bob (this one) wrote:
    >
    >>http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/fema.html
    >>
    >>They should drag Brown back to DC behind a government limousine.
    >>
    >>Here's an extract:

    >
    > <snip to the chase>
    >
    >>"My son looks at me and mumbles "Welcome to Krakow."

    >
    > If your informant was the New York Times or other publication of good
    > reputation, I'd be at least a little more willing to believe this.


    The name of the person posting the information is right there to
    correspond with. To check out. To trap in a lie, if there are any.

    But, Ok, if you don't want to do that. How about these?
    <http://mywebpages.comcast.net/duncanblack/npr1.htm>
    <http://mywebpages.comcast.net/duncanblack/npr2.htm>

    Pastorio
     
  11. pennyaline

    pennyaline Guest

    Bob (this one) wrote:
    > pennyaline wrote:
    > > If your informant was the New York Times or other publication of good
    > > reputation, I'd be at least a little more willing to believe this.

    >
    > The name of the person posting the information is right there to
    > correspond with. To check out. To trap in a lie, if there are any.


    I'm less concerned with bickering with the writer of the post, than I am
    with helping co-promulgators see the error of their gullable ways.


    > But, Ok, if you don't want to do that. How about these?
    > <http://mywebpages.comcast.net/duncanblack/npr1.htm>
    > <http://mywebpages.comcast.net/duncanblack/npr2.htm>


    Okay doke, Bob, I read 'em. Those NPR quotes are stuff we already know...
    stuff we've known for a goddamned long time, like since the hurricane hit.
    But getting back to your original post in this thread: I didn't see anything
    about refugees not being allowed to leave camps anywhere in 'em. Were you
    really trying to defend that whole www.abovetopsecret.com crap with the NPR
    transcripts?
     
  12. Goomba38 wrote:
    > Bob (this one) wrote:
    >
    > Why dont' you stop crossposting this stuff?


    I only do it to piss you off. Knowing how much it disturbs you, I search
    out things to distress you. It's all about you, you know. Everything is
    about you and your comfort. So I spend hours every day looking for new
    things to crosspost just so you'll post more of these dipshit scolding
    notes. I was missing them, that's why I suddenly crossposted all this
    stuff about Katrina, FEMA, New Orleans and stuff.

    You know, the hurricane and all. It's in all the newspapers.

    Could you be more a clown than you show?

    Rhetorical. Have someone explain that to you.

    Pastorio
     
  13. Bob isn't concerned with the truth or fairness. He's an obvious whacko
    who just starts one new OT thread in here after another every time he
    finds some obscure post from dubious sources. Like he's only recently
    discovered that people post all kinds of crap and make all kinds of
    crazy assertions on the internet. Now he's down to using
    Abovetopsecret.com. Who;s next? Elvis? The only thing all Bob's
    posts share in common is that they bash either FEMA or President Bush,
    while giving others directly involved, like Gov Blanco or Mayor Nagin a
    pass.

    And somehow he never sees any of the really big mistakes that were
    made, like letting 1000 New Orleans buses to sit unused instead of
    using them to give rides to those without transportation BEFORE the
    storm hit. That those buses were to be used was even spelled out in
    the NO evacuation plan. In fact, Bob minimized that one, by saying it
    was really only 120 buses, and that would only have saved 6000 people.
    (In fact, those buses could easily have moved 100K people) Apparently
    6000 people don't matter, unless it can be used against President Bush
    or FEMA. He was bitching about the inhumanity of leaving people at the
    Superdome and Convention Center, how it was all Bush/FEMA's fault. The
    truth on that has already come out. The Red Cross has posted on their
    own website that they had truck loads of water, food, and other
    supplies sitting outside NO and wanted to bring them in to the
    Superdome. They were prevented from doing so by Louisiana State
    Officials, who didn;'t want to create a magnet for more people to go to
    the relief facilities. And now the Mayor of NO, who was predicting
    10,000 dead, is now backtracking and saying it will be a lot less. So,
    it looks like some more of his hysterical ranting was way off base.

    I'm perfectly happy to wait for the full investigation when all the
    truth will can come out for everyone to see.
     
  14. pennyaline wrote:
    > Bob (this one) wrote:
    >
    >>pennyaline wrote:
    >>
    >>>If your informant was the New York Times or other publication of good
    >>>reputation, I'd be at least a little more willing to believe this.

    >>
    >>The name of the person posting the information is right there to
    >>correspond with. To check out. To trap in a lie, if there are any.

    >
    > I'm less concerned with bickering with the writer of the post, than I am
    > with helping co-promulgators see the error of their gullable ways.


    <LOL> My what an Olympian view. And so altruistic. Mother Teresa
    wouldn't melt in your mouth.

    I also note no information in your note, but, hey, why get into that
    sort of thing when aspersions are so readily available.

    It's wonderfully hilarious that you don't want to investigate the
    information but have decided that paying any attention to it reflects
    gullibility. <LOL> See if you can follow this logic: you don't like the
    source, so you reject it and decide anything on it is false. If it
    weren't outright false, believing it wouldn't be an example of
    gullibility. Too complicated, right?

    So without any further thought and certainly no investigation, you've
    decided it's false. On the basis of no information. Congratulations on a
    particularly stupid conclusion.

    >>But, Ok, if you don't want to do that. How about these?
    >><http://mywebpages.comcast.net/duncanblack/npr1.htm>
    >><http://mywebpages.comcast.net/duncanblack/npr2.htm>

    >
    > Okay doke, Bob, I read 'em. Those NPR quotes are stuff we already know...


    See, they kinda blow holes in all that nasty stuff from Washington about
    who did what when. And FEMA. It's all about FEMA. And who should accept
    which responsibility for what. Just point out that what the press
    secretaries say might not be precisely the case.

    > stuff we've known for a goddamned long time, like since the hurricane hit.
    > But getting back to your original post in this thread: I didn't see anything
    > about refugees not being allowed to leave camps anywhere in 'em. Were you
    > really trying to defend that whole www.abovetopsecret.com crap with the NPR
    > transcripts?


    Are you really so obtuse as to imagine that I was *defending* anything?
    It's about FEMA. You objected to the source of the first one with no
    comment about its information except to say it's false. So I gave you
    information from sources "of good reputation." Try to keep up here. This
    is *additional* information. But from a more reputable source. And I
    note the content escaped you or you chose not to actually register what
    it says. The header is about FEMA and this is still more info about them.

    But thanks for stopping by. The bell curve was missing the low spots.
    And now you're famous in four newsgroups. Expect invitations from all of
    them to be on The Investigative Committees.

    Pastorio
     
  15. SD

    SD Guest

    Bill DeWitt wrote:
    > SD mentioned in passing :
    > >
    > > Bob (this one) wrote:
    > >> http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/fema.html

    >
    > "Conspiracy discussion board"?
    >
    > "Welcome to the AboveTopSecret.com conspiracy discussion board. Use this
    > board to engage in collaborative discussion and debate on a broad range of
    > conspiracy, extraterrestrial, secret project, government agency, and other
    > alternative topics."
    >
    > That's where you guys are getting your info now? Why don't you just go
    > straight to the SciFi channel?


    Learn how to snip and quote if you are going to reply to my post. You
    managed to snip out my entire ONE LINE COMMENT that was a response to
    Bob's post..

    As for where I get my info, I get it from LaPrensa, Honduras and CNN
    International since I don't live in the US. I've never seen that
    discussion board before today and probably won't read it again.

    SD
     
  16. JimLane

    JimLane Guest

    Bob (this one) wrote:
    > Goomba38 wrote:
    >
    >> Bob (this one) wrote:
    >>
    >> Why dont' you stop crossposting this stuff?

    >
    >
    > I only do it to piss you off. Knowing how much it disturbs you, I search
    > out things to distress you. It's all about you, you know. Everything is
    > about you and your comfort. So I spend hours every day looking for new
    > things to crosspost just so you'll post more of these dipshit scolding
    > notes. I was missing them, that's why I suddenly crossposted all this
    > stuff about Katrina, FEMA, New Orleans and stuff.
    >
    > You know, the hurricane and all. It's in all the newspapers.
    >
    > Could you be more a clown than you show?
    >
    > Rhetorical. Have someone explain that to you.
    >
    > Pastorio



    You are starting to sound like someone who is off his meds or needs them
    adjusted. Word up.


    jim
     
  17. JimLane

    JimLane Guest

    Bob (this one) wrote:
    > http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/fema.html
    >
    > They should drag Brown back to DC behind a government limousine.



    One should always consider the source of the information. This one makes
    questionable look like high praise.


    jim
     
  18. Bill

    Bill Guest

    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Bob isn't concerned with the truth or fairness. He's an obvious whacko
    > who just starts one new OT thread in here after another every time he
    > finds some obscure post from dubious sources. Like he's only recently
    > discovered that people post all kinds of crap and make all kinds of
    > crazy assertions on the internet. Now he's down to using
    > Abovetopsecret.com. Who;s next? Elvis? The only thing all Bob's
    > posts share in common is that they bash either FEMA or President Bush,
    > while giving others directly involved, like Gov Blanco or Mayor Nagin a
    > pass.
    >
    > And somehow he never sees any of the really big mistakes that were
    > made, like letting 1000 New Orleans buses to sit unused instead of
    > using them to give rides to those without transportation BEFORE the
    > storm hit.


    Buses were used to give free rides to the Superdome which was the designated
    shelter for those who did not have a way out. 20,000 people took advantage of
    this. It is unreasonable to assume that the people who would not get on a bus
    to the Superdome pre-flood would get on a bus to parts unknown.

    Bill

    > That those buses were to be used was even spelled out in
    > the NO evacuation plan.


    Could you provide a citation on that. The instuctions I saw told people to go
    to the Superdome. What is the driving range of a school bus?


    > In fact, Bob minimized that one, by saying it
    > was really only 120 buses, and that would only have saved 6000 people.
    > (In fact, those buses could easily have moved 100K people) Apparently
    > 6000 people don't matter, unless it can be used against President Bush
    > or FEMA. He was bitching about the inhumanity of leaving people at the
    > Superdome and Convention Center, how it was all Bush/FEMA's fault. The
    > truth on that has already come out. The Red Cross has posted on their
    > own website that they had truck loads of water, food, and other
    > supplies sitting outside NO and wanted to bring them in to the
    > Superdome. They were prevented from doing so by Louisiana State
    > Officials, who didn;'t want to create a magnet for more people to go to
    > the relief facilities. And now the Mayor of NO, who was predicting
    > 10,000 dead, is now backtracking and saying it will be a lot less. So,
    > it looks like some more of his hysterical ranting was way off base.
    >
    > I'm perfectly happy to wait for the full investigation when all the
    > truth will can come out for everyone to see.
    >


    The biggest problem is the way Congress and the President makes decisions.

    Bill
     
  19. Kurt Ullman

    Kurt Ullman Guest

    In article <[email protected]>, "Bill"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Buses were used to give free rides to the Superdome which was the designated
    >shelter for those who did not have a way out. 20,000 people took advantage of
    >this. It is unreasonable to assume that the people who would not get on a bus
    >to the Superdome pre-flood would get on a bus to parts unknown.

    But that was the plan. The Dome wasn't provisioned per the LA
    Hurricane plan specifically because it was only a place to ride out
    the winds and then teams were to come in and clear out to other
    shelters soon there after.
    Things were moving along swimmingly until the wee hours of the
    morning following landfall when the levees decided to let go. The LA
    people had no plans on what to do if the teams going to clear the
    Dome couldn't get to them.

    >
    >Bill
    >
    >> That those buses were to be used was even spelled out in
    >> the NO evacuation plan.

    >
    >Could you provide a citation on that. The instuctions I saw told people to go
    >to the Superdome. What is the driving range of a school bus?


    [PDF] STATE OF LOUISIANA EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN SUPPLEMENT 1A ...
    The Southeast Louisiana Hurricane Evacuation and Sheltering Plan is.
    intended to
    provide a framework within which the parishes can coordinate ...
    http://www.ohsep.louisiana.gov/plans/EOPSupplement1a.pdf

    >


    >The biggest problem is the way Congress and the President makes decisions.
    >

    and governors and mayors and...

    --
    The difference between being diplomatic and undiplomatic is the
    difference between saying "When I look at you time stands still"
    and "Your face could stop a clock." ~~ Anon.
     
  20. Josh Hill

    Josh Hill Guest

    On Sat, 10 Sep 2005 21:19:15 GMT, [email protected] (Kurt Ullman)
    wrote:

    >In article <[email protected]>, "Bill"
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Buses were used to give free rides to the Superdome which was the designated
    >>shelter for those who did not have a way out. 20,000 people took advantage of
    >>this. It is unreasonable to assume that the people who would not get on a bus
    >>to the Superdome pre-flood would get on a bus to parts unknown.

    > But that was the plan. The Dome wasn't provisioned per the LA
    >Hurricane plan specifically because it was only a place to ride out
    >the winds and then teams were to come in and clear out to other
    >shelters soon there after.
    > Things were moving along swimmingly until the wee hours of the
    >morning following landfall when the levees decided to let go. The LA
    >people had no plans on what to do if the teams going to clear the
    >Dome couldn't get to them.
    >
    >>
    >>Bill
    >>
    >>> That those buses were to be used was even spelled out in
    >>> the NO evacuation plan.

    >>
    >>Could you provide a citation on that. The instuctions I saw told people to go
    >>to the Superdome. What is the driving range of a school bus?

    >
    >[PDF] STATE OF LOUISIANA EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN SUPPLEMENT 1A ...
    >The Southeast Louisiana Hurricane Evacuation and Sheltering Plan is.
    >intended to
    >provide a framework within which the parishes can coordinate ...
    >http://www.ohsep.louisiana.gov/plans/EOPSupplement1a.pdf
    >
    >>

    >
    >>The biggest problem is the way Congress and the President makes decisions.
    >>

    > and governors and mayors and...


    'Oliver Thomas, the New Orleans City Council president, expressed a
    view shared by many in city and state government: that a national
    disaster requires a national response. "Everybody's trying to look at
    it like the City of New Orleans messed up," Mr. Thomas said in an
    interview. "But you mean to tell me that in the richest nation in the
    world, people really expected a little town with less than 500,000
    people to handle a disaster like this? That's ludicrous to even think
    that."

    'Andrew Kopplin, Governor Blanco's chief of staff, took a similar
    position. "This was a bigger natural disaster than any state could
    handle by itself, let alone a small state and a relatively poor one,"
    Mr. Kopplin said.

    'Federal officials seem to have belatedly come to the same conclusion.
    Michael Chertoff, the homeland security secretary, said future
    "ultra-catastrophes" like Katrina would require a more aggressive
    federal role.'

    http://tinyurl.com/czkaa
    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/11/n...ex=1126411200&partner=homepage&pagewanted=all

    --
    Josh

    "This is a devastating storm. This is a storm that's
    going to require immediate action now." -George W. Bush,
    four days after Hurricane Katrina
     
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