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K1LDS
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« Reply #45 on: January 31, 2006, 06:01:52 AM »

NO was a clusterflop from the beginning.  It makes absolutely no sense to invest billions and billions of dollars in a city which must be protected by a levee, then not putting the necessary money into levee maintenance.  This was not done.

Once you have done that, and discovered that there is a likelihood of levee failure, it makes no sense not to use available assets to evacuate those who are at risk.  This was not done.

Once you have a failure -- and a disaster -- it makes no sense to sit and wait for the Federal Government to come save you.  Your life is YOUR responsibility, but the majority of the people who were directly harmed have been trained, generation after generation, to wait for the handouts to arrive.  

Finally, when the time comes to start cleanup and rebuilding, you don't call Merry Maids, you get someone with the skill and resources necessary to get the job done.  There are very few companies which can do that, and -- SURPRISE! -- they are all "major corporations."
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« Reply #46 on: February 10, 2006, 09:49:53 AM »

Just reading today how the former FEMA chief accused the Homeland Security department of "making FEMA into an orphan agency and dooming it to failure". This has been a good and long discussion, but the report I just read only confirms the accusations in my first post. The man who said our Federal Government has been raided (or maybe gutted) is right. Incompetence in this administration is rampant and this FEMA fiasco is just one pieco of it.

So I say turn FEMA back into a real citizen-serving agency like it used to be, not a pipeline for pork-laden federal contracts.
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