In Rural Texas, Blessings and Culture Shock
Good Katrina story about the real America. Nice to see after all of the negative garbage in the news.
Interesting article. A must read if you own a cell phne..
Confusion, bureaucracy reigned as floodwaters overtook New Orleans
Great article reviewing what went wrong during and after Katrina. Must read.
Weak and struggling before Katrina, the good-time city now teeters on the brink.
China is stepping up its overt and covert efforts to gather intelligence and technology in the United States, and the activities have boosted Beijing's plans to rapidly produce advanced-weapons systems.
An article just for you, Walmart shoppers!!
"Public officials did not expect that the first thing they would have to do is to send thousands of armed troops in armored vehicle, as if they are suppressing an enemy insurgency. And journalists—myself included—did not expect that the story would not be about rain, wind, and flooding, but about rape, murder, and looting. "
But this is not a natural disaster. It is a man-made disaster.
Great read. I've been mulling over the exact same questions and coming tothe same conclusions the last few days!!
I'll been in floods, huricanes, huge blizzards at -50, tornadoes that wiped whole towns off the face of the planet but I never sat on my hands waiting for someone to rescue me. We jumped in and saved ourselves, our relatives, our neighbors, strangers....
I'm disgusted with what I've witnessed the last few days, really disgusted and ashamed. Why should I feel ashamed because a group of people acted like animals? Because I am an American and so, unfortunately, are they....
NEW ORLEANS - Police shot and killed at least five people Sunday after gunmen opened fire on a group of contractors traveling across a bridge on their way to make repairs, authorities said.
With much of Friday's media coverage concentrating on the chaotic state of New Orleans, MSNBC's Lisa Daniels welcomed military analyst Dan Goure to 'Connected Coast to Coast' to discuss why it has taken so long to get help in to New Orleans.
Interesting perspective analysis.
Excellent graphics of New Orleans and area. Must see..
NEW ORLEANS, United States (AFP) - The bars of the Big Easy prided themselves on staying open come rain or shine but only one kept serving through the Hurricane Katrina crisis.
"We don't have any locks on the door," said Julie Sprinkel, a server at Johnny White's Sports Bar on the normally raucous Bourbon Street.
"NOLA Disaster Plan Outsourced
Updated 3 September
The private firm charged with developing the New Orleans hurricane disaster plan identified the need for 1,000 shelters and said that they would need to be open 100 days (more than three months!). A press release asserts that "state resources are adequate to operate shelters for the first 3-5 days." After that, the problem was to organize replinishment from federal and other sources. The firm also "developed a transportation plan for getting stranded residents out of harm’s way."
Doesn't look like this 500 million was spent to wisely! !
I've seen this place. Abandoned army base converted over to housing etc. Pretty decent place to relocate if you need to do so.