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Old 09-02-2005, 05:01   #1 (permalink)
Austin Shackles
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Re: TOTALLY OT: G W Bush

On or around Thu, 01 Sep 2005 22:10:29 +0100, Mother <"@ {mother}
@"@101fc.net> enlightened us thusly:

>Feck me - George Dubya has just told 'mericans to...
>
>... CONSERVE ENERGY!
>
>He can sanction US$137 Billion (yes, Billion) to go 'liberate' Iraq,
>but can't help people in his own back yard???



not to mention blagging funds that should have been used for repairing the
mississippi levees for said war, allegedly. Mind you, asides of the poor
people who lived in New Orleans and suchlike and didn't have much choice in
the matter, The whole of the gulf coast and florida is a disaster waiting to
happen, and rich types that build summer homes on a coast known to be prone
to hurricanes deserve all they get and should have to pay for the damage out
of their own pockets.

The poor people who don't have a car etc. are of course the ones who aren't
in a position to get out - and there should be a plan in place to allow them
to be got clear, which there evidently wasn't...

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Old 09-02-2005, 17:01   #2 (permalink)
Lee_D
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Re: TOTALLY OT: G W Bush

"Austin Shackles" <austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote in message
news:7legh1pnt70c9ndrl2qt0r8pq2dp5d4bqb@4ax.com...
> The poor people who don't have a car etc. are of course the ones who
> aren't
> in a position to get out - and there should be a plan in place to allow
> them
> to be got clear, which there evidently wasn't...


Lets face it, planning to do something is easy. Putting the plan in to
effect is a different kettle of fish. The devastated areas are said to be
the size of Great Britain. Now given they could not accurately predict the
path of the Hurricane where do you evacuate that many people to in such a
short time. As it was the Motorways from the news footage were gridlocked in
any event.

It's tragic that more hasn't been done and it does appear that things were
slow to get off the ground but the logistics of mobilising such a releif
effort given the damage to communication links, not only roads but also
telecoms, electric etc doesn't help.

Unlike the Tsunami disaster were not just talking of vast areas of coastline
where waters quickly subside but deep in land. I think people quickly forget
how long it took to get releif during the Tsunami, I recall it was far too
long to watch and rember the frustration equally as feel today.

I'm not defending or proping Bush up in my comments. My experience of major
incidents forseen and otherwise has taught me that even with people working
there tits off full tilt way beyond the call seems like a drop in the ocean
to on lookers asking whats being done about it.

I wish all those who face another night of not knowing when help will come
are soon embraced. I would also take my hat off to all the emergency
services and volunteers out there who have lost everything yet still keep on
going in what must seem to them to be futile efforts. Having been on a front
line with no information flow (under far less dire circumstances) I know
they must be questioning there own sanity.

Lee Davies
Jack of all trades - Master of none.


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