September 2nd, 2005

grandma

The Reverse Marshall Plan?

Germany is sending all sorts of relief aid to the Gulf Coast, and sending us some *refined gasolene* (as opposed to crude oil like is in our reserves), to aid in the current crisis. Medical supplies and personnel, portable water purification equipment, food, etc. It's sad when they're doing more than our own government, at this point.
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grandma

I may start screaming...

That's the feeling I've been getting most of today. And it really seems to make sense when I started looking under the surface of the mainstream news. It's going from bad to worse, folks.

Mobile, Alabama has been filling up with water now. We don't even hear about much of the other hard hit areas other than New Orleans, and that's so over the top it's beyond belief. It's like a WWII refugee nightmare. Andersonville was a pleasant vacation spot. It sounds like FEMA is running in circles dithering, while people are dying and are being herded into concentration camps...I mean "assembly areas" and abandoned, with no one allowed in or out. Or maybe those plans that were leaked in the '90's, of how FEMA would deal with civil unrest by rounding people up into "assembly areas" and keeping them there under force of arms, are actually the plans they are following now. And now, like something out of "Voyage of the Damned," the buses that are heading for Houston are being turned back. So sorry, all full. No room at the inn.

Sylvia found a news story that was removed almost as soon as she'd read it where someone from FEMA said it was everyone's own fault, for staying behind instead of evacuating. Sure, blame the victims. Furthermore, some people simply *couldn't* get out, for various reasons.

HOW CAN THIS BE HAPPENING?? THIS IS AMERICA, MY COUNTRY, MY PEOPLE! I WANT ANSWERS ON HOW THIS CAN HAPPEN!
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PsiCorps

"We're from the Government, We're here to help..."

If the American public learns one thing from this entire mess, I hope they learn that putting a bunch of incompetant, bureaucratic oafs all under one roof is that all you get is a REALLY BIG group of incompetant, bureacratic oafs. Department of Homeland Security, my ass! If this is how they deal with just a natural disaster, if terrorists turn a major city into Hell's Picnic, we will be TOAST! At least, with discrete organizations, there was a chance SOMEONE had a plan and some brains to go with it.

This is worse than any conspiracy theorist's nightmare. This is a complete SNAFU put on speed and taken to the cube power!
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