9/01/2005

Great Salt Lake II, Lake Dubya: levee breaches 'hadn't been anticipated'

Bush warns against looting, gas price gouging

...He defended the federal government's response so far to the growing crisis amid urgent pleas for help from stranded victims. He said the breach of the levees that led to the submerging of much of New Orleans had not been anticipated...


- Fox News: Oil-Service Company Stocks Continue to Rise

He also defended his own decision to wait until Wednesday to return to Washington and cut short by a couple of days a four-week working vacation at his Texas ranch.


My Pet Goat loves salt!

Destroying FEMA

This year it was announced that FEMA is to "officially" lose the disaster preparedness function that it has had since its creation. The move is a death blow to an agency that was already on life support.

New World Order Requires New Maps

"You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on."

1) (In early 2001) the Federal Emergency Management Agency ranked the potential damage to New Orleans as among the three likeliest, most castastrophic disasters facing this country.

2) For the first time in 37 years, federal budget cuts have all but stopped major work on the New Orleans area's east bank hurricane levees, a complex network of concrete walls, metal gates and giant earthen berms that won't be finished for at least another decade.

3) New Orleans has 22 pumping stations that need to work nearly continuously to discharge normal storm runoff and seepage. But they are notoriously fickle. Efforts to add backup power generators to keep them all running during blackouts have been delayed by a lack of federal money.

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