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Friday, November 25, 2005

“Nobody” has an idea what disaster really looks like

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25-November-2005-we-blog-usa-opinion-public-service
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title: “Nobody” has an idea what disaster really looks like
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Noted movie actress - UN goodwill ambassador - and - or
refugee advocate Angelina Jolie appealed Friday during a
press conference in Islamabad, Pakistan - requesting swift
delivery of promised aid to Pakistan. Jolie added that now
a new disaster threatens earthquake survivors when harsh
winter conditions settle on the devastated mountain areas.
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According to international press reports, "You watch TV
and you see the pictures, but nobody sitting at home has
any idea what this really looks like," Jolie said. "It's just
unbelievable. You fly in...and...see ... house after house
...just rubble, nothing standing." From sea to shining sea.
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Well, I'm “nobody” and I'm sitting at home. Someone's
home, so to speak - not my own. Sometime I still get to
watch the TV – more often – when available on the net.
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As a result, I know what it's like to lose one's home and
a lifetime's worth of personal property. You won't see a
view like mine, or thousands of others, all this country or
as in other countries. Name the location, pick the disaster.
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Pick the network, change the channel. Date the calenders.
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As “nobody” it would just be nice to see anybody keep any
promise, about anything. If certain people hadn't been hell
bent-to-leather on blowing all of the United States surplus,
look at the actual-cash flow, that could helped everywhere.
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Then the rest of the world could have then kept for better
use, all of the money-capital being loaned to the the U.S.,
now through this current administration, for one treasury.
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Which, in-fact since 2000, requires the never ending use
of foreign loans and/or monies now that could be provide
for better use, in the form of swift & timely disaster relief.
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But since I'm nobody, what would I know of worldly strife.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

FEMA will ''pay a fair price,” but not be gouged?

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23-November-2005-we-blog-usa-opinion-editorial
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title:. FEMA will "pay a fair price," but not be gouged?
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FEMA will ''pay a fair price,” but will not be gouged....
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FEMA will ''pay a fair price” but will not be gouged - so
acting director, R. David Paulison, has told the Houston
housing officials. City financial - woes and depletion of a
resource fund for helping hurricane victims appears as a
problem now. Many FEMA vouchers appear pretty much
worthless because they don't cover the full amount of the
rent, recent news information report from Texas reveals.
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Wonder if FEMA could go over to the Department of [no]
Defense, or that Pentagon, and give a short lecture on not
allowing inflated-contract-costs, so called, price-gouging?
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Maybe then some of those savings could be redirected to
shortages in other departments & just about eliminate any
need to give petty-political tax-cuts to those poor-richers'.
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Everything's bigger in Texas, guess that means problems
as well. The city of Houston says it will not - pay any rent
for people in apartments that cost more than -FEMA will
subsidize. Reported through-out the news by a Mr. John
Walsh, deputy chief of staff to Houston's mayor - Mr. Bill
White. Further it reported claims that Houston has issued
vouchers for long-term housing to about --18,000 – some
as the estimated 40,000 families - who will need it by this
year's end. However, the city now anticipates that another
14,000 evacuees soon will move out of hotels. Noting that
Houston has received $37.2 million from -FEMA to repay
initial housing costs for evacuees, and it expects to get an
additional $101 million - expenses through Jan. 31, 2005.
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Even so, and as much, the city will not be -reimbursed for
payments above the voucher levels. Hard countin' money.
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Monday, November 21, 2005

FREEDOM: 11-Nov-2005 (-USA)

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FREEDOM:
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You can't lift anyone to freedom with just one hand.
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Especially when the other's working on tearing down.
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Freedom is a two-handed job. Full-time, 24-7, and 365.
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November 11, 2005 (c)-penned by "Dee Proust" - USA -)