Monthly Archives: August 2005

Health Crisis in New Orleans

Obviously, the primary concerns in New Orleans are to plug the levees (although it might be too late for that) and to rescue as many people as we can. Then adequate water, food, and basic health provisions are needed to … Continue reading

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A Note on Spin

I’m not as down on Kos as some, but he writes: There will be a time for a full accounting of what went wrong, both preparing for this thing and relief efforts afterward. I don’t know if the time is … Continue reading

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A Bit More About Infrastructure

According to WWLTV (CBS New Orleans): 8:04 P.M. – Mayor Nagin: Unhappy that the helicopters slated to drop 3,000-pound bags into the levee never showed up to stop the flow of water. Too many chiefs calling shots he says. I … Continue reading

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Citizenship, Not Partisanship

My heart goes out to those suffering in MS and LA. I don’t care if they are ‘red-voters’ or ‘blue-voters’, white or black, rich or poor. They all need our help (and, again, if you haven’t donated, the Red Cross … Continue reading

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The Levee Broke

Last night, the levee appeared to be holding, and it appeared New Orleans had survived. Then the levee broke. 80% of New Orleans is underwater; the water supply is destroyed. The public infrastructure is essentially gone; here’s one example: In … Continue reading

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