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I worry that malaria could appear:
Originally posted by WestPoint23
whaaa you should consider the field of helping depressed people, I think you could speed up their suicides exponentially.
I call it like I see it! Do you want me to sugar coat it for you WestPoint?
Sometimes the truth hurts; but at least I'm volunteering for a relief agency.
I expect you will doing the same eh? Or will you be hanging out on the www critizing folks for telling the truth as they see it?
Originally posted by Amuk
I know if I still did construction me and my entire crew would be headed south right now.
Most of what yall site is bad but temporary, the reconstruction will go on for YEARS
Originally posted by whaaa
America needs to brace itself because this catostrophy is truely of Biblical proportions. In the grand scheme of things this is not something that is just a local problem; this will have global implications.
Originally posted by victor was right
but there is still a full month of prime time hurricane season left to go....
i think new orleans is an apt metaphor for the US economy. vulnerable, protected by a series of barriers [similar to levees] that keep out the huge flood of consequences.
consequences that we've incurred from all the fiscal irresponsibility [both on a national and individual level] that's characterized post-modern america.
at this point there is not much left to keep the economic deluge from rushing in and overwhelming everything.
geez louise, what happens to the economy if we nuke iran next month??
LONDON (Reuters) - The world has watched amazed as the planet's only superpower struggles with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, with some saying the chaos has exposed flaws and deep divisions in American society.
World leaders and ordinary citizens have expressed sympathy with the people of the southern United States whose lives were devastated by the hurricane and the flooding that followed.
But many have also been shocked by the images of disorder beamed around the world -- looters roaming the debris-strewn streets and thousands of people gathered in New Orleans waiting for the authorities to provide food, water and other aid.
"Anarchy in the USA" declared Britain's best-selling newspaper The Sun.
"Apocalypse Now" headlined Germany's Handelsblatt daily.
The pictures of the catastrophe -- which has killed hundreds and possibly thousands -- have evoked memories of crises in the world's poorest nations such as last year's tsunami in Asia, which left more than 230,000 people dead or missing.
But some view the response to those disasters more favorably than the lawless aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
"I am absolutely disgusted. After the tsunami our people, even the ones who lost everything, wanted to help the others who were suffering," said Sajeewa Chinthaka, 36, as he watched a cricket match in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
"Not a single tourist caught in the tsunami was mugged. Now with all this happening in the U.S. we can easily see where the civilized part of the world's population is."