posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 05:32 AM
Originally posted by CatHerder
Ok, so let me get things straight.
Number 1: the camps were empty and there was not a single disaster victim there - and you took no photos of any
Number 2: everyone going to this camp will have next to no posessions or no posessions at all
That's what we've been told.
Number 3: the police allowed you in,
But the police
did not tell me the following. The "hosts" did.
and told you that you couldn't leave different types of food or clothing otherwise somebody sometime might consider that to be unfair (that they
didn't get the same "treat" their neighbour had)
Correct. Only they stated this might cause a riot.
and you couldn't leave food that needed to be cooked so they wouldn't have to worry about accidental fires burning anything down and causing even
more grief for the disaster victims and FEMA's reputation
No - they did not tell me this. Though I stated "because of fire hazard" in my original article, they stated FEMA would not allow anyone to use the
kitchen facilities in the cabins "due to liability issues". I believe that's different.
Number 4: there are some ambulances, and EMTs at the "main cabin"- and you took some photos of them
There is no main cabin. They were located very close to the main gate and to the cabin in which the soldiers were at.
Number 5: there is a fire truck or two - and you took some photos of them
Number 6: staff onsite had cellphone radios and a local satellite tower for communications - and you took some photos of it
I think I specifically said she did NOT get a pick of the comm tower, didn't I?
Number 7: there are state police at the entrance - and you took photos of their vehicles
As well as soldiers. They were located just inside the main gate.
Well gosh, you sure got me there. This totally sounds like mistreated hostages in an internment camp. Where are your photos of the barbed wire and
You're easily gotten, apparently. Why would they need barbed wire and minefields?
You were suprised and shocked that they didn't want to accept your clothes and food donations even though they've been saying on the TV and radio
and websites for a few days that anyone wanting to donate should "donate money" or volunteer time with the Red Cross or their local church
This WAS with my "local church organization". The cabin we were stocking was our church's cabin.
Could it possibly be that you are jumping to conclusions and over-sensationalizing things similar to what you did with the volcanic activity in
Washington state a while back? As I recall you were "extremely alarmed" yet (as all the scientists said it would) it vented some gas and let off a
What have I over sensationalized? I told exactly what we saw and exactly what was told us by the workers at the camp. Do you think I
oversensationalized because I called it a detainment camp? Please provide the appropriate name for a camp which is guarded by state police and the
military, and in which you cannot have visitors, nor can you leave unless you leave on foot - at least 8 miles from no where in a place you're
unfamiliar with - and to which you cannot return if you do leave.
and perhaps donate money to a disaster charity.
I've already done that.
[edit on 9-6-2005 by Valhall]