posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 05:08 PM
Anyone have a better idea of what to do with 1 million refugees?
Seriously, I'm waiting.
"Uhh... you can't just leave donated goods in the cabins. FEMA has stated they want all supplies to go to their central warehouse. They said
they have had far too many supplies come in and they need to handle them. You can't leave ANY clothes."
I just stared at them.
Yep, because it's an absolutely ludicrious idea that they would have inventory and logistical control. Best thing to do is to just have items
randomly given out.
Now, I'm not saying that this is a good thing. Sticking people in "detainment" camps (see, I can use ominous quotation marks too) is pretty
horrible. But seriously, there are a MILLION people right now that can't go home. Because they don't have a home. That's twice the population of
Wyoming. This isn't a Disney movie, when bad # happens, less than ideal methods may need to be used.
Now, why wouldn't they want people to leave? Let's say that the camp is full. Bob decides to go on a hike for a week. How long is the camp
supposed to wait until they fill the vacancy left by Bob? What are they supposed to do when Bob comes back and demands his now-occupied bed? How are
they supposed to create a supply network when the "population" of each camp keeps changing? One camp will end up with too much food, one will have
too little... Not to mention that you really don't want a bunch of homeless people wandering around. The people in these camps have NOTHING, if you
want to try to help them rebuild their lives you have to impose some sort of structure.
Note: Before anyone says that people might want to leave to visit family and friends... I doubt anyone would want to visit family that forced them to
live in the camp instead of on the living room couch. I don't see such a thing becoming an issue.
And "Base" probably refers to whatever their central command cabin is. You know, the offices and such. May as well call it "Base" as much as
As for only two meals a day... better than Meals on Wheels. All that matters is nutrients and calories, the idea of three meals in simply a cultural
one. I haven't eaten breakfast in about 10 years, and I'm healthy as can be.
[edit on 9-6-2005 by Esoterica]