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Originally posted by Valhall
Do you think I'm over-reacting to the idea of being bussed hundreds of miles from what I am familiar with to a place miles from civilization and from which I cannot leave?
do you think I'm over-reacting to the fact that federal agencies are treating people who have done nothing but lose all they ever owned to a natural disaster as if they are criminals waiting to make their next nefarious move?
Originally posted by frayed1
Hopefully, if they do bulldoze the flooded area, they will have sense enough to create a park or some 'green space' that will absorb any flooding in the future....it would be cheap 'insurance' for a city below sea level, no?
As to 'screening' the people they are moving out to other communities, they have said that large numbers of these people have lost all records, all forms of ID......how will they know some one is who they say they are?? Might take a while to sort out at best. ( At least there should be a data base containing the finger prints of known criminals, even if all other ID has washed away.)
And the health concerns about quarantine may be the key......CNN is reporting there has been five deaths from a cholera-like illness.
Spacedoubt, I don't have a link, but I think I hear that the NO jail had to release their prisoners when it began to flood.
[edit on 6-9-2005 by frayed1]
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Originally posted by timski
Originally posted by dawnstar
"..how are they susposed to find jobs way out in the middle of nowhere? our fine government at their finest....keep them dependant as long as possible.."
They could always be employed to make Nike trainers and Gap sweatshirts for $0.50 an hour, and make a dent in the volume of cheap Far-Eastern imports.
A win/win situation, jobs for the the thousands of refugees trying to get back on their feet, and a huge cheap labour force for the US economy
Originally posted by Watchman77
Another thing I would like to point out is the fact that these states that have accepted evacuees are declaring "state of emergencies"... this puts them in line for federal money,
[edit on 7-9-2005 by Watchman77]
Originally posted by Netchicken
Valls fantastic artical emphasised that the worrying factor was the inability of the people to leave, and for others to visit.
Originally posted by HowardRoark
pearheaded on a state and local level
High school kids will attend Tahlequah - an 80 mile roundtrip!