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Originally posted by loam
Frankly, I'm tired of the relentless drone that local and state governments are primarily responsible for the response to disasters such as Katrina...
Why is NO ONE asking if that MAKES sense???!!???
The Federal Emergency Management Agency - a former independent agency that became part of the new Department of Homeland Security in March 2003 - is tasked with responding to, planning for, recovering from and mitigating against disasters/
Originally posted by cjf
Perhaps because it is a fact.
Originally posted by dr_strangecraft
on the part of the mainstream media and viewing public.
You displace 1.2 million people. You have several million acre-feet of water pour into the high-density residential area of a major city. Utilities are cut on a regional scale, america's oil processing system is crippled.
But you still expect the Feds to come in and make everything OK, and make sure no one misses a meal or is otherwise inconvenienced.
And then you pass out the hate-o-raid for everyone who tried to do something about it.
In sum, we have become so spoiled that we are now OVER-CIVILIZED.
oh well, who are you gonna sue about it?
Originally posted by elderban
Don't you think other countries are looking at us right now laughing their asses off and making comments that we can't handle disasters on our own soil? I'm sure they are!