[FoRK] Re: Katrina - National Guard??

Owen Byrne owen
Wed Aug 31 08:02:22 PDT 2005

When I lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba - just north of North Dakota, the Red 
River would routinely flood. The difference between the situation on one 
side of the border and the other was like night and day. In Canada, we 
had over-engineered safeguards so that the worst that would happen would 
be a few flooded basements. South of the border, whole towns would end 
up underwater.  Something about "self-reliance" and not depending on the 


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