[FoRK] New Orleans is Sinking
Adam L Beberg
Thu Sep 1 13:34:00 PDT 2005
rst at ai.mit.edu wrote on 9/1/2005 1:03 PM:
> Adam L Beberg writes:
> > Now understandably, many people are trapped, so cannot move, and
> > everyone I've seen on the tele has been shall we say... morbidly obese
> > plus a few crispy creams, and so you have to figure walking at 1mi/hr
> > and floating at 1/3... Even if you are not that city is no longer a
> > place you want to be becasue of food, disease, water, electricity, etc.
> > So why is there still a problem beyond the need to fill out piles of
> > insurance forms? All see is people standing around.
> You seem to be assuming that things are OK outside city limits. The
> whole area --- *everything* for miles around --- is in very bad shape.
> Walk three miles, and you wind up someplace that doesn't look much
> better than where you started. Here are a few photos posted by the
> government of a different county, and not a particularly close one, to
> let displaced residents know why they're not being allowed back in:
If this happened anywhere else on earth, there would be a tent city
"near" NO, and everyone would be directed to get to that place ASAP.
Instead, we are sending the military and supplies _in_ to a place that
will not be surviveable for weeks/months.
It's rediculous seeing perfectly healthy people still standing around in
the water, when dry land with passable roads (meaning supplies can reach
them) is a couple hours walk from them. Guess they will just have to
wait for the bus like the people that actually need a bus to move them.
We the people sure are lazy. How do the public schools rate in NO? Will
I be surprised when I find out? Should I really expect them to help
Adam L. Beberg
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