Monday, September 05, 2005

Hurricane Katrina

A little belated, I know, but my thoughts go out to everybody caught by the disaster in the US Gulf states. It's a terible disaster that hasn't been helped by the Bush administration's complete ineptitude.

I dearly hope that the 50,000 body bags that were ordered on Tuesday 29th August won't be needed, although reports are suggesting that there may indeed be tens of thousands who perished to nature's fury.

But rather than blaming nature, the responsibility should be placed squarely on those in authority that did not get those people out who had no transport of their own.

That something like this could be allowed to happen in the world's premier democracy stinks!

3 comments:

  1. I agree fella, a terrible affair by a countries Government who obviously thinks more about sticking its business into others affairs, yet it fails its own people.

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  2. Anonymous12:00 am

    Hi Steve,
    Here is an interesting report about Katrina:

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05254/568876.stm

    I have a photo of the busses I will e-mail to you, if you wish.

    Deano

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  3. I've seen the buses. I read somewhere that there are still something like 5,000 people unaccounted for, with some figures reaching over 100,000 missing.

    Then there's the study that shows that while about 40% of white householders will not return to NO, the figure rises to 80% for those that lived in the poorer, more badly affected mainly black areas of the city. Lucky for those white folks that the levees 'broke', ain't it...

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