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  • 'Aftermath' Dares to Unearth Terrible Secrets of Poland's Lost Jews

    10/30/2013 8:20:48 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 41 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/28/2013 | Seth Abramovitch
    On July 10, 1941, half the residents of Jedwabne, a Polish village 85 miles northeast of Warsaw, murdered the other half. The mob, led by the mayor, were Catholics; their 1,600 victims were Jewish, slaughtered over several nightmarish hours with bats, knives, rifles and other improvised weapons. Those who survived the massacre were then rounded up in a barn donated by a local farmer, which was then set ablaze. A plaque erected at the site blamed Nazis for the massacre, but, in fact, Nazis had only authorized it. Locals walked by the plaque for half a century, knowing the truth,...
  • Slight Vanity: Dust Yourselves Off, Guys

    10/16/2013 8:02:53 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 67 replies
    10/16/2013 | Me
    Okay, guys. Today was a bad day for us. No getting around the facts. It was the biggest gutting since the Kenyan scored a second term. In New Jersey, a senate seat that looked possible went to Corey Booker by about 10 points. Regards to Steve Lonegan. Excellent man who did better than he had any right to. He worked tirelessly against all the odds. Props too to Levin, Palin, and Rand Paul for campaigning on his behalf. Krispy was absent yet again. This loss is hugely overshadowed by the complete collapse of the GOP in Washington. It was a...
  • No, a bunker will not save you from the Apocalypse

    06/15/2012 2:55:06 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 72 replies
    IO9 ^ | June 15, 2012 | Keith Veronese
    No, a bunker will not save you from the apocalypse Everybody talks about the apocalypse, but almost nobody actually prepares for it. But let's say you're one of the few visionaries who actually plans for every eventuality. You've been stashing your supplies. You've built a personal bunker, or you've purchased your own spot in a communal "survival suite." When the apocalypse finally comes — possibly later this year — will you really survive if you're locked inside a bunker? (Answer: No.) Protecting against any 2012 scenario A thriving industry exists to offer structures that will defend against a variety of...
  • Bill Keller: End may be near for monstrous North Korean regime(the day after?)

    05/01/2012 6:22:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    Jakarta Globe ^ | 04/30/12 | BILL KELLER
    Bill Keller: End may be near for monstrous North Korean regime By BILL KELLER The New York Times Published: April 30th, 2012 04:49 PM Last Modified: April 30th, 2012 04:49 PM The one thing everyone knows about North Korea is that we know very little about North Korea, except that it is miserable, totalitarian, nuclear and erratic. It is the hermit kingdom, the dark side of the moon. But thanks to many thousands of refugees who have reached freedom by way of a long underground railroad through China, we know a lot more now about the grim reality. We understand...
  • Book Reading: Nir Rosen: Aftermath: Following the Bloodshed of America's Wars in the Muslim World

    06/27/2011 8:21:46 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Manhattan Downtown Alliance ^ | 27 June 2011 | Not identified
    In addition to reading from and discussing his recent book, author Nir Rosen will reflect on his 2011 sojourn in the Arab world, which took him to Iraq for three months. He also visited Yemen, where he was a witness to the beginning of the ongoing revolution and the people's struggle against the tyranny of the ruling regime. He is expanding on his research to analyze the factors fomenting the sectarianism and civil conflict that are brewing across the Arab world. Nir Rosen's Aftermath, an extraordinary feat of reporting, follows the contagious spread of radicalism and sectarian violence that led...
  • A Sad Picture....No caption necessary.......

    03/14/2011 1:07:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 137 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03-14-2011 | Staff
  • AFTERMATH with William Shatner

    08/03/2010 6:50:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies · 12+ views
    I watched William Shatner's new TV show on the BIO channel last night. Bernhard Goetz was his guest on the show. For those freepers not old enough to remember, Bernie Goetz was praised as a hero back in 1984 for shooting four thugs threatening him on a New York subway car. AFTERMATH with William Shatner "William Shatner takes an in-depth look at what happens when people are tragically or infamously transformed from unknown citizens into household names overnight, taking viewers back to ... the dramatic events that dominated the American news cycle as he gains exclusive access to the newsmakers...
  • Making Amends: A Mini-Manifesto

    07/11/2010 3:07:51 PM PDT · by fporretto · 6 replies
    Eternity Road ^ | 7/9/2010 | Francis W. Porretto
    "When a man dies, he does not just die of the disease that he has; he dies of his whole life." -- Peguy We stand, God willing, at the end of the Progressive Era in American politics and political thought. One way or another, the edifice will shortly come crashing down. The only questions that remain are whether a recognizable United States of America will rise from the rubble. Many Americans, however, will not. That's guaranteed. Our current political order does not resemble our Constitutional basis in any way. Every stricture of the Constitution has been abrogated. Most states treat...
  • It was Just a Battle (vanity)

    03/22/2010 4:57:06 AM PDT · by EBH · 16 replies · 403+ views
    03/22/2010 | EBH
    It was just the battle, not the war. So, let’s look at the facts. Let’s take a thread and really examine what is happening to us. “Why? I’m too tired, too disgusted, too ugh,” you say. It is OK to feel that way. This has been a hard emotional battle. We put time, effort, money, voices and everything into stopping this, but we lost only the battle. The Progressives may seem on the verge of winning it all, but they are not. Not really. They have put all their eggs in one basket and that is never a good strategy....
  • Marines Help Afghans Gather in Protest Aftermath

    01/28/2010 3:38:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 194+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Lance Cpl. Dwight Henderson, USMC
    HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Jan. 28, 2010 – Ironically, when protestors in the Garmsir district here set fire to a school Jan. 12 in a fervor over allegations that a Quran had been desecrated, about 300 copies of the Muslim holy book burned with the school. About 800 local residents gather on the grounds of a school for a meeting in the Garmsir district of Afghanistan’s Helmand province, Jan. 19, 2010. U.S. Marines and Afghan forces provided security. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dwight Henderson  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. On Jan. 19, the school's white walls were...
  • Haiti earthquake: President Preval says country like a war zone

    01/16/2010 7:02:31 AM PST · by myknowledge · 75 replies · 2,044+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | January 16, 2010
    Haitian President Rene Preval said: "The damage I have seen here can be compared to the damage you would see if the country was bombed for 15 days. It is like in a war." The 7.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated much of the hilly coastal city on Tuesday also collapsed the elegant presidential palace and his own home. Authorities in Haiti, already the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, are saying they believe the death toll will be between 100,000 and 200,000 and that three-quarters of the city will need to be rebuilt.
  • How the U.S. Military Will Help Haiti (10,000 troops by Monday?)

    01/15/2010 8:08:13 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 48 replies · 1,324+ views
    Time ^ | 01/13/10 | Mark Thompson
    When an earthquake ravages a country as poor and urbanized as Haiti, it produces the cruelest kind of synergy, as poverty breeds cramped living quarters that are left even more vulnerable by substandard construction work.
  • VP Biden to visit New Orleans (Bush and Katrina - Obama and Haiti: compare and contrast)

    01/15/2010 7:44:17 AM PST · by rface · 22 replies · 825+ views
    WXVT TV ^ | January 15, 2010 | AP - WXVT
    Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit Louisiana on Friday to highlight the White House's efforts to help the Gulf Coast recover from hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. Gov. Bobby Jindal, Sen. Mary Landrieu and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin are expected to join Biden at a recreation center in New Orleans' Gentilly neighborhood. Also on Friday, Biden's wife, Jill, is scheduled to tour Delgado Community College in New Orleans.
  • Separatists in Puerto Rico condemn "militarized" aid to Haiti

    01/15/2010 6:51:30 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 20 replies · 650+ views
    (English-language translation) The National Hostosiano Independence Movement (MINH) severely criticized the position taken by Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño to subordinate Puerto Rican aid to the population of Haiti to orders from the United States Army's Southern Command. "It hurts that Governor Fortuño conditions our aid to the dictates of the Southern Command. The militarization of humanitarian aid to Haiti which United States President Barack Obama promotes is an attempt to have the United States Army save face, something that is worthy of condemnation from our point of view," MINH Co-President Héctor L. Pesquera said. "Brazil, Venezuela, Cuba, and the...
  • U.S. Military Expected to Have Nearly 10,000 Personnel in Haiti by Monday - Video 1/14/10

    01/15/2010 5:11:22 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies · 633+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 15, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a video report on the plan for close to 10,000 U.S. Military Personnel to be on the ground in Haiti, or on ships just offshore by Monday. The speed with which everything can be put in place is being hampered there by the fact that the Port-Au-Prince Airport has only one usable runway, and there are so many planes needing to use it. An entire brigade of 3,500 from the 82nd Airborne is expected to be on the ground by this weekend to provide security in the devastated area. The Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Carl Vinson should arrive on...
  • Lack of Food, Water, and Shelter Leaves Port-Au-Prince a "City on Edge" - Video 1/14/10

    01/14/2010 8:57:22 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 3 replies · 356+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 14, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a video report on the desperate situation in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, where the city is described as being "on edge" as lack of food, water, and shelter are taking their toll on the people. The streets are described as being the "roads of the dead" as bodies are everywhere, with not enough room in the cemeteries to bury them all. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Haitian Families Struggle to Find, Bury Their Dead

    01/14/2010 8:16:34 PM PST · by kristinn · 13 replies · 1,067+ views
    AP via The New York Times ^ | Thursday, January 14, 2010 | Gregory Bull in Port-au-Prince and others
    Some of the dead in this shattered city line the roads, carefully placed garments shrouding their faces. Others are carried into the hills for quick burials. Hundreds are arrayed in a macabre tangle of limbs outside a morgue, just feet from the grievously wounded. The living and the dead here share the same space -- the sidewalks, the public plazas, the hospitals. The living are frightened of being inside in case another earthquake hits; the dead are everywhere. On the doorstep of a pharmacy, six bodies were lined up shoulder to shoulder. On the body of one woman, covered in...
  • Haitians Revolt Over Quake Response ("Corpse Roadblocks" Erected To Protest Lack of Help)

    01/14/2010 5:28:53 PM PST · by kristinn · 180 replies · 5,093+ views
    TVNZ ^ | Friday, January 15, 2010
    Desperate Haitians have set up roadblocks with corpses in Port-au-Prince to demand quicker relief efforts after a massive earthquake killed tens of thousands and left countless others homeless. Angry survivors staged the protest as international aid began arriving in the Haitian capital to help a nation traumatized by a magnitude 7.0 quake that flattened homes and government buildings. More than 48 hours after the disaster, tens of thousands of people have clamoured for food and water and help digging out relatives still missing under the rubble. Shaul Schwarz, a photographer for TIME magazine, says he saw at least two downtown...
  • 'Roadblock of corpses' in desperate Haiti

    01/14/2010 10:48:51 PM PST · by myknowledge · 66 replies · 2,666+ views
    Nine News ^ | January 15, 2010
    Haitians have begun blocking their roads with corpses in a dramatic protest against the delay in aid at the capital of Port-au-Prince. PHOTOS: Earthquake devastation rocks HaitiThe sight was witnessed by TIME magazine photographer Shaul Schwarz, who told Reuters news agency that he saw two roadblocks in the city formed entirely of dead bodies jammed together. "They are starting to block the roads with bodies; it's getting ugly out there. People are fed up with getting no help," he was reported as saying. (READ MORE: Despair as Haiti sees little sign of aid) In the third night since the quake,...
  • Haiti 48 hours later

    01/14/2010 10:11:54 PM PST · by Kartographer · 13 replies · 659+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 1/14/10
    Two days after the magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck beneath Port-au-Prince, Haiti, some of the massive damage is becoming more apparent. Rescue teams are arriving, aid groups are trying their best to battle huge logistical challenges, bodies are being identified, and some medical care is being given. Rescue teams from all over the world have joined the recovery effort, as the United States pledged $100 million in relief efforts. The Red Cross ventured an estimate of up to 50,000 deaths, as bodies at the local morgues overflowed into the streets. Collected here are some more scenes from this devastated region -...
  • Haiti earthquake: corpses used as roadblocks as anger grows

    01/14/2010 9:06:06 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 46 replies · 1,784+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/15/2008
    Shaul Schwarz, a photographer for TIME magazine, said he saw at least two downtown roadblocks formed with bodies of earthquake victims and rocks. "They are starting to block the roads with bodies, it's getting ugly out there, people are fed up with getting no help," he said. President Barack Obama has promised Haitians they would not be forgotten, offering $100 million in immediate earthquake aid and the backing of every element of US power. A large-scale US military and civilian aid operation has gained momentum with Washington sending rescue teams, ships, helicopters, planes, a floating hospital, emergency supplies and more...
  • Who's running Haiti? No one, say the people

    01/14/2010 3:00:32 PM PST · by NCjim · 64 replies · 1,959+ views
    Desperate Haitians turned rubble-strewn streets and parks into makeshift hospitals and refugee camps on Thursday in the absence of any noticeable response from authorities in Haiti after Tuesday's earthquake. With the 7.0 magnitude earthquake collapsing the presidential palace, a string of ministries and the headquarters of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the country, Haiti faces a dangerous vacuum in security and government. The Caribbean nation of 9 million people, the poorest in the western hemisphere, has a turbulent history of conflict, social turmoil, dictatorship, fragile institutions and devastating natural catastrophes. Many in the capital Port-au-Prince picked away at shattered buildings...
  • Gangs Armed With Machetes Loot Port-Au-Prince

    01/14/2010 6:02:55 PM PST · by traumer · 62 replies · 2,517+ views
    Central Business District Resembles Hell On Earth As Bodies Pile Up And Armed Men Battle Over Food, Supplies PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CBS) The earthquake aftermath has brought out the best and worst of the people of Haiti. Much like the days after Hurricane Katrina, looting has become a problem very quickly. The looting appears to be isolated to Port-au-Prince's old commercial center. It's an area that under normal circumstances would be filled with many shops, markets and a few homes. But on Wednesday it was a completely different scene. It looked like a war zone. Some of the buildings were on...
  • Update on Haitian Earthquake: Aftershocks Hit Area; More than 3 Million People Impacted - Video

    01/13/2010 5:45:51 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 737+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 13, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a CBS News update on the devastating Earthquake that hit Haiti yesterday. Harry Smith gave several facts about the situation there: Strongest Earthquake in the region in 200 yearsEstimates are that 3 million people live in the affected area around Port-Au PrinceHaiti's National Palace destroyedAt least one Hospital destroyedThousands of buildings destroyedU.N. Headquarters Destroyed (believed to be the Hotel ChristopherMore than two dozen aftershocks have hit the areaAirport damaged . . . (VIDEO)
  • 'Destruction everywhere' in Port-au-Prince

    01/14/2010 5:35:01 AM PST · by myknowledge · 42 replies · 1,585+ views
    UPI ^ | January 13, 2010
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The commander of the first U.S. ship to reach earthquake-stricken Haiti described devastation all around from her vantage point in the Port-au-Prince harbor. "It is hard to look out in this harbor and see a building that is not affected ... from the waterfront up the hills to the larger buildings," Cmdr. Diane W. Durham of the Coast Guard cutter Forward said by satellite phone Wednesday afternoon, WTKR-TV, Norfolk, Va., reported. The Forward, dispatched from the American naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, arrived in Haiti at sunrise and the light of day highlighted...
  • For Icelanders, shock and anger over a dizzying fall (Future of USSA)

    11/10/2008 7:01:30 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 83 replies · 461+ views
    IHT ^ | 11/09/08 | Sarah Lyall
    For Icelanders, shock and anger over a dizzying fall By Sarah Lyall Sunday, November 9, 2008 REYKJAVIK: The collapse came so fast it seemed unreal, impossible. One woman here compared it to being hit by a train. Another said she felt as if she were watching it through a window. Another said, "It feels like you've been put in a prison, and you don't know what you did wrong." Iceland, as modern and sophisticated as it is geographically isolated, still seems to be in shock. But if the events of last month - the failure of banks; the plummeting of...
  • Aftermath (Zo/Machosauce)

    11/06/2008 2:09:34 PM PST · by callthemlikeyouseethem · 19 replies · 905+ views
    Zo.Black-And-Right.Com ^ | November 05, 2008 | MachosauceProductions
    Machosauce/Zo gives his 2 cents on the results.
  • McCain took risk by shifting strategy

    11/06/2008 8:01:52 AM PST · by XR7 · 30 replies · 1,737+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 11/6/08 | Michael D. Shear
    WASHINGTON — John McCain's campaign was meandering through the summer, one day focusing on the Everglades, the next on Iraq and hardly ever on Democrat Barack Obama, when his top advisers took him aside and told him to make a choice. You can keep running a comfortable, "play it safe" campaign — hanging out with the media on the back of the bus, talking about climate change and handling Obama with kid gloves — and lose by a respectable 2 or 3 percentage points, they said. Or, they told the former Navy pilot and war hero, he could authorize a...
  • Aftermath: Population Zero

    03/09/2008 3:57:09 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 105 replies · 3,675+ views
    Aftermath: Population Zero investigates what would happen if every single person on Earth simply disappeared. Explore an interactive world without humans.
  • The Election Aftermath: Bush Doctrine Compared to the Truman Doctrine (Similarities and Differences)

    11/13/2006 2:42:20 PM PST · by SirLinksalot · 16 replies · 1,563+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/13/2006 | Barry Farber
    The Election Aftermath Barry Farber Monday, Nov. 13, 2006 The elections of Nov. 7 made me feel like the Jewish grandmother in an old joke that deserved a longer shelf-life than it got. Her granddaughter approached her gingerly and said, "Grandma. I really have to talk to you even though what I have to say may upset you terribly." The grandmother says, "What is it, my child? "You know you and I have always talked about important things." "Well," tremulated that young woman. "I'm in love and I intend to get married and he's not Jewish!" The grandmother, rupturing all...
  • Was The Message Lost, Or Was It The Wrong Message?

    11/08/2006 1:16:26 AM PST · by WestVirginiaRebel · 30 replies · 487+ views
    me ^ | 11-08-06 | WestVirginiaRebel
    So what happened?In 1994, the Republicans were elected on a wave of voter discontent. Under the brilliant leadership of Newt Gingrich, the Class of '94 helped shape the booming economy of the '90s with welfare reform. They kept the Democrats on notice that Bubba wasn't going to be around forever. They got the message of classical conservatism out to the American people in a way that would have made Reagan proud.And then they got re-elected.Following their losses in 1998, the GOP decided they were better off without Newt and went where they thought the votes were: the religious conservatives who...
  • After Katrina: Category 5 kindness

    08/29/2006 9:25:45 AM PDT · by Alouette · 4 replies · 425+ views
    YNet ^ | Aug. 29, 2006 | Yossi Nemes
    It was exactly one year ago. Storm hit New Orleans, turning Mardi-Gras city into rubble. Local Chabad rabbi writes to Ynetnews about days following disaster, and about one good-hearted act, that infused hope into hearts of all Rabbi Yossie Nemes Published: 08.29.06, 14:50 New Orleans: As today is the one-year anniversary of Katrina we reminisce about the passed year. Pre-Katrina Greater New Orleans was a city of 1.3 million inhabitants, amongst them 12,000 Jews, half of whom have not returned. The life of every single New Orleanian was shaken to the core and changed forever by Katrina. We remember levees...
  • "Jericho", new Fall show on See-BS (poss. VANITY)

    07/20/2006 6:48:17 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 100 replies · 2,646+ views
    CBS.com | 7-20-06 | Hoagy62
    Okay...I know none of you would want to watch See-BS because of their traitorous, lying 'news' division. However, I was surfing around last night and found out about a show on their Fall lineup, "Jericho". The premise focuses around the fictional town of Jericho, Kansas. It's a typical small town in mid-America. The opening introduces us to some of the main characters, no biggie. Then , the big twist comes in: A nuclear mushroom cloud is sighted on the horizon in the direction of Denver. Power, lights, phone, TV, radio from the outside...all go dead. Later, it's found out that...
  • Speaking Spanish in a new New Orleans

    09/28/2005 8:24:53 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 156 replies · 2,923+ views
    Speaking Spanish in a new New Orleans By GREGORY RODRIGUEZ Special to the Los Angeles Times No matter what all the politicians and activists want, African-Americans and impoverished white Cajuns will not be first in line to rebuild the Katrina-ravaged Gulf Coast and New Orleans. Latino immigrants, many of them undocumented, will. And when they're done, they're going to stay, making New Orleans look like Los Angeles.It's the federal government that will have made the transformation possible, further exposing the hollowness of the immigration debate.President Bush has promised that Washington will pick up the greater part of the cost for...
  • Disaster Animal Rescue Trip to Louisiana and Mississippi (wonderful photo journal)

    09/24/2005 5:44:41 PM PDT · by Zacs Mom · 53 replies · 2,771+ views
    http://flickr.com/photos/danakay/sets/873781/ ^ | September 2 thru 19th, 05 | danakay
    As much as communications and time will allow i will try to keep this updated with our animal rescue trip to louisiana. We havent even gotten down there and most of us havent slept in 24 hours. People from all over are calling to help them, shelters need us....we have alot of work to do. -snip- None of these pictures have been edited at all....nothing. We took them on the run while driving or working and to get them down i left them as was. I hope yall still feel the effect of them. I dont think i have ever...
  • Caption this picture of Mary -quite contrary- Landrieu

    09/18/2005 4:41:49 PM PDT · by Zacs Mom · 45 replies · 1,272+ views
    Seems to be a slow news evening - so how about a little creative "caption this picture" fun....
  • What did the FEDERAL Government Do Wrong after Katrina [Vanity]

    09/14/2005 3:10:52 PM PDT · by JLS · 38 replies · 832+ views
    self/vanity ^ | today | JLS
    I know this is probably the wrong place for this, but I have been wondering. I lost power for 14 hours during Katrina and cable for longer, but when I think about the criticism of Federal response I don't know what they did wrong. I know: 1. The President encourage local officals to evacuate BEFORE the storm and made the rare move of declaring a disaster before the storm hit. 2. The Mayor delayed evacuation but now it looks like most people were able to get out. The city failed to provision their shelters. 3. The govenor and attorney general...
  • Evacuee Charged With Raping Mentally Challenged Girl

    09/10/2005 5:01:25 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 89 replies · 1,900+ views
    Lt. Rodney Neighbors of the Garland County Sheriff’s Department says an 18-year-old Louisiana man has been arrested for and charged with rape. Glenn Dorsett is accused of raping a 13-year-old mentally challenged girl from New Orleans at the Assembly of God church campground on Hwy. 7 that has been set up for hurricane evacuees. If convicted, he could be sentenced to life in prison. Lt. Neighbors says Dorsett's adult arrest history since he turned 18 years old includes Louisiana charges of aggravated criminal damage to property, illegal use of weapons, terrorizing, disturbing the peace, criminal trespass, manufacturing - distribution -...
  • Critics are wrong about the hurricane - FEMA isn't the first response team and Oprah is no expert

    09/10/2005 10:59:03 AM PDT · by SmithL · 36 replies · 1,562+ views
    Charleston Daily Mail ^ | 9/8/5 | Don Surber
    As the C-130s headed to Houston to pick up people fleeing the destruction of New Orleans, I realized I was wrong. Dreadfully wrong. The kind of wrong that only comes from voicing an opinion without knowing the facts. Of course the West Virginia Air National Guard should have its C-130s. What was I thinking? The men and women of this unit show loving care for their planes. Panama, Gulf War, mercy missions -- I cannot recall an emergency that the 130th missed. Gov. Joe Manchin knows how important the 130th is. He sent those planes to pick up people who...
  • The Great Oil Shortage?

    09/09/2005 6:50:08 AM PDT · by forty_years · 14 replies · 749+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | September 9, 2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    Crude oil prices struck a record high of $70.85 in New York trading on August 30. If you believed all the hype surrounding the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina – e.g., it was Bush’s fault and the economy will be in ruins – well, you may just have been a victim of the TV talking heads’ hysteria, and that of the New York Times, LA Times, etc., etc. A few days after Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, the news networks kept showing the “startling” image of a gas station sign advertising $5.87/gallon – I believe it was in Atlanta. Of course,...
  • Democrats Step Up Criticism of White House Response

    09/08/2005 4:08:05 AM PDT · by blackhedd · 45 replies · 975+ views
    New York Times ^ | Sep 8, 2005 | Adam Nagourney, Carl Hulse
    After 10 days of often uncertain responses to the Bush administration's management of Hurricane Katrina, Democratic leaders unleashed a burst of attacks on the White House on Wednesday, saying the wreckage in New Orleans raised doubts about the country's readiness to endure a terrorist attack and exposed ominous economic rifts that they said had worsened under five years of Republican rule. Democrats offered what was shaping up as the most concerted attack that they had mounted on the White House in the five years of the Bush presidency. snip The display of unity was striking for a party that has...
  • Animals in the aftermath (Animal Lover Alert)

    09/07/2005 7:36:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 28 replies · 803+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Sep 7, 2005 | Master Sgt. Orville F. Desjarlais Jr.
    LOUIS ARMSTRONG NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, La. -- When David Cook’s resolve crumbled after a week of surviving in his third-floor apartment amid Hurricane Katrina floodwaters, he searched for help that arrived too quickly. After Mr. Cook endured Katrina’s wrath Aug. 29, he said his two “hardheaded” roommates talked him into staying put another seven days despite the damage to their room. “The smell started to get to me,” Mr. Cook said about the 7 feet of floodwater that filled up the first floor of his complex. Fortunately he had access to a boat, so he loaded up himself and...
  • Hurricane aftermath extends to Germany

    09/07/2005 7:26:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 268+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Sep 7, 2005 | Senior Airman Amaani F. Lyle
    SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany (AFPN) -- Nineteen years of growing up around the capricious hurricanes of Pascagoula, Miss., kept a staff sergeant here relatively calm upon hearing the news that a surge in the Gulf of Mexico was on the way. But the reality of Hurricane Katrina’s wrath soon set in. Following the devastation and displacement of thousands of hapless victims since the Aug. 29 catastrophic event, Staff Sgt. Jamie Bosarge said she never felt more helpless trying to save her family from peril. With more than 4,000 miles of Atlantic Ocean separating the Airman from her family, Sergeant Bosarge...
  • Refugees settle in sea of needs

    09/07/2005 6:15:24 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 55 replies · 658+ views
    The Raleigh News and Observer - online edition ^ | September 7, 2005 | Amy Gardner and Ryan Teague Beckwith
    RALEIGH -- Nearly 400 New Orleans evacuees are fed, clean and safe in a vacant office building in West Raleigh, but their future remains as uncertain as it was when the devastation of Hurricane Katrina forced them from their homes. Three planeloads of storm victims, ages 2 to 97, arrived at a cargo terminal at Raleigh-Durham International Airport late Monday and early Tuesday. Local officials were ready with hot meals, showers, medical and mental health care and clean, dry sleeping quarters. But there is much more to do. Local, state and federal agencies must help Katrina's victims find temporary homes,...
  • New Orleans: A Geopolitical Prize

    09/02/2005 7:38:04 AM PDT · by cll · 53 replies · 1,152+ views
    Strategic Forecasting ^ | 9/02/2005 | George Friedman
    New Orleans is where it is for a reason: The United States needs a city right there. New Orleans is not optional for the United States' commercial infrastructure. It is a terrible place for a city to be located, but exactly the place where a city must exist. With that as a given, a city will return there because the alternatives are too devastating. The harvest is coming, and that means that the port will have to be opened soon. As in Iraq, premiums will be paid to people prepared to endure the hardships of working in New Orleans. But...
  • Katrina Live Threads, Part XV

    09/04/2005 6:14:35 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 3,503 replies · 91,923+ views
    Various ^ | 4 September 2005 | Various
    U.S. commercial air carriers continue transporting tens of thousands of evacuees from the New Orleans airport to destinations throughout the nation. Rooftop air rescue efforts continue. One rescue chopper crashed late today. Crew members are reported safe. Gunmen who fired upon bridge repair contractors were killed by law enforcement. To date, an estimated 70 countries and U.S. businesses have pledged hundreds of millions of dollars, supplies, food and equipment to assist the United States' efforts in Katrina's aftermath. Lt. General Honore described the damage to Mississippi today, "all infrastructure south of Jackson, MS is either damaged or destroyed." Secretary of...
  • Katrina Live Thread, Part XIV

    09/02/2005 3:03:06 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 7,034 replies · 180,037+ views
    Various ^ | 2 September 2005 | Various
    President Bush continues to assess the catastrophic damage by air and on the ground in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Bush spent the day meeting with search and rescue personnel, relief commanders, and displaced residents in Mobile, Biloxi, and the New Orleans area. U.S. Congress passed a $10.5 billion relief package for the hurricane ravaged areas. First Lady Laura Bush issued a press statement from an evacuation shelter in Lafayette, Louisiana. Patient and staff evacuations continue from numerous New Orleans Hospitals. Thousands of patients are being airlifted to a field hospital at Louis Armstrong New Orleans Airport for triage, staging, and...
  • The Doomed Cities

    09/02/2005 8:00:41 AM PDT · by manny613 · 18 replies · 1,153+ views
    As we mourn New Orleans, let us also celebrate it, as New Orleanians famously celebrate their own dead. The city has long been admired for its literary creativity, its exceptional food, and its wonderful music, and deplored — albeit also frequented — because of its legendary corruption and degradation. The possibility of its destruction no doubt played a role in the character of its people, and it is no accident that an annual bacchanal took place there, in the riotous celebrations of Mardi Gras.
  • Katrina Live Thread, Part XIII

    09/01/2005 3:46:26 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 5,715 replies · 182,334+ views
    Various ^ | 1 September 2005 | Various
    28,000 National Guard troops are deployed to the disaster areas in Mississippi, Alabama, and to Louisiana, where SWAT teams are working to combat the looters and shooters in New Orleans. Additional 1400 National Guard troops are being deployed daily. Shootings reported at a New Orleans hospital, rescue boats, and a military helicopter, while conditions continue to deteriorate at the SuperDome amid refugee deaths and chaos. Evacuation of New Orleans continues. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has voiced serious doubts about rebuilding New Orleans with federal funds, while assuring the people of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida that the United States Congress...
  • AMC answering humanitarian call in aftermath of Katrina

    08/31/2005 6:41:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 335+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Aug 31, 2005 | Master Sgt. Paul Fazzini
    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AFPN) -- The Tanker Airlift Control Center here started generating missions Air Mobility Command aircrews will fly supporting Hurricane Katrina relief operations in Louisiana and Mississippi. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, through Northern Command and U.S. Transportation Command, asked for airlift support to fly relief supplies to the stricken region, said Col. Jeff Franklin, the center controller working hurricane relief mission taskings. “We’ve already tasked two aeromedical evacuation airlift missions to fly from Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss., to (Lackland AFB) in San Antonio,” he said. “In addition, AMC has been tasked to...