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  • Haiti: Culture of Now vs. the Real World (KATRINA II ALERT)

    01/24/2010 9:16:00 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 19 replies · 772+ views
    CBS News ^ | Jan. 22, 2010 | Ted Anthony
    More than a week after an earthquake leveled swaths of the Haitian capital, the recriminations are circulating faster than clean water. From CNN's Anderson Cooper to blogs and social networks, questions echo: Why is help taking so long? Why can't the relief process be streamlined? Can't this thing go any faster? "What on Earth has gone wrong?" the Arab News, an English-language newspaper in the Middle East, wondered in a sharp editorial this week. But take a step back. While the difficulties of negotiating the decimated Haitian infrastructure are clear and the logistical and administrative problems formidable, could a perception...
  • General noted for Katrina (Russ Honore)work to be speaker here (NAACP Banquet)

    08/30/2009 11:11:44 AM PDT · by abb · 26 replies · 1,563+ views
    The Dead Pelican ^ | August 30, 2008 | John Andrew Prine
    Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, the blunt-talking, cigar-chomping military leader who stepped into the political feuding that followed Hurricane Katrina and sorted matters out, will be guest speaker at the annual Freedom Fund Banquet of the Shreveport Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. snip
  • (Louisiana AG) Foti scrambles to keep (MeeMaw) Blanco off witness stand

    08/11/2007 12:19:36 PM PDT · by abb · 10 replies · 671+ views
    Times-Picayune ^ | August 11, 2007 | Paul Rioux
    Having missed a deadline to challenge a subpoena requiring Gov. Kathleen Blanco to testify in the St. Rita's nursing home trial, the state attorney general's office asked for an emergency extension and, barring that, requested that Blanco give a closed-door deposition rather than be cross-examined on her response to Hurricane Katrina in open court. Defense attorneys subpoenaed Blanco on July 10 in connection with the upcoming negligent homicide trial for Sal and Mabel Mangano, who owned the St. Bernard Parish nursing home where 35 residents drowned during Katrina. snip Judge Jerome Winsberg is expected to issue a ruling on the...
  • Economic Impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (Many Surprises)

    09/28/2005 10:54:19 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 14 replies · 779+ views
    ProfNet Wire: Business & Technology ^ | 9/27/2005 | Staff Wroters
    Fair Use Excerpts Below: **1. ROSS C. DEVOL, director of regional economics at the MILKEN INSTITUTE: Preliminary research indicates Katrina could cost the U.S. economy an initial loss of 400,000 jobs in September and reduce monthly average job creation by 30,000 jobs for the rest of 2005. It could also increase the price of oil by $10 a barrel and lead to a nearly one percent decline in GDP growth in the fourth quarter of this year. But next year, reconstruction efforts will turn things around -- adding back those 30,000 jobs per month, easing the price of oil, and...
  • Fred Barnes: Second-Term Blues (Can Bush reconstruct his political fortunes?)

    09/17/2005 1:21:06 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 64 replies · 1,921+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 26, 2005 | Fred Barnes
    PRESIDENT BUSH, LIKE NO president in modern times, has guarded himself against a second-term slump. His most competent aides--the first team--stayed on at the White House. He has a sweeping agenda to keep staff busy and out of trouble. He has a majority in both houses of Congress. The economy, thanks to fresh tax cuts, is booming. Besides all that, Bush has always been lucky in politics.But with Katrina, his luck betrayed him. There's little defense against a natural disaster that ranks among the worst in American history. Nor is the timing of such an event predictable (Bush and most...
  • Mexican army dishes out help

    09/14/2005 6:35:30 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 28 replies · 979+ views
    Mexican army dishes out help Web Posted: 09/14/2005 12:00 AM CDTRon WilsonExpress-News Staff Writer Call it more than 100 metric tons, 250,000 pounds for 12 truckloads. Any way you put it, it's enough food to last the San Antonio Food Bank a week. And that's how much the Mexican army donated Tuesday for Katrina evacuees staying in San Antonio. It took the troops a sultry morning and most of a hot afternoon to unload the bags and boxes of beans, rice, shelf-stable milk, juice, flour, pasta, cereal, tuna and other goods. "We hope these supplies help solve the needs of...
  • Videos of Looters, Rediculous Personalities, and Hurricane Katrina

    09/03/2005 12:32:38 PM PDT · by Rivershark · 4 replies · 947+ views
    Heres a list of videos from a website pertaining to the Katrina disaster. 3 Videos of Citizens and Authorities Looting New Orleans Heres Kanye West's Bush Bashing Jibberish Clip of Mayor Ray Nagin trying to shovel blame on everyone but himself and save his own behind. Video of the Disaster while it was happening