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  •  On MSNBC (none)
    The military analyst was saying that FEMA is in charge of securing the situation, but it's the DOD that's in charge of evacuating, and providing food and water and must be deployed by DOD or the president.  Only today were 7,000 active troops (not National Guard) deployed.  And yes, we have more than enough of them here, in fact, he said, the 101st is in Tennesee right now and has more than enough air power to get there, if someone would tell them to.  I can't imagine the frustration of all the people who want to help, who carry the true American spirit in their hearts, but can't because of the stupidity and BS of this administration.  How can we get rid of them?!
    •  How? (none)
      Putting a spotlight on whatever they do.

      Talking to other people about it.
      Writing letters to newspaper editors.
      Post information at the laundromat.

      Use any talents you have in creative ways...

      In Your Face From Outer Space

      by mike101 on Sat Sep 03, 2005 at 11:24:15 AM PDT

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      •  remind the media (none)
        other recent examples of evacuations:
        China moved 750.000 people out of the danger way the day before yesterday. I saw it on spanish tv.
        Cuba dit the same with 1,5 million over the Dennis hurrican warning on 7th july 05.
    •  A commenter at Gilliard's blog... (none)
      ....who claimed to be writing from a military base in the South said that the soldiers there were upset-going-on-enraged that they had not been ordered into action. Some have been used poorly, and most have not been called on at all, in spite of being specialists in necessary areas. They are openly wondering who dropped the bloody ball.

      But they seem to know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Omelas.

      by sagesource on Sat Sep 03, 2005 at 12:17:07 PM PDT

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    •  Is there anyone (none)
      with good hand/eye coordination and a terminal illness...

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