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  •  Ivor van Heerden (3+ / 0-)
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    seaprog, murphy, kurt

    could have been the real hero of Katrina had the feds, the Corps of Engineers and local government heeded the warning of the Hurricane Pam series of tests and projections.

    Now, the vast majority of people look at van Heerden as an "I told you so" nay-sayer looking to make a buck.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  It just makes my blood boil.

    I have some sympathy (though just a little) for the CoE.  True enough, they had a bad engineering plan for NOLA that was compounded by poor sub-contracting and even worse maintenance.  But, across the nation the CoE is terribly underfunded and that is the responsibility of Congress and our individual reps to lobby for those funding allocations.

    Look in your own backyards and there is probably a CoE project that needs funding or ongoing maintenance money.  Talk to your reps and make sure that it becomes their priority.

    Claws beat Skin Take Back America

    by polydactyl on Mon Aug 28, 2006 at 12:36:28 PM PDT

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