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The specter of universal annihilation horrifies most of us beyond description. We have always relied on some part of the governmental infrastructure to go in and get us, to rescue us. Well, localized destruction has gotten scary, too. I'm sure the poor African American clinging to his roof for five days in New Orleans thought FEMA would rescue him a lot sooner.
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|JudyConklin||Refugee shelters||2||Feb 10 2007, 9:59 AM EST by Anonymous|
Thread started: Dec 8 2006, 12:35 PM EST Watch
have said repeatedly that if Indian Point burps seriously, I WILL NOT EVACUATE. These idiots want to circle cars and buses like buzzards back down around Buchanan to White Plains and other locations in central Westchester County. Peekskill is alleged to have a pop of around 20K but I have always said there are 7-8K MORE in the form of the undocumented who may HIDE in the event of an emergency. My two cats and I will go bald and die with dignity together rather than dying on stranded evacuation buses, thank you. NOBODY is going to publicly decontaminate me. They can't force us out. I live in a basement apartment 3.44 miles from the plant and maybe, just maybe, the plume will blow the other way. OUR GOVERNMENT made an assumption of criminality about all those without means to shelter themselves in New Orleans.
|Anonymous||shelters for the refugees||3||Jan 29 2007, 3:09 AM EST by MichalNancyKarni|
Thread started: Dec 7 2006, 2:53 PM EST Watch
Shelter is an important topic in any society, nuclear bombs or not. The refugees in the last episode looked just like the usual homeless people that you always see. If you want to discuss releveant issues of today, provide temporary shelters for these people.
|JudyConklin||The other America||11||Dec 13 2006, 7:11 PM EST by JudyConklin|
Thread started: Dec 8 2006, 12:33 PM EST Watch
The world got a horrible look at the hidden America during Katrina. I will never forget the spectacle of the old, the lame, and the poverty-stricken standing outside the Dome in New Orleans for almost ten hours, first in brutal heat and then in the rain. I saw dignified old women subjected to the indignity of pat-down searches as ARMED young white National Guard rifled through their belongings. The well-off survive hurricanes by going to out-of-the-hurricane-path hotels and partying where they can drink and smoke cigarettes until they can return home. Those who smoke must have gone mad in the Dome, unable to have a cigarette to calm their nerves as the winds roared and tore pieces off the roof. I wouldn't have gone, either. I live near a horrible nuclear power plant with constant operating problems and it is situated contiguous to a large poverty comminity where I used to be a reporter. It is in the most population-congested area possible: 40 miles north of NYC. On a normal day, one road construction project can back the traffic up on the two egress routes for hours. An evacuation will never work. The manufacturing is gone from our area and most residents subsist on some kind of government subsidy. Were a radioactive emission to occur at the end of the month and we were told to shelter in place, the only option that makes sense, these people would have NO food on hand or diapers or formula. You can then look at an exponientially-phattened New Orleans. God help us all. I'm moving to VA in two months and I cannot wait to escape the spectre of this awful thing.
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