Yes, they ARE refugees and displaced persons


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Good post, Matsu

It would have cost so much less to fortify those levees, but the greed and selfishness of the Republican majority cared more about freeing up valuable coastal property than keeping Americans alive. There are no words to describe the contempt I feel for those people.

I am so sad for all the children of the Gulf Coast.

Support the Women's Autonomy and Sexual Sovereignty Movements

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Posted by Morgaine Swann on 10 September 2005 - 12:58am
Running Government based on sound business principles

The guys in this Administration - and other ones going back to Reagan, tried to convince us that they were efficient and thought like business people. But if any CEO had such a loss, even scaled back on a percentage basis, the CEO would be fired.

What is shocking is that there is little understanding of consequences - cause and effect and a failure to understand that refugees have a way of turning up. The ripple effect of New Orleans is already being felt across the nation, most noticeably in schools, but that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Not one sat down with a "green visor and sharp pencil" and calculated what it would mean to lose an American city - pondering an old adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

But some people are thicker than others and I wonder if the lesson will sink in. It will when the ripple effect hits home. Oliphant on Lehrer suggested it will open a national discussion and Brooks offered that we need government.

media girl's point is we need to move people out of government who do not believe in government - just as in business, we don't want people running a firm that do not believe the firm should exist - or in the minimal case, who want to dismantle a firm's infrastructure to get at the cash on the books.

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Posted by Matsu on 10 September 2005 - 2:04am