FEMA doing another fantastic job

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0f8k2DNw0Y#]FEMA Camp "Prison like" tent city NOW erected in NJ while NY considers turning jails into homes - YouTube[/ame]!
     
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    Cops: Man Sexually Assaults FEMA Inspector...
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    Homeowner in ‘sex assault’ on FEMA gal
    November 15, 2012 - During a check of his home for damage
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right - another example o' FEMA insensitivity an' ineptitude...
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    FEMA teams told to 'sightsee' as Sandy victims suffered
    December 07, 2012 - Hurry up and wait.
     
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    Recall Katrina? Notice how the press soft balled this one, can we guess why?
     
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    The threads are not duplicates. If you check the dates you will see I posted this almost a month ago, and it has nothing to do with the new allegations against FEMA.

    That would take you being honest, something you are demonstrably incapable of.
     
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    You are so right. I didn't notice. My apologies.

    However, the recent charge laid against FEMA WAS repeated here. In fact, it was used to bump this old thread.
     
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    As for your original post? The guy "reporting" that on YouTube is an idiot who knows nothing.

    That "prison like" tent city was a camp for relief workers. That might include the Red Cross, NGO's, power crews and maybe even some refugees. I've stayed in them before and seen them in every recent disaster. In Galveston, after Ike, it was called "The Big Tent" because it held something like 900 people.

    And, yes, there is security because there's no storage for personal items and when workers go out for the day, their personal stuff is just left lying on or under their bunks. Not just anybody is allowed to wander around in there for a reason. There's also expensive equipment, such as those generators she talked about (you'd be surprised how many generators get pilfered during a disaster) and things like power company service trucks.

    No, it's not the Waldorf, but it provides workers a place to sleep, take a shower and get something to eat.

    As for his outrage that refugees might be temporarily housed in a prison? What the fuck does he want? The Ritz-Carlton? It's a DISASTER folks, and people are going to be inconvenienced. A shelter is not gonna have all the comforts of home.

    :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    We were told during Katrina that the makeshift camps and trailers that had to be used for a prolonged time were evidence that the director of FEMA, a Bush appointee, was incompetent. That the mayor of New Orleans failing to tell EMA were all the hold out sites were was proof EMA was poorly lead.

    How many weeks now since Sandy and still no relieve and how long was the power out again?

    And not a peep from the press.
     
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    You can try to compare Sandy with Katrina to make Bush look good all day long, but it won't wash. FEMA, and everyone else, has learned SO much since Katrina that no comparison can be made. It's apples and oranges.

    And, by the way, the chief mistake Bush and FEMA made was that AFTER he'd been faulted in the media, they began spending money like drunken sailors. They spent billions on stuff nobody needed, nobody wanted and didn't even know was coming. Under the glare of the free press, they tried too hard and did too much, too quickly. It was a 3 ring circus.

    But, in their defense, nobody had ever seen anything like it in living memory and it caught everyone involved by surprise. Every level of government was paralyzed by the immensity of it at first and the rush of un-asked for volunteers into the disaster zone only complicated matters.

    In spite of what some of y'all seem to believe, a disaster response is not a well-oiled machine where everything goes off like clockwork. For the first few days, it's a clusterfuck because nobody really knows what's needed, or where, until the initial assessments have been done.

    The point is that it's easy to sit on the sidelines and bitch. If you want to know what REALLY goes on, get out there and help.
     

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