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September 06, 2005

The lure of a free sandwich

We now have more evidence that government authorities are not to be counted on in a major disaster, including a pandemic. The evidence, comes, I am sorry to say, from the American Red Cross FAQ Page:

Hurricane Katrina: Why is the Red Cross not in New Orleans?

•Access to New Orleans is controlled by the National Guard and local authorities and while we are in constant contact with them, we simply cannot enter New Orleans against their orders.

•The state Homeland Security Department had requested--and continues to request--that the American Red Cross not come back into New Orleans following the hurricane. Our presence would keep people from evacuating and encourage others to come into the city.

st see those folks wading through liquid sewage to the Superdome in search of a free sandwich?

Posted by dymaxion at September 6, 2005 04:45 PM

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