September 7th, 2005

Old Friend

FEMA Sends Evacuees to Wrong City and other ramblings

I really shouldn't laugh but how incompetent do you have to be before you loose your job!!!

Now I know many Americans aren't very good with geography but....

"A South Carolina health official said his colleagues scrambled Tuesday when FEMA gave only a half-hour notice to prepare for the arrival of a plane carrying as many as 180 evacuees to Charleston.
But the plane, instead, landed in Charleston, West Virginia, 400 miles away."
Right City, Wrong State: FEMA accused of flying evacuees to wrong Charleston (CNN.com; Tuesday 6th September 2005)

As I mentioned on anotehr Friends journal - If I currently lived in LA, San Francisco or any other major US city that was prone to Earthquakes, Hurricanes or any other natural disasters I'd be really worried by the response to the New Orleans tragedy. Both the response of the government and also the speed that some sectors of the population broke down into extreme civil disorder (and I'm not talking about people after food but the people who went on gun rampages, rapes, murders and the such like). It also throws into question how ready the US REALLY is for another terrorist strike on its soil. Homeland Security was set up to respond to disasters (both Natural and Man Made) and it has failed in the most awful way in this instance. What would happen if a dirty bomb went off in a major metropolitan area? I guess everyone should just be glad that New Orleans is a small city population wise compared to many others across the country. I really hope heads roll for this and a complete departmental overhaul takes place within Hoemland Secuirty and FEMA.
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If Wishes.....

I need either a very good holiday, a load of (paid) time off work so I can catch up with a million things at home or to win the lottery. In an ideal world I'd like all three. In this one I'll have to accept none (for the time beingat least).

56 days and counting.....
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Vampire Meme

I don't care what reverend2001 says 'I' am the motherfucking MAN. So take that Mr Lee!!!

(Edit: Of course I just realised his LJ is large Friends-Only so you won't have seen his 'FEEBLE' result. I'd kick Frost's ass any day of the week!!! :p)

You scored as Dracula. You are the smooth sexy cool Dracula patient and lustful. If you were any cooler youd be ice. Great style with a way of seducing those around you. And three brides who wouldn't who wouldn't want to be him.

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Armand

75%

Dracula

75%

Blade

67%

Akasha

67%

Deacon Frost

58%

Spike

50%

Marius

50%

Angel

42%

Lestat

25%

Louie

25%

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Woohoo!!!! Combichrist news....

Just found out that Combichrist are playing The Underworld (Camden, London) on 4th December.

And there was me complaining not enough good EBM/Industrial/Darkwave/whatever bands toured the UK these days!

Can't wait! :D