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Bill,
You and I probably disagree on many things, but I didn't
blame George Bush for any of the short-comings at the beginning, but 
after listening to him talk about the disaster, I concluded he has 
the empathy and sensitivity of a tree stump.
Gary


On 6 Sep 2005 at 21:04, Bill Polhemus wrote:

> Thomas Honles wrote:
> 
> > Bill,
> >
> > I think you confuse risk to property with risk to life. Weld
> > failures in steel frame buildings in the 1994 Northridge earthquake
> > killed no one IIRC. 
> 
> You wanna re-read what I wrote, and THEN do you wanna run that past me
> again?
> 
> Here's what I said in a nutshell: "This situation (broken welds) is
> allowed to remain even though in the event of a big-boy earthquake,
> buildings are likely going to fall and people are going to be killed.
> It's a calculated risk."
> 
> FWIW, the people in N.O. who died CHOSE to remain even though told to
> leave. Those who COULDN'T leave, were supposed to have been
> force-evacuated via city-owned buses--hundred of which were parked
> just blocks away from the Superdome, according to the City's own
> published Disaster Plan.
> 
> None of that was done. But it's "Bush's fault"?
> 
> Please.
> 
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