December 31, 2005

New Forum

Sorry, but I probably won't be posting here much anymore. My entries continue, however, at:

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Posted by eich0041 at 8:54 AM

September 6, 2005

FEMA chief waits until after the storm to send workers


I wonder what planet he was on while the disaster hit. We all heard the hurricane would hit land before it hit.

Posted by eich0041 at 9:12 PM

September 5, 2005

Hurricane Katrina

What a tragedy! People are still dying. We will inevitably host some refugees of the hurricane disaster in Minnesota. I wonder how we can help to provide healing, hope, care, and safety to those victims. In addition, how do we incorporate the refugees into our social fabric? How do we get all the kids enrolled in local schools? How do we try to retrain workers and find work for these people? Will they stay? I suspect some will. How do we provide radical hospitality in the light of such a disaster? What will these people need? Many of them have lost everything. What can I give?

What is troublesome about this whole tragedy is the response by the government and people. I could have pushed harder on my government officials to get some aid passed on to the people in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. I wonder if the feds would have paid more attention to the crises if it were in Minneapolis, Fargo, Milwaukee, Chicago, Seattle, or a number of other cities that are predominantly not black. I can't help but thinking about a radio broadcast I heard which suggested that President Bush is fine allowing this to happen was like culling the flock...getting rid of the poor he so despises. Yet he calls himself a Christian man of faith.

Posted by eich0041 at 5:23 PM