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Sunday, September 18, 2005

The New Deal



Once again, the old adage rings true: everyone has their price...
Mayor Ray Nagin defended his plan to return up to 180,000 people to the city within a week and a half despite concerns about the short supply of drinking water and heavily polluted floodwaters. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Thad Allen, head of the federal disaster relief effort, said Saturday that Nagin's idea is both "extremely ambitious and "extremely problematic." But Nagin said his plan was developed in cooperation with the federal government and balances safety concerns and the needs of citizens to begin rebuilding. "We must offer the people of New Orleans every chance for a sense of closure and the opportunity for a new beginning," he said.
Despite risking exposure to the toxic sludge throughout the city. Un-fucking-believable.

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