This And That
Remember Rumsfeld's claim that his base closing plan would generate $50 billion in savings? He was a little off, about $30 billion high.The BRAC commission
reports that $30 billion of the claimed savings are based on a reduction of military personnel on closed facilities. However those people aren't being eliminated, they are being moved to other bases.
Sixty percent of Rumsfield's claim was BOGUS!
, a doctor working in New Orleans, reports that the Army Chemical Corps has found Cholera, Hepatitis A, and Hepatitis B in the water. This is in addition to the fecal and lead contamination already reported.
Anything that was flooded by this mess is going to be next to impossible to disinfect. It's about time that the debris was treated as hazardous waste, not construction waste. If they don't keep it out of the ground, it will show up in the water.
Another physician of note is: Ben Marble, MD
, the individual who quoted Dick Cheney on live television.
If anyone wonders why he was perturbed, you can see Dr. Ben's house
, after Katrina's extreme make-over.