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The server here had a little indigestion last night and left the site offline for a bit. Getting things straightened out put me a little behind the curve here, so my evening update became a morning update. Big thanks to Michael, my frequent savior at UGO, who helped get things working right again.

Evening Morning Links: Thanks Mike Martinez and Ant.
Stories: Mice Infected With Bubonic Plague Missing.
Russian Man Survives After Cutting Himself in Half With Circular Saw. Thanks Frijoles.
Principal chases streaker in gorilla mask.
Science: NASA to unveil plan for moon mission in 2018. Thanks Jim. A long wait to unveil a plan.
Anti-cancer compound found in beans, nuts, cereals and 'Eat more beans' to stop cancer.
Why We Walk and Run vs. Hopping and Skipping.
Images: Passing Notes.
Perpendicular parking.
Media: Smart Bird. Thanks Sharon.

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52. Katrina survey Sep 16, 2005, 14:57 Warhawk
 
Not trying to start anything, but this is the first survey I have seen of the victims:

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/09/16/katrina.poll.ap/index.html

Fewer than half of the Hurricane Katrina evacuees living in shelters in the Houston area want to go home again, according to a poll by The Washington Post and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Forty-three percent said they want to move back home when they can. About the same number of evacuees -- 44 percent -- said they want to permanently relocate, and most of them wanted to stay in Houston, said the poll published Friday.

The slow response to the storm strained faith in government. Six in 10 said the experience has made them feel that the government doesn't care about people like them.

But their religious faith has been strengthened, eight in 10 said. And 90 percent were hopeful about the future.

The evacuees polled, all from New Orleans or elsewhere in Louisiana, also said:

# More than half of their homes were destroyed. Two-thirds were renting their homes and a third were owners.

# Almost three-fourths don't have insurance to cover their losses.

# More than half didn't have health insurance, a usable credit card with them, or a bank or checking account from which they could withdraw money.

# Nearly three-fourths heard before the hurricane hit that an evacuation order had been given; a fourth did not.

# More than two-thirds said they didn't evacuate because they didn't realize how bad the storm and its aftermath would be. More than half -- 55 percent -- said one factor was that they didn't have a car or a way to leave.

The survey of 680 randomly selected evacuees at Houston-area shelters was conducted September 10-12 by ICR. The margin of error is plus or minus 4 percentage points. The Harvard School of Public Health collaborated on the project.

That is an awful lot of displaced folks. If I didn't have insurance I don't know if I would want to move back either. Then you also have to hope the insurance actually covers everything.

On a local radio show a caller said they actually think about dropping their insurance because they know in the event of a catastrophe like this the government will pay to fix things anyways. Very shortsighted, but I can see where they get that idea.


*** Warhawk ***

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Rescue the damsel in distress, kill the bad guy, save the world.
 

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>> 52. Sep 16, 14:57   Katrina survey Warhawk
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