Saturday, December 31, 2005


Disappeared News' Disappeared News of the Year

And our prize goes to The Onion for its December 28 article, Thousands Of New Orleans Households Still Without Political Power (what makes us think this is parody?).

Indeed, the story could have been about the victims of the 2004 tsunami in Asia or the 2005 Pakistan earthquake. All are waiting for aid that has not been delivered.

Where have all the promises gone? In the final moments of 2005, we can reflect on what it is to be politically powerless in the face of disaster.

As Hawaii makes its own contingency plan for natural disasters, it might reflect on whether or not it can expect help from FEMA or any other agency in the event of a disaster.


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