Rethink Your Life!
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The Work of Art and The Art of Work
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[Cob] numbersMary Lou McFarland louiethefifth at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 26 10:05:44 PDT 2005
I have gotten out of the habit of listening to domestic news other than the Lehrer report on PBS. Most of what I saw on New Orleans was covered by BBC. According to them the original estimate of the dead would run around 10,000 and twenty five thousand body bags were sent in. Later I thought I had heard that the end count was eleven thousand. If I was wrong than I apologize, but that being said, I would never count on our politically motivated news programs to correctly report that number. For instance, BBC actually showed national guardsmen shooting "looters" It was horrifying to see. On to Habitat for Humanity....keep in mind who is building the houses. They are regular folks with some assistance from local contractors who have only ever done conventional stick building. You can only do what you know how to do, so to make a change than you have to change the knowledge available. It's not perfect, but it's far better than getting stuck in a FEMA camper until the next hurricane season rolls around. I still believe that the final answer will be general knowledge of alternative building methods so that people know they have choices I think I agree with Rob and I will just build a chicken coop and move in before the chickens get there. People will wonder about it and ask questions and then the opportunity to educate them about other ways of doing things will present itself.
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