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  1. people are always telling you to clean out your box....you need some Summer's Eve for xmas?

  2. sorry, but the location of your parents home does not compare to a devastated city. no offense, in regards to scale and umm...importance, there's no comparison.
  3. House panel: Why did Google 'airbrush history?' POSTED: 9:39 a.m. EDT, March 31, 2007 NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AP) -- Google's replacement of post-Hurricane Katrina satellite imagery on its map portal with images of the region before the storm does a "great injustice" to the storm's victims, a congressional subcommittee said. The House Committee on Science and Technology's subcommittee on investigations and oversight on Friday asked Google Inc. Chairman and CEO Eric Schmidt to explain why his company is using the outdated imagery. The subcommittee cited an Associated Press report on the images. "Google's use of old imagery appears to be doing the victims of Hurricane Katrina a great injustice by airbrushing history," subcommittee chairman Brad Miller, D-North Carolina, wrote in a letter to Schmidt. Swapping the post-Katrina images and the ruin they revealed for others showing an idyllic city dumbfounded many locals and even sparked suspicions that the company and civic leaders were conspiring to portray the area's recovery progressing better than it really is. Andrew Kovacs, a Google spokesman, said the company had received the letter but Schmidt had no immediate response. After Katrina, Google's satellite images were in high demand among exiles and hurricane victims anxious to see whether their homes were damaged. Now, though, a virtual trip through New Orleans via Google Maps is a surreal experience of scrolling across an unscathed landscape of packed parking lots and marinas full of boats. Reality, of course, is very different: Entire neighborhoods are now slab mosaics where houses once stood and shopping malls, churches and marinas are empty of life, many gone altogether. John Hanke, Google's director for maps and satellite imagery, said "a combination of factors including imagery date, resolution, and clarity" go into deciding what imagery to provide. "The latest update from one of our information providers substantially improved the imagery detail of the New Orleans area," Hanke said in a news release about the switch. Kovacs said efforts are under way to use more current imagery. It was not clear when the current images replaced views of the city taken after Katrina struck August 29, 2005, flooding an estimated 80 percent of New Orleans. Miller asked Google to brief his staff by April 6 on who made the decision to replace the imagery with pre-Katrina images, and to disclose if Google was contacted by the city, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Geological Survey or any other government entity about changing the imagery. "To use older, pre-Katrina imagery when more recent images are available without some explanation as to why appears to be fundamentally dishonest," Miller said. Edith Holleman, staff counsel for the House subcommittee, said it would be useful to understand how Google acquires and manages its imagery because "people see Google and other Internet engines and it's almost like the official word." Google does provide imagery of New Orleans and the region following Katrina through its more specialized service called Google Earth.
  4. i don't think dental records would help a lot of people in this particular case because of prior access to healthcare issues. and to my knowledge a few people have received funds to rebuild, but not some overwhelming majority...just certain areas. and the only refunds i've heard about were from people who either defrauded the system or the government somehow sent funds to them multiple times.
  5. ok, so fema is trying to give evacuees options in terms of living location. so they are proposing placing families in military bases and state parks.....they couldn't come up with anything better than that?
  6. as of yet, there hasn't been any report of the US accepting foreign aid.
  7. Pertinent Information For Hurricane Katrina Survivors Housing Information Some local apartment complexes are waiving application and deposit fees and providing one month free electricity and rent with no requirements for hurricane survivors to stay after that time. Please contact any of the following apartment complexes to inquire about what they are specifically providing at this time. Brookbend Apartments (SW Houston) 12265 Fondren Houston, TX 77035 713-729-4036 Braeswood Oaks (SW Houston) 10555 Fondren Houston, TX 77096 713-772-8650 Canterbury Court (NW Houston) 3910 Sherwood Lane Houston, TX 77092 713-681-8617 Stone Forest (SW Houston) 9801 Fondren Houston, TX 77096 713-772-2271 Willow Tree (SE Houston) 4910 Allendale Houston, TX 77017 713-943-8310 Woodcreek (NW Houston) 5800 Hollister Houston, TX 77040 713-462-8860 Medical Services for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS Individuals living with HIV/AIDS who are in need of medication, treatment and other case management assistance and gold card applications should contact: Thomas Street Clinic Ms. Boyd 713-873-4123 (O) St. Hope Foundation Bellaire Area Clinic—713-839-7111 W. Jeffrey Campbell, Community Relations Coordinator—832-372-4234 City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department and City Wide Club Charity are sponsoring a food and clothing drive. Houston residents are being asked to place their donated items in a grocery bag at their home’s curbside on their regular garbage collection day next week. The items will be picked up by Solid Waste Management Department workers on their rounds and distributed to hurricane victims.
  8. what kind of shit is that?....if they aren't running up to the camera and no one is giving an eyewitness account, how the hell do you know?
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