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Opusnone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:24 PM
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FEMA spent millions on puppet shows, bingo, yoga
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl...

from the article:

"But Project H.O.P.E. officials say they've had trouble locating victims because FEMA refuses to provide names or addresses of those who have sought disaster aid, citing confidentiality. Workers have searched for Wilma victims by driving around and looking for blue tarps on roofs.

The Katrina team, whose mission is to help Gulf Coast evacuees who have moved to Florida, have scoured hotels and festivals, sometimes finding only one or two "survivors" a week."

Gonna get me some of that free yoga, or maybe a salsa lesson!
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MetaTrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:37 PM
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1. Heckuva job there FEMA
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allisonthegreat Donating Member (586 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:43 PM
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2. every picture tells a story...n/t
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:27 PM
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3. similar scam in louisiana $50 million worth of scam
http://www.nola.com/search/index.ssf?/base/library-112/...

local newspaper did a big story on these con artists the other day

The federal government has funneled more than $50 million to post-Katrina mental health programs in Louisiana, but the money comes with strings attached. For example, state officials said they're not allowed to spend it on doctors.

Instead, the money is earmarked for traditional social service work, what the field calls "crisis counseling," which can't go beyond five meetings and can't include anything physicians would label treatment.

The money flows freely, however, to newly minted bureaucratic positions, a telephone hot line, massive literature dumps, therapy sessions featuring muffins and coffee, and the recruitment of victims, according to public records and interviews with professionals involved in the project....


bet your ass all of these "yoga" teachers are GOP politician's and donator's wives, kids or other useless pigs at the trough feeding at the katrina trough while tens of thousands still live in trailers



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