Uh… We’re Going To Need That Money Back
After investigating claims brought-up by Senator Bill Nelson of Florida, FEMA (the federal agency who handles disasters) announced that it will work to recoup over $30 million in funds handed-out to folks in Florida who either received payments from their personal insurance companies or were given duplicate payments by the agency. Among the Florida counties targeted by FEMA - St. Lucie and Palm Beach - where the agency says it wants $7.1 million in funds back.
The Day After Tomorrow; Getting Prepared – Yesterday!
With a population six times the size of New Orleans, New York City’s over 3 million residents can find themselves in quite a pickle if a hurricane ever hit our shores. The last hurricane to strike the Apple occurred in 1938, killing over 700 people. The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) says that it can handle the evacuation of the over 3 million New Yorkers, but admitted that it would take over 18 hours to evacuate every 1 million people. Hmm, who gets to leave first? In 1821 a hurricane had waves that topped 13 feet per hour – definitely a concern if it will take 18 hours to evacuate just one million of us. Weather experts say the most difficult part of hurricane preparation for New York is convincing New Yorkers that there is a real danger for the nation’s largest city.
Lauryn Hill, De La Soul and others; Free NYC Central Park Concert Tomorrow
Take Back TV, a new independent network inspired by folks who believed our youth should be more creative and directly affect what they watch on the tube, is hosting a free concert at NYC’s Central Park, tomorrow at 5 p.m. The concert will feature artists Lauryn Hill, De La Soul, Fishbone, Simone Dawes, Suffrajett, Rich Medina, Malene Younglao and Slum Village. Tickets are free, but MUST be obtained online at www.takebacktv.com. The concert is for all; not just kids.
Loving enough… “I loved him a great deal, just not enough…” Torch Song Trilogy. Today’s question is: What is enough?
A mother runs to push her child out of harms way only to be crushed by a truck. A lover jumps in front of an assailant’s bullet saving his partner, but ending his own life. There are also more subtle displays, but ultimately what would you define as “enough”? Do you believe you’ve loved someone “enough”? What is an example of “enough” love in your life?
Keep passin’ the open windows…