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September 07, 2005

Quick, Before She Deletes It: Senator Landrieu's Own Website Puts Onus On Local Authorities For Immediate Response

For a limited time only; hurry, because this won't be here tomorrow:

DISASTER ASSISTANCE

Emergency management operations for disasters include three phases: preparedness, response, and recovery. In the preparedness phase, state and local governments administer emergency preparedness programs with ongoing activities to help ensure that they are ready to respond to disasters. The Louisiana Department of Emergency Preparedness is responsible for all initial damage assessment prior to federal involvement.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) partially funds disaster assistance and emergency preparedness programs. Victims whose immediate needs are not met by voluntary relief organizations, such as the Red Cross and the Salvation Army, can register with FEMA.

Note that, post-ante, she's changed her tune about who has primary responsibility for disaster preparedness.

Changing your betting position past post is usually considered fraud, even in the Big Easy. Unless, of course, you've bought off the corrupt police.

Big thanks to Cirby.

Correction: I first said that "post-ante" betting was illegal. I think the term is "past-post," making a bet after a contest has been started. I guess in some situations it's legal, and bookmakers will take during-the-contest bets.

But I was thinking of the con used to cheat at roulette and craps and blackjack and such, where a player has a stack of low-denomination chips and then slips in a big-denomination chip through sleight-of-hand only after he's seen that he's won-- and of course now gets paid off for a big fat bet he really didn't make, or "bet" after the contest was actually over.

I think they call that past-post betting or the past-post con or something like that.

Sometimes my analogies are overly complex, ill-informed, and/or half-baked.

I don't know what's wrong with me. I don't do this for a living.


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