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Great Spirit,..

By: Patrap, 3:18 AM GMT on October 01, 2011

Great Spirit





(Great Spirit come - Great Spirit come)
Who has chased away the moonbeams?
Who has pulled a blanket across the sky?
Who will sing in celebration
Throughout this land that's bound to die?
Oh - that's bound to die

(Great Spirit come - Great Spirit come)
Who will put an end to all this sadness?
Who hears the Earth that cries beneath the burning rain?
All truth reduced to piles of greed and madness
The accident remains the same
It remains the same

(Great Spirit come - Great Spirit come)
Robbery and evil and the stealing
From the body and the mind for the healing
Of the spirit and the pride and the will of the land
(Grace and courage, honesty and love)
There's evil, there's evil, there's evil going on

(Great Spirit come - Great Spirit come)
I love my brother - I must share the seed
That falls through fortune at my feet
The fate of nations and of all their needs
Lies trapped inside these hearts of greed

(Great Spirit come - Great Spirit come)
Great Spirit come - come on, come on
(Great Spirit come - Great Spirit come)
(Grace and courage, honesty and love)
Great Spirit come - come on, come on
It's the will of the land
(Great Spirit - Great Spirit)
The will of the land
We'll sing in celebration --





NOLA gets it...again


NASA chooses Michoud for construction of heavy-lift rocket





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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- NASA has chosen the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans East to construct components of its new heavy-lift rocket, a decision that could mean the creation of thousands of jobs at the facility.

NASA unveiled the design of the rocket earlier this month, claiming it will be the largest, most powerful space rocket ever built.
NASA's selection of Michoud is big, big news for southeast Louisiana, said Sen. David Vitter, R-La.
NASA says they will be building several components at MAF, including manufacturing core stage and upper stage, the instrument ring and integrating engines with core and upper stages.

The decision may mean thousands of jobs at Michoud, which lost most of its workforce after the end of the Space Shuttle program.
"I will say that the external tank at its peak employed about 2500 to 2800 people here in the facility," Steve Doering, NASA's director at Michoud, said on Sept. 14. "I don't see any reason to expect that we won't get back, if not at those numbers, somewhere close to those numbers."

Michoud was behind the assembly of the Saturn V rocket from the Apollo program and the Space Shuttle's external fuel tanks.

Vitter said that gave the assembly facility a unique advantage in wooing NASA to choose New Orleans.
Michoud is the only NASA facility that is currently ready to do the large manufacturing that will be required for the heavy-lift rocket," Vitter said.

"I've been working for years with the Louisiana delegation to ensure Michoud remains well positioned for this kind of work, and with local companies in the high-tech Stennis-Michoud corridor to ensure the area remains a vital part of the space program.

Congress still has to approve the project, which carries a price tag of up to $35 billion.










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Updated: 3:16 PM GMT on October 05, 2011

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Bang, bang, Maxwell's hammer came down

By: Patrap, 3:17 AM GMT on October 01, 2011








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Archbishop Philip Hannan dies at 98

By: Patrap, 3:12 PM GMT on September 29, 2011

Archbishop Philip Hannan dies at 98





Philip Matthew Hannan, the archbishop who built an ever-widening network of services for the poor during nearly a quarter-century as the pastor of nearly a half-million New Orleans’ Catholics, died Thursday at 3 a.m. at Chateau de Notre Dame, the Archdiocese of New Orleans said. He was 98.


TED JACKSON / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE



Archbishop Hannan died on the 46th anniversary of his appointment to New Orleans.

Archbishop Hannan "truly made New Orleans his home. This was his parish and his archdiocese, and it had no boundaries,' Archbishop Gregory Aymond said in a statement.
At his death, Archbishop Hannan was the senior archbishop or bishop in the American hierarchy, and the third oldest, behind retired Archbishop Peter Gerety of Newark, 99, and retired Bishop Joseph McLaughlin of Buffalo, 98.
Archbishop Hannan enjoyed a long and robust public retirement well into his 90s. But though free of major chronic illness, he became more frail year by year. Enfeebled by a series of small strokes, he was hospitalized during a dangerous bout with pneumonia in December.

He was able to return home to his cottage in Covington and live there with assistance. But the illness took a toll and initiated a general decline.
In mid-June, Archbishop Hannan moved to Chateau de Notre Dame, an archdiocesan facility built under his tenure.

There followed occasional brief hospitalizations for support and comfort care, most recently fewer than two weeks ago.
Born in Washington, D.C., Archbishop Hannan came to New Orleans at a moment of crisis in October 1965, in the wake of Hurricane Betsy. He spent nearly 25 years at the head of a regional church with nearly 500,000 Catholics.

Although he once said the crowning moment of his tenure came when he played host to Pope John Paul II in September 1987, he will be remembered as an enormously popular churchman who, in partnership with the federal government, established a vast network of housing, medical, literacy and other services for the city’s most vulnerable residents.
Moreover, Archbishop Hannan permanently altered the demographic makeup of the New Orleans area. His decision in 1975 to invite to the city first hundreds, then thousands, of Vietnamese families fleeing the fall of Saigon established the Vietnamese presence here.
“He was a theological conservative and a social liberal,” said Bishop Roger Morin of Biloxi, Miss., who previously served as executive director of the New Orleans archdiocese’s Department of Community Services. “He always heard the cry of the poor and was willing to do whatever was necessary to respond to that call.”
Archbishop Hannan could be a difficult man to classify. For instance, he opposed a 1985 New Orleans city ordinance giving equal rights to gay men and lesbians — but less than a year later, the archdiocese quietly opened Project Lazarus, a home for people suffering from AIDS, most of them gay men.
For most of his career he also supported capital punishment, calling it a deterrent. But he frequently wrote prosecutors requesting that individual prisoners be spared.
“He could get things done that another man might not be able to do,” said the Rev. Edgar Bruns, a former president of Notre Dame Seminary. “He was deeply concerned about trying to assist as much as possible.”
In recognition of his work, Archbishop Hannan received The Times-Picayune Loving Cup for 1982.
Active retirement
And that work continued into his retirement, when he became the first New Orleans archbishop to remain active in the community after stepping aside. Previously, the service of New Orleans archbishops ended only with their death or transfer.
Archbishop Hannan preached and spoke at a wide variety of functions. He was president of WLAE-TV, the nonprofit station the archdiocese founded and later transferred to the Willwood Foundation, and was co-host of a weekly news program, “Focus,” in which he traveled the globe for news stories, concentrating on the religious implications underlying the news.
Archbishop Hannan showed he could still make news even in retirement. In October 1996, a week before Mary Landrieu faced Woody Jenkins in a hotly disputed contest to choose a successor to U.S. Sen. J. Bennett Johnston, Archbishop Hannan called a news conference. He told reporters: “If a person actually believes in Catholic doctrine, I don’t see how they can avoid it being a sin” to vote for Landrieu or President Bill Clinton, then running for re-election, because both favored abortion rights.

His pronouncement was front-page news in the days leading up to the election, but exit polls showed it had little effect on the balloting. Landrieu became Louisiana’s senator.
Sex-abuse scandals
Thirteen years after Archbishop Hannan stepped down, the American church was rocked by revelations across the country that for decades bishops, as a matter of unofficial but uniform practice, labored to suppress allegations of priests molesting children.
In 2003, an internal archdiocesan audit found that from 1950 to the late 1980s — Archbishop Hannan’s tenure occupied about half those years — the local hierarchy had credible evidence that 10 of about 1,100 diocesan priests or deacons had molested children.
That figure turned out to be much lower than in many other cities. But even so, none had come to light while Archbishop Hannan was the local Catholic leader. When such allegations quietly arose in New Orleans, “he did not level with the parishioners,” said Jason Berry, who has written extensively about the subject. “He put a blanket over it.”
In the one controversial case of Hannan’s tenure, the archdiocese discovered in 1988 that the Rev. Dino Cinel, then a faculty member at Tulane University, owned a cache of sexually explicit material, and videotapes of himself having sex with young men in his rectory at St. Rita parish in New Orleans.
Archbishop Hannan notified state prosecutors and also called Cinel, who was vacationing in Rome. He fired Cinel and suggested he stay in Italy.
When the case exploded publicly early in Archbishop Hannan’s retirement, he said he had acted decisively in defense of the church and community. But, particularly because he was already in consultation with the district attorney’s office, others interpreted the move as part of an arrangement with the state to protect Cinel and smother a potentially embarrassing scandal.
Cinel eventually returned to New Orleans and left the priesthood. After the case became public, he was prosecuted and acquitted of criminal charges of possessing child pornography. He now lives in Italy.


The Jumping Padre

Archbishop Hannan was born in Washington on May 20, 1913, the fourth of Frank and Lillian Hannan’s eight children. His father was an Irish immigrant with a third-grade education who prospered as a plumbing contractor.

Archbishop Philip Hannan: A Remembrance

Young Phil Hannan chose the priesthood over careers in the military, architecture and law. He studied at seminaries in Maryland and Washington, and received a master’s degree from Catholic University in Washington before setting off in 1936 to the North American College in Rome, where he was ordained on Dec. 8, 1939.
By the time he returned to the United States, war was raging in Europe. Father Hannan enlisted in the Army in 1941. He became known as the Jumping Padre of the 82nd Airborne, a paratrooper priest who found shrapnel in his clothes and saw an 88 mm shell explode at his feet.
His experiences in Europe gave him years of stories, an appreciation of the power of military might, and a glimpse of the Russians’ operating style that shaped his world view. Nearly four decades later, it led him to join eight other American bishops in opposing a 1983 pastoral letter that took a stand against nuclear weapons.
Father Hannan returned to Washington in 1946 and was named an auxiliary bishop 10 years later. In a gesture that could be seen as a foreshadowing of his work in New Orleans, he took as his motto, “Charity is the bond of perfection.”
Bond with the Kennedys
In Washington, he met John F. Kennedy, a young member of Congress from Massachusetts, and they became friends. In his memoir, “The Archbishop Wore Combat Boots,” Archbishop Hannan described Kennedy as a “cultural” Catholic whose faith was nonetheless politically problematic at the time. He said Kennedy frequently consulted him — always discreetly — about what the church’s response might be to various policies.
After the president was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, Bishop Hannan was Jacqueline Kennedy’s choice to deliver Kennedy’s eulogy in St. Matthew’s Cathedral. He stood next to her during the graveside service at Arlington National Cemetery. A few weeks later he joined her again in a private second ceremony to re-inter the bodies of a stillborn daughter and an infant son next to her husband.
Slightly more than 30 years later, he presided at her burial at the same Arlington gravesite.
He also was asked to deliver a eulogy for U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in Los Angeles in June 1968 during his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Championed social services
On Sept. 29, 1965, while Bishop Hannan was attending the Second Vatican Council, he was appointed New Orleans’ 11th archbishop, succeeding John Patrick Cody, who had been named Chicago’s prelate.
Archbishop Hannan’s tenure in New Orleans is variously given as 23 or 24 years. The discrepancy rises from the fact that under church law his tenure ended on the day his successor was named in 1988, yet he remained functionally in charge until Archbishop Francis Schulte’s arrival in 1989.
When Archbishop Hannan was installed Oct. 13, 1965, at St. Louis Cathedral, the New Orleans area was still reeling from the damage Hurricane Betsy had inflicted a month earlier.
Archbishop Hannan decided early on that the church should serve the poor. Some programs that are results of his stewardship include:
Second Harvest, a food bank for nonprofit agencies that distributes food to 41,000 people each week.
Christopher Homes Inc., a housing agency that provides 1,300 apartments for elderly and low-income residents.
A greatly expanded Catholic Charities, a collection of 42 ministries that last year distributed $84 million in aid to the poor, elderly and handicapped.
One of the biggest groups of refugees came from South Vietnam after that country fell to Communist insurgents in April 1975. His residual anti-communism, coupled with his inherent desire to serve others, led Archbishop Hannan to prepare for their arrival by traveling to refugee camps to pick out nuns, priests and seminarians to serve the thousands who would eventually flood into the New Orleans area.
Archbishop Hannan always had explanations for such apparent inconsistencies. His reasoning was well thought-out, Morin said, and once he had reached a decision, he moved on to the next topic.
“He was absolutely decisive,” Morin said, “and would not have doubts about the decisions that he made.”
While he worked long hours — he once described himself as “a drudge by necessity, not preference” — Archbishop Hannan took to New Orleans traditions with a vengeance. He displayed a Zulu coconut and a second-line umbrella on a table just inside his front door, and people sent him all sorts of gifts.
And invitations.
“Year after year, the more he was accepted and became an integral part of the community, everybody would invite him, and he would go,” Morin said. “It became all-consuming because his automatic reaction was to say yes if his calendar allowed the time.”
Survivors include a brother, Jerry Hannan of Washington, and nieces and nephews.

A mourning Jackie Kennedy is comforted by Archbishop Philip Hannan during JFK's Funeral.



Pope John Paul II raises the host in the sacred rite of Consecration during a Mass at UNO during his visit in New Orleans in 1987. In the background is Archbishop Phillip Hannan.




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Updated: 2:46 AM GMT on October 01, 2011

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By: Patrap, 10:27 PM GMT on September 28, 2011












Evacuation Considerations for the Elderly, Disabled and Special Medical Care Issues

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History teaches that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.

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HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS TIPS



Hurricane hazards come in many forms: storm surge, high winds, tornadoes, and flooding. This means it is important for your family to have a plan that includes all of these hazards. Look carefully at the safety actions associated with each type of hurricane hazard and prepare your family disaster plan accordingly. But remember this is only a guide. The first and most important thing anyone should do when facing a hurricane threat is to use common sense.

You should be able to answer the following questions before a hurricane threatens:

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What are the Hurricane Hazards?
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What does it mean to you?
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What actions should you take to be prepared?

Hurricanes and Your Health and Safety


* The great majority of injuries during a hurricane are cuts caused by flying glass or other debris. Other injuries include puncture wounds resulting from exposed nails, metal, or glass, and bone fractures.
* State and local health departments may issue health advisories or recommendations particular to local conditions. If in doubt, contact your local or state health department.
* Make sure to include all essential medications -- both prescription and over the counter -- in your family's emergency disaster kit.


* Hurricanes, especially if accompanied by a tidal surge or flooding, can contaminate the public water supply. Drinking contaminated water may cause illness. You cannot assume that the water in the hurricane-affected area is safe to drink.
* In the area hit by a hurricane, water treatment plants may not be operating; even if they are, storm damage and flooding can contaminate water lines. Listen for public announcements about the safety of the municipal water supply.
* If your well has been flooded, it needs to be tested and disinfected after the storm passes and the floodwaters recede. Questions about testing should be directed to your local or state health department.

Water Safety

* Use bottled water that has not been exposed to flood waters if it is available.
* If you don't have bottled water, you should boil water to make it safe. Boiling water will kill most types of disease-causing organisms that may be present. If the water is cloudy, filter it through clean cloths or allow it to settle, and draw off the clear water for boiling. Boil the water for one minute, let it cool, and store it in clean containers with covers.
* If you can't boil water, you can disinfect it using household bleach. Bleach will kill some, but not all, types of disease-causing organisms that may be in the water. If the water is cloudy, filter it through clean cloths or allow it to settle, and draw off the clear water for disinfection. Add 1/8 teaspoon (or 8 drops) of regular, unscented, liquid household bleach for each gallon of water, stir it well and let it stand for 30 minutes before you use it. Store disinfected water in clean containers with covers.
* If you have a well that has been flooded, the water should be tested and disinfected after flood waters recede. If you suspect that your well may be contaminated, contact your local or state health department or agriculture extension agent for specific advice.

Food Safety

* Do not eat any food that may have come into contact with flood water.
* Discard any food that is not in a waterproof container if there is any chance that it has come into contact with flood water. Food containers that are not waterproof include those with screw-caps, snap lids, pull tops, and crimped caps. Also, discard cardboard juice/milk/baby formula boxes and home canned foods if they have come in contact with flood water, because they cannot be effectively cleaned and sanitized.
* Inspect canned foods and discard any food in damaged cans. Can damage is shown by swelling; leakage; punctures; holes; fractures; extensive deep rusting; or crushing/denting severe enough to prevent normal stacking or opening with a manual, wheel-type can opener.
* Undamaged, commercially prepared foods in all-metal cans and retort pouches (for example, flexible, shelf-stable juice or seafood pouches) can be saved if you do the following:
o Remove the labels, if they are the removable kind, since they can harbor dirt and bacteria.
o Thoroughly wash the cans or retort pouches with soap and water, using hot water if it is available.
o Brush or wipe away any dirt or silt.
o Rinse the cans or retort pouches with water that is safe for drinking, if available, since dirt or residual soap will reduce the effectiveness of chlorine sanitation.
o Then, sanitize them by immersion in one of the two following ways:
+ place in water and allow the water to come to a boil and continue boiling for 2 minutes, or
+ place in a freshly-made solution consisting of 1 tablespoon of unscented liquid chlorine bleach per gallon of drinking water (or the cleanest, clearest water available) for 15 minutes.
* Air dry cans or retort pouches for a minimum of 1 hour before opening or storing.
* If the labels were removable, then re-label your cans or retort pouches, including the expiration date (if available), with a marker.
* Food in reconditioned cans or retort pouches should be used as soon as possible, thereafter.
* Any concentrated baby formula in reconditioned, all-metal containers must be diluted with clean, drinking water.
* Thoroughly wash metal pans, ceramic dishes, and utensils (including can openers) with soap and water, using hot water if available. Rinse, and then sanitize them by boiling in clean water or immersing them for 15 minutes in a solution of 1 tablespoon of unscented, liquid chlorine bleach per gallon of drinking water (or the cleanest, clearest water available).
* Thoroughly wash countertops with soap and water, using hot water if available. Rinse, and then sanitize by applying a solution of 1 tablespoon of unscented, liquid chlorine bleach per gallon of drinking water (or the cleanest, clearest water available). Allow to air dry.

Frozen and Refrigerated Foods

* If you will be without power for a long period:
o ask friends to store your frozen foods in their freezers if they have electricity;
o see if freezer space is available in a store, church, school, or commercial freezer that has electrical service; or
o use dry ice, if available. Twenty-five pounds of dry ice will keep a ten-cubic-foot freezer below freezing for 3-4 days. Use care when handling dry ice, and wear dry, heavy gloves to avoid injury.
* Your refrigerator will keep foods cool for about four hours without power if it is unopened. Add block or dry ice to your refrigerator if the electricity will be off longer than four hours.
* Thawed food can usually be eaten if it is still "refrigerator cold," or re-frozen if it still contains ice crystals.
* To be safe, remember, "When in doubt, throw it out." Discard any food that has been at room temperature for two hours or more, and any food that has an unusual odor, color, or texture.

Sanitation and Hygiene

It is critical for you to remember to practice basic hygiene during the emergency period. Always wash your hands with soap and water that has been boiled or disinfected:

* before preparing or eating
* after toilet use
* after participating in cleanup activities; and
* after handling articles contaminated with floodwater or sewage.

If there is flooding along with a hurricane, the waters may contain fecal material from overflowing sewage systems and agricultural and industrial waste. Although skin contact with floodwater does not, by itself, pose a serious health risk, there is risk of disease from eating or drinking anything contaminated with floodwater.

If you have any open cuts or sores that will be exposed to floodwater, keep them as clean as possible by washing them with soap and applying an antibiotic ointment to discourage infection. If a wound develops redness, swelling, or drainage, seek immediate medical attention.

Do not allow children to play in floodwater areas. Wash children's hands frequently (always before meals), and do not allow children to play with floodwater-contaminated toys that have not been disinfected. You can disinfect toys using a solution of one cup of bleach in five gallons of water.

Immunizations

Outbreaks of communicable diseases after hurricanes are unusual. However, the rates of diseases that were present before a hurricane may increase because of a lack of sanitation or overcrowding in shelters. Increases in infectious diseases that were not present before the hurricane are not a problem, so mass vaccination programs are unnecessary.

If you have wounds, you should be evaluated for a tetanus immunization, just as you would at any other time of injury. If you receive a puncture wound or a wound contaminated with feces, soil, or saliva, have a doctor or health department determine whether a tetanus booster is necessary based on individual records.

Specific recommendations for vaccinations should be made on a case-by-case basis, or as determined by local and state health departments.

Mosquitoes

Rain and flooding in a hurricane area may lead to an increase in mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are most active at sunrise and sunset. In most cases, the mosquitoes will be pests but will not carry communicable diseases. It is unlikely that diseases which were not present in the area prior to the hurricane would be of concern. Local, state, and federal public health authorities will be actively working to control the spread of any mosquito-borne diseases.

To protect yourself from mosquitoes, use screens on dwellings, and wear clothes with long sleeves and long pants. Insect repellents that contain DEET are very effective. Be sure to read all instructions before using DEET. Care must be taken when using DEET on small children. Products containing DEET are available from stores and through local and state health departments.

To control mosquito populations, drain all standing water left in open containers outside your home.

Mental Health

The days and weeks after a hurricane are going to be rough. In addition to your physical health, you need to take some time to consider your mental health as well. Remember that some sleeplessness, anxiety, anger, hyperactivity, mild depression, or lethargy are normal, and may go away with time. If you feel any of these symptoms acutely, seek counseling. Remember that children need extra care and attention before, during, and after the storm. Be sure to locate a favorite toy or game for your child before the storm arrives to help maintain his/her sense of security. Your state and local health departments will help you find the local resources, including hospitals or health care providers, that you may need.

Seeking Assistance after a Hurricane

SEEKING DISASTER ASSISTANCE: Throughout the recovery period, it is important to monitor local radio or television reports and other media sources for information about where to get emergency housing, food, first aid, clothing, and financial assistance. The following section provides general information about the kinds of assistance that may be available.

DIRECT ASSISTANCE: Direct assistance to individuals and families may come from any number of organizations, including: the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and other volunteer organizations. These organizations provide food, shelter, supplies and assist in clean-up efforts.

THE FEDERAL ROLE: In the most severe disasters, the federal government is also called in to help individuals and families with temporary housing, counseling (for post-disaster trauma), low-interest loans and grants, and other assistance. The federal government also has programs that help small businesses and farmers.

Most federal assistance becomes available when the President of the United States declares a Major Disaster for the affected area at the request of a state governor. FEMA will provide information through the media and community outreach about federal assistance and how to apply.

Coping after a Hurricane Everyone who sees or experiences a hurricane is affected by it in some way. It is normal to feel anxious about your own safety and that of your family and close friends. Profound sadness, grief, and anger are normal reactions to an abnormal event. Acknowledging your feelings helps you recover. Focusing on your strengths and abilities helps you heal. Accepting help from community programs and resources is healthy. Everyone has different needs and different ways of coping. It is common to want to strike back at people who have caused great pain. Children and older adults are of special concern in the aftermath of disasters. Even individuals who experience a disaster �second hand� through exposure to extensive media coverage can be affected.

Contact local faith-based organizations, voluntary agencies, or professional counselors for counseling. Additionally, FEMA and state and local governments of the affected area may provide crisis counseling assistance.

Minimize this emotional and traumatic experience by being prepared, not scared and therefore you and your family will stay in control and survive a major hurricane.

SIGNS OF HURRICANE RELATED STRESS:

* Difficulty communicating thoughts.
* Difficulty sleeping.
* Difficulty maintaining balance in their lives.
* Low threshold of frustration.
* Increased use of drugs/alcohol.
* Limited attention span.
* Poor work performance.
* Headaches/stomach problems.
* Tunnel vision/muffled hearing.
* Colds or flu-like symptoms.
* Disorientation or confusion.
* Difficulty concentrating.
* Reluctance to leave home.
* Depression, sadness.
* Feelings of hopelessness.
* Mood-swings and easy bouts of crying.
* Overwhelming guilt and self-doubt.
* Fear of crowds, strangers, or being alone.

EASING HURRICANE RELATED STRESS:

* Talk with someone about your feelings - anger, sorrow, and other emotions - even though it may be difficult.
* Seek help from professional counselors who deal with post-disaster stress.
* Do not hold yourself responsible for the disastrous event or be frustrated because you feel you cannot help directly in the rescue work.
* Take steps to promote your own physical and emotional healing by healthy eating, rest, exercise, relaxation, and meditation.
* Maintain a normal family and daily routine, limiting demanding responsibilities on yourself and your family.
* Spend time with family and friends.
* Participate in memorials.
* Use existing support groups of family, friends, and religious institutions.
* Ensure you are ready for future events by restocking your disaster supplies kits and updating your family disaster plans.











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Updated: 2:18 PM GMT on September 29, 2011

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Ship of Phool's

By: Patrap, 10:13 PM GMT on September 28, 2011








On waves of love my heart is breaking
And stranger still my self control I can't rely on anymore
New tides surprise - my world it's changing
Within this frame an ocean swells - behind this smile I know it well

Beneath a lover's moon I'm waiting
I am the pilot of the storm - adrift in pleasure I may drown
I built this ship - it is my making
And furthermore my self control I can't rely on anymore
I know why - I know why
Crazy on a ship of fools
Crazy on a ship of fools
Turn this boat around - back to my loving ground

Who claims that no man is an island
While I land up in jeopardy - more distant from you by degrees
I walk this shore in isolation
And at my feet eternity draws ever sweeter plans for me
I know why - I know why
Crazy on a ship of fools
Crazy on a ship of fools
Turn this boat around - back to my loving ground
Oh no, oh no - ship of fools --


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Ship of Phool's

By: Patrap, 12:24 AM GMT on September 27, 2011



On waves of love my heart is breaking
And stranger still my self control I can't rely on anymore
New tides surprise - my world it's changing
Within this frame an ocean swells - behind this smile I know it well

Beneath a lover's moon I'm waiting
I am the pilot of the storm - adrift in pleasure I may drown
I built this ship - it is my making
And furthermore my self control I can't rely on anymore
I know why - I know why
Crazy on a ship of fools
Crazy on a ship of fools
Turn this boat around - back to my loving ground

Who claims that no man is an island
While I land up in jeopardy - more distant from you by degrees
I walk this shore in isolation
And at my feet eternity draws ever sweeter plans for me
I know why - I know why
Crazy on a ship of fools
Crazy on a ship of fools
Turn this boat around - back to my loving ground
Oh no, oh no - ship of fools --



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In the town where i was born,
There lived a man,
Who sailed the seas,
And he told us of his life,
In the land, underground
So we sailed into the sun,
Till' we found a sea of green,
And we lived beneath the waves,
In our Weather Underground,

-Chorus-

We all live in the Weather Underground,
The Weather Underground,
The Weather Underground,
We all live in the Weather Underground,
The Weather Underground,
The Weather Underground.

And my friends are all aboard,
Many more of them live next door,
And the band begins to play,
( a band plays a short song )

-Chorus-

We all live in the Weather Underground,
The Weather Underground,
The Weather Underground
We all live in the Weather Underground,
The Weather Underground,
The Weather Underground.

And we live a life of ease,
Everyone of us,
Has all we need,
Sky of blue (echo) Sky of blue
And sea of green (echo) Sea of green
In our yellow (echo) In our Weather
Underground (echo) submarine!

-Chorus-

We all live in the Weather Underground,
The Weather Underground,
The Weather Underground
We all live in the Weather Underground,
The Weather Underground,
The Weather Underground.








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Updated: 7:52 PM GMT on September 28, 2011

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Moonlight in Samosa

By: Patrap, 9:26 PM GMT on September 26, 2011



Time and again I see you walking down the street
Over and over, just like before
Once in a while you stop and say hello to me
Just like you used to do before
Time and again, it's like we were in love and then
Over and over - nobody keeping score
Once in a while I think you notice when I smile
That love still lingers in my eyes

It can't go wrong, it can't go wrong
It lingers on, it lingers on

Day after day I turn it over in my mind
Dream after dream it's hard to tell you how I find
Out of the blue I'm suddenly so close to you
Despite the years that I've been gone
Will you stop - will you wait a minute - please remember
Can you stop - can you just give me one minute to explain
I will not cause a fuss, I will not rock the boat - believe me darling
Oh what is, what was, it's all the same





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Updated: 10:06 PM GMT on September 28, 2011

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Marooned

By: Patrap, 9:13 PM GMT on September 26, 2011








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Marooned

By: Patrap, 4:55 PM GMT on September 24, 2011

,,"we can Launch the XR-V RESCUE Wunder Rocket thru the Eye of Hurricane Elma".







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Updated: 7:18 PM GMT on September 26, 2011

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Moonlight in Samosa

By: Patrap, 4:03 PM GMT on September 22, 2011




Time and again I see you walking down the street
Over and over, just like before
Once in a while you stop and say hello to me
Just like you used to do before
Time and again, it's like we were in love and then
Over and over - nobody keeping score
Once in a while I think you notice when I smile
That love still lingers in my eyes

It can't go wrong, it can't go wrong
It lingers on, it lingers on

Day after day I turn it over in my mind
Dream after dream it's hard to tell you how I find
Out of the blue I'm suddenly so close to you
Despite the years that I've been gone
Will you stop - will you wait a minute - please remember
Can you stop - can you just give me one minute to explain
I will not cause a fuss, I will not rock the boat - believe me darling
Oh what is, what was, it's all the same





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Updated: 12:58 PM GMT on September 23, 2011

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..Liar's Dance

By: Patrap, 2:03 PM GMT on September 19, 2011





Far four winds blow
There's trouble and it won't go
I'd really like to help you but you know
Truth twist - liars dance
Money, money - greed, chance
Let's take a little more before we go
Cause we won't be back again
No we won't be back again

Trees cry - men bow
Kneel before the fatted cow
Let's take a little moo before we go
We won't be back again
No we won't be back again
Oh we won't be back again

Tell me Jesus what to do
A little time for me, and none for you
Just leave it to the lady who's sure
She won't be back again
I know she won't be back again
I'm sure she won't be back again
Oh she won't be back again





.."You play Blind man's Bluff, while I play out Charades"..





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Updated: 12:11 AM GMT on September 20, 2011

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..."Control yourself"

By: Patrap, 4:15 PM GMT on September 18, 2011



You were a child
Crawling on your knees toward him
Making momma so proud
But your voice is too loud
We like to watch you laughing
Picking insects off of plants
No time to think of consequences

Control yourself

Take only what you need from them
A family of trees wanting to be haunted
Control yourself
Take only what you need from them
A family of trees wanting to be haunted
The water is warm
But it's sending me shivers
A baby is born
Crying out for attention
Your memories fade
Like looking through a fogged mirror
Decisions too
Decisions are made
Decisions are made and not bought
But I thought this wouldn't hurt a lot
I guess not

Control yourself

Take only what you need from them
A family of trees wanting to be haunted
Control yourself
Take only what you need from them
A family of trees wanting to be haunted








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Updated: 12:15 PM GMT on September 19, 2011

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Uprising............

By: Patrap, 4:49 PM GMT on September 16, 2011




The paranoia is in bloom, the PR
Transmissions will resume, they'll try to
Push drugs, keep us all dumb down and hope that
We will never see the truth around, so come on

Another promise, another scene, another
Package not to keep us trapped in greed with all the
Green belts wrapped around our minds and endless
Red tape to keep the truth confined, so come on

They will not force us
And they will stop degrading us
And they will not control us
We will be victorious, so come on

Interchanging mind control, come let the
Revolution take its toll, if you could

Flick a switch and open your third eye, you'd see that
We should never be afraid to die, so come on

Rise up and take the power back, it's time that
The fat cats had a heart attack, you know that
Their time is coming to an end, we have to
Unify and watch our flag ascend, so come on

They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious, so come on

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey, hey

They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious, so come on

Hey, hey, hey, hey!








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Updated: 3:29 AM GMT on September 18, 2011

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America...

By: Patrap, 3:58 PM GMT on September 13, 2011



Ain't it foggy outside?
All the planes have been grounded
Ain't the fire inside?
Let's all go stand around it

Funny, I've been there and you've been here
And we ain't had no time to drink that beer

'Cause I understand you've been running from the man
That goes by the name of the Sandman
He flies the sky like an eagle in the eye
Of a hurricane that's abandoned

Ain't the years gone by fast?
I suppose you have missed them
Oh, I almost forgot to ask
Did you hear of my enlistment?

Funny, I've been there and you've been here
And we ain't had no time to drink that beer

'Cause I understand you've been running from the man
(From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/a/america-lyrics/sandm an-lyrics.html)
That goes by the name of the Sandman
He flies the sky like an eagle in the eye
Of a hurricane that's abandoned

I understand you've been running from the man
That goes by the name of the Sandman
He flies the sky like an eagle in the eye
Of a hurricane that's abandoned

I understand you've been running from the man
That goes by the name of the Sandman
He flies the sky like an eagle in the eye
Of a hurricane that's abandoned

I understand you've been running from the man
That goes by the name of the Sandman
He flies the sky like an eagle in the eye
Of a hurricane that's abandoned






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Updated: 12:56 PM GMT on September 16, 2011

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10 years Gone

By: Patrap, 8:29 PM GMT on September 09, 2011



It was a regular day for us September 11,2001 here in New Orleans, Jr,8 and Samantha 10 left on the Bus for school and I was readying to leave as well when the wife screamed..OMG!

She saw the footage of the Tower that was struck as she was watching Regis Live as I getting ready to leave.

I called my Father, a retired Bricklayer,and we chatted about how that was not a accident, when suddenly we both saw Live the second Plane hit the 2nd tower.

I hung up, I was enraged, our home here at the time was directly under the East to West ILS route to the Runway.

I went up to the local Tavern where men, old men whom had survived great and terrible Wars stood mesmerized at a screen filled with smoke from the Towers, and I could see they were also remembering the Horror they witnessed decades ago.

There were hushed words, hushed tones.

Then the first collapse occurred.

We were all shocked, angry, helpless, all the adjectives dont do the moment justice at all.

This is War some said, and as a Marine Vet only a few years removed from my active duty, I pained to be back in the Fleet again.


When my children arrived home from school that afternoon,I hugged them and held them extra close.

The wife was arranging Flowers and we all placed them around our Flag Pole, now solemnly at Half mast, and lit a single candle.

No planes came over as they usually did in the evening.

Not for days in fact.

We were changed, forever.



May God Bless the Lost, the Heroes and the Brave from that Day 10 years ago.

And may God bless the United States of America

Ten Years gone,

Ten years gone.






Then as it was, then again it will be
An' though the course may change sometimes
Rivers always reach the sea
Blind stars of fortune, each have several rays
On the wings of maybe, down in birds of prey
Kind of makes me feel sometimes, didn't have to grow
But as the eagle leaves the nest, it's got so far to go

Changes fill my time, baby, that's alright with me
In the midst I think of you, and how it used to be

Did you ever really need somebody, And really need 'em bad
Did you ever really want somebody, The best love you ever had
Do you ever remember me, baby, did it feel so good
'Cause it was just the first time, And you knew you would

Through the eyes an' I sparkle, Senses growing keen
Taste your love along the way, See your feathers preen
Kind of makes makes me feel sometimes, Didn't have to grow
We are eagles of one nest, The nest is in our soul

Vixen in my dreams, with great surprise to me
Never thought I'd see your face the way it used to be
Oh darlin', oh darlin'

I'm never gonna leave you. I never gonna leave
Holdin' on, ten years gone
Ten years gone, holdin' on, ten years gone







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Updated: 2:03 AM GMT on September 11, 2011

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