We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
We noted an earlier timeline of Katrina provided by Environmental Economics, but now Rick has gone further. Great work. Read it, but I think his server has been a bit "flooded" with readers. The response to K. wasn't really all that bad, considering the extent of damage and inevitable chaos. Agree: Three cheers for the LA Dept of Wildlife, and the US Military.