FEMA Quotes

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"I just refuse to listen to any more lies. You hear them from FEMA, you hear them from Red Cross and I just didn't want to hear it from him." Avery Johnson
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"It boils down to this: If you work in an operating room, you are required to make an immediate decision. If you are a National Guardsman in Iraq, you have to make immediate decisions, ... But in a governmental situation, people have a tendency to seek approval from authority and notify their supervisors. Agencies like FEMA need to come on the ground with people who can make decisions, as opposed to being worried about whether they are violating Rule 6b(c)." Don Pierson
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Decisions    FEMA    Iraq    Tendency   

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"We have had praise from one end of Louisiana to the other about Amateur Radio operators, ... There was a communication to the EOC in Baton Rouge from FEMA that said, 'Ham radio is our prime communications with you, and they should get anything they need,' so FEMA recognizes the importance of ham radio." Gary Stratton
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"When we had to call on FEMA, he was there to help, ... There were a lot of people suffering. He helped us qualify them for low-interest loans. He seemed to be very responsive." Wayne Allard
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"This should be a wake-up call for our government. We've got to get back to thinking about those things and not totally go off on terrorism and terrorist issues. The pendulum has swung so far that FEMA is really under jeopardy and not getting funding." Walter Peacock
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"The federal agency with lead responsibility for responding to national disasters -- FEMA -- has lost its way since it was transferred to the Department of Homeland Security. This is simply not the same agency that responded so effectively to the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995." Sander Levin
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"The problem was, who was in charge on 9/11? Who the hell knew? They kept asking and asking. You needed some clarity. It was supposed to pull it all together. But FEMA was grousing about that, they thought it was taking things away from them." Richard Falkenrath
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Clarity    FEMA    Hell   

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"I am getting questions from people who are trying to decide whether it is safe to move back to their homes. But there is no information from FEMA, EPA, or anyone else about whether it is safe. This new information will help people to protect themselves from asthma and other health problems." Pam Dashiell
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"With the help from FEMA and Rural Development, we were able to house them, free of charge, for six months." Pam Davis
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Nancy Pelosi

"President Bush 's next FEMA director must be a qualified emergency response professional with the leadership experience to manage this disaster and future emergencies," Nancy Pelosi
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Disaster    FEMA    President Bush   

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"The problem was from the very bottom from the city to the state to FEMA to DHS to Bush." Michael Lindell
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"We need for you to just let us go. Lower the barriers on access, ... We're not going to get it from FEMA, and the real entrepreneurs won't want to wait for it anyway." Diane Winston
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"[The city government has identified space for 3,000 FEMA trailers and is looking for space for up to 2,000 more.] The mayor has made it clear that first priority will go to people who are here looking for work, ... We need to stimulate the economy now." Don Hutchinson
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"We found him to be very receptive of our problems, and he seemed to be very sincere. The problems that we described are nothing new, such as the problem we had getting our message through to FEMA." Dick Nugent
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"It would be much worse for FEMA to be short of ice than to have too much. It's unfair for us to be criticized for having more ice than we pass out." Don North
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"It looks like FEMA is going to accept this re-study we and Flood Control are doing now." Dick Smith
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"We have several other teams that have volunteered to go, that have not been asked for by FEMA," Dick Taylor
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"If we ignored this violation, you could have potentially 20 to 30 people standing out in front of the (FEMA) center, obstructing things. We've got a duty and a job under the law." Dean Boyd
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FEMA    Job   

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"FEMA said no, because we have renter's insurance," Dennis Jones
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FEMA    Insurance   

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"Right now, someone needs to come in at FEMA and make sure they're doing a much better job of communicating. This is just one example." Chris Campbell
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"If FEMA had responded well, we wouldn't be where we are today." Christopher Gelpi
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John Wayne
Birth: 1907-05-26 Death: 1979-11-06

"There's just sand. There's no fuel for it to burn."

Born Marion Morrison, John Wayne was the son of a pharmacist. Wayne got into acting after becoming a friend of actor Tom Mix who got him a job as a prop man in exchange for football tickets to USC, where Wayne played. He became friends of director John Ford who got him bit parts. He made 70 low-budget B westerns before Ford cast him in Stagecoach, which made him a star. He went on to appear in a string of major motion pictures, including The Alamo, The Green Berets and Fort Apache. He is perhaps best known for his role as Rooster Cogburn in True Grit, which earned him an Oscar.



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