This was sent to me by Barbara at Dare to Dream Network (link above):
Here's how the British hold back the waters from flooding London:
And the Dutch solution to protecting an entire nation that mostly rests below sea level:
The Italians are defending their city on the sea, Venice:
Giant platforms on hinges raise up to break the waves when they get too high
And the levees of the richest, most powerful and technologically advanced nation on earth...USA!!!!!!
Thanks Bush cronies!!!
For ALL you do...
Quote of the Day: "It's gruesome. I guess that is the best word for it. If you think about a hospital, for example, the morgue is in the basement, and the basement is completely flooded. So you can just imagine the scene down there. But when patients die in the hospital, there is no place to put them, so they're in the stairwells. It is one of the most unbelievable situations I've seen as a doctor, certainly as a journalist as well. There is no electricity. There is no water. There's over 200 patients still here remaining. ...We found our way in through a chopper and had to land at a landing strip and then take a boat. And it is exactly ... where the boat was traveling where the snipers opened fire yesterday, halting all the evacuations."
--Dr. Sanjay Gupta, reporting live on CNN from New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, as Bush rushed across the country....
to present a birthday cake to Senator McCain