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1/28/1948 - (Present)
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Bennie G. Thompson     Mayor Bennie Thompson
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Disaster preparedness, whether it's in anticipation of potential weather-related incidents or terrorist incidents requires a skill set that in my mind someone has to be trained for,

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There is just more of the good old boy system taking care of its political allies, ... FEMA and the others have put out these contracts in such a haphazard manner, I don't know how they can come up with anything that is accountable to the taxpayers.

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We need a real citizen preparedness plan -- one that takes care of children, the elderly and the disabled, ... Mothers and grandmothers should not drown in nursing homes because help never arrived.

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To get a barbering license, a license to be a cosmetologist, a license to be a plumber or electrician in this state, you can't have a criminal record.

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I don't understand it. It's clear that the child should be in the custody of his father,

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If we can send a rocket ship to meet another rocket ship and do whatever they do when they dock and undock and come back to Earth, can you imagine if we take some of that money and apply it to affordable health care in America?

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to look into this contract and see if there is a legitimacy to my concerns that we may be paying twice the price for this product.

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This is the best run, cleanest shelter that I have seen!

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[Thompson said, for example, that oil pipelines in the Southeast have been identified by DHS as critical national infrastructure to be protected against terrorist attack. In the wake of the hurricane, they have been crippled by floods.] We have to review all our systems, ... If a byproduct of what happened in New Orleans is we have this gas crisis all over the country, it doesn't matter whether a terrorist hits it or a hurricane hits it. You have the same effect.

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How can the government say it is serious about reconstructing the Gulf Coast and edge out small and minority-owned businesses? The only way to make sure the relief funds reach hurricane victims and damaged areas is to be aggressive about oversight.

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