While the larger agencies provide emergency provisions in the immediate aftermath of disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, few groups provide emotional support beyond palliative approaches, quiet counseling and minimally expressive therapies that are primarily cognitive in nature.
While it is true that the Internet is an important and vital tool when it comes to information distribution -- it should also be noted that it can prove problematic for the public to gain access when the power is off.
'Twas the week before the election, and all through the land / Things were not going exactly as planned / A storm more daunting than any we have ever seen / Suddenly made the political accusations toned down and less mean.
What makes Romney's most recent flip-flop so significant is that it shows us exactly how a Romney administration would handle a disaster situation in the United States -- haphazardly and from the sidelines.
President Obama has said many times that he believes we all are our brothers' and sisters' keepers. We all have immediate biological families, but we all also belong to the American family. We share American experiences and values, privileges and responsibilities.
Spitzer and Clarke debate whether the monster storm smashed not just the Metro region but Mitt too. They agree that 'extreme weather' won't be an issue in Ohio this time but will and should be one in 2013. And does 7.9 percent = 270+ electoral votes?
Unlike his father, George, Mitt forgoes principle for pursuing policies that pander to the lunatic right fringe in order to get the vote. And his choice of Paul Ryan, the Ayn Rand acolyte, for vice president, is downright frightening.