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Monday, September 05, 2005

Something a little different...

I've never tried to do a radio interview before, much less transatlantic with the BBC. I took a call this morning, though, from the UK for precisely that purpose. Really odd experience, at least for me. Unfortunately, the connection was not good, so I would be surprised if they can use any of it.

I wanted to tell you about it, though, because so many around the world do know and care about you - all of you. International ip addresses visit polimom's blogspot frequently, and I've had several very nice messages of support. Here's an example:

"I am so remote from all of your sufferings, but your blog has been inspirational to many people and I've even seen it quoted on some major UK news agencies. Your story has caught my attention and I, like many here, feel so helpless as to know how to help.

It strikes me as incredible that your 1st world form of communication has been used in a '3rd world' situation (ie no other form of comms, danger, lack of everything).

Thank you, world, for your warm thoughts and messages.


  • At 1:24 PM, Blogger cupetom said;

    HI all,

    I have a place in Algiers (Parc Fontaine)and I currently reside in Vancouver Canada. Keep up the hope. The world does care and is watching. We have just sent three Navy vessels filled to the brim with supplies and with 1000 personel. In addition, the government is sending 300 million worth of supplies on request in addition to free lumber and opening up the oil/gas reserves we have. Two contingents of several dozen search and rescue specialists are coming down - one is there now - they have rescued 87 people in two days. Lastly, 35 divers are being sent to inspect the levees. More supplies and people are coming down soon including helicopters to assist with search and rescue. The aid organizations have raised several million dollars but I am not sure how that will be distributed. Our work place is sending 2000 dollars (US) and I am sure many others are doing the same.

    Keep the faith,


  • At 11:00 AM, Blogger kevin said;

    I, too, was interviewed by BBC Radio Berkshire yesterday and the Barking & Dagenham Post (an East London newspaper). Also spoke to Wayne Janak. He is safe, needs Heineken & cigs. Looking after old folks & puppies. The "Algiers Pernt Militia" seem to have things under control. Gary from Tout de Suite was collected from Houma by family and gone to Houston. Still volunteering at the Houma Civic Center. If anyone is planning a dinner party for 1000 guests, I can assist with the amount of lettuce you will need. Things are pretty well organized here in Coon Ass country, just short of gas. Wendy & I may try to get into the Pernt tomorrow,
    See y'all at the local boozers soon!
    Cheers, Kevin.

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