- Name: Divrei Moshe
- Location: Israel
I live in Israel with my beautiful wife and 4 amazing children. We moved from Boston in the summer of 2003. I have been involved in business and professionally with Jewish Youth. I am a terrible speller, editor and my grammar is even worse. Even still, I love to write but never have. I am not great at putting myself, “out there” as I am mostly reserved.....It's a man thing. I don’t like getting into long arguments and discussions; I just don’t have the time. So if you like what I write and my perspective on things great! If you object, I like to say, we can agree to disagree. Moshe is my Hebrew name. Welcome to my blog.
Blogs I try to read
- Sarah Smile
- Shimmy T
- Of tights and seams
- My special Ed
- Devoras Adventures
- Chayyei Sarah
- Hinda's Blog
- Brookline Babe
- a simple jew
- Karban Nesanel
- Dani's Rant
- Out of Step Jew
- cross currents
"From Moshe till Moshe, there arose none like Moshe." (famous Jewish folk saying)
Thursday, September 08, 2005
Tha sad bottom line: People just dont care about poor blacks in Louisiana
It still sounds to me, that the greatest lamentable tragedy is the loss of so many homes from fires in the historic districts! This is a low-income area of color (that’s Black People) that no one really gives a dam about. It is a sad thing. The recent developments of finding 30 nursing home residents apparently left and abandoned by their staff to drown. Yes, this just may be preliminary report, and I am sure there is another side. But the sad big fat bad bottom line is that we will learn that these frail residents were left to die because others chose to save their skin and no one was there providing support and oversight and the no one would give a hoot. No one knew that everyone had left!
In the late 80’s and early 90’s I was a licensed Nursing Home Administrator. I administered homes and offered consulting on State and Federal regulatory compliance for over 60 nursing facilities and hospitals across Boston and the New England area. To learn about these frail elders left to die, in this way is just appalling. What we used to do to save lives.....and make people comfortable.
We had hurricanes, blizzards, fires and we always had emergency contingency plan for every scenario. We would practice these drills with local safety authorities 3 times per year, including total evacuation scenarios. It was mandatory that all senior personal would need to sleep in the nursing home, in their offices, on couches and on floors. Our residents were going to be safe. They were our highest priority, we made them safe.
30 people drowning is a flagrant sign of poor planning abuse and neglect…and truthfully, Yesm, It’s a horror, but in that big world out there, no one really cares about these people.
5 Blacks shot on a bridge carrying guns. Did they deserve to be shot at and killed, by police? Probably! But the last time 5 blacks were killed did anyone say boo? No one cares! Yes, there is a lot going on that we can see or hear. But it certainly reeks to me of more than just the putrid remains of New Orleans.
don't say no one cares, i sure care, my issue is how come the number was not slightly higher!!!