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this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; hey tally i would have done whatever i ahd to before the storm to evacuate them and they would be living in my home right now. i have already donated 250. dollars. i called the red cross today to give ...

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Old 09-01-2005, 07:58 PM   #11
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hey tally i would have done whatever i ahd to before the storm to evacuate them and they would be living in my home right now.
i have already donated 250. dollars.
i called the red cross today to give my name and number to offer the two rooms in my house for people to come and live with me. they could only take my name and number and put me on a list because they said they have to get it organized but that they would need people for that. i am not heartless. i feel for everyone. everyone. even the less intelligent who didnt leave. ok. but i will not stand here and blame the governemnt afetr they told theese people to evactuate over and over again.

they didnt have to go far. they could have taken a bus with their families for a not so expensive trip to somewhere up north in louisiana. at least now they would be able to get help. so please don't throw that crap at me man. ok. i care for theese people but it is their fault. they could have left.
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Old 09-01-2005, 08:08 PM   #12
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thank you for understanding what i was saying oldie. you get me without me having to say everything. you read through the lines
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Old 09-01-2005, 08:39 PM   #13
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Guys, I understand your anger. Some here have to host strangers from New Orleans and the surrounding area to help out those who are less fortunate. Unfortunately the problem of very poor people and criminals has been left to New Orleans for years as so many have ventured out from the city only to look back and make comments where they never stayed to address the problems.

It has definitely been the people of Louisiana and Texas and not the federal government who have helped save New Orleans.

And what of the mayor, do any of us have a right to play monday morning quarterback when we probably couldn't fill his shoes for one moment.

But blame and finger pointing isn't going to help right now. There are so many people who don't know where their family is or who have lost loved ones. There is also a lot of un-truths in the streets and in the media. Facts are, if this happened to New York, Cleveland, Detroit, any metropolitan city with this wide spread destruction, there would be looting and more problems then can be imagined.

Let's try to keep the finger pointing to a minimum until we get the straight facts, not what's heard today on CNN or what you think might have happened. Again, try to get the word out for people to give to charities like the red cross www.redcross.org or a charity of your choice to help the victims of this horrible event.

Whether you live here, in San Francisco, on the East Coast, or the Midwest, there's a chance a natural disaster (earthquake, title wave, tornado, fire, hurricane etc) will wipe you out. There's no way to plan for armageddon.

Thanks to everyone who has opened their homes to the less fortunate.

Count the ones around you one by one, then count your blessings that you are alive and you have your family and friends and you are able to voice anything to the world.

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Old 09-01-2005, 08:49 PM   #14
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Point well made and taken, Halo. It's just frustrating to watch sone rescue efforts held up because of the unlawfulness.

I also agree that wherever this occurred there would have been looting...that's what has happened in Florida many times. That is why I am disappointed in the number of troops in the city. The looting is something predictable that should have been anticipated, but it seemed ignored until the reality of it.

For that matter, the government could drop supplies in with little problem and help those who need them. Again, it's just frustrating to watch people suffer while others are doing well enough to steal televisions and shoes.
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Old 09-01-2005, 08:49 PM   #15
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halo you make an excellent point. i apologize that i sometimes let my temper get the best of me. you are right nothing really matters other than being thankful for what you have and helping regardless. you are right. thanks man
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Old 09-01-2005, 09:02 PM   #16
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Halo,

I fully understand and respect your role here. Second, this converstation should be move to another forum.

I will leave it at that.

Best regards..........
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Old 09-01-2005, 10:09 PM   #17
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For that matter, the government could drop supplies in with little problem and help those who need them. Again, it's just frustrating to watch people suffer while others are doing well enough to steal televisions and shoes.
Did I miss something ???

Did they move New Orleans recently ???

New Orleans no longer a port city ?

No Princess cruise ships in the area ?? No Air Craft carriers stationed close ??? Simply put , if you can make it to the Superdome , you can make it to a ship deck .

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Does not need our help in coming up with excuses , they will make their own .

Another link people near New Orleans or with New Orleans near to their heart should have http://www.cnn.com/feedback/ , nothing motivates a politician faster then the thought of losing his job .

Maybe a little outrage over comments like :

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It makes no sense to spend billions of dollars to rebuild a city that's seven feet under sea level, House Speaker Dennis Hastert said of federal assistance for hurricane-devastated New Orleans.
http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/....ap/index.html

Will make politicians think twice about making these comments and federal agencies will not be so unprepared .

Express you anger over the system failure , so the next time there is a disaster the life they save faster may be your own ......

A comment from the UK on a Katrina Board :

I am compelled to write to you regarding Hurricane Katrina and what I am seeing on CNN. I just can not believe how inefficient and cruel the human race can be by leaving these poor people without food, and especially without water. Surely they must be able to airlift water by helicopter into affected areas such as the [Superdome] and the convention center? On the way the helicopter could pick up survivors in the water. Surely this can not be too simplistic. Secondly they knew the storm was coming, so why did they not have the naval hospital ships and helicopters standing by just a day's sail away, instead of seven days away which I have heard. The tsunami was unexpected and sudden, but this disaster was predicted. Someone should get their act together. It is very frustrating not being able to do anything except watch in horror.
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Old 09-01-2005, 10:40 PM   #18
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your an absolute idiot 08. i mean it goes far beyond what i am saying but you are such a moron you cant be helped. i would really love to tell you how i feel but i cant. you are such are a jerk. you absolute punk you. man i wish i knew you. you are such a punk you jerk. god you need someone to help you get the picture and man i would love to be that person. you need a little keith punk
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Old 09-01-2005, 10:48 PM   #19
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because they never advised anyone to evacuate punk. huh punk.
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Old 09-02-2005, 12:23 AM   #20
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now now... I believe one of the rules is not name calling.

There is some sense and honesty the Sen. comments... I mean come on what the hell build a city below sea level and "prepare" for a event such as this but when its said and done there was no preparedness. I ask what is wrong with moving the city to higher ground... rebuild New Orleans but in a different place. I have a name for the new city, New New Orleans. I mean you would think with the cruise ships and knowing this storm was coming and as part of the "prepardness" The USNS Comfort should have been deployed just in case. If they were not needed at least use it as a drill/practice. I know the ones left in NO this evevning will surelly be sent out of the state and away from the Governor and Mayor. THey should and need to be held responsible. No better example how she handled the negociations of the Saints lease. 'sure you want the saints in your town you pay for it and not the rest of the state'. She treated New Orelans as a bastard city and this is a great example how she failed New Orleans yet again. The Federal government is going to have to take over this entire mess.

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