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this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; Hey guys! The main thing is here is that we want to help the people devastasted by this tragity. We are all fans and we are all good people right? I have invited any family to my home in Idaho ...

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Old 09-05-2005, 02:58 AM   #51
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Hey guys! The main thing is here is that we want to help the people devastasted by this tragity. We are all fans and we are all good people right?

I have invited any family to my home in Idaho for the purpose of saving a life. Lets all focus on that.

The government was not to blame for the tragity. They are to blame for the poor response time.

It was not racial or ethical or anything else. It was a bad judgement call. It had nothing to do with race or color or social class.

In my opinion, the National, State or Local government would not have wished this on anyone.

Lets all get along and and look forward to the Saints going to the Superbowl this year!!!
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Old 09-05-2005, 03:02 AM   #52
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Spkb don't leave the site. You are an intelligent poster. Let's not let feelings get in the way. That goes for everyone! Emotions are running high right now. All of us are Americans and have darn good points. Lets not let our feelings get in the way of our Fanship!!!
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Old 09-05-2005, 08:51 AM   #53
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Fans of the San Antonio Saints.
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Old 09-05-2005, 07:01 PM   #54
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Fans of the San Antonio Saints.
Come on now .

The Gypsy Saints , I like that name better .
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Old 09-05-2005, 08:49 PM   #55
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Originally Posted by Euphoria
...I am hearing a lot of the people who are else where now that they have no plans on ever going back. I think this is going to happen to the Saints. LA and La. getting expansion teams maybe...
At the same time, I've actually talked to a couple of people who want to move to the rebuilt New Orleans. Some have lived their before and moved away, some were evacuees, and some never lived there before.
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San Antonio sounds better than Baton Rouge Saints
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Old 09-06-2005, 12:40 AM   #57
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I think the nation has a misunderstanding of Saints' fans. Everyone is talking like Saints' fans only live in New Orleans, which totally isn't true. Saints have tons and tons of fans throughout the state of Louisiana. However, it doesn't seem like any reporters care about that. It seems that they think since New Orleans is gone there is no fan base left. And if the evacuees can't make the game, no-one else is going to make it. The fact is, there are plenty of season ticket holders throughout the entire state! Why do they disregard that?
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Old 09-06-2005, 09:37 AM   #58
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Well not just in the State... its weird but I have ran into Saints fans in Baltimore and CA. Some have never been to the State of LA nor have any ties there. I am hearing the Saints are not making any permenant moves. They are looking at 3 senerios, 1 playing in Baton Roughe, 2 San Antonio, and 3 playing all home games this year on the road. I am personally ok with Saints playing home games in Texas this year due to all they have assited the city with. Benson isn't looking at moving the team and many agree that the Saints will play a huge part in rebuilding the city. Also... the huge potential of being the NFL's darlings this year, being a team with such hardship and without a home for the most part.

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Old 09-06-2005, 03:05 PM   #59
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I believe both the people of New Orleans and the government are at fault.

Absolutely the government should have been prepared for the worst case scenario, but this just wasn't the case. You take a look 3, 4, 5 days after the hurricane and then you see buses come in to take people out. This should have been done the Saturday and Sunday prior to Katrina. This was a mandatory evacuation and the city had no plan. This is the government's fault along with not having troops and aid there right after everything went down. We are busy worrying about every other countries problem and we did a horrible job at addressing our own. Did the U.S. really realize how much this city means to our economy?

A friend of mines had 7 of his friends go back to Jefferson parish to check on their houses, and only 1 made it back alive. They were shot and killed being robbed while making it back to their respective homes. If the city was no going to ensure the safety of the people going back to Jefferson parish, why would you let people back into the city? I have countless stories of friends of friends who either have been killed or robbed going back. Where are these troops? Why aren't there more people patroling the streets?

One thing I find very ignorant is seeing these African American teens on CNN dusting off their shoulders and throwing gang signs behind reporters while they are doing the their broadcast. If you've paid attention to these little things, you'd wonder what are parents and teachers are teaching their kids. This is not a time for this and it irritates the crap out of me when I see it. This isn't a Cash Money video and it makes people stero-type the African American race.

Like I said it's not only the governments fault. Even if I only had 60 dollars in my pocket and a crappy car, I still would have done everything in my power to get my family out of New Orleans. A lot of these people probably have evacuated before and found it not neccessary to though this time. I mean every other time they've probably had to evacuate, nothing happened. A mandatory evacuation was issued and a lot of people just didn't take it seriously enough. I've seen tons and tons of cars in the projects under water on TV. Are you telling me none of those cars could have made it out? A lot of people trapped in these universities and homes chose to ride out the storm thinking it would be no big deal. They could have easily car pooled or caught a bus out of town. Whether they were just being cheap or whether they thought nothing would happen to their house because nothing ever does, they are also at fault.

Both are equal at fault for not doing what they could to get out of New Orleans. The government is completely at fault for not having the manpower/aid present their after the storm for whatever reason. It sucks all of these things have happened to my hometown, but I agree nothing will be solved by pointing fingers. There is nothing that we can do to change what happened. Its time to move on and start over. From what I've heard, Texas along with a few other states have done an absolutely fabolous job treating the refugees. We just need to be fortunate we still have our families and our lives. With two hands and two feet, there is no where to look but up. No point on dwelling in the past. Let's just house a couple of years from now when New Orleans is fully operational again along with our cities that were hit hard, if this event were to happen again, there will not be an identical result.
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Well this is just blowing up now... I have heard reports but didn't believe them until Fox is just reporting it as well now. becareful when we say government we need to be more specific, mayor, govenor, federal... apparentyly Bush called Blanco to have her sign off on a bill that would send federal troops in 2 days before the hurricane hit. She refused, she didn't communicate an appropriate response with the mayor of New orleans either. The mayor said mandatory evacuation and didn't back it up. Whats the point of a mandatory evac and not mandate it. The feds were telling them and they did nothing and refused help. THAT FREAKIN Gove/beeeaoch... needs to be held accountable. The whole debate of giving the Saints a new place to play may have to happen now that the dome maybe deemed a condemed building.

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