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Scott
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posted 09-07-2005 06:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott   Click Here to Email Scott     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Herkdriver:
Scott,

My apologies. I agree with you. This is not the place for partisan politics. And when Santa Clarita is reduced to rubble (again), I'll refrain from blaming Hillary for causing the earthquake.

Ever Onward and Upward



Hey, you never know, Hillary giving Bill a good slap might set it off. <LOL>

Regarding the corrupt local NOLA officials which sadly exist and which y'all mentioned, this incident in particular disgusted me:
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=46160

FFrench
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posted 09-07-2005 07:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is hosting a special benefit screening of the IMAX movie FORCES OF NATURE on Tuesday, September 27, 2005, at 6:30 p.m. Additional screenings will be added based on demand (up to 2 more at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.). Tickets will be $10 each, no discounts, no passes. 100% of funds raised will be donated to the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund.
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posted 09-07-2005 09:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron@aol.com   Click Here to Email albatron@aol.com     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Scott:

Hey, you never know, Hillary giving Bill a good slap might set it off. <LOL>

Regarding the corrupt local NOLA officials which sadly exist and which y'all mentioned, this incident in particular disgusted me:
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=46160


I agree with keeping partisanship out of this - thats been a problem rom the get go here - and the victims suffer for it.

I just read that article, I cant help but feel its inflammatory and quite a bit of untruthfulness. They indicate someone in a boat was doing that - which sounds more like some rednecks being jerks than official rescuers. Also rescued by game wardens who enter with "rifles and bayonets attached"?

But if that DID happen, people should fry - purely and simply.

Al

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-07-2005 09:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The buck stops here.

That's not a phrase we hear too often from our politicans today, regardless if they are at the local, state or federal level. They are more eager to pass the buck - pass the blame.

The truth is: every elected official who didn't immediately recognize that something was very wrong with the response is to blame. It was clear to reporters. It was clear to Hollywood actors. It was clear to us. Every politican who didn't stand up and say, "This is my fault" and began to do whatever it was that was in their ability to do was wrong.

There were a lot of people wrong. A lot to share the blame. And when the next round of elections comes around, the people can assign the blame and act on it.

But it does absolutely nothing for us to try to assign blame now. We need to each recognize that this was our problem and we need to do whatever we can to make it easier and survivable for each and every victim.

Let's leave the partisan bickering and blame game to the politicians. In the mean time, we can make a difference by giving of our time and selves.

Aztecdoug
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posted 09-07-2005 10:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztecdoug   Click Here to Email Aztecdoug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Our local LA afternoon drive time am radio guys John and Ken on KFI640 interviewed a refugee from New Orleans yesterday.

This poor guy made it out to LA to stay with relatives. This fellow called the local FEMA office in Southern California asking for some kind of help. Their reply? How did you get our number?

By the way, while the rest of the World is getting organized to send help, the California State legislature spent the day yesterday passing a bill to allow for same sex marriage. If this disaster wasn't so sad I would laugh...

I guess politics is the same all over on both sides of the fence... head in the sand.

The bottom line the way I see it, is the people that took care of themselves did okay. The people who turned to the government for any morsel of help got the short end of the stick.

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I agree with Robert that now is not the time to play the blame game - there is plenty of time for that later. It is still an embarrasment to me have a state government as inept as this one (at least I didn't vote for her!) Then again, it is Louisiana politics which has always been in a class of its own! Seriously though...if you need a job done, call the military. They will get it done!

There are strange days ahead for the people of Louisiana and Mississippi. I will find it most unbelievable as I stand near the north shore of Lake Ponchatrain, look at the Causeway and know on the other end of that road is a dead city. Once thriving and vibrant, but now in ruins and silence. A modern Rome. I know New Orleans will rebuild, but I don't know if I could ever walk down Bourbon Street again and feel happy. Only dread, knowing what horrible events occured in the city.

Very sad. I'm glad my son is too young to understand all of this. It will never be the same again.

I don't want to leave out the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I have many memories there too. My wife and I spent our honeymoon there. When it is rebuilt it will not be the Biloxi I know. It is gone forever.


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The cub scouts of pack 391 in Oklahoma have worked hard to help the folks in the Houston area. See the front page of our website at www.orgsites.com/ok/yukonpack391 and you'll see what I mean.. I'm proud of our guys and the two girl scouts that participated. They all earned their 2005 Good Turn For America recognition and I am in the process of working on a patch for this as well..

Glint
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posted 09-08-2005 11:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glint   Click Here to Email Glint     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To get back on a space related topic, sort of, has anyone viewed Google Earth's zoomable satellite imagery of the flooded area?

The images are ineresting and very revealing in terms of the aftermath.

Scott
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posted 09-08-2005 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott   Click Here to Email Scott     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I missed this the first time it aired on Sept. 4th on the Discovery Channel, but it's being repeated, including tonight at 9pm CDT:

Killer Hurricane - Anatomy of Katrina
http://dsc.discovery.com/schedule/episode.jsp?episode=0&cpi=25177&gid=0&channel=DSC


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