Heartbreaking video- another must see

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posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 10:42 PM
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This is a video of parish president on meet the press, I thought I coudnt feel anymore heart ache but this added more. Heads will roll at FEMA after this is over.




posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 10:45 PM
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that vid is pretty messed up for me, has anyone else had trouble?



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 10:53 PM
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Works fine for me, try it in winamp.



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 10:59 PM
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thats messed up....it hurts to hear and see that.



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 11:33 PM
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Can someone post some info about what's in the movie?



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 11:38 PM
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ill give u a quote
"walmart came with 3 trucks of water, trailer trucks of water. fema said we didnt need them, this was a week ago."

"fema comes in yesterday and cuts our power supply without notice. sheriff came back in and turned it on, and had round the hours guards on it saying no1 gets close to this power supply."

"if the government had responded like walmart did we wouldnt have this kind of crisis"

the rest is pretty sad story from guy



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 11:53 PM
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Wow, I just don't know what to say. I'm speechless. That really hurts. Someone from FEMA has got to pay for this.



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 12:56 AM
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after watchin it again not only is it sad but kind of alarming at the stories hes tellin....tellin them not to give them fuel when all they have to do is put it in the truck? sumthing is terribly wrong...



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 02:18 AM
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Picard yet another good link this month BS like this makes me SO MAD and SAD at the same time EVERY OTHER TIME THE USA has had a crisis WE RESPONDED

WTF about New Orleans is NO not part of the US or something I MEAN WTF





You have already voted for picard_is_actually_a_grey this month.

sorry cant vote for you again =(



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 02:21 AM
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Complete Transcript of the video:

Jefferson Parish President, Aaron Broussard, let the world know what he was thinking today on Meet the Press. Here are his comments:




MR. RUSSERT: And we are back.

Jefferson Parish President Broussard, let me start with you. You just
heard the director of Homeland Security´s explanation of what has
happened this last week. What is your reaction?

MR. AARON BROUSSARD: We have been abandoned by our own country.
Hurricane Katrina will go down in history as one of the worst storms
ever to hit an American coast, but the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
will go down as one of the worst abandonments of Americans on American
soil ever in U.S. history. I am personally asking our bipartisan
congressional delegation here in Louisiana to immediately begin
congressional hearings to find out just what happened here. Why did it
happen? Who needs to be fired? And believe me, they need to be fired
right away, because we still have weeks to go in this tragedy. We have
months to go. We have years to go. And whoever is at the top of this
totem pole, that totem pole needs to be chain-sawed off and we´ve got to
start with some new leadership.

It´s not just Katrina that caused all these deaths in New Orleans here.
Bureaucracy has committed murder here in the greater New Orleans area,
and bureaucracy has to stand trial before Congress now. It´s so
obvious. FEMA needs more congressional funding. It needs more
presidential support. It needs to be a Cabinet-level director. It
needs to be an independent agency that will be able to fulfill its
mission to work in partnership with state and local governments around
America. FEMA needs to be empowered to do the things it was created to
do. It needs to come somewhere, like New Orleans, with all of its force
immediately, without red tape, without bureaucracy, act immediately with
common sense and leadership, and save lives. Forget about the
property. We can rebuild the property. It´s got to be able to come in
and save lives.

We need strong leadership at the top of America right now in order to
accomplish this and to-- reconstructing FEMA.

MR. RUSSERT: Mr. Broussard, let me ask--I want to ask--should...

MR. BROUSSARD: You know, just some quick examples...

MR. RUSSERT: Hold on. Hold on, sir. Shouldn´t the mayor of New
Orleans and the governor of New Orleans bear some responsibility?
Couldn´t they have been much more forceful, much more effective and much
more organized in evacuating the area?

MR. BROUSSARD: Sir, they were told like me, every single day, "The
cavalry´s coming," on a federal level, "The cavalry´s coming, the
cavalry´s coming, the cavalry´s coming." I have just begun to hear the
hoofs of the cavalry. The cavalry´s still not here yet, but I´ve begun
to hear the hoofs, and we´re almost a week out.

Let me give you just three quick examples. We had Wal-Mart deliver
three trucks of water, trailer trucks of water. FEMA turned them back.
They said we didn´t need them. This was a week ago. FEMA--we had 1,000
gallons of diesel fuel on a Coast Guard vessel docked in my parish. The
Coast Guard said, "Come get the fuel right away." When we got there
with our trucks, they got a word. "FEMA says don´t give you the fuel."
Yesterday--yesterday--FEMA comes in and cuts all of our emergency
communication lines. They cut them without notice. Our sheriff, Harry
Lee, goes back in, he reconnects the line. He posts armed guards on our
line and says, "No one is getting near these lines." Sheriff Harry Lee
said that if America--American government would have responded like
Wal-Mart has responded, we wouldn´t be in this crisis.

But I want to thank Governor Blanco for all she´s done and all her
leadership. She sent in the National Guard. I just repaired a breach on
my side of the 17th Street canal that the secretary didn´t foresee, a
300-foot breach. I just completed it yesterday with convoys of National
Guard and local parish workers and levee board people. It took us two
and a half days working 24/7. I just closed it.

MR. RUSSERT: All right.

MR. BROUSSARD: I´m telling you most importantly I want to thank my
public employees...

MR. RUSSERT: All right.

MR. BROUSSARD: ...that have worked 24/7. They´re burned out, the
doctors, the nurses. _And I want to give you one last story and I´ll
shut up and let you tell me whatever you want to tell me. The guy who
runs this building I´m in, emergency management, he´s responsible for
everything. His mother was trapped in St. Bernard nursing home and
every day she called him and said, "Are you coming, son? Is somebody
coming?" And he said, "Yeah, Mama, somebody´s coming to get you.
Somebody´s coming to get you on Tuesday. Somebody´s coming to get you on
Wednesday. Somebody´s coming to get you on Thursday. Somebody´s coming
to get you on Friday." And she drowned Friday night. She drowned
Friday night.

MR. RUSSERT: Mr. President...

MR. BROUSSARD: Nobody´s coming to get us. Nobody´s coming to get us.
The secretary has promised. Everybody´s promised. They´ve had press
conferences. I´m sick of the press conferences. For God sakes, shut up
and send us somebody.

MR. RUSSERT: Just take a pause, Mr. President. While you gather
yourself in your very emotional times, I understand, let me go to
Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi.

*edit to correct transcipt is of the video, not the complete transcript of the show*

[edit on 9/5/2005 by darkelf]



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 02:29 AM
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Did anyone catch the rest of the interview? What did Governor Babour say? How did the director of Homeland Security respond?



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 02:56 AM
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Actually, the complete tanscript from this show can be found here.

Meet the Press: Transcript for September 4 - Michael Chertoff, Marc Morial, Mike Tidwell, Mark Fischetti, David Wessel, Haley Barbour & Aaron Broussard



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 02:12 PM
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Originally posted by SourGrapes
Wow, I just don't know what to say. I'm speechless. That really hurts. Someone from FEMA has got to pay for this.


Yes, it looks like FEMA majorly dropped the ball in this whole situation.



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 04:43 PM
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that gave me a quick, sharp pain when he turned from being composed to crying his words out.

if what this man says is true, how can anyone not say the local govt. did their best to prepare for the situation? there needs to be something drastically done to ensure such horrors don't occur again. and i don't mean given the govt. more power over us and our ability to defend ourselves, but the heads in charge.




posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 04:13 AM
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What is this world coming to? Are the people who run FEMA even human? What the hell is going on here?? I am outraged. The US gov't needs to be stopped NOW! Bush and his cronies are not human. I swear.

Now does everyone here believe we are being brainwashed and manipulated by the media? If not then god help you.

I don't have anything else constructive to say, because I am sick of it all. Lets just say that if Bush isn't impeached then life as we know it is over.



posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 06:13 PM
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Originally posted by Conspicuouz
that gave me a quick, sharp pain when he turned from being composed to crying his words out.

if what this man says is true, how can anyone not say the local govt. did their best to prepare for the situation? there needs to be something drastically done to ensure such horrors don't occur again. and i don't mean given the govt. more power over us and our ability to defend ourselves, but the heads in charge.



Unfortunately, he is part of the local power. He is the parish president.

Some order Katrina evacuations


St. Charles Parish issued a mandatory evacuation at 9 a.m. Saturday as weather forecasters said southeast Louisiana could suffer a direct hit from the hurricane.

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin encouraged Jefferson Parish officials to follow the state evacuation plan, which calls for low-lying coastal areas to evacuate first. Jefferson officials broke with the plan to call for an early evacuation for Hurricane Dennis in July. Nagin, in an interview with Channel 4 news, said all officials need to make quick decisions to handle the approaching storm.

“The problem with this storm is that it’s going to compress everything,” Nagin said. “We have a shorter window to deal with this storm and we’ve got to get people to start evacuating.”


Jefferson Parish had no hurricane shelters.





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