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Originally posted by thematrix
Ferretman: could you please explain where this number 1.8 million comes from?
From what I know NO had about 450K inhabitants. And I don't think there ware 1.35 Million tourists still there.
Originally posted by lola jesson
I understand what you are saying about the U.S being stupidly vunerable at the moment against attack and that they have dealt with the whole thing with the mind set of a child but Americans wouldn't become involved in the whole civil war drama.
They are all loyal to their country and their leader and i am sure they wouldn't let something like this jepordise that.
Look this is my first post and i may be speaking out of turn but the Katrina disaster only shows how weak the American government is, not the people.
Originally posted by WestPoint23
dazed and confused The very reasons and examples you listed are why all civilizations have had governing bodies or leadership. Humans would still be in the cave man days without leadership and governing bodies or institutions. So your reasoning of what would happen is the same for the rest of the world. If people are left to do anything they want we're all F to the D.
[edit on 6-9-2005 by WestPoint23]
Originally posted by Army
President Bush advised evacuation 3 days prior. President Bush declared a state of emergency 2 days prior. Millions from the gulf coast area evacuated to safer areas....the stupid, criminal, foolish, and incapable stayed behind.
Mayor Nagin, and Governor Blanco MUST declare state of emergency, and MUST declare a disaster area, and MUST request Federal assistance...BEFORE FEMA can mobilize. ONLY Governor Blanco has the authority to mobilize the National Guard for state emergencies. Mayor Nagin, and the city of New Orleans has sole responsibility for maintenance of the dikes, dams, and canals that keep the city dry....7ft below sea level....NOT the US Army Corps Of Engineers. The canals and dikes are NOT federal property.