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posted on Oct, 5 2006 @ 08:06 PM
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I have just started on this . I dont no all the right things for everyone But I have something that Is of interest to me .It will interest you Also I beleave .that the goverment has sent something like 150.000.000 give or take A few million To get New Orleans UP and running .so far there is no new homes .It has very little repair done on the lost or allmost comepletley destored homes .Bodies Are still being found . the trailors not being used for what they were ordered for. in fact Its not zoned for them. you can not Buy one .I think that there are alot of people who could really use one even as small as they are . FEMA. who are you helping? not me . you could not even get food or water to the needy . no buses .no truckes. not any help nothing BUT there is A new Super Dome .It only cost 1.22.000.000 to fix. I guess that is better than food or a FEMA trailor .the opportunity to work and help .but there is a place to play football .do not miss understand me I like football . But I think someone has dropped the ball .


[edit on 5-10-2006 by Maverick44]




posted on Oct, 5 2006 @ 08:18 PM
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No offence, but stay in school man.
I'm not one to nit-pick on grammer or spelling, but... ah... it would be good for your to learn some basic english so we can actually read and understand your posts.

That said, let me return to the topic.

It is telling that while there has been little reconstruction or even consideration for the lower class homes that were destroyed, the Skydome has been completely refurbished and the homes and businesses of the upper class look completely unscathed.

There's definatly a pecking order apparent here.

If you don't have money, no-one cares about you.
That's the message here.



posted on Oct, 5 2006 @ 09:14 PM
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I'm a 62 yr old man and my eyesight is not good but this is the last time I will post on this forum.
i don't need all the insults that you people enjoy spewing.



posted on Oct, 5 2006 @ 09:29 PM
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Why buy a home when the government is giving them away for free?

The same people looking to goverment for help were put in that position because of the goverment.

Typical liberal big city.

It looks like New Orleans is going to permanately 40-50% of its pre-Katrina population. It looks like a majority of the evacuees have moved on to better lives.

What would bring more people back to New Orleans? A vibrant downtown, including the SuperDome? Or a rebuilt 9th Ward?

Go Saints! They are doing more for New Orleans, than big government can or should!



posted on Oct, 5 2006 @ 09:30 PM
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Aigh, I have to agree. We do not need english teachers on this site trying to put people down based not on their grammer, but more on their ability to use a period or comma! You where rude to the poster, there was no reason to attack the man like that!
Shame on you...



posted on Oct, 5 2006 @ 09:40 PM
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BTW I was attacked awhile back for alot less. It made me more vigilant in my grammar and spelling.

I do mean ALOT less....

Nitpicking is not nice, but pointing out attrocities is not being mean.



posted on Oct, 5 2006 @ 10:06 PM
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Originally posted by BitRaiser......and the homes and businesses of the upper class look completely unscathed.


Ummm, that's because they were.
Katrina left the nicer areas uptown in New Orleans fairly intact and operable when all was said and done. It was the poorer neighborhoods that got smacked by the flood and demolished.

Hey, and even if it had destroyed those upper crusty areas....those people have money, duh?



posted on Oct, 5 2006 @ 11:21 PM
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Originally posted by mirror2U
Katrina left the nicer areas uptown in New Orleans fairly intact and operable when all was said and done. It was the poorer neighborhoods that got smacked by the flood and demolished.


You obviously have no knowledge of New Orleans whatsoever. The Uptown area was less affected by flooding mainly because it is one of the highest parts of the city. The Uptown area does include some very high value homes and "high class" neighborhoods, but the reality of New Orleans is that the poor live in close proximity to the wealthy, so the homes of some very poor people survived for the same reason that the homes of some of the wealthy were spared.

However, the Lakeview area was completely devastated and it is anything but a poor part of town.

[edit on 2006/10/5 by GradyPhilpott]



posted on Oct, 6 2006 @ 03:46 AM
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Originally posted by Maverick44
I'm a 62 yr old man and my eyesight is not good but this is the last time I will post on this forum.
i don't need all the insults that you people enjoy spewing.


Don't let them bother you, there are some here that are quite full of themself and others that do not care about any mistakes. I value the opinion of the open minded more than the young punk.

As far as your topic goes I think you will find that the corruption of New Orleans is what brought them down and continues to plague what good people there are there.



posted on Oct, 6 2006 @ 12:24 PM
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I have read All of your responses to my thread. my first thought was i dont need this . I no my spelling is bad and maybe not put the way everyone would like. all I can say to you is I am sorry. but I did not get my message across yet so I am not stopping yet . If you dont like my spelling dont read it .It is not about money or poor people or rich ones . my problem is not white . black . yellow . or purple .It's the miss use of funds .What has happend to the money the goverment has given New Orleans Yearly to up grade the leves? there is no improvment that I can see . the way I see it RICH OR POOR .the ball has still been dropped .and ALL are loosers because of bad judement by the MAYOR and THE GOVENOR .Also, why did city buses sit ?.along with school buses flooded and wasted when they could have saved so many people?



posted on Oct, 6 2006 @ 02:18 PM
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First off Fema doesn't spend the money. Nor does it tell them what order to spend it in.

So the fault lies with the City of New Orleans who sets the priorities. The people who are voted in.

Um to me its wrong to have built the super dome before a hospital goes in. Hospitals and homes should of went in first.

However, Problems with the homes is that most of the homes in New Orleans were rental homes not private homes and Fema doesn't pay for rental homes to get fixed. Just private homes. However, they are considering for New Orleans only to give money to fix the rentals homes there cause the need is so great, and they see the trouble there. No one else has ever got that privelage that Fema is going to give to New Orleans. So honestly Fema has done alot. Its the government in New Orleans who is messing things up. Fema doesn't do the building nor fix things up. They just give the grants so the work can be done. The grants like I said goes to the city through the state government. Also, the individual himself has to apply for the grants themselves and do the work or hire someone to do the work for them. Fema dosen't do the work. Some people take the money and relocates somewhere else completely and do not return to the disaster area at all. Therefore that area dosen't get fixed. Eventually, though Fema will pay for those left over homes that noone wants, to be demolished.


You can go to Fema.gov for more info.

www.fema.gov...



www.fema.gov...



[edit on 6-10-2006 by Shar]



posted on Oct, 6 2006 @ 06:50 PM
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GRADY , I dont no why but I feel like there is A lot more that I dont know but I do know that something is wrong with the time It took for help to get to them .someone wrote me and said that most of the homes were rentals .I did not know that. can you tell me about the area ?also I would still like someone to tell me why city buses were not used to help . are there any plans in the works for the next one ? did you feel safe when you lived there ? and the pumps , did anyone ever think of raising them ? as they are too low . they can not function under water . Is the lake set up with pumps also ? If not they should be .the news has shown me what they want me to know but I want to know more . I will look for more info . about the way It really is . thank you for your time and also thanks for the u2u. i can't send u2us to anyone until i have 20.



posted on Oct, 6 2006 @ 07:02 PM
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Your question

are there any plans for the next one?

answer: There is and was for the last one as well. Again, the government there in your city is the ones who dropped the ball. Mayor Negan and The Governor are the ones who was supposed to bring in the buses and get the people evacuted. They are supposed to ask The Federal Government and sign certain papers for help if and when they needed it. However, they continued to put them off. And did not allow for them to do the work that they needed. As far as I know the government just finally went in without the proper papers being signed because of all the chaos.

So it goes well if the ones in charge does what they are suppose to do. Everything has a certain way it has to be done.



posted on Oct, 6 2006 @ 07:21 PM
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The ball was dropped long before Katrina ever hit. The levees could not withstand the pressure of the water and were not built sufficiently. On reason that I know that Lakeview has not been rebuilt is because they have not established utilities because they don't know if they will rebuild certain areas. So, you can rebuild your house but you might end up losing it if the city decides to not rebuild the area you are in. The devistation is still unbelievable after over a year.

The Dome was rebuilt to help bring back tourism which is what our economy needs. If you don't have jobs, you don't have people.

I am not a huge Saints fan but watching them in the new Dome beat the Falcons was AMAZING! It was the best game I have ever seen including all Superbowls that I have watched.

I left NO nearly 10 years ago because of the crime and the school system. I am still in LA and stayed for the storm which was a horrible experience.

I have felt let down by my local, state and federal governments. If it were not for my family that I have here, I would leave in a heartbeat.

But please understand, no one expected the levees to break.

Lily



posted on Oct, 6 2006 @ 07:39 PM
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Originally posted by Maverick44

also I would still like someone to tell me why city buses were not used to help .


Mainly because 70% of the buses drivers evacuated and left town. Same with police. The buses should of came in at least three days before the hit. However, the mayor and governor did not even call for a mandatory evcuation till about 36 hours out. Therefore, it was truly to late for any of the plans to take effect. Fema does not tell people to evacuate. However, if the governor request help from the federal government they will come in and help with the evacuations including bringing in the troops to help. The national guard was the Governors job to do. Which she did not do. Not femas.

[edit on 6-10-2006 by Shar]



posted on Oct, 6 2006 @ 10:21 PM
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I just fin reading all the respones if that is miss spelled dont worry I am sure someone will let me no . Also I dont live there . but I still care about people .By the way I think Its A real shame the outher 30% could not drive It would of been A big help .I am sorry to tell you but it was not nessery to rebuild the dome so fast people like to see were someone died . or raped . or maybe starved to death .that would not cost Fema anything .after all Fema is A joke .buy the way that was a good game .but dont forget the BUCKS ARE COMEING theSaints will get over it they might win the next game .It is nice to no that there is still places for them to stay while at the game. thank you for the timeyou took to write me



posted on Oct, 6 2006 @ 10:42 PM
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Originally posted by RRconservative
Why buy a home when the government is giving them away for free?

The same people looking to goverment for help were put in that position because of the goverment.

Typical liberal big city.

It looks like New Orleans is going to permanately 40-50% of its pre-Katrina population. It looks like a majority of the evacuees have moved on to better lives.

What would bring more people back to New Orleans? A vibrant downtown, including the SuperDome? Or a rebuilt 9th Ward?

Go Saints! They are doing more for New Orleans, than big government can or should!


Let me guess River Ridge, or River Road? And is there really a difference?

Typical liberal city? Give me a break, compared to conservative outskirts like River Ridge where blacks are afraid to drive through, because they can be pulled over on looks? I'll take my city, thanks. I don't need suburban wally world.

Typical liberal city. Nagin's one of those cutsie repuglicans (spelled correctly), and yes he was, before he ran for office, he was indeed a repuglican. By the way, what exactly does the political affiliation of anyone have to do with the idea that things were done incorrectly? That's the type of junk that I hear about Uptown and in minivan world (ie, surrounding parishes). We don't want to be like the rest of the suburbs that we think are crap. Don't like the way we're doing it? Dude, drive to Baton Rouge and spend your tax dollars there.


Liberal/conservative... when New Orleans is long under water, people are going to be crying out these ignorant labels to blame each other for everything. All the while, New Orleans will still be under water.



posted on Oct, 7 2006 @ 12:41 PM
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I have read your last response to my thread .And I am thinking about what you wrote . thinking back at some of the events as they happend on the screen . Mayor Nagins. was telling people that it was bad that it could cause A lot of damage to homes and property . he did not talk about posable levees breaking .It should of crossed his mind I am sure of that .but the Issue was not one of his topics If he was wrong that I dont no . To be a mayor of any town or city as large as New Orleans Is A big responsibility .I think he should of told everyone to leave and take as many people with them as possible. I dont no how many It would of saved .I think he is A good man . But the Govenor of Louiesana is a different story she should have to walk the streets day and night and think about the things she did not do .I think a dog catcher is to good for her .she tried to cover up the nothing that she done after the fact . as far as I no she is still doing nothing .If they had A govenor like Fla has help would of been A lot sooner .that is not just my idea it is fact .as for the free trailors nothing is free .anyone who wants to live there should help with the clean up And have A tralior to live in. there is A lot to think about here. I dont want to be wrong with what I say I will think about it more



posted on Oct, 10 2006 @ 08:40 PM
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I think that the people of New Orleans need to wake up there is more to come . take your best assets and use them . Take your mayor and give him more power . or run him for govenor .And hope you can get it done fast . WAKE UP .that will get you started .



posted on Oct, 10 2006 @ 09:13 PM
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Originally posted by niteboy82



Typical liberal city?



Yes! It is already starting to show. Look at our Statewide elections for Secretary of State. There was to be a runoff between Dardenne (R) and Heitmeier (D). Heitmeier decides to pull out today because of a lack of voters in the New Orleans area.

I was so excited about this recent development that I started a thread on it!

www.abovetopsecret.com...'

Louisiana is not alone when it comes to statewide elections. Most states have that one big liberal city that skews the vote in that state.






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