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Originally posted by 12m8keall2c
Originally posted by NGC2736
We need to fire, and then give long prison sentences, to every last professional politician, if for no other reason than being a general drain on humanity.
While I don't see That bill hitting the House or Senate floor anytime soon, I couldn't agree more... regardless of political affiliation.
The catastrophe that was Katrina opened Many an eye, public and otherwise. Unfortunately, and apparently, those with a hand and or influence in the aftermath couldn't see beyond their nose... to include personal interests and or influential desires.
Originally posted by idamae606
I read online that: because the levies were built by the federal government, to admit there was a failure of same was to open the feds to compensation for damages to those in NOLA. Hence, this was called hurricane damage, when in fact, much of the damage was due to levies failing.
Originally posted by America Jones
Does anybody else wonder whether the government's delay in responding to Katrina was the result of a psychological operations project to study the mass psychology of an American city being destroyed? A "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity?"
[edit on 18-11-2007 by America Jones]
Originally posted by 12m8keall2c
reply to post by NGC2736
I'd have to agree, NGC.
NOT necessarily a fault of the people that comprise this nation, but more a faultering by those who are/were chosen to represent said peoples. NOT that any citizen should expect or feel deserving of a handout, but more that in a situation of such catastrophic enormity there Should have been a more organized and prioritized effort to aide those in need of such. We're not talking ice cream trucks and popsicle parties... just basic needs being fulfilled.
Hindsight being 20/20 and all, sure we can all play Monday morning quarterback, but Honestly... I saw little more than a cluster*bleep* that played out centerstage on the 6 o'clock snewz via the helping hand of overzealous media hounds.
Today in New Orleans...
As much as I hate to admit it, and, again, in hindsight... the entirety of it all... public intro of private security contractors, right to hold and or bear arms thrown out the door, along with other inalienable and constitutionally afforded rights going by the wayside. All supposedly in lieu of "public safety" and or "the good of all".
As some may claim regarding 9-11, was it allowed to happen? If only to gauge the response or acceptance thereof pertaining to such adminstrative and or govermental failures?
I'm NOT set in stone either way, but it would seem there are Obvious questions that have yet to be answered and situations yet to be resolved... 'least in my opinion.
? thoughts ?
Originally posted by Camar
Well said, You obviously have a grasp on the situation. The question remains, however, what is to be done? It is true that "The Great Society" has produced part of the mindset involved here, but how can it be reversed, or dealt with in such a way as to avoid a duplication in another area?