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The 2000 edition of the southeast Louisiana evacuation plan on page 13, paragraph 5 states:
5. The primary means of hurricane evacuation will be personal vehicles. School and municipal buses, government-owned vehicles and vehicles provided by volunteer agencies may be used to provide transportation for individuals who lack transportation and require assistance in evacuating.
The people on their roofs had me laughing. Could they not swim? Could they not find something that floats and make a get away from their roofs? These people should have taken it upon themselves to get out of the situation and instead they chose not to and to wait for someone else to get them out. And I should feel bad for them?
Originally posted by nfotech
I know you don't get this but when you and others post your contempt for the looters and those who took advantage of the system what you're really saying is all those poor people, especially those poor black people deserved to starve because some of them were criminals.
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. — After Hurricane Katrina (search) hit New Orleans, federal officials flew Brian Murph and more than 100 other victims to Rhode Island. State police did criminal background checks (search) on every refugee and found that more than half had a criminal arrest records — a third for felonies.
In South Carolina, authorities performed background checks on all 457 refugees flown into the state, turning up 301 with criminal records. In West Virginia, which received approximately 350 Katrina refugees, state police found that roughly half of them had criminal records.
Originally posted by esdad71
Mayor Nagin...it is not FEMA, our GWB, or Cheney or the republicans or white people. It was the Mayor of New Orleans and the Governor of Louisiana. Put the blame where it should go.
It was a tradgedy but how come no one talkes about the VISA cards that were handed out and used for tattoos, beer and topless bars? HOw about the looting and the kids on the bikes riding through stores?? How can you condone that behaviour?
Never, in any other hurricane, have citizens acted that way towards each other. Sick. Maybe Kanye West should donate the sales of his next CD to the victims...
[edit on 11-10-2008 by esdad71]
Originally posted by Sonya610
I have not seen ANYONE post that those people deserved to starve because they were criminals.
Originally posted by Sonya610
Since when do criminals "deserve" to starve?
Originally posted by TARBOX
reply to post by TKainZero
Did you ever stop to think that a good portion of the people who stayed....had to because they were poor? Suppose they left...where were they suppose to go? Okay...so they get out of the city, but where do they stay and how do they eat? Believe it or not, but some people don't have the means to do the things that we do.
I can see your point...but only to a point. You may have the means to "get out" but some didn't because there was no way for them to and had no where to go.
Screw the government, why do you liberals always rely on the gov to come to your rescue? What I saw were about a million uneducated, lazy unable to fend for themselves. Where were their survival instintics? Why did they just sit there instead of trying find shelter, water and food outside the city.
Originally posted by stinkhorn
reply to post by MorningStar8741
Naggins the brother in charge and the governer both whom are libs told the people, all the people to get out, busses were sitting idle waiting to take them out of the state, but only a few showed up.