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    Some of you arm chair quarterbacks that have never served in the military or know what the "posse comitatus" law is and want to criticizes the Federal Government in the response to the hurricane. Answer me this, why didn't New Orleans deploy these?


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    Because no one plans ahead. They all just hope it doesnt hit that bad. You would think that if your whole city is below sea level that those levies would be checked/upgraded before every hurrican season. New Orleans is at fault for not thinking a head not the military.

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    The mayor

    Is sh$t for brains!! Related to GW!!

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    New Orleans at fault ?

    Isn't that the Army Corp of Engineers group that handles that stuff ?

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    The Army Corps drives those Buses?

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    Handles what? Maintaining every city in the U.S. incase a hurrican hits? Bush can't watch and protect every city in the US from every thing that could hurt them. Thats why we have Mayors and Govenors. We delegate the responsibilities so all these details are taken care of. I think to much focus has been spent on food,beads,and breasts. Who was watching the city, maintaining the city, and planning for emergencys like this. This is what they get paid for. This is the main reason they exist.

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    I'm kind of mystified by that, too. I live 800 miles north of there and I spent all last weekend watching this storm advance-up to 2-3 AM on Monday, I don't know how much more warning they could get-they got three days more than the Tsunami victims.
    Wouldn't it have been easier to evacuate without all the floods in the way?
    What exactly was the disaster plan for the city?
    This is the best their mayor could do for them?

    It is a tragedy that certain individuals certainly have the wherewithal and stamina to loot and create violence, but "had no options to leave the area".

    It is also a tragedy that many helpless people are stuck behind this wall of ignorance and blamethrowing, people who truly had no options-the time for them was last weekend, and they are now just prisoners.

    I don't want to feel that "it's their fault for staying in harm's way", but I also don't want to hear that help isn't coming fast enough. There are no precedents for this scope of disaster-most hurricanes don't include a extended flooding period. As bad as Florida's record is, at least the water dropped and rebuilding could start.
    I have yet to hear how the spread of various waterborne bacteria such as typhoid and cholera are being contained or prevented. It is just a matter of time before we have an epidemic of disease from the debris, corpses, human waste and other components sitting in warm, stagnant water. Is there any quarantine in place for the movement of the survivors? I haven't heard of it.


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    This thread and couple others

    Are headed to the ARP quickly!!

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    I agree that the fault lies with the state of louisiana for not making the residence aware of the severity of the situation, and by not offerning a means to get out for the people less fortunate (ie the buses). Also, with all cities with high crime rates, there should have been some thought to how to handle situations where evactuation was necessary in the neighborhoods where anarchy was just waiting for and opportunity order to prevent the murders, rapes and looting that has occured. I also have to say that the citizens are also at fault. The aftermath however is pathetic and the fac that those lunatics are thinking that this storm gave them the right to make their own rules is a disgrace. I think shoot first ask quesitons later. Anyone with the mindset the looters and gangbangers have isn't very useful for society.

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    41 x 50

    41 buses in one line. And this is just what we can see in the picture. One line has 41 buses in it. 50 people on a bus I estimate. 2,050 people moved at one time. Just one line of buses

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    Has anyone heard an answer yet as to what happened to the 3 million+ that was given to his honor the mayor, to develop a stragetic plan in case a situation like this happened? Anyone asking? It is of course much easier to blame anyone and everyone else. I agree, that is part of the Mayor's responsibility; after all it is His city. Gee......I wonder what happened to the cash? How about it Mayor?
    Everyone has a purpose in life..........even if it's to be a bad example.

    Seek first to understand, before seeking to be understood.

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    Considering gambling is legal... who knows.
    Really there are many places the blame can be placed, however the people who can actually do something to get the situtation under control need to quit pointing their fingers and get off their butts and start doing something. The political fighting going on here is not much better then the fighting in the streets. Who cares who is at fault just get it fixed...

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    Whatever happened to "PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY"?

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