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New Orleans and Katrina, part deux [Sep. 1st, 2005|09:50 pm]
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New Orleans in Anarchy with Fights, Rapes

Please, everyone, please donate to the Red Cross. This article really hurt my soul, when I read more about the horrible conditions the area is in. Especially reading about babies dying. I think of Olivia, and it pains me to imagine anything happening to her, or other children.

George Bush is a fucking joke... talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk. They need to get their asses into high gear and help these people. Of course, I can't say the New Orleans residents weren't incredibly stupid in the first place... they should have forced everyone to evacuate with the threat of jail time if they didn't. You just can't take any chances with a Category 5 storm, in an area like that.

MoveOn.org is doing a Housing Drive at hurricanehousing.org, which if you live within 300-ish miles of the area, you can host someone or a family. I wish I could, but i'm at least 800 miles away.
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[User Picture]From: xochitl
2005-09-01 06:44 pm (UTC)
Sadly, the area down there is very poor. Some people didn't have the means or funds to leave, regardless of whether or not they'd be thrown in jail. Not like the jail isn't underwater now, anyway. x.x
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[User Picture]From: shinwachou
2005-09-01 06:49 pm (UTC)
True, i've never been in the area, so I don't know what it was really like there... *sigh* I don't know, I was just pulling an idea out of my ass, I guess.
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[User Picture]From: shinwachou
2005-09-01 08:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, I wasn't saying that I had no sympathy for those who stayed behind for whatever reason... it's just the residents know what the city is like, and they know a storm of that magnitude would devastate their city... so it was beyond my imagination why nobody helped them get out of there.

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[User Picture]From: aerialmelodies
2005-09-01 08:09 pm (UTC)
I think most are poor, but there were plenty of people who said "I braved Camille/Ivan/Opal/**insert bad hurricane here in random state** so I can outlast this one!" and now they are completely SOL. THOSE people weren't too bright to assume they could beat mother nature. I still feel sorry though simply because of the disgusting conditions of the city right now.
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From: krplt
2005-09-02 05:58 pm (UTC)

I see a bad moon rising...

You know I was listening to Creedence Clearwater Revival... CCR... what is considered oldies by todays standards, and it was the song... I see a bad moon rising... very fitting for what is happening.... Don't go out tonight for it's bound to take your life... there's a bad moon on the rise...
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From: krplt
2005-09-02 06:00 pm (UTC)

Already on my way...

Yeah, and I already know I have a one way ticket to hell...
Peace
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From: krplt
2005-09-02 06:02 pm (UTC)

Money money money

It's sad that the less fortunate are always the one that suffer the most... maybe that's why they are less fortunate...
note... see earlier reply
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