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Officials Warned New Orleans Citizens They'd Be on Their Own

Post by AuroEdge » Mon Sep 05, 2005 6:24 pm

Before residents had ever heard the words "Hurricane Katrina," the New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE ran a story warning residents: If you stay behind during a big storm, you'll be on your own!

Staff writer Bruce Nolan reported some 7 weeks before Katrina: "In scripted appearances being recorded now, officials such as Mayor Ray Nagin, local Red Cross Executive Director Kay Wilkins and City Council President Oliver Thomas drive home the word that the city does not have the resources to move out of harm's way an estimated 134,000 people without transportation."

"In the video, made by the anti-poverty agency Total Community Action, they urge those people to make arrangements now by finding their own ways to leave the city in the event of an evacuation.

"You're responsible for your safety, and you should be responsible for the person next to you," Wilkins said in an interview. "If you have some room to get that person out of town, the Red Cross will have a space for that person outside the area. We can help you."

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Post by |darc| » Mon Sep 05, 2005 6:25 pm

That's great, and I'm sure they can simply pull the money out of their asses themselves right?
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Post by butters » Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:12 am

The point is people without cars were supposed to find people with cars to dump them off somewhere away from the coast. It's really not that hard to find a friend who's willing to help you if you allow a few days time.
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Post by Wagh » Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:17 am

Butters wrote:The point is people without cars were supposed to find people with cars to dump them off somewhere away from the coast. It's really not that hard to find a friend who's willing to help you if you allow a few days time.
It's kind of hard for EVERYONE to do that but you know whatever.
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Post by az_bont » Tue Sep 06, 2005 5:55 am

Butters wrote:The point is people without cars were supposed to find people with cars to dump them off somewhere away from the coast. It's really not that hard to find a friend who's willing to help you if you allow a few days time.
Wouldn't most of theeir friends also be from the poorest areas, and therefore unlikely to have a car?
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Post by butters » Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:50 am

I was thinking more along the lines of the elderly who couldn't do crap. Honestly you'd think the retirement homes would have done something for them...
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Post by Tall Israeli » Tue Sep 06, 2005 10:37 am

I guess public transportation is a foreign concept to them? :roll:
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Post by toastman » Tue Sep 06, 2005 5:27 pm

Tall Israeli wrote:I guess public transportation is a foreign concept to them? :roll:
Let's consider the fact that public transportation is usually only within the city limits.
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Post by Tall Israeli » Tue Sep 06, 2005 5:32 pm

Tasty toastman wrote:
Tall Israeli wrote:I guess public transportation is a foreign concept to them? :roll:
Let's consider the fact that public transportation is usually only within the city limits.
So getting a ride into town or walking is out question?
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Post by TreyDay » Tue Sep 06, 2005 5:39 pm

az_bont wrote:
Butters wrote:The point is people without cars were supposed to find people with cars to dump them off somewhere away from the coast. It's really not that hard to find a friend who's willing to help you if you allow a few days time.
Wouldn't most of theeir friends also be from the poorest areas, and therefore unlikely to have a car?
Not necessarily. This is America and people can socialize with anyone, regardless of salary. This is America. Cars aren't reserved for the rich. This is America where a poor man ridin in his 93 Chevy can fly down the highway at 90 mph shootin the bird to some rich white bitch in a 05 Escalade who really don't know how to handle it.
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Post by az_bont » Tue Sep 06, 2005 6:00 pm

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az_bont wrote:
Butters wrote:The point is people without cars were supposed to find people with cars to dump them off somewhere away from the coast. It's really not that hard to find a friend who's willing to help you if you allow a few days time.
Wouldn't most of theeir friends also be from the poorest areas, and therefore unlikely to have a car?
Not necessarily. This is America and people can socialize with anyone, regardless of salary.
True. But if you are surrounded by other poor people then odds are you're mostly going to meet other poor people.
TreyDay wrote:This is America where a poor man ridin in his 93 Chevy can fly down the highway at 90 mph shootin the bird to some rich white bitch in a 05 Escalade who really don't know how to handle it.
I thought the whole reason they were stuck there is because they were so poor they didn't have their own transport.

Incidentally, you don't have to keep reminding me "this is America". For someone who complains so much about how poorly blacks are treated over there, you really do go on about how great it is all the time.
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Post by TreyDay » Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:42 pm

az_bont wrote: True. But if you are surrounded by other poor people then odds are you're mostly going to meet other poor people.
Not necessarily. One of those poor people might become a platinum rapper or NBA player.
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TreyDay wrote:This is America where a poor man ridin in his 93 Chevy can fly down the highway at 90 mph shootin the bird to some rich white bitch in a 05 Escalade who really don't know how to handle it.
I thought the whole reason they were stuck there is because they were so poor they didn't have their own transport.

Incidentally, you don't have to keep reminding me "this is America". For someone who complains so much about how poorly blacks are treated over there, you really do go on about how great it is all the time.
Some of them had cars, but couldn't afford the gas. And the guy was going 90 mph and got pulled over the cops beat him to death.

I DO have to remind you this is America. I want you to remember you're talking to an American, so respect me. And I never said America was great. Just greater than your country. :P 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)
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Post by az_bont » Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:25 pm

TreyDay wrote:
az_bont wrote: True. But if you are surrounded by other poor people then odds are you're mostly going to meet other poor people.
Not necessarily. One of those poor people might become a platinum rapper or NBA player.
That doesn't matter! They would still be poor when the hurricane hit, and so they wouldn't be able to help their neighbours escape.
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az_bont wrote:
TreyDay wrote:This is America where a poor man ridin in his 93 Chevy can fly down the highway at 90 mph shootin the bird to some rich white bitch in a 05 Escalade who really don't know how to handle it.
I thought the whole reason they were stuck there is because they were so poor they didn't have their own transport.
Some of them had cars, but couldn't afford the gas.
So... they were so poor they didn't have their own transport. Which is exactly what I said :?.
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az_bont wrote:Incidentally, you don't have to keep reminding me "this is America". For someone who complains so much about how poorly blacks are treated over there, you really do go on about how great it is all the time.
I DO have to remind you this is America. I want you to remember you're talking to an American, so respect me.
Why should you deserve automatic respect because you happened to be born in America?

You are the most vocal racist on the entire board. I do not respect racists.
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Post by TreyDay » Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:04 pm

az_bont wrote:Why should you deserve automatic respect because you happened to be born in America?
Go read the history books. Go read today's paper. That's why you should respect me as an American. Always in the news, but whether good news or not, we overcome.
You are the most vocal racist on the entire board. I do not respect racists.
I'm not racist. I'm just telling you that George Bush is racist and doesn't care about black people. And if you can't see that, then YOU ARE the real racist.

And Hawq is a more vocal racist than I am.
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Post by Roofus » Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:25 pm

And Hawq is a more vocal racist than I am.
True. And no one listens to him, either.
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Post by Hawq » Wed Sep 07, 2005 2:24 pm

TreyDay wrote:
az_bont wrote:Why should you deserve automatic respect because you happened to be born in America?
Go read the history books. Go read today's paper. That's why you should respect me as an American. Always in the news, but whether good news or not, we overcome.
You are the most vocal racist on the entire board. I do not respect racists.
I'm not racist. I'm just telling you that George Bush is racist and doesn't care about black people. And if you can't see that, then YOU ARE the real racist.

And Hawq is a more vocal racist than I am.
Uh did I miss something here? where the hell did that come from? regardless of that out of nowhere fatuous comment you are right on one thing, the US gov has seemed to have a 'let the blackies fend for themselves/die while we concentrate on the white folk' attitude (note thats an example of the thoughts they must have had there, so many white folk saved first)
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Post by Zealous zerotype » Wed Sep 07, 2005 7:35 pm

Meh what happened happened. Tragic although it is. i don't really see a way we could of OMG MAGICALY TRANSPORTED EVEYRONE OUT. Besides so what the goverments racist big news. Everyone is no matter what they say it just depends how much you are.
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Post by AuroEdge » Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:13 pm

TreyDay wrote:
az_bont wrote:Why should you deserve automatic respect because you happened to be born in America?
Go read the history books. Go read today's paper. That's why you should respect me as an American. Always in the news, but whether good news or not, we overcome.
You are the most vocal racist on the entire board. I do not respect racists.
I'm not racist. I'm just telling you that George Bush is racist and doesn't care about black people. And if you can't see that, then YOU ARE the real racist.

And Hawq is a more vocal racist than I am.
75% of people in America below the poverty line are white. Blame Bush all you want, but the local officials failed much worse.
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Post by TreyDay » Thu Sep 08, 2005 2:34 pm

Hawq wrote:
TreyDay wrote:
az_bont wrote:Why should you deserve automatic respect because you happened to be born in America?
Go read the history books. Go read today's paper. That's why you should respect me as an American. Always in the news, but whether good news or not, we overcome.
You are the most vocal racist on the entire board. I do not respect racists.
I'm not racist. I'm just telling you that George Bush is racist and doesn't care about black people. And if you can't see that, then YOU ARE the real racist.

And Hawq is a more vocal racist than I am.
Uh did I miss something here? where the hell did that come from? regardless of that out of nowhere fatuous comment you are right on one thing, the US gov has seemed to have a 'let the blackies fend for themselves/die while we concentrate on the white folk' attitude (note thats an example of the thoughts they must have had there, so many white folk saved first)
You know exactly where it comes from. You may seem to be on the side of black people here, but that's only because you hate America. And there are more Americans than any certain group of Americans, so instead of taking side with the white people, you take the side with less Americans so you can hate on the side with more Americans.
75% of people in America below the poverty line are white. Blame Bush all you want, but the local officials failed much worse.
So what? 90% of millionares are white. There's more white people in America, so there going to be more of them in any statistic you put out there.
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TreyDay wrote:
Hawq wrote:
TreyDay wrote:
az_bont wrote:Why should you deserve automatic respect because you happened to be born in America?
Go read the history books. Go read today's paper. That's why you should respect me as an American. Always in the news, but whether good news or not, we overcome.
You are the most vocal racist on the entire board. I do not respect racists.
I'm not racist. I'm just telling you that George Bush is racist and doesn't care about black people. And if you can't see that, then YOU ARE the real racist.

And Hawq is a more vocal racist than I am.
Uh did I miss something here? where the hell did that come from? regardless of that out of nowhere fatuous comment you are right on one thing, the US gov has seemed to have a 'let the blackies fend for themselves/die while we concentrate on the white folk' attitude (note thats an example of the thoughts they must have had there, so many white folk saved first)
You know exactly where it comes from. You may seem to be on the side of black people here, but that's only because you hate America.
? :? are you confusing america with france?
TreyDay wrote:And there are more Americans than any certain group of Americans, so instead of taking side with the white people, you take the side with less Americans so you can hate on the side with more Americans.
Again I must say :?
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