Skip to comments.Astonishing Exclusive From Mississippi [hundreds if not thousands dead]
Posted on 08/30/2005 10:10:45 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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"The conditions are extremely bad here. There are murders, looting and vandalism. Every tree in sight is down and theres no electricity or water. The army is issuing water to us and we have to use lamps. About 80% of the state has no power and it will be a month until we get it back.
"Theres four of us in the household. Me, my wife and two sons, one of whom, Ben, is still en route from Edinburgh. He has been studying there and is in Florida right now . My other son, Rob, is a newspaper reporter and is stationed with the police in Mississippi. Hes very busy right now."
How'd the report get out if he doesn't have electrical power?
Funny, you seem to have dropped off the radar in the last few hundred posts. Aren't you still interested in proving what a liar MFH is?
I don't have anything to prove. Last death toll in Mississippi stood at 144 confirmed. No reports of entire families wahing up on shore...no reports of bodies being plucked "30 at a time" from the trees...no refrigerated boxcars lining up to store the dead.
MFH was banned for his story. Case closed. I moved on to other more important things.
Reports are starting to come out finally
Lt. Rusty Pittman of the Mississippi Bureau of Marine Resources, involved in the search effort, said he worries the death toll "could reach 4,000, maybe 5,000, if not more." The official number of confirmed dead in Mississippi remained at 170, but Biloxi spokesman Vincent Creel said Monday he thinks there will be several hundred dead just in Biloxi.My personal opinion, that I've stated previously, is that they deliberately downplayed MS because they didn't want hundreds of thousands of worried relatives clogging all the roads. There is no longer any point, because people who haven't heard from their relatives/friends are now going to get on the roads to find out what happened
Tom "Gator" Seefeldt, Davis' brother, lives in Biloxi, Mississippi. He is a 25 year veteran of the Navy, where he served as a SEAL, he is a veteran of Vietnam, has served in Somalia and Africa and has even spent time hunting alligators (hence the nickname) for the government. And although he's seen active combat and the terrible side of the human condition through his many years of work as a SEAL, when he got a call out to his sister two days ago, he said the devastation to his area was the worst he has ever seen.If anybody was waiting for official newspaper confirmation of MFH's initial article, the articles are now finally coming out
"My brother is in Biloxi, right where it hit the hardest. My brother has been in service since straight out of high school; He's a Navy Seal and he's trained for survival. I know he's going to bring them all home, I know he is," she said.
Gator's land was spared in the hurricane - the only home in a five-block radius still standing, the only home with fresh, uncontaminated water and food. He even has a generator and a four wheeler that runs. He was able to call his sister thanks to having On Star in his car. Davis said Gator has been busy rescuing as many people as he can; when she spoke to him last, he had taken over 50 people into his home to give them food and shelter. He has pulled almost that many dead bodies out of the water and taken them to I-90, where he told Davis there were about 800 corpses lined up along the road for rescue workers to retrieve. It was 102 degrees when Davis got to speak to her brother and the mosquitoes and flies were eating the survivors alive.
Comments about posts 2684 and 2685?
PS: congratuations on passing your PT tests. Hope you get your promotion. (BTW: what rank?)
Also interested in your comments re posts 2621, 2632, 2633, 2635 and 2637
No, he wasn't. He was banned for reposting an article the mods had pulled. And this one ain't it.
Besides, I'd hardly call a one hour "time-out" being banned.
Case closed. I moved on to other more important things.
A wiser man would be ashamed, and learn from his intemperance.
Bad news. It's going to get much worse. The media silence is still startling. How can they just ignore an entire state? For that matter, one hears them mention Alabama but they stop with mention of the name. Yet there must have been quite a hit in a few beach communities.
The information is starting to get out anyway, despite attempts at suppression, via the smaller local papers, FR, and the blogosphere. Google News has been a great help in my researching just what's happening. I've been doing periodic searches for things like biloxi + bodies.
This info suppression is a story in itself, and the MSM should hang their heads in shame for going along with it
I noticed that myself. Shepard Smith gave quite a bit of time to Mississippi at the start of his show this evening.
I thought it curious that he would be so emphatic about the sheer devastation wrought against the state, but only give passing mention to the human toll.
At one point, a reporter showed mud half a foot deep on the roadway. She said that mud was churned up sea-bottom that washed ashore. She also said the spot they were showing was TWO MILES inland!
Honestly, the whole thing reminded me of a seeBS one-hour documentary on Joe McCarthy aired few years ago.
Dan Rather spent the entire hour documenting how disliked McCarthy was without ever actually telling the viewer anything McCarthy actually did.
What is the Mississippi death toll now?
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