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Blanco buses on the BBC
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4210646.stm ^ | 9/3/2005 | 9/3/2005

Posted on 09/03/2005 6:39:25 AM PDT by ChadGore

In this short video (Real Media 34k stream). . at the very begining . . the 2nd sceen, shows yet another dozen unused blanco buses!

The print story is here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4210646.stm

Under the first image is a link that says "VIDEO Aid Finally arrives".

The URI for the RV Video is here:

rtsp://.../09012da6800242eb_16x9_nb.rm?title="BBC"&author=""©right="(C) British Broadcasting Corporation"


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: bbc; blanco; blancobuses; buses; busing; incompetence; katrina; katrinafailures; nagin; neworleans; unused
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Add yet another dozen unused blanco buses to the list.

Could I ask a favor from my beloved fellow freepers ?

Can someone do a screen cature of the 2nd sceen in the video and post it here in this forum ?

This is documentory evidence that the blanco buses sat unused.

1 posted on 09/03/2005 6:39:26 AM PDT by ChadGore
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To: ChadGore

Thread needs pingers and bumpers.


2 posted on 09/03/2005 6:40:15 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: All

Who post a screen cap of the blanco buses ?


3 posted on 09/03/2005 6:40:54 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: ChadGore

I'll ping it.


4 posted on 09/03/2005 6:41:13 AM PDT by bonfire (dwindler)
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To: bonfire

Thank you for your help.


5 posted on 09/03/2005 6:42:09 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: ChadGore

My computer won't open the "rtsp" link above. Can you give me some info about that?


6 posted on 09/03/2005 6:44:39 AM PDT by Clara Lou (In this order: Read. Post comment.)
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To: Clara Lou
Here's the same video in WINDOWS MEDIA format:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/avdb/news_web/video/9012da680023f10/nb/09012da6800242eb_16x9_nb.asx

7 posted on 09/03/2005 6:46:55 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: Clara Lou

Dear fellow freepers,
How many blanco buses do you count ?

8 posted on 09/03/2005 6:48:44 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: ChadGore

At least 18.


9 posted on 09/03/2005 6:49:53 AM PDT by bonfire (dwindler)
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To: ChadGore

How many Blanco brain cells do you count? You're right.
None there. Never were.


10 posted on 09/03/2005 6:50:13 AM PDT by Galtoid
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To: ChadGore
Thanks for the info, I got it to open. Did you listen to the report? The reporter says, "the superpower is finally acting like one," among other things, and talking about the "underclass." The lefty Hate-America BBC can go to hell.
11 posted on 09/03/2005 6:51:14 AM PDT by Clara Lou (In this order: Read. Post comment.)
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To: bonfire
Here is a smaller version of the image:
12 posted on 09/03/2005 6:53:29 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: bonfire

18 ! Thank you for your help. What's interesting is that they are not parked in rows, like the other image from the wires posted here on FR, so this has to be even more unused buses.

13 posted on 09/03/2005 6:57:07 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: ChadGore

Of course the MSM will call them "Bush Busses."


14 posted on 09/03/2005 6:58:55 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Galtoid
Re: None there. Never were.

"These aren't the busses you're looking for"

15 posted on 09/03/2005 7:00:16 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: ChadGore

We've seen lots of school buses - anybody have any idea about the Metro buses?


16 posted on 09/03/2005 7:01:08 AM PDT by berkeleybeej (http://www.cattletoday.com/)
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To: dfwgator
Let's be clear. I counted about 100 buses in the previous wire image (I wish someone would post it here), plus an extra 18, (thank you fellow freepers), here in this BBC video.

If each bus holds 40 people? we're talking about the ability to move 4,720 per trip times 3 trips a day for 3 days (friday, saturday, and sunday before the storm), we're talking about 42,480 that where not moved because these buses where not used before the storm, when the roads actually existed, the weather was fine, fresh water and food where plentiful, and a Cat5 was still in the gulf.

17 posted on 09/03/2005 7:09:53 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: ChadGore

bump


18 posted on 09/03/2005 7:11:27 AM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Conservatives are from Earth. Liberals are from Uranus.(c))
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To: ChadGore
While you are counting...


19 posted on 09/03/2005 7:13:55 AM PDT by SouthTexas
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To: SouthTexas

What's the count in that image ?


20 posted on 09/03/2005 7:18:47 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: SouthTexas
Thank you very much !

21 posted on 09/03/2005 7:20:26 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: TASMANIANRED

bttt


22 posted on 09/03/2005 7:22:00 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: ChadGore

Now that you see the 2 images side by side . . it's clear that they are not the same buses. Look at how they are parked.


23 posted on 09/03/2005 7:23:08 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: berkeleybeej
Re: We've seen lots of school buses

How many ?

24 posted on 09/03/2005 7:24:39 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: ChadGore

Bookmarked for future use...


25 posted on 09/03/2005 7:26:17 AM PDT by DocRock (Osama said, "We love death, the U.S. loves life, that is the main difference between us.")
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To: DocRock

ty for the bump.


26 posted on 09/03/2005 7:27:18 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: bonfire

bttt


27 posted on 09/03/2005 7:29:21 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: ChadGore

215?


28 posted on 09/03/2005 7:30:20 AM PDT by SouthTexas
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To: ChadGore

BUMP!!! Public education alert!!!


29 posted on 09/03/2005 7:32:02 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Just mythoughts
Re: BUMP!!! Public education alert!!!

Yes . . we're all about education. :)

30 posted on 09/03/2005 7:36:00 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: ChadGore

To the tune of Camptown Races....

"Blanco Buses parked just right, doo-dah, doo-dah

Blanco buses float all night, oh de doo-dah day

Gwine to float all night, and etc."

Lame, I know. ;^)


31 posted on 09/03/2005 7:36:50 AM PDT by headsonpikes (The Liberal Party of Canada are not b*stards - b*stards have mothers!)
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To: ChadGore

There is another picture being circulated around FR showing about 300 buses under water, too.


32 posted on 09/03/2005 7:37:35 AM PDT by beckysueb (God bless America and President Bush.)
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To: ChadGore

Others will have a different count I'm sure but in the picture where the buses are parked in rows I counted 224. I didn't enlarge the photo to do the counting so I probably missed some at the edges. If we assume 40 passengers per bus that amounts to 8960 people per trip.


33 posted on 09/03/2005 7:38:32 AM PDT by The Inspector
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To: The Inspector

Hey the liberals mantra is "If it saves only one child." It appears the Mayor could have saved a bunch of children. Would everyone have gotten out? Probably not, but at least many would have.


34 posted on 09/03/2005 7:40:14 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SouthTexas
Thank you for an acurate count !

Let's rework the numbers.

The first image has 18, the second image has 215.

This combines to make a total of 233 buses lets unused.

35 posted on 09/03/2005 7:40:18 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: berkeleybeej
"We've seen lots of school buses - anybody have any idea about the Metro buses?"

That's what I've been asking. The city the size of NO (with all of the democrat pork all of these years) has to have a pretty big Metro fleet. Where were they? In fact I'll bet BR itself has a good size Metro and school bus fleets. What exactly was the plan down there.

There is a Nuclear plant close to both of these cities so what were they going to do about an accident there.

It sounds to me like the LA governmental response was criminal actually.
36 posted on 09/03/2005 7:40:46 AM PDT by WHBates
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To: The Inspector
Thanks for the assist in counting, I had 215 but kept losing my place.

I now have black spots all over my monitor from my pen.

37 posted on 09/03/2005 7:41:22 AM PDT by SouthTexas
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"The Inspector" got 224.


38 posted on 09/03/2005 7:42:30 AM PDT by SouthTexas
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To: dfwgator
Of course the MSM will call them "Bush Busses."

You're probably right and now President Bush will have to add monitering forming hurricanes so he can direct incompetent nincompoop city and state leaders in the event of an emergencey to his already busy schedule.

39 posted on 09/03/2005 7:42:30 AM PDT by beckysueb (God bless America and President Bush.)
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To: ChadGore

18 more than drivers reporting to work


40 posted on 09/03/2005 7:43:09 AM PDT by bigsigh
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To: The Inspector
Others will have a different count I'm sure but in the picture where the buses are parked in rows I counted 224. I didn't enlarge the photo to do the counting so I probably missed some at the edges. If we assume 40 passengers per bus that amounts to 8960 people per trip.

Amazing . .really . .when you think about it.

The way I see it . .you can work the numbers 2 ways.

1) Assume the manditory evacuation was given by the gov on Friday when it should have. This would leave us with all day Friday, all day Saturday, and all day Sunday for these unused busses to run.

2) Assume the late reaction that really happened, which yields only Saturday and Sunday.

41 posted on 09/03/2005 7:46:27 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: ChadGore

A kid was interviewed on Fox last night who had commandeered a school bus from the lot. He put 70 people in his bus and took them to Houston. Had to fill up two-three times, and the people on the bus chipped in for the gas.


42 posted on 09/03/2005 7:46:43 AM PDT by norge
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To: SouthTexas

What will the spin be on these photos? Maybe with Bush's evil underfunding of No Child Left Behind they will say the buses were probably inoperable anyway. Or the school system had to layoff all the drivers before the storm because of cutbacks. Get Sidney Blumenthal on the phone. He'll think of something.


43 posted on 09/03/2005 7:47:47 AM PDT by The Inspector
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Re: 70 people

Thank You! . . an first hand report from one of the drivers!

Very valuable information.

44 posted on 09/03/2005 7:48:52 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: ChadGore
Probably none of these buses were operational after the levee was breached, but all were available to the Mayor/Governor on the 3days prior while the Kat5 was was boiling out in the Gulf & obviously heading straight for NO like a freight-train.

I believe those buses only have a tank capacity to get them about 100 miles down the road before needing fuel, but refueling along the way certainly could have been arranged/ordered. Of course prior planning/arrangements would have had to be made for all the folks at the end destination to care for them during & a few days(??) after the storm, or worst-case-scenario flood-out.

Then too, those folks would have had to be convinced of the necessity to leave.

45 posted on 09/03/2005 7:49:11 AM PDT by CIBvet (Thanks to all who sat in their lawnchairs to prove we can protect the U.S Border .... REAL Patriots.)
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To: The Inspector

The mayor of NO has already addressed this. He didn't want to inconvenience the passengers since there were no bathrooms on these buses.


46 posted on 09/03/2005 7:51:57 AM PDT by SouthTexas
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To: ChadGore

If we only assume trips on Saturday and Sunday and just 10 trips a day to someplace outside the city that gets 179200 people out. With a baseline of 224 buses with 40 people per trip. But it's Bush's fault so just forget all this.


47 posted on 09/03/2005 7:52:50 AM PDT by The Inspector
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To: SouthTexas
inconvenience ? inconvenience ?

We're talking about his responsibility to move people out of harms way.

48 posted on 09/03/2005 7:53:29 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: CIBvet

even at that, 100 miles would have gotten them away from the flooding. The ineptness of the Mayor AND Governor is astounding!


49 posted on 09/03/2005 7:54:38 AM PDT by N8VTXNinWV
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Re:If we only assume trips on Saturday and Sunday and just 10 trips a day to someplace outside the city that gets 179200 people out.

*AMAZING*

50 posted on 09/03/2005 7:54:46 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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