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Hurricane Katrina victims to sue greenhouse gas emitters
news.com.au ^ | March 4, 2010

Posted on 03/03/2010 9:43:40 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

VICTIMS of Hurricane Katrina from Mississippi are seeking to sue carbon gas-emitting multinationals for helping fuel global warming and boosting the devastating 2005 storm, legal documents showed.

The class action suit brought by residents from southern Mississippi, which was ravaged by hurricane-force winds and driving rains, was first filed just weeks after the August 2005 storm hit.

"The plaintiffs allege that defendants' operation of energy, fossil fuels, and chemical industries in the United States caused the emission of greenhouse gasses that contributed to global warming," say the documents, seen by AFP.

The increase in global surface air and water temperatures "in turn caused a rise in sea levels and added to the ferocity of Hurricane Katrina, which combined to destroy the plaintiffs' private property, as well as public property useful to them".

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: algore; chocolatecity; globalwarming; katrina; lunacy; mississippilawsuit; nola; triallawyers

1 posted on 03/03/2010 9:43:40 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So THAT’s where Algore has been hiding!


2 posted on 03/03/2010 9:45:24 PM PST by Slyfox
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Interesting timing, with the fraud of AGW exposed. Maybe the liars (Lawyers) figure they can cash in before the word gets out. Of course, the ‘victims’ will never get much, but the lawyers can make out like they were suing ‘Big Tobacco’ or somesuch.


3 posted on 03/03/2010 9:46:58 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

With ClimateGate raging, this is going to get interesting.


4 posted on 03/03/2010 9:47:48 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, I’m in South Alabama, who wants to file a class action, to stop stupid people from being able to sue?

IT’S A LIVING PLANET FOR GOD’S SAKE!

Sorry for yelling, but idiots like this make my blood boil


5 posted on 03/03/2010 9:47:54 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Are you sure you weren’t over at The Onion?


6 posted on 03/03/2010 9:48:30 PM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: steelyourfaith

Ping.


7 posted on 03/03/2010 9:50:20 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: decimon; SunkenCiv; JoeProBono

Surely this is a hoax????


8 posted on 03/03/2010 9:52:35 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe hoping to lose, but not letting on.


9 posted on 03/03/2010 9:53:48 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: steelyourfaith

You gotta see this.


10 posted on 03/03/2010 9:56:42 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mexico, which people love to deride:

2 back to back hurricanes wipe out all of Cancun, Cozumel and Playa del Carmen and surrounding areas. Complete devastation — for all intents and purposes there was nothing left.

After things settle down (like a week later) the Governor of Quintana Roo goes to each of the major city centers with shovels and rakes and says “we don’t work, we don’t eat.”

The people work for food only and some concessions on their rent and mortgages.

In 9 months the resort communities are ready for tourists. Th rebuilding of the beachfronts continues to this day.

No $2,000 debit cards. No “boo hoo boo hoo the gummit didn’t do enough!” No special tax exemptions. Just “if we don’t work, we don’t eat.”

After less than a year, Mexico got back on it’s feet.

After 5 years, NOLA continues to cry like a little baby. As always, depending on the gummit is path to weakness.

As an American, I am embarrassed. As should all Americans.

Bested by Mexico.

Think about it.


11 posted on 03/03/2010 9:59:27 PM PST by freedumb2003 ( Tagline lost -- anyone seen it?)
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To: hennie pennie

sup

http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20100302/NEWS/100309980


12 posted on 03/03/2010 10:00:04 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (We are unable to transmit through conscious neural interference.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I am a katrina victim, and this retard lawsuit is going nowhere. Should industry have to pay all damage caused by all hurricanes? I mean if american man made global warming caused one hurricane, then it causes all hurricanes...and cyclones, and typhoons. You just can’t pick and chose which ones we americans caused.

Shouldn’t people who drive non-smart cars also be responsible for Katrina? What about the C02 that we exhale? I am responsible for katrina, I guess I should prepare for my deposition...


13 posted on 03/03/2010 10:04:12 PM PST by chris37
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To: Free ThinkerNY

TORT REFORM NOW!!!!!


14 posted on 03/03/2010 10:05:39 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: chris37

Pelosi and the jet ^__^


15 posted on 03/03/2010 10:07:33 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (We are unable to transmit through conscious neural interference.)
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To: freedumb2003
After 5 years, NOLA continues to cry like a little baby. As always, depending on the gummit is path to weakness

In February, 1986, the price of oil collapsed. Louisiana and Texas went to recession. Texas rebounded in 2-3 years. Louisiana never has. Almost everyone in Louisiana is STILL waiting for a government bailout.

16 posted on 03/03/2010 10:11:04 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (Envy is the Lifeblood of Liberalism)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This may very well be one of the top 10 stupidest things I’ve ever read.


17 posted on 03/03/2010 10:14:19 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny
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To: steelyourfaith; xcamel; DaveLoneRanger; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

PING


18 posted on 03/03/2010 10:18:37 PM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: chris37

Didn’t you know the word “retard” is being outlawed?
Now I have to sue you.
You can still use the word “dumbass”, though.


19 posted on 03/03/2010 10:18:54 PM PST by derllak
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To: Cowboy Bob

Wrong. That’s what the media would have you believe. We are NOT waiting for any government bailout, thanks.


20 posted on 03/03/2010 10:19:28 PM PST by JLLH
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To: rdl6989; Army Air Corps; tubebender; marvlus; IrishCatholic; Carlucci; Desdemona; meyer; ...

Thanx !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

21 posted on 03/03/2010 10:19:41 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Warmists as "traffic light" apocalyptics: "Greens too yellow to admit they're really Reds."-Monckton)
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To: freedumb2003

Check out the article. It’s about those struck in MISSISSIPPI, not LA.


22 posted on 03/03/2010 10:20:38 PM PST by JLLH
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To: JLLH

That’s worse.


23 posted on 03/03/2010 10:22:46 PM PST by freedumb2003 ( Tagline lost -- anyone seen it?)
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To: derllak

It’s not outlawed yet!

Not until the retard in the white hut signs the bill!


24 posted on 03/03/2010 10:27:01 PM PST by chris37
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To: SoldierDad

Loser pays, loser pays, loser pays, loser pays!!

Do it! This crap has got to stop!


25 posted on 03/03/2010 10:29:14 PM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: JLLH
Check out the article. It’s about those struck in MISSISSIPPI, not LA.

I wonder why the article has a photo of New Orleans? I guess everyone was so concerned about N.O. that they forgot to take any pictures of Mississippi.

26 posted on 03/03/2010 10:31:17 PM PST by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: Domandred

Not only should the loser pay, but there should be a penalty assessed for bringing a stupid suit in the first place.


27 posted on 03/03/2010 10:31:28 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: chris37

Lol! Thanks, I needed that! :)


28 posted on 03/03/2010 10:36:12 PM PST by derllak
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To: Free ThinkerNY

woo hoo! free money for everyone!! can i sue too??


29 posted on 03/03/2010 10:36:38 PM PST by wafflehouse (RE-ELECT NO ONE !)
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To: Razz Barry

Who knows? I know that those who lost their homes in Miss. were pretty miffed that the coverage was all about N.O. at the time when towns were wiped out in Miss. and homes left in ruins. I can guess it was a “racially motivated” decision on the part of the media....but the endless “people in LA are looking for handouts” crap that comes out everytime there’s a thread about the state or the city or the Saints gets really tiresome for those who live here and know better.


30 posted on 03/03/2010 10:36:41 PM PST by JLLH
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Seriously? Seriously?? Correct me if I’m wrong but I seem to recall that they made it through the storm ok. The breach of the levees caused most of the damage in New Orleans. Meanwhile, my relatives in Mississippi lost EVERYTHING during Katrina but understand that living where they do comes with significant risks. And they’re rebuilding. Using insurance money. Not dependent on the government to take care of them. Concept.


31 posted on 03/03/2010 10:38:55 PM PST by TruJess
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To: JLLH

That’s what I get for just reading the headline! Still the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard though. And my comment about my relatives still stands!


32 posted on 03/03/2010 10:41:54 PM PST by TruJess
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"The plaintiffs allege that defendants' operation of energy, fossil fuels, and chemical industries in the United States caused the emission of greenhouse gasses that contributed to global warming"

Prove it.
33 posted on 03/03/2010 10:44:05 PM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: JLLH

Though I live in Georgia and of course suffered no damage, I was miffed about it too. I remember how people in MS were out clearing the roads right after it happened. A mayor of one town was out helping while his wife served food. “Chocolate City” Ray was walking around in his suit trying not to get his hands dirty.


34 posted on 03/03/2010 10:49:09 PM PST by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: freedumb2003

Wow. Eye-operner. Right on. Should be a bigger story about that.


35 posted on 03/03/2010 10:58:48 PM PST by Bhoy
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To: advance_copy
Prove it.

Nobody could. This story just proves that the recession is so deep that even lawyers are scraping the bottom of the barrel. The companies they name as defendents in the tort should counter-sue for frivilous litigation and demand compensation.

36 posted on 03/03/2010 11:12:30 PM PST by ARepublicanForAllReasons (Give 'em hell, Sarah!)
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To: JLLH
It's mostly a waste of time to argue with the “Know it Alls”

that always turn up on these threads,,,

Try to get it through their thick skulls about MR.GO or the

fact that the insurance companies would not pay up,,,

WHO DAT!...;0)

37 posted on 03/03/2010 11:24:47 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: freedumb2003

See Iowa, Galveston...


38 posted on 03/03/2010 11:56:21 PM PST by wac3rd (Felipe Calderon supports the public option.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I was in Ocean Springs (Biloxi) for Camille - talk about destruction....I can’t recall a single person back then who would even have considered coming up with the insane idea to sue “contributors” for a bleeping hurricane. They would surely have been laughed out of town for it’s been commonly known for centuries that hurricanes hit the Florida Panhandle and the Gulf on occasion and that just comes with the territory. Times, they are a changin’

The histronics is, it’s likely treehugging gaia-worshipers who are suing - the mother nature they worship - with corporations as stand-ins.


39 posted on 03/04/2010 12:15:28 AM PST by blueplum
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To: TruJess
"I remember how people in MS were out clearing the roads right after it happened"

That's very admirable, but the 80% of the city of New Orleans' population that evacuated(approx.364,000)were not allowed back into the area for almost a month, so we didn't have that option. If you think back you might remember that, after the storm, the infrastructure here was so destroyed that the people who remained actually had to be taken out of the city. My family and I had evacuated to Birmingham ahead of Katrina and right after the storm my husband left my daughter and me there and tried to get back in, but he was turned back by state police.

BTW, it's rather hard to clear streets and roads that have many feet of flood water standing in them. A few areas, like the Vieux Carre, were able to come back pretty quickly because, due to their higher position, they remained relatively dry.

40 posted on 03/04/2010 1:54:08 AM PST by Mila (t)
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To: chris37

“katrina victim”

How long are you going to stay a “victim”??


41 posted on 03/04/2010 2:43:30 AM PST by Shimmer1 (When life hands you lemons, ask for tequila and salt)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Wow, should be interesting as the proven fraud from the Climate Research Center at East Anglia more than sheds a little doubt on the culpability of any occurrence (existence) of Global Warming.

But by all means, the science should be brought forth to support these claims.

42 posted on 03/04/2010 4:21:44 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Shimmer1

For the rest of my life.

Lost two homes and my grandma as a result.

Now **** off.


43 posted on 03/04/2010 6:17:06 AM PST by chris37
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To: chris37

I’m so sorry you lost your grandma. That’s tough. And your homes too. But rise above “victimhood” and quit being so abrasive over a simple question.


44 posted on 03/04/2010 7:37:39 AM PST by Shimmer1 (When life hands you lemons, ask for tequila and salt)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

You are so right — and WHO DAT! back at ya!


45 posted on 03/04/2010 2:10:43 PM PST by JLLH
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To: hennie pennie; ApplegateRanch; Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; ...

Heh, don’t be too sure, thanks hennie pennie.


46 posted on 03/04/2010 5:00:01 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: Shimmer1

Negative, Don’t be so calloused. Katrina altered lives. I cannot change what happened. Don’t just assume that people who were affected by Katrina are gravy train riders. It was a terrible disaster.


49 posted on 03/05/2010 7:41:45 AM PST by chris37
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To: chris37

I am not assuming ANYTHING negative about you. You have experienced a lot of pain and loss from this and I’m so sorry. My comment had nothing to do with Katrina, only with you viewing yourself as a victim forever. I think it would be healthy not to categorize yourself that way.
I don’t find any fault with you at all, I wish you wouldn’t take it that way.


50 posted on 03/05/2010 8:11:40 AM PST by Shimmer1 (Navy blue)
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