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Posted on 09/01/2005 11:49:46 AM PDT by NYleatherneck

New Orleans hospital halts patient evacuations after coming under sniper fire...


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1 posted on 09/01/2005 11:49:46 AM PDT by NYleatherneck
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To: NYleatherneck

MADNESS


2 posted on 09/01/2005 11:50:10 AM PDT by Alter Kaker (Whatever tears one may shed, in the end one always blows one’s nose.-Heine)
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To: NYleatherneck
What is wrong with people?
3 posted on 09/01/2005 11:50:47 AM PDT by SaveTheChief ("Kittens give Morbo gas.")
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To: NYleatherneck

Where are the helicopter gunships? I'll volunteer to ride as a marksman. I'll even supply my own AR-15 and ammunition.


4 posted on 09/01/2005 11:50:47 AM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: NYleatherneck

It's a good thing we let those poor people loot for days on end...they got it all out of their system!

NO was poorly managed from the beginning a strong stance was needed right away. Now the fruits of their inaction are starting to ripen and rot.


5 posted on 09/01/2005 11:51:07 AM PDT by flashbunny (Defending the free market on free republic is like having to defend the flag at a VFW convention.)
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To: NYleatherneck

The snipers should be executed. If this is true (I'm not doubting you), then the national guard or someone has to go in there and treat these looters as enemy combatants and fight them.


6 posted on 09/01/2005 11:51:12 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (Some say what's good for others, the others make the goods; it's the meddlers against the peddlers)
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To: Alter Kaker

Ok...

It's time to impeach the governor and for Bush to strip LA officials of all power and take charge!


7 posted on 09/01/2005 11:51:27 AM PDT by Texas_Conservative2
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

I wonder if the snipers could be muslims terrorists.


8 posted on 09/01/2005 11:51:51 AM PDT by freepertoo
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To: NYleatherneck

SEND IN THE GD ARMY!


9 posted on 09/01/2005 11:51:55 AM PDT by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death.” - Al-Qaeda / Democratic Party)
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To: NYleatherneck

I'm trying to figure out how anyone can possibly profit from this.

Maybe they're simply as stupid as some say?


10 posted on 09/01/2005 11:52:13 AM PDT by warchild9
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To: SaveTheChief
What is wrong with people?

A lot... unless this is the work of an opportunistic terrorist cell blending in with the looter thugs.

11 posted on 09/01/2005 11:52:19 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: NYleatherneck

The people doing the shooting are probably sky high on all kinds of sh*t.

It's time to start plnking these SOBs.


12 posted on 09/01/2005 11:52:45 AM PDT by RexBeach (Pardon me, but is that a malaise sandwich in your pocket or are you just glad to be in a funk?)
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To: NYleatherneck

We must find out the root causes.


13 posted on 09/01/2005 11:52:47 AM PDT by Sometimes A River ("The leaves have broken on Lake Ponktran" - WKAT 1360 AM Miami Newsreader)
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To: NYleatherneck

what is wrong with these people!???
The President should make a statement that anyone attempting to interupt rescue and recovery operations will be caught and hanged and left hanging


14 posted on 09/01/2005 11:53:10 AM PDT by injin
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To: NYleatherneck

Don't worry, Delta Force will handle it...


15 posted on 09/01/2005 11:53:15 AM PDT by evets (God bless president Bush!)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts
I can't imagine the prospect of a firefight between looters and the NG in an American city.

F'in nightmare scenario.
16 posted on 09/01/2005 11:53:16 AM PDT by NYleatherneck
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To: freepertoo
I wonder if the snipers could be muslims terrorists.

I would guess that there would be at least 5,000 Black Muslim ex-convicts in the NO area.

I probably saw at least a dozen in the French Quarter alone when I was there last - probably many, many more in other neighborhoods.

17 posted on 09/01/2005 11:53:36 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave troops and their Commander in Chief)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

And start a civil war? This could be the spurn in the liberals side...


" You're firing on innocent Americans who only want food. I'm going down there to fight the government"

Honestly, if I said this 5 days ago I'd be thinking I was crazy...but with everything happening now...it's not that far off from a possibility.

Jerry Springer Radio (which replaced Glen Beck in my area) today was saying that if our troops weren't in Iraq then we'd have saved everyone already. It's sad and rediculus, I just hope it turns out to be nothing.


18 posted on 09/01/2005 11:53:41 AM PDT by edmond246 (God Bless America)
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To: freepertoo
I wonder if the snipers could be muslims terrorists.

My first thought, as opposed to some DC sniper type, though at least one was a muslim too.... Hmmmm......

19 posted on 09/01/2005 11:53:42 AM PDT by b4its2late (He who laughs last thinks slowest.)
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To: SaveTheChief

Democrats demonstrating 'self-determination' s'all.


20 posted on 09/01/2005 11:53:58 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And now, little man, I give the watch to you.”)
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To: flashbunny

No one wanted to speak out against looting at first for fear of being called a Racist.

And the rest of the people said that they were just looting for necessary items.

What will be the excuse now?


21 posted on 09/01/2005 11:53:58 AM PDT by Sometimes A River ("The leaves have broken on Lake Ponktran" - WKAT 1360 AM Miami Newsreader)
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To: NYleatherneck

At some point these idiots taking shots a choppers are going to kill somebody. This is nuts.


22 posted on 09/01/2005 11:54:04 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: Rodney King

Military gunships cannot operate within any city in the United States of America unless the Governor of a state declares Martial Law.

Despite the rumors that martial law has been declared, Secretary Chertoff made it clear that Governor Blanco has not done so.

The military can assist with rescue, but they cannot operate with law enforcement to quell unrest. Unfortunately.


23 posted on 09/01/2005 11:54:05 AM PDT by Peach (South Carolina is praying for our Gulf coast citizens.)
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To: NYleatherneck

WHYWHYWHY?? Even if they're looters, what could possibly cause anyone to see an advantage in shooting at folks trying to evacuate from a hospital!


24 posted on 09/01/2005 11:54:24 AM PDT by TheBigB (It's funktastic!!)
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To: NYleatherneck

It's a modern day Babylon.


25 posted on 09/01/2005 11:54:26 AM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: NYleatherneck
CNN banner headline:

SCENE OF ANARCHY

26 posted on 09/01/2005 11:54:55 AM PDT by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: flashbunny

Remember the La Attorney General's comments on H&C a couple of nights ago? How he stated looters were only trying to survive, and the La Gov Blanco basically said the same thing. They should have been shooting looters on site from day one and they would not be in the mess we see now.


27 posted on 09/01/2005 11:55:05 AM PDT by devane617
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To: NYleatherneck

Jesse, Al, Chuck, Ted, Barbara, Hillary and Patrick will all have soooo much to say!


28 posted on 09/01/2005 11:55:06 AM PDT by truthingod
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To: NYleatherneck

I don't know if anyone has made this remark - I can't possibly read all these threads/comments but what scares me about this scenario more than anything is that if we should ever come under terrorist attack (serious attack), this could potentially happen in any city in the U.S. where there are these subclasses of people that are immune to any civilized aspects of society.


29 posted on 09/01/2005 11:55:09 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Pearls Before Swine
unless this is the work of an opportunistic terrorist cell blending in with the looter thugs.

THat could very well be.
30 posted on 09/01/2005 11:55:15 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: NYleatherneck

Get Rudy G down there....NOW!


31 posted on 09/01/2005 11:55:24 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo ("When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk!")
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To: NYleatherneck
Exactly how long is it going to take before they PUBLICLY authorize shoot to kill orders for ANYONE with a weapon OR anyone shooting. Arm the hospitals NOW. Arm the Choppers NOW! Bring in Blackhawks with IR imaging and shoot these bastards dead! NOW!

The delay in action by Nagin and the Governor have lead to this. But now, this is the Fed Gov'ts purview and they needed to act YESTERDAY.

Get it together now! This is no longer "crowd control." This is a warzone with desperate people. Kill them.

32 posted on 09/01/2005 11:55:33 AM PDT by Solson (Viva il Papa!)
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To: NYleatherneck

I think there is a portion down there that has collectively lost their minds. WTH??????


33 posted on 09/01/2005 11:55:39 AM PDT by Millee (Earth First! We'll log the other planets later!)
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To: NYleatherneck

"I can't imagine the prospect of a firefight between looters and the NG in an American city.

F'in nightmare scenario."

No sir, very short.


34 posted on 09/01/2005 11:56:06 AM PDT by TexanToTheCore (Rock the pews, Baby)
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To: edmond246
Jerry Spinger? Yikes.

Some liberal chick replaced Glenn Beck near me, but I think they were pre-recorded anyway. I let them know they lost a listener, for whatever good it does.

So now I listen to Tony Snow or Laura Ingraham....

35 posted on 09/01/2005 11:56:14 AM PDT by b4its2late (He who laughs last thinks slowest.)
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To: Acts 2:38

What kind of anger against our past wrongs must've been harbored by these fine citizens? I suggest a council led by the U.N. to address the inequities. Then I think we should open the checkbooks and write the wrongs. Then these fine citizens should be given places of authority throughout America. Maybe we re-write the Constitution to make them Super-Citizens with more rights then the rest of us.


36 posted on 09/01/2005 11:56:18 AM PDT by samadams2000 (Pitchforks and Lanterns..with a smiley face!)
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To: edmond246

Yeah, I rely on Jerry Springer to tell me how things would be if we weren't in Irak.


37 posted on 09/01/2005 11:56:32 AM PDT by Sometimes A River ("The leaves have broken on Lake Ponktran" - WKAT 1360 AM Miami Newsreader)
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To: NYleatherneck

Didn't this happen earlier?


38 posted on 09/01/2005 11:56:54 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Ignorance is a condition. Stupidity is a strategy.)
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To: b4its2late

They could be deliberately adding to the chaos. how strong a prescence was the NOI in NO?


39 posted on 09/01/2005 11:57:00 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Acts 2:38

Me too! /sarc


40 posted on 09/01/2005 11:57:07 AM PDT by edmond246 (God Bless America)
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To: Acts 2:38
We must find out the root causes.

That's easy, look at who runs the state. Nuff said.


41 posted on 09/01/2005 11:57:21 AM PDT by unixfox (AMERICA - 20 Million ILLEGALS Can't Be Wrong!)
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To: b4its2late

2 instances of Beck being replaced...is this a trend, is his show dying?


42 posted on 09/01/2005 11:57:24 AM PDT by Sometimes A River ("The leaves have broken on Lake Ponktran" - WKAT 1360 AM Miami Newsreader)
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To: NYleatherneck

Martial law has been declared, if this is true they should make a public example of him to deter others.


43 posted on 09/01/2005 11:57:31 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly catching hell for posting without reading since 2004)
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To: NYleatherneck

These looters, thugs, rapists, murderers, scum of the earth, and just plain ol' loonies are making the U.S.A. look like a third world country.

Frankly I'm sick of it.


44 posted on 09/01/2005 11:57:38 AM PDT by BushisTheMan
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To: Acts 2:38

I hope not...


45 posted on 09/01/2005 11:57:47 AM PDT by edmond246 (God Bless America)
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To: SaveTheChief
As an ex-Social worker I will explain it to you: These people are lazy, uneducated,drug addicted scumbags who are used to everyone making excuses for why they are nothing but primal preditors-under taxpayers care.

America is codependent when it comes to the inner city thugs,and now we reap the whirlwind.

46 posted on 09/01/2005 11:57:49 AM PDT by Diva Betsy Ross (Code pink stinks!)
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To: Peach
From my understanding, there is no clause or law in the State of Louisiana which calls for Martial Law. It simply does not exist.

So this become a federal issue, who CAN issue Martial Law in a specific area during a national emergency.

I would suspect this is one of the reasons why Congresss needs to be there in 24 hours.

47 posted on 09/01/2005 11:57:56 AM PDT by Solson (Viva il Papa!)
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To: Texas_Conservative2
It's time to impeach the governor and for Bush to strip LA officials of all power and take charge!

Yeah, that'll happen.

Bush didn't even have to stones to veto tens of billions in obvious pork or defend the First Amendment. And all those would have taken was the stroke of a pen.

He might do it, though, even though it'd be unconstitutional; he's got no problem with expanding Big Stupid Government.

The citizens of Louisiana need to deal with their own idiot politicians, if there are any lampposts left standing.

48 posted on 09/01/2005 11:57:57 AM PDT by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: NYleatherneck

This is starting to sound like a research project or training exercise for a few people with an agenda.

Liberals live by the credo of ZERO TOLERANCE, when it applies to little school girls with aspirin or little boys with paper guns.

Lets see if the liberal establishment in LA calls for a severe crackdown on this stuff...before total anarchy sets in.


49 posted on 09/01/2005 11:58:07 AM PDT by Dat Mon (still lookin for a good one....tagline)
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To: Millee

The sad thing is this: these people had this lawless mentality long before the hurricane blew in. The scenes of so called "survival" are a joke in many cases--these people are stealing everything they can get their hands on! What are they going to do with it? It sounds to me like these people are showing what has gone wrong in America with the liberals in charge. We owe them everything.


50 posted on 09/01/2005 11:58:58 AM PDT by truthingod
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