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Breaking News....

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

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

TOPICS: News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: banglist; evacuation; hurricane; katrina; neworleans
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To: Proud_USA_Republican
Kill anyone running around with weapons.

So much for the Second Amendment and the poor homeowner trying to protect his family or business. What other freedoms are you eagar to surrender?
121 posted on 09/01/2005 12:16:27 PM PDT by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Yeah. Strange to think that there is more shooting and crime going on in NO now than in Baghdad. Does every city have this kind of deadwood? Not all? Many, though.

122 posted on 09/01/2005 12:16:32 PM PDT by RightWhale (Cloudy, 31 degrees, frost, wind <5 knots in Fairbanks)
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To: armyavonlady

Well, I don't think ANYONE has seen anything like this before, but the Guard at least has manpower, equipment, supplies, organization and structure to respond as needed.

123 posted on 09/01/2005 12:16:39 PM PDT by DeeOhGee (Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati)
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To: AliVeritas

"I'm ready to lock and load and take a ride... anybody else wanna come?"

Lock and Load. I would have brought my PSG-1 but had to sell it to pay some bills. My H&K USP will work just fine lets get up close and personal.

124 posted on 09/01/2005 12:17:51 PM PDT by Syntyr
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To: NYleatherneck

That must be your name then....Sonny!

Actualy I wasn't referring to you, I was just saying it.
But if you want me to call you sonny I can...

125 posted on 09/01/2005 12:19:09 PM PDT by NormB (Yes, but watch your cookies!!)
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To: Dallas59

Unless you want to suspend the constitution they CAN'T!

126 posted on 09/01/2005 12:19:21 PM PDT by McGavin999 ("You must call evil by it's name" GW Bush ......... It's name is Terror)
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To: ridesthemiles
Yes- it is true the social welfare system is largely to blame for what we are seeing- and then there are the Democrats to blame.... I know for sure as in 100%.

I used to be one.

They will say the "white man" is keeping them down- but who is it that is preventing their own elderly and children from being rescued and getting treatment at local hospitals- I guarantee it is not the "white man".

I like to remind everyone that it is the same segment of our society who never produce anything anyway-they never have and never will. There are people of all skins types out there risking their lives to save others.

127 posted on 09/01/2005 12:19:23 PM PDT by Diva Betsy Ross (Code pink stinks!)
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To: flashbunny
NO was poorly managed from the beginning

John Timoney, Miami Chief of Police and a veteran of the NYC Blackout of 1977, said the same on last night's John Batchelor show.
128 posted on 09/01/2005 12:19:34 PM PDT by sono
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

"I think they've probably convinced themselves they are acting as revolutionaries and trying to change the system they have been programmed to hate"

they probably couldn't form that thought. They are just using it as an excuse to vent and shoot at things/people. Probably wacked out on all tt Oxycontin the stole yesterday.

129 posted on 09/01/2005 12:19:40 PM PDT by Syntyr
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To: tumblindice

Oh the jails were emptied? That may explain a lot.

130 posted on 09/01/2005 12:20:08 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Near the belly of the beast in San Diego)
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To: luvbach1

Oops, got my wires crossed, maybe I heard wishfull thinking.

131 posted on 09/01/2005 12:20:48 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly catching hell for posting without reading since 2004)
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To: NYleatherneck

NEWS FLASH: New Orleans is a dangerous place, always has been. Even when it was "normal" walking off on the wrong street was taking your life in your hands. When I worked at Charity (the big free) 30 years ago it was not uncommon to have tourists come in mugged after walking a few block away from Bourbon street in the wrong direction. Call it what you want for whatever reason you want but there is a subculture of violence there which has now been given free reign. I pity the few poor souls there who really are victims. If the compassion of those who have developed the voting farm there really was genuine they would have already issued shoot on sight orders for the predators. The pictures are doing more than could ever been said in the MSM to educate the country regarding the urban criminality they have so long pandered to. Sorry for the rant but I can't stand what I am seeing in my old city.

132 posted on 09/01/2005 12:20:53 PM PDT by strongbow
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To: RightWhale
I don't know if you've visited NO--part of the charm is a certain seediness. That, and being able to get a big bowl of rice and beans as fast food...

When I heard that a judge in Houston had done all the arranging to bring in the refugees from the Super Bowl to the Astrodome...I shuddered. Houston doesn't know what is about to hit them, though I admire their gumption. NO has a dysfunctional underclass like no place else in the US...except maybe Newark...

133 posted on 09/01/2005 12:20:55 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: NormB

It was a line from a movie. Can't remember which one.

Just a goof.

134 posted on 09/01/2005 12:20:55 PM PDT by NYleatherneck
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To: NYleatherneck

Johnny Dangerously

135 posted on 09/01/2005 12:21:39 PM PDT by DeeOhGee (Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati)
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To: cspackler

Please investigate comments like this before posting. The entire National Guard IS NOT in Iraq........That would be stupid!!!

136 posted on 09/01/2005 12:22:32 PM PDT by AMERIKA
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To: sono

Well, I'm gald for him that he's agreeing with me!

If they had made it clear that evacuation was mandatory and that any -ANY looters would be shot on sight, things would have been much, much better. less crime, violence, rapes, and a more efficient rescue and relief operation.

And in all likleyhood, they probably wouldn't have had to shoot anybody - or if they did, maybe a few people to get the message out.

Now some people here may (and have) called me a nazi for suggesting this, but many more lives would have been saved with that approach than with the secondary disaster that is going on now.

137 posted on 09/01/2005 12:22:45 PM 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: armyavonlady
So the question is, are the NG troops "real" enough soldiers to handle the situation?

Good question. Perhaps it would take hardened returning (from Iraq) NG troops, from whom much has already been asked. But I'm sure 100s would still be willing to volunteer.

138 posted on 09/01/2005 12:23:13 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Near the belly of the beast in San Diego)
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To: flashbunny
There has been no authoritative person in the state of Louisiana who has stepped up and "taken charge". There's been no Mayor Rudy, no Gov. Keating, they all seem to be too busy with their own personal problems. I could not believe Mary Landrieu felt the citizens of NO would be interested in whether she "got her own family to safety".

I agree. The entire situation has been mismanaged, on a local level, from the git go. Does this mean that since federal help is "there to support local officials" that their efforts will also be mismanaged? I certainly hope not.

If the Mayor/Governor felt it would be "bad publicity" to declare "martial law", perhaps they'll reconsider when the Army has to go in to reclaim the city. What idiots! I hope the people of NO consider carefully next time they vote----if they ever again get to vote in a local election.
139 posted on 09/01/2005 12:24:04 PM PDT by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.......for without victory there is no survival."--Churchill--that's "Winston")
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To: Proud_USA_Republican
The charges of "Ethnic Cleansing" have already started from the Other Side. Show me ANY politician that has the bravery to declare Martial Law and start shooting voters.

The water will evaporate, the houses will burn or be eaten by termites, the bodies will rot away or be cremated, even the smell will fade, but the mayor or governor who orders a shoot to kill will be infamous forever.

140 posted on 09/01/2005 12:24:41 PM PDT by jonascord (What is better than the wind at 6 O'clock on the 600 yard line?)
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