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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...
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.
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.
"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.
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...
Unless you want to suspend the constitution they CAN'T!
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.
"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.
Oh the jails were emptied? That may explain a lot.
Oops, got my wires crossed, maybe I heard wishfull thinking.
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.
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...
It was a line from a movie. Can't remember which one.
Just a goof.
Please investigate comments like this before posting. The entire National Guard IS NOT in Iraq........That would be stupid!!!
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.
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.
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.
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