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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...
A pro bono sniper...I'm with you!
Yep. I agree they are everywhere these days. Fortunately they are somewhat dispersed most of the time. But get even just a few together in one place and in a short time everything is trashed. They are up here, too.
I got so sick of wasting my time in social work- no one is interested in getting those people off of welfare,or getting the people strong enough mentally to raise themselves up- the PTB are interesting in keeping the cash cow ,that our welfare system makes, going strong so they all have easy cushy jobs.
Martial law doesn't typically push the gov out. As for the new Homeland and FEMA powers, I'm totally in the dark and know absolutely nothing about them. Thanks for pointing that out. It totally escaped me.
I have always thought that every family should have a gun and know how to use it (trained in safety, handling and all that). As others have pointed out on other threads, the veneer of civilization is very thin. While I do believe that most people would not resort to violence or wickedness (as have the looters), there is an element that will and one should always be prepared. It's not a big deal anyway. My hubby is a hunter so guns are normal for me.
I lived thru the LA riots after the Rodney King case. There were buildings burning in all four directions from my apartment. Looters everywhere--and I didn't live in that bad a part of town.
The difference is that after about 3 days the NG showed up and order was quickly restored when men with M-16's started walking down Sunset Blvd. That is not happening here, I suspect for two reasons: (1) even under the best of circumstances, it takes a few days to move a bunch of NG troops into a city and we are just getting to the point where, if conditions were ideal, the NG would be able to move into and take control of the city; and (2) The logistics of getting them into New Orleans is a nightmare--Los Angeles was dry and had freeways coming into town. NO has no access except by air and boat--although getting boats in is probably very dangerous as this is not charted water.
I think you mean 'push the local governments out' but it really does mean that. If they have a role to play under a presidential declaration of Martial Law, it is a role given to them in the 'situation zone' -- not a role by right.
that's breaking...that has been reported for days on FR and dismissed by the expert MSM watchers!
What your missing is that Delta Force is doing the evacuations.
I tried to gently say just what you said about why I had no interest in visiting NO and a few freepers didn't like it so I stopped. But I know that NO and a lot of other cities have major gang problems which results in a lot of crime. And I've got no interest to visit those places and neither do most tourists.
That's why what Guliani did for NYC was such a miracle and it brought tourists back to that City.
I agree. Bush is far too focused on bringing the rule of Islam to Iraq and has been caught completely flat-footed with this disaster. This is a disaster that needs resources available at the federal level. Bush's platitudes are worthless and getting very tiresome.
I don't care if Dad and Clinton team up and raise money in the future. These people are now dying in the dome of dehydration-babies are going to die soon. some are very sick. Get off you but Bush-send help!!!!
I met a soldier in Starbucks...he is heading to Egypt. He told me the Louisiana Guard is in Iraq. He says there is not many soldiers left to help...he was stationed in South Georgia. I am sorry to say the libs may be right. We don't have enough soldiers to protect the homefront.
I never thought I would agree on anything with the libs, but I also think they may be right this time. Isn't responding to a disaster such as this supposed to be the primary function of a government?
Just find them and kill them
Political correctness BS and camcorders have everyone from police to military personnel afraid to do anything to control any situation, lest it be distorted by the America-hating MSM and they fine themselves the latest victim to have his life destroyed by the PC-hate-mob mentality. And unfortunately, the victims can not count on this administration to stand up for them to save them from the crucifixion hysteria.
Is 1st Amtrac Bn. from Pendelton overseas? I think 2nd Amtrak is in Iraq, and 3rd Amtac is too far off to respond. Is there a prepositioned 4th Reserve Amtrac?
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