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Breaking News....
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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...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: banglist; evacuation; hurricane; katrina; neworleans
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To: balls

Yes, they are supposed to protect us...not allow people to die in a building after they are supposedly rescued. The libs have a point.


201 posted on 09/01/2005 1:45:23 PM PDT by nyconse
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To: RightWhale

You know this post is just revolting.


202 posted on 09/01/2005 1:45:51 PM PDT by nyconse
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To: ravingnutter

These 'people' in the dome are now dying of dehydration...


203 posted on 09/01/2005 1:47:26 PM PDT by nyconse
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To: nyconse
I am sorry to say the libs may be right. We don't have enough soldiers to protect the homefront.

No, they aren't right. They have spent the last 30 years trying to gut our military. If we don't have enough soldiers, it rests squarely on their shoulders. It's a little like the man who kill his parents pleading for mercy because he's an orphan.

204 posted on 09/01/2005 1:55:36 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: ARCADIA
I bet I grew up in Charleston, SC, lived through Hugo, evacuated of course, and now reside in Panama.

Sorry to disappoint.
205 posted on 09/01/2005 1:55:47 PM PDT by newbeliever
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To: nyconse
We don't have enough soldiers to protect the homefront.

There are plenty if the country mobilizes. Could be necessary if things don't simmer down soon. It's not business as usual, that is for sure. I would guess things are going to stabilize in the near future since the NG and the local peace officers are already in place and making their presence effective.

206 posted on 09/01/2005 1:58:56 PM PDT by RightWhale (Cloudy, 31 degrees, frost, wind <5 knots in Fairbanks)
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To: Paved Paradise

Well my son is a former policeman and a member of the Army. He has one but I guess I need one too now, after all this. These freaks are just like the butchers in Baghdad. My heart goes out to normal people there.


207 posted on 09/01/2005 2:03:13 PM PDT by BushisTheMan
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To: newbeliever

And notice that the "able bodied" looters are helping anyone. Nah, no time. Gotta go get the plasma TV and some new sneakers.


208 posted on 09/01/2005 2:10:05 PM PDT by BushisTheMan
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To: nyconse

The joke was about the looters, not the people in the Dome, thier situation is not funny. There's no excuse for that Governor allowing this to happen. Someone on another thread said there were no LA provisions for Martial Law...I call BS...call the Leg into an emergency session and just do it.


209 posted on 09/01/2005 2:18:15 PM PDT by ravingnutter
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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!

Amen, I detest that cow.

210 posted on 09/01/2005 2:54:02 PM PDT by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: newbeliever
I bet I grew up in Charleston, SC, lived through Hugo, evacuated of course, and now reside in Panama.

How many times did you evacuate before Hugo? In retrospect evacuation would have been the logical move. I just don't think there was enough time to pull it off. Also, for the most part the city survived the hurricane and the storm surge; it was the faulty levee system that did them in. Who would have thought that anyone would be stupid enough to install a critical pumping system that would rely exclusively on commercial power and be subject to serious storm damage? If they had known that ahead of time they wouldn't have evacuated, they would have just moved out for good.
211 posted on 09/01/2005 2:59:56 PM PDT by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: ARCADIA
I am sorry but it does not take rocket science to learn from others mistakes. Are you telling me this many people were unaware of the potential destruction? Do they live with their heads in the sand? My point is this, they were ordered to leave. The majority of those behind, CHOSE not to leave and because of that people are dying.

Now, it is George Bush's fault that all those people.e stayed behind? Get real, they had 36 hours to get out and chose not to. They could have walked to higher ground in that time. Do you seriously think they were not ABLE to find 1 friend with a car to leave the city? For that matter, they could have stolen an abandoned vehicle after everyone left and still made it out of the city.

People are dead because of the stupid selfish people looking for a handout. Many likely stayed behind so that they could loot and pillage the others. I am having a hard time developing much sympathy for the able bodied that chose not to leave.
212 posted on 09/01/2005 3:12:43 PM PDT by newbeliever
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To: jonascord

Good question. I'm not sure what assets the 4th Mardiv have in place. I do know that 4th Amphibious Assault Battalion is in Iraq with 3/25.


213 posted on 09/01/2005 3:25:23 PM PDT by NYleatherneck
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To: Diva Betsy Ross
A few years ago on a city bus I heard some lady talking about a social worker, she referred to the person as 'our socialist'.

LOL

214 posted on 09/01/2005 4:00:34 PM PDT by perfect stranger ("Hell Bent for Election" by Warburg)
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To: Texas_Conservative2

He can't legally do that. The LA governor is the executive of the sovereign state of Louisiana. Blanco can call for help, but she's still in charge.


215 posted on 09/01/2005 4:04:26 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: Trust but Verify

Why not just cancel the 'breaking news' on your cell phone? Do you have to switch carriers?


216 posted on 09/01/2005 4:05:09 PM PDT by perfect stranger ("Hell Bent for Election" by Warburg)
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To: balls
Would this be a fair contraction of your words or does it remove the context?

Bush is far too focused on bringing the rule of Islam to Iraq and has been caught completely flat-footed with this disaster.

217 posted on 09/01/2005 4:42:51 PM PDT by perfect stranger ("Hell Bent for Election" by Warburg)
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To: NYleatherneck

Welcome to FreeRepublic.


218 posted on 09/01/2005 4:44:54 PM PDT by perfect stranger ("Hell Bent for Election" by Warburg)
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To: balls
Isn't responding to a disaster such as this supposed to be the primary function of a government?

Perhaps it is, I don't know rightfully, but they are responding.

219 posted on 09/01/2005 4:51:19 PM PDT by perfect stranger ("Hell Bent for Election" by Warburg)
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To: truthingod

So true


220 posted on 09/01/2005 4:56:08 PM PDT by Guenevere (God bless our military!...and God bless the President of the United States!)
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To: ModelBreaker
No, they aren't right.......

Thank you for taking that point.

221 posted on 09/01/2005 4:59:24 PM PDT by perfect stranger ("Hell Bent for Election" by Warburg)
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To: perfect stranger

No. I have to go to the website to cancel. Going to do that right now.


222 posted on 09/01/2005 5:08:04 PM PDT by Trust but Verify (( ))
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To: Trust but Verify

Ok.


223 posted on 09/01/2005 5:20:47 PM PDT by perfect stranger ("Hell Bent for Election" by Warburg)
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To: ModelBreaker

"I lived thru the LA riots after the Rodney King case......The difference is that after about 3 days the NG showed up "

I was there too during the riots. What really made people settle down was that they realized that when they burned the post office down, they couldn't get their checks.

Once a way to distribute the checks was announced, everyone settled down.

The NG probably helped, too, but I clearly remember the lines of people lining up in orderly fashion to get their checks.....people who mere hours before were rioting amidst total anarchy.

So just announce you are gonna hand out checks.....they'll all settle down.


224 posted on 09/01/2005 5:40:03 PM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: Rodney King

Time to send in some cobras.....armed to the teeth...


225 posted on 09/01/2005 5:42:05 PM PDT by Loud Mime (War is Mankind's way of ridding the world of the tyranny caused by liberalism)
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To: Acts 2:38

Muslim Extremist?


226 posted on 09/01/2005 5:48:29 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (<>< Like $3 a gallon gas? Thank an enviromentalist.)
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To: Rightly Biased

Lack of education spending is my guess.


227 posted on 09/01/2005 5:49:09 PM PDT by Sometimes A River ("The leaves have broken on Lake Ponktran" - WKAT 1360 AM Miami Newsreader)
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To: Acts 2:38

Throw more money at the problem thats the answer.


I sure hope you needed a sarcasm tag.


228 posted on 09/01/2005 5:54:31 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (<>< Like $3 a gallon gas? Thank an enviromentalist.)
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To: BushisTheMan

You can always keep it locked up and put away and just pray that you never, ever have a situation where you feel you may need it. A disaster could affect any one of us. Even if we don't live in a hurricane or earthquake prone area, if we do any travelling at all, we could all potentially be exposed to this scenario.


229 posted on 09/01/2005 6:13:04 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Rightly Biased

I was hoping I didn't need one!


230 posted on 09/01/2005 6:18:11 PM PDT by Sometimes A River ("The leaves have broken on Lake Ponktran" - WKAT 1360 AM Miami Newsreader)
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To: Acts 2:38

LOL

Thanks somedays the elevator misses a floor.


231 posted on 09/02/2005 4:12:16 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (<>< Like $3 a gallon gas? Thank an enviromentalist.)
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To: BushisTheMan
I'm seriously thinking about buying a gun and learning to use it now because of this.

Don't let this be your reason. Do it because you love liberty, or your cat, or something.

232 posted on 09/03/2005 3:15:42 PM PDT by packrat01 (Politics:Saying "Islam is a religion of peace" while seeking final destruction of Islamist Terrorism)
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To: AliVeritas
I'm ready to lock and load and take a ride... anybody else wanna come?

Ah. I see. An out-of-towner with a gun. You'll be shot by a local citizen as a suspected-looter... Stay out of there. Your own place may need defending...

233 posted on 09/03/2005 3:19:07 PM PDT by packrat01 (Politics:Saying "Islam is a religion of peace" while seeking final destruction of Islamist Terrorism)
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To: packrat01

I'm in the Bronx, it's up a notch.


234 posted on 09/03/2005 6:50:14 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Ignorance is a condition. Stupidity is a strategy.)
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