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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...


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KEYWORDS: banglist; evacuation; hurricane; katrina; neworleans
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To: edmond246

How the hell did Jerry Springer replace Beck? Where do you live...in Vacaville?


51 posted on 09/01/2005 11:59:00 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Ignorance is a condition. Stupidity is a strategy.)
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To: NYleatherneck

I keep getting these things on my cell phone all day. i'm going to have to cancel that service. This kind of breaking news I can do without. This is the most disgusting spectacle I have ever witnessed.


52 posted on 09/01/2005 11:59:06 AM PDT by Trust but Verify (( ))
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To: Dat Mon

I just saw the camera zoom in on a Cobra gunship flying above New Orleans!


53 posted on 09/01/2005 11:59:17 AM PDT by Rebelbase ("Run Hillary Run" bumper stickers. Liberals place on rear bumper, conservatives put on front bumper)
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To: SaveTheChief

Anyone see the movie "Mad Max" recently? This sure seems like a smaller version....possibly to grow to a larger version.

I also agree with orders to shoot to kill on these idiots. Good ridance to bad rubbish.


54 posted on 09/01/2005 11:59:19 AM PDT by ridesthemiles (ridesthemiles)
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To: injin
The President should make a statement that anyone attempting to interupt rescue and recovery operations will be caught and hanged and left hanging

No, he should say we will NOT attempt to apprehend anyone looting or disrupting rescue operations -- we will shoot to kill with absolutely no tolerance.

55 posted on 09/01/2005 11:59:24 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: NYleatherneck

As I said yesterday, they NEVER should have let looters get hold of rifles and pistols like this. The governor and the major are total morons.

Any idiot knows that mob action and looting grow worse if they are not firmly handled, as soon as possible.

But the very least they should have done was to lock up the weapons in all those abandoned stores. There were riots last time in the stadium. They expected looting and violence again, since they searched everyone going into the dome for weapons. Why didn't they lock up the weapons?


56 posted on 09/01/2005 11:59:29 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: samadams2000

I am sorry, I am so guilty.

It's my fault, as a European-American, that non European Americans are acting this way.


57 posted on 09/01/2005 11:59:32 AM PDT by Sometimes A River ("The leaves have broken on Lake Ponktran" - WKAT 1360 AM Miami Newsreader)
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To: Dallas59

I would send in the marines they have the amphibious apcs that would be useful in No.


58 posted on 09/01/2005 11:59:49 AM PDT by TXBSAFH (Free Traitors are communist China's modern day "Useful Idiots")
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To: Acts 2:38

"What will be the excuse now?"

The same as the excuse used by liberals when their policies fail: They had good intentions.

There are people who have been assaulted now who wouldn't have been assaulted.
There are women who have been raped who wouldn't have been raped.
There are people murdered that would be alive today.

And there are people still stranded who would have been rescued if the sitation had been handled better.

It's obvious to all but the handwringers: You get more of the bahaviors you reinforce. By failing to stop looting when it started, you reinforced it. Their reward was profiting from lawlessness.


59 posted on 09/01/2005 11:59:55 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: Paved Paradise

I also made that remark. Those without morals will take over...at least until the good people unite against them.

I'm seriously thinking about buying a gun and learning to use it now because of this.


60 posted on 09/01/2005 12:00:03 PM PDT by BushisTheMan
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To: Solson

You are the first person to clear that up for me and if you're right, it's criminal that Congress didn't come back immediately when the civil unrest started getting untenable which was at least yesterday morning, if not Tuesday night.


61 posted on 09/01/2005 12:00:06 PM PDT by Peach (South Carolina is praying for our Gulf coast citizens.)
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To: TexanToTheCore
No sir, very short.

Pulling the trigger takes no time at all; but, the repercussions will be with us for a long time. This country is falling apart.
62 posted on 09/01/2005 12:00:23 PM PDT by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

I believe the National Guard is in Iraq


63 posted on 09/01/2005 12:00:33 PM PDT by DeeOhGee (Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati)
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To: SaveTheChief

This is what happens when there is a breakdown in law and order. These people no doubt view this as an opportunity to do whatever they want.

Probably most of them are convicted felons, as well.


64 posted on 09/01/2005 12:00:44 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: NYleatherneck
Breaking News? What kind of headline is that?

'hospital halts patient evacuations after coming under sniper fire' would have been better. There is going to be extra homework in the FR Journalism class this time.

65 posted on 09/01/2005 12:00:44 PM PDT by RightWhale (Cloudy, 31 degrees, frost, wind <5 knots in Fairbanks)
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To: SaveTheChief
What is wrong with these people?

It's called "riot mentality." This is what happens when hate-filled people believe they won't be caught for their actions. Just like the punks in Seattle who stomped the servicemen unconscious

This is the true face behind the facade of an entire class of people who Leftists have encouraged to hate America, the system, the "man" in order to ensure a voting bloc for themselves.

This is the fruit of class- and race-bating for political power.
66 posted on 09/01/2005 12:01:01 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Liberals are blind. They are the dupes of Leftists who know exactly what they're doing.)
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To: NYleatherneck

Mogadishu on the Mississippi.


67 posted on 09/01/2005 12:01:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NYleatherneck

Where is the National Guard and the Marines?


68 posted on 09/01/2005 12:01:03 PM PDT by mjtobias (There is nothing new under the sun.)
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To: All

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


69 posted on 09/01/2005 12:01:10 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Ignorance is a condition. Stupidity is a strategy.)
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To: NYleatherneck
Sniper fire at a hospital? wtf?

Pure madness...What is wrong with those people?

70 posted on 09/01/2005 12:01:13 PM PDT by kaiser80
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To: Rodney King

BUMP!


71 posted on 09/01/2005 12:01:22 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: Acts 2:38

LOL.. standard answers: unemployment, poverty, lack of afforable healthcare, global warming, etc,ect...


72 posted on 09/01/2005 12:01:35 PM PDT by Rakkasan1 (DON'T BICKER, DRINK LIQUOR-DON'T THINK, JUST DRINK.)
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To: NYleatherneck

I don't have any cash to give, but I do have a 30.06 that I'm pretty good with at about 200-300 yards out. ;)


73 posted on 09/01/2005 12:02:01 PM PDT by kx9088
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To: NYleatherneck

I'm halfway expecting IED attacks on rescue convoys...


74 posted on 09/01/2005 12:02:07 PM PDT by mikegi
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts
Time to send in The Spooky!


75 posted on 09/01/2005 12:02:19 PM PDT by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

Great. And now they are coming here to add to those in Houston.


76 posted on 09/01/2005 12:02:22 PM PDT by SaveTheChief ("Kittens give Morbo gas.")
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To: freepertoo
"I wonder if the snipers could be muslims terrorists."

I am been having similar thoughts.

77 posted on 09/01/2005 12:02:22 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: NYleatherneck

By the way, this strikes me as the kind of thing that no one with a licensed weapon would be likely to do.

It is also the kind of thing that no professional criminal with an unlicensed weapon would be likely to do. Criminals have better things to do than to shoot people randomly.

It's almost certainly the work of drunken looters high on alcohol and drugs, who have stolen weapons from stores and are all excited about their new toys.


78 posted on 09/01/2005 12:02:25 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

"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."

I guess you could have summed it up in one word "democrats".


79 posted on 09/01/2005 12:02:42 PM PDT by mothball
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To: ARCADIA
This country is falling apart.

BS

Just a little transition from self-indulgent hollywood/mtv dreamtime to reality.

80 posted on 09/01/2005 12:03:09 PM PDT by RightWhale (Cloudy, 31 degrees, frost, wind <5 knots in Fairbanks)
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To: NYleatherneck

'Desperate SOS' for New Orleans

Thursday, September 1, 2005; Posted: 2:53 p.m. EDT (18:53 GMT)

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (CNN) -- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin issued "a desperate SOS" for the thousands of people stranded in an around the city's convention center with no food or water and fading hope.

CNN's Chris Lawrence described "many, many" bodies, inside and outside the facility on New Orleans' Riverwalk.

The alert comes as violence and lawlessness disrupted efforts to get help to people around the city.

Charity Hospital has halted patient evacuations because it has come under sniper fire, according to Dr. Tyler Curiel, who witnessed the incident.


81 posted on 09/01/2005 12:03:19 PM PDT by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

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.""

Thank you for your comment. I and many others could NOT have said it any better. This is the 3-4 generation product of giving them welfare and teaching them nothing.
President Johnson better be rolling in his grave. I for one am very tired of paying to produce predators in my midst.


82 posted on 09/01/2005 12:03:22 PM PDT by ridesthemiles (ridesthemiles)
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To: Peach

It should not have to take a reconvening of congress to gain control over a city. The reality is that these people have lived with this way of living for so long they don't even recognize how awful it is. This kind of stuff happened in their neighborhoods everyday, now it is happening in broad day light for the world to see. Whose fault? Not mine.


83 posted on 09/01/2005 12:03:31 PM PDT by truthingod
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To: warchild9
I think they've probably convinced themselves they are acting as revolutionaries and trying to change the system they have been programmed to hate.

The only problem is that they are too stupid to know their reign of crime can only be short-lived. They have no avenue of escape.
84 posted on 09/01/2005 12:04:05 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Liberals are blind. They are the dupes of Leftists who know exactly what they're doing.)
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To: jpsb
Muslim or not- this is terrorism. Treat at such.
85 posted on 09/01/2005 12:04:14 PM PDT by newbeliever
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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."

Be not afraid. We, the people, will join the NG and lend a helping hand.

Lock and Load!


86 posted on 09/01/2005 12:04:17 PM PDT by mjtobias (There is nothing new under the sun.)
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To: DeeOhGee

That's right, the entire National Guard is in Iraq right this very moment.

Sheeesh...


87 posted on 09/01/2005 12:04:29 PM PDT by cspackler (There are 10 kinds of people in this world, those who understand binary and those who don't.)
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To: Acts 2:38

We must find out the root causes.

Agreed, we as Freepers need to embrace these people and discover the cause of their anger.......while they are destroying civilization.


88 posted on 09/01/2005 12:04:41 PM PDT by newcthem (Vote for Russ Feingold.....He saves the Alaskan wilderness at the expense of Wisconsin citizens.)
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To: Cicero

There is no way to keep weapons out of the hands of humans except if they see that they will be better off just being law-abiding citizens.


89 posted on 09/01/2005 12:05:00 PM PDT by RightWhale (Cloudy, 31 degrees, frost, wind <5 knots in Fairbanks)
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To: Cicero

This is unreal, truly unreal. I think looting was expected, but not open warfare. This wasn't checked in the beginning but must be vanquished now ASAP. We cannot let a city be taken over by Mad Max types.


90 posted on 09/01/2005 12:05:00 PM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: BushisTheMan

I agree. Most of america is above this type of behavior and wether we like the job or not, we set an example for the rest of the world. I can't believe how quickly these savages starting acting this way.

Time to bring in Marine snipers and unleash them on the savages.

The time for feely good political correct coddling of these animals is past. They obviously care nothing for their country or its laws. Remove them from the gene pool.


91 posted on 09/01/2005 12:05:14 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican
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To: NYleatherneck

Forgive me if it's not the time and place but such a comment came through my mind: This is the next subject for a movie- chaos in Orlean


92 posted on 09/01/2005 12:05:25 PM PDT by kaiser80
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To: SaveTheChief

These are criminals who are committing crimes because they can. They also know that so long as they prolong chaos they can enjoy their power trip. Some are probably hoping for months in a Mad Max world.


93 posted on 09/01/2005 12:05:51 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Near the belly of the beast in San Diego)
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To: RightWhale

No need to debate it now. We will see what happens over the next few months. Perhaps, we will even be visited by a few more Katrinas. :-(


94 posted on 09/01/2005 12:06:19 PM PDT by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: warchild9

Maybe these looters don't know that the city is gone for months. ? So the dumbsh!ts are loading houses with tv's etc. Thinking they hit the big time.


95 posted on 09/01/2005 12:06:47 PM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops and their Families)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican
Time to bring in Marine snipers

These looters may be tougher than Iraqi/Saudi/Syrian/Jordanian suicide bombers. Some of them no doubt have the best military training in the world courtesy Uncle Sam.

96 posted on 09/01/2005 12:07:21 PM PDT by RightWhale (Cloudy, 31 degrees, frost, wind <5 knots in Fairbanks)
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To: truthingod
Totally crazy. Had the able followed the call to evacuate, the resources in place would be suffecient to handle the unable and there would be no problems like we are seeing. EVERY able bodied man or woman who stayed behind should be charged with manslaughter.
97 posted on 09/01/2005 12:07:58 PM PDT by newbeliever
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To: NYleatherneck

I am very disheartened that this could happen in America. When this is all settled, Louisiana needs to issue an apology to the rest of the US for shaming the nation with these antics.


98 posted on 09/01/2005 12:08:07 PM PDT by seacapn
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts
"...treat these looters as enemy combatants and fight them.

A little of that from real soldiers and they would melt away. These are criminals not fighters.

99 posted on 09/01/2005 12:08:27 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Near the belly of the beast in San Diego)
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To: NYleatherneck

I would be careful how much of this emergent reporting I believe.
The MSM is going to try to paint this as a huge failure for Bush and has already done this, you can hear the line in the rhetoric of the reporting.
People feeling abandoned, next thing will be interviews where people say how they were forced to loot or die.

In other words don't believe everything you hear sonny...


100 posted on 09/01/2005 12:10:17 PM PDT by NormB (Yes, but watch your cookies!!)
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