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  • n9423u n9423u Aug 31, 2005 11:38 PM Flag

    New Orleans is DEAD

    The response to Hurricane Katrina is the largest mis-managment of technology in modern day history.

    Here we are calling ourself the greatest super power in the world with all this high technology and what good is it.

    Our leaders all sit around and watch a color radar screen of a disaster approaching and the response is pretty much... wow , look at this here it comes, this one is gonna be real bad., yep just ran over the city as we thought. Ok now turn the light off honey I need to go to sleep now.

    THey might just as well of been watching incomming nuke missles on the radar.You have to wonder if the response would be any different.

    One has to wonder if president Bush has cable tv at the ranch where he could of watched our own weather experts from NOAA on the weather channlel telling us this hurricane is going to be a disaster like we have never seen.

    Yeah, I know, you can blame the lesser educated people for not leaving their homes in the big easy, but there is plenty of blame to go around and I expect more from our highly educated leaders. The leaders should know better.

    THis problem is not a republican, democrate, liberal, or conservative. issue. It's a leadership issue and I expect more from whomever is in charge

    THere was plenty of time and warning to prepare for this hurricane, IT was not an earthquake, or a terror attack everyone seen it comming yet the leaders are so unprepared.

    THe main boss was on vacation again, so where was the homeland security people, where was the secratary of interior, where was the second in command, the vice president. Is the incompentecy that widespread. Maybe it's all a case of while the boss is away the mice will play.

    No, I dont expect any of these people to be able to change the weather, but with the NOAA experts repeating time and time again on national television "this is going to be huge" shouldn't someone haved at least tapped one of the leaders in the bush cabinet on the shoulder and say .."hey, better mobilize some people for this and get down to the gulf..."

    But It didn't happen. What good is an office of homeland security. What good is a secratary of interior.. Why are we paying taxes !!

    Now we're waiting for tents, waiting for food, waiting for transport, waiting for more National Guard troops. It should have already been in place, stationed at the ready before the hurricane even hit shore.

    WHere are the tents you ask, most likely we're waiting for China to fill the orders with the rest of the textiles we now are forced to depend on china for ...or maybe they are sitting on the dock embargoed because of our foriegn trade policies.

    Where is the Lousiana National Guard you ask, well most of them are looking for imaginary WMD's in iraq .

    Today the mayor of New Orleans had to divert the cities police department from search and rescue operations to looting patrols because material things are more important than people from the corporations perspective and we're waiting for National Guard reinforcments because we are short of manpower with our current guard in iraq.

    We need new leaders not janitors that show up during cleanup operations at every disaster after the fact with crockadile tears telling you how "..it's hard work , we have to stay the course, complete the mission,,I've got so much more to do.." and then you go on vacation again.

    This is unacceptable, and it make me sick !!

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    • Here's z's post that I supposedly misrepresented. You be the judge. Message # 380177

    • you are truly a driveling idiot, and I like HP.

    • I agree on some of your post, but I do think that there are consequences to actions. If I had been at work and it came out that I removed the funding from the New Orleans levy for my pet project, jeapordizing the lives of a lot of people, and then it turned out that I was wrong, and thousands died, I would have my butt in a sling.

      If government was business and someone made that decision, there would be accountability. Why would you expect anything less for the President?

      If I had done that at work, I would be out on my keister.

    • Hey Lucky,

      Why are they posting their answer to the accusations and yet the accusations themselves are not on any of the wires?

      There was three hundred million dollars diverted from the levy. The reason that it might have helped is because it would have allowed the levy to drain faster. This may or may not have helped.

    • >>
      Not a single one of you have a clue to what you are talking about, unless you live in this area.
      >>

      You are right, that is what is going on. Nobody knows anything, except ...

    • LA,
      We are very glad that you and your family are fine. The following is from an article that I just read:

      "To add to the mayhem, more water than anyone ever expected still is hammering the city three days after Katrina dispersed, turning the city's rehearsed disaster responses into exercises in futility."

      I think that it is also an exercise in futility for those of us who are here in our warm, dry homes to think that we can call the shots and "shoulda" all those trying to deal with this horrendous event. I saw a civil engineer tonight being interviewed. He said that they had known for a very long time that the levees wouldn't hold. He was asked about the funds that were supposedly diverted. He said that the fact was that they had identified some weak points that they might have fixed and might not have and they might have heightened the levees...and then they might not have. But bottom line, according to him, was that they never expected the levees to break in the spots where they did. In other words all the money in the world would not have changed a thing and he said that even with a greater height, with the force that came with this hurricane, because of the places not identified as a problem, they would have given way anyway. It is time for the blame game to stop and the work to begin.

    • Typical apologist answer. Just like Carly..."Yes, we've lost market share, and money, but if I didn't buy Compaq, it would have been worse."


      Loser.

    • They are flying 500 children into OKC tomorrow who are either orphans or foster children. They are being placed in families here.

    • LA,
      We are very glad that you and your family are fine. The following is from an article that I just read:

      "To add to the mayhem, more water than anyone ever expected still is hammering the city three days after Katrina dispersed, turning the city's rehearsed disaster responses into exercises in futility."

      I think that it is also an exercise in futility for those of us who are here in our warm, dry homes to think that we can call the shots and "shoulda" all those trying to deal with this horrendous event. I saw a civil engineer tonight being interviewed. He said that they had known for a very long time that the levees wouldn't hold. He was asked about the funds that were supposedly diverted. He said that the fact was that they had identified some weak points that they might have fixed and might not have and they might have heightened the levees...and then they might not have. But bottom line, according to him, was that they never expected the levees to break in the spots where they did. In other words all the money in the world would not have changed a thing and he said that even with a greater height, with the force that came with this hurricane, because of the places not identified as a problem, they would have given way anyway. It is time for the blame game to stop and the work to begin.

    • I voted for George twice.. Middle America gave him a pass.. they did not feel like changing horses in the middle of a war.... people kind of felt George was a bit of a buffoon.. but he waw our buffoon.

      George won't be up for re-lection... This is won't be like the last election... where it was up to the Democrats too loose. This time the electorate will punish the Republicans.. unless there is a McCain.. caliber candidate.. not McCain himself.. one who is not beholden to the latin leadership and has the courage ande principles to control the border.. take us out of the mouth of Exxon and to a non-petroleum driven future.. and one who can salvage something for our lost lives and treasure in Iraq.

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