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Sun May 20, 2012, 03:06 PM

National Geographic is showing Witness - a documentary on Katrina

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Reply National Geographic is showing Witness - a documentary on Katrina (Original post)
malaise May 2012 OP
Cooley Hurd May 2012 #1
malaise May 2012 #2
WillyT May 2012 #3
malaise May 2012 #4
dotymed May 2012 #6
malaise May 2012 #7
fishwax May 2012 #5
Thinkingabout May 2012 #8
malaise May 2012 #9
ellenfl May 2012 #10
malaise May 2012 #11
maria2 May 2012 #12

Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2012, 03:19 PM

1. Watching

I blew off The Five Pennies on Nextflix.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #1)

Sun May 20, 2012, 03:27 PM

2. LOL

Watching the documetary and the live feed from the Chicago protests

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2012, 03:30 PM

3. K & R !!!


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Response to WillyT (Reply #3)

Sun May 20, 2012, 03:50 PM

4. I've never seen some of these eyewitness videos from Louisiana &

Mississippi. This is heartbreaking

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Sun May 20, 2012, 04:12 PM

6. It was (is) heartbreaking.

I was hired to go there, along with a lot of other Union carpenters (by business interests) to rebuild. This was shortly after Katrina. It was like a war zone. We worked 6-12 hour days. On Sundays, a few of us volunteered to help the people who couldn't afford help. That is where my career ended. My heart "blew-up" but after a few months and 4 surgeries, the company sent me back to supervise the end of the contract. I met some wonderful people there.
When I left, the ninth ward and many places were still devastated. The gentrification was sickening.

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Response to dotymed (Reply #6)

Sun May 20, 2012, 04:16 PM

7. Your hands on experience must have been even more painful

Glad you're OK now

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2012, 04:02 PM

5. I saw that last year -- pretty powerful stuff

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2012, 04:54 PM

8. I was in NO in November after Katrina

I was not prepared for what I found. For the whiners who thinks everybody ther got rich from government handouts don't have a clue. This was a terrible storm.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #8)

Sun May 20, 2012, 05:15 PM

9. We bought a copy of Spike Lee's

When the Levees broke, but I saw new eye witness videos today.
That said I don't think the documentaries prepare you for what's on the ground.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2012, 06:29 PM

10. bummer. missed it. gwb's interview re 9/11 is on now. switching off. eom

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Response to ellenfl (Reply #10)

Sun May 20, 2012, 07:39 PM

11. It was excellent

and their next program was on the Japanese earthquake and tsumanis

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun May 27, 2012, 07:13 PM

12. =)

ah ok

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