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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-05 10:15 AM
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9. Why?
These people lost their homes.

Some had relatives in other areas of the country. Some decided to try their luck in a different place. Especially among the poor, there's not a lot to keep them in NOLA. They no longer have jobs and most of the economically disadvantaged rent rather than own. Why is it surprising that they'd pull up stakes (actually, the stakes were already pulled) and move to different parts of the country?
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  -New meme; 9th Ward shouldn't be rebuilt (but wealthy sections okay) Atman  Oct-05-05 09:52 AM   #0 
  - kinda like eminent domain...but without the nasty court battles. (nt)  ret5hd   Oct-05-05 09:54 AM   #1 
  - yes, I was very suspicious at geographically far-flung evacuees.  Lerkfish   Oct-05-05 09:55 AM   #2 
  - Why?  MercutioATC   Oct-05-05 10:15 AM   #9 
     - They didn't choose their destinations, those were choices made by FEMA  Lerkfish   Oct-05-05 10:16 AM   #10 
        - I think FEMA just put people where they could.  MercutioATC   Oct-05-05 10:20 AM   #11 
           - I'm disturbed by the whole process...  Lerkfish   Oct-05-05 10:25 AM   #12 
              - I don't think anything was done WELL...  MercutioATC   Oct-05-05 10:36 AM   #14 
  - Government works for some, but not for others.  The Backlash Cometh   Oct-05-05 09:57 AM   #3 
  - The world over, the wealthy build on the high ground...  MercutioATC   Oct-05-05 09:58 AM   #4 
  - Let's not confuse fact with logic.  sfexpat2000   Oct-05-05 10:06 AM   #6 
     - I believe you're putting the cart before the horse...  MercutioATC   Oct-05-05 10:11 AM   #8 
        - Well, parse it if you must.  sfexpat2000   Oct-05-05 10:32 AM   #13 
           - That's my point. We don't "house" them anywhere...  MercutioATC   Oct-05-05 10:41 AM   #15 
              - Communistic values?  sfexpat2000   Oct-05-05 04:52 PM   #16 
              - Those weren't my words.  MercutioATC   Oct-05-05 10:22 PM   #17 
              - Then, I respectfully disagree with you.  sfexpat2000   Oct-06-05 08:28 PM   #18 
                 - Some issues with that:  MercutioATC   Oct-07-05 01:21 AM   #19 
  - It gets even worse. These people aren't going to be allowed to  sfexpat2000   Oct-05-05 10:00 AM   #5 
  - Then they shouldn't rebuild any where else along the Gulf Coast  DoYouEverWonder   Oct-05-05 10:08 AM   #7 

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