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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:33 PM
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4. A car doesn't equate to gas
I think it was Maxine Waters who said if Katrina had hit after the first of the month instead of the very end, many many more people would have been able to leave. Having a car doesn't mean you've got enough money for gas to get to safety, or food to buy along the way. Wealthy people don't have to worry about finding a shelter, they just put all the costs on their credit card. While some people undoubtedly chose to stay, just like some in Mississippi stayed based on their knowledge of Camille, there were also those who truly couldn't leave. I don't think it's wise to mischaracterize how income disparities played into who died and who didn't.
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  -everything you "know" about NO is wrong Hamlette  Aug-21-06 12:19 PM   #0 
  - Thanks for your post!  bluerum   Aug-21-06 12:24 PM   #1 
  - (Cat 5) Well Then According To The Logic Employed By The Residents  Southpawkicker   Aug-21-06 12:28 PM   #2 
  - Bingo. During the years we lived at the poverty level  sfexpat2000   Aug-21-06 12:36 PM   #5 
  - The fight over the levee system  sandnsea   Aug-21-06 12:46 PM   #7 
  - You're right that it was a Cat 5 when the evac was ordered. But...  Brotherjohn   Aug-21-06 12:55 PM   #9 
  - By the time they got around to evacuating, no gas available also.  uppityperson   Aug-21-06 08:41 PM   #19 
  - the london avenue canal wasn't old!  pitohui   Aug-21-06 08:57 PM   #23 
  - Responding To Me?  Southpawkicker   Aug-21-06 09:57 PM   #30 
  - For those N.O residents who had a private  ikojo   Aug-21-06 09:33 PM   #28 
     - That's just it ....  etherealtruth   Aug-22-06 02:59 PM   #38 
  - Very important information. Thank you for posting it.  sfexpat2000   Aug-21-06 12:31 PM   #3 
  - A car doesn't equate to gas  sandnsea   Aug-21-06 12:33 PM   #4 
  - This is so true. If I had faced an evacuation order such as this  Arkansas Granny   Aug-21-06 01:21 PM   #12 
  - Everybody seems to have forgotten...  Bornaginhooligan   Aug-21-06 12:40 PM   #6 
  - That has been the case on several occasions  BOSSHOG   Aug-21-06 12:54 PM   #8 
  - And if you are on your own property, no one can make you evacuate  RGBolen   Aug-21-06 01:29 PM   #14 
  - no one has forgotten ivan, actually - your "facts" not in evidence  pitohui   Aug-21-06 09:05 PM   #24 
  - I share your distaste for Army Corpse, but,  antifaschits   Aug-21-06 12:56 PM   #10 
  - Ever visit the Netherlands? n/t  Anita Garcia   Aug-21-06 06:26 PM   #16 
  - many times.  antifaschits   Aug-21-06 07:47 PM   #17 
  - !  uppityperson   Aug-21-06 08:43 PM   #20 
  - The reports of our death have been greatly exaggerated  KamaAina   Aug-21-06 08:35 PM   #18 
  - good thoughts, kind thoughts  pitohui   Aug-21-06 09:15 PM   #25 
  - horrors! not a re-built Venice! that would be downright...  nashville_brook   Aug-22-06 10:55 AM   #34 
  - Pompeii -- hopefully we'll at least spell New Orleans correctly  nashville_brook   Aug-22-06 10:51 AM   #33 
  - kick  sfexpat2000   Aug-21-06 01:11 PM   #11 
  - Thanks for mentioning false alarms and evacuation cost and difficulties  rudy23   Aug-21-06 01:27 PM   #13 
  - Not to mention the cost of taking off from work.  klook   Aug-21-06 02:40 PM   #15 
     - or the inability to leave pets  nashville_brook   Aug-22-06 10:56 AM   #35 
  - been saying this for months  pitohui   Aug-21-06 08:51 PM   #21 
  - friend in St.Bernards Parrish had a friend who didn't evacuate  uppityperson   Aug-21-06 08:54 PM   #22 
  - i don't blame him for being angry - so many tragedies  pitohui   Aug-21-06 09:23 PM   #26 
  - I'm so sorry for the loss of your two friends. Although I know many...  Brotherjohn   Aug-22-06 08:36 AM   #32 
  - There's a lot of misinformation on this board by people who claim to be  Swamp Rat   Aug-21-06 09:27 PM   #27 
  - there's a lot of folks who think New Orleans just needs to die  nashville_brook   Aug-22-06 11:04 AM   #36 
     - Yeah, comments like that make me lose faith in my fellow Americans.  Swamp Rat   Aug-22-06 02:33 PM   #37 
  - Remember the USS Bataan was offshore of New Orleans.......  Porcupine   Aug-21-06 09:52 PM   #29 
     - and the people of Mississippi got supplies?  uppityperson   Aug-21-06 10:11 PM   #31 

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