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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 05:53 PM
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CNN news: No food at Superdome, then "EAT STEAK, EAT STEAK...
eat a big old steer!" commercial comes on. :eyes:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 05:55 PM
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1. So are people bringing
their own food? It could get pretty testy in the Superdome.

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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 05:57 PM
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4. They instructed people to bring own food & water
And the lines are five hours long in 99 degree heat index. That food will be mighty tasty by Tuesday.
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:03 PM
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10. Engineering study on hurricane survivability/threshold of Superdome not
completed. Study not finished. If the levies break all those poor people could be dead, and if you've seen them on T.V. that's exactly who you have there - the poor. The rich climbed into their god damned SUV's and drove out or hopped a flight to anywhere at all long ago.

I think the acid in my stomach is boring a hole all the way down to my feet.

:cry:
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:06 PM
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16. Virtual hug
:hug:

It's incomprehensible
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:36 PM
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31. Really! Cause a ice crest wouldn't
cut it by Tuesday. I went through a cat 5 hurricane on Kauai on 9/11/92 and it was Devastating(5 years to rebuild)..so far away to ship supplies in. Although, Steven Spielberg had been filming Jurassic Park there so he sent over a plane load of supplies. Thank you, Steven!

I cheered when I saw the National Guard cleaning paths in road.

Food and water was at a premium..oh yeah, and BEER! :P
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:40 PM
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34. Iniki wasn't it?
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 07:02 PM
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38. You're on top!
Iniki(Piercing Wind) it was! Right after Killer Andrew in Homestead, Fl between August 16 through 28, 1992.
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KeepItReal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 05:55 PM
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2. Irony: Just saw New Orleans Hornets basketball commercial
On WWL TV.

Their minidome (ugly thing) is right next to Superdome.
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 05:56 PM
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3. "Mad Cow, Mad Cow..." (nt)
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 05:57 PM
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5. So I guess they have to bring their own charcoal too, huh?
jeezus, this is all so bizarre, I'm just going to close one eye and fart.
:eyes:

(Hey, guys, don't flame me, I GOT the irony...)
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barbaraann Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 05:58 PM
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6. Apparently there is no food at any of the NO shelters!!!!!
I have never heard of this in my entire life and I have even worked on a few disasters. Usually three meals a day are provided at shelters. It's just unbelievable that they are making people carry their own food in. I checked and it seems that people in shelters in Florida from Katrina ARE getting food.

The way this disaster is being (mis)handled is really, really upsetting me.
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:01 PM
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8. The Red Cross...
...and Nat'l Guard are still passing out free water, ice, and hot meals here in So. Florida. I can't see why the people of New Orleans are expected to provide their own.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:02 PM
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9. Come on "Jeb", share the wealth. nt
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enough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:09 PM
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19. A hurricane expert on NPR this evening said that the Red Cross
Edited on Sun Aug-28-05 06:10 PM by enough
is NOT setting up any shelters in NO because there is no place in NO that is safe for a shelter. They do not want to put volunteers in harms way.

No link, heard on ATC this evening.
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:04 PM
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13. I may be wrong but I think I read in another post today
that pre-disaster care such as shelter and food that was set up in the Clinton administration was eliminated in this current administration. If I'm wrong, please correct me.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:05 PM
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15. Bush slashed Clinton's disaster mitigation program
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:29 PM
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23. That was it. Thanks!
n/t
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:35 PM
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28. appalling
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barbaraann Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:08 PM
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18. They did dismantle a lot of the Clinton disaster preparedness.
I'm not sure about the food part, but I wouldn't be surprised.
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:29 PM
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24. Thanks!
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barbaraann Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:35 PM
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29. You're welcome.
:hi:
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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:26 PM
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21. New Orleans is SO not a normal town.
I love the place, but it's insane, and that's all I'm going to say.
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:41 PM
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35. Things that would make sense to us to them is nut'in but a thang.
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silverlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:00 PM
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7. Can the Red Cross not supply the shelters? n/t
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barbaraann Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:03 PM
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11. The Red Cross isn't running the NO shelters. FEMA is.
n/t
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SofaKingLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:03 PM
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12. Is there a chance of water being shut off?
That might make for some very nasty restrooms.
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hedda_foil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:24 PM
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20. There will be no water to drink or flush or electric lights or a/c.
There will likely be 20 feet of water in the stadium, which is why they're only filling the upper tiers, but that water isn't going to go down for a long time. I keep thinking about how those people will be trapped in there with no way out because the doors (I asssume) are all at ground level.

WTF are they doing?
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:32 PM
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26. Sounds like a Baghdad clone.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:04 PM
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14. They may not be able to return to their homes for weeks or months.
They may have no homes to return to.

What will they do with all these people for the days and weeks after the storm?

I guess getting through the storm is the only thing to worry about now.
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:06 PM
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17. No shortage of food in Iraq via KBR,
Not enough oil and too many black people in New Orleans apparently.
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:26 PM
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22. the local NO news reported that people were leaving the superdome...
Edited on Sun Aug-28-05 06:27 PM by GloriaSmith
apparently many people thought food would be provided. They're leaving in search of food. Hopefully they'll get back before the strong winds begin tonight.

on edit: how hard would it be to provide MRE's for these people??
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KeepItReal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:32 PM
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25. There is a curfew in effect. They shouldn't be on the streets now.
They said it was bring-your-own-food.

I'm sure folks didn't get the word, though.

Damn.
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barbaraann Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:36 PM
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30. Oh my god!
That's terrible! I don't think they will find food unless they loot. Also, there's a curfew and they'll be arrested.
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:38 PM
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32. makes me wish I owned a grocery store in NO so I could give the food away
I still think we should get them MRE's.
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barbaraann Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:40 PM
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33. MRE's would be perfect.
n/t
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Telly Savalas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:53 PM
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37. At least if they're arrested, then presumably they'll be taken somewhere..
relatively safe with food.
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:34 PM
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27. i Love that commerciaL
i gotta downLoad it.
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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:42 PM
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36. So, in reality all those people will be having a gigantic BBQ????
And I wasn't invited. This sucks.

Party on!
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