Blogging Hurricane Katrina

Filed as News on August 29, 2005 2:09 am

by Duncan

Bloggers are reporting both from the scene and from a far on the developing situation as Huricane Katrina approaches New Orleans.

Storm Digest is blogging the storm and has some great coverage (via Steve Rubel)

Flickr has the latest user contributed photos.

Ernie the Attorney
is stuck.

Kaye’s got
a Hurricane Blog.

Jeff Masters at Weather Underground is blogging Katrina.

Rogers Cadenhead writes
that most bloggers have fled.

If you know of a blogger covering Katrina be sure to add it to the comments.

UPDATE: if you are looking for additional information on Hurricane Katrina the following posts may be of assistance:
Has the MSM gone to the blogs over Katrina? covers the mainstream news coverage

If you are seeking loved ones, or wish to appeal for details on missing people, please post in the comments at Hurricane Katrina missing persons appeal

Coverage from Donklephant here and here.

Further update: if you are interesting in suggesting a charity worthy of reader contributions across the Weblog Empire network please let a comment on this thread: Hurricane Katrina donation suggestions

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  1. By Shane Coffey posted on August 29, 2005 at 7:45 am
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    Well, if you are making money off of hurricane katrina then you are pathetic. Most legitimate news organizations have a right to post a story about the incoming hurricane, because thats what they, they report the news. Blogs should not change their focus just to make a buck or two. But those bloggers out there writing just to increase their visitors just to get people to click on their google ads is pathetic to say the least.

    These people are the scum of the earth and are by essence scraping the bottom of the barrel. To me anyone making money off the heart-ache and suffering of others are pathetic and need to be locked away for a vey long time.

    What google needs to do is set it up some type of filter. When a natural disaster hits, the public service ads need to run on those web pages that are specifically talking about a natural disaster. If these websites, and/or blogs that report about the natural disaster like hurricane Katrina really care about whats going on, then they would not care if they were making money at all.

    In my opinion you would see a lot less blogging about natural disasters if google implemented this kind of filter. Just food for thought.

  2. By Duncan posted on August 29, 2005 at 8:19 am
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    Shane
    I think your being provocative for the sake of it. Whilst I’d be stupid to believe that some people would blog this stuff in an attempt to get more traffic I can assure you that ad returns normally plument during major disasters, the London Bombings are probably a good example. I also happen to believe that people, particularly on the ground provide unique perspectives that have a right to be heard.

  3. By Blog Street Journal posted on August 29, 2005 at 10:56 pm
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    Blog Street Journal is reporting on the Katrina refugee situation near Houston, Texas… Blog Street Journal

  4. » Has the MSM gone to the blogs over Katrina? The Blog Herald: more blog news more oftenAugust 29, 2005 at 11:56 pm
  5. By g19865q posted on August 31, 2005 at 3:39 am
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    When countries suffer from disasters, such as Indonesia, America is one of the first countries to offer help,without being asked.How many countries will now step up and offer help to the american people who are suffering horribly because of this disaster? NONE thats how many.People who hate americans{France} but love american money need to shut their mouths when they dont get their way! America will recover. America lost people in WW2 trying to save Europe. America stopped Milosivich from slaughtering hundreds of thousands in Bosnia and surrounding areas. Has anyone said thanks? NO. America should remember who its friends are and forget about those who only love American money!I pray for those suffering at the hands of this disaster.

  6. » Hurricane Katrina missing persons appeal The Blog Herald: more blog news more oftenAugust 31, 2005 at 9:35 am
  7. By Search Engine posted on August 31, 2005 at 9:42 am
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    Wow, what force the storm came in (thankfully it was category 5 afterall). Funny how everyone was told to goto the Dome, it looks like the first place I would visit if i was a huricane! Thankfully everyone had suffient notice to leave the area (if they had an alternative).

    A website on http://www.sparesomechange.com (poverty portal and homless search engine) may be able to help find homeless resources in near by counties and states down south near New Orleans, Louisiana…

    BTW, stop looting Walmart and hope everyone is well, my heart goes out to you!

  8. » Hurricane blogs emerge from the eye of the storm The Blog Herald: more blog news more oftenAugust 31, 2005 at 10:02 pm
  9. GTANSW :: Blogging about Hurricane KatrinaAugust 31, 2005 at 10:48 pm
  10. By Michael posted on August 31, 2005 at 10:49 pm
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    I am from Biloxi, updating my blog with my thoughts and the gossip I hear.

  11. By W. David Stephenson posted on September 1, 2005 at 8:54 am
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    I’m blogging on the role technology can play in empowering the general public as part of the recovery effort

  12. By Anonymous posted on September 1, 2005 at 9:29 am
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    I was hit by Katrina. I live in Davie FL. and want to know the damage. Can you help me?

  13. By Peaceblog posted on September 1, 2005 at 1:11 pm
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    http://peacenowst.blogspot.com/2005/08/hurricane-katrina_31.html

    Blog discuss some observations of Hurricane Katrina and different aspects of the its effects.

  14. By Matt posted on September 1, 2005 at 5:31 pm
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    Wow, one word for the sit in N.O. ANARCHY That is all N. O. is right now, lawless chaos and inhumantity. I understand bush is a republican. I am too. What in god’s name is taking so long? Does emergency preperation take this long? Why are people dying on the streets? Is it too hard to drop supplies, even MREs (meals ready to eat) by plane over the city? Why is it so hard to send 1000 national guard troops out? Why is it neccesary for evacuees to be denied airlift due to one lone sniper? This situation is bullshit. No matter how much i may support bush, why is there no damn federal aid yet? its been four days, shit!

  15. By Matt posted on September 1, 2005 at 5:32 pm
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    Wow, one word for the sit in N.O. ANARCHY That is all N. O. is right now, lawless chaos and inhumantity. I understand bush is a republican. I am too. What in god’s name is taking so long? Does emergency preperation take this long? Why are people dying on the streets? Is it too hard to drop supplies, even MREs (meals ready to eat) by plane over the city? Why is it so hard to send 1000 national guard troops out? Why is it neccesary for evacuees to be denied airlift due to one lone sniper? This situation is bullshit. No matter how much i may support bush, why is there no damn federal aid yet? its been four days, shit!

  16. By john posted on September 1, 2005 at 6:45 pm
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    who’s hiring?Are they still paying rent,or can you finnally live somewhere in America for free?Did you hear the guy on fox say,those people are very very desperate and those people are very very black?Do you think that has anything to do with releif efforts?What do those people do all day anyway but just kick it,the man has got them down.Did you see all those fat people?

  17. By on the other side posted on September 1, 2005 at 7:47 pm
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    the healthy soul accepts the world as it is, hatred, war, disaster and politics. Praying for all those who lost everything

  18. By Anonymous posted on September 2, 2005 at 12:11 am
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    How is that in the last 40 years, not counting our citizens who died in Vietnam, that more Americans died in our own country in this administration than any other before it? Is it possible that this administration is truly bad karma for our country?

  19. By Gerry posted on September 2, 2005 at 12:28 am
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    I heard on BBC World radio that the USA had been offered assistance from the UK and Germany but Bush rejected the offer with the remark “We can manage this crisis ourselves” how arrogant. I would have thought that some form of Contingency Plan should have been made considering the Hurricane was known well in advance

  20. By Mark posted on September 2, 2005 at 1:04 am
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    Do you know if any wirless networks still work in the New Orleans? I thought if maybe we could get some phones to people so they can contact their family maybe they would be more hopefull.

  21. By laurie posted on September 2, 2005 at 3:01 am
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    I am in shock in the way the relief effort is being handled in New Orleans!! Or let me re-state lack of relief effort! It has been days now and the government has not declared Marshall law or done anything to help maintain order and get supplies to these people ASAP! Constituants need to emplore their govenors and law makers to open their borders and aid these victims who will see no end in sight of ever returning to their homes! Does no one care about these people because they are impovrished? They are so insignificant because they aren’t affluent? Please! If every state could be benevolent and open their doors and companies could aid these jobless people by giving them jobs and Wal-Mart could do something good for a change (with their bad business practices they need to help) maybe they could step up to the plate and make a change! Now is not the time for apathy, but rather action for us all! IN donations big and small, but moreoever in forcing our state governments to help!!! There is an African proverb that states “It takes a village to raise a child”. IN this case it takes a nation to aid our neighbors, brothers and sisters in this their greatest time of need! Because we all know…IT COULD HAVE BEEN YOU OR I THAT THIS HAPPENED TO AND NEXT TIME IT MIGHT BE!!! COME ON AMERICA LET”S SHOW THE WORLD HOW WE TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN!!!

  22. By Christine posted on September 2, 2005 at 3:02 am
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  23. By Christine posted on September 2, 2005 at 3:04 am
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    http://travelthenation.com/katrina.html

    Katrina Loved One Search Site

  24. By jb_modd posted on September 2, 2005 at 4:42 am
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    g19865q you’re being irrational, probably because you’re upset. For one part it’s delicate to offer help to the most powerful country in the world (in the sense that it can be perceived as “insulting”), and for the other part France and many other countries have actually already offered help. Now it’s up to GWB to accept these offers or not.

  25. By VK Narayanan posted on September 2, 2005 at 6:47 am
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    Prayers to New Orleans

    Our prayers are with each and everyone that was affected by Katrina. Please find below a dozen helping hands for anything your readers can offer to the affected families:
    1. Red Cross – http://www.redcross.org/donate/donate.html
    2. The Salvation Army –
    http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/USNSAHome.htm
    3. Federal Emergency
    Management Agency (FEMA) – http://www.fema.gov/rrr/help2.shtm
    4. Feed the
    children –
    http://www.feedthechildren.org/site/PageServer?pagename=usw_hurricane_katrina
    5.
    Second harvest – http://www.secondharvest.org/
    6. Americares –
    http://www.americares.org/
    7. MAP International –
    http://www.map.org/
    8. Mercy corps – http://www.mercycorps.org/
    9. Network for good –
    http://www.networkforgood.org/
    10. United way –
    http://national.unitedway.org/
    11. World Emergency Relief –
    http://www.worldemergency.org/
    12. Direct relief – http://www.directrelief.org/

    Kindly pass it on. Hope this list helps if someone is interested.

    Regards,

    vkn
    http://inspiringwords.blogspot.com

  26. By tom in houston posted on September 2, 2005 at 8:38 am
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    95% of those left in N.O. have been living on the governments dime for generations, they have 4,5,6,7 kids with them and all they do is scream for more help. They say its the govt. fault… bitch,bitch, bitch…Have some gratitude that your govt. has been taking care of you for years. Now they are all coming to Tx with guns in hand and demanding a handout…How about a getting a JOB. The security issue’s that Houstonion’s face the next coming weeks is going to be unbelievable. I say put a fence around the astrodome and keep them in there so they dont loot, pilfer, and pillage our beautiful city.
    Lastly, instead of sitting on your butt all day writing bad comments about the “administration” get up and get over there, Join the rescue,
    this country is full of BLEEDING HEART LIBERALS that sit on there butt and say this is wrong, that is wrong, its GWB’s fault. If you cant offer a solution, quit crying and get busy.

  27. By New_Yorker's Opinion posted on September 2, 2005 at 8:56 am
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    It is pathetic for the Mayor of New Orleans and the Governor of Louisanna to get on a pulpit and rave about not getting help. I do agree it may be slow but you don’t just throw stuff at a problem, you get organized and get it done correctly. If there is any blame here, why didn’t Mayor Nagin take the correct action when he had time to take it and mobilize any bus (school or city bus), van, car and any other military vehicle and get his people out of harms way. If we need to start pointing fingers I think the Governor and the Mayor should be the first in line. It is their job to take appropriate action and they didn’t, plain and simple.
    People are mobilizing to help but this takes time. I believe help is on the way. I didn’t see the Mayor of New Orleans offering any help to any states in the pas couple of years that were ravaged by hurricanes offering the assistance of his state, or offering any aide. Don’t get me wrong, I think Mayor Nagin has been good for New Orleans but to start pointing fingers isn’t the best way to be productive. Especially since he could have taken action to alleviate some of the problems in the first place.

  28. By Holly from Texas now in Manhattan posted on September 2, 2005 at 9:59 am
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    Reading through the comments made here it breaks my heart. The people who have been affected by hurricane Katrina have lost everything and now try to survive without food, little clean water, and surrounded by dead bodies. More and more people are dying daily not because of the hurricane but because they are refugees without sufficient assistance. Where is the support? I know hundreds of thousands are supporting by contributing money to many wonderful organizations such as the Red Cross – but where is the federal assistance. Why in this country is the situation the way it is.

    AND to the hard hearted Tom in Houston – How dare you!!! What kind of supposed human being are you to dare judge these people. Have you ever been in their shoes or experienced anything remotely close to what the people in New Orleans are facing? Bythe way…what constructive are you doing to help other than posting inacurate self-imaged stats. Being that you live in Houston have you volunteered your time as the relief centers or at local hospitals that are taking in injured? Have you donated one thin dime to any relief effort or so much as one blanket? Ask yourself what am I doing first before you opportunistically spout off your own personal political venom.

  29. By g19865q posted on September 2, 2005 at 11:33 am
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    As I turned on the television this morning, I was pleasantly surprised at all of the many countries offering help in the form of supplies,money,troops & so on.Yes I wrote the earlier article about other countries not helping Americans in their time of need. When I am wrong, I say it. in this case, I was way wrong.a little ashamed as well at having been so wrong. even Sri Lanka and China who themselves are still recovering from devastation themselves, are offering help.Many other countries are also offering help. too numerous to list here. My appologies offered freely for having opened my mouth too soon. May the creator of all things bless all of those suffering and all of the different countries offering help to ease the suffering of those in need.

  30. By Cathy T posted on September 2, 2005 at 12:10 pm
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    I just want the people of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and other affected areas to know that the hearts and prayers of thousands, and likely millions, of people are with them. I feel absolutely frustrated as my lack of ability to do anything but donate cash. I have done that, but the stories coming out daily are heart-wrenching. My heart goes out to them. I will continue to pray for those who are affected, and to be grateful for the blessing of living where I live and being able to contact family and friends to let them know I love them.

  31. By Anonymous posted on September 2, 2005 at 12:52 pm
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    How can we arrogantly tell the world can we can fix a problem in some foreign city or country when we cannot even restore peace and order, repeat PEACE and ORDER in 3 of our Southern cities? Isn’t that the height of hypocrissy and arrogance? No matter what one’s political, religious, or personal persuasions are, the fact remains that it truly took too long for our so called public officials to act.

    And for those people who believe that the lives and welfare of people from NO are less than theirs, I hope that this catastrophe never happens in your own backyard.

  32. By jb_modd posted on September 2, 2005 at 12:53 pm
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    Venezuela, Cuba have pledged help (and they’re not exactly on good, friendly terms with the US). Sri Lanka, who’s only just recovering fromt last year’s tsunami has also pledged help.

    France, which is often arbitrarily portrayed as being “anti-American”, has very precisely stated what it can do to help (stuff and people would come from Caribbean provinces immediately, making them the first to get there if this help is actually wanted):

    1,000 beds
    600 tents
    60 generators
    3 water treatment portable plants and 3 water pumps
    11 experts on hurricanes (and 35 civil security experts)
    60 aerial rescue operators (with helicopters)
    2 navy boats (1 helicopter carrier)
    8 planes (not sure what kind of planes)

    Add to that the strategic oil reserves that France has agreed to send over to the US as part of an initiative by the European Union (the foreign policy of the EU, Solana, has been quoted to say “Whatever the United States will ask for they will be given”)

    The State Department said offers so far had come from Belgium, Canada, Russia, Japan, France, Germany, Britain, China, Australia, Jamaica, Honduras, Greece, Venezuela, the Organization of American States, NATO, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Greece, the Dominican Republic, Cuba , El Salvador, Mexico, South Korea, Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

    Assistance ranged from medical teams, boats, aircraft, tents, blankets, generators and cash donations, with most countries sending what they are best at (example: Israel is offering to send experts on trauma).

    I don’t know if Bush’s cabinet will accept all or part or none of it, but I would accept it all, from any country. Any help should be appreciated!

  33. By Diana from Indiaina posted on September 2, 2005 at 12:53 pm
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    Tom from Houston….What an arrogant pig!

    I am extremely embarrassed to be an American right now. If we had known that 9 11 was going to happen, I am sure that we would have evacuated New York. Why , when a known threat is heading for our fellow citizens, did we not take action? I would like to know the reason? I am sure that the people of Mississippi and Louisiana wondered the same thing as they were drowning. Our president is so out of touch that it is just mind boggling. The Mississippi and Louisiana citizens, being from two of the most impoverished states in our country, had no means to escape on their own. Why did we not mobilize our National Guard to evacuate those so unfortunate? We knew the storm was a Category 4 for 2 days before it hit! We also knew that the New Orleans levee system is only designed to withstand a Category 3 storm. Did we not respond because we must liberate Iraq? Is that where all of our Troops are now? Are the Iraqi’s more important than Americans? When I saw the Tsunami hit , I thought ” at least in this country we would take immediate action. ” Was I ever wrong!

  34. By Diana from Indiana posted on September 2, 2005 at 12:54 pm
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    Tom from Houston….What an arrogant pig!

    I am extremely embarrassed to be an American right now. If we had known that 9 11 was going to happen, I am sure that we would have evacuated New York. Why , when a known threat is heading for our fellow citizens, did we not take action? I would like to know the reason? I am sure that the people of Mississippi and Louisiana wondered the same thing as they were drowning. Our president is so out of touch that it is just mind boggling. The Mississippi and Louisiana citizens, being from two of the most impoverished states in our country, had no means to escape on their own. Why did we not mobilize our National Guard to evacuate those so unfortunate? We knew the storm was a Category 4 for 2 days before it hit! We also knew that the New Orleans levee system is only designed to withstand a Category 3 storm. Did we not respond because we must liberate Iraq? Is that where all of our Troops are now? Are the Iraqi’s more important than Americans? When I saw the Tsunami hit , I thought ” at least in this country we would take immediate action. ” Was I ever wrong!

  35. By Mike Charles posted on September 2, 2005 at 1:04 pm
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    I’m covering the events in my own way in a hotel. I literally have nothing else to do but blog a lot of memories acquired over a short time. I was rescued by a helicopter and at the Superdome. -M. Charles

  36. By tom in houston posted on September 2, 2005 at 1:20 pm
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    Holly you are not a real texan are you.The answer to your questions.
    1. yes i have been homeless with no money,food,water or clothing although i didnt go looking for a hand out for generation after generation. 2. What am I doing? I got up and came to work today. 41% of my pay will be taken out and given to the government to help pay for all this. After a week when all the sensationalism and craziness has subsided. I will be at the astrodome to pray for people; my company will be offering jobs; donating money. We will be living with an extra 200,000 people in our city 3. After you have donated your 50 bucks and sent some clothing you will forget about it, say that you did your part and sit at starbucks with you latte and go on. And as the Supt. of police in N.O. said many times last night. Houston will be dealing with the CRIMMAL ELEMENT, Drugs, theft,rape and all the thing associated with it, thats what I’ll be doing, dealing with that for up to 3,4,5 months. Why dont you keep an eye on the crime stats around Houston. Last night there were car jackings, robberies and a assortmant of other lawlessness. Yea, check back with me in a month.
    You need to look at the big pisctue not just the thumbnail- Start living in reality girl, not you emotions

  37. By Eric posted on September 2, 2005 at 2:02 pm
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    I just wanna say that it’s pretty embarrasing to know that i live in the most powerful and richest country in the world that is also the most generous country when it comes to relief and aid to other countries. We have an abundance amount of food in our country but yet we can’t even provide quick response to our own people in times of trouble and despair here in our homeland. SHAME ON BUSH!… get our troops out of Iraq and bring them back here in our own homeland to help OUR own people!

  38. By Anonymous posted on September 2, 2005 at 2:33 pm
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    Tom of Houston, I’m glad that you are the go-getter that you are. Everybody wishes that all of our citizens are go-getters like you. But just like in an apple cart, there will always be some bad apples and some good apples. Our country is the same way, too—–it has some bad public officials and good public officials. It has some officials who are full of talk and some who are all action, good action.

    Perhaps when you pray—–you said that you will praying in the Astrodome for these poor folks—-sometime this week, pray that they, too, be shown the light the way that you were shown.

  39. By cynthia posted on September 2, 2005 at 8:27 pm
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    Please put the word out that Text messages are working. It may take several hours to receive but I have been able to make contact in Gulfport via Text messages while still unable to reach by phone calls.

    Thank You, Cynthia

  40. By Patricia posted on September 2, 2005 at 8:33 pm
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    I really cried with joy when I saw the eight miles of volunteers coming in today. People giving up a days pay and leaving their holiday weekend behind. Does anyone know how I can get people on the internet to help a church which is collecting clothing and toileries. Patricia

  41. By Martha Jo Vaughan posted on September 2, 2005 at 8:45 pm
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    I am looking for Elliott or Jack Bauman of Metairie, LA. These are two old friends from my life in Winston-Salem, NC. Please get in touch with me. I do pray you are safe. My home phone is 770-941-9307.

  42. By Monica posted on September 2, 2005 at 8:58 pm
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    I am from Nebraska and am sickened by the devastation from this storm. I have visited New Orleans and it is a beautiful city. What is so incredible to me is the lack of food and water (why not air drops of food) and the over abundance of politicians on the media with the continuance of “we understand what you are going through”. Like hell they do.

  43. By agommez posted on September 2, 2005 at 9:39 pm
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    Help us to help…
    My prayers are with each and everyone that was affected by the Hurricane Katrina.
    Hurricane Katrina

  44. By Anonymous posted on September 2, 2005 at 11:21 pm
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    The states of Texas (especially the city of Houston), Arkansas, Tennessee and others that very, very quickly move to help should be lauded. I just wish the supposed #1 resident of Texas moves as fast and as decisively.

  45. By USA posted on September 3, 2005 at 12:33 am
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    Poor little Tom….oh dear, how inconvenient the hurricane has been for you, how you must be suffering right now! The trauma, the hardship, the lack of clean dinking water….oh and the taxes……

  46. By USA posted on September 3, 2005 at 12:55 am
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  47. By g19865q posted on September 3, 2005 at 2:00 am
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    >jb_mod-try not to rub the salt in my wounds too deeply, I admitted that I was wrong. Ill try not to make the same mistake again>cheers.

  48. By jb_modd posted on September 3, 2005 at 4:42 am
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    you’re right, g19865q, I think we fully agree that the US is not alone!
    see you around, man

  49. By Anonymous posted on September 3, 2005 at 11:08 am
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    these niggers are pissing me off..why couldnt they all just die in the hurricane?

  50. By latashia posted on September 3, 2005 at 12:35 pm
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    to the anonymous coward that left the message these niggers are pissing me off. why could,nt they just die
    your judgement will be your demise. your soul will parish
    in this life eternally . god sits high and looks low you will
    reap what you sow. this life is not over for you .the cruel
    unsensitive statement that you endured to publish for
    the world to read will be the harvest of your families future . if you seek god you coward you would not
    have to be anonymous.

  51. By Dylan posted on September 3, 2005 at 2:38 pm
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    President bush has once again failed another test of effective leadership,and the casualities are the poor,elderly and most black americans of new orleans.
    For a nation that can send rockets into space,build sophisticated weapons,and cutting edge technology,what is the difficulty in sending aid to a flooded AMERICAN city? or not building stronger more up to date levee? it does’nt add up..This should be a wake-up call to the bush administration stop chasing problems in distant lands and fix our own backyard first.

  52. By Anonymous posted on September 3, 2005 at 3:00 pm
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    This tragedy has nothing to do with political, racial, economic, religious or personal persuasions. This is about 3 American Southern cities that now look like any 3rd world country after a disaster.

    We, as a country, always thought that this could never ever happen in the US of A. I guess now we either are acknowledging that we are no better than the rest of the world or, if we still think we are the best, then we must hold everyone of us, and especially our elected officials, accountable for allowing this event to happen. Remember, we were the ones who elected these officials into office. Perhaps in future elections we need to focus more on which candidate can move more quickly and decisively.

  53. By looking for people posted on September 3, 2005 at 5:39 pm
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    looking for elveria smith and maxwell keene please if found call home

  54. By THOMAS KERNS posted on September 3, 2005 at 9:35 pm
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    Saturday, September 03, 2005
    HURRICANE USA HELP MAKE CLEAN WATER DISASTER 101

    HURRICANE USA HELP MAKE CLEAN WATER DISASTER 101
    Saturday, September 03, 2005

    EASY EMERGENCY WATER CLEANING BY USING EPA GUIDELINES HOUSEHOLD BLEACH DROP
    HURRICANE KATRINA 2005YOU CAN HELP SURVIVORS MAKE CLEAN DRINKING WATER.FOUND THIS ON THE EPA GOVERNMENT WEBSITE.ADD COMMON HOUSEHOLD BLEACH TO WATER IN A CONTAINERCANNOT BE CORROSIVE METAL.USING REGULAR HOUSEHOLD LAUNDRY BLEACH YOU CAN MAKE EMERGENCY DRINKING WATER AND SURVIVE LIVING ON YOUR ROOFTOP SURROUNDED BY POLLUTED WATER.BOILING WATER IS PREFERRED IF YOU HAVE DRY WOOD ETC!PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO ALL WHO CAN HELP OUT.Ground Water & Drinking WaterRecent Additions Contact Us Print Version Search:EPA Home > Water > Ground Water & Drinking Water > Frequently Asked Questions > Emergency disambiguate of Drinking Water
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    EASY EMERGENCY WATER CLEANING BY USING EPA GUIDELINES HOUSEHOLD BLEACH DROP
    HURRICANE KATRINA 2005
    YOU CAN HELP SURVIVORS MAKE CLEAN DRINKING WATER.

    FOUND THIS ON THE EPA GOVERNMENT WEBSITE.

    ADD COMMON HOUSEHOLD BLEACH TO WATER IN A CONTAINER
    CANNOT BE CORROSIVE METAL.
    USING REGULAR HOUSEHOLD LAUNDRY BLEACH YOU CAN MAKE EMERGENCY DRINKING WATER AND SURVIVE LIVING ON YOUR ROOFTOP SURROUNDED BY POLLUTED WATER.
    BOILING WATER IS PREFERRED IF YOU HAVE DRY WOOD ETC!
    PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO ALL WHO CAN HELP OUT.

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    Emergency Disinfection of Drinking Water
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    EPA 810-F-93-002July 1993
    In times of extreme crisis, local health departments may urge consumers to use more caution or to follow additional measures. If local public health department information differs from this advice, the local information should prevail.
    When the home water supply is interrupted by natural or other forms of disaster, you can obtain limited amounts of water by draining your hot water tank or melting ice cubes. In most cases, well water is the preferred source of drinking water. If it is not available and river or lake water must be used, avoid sources containing floating material and water with a dark color or an odor.
    When emergency disinfection is necessary, examine the physical condition of the water. Disinfectants are less effective in cloudy water. Filter murky or colored water through clean cloths or allow it to settle, and draw off the clean water for disinfection. Water prepared for disinfection should be stored only in clean, tightly covered, containers, not subject to corrosion.
    There are two general methods by which small quantities of water can be effectivelydisinfectedd. One method is boiling. It is the most positive method by which water can be made bacterially safe to drink. Another method is chemical treatment. If applied with care, certain chemicals will make most water free from harmful or pathogenic organisms.
    METHODS OF EMERGENCY DISINFECTION
    Boiling: Vigorous boiling for one minute will kill any disease-causing microorganisms present in water (at altitudes above one mile, boil for three minutes). The flat taste of boiled water can be improved by pouring it back and forth from one container to another (called aeration), by allowing it to stand for a few hours, or by adding a small pinch of salt for each quart of water boiled.
    Chemical treatment: When boiling is not practical, chemical disinfection should be used. The two chemicals commonly used are chlorine and iodine. Chlorine and iodine are somewhat effective in protecting against exposure to Giardia, but may not be effective in controlling Cryptosporidium. Therefore, use iodine or chlorine only to disinfect well water (as opposed to surface water sources such as rivers, lakes, and springs), because well water is unlikely to contain these disease causing organisms. Chlorine is generally more effective than iodine in controlling Giardia, and both disinfectants work much better in warmer water.
    CHLORINE METHODS
    Chlorine Bleach: When boiling is not practical, chemical disinfection should be used. Common household bleach contains a chlorine compound that will disinfect water. The procedure to be followed is usually written on the label. When the necessary procedure is not given, find the percentage of available chlorine on the label and use the information in the following tabulation as a guide.
    Available Chlorine
    Drops per Quart of Clear Water
    1%
    10
    4-6%
    2
    7-10%
    1
    (If strength is unknown, add ten drops per quart of water. Double amount of chlorine for cloudy or colored water or water that is extremely cold.)
    The treated water should be mixed thoroughly and allowed to stand, preferably covered, for 30 minutes. The water should have a slight chlorine odor; if not, repeat the dosage and allow the water to stand for an additional 15 minutes. If the treated water has too strong a chlorine taste, it can be made more pleasing by allowing the water to stand exposed to the air for a few hours or by pouring it from one clean container to another several times.
    Granular Calcium Hypochlorite. Add and dissolve one heaping teaspoon of high-test granular calcium hypochlorite (approximately 1/4 ounce) for each two gallons of water. The mixture will produce a stock chlorine solution of approximately 500 mg/L, since the calcium hypochlorite has an available chlorine equal to 70 percent of its weight. To disinfect water, add the chlorine solution in the ratio of one part of chlorine solution to each 100 parts of water to be treated. This is roughly equal to adding 1 pint (16 oz.) of stock chlorine to each 12.5 gallons of water to be disinfected. To remove any objectionable chlorine odor, aerate the water as described above.
    Chlorine Tablets.Chlorine tablets containing the necessary dosage for drinking water disinfection can be purchased in a commercially prepared form. These tablets are available from drug and sporting goods stores and should be used as stated in the instructions. When instructions are not available, use one tablet for each quart of water to be purified.
    TINCTURE OF IODINE
    Common household iodine from the medicine chest or first aid kit may be used to disinfect water. Add five drops of 2 percent United States Pharmacopeia (U.S.P.) Tincture of iodine to each quart of clear water. For cloudy water add ten drops and let the solution stand for at least 30 minutes.
    IODINE TABLETS
    Commercially prepared iodine tablets containing the necessary dosage for drinking water disinfection can be purchased at drug and sporting goods stores. They should be used as stated. When instructions are not available, use one tablet for each quart of water to be purified.
    WATER TO BE USED FOR DRINKING, COOKING, MAKING ANY PREPARED DRINK, OR BRUSHING THE TEETH SHOULD BE PROPERLY DISINFECTED.
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    PEACE TO ALL!

    MAY GOD BLESS AND GUIDE YOU THRU THIS HORRIFIC LIFE CHANGING EVENT.
    EACH OF US CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE ONE PERSON AT A TIME.
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  55. By carmen thompson posted on September 4, 2005 at 1:13 am
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    if there are any homeless family members who have family members being sent to el paso texas, to william beaumont hospital. my door is open to you. i have little money but we dont need money for this kind of generosity and love. please call, i hear they are bringing about 700 into el paso this weekend to william beaumont. i cant afford to fly you here but if you can get here, you have a place to sleep and eat and lay your mind at ease. and if they wont send you here, just give me their name and i will go see them for you, to cheer up their day. if you feel its an emergency please call 915-849-8004, on an emergency only or email me at [email protected]

    light love and joy

  56. By eddie posted on September 4, 2005 at 4:28 am
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    ive been going over all the permutations and logical conclusions in my head… all worst case scenarios seem tobe coming home, and all my conspiracy theories are passing the sniff test( what other stae in that southern arc has a dem governor…the mayor of n.o. is a lifelong republican who went dem just before he started to run etc.) but after total saturation my mind started to go further and further into rococo filigree, seemingly minor details… i was working in downtown manhattan during the 9/11 aftermath…i had a drug problem at the time… i had a hard time getting to work just to see if we were working, but even in the throes of unthinkable tragedy, druggies had to have their drugs…and sure enough, as difficult as it ws for me to finally ,legitimately get past army checkpoints, the sameold drug dealers were already there. the most startling thing ever didn’t put but a momentary speedbump in the drug trade, yeah, the drug lifestyle…what’s it like for a crackhead or a junkie in new orleans or biloxi RIGHT NOW…i mean, crackheads find crack before ashmatics find inhalers…diabetics find insulin…no kidding i’m totally expecing that the same kid is showing up on the same corner at the same time, even if its on a raft…cash on the barrelhead…which adds another, somehow bottom=line REALER dimension to the dynamic… i mean, NOW whats it really like on the ground…

  57. By oceola posted on September 4, 2005 at 6:51 pm
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    it’s punishment for Iraq & america’s other “adventures”

    i predict for america major earthquakes, similar violence & random murder like you see in NO, major race conflicts

  58. By Able Dagger posted on September 5, 2005 at 2:41 am
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    I see some of you have been caught up in the ZION media brainwashing.

    There is nothing “natural” about INTENTIONALLY breaking a LEVEE.

    Nothing is “predicatable” about INTENTIONALLY breaking a LEVEE to FLOOD a city.

    The Hurricane caused only superficial damage and minor flooding in the city.

    The major flooding was caused when a LEVEE was INTENTIONALLY rammed by grain barges which were piloted by MOSSAD and local SAYANIM sleeper agents.

    This one LEVEE break was deliberately broken after the hurricane passed and resulted in 80% of the flooding in the city. This is why the “response” was INTENTIONALLY delayed — few or no witnesses to the intentional LEVEE break.

    Why are they putting the names of the LOST people on sticky notes??? It sickened me when I saw that. They should have had hundreds of techs with computers entering the names in databases. Where has all the LOOTED homeland security billions gone??? It has paid for sticky notes apparently and has been LOOTED by zionist TRAITORS and cronies.

    The sudden use of “HOMELANDâ€? instead of “our countryâ€? or “our nationâ€? – is word warfare. Why are we not talking about protecting our country or our nation? I’ll tell you why. We are no longer to think of the USA as a sovereign nation – we are to think of ourselves as having a “homelandâ€? in the ZIONIST government. Not surprisingly, “HOMELAND SECURITY” is run by a dual US-ISRAELI citizen.

    A squad / commission should be immediately established to find the zion agents / traitors responsible for destroying the LEVEE. These types of squads for TRAITORS are commonly referred to as FIRING SQUADS.

    READ MY POST ABOVE.

    “no one censors speech they agree with”

  59. By Robert F Zahara posted on September 5, 2005 at 8:07 am
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    Hello All;
    I received this email from a friend of mine in Misssissippi. I hope that you can help. The following is the email:

    I tried to get this on the web site but am not sure it went, if it did not make it , would one of you please put it on our yahoo site, for me,, thanks

    Just in case your station outside of Mississippi is not giving you what you want to hear,, I have news from the local PEOPLE, not the news media,,, there has been looting in Hattiesburg, and some of the larger towns,,, the police have been over whelmed just trying to regulate traffic at the FEW gas stations open,,, so they are not paying much attention to the starving populations,,,, the smaller towns like mendenhall, Prentiss, Columbia, silver creek, kiln,, just to name a few,,,, have really pulled together,, but they lack Water to drink and cook with,, they lack Gasoline to run there generators, Food is abundant in the small towns as all of us put up canned goods every year, that is how us poor folks survive the low wages in MISSISSIPPI,,, but the US military is delivering MRE.s to the these people, they need water and gas, the GOVT is out of touch with most of the people in MISSISSIPPI and I can’t forget the VERY small towns in LA,,,, new orleans is on the news because the dumb ass news media thinks that is the only story… we also have a lot of hunters down here in the small towns, everyone also carries a gun down here,, we dont need the 82nd air borne down here is our small towns with shoot to kill orders,,, maybe in NO and on the coast but not in our small communities, we take care of our own stuff,,,, Just like you would in your small communities if they were hit like this,,, I know the worst damage was on the COAST, but the small towns lost everything, they are back in the late 1800’s,, no phone, no running water, no elect,, no TV,, and the batteries are running out on the radios,AAA and C batteries, some D cell,, phones are dying, the towers are down,,, this is just a few things, if you want to do something, pick up a case of water and send it to a small town in Mississippi or a SMALL town in LA,,, get your map out, pick a small town, look up the zip code at USPS.com and mail the water to the Police department in the small city with a note who you are or not, and just tell them it is from the Veterans of the 8-4 Artillery,,,, that will help more than any thing,, also baby formula, and diapers,,, soap, deodorant,, any small thing, remember the care packages we use to get it. do the same thing the USPS will deliver it to whom ever you send it to, send it to the Postmaster at that small town, believe me everyone comes to the Post office every day if they can,,,,, I just gave my generator to a person that my wife works with,, they have running water but no Elec… think about it , if everyone of you mail something to each little town,, the USPS has to deliver it, I know I work for the bastards that make us,,, I will help deliver it believe me,,,I love all of you guys, you do what your heart tells you to do,, there are a lot of Retired veterans down here also so I know they will be proud to get anything you send, one more thing pick out a town south of Hattiesburg, the rest of us is not fine but we can SURVIVE better than they can,, thanks bob Slater.

    Thank you for takeing the time to read this and can help.

    Robert R. Zahara

  60. By tellthetruth posted on September 5, 2005 at 11:40 am
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    The initial FAILURE of relief and rescue falls to the LOCAL and STATE officials!!! come on…it is so easy to blame the federal government…that is NOT where the blame lies! The mayor of N.O. and the govenor of LA were the ones that should have been responsible for taking care of their own!!! The mayor should have been onsight with a bullhorn organizing and calming HIS citizens at the superdome…he is the one that told them to congregate there. HE is the one that should have put on his creative thinking hat and organized with the resources at hand some type of order and plan for at least the BASIC of human services. There were plenty of able bodied men onsight that could have been organized into commandering supplies from the area…instead NOTHING good came from the state and local officials…they ALL sat around waiting for BIG BROTHER to show up and bail them all out. Blame the mayor and the govenor for not having an emergency plan…for not even having BOATS available…it’s their city and their citizens suffered because they HAD NO PLAN. It takes time to get federal help in motion…to get water and food and troops moving toward the area. I would say the 48 hours is NOT too long when we are talking about a civilian force, national guardsmen have regular jobs and families and it takes time to get to their armories, get supplies loaded and to the site. And not to place any blame on the vicitms, but many many able bodied people sat on an interstate overpass in the heat for two days doing NOTHING for themselves…they could have began walking toward civilization and finding help down the road…but unfortunately so many of them are poor and living off what the government gives them so they don’t even THINK to take care of themselves…it’s a mentality that can kill you..and as we saw here…it very nearly did…

    oh, and if you are still capable of thinking for yourself don’t be afraid to ask; did the levee break or was it broken? hard to contemplate, I know, but none of us should swallow everything we are fed…especially if you don’t know where it came from…

  61. By Concerned Citizen posted on September 5, 2005 at 2:58 pm
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    Get this site out to the word now! http://gulfcoast.photofreeway.com

    Why is everyone sitting on their buts with this? It needs more attention! All the blogs and message boards are pushing it hard but no media is,
    Why?

    It is a poto posting site for missing people. It has hundreds of listings…..

    There has been enough sitting around on this disaster its time to help every way possible!

    Thank You
    Concerned Citizen

  62. By Cee Cee posted on September 5, 2005 at 5:45 pm
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    If we can’t be prepared for a hurricane disaster that was given plenty of ‘Warning’ to have troops on hold, ready to respond the day after, than we are doom as a nation for home land security on terrorist.. People aren’t blind; This incident just showed the Whole World how ‘Weak’ we really are as far as being Prepared for anything, especially Terrorist attacks… Even though the troops are responding now , it is still chaos and lack of preparedness which continues to show the world and our enemies how we, the supposedly strong United States of America are so vulnerable and weaker than they thought. What a dangerous thing to show the world. The U.S. better wake up fast! God help us all.. P.S. Why has VP Cheney been silent? Where is he? What a disgrace! Gran

  63. By George W Bush posted on September 5, 2005 at 6:36 pm
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    WHO CARES ABOUT THIS HURRICANE NONSENSE LET US ALL JUST SIT DOWN AND HAVE A GOOD LAUGH WATCHING THE TONIGHT SHOW :-)

  64. By Able Dagger posted on September 5, 2005 at 9:06 pm
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    WHO BROKE THE LEVEE INTENTIONALLY ?

    Not surprisingly, the operation and maintenance of the LEVEE was under the authority of ZIONISTS (jewish gambling interests particularly — SAYANIM). RESEARCH IT TO GET ENLIGHTENED.

    A squad / commission should be immediately established to find the zion agents / traitors responsible for INTENTIONALLY breaking the LEVEE.

    A separate squad / commission should be established to find the ZION media whores and ancillary PERVERTED shills who are aiding and abetting the TRAITORS / MURDERERS via their propaganda / lies.

    These types of squads for TRAITORS are commonly referred to as FIRING SQUADS.

    READ MY POSTS ABOVE.

    “no one censors speech they agree with”

  65. By Robert F Zahara posted on September 6, 2005 at 2:53 pm
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    I know that a lot of us are pissed off at the way thing where handled. I am pissed off myself. As an ex-GI with many year in the Army, I know that thing could have gone much smoother and a lot quicker. There is no reason for any in this country to go hungry or with out water. I could go on about what the Army and out branches have and how easy it would have been to get it to the people. But that is could have been. Right now there are people that need owr help. Do What you can. I will be sending some things to the people om Mississippi. That is what my friend asked for and that is what I’ll do. There will be enough time to be pissed off letter.
    Robert F. Zahara

  66. By Anna posted on September 8, 2005 at 3:30 pm
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    I live in Houston, and as I watch, and hear from the locals how the quality of life here dissinagrates due to the victims of Katrina, and there are quite a few that plan to stay, I can only pray that they will rebuild, and give cash incentives for these people to go home as soon as possible, I pray for it every day. We do not want them to stay here, in the mean time, thank God I’m armed

  67. By Concerned Citizen posted on September 8, 2005 at 5:35 pm
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    Ha Ha Ha just because of people like you I hope they stay and I hope more get moved there… HA HA HA Anna or should I say bitch!

  68. By Able Dagger posted on September 9, 2005 at 6:44 pm
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    ALERT!!!

    In a sick twist of events — the revised track for Hurricane Ophelia is now on a direct course for Charleston, SC.

    For those of you new to these sick ZIONIST mind gamers — there was a nuclear terror drill in Charleston, SC just last month.

    A 4 star general involved in this drill was removed from his post. Relieving a 4 star general from duty is a very unusual event in our nations history.

    This is very early in WW3 — this early phase is a WAR FOR YOUR MINDS. Most people have clearly LOST IT already.

    READ MY POSTS ABOVE AND DO YOUR OWN FACT CHECKING — do not rely on the shills to think for you. IF YOU THINK YOU ARE THINKING FOR YOURSELF — THEN THINK AGAIN.

    Those who think this is going to far – have no idea of the heartless, gutless, ruthless psycho-warfare propagandists we should be fighting.

    RESEARCH THIS ON YOUR OWN — actually spend some time if you care.

  69. By john posted on September 15, 2005 at 12:34 pm
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    I never thought I’d see the day that someone could be even more of an idiot that Goroge Bush who missed his calling of being the coordinator of a drunken cowpie throwing contest, The Governor of Lousianna has to be the stupidest women on the face of the earth. Where is the class action lawsuit against her. She should resign and throw herself in prison. She was responsible for as many deaths and should be tried like a war criminal.

  70. By Kat posted on September 17, 2005 at 1:53 pm
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    I love to see the other blogs about Katrina – I think it’s so cathartic to read other’s experience. and share my own. Thanks.

    -kat

  71. By Duke posted on September 27, 2005 at 2:54 pm
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    Tom from TEXAS…You hit the nail on the head!! I’m from New Orleans and saw everything here unfolding as it happened. The ones to need the aid the most were the ones who have been receiving it all along. They were also the ones Looting, Killing, etc. A fence around the astrodome would be appropriate. Instead of getting in line like EVERYONE ELSE RICH OR POOR at the Red Cross Shelters or Fema Tents set up all over Baton Rouge, they were jumping off their busses (free ride to TX) and car jacking at the pumps!!

    Everyone who lost a home, whether rich or poor needed aid in the days following the hurricane. Its just that some of us made better choices than others as to how we would go about retreiving that aid and it had NOTHING to do with your status…just CHOICES!!!

    And for the person who told Tim that Tim was lucky the light found him and maybe it would find others….you got it ALL WRONG! The light did not find Tim and I’m guessing LUCK had nothing to do with it…I bet Tim found the light on his own by hard work and dedication.