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To: Jagfan who wrote (257)9/1/2005 11:38:04 PM
From: Alan Smithee
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Tell that to the idiots over here:

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To: sandintoes who wrote (252)9/2/2005 8:07:05 AM
From: Oral Roberts
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I think what we are seeing is many of these folks were at the very bottom of the social ladder. They've been cared for by the government since birth and now their care giver is gone. Revert back savage beasts without the big brother standing over them 24/7.

I think we can call the great society experiment a total failure looking at NO.

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To: Alan Smithee who wrote (258)9/2/2005 8:12:39 AM
From: Jagfan
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Sorry, I try to stay away from that thread. Bad for my health, need the Barrett Bucket everytime.

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From: Jagfan9/2/2005 8:21:28 AM
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Finally, shoot to kill ordered.
Troops, supplies head for stranded New Orleans
Fri Sep 2, 2005 8:08 AM ET


By Mark Babineck
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - U.S. troops made their way to New Orleans on Friday with shoot-to-kill orders to scare off looting gangs so rescuers can help thousands of people stranded by Hurricane Katrina, find the dead and clean up the carnage.

Faced with a growing threat of anarchy after a natural disaster that may have killed thousands of people, the U.S. military sent in National Guard reinforcements.

Michael Brown, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said 14,000 Guard troops were on the ground and he expected 30,000 there in the coming days.

The federal government's response to the disaster has been criticized as slow and Brown blamed poor communications.

Brown told the CBS "Early Show" the agency failed to anticipate "the total lack of communication, the inability to hear and have good intelligence on the ground about what was occurring there."

Armed looters have had the run of this famed city of jazz musicians and French Quarter bars since Katrina pounded the U.S. Gulf Coast on Monday, but they were warned not to push their luck.

"These troops are battle-tested. They have M-16s and are locked and loaded," Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco said on Thursday night of one group of 300 National Guard troops being deployed here after recent duty in Iraq. "These troops know how to shoot and kill and I expect they will."

today.reuters.com

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From: Jagfan9/2/2005 8:33:54 AM
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Texas Agrees to Take 50,000 More Refugees By KELLEY SHANNON, Associated Press Writer
1 hour, 31 minutes ago



AUSTIN, Texas - The state of Texas agreed Thursday to take in three times more refugees from Hurricane Katrina than officials initially expected, bringing the total number of evacuees to nearly 75,000.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced that 50,000 more refugees would relocate to Texas, with plans to house 25,000 each in San Antonio and Dallas. Those people would join 23,000 others who are already being sent from New Orleans to the Astrodome in Houston.

Late Thursday, however, after accepting more than 11,000 Hurricane Katrina refugees, officials said the Astrodome was full and began sending buses to other area shelters and as far away as Huntsville, about an hour north of Houston.

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From: Jagfan9/2/2005 8:57:19 AM
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Lot of storm activity in Atlantic
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
530 AM EDT FRI SEP 2 2005

FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...

THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER IS ISSUING ADVISORIES ON TROPICAL
DEPRESSION FOURTEEN...CENTERED ABOUT 990 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF
THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS.

A TROPICAL WAVE LOCATED ABOUT MIDWAY BETWEEN THE WINDWARD ISLANDS
AND AFRICA HAS CHANGED LITTLE IN ORGANIZATION DURING THE NIGHT.
ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS APPEAR FAVORABLE FOR DEVELOPMENT...AND THIS
SYSTEM HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BECOME A TROPICAL DEPRESSION DURING THE
NEXT DAY OR TWO AS IT MOVES WESTWARD.

THE REMAINS OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION LEE ARE CENTERED ABOUT 720 MILES
EAST OF BERMUDA. THERE ARE NO SIGNS OF RE-DEVELOPMENT AT THIS
TIME.

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From: Jagfan9/2/2005 9:21:27 AM
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The July 10th issue of U.S. News & World Report contained an article entitled "Big Blow in the Big Easy."
usnews.com

Excerpt;
New Orleans is more vulnerable today than ever. Development and levee construction have put 500,000 acres of nearby coastal wetlands under water since 1965, eliminating buffers against the wind-fueled spikes in water levels known as storm surges. Even a Betsy-like Level 3 storm, which has winds of up to 130 mph, is now more likely to trigger storm surges in the Mississippi River or Lake Pontchartrain that could spill over levee walls. The resulting flood could take months to drain. "You're talking about creating a refugee camp for a million homeless residents," says van Heerden.

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To: Jagfan who wrote (261)9/2/2005 10:03:04 AM
From: Oral Roberts
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Faced with a growing threat of anarchy

I don't think it's a growing threat anymore, it's there. And I truly hope they do shoot to kill. Enter the dome and take out those f*%cks that are holed up and raping and beating folks. 11 times they turned back the police the NO police said. Incompetent asses. Frag the bastards with grenades and then enter and kill every damn one of them.

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To: Jagfan who wrote (263)9/2/2005 10:04:13 AM
From: Oral Roberts
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Since we have quite a bit of season left we can only pray that NO is spared anymore storms this year.

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To: Oral Roberts who wrote (265)9/2/2005 10:05:16 AM
From: Jagfan
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No argument from me on that. Order has got to be restored now.

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