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To: ~digs who wrote (40735)9/6/2005 2:09:27 PM
From: shades
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<i would like to think that i would have never gone to that superdome...>

See there is the rub though - I am sure none of the people there thought they would be either - in preparing for disaster you have to expect the unexpected no?

<i know better than to put myself in that sort of a situation>

Sometimes when disaster strikes - you just wind up somewhere - you knew better than to put yourself there but as gordo lightfoot used to sing - the best laid plans often fail.

<i am going to have to bow out of this discussion... and will defer to what patron said re 007>

HAHA - as monty python said - RUN AWAY!

<i apologize for having engaged you
for now, i need my mind to be elsewhere>

HAHA! How rude - what is it with you people wanting to get a quip off here and there and then want to run away before things get really good - so so silly. I made time to respond to you - I am sorry you dont feel the need to extend the same courtesy. intriguing.com

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To: Jim McMannis who wrote (40768)9/6/2005 2:13:26 PM
From: Don Green
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Jim

What is the talk in the Jupiter - Stuart area after Katrina? Anyone talking that they should move elsewhere? Anyone expecting an exodus? Might this pop the local bubble?
How do new buyers deal with insurance? Still pondering whether to seel those last two houses there. Both got new roofs from last years storms.

Thanks

Don

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To: shades who wrote (40751)9/6/2005 2:15:27 PM
From: average joe
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The children are our future - Whitney Houston

Words to live by from a crack-head?

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To: Lizzie Tudor who wrote (40760)9/6/2005 2:33:43 PM
From: Elroy Jetson
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The primary problem with KB Homes (ex-Kaufman & Broad) is that Bruce Karatz is willing to build on land that KB can buy cheaply because other builders consider the land unsafe. Land that requires more fill than is safe, land with drainage problems, floodplains, infiltrated with faultlines, etc. I'd never buy a home built by KB.

I've heard good things about David Weekley.

Nate Shapell, based in Beverly Hills, has a long history of not paying his contractors until he is sued. He always has a very buxom black woman working as his secretary. Two brothers who run a paving business once pushed past Nate's secretary of the moment, into Nate's office to demand payment. Although he was not at his desk, they found him hiding in his closet. He then wrote them a check for what they were owed with a shaking hand. I have no idea why people still work for him.

Does this affect the quality of his homes? Not that I know of, but the best contractors won't work for him. I also wonder if there were a problem with a Shapell home, would he treat you the same way he treats his contractors?
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To: Jim Fleming who wrote (40457)9/6/2005 2:50:32 PM
From: GraceZ
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Does the Governor have the right to call the 6000 Louisiana troops home from Iraq.



First off, LA doesn't have 6000 National Guard troops in Iraq. It has around 2700 troops in Iraq. The 6000 number you so quickly quoted is a number that is both Mississippi and Louisiana. As I said before, all the states have reciprocal agreements.

Second, it would be faster to use the remaining troops positioned in this country and in LA don't you think?

I live i n an area where I can see the weekend warriors running drills, so I know they aren't all in Iraq, in fact more of them have been called up to active duty and are running drills here than there were prior to 911 in anticipation of other terrorist attacks.

Nationally, 78,000 of the 437,000 members of the National Guard force are serving overseas. This leaves approximately 359,000 here or 82% of the force.

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To: CaBum who wrote (40454)9/6/2005 2:59:51 PM
From: GraceZ
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Global warming is a major factor in the big increase in tropical storms,

Of the dumb stuff that has been said about this hurricane, this is the easiest to refute:

nhc.noaa.gov

The loss of life associated with natural disasters is far lower than in the past even in under-developed nations but especially in developed nations.

What has been increasing has been the economic damage done by hurricanes. This is true because economic development has put more assets in the path of hurricanes, earthquakes and floods.

Needless to say, I'm sure you won't let facts get in the way of your political views.

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To: endless who wrote (40540)9/6/2005 3:08:50 PM
From: GraceZ
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That's leadership - he should run for higher public office!


He's running for governor. As I said earlier there is great political capital to gained from helping people rebuild. Expect all these guys to give press conferences telling everyone what they did and what the other guy didn't. It makes me sick to my stomach to see this tragedy politicized as it has been here on this thread and in the press as well as among my friends and family.

We've transformed from a country where men women and children walked across the continent or endured 2 months in steerage to get to a better life to a country filled with weaklings, whiners and looters who all want to know what the government can do for them and who they can blame their sorry state on.

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To: GraceZ who wrote (40780)9/6/2005 3:16:34 PM
From: redfish
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We should stomp those evacuees into the mud!!! Bunch of lame whiners!!

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To: shades who wrote (40773)9/6/2005 3:18:59 PM
From: Moominoid
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Maybe because the anti-Soros conspiracy theorists are also into gold? Whereas pro-Soros sources don't care much about it?

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To: redfish who wrote (40781)9/6/2005 3:23:50 PM
From: patron_anejo_por_favor
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LOL, "Compassionate conservatism is neither compassionate nor conservative". Discuss amongst yerselves!<G>

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