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RockyMarciano

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Interesting article about New Orleans and Federal Funds
« on: August 31, 2005, 06:40:40 PM »
I am posting this article because it was really interesting and am not trying to use it to bash bush or anything. I feel sorry for the people in New Orleans and any area hit by the hurricane and they will be in my prayers. However, i felt that this information should be out there.
http://www.mediainfo.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001051313
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Re: Interesting article about New Orleans and Federal Funds
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2005, 09:19:03 AM »
This hurricane was no surprise. This article from October 2004 predicts it almost exactly, down to the smallest details. Pretty spooky, actually. Bush just assumed it wouldn't happen on his watch, so hey, no big deal to cut the funding.

Obviously the focus right now needs to be on caring for the victims, burying the dead and rebuilding the city. But eventually, there needs to be a serious reckoning. A lot of death and destruction could have been largely prevented.

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Re: Interesting article about New Orleans and Federal Funds
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2005, 09:23:55 AM »
hindsight 20/20 comes to mind

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Re: Interesting article about New Orleans and Federal Funds
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2005, 09:26:01 AM »
hindsight 20/20 comes to mind


Well, since it was 2004, it was actually foresight. Just ignored.

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Re: Interesting article about New Orleans and Federal Funds
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2005, 09:28:08 AM »
so this intel was completely, 100%, w/o a doubt accurate

and

you knew that before the storm happened?

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Re: Interesting article about New Orleans and Federal Funds
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2005, 09:28:19 AM »
I was thinking to myself yesterday that it would take about a day for the conspiracy mongers to start coming out with their agenda. 

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Re: Interesting article about New Orleans and Federal Funds
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2005, 09:29:38 AM »
I was thinking to myself yesterday that it would take about a day for the conspiracy mongers to start coming out with their agenda. 

i actually saw the first of it yesterday

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Re: Interesting article about New Orleans and Federal Funds
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2005, 09:33:10 AM »
How is it a conspiracy? There were serious warnings about a virtually certain disaster ("it's not if, it's when") from the US Army Corps of Engineers and from FEMA (back in 2001), there had been projects in the works for fortifying the levees that hold back Lake Pontchartrain, and in 2004, the Bush administration cut the funding by 80%, presumably becaus ethey didn't think it was that important.

I'm not making this up. FEMA and the US Army Corps of Engineers are hardly some wacko left-wing organizations.

It really doesn't make you angry that some of this could have been prevented??


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Re: Interesting article about New Orleans and Federal Funds
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2005, 09:37:08 AM »
last time he acted on intelligence of what might happen, you people railed him.

he didn't do it this time, and you rail him.

where do you stop?

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Re: Interesting article about New Orleans and Federal Funds
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2005, 09:40:14 AM »
The effects are predictable, the cause i.e. when and where of the hurricane are not so predictable.    There are just so many other factors involved.  The city has a duty, the state has a duty, with the proper allocation of incetives, private enterprise has a duty.

Your making it sound very simplistic.  Add funding, problems go away.  It just doesnt work like that.