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Old 09-11-2005, 12:32 AM
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As seen online. ONe persons experiences in a slideshow presentation.

"PROLOGUE: On Sunday August 28 I woke up at 5 in the morning to go to my morning job at the Chateu Sonesta Hotel. The night before, we had been warned that Hurricane Katrina was preying her eyes upon us. In the history of New Orleans, there has NEVER been a direct hit by a hurricane. In everyone's mind, this hurricane would follow the same path that hundreds of past storms had done before. However, because of the size of the storm and ferocity which it tore through South Florida, the citizens of the The Big Easy prepared themselves as best they could... this is my tale of the events..."

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Old 09-11-2005, 04:19 AM
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Enjoyed that.

I love this concept of the informal internet community providing first hand accounts of events as they unfold. Outside the bias of the MSM.

I loved this photo of the five oaks that fell at the feet of the Lord...leaving the statue untouched...


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Old 09-11-2005, 04:31 AM
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After viewing these pics...i blame the government of Georgy porgy a lot less...not blameless, but a lot less.

All seemed well till day 3.
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After viewing these pics...i blame the government of Georgy porgy a lot less...not blameless, but a lot less.

All seemed well till day 3.
"i blame the government of Georgy progy a lot less...not blameless, but a lot less."

Okay, tb, which government should we blame?

"All seemed well till day 3."

How was it well until day three when people where sent to buildings without food and water and left to live in squalor and/or die?
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Old 09-11-2005, 09:35 AM
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After viewing these pics...i blame the government of Georgy porgy a lot less...not blameless, but a lot less.

Sorry, I'm not buying into this little photo log disinfo campaign.
First, the person supposedly narrating the events just happens to a native Nicaraguan (making it more difficult to check credentials/affiliations), yet has an amazing command of the American vernacular, right down to idiom and slang terms -- and more perfect grammar and syntax than our president.
Also, I find it difficult to believe that this person was able to move about the entire city (a distance of several square miles) so freely in the aftermath of this catastrophe when we have been told by other credible sources that police and/or troops were consistently harassing and repulsing any individuals found out on the streets. At one point, the narrator even claims to have asked for a "police escort" to assist in leaving the city.
In fact, the convenient coincidence of a photo journalist just happening to be available to document the entire hurricane's effect on downtown New Orleans (a city deserted by authorities and contained via martial law) seems highly unlikely to me.
Also the compeltely unfavorable depiction of looters, even the supposition that they lit a fire to a Footlocker store after picking its shelves clean, smells of bias to me. As well as the photos of a line of trucks and resuce vehicles, with the claim that "help was coming from everywhere", with no way for the viewer to ascertain the exact timing of the photo -- or any of the photos in this blog.
Finally, if the version of events as depicted by this individual is true, then it is evident that the rainfall from the Hurricane was NOT sufficient by day three to have breached the levees. The photos of the first two days' damage indicate almost no flooding to the interior of the city, despite what appears to be a highly inferior storm drainage system, especially in the older quarters of the city. If what this person is alleging about the storm activiy is true, then it lends a lot more credibility to Dr. Henry and others who have suspected sabotage tot he levies all along.
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Old 09-11-2005, 07:14 PM
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Theres not a single thing in that blog that is suspicious.

What martial law? There was NO martial law till well after thew hurrican passed. I've read countless blogs of people moving around post Katrina.

As for his background...he could easily have been in the States for 10+ years. Dont forget...the greatest American export is "culture". Hoolywood floods the world markets with it's tripe where foreigners often learn English.

The man has supplied countless photo's of his apartment and his location including a pic of himself. Also where he works. Could find him in 5 minutes.

Sometimes we are pickpockets who only see pockets...and just as badly as the attitude that we condemn (blindness to another explanation for events) we may be prone to the same and should caution ourselves against taking the opposite extreme view to the status quo.

However...I'm not saying the levies wer'nt breeched. But I think the image of N.O as an INSTANT human catastrophe are rubbish. The media had me sucked in with their usual exageration. We can see in the images that the damage was relatively minor till the water flooded.

My position that this was a "test" has'nt changed. I am just "upping" the incompetance factor.

Obviously...MANY people coped EASILY!

The problem was people expecting help and waiting passively until chaos erupted. Most likely the plan. However...i am seriously challenging my own capacity to understand a situation from afar.

I dont trust anyones account anymore.
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Old 09-11-2005, 07:19 PM
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I dont trust anyones account anymore.
Yeah, I guess that's the real problem.
How much of the mainstream media accounts can we believe and use in evaluating an independent account like this?
But the mainstream coverage, such as this story from CBS, seem to convey a different timeline from what I am reading. Most major media accounts have the city of New Orleans under water by the second day, instead of well into the third as this blogger claims.
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Old 09-11-2005, 07:49 PM
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Umm. From what I heard on radio, as my other thread mentioned, the disaster response teams didn't need a lot of imagination to think that a Category 5+ hurricane heading over land would cause problems. Power being out with no air conditioning or refrigeration causes predictable problems, especially for the elderly. Sewer back ups also give predicatble problems.

Time is of the essence in such scenarios, as previous disasters have shown. As my thread tried to explain, Canada sent a team to the NO area 5 days ahead of the US Army.

These are scenarios where waiting 3 days for a disaster to unfold before acting is too long. Sort of like waiting a few hours to see where hijacked airliners end up.
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Old 09-12-2005, 04:04 PM
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Enjoyed that.

I love this concept of the informal internet community providing first hand accounts of events as they unfold. Outside the bias of the MSM.

I loved this photo of the five oaks that fell at the feet of the Lord...leaving the statue untouched...


Funny you shoukd say that because I was impressed by the statues survival
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