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Posted: 8/30/2015 12:28:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2015 12:35:25 PM EST by bassackwards]
10 years later and they still haven't gotten off their welfare asses and gotten to work........

I have friends in Nashville whose home flooded in 2010. It was a poisonous mix of floodwater, sewage, gasoline, oil, etc 5' deep in their and everyone else's homes across most of Mid TN.

In 2 days their home, along with most of Bellevue had been ripped to the studs and sheetrock and furniture were lined up along the streets. City crews hauled off the debris and codes inspectors worked 7 days a week. Within a year all the damage had been repaired and life was normal again across the whole suburb of Nashville that went under that floodwater.

Link Posted: 8/30/2015 12:29:31 PM EST
No shit, I'm tired of all the bullshit. No one cared 10 years ago, nobody cares now.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 12:31:42 PM EST
before Katrina it was Andrew Andrew Andrew, expect to hear about this one until the next big one strikes.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 12:33:07 PM EST
And a act of God, was somehow the fault of government.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 12:36:02 PM EST
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Originally Posted By OTTOSEAR:
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Not so much the government, but whitey in general. If you like at the satellite images of the hurricane, it's clearly white. Fucking racist hurricane!

BUSH'S FAULT!

Link Posted: 8/30/2015 12:36:38 PM EST
It is just a reflection of the culture in question (that shall not be named out loud). Same sorta victim mentality.

Sit and wait on a .gov handout.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 12:40:09 PM EST
Although the place is a disease ridden shithole, laiden with fuckbag criminals and much eclectic vibrancy. I hope the best to the hard workers and people trying to make a difference.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 12:43:12 PM EST
If I hear "I'm a Katrina victim" one more time...

I do medical insurance, mostly Medicare, in Fort Worth and I have run into several transplants from NO who told me that they were victims.

That is their mentality.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 12:43:36 PM EST
I keep seeing the, "Bush screwed up, Obama made it all better" stories. Not a lot of talk about the crooked politicians down there that pocketed all the levee money for 30+ years without improving the system.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 12:44:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2015 12:44:14 PM EST by Undefined]
I shared in MC'ing the Bellevue picnic the year of the flood. We are a very resilient community. We had no big problems with looting or crime during the flood. We hung out, helped each other out (such as the retirees that did regular boat trips to ferry medicine and diapers to communities that were cut off by flood waters), and when the waters receded we rebuilt.

We're almost done rebuilding. The old Regal Cinemas has reopened as a gun shop and the ranges are almost done.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 12:46:53 PM EST
We had a few of the victims placed with our company shortly after Katrina. All they could do was bitch and moan about being " up North". After a few months of being expected to actually come to work and do a job, they all left to go back to the comfort of welfare.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 12:47:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2015 12:49:37 PM EST by bassackwards]
This is how Nashville got rebuilt



Not much looting

Link Posted: 8/30/2015 12:51:12 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Stumps:
I keep seeing the, "Bush screwed up, Obama made it all better" stories. Not a lot of talk about the crooked politicians down there that pocketed all the levee money for 30+ years without improving the system.
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THANK YOU!

I've been hearing since the 80's that the levee system there was a disaster waiting to happen and could collapse at any time.

I think of New Orleans like this; if Katrina had been a Cat 2 storm and actually hit New Orleans, there could have been tens of thousands dead because no one would have evacuated for a lesser storm. The strength of the storm was enough to make people leave and lives were saved because of that.



Link Posted: 8/30/2015 12:51:57 PM EST
A city filled with refuse relying on a democratic Mayor and democratic Governor. What could possibly go wrong?
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 12:54:25 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 4thbreak:
A city filled with refuse relying on a democratic Mayor and democratic Governor. What could possibly go wrong?
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Below sea level at the mouth of the Mississippi a few miles from the Gulf of Mexico....what could go wrong?
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 12:55:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By USMC0928:
No shit, I'm tired of all the bullshit. No one cared 10 years ago, nobody cares now.
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Japan 6 months later after their Tsunami. I wonder what the difference is ?

Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:00:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2015 1:00:29 PM EST by raven]
I remember watching NBC News and Brian Williams responded to all the viewer feedback about "It's 3 months after the storm. Why is half the newscast every day devoted to Katrina?"

And Brian Williams basically said "tough shit, we're not going to change".

Rush Limbaugh said the media is is the only business where the customer is always wrong.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:00:20 PM EST
Try living here with all the nonsense. All those fuckers knew damn good and well there was a storm coming and didn't give a fuck. They wanted to be victims and will continue to play that part for many more years. The Mississippi gulf coast got wiped out. Almost completely washed away and hardly anything is said about that aspect of this "tragedy". They rebuilt and moved on. My wife is a transplant of Katrina, and never a word about it. Her parents sold their home in Laplace to some folks that lost all their shit in St. Bernard Parish. The ones you keep hearing about want as much free shit as possible.

I remember one guy told me he stayed behind because he couldn't afford the gas to get out before. When asked how he eventually got out- he stole a car and drove up here to Baton Rouge. Another couple of girls that worked with me had lived in St. Bernard and lost most of their stuff. Their road home came in and the FIRST thing they bought was a friggin big ass plasma tv! Those two were white by the way! So it's not a color issue or race or whatever bullshit the msm wants to spout, it's a free shit victim mentality.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:02:44 PM EST
A sense of collective perseverance, forged in the experiences of fleeing North Vietnam in 1954 and South Vietnam in 1975; an insular outlook of self-sufficiency, rooted in experience with an untrustworthy government; and a comfort with hierarchy, drawn from Confucian ideals (as well as from the Roman Catholic Church, to which many Vietnamese in New Orleans belong) — all these things contributed to the community’s ability to rebuild with grit, self-reliance and efficiency.
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Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/16/opinion/sunday/post-katrina-vietnamese-success.html?_r=0


The article contains some jabs and excuses for the failure of other social demographic groups within New Orleans; but the above quote goes to the core of why the Viet population was able to rebuild/recover despite being deliberately ignored by the city government regarding aid or assistance.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:04:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2015 1:05:53 PM EST by walttx]
2 minutes to late

The Vietnamese community in New Orleans rebuilt their neighborhood in a few months.
The media never mentions them, only the poor blacks
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:05:16 PM EST
God help us if the next one turns out to be named Caitlyn.


Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:07:34 PM EST
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Originally Posted By USMC0928:
No shit, I'm tired of all the bullshit. No one cared 10 years ago, nobody cares now.
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Yup. Sandy was 1/10th as bad as Katrina, and they get tucking charity celebrity bashes and called "the storm of the century"



Katrina is only important when it's time to bash people with (r) behind their name.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:08:36 PM EST
Knock it off.

We never had a Popeye's around here until Katrina.

Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:10:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By USMC0928:
No shit, I'm tired of all the bullshit. No one cared 10 years ago, nobody cares now.
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Ya, but if the media didn't cover this, they might have to talk about something relevant
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:12:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By NRA2:
God help us if the next one turns out to be named Caitlyn.



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I'm sure there are many communities on the gulf coast that could care less what the storm is named so long as it pushes the NOLA transplants back to where they came from.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:31:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2015 1:31:55 PM EST by Bushmaster1984]
Thank god I was on my second tour in Iraq during that bullshit
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:38:28 PM EST
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Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/16/opinion/sunday/post-katrina-vietnamese-success.html?_r=0


The article contains some jabs and excuses for the failure of other social demographic groups within New Orleans; but the above quote goes to the core of why the Viet population was able to rebuild/recover despite being deliberately ignored by the city government regarding aid or assistance.
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Originally Posted By Hammer2Fall:
A sense of collective perseverance, forged in the experiences of fleeing North Vietnam in 1954 and South Vietnam in 1975; an insular outlook of self-sufficiency, rooted in experience with an untrustworthy government; and a comfort with hierarchy, drawn from Confucian ideals (as well as from the Roman Catholic Church, to which many Vietnamese in New Orleans belong) — all these things contributed to the community’s ability to rebuild with grit, self-reliance and efficiency.


Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/16/opinion/sunday/post-katrina-vietnamese-success.html?_r=0


The article contains some jabs and excuses for the failure of other social demographic groups within New Orleans; but the above quote goes to the core of why the Viet population was able to rebuild/recover despite being deliberately ignored by the city government regarding aid or assistance.

I`ve posted articles about them in Katrina threads before. IIRC they actually had to petition the local .gov to get out of their way and let them get power back etc. That spirit is what the American experiment is designed for. Resilient, brave people who want to have the opportunity to succeed or fail.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:40:07 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Bushmaster1984:
Thank god I was on my second tour in Iraq during that bullshit
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I was between tours
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:47:30 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:47:41 PM EST
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Originally Posted By HEdad:
Try living here with all the nonsense. All those fuckers knew damn good and well there was a storm coming and didn't give a fuck. They wanted to be victims and will continue to play that part for many more years. The Mississippi gulf coast got wiped out. Almost completely washed away and hardly anything is said about that aspect of this "tragedy". They rebuilt and moved on. My wife is a transplant of Katrina, and never a word about it. Her parents sold their home in Laplace to some folks that lost all their shit in St. Bernard Parish. The ones you keep hearing about want as much free shit as possible.

I remember one guy told me he stayed behind because he couldn't afford the gas to get out before. When asked how he eventually got out- he stole a car and drove up here to Baton Rouge. Another couple of girls that worked with me had lived in St. Bernard and lost most of their stuff. Their road home came in and the FIRST thing they bought was a friggin big ass plasma tv! Those two were white by the way! So it's not a color issue or race or whatever bullshit the msm wants to spout, it's a free shit victim mentality.
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Yep, like no street signs, or houses, just foundations. Insurance adjusters walking around asking where addresses used to be.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:48:46 PM EST
All the richness and vibrance went to Houston and Mobile.

The crime rate has skyrocketed.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:49:15 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ARBarsh:

Not so much the government, but whitey in general. If you like at the satellite images of the hurricane, it's clearly white. Fucking racist hurricane!

BUSH'S FAULT!

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Originally Posted By ARBarsh:
Originally Posted By OTTOSEAR:
And a act of God, was somehow the fault of government.

Not so much the government, but whitey in general. If you like at the satellite images of the hurricane, it's clearly white. Fucking racist hurricane!

BUSH'S FAULT!




THIS......^^^^^^
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:49:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ARBarsh:

Not so much the government, but whitey in general. If you like at the satellite images of the hurricane, it's clearly white. Fucking racist hurricane!

BUSH'S FAULT!

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Originally Posted By ARBarsh:
Originally Posted By OTTOSEAR:
And a act of God, was somehow the fault of government.

Not so much the government, but whitey in general. If you like at the satellite images of the hurricane, it's clearly white. Fucking racist hurricane!

BUSH'S FAULT!



no no, it was cheney that made him do it
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:52:49 PM EST
In Nashville everyone got their muck boots and rubber gloves and started cleaning up. They learned how to do sheetrock and change out light switches and plugs.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 2:44:41 PM EST
Gotta remember the inhabitants of Lower Louisiana were victims before the hurricane even happened. Victims of white oppression, cop abuse, and Bush. Then they gots theyselves whooped by dat Katrina and woooo-we.

Mr. Mayor Ray Nagan didn't want to use those school buses for evacuation and Gov. Blanco ran the other way. Then they fouled the stadium so bad most people thought they'd have to demolish it. All while waiting for someone (mainly the government) to come help them out. Then when the government DID help out, they looted and trashed the trailers and got all pissed off because they didn't have new houses. Then some movie star guy came down and cried and built a couple houses, but that just pissed the others off more. Where's MY new house?

Eh ... meh. My entire year's allotment of shits was already given before this even happened. And ten years later, I'm still out of shits.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 8:15:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/1/2015 8:16:12 PM EST by raven]
I forgot I replied to this.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 8:22:44 PM EST
Look on the bright side, when the natives get restless they will have less to burn down.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 8:37:23 PM EST
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Originally Posted By HEdad:
Try living here with all the nonsense. All those fuckers knew damn good and well there was a storm coming and didn't give a fuck. They wanted to be victims and will continue to play that part for many more years. The Mississippi gulf coast got wiped out. Almost completely washed away and hardly anything is said about that aspect of this "tragedy". They rebuilt and moved on. My wife is a transplant of Katrina, and never a word about it. Her parents sold their home in Laplace to some folks that lost all their shit in St. Bernard Parish. The ones you keep hearing about want as much free shit as possible.

I remember one guy told me he stayed behind because he couldn't afford the gas to get out before. When asked how he eventually got out- he stole a car and drove up here to Baton Rouge. Another couple of girls that worked with me had lived in St. Bernard and lost most of their stuff. Their road home came in and the FIRST thing they bought was a friggin big ass plasma tv! Those two were white by the way! So it's not a color issue or race or whatever bullshit the msm wants to spout, it's a free shit victim mentality.
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I know a guy who, when he and his wife got their road home money, they went to DisneyWorld, and she got a new Dodge Durango.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 2:25:52 PM EST
Lots of liberals just using it as a reason to bash Bush again.
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