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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/31/2005 12:48:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/31/2005 12:48:58 PM EDT by jkstexas2001]
The BS---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

1 -- Whitehouse - The economic impact of Katrina will be very limited

www.breitbart.com/news/2005/08/31/MTFH14870_2005-08-31_16-05-39_ROB152866.html

2 -- Various FEMA officials - The estimated death toll is 120

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1 -- The impact on the oil industry has been very severe. Many refineries are damaged. The LOOP made it through, but the oil pipelines are down. Whole towns are GONE. How can that not impact the economy? How much did MS make off of the riverboat gambling industry, NO off of the tourist industyr? DAMN I HATE IT WHEN THEY LIE (and I am a long-time Bush supporter) I know why the White house is trying to paint a rosy picture (to keep Wallstreet from crashing) BUT - please be honest with us

2 -- You know the death toll will probably be over 10,000.....what do you gain by trying to sugarcoat this matter? We have all seen the pictures. Whole towns gone. How many thousand tried to "ride it out" because they've missed the hurricane bullet before? Again - please be honest with us


Link Posted: 8/31/2005 12:53:21 PM EDT
10,000! Ill be suprised if its over 1,000 lets alone 10,000.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 12:54:14 PM EDT

I wish the politicians would stop BS'ing us


You're kidding, right?

Link Posted: 8/31/2005 12:56:11 PM EDT
I think you are way high on the death toll.

Yes, there will be an economic impact too, but consider 9/11. I know this is more extreme, but did you even feel 9/11 at all on an economic level?
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 12:56:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Epsilon:
10,000! Ill be suprised if its over 1,000 lets alone 10,000.



Prepare to be suprised then... NO mayor is saying that thousands may be dead in the city alone.

SBG
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 12:56:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Epsilon:
10,000! Ill be suprised if its over 1,000 lets alone 10,000.




I hope it goes to 100k. Dead looters that is. Imagine how much the taxpayers would save not having to pay thier welfare anymore.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 12:57:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/31/2005 12:58:14 PM EDT by CS223]
It's a matter of not getting enough information. Unless there are solid facts, bodies stacked like cord wood etc. that can be counted, they will not even speculate. The body count will be high. Remember too, they first said 50,000 people died in the attack on the World Trade Center. They are not lying, they are avoiding the issue and frankly, untill all the living are rescued and they can look at the over all picture, we won't know for certain. Not to mention, there hasn't been a disaster of this magnitude to compare with. No sense in causing worry & panic among the masses.

Rescue folks, meet their basic needs, assess and form a plan.

I think the President should call for conservation of all resources, fuel, food etc.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 12:58:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By skpp108:

Originally Posted By Epsilon:
10,000! Ill be suprised if its over 1,000 lets alone 10,000.




I hope it goes to 100k. Dead looters that is. Imagine how much the taxpayers would save not having to pay thier welfare anymore.

gas prices go up, gas station robberies go up, gas station clerk gets killed. Is he dead because of the Hurricane?
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 1:03:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CS223:
The body count will be high. Remember too, they first said 50,000 people died in the attack on the World Trade Center.




Good point. I remember Tony Blair making a great speech after 911 and mentioning the 7k dead...
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 1:04:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/31/2005 1:05:46 PM EDT by wildearp]

Originally Posted By Right-to-Bear:
I think you are way high on the death toll.

Yes, there will be an economic impact too, but consider 9/11. I know this is more extreme, but did you even feel 9/11 at all on an economic level?



Yes, I did feel a huge economic impact. Many industries slowed. Many lost jobs, I did. Whether immediately, or directly after.

Keep in mind, the big-oil fatcats didn't raise oil prices to $4 during 9/11. This will hit hard in the pocket books of almost every american. Trucking, Shipping, Trains, Planes, all take....gas. Start thinking about the ripple of the fuel gouge.

My stock broker did not contact me today because the economic outlook is rosey......
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