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Posted: 2/4/2006 5:18:45 PM EDT






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Katrina evacuees want money from hotel as incentive to move

NEW YORK (AP) -- A group of Hurricane Katrina evacuees staying at a Queens hotel want it to contribute $2,500 to each family as an incentive to move, but the hotel's owners are questioning their obligation to pay.

Charlie King, a lawyer and a Democratic candidate for New York attorney general who was involved in a meeting this week on the proposal between hotel management and community leaders, told The New York Times in Saturday's editions that the money also would help cover costs for families seeking permanent housing.

The owners of the hotel, Radisson J.F.K. Airport, are expected to meet with the families' representatives on Tuesday.

"What the hotel is wondering is why private citizens are coming forward and asking the hotel for things that are FEMA's responsibility," said Marc Leffman, chief executive of Atlanta-based French Quarter Hospitality, which owns the hotel.

About 30 families remain at the Radisson, the last of about 120 Gulf Coast-area families who arrived there after the hurricane. Their rooms are being paid for by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Many of the families who have left the hotel have relocated to city-managed or permanent housing, or to other hotels in the area.

In January, the Radisson's managers told remaining evacuees that they would need to find new housing by the end of the month because of a scheduled $7 million hotel renovation. That led to a protest in which the Rev. Al Sharpton threatened to boycott the hotel if it forced the evacuees to leave.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 5:21:32 PM EDT
Is that "protection" money or just extortion?

I've heard that there have been several mysterious fires in apartments where NO refugees were evicted
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 5:30:48 PM EDT
Evict their asses. That's extortion.

btw, the backstory is these refugees trashed one of the few decent hotels at JFK and the hotel dying to get them out.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 5:31:45 PM EDT
It's Bush's Fault!!!
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 5:39:24 PM EDT
I say send the buses around and pick them back up and take them back to the Chocolate City to help with clean-up and rebuilding.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 5:40:16 PM EDT
Yes, this perfectly logical.


When are the handouts going to stop?
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 5:42:13 PM EDT
let the assholes keep the room, see how much sleep they get with a rennovation going on around them, have rennovation work go 24 hrs a day. Keep moving them room to room so they can do the work. piss on 'em.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 5:43:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:
Yes, this perfectly logical.


When are the handouts going to stop?



I hate to break it too you but the handouts will never stop as we currently have things going.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 5:45:22 PM EDT
Four months is enough. Hell I wish I could live free somewhere for that duration.

Link Posted: 2/4/2006 5:49:49 PM EDT
&TEMPLATE

Originally Posted By Airwolf:






hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/N/NY_EVACUEES_HOTEL_BAOL-?SITE=NYNYD&SECTION=MIDEAST&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Katrina evacuees want money from hotel as incentive to move

NEW YORK (AP) -- A group of Hurricane Katrina evacuees staying at a Queens hotel want it to contribute $2,500 to each family as an incentive to move, but the hotel's owners are questioning their obligation to pay.

Charlie King, a lawyer and a Democratic candidate for New York attorney general who was involved in a meeting this week on the proposal between hotel management and community leaders, told The New York Times in Saturday's editions that the money also would help cover costs for families seeking permanent housing.

The owners of the hotel, Radisson J.F.K. Airport, are expected to meet with the families' representatives on Tuesday.

"What the hotel is wondering is why private citizens are coming forward and asking the hotel for things that are FEMA's responsibility," said Marc Leffman, chief executive of Atlanta-based French Quarter Hospitality, which owns the hotel.

About 30 families remain at the Radisson, the last of about 120 Gulf Coast-area families who arrived there after the hurricane. Their rooms are being paid for by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Many of the families who have left the hotel have relocated to city-managed or permanent housing, or to other hotels in the area.

In January, the Radisson's managers told remaining evacuees that they would need to find new housing by the end of the month because of a scheduled $7 million hotel renovation. That led to a protest in which the Rev. Al Sharpton threatened to boycott the hotel if it forced the evacuees to leave.I wonder how ofter the good Reverend has need of the Radison, since he LIVES in NYC.....hmmm...

Link Posted: 2/4/2006 5:51:41 PM EDT
First we need to know is that $2500 per person, or per unit (just for laughs).

Second thing we need to know is how to say "get the fuck out".

That's from a Wilma victim.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 5:51:57 PM EDT
unbelievable ,
as if they have not had enough hand outs. The sad part is they will probably get something.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 5:52:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By XDTom40:
I say send the buses around and pick them back up and take them back to the Chocolate City to help with clean-up and rebuilding.



+1
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 5:53:26 PM EDT
Friggen' shakedown!!!

Hell, they learned from the best, Jesse Jackson!!

Link Posted: 2/4/2006 6:02:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By XDBROKEBACKGUN:
Yes, this perfectly logical.


When are the handouts going to stop?



When all the trolls leave.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 6:16:19 PM EDT

That led to a protest in which the Rev. Al Sharpton threatened to boycott the hotel if it forced the evacuees to leave.



Bwahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!­!!!!!!!!!

There isnt five people in his "coalition" that could even afford to stay there!!
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 9:43:36 PM EDT
What a great country we live in. Just ask someone to pay your way in life. If anyone is interested, I would like someone to:

1. Finish paying off my house.

2. Pay for my kids' college education and weddings.

3. Pay my taxes for the next 10 years.

4. Set me up in my own business with a zero-interest loan that is subsequently forgiven.

5. Provide free limo service to me and my family to get around town.

6. Cover my living expenses (e.g., food, clothing, shelter) for the next 60 months just because I asked.

In return for the above, I will not say anything bad about the people making the payments, other than they are rich SOBs and don't need the money anyway.

Any takers?
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 9:46:28 PM EDT
Well just dragging them out this will keep on for years.

Link Posted: 2/4/2006 9:54:02 PM EDT
There's so many things I would like to post here, but
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:01:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hydguy:
&TEMPLATE

Originally Posted By Airwolf:






hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/N/NY_EVACUEES_HOTEL_BAOL-?SITE=NYNYD&SECTION=MIDEAST&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Katrina evacuees want money from hotel as incentive to move

NEW YORK (AP) -- A group of Hurricane Katrina evacuees staying at a Queens hotel want it to contribute $2,500 to each family as an incentive to move, but the hotel's owners are questioning their obligation to pay.

Charlie King, a lawyer and a Democratic candidate for New York attorney general who was involved in a meeting this week on the proposal between hotel management and community leaders, told The New York Times in Saturday's editions that the money also would help cover costs for families seeking permanent housing.

The owners of the hotel, Radisson J.F.K. Airport, are expected to meet with the families' representatives on Tuesday.

"What the hotel is wondering is why private citizens are coming forward and asking the hotel for things that are FEMA's responsibility," said Marc Leffman, chief executive of Atlanta-based French Quarter Hospitality, which owns the hotel.

About 30 families remain at the Radisson, the last of about 120 Gulf Coast-area families who arrived there after the hurricane. Their rooms are being paid for by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Many of the families who have left the hotel have relocated to city-managed or permanent housing, or to other hotels in the area.

In January, the Radisson's managers told remaining evacuees that they would need to find new housing by the end of the month because of a scheduled $7 million hotel renovation. That led to a protest in which the Rev. Al Sharpton threatened to boycott the hotel if it forced the evacuees to leave.I wonder how ofter the good Reverend has need of the Radison, since he LIVES in NYC.....hmmm...




A Rev-rund has gots to have a crib fo makin dem love chilins.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:02:12 PM EDT
These people are used to being paid to move out of free housing.

Before the oil crash in the 1980's, when New Orleans East looked like it might be the up-and-coming part of town, a couple of really nice apartments were built for executives in town long term on business. After the oil bust, these apartments were turned into low rent government housing.

In less than 10 years, the new tenants of these once high dollar apartments had damaged them to the point the buildings had to be demolished. The city told them, "Hey you gotta move, but here are the directions to your new government digs." Predictably, they pitched a fit.

If I remember correctly, each family ended up receiving $1000 for moving expenses.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:09:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:10:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/4/2006 10:10:57 PM EDT by The_Macallan]

Never ever ever EVER take in strangers.

Not into your home. Not into your business.

Never. Nowhere. No how.

NEVER let anyone "temporarily" live on your property even for just two days.

It will take MONTHS to get rid of them.

Damn fools.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:14:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:17:35 PM EDT
I would be very interested in talking to the housekeeping persons at the hotel to get their take on the evacuees.

Aviator
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:41:59 PM EDT
I think you guys are being to hard on these victims .
wouldn't anyone here open your home up to them.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:42:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aviator:
I would be very interested in talking to the housekeeping persons at the hotel to get their take on the evacuees.

Aviator




Probaly typical ghetto living. get pissed if you try and kill their roaches, and flush anything down the toilet.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:55:56 PM EDT
Give them the flipping boot alreaady! Even I could set up house somewhere and start over! People like this are what gives people like me a bad name. Flipping use the system to get on your feet and get off. Get a GD job flipping burgers! They're only bitching because their free flipping rent is running out.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 11:08:04 PM EDT
If I was king, I would send them to chocolate city.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 11:41:46 PM EDT
Are we one bit surprised? These people are expecting to be taken care of the rest of their lives for "relief efforts". This is just a bonus program in addition to their disability/welfare payments. Many hotels taht are housing refugees are also now suffering from high volumes of violent crimes, drugs, and prostitution. Even when confronted about their illegal activites and told to leave by the hotels, they will refuse and attempt to be squatters until they are escorted/thrown out. There have also been a few cases around Houston where good sumaritans invited refugees into their homes only to be beaten, tied up, robbed, and murdered.

Also of interest that businesses in the Gulf Coast LA area are dying for emplyees! They are paying above average wages and many are giving bonuses! Burger King is giving a $1500 hiring bonus! Many bonuses cannot operate fully or at all because people won't work or come back to work and rebuild their lives. In contrast however, the casions reported higher earning this last quarter vs the same quarter last year! I wonder where the extra income came from, payments to refugees?

-From a DHS security contractor.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 12:22:47 AM EDT
Thank God they are New York's problem now!

New Orleans is going to be a right nice and respectable town until they come back.

Hell, I may even move there.

Eric The(GardenDistrict)Hun
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 1:32:12 AM EDT
It's all whiteys fault!!!
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 2:50:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lightning_P38:
Enough is enough. many of these people are high school graduates in good health between the ages of 17 and 32. If they really want uncle sam to pay thier way for the rest of thier lives, it is only a phone call away. Of course that is too much like earning a living, and why would you do that when you can live at the Raddison for doing nothing other than being from NO.



But, can they pass the drug screen?
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 4:08:38 AM EDT
"Let dem touch these things"----->
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 4:09:37 AM EDT
Got to stay in one of the hotels (Holiday Inn north – Atlanta) last year due to catching a flight the next day for overseas. This place had welcomed some of the evacuees, and witnesses the following conditions first hand and never again.
1.Chicken bones laying all over the sidewalks couldn’t even roll my luggage without having to run the obstacle course and dragging the wheels.
2.Mattress’s laying outside along the rooms appeared to be airing out or there’s a lot of bed wetting going on in the evact population.
3.The noise and partying going on at all hrs of the night didn’t get much sleep and was glad to get out the next mourning.
Tip. I learned while traveling into this shithole is not to expose your cell phone, individuals will come up and ask to borrow it, saw it more then once at the hotel and airport.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 7:09:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DirtyDan:
3.The noise and partying going on at all hrs of the night didn’t get much sleep and was glad to get out the next mourning.
Tip. I learned while traveling into this shithole is not to expose your cell phone, individuals will come up and ask to borrow it, saw it more then once at the hotel and airport.



Neve had a local ask to borrow my cellphone while I was down there. Maybe the Glock on my side made them think twice....
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 7:11:56 AM EDT
Kickem out.

And no, it does not suprise me.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 9:28:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DirtyDan:
Got to stay in one of the hotels (Holiday Inn north – Atlanta) last year due to catching a flight the next day for overseas. This place had welcomed some of the evacuees, and witnesses the following conditions first hand and never again.
1.Chicken bones laying all over the sidewalks couldn’t even roll my luggage without having to run the obstacle course and dragging the wheels.
2.Mattress’s laying outside along the rooms appeared to be airing out or there’s a lot of bed wetting going on in the evact population.
3.The noise and partying going on at all hrs of the night didn’t get much sleep and was glad to get out the next mourning.
Tip. I learned while traveling into this shithole is not to expose your cell phone, individuals will come up and ask to borrow it, saw it more then once at the hotel and airport.



I like when they come up to you ask to "borrow" some money. As if you are going to get it back...
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 9:36:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Ardenner:

Originally Posted By DirtyDan:
Got to stay in one of the hotels (Holiday Inn north – Atlanta) last year due to catching a flight the next day for overseas. This place had welcomed some of the evacuees, and witnesses the following conditions first hand and never again.
1.Chicken bones laying all over the sidewalks couldn’t even roll my luggage without having to run the obstacle course and dragging the wheels.
2.Mattress’s laying outside along the rooms appeared to be airing out or there’s a lot of bed wetting going on in the evact population.
3.The noise and partying going on at all hrs of the night didn’t get much sleep and was glad to get out the next mourning.
Tip. I learned while traveling into this shithole is not to expose your cell phone, individuals will come up and ask to borrow it, saw it more then once at the hotel and airport.



I like when they come up to you ask to "borrow" some money. As if you are going to get it back...


Travel in and out of some of the shit-hole african places, their the pros at panhandling and other
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 10:52:09 AM EDT
Those fvkers have been living in a Hotel for FREE on our dime. They should have been saving money to move. Now they want MORE hand outs.

Throw them out on their asses and see how well they like being homeless. I am SICK and fucking TIRED of this poor me BS. Get some responsibility and stop breeding like f'in rabbits and actually MAKE a contribution instead of ALWAYS TAKING handouts. Get a job and stop being sorry sacks of shit....

{rant OFF} before I get banned


Sorry had to vent
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 11:01:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Phil_A_Steen:
Evict their asses. That's extortion.

btw, the backstory is these refugees trashed one of the few decent hotels at JFK and the hotel dying to get them out.

+1
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 11:30:23 AM EDT
O no problem, we need to move you out of the hotel to the new luxury accomodations. Just get your bags and get on the luxury bus.

And drop their azzes off in the first rest stop in Jersey or an open drafty warehouse in the Port of New York! They'd find other accomodations soon enough.

case closed.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 11:39:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By XDTom40:
I say send the buses around and pick them back up and take them back to the Chocolate City to help with clean-up and rebuilding.



Here's your winner.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 11:47:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/5/2006 11:48:01 AM EDT by viper5194]
If it where my hotel, Id mask up, smoke up the entire hotel with smoke grenades and release OC grenades inn every hall way and room i could open a door too.... When they where all out id then lock the doors and hunker down dareing anyone to trespass..... God these people are total pieces of shit.....
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 11:59:57 AM EDT
I can't believe that Bush made them go to that awful hotel in the first place. He should buy all of them a new home and a new cadillac with a set of 22" mag wheel's.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 12:02:33 PM EDT
They are just staying in hotels the taxpayers don't want to stay in.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 12:31:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 12:40:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TomHighway:
What a great country we live in. Just ask someone to pay your way in life. If anyone is interested, I would like someone to:

1. Finish paying off my house.

2. Pay for my kids' college education and weddings.

3. Pay my taxes for the next 10 years.

4. Set me up in my own business with a zero-interest loan that is subsequently forgiven.

5. Provide free limo service to me and my family to get around town.

6. Cover my living expenses (e.g., food, clothing, shelter) for the next 60 months just because I asked.

In return for the above, I will not say anything bad about the people making the payments, other than they are rich SOBs and don't need the money anyway.

Any takers?



I'll take #6
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