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Time: Why New Orleans Still Isn't Safe

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by dog428, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. dog428

    dog428 Active Member

  2. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    I have a friend who went to New Orleans on vacation early this year. She said that there are still areas that are still disaster areas, places that FEMA has not gotten to yet. She showed me heartbreaking photos of obliterated houses, neighborhoods reduced to rubble.
  3. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    And most of FEMA has been redeployed.

    My buddy who works there has been gone for a long time...
  4. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    While I appreciate that FEMA should have been better, or at least competent, isn't local leadership at fault?
  5. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    That article hit things dead-on. No political b.s., just the straight angry dope. Sadly, we're coming up on the second anniversary, so there will be a lot of spin while various politicos on the federal, state and local level try to tell us what a wonderful job they've done in rebuilding the city.
  6. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Let's start with FEMA's lack of competence before, during and after Katrina before blaming local leadership.
  7. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    I was making no political judgement whatsoever, abbott, just pointing out that the bulk of FEMA's people have left the area.
  8. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Without letting FEMA & Bush off the hook for not giving a shit about Americans in trouble, the local powers clearly are incompetent
  9. dog428

    dog428 Active Member

    Have you all read the story?

    I think if you'll do that, you'll find it quite easy to assign blame. And singling out a particular group probably isn't the best choice.
  10. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    There's a shitload of blame to go around. Federal and state.
  11. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    It's not an either/or, it's everybody. And the story makes a compelling case on how we're making the same mistakes over again.
  12. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    It's not easy to apportion blame, nor is it really necessary. But who's to blame? Pretty much everyone involved: local officials, U.S. reps and senators from the state, the Corps of Engineers, FEMA, etc.

    Kudos to Bush for threatening a veto of a clearly stupid Corps bill that's in the works. It's one of the few times you'll hear me saying that to Bush.
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