Saturday, February 25, 2006

Preparing to Leave


Blogger ellroon said...

You asked lower down what questions we had to ask about New Orleans and Katrina.

During the confusion, a few stories came out that were never challenged. A police captain (sheriff?) told a story of someone cutting lines to his station. He then reconnected them and had a man stand guard. WHO on earth did this? Why? Was it turf wars or deliberate sabotage?

Water and help were diverted, delayed, denied. Who was it who was actually literally said no? Was it deliberate slow-motion reaction or massive and stunning incompetence? FEMA already knew how to deal with hurricane victims, look at how they took care of Florida (just before the elections). Was Brownie on the scene at this time or did he come in later?

Why was the food the British sent destroyed?

Why are the trailers which can't be placed on flood plains being set up somewhere else for use by the Gulf Coasters stranded by Katrina?

I have other questions, so I'll be back.

1:48 AM  
Blogger ellroon said...

(Oops: Why AREN'T the trailers...etc.)

What is the actual death count of Katrina in all areas it hit? (Not counting the deaths occurring from stress, allergic reaction to mold, loss afterwards.)

How true were the stories of rape and death in the Super Dome? Were bodies actually stacked in a hall way?

How true were the stories of roving gangs during and after Katrina?

How true were the stories of people shooting at rescue workers? Were they shooting for attention or in an attempt to commandeer boats? Prevent law inforcement from stopping their looting?

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scout - you're podcasting just fine. Take care and I'll be reading/listening.
emma, the lurking atriot

1:45 PM  
Blogger virgotex (aka lavalamp) said...

"Plans"? Sweetie, have you ever been to New Orleans? Even before the storm, plans and N'Awlins - not always a good match...

but whatever happens - it will be fantastic and it will be what is supposed to happen. You'll end up talking to people you never expected to see and you'll probably end up letting go of some things you planned on. You're taking on a great thing and it will turn out to be a wonderful living document.

The quality of the initial 'cast is great. I'm tuning in for the rest and, like so many others, with you in spirit.

I heard someone calling me from very far away
Sister oh sister did I hear them say?
Prisoner of this endless story of pain
You hold the key
Try to find the way

7:21 PM  
Anonymous robinhood said...

Hey, Scout.
heres a smile for you.

8:12 AM  

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