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NEW ORLEANS under water

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Chaos? its a warzone! A few jerks have gotten a hold of guns and decided to use the rescuers as targets.
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FEMA is pulling out due to the danger.

The stagnant water will spread disease soon according to them.

With grain harvest soon and shipping as screwed up as it is, food transport could be disrupted nationwide.

Everything will get more expensive.
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gas has started to go up above 3 dollars a gallon here :(
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cecilzero1 wrote:gas has started to go up above 3 dollars a gallon here :(
Same thing here. But we still haven't seen the worst of gas prices yet, I'm afraid, as that's the trend, especially now in this situation.

I just filled my car up from half a tank and my car's tank holds like 14 gallons or something. It cost me (for about 7 gallons or a little more) about $23.50, confirming the fact that not only was the tank a little less than half-filled, but that gas is simply just frigin expensive. :x mad11.gif

But it could be worse, as it is for those in New Orleans struggling to keep free of disease as well as trying to simply survive and live out the night, day by day.

First there was Hurricane Andrew, then the first attack on the Trade Center, then 9/11, then last year's semi-disastrous hurricane, then we end up losing practically two states in this storm. Pretty bad last 15 years the nation has seen. They hopefully will recover and rebuild, whilest our gas prices continue to suck more and more. :?

* Prays for the people involved in this storm and those families who have lost family members in it. *
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Indeed... our gas here in PA was $ 3.21/gallon at the pumps near work, and between the hurricane damage and the fact it's Labor Day weekend, I'm sure it'll be higher by Sunday or Monday. :(

Speaking of the disaster itself: lucky for me, my fiancé lived *well* north of New Orleans, but still... seeing the news coverage , it's all to easy to imagine just how bad things are for those poor souls. FOX News had an interview with a doc that was in the Superdome, and he mentioned several murders, rapes, a suicide... God (or whichever deity the people believe in) be with them, because I know my thoughts and prayers are with them.

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Hmmmm, whilst I do feel sorry for those who have had loss through this, I cant' understand people complaining about the fuel prices. When you consider that UK prices are around £4 per gallon (translates to about $6.50 per gallon). Just remember to take things such as that into account as things could be far worse.
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Ok then, imagine about £9-10 up from £4 in just 3-4 months. That's the relative percentage of increase most of the folks have experienced.[/code]
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Sop you don't think that any disaster like this is only going to effect the country that its in??
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MajorPayne wrote:Sop you don't think that any disaster like this is only going to effect the country that its in??
its gonna affect everyone wood,food,gas,water,eletricity ect....
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The economy is always the hardest-hit when it comes to natural disasters, terrorism, court cases :P , etc.
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And over a month: "Oil Industry makes highest profit ever"
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Post by draconis_sharp »

It's outrageous what little is being done. I hear of the National Guard and police forces just passing people by. I certainly wouldn't want to be one of the people who get their hopes up and just let those survivors down. From what I understand, there are snipers on the roofs ordered to shoot anyone who comes out of the Super Dome without some sort of MP escort. I just can't believe it.

On the topic of gas, I don't know about the rest of you, but the city I live in is in an uproar over gas prices. I know a lot of people are planning to ride bicycles to their workplaces for the next few months.
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What has been happening with the government reponse in New Orleans and the rest of the Gulf states- hit hard by Katrina -is a absolutel disgrace! The chaos and arnachy... we would expect that from some third world country, but here in the US, the richest country in the world?! It's beyond mind-boggling how ill prepared our reponse has been!

Even the most naive person could put 2 and 2 together... category 5 hurricane?... levees not design to survive such a storm?... studies have indicated this for years... all but ignore.... funding to reinforce them cut.... 2 days warning ... no plans in place to evacuate the poor and disable... no worst case scenerio plan in place.... A majority of the National Guard sationed in the region?... deployed to Iraq... 1/3 of the nations shipping and oil processing centered in the area ...wiped out... and worst of all... the lack of leadership local and federal... people were dying while the FEMA and Bush feeding prepared soundbites of "help is on the way" , while the images and reports of people begging and pleading in deplorable conditions for help indicated otherwise.

Because of government fumbling.. one of the great US cities is being abandoned... uninhabitable... It's city now for only for the dead... it'll take months to repair the levees and drain the water not to mention raze and rebuilt nearly all the homes and building damaged by the hurricane and ensuing flood... 1,000,000 homeless... oil prices and other materials will continue to skyrocket for months and possbily years to come and who knows when the shipping ports and oil platforms will be fully back in operation.

I ask "where does the buck stop here?" Who is utilmately at fault for such massive failure in leadership? Bush!

With his approval ratings tanking over the Iraq mess and oil prices going through the roof and now this?!! How is this guy still President?!:evil:
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Post by phasertech »

FEMA just fired their president the other day (or was it that he "retired"?)
so things might get better in new orleans. i was just at a toy and clothes drive for the disaster on saturday, and man, is there a lot of stuff heading down there if this was just about 5-8 towns/cities or so.

gas prices have gone up wicked high here, too. the day after katrina hit, they shot up more than a dollar. and my family's main car is a VAN!!! mad11.gif mad12.gif mad2.gif

this is going to affect the future bigtime, guys.
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