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Old 09-25-2005, 10:46 PM   #11
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The Russians didnt make that hurricane??

Bush didnt either???

Guess that only leaves Mother Nature, unless ya want to blame the New World Order LOL

Agreed with everything, the media hasnt helped this at all, but maybe people will take weather seriously and society will start focusing more on the poverty phenomenon.
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Old 09-25-2005, 10:58 PM   #12
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WHEW!! Good thing this topic is going over smoother than I thought it would... lol. I was sure people would come after me for sounding racist, b/c I'm not at all.
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i agree 100% with this thread. I wonder what 93SSESC would have to say about this?
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Lets not make this a racial issue, its just social commentary.

Let me be the first to request: Do NOT make this thread a racial issue...please.
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Lets not make this a racial issue, its just social commentary.

Let me be the first to request: Do NOT make this thread a racial issue...please.
got it boss
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#2a. If you run out of food and water, find a store that has some. (Remember, shoes, TV'*, DVD'* and CD'* are not edible. Leave them alone.)
from what i've read, the victims got some type of cash card that was worth something like $2,000 and they were spending it on the stuff listed above plus drugs. one of my old teachers owns a few apartment complexes where some of the victims were sent to live (temporary, plus he gets a mean break on his taxes) and he told my parents that there has been a constant flow of drugs through his buildings since the day the people moved in.
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Lets not make this a racial issue, its just social commentary.

Let me be the first to request: Do NOT make this thread a racial issue...please.
He'* right... that'* not what it was meant to be... and it'* going to fall back in my lap if it does. :(
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Lets not make this a racial issue, its just social commentary.

Let me be the first to request: Do NOT make this thread a racial issue...please.
He'* right... that'* not what it was meant to be... and it'* going to fall back in my lap if it does. :(
no worries...you bravely started a passionate commentary...we'll keep it at that..and once again, kudos to you for opening your mouth...or um, keyboarding your thoughts
we cannot refrain from voicing our thought-out opinions merely because they might not be popular...nor should we too hastily express our views even when we believe they are popular...prudence dictates that we be as harmless as doves, and yet as wise as serpents...alright...i'm done waxing eloquent
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Lets not make this a racial issue, its just social commentary.

Let me be the first to request: Do NOT make this thread a racial issue...please.
He'* right... that'* not what it was meant to be... and it'* going to fall back in my lap if it does. :(
It wont fall back onto you. Don't worry.
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Adversity can bring out the best in people, and it can bring out the worst.

The oddity in this for me is that 9/11 brought out the best. There was no looting, crime, or violence in the aftermath. Only a massive outpouring of help, support and caring.

Then there'* Katrina.

One of the things not mentioned in the above commentary that Mel shared is how many animals were left behind. I find that difficult to understand. My animals are part of the family. They go where I go, particularly in that type of a situation. How can so many people do this? An animal is a responsibility. They cannot fend for themselves.

I'll also never forget the live interview with one of the 'victims' of the Hurricane. He was at the Superdome, and was being interviewed live, complaining that there weren't enough bathrooms, food or water. Under his left arm was a DVD player still in the box.

This man'* credo: "It'* the government'* responsibility to care for me and give me everything I need while I rob the local businesses blind".

EDIT: This topic is being handled with much more maturity and objectiveness than the LAST time someone tried to bring this subject up. Just be aware that the Moderators are watching it VERY closely to make sure it stays that way.
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