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memyselfI
09-03-2005, 08:35 PM
Wow, she is probably only one voice of disgust that people outside of this country wish to speak. I think LK was on the one hand happy to see her vent but on the other didn't want to see her completely make an azz of herself...She's putting her money where her mouth is. She's giving a million dollars.

And, if she's seen the news or read articles like this one, it's no wonder she's so upset. Listening to her it's quite clear that our country is at once a source of deep pity and an unseemly spectacle if not a laughing stock...


http://www.thecouriermail.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,16473513%255E954,00.html

Rape and murder inside dome of despair
Adam Harvey and Kim Sweetman
03sep05

IT is a nightmare landscape of roaming gangs and random rapes. Desperate, hungry refugees are forced to huddle in hiding from armed thugs who have killed for what little food can be scavenged.

This is how the richest nation on earth reacts to a disaster.

More than 30,000 National Guards were sent in to New Orleans last night with orders to shoot to kill.

Those who survived Hurricane Katrina inside the city's Superdome emerged yesterday from a second hell.

"They're raping babies in there," sobbed a haunted escapee to a television camera as she begged President George W. Bush to send help.

"They are raping women. They are stabbing. There were riots."

New Orleans has descended from tourist icon to something terrifying. A week after the first storm warnings and there are few signs of the sad order that was established after the South-East Asian tsunami.

There is only one small field hospital, a handle of water trucks and no central co-ordination of the evacuation.

And while Mr Bush has ordered a $10 billion rescue package, no level of government has been able to explain how the world's only superpower could have left a major city without a workable disaster plan.

Even the Red Cross has been unable to get in and get organised as they wait for military protection.

Survivors have turned on each other. The tales from inside the Superdome verge on incredible.

Inside was a mass of stinking, hungry, frightened humanity without water, sewerage, food or air. Strangers were crammed against others who robbed them, beat them and raped them while armed guards stood oblivious.

"The stench was unbearable. We were treated like animals," Baron Duncan said.

"There was shooting," she said. "Our lives were in danger. A seven-year-old girl and an eight-year-old boy got raped."

"One man couldn't take it. He jumped over the railing and died," claimed Audrey Jordan.

Keshia Gray, a 28-year-old resident said "people were dying off".

"There were people shooting, fights broke out, the bathrooms were all clogged up and there was no water. Then the police started shooting. I couldn't stay in there."

Thousands were still waiting outside the Superdome amid at least seven dead bodies last night to be loaded on to buses to be taken to other cities.

Authorities in Houston, Texas, announced that city's Astrodome was already full it is now home to 11,000.

New Orleans' Mayor Ray Nagin issued a "desperate SOS" for help as Mr Bush sent in more troops and the massive aircraft carrier Harry S Truman to serve as a command centre.

No one denies armed gangs have all but gained control of the city. On the outskirts, white residents sit with rifles near the broken wood and shattered bricks that mark the sites of their homes.

But it is the disabled, the poor who cannot afford cars, the sick and the elderly who have been left behind in the inner city. And most of those left behind are black.

Some white survivors have claimed their race makes them particularly vulnerable the authorities say everyone is in danger.

Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco was blunt when she spelt out what the National Guard had to do.

"These troops are fresh back from Iraq, well-trained, experienced, battle-tested and under my orders to restore order in the streets," she warned.

"They have M-16s and they are locked and loaded.

"These troops know how to shoot and kill and they are more than willing to do so if necessary and I expect they will."

Police Chief Eddie Compass said he had sent in 88 officers to calm crowds waiting for evacuation at the city's convention centre but they were driven back by an angry mob.

"We have individuals who are getting raped, we have individuals wo are getting beaten," he said.

The sidewalks were packed with people without food, water or medical care, and with no sign of law enforcement.

An old man lay dead on a grassy median as hungry babies wailed around him. Around the corner, an elderly woman lay dead in her wheelchair, covered up by a blanket, and another body lay beside her wrapped in a sheet.

"I don't treat my dog like that," 47-year-old Daniel Edwards said as he pointed at the woman in the wheelchair.

Logical
09-03-2005, 08:57 PM
It is still tough hearing a Canadian bad mouth the US. I know that is parochial but it is the way I feel.

memyselfI
09-03-2005, 08:59 PM
It is still tough hearing a Canadian bad mouth the US. I know that is parochial but it is the way I feel.

You know, I didn't hear her talking like that after 9/11. :hmmm:

keg in kc
09-03-2005, 09:01 PM
I read that as "Celion Dion blowing a guest on larry king live."

Damn, talk about mind in the gutter.

mlyonsd
09-03-2005, 09:59 PM
You know, I didn't hear her talking like that after 9/11. :hmmm:

That's because she's your typical entertainer.

Remember back to 911 when a large number of celebrities hosted a telethon on national tv to collect money for New York? As I remember it I think there was huge network Jerry Lewis type telethon that happened the same week of the attack.

I guess maybe Hollywood is failing just as much as Bush did in this disaster. Really, the gulf definitely doesn't deserve the attention that NY would does it?

memyselfI
09-03-2005, 10:04 PM
That's because she's your typical entertainer.

Remember back to 911 when a large number of celebrities hosted a telethon on national tv to collect money for New York? As I remember it I think there was huge network Jerry Lewis type telethon that happened the same week of the attack.

I guess maybe Hollywood is failing just as much as Bush did in this disaster. Really, the gulf definitely doesn't deserve the attention that NY would does it?

You cannot be serious? I've heard of hundreds of celebrities raising money or donating it or both. MSNBC did a concert last night. CNN raised money tonight. Haven't seen Fox do anything yet... :hmmm:

I imagine that coordinated network event will come.

mlyonsd
09-03-2005, 10:06 PM
You cannot be serious? I've heard of hundreds of celebrities raising money or donating it or both. MSNBC did a concert last night. CNN raised money tonight. Haven't seen Fox do anything yet... :hmmm:

I imagine that coordinated network event will come.

Where's the national telethon like the week of 911?

mlyonsd
09-03-2005, 10:08 PM
Where's the national telethon like the week of 911?

Shit. I hope I'm not wrong seeing as I donated to it.

F'ing media, you can't ever trust them.

memyselfI
09-03-2005, 10:09 PM
Where's the national telethon like the week of 911?

Like I said, it hasn't happened yet. And perhaps it won't. Maybe people felt a more personal connection to the victims of 9/11 than they do the Katrina victims. And the sheer magnitude of the event is so overwhelming that maybe it's just taking time for it to sink in...

no pun intended.

mlyonsd
09-03-2005, 10:12 PM
Like I said, it hasn't happened yet. And perhaps it won't. Maybe people felt a more personal connection to the victims of 9/11 than they do the Katrina victims. And the sheer magnitude of the event is so overwhelming that maybe it's just taking time for it to sink in...

no pun intended.

To not strike when the iron is hot just proves my point.

Logical
09-03-2005, 10:14 PM
That's because she's your typical entertainer.

Remember back to 911 when a large number of celebrities hosted a telethon on national tv to collect money for New York? As I remember it I think there was huge network Jerry Lewis type telethon that happened the same week of the attack.

I guess maybe Hollywood is failing just as much as Bush did in this disaster. Really, the gulf definitely doesn't deserve the attention that NY would does it?Actually there was a fundraiser last night.

NBC Concert for Hurricane Katrina Relief and others (http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=televisionNews&storyID=2005-09-03T160121Z_01_KRA357588_RTRIDST_0_TELEVISION-KATRINA-HOLLYWOOD-DC.XML)

mlyonsd
09-03-2005, 10:22 PM
Actually there was a fundraiser last night.

NBC Concert for Hurricane Katrina Relief and others (http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=televisionNews&storyID=2005-09-03T160121Z_01_KRA357588_RTRIDST_0_TELEVISION-KATRINA-HOLLYWOOD-DC.XML)

Right. Maybe it would work better if they went national just like after 911 so I could see it.

KC Dan
09-03-2005, 10:29 PM
Right. Maybe it would work better if they went national just like after 911 so I could see it.It would have also been more watched if they had planned it better. It was piss-poor production and lower level talent that couldn't sell 50,000 tickets at a concert (except for Faith & her husband). The other entertainers = lame.

Logical
09-03-2005, 10:38 PM
Right. Maybe it would work better if they went national just like after 911 so I could see it.Not sure what you mean the NBC concert was national at least it appeared to have been.

WoodDraw
09-03-2005, 10:40 PM
There is a telethon next week that will be aired by all of the networks.

SBK
09-03-2005, 10:59 PM
Celine Dion is teh suk.

Pants
09-04-2005, 02:56 AM
Where's the national telethon like the week of 911?

National telethons will be held on Sept. 9 on major TV Networks. That's according to Yahoo/AP news.

penchief
09-04-2005, 07:17 AM
I'm not a Celion Dion fan by any means. But if she's donating a million dollars of her own money she's either genuinely concerned or genuinely disgusted. Probably both. I think we can all relate to that.

A million dollars? I could be wrong but so far as I know, George Steinbrenner is the only other person to donate that much individually and he did in the name of the New York Yankees.

Let's not forget to toss in a little gratitude along with our scorn.

headsnap
09-04-2005, 07:56 AM
Let's not forget to toss in a little gratitude along with our scorn.
it would be only fitting since she tossed in a little scorn with her gratitude.

Mosbonian
09-04-2005, 07:57 AM
Wow, she is probably only one voice of disgust that people outside of this country wish to speak. I think LK was on the one hand happy to see her vent but on the other didn't want to see her completely make an azz of herself...She's putting her money where her mouth is. She's giving a million dollars.

And, if she's seen the news or read articles like this one, it's no wonder she's so upset. Listening to her it's quite clear that our country is at once a source of deep pity and an unseemly spectacle if not a laughing stock...


All she did was make a fool of herself....and for Celine Dion a million dollars is a weeks salary in Vegas. I will give her credit for stepping up, so I will leave my criticism at that.

As for our country being a "source of deep pity and an unseemly spectacle, if not a laughing stock", I call BS. Anyone who would spout this is ridiculous....I didn't hear her say this, so this must be your opinion, and if that is you opinion, it appears to be politically driven. How about leaving your politics on the table until such a time that this disaster created by Katrina is fixed.

To be honest, I don't have time to fully impart my anger with those who are making this a political football...leave it to suffice that i shake my head in disgust at them as much as I do at the looters taking advantage of the helpless, and those who fail to help in time of need.

mmaddog
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penchief
09-04-2005, 08:09 AM
it would be only fitting since she tossed in a little scorn with her gratitude.

Don't you mean, "a little scorn with her million bucks?"

I don't think she said anything that most of us weren't already feeling. Does she get to express her feelings and reasons for giving? Should it matter if her reasoning includes both concern and disgust?

We don't have to like it. Nobody likes to hear criticism. Especially when it's true.

Anybody else think that an individual donation of one million dollars is commedable? I don't see the Kenneth Lays or Dick Cheneys of the world stepping up to the plate. Kudo's to George Steinbrenner, though. But then again he has always been one of America's foremost philanthropists.

memyselfI
09-04-2005, 08:14 AM
As for our country being a "source of deep pity and an unseemly spectacle, if not a laughing stock", I call BS. Anyone who would spout this is ridiculous....I didn't hear her say this, so this must be your opinion, and if that is you opinion, it appears to be politically driven. How about leaving your politics on the table until such a time that this disaster created by Katrina is fixed.


mmaddog
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You need to read something other than Fox News. It started with Hugo Chavez and has gone on to international newspapers pointing out how Dictator Fidel Castro evacuated 1 million people for a CAT4/5 hurricane in a matter of hours and no one died...

So I stand corrected, they are not laughing at America rather their Cowboy in Chief.

Mosbonian
09-04-2005, 08:39 AM
You need to read something other than Fox News. It started with Hugo Chavez and has gone on to international newspapers pointing out how Dictator Fidel Castro evacuated 1 million people for a CAT4/5 hurricane in a matter of hours and no one died...

So I stand corrected, they are not laughing at America rather their Cowboy in Chief.

Denise:

I don't watch Fox News.....your assumption was incorrect, just as are your motives with this thread.

BTW, we give people choices.....Fidel does not.

mmaddog
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Duck Dog
09-04-2005, 09:19 AM
Wow, she is probably only one voice of disgust that people outside of this country wish to speak. I think LK was on the one hand happy to see her vent but on the other didn't want to see her completely make an azz of herself...She's putting her money where her mouth is. She's giving a million dollars.

And, if she's seen the news or read articles like this one, it's no wonder she's so upset. Listening to her it's quite clear that our country is at once a source of deep pity and an unseemly spectacle if not a laughing stock...



IT is a nightmare landscape of roaming gangs and random rapes. Desperate, hungry refugees are forced to huddle in hiding from armed thugs who have killed for what little food can be scavenged.

This is how the richest nation on earth reacts to a disaster.



This is not how rational Americans react in a time of disaster. This is how America's poor, uneducated dregs of society act. Instead of blaming America, the great Satan, let's put the blame where it belongs. Squarely on the shoulders of the animals who are committing the acts.

You and Celion Dion can go perform analingus on each other.

Uatu
09-04-2005, 09:20 AM
Who gives a rat's ass what that screeching crow thinks?

WilliamTheIrish
09-04-2005, 12:00 PM
I'm not a Celion Dion fan by any means. But if she's donating a million dollars of her own money she's either genuinely concerned or genuinely disgusted. Probably both. I think we can all relate to that.

A million dollars? I could be wrong but so far as I know, George Steinbrenner is the only other person to donate that much individually and he did in the name of the New York Yankees.

Let's not forget to toss in a little gratitude along with our scorn.

Nope. Writer John Grisham donated 5mil of his own jack.

Course he's a Canadian that's actually concerned about what's going on and not blubbering on TV about it.

http://www.canada.com/entertainment/books/story.html?id=961376ab-ec81-4661-a13e-21afc75c31f5

mikey23545
09-04-2005, 12:07 PM
pointing out how Dictator Fidel Castro evacuated 1 million people for a CAT4/5 hurricane in a matter of hours and no one died...

Yeah, I guess that shows how when an evil, corrupt, bloodthirsty old dictator says "Jump" his frightened minions don't even ask "How high?"...

You liberals have the most bizzare heroes....

Duck Dog
09-04-2005, 12:44 PM
You need to read something other than Fox News. It started with Hugo Chavez and has gone on to international newspapers pointing out how Dictator Fidel Castro evacuated 1 million people for a CAT4/5 hurricane in a matter of hours and no one died...

So I stand corrected, they are not laughing at America rather their Cowboy in Chief.


Not a good example. The people of LA had 4 or 5 days warning.

Bwana
09-04-2005, 01:06 PM
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Duck Dog
09-04-2005, 01:20 PM
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I ef'n love that poster. :clap:

Pants
09-04-2005, 02:11 PM
Who gives a rat's ass what that screeching crow thinks?

She donated a million? :shrug: