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DAJJAL BUSH TO 100,000 NEW ORLEANS HURRICANE POOR: DROP DEAD

If those 100,000 New Orleans poor are in fact concentrated in the Superdome and disaster then strikes, it will be the single biggest massacre of the poor since the real-life Vlad the Impaler (the Count Dracula of fiction) invited the poor men, women and children of his land (Transylvania) to dine in a building - and then set the building on fire to murder them all. And that would all be in typical character for the Dajjal Bush, who bicycled around his ranch in the days following last December's Asian tsunami disaster.
DAJJAL BUSH TO 100,000 NEW ORLEANS HURRICANE POOR: DROP DEAD
Islamic Community Net
August 27, 2005
 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/islamiccommunitynet/message/8623

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Making matters worse, at least 100,000 people in the city lack the transportation to get out of town. Nagin said the Superdome might be used as a shelter of last resort for people who have no cars, with city bus pick-up points around New Orleans. "I know they're saying 'Get out of town,' but I don't have any way to get out," said Hattie Johns, 74. "If you don't have no money, you can't go." Owners of gas stations in and around New Orleans were forced to direct traffic as lines to the pumps stretched down surrounding streets. Gas stations were running low on gas by midafternoon Saturday
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The slow-moving hurricane is moving forward at 7 mph. It is not expected in New Orleans until Monday. So during the next 24 hours does the Antichrist of our age not have an air force at his command with plentiful numbers of C5A Galaxy troop transport jets with the capacity to transport a mere 100,000 people? If not, where are they? Iraq? Does Dajjal Bush lack the capacity to bring thousands of military busses or the ability to commandeer private ones? After any football or baseball game, a stadium with 100,000 can be emptied and transported in a matter of a few hours. What is Bush waiting for? For the poor to be deposited in the Superdome?

If those 100,000 New Orleans poor are in fact concentrated in the Superdome and disaster then strikes, it will be the single biggest massacre of the poor since the real-life Vlad the Impaler (the Count Dracula of fiction) invited the poor men, women and children of his land (Transylvania) to dine in a building - and then set the building on fire to murder them all.

And that would all be in typical character for the Dajjal Bush, who bicycled around his ranch in the days following last December's Asian tsunami disaster.

May Allah (S.W.T.) protect the poor of New Orleans from being wiped out by the impending hurricane Katrina - because for sure, Bush isn't.


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Louisianans Told: Head for Higher Ground
By MARY FOSTER
Associated Press
August 27, 2005
 http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050827/D8C8F0HG0.html

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photos:

Brandon Manzell, top, and Greg Geniusz board up the windows of the New Orleans Glass Works and Printmaking Studio in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)
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Automobiles move through a flooded road Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, in Homestead, Fla. Hurricane Katrina threatened to strike land again as early as Monday after ripping across southern Florida and killing seven people. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
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Florida Army National Guard members distribute ice and water to Miami-Dade county residents at the Metro Zoo, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, in Miami. Hurricane Katrina threatened to strike land again as early as Monday after ripping across southern Florida and killing seven people. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
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After waiting in a long line, Danny Lawless fuels up his car in New Orleans in preparation for Hurricane Katrina, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005. (AP Photo/Cheryl Gerber)
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Ron Julian boards up his antique store, Robinson's Antiques, on Royal Street in New Orleans in preparation for Hurricane Katrina, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005. (AP Photo/Cheryl Gerber)
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Coastal residents jammed freeways and gas stations Saturday as they rushed to get out of the way of Hurricane Katrina, a vicious storm that is threatening to gain even more strength and make a direct hit on the New Orleans area.

"Ladies and gentlemen, this is not a test. This is the real deal," New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin said at a news conference. "Board up your homes, make sure you have enough medicine, make sure the car has enough gas. Do all things you normally do for a hurricane but treat this one differently because it is pointed towards New Orleans."

Katrina was a Category 3 storm with 115 mph sustained wind Saturday, but the National Hurricane Center said it was likely to gain force over the Gulf of Mexico, where the surface water temperature was as high as 90 degrees - high-octane fuel for hurricanes. It could become a Category 4 monster with wind of at least 131 mph before reaching land early Monday.

The storm formed in the Bahamas and ripped across South Florida on Thursday, causing seven deaths, before moving into the Gulf of Mexico.

A hurricane watch extended from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, and large-scale evacuations were under way Saturday along the coast.

"At this juncture, all we can do is pray it doesn't come this way and tear us up," said Jeannette Ruboyianes, owner of the Day Dream Inn at Grand Isle, Louisiana's only inhabited barrier island.

Katrina could be especially devastating if it strikes New Orleans because the city sits below sea level and is dependent on levees and pumps to keep the water out. A direct hit could wind up submerging the city in several feet of water.

Making matters worse, at least 100,000 people in the city lack the transportation to get out of town. Nagin said the Superdome might be used as a shelter of last resort for people who have no cars, with city bus pick-up points around New Orleans.

"I know they're saying 'Get out of town,' but I don't have any way to get out," said Hattie Johns, 74. "If you don't have no money, you can't go."

Owners of gas stations in and around New Orleans were forced to direct traffic as lines to the pumps stretched down surrounding streets. Gas stations were running low on gas by midafternoon Saturday

"I was in line at the bank for an hour and have been waiting for gas for 30 minutes," said John Sullivan. "If it's anything like they say its going to be, we don't want to be anywhere close to the city."

Louisiana and Mississippi made all lanes northbound on interstate highways. Mississippi declared a state of emergency and Alabama offered assistance to its neighbors. Some motels as far inland as Jackson, Miss., 150 miles north of New Orleans, were already booked up.

By 5 p.m. EDT Saturday, the eye of the hurricane was about 380 miles southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River and about 240 miles west of Key West, Fla. It was moving west at nearly 7 mph, the hurricane center said.

"We know that we're going to take the brunt of it," Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco said. "It does not bode well for southeastern Louisiana."

Some tourists heeded the warnings and moved up their departures, and lines of tourists waited for cabs on New Orleans' famed Bourbon Street.

"The problem is getting a taxi to the airport. There aren't any," said Brian Katz, a salesman from New York.

Others tried leaving but couldn't get a flight.

"We tried to move it up, but they told us they were all booked up," said Terry Evans of Cleveland, whose flight was supposed to leave Monday morning. "We may end up sleeping at the airport."

New Orleans' worst hurricane disaster happened 40 years ago, when Hurricane Betsy blasted the Gulf Coast. Flood waters approached 20 feet in some areas, fishing villages were flattened, and the storm surge left almost half of New Orleans under water and 60,000 residents homeless. Seventy-four people died in Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida.

Katrina was a Category 1 storm with 80 mph wind when it hit South Florida on Thursday, and rainfall was estimated at up to 20 inches. Risk modeling companies have said early estimates of insured damage range from $600 million to $2 billion.

South Florida utility crews were still working Saturday to restore power to 733,000 customers, down from more than 1 million. Residents waited in lines that stretched for miles to reach state-operated centers distributing free water and ice for those without electricity.

Florida has been hit by six hurricanes since last August.

Katrina is the 11th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, which began June 1. That's seven more than typically have formed by now in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, the hurricane center said. The season ends Nov. 30.

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On the Net:

National Hurricane Center:  http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

 http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050827/D8C8F0HG0.html

homepage: homepage: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/islamiccommunitynet/message/8623


And Bush caused it too, right? 28.Aug.2005 11:30

Expat

This "Bush is the problem" approach now reaches its zenith. Why don't you blame him for the hurricane too? The problem is a system, global capitalism, that is imploding. Global warming, 1/4 of a city's population not having adequate transportation etc. are symptoms of this problem. This constant focus on "Bush" strikes me as a pathology. Let's focus on the core problems.

By the way, emptying 100,000 people (or however many actually show up at the Superdome) is a huge logistical enterprise with a massive hurricane bearing down, all of the highways gridlocked, and all of the flights into and out of New Orleans already cancelled. While I'm sure that population control is an important goal of the global elites, I think what we're seeing now is the result of poor planning and the refusal of authorities to do anything until their hand is somehow forced (as it will be with even bigger consequences of global warming and the end of the petroleum era).

And Usama caused it too, right? 28.Aug.2005 12:16

Islamic Community Net

Photo of C5A Galaxy
 http://www.highton.com/jpegs/c5agalaxy.jpg

more:
 http://images.google.com/images?q=c5a+galaxy&hl=en&btnG=Search+Images

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The above comment is highly ironic.

According to Bush, Usama bin Laden is supposed to be the cause of every disaster. For years we had to put up with the daily 2 minutes hate as Usama bin Laden, the Emmanuel Goldstein of the Bush Regime, was publicly vilified. Times are changing and the fact that Bush is himself now increasingly being recognized as the problem is not only poetic justice but a highly positive change. The sheeple are beginning to catch on to the wolf in their midst.

The problems expat cites (except global warming) are not new and have existed as long as the riba-based capital economy. But that should not obscure the fact that individuals do play a role, and that the role they play can be quite hideous. Hitler is a classic example of this. Anyone during the period 1933-1945 who constantly focused on Hitler would certainly not have been pathological - although of course expat IS right about the underlying problems.

Even with all the systemic issues, it's important to point out that Bush HAD a choice - and the choice was to let 100,000 of New Orleans' weakest people face the unbridled fury of what is at this hour a category 5 hurricane packing winds of 175 mph (289 kph). This represents both a systemic problem AND a personal and personality failure of George Bush. Bush is not only a failure as president, but even as human being.

Contrary to expat's implication, the article does not suggest that the 100,000 should have been gathered at the Superdome for outward-bound transport. Expat is right that doing so would be a logistical nightmare. However, they could be gathered from all around town (as they in fact all ARE being gathered for transport - to the Superdome) to send to the airport and other outward-bound sites. Moreover, even if all 100,000 truly cannot be removed, large numbers among them could be.

The fact that flights in and out of New Orleans have been cancelled merely made the airport all the more accessible to the giant C5A Galaxy troop transport jets that can transport 500-1,000 at a time. The C5A was the model for the Boeing 747. Whole busses can be loaded inside. See a typical C5A Galaxy photo (above), or review the whole set at Google images. At 550 mph they would only have to travel about half an hour to get the people well out of the way, then return and pick up more.

Expat points out, "I think what we're seeing now is the result of poor planning and the refusal of authorities to do anything until their hand is somehow forced".

Now THAT'S absolutely right, and forcing the hand of the authorities - or holding them accountable for the result - is precisely the point of the article.

... 28.Aug.2005 15:50

this thing here

i suspect that this storm will cause a major overhaul of disaster response and evacuation guidelines and warning times, especially if the looming humanitarian problems actually happen.

being trapped inside a car on a gridlocked highway in 150-180 mph winds is called being tossed around in a tin can. cars will be flipped and flung about like toys. cars may be hit and crushed by roofs and trees and other flying debris. if traffic cannot be cleared in time, would it really surprise anyone to see a lot of casualties due to this?

as for the poor of new orleans, i think any and all concerns are justified. having to live for possibly the next 48 hours in the superdome, with no air conditioning due to lack of power, along with tens of thousands of others shows in my opinion a very impoverished city and state government casting about desperately for "some place to put them". and what if the levee's fail and the city itself is flooded?

it's not their fault? well shit, how long has the city of new orleans and the state of louisiana been sitting there on the gulf coast waiting to be hit? "we didn't have enough time." fuck that. they've had decades to get their shit together for just such an event as this. shitty planning is not an excuse, it's a failure of government.

"The C5A was the model for the Boeing 747." 28.Aug.2005 15:54

whatever

who ever the fuck made that comment doesn't know what they're talking about.

The C-5 Galaxy is a military cargo transport: conceived, designed, contracted and built by LOCKHEED for the US Air Force. it entered service in 1970 after a protracted development program (with many cost overruns, investigated by Congress) during the late 1960s. The C-5 is also known as FRED (Fucking Ridiculous Economic Disaster) by its crews.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C-5_Galaxy

BOEING's 747 was conceived and designed as a civilian passenger airplane. Boeing had already developed a [separate] study for a very large airplane while bidding on a US military contract for a huge strategic airlifter. Boeing lost the contract to Lockheed's C-5 Galaxy but came under pressure from its most loyal airline customer, Pan Am, to develop a giant *****passenger***** plane that would be over twice the size of the 707. In 1966 Boeing proposed a preliminary configuration for the airliner, to be called the 747. Pan Am ordered 25 of the initial -100 series. The first model of the jet, the 747-100, rolled out of the new Everett facility on 2 September 1968. (Boeing did not have a facility large enough to assemble the giant aircraft, so the company built an all-new assembly building near Everett, Washington. The factory is the largest building ever built.)

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_747

The two designs share similar 4 large turbofan jet engines, but that's about it. The C-5 Galaxy has a high-mounted wing, so that its fuselage can accomodate large loading doors flush with the ground runway for its cargo. The 747 has a low-mounted wing, and a distinctive 'hump' and two-level passenger deck cross-section to its fuselage.
C-5 Galaxy:  high-mounted wing
C-5 Galaxy: high-mounted wing
Boeing 747:  low-mounted wing
Boeing 747: low-mounted wing

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA 28.Aug.2005 16:19

Islamic Community Net

most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks...perhaps longer. at least one half of well constructed homes will have roof and wall failure. all gabled roofs will fail...leaving those homes severely damaged or destroyed. the majority of industrial buildings will become non functional. partial to complete wall and roof failure is expected. all wood framed low rising apartment buildings will be destroyed. concrete block low rise apartments will sustain major damage...including some wall and roof failure. high rise office and apartment buildings will sway dangerously...a few to the point of total collapse.

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see also:

dajjal bush to 100,000 new orleans hurricane poor: drop dead
islamic community net
sat aug 27, 2005 9:17 pm
 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/islamiccommunitynet/message/8623


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urgent - weather message national weather service new orleans la
islamic community net
august 28, 2005
 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/islamiccommunitynet/message/8625

urgent - weather message
national weather service new orleans la
413 pm cdt sun aug 28 2005
 http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/data/raw/ww/wwus74.klix.npw.lix.txt

wwus74 klix 282139
npwlix

...extremely dangerous hurricane katrina continues to approach the
mississippi river delta...
...devastating damage expected...

most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks...perhaps longer. at
least one half of well constructed homes will have roof and wall
failure. all gabled roofs will fail...leaving those homes severely
damaged or destroyed.

the majority of industrial buildings will become non functional.
partial to complete wall and roof failure is expected. all wood
framed low rising apartment buildings will be destroyed. concrete
block low rise apartments will sustain major damage...including some
wall and roof failure.

high rise office and apartment buildings will sway dangerously...a
few to the point of total collapse. all windows will blow out.

airborne debris will be widespread...and may include heavy items such
as household appliances and even light vehicles. sport utility
vehicles and light trucks will be moved. the blown debris will create
additional destruction. persons...pets...and livestock exposed to the
winds will face certain death if struck.

power outages will last for weeks...as most power poles will be down
and transformers destroyed. water shortages will make human suffering
incredible by modern standards.

the vast majority of native trees will be snapped or uprooted. only
the heartiest will remain standing...but be totally defoliated. few
crops will remain. livestock left exposed to the winds will be
killed.

an inland hurricane wind watch is issued when sustained winds near
hurricane force...or frequent gusts at or above hurricane force...are
possible within the next 24 to 36 hours.

laz038-040-050-056>070-msz080>082-290300-
assumption-hancock-harrison-jackson-livingston-lower jefferson-
lower lafourche-lower plaquemines-lower st. bernard-lower terrebonne-
orleans-st. charles-st. james-st. john the baptist-st. tammany-
tangipahoa-upper jefferson-upper lafourche-upper plaquemines-
upper st. bernard-upper terrebonne-
413 pm cdt sun aug 28 2005

...inland hurricane wind warning is in effect...

hurricane katrina continues to approach the area. tropical storm
force winds are currently moving into the coastal marshes and will
persist for the next 26 to 28 hours. hurricane force winds will
onset around midnight near the coast and by 3 am closer to the new
orleans metro area and persist for 9 to 15 hours. maximum wind gusts
around 175 mph are likely in the warned area by daybreak monday.

do not venture outdoors once tropical storm force winds onset!

$$

laz034>037-039-046>049-msz068>071-077-290300-
amite-ascension-east baton rouge-east feliciana-iberville-
pearl river-pike-pointe coupee-st. helena-walthall-washington-
west baton rouge-west feliciana-wilkinson-
413 pm cdt sun aug 28 2005

...inland hurricane wind warning is in effect...

hurricane katrina continues to approach the area. tropical storm
force winds are currently moving into the coastal marshes and will
sread northwestward into the greater baton rouge area and
southwest mississippi later this evening. tropical storm force
winds are expected to onset around 9 pm tonight and persist
for 22 to 26 hours. hurricane force winds will onset around
daybreak and persist for about 5 to 10 hours. maximum wind
gusts of 80 to 90 mph are possible in east-central louisiana
and southwest mississippi.

do not venture outdoors once tropical storm force winds onset!

$$

 http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/data/raw/ww/wwus74.klix.npw.lix.txt


response to whatever 28.Aug.2005 17:32

Islamic Community Net

The Boeing 747 is the civilian version of the C5A Galaxy aircraft proposed by Boeing. You are correct that the final C5A adopted and in use is the C5A model that was proposed by Lockheed.
see:
 http://brie.berkeley.edu/~briewww/publications/wp%2055.pdf

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That said, the point of the statement was to emphasize the large carrying capacity of the C5A to people who might never have heard of them, and the criminal negligence of Bush in failing to use C5As to evacuate the New Orleans population facing catastrophe. The object was not to make an issue about corporate history.

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To stay on task and re-emphasize the point about the huge size and carrying capacity of the C5A, see:
 http://crw.natca.net/lockheed_c5a_galaxy.htm

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The following details about the background of the C5A is an excerpt from the pdf article mentioned earlier at
 http://brie.berkeley.edu/~briewww/publications/wp%2055.pdf

The Pentagon wanted a new transport jet for personnel and weaponry. Boeing, Douglas, and Lockheed proposed modified versions of their existing jets. But the military pushed for a behemoth more than twice as big. With substantial defense support, in (date-year and possible amounts) GE
finally succeeded in developing a turbo fan three times more powerful than existing engines. As a result, market competition in the commercial aircraft industry was unsettled and ultimately redefined. At the time GE introduced its new engine design, the three American airframe companies
were engaged in two U.S. government design competitions: competition for a new military transport, the C-5A, and competition for the SST, a supersonic transport project introduced in response to the Anglo-Franco Concorde project. All three companies put together skilled design teams to compete
on these projects and all three benefitted from government-funded R&D experience. Both the winners and the losers of the C5A competition ultimately used their design teams and government funded technological breakthroughs to enter a new round of competition in commercial jet aircraft.

In this second stage of competition, product differentiation decisions proved more important than company differences in innovation incentives. In contrast to the first stage of competition, all three remaining American companies plunged headlong into the business of making new wide-body
jets. All three competitors correctly believed that success or failure in this round of launch competition would determine their long-term market position. Moreover, each team was already on its way to developing a wide-body jet as a result of participation in the C-5A and SST government funded projects. Unfortunately, what appeared to be an economically rational decision for each individual company was not an economically rational decision for the industry. Even at the time, it was clear that world market demand for aircraft, while rapidly growing, could not profitably accommodate three new wide-body jets.

According to John Newhouse, who did the most comprehensive study of the wide-body competition, a medium-range, medium-size, two-engine plane advocated by American Airlines was what the market needed the most. Pushing the limits of available technology, Boeing leapfrogged this option, introducing the four-engine jumbo 747. Lockheed and McDonnell-Douglas then chose to compete head-on by introducing simultaneously two long-range trijets. "The consequences of these [launch] decisions...injured each of the three suppliers but left in their wake an opportunity for European companies to become something they had never been--a competitive threat to the Americans."

The Boeing 747 proved to be the most profitable commercial aircraft ever made. Mainly as a result of its monopoly position in the long-range 747 market, Boeing has been the only profitable commercial aircraft producer during the last twenty years. Today, according to one estimate, Boeing
makes $45 million on each 747 it sells for an estimated $150 million apiece. Although with the benefit of hindsight the launch of the 747 looks like a brilliant business decision, by the "normal business standards" of its time the decision looked like a fatal mistake. Boeing launched the 747
without a prior market analysis. Instead, the plane was a response to a surge in exogenous technology that grew out of military specifications.

On the day it lost the C-5A competition, Boeing started developing a commercial version, which became the 747, even though a commercial
equivalent of the C-5A was, in 1966, simply too big for the route structures of most civilian airlines.


If Castro was in charge 28.Aug.2005 19:37

PHH

Those poor people would be out of there.

Dear Expat, well... did he? 28.Aug.2005 20:33

sew those seeds

The following article shows why, if the hurricane had hit a year later, Bush could well have been to blame for the extremity of its impact.

 http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4200/is_20050606/ai_n14657367

It's a fact that we only have so much, and it's also a fact that the way the Bush Administration chooses to spend it is NOT the way your typical humanitarian organization would choose to spend it. Spend your tax dollar on the military-industrial complex? Please. How about on something that helps people instead?

BUSH REGIME SEARCHES NEW ORLEANS POOR SEEKING HELP 28.Aug.2005 21:45

Islamic Community Net

BUSH REGIME SEARCHES NEW ORLEANS POOR SEEKING HELP
Islamic Community Net
August 28, 2005
 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/islamiccommunitynet/message/8626

"Rescue" - antichrist style:

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Guardsmen made able-bodied people clasp their hands behind their backs while they patted them down, feeling the seams and hems of clothing, then ran metal detectors over them. The backpacks, suitcases and plastic grocery bags that held their belongings were searched. Alice George, 76, a homeless woman wearing shorts and a T-shirt with the word Love on the front, was searched for almost 10 minutes. "They took my cigarettes and lighter," she said. "I guess I'll do without."
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For background, see also:

DAJJAL BUSH TO 100,000 NEW ORLEANS HURRICANE POOR: DROP DEAD
Islamic Community Net
August 28, 2005
 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/islamiccommunitynet/message/8623


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New Orleans' poor, homeless and frail flock to the safety of Superdome
August 29, 2005
MARY FOSTER
Associated Press
 http://www.cbc.ca/cp/world/050828/w082880.html

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - For thousands of this city's poor, homeless and frail, just getting into the massive Louisiana Superdome and hunkering down was the hardest part.

The sickest among them didn't flee the wrath of hurricane Katrina on Sunday as much as they hobbled to safety on crutches, canes and on stretchers. Others lined up for blocks, clutching meagre belongings and crying children as national guardsmen searched them for guns, knives and drugs.

"We just took the necessities," said Michael Skipper, who pulled a wagon loaded with bags of clothes and a radio. "The good stuff - the television and the furniture - you just have to hope something's there when you get back. If it's not, you just start over."

Then Katrina's rain began, heavy and steady, drenching hundreds of people still outside, along with their bags of food and clothing.

Eventually, the searches were moved inside to the Superdome floor, where some people wrapped themselves in blankets and tried to sleep. In the designated medical area, people in wheelchairs lined the corridors. Hundreds of others sat on the loading docks, their possessions around them, waiting to be taken elsewhere.

Gen. Hunt Downer of the National Guard estimated 25,000 to 35,000 refugees were in the dome, though arena official Doug Thornton said it was closer to 9,000 in the stands, with more on the floor.

Mary Francis Brooks had been there since 7:30 a.m., just waiting to get in. "I don't think the storm can be much worse than the buildup here," she said. "This has been a nightmare."

Curtis Cockran, 54, a diabetic who recently had hip surgery, sat in his wheelchair on a loading dock at the dome while nurses, emergency technicians and doctors attended to refugees' needs.

"I just want a place I can be quiet and left alone," he said. "I don't know if I'll have a place to go back to, but there's no reason to worry about that now. For the time being I just want to be safe."

More serious cases had to be taken to other cities in Louisiana for medical care.

"There are some conditions we just can't handle here," said Dr. Kevin Stephens, head of New Orleans' health department. "Like dialysis. We can't do that, and they'll be here three or four days, so they'll need it before then."

The 77,000-seat stadium, home to the NFL's New Orleans Saints and New Year's Sugar Bowl game, provided few comforts but at least had bathrooms for the refugees and food donated by several charities.

"They may be here for a while," said Gen. Ralph Lupin, the national guardsman in charge of the shelter. "The electricity will be out after the storm; streets will be almost impassable. So once they get here, they'll have to stay for the duration."

Guardsmen made able-bodied people clasp their hands behind their backs while they patted them down, feeling the seams and hems of clothing, then ran metal detectors over them. The backpacks, suitcases and plastic grocery bags that held their belongings were searched.

Alice George, 76, a homeless woman wearing shorts and a T-shirt with the word Love on the front, was searched for almost 10 minutes.

"They took my cigarettes and lighter," she said. "I guess I'll do without."

Joey Branson wasn't worried. The 42-year-old breezed through the search with just a fresh apple pie and a paperback mystery.

"That's all I need," he said, smiling. "I'm set for the duration."

 http://www.cbc.ca/cp/world/050828/w082880.html


they were left to DIE 29.Aug.2005 09:59

Islamic Community Net

Hurricane Katrina Plows Into Louisiana
Top Sustained Winds At 125 MPH
UPDATED: 11:29 am CDT August 29, 2005
 http://www.nbc5.com/news/4887230/detail.html

excerpt (with added interpolation):

The storm has now torn two holes in the roof of the huge arena, and people inside can hear the rumbling of the winds ripping at the metal on the roof. They can see the metal flapping, and can even see the sky through the holes. Water is dripping in and people are being moved away from about five sections of seats.

However, Louisiana's Gov. Kathleen Blanco said it isn't a "dangerous situation." [note: of course not - not for Gov. Kathleen Blanco, it isn't].

Earlier Monday morning, power failed at the Superdome. Backup generators kicked in, but they can't run the air-conditioning.

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Now, just imagine if Katrina had retained its Category 5 ranking - what would now be the fate of the thousands of poor who were concentrated in the camp at the Superdome?


So much for your predictions 29.Aug.2005 14:07

Capturing Moods

Dome still stands. No massive deaths by collapsing roofs.

Take your politico-religious bickering to the 700Club where you can argue with Pat, Mr. Chicken Little.

Photo in the News: Hurricane Shreds Superdome Roof 30.Aug.2005 11:19

Islamic Community Net

The astonishing damage shown in the National Geographic photo (url below) was caused by max 100 mph winds, one-fourth (remember, f=m[v squared]) of the claimed resistance level of 200 mph. All thanks and praise be to Allah (S.W.T.) who reduced the hurricane's strength and diverted it from the certain destruction of New Orleans - and saved all those people from annihilation by a corrupt and debased dajjal Bush
 http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/08/0829_050829_superdome.html

Thank you for sharing insight 31.Aug.2005 22:18

plantasd happyinlove@earthlink.net

I was just watching some news clips of the people suffering in New Orleans. It struck me as odd that the people suffering were [obviously] extremely poor. Then, a frustrated young man vented about the misguidance from one unhelpful place to the next, each time being promised an evacuation. But few people were evacuated. This natural disaster seems peculiar. The entire thing raised enough red flags that I felt inspired to search the net for exactly what Islamic Community Net posted. Thank you for sharing...

Bush...the Leader of All! 02.Sep.2005 09:47

Bue

I didn't know that President Bush was the leader of every action that takes place in the US. I guess I should complain to the President because the highway has potholes.

There are local, state, national, and military leaders that are getting paid to make DECISIONS without the President's approval everyday. All decisions don't have to be passed through the Oval office. If New Orleans needed to evacuate people, they should have requested to do so, prior to the hurricane. There are huge efforts being made this very second to move everybody to dry and safe land with food and water. When you have people scattered across a huge area, it is logistically time consuming to do such a thing.

The comment of bringing military tramsport planes in to evacuate prior to the hurricane is almost the most stupid comment ever made. If the airport has canceled flights, it might be from the weather. Aircraft have to fly around the weather, and if they can't fly around the weather, the planes don't fly at all. The logistics to move 100,000 people would take days to plan, using aircraft. It was virtually impossible to accomplish prior to the hurricane. Now, those very C-5's are being used to transport huge amounts of relief supplies into the region to help those stricken. Just the other day, a C-5 was used to transport the swift water boat rescue teams to help out the stranded victims in the flood waters. I'm willing to bet that President Bush wasn't the one who said to "Use a C-5 and transport those swift water boat rescue teams to LA." I'm willing to bet that it was a military leader in combination with a FEMA leader that made that decision. I think if you want to blame someone....how about the FEMA director.

All agencies involved are doing the best possible job they can do. If you have a suggestion to improve the recovery efforts...make it happen. You need to be "Decision Maker", not a "Complainer". People make things happen, sitting and complaining on your computer will not solve problems.

If you want to help....find a way...and make difference, but don't stand in the way of people making that difference. Go and volunteer at the American Red Cross...if you can't do that....Donate money to the American Red Cross...or even donate blood to help the struggling victims (doesn't cost anything, but a little time and effort). Make a positive influence on someone else's life toaday.