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FEMA gives away $85 million of supplies for Katrina victims No,… 
11th-Jun-2008 04:54 pm
SCANNERS!
FEMA gives away $85 million of supplies for Katrina victims

No, this is not a joke. Yes, I'm so completely outraged that I think the big vein in my head just popped.
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11th-Jun-2008 10:54 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't call you heartless. Misinformed perhaps. Not everyone can take care of themselves in the same way. Perhaps more people could have had the resources actually been distributed in a timely manner.
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11th-Jun-2008 11:16 pm (UTC)
Yes, we see you're white and male. *claps* Here's a cookie.
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11th-Jun-2008 09:11 pm (UTC)
Oy vey.
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11th-Jun-2008 10:00 pm (UTC)
JINX!

But in all seriousness, this had me so upset at work I had to outside and cry.
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11th-Jun-2008 10:52 pm (UTC)
Hell yes, more.

More efficient.
More sympathetic.
More egalitarian.
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12th-Jun-2008 01:11 am (UTC)
One can only hope that such a disaster never overtakes you where you live. If you think people in New Orleans are just sitting around waiting for handouts, I suppose you might be right about some of them, but jesus christ, way to make a blanket statement.

Also, not too many people are under the illusion that the current government is the answer to much of anything these days.
12th-Jun-2008 02:42 am (UTC)
When the government is run by people who share this attitude and are unwilling to take the responsibilities they have been elected to take, then you have the disaster we've been living under for the last 7+ years.

This statement is a tired distraction from the real issue which is not how much government, but how well it is run.
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(no subject) - Anonymous - Expand
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11th-Jun-2008 11:09 pm (UTC)
yeah sorry, 3 years? Get off your fucking ass. Unless you're a mental incompetent, have no limbs or some other malady that prevents you from not being a lazy sack of shit, GET A FUCKING JOB.

3 years! Come on!
11th-Jun-2008 11:16 pm (UTC)
Okay, so let me get this straight.

You live in a city that was destroyed ecologically and politically by a natural disaster. You were barely making ends meet and the chance that your job will resurface in the area is nil. You can't leave because you don't have the resources or a familial network to do so. The chance would have been improved had 85 FUCKING MILLION DOLLARS of resources been properly allocated.

Do you know how difficult it is for people to even maintain any socioeconomic mobility who still live there? The entire system - political, economic, and structural - was completely ruined.

You don't know the situation of every person still there. Don't smear yourself with bullshit that blames the victims across the board.

Edited at 2008-06-12 12:46 am (UTC)
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11th-Jun-2008 11:28 pm (UTC)
Entirely possible these people have jobs and simply can't afford to live elsewhere. Maybe the places where they were living were already paid for, or of a low enough rent that they could afford them on a job working at the port, or at the casino, or at the hotel or McDonald's down the way. Sometimes even working three jobs is barely enough to bring ends together.
12th-Jun-2008 12:13 am (UTC)
Right. Because the job exists and you can afford to get to it. And it pays enough for you to live on.

That'd be a nice world to live in, I agree.
11th-Jun-2008 11:12 pm (UTC)
Not news? It's not FUCKING NEWS?

I've been doing this for 14 years. Trust me - it's news, Jimmy. And that little quote will get you more editorial enmity than a simple refusal for an interview.

*cackles madly*
12th-Jun-2008 12:57 am (UTC)
It's too bad that your icon isn't real.
If that kind of result were routinely applied to people who made and/or enabled this kind of shit to happen, perhaps it wouldn't happen as often.
12th-Jun-2008 06:05 pm (UTC)
Was it the Chinese who used to line up public officials after 10 or 12 years and shoot them?
13th-Jun-2008 12:33 am (UTC)
dancewithoutme and mondragon, I suggest you stop dealing with this troll. He obviously isn't here for discourse and has been making deliberately inflammatory statements--nothing you say will change his ignorant view on the way he thinks things should be.

Don't feed it anymore.
13th-Jun-2008 12:46 am (UTC)
I know, I know, but I am stubborn. For such a long time so many people down there haven't had a voice to speak up for them.
13th-Jun-2008 11:19 am (UTC)
knee jerk response = same as your icon, plus rampant flailing in disgust.

words fail me here.....
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