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2006-02-07 02:35:54 PM
There is also that "give a man a fish" thing. Personally, I think that what should be "DONATED" is a chance at a job with career advancement. Not just "money." Because if you teach people (white, black, whatever) that they "deserve" money because they had a hard time, then where in the incentive to actually try to do anything?

The people of New Orleans are very grateful in many places. My parents have been taking care of several. Many are looking for work (and finding it) and are "embarassed" that they NEED help. They realize they don't "deserve" it. One guy "pays" by singing at a local church--and doing an amazing job.

Anyone who threatens to "boycott, sue, etc." or to pull the race card when they are told not to freeload is someone who makes me tear up and beat my gerbil.
 
2006-02-07 02:36:35 PM
wjllope: then commute! it's only 18 miles or so.
i live next door to you (Pearland) and commute to Rice every day. US-288 is the only highway to/from houston that still flows freely pretty much all day...
we lived inside the loop for ~4-5 years before we moved outside the beltway. cleaner air. no noise. stay put! cheers


Unfortunately, parking at UT-Houston Med is ridiculously bad. Bad as in, $11 per day just to park IF you can find a parking spot. We've been told they're usually full at all hours of a normal med student's day. Add ridiculous gas prices to that, and we'd be tapped out pretty fast. Our idea is to get a decent place near the TMC, and only drive one car, maybe put that crappy Fannin train to some good use. Save the money by putting my POS Chevy on liability only and leave it parked as much as possible, ya know?

Maybe after her first year we'll move back out to a small house. Why throw 4 years of rent away when you can build at least some equity?

Now I just need to make more money! :)
 
2006-02-07 02:37:01 PM
No response from the White House on this as usual. Bush is a disgrace to this country.

Amen, Brother.

This past fall, I moved to Houston with my car, a U-Haul trailer, and no money. I had two jobs within two weeks.

Amen, brother. There is no reason anyone can't find work in Houston. Even a crack dealer can.

Here I thought these citizens could apply for an extension or a variety of other housing options if they had contacted FEMA... Were they busy working 3 jobs and searching for new housing...or blaming Bush for their lack of motivation, skill, and education?

FEMA isn't letting go of the cash. I recall one town who's mayor had to get on TV and beg for help because FEMA wouldn't send the trailers they promised. The trailers were on the ground, but they wouldn't turn loose of them, despite the city suspending all zoning and inspection regulations. I sincerely believe the key here is incompetence in FEMA and Homeland Security Departments.

Abominable Snow Man
I've been looking for an apartment near the Houston Medical Center (fiancee just got into UT-Houston med school). Honestly, I'm getting really scared of the idea of living near some of this scum.

Try The Villages At Meyerland, on Chimney Rock (about a half block north of Braeswood). Is it lily white? No. No place in houston is. But it's a decent place with very reasonable rent in what was once (and to a degree still is) a Jewish section of town comprised of mostly $300-$400,000 homes. It's very convenient to TMC (take Chimney Rock to Beechnut, turn left, 10 minute 35mph drive), convenient to downtown, convenient to shopping. The street layout right at the southwest corner of 610 is confusing as hell, but once you figure it out you have it made.

Now, if you are really nervous about it, once you are a legal resident, take the class, and apply for a CCL. Personally I was more comfortable walking around in the vicinity of Reed Road (far SE side of town, very bad supposedly) than I was anywhere in Boston.
 
2006-02-07 02:38:22 PM
Abominable Snow Man: friends of ours who work at the TMC are in perpetual fear of being carjacked in broad daylight while they're going to/from work.

Well, because there is so much more social segregation in Texas many whites here fear blacks. But New Orleans was pretty integrated.

Don't worry, even though you aren't used to seeing blacks in the neighborhood, they are used to seeing whites.

No need to worry about getting your car stolen every time you see a black person. In fact, you may be able to get some great new cajun recipes if you can muster the bravery to start a conversation.

/Houston: home to the 4th and 5th ward far before Katrina
 
2006-02-07 02:41:53 PM
Coincidentally, I got an email from my cousin in Houston today stating he was moving. Why, why, you ask? A sherriff knocked on his door this morning asking him to come around back to a vacant area where there was a camp of Katrina evacuees who'd been making a tidy business for themselves breaking into the houses in the area.
Yeah, some people are causing a problem.
 
2006-02-07 02:44:00 PM
These people need to get on with their lives. Finding a Job is not that hard. Texas had a pretty much unmentioned storm called HURRICANE RITA which did its fair share of damage. God knows there are people needing labor help fencing, roofing and repairing buildings. The fact that these people are basically on a 4 month vacation on the Govt's dime is disgraceful. Also most of these Katrina kids are starting fights in almost every school district they are in.
 
2006-02-07 02:44:45 PM
Abominable Snow Man
Unfortunately, parking at UT-Houston Med is ridiculously bad. Bad as in, $11 per day just to park IF you can find a parking spot.

You are absolutely correct in that assessment. However, one can get a parking contract for far less than $11 per day (I think about $85 per month), park at Smithlands (a TMC lot) and ride the rail in. It's a very short ride. You could even walk it. There are lots of ways to make it work fiscally, but you have to ask questions, and listen carefully. An added advantage of the plan I just detailed is, you have premo parking for functions at Reliant Stadium. Concerts, Livestock Show and BBQ, Texans games, etc.

288 is still relatively clear most of the time but it is starting to stack up.
 
2006-02-07 02:45:28 PM
REOIV
i feel ya sometimes, man. There should be a moderate approach to some of the hurricane victims - but now the admin has proposed a running total of $455 billion dollars for the iraq war and the afghanistan war. $455. Billion. And the national attention has shifted once again, thanks to our collective 30 second attention span, and it seems everyone has forgotten about katrina and the devistation it brought to the NOLA and surrounding areas. These people are fellow Americans, and we have a responsibility to help them out as we would expect they would help us if it were us in their shoes.

/my .02
 
2006-02-07 02:45:49 PM
Microbe: No need to worry about getting your car stolen every time you see a black person. In fact, you may be able to get some great new cajun recipes if you can muster the bravery to start a conversation.

Umm, to be clear, I'm not afraid of black people. Not afraid of evacuees, either. Afraid of being attacked by a lazy farktard who would rather rob me than get a job? Sure. Please don't mistake me for a racist, though.

clayndwoods: Is it lily white? No.

As mentioned above, I'm not worried about racial demographics, just crime. Thanks for the housing ideas, though. I'll look into it.

Now, if you are really nervous about it, once you are a legal resident, take the class, and apply for a CCL.

I have considered doing exactly that. If not for myself, then at least to protect my bride-to-be.
 
2006-02-07 02:46:34 PM
TheNewJesus

I couldn't have said it better myself.

/I can't believe that anyone wouldn't have seen this coming.
 
2006-02-07 02:48:02 PM
: No need to worry about getting your car stolen every time you see a black person. In fact, you may be able to get some great new cajun recipes if you can muster the bravery to start a conversation.

Black people aren't Cajun, by the way. They may have Cajun recipes, but the recipes are more than likely Creole. New Orleans is about as Cajun as New York is.
 
2006-02-07 02:48:08 PM
Wow,

Does anyone have any decency anymore?

Just because you see the french quarter on T.V. doesent mean thats what the city is like, I mean do you all think that everything is just groovey happy down here? We got a little bit of water and now we are dry?

80% of this city is gone or destroyed.

Yes, there are some wellfare vampires who need to get the boot but you people are generalizing and making racist statements that are so vile I cant even believe my eyes.

New Orleans and Mississippi were hit by a HURRICANE!! Black people didnt cause that to happen! This was not the result of some partisan plot. nothing but good ole unpredictable mother natures caused this.

And now your gonna use this horrible tragic event to spew hate and partisan propaganda.

That one poster was right, this really is the lowest common denominator.

If you have a problem with the people on wellfare attack them...... dont "Bomb new orleans" or brag about how you didnt donate (if you didnt, more power too ya, we dont care but dont trivilize the peolpe who did try and help out, do you think that those of us who are working were able to get jobs without work clothes?). It just shows that you have NO FARKING CLUE about this city, the people who live here or the impact of a HURRICANE THE FARKING SIZE OF THE GULF OF MEXICO

Alot of people live and work in this city and your gereralizing them with leeches and parasites is heartbreaking, like texas didnt have problems with crime before the hurricane.

I am going to go read the World of Warcraft forums now, at least there I feel a small amount of hope for humanity.
 
2006-02-07 02:48:16 PM
clayndwoods: However, one can get a parking contract for far less than $11 per day (I think about $85 per month), park at Smithlands (a TMC lot) and ride the rail in.

Thanks for the tip, we'll definitely look into this.
 
2006-02-07 02:49:36 PM
SSP - It always amuses me when conservatives...Your anger is misdirected and the Bush Crime Family is playing you like a fiddle...

Please shut the hell up. We all know how evil Bush is, the whole lot should be boiled in poison oil, but sweet jumping Christ, Bush didnt make the New Orleans evacuee who robbed my girlfriend at gunpoint do it. And he didnt force the 6 breakins in 2 months at my brothers apartment complex, or the 2 muggings, also in the same 2 month span. (the same 2 month span that coincides with the apartment complex's decision to accept vouchers).
Do you live in Houston? NO. You live in Denver. So SHUT THE F*CK UP YOU DIPSH|T! Save your bleeding heart for the environment or other worthy cause...
 
2006-02-07 02:49:40 PM

Microbe:
Well, because there is so much more social segregation in Texas many whites here fear blacks. But New Orleans was pretty integrated.


Wow! That's scary. I moved from Atlanta to New Orleans and found New Orleans to be extremely segregated in comparison and not very well integrated racially. Hard to imagine a town more segregated than New Orleans (was).
 
SSP
2006-02-07 02:49:47 PM
2006-02-07 02:34:32 PM Hollywood Cole


SSP You are a huge douche.

\troll on little troll


Great rebuttal there troll..I mean Cole.

/BTW surely you realize that there is 1441 miles between Beaumont and Hollywood, therefore your Login Name should be Beaumont Cole
//probably not....
 
2006-02-07 02:56:15 PM
Spasmolytika

Yet Mardi Gras rolls as if nothing happened....that's the top priority for your broken city? Speaks volumes to us here in Houston.
 
2006-02-07 02:57:54 PM
Well, New Orleans certainly had its socio-economic problems with poverty, crime, and drugs.

Now, thanks to the US Corps of Engineers, those problems have fallen on Houston's shoulders.

Just goes to show that you can't marginalize and ignore a problem and hope it will just disappear.

There are two types of people. Those who are members of our society, who contribute to our culture, our economy, and our societal wellbeing. Then there are those who are not. Those people who leach off of our society, who are unwilling to contribute, who want society to serve them.

Those who steal from their hosts are as much leaches as are those who are unwilling to stand up and shoulder the responsibility for society.

You are either a contributer, unafraid of the task at hand, willing to stand up to the responsibility chosen or unchosen, or you are a leach no different than those who steal and refuse to get a job. Those who are weak and bow under at the first sign of a load to carry, but enjoy the benefits of a healthy society, they are equally leaches.

Fair-weather samaritans are no better than those they scorn.
 
2006-02-07 02:59:26 PM
Wow SSP that was pretty clever rhyming cole with troll.

Of course im not the one blaming every little thing that goes wrong on BUSH so in your feeble mind i guess i am a troll.

Hmmm since you are nothing but a simple ass i guess i will respond with a simple reply.

Im rubber and you are glue.....
There you go.

\And the Hollywood is part of a NICKNAME i dont live there. Just like how you aren't some greek homo who rolled a stone up a hill.......maybe
\\Mensa my ass more like NAMBLA.
\\\I can read profiles also.
 
2006-02-07 03:01:17 PM
At the suggestion of someone...I hereby transfer this. Let's face it: it's universal. Who built the pyramids?

"HogWhitman: But...but...but...BUSH!!!

you could use that line in the Houston thread too, which is chock full o' trolls."

There.
\backslashietime
\\igottabemeigottabeme
\\\backslashiesaresotehgay
\\\\notthattheresanythingwrongwiththat
\\\\\iforonewelcomeournewbackslashieoverlords
 
2006-02-07 03:01:18 PM
LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD...SHHH

If they were receiving social security after many years of work and could support themselves on the funds they were receiving before Katrina in New Orleans they should be able to support themselves on it now.

Not necessarily. Let's say you're old, and own a house. You do ok on your social security and medi-whatever, but can't afford the extra money for flood insurance. Hurricane comes, no house. Now you're stuck in a new place, that is possibly more expensive to live in overall (I know that Austin has a higher cost of living for sure), on the same fixed income (assuming you've been able to forward your checks and what not to your new hotel address). Plus you're old, don't drive, and don't have a social support system. Can you see why it'd be hard to get back on your feet?

Another thing I'd like to point out is that there was a large number of evacuees who were mentally retarded and developmentally disabled. I hope that those folks have all found assisted living situations similar to the ones they lost, but I wouldn't be surprised if some fell through the cracks.

I'm not saying that their aren't crackheads and freeloaders in the lot that evacuated. But what I am saying is that there's probably a good mix of those who really aren't in a position to help themselves further. Add in insurance companies and their greed and FEMA's utter incompetance at getting things done (nevermind quickly or efficiently) and I still feel sympathy for those who aren't sure where to go after the hotel money runs out.

/Nobody's responded with an article about the supposed up in crime statistics for Austin
//Nobody's provided demographic statistics on who's still in hotels (age? race? previous income and occupation?)
///I dated an insurance adjuster for awhile. Seen the hurricane adjustment process first hand. Those companies are out to screw you.
 
SSP
2006-02-07 03:03:48 PM
2006-02-07 02:59:26 PM Hollywood Cole


Wow SSP that was pretty clever rhyming cole with troll.

Of course im not the one blaming every little thing that goes wrong on BUSH so in your feeble mind i guess i am a troll.

Hmmm since you are nothing but a simple ass i guess i will respond with a simple reply.

Im rubber and you are glue.....
There you go.

\And the Hollywood is part of a NICKNAME i dont live there. Just like how you aren't some greek homo who rolled a stone up a hill.......maybe
\\Mensa my ass more like NAMBLA.
\\\I can read profiles also.


Pathetic.

/thanks for joining my Ignore list....
 
2006-02-07 03:04:26 PM
Abominable Snow Man: Umm, to be clear, I'm not afraid of black people. Not afraid of evacuees, either. Afraid of being attacked by a lazy farktard who would rather rob me than get a job? Sure. Please don't mistake me for a racist, though.

So, why are you afraid of getting car-jacked? Has it happened to you? Recently? Repeatedly? Ever? Why exactly are you afraid?

Don't get me wrong, I am genuinely interested. Houston has the worst crime in Texas, since far before Katrina. Were you afraid BEFORE all the black people from New Orleans showed up?
 
2006-02-07 03:05:28 PM
"Spasmolytika

Yet Mardi Gras rolls as if nothing happened....that's the top priority for your broken city? Speaks volumes to us here in Houston."

This just shows how ignorant you are.

How are we suposed to rebuild without income in a city that lived off tourism?

Mardi Gras is lasting a fraction of the time is traditionally does, it is a quarter of the size than it normally is.

You want to point the finger and say that we are sucking the life out of your city and then condemn one of the things that may by chance be a huge catlyst in bringing people home?

I take it the words "symbolic" and "beacon of hope" dont speak folumes at all to you and yours over there.
 
2006-02-07 03:06:01 PM
Also for all you motherf*ckers out there who wanna cry "oh the liberals wanna spoonfeed the lazy evacuees blah blah blah", Stop your nonsense cos you obviously dont live here. Conservitives, liberals, (did i get your media manufactured lable correct?) WE ALL HATE THEM! ok? So stop with your devisive empty-headed fruit talk.
 
2006-02-07 03:06:47 PM
txdrln: Yet Mardi Gras rolls as if nothing happened....that's the top priority for your broken city?

So...New Orleans should stop trying to generate its own revenue by bringing in tourist dollars and continue to leech off of government handouts in order to fix itself?
 
2006-02-07 03:06:59 PM
No argument with the give a man a fish thing, either. Treating people fairly doen not immediately mean we let them off with no personal responsibility. Sometimes the *is* the most humane and caring thing to do is hold people responsible. I am pointing this more toward the "I wish they had all done us a favor and drowned" comments.

/not a Christian, either.
 
2006-02-07 03:08:26 PM
Holy cow, can I type or what? Geez.
 
2006-02-07 03:10:39 PM
So...New Orleans should stop trying to generate its own revenue by bringing in tourist dollars and continue to leech off of government handouts in order to fix itself?

Their first big conference will be this summer. They are hosting the American Psychological Association. They are using it as a test case. The APA was going to pull out, but they thought twice about it after assurances that things would be ready and that New Orleans really needed a big conference. That will be awesome, I think.
 
2006-02-07 03:10:46 PM
txdrln:

Yet Mardi Gras rolls as if nothing happened....that's the top priority for your broken city? Speaks volumes to us here in Houston.

Wow. For the sake of your fellow Houston residents, I would suggest not speaking on their behalf anymore.
 
2006-02-07 03:11:48 PM
Agree with all the Houstonian posts- the crime rate is just insane - hurry up and build the community housing back in NO and I'll personally drive the bus back there, just so long as they all get the F**K out of my town. Even my wife wants a gun now, I mean this is what its coming to.
 
2006-02-07 03:12:22 PM
Microbe: So, why are you afraid of getting car-jacked? Has it happened to you? Recently? Repeatedly? Ever? Why exactly are you afraid?

Don't get me wrong, I am genuinely interested. Houston has the worst crime in Texas, since far before Katrina. Were you afraid BEFORE all the black people from New Orleans showed up?


Crime in Houston is far more widespread than it had previously been. I will now be moving to an area that has experienced an increase in said crime. Therefore, I am worried. Black or white, it doesn't matter, they're breaking the law.

Also, my fiancee and I have several friends who have witnessed the elevated crime in the area. When a doctor can't walk from Scurlock Tower to his car without being hassled by streetwalkers, that's cause for concern. When they actually STEAL HIS CAR as he's getting in... well, I'll let you take it from there.

Stop trying to twist my words to make me appear racist. I have a legitimate concern that I should be able to voice without fear of being labeled a bigot.
 
2006-02-07 03:13:32 PM
I'd milk them for all they were worth too. At least, until I collected enough to make up for all those wasted taxes. I wonder what percentage of the budget is actually spent on worthwhile causes? 50%? 20%? Let's say 90%. They'd still owe me over 5 grand.
 
2006-02-07 03:16:18 PM
These people are fellow Americans, and we have a responsibility to help them out

Apparently GW and the republican congress feel the same way about the poor oil companies. $9 billion worth.

Wow! That's scary. I moved from Atlanta to New Orleans and found New Orleans to be extremely segregated in comparison and not very well integrated racially. Hard to imagine a town more segregated than New Orleans (was).

I find in rural east Texas there may still be some segregation. In Houston I don't see it. Granted, there are some pretty run down places, and they are mostly minority areas. I think That is probably true of every metropolitan area that existed before 1993.

Houston I found was very international, and quite friendly. The exact opposite of what I expected. In Dallas you almost had to threaten people with bodily harm to get into the traffic jams, same as Boston. People were rude, and acted like asshats. I blamed that on the southernly migration that is occurring from the north/northeast (which is happening despite the fact that they all say everything sucks so bad down here).

In Houston they seem more than happy to let you in the traffic jam and share their misery. If you can't drive fast, don't go to Houston. When the traffic is clear it's 70-80 all through town. You have to really be screwing up to get stopped there. I had a cop stop me and warn me to get my registration tag renewed before another cop saw it.
 
2006-02-07 03:18:30 PM
mvfreeman: Coincidently some of the Katrina refugees are taking buses to D.C. to protest the cutoff.

Nice. They don't want their free ride to end. They've been living in nice hotels on the taxpayers' dime for five months, and many haven't bothered to find a job or even try to secure new housing. Now they're going to protest because they don't want their vacation to end.
 
2006-02-07 03:19:47 PM
You want to point the finger and say that we are sucking the life out of your city and then condemn one of the things that may by chance be a huge catlyst in bringing people home?

You have a good point here....you people will come home for the party then back to Houston to squat.

Spend the money rebuilding the city so they can all come home and stay.
 
2006-02-07 03:21:35 PM
Microbe

The problem is the spread of crime to areas of Houston that didnt have high crime rates before and the surge in crime coincides with the evac arrivals. And Yes, it has happened to me, and my relitives, and my friends, read my previous post. In fact 2 nights ago, there were 2 gunshots fired from a car outside my complex around 3am, the car had louisiana plates the police said, but im sure thats just a coincidence.

Also, anyone saying "gee poor people resorting to crime whoda thunk it". I'll tell you I lived in Brockton Massachusetts before leaving for Texas in the 80's. The twon that had to have national gaurdsmen escort the postal workers delivering the mail. the city that had 9 murders on my street alone. A neighborhood of Irish gangs and Peurto Rican hooligan/immigrants who, to this day, I can picture fishing turtles out of the toxic sludge we called a river only to hang them from a clothesline and hack them apart with hachets in what we would eventual dub as "Puerto Rican Blood Festivals". We had no TV, no car, and my dad was unemployed on anf off for most of the 10 years we lived there, but, surprisingly enough, we never resorted to robbing people or breaking in to their homes. Kill yourselves. Please.
 
2006-02-07 03:24:59 PM
Mmmmm... fights to the bottom.

Great.
 
2006-02-07 03:25:52 PM
mvfreeman: Coincidently some of the Katrina refugees are taking buses to D.C. to protest the cutoff.

Ya Heaven forbid they use that time to find a job
 
2006-02-07 03:27:24 PM
Epsilon you read my mind.
 
2006-02-07 03:27:28 PM
"You have a good point here....you people will come home for the party then back to Houston to squat.

Spend the money rebuilding the city so they can all come home and stay."

What are you a Moran?

The money generated by this event will far exceed the amount of money spend to make it happen.

The point of this Mardi Gras is to rebuild the city.

Economics 101: You have to spend money to make money.
 
2006-02-07 03:27:45 PM
txdrln:

It will be some time before the city is ready for them to return. In fact, it will probably take years. So please let's all pitch in and find these wonderful people some permanent housing so they can begin their new lives.
 
2006-02-07 03:29:10 PM
wonder where SSP went to? Not spouting sputum anymore? Why with they way you were talking, it seemed like you actually knew what you were talking about until I pointed out you live in Denver and you dont know jack sh|t about the situation here in Houston. ah well. 1 hour till i can clock out.
 
2006-02-07 03:29:49 PM
Abominable Snow Man: Stop trying to twist my words to make me appear racist.

My brother lives in Houston, I'm interested in what's going on there. However, I was interested for various reasons. The influx of 80,000 very low income folks would cause an expected increase in crime.

But I am also interested in the perception (stereotype?) of "criminal". I mean Ken Lay is arguably the biggest criminal on Planet Earth. Would you be afraid of being car-jacked if you saw him walking your way?

I'm really not accusing you, just exploring your reactions. Is crime really climbing or just the perception of criminal behavior? Has crime increased equivalent to the number of new low-income residents?

It is really a fascinating intra-American immigration and I think its interesting how people on all sides are reacting.
 
2006-02-07 03:31:24 PM
Despite the increase in crime, Houston is the 53rd most dangerous city in the country. Detroit is #1. Dallas is somewhere around 25 or so. I think I remember those being Morgan Quitno (Quitmo) rankings... it's bee a while since I saw them.
 
2006-02-07 03:32:06 PM
Late to the party, but....
on one of the local news affiliates here (Atlanta) the other night, they interviewed someone who was losing their free lodging. He was extremely indignant about the whole situation. His reason for not having a job yet...???? "I haven't really felt like going out and looking for a job, ya' know. I've been traumitized"
No shiat. That was his excuse. W.T.F?
I truly feel sorry for the elderly and children that lost everything.
But for the rest of you bottom feeders (not all NOLA people of course), STFU and get out of my town. Go visit Nagin, maybe he can put you to work in his chocolate factory.

KC

/Thinks maybe Katrina did NOLA a favor
 
2006-02-07 03:39:14 PM
Microbe: But I am also interested in the perception (stereotype?) of "criminal". I mean Ken Lay is arguably the biggest criminal on Planet Earth. Would you be afraid of being car-jacked if you saw him walking your way?

I haven't seen Ken Lay rape a woman in Hermann Park. Haven't seen Ken Lay rape, rob, and murder an elderly woman who paid him to work in her lawn after he lost his home in NOLA. I'm sure Ken will get more prison time than most rapists and murderers, but hey, that's the way it works.

/not defending Ken Lay, just think rapists and murderers deserve more time than they get. Fark all criminals.
 
2006-02-07 03:39:50 PM
Nothingman: Puerto Rican Blood Festivals... Kill yourselves. Please.

wtf? Some people killed turtles in MA, so we're all supposed to commit suicide now?

Remember, A large percentage of low-income folks are not criminals, but a large percentage of criminals are low-income.
 
2006-02-07 03:44:28 PM
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2006-02-07 03:48:08 PM
Spasmolytika

I am not stupid....and get the economics.

Just look at how frivolous it looks to outsiders. I know people who live in LA (in and outside of NO who feel the same way).

Trust me, I am sorry for what happened to NOLA and am trying to understand the frustration that you and yours feel there. You need to understand the frustration (at least this Houstonian) is feeling with the situation here getting worse and worse. I have spent my entire life in Houston and do not remember the violence that we see on the news nightly ever happening before.

Houston was never a scary place for me to live or work and it is now...
 
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