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krisua krisua 9 years
Brad the builder ;)
PinkNC PinkNC 9 years
Well I skipped over "Misterpink" after I read two or three lines. I got the point that they were making, but it did read like what "Seasick" said it did....a brochure.
Rnicolew Rnicolew 9 years
Guess who's the KNOWITALL in the room... so uncomfortable, and tacky too. Back to the issue at hand...Brad is doing great things in NOLA, and looking hot doing them-cheers to Brad!
PinkNC PinkNC 9 years
It's good to see him there. Maybe a lot more of them will look at Brad and see that actions speak louder than words. I mean if we were asked by Brad & his people to help out, if we were just passing through then we would. But when the other celebs stand on the curb (Meaning in Hollywood behind a camera) and they ask us to do something while they did nothing, then we may help once we know about the problem. But we won't praise them for work that they never did like we had worked had and done. Brad is praised for this because he is doing what he said he would do and he's not looking for priase. But Brad is priased, as well he should be.
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 9 years
I completely agree, Hotstuff. I love Brad and Angelina. And I also definitley understand why some people from Texas are frustrated with some of the former New Orleans residents now living in their state. However, they also aren't seeing the other side of the picture -- residents that have returned to New Orleans and the surrounding areas and trying to rebuild. I was in San Antonio and Corpus Christi two days ago and I saw hundreds of buses, army, and emergency vehicles heading down to the coast to prepare for Denis, which was threatening Mexico. That kind of preparedness is amazing and will never be seen in Louisiana, even now. Tia, I totally agree about your insurance comments. There are many people abusing government money, but this was happening throughout New Orleans before the hurricane. Insurance companies are flat out screwing cilents, and comparing flooding to a house fire is completely different. Sadly, many people would have been lucky if their house had burned down. However, Tia, Katrina made landfall as a category 3 hurricane and was west of New Orleans. The strongest part of a hurricane is east of the eye...
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 9 years
tia im not sure were you live but im from SA, TX as you may know and i saw first hand we took thousands of victims and the ones that i have come in contact with were out using the money in clubs it got to the point that there was a big coverage news wise about this, the sad part is people who had been on waiting list for 2 years for housing were knocked down to acomodate the victims, so now there wait time is up to 3 years mind you people that work but dont make enough to pay a mortgage, and i know this because one of my boyfriends sister is a big shot for the housing authority here in SA, dont you think that is sad, we are the first to help when no one will, and the last to be helped when we need, THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH and that is not a thank you from my heart that is a sarcastic thank you
tiabia tiabia 9 years
And that's great...but understand that very, very few people are looking to the government to help them rebuild their homes. They were counting on the insurance companies that are presently trying to cheat them, and begs the question "why do I pay insurance!!!"....but in theory why shouldn't the government help them...the government helped the 9/11 Widows, made them overnight millionaires...who, although still painful, lost a loved one...not their home, not their neighborhood, not their livelihood...
Seasick Seasick 9 years
Understood...but if my house burned down I wouldn't look to the governement to replace EVERYTHING I owned. There is such a thing as taking responsibility and doing things to assure that you are NOT in a mess when things like this happens. My daughter is 16 an I'm making her pay her own insurance for her car. I hope nothing happens ofcourse, but she has to learn that if something does happen she needs to know what she has to do to protect herself.
tiabia tiabia 9 years
I really don't want to get into the Katrina argument, but I will say that, well before "Katrina", New Orleans was a city with problems. Schools were in disarray, there was corruption, desolate levels of poverty...mix that with a disaster that practically levels your city due to a man-made mistake (the levies)...Katrina was a category 2, that actually missed New Orleans...it was the amount of rain that the levies couldn't contain. Someone said that they saw people with "Federal Cards" buying things...can I just say if I've lost everything, and I'm given $2000...what can you buy with that, not a house, not the pictures, not the family, not the clothes, not the trinkets, image losing the small things, the things that you don't even notice until it's gone, you can't buy anything with money like that. And I won't blame Mayor Nagin for anything...it's like marshall law down there!!!
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 9 years
seasick ohh yes that is george strait, btw i think he is the hottest man alive, and then comes robert horry, will smith, tony parker, brad pitt, ha ha i love george ive met him once, once because my brother in law works at bmw, and george was there looking at cars so my brother in law called to let me know he was there i got there like in 10 minutes, and drooled the whole time, my brother in law told him shes 23 but she is your number 1 fan she worships you so he signed an autograph, and said thanks and i had to leave
Seasick Seasick 9 years
Pink is that George Strait? I love him! I went to the horse races one time in San Antonio..I moved closer to the very front so I could see better.. a security gaurd came over, tapped me on my shoulder and said "I'm sorry mamn you'll have to move, that's George Strait's chair"..lol
Seasick Seasick 9 years
People around the country only saw what the media put out..they don't know what it was like to have to live through the mess of what Katrina caused in "other" cities trying to help.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 9 years
we had so many katrina victims here in san antonio,texas and yes i do believe that most of them are doing nothing to better themselves, i inderstand they went through something very tragic, what about our soldiers who see death or kill on a daily basis thats who i feel sorry for, and come home all messed up in the head and are turned away because no one wants to deal with them or their conditions, katrina victims feel the world is owed to them, i understand children and elderly, but not healthy people capable of getting on their feet and working, and those are the ones complaining using it as an excuse, the majority of our katrina clients expect so much from my lawfirm, demanding loans all the time when they are capable of working, ive only met ONE katrina person who actually wanted to work and works at one of my attorney friends lawfirm, btw brad looks so damn hat, prefer the hard hat over the fedora and day
dixierain68 dixierain68 9 years
I'm from NE Louisiana and while I don't want to get into any arguments, I just wanted to say two things. (1) My blind 85 year old aunt got out of NO in time. Buses were provided. Shelters and housing were provided. You didn't have to have money to get out. And they had plenty of time to leave. (2) One of my good friends is a member of a volunteer rescue unit here in my town. He went to NO to try to help, single-handedly rescued 20 people ... and was SHOT at at least twice. Disasters do happen. It was horrible, no matter whose fault it was. But now it's time to rebuild and move on.
hills hills 9 years
ooo yum
BABILUV BABILUV 9 years
BLAZING
hotstuff hotstuff 9 years
Mister Thats EXACTLY why I can appreciate and not look down on the help from Brad and Angelina. At least they are helping any way they can!!! Lets face it these are people who could hang it all up and never ever have to work another day in their lives. They could live a fabulous life with their kids on some secluded island yet they decide to move their family to New Orleans and that alone will have people saying hey if they feel safe enough or interested enough to go maybe I can go!
Seasick Seasick 9 years
Corrupt politicians BIG TIME..
Seasick Seasick 9 years
Misterpink you sound like a Brochure for N. Orleans...lol Yes..it is an amazing city..I still can't get over that cemetary..I've NEVER seen as many head stones in one place...EVER and that bridge...I can't remember the name of it..but I didn't think we would ever get to the other side..lucky we had enough gas...lol
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 9 years
Sorry that comment was so long guys. :)
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 9 years
I'm so glad Brad is dedicated to helping rebuild New Orleans. Yes, New Orleans has numerous hurdles in the rebuilding process. The chief problem in the long term is corrupt politicians. However, many other issues that posed problems to residents before the storm have become more detrimental post Katrina --> failing education and healthcare systems as well as violence/crime. However, you compare the rebuilding effort in New Orleans to that in Mississippi. Yes, Mississippi didn't have as many leadership problems as Louisiana, but a large problem is that of insurance. While in Mississippi residents can collect because most of the damage was complete as a result of wind damage, most residents of New Orleans have difficulty because of flooding, separate from homeowners insurance. The maximum amount one can collect on flood insurance is $200,000. Period. The flooding was largely a man made problem. Not in St. Bernard Parish though. That would be mostly devistated anyway. In Jefferson and Orleans Parishes the problem was man made. In Orleans Parish, floodwalls failed (no not levees, but floodwalls) and in Jefferson the Parish president made the decision to evacuate pump workers thus shutting down pumps and flooding countless homes and businesses. Another major problem is the erosion of wetlands in south Louisiana. Coastal wetlands serve as a vital first hand protection against hurricanes and are dissappearing at an alarming rate. This erosion is due to many factors, but one of the main reasons is the building of the levee and floodwall systems as well as things like intercoastal waterways and the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet. Sediment from the Mississippi River is not redeposited in delta land, and along with many other contributing factors, leads to erosion. As far as Mayor Nagin. Yes, he has done a far less than acceptable job. However, there has been a failure on ALL levels of government. Local, state, and federal governments have all failed to come to the aid of the citizens of New Orleans. Many many people from New Orleans are looking for handouts, a free ride, and are not interested in helping rebuild their city and the local economy. However, I believe they are in the minority. Many people are trying their best to return and rebuild their homes and neighborhoods, while others are interested in rebuilding on city-wide and state-wide arenas. New Orleans is STILL an amazing place to visit. And many people may be wondering what they could do to help.... The thing New Orleans needs right now is a boost to the economy. Please visit and spend your tourism dollars here. All the tourist areas are up and running and are great fun. Have a great time while helping preserve a truly unique American city.
lhomey lhomey 9 years
Seasick -- that comment about the avatar was classic! I have to agree that hotstuff has one of the best avatar I've seen -- quite distracting, to put it mildly! :P
Seasick Seasick 9 years
hotstuff.. we do agree on something :)
Seasick Seasick 9 years
Ginger.. are you serious? I went to visit my brother in law in Febuary (6 months afterwards) and there were still streets that had no electricity..there was a Walgreens pharmacy that was still in rubble and about 500 water logged cars still piled up under bridges, homes with their roofs blown off and tress still lying all in yards and on top of houses and cars..I'm sorry, but I have NEVER known a disaster that hit somewhere in this country and 6 months later it still almost looks the same as the day it hit.
hotstuff hotstuff 9 years
Seasick I did try the link and it said no text available. The word wiki in that link has me nervous about validity already but I'll try the link again later. At least you have good taste!
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