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Katrina

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    china manposted 6 years ago

    The shame of Katrina is an indelible stain on the US of A

    I can unreservedly recommend reading Junko's hub

    http://hubpages.com/hub/A-Backward-Unde … at-Katrina

    This is one of the most visible signs of the state of the US today.  Forget the commercial wars, the religion and the politicking - this is what matters - what should you do about it NOW ?

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      Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It's painful to read, both from an emotional standpoint and because it is not well written or formatted - perhaps the emotional pain is too much and I can certainly understand that.

      There's nothing to say.  It's a mess. A wealthy country like this should do better by its citizens. Greed and stupidity are evident.  What is there to say?  I voted for the right people - what else can I do?

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        china manposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Nothing much to do except support the wrtier I guess - from the writing angle I assume it reflects education as the content is well considered.  I have linked to his hub - as you say what can we do.

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    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    I'll not write a single piece for next 24 hours if Brenda fails to blame lefty/democrats/seculars for this in this thread. lol

    Okay enough kidding, back to OP.

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      china manposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I would think that EVEN Brenda would have a reasonable and humane comment for this one ?

      What do you think about it Skyfire ?

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    china manposted 6 years ago

    The response to this thread is about the same as the national response to the devastation of New Orleans where the world watched the US do NOTHING except keep them black folks out of them there white neighbourhoods - what did they think they was at draggin their wet feet through rich places goddamit !

    1. Castlepaloma profile image25
      Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I have been to New Orlean a few times, many Christians think of it as sin city and they should parish from the earth and GW Bush dose not care.

      The people there will work it out and become stronger than before as they are a creative bunch, down there. Regardless of very little help from the Gov, and they will plan and build a better dam this time.

      No sense of regretting the pass, it’s just better  not rto egret the future

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    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    I lived there for a year during a college interim year. It is what everyone says who love the city, it has its own soul. It's shameful what happened. what can we do, vote, volunteer, visit the city, donations.. find causes that directly help the rebuilding. change is happening in the city and there are many who are helping to make it better, but it will never be the same. the city has endured so much suffering.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image25
      Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The tragedy of the commons is a dilemma arising from the situation in which multiple individuals, acting independently and rationally consulting their own

      When ever tragedy strikes me in life, I suffer for a wail, then rebuild myself to a higher level of consciousness and become a better me, if you take it with grace

      1. Pcunix profile image89
        Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That is NOT what "tragedy of the commons" means smile

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          china manposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I didn't like to be rude and ask - but I was wondering . . . so what does it mean ?

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            EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            It's the fact that resources that are held in common (e.g. the air we breathe) tend to be more prone to abuse/depletion than resources held by individuals.

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

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              china manposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Thank you your highness.  Don't bump into so many Empresses these days big_smile

            2. Pcunix profile image89
              Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Exactly.  There's also a book by that title that concerns itself with Open Source.

        2. Castlepaloma profile image25
          Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Pcunix

          I mean it in Modern terms tragedy of the commons  in relation to environmental issues such as sustainability. The commons dilemma stands as a model for a great variety of resource problems in society today, non-renewable energy sources

          1. Pcunix profile image89
            Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Not really.

            I think you have misunderstood the meaning.  In my opinion, it is quite a stretch to drag it that far.

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              china manposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              The elasticity of poetic licence ah ?

              It is funny how the almost total absence of fuss about the drowning of New Orleans has been replicated in the absence of fuss about the failures in the reconstruction of the buildings and lives of the people.

              You would almost imagine - in some White House session, a backroom public response advisor with his stats saying, "well actually if we just let them drown nobody will make much fuss" and good 'ol George turning his eyes back to the world oil map on his wall.

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    china manposted 6 years ago

    Funny how hard it is to discuss a real issue with real people actually getting the sh@@ty end of the stick isn't it?

    We all talk bs around theory and religion (although they are the same thing) and global warming and POTTY or whatever he is, but a real tragedy with all the elements of all the discussion and nothing to say really.  And this is no criticism of anyone, it just is - weird isn't it.

    1. Pcunix profile image89
      Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I don't know. The hub says it all and the greed, racism, class discrimination issues are all discussed elsewhere.

      As I said, I vote for the right people.  I speak up about this kind of issue constantly. Not much else one person can do unless they have great wealth or power.

 
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