May-14th-2008, 04:58 PM
"Nor be deprived of life,
liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation."
The previous statement does not apply.
May-14th-2008, 05:13 PM
Did the government steal your crib?
May-14th-2008, 07:15 PM
Each Day Is A Gift.
May-14th-2008, 10:33 PM
Living in St.Bernard Parish for the last 8 months. Where the proverbial god ceased to exist.
You can't even comprehend the stories.
And we're worried about water-boarding.
and some fucking reverend.....
May-14th-2008, 10:49 PM
Paul Simon lyrics are less cryptic than this.
May-14th-2008, 11:17 PM
After all,all things cryptic are you're specialty......
Let us not forget, you were a resident of the State of Florida.
And an expert on the Bill of Rights, The Constitution and it's amendments and professional wrestling.
Not to mention Viagra induced sports cars.......
May-14th-2008, 11:47 PM
Dude, what the fuck are you talking about?
Viagra induced sports cars?
And how does living in Florida make me an expert in cryptology?
Instead of playing these absurdist games, why not just come out and tell us what you're talking about?
Obviously something very bad has happened to you, or someone close to you.
May-15th-2008, 10:30 AM
2 blocks from the world
I knew that you're in the N.O. area, but I didn't know that you're in St. Bernard. What's going on there? I only know what I've seen on TV - between the trivialities you point out - and what I've seen looks like a national shame. A national shame that it seems is being conveniently ignored.
May-15th-2008, 11:30 AM
Is this about the land developers taking over property probably for a pittance and probably out from underneath people who can't protect themselves against this. I don't mean this in any way insensitive given the particularly special circumstances in New Orleans but they are doing this all over New York City now too. RE developers are now able to purchase long held affordable public housing - first they do it under deals with some restrictions about pushing people out and then those deals get revised and the people get pushed out. That is to say that a lot of people are counting this as a good thing (gentrification etc.) which is to say that it makes it even more impossible to fight against.
May-15th-2008, 11:33 AM
Plus ša change...
Originally Posted by tippy
FWIW, that "affordable public housing" likely came into being exactly the same way.
May-15th-2008, 11:41 AM
May-15th-2008, 01:32 PM
If the government gives then the government can take away.
May-15th-2008, 01:37 PM
Yeah but I don't think the government gave to the parishioners in St. Bernard Parish. Those people worked for everything they had there and then when you have insurance companies balking at claims by people who have been paying insurance their whole life in case of some catastrophe and you can't near enough to rebuild it sits real poorly to say the least.
May-15th-2008, 01:46 PM
As long as they don't take away my expertise in Viagra induced sports cars, and whatever else our latest butterfly net escapee labeled me with last night.
May-15th-2008, 02:40 PM
Everyone knows there's a major difference between damage caused by hurricane winds and the damage caused by floods caused by those same hurricane winds.
May-17th-2008, 07:38 PM
The street I live on in St.Bernard Parish is steps away from Orleans Parish. Actually, it's a block away.
Originally Posted by Al in NYC
The stories I have heard since moving to tha Parish, as St.Bernard is affectionately called, include people being forced out of their dry homes and thrown face down into pick-up trucks, women raped, people tasered, Red Cross and or donated supplies diverted to uniformed authorities, and the list goes on
We have a box of MRE's handed out by the NG that expired in 1992.
Handed out in late 2005.....
Head over to the so-called "less desirable" parts of town and you'll hear some things that won't ever be printed.
Hell, most NOPD refuse to EVER talk about what they saw.
I oftentimes take the St.Claude bus and the stops I use generally produce some stories. Some would call them tales, I would call them personal experiences that might not be entirely true but these experiences have indeed deprived people of their legal rights.
As always, these tales will be handed down like they always have been in New Orleans. In the oral tradition.