How about a Marshall Plan for New Orleans?

  1. Remember Katrina.

    http://www.bayoubuzz.com/articles.aspx?aid=8757
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    How about a Marshall Plan for New Orleans?
    Birthplace of jazz and rock.

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...62817759323585
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  3. by   pickledpepperRN
    Mental Health Crisis Strains New Orleans
    ...Because of the storm damage, only two of New Orleans' 11 hospitals are fully functioning. What's more, one of the closed facilities is the sprawling Charity Hospital, which police officers had relied on to drop off people at any hour.
    "You knew they were safe. You knew they would get the care they needed. You don't know either of those things now," said James Arey, a psychologist who commands the police crisis negotiation team.
    People who need medication can't find it or can't afford it, and the storm's aftermath has made life more stressful, as well, Arey said.
    "Life is hard in this town now," he said....
    http://abcnews.go.com/US/print?id=2638964

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/11/us...rtner=homepage
  4. by   VeryPlainJane
  5. by   VeryPlainJane
    Democrats propose 'Marshall Plan'

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California said Democrats envisioned "a partnership with the people in the region to build new housing, revive farmland, repair infrastructure, construct schools -- to rebuild your communities, to rebuild your lives, to restore your economies."

    The idea would be modeled on the U.S. effort after World War II to rebuild Europe, under the direction of Secretary of State George Marshall, which lasted more than two years and cost $13 billion -- about $100 billion in today's currency, adjusted for inflation.

    "We helped them help themselves. That's what we must do here," Pelosi said. "Democrats are saying to the people of our ravaged Gulf Coast, 'You deserve nothing less.'"

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/...ats/index.html

    Pelosi Calls for Marshall Plan, Partnership With the People, to Rebuild and Restore Gulf Coast

    http://democraticleader.house.gov/pr...ReleaseID=1178

    One of the points Pelosi has made in the past few days is to address her "Marshall Plan" for the Gulf Coast.
  6. by   indigo girl
    Last edit by indigo girl on Nov 12, '06
  7. by   VeryPlainJane
    Has urban renewal ever worked out in any town it was implemented?
  8. by   indigo girl
    Quote from VeryPlainJane
    Has urban renewal ever worked out in any town it was implemented?
    Is that a trick question? I guess it works for people who want to make money.

    It's not working for the poor of New Orleans. The problem with New Orleans is that the poor have been dispersed everywhere but there. What's hard to understand is why some housing projects that were not damaged, have been locked up, and are going to be razed by developers. That sounds deliberate or at least ill considered. The population of the city has been changed by the flooding. The poor can no longer afford to live there.
    This article calls it "ethnic cleansing".
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.p...articleId=2688
    Last edit by indigo girl on Nov 12, '06
  9. by   pickledpepperRN
  10. by   pickledpepperRN
    DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO MISS NEW ORLEANS?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMbR658XBRg

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giMQJH7gGbU

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uldviV7b0u0

    THE SAINTS

    Satchmo - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxLfWarIs9o

    Bruce - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7lPbtXiPKQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUpvB6Okt1U

    Basin Street Blues - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-f76...elated&search=

    Wont you come and go with me
    Down that mississippi
    Well take a boat to the land of dreams
    Come along with me on, down to new orleans

    Now the bands there to greet us
    Old friends will meet us
    Where all them folks goin to the st. louis cemetary meet
    Heaven on earth.... they call it basin street

    Im tellin ya, basin street...... is the street
    Where all them characters from the first street they meet
    New orleans..... land of dreams
    Youll never miss them rice and beans
    Way down south in new orleans

    Theyll be huggin.... and a kissin
    Thats what I been missin
    And all that music....lord, if you just listen
    New orleans....i got them basin street blues

    (instrumental break)

    Now aint you glad you went with me
    On down that mississippi
    We took a boat to the land of dreams
    Heaven on earth...they call it basin street
  11. by   indigo girl
    So Pelosi was saying that the people needed to know the truth about how their gov't responded in New Orleans? Can that posssibly happen?
    http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/...ats/index.html


    Quote from www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/15/katrina.democrats/index.html
    Reid and Pelosi renewed their call for appointment of an independent, nonpartisan panel -- similar to the 9/11 commission -- to investigate what went wrong in hurricane response.

    GOP leaders have proposed a joint congressional investigation.

    "The American people deserve to know the truth about how their government prepared for and responded to this crisis," Pelosi said.
    Were those just words, Pelosi?
  12. by   indigo girl
    What gets me are the clips in this video, by that guy from Fox. He looks like he's going to have a stroke when he sees the people trying to cross the bridge to safety out of New Orleans GET TURNED AROUND by troops who refuse to let them leave. How amazing is that? What the heck happened down there?

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...62817759323585
  13. by   pickledpepperRN
    Quote from indigo girl
    So Pelosi was saying that the people needed to know the truth about how their gov't responded in New Orleans? Can that posssibly happen?
    http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/...ats/index.html




    Were those just words, Pelosi?
    We need an investigation so the next natural disaster, accident, pandemic, or act of violence we actually have a plan. A plan that allows the Red Cross to provide food to people!

    I've signed up for the Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN)
    http://www.calnurses.org/rnrn/?print=t


    Please watch this video so you can be a little more informed:
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...62817759323585
  14. by   indigo girl
    http://www.calnurses.org/rnrn/katrina-anniv-thanks.html

    I pulled up that letter to the California nurses. Wow, what a testimony to addressing a very real need. You, California nurses were and are amazing!

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