Obama Lauds New Orleans' Progress Since Katrina, Says There's More To Be DoneNEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Thursday heralded the progress New Orleans has made rebuilding since Hurricane Katrina battered the area 10 years ago but said more needed to be done to overcome poverty and inequality.
On his ninth trip to the city that made worldwide headlines in 2005 after a devastating flood was exacerbated by a slow government response, Obama toured a neighborhood of colorful new houses and a new school and community center.
"Just because the houses are nice doesn't mean our job's done," Obama told reporters after shaking hands with residents and greeting children from the community.continue reading
When Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on the New Orleans coastline and its residents in 2005, the desperation and bungled relief effort quickly became one of the biggest media stories of the year. But did the media miss the mark with its coverage?
"It was appalling," Lilly Workneh, HuffPost's Black Voices Senior Editor, told HuffPost Live on Monday. "It was a tale of two cities, there was a very different narrative, a black Katrina narrative that was resounding and that was appalling to see played out in the media."
Erica McConduit-Diggs, the president of Urban League of Greater New Orleans, also joined and looked back on the "critical role" that the media played in the Katrina crisis.
"All communication was shut down for New Orleanians trying to get to safety. Literally once you were out, you were glued to the TV," she said. "So [the media] essentially framed the narrative for the country and the world [about] what was happening in New Orleans."
Workneh remembered the coverage as well and compared the language used to refer to white and black victims of the storm. She noted a few controversial photos and their captions, one which said that a white survivor was "finding" food while another assumed a black survivor, on the same quest, was "looting" a store -- even though the images looked nearly identical.continue reading
Was Katrina a planed attack on New Orleans to depopulate the Poor and Black community?
The death toll from Katrina is uncertain, but according to the National Hurricane Center, 1,836 fatalities can be attributed to the storm: 1 in Kentucky, 2 each in Alabama, Georgia, and Ohio, 14 in Florida, 238 in Mississippi, and 1,577 in Louisiana. There are still thousands missing. The mayor of New Orleans said that as any as 10,000 could had died from the flooding of New Orleans.
What's the city's population? Before: about 484,000 people.
_ After: about 360,400 people.
In the city, the Census Bureau estimated 97,000 fewer African Americans in 2015 compared to 2000, 14,984 fewer whites and 4,830 more Hispanics.97,000 fewer Blacks. What happen to all the Black population? Where did they go? Did Houston, Memphis, St. Louis, Baton Rough, Dallas or some other city have a big increase in the Black population due to Katrina? NO What happen to the 100,000 Blacks? Did many of them wash out to sea? WHERE ARE THEY?
The Human Toll-1800-10,000 Dead
On August 24-27, a series of "recovery tours" will be held at various public buildings, critical facilities and flood control structures across St. Bernard Parish that were repaired or built with funding from federal and state government.
"The recovery tours are an important part of our commemoration as they serve to remind us how our countrymen helped rebuild St. Bernard through the investment of hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars," Bayham said.
The Torres I Burns Trust and the Creative Alliance of New Orleans will present an art exhibition, "The Spirit of St. Bernard: Portraits and Videos," Aug. 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the River House Museum in Poydras.
The School Board will hold its annual Day of Reflection breakfast August 28 at 8:30 a.m. at the Chalmette High School 9th Grade Academy. For information regarding tickets contact the School Board office at (504) 301-2000.
Later that day, Elaine P. Nunez Community College will open its 10-year Katrina time capsule and hold a photo retrospective at 5:30 p.m.
On August 29, a memorial service for those who perished in the storm will begin at 9 a.m. at the Katrina Memorial at Shell Beach.continue reading
Was New Orleans targeted by a weather modification weapon built during the Clinton administration called HAARP. ?
Why was an elite CIA mercenary group called Black Water called in and given orders to Shoot to Kill?
levees and flood walls protecting New Orleans, Louisiana, and its suburbs following passage of Hurricane Katrina and landfall in Mississippi. The levee and flood wall failures caused flooding in 80% of New Orleans and all of St. Bernard Parish. Tens of billions of gallons of water spilled into vast areas of New Orleans, flooding over 100,000 homes and businesses. Responsibility for the design and construction of the levee system belongs to the United States Army Corps of Engineers; the responsibility of maintenance belongs to the local levee boards.continue reading Levee failure.
Clara Barthelemy a resident of New Orleans St. Bernard community gave this account: "The 17th Street levee was bombed by the Army Corps of Engineers to save the more valuable
real estate in the city… to keep the French Quarter protected, the Ninth Ward was sacrificed…
people are afraid to speak out… everyone who was near there heard the bombings… they bombed
seven times. That’s why they didn’t fix the levees… 20 feet of water. Gators. People dying in
water. They let the parishes go, not the city center. Tourist trap was saved over human life." continue reading
Was The New Orleans
Flooding A Planned Event?
By Michael Shore Israel
- The following eyewitness accounts produced the following statement by the people who were there and witnessed first hand what was going on in New Orleans and this is what they had to say regarding the U.S. government's actions with the people of New Orleans:
- "We couldn't starve them out, the hurricane didn't kill them, it seems planned."
- The idea that this whole hurricane disaster was a planned event just like 911 is incomprehensible to just about everyone. But it actually may have been. Please read the following two articles that appeared on Rense. Technology now exists that can control and manipulate the weather...to what degree is not known. A disaster like Katrina is not incomprehensible when gangsters take control of such a powerful weapon. The Illuminati and the Bush/Cheney gang and their associates in crime can literally get away with murder on a grand scale in broad daylight - as long as they can keep their secret of the existence of scalar weather weapons from the People, which they are obviously successful in doing.
- Can Hurricanes Be Used As Weapons Of Mass Destruction?
- Was Hurricane Katrina A Man Made Storm For Profit?
- The accounts of the eyewitness storyfurther suggests manipulation. The gangsters seem to be primed to grab many of the assets a large chunks of land in New Orleans without having to use a major war to do so. After everything has quieted down, they will then use taxpayer money to rebuild ...including casinos, hotels, shopping malls, condos etc, etc. They will loot vast sums from the billions in Federal aid it will take to repair the levees and infrastructure of the city. The Illuminati bankers will also make billions in interest from the loans they will make to the government, corporations and some individuals, who will need the necessary financing for rebuilding. Of course, the slow response or "no response" to this disaster is part of the plan. In one small swoop, these gangsters have gotten "the poor niggers" off the land, so when they rebuild, this area will become a major upscale lily white NEW TOWN. How sick can they be?continue reading
- P.S. Do research online. You might be shocked at what you uncover. Invite your friends to read the above articles about weather manipulation. Do a google search for 'scalar weapons' and read more about this amazing technology. Spread the word...while we still can.
Carroll and her husband were among the first to return after the storm and take stock of theirs, Broadmoor, a low-lying area whose raised bungalows and colourful shotgun houses had been inundated by up to 10 feet of water. The Carrolls’ home on Walmsley Avenue had been left structurally sound; its wood floors didn’t buckle. Still, the water had picked up pieces of furniture, carried them across rooms and left them ruined. It broke up the back deck and crushed the garage door, before submerging Maggie’s grandfather’s 1963 Chevy.
Renting an apartment off Magazine Street, a short drive away, for $1,300 a month, the Carrolls faced days filled with uncertainty. Then, on 11 January, the front-page story in the New Orleans Times-Picayune gave them yet another jolt. A mayoral-appointed Bring New Orleans Back Commission had sketched out a plan it hoped would open the tap of federal aid. Crafted by a team of outside consultants, the blueprint suggested concentrating redevelopment on the city’s higher, less-flood-prone ground.continue reading