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Are those actual quotes you're using at the top of your comment? Could you tell us where they're from?
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Nov 8th, 2005 at 01:47:22 PM EST
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press coverage, quotes from frantic CYA, clueless politicians, and other of the usual American crowd looking to get on TV.  So no they are not quotes, but here is a link to one of the estimates of 10,000 dead in New Orleans (my first point), who proved his ability to warn people early to get out of town, or use the school buses parked in city parking lots to help his constituents, was about as good as his ability to estimate deaths:Katrina Death Toll May Not be as High as FearedKatrina Death Toll May Not be as High as Feared"Mayor Ray Nagin had warned earlier this week that the death toll could reach 10,000. State emergency authorities had ordered 25,000 body bags."  There are issues on the count addressed in a link above where I resonded to Jerome, but it appears now the count in the STATE of Louisiana will be about 10% of that estimate, and New Orleans maybe 20% below that--might be worth reading the link as it reminds us of some of the issues on death tolls of natural disasters.
by wchurchill on Tue Nov 8th, 2005 at 05:29:01 PM EST
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The thing is, it is a bit unfair to blame us here for biased coverage of Katrina that you attribute yourself to local authorities and local coverage.

So you may fairly consider that our opinion of the events in France is too complacent or optimistic or dismissive, but please do not accuse us of double standards. We cannot be blamed for everything that anyone associated with the left in Europe or in the USA writes, or for anything that the press reports.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Tue Nov 8th, 2005 at 06:47:09 PM EST
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failure of communication here.
by wchurchill on Wed Nov 9th, 2005 at 01:20:07 AM EST
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Please feel free to blame yourself.

By presenting:

It's all a plot to mistreat the poor and black by the American government, who of course are neocons intent on restarting the class war.

as a supposed quote or summary of thinking by someone here, or in the European or American media, it's hard to avoid the impression you're communicating in an inflammatory manner.  

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Nov 9th, 2005 at 01:35:41 AM EST
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