Anbody out there besides me consider hurricane Katrina a blessing?

United States
September 16, 2007 8:49am CST
Although I do love New Orleans I am not from there. I lived there roughly 20 years and the corruption is mindboggling. I enjoyed the game at first. I have been attacked more times than I can count there. I was eventually stabbed in the heart in 1996 and have been fighting with social securtiy for years. When I began to change my life and distance myself form the life style in New Orleans most of my so-called friends were not supportive. Anyway for me I ma glad to be out of there!!!!
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@RDugas (247)
• United States
11 Jul 08
Really, no matter where you live, you can get attacked. There is crime everywhere. I am from a small city with a population of about 5000, and just last week, at an assisted living facilty, an elderly woman got attacked, choked, and her voicebox crushed. All for $200. It happens everywhere, no matter if you are in New Orleans or small town USA.
• United States
27 Jul 08
Now that is wrong. I'm sorry, but that is wrong. I was born and raised in New York City until I was 15 and moved to Alabama, and folks thought and still do that NYC was a bad place to be. When a person is old, elderly, they have no business messing with them folks taking their monies or NOTHING belonging to them. I am sorry for the lady.
@bdugas (3581)
• United States
23 Feb 08
Could it of been that you was with the wrong crowd that got you stabbed and how can you say it was a blessing, So many people lost their homes and still have no place to go. The homes most lost is all they had and now they aren't getting any insurance money to rebuild because insurance refused to pay, after they made years of payments, so they can't afford to rebuild. Most of these were elderly and poor people. If you run with thugs you get what you deserve, the corruption is every where we are in Dayton ohio now from Lower Plaquemines Parish Louisiana and every morning the news shows the murders here. They let too many foreigner in after katrina and too many gangs that have taken over and the mayor is ajoke. You should never say that such a diaster was a blessing to anyone, you never know how saying something can come back and hit you right where you live.
• United States
2 Mar 08
No , I don't think I was with the wrong crowd when a total stranger attacked me as I was walking home, alone I might add. and I am definately not a thug nor do I run with them. There are a lot of so called thugs in New Orleans, though. New Orleans is one of the most violent cities in the US talk about what you know if you know anything , LOL.
@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
27 Jul 08
I am in Mobile, and have been to New Orleans a couple of times. Since I've been back home here, I have been done there twice.I am not crazy for that place no lie. My ex and his family lived on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where my kids were until then, and Katrina affected them pretty bad. I believe up to now, most folks come that lived like in Pass Christian and past Gulfport would have to come to Gulfport or Biloxi to handle business. Where I was, Katrina flooded us badly, plus we had some losses as well, so folks was able to get FEMA, Red Cross, extra food stamps the works. But for the gamblers, Katrina was a little of both. As some of you know, Biloxi has some serious gambling here and there were boats, so folks would say, I'm gone to the boat, and for a while, because of the storm, it devastated those casinos. Most of them are back up and running, but I had a coworker who would go down there and she had a serious gambling problem. She owed them joints. When Katrina happened, she was able to get out from under that problem. When my ex and I divorced, the children were mostly with him, because of Katrina, he couldn't keep them because they didn't have nothing for a while, schools, shopping, banking, bare necessities etc. So, after they were able to get in touch with me, the girls came to me for school. They stayed a while, went back around Christmas, then requested to come to me when school ended in 2006. They have been with me ever since. I have another coworker who had a house in the town above me and lost it completely. She told me she barely made it out of there because she had to wade out. She had move in with family. I don't even think FEMA helped her because they kept telling her to deal with her insurance company first. She ended up taking a loss. We still talk about that house of hers but she takes it with a twist. At first she said she wouldn't get another house. Now, I believe she might. So, in essence, for me, it was a blessing. But for others, it was a hardship.
@bdugas (3581)
• United States
3 Mar 08
once again I think your wrong, you in your own words state that "you enjoyed the game at first" what game? and that you was attacked more times than you can count, how does one get to be attacked more times than they can count if they not in the wrong place or doing the wrong thing, and if you are out in the street late at night and waking alone, then you are asking for it.If a person is attacked over and over again they don't go back to the same place for it to happen again. You yourself said when you began to chang your life and distance your self from the slife style in New Orleans, that tells us you was out in the streets and that is why you kept getting attacked. I don't give a damn if someone attacked me 40 times I would figure out what i was doing wrong and stop doing it, any one that wishes something like Katrina on anyone or anyplace is a moron and you one. You live the life style and you run the streets you get what gives. Don't come on here and tell me or anyone else you wasn't a thug or in the wrong place your own words state different. Stay where you are New Orleans if better off with out you. Don't like it, I don't care, don't blame a city or it's people for the lifestyle you led.