Friday, September 02, 2005

This pretty well says it.....

Here is a video That Everyone Should See on the New Orleans Situation. This is a thought provoking 8 minute documentary that someone has already put together on Hurricane Katrina. It is something that really causes you to stop and pause a moment to grasp what is currently going on in that area and how fortunate most Americans are. Sent to me by Richard Sutton

This made me cry. This is not what the media is showing.
Update: The video is no longer working, I guess it was up for one day only. Sorry

10 Comments:

At 4:11 AM, Blogger Live, Love, Laugh said...

This post was awesome. I read your post the day before this and I so agree with you. i have found very few that have not pointed fingers and I do applaud you for your post! You are right on, God doesn't want us trying to place blame, He wants us to take action and do our part.

 
At 8:06 AM, Blogger PBS said...

The stuff the media shows is bad enough. I hope they get enough help down there soon.

 
At 10:47 AM, Blogger BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

The medias pictures break my heart enough. My continued good thoughts and prayers remain with all the people of that region.

 
At 11:40 AM, Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i couldn't get that link to open. i thought the media was showing live coverage?

 
At 1:58 PM, Blogger Lunchbox said...

The media, sometimes, is worse than the UN in my opinion. Nice blog, btw. We Mo-mo's need to stick together :)

 
At 2:33 PM, Blogger Lucy Stern said...

Sorry guys, the video doesn't work any longer. I don't understand why they would put it up for one day.

 
At 3:30 PM, Blogger Zeppellina said...

Hi Lucy,

It is good that you are highlighting this...journalists from all over the world are sending out horrific pictures and news reports from the affected areas since the beginning of the crisis.

The horror of it all seems to be that the American red cross were told not to enter New Orleans because it would hinder people leaving the city.
The FEMA trucks were loaded with fresh water and food supplies on the Monday,but were not given permission to enter until the Friday.
It is a horror story. I watched from the UK, caught between tears and anger at people abandoned and dying.

But there are stories of heroism too.
The Coastguard worked tirelessly throughout,from the very beginning, and other stories of human kindness and bravery too.

But heads should roll in government,both local and national, as to how the richest country in the world left its own people in 3rd world squalor conditions, a whole 5 days before real help was allowed in.

It is also worth noting, that Bush only got his finger out after the UN offered specialist emergency relief teams and assistance.
This diaster was anticipated. Reports have been supplied to national govt for years on the likliehood of this happening, but still the budget for the levies was cut just last year, in order to fund the fight against terrorism.
FEMA recently ran a trial run on how to cope with such a disaster....but reality was different.

This has been mismanagement of a disaster on a grand scale.

 
At 8:23 PM, Blogger Fred said...

Wish I could've seen it - the media is not to be trusted. Ratings sell, not the truth.

 
At 4:47 AM, Blogger Liquidplastic said...

ahhh Lucy great post! I actually got a chance to see the video on another Blog. You are right, it does make you cry and the Media is not showing this.

I enjoyed my visit to your Blog this morning .. and really appreicated your open and honest dialouge on mines. I do so love communicating .. and sharing commonalites.

Needless to say, I will return. Also, I am glad to see other Houstonian Blogging. I have lived in Texas longer then anywhere, and I daresay ... I love my home in the lone star state!

 
At 2:45 PM, Blogger Wyld Bill said...

This video can bee seen at http://info.bgordon.org/katrina if you're still interested.

 

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