Probably because randomly dropping supplies into sewer-laden water isn't
very efficient, and because doing so requires acknowledging that you're
not going to be picking people up for a while.
I heard on this morning's news that they are delivering food and water
to folks trapped on their rooftops.
What do you mean 'seems' ?
Third world presidential style = third world behaviour.
Those people should not moan and complain: They should be getting
themselves out of there, and looting is after all free market principles
carried to their logical conclusion..
But don't worry, its not happening: Its just a lie being spread by the
The first thing I would ask you is, what experience do you have with such
things as this that would put you in a position to criticize?
Ever done an air drop? Ever dealt with the logistics of disaster support,
rescue and supply?
The people were warned! They were told to leave! Most did but some decided
to take their chances. They made their choices, now they simply have to
wait until we get to them!
It is tuff to help INDIVIDUALS when you have a couple THOUSAND squar
miles to cover!
Been modeling since '49 - which makes me an Old Fart
I'm with Chuck on this...HOWEVER, let us keep politics and personal
opinions out of thjis. This is an R/C billboard or chat group or
whatever you call it, and IMHO..olitics, religion and such belong on
other internet places... so, let's all talk R/C...OK?
Frank Schwartz in Hendersonville, TN
We've been watching the foriegn equivalents of C-5A's and C-130's from
the UK, France anall those other countries flying over to take supplies in.
Like Hell! Next time any of you folks need help, like an earthquake,
tsunami, or whatever--think about it.
go bury your head back in the sand. Jerk
The Natural Philos>
I am taking exactly the same position with regard to my extremely short
position on the US economy. They were warned, they did nothing, and I
will profit mightily out of their stupidity.
30% over night on shorting the dollar haha!!!
That after better than 40% profit on oil futires over the summer.
Having a dumb fuckwit as president of the USA makes it so easy to rake
in cash at the expense of the USA.
Thank you Dubya. You have truly taught me how to be venal, selfish and
totally uncaring about the American people. I humbly follow your example.
The've been offered, they have been politely refused.
Too proud to accept.
Look bad for Dubya.
However he will have to buy gasoline it seems: But the price is still
I wonder if the French gasoline will have a sticker on it so people can
refuse to buy it.
Nero fiddled around while Rome burnt...and then built a huge palace for
himself on the ashes.
It marked the beginning of the end of the Roman Empire.
My heart bleeds for all those Non republican voters trapped in N
Orleans. We tried to help, but we couldn't get past the jerk in the
White house and the bigger jerks who put him there.
I have done a RC drop before but that is about my limit of experience. I was
not trying to be political, but I do find it hard to believe that with the
thousands of people gathered at just a few locations that dropping supplies
to them could be very hard to do. I see dry streets all over the place, I do
not believe there are any good excuses for this to take place in our
country. Someone fumbled the ball on this issue, since I brought this up on
here the tv has exploded on the subject os it is obvious that I am not the
only one who thinks this way.
F-Off you piece of French refuse!
We are Americans and we don't need your pathetic limp wristed offers. Nor
do real Americans need the government to come rescue them. Something I'm
sure you will never understand!
Yes you see dry street all over. You see them via the news helicopters.
Wonder how many supplies they've been dropping? As for the government,
check it out! Via our political system it is up to the local, i.e. City
government to respond first. But their police were too busy looting (caught
on camera). And the city has to ask for help before the state and federal
can even step in. But the NO mayor was tooooo busy saving his own skin to
bother doing his job.
And by the way, the State Governor has to release the National Guard troops
to the President before the President can Federalize them and use them.
Takes time for things to happen when have idiots at the state level.
You seem to have overlooked the fact that Europe and Japan are currently
in the process of sending you petrol (gas).
It is amazing that the country with the most assets in the world and the
capability to throw resources at the problem is making such a mess of
what should be a reasonably simple process.
Judging from the balls up that is evident so far it may yet end up with
sending you food parcels.
It appears the `National Guard' are in there `performing' (not very well
by all accounts) and there is growing pressure to send regular army
personnel in.... hmmmm.
Comments recently, from international observers and war correspondents,
rate the USA army way down on the international scale. The French army
(remember the French who were being so sarcastically abused on here a
while ago ? ) are rated way above the USA grunts. France was only one
country who's troops were rated as way in excess of the US troops. The
very same France that is gearing up to send you gas before you run out
and all throw a terrific tantrum when your cars don't go anymore !
You wonder why humanitarian aid has been so far a shambles?
Look no further than your government and the people on the ground at the
scene. Hell.... what a mess !!!!
Just to stay on topic....
There's an American guy on the soaring group who learns thet someone he
knows has lost his home.... everything.. and is sat in a refuge somewhere
with his wife and kids and NOTHING.
He proposes to the rest of the guys in the group that they should muster
together and help this guy.
His proposal..... he is going to send the guy a sailplane and wants
others to send a transmitter and receiver, etc.
When it is pointed out that it would be better to send donations to the
currently running appeal he decries that idea and adds that he's also
gonna send the guy a coupla soaring tee-shirts.
Note... nothing has been mentioned regarding the wife and kids just...
"lets get this guy back in the air".
So here we have this guy sat with his wife, kids and the ruin of his
life around him and no food or water. Wading through the polluted
floodwaters comes a Fedex guy bearing a parcel. The destitute guy
eagerly rips it open and there is.... a sailplane and a coupla
soaring tee-shirts (from what I hear of Fedex the plane will be unusable
If the rest of the aid provided reaches this level then there are gonna
be a lotta folks who aint going to survive this disaster.