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  •  Did Snowball ever get reconnected w/ his boy?? (none)
    I know it's just a damn dog, but that story about the kid who had saved his dog, only to be forced to abandon before boarding the evacuation bus was just too much. (the child cried so badly he started throwing up.)

    New Orleans-- 72 hours later no communications, no drinking water, not enough police/troops. Bottomline, we're not prepared for another 9/11.

    by DeanFan84 on Sun Sep 18, 2005 at 08:02:24 PM PDT

    •  Here is the original story, (none)
      http://www.cnn.com/2005/WEATHER/09/01/Katrina.superdome.ap/

      "At the back end of the line, people jammed against police barricades in the rain. Refugees passed out and had to be lifted hand-over-hand overhead to medics. Pets were not allowed on the bus, and when a police officer confiscated a little boy's dog, the child cried until he vomited. "Snowball, Snowball," he cried."

      New Orleans-- 72 hours later no communications, no drinking water, not enough police/troops. Bottomline, we're not prepared for another 9/11.

      by DeanFan84 on Sun Sep 18, 2005 at 08:03:38 PM PDT

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    •  Here is a better editorial about the tragedy, (none)

      New Orleans-- 72 hours later no communications, no drinking water, not enough police/troops. Bottomline, we're not prepared for another 9/11.

      by DeanFan84 on Sun Sep 18, 2005 at 08:08:06 PM PDT

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    •  I heard that they found Snowball (none)
      I heard that people were working on it, and that they had located the dog, but never heard if they were able to connect him with the boy.

      The one that got me, though, was the little girl standing outside a car holding an older relative. She was standing there by the side of the road calling out to the people passing, "Please help us. Please help us." And nobody was stopping to help. I would really like to know if they made it out.

      In the darkness, with a great bundle of grief, the people march -- Carl Sandburg

      by lesliet on Sun Sep 18, 2005 at 08:43:00 PM PDT

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      •  huh? (none)
        How could people not help? They had a freakin sign, clearly they had been out there long enough to make a freakin sign! How can fellow humans do that?

        First they came for MY choice...

        by sassy texan on Sun Sep 18, 2005 at 08:55:37 PM PDT

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