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    Has anyone seen that defining Hurricaine Katrina photo?

    In most disasters there is always a photo that really stands out as defining the disaster. When I think of the bombing of the Murray Bldg, I think of the photo of the fireman holding the injuried baby in his arms as well as the photo of the bombed building. With WTC it was the fireman raising the flag they found in the ashes, and the firemen carrying the priests body.
    So I am looking for canidate's for the defining photo for Hurricane Katrina.

    Also talk about the photos you see and what they meant to you. (Please link to the photo if you can).
    Thank you.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    I've seen so many photos, all of which made me feel so sad, that I couldn't possibly pick just one picture. Here are 3 that really stood out to me:





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    Tanisha Blevin, 5, held the hand of fellow Hurricane Katrina victim Nita LaGarde, 105, as they were evacuated Saturday from the New Orleans Convention Center, where thousands of refugees still remain.

    This is one of my favorites. It depicts black and white, young and old, enduring the horrors of Katrina together, hand in hand.

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    So far they are all good. The lady wrapped in the flag tears your heart.

    But that one that 2luvmy posted really touches me.
    Besides the young and old, black and white- there is also a sense of the lines and the surrounding armed guard (which to me would be both frightening and comforting).
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    The City Where the Dead Are Left Lying on the Streets
    By Andrew Buncombe
    The Independent UK

    Tuesday 06 September 2005

    In a makeshift grave on the streets of New Orleans lies the body of Vera Smith. She was an ordinary woman who, like thousands of her neighbours, died because she was poor. Abandoned to her fate as the waters rose around her, Vera's tragedy symbolises the great divide in America today.

    However Vera Smith may have lived her life, one thing was certain. In death, she had no dignity. Killed in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, her body lay under a tarpaulin at the junction of Magazine Street and Jackson Avenue for five full days. Not her friends, her grieving husband, not her neighbours could persuade the authorities to take her corpse away.

    Finally, disgusted by the way she had been abandoned - and concerned, too, about the health implications of advancing decomposition - her friends buried her in a makeshift grave. A local man fashioned a simple cross, and on top of the soil that was shovelled over her body he placed a white plastic sheet and wrote "Here Lies Vera. God Help Us."

    http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/090605J.shtml

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    The photo that stands out to me is the IR Satellite view of Katrina just as it is getting ready to make landfall. The enormous magnitude, and essentially perfect configuration, of Katrina, shown in the Satellite imagery, was very awesome, and was something that isn't likely to be seen again, possibly, even in a lifetime.

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    Hi Buzzm1 ! Do you have a link for that photo ? TIA .


    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzm1
    The photo that stands out to me is the IR Satellite view of Katrina just as it is getting ready to make landfall. The enormous magnitude, and essentially perfect configuration, of Katrina, shown in the Satellite imagery, was very awesome, and was something that isn't likely to be seen again, possibly, even in a lifetime.

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    wow!

    what a great topic. Seeing these pictures all together is powerful and moving.

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    I don't have a link right now but that was the telling story to me. This huge storm with a well defined eye.The warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and bingo, the worst storm ever.The perfect storm with 80 foot waves and a vulnerable gulf coast. No barrier islands to releive and a compromised levee system. How could this horror not be comprehended?Anyone who can jump on and defend the "I don't know" or "weren't the levee systems in place" or "these people should have made it out" or "I am white cream puff and I don't want to think about this" are idiots of the first order. I think we have some that are about themselves and have no clue what it is to love others. And then there are some who actually do realize this and seek to make changes. So, to the people who do realize and don't glorify every government address and spin, I applaud you. I am off the stand unless someone challenges me.

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    This photo has moved me more than any other photo I've seen.




    Here is a link to the story behind the photo - I needed several tissues after reading it. I'm tearing up right now just thinking about it again. The last line in the story just breaks my heart even more:

    The truck turned and made its way into the French Quarter, where jazz bands are known to lead joyful funeral processions through the storied streets. But the streets were deserted Tuesday, and there was no music for Bowie, just the whirring of helicopter blades above.
    http://www.cnn.com/2005/WEATHER/08/3....ap/index.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzm1
    The photo that stands out to me is the IR Satellite view of Katrina just as it is getting ready to make landfall.
    This one?


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    http://www.msnbc.com/modules/interac...145300,9115520

    I hope this link works. This picture tears my heart out. The despair in this mother's face and the innocence in her baby's face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WISCer

    I hope this link works. This picture tears my heart out. The despair in this mother's face and the innocence in her baby's face.
    I think it's this one you are talking about

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    That's it! Thanks, Cass. Wonder what I did wrong? My hubby the 'puter geek around here and his down in Bay St. Louis, MS. trying to get a plant up and running after the hurricane.

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    You didn't do anything wrong, it's just the link is a flash slide show, so it's hard to just link to one pic

    It's a great photo

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