Headed Back

We got our tetanus and hepatitis vaccinations today. Went to Home Depot and dropped $60 on contractor bags, a respirator, bleach, and a sprayer. It gave me an idea of how costly this whole cleanup and rebuilding effort is going to be.. Got some Vicks Vapo-Rub for under the nose too. A friend told me there’s a dead dog in the alley next to our house, so that’s gonna be nasty.

Mainly we’re just going to scope out the situation, take photos, retrieve some important things, and get the hell back to Memphis. The mid south fair is going on here and they’ve got deep fried Twinkies. Sure beats contaminated tap water and 6pm curfews. Whenever Mid-City is allowed back in, and nobody seems to know when that’ll be, then I’ll go back for good. I’ll probably stay Uptown while we get the house back to livable condition.

Anyone know about bringing guns back into the city? Will they be confiscated? Although Nagin is saying the city is secure, we’ve heard quite a few things that suggest otherwise, and would like to be able to defend ourselves if necessary.

15 Comments so far

  1. Scott Chaffin (unregistered) on September 26th, 2005 @ 9:52 pm

    A federal judge put a stop to that gun confiscation business. The NRA filed the suit.


  2. rcs (unregistered) on September 26th, 2005 @ 10:22 pm

    Hope this is helpful – Clean Now To Prevent Mold And Mildew (via Interdictor.)


  3. Ann (unregistered) on September 26th, 2005 @ 11:07 pm

    Maybe I’ll see you at the fair – I’ll be there Sunday – probably with an I (heart) NOLA shirt on. :-) Best of luck to you – my cousin just surveyed his house in Lakeview. All things considered, I think he got off lightly – about 5 feet of water – walls look salvagable from the photos. No signifcant mold. *sigh* So losing all movable pssessions is getting off lightly – what a wacky world.


  4. ann (unregistered) on September 26th, 2005 @ 11:09 pm

    p.s. I’d put money on it that my cousin and/or my uncle was carrying something. Can’t verify, but I’d say they were and have reported no hassles. For whatever that’s worth. :-)


  5. Drury (unregistered) on September 27th, 2005 @ 12:47 am

    AND I think you should purchase multiple pairs of heavy duty rubber gloves, and some safety goggles (closed on the sides) for when you begin the clean up in earnest.

    Good luck and enjoy the deep fried twinkies!…and then have a salad.

    Drury


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  7. Nubianem (unregistered) on September 27th, 2005 @ 1:42 am

    NEW ORLEANS, ENTIRE LOUISIANA ‘PURCHASE’ BELONGED TO BLACK PRECOLUMBIAN AFRICAN-AMERICANS

    History is something that has a way of being repeated if we forget it. The Gulf Coast, the entire ‘Louisiana Terriroties,’ and the region from West Texas to Georgia was inhabited by Black Negro African-Americans. They were for many years mistakenly called ‘Indian’ (actually Africans of preMoorish and Moorish West Africa).

    In 1805 and for thousands of years before the Louisiana Territories were illegally sold by France, who was granted a temporary lease to build a trading post in the New Orleans area, the Black Ouchita (Waschitaw) owned about one million square miles of land.

    As is the case today, THE BLACK WASCHITAW NATION WERE DISPERSED AND ENSLAVED. Their leadership were exiled, their lands taken.

    Many ended up as slaves in the deep South.

    For thousands of years, the Waschitaw (Black African-American Natives) had a thriving civilization in what became the ‘Louisiana Territories.’ That land was originally occupied by Black Africans who built many mounds in the Mississippi Valley. In fact, the very sport where New Orleans is located and some of the region along the gulf were ancient seaports used by the Waschitaw to trade along the Mississippi, the Gulf, Mexico, the Atlantic and Africa, (see “We Are the Wasshiitaw,” by Bey and “A History of the African-Olmecs,” and “Susu Economics,” pub. by http://www.AuthorHouse.com ).

    CARPETBAGGERS FROM EVERYWHERE

    Now that the Gulf, New Orleans has faced disaster and the aboriginal Black inhabitants have been dispersed (for the second time in US history for the same reasons – to occupy their lands), the carpetbaggers are appearing from everywhere with dreams of making money on the suffering of Black African-American people.

    The great shame in all this is attitude of the settlers who began to arrive in the Louisiana Territories (Washitaw Proper included) only about 1805 after the Black Waschitaw’s Empire was illegally sold to France for three cents an acre.

    The odasity of some to say that Blacks will not be allowed to return to thier lands is insulting. PEOPLE MAY HAVE LOST A FEW HOMES, OR SOME MAY BE DAMANGED, BUT THE LAND BELONGS TO THE BLACKS OF NEW ORLEANS WHO OWNED IT AND STILL OWN IT.

    Hence, Blacks who were foreced to flee or who fled due to the circumstances and who have property in New Orleans SIXTH WARD, THE PROPERTY IS STILL THEIRS.

    In the rebuilding of New Orleans SIXTH WARD, AFRICAN-AMERICANS should realize that there is capital in he Black world and Black America to help build what many around the Black world, (particularly the parts of Africa where the ancestors of some Louisianans came from) consider to be a cultural capital of Black Americans.

    The insult of throwing BLACKS OUT AND INVITING FOREIGN PEOPLE FROM LANDS SOUTH IS INSULTING. These types of racist policies have a way of backfiring on those who promote and implement it. In fact, the ‘ethnic cleansing’ that is being pepetrated on African-Americans in New Orleans, it can be perpetrated on the very same people who are accused of conspiring to keep Blacks from their ancient lands and invite slave-labor workers to fill their place. How is it that no one is trying to remove the French-origin populations that have been ravaged by Hurricane Rita?

    Finally, Black America will have to get organized and do what has to be done to keep their lands. The ancient history of New Orleans and Louisiana along with the entire Southern US before Columbus has to be known. When we know it, we will realize that the plot to move Blacks from their ancient lands, particularly the former LOUISIANA TERRITORIES (OUCHITA EMPIRE), has occurred before and African-Americans should say NEVER AGAIN!!!

    “A History of The African-Olmecs,” pub. by http://www.AuthorHouse.com

    “Susu Economics,” pub. by http://www.AuthorHouse.com

    “We Are the Wash.itaw” by Bey http://www.suzar.com

    http://www.mu-atlantis.com

    http://community.webtv.net/nubianem


  8. Drury (unregistered) on September 27th, 2005 @ 4:12 am

    Gee. What would Ray Suarez say?

    “you mentioned some interresting historical reading sellections Nubianem. I’ll have to take a look at them. But if you don’t mind, I’d like to return to the original blog thread of disinfectants, uncertainty and weapons possession in NO”.

    Thanks


  9. Ann (unregistered) on September 27th, 2005 @ 6:23 am

    no offense Nubianem, but that’s a load of bunk. I’m a historian, a professional one, and the mound-builders that occupied the area were realted to the Chickasaw, Creeks, and Natchez tribes. Arecheological digs have verified that. The Ouachita Indians were a small tribe, probably a remnant of the precursors to the Poverty Point people, who BTW, were in decline before Europe was devestated by the plaque, muchless crossing the ocean. If you were talking about the Olmecs in central Mexico, you might have an argumnet but anyway . . .

    Besides, Drury and Suarez are right. I’d go with bleach myself.


  10. Bea (unregistered) on September 27th, 2005 @ 10:34 am

    We went into Uptown that last Thursday Jefferson Parish was allowing people in…I can’t remember dates anymore…and the National Gaurd at the check point asked us if we were armed. They said it was cool they just needed to know about it. He actually recommended we be armed. We were not. But that was before Rita…so I don’t know what the policy is now.


  11. G.Hager (unregistered) on September 27th, 2005 @ 2:08 pm

    Nubianem,

    Naw, cuz. The first Americans may have come from Africa & Europe (http://www.utexas.edu/courses/stross/ant322m_files/1stpersons.htm), but they either died out or were absorbed by the Asian immigrants thousands of years ago.


  12. Serpico (unregistered) on September 29th, 2005 @ 12:37 pm

    The latest news on Fox (9/29) shows videos of New Orleans cops looting and taking over a hotel – sounds like you need to bring a weapon with you on returning to your city; the entire situation is chaotic! No wonder your police chief quit!!!

    Also, to Nubianem: the “odasity” of your writing only shows your total ignorance!


  13. Ann (unregistered) on September 30th, 2005 @ 9:17 pm

    the looting footage is from the immediate storm aftermath – it’s over a month old. Fox is is jsut being it’s usual slack self.

    A.


  14. cassie (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2006 @ 1:34 am

    hi everyone, I was hoping someone could help me here with some kind of out of the box research. I was looking into some old family stories that have been past down that new orleans was built on some kind of “hell-grounds” or a portal to hell of some sorts did anyone else ever hear anything like this. I am not asking for proof or personal beliefs just some legends. if you have can you please e-mail me with what you have heard


  15. Laurie (unregistered) on January 23rd, 2006 @ 6:42 pm

    Cassie, don’t you believe New Orleans’ has been abused

    enough by the media without this type of crap?

    Do your own research!

    Laurie



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