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Slugman

Frankenbike
Apr 29, 2004
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Not to be too much of a sceptic (as I have no time to read this right now, maybe later on tonight though) - but how is he communicating through the internet if they have no power and the cell phone repeaters, phone lines, and even the police ban radios(per some reports) are not working?
 

Squeak

Get your pork here.
Sep 26, 2001
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COlo style
Yep, I have people in NO that are communicating via internet. They also have Deisel Gens at a datacenter
 

TN

Hey baby, want a hot dog?
Jul 9, 2002
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Jimtown, CO
all i see is empty Poydras(?) street....it could be a still for all i know.
but yes, good link & crazy stuff.
 

Wumpus

makes avatars better
Dec 25, 2003
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Six Shooter Junction
BikeGeek said:
If what he writes is true, then some of the police have given up and joined in the looting.
Maybe they are just trying to do their job and survive:

"A police officer working in downtown New Orleans said police were siphoning gas from abandoned vehicles in an effort to keep their squad cars running.

The officer said police are "on their own" for food and water, scrounging up what they can from anybody who is generous enough to give them some -- and that they have no communication whatsoever. Police also told CNN they were removing ammunition from looted gunshops in an effort to get it off the streets."

http://www.cnn.com/2005/WEATHER/09/01/katrina.impact/index.html
 

Westy

the teste
Nov 22, 2002
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