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Post subject: Engineers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:02 pm
Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2003 2:02 pm
Location: Erie, PA
How are the high tech companies and engineers affected by Hurricane Katrina doing?
I have been in contact with one engineer that lived and worked very close to the Lake Pontchartrain levee. His company, AMDS Wireless, and Axonn, both RF companies located near the lake, were spared from a lot of the flooding, but did suffer wind and rain damage. Sadly, one of their biggest concerns is looting. From what I'm told, both companies are still issuing paychecks during the down time (hoorah for the management!).
If you are or know of anyone affected by Katrina, whether in Louisiana, Alabama, or Mississippi, please let us know your situation here. Maybe someone can help.
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Post subject: Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:04 pm
I'm surprised to see any legitimate high-tech business in New Orleans. Good luck to the guys and gals there.
Personally, I think New Orleans is a nasty place. It is full of human debris in the form of crooked politicians, cops and firemen, street thugs, drug dealers, whoes, thieves, cult whackos, and just plain lunatics. Sure that can be said to some extent of any large city, but New Orleans was proud of their level of destitution. I had to go there a couple times to drop people off at the airport, and even from the elevated highways you could see the utter wretchedness below. I've never ventured to the French Quarter or Bourbon Street.
I say let it be a wetlands area and just rebuild the ports and any necessary infrastructure - on high ground. I want to puke every time I hear the rebuilding estimate bump up another $10 billion. That's coming out of our pockets, people. All the stinking politicians stand in line first to blame the others, then to announce their personal bill proposing another whopping chunk of my tax money.
I'm also tired of hearing about the racism issue. Why do the Black "leaders" get away with unbridled racism? Why do they get away with blaming everything on Whitey? Take a look at who's providing the vast majority of the physical and financial assistance. That goes for donors not just in the U.S. but around the world. I think it's time the Black racists are told to knock off the blame game and start being grateful for the help. Otherwise, they might just talk themselves into a situation where they'll get no more help.
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