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Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by tobywan, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. Bass-Invader

    Bass-Invader TRIBE Member

  2. Bass-Invader

    Bass-Invader TRIBE Member

    the writers of that article apparently also have written several articles for http://www.socialistworker.com so do exercise some prejudice before taking everything said as gospel.
  3. Jeffsus

    Jeffsus TRIBE Member

    Hey Bass-Invader, can you please post a recent pic?

  4. junglisthead

    junglisthead TRIBE Member

    hahaha !!! i know him from another messageboard, he goes under the name antichrist superstar at itshappening.com( messageboard that was created for terrorist talk)


    here is the uncut video

  5. lok

    lok TRIBE Member

    Has anyone been posting Katrina-jokes yet or is still too soon?
  6. stir-fry

    stir-fry TRIBE Member

    I think people should levee the jokes out of it for a little while.
  7. lok

    lok TRIBE Member

    <3 <3 <3
  8. Cheap Ego

    Cheap Ego TRIBE Member

    Dam. I had a good one, too.
  9. Chubbs

    Chubbs TRIBE Member

  10. Old Yeller

    Old Yeller TRIBE Member

    takling with a guy at the harbour tonight, he was saying that last night CNN aired a segment about Divers who went down to repair the levee's having found evidence of an explosion. Apparently one of the divers smuggled some of the debris and has sent it to an independant lab for testing....

    did anyone see the clip on CNN?
  11. stir-fry

    stir-fry TRIBE Member

    awesome pictures, thanks for posting the link
  12. xopus

    xopus TRIBE Member


    that's an amazing photo

    edit: i have no idea why this is posting as a link.
  13. ~atp~

    ~atp~ TRIBE Member

    A quick bit of research yielded:


    So I am not sure if the intentional explosions are actually the same ones referenced in other incidents. I suspect they must be.
  14. ~atp~

    ~atp~ TRIBE Member

  15. BayStreetBoi

    BayStreetBoi TRIBE Member

    That story was determined to be inaccurate shortly after it was first reported. What actually happened is that the Army Corps of Engineers contactors were being fired upon by other individuals, and it was these shooters that were killed by the police, not the contractors.
  16. basilisk

    basilisk TRIBE Member

  17. ~atp~

    ~atp~ TRIBE Member

    Really? Well, that would make more sense. But it is confusing, because if you look at the original report:

    You'd think that the Army Corps would know if it was their people or someone else's that got shot. I suppose the confusion must lie in the hands of the reporters here. :-\
  18. PosTMOd

    PosTMOd Well-Known TRIBEr

    But a little leveety is what we need, though it is admittedly possibly a breech of etiquette.
  19. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member

    When the Levee Breaks - by Kansas Joe McCoy & Memphis Minnie (1929) - also recorded by Led Zeppelin - the song was originally about the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927.

    If it keeps on rainin’, levee’s goin’ to break,
    If it keeps on rainin’, levee’s goin’ to break,
    When the levee breaks I’ll have no place to stay.
    Mean old levee taught me to weep and moan,
    Lord, mean old levee taught me to weep and moan,
    Got what it takes to make a mountain man leave his home,
    Oh, well, oh, well, oh, well.
    Don’t it make you feel bad
    When you’re tryin’ to find your way home,
    You don’t know which way to go?
    If you’re goin’ down south
    They go no work to do,
    If you don’t know about chicago.
    Cryin’ won’t help you, prayin’ won’t do you no good,
    Now, cryin’ won’t help you, prayin’ won’t do you no good,
    When the levee breaks, mama, you got to move.
    All last night sat on the levee and moaned,
    All last night sat on the levee and moaned,
    Thinkin’ ’bout me baby and my happy home.
    Going, go’n’ to chicago,
    Go’n’ to chicago,
    Sorry but I can’t take you.
    Going down, going down now, going down.

    Some interesting parallels between the Mississippi Flood and now:

    "Great Mississippi Flood
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

    This article is about the Great Mississippi Flood in 1927. For the Mississippi Flood of 1993, see Great Flood of 1993.

    The Great Mississippi Flood in 1927 was the most destructive river flood in United States history.

    In the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 the Mississippi River broke out of its levee system in 145 places and flooded 27,000 square miles or about 16,570,627 acres (70,000 km²). The area was inundated up to a depth of 30 feet (10 m). The flood caused over $400 million in damages and killed 246 people in seven states.

    The flood affected Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee with Arkansas being hardest hit with 13% of its territory covered by floodwaters.

    The flood began when heavy rains pounded the central basin of the Mississippi in the summer of 1926. By September the Mississippi's tributaries in Kansas and Iowa were swollen to capacity. On New Year's day of 1927 the Cumberland River at Nashville topped levees at 56.2 feet (17 m).

    By May of 1927 the Mississippi River below Memphis, Tennessee was a watery oval up to 60 miles wide (100 km).

    The flood propelled Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover, in charge of flood relief operations, into the national spotlight and set the stage for his election to the Presidency. It also helped Huey Long be elected Louisiana Governor in 1928.

    As the flood approached New Orleans, Louisiana 30 tons of dynamite were set off on the levee at Caernarvon, Louisiana and sent 250,000 ft³/s (7,000 m³/s) of water pouring through. This prevented New Orleans from experiencing serious damage but destroyed much of the marsh below the city and flooded all of St. Bernard Parish. As it turned out, the destruction of the Caernarvon levee was unnecessary; several major levee breaks well upstream of New Orleans, including one the day after the dynamiting, made it impossible for flood waters to seriously threaten the city.

    By August 1927 the flood subsided. During the disaster 700,000 people were displaced, including 330,000 African-Americans who were moved to 154 relief camps. Over 13,000 refugees near Greenville, Mississippi were gathered from area farms and evacuated to the crest of an unbroken levee, and stranded there for days without food or clean water, while boats arrived to evacuate white women and children. Many African-Americans were detained and forced to labor at gunpoint during flood relief efforts.

    Several reports on the poor situation in the refugee camps, including one by the Colored Advisory Commission by Robert Russa Moton, were kept out of the media at the request of Herbert Hoover, with the promise of further reforms for blacks after the presidential election. When he failed to keep the promise, Moton and other influential African-Americans helped to shift the allegiance of black Americans from the Republican party to Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Democrats.

    The aftermath of the flood was one factor in the Great Migration of African-Americans to northern cities. The flood resulted in a great cultural output as well, inspiring a great deal of folklore and folk music. Charlie Patton, Bessie Smith and many other Delta blues musicians wrote numerous songs about the flood; Randy Newman's "Louisiana 1927" was also based on the events of the flood. Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie's "When the Levee Breaks" was reworked by Led Zeppelin, and become one of that group's most famous songs."

    Not much has changed between then and now, one might say...
  20. octo

    octo TRIBE Member

    these two were just on CNN, thel police chief that blocked the bridge is being interviewed.

  21. ~atp~

    ~atp~ TRIBE Member

    There are WAY too many WTF moments in that article for me to even count.

    This tragedy is beyond incompetent. It is criminal.
  22. octo

    octo TRIBE Member

    i'm surprised at the amount of shit CNN is stirring up.
    they've even filed a lawsuit (against i dunno who) cause the army is blocking them from using their cameras to film stuff.
  23. Subsonic Chronic

    Subsonic Chronic TRIBE Member

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  24. Stormshadow

    Stormshadow TRIBE Member

    ^^Nice. The flow and style of it is so awesome.
  25. xopus

    xopus TRIBE Member

    hope this isnt a repost.

    i'm pretty shocked. i was NOT expecting this.


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