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    In some places, the police are accused of brutality and needless killings.
    In New Orleans, they and their horses join the dancing in the streets!


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  • #2
    As a recent visitor noted to me upon return, New Orleans is West Baltimore with better food and music.
    Originally Posted by GIR unit:
    "Yet another thoughtful, temperate and informed response from the always delightful and informed Sonar."

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    • Idunno
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      Link?

    • Phil O'Keefe
      Phil O'Keefe commented
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      He's recounting the opinion of someone he knows who recently visited the city - no link is required to substantiate an opinion.

  • #3
    Originally posted by The Badger View Post
    In some places, the police are accused of brutality and needless killings.
    In New Orleans, they and their horses join the dancing in the streets!


    New Orleans to Pay $13.3 Million to Settle Katrina Police-Brutality Cases

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer...3-million.html

    Well lookie there.

    Guns Over People

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    • #4
      We visit NOLA often. Love it there!
      I AM PART OF THE RESISTANCE!

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      • #5
        If someone doesn't have a good time in NOLA, it is their fault. A glorious free-thinking blue island in a red state!
        "Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has." - Martin Luther

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        • Idunno
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          Link?

        • Phil O'Keefe
          Phil O'Keefe commented
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          Please stop asking for links when they're not required. Or at least be specific about what it is you're calling into question that you want substantiated. Are you asking for proof that NO is "glorious", or "free thinking" or that they tend to vote Democrat there, or that Louisiana is basically a red state?

        • Hoot Owl
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          I'll see your Link? and raise you two Links?

          LOL
          Hi, Phil.

      • #6
        Originally posted by capitalist View Post
        If someone doesn't have a good time in NOLA, it is their fault. A glorious free-thinking blue island in a red state!
        Which is why it's crime ridden sheet-hole like other "blue islands".

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      • #7
        Originally posted by nedezero1 View Post

        Which is why it's crime ridden sheet-hole like other "blue islands".
        Mexico still paying for The Wall ??

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Island,_Illinois

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        • Idunno
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          Link?

      • #8
        New Orleans can be a rough and dangerous town, just like many others. It has its tourist strip with bars and bands which is what most dim wits judge it buy, but you need to know the rest of the town and surrounding areas where people commute from to work in the city before you have some clue. The tourist trap most people associate the state with is purely an illusion.

        Its like Judging TX on the blues bands that play in Austin or NJ on the bands like Springsteen that made Asbury Park famous or everyone in California being a Hollywood actor. That Jazz strip is only a few square miles in a state that is 52 thousand square miles and Mardi Gras only happens on one day a year.

        I had a job with a company as a service manager and had to visit the New Orleans office every other month. I used to ride with techs to visit accounts all over that area of the state. You see things from a totally different perspective when you get to know the local people there. Most locals don't go near that tourist trap. They know its filled with criminals and drug addicts, prostitutes and the like.

        Every major city has its red light district where the dead beats feed on the tourists. New Orleans has simply been better at masking what happens there.

        Its always been a major harbor. It was a haven for Pirates who joined the revolution and has had a history of shady commerce. It was the biggest port for slave trade because it had a direct path up the Mississippi to all the slave states. The French Quarters had the ritziest Hotels and was a jumping off point for people coming up and down the Mississippi river and in and out of the country. The Ferry boats that traveled the river were party boats ready to fleece unwary immigrants traveling the river. After the civil war it remained a major immigrant hub from south America and southern Europe because of its harbor.

        Most people don't know it was the largest hub for the Mafia that was a hundreds of times larger there. They think New York and Chicago were the major hubs. Those were simply the most violent because of the turf wars, often with the Irish coming in through the NE. The Italians preferred the warmer latitudes of the south and ruled there for many decades, and likely still do. The French Creole from New Orleans spread out all over the state but the Italians turned New Orleans into what was called Little Venis. (US. Why do you think the whole Kennedy Oswald thing went on down there?)

        When they discovered oil in the Gulf the area has just as big an oil importer as TX is, just not as old or as well noted for it. All the oil pipelines are like tentacles from an octopus coming in from all the off shore derricks in the gulf. Today they feed into two main arteries they come into New Orleans and Galveston TX straight to refineries and those refineries feed the entire rest of the nation with energy from New Hampshire to Washington state. (You should see the map of pipelines like I have, you'd be amazed. Its as extensive as the highway and railroad system are in the US).

        Like many oil towns the workers spend many hours working hard. There was Liquor, gambling and prostitution there during prohibition and after prohibition it became a major illegal drug hub from south America. It too feeds the US illegal drugs much like the pipelines feed oil. The French Quarters remained a popular party zone for the workers who come in from the derricks and from ships that travel the world. You also have the army bases down there and its got major interstate highways.

        When people get time off where do you think they want to go to have fun? Some dull town where the big social event is the local diner or a town that parties 24/7? New Orleans was just as open as Chicago was with liquor and gambling, back in the day and it still is. They simply have gambling boats on the harbor instead of casinos on land. The boats are supposed to leave dock before you can gamble, but they ignore that law. People come in from other states because gambling is legal there.

        The citizens prefer to keep that party district localized to one area and the cops know its a major revenue source so they keep it localized. The rest of the state is broken up into small parishes. You have to detour off the major highways to know what the local towns are like. We used to do that when traveling to have lunch and dinners. The dialect spoken by locals is Cajun which is part is French and English. When listening to them you can make out some words to get the gist of what they say. Most do understand and speak regular English and French too. They don't mind visitors to their small towns. They are US citizens just like us. Just don't mess with them or you may wind up forgotten in some swamp.

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        • Idunno
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          Multiple Links?

        • Phil O'Keefe
          Phil O'Keefe commented
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          If you're going to ask for a substantiating link, you really need to be specific about what you're asking for - "multiple links?" isn't going to cut it since it doesn't let him know what specifically you're requesting.

      • #9
        which comes off better

        according to Lead Belly

        (Huddie Ledbetter !! )

        New Orleans or Houston ?? )
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        • Idunno
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          Leadbelly links showing preference?

      • #10
        Love Deanie's and Cafe du Monde.

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        • Idunno
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          Shrimp and pastry link to New Orleans?

      • #11
        Definitely different. I live in a modern city...our police force use cars. Beside, if you dance in the streets here, you gonna get run over by a vehicle of some kind.

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        • #12
          Originally posted by nedezero1 View Post

          Which is why it's crime ridden sheet-hole like other "blue islands".
          Please explain, with links, what particular 'blue island' policies in New Orleans have created the 'crime ridden sheet-hole'

          If, as you imply, the politics of New Orleans are responsible for the crime, you should be able to quite easily cite specific acts or policies that can be conclusively linked to increases in the local crime rate?

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          • Idunno
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            Agreed.

        • #13
          I love New Orleans. the music, the history, the food, the whole culture. There is a long, deep history there, that influences and infuses everything. We haven't been back in too long.
          Last edited by wasgtrjones; 01-02-2018, 03:21 PM.

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          • Idunno
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            Senseless 2nd sentence is senseless.

        • #14
          It was almost exactly forty-six years ago, New Year's Eve, that I saw my favorite concert performance of all time - one of the warm up bands was REO and the headliner was the Allman Brothers. The venue was a place called The Warehouse in New Orleans. Duane had been dead for about two months, but the band was awesome.

          Driving back to our host's house, the city was a huge. crazy party. Our hosts were Steve and Moira Ambrose, two of the smartest people I've ever met. We became friends with them at K State, where Steve had the Eisenhower chair of history. He had recently accepted a professorship at ULNO and moved there that summer.
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          • flemtone
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            Ambrose is a monster. I could read his works for a year.

        • #15
          Originally posted by nedezero1 View Post

          Which is why it's crime ridden sheet-hole like other "blue islands".


          hmmm...
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          • Idunno
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            Great Trump swipe but probably gonna fetch you some flack.

          • Phil O'Keefe
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            Watch the personal attacks please...

          • Hoot Owl
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            Wait, I thought it was okay to rip on people who were in the public domain and not members here. Did the rules tighten AGAIN?
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