Hurricane Survivors - I Hate The Term "Refugee"

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    Most of the press reports are calling everybody refugees:

    From Dictionary.com:

    One who flees in search of refuge, as in times of war, political oppression, or religious persecution.

    Regugee - an individual seeking refuge or asylum; especially : an individual who has left his or her native country and is unwilling or unable to return to it because of persecution or fear of persecution (as because of race, religion, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion)

    Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law, © 1996 Merriam-Webster, Inc.

    refugee

    an exile who flees for safety

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    Yes the last one fits but how about calling them evacuees?
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    Evacuee - A person evacuated from a dangerous area.

    a person who has been evacuated from a dangerous place
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    Maybe if the press called them evacuees some of this "third-world" comparisons wouldn't be around.
     
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    How about just survivors ?
     
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    saw CNN where black americans really dramtized everything and also critizizing this "refugee"-word as they were all americans.. Kulpatrick and a person Jesse Junior or something...
     
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    I like that one too....put a positive "word" into the mix.

    :thup:
     
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    Not on your life! If the MSM can paint the USA as a third world Country, you can bet they will.
    It's magic, create something out of thin air, then use the hell outa it.
    Then they have more BS to toss at Bush.
    People bitch about Lawyers, IMO these so called Journalist are the biggest threat to this Country
    we have.
     
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    Exactly---We only have "refugee camps" in America because some fricken journalist decided to put that label on them to magnify the appearance of the problem. A perfect example of journalists trying to spin a story--it's depressing to see how much of the media has chosen to use this misnomer.
     
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    hey the disaster response has been about on par with one mounted by a third world nation.

    we're looking like shit in front of the whole world.

    and now we have idiots like the FEMA director trying to blame the folks who were too poor or sickly to evacuate new orleans for their deaths :wtf:
     
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    If we went in and just shot everyone who was in the way, it would have been pulled off beautifully---everything was there and ready to go. Sorry NATO but I don't buy your comparison.
     
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    No we were there..the next day..
    What everyone fails to remember IMO is there was NO ACCESS to the city, roads/bridges etc...that does present some problems with relief..Don't ya think?
     
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    Your right, the lake and river are flooded, combined with built up sediment, there really isn't anyway or better, anywhere to pump the water. This has been an ongoing delima for the city since forever.
     

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