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    Unhappy New Orleans to seek aid from other countries after US government shortfall

    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Shortcomings in aid from the U.S. government are making New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin look to other nations for help in rebuilding his hurricane-damaged city.

    Nagin, who has hosted a steady stream of foreign dignitaries since Hurricane Katrina hit in late August, says he may seek international assistance because U.S. aid has not been sufficient to get the city back on its feet.

    "I know we had a little disappointment earlier with some signals we're getting from Washington but the international community may be able to fill the gap," Nagin said when a delegation of French government and business officials passed through on Friday to explore potential business partnerships.

    Jordan's King Abdullah also visited New Orleans on Friday and Nagin said he would encourage foreign interests to help redevelop some of the areas hardest hit by the storm.

    "France can take Treme. The king of Jordan can take the Lower Ninth Ward," he said, referring to two of the city's neighborhoods.

    Katrina flooded 80 percent of the city and killed more than 1,300 people in Louisiana and Mississippi.

    The Bush administration has pledged billions of dollars to Katrina victims but five months after the storm, New Orleans remains largely in ruins.

    Nagin said his message to President George W. Bush would be that the federal government needs to refocus on the devastated area.

    "We need your undivided attention over the next six months," he said. "We need backup. We need for you to make the words that you spoke in Jackson Square a reality."

    Nagin was referring to the president's September 15 address to the nation from New Orleans, in which he pledged "we will do what it takes, we will stay as long as it takes" to rebuild.

    French Transport Minister Dominique Perben, leading the French delegation to a city that was founded by France in 1718, said, "This catastrophe has deeply upset the French people and the French government."

    France, Perben said through a translator, "wants to be a long-term partner for Louisiana and New Orleans."
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    Default Re: New Orleans to seek aid from other countries after US government shortfall

    Some internet gossipers suspect that plans have long been laid
    to redevelop NOLA into a Vegas on the gulf...and that means
    redeveloping it without ghettos...which means, to put it mildly,
    making it a vanilla city, not a chocolate one.

    That would explain why the funds are so late in coming.

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    Default Re: New Orleans to seek aid from other countries after US government shortfall

    I've heard and read that property vultures, oops, I mean developers, are going through and making sure whole sections of the city are being torn down. Apparently they've managed to get some rule through that (I think) says if one property in the neighborhood isn't fit for habiation (which is decided by what is probably an easily bribed city hack) then the whole neighborhood goes. Complete highway robbery. But would we expect anything less in the current climate of greed being fostered by the present political top dogs? And I thought Reagan was bad.
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    Default Re: New Orleans to seek aid from other countries after US government shortfall

    I always felt it was rather convenient that mostly poor black people were the ones who were displaced and I figured the town would be wide open for developers to come in and put in expensive condos and businesses and make New Orleans into a wealthy white city. No surprise here.
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    Default Re: New Orleans to seek aid from other countries after US government shortfall

    Honestly I don't get the whole "chocolate,vanillia" thing, but it's clear that many developing companies would want to build high-priced condos where poorer areas are. I orginially thought that the NO city government would give all it's citizens rebuilt or new homes in the city. But I guess once again the poor and displaced get left behind.

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    Default Re: New Orleans to seek aid from other countries after US government shortfall

    Not left behind, purposefully shoved aside because hey.. being poor means you don't try hard enough.
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    Default Re: New Orleans to seek aid from other countries after US government shortfall

    You know Lakeview was almost as damaged as 9th Ward so if there is racism it will be apparent if Lakeview is completely rebuilt and 9th Ward wiped away. Lakeview is mostly white.

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