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Old 04-18-2015, 12:23 PM
 
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Yep. We've gotten all kinds of accolades over the past few years as far as being a great place to do business. We've also been one of the fastest growing cities for the past few years, which can't be accounted for solely by Katrina returnees. I meet tons of young transplants- the "best and the brightest" that we once hemorrhaged to Dallas, Atlanta, etc. The economy is growing and New Orleans is "hot". Oh, and the murder rate fell last year and the new year has started out even lower- we had 26 murders by this time in 2012 and only 7 this year.

Murder rates are total BS. You don't evaluate a city that way. Most people murdered are caught up in a lot of nonsense, and illegal activity, and the rest are from domestic disputes. It is very, very, very rare that people get murdered randomly.

Some of you need to get out more.

Also, learn to protect yourself. Get a gun. Learn how to use it, especially if you are a woman or a wimpy man.
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Old 04-18-2015, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Murder rates are total BS. You don't evaluate a city that way. Most people murdered are caught up in a lot of nonsense, and illegal activity, and the rest are from domestic disputes. It is very, very, very rare that people get murdered randomly.

Some of you need to get out more.

Also, learn to protect yourself. Get a gun. Learn how to use it, especially if you are a woman or a wimpy man.
Lol Where did this come from?
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Old 04-19-2015, 07:57 AM
 
Location: nola
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Lol Where did this come from?
I think Hans and Franz are posting here. ARE YOU A WHIMPY MAN!
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:59 AM
 
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Stupid post. New Orleans is flourishing despite the crime and my view on New Orleans is get out of the Quarter by 9PM to avoid the drunk, freak shows and violence. So I am not one of these folks that is inept to what goes on at night. With that being said, it's a wonderful place that has access to many family friendly neighborhoods without all of the negative.
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Old 04-21-2015, 11:33 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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I've been trying to leave you alone, but please spare us the faux patronage. And stop the predictable deflecting while trying to sound balanced about New Orleans. You clearly are not as we all can see. Another poster asked "Whats new in New Orleans". Your response was "high crime, expensive housing, and no jobs". There is a litany of things that come to my mind in reference to what's new in this city. But people like you don't want that truth. If you moved here and can't find a job, a safe area to live, or a place you can afford...its probably due to user error. The thousands of people who have moved here since 2010, including myself, haven't had an issue.
I'd give you a thumbs up but I give them to you way too often anyways. A lot of people that are used to NOLA being the corrupt crime ridden city that it is don't want to know that truth. Crime is still ridiculous and there is a lot of poverty but things are changing very fast in a lot of ways. I'm pretty excited to see what this town and even this state will be like in 10 years and I've never felt that way before.
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Old 04-22-2015, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Sandy Springs (ATL)
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I'd give you a thumbs up but I give them to you way too often anyways. A lot of people that are used to NOLA being the corrupt crime ridden city that it is don't want to know that truth. Crime is still ridiculous and there is a lot of poverty but things are changing very fast in a lot of ways. I'm pretty excited to see what this town and even this state will be like in 10 years and I've never felt that way before.
Right on
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Old 04-24-2015, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I'd give you a thumbs up but I give them to you way too often anyways. A lot of people that are used to NOLA being the corrupt crime ridden city that it is don't want to know that truth. Crime is still ridiculous and there is a lot of poverty but things are changing very fast in a lot of ways. I'm pretty excited to see what this town and even this state will be like in 10 years and I've never felt that way before.
Sounds great, until another Jindal get's elected.
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Old 04-25-2015, 01:48 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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The changes that have been happening here have been occurring during Jindal's tenure, or in some cases partially because of him. As much as he's been a train wreck on everything else, he's helped to bring a very diverse industry base to the city / region that wasn't here before Katrina. Too bad he couldn't care less about environmental concerns, civil rights, having a balanced budget, silly little "rainy day" funds (aka hurricane god help us money ... we're overdue btw and it's been a really warm spring), or any economic gains for the top half of the state.

All he seems to really care about is growing industry, cutting taxes, and being a good little born again politician ... Just like anybody who wants to campaign in Iowa.
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Old 05-16-2015, 03:28 AM
 
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I cannot comprehend how the United States government has not done something to assist New Orleans. There is no excuse to let it get as bad as they did.

Immediately after the hurricane, it should have been repaired physically and socially. It could have been done, it has happened in Queensland in Australia. They put themselves into a drastic amount of debt but it is the right thing to do.

It should always be Citizens > Money in my opinion.
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Old 05-16-2015, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Sandy Springs (ATL)
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I cannot comprehend how the United States government has not done something to assist New Orleans. There is no excuse to let it get as bad as they did.

Immediately after the hurricane, it should have been repaired physically and socially. It could have been done, it has happened in Queensland in Australia. They put themselves into a drastic amount of debt but it is the right thing to do.

It should always be Citizens > Money in my opinion.
Let's not forget that just 8 months prior to the flood of Katrina our country as a whole had just sent millions of dollars to Thailand for tsunami relief. I was in college at the time and I remember being outraged at the persistent uproar about Asia's devastation, yet when Katrina happened no one said a word. They all were so anxious to throw their money overseas but left people in New Orleans to struggle and die.

Then again, I was attending a baptist school in Marshall, TX and many evangelicals demonized New Orleans and felt that it was the wrath of god. They somehow felt that this city deserved it...I even remember my own uncle(who is now deceased, but was a pastor in Shreveport at the time) preaching that the word Katrina means "to clean" and that god was tired of the partying and revelry in New Orleans. It still makes me livid. Coincidentally, that same uncle opened an evacuee shelter, which showed me that he didn't realize how hateful and self-righteous his message was.

The overall indignation I felt for how New Orleanians were treated quickly became of fervent love for this city and would eventually cause me to relocate my business and family here. I've been here almost 2 years now.

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