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Old 01-27-2009, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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I dontl ive in NO, but the 9th Ward is practically deserted. If you stay in a group you should be just fine. Id rather stay down there than anywhere mid-city or uptown. mid-city is where most of the recent crime seems to be and way down in the 9th it is a lot more quiet and peaceful. If you had to help rebuild around St anne Street Id tell you to run away and not ocme back, but down near Arabi and chalmette was so hard hit, there isnt many places for a thug to call home.
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Her friend's first-hand opinion . . . you don't know New Orleans. Most people who live in Metairie have spent little if any time in the Ninth Ward. Metairie is David Duke country, so they tend to denigrate the minority majority population in New Orleans, and would have no reason to go to the Ninth Ward.

And look up the definition of hearsay, because the posting qualifies.
I'm sorry, after further consideration I think that you're right. My understanding was that her friend's claim was not hearsay, and since she was merely passing that quote along and attributing the original source, it wasn't "spreading hearsay." But, technically this is exactly how the term is defined, so I was wrong. Although the qualities of "spreading hearsay" are debatable.

Anyway, my new understanding of the definition still does not change my reaction to your defensiveness.

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People who have never been to New Orleans should not spread hearsay about New Orleans.
I have been to New Orleans once before, but I admittedly know very little about the area. How does having been there make me any more qualified to inform others of what another person has said? Why should having never been there be a point of contention? I'll assume it's just a matter of the wording you chose.

And what if I wanted to share your opinion with others? Should I not do that either? I suspect you'd be perfectly fine with that, no? More than anything, your reaction was to someone having a different opinion than you, not the hearsay.

I didn't mean to start an argument, domino, and I don't have any reason not to trust your views. But the way you quickly dismissed another person's opinion and discounted it based on your own broad generalization of people from Metairie makes me more inclined to believe the opposing view rather than yours. Even though you could easily be right. It might just be me and the way I think, but there's some food for thought for ya.
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:39 PM
 
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I'm sorry, after further consideration I think that you're right. My understanding was that her friend's claim was not hearsay, and since she was merely passing that quote along and attributing the original source, it wasn't "spreading hearsay." But, technically this is exactly how the term is defined, so I was wrong. Although the qualities of "spreading hearsay" are debatable.

Anyway, my new understanding of the definition still does not change my reaction to your defensiveness.



I have been to New Orleans once before, but I admittedly know very little about the area. How does having been there make me any more qualified to inform others of what another person has said? Why should having never been there be a point of contention? I'll assume it's just a matter of the wording you chose.

And what if I wanted to share your opinion with others? Should I not do that either? I suspect you'd be perfectly fine with that, no? More than anything, your reaction was to someone having a different opinion than you, not the hearsay.

I didn't mean to start an argument, domino, and I don't have any reason not to trust your views. But the way you quickly dismissed another person's opinion and discounted it based on your own broad generalization of people from Metairie makes me more inclined to believe the opposing view rather than yours. Even though you could easily be right. It might just be me and the way I think, but there's some food for thought for ya.
Would you agree that spreading negative hearsay can be misleading and damaging? I don't have a problem with repeating positive things, but I do feel that repeating negative things without knowing of any hidden agendas is not a good idea. The fact that her friend is from Metairie says quite a bit about her outlook regarding New Orleans that she may not be aware of.
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:19 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Would you agree that spreading negative hearsay can be misleading and damaging?
Yes. But I feel the same way about positive comments, too. I don't want to be misled in either direction. That's why I'll take everything said on these message boards with a grain of salt.

I guess we'll have to disagree on this. But for what it's worth, based on all the comments made thus far, I'm inclined to believe your initial remarks to the OP's inquiry were right on.
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas
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Mod Note: This thread is about visiting New Orleans, not the legal definition of hearsay and what is required to give credibility to opinions related in one or two posts. This is getting too personal.

Move the discussion back on topic, please.
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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basically, New Orleans is a rather dangerous city, but if you keep an eye out and stay in groups and around the 9th ward and FQ, you should be alright. Just dont do anything foolish or go off alone.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:26 PM
 
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It seems that our group will now be working in the Holly Grove Neighborhood. I've heard it's safer than the Ninth Ward.

Are there still houses in need of repair in this area, or was there not much damage done during Katrina in this area?
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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that seems to be on the opposite end of NO closer to Metairie so it should be safer. Still a rough area though and pretty much all the housing that wasnt in the business district, FQ, or Garden district was fairly badly damaged.
ONe way you can tell is to look on google maps in NeW Orleans, and find that area, and use street view. Its pretty recently updated and shows where the most damage occurred. You can look street by street and see the damage for yourself. But really, once you actually see it with your own eyes you really get a sense of just how widespread the destruction and flooding was. Its really quite incredible.
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:34 PM
 
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that seems to be on the opposite end of NO closer to Metairie so it should be safer. Still a rough area though and pretty much all the housing that wasnt in the business district, FQ, or Garden district was fairly badly damaged.
ONe way you can tell is to look on google maps in NeW Orleans, and find that area, and use street view. Its pretty recently updated and shows where the most damage occurred. You can look street by street and see the damage for yourself. But really, once you actually see it with your own eyes you really get a sense of just how widespread the destruction and flooding was. Its really quite incredible.

Thank You.

I was using street view yesterday to see how bad the damage was but I only looked at a few houses. I didn't really see that much damage so I was probably looking in the wrong area.

Does anyone else know how bad the Holly Grove neighborhood was damaged?
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