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Old 09-01-2005, 05:38 PM   #1
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The legendary Fats Domino is missing

CNN.com reports that Fats Domino is missing in the flooded New Orleans 9th ward. His agent talked to him on Sunday and he told him that him, his wife and daughter were going to stay.
I hope that they find him, that is one of my all time favorite singers


http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Musi....ap/index.html

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Old 09-01-2005, 06:29 PM   #2
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While I'm sorry (for you) that one of your favorite singers is missing, he had it within his means to leave. I find it hard to feel too sorry for celebrities (or their families) who chose to stay in the presence of all the information and warnings.

He, and others who chose to stay when they had the means and opportunity to leave are, in my opinion, simply foolish. Famous, yes. Talented, yes... but more significant in any way than any of the hundreds or thousands of others for whom this tragedy has affected??? No.

Sorry if this seems cold, but these people are just people... and they're people who could have left.
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Old 09-01-2005, 07:16 PM   #3
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I agree with Z.
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Old 09-01-2005, 07:52 PM   #4
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I understand what your saying, believe me. I don't know, myself, why so many stayed, even when the president himself told them on every news station to leave that it was a huge storm. I just hate that they chose to stay and died that way. So many just didn't believe that it woiuld be that bad, because they survived Camille in 1969.
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Old 09-01-2005, 07:55 PM   #5
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Texas, my feelings are that any life lost be it rich and famous or just ordinary joe, is sad..All of us at times make foolish decisions..That we die for that decision, is yes foolish, but still sad.

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Old 09-01-2005, 08:08 PM   #6
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Yes, Kadesma, it is very sad.
Even seeing the people that are still there is sad. They were told to go to the convention center and the salvation army and the red cross would be there to help. What we just watched on NBC news, is that, the people there, have still not seen either one. Something needs to be done to get these people water and food and diapers for the innocent babies.
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Old 09-01-2005, 08:33 PM   #7
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You know Texas, I agree something needs to be done...Not everyone at the center, had the choice of to stay or go..Some had no means and could not afford to leave, Those that decided to stay, even though they were warned and had the money to go, I can understand why they shose to stay...I might think them stubborn and a pain in the rear and think why should I help someone who refuses to help themself..?? Well, they are our people, related or not, we all call this earth home and the sooner we show compassion for the stubborn and foolish,it becomes Oh so easy to give to the innocent. We need to remember there might be a time when we too need someones hand. Kadesma
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People should have left. Period. Though, no one expected this to be so bad. But folks have to be responsible for their actions, or lack there of.
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Old 09-01-2005, 10:06 PM   #9
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Yeah, but death is a high price to pay for a lapse in judgement.
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Yeah. I agree. But it was manditory to leave. Cant argue with that.
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