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Mailbox Funnies - Katrina Edition

Reported by Nancy - September 9, 2005 -

Since the last time I posted a similar collection, our inbox has been flooded (no pun intended) with Katrina-related emails that aren't meant for us. As with other "big stories", this disaster has brought out both the best & the worst in those who feel a need to write to us. Here is the latest batch, including one still obsessing about Natalee Holloway, As usual, identifying info has been deleted to protect the ignorant. Enjoy!

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Subject: new orleans
Dear Sirs/Madams
I have just talked to my ex in la, now she live on the other side of the state, to the west of new orleans, so no damage there, but i would like to ask. WHY WHY OH WHY, is the raping of people not being reported???? not just at the superdome, but also the poor slobs they are shipping to other locals that have NO idea of what is being brought to them,,,,, dregs of society, not all I Do know, I was told that just 15 miles from her hose at a releif center 2 TWO TWO ladies that were bringing help food and what they could were RAPED.......................... And that the local news was down playing all off it si as not to upset the community, well shame one you. these people that are like this deserve no help, from me our government, that they cry for so much, welfare creeps stand up people this story NEEDS to be told I understand HUSTON has said NO MORE OF THESE CREEPS, WELL I SAY LET THEM ROT!!!! if the best they can do is shoot at doctors trying to help, well to heck with you. So my wife is in fear of her life and home thanks to thes druged out gang types, that we are shipping out, i feel it is your duty to let communities know what to expect from these people, RAPE KNOWN CRACK USAGED as told from SUPERDOME, shooting at COPS, DOCTORS, my spelling is bad but this is a very hot spot ok, the word needs out Our people are NOW at RISK from the SURVIVORS not all of them BUT A VERY DANGEROUS PART of THEM from this horrible disaster,if you WONT help WHO WILL let me know i WILL CALL THEM. I may be devorced, but my wife WILL NOT BE RAPED just because it does not FEEL GOOD TO WARN THE PEOPLE of what is REALLY GOING ON. I talked to her an hour ago

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Subject: Im trying to help
My name is *** *** and I live in Fairfield ca,  I flew to OK to try to get on with someone going to NO, Iam trained in Hazmat, fire & safety. Heavy Equipment, Trucks, Iam 45 and trying to offer my Help but am finding no one who really knows where someone like me could go,  I am able to pay my own way, I have a rucksack ready, a truma pack ready, IAM READY!  I have called everybody, fema all over, the Gov office is LA, Fire & Police, even CDC and the Mourge,  but no one can tell me who or where!  Please tell us all where we can go to help!  Don't turn us who are trained and willing to help DOWN, or call us the the Left Coast and where are we at!  My family has already sent money but now Iam here in OK and ready to go anywhere,  Please myself and others like me are ready,  ***-***-****

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Subject: NewOrleans,La.
Gentlemen:
What we need right now in New Orleans is for spray planes to fly over the city and spray all the flooded areas with a 50% solution (or stronger) of Chlorox and water to help kill the bacteria in the water. This should be done every day for four to five days which should eleminate a lot of the bacterial threat. The Corps of Engineers should then dump chlorine into the water at the pump sources, by the barrels full to kill the bacteria being dumped into Lake Pontchartrain, and the river leading out to the sea. Please get this message out to Gov. K. Blanco of Louisiana, and Mayor Nagin of New Orleans. Anything is worth a try!
I thank you.
Sincerely,
*** ***
***, ***, OR  *****
Phone: ***-***-****

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Subject: Shepard Smith
I want Shepard Smith know that he did an absolutely outstanding job in New Orleans, I watched him for two days "begging" for help for all those thousands of poor souls stranded on the I-10 without water, food, shelter from the heat and just plain old information.  I watched him lower ice to a small 3 year old boy who was suffering from the heat and exhaustion, he showed so much compassion for all those people, but unfortunately he was only one person.  What surprised me was, someone else must have heard his pleas as I did, why didn't someone in command hear him?  Why didn't someone at least tell him where these people should go so he could get the word to them?  The frustration was overwhelming to see.   Again, Shep what a great job in bringing the information to us at home with compassion and so much heart.
*** ***
***, NV

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Subject: quilts
I AM COLLECTING HOMEMADE BAYA QUILTS FOR THE LITTLE ONES DISPLACED BY KATRINA BUT AM HAVING A HARD TIME FINDING W AY TO GET THEM FROM CASTLE ROCK, CO TO HOUSTON.  COULD YOU HELP ME? THE RED CROSS DOESN'T WANT THEM  *** ***. OUR COLLECTION DEADLINE DATE IS SEPT 15. THANK YOU.

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Subject: New Orleans Zoo???
HI,
One thing that has NOT been covered by any news organization (and we're news junkies) is what happened to the New Orleans Zoo and all the animals there???Please cover this story that we all want to hear!
Please reply!
tel: ***-***-****
[email address repeated]
Thankyou.
*** ***
***, Idaho

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Subject: (no subject)
Please help us find the woman on The Record Monday night who was bieng seperated from her dog Tinky. Jonathan Miller did the story for Greta"s show. Please help us to find her in New Orleans. I think her name might be Christy. The show aired @ !0:00 o clock. I'm desperate to find her. I know it will be difficult to find her and her dog, but please help us, please!!!!!!
Sept 5 @ 10;00 was the show it aired on. Please help us.
God bless you for all you have done for the Hurricane victims,
*** ***

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Subject: Please forward to Geraldo Rivera
Please save the woman on the overpass with her dog that she cannot leave.  Troups will not take the dog.  Coast guard is taking pets.  Please don't let her die because she loves her dog.  Dogs need saving too.  She was on Brit Hume this evening.  Thank you so much.  Please help.  I know you can find her.
*** ***

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Subject: ATTENTION: anyone with the news desk
I am from ***, Pa. & I was watching the news at 5:00 p.m. today, being Monday the 5th., & I saw this woman with her dog on a bridge saying she has been helping people with water & stuff & she said no one would take her out of town because she had her dog.. (looks like a chow)  I have been watching this news since the storm hit & all I have to say is I want to hear by tonight & hopefully on the Gretta show at 10:00p.m., that this lady & her dog has been rescued.. I am 56 years old & I have pets & I wouldn't give them up for nothing.. Gereldo helped the 72 year old lady yesterday & I know it can be done.. Please help her & her dog to safty as soon as possable
Thank you, ***

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Subject: (no subject)
Dear Shepard, I don't even know if this email will get to you. I sure hope it does. I am very upset that you are in New Orleans in the middle of Katrina. I watch you every day at 3:00pm on Fox News. I love your show.No matter where we go my husband alwsys makes sure he is home to see you. I just want you to know that we are praying for you and I am very worried about you. Please take cover and we will be anxiously awaiting your return to New York.We love you Shephard, *** and *** *** in ***, Ct.

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Subject: Katrina and pet owners
Dear Bill and whom it may concern:
Come on you guys..get some larger boats out there and pick up these people with their pets or at least keep bringing them water and food.  How heartless can you be??  They are losing everything, like the 82 year old woman who had to leave her dog.  Now this woman who won't leave without her dog. Many people feel this way or cut the bureaucracy And be humane.  Let the animal people come in and get the animals and take them somewhere where the owners can pick them up if possible.  The Humane Society of the US would be glad to do it if you will give them permission.  Get trucking and show how America cares for it's people and helpless animals.
*** ***, ***, Mn.

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Subject: (no subject)
Shepard Smith:
Hey Shep:
We missed seeing you reporting today and over the week-end--Know you have been covering the Katrina disaster---We think your coverage has been superb--heartfelt and real.
Will you be back this week???
*** & *** ***
***, Ala.

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Subject: Nurses in Charity Hospital, New Orleans, LA
Someone please rescue the medical staff at Charity hospital in New Orleans, LA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Subject: Gas Price's
Could you discuss when the price of gas will stop being out of control?
Thanks,
*** ***
[name of business deleted]
*** *** Street
Suite ***
***,Mass *****
***-***-****
***-***-**** Fax

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Subject: (no subject)
I' m trying to reach Adam Hously' e-mail.  We have relatives on Ursling St. who plan to drive out today...is this  possible...is all of the area flooded?
*** in Ohio

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Subject: SLIDELL
VISITED SEVERAL WEB SITES I FOUND A HOST OF OTHER PEOPLE BYSIDE MYSELF THAT WANT NEWS ABOUT CONDITIONS IN SLIDELL,LA. WAS LOOKING HOW I COULD GET FEEDBACK TO GERALDO SINCE HE IS IN AREA MAYBE CATCH COPTER RIDE OVER THAT AREA AND TAKE SOME VIDEOOF THAT AREA.

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Subject: oil
Hey Niel why not ask hillary and smuck to take the tax off the gas in nwe york? we would have the lowest gas in the country.love the show.
*** *** from syracuse n.y.

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Subject: Sheppard Smith
Hi Shep,
I heard you say that your father has a hurting back. If you will give him this product called Fix N Flex. This will help improve his condition over time. The website is www.fixnflex.net. The company is in Redding,CA. Their number is ***-***-****.
You have a great show. Thanks for the reporting.
***

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Subject: well
I would like to know why that haven't searched the well behind the house . I think you will find the clothes they were wearing or Natelle body. I also think you should put that sorry excuse of am man in the room with her father for 15 minutes . I bet he would talk them . Thanks for all the great work you and Mr. O Reilly do at fox news .
*** ***, ***,Ms

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Subject: Wayne County Friend of the Court Issue
Hello!  Please contact me.  We have a case of fraud and injustice (with proof!!) about Wayne County Friend of the Court.  We also have a court date 8/31/05 in front of Judge Skutt if you would like to see for yourself.  Thank You
*** ***

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Subject: illegal immigrants
somebody please listen to this idea! when illegals are caught in the U.S. send them the to the military where they will get training for jobs and at the same time help our military with their recruitment problems. if the illegals want benefits, let them earn it! it would be a way to earn their citizenship after an honorable discharge. i also think that the employers that hired illegals and created this mess be dealt with harshly, because they broke the law, and now it is time to pay for your crime. there are alot of ways to make this happen, and with a little common sense, it could help everybody. thank you, *** ***