Nobody Worried About These People

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Pappy, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. Pappy

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    For those of you who are not aware, North Dakota and
    southwestern Montana got hit with their first blizzard of the
    season a couple of weeks ago.

    This text is from county emergency manager out in the
    western part of North Dakota state after the storm.

    WEATHER BULLETIN

    Up here in the Northern Plains we just recovered from a
    Historic event --- may I even say a "Weather Event" of
    "Biblical Proportions" --- with a historic blizzard of up to 24"
    inches of snow and winds to 50 MPH that broke trees in half,
    stranded hundreds of motorists in lethal snow banks, closed
    all roads, isolated scores of communities and cut power to
    10's of thousands.

    George Bush did not come....
    FEMA staged nothing....
    No one howled for the government...
    No one even uttered an expletive on TV...
    Nobody demanded $2,000 debit cards.....
    No one asked for a FEMA Trailer House....
    No news anchors moved in.

    We just melted snow for water, sent out caravans to pluck people
    out of snow engulfed cars, fired up wood stoves, broke out coal oil
    lanterns or Aladdin lamps and put on an extra layer of clothes.

    Even though a Category "5" blizzard of this scale has never fallen
    this early... we know it can happen and how to deal with it ourselves.

    Everybody is fine.
     
  2. Dr Rock

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    who lives in the east 'neath the willow tree? Sex
    ah, you can't blame bush or FEMA for this one - i don't think they even knew there WERE people in north dakota and montana.
     
  3. Matthew

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    Those darn crybabies in New Orleans (read: Black people)! If everyone was just a xenophobic survivalist like us, this world would be a much better place!!! Please ...
     
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    The Virginia community that I live in burned to the ground once. Nobody called on Washington for anything; there was no "FEMA." Citizens united, businesses rebuilt, commerce continued. One year later the "Wonder City" was incorporated by the state.

    It was 1915.

    Now the first reaction to a catastrophe is to make it political and to make the citizens involved victims. We've lost our independence and pride, haven't we?
     
  5. D_Barbi_Queue

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    This is from Snopes in response to that exact email that is going around:

    http://www.snopes.com/katrina/soapbox/dakota.asp
     
  6. madame_zora

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    Oh, you know those lazy Negroes, always looking for a free handout. White people would have been able to breathe under water.

    Fuck this shit, seriously.
     
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    I have compassion and empathy for all who have gone through hardships due to natural disasters. Considering my geographic location and connection to New Orleans, however, the recent hurricanes on the gulf coast have more of an emotional impact on me. Call me selfish.
     
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    You're a little older than I thought.
     
  9. Pecker

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    That's what Methuselah said to me once.
     
  10. naughty

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    Workin' up a good pot of mad!
    OK,

    We are talking apples and oranges here. This isnt a contest! Both areas have endured disaster. This year across the nation we have experienced some amazing natural disasters. There are so many factors that determine how we respond to situations.

    Pappy,

    What was the point you were making? I am glad to hear that those who experienced the blizzard were able to be self sufficient. It is truly admirable. Not everyone is self sufficient... should we penalize them for that reason? Your comments seems to set a very divisive and negative tone. Forgive me if I have misinterpreted your intent.

    Pecker,

    What a wonderful story! Yes, it is unfortunate that everything has become so polically charged.

    Leslie,

    Thanks for putting that article excerpt up for us to read . We always need to have a rounded view of things.

    Jana and Matthew,

    Fight the good fight ! LOL!

    Jacinto,

    Sweetie, the fact that you even felt you had to apologize for being concerned about your region really burns me up. Your feelings are legit not selfish.

    Now I am off my soapbox!
     
  11. Dr. Dilznick

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    Shut your yap and keep paying us niggers our money, Opey.
     
  12. D_Barbi_Queue

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    Dilz - you n****** (sorry, I can't even do it when I'm joking) can't spell worth a shit! It's Opie, not Opey!! (if you're reffering to Ron Howard's character on Andy Griffith show)
     
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    As long as you know what the other person means that's all that matters. Haha I think even into my college years I thought "for all intents and purposes" was "for all intensive purposes."
     
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    Reading this thread I've just got to wonder about the motivation of people who capitalize on the misfortune of others by puffing up and congratulating themselves.

    SG
     
  15. madame_zora

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    Well, comparing a snowstorm to a hurricane pretty well speaks for itself. Last year Ohio had it's worst snowstorm in 75 years, but no one's home caved in. We were able to breathe, eat, sleep and all the basics. Not the same scenario at all. I went without power for a few days, but my blankets were all dry.

    I was inconvenienced, but my whole life wasn't WIPED OUT PERMANENTLY! My money was still in the bank (which was intact), my car still ran once I replaced the battery, life returned completely to normal after a few days. With hurricanes, tornados and tsunamis, people LOSE EVERYTHING and it NEVER comes back. Is anyone really unclear as to why this is a problem?

    We don't pledge funds worldwide to other countries that have snowstorms, but we do for hurricanes. I wonder why?

    Perhaps the ignorant buttfucks who just want to call bush a hero are looking for ways to justify his ineptness and this administration's lack of integrity.
     
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