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Colorado Snow Storm VS Katrina

Yes there are some major difference between the two, but I live in a 30 year flood plane and am required to have flood insurance, most if not all down in New Orleans required the same yet alot did not, nor did alot of them heed the warnings given to them.......its just my feeling that it is our duty to take care of ourselves in alot of situations and not expect the government to do all of our work...... How true this letter is I dont know but it brings up some talking points if you will!



WEATHER BULLETIN
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> 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 44" inches of snow and
> winds to 90 MPH that broke trees in half, knocked down utility poles,
> stranded hundreds of motorists in lethal snow banks, closed ALL roads,
> isolated scores of communities and cut power to 10's of thousands.
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> FYI:
> George Bush did not come.
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> FEMA did nothing.
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> No one howled for the government.
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> No one blamed the government.
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> No one even uttered an expletive on TV
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> Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton did not visit.
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> Our Mayor did not blame Bush or anyone else.
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> Our Governor did not blame Bush or anyone else, either.
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> CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX or NBC did not visit - or report on this
> category 5 snowstorm. Nobody demanded $2,000 debit cards.
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> No one asked for a FEMA Trailer House.
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> No one looted.
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> Nobody, I mean Nobody, demanded the government do something.
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> Nobody expected the government to do anything, either.
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> No Larry King, No Bill O'Rielly, No Oprah, No Chris Mathews and No
> Geraldo Rivera.
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> No Shaun Penn, No Barbara Striesand, No Hollywood types to be
> found.
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> Nope, we just melted the snow for water.
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> Sent out caravans of SUV's to pluck people out of snow engulfed
> cars.
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> The truck drivers pulled people out of snow banks and didn't ask
> for a penny.
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> Local restaurants made food and the police and fire departments
> delivered it to the snowbound families.
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> Families took in the stranded people - total strangers.
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> We fired up wood stoves, broke out coal oil lanterns or Coleman
> lanterns.
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> We put on extra layers of clothes because up here it is "Work or
> Die".
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> We did not wait for some affirmative action government to get us out
> of a mess created by being immobilized by a welfare program that trades
> votes for 'sittin at home' checks.
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> 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.
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> "In my many travels, I have noticed that once one gets north of
> about 48 degrees North Latitude, 90% of the world's social problems
> evaporate."
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> It does seem that way, at least to me.
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> I hope this gets passed on. Maybe SOME people will get the message.
> The world does Not owe you a living

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Yes there are some major difference between the two, but I live in a 30 year flood plane and am required to have flood insurance, most if not all down in New Orleans required the same yet alot did not, nor did alot of them heed the warnings given to them......

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How true this letter is I dont know but it brings up some talking points if you will!
LOL, learn to read the whole post........ loser.

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Let's go lynch some lazy black folks.

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Let's go lynch some lazy black folks.
Perfect, TK. Those white people sure are smart, aren't they?

We should ask them to run everything so that the pigmented peoples wont have to. First, we'll make sure that most of the money and political power is in the hands of whites. We can really clean this country by just making that one little start.

In the interest of saving money and minimizing the waste and disposal stream, how about harvest all of that useless flesh, make negro-burgers and send them to Africa to feed the starving people of Darfur?

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Yet another brains/ambition versus background/race. The never ending question.
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