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posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 04:27 AM
South Dakota News
This text is from a county emergency manager out in
the western part of South Dakota state after the recent
snow storm.

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.

George Bush did not come....
FEMA did nothing....
No one howled for the government...
No one blamed the government.
No one even uttered an expletive on TV...
Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton did not visit.
Our Mayor's did not blame Bush or anyone else.
Our Governor did not blame Bush or anyone else either.
CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, or NBC did not visit - or report
on this category 5 snow storm.
Nobody demanded $2,000 debit cards.....
No one asked for a FEMA Trailer House....
No one looted....
Nobody - I mean Nobody demanded the government do
Nobody expected the government to do anything either
No Larry King, No Bill O'Rielly, No Oprah, No Chris
Mathews and No Geraldo Rivera.
No Shaun Penn, No Barbara Striesand, No Hollywood
types to be found.
Nope, we just melted the snow for water.
Sent out caravans of SUV's to pluck people out of snow-
engulfed cars.
The truck drivers pulled people out of snow banks and
didn't ask for a penny.
Local restaurants made food and the police and fire
departments delivered it to the snow bound families
Families took in the stranded people - total strangers

We Fired up wood stoves.
Broke out coal oil lanterns or Coleman lanterns.
We put on an extra layers of clothes because up here
it is "Work or Die"
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'
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. "In my many travels,
I have noticed that once one gets north of about 48
degrees North Latitude, 90% most of the world's
social problems evaporate."

mod edit: all caps title

[edit on 8-1-2006 by sanctum]

posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 04:34 AM
As bad as this sounds, the population isnt largely black and isnt screaming 'help!' help!'.

Sadly nothing was said or done because those people are self sufficient. They can fend for themselves and dont wait for death in the streets. however I dont agree that you get nothing some aid should be given especially since they probably pay for most of it.

posted on Jan, 29 2006 @ 10:59 PM
how many were left homeless when this was over?
how many died?
whats the average income of the people affected?

If you do the research:
it was the locals that did most of the rescuing during & after the storm.
the people did unite & help each other.
many stories of heros down here in Mississippi.

I had my parents, wife & 2 daughters in an attic as the water rose to 10 feet. I didn't cry to the Gov't for help. And have only gotten about $3,000 of the money I've given then over the years.

Its great to hear how that situation was handled, but don't buy into the media hype. The few people that try to freeload are out numbered by thoes that have been working hard to rebuild their comunities. I live in a
FEMA camper with my wife & children because our rented home was blown away. We are working toward buying a home & opening our own business.

posted on Jan, 29 2006 @ 11:03 PM

Originally posted by vaio42
In my many travels, I have noticed that once one gets north of about 48
degrees North Latitude, 90% most of the world's social problems evaporate.

might I suggest staying above that line.

mod edit: quote clarity

[edit on 9-2-2006 by sanctum]

posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 09:49 PM
Are you seriuos
They don't compare...AT ALL...

posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 09:55 PM
did you ever notice that some threads are never responded by the original creator?

what are we runnign for points?

this is not a one liner....I have stuff to say and stuff...


posted on Feb, 20 2006 @ 06:29 PM
I get your point i have lived in canada and gone through a few bad snowstorms, or the ice storm in quebec and parts of ontario. Yeah it kinda does compare to the new orleans incident.

The people in new orleans all knew what was coming and had all lived there, they could have easily prevented a lot of damge had the levy been repaired before the hurricane.

However the comparison of the aftermath is totally unfair. There is a lot of people in new orleans and that's a lot of crap to deal with. Especially if you have people that want to fix everything back up the way it was, and the opposition of people who lost everything and hate everyone.

I liked the post though. When you have to work or die because your climate is continuosly perilous for 6 months of the year. you learn to deal with crap as a community.

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