posted on May, 8 2010 @ 03:25 AM
--------What most of the people responding to this thread do not realize is that it is not just Nashville that is affected.-----------
When people refer to a region, it is not uncommon to list the nearest known point. Why stop at Tennesse, people from Maine could just as easly say the
Southeast U.S. Or, people from Canada could refer to it as the southern U.S. Not everyone on here is from the TN area and will list a popular focus
point. The news is calling it the Nashville flood.
---------Another thing to add the people here really do need help, most people down here don't have flood insurance because they thought they would
never need it, in fact insurance companies advise to not even get flood insurance because most of the affected areas are not on the flood plain.
Another thing to add is that people there should really have gotten the flood insurance. I just got a few qoutes online for 350 a year average.
That's like 30 dollars a month. Well worth it. The insurance companies tell you not to get it because they know the odds and it's cheaper to not
have to pay out. Insurance is an indirect way to gamble, if you think about it.
-----I was fortunate enough to not sustain any damage, however, I saw houses less than half a mile from my house with water up to their roofs. This is
important it is more than Nashville it is all of middle Tennessee, so to all of you who are blowing this off wake up and deny ignorance and see that
it is more than just one city affected it is almost the entire state.----
You are very fortunate, but yelling at people who are saying how terrible this is just seems kinda, you know, weird. BTW, TN has about 90 counties. 90
counties divided by 50 counties is almost half the entire state.
-----Also this whole ridiculous notion that Nashville does not have enough minorities etc... is outrageous first of all as I have said this disaster
is far reaching and affects much more than Nashville. There are plenty of minorities in middle Tennessee and you know what that shouldn't even make a
difference, some of the replies in this thread disgust me. ----
You know, what should really disgust you is the fact that this isn't getting much attention because the News centralized it around Nashville, and
when people think of Nashville, they think "White country music people". I'm sorry if that sounds bad, but it's the truth and if it sounds bad
then unfortunately I guess it is, then. I'm far from a racist, not even totally white myself, I'm just pointing out what some are thinking and are
too afraid to probably say it because people like you will shut them down and dance around the real issue. I know, make a grid listing what all the
recent events which had media coverage had and common and start deducting. Let me know if you find a common denometer.
I'm not saying minorities get more help than whites, I'm saying that they make for more sympathetic media coverage. Also, though your post may not
have been direct to me, but it was right, no one said that TN didn't have enough minorities. We said that TN didn't have enough minorities to gain
media coverage. Not enough humanity points to collect, etc. So, after you get all dryed up, I suggest that you wake up and deny ignorance because
either you're sleeping or we're living in two completly different worlds. I went back and checked and hardly anyone denied that this was a terrible
thing, not to mention that the OP was about the media coverage, afterall.
[edit on 8-5-2010 by Dwellewd]