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    Weather Happens

    [quote]Weather "happens"...

    Up here in the " Mile-Hi City", we just recovered from a Historic event - some even say a "Weather Event" of "Biblical Proportions." It arrived in the form of a blizzard containing up to 44" inches of snow, winds to 90 MPH and greater... 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 ten's of thousands.

    FYI:

    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 did not blame Mr. Bush or anyone else.

    Our Governor did not blame Mr. Bush or anyone else, either.

    CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX or NBC did not visit - or report on this category 5 snowstorm.

    Nobody demanded $2,000 debit cards.

    No one asked for a FEMA Trailer House.

    No one looted.

    Nobody - And I mean Nobody ...demanded the government do something.

    Nobody expected the government to do anything, either.

    No Larry King, no Shepard Smith, no Oprah, no Chris Mathews and no Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson.

    No Sean Penn, no Barbara Striesand... without fanfare... simply 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.

    ALL Truck drivers hauled people out of snow banks and didn't ask for a penny.

    Local restaurants prepaired food for police and fire departments to deliver to snowbound families, elderly, and anyone else in need.

    Families took in stranded people, typically, total strangers.

    We fired up wood stoves, broke out kerosene, propane, or Coleman lanterns.

    Fire wood was distributed to those that needed it.

    We put on 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 a government sponsored welfare program that trades votes for 'sittin at home' checks.

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

    In my travels, I've noticed that once above 48 degrees North Latitude, 90% of the world's social problems evaporate. It does seem that way, at least to me.

    There may be a message inside this message... "The world does Not owe you a living!" Any part of this you don't understand?[/quote]

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    Not this crap again........Dude see the thread with North Dakota.....

    Who is sending that BS around the web?

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    [QUOTE=Jetdawgg]Not this crap again........Dude see the thread with North Dakota.....

    Who is sending that BS around the web?[/QUOTE]
    Truth hurts, Jetdawgg

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    [QUOTE=Jetdawgg]Not this crap again........Dude see the thread with North Dakota.....

    Who is sending that BS around the web?[/QUOTE]

    Sorry, didn't notice the North Dakota thread.

    All true none the less.....

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    Big difference.

    Denver is not as poor as NOLA.

    FEMA and Dumbya had several days advance warning that Katrina was coming.

    Shoveling snow is easier than trying to unflood the streets.

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    [QUOTE=YellowSubmarine]Big difference.

    Denver is not as poor as NOLA.

    FEMA and Dumbya had several days advance warning that Katrina was coming.

    Shoveling snow is easier than trying to unflood the streets.[/QUOTE]

    From aerial photos, those scores of unused, parked, submerged school buses
    in New Orleans looked like a bunch of yellow submarines.

    Or should I say DUMBmarines because an unused, parked, submerged
    school bus that wasnt used by a city to evacuate its citizens
    has the same value as your logic, or a snow plow snowed in a garage.

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    [QUOTE=YellowSubmarine]

    Shoveling snow is easier than trying to unflood the streets.[/QUOTE]

    You're right, living is easy in the Rockies in December without heat and electricity..... Plus it's harder to loot in 2 feet of snow than it is in 10 feet of water....

    The people of Denver sucked it up and survived. They didn't wait for whitey to come save them and then p*ss and moan because whitey didn't get there in time and didn't give them enough handouts.....

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    [QUOTE=DeanPatsFan]You're right, living is easy in the Rockies in December without heat and electricity..... Plus it's harder to loot in 2 feet of snow than it is in 10 feet of water....

    The people of Denver sucked it up and survived. They didn't wait for whitey to come save them and then p*ss and moan because whitey didn't get there in time and didn't give them enough handouts.....[/QUOTE]

    The other thread clearly shows that your argument is weak and unsustainable....EOT

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    [QUOTE=Jetdawgg]The other thread clearly shows that your argument is weak and unsustainable....EOT[/QUOTE]
    Because you say the arguement is weak? You keep on saying this like it proves your point. It doesn't.

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    [QUOTE=HDCentStOhio]Because you say the arguement is weak? You keep on saying this like it proves your point. It doesn't.[/QUOTE]

    See the other thread. Last cycle on this one....

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    [QUOTE=Jetdawgg]See the other thread. Last cycle on this one....[/QUOTE]
    I started the other thread, and still don't understand your point. Help me understand how this "arguement is unsustainable".

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    [QUOTE=DeanPatsFan]You're right, living is easy in the Rockies in December without heat and electricity..... Plus it's harder to loot in 2 feet of snow than it is in 10 feet of water....
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    actually it is

    you light some candles, start a fire and open a can of beans. Big friggin deal. A blizzard is not a natural disaster on par with a category 5 hurricane hitting a coastal city and it never will be.

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    [QUOTE=bitonti]actually it is

    you light some candles, start a fire and open a can of beans. Big friggin deal. A blizzard is not a natural disaster on par with a category 5 hurricane hitting a coastal city and it never will be.[/QUOTE]


    It truly amazes me some of these arguments that are produced on this website.
    I'm from Canada, and I have lived through category 5 snowstorms.
    I lived in the Cayman Islands and lived through a category 2 Hurricane
    I have also lived through an F3 Tornado.

    You CANNOT, and I repeat CANNOT say one is worse than the other. They are all devasting. The question is this: Why can one do things to support themselves, while others cannot? Yes it was a sad event what happened to New Orleans, but I would be complaining about local authorities first before blaming the president, the National Guard, etc....

    I would also be blaming the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of people who REFUSED to leave the area....they made a choice to stay. You then can't turn around and complain when the relief effort to save you is slow. Those people in Denver didn't have the advance notice, so they had no choice but to get out of it.

    THis is NOT a black/white thing, but more of a mindset of people. Should we help others in need? Obviously yes, and I am one to believe more should be done. The discrepency between the rich and poor cannot do anything but grow in capitalism. When economists say a healthy economy grows at three percent, it is easy to see why this discrepancy grows. Three percent of 20,000 a year is 600 dollars. Three percent of 100,000 is 3,000. So it is easy to see why this is happening.

    However, I am also a firm believer that while we should be helping as much as possible, those who need the help also need to be doing something to help themselves. To sit back and expect people to rescue you/pay for you/work for you is a bigger problem that nobody ever wants to mention for fear that this would be a politically incorrect thing to think about.

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    [QUOTE=bitonti]actually it is

    you light some candles, start a fire and open a can of beans. Big friggin deal. A blizzard is not a natural disaster on par with a category 5 hurricane hitting a coastal city and it never will be.[/QUOTE]

    You're so full of sh*t it isn't funny.

    Where are you going to start a fire? In the middle of the living room?

    Unless you have a wood stove or fireplace you're sh*t out of luck.

    You are right though, about a blizzard not being on par with a cat 5 hurricane ... destruction wise. But hey, I'd rather be basking in the New Orleans heat after the hurricane is over rather than being in sub freezing cold and snow with no heat or electricity for days or weeks.

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    [QUOTE=DeanPatsFan]You're so full of sh*t it isn't funny.

    Where are you going to start a fire? In the middle of the living room?

    Unless you have a wood stove or fireplace you're sh*t out of luck.

    You are right though, about a blizzard not being on par with a cat 5 hurricane ... destruction wise. But hey, I'd rather be basking in the New Orleans heat after the hurricane is over rather than being in sub freezing cold and snow with no heat or electricity for days or weeks.[/QUOTE]

    It is just not fair to attempt to compare the greatest natural disaster is the history of the USA to a snowstorm.

    How dumb can people be?

    Hey when I was in the aftermath of the '98 Hurricane in NOLA it was a nice sight. Maybe after 3 days of torrential downpour and winds just having no rain is good :yes:

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    [QUOTE=Jetdawgg]It is just not fair to attempt to compare the greatest natural disaster is the history of the USA to a snowstorm.

    How dumb can people be?

    Hey when I was in the aftermath of the '98 Hurricane in NOLA it was a nice sight. Maybe after 3 days of torrential downpour and winds just having no rain is good :yes:[/QUOTE]
    Your argument is not sustainable

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    [QUOTE=HDCentStOhio]Your argument is not sustainable[/QUOTE]


    Look at it like this; Katrina money for the disaster from the feds like 911

    ND nothing, like the SE last year due to the ice storm.

    Last cycle on you. You are too foolish.

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    People chose to live in New Orleans and in Denver so stop the *****ing already! The real problem with New Orleans is that it was a disaster waiting to happen. People screwed with the natural ecology of the area and now they are paying the piper.

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    the US national guard has been throwing bales of hay out of attack choppers to support the 1.8 Billion dollar midwestern cattle industry

    why aren't you all crying and screaming about gov't welfare? Ohhh ohhh waah wahh cry cry.

    you want to compare this to Katrina? ok

    it seems like our gov't helps starving cows faster than it helps stranded black people
    Last edited by bitonti; 01-03-2007 at 01:45 PM.

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    oh and by the way i saw on the news they were dropping MRTE out of choppers as well to help the stranded

    so i guess all that "we don't need help" BS was exactly that

    please stop posting it's just making you look stupider.

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