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Tue, 05-21-2013 - 11:14am

What worst weather experience have you lived through

What is your favorite color

Do you donate to chariites online

Name one thing (or two...) that is on your mind right now

 

 

 

 

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Tue, 05-21-2013 - 1:34pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
I have a love/hate relationship w/red cross.. Goes back to Hurricane Ike and the help or lack thereof for people then.

Hurricane devastation is within the purview of our National Guard.  Because of Bush's frivolous wars, we did not have many National Guardsmen back home when Hurricane Ike happened.

The Red Cross is a charitable organization.  Not a govermental one.  Hurricane Ike was not their job.

And our National Guard, among other innocent men and women, should never have been fighting the War in Iraq obviously.

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Tue, 05-21-2013 - 1:40pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>You might want to take a breather here, In and out,In and out...... b/c my debate about tornado precautions is not by any stretch of your imagination ignoring the families that have lost everything.  Do stop! </p>

It costs a family $2,000 to build an emergency shelter.  It's not a requirement living in Tornado Alley to have an underground shelter.  It costs taxpayers $400 every year for tornado damage.

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Tue, 05-21-2013 - 1:41pm

I can only speak for myself (and not Jam) but I don't she had ANY ill intentions when she asked this question. Yes, the tornado was a HORRIBLE tragedy and I can't even get myself to watch TV about it anymore as it is way too upsetting to me. 

Things happen all the time, I was in the middle of hurricane Sandy and know MANY people who lost their homes. I would have NOT taken it personally if someone on here asked the same question in October. 

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Tue, 05-21-2013 - 1:44pm

SEE? I keep telling you we're alike!  (I feel the same way about national guardsmen and women and unecessary wars)

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Tue, 05-21-2013 - 1:50pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p>I can only speak for myself (and not Jam) but I don't she had ANY ill intentions when she asked this question. Yes, the tornado was a HORRIBLE tragedy and I can't even get myself to watch TV about it anymore as it is way too upsetting to me. </p><p>Things happen all the time, I was in the middle of hurricane Sandy and know MANY people who lost their homes. I would have NOT taken it personally if someone on here asked the same question in October. </p>

I am shocked that devastation in Tornado Alley is so easily preventable and inexpensive, yet no one's required prevention be taken.   They say that there is no longer a tornado season.  Because of global warming, tornadoes hit year round.  I didn't know that.  (When I was growing up, there was always just a tornado season to get thru.) 

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Tue, 05-21-2013 - 1:54pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>I have a love/hate relationship w/red cross.. Goes back to Hurricane Ike and the help or lack thereof for people then.</blockquote></p><p>Hurricane devastation is within the purview of our National Guard.  Because of Bush's frivolous wars, we did not have many National Guardsmen back home when Hurricane Ike happened.</p><p>The Red Cross is a charitable organization.  Not a govermental one.  Hurricane Ike was not their job.</p><p>And our National Guard, among other innocent men and women, should never have been fighting the War in Iraq obviously.</p>

Excuse me thardy?  I am not linnking hurricane Ike to war.....  Do you have direct experience with red cross?  Besides donating blood perhaps?  When Hurricane Ike hit red cross trailers were on street corners "selling" bottles of water and food..  Lest I forget my Houstonian neighbors whose experiences were far greater than what I had seen too..  I'm not saying they don't do good b/c I know they do but a lot of red cross is marketable.  Not all charities are like the red cross, thank God. 

 

 

 

 

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Tue, 05-21-2013 - 1:54pm

I am shocked that devastation in Tornado Alley is so easily preventable and inexpensive, yet no one's required prevention be taken. They say that there is no longer a tornado season. Because of global warming, tornadoes hit year round. I didn't know that. (When I was growing up, there was always just a tornado season to get thru.)

I don't know how preventable it is as I am not familiar with tornados so I can't speak about that but I did hear the mayor say that the schools affected did not have shelters as they are too expensive. I think if this area was hit twice already, this would have been addressed a long time ago. 

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Tue, 05-21-2013 - 1:58pm
Incredible devastation with sandy too spring, Absolutely heartwrenching... The flinging judgemnets of what my questions and statements are not is nothing new and it's no surprise who was doing it either.

 


 


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Tue, 05-21-2013 - 1:58pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
  Excuse me thardy?  I am not linnking hurricane Ike to war.....  Do you have direct experience with red cross?  Besides perhaps giving blood?  When Hurricane Ike hit red cross had trailers on street corners here and then "selling" bottles of water and food..  Lest I forget my Houstonian neighbors whose experience with them was far greater than what I had seen..  Of course they do good but a lot of red cross is marketable.  Not all "non-profits" and charities are like the red cross, thank God. </p>

I'm very familiar with the Red Cross as it was a huge part of my childhood and college years.  I was Red Cross certified.  The RC is neither a governmental nor quasi-governmental agency.  You're thinking of the National Guard and we all know where they were when Hurricane Ike struck.  Thank goodness Obama ended that war.  It was never the understanding that unpaid Red Cross volunteers risk life and limb to help victims of a national tragedy.

I'd like to see your stories where the Red Cross asked for money for water.

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Tue, 05-21-2013 - 2:04pm
Some areas are more suspectible than others.. I think there's always someting to learn insofar as preventable measures from these tragedies too.....