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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 - 2:12pm

I agree... We're finding out now that 24 died not twice as many like originally reported?  Gee!

 

 

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Tue, 05-21-2013 - 2:09pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
Some areas are more suspectible than others.. I think there's always someting to learn insofar as preventable measures from these tragedies too.....

People are raw at the moment.  I was just so thrilled that the stupid news agency insanely exaggerated their numbers.  There was a lot learned about asbestos, fire retardation after 9/11; a need for new building codes for Habitat for Humanity after tornadoes in Texas this May.

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Tue, 05-21-2013 - 2:09pm
"the aforementioned friend who just lost her husband at the ripe old age of 45 leaving her with four kids under the age of 9" --------- Oh no! I am so sorry.
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Tue, 05-21-2013 - 2:07pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">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.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I don't get it though as I didn't see the question as a non-human to the tragedy that has happened. Just like if a question about security guards in school right after the Newtown shootings.</span></strong></p>

Good analogy, the gun debate that arose from Newtown, Absolutely!  Like I said, No surprise who was flinging that attacks. 

 

 

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Tue, 05-21-2013 - 2:05pm
Sigh, Rock on Obama supporter!

 

 

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Tue, 05-21-2013 - 2:04pm

springfever2013 wrote:
  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. </strong></p>

If they can minimize earthquake damage in Japan by simply researching and changing the building codes, we certainly should've prevented the devastation from tornadoes.

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Tue, 05-21-2013 - 2:04pm

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.

I don't get it though as I didn't see the question as a non-human to the tragedy that has happened. Just like if a question about security guards in school right after the Newtown shootings.

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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.....

 

 

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Registered: 09-01-2002
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 - 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.