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The Horrors of FEMA Disaster 'Relief'; the Glory Private Efforts

knochel Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 2:41 PM
I spent 21 months as a Contractor in Iraq; we had to show ID everywhere we went, had to use portajohns, sometimes slept in a tent and we had it much better than the troops. As for self reliance, during Ike, I was at Joint Base Balad while my wife and 2 teenage kids were at home near Clear Lake (the eye of the storm passed over our area). She put up the 3/4 plywood with help from the kids and after the storm, used a come-along to remove a 12" inch maple limb from a shed. By the way, my wife is 4', 11". I have very little sympathy for the people waiting for the government to come to the rescue.
Don Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 3:07 PM
Amen, to that Knochel, the liberals will freeze or starve !!
Ann Anon Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 4:31 PM
"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government, and I'm here to help.'" -- President Ronald Reagan

Those wise and yet haunting words spoken by one of our nation's greatest presidents couldn't ring more true -- especially today, as winter sets in on an estimated 130,000 of our fellow Americans who are still struggling without power. Many live without heat, hot water or inhabitable homes and question the government's efforts to alleviate their condition.

Amid the election frenzy, several mainstream media outlets instantly praised the Obama administration's response to the Hurricane Sandy devastation in the...