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North Dakota News Bulletin:



This text is from a county emergency manager out in the western part of

North Dakota state after the storm.

Amusing, if it were not so true...

WEATHER BULLETIN

Up here in the Northern Plains we just recovered from a Historic event

--- may I even say a "Weather Event" of "Biblical Proportions" --- with

a historic blizzard of up to 24" inches of snow and winds to 50 MPH

that broke trees in half, stranded hundreds of motorists in lethal snow

banks, cl osed all roads, isolated scores of communities and cut power

to 10's of thousands.

FYI:

George Bush did not come....

FEMA staged nothing....

No one howled for the government...

No one even uttered an expletive on TV...

Nobody demanded $2,000 debit cards.....

No one asked for a FEMA Trailer House....

No one looted....

Phil Cantori of the Weather Channel did not come....

And Geraldo Rivera did not move in.



Nope, we just melted snow for water, sent out caravans to pluck people

out of snow engulfed cars, fired up wood stoves, broke out coal oil

lanterns or Aladdin lamps, and put on an extra layer 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 being immobilized

by a welfare program that trades votes for 'sittin at home' checks.

Even though a Category "5" blizzard of this scale has never fallen this

early...we k now it can happen and how to deal with it ourselves.



"In my many travels, I have noticed that once one gets north of about 48

degrees North Latitude, 90% of the worlds social problems evaporate."

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Oh, now you've done it! Just wait until Don sees this one!!
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I saw it. Other than the stupidity of pretending that only one side has any faults, it was actually pretty accurate. Once again, some jerk thinks he can categorize the entire left as "affirmative action" and "welfare program that trades votes for 'sittin at home' checks". What the heck are they going to do with a left-leaning, Democratic card-carrying liberal who thinks that people should take responsibility for their own actions?

It's impossible to categorize people as being completely one way or another, and it's just stupid to try. When I see it, I don't know whether to get mad or cry over the idiocy.

I've got to tell you, I can't abide morons and idiots who have enough ability to know better if they'd only use it.

In this post, the emergency manager is saying that people should take reponsibility, be prepared, and help themselves. I agree. In fact, I agree so much, in another post I said people should do their own research before they spout off stuff that just isn't true. It's exactly the same situation, and it's somewhat laughable that some people can't see it.

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Chill out Don, Dargo was just kidding. :)

Your not trying to bait someone are you? If so please don't.
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's ok Doc......I've notified MikePa and he'll be along to close this thread soon
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I Once again, some jerk thinks he can categorize the entire left as "affirmative action" and "welfare program that trades votes for 'sittin at home' checks". What the heck are they going to do with a left-leaning, Democratic card-carrying liberal who thinks that people should take responsibility for their own actions?

Sing along now:

"Can you feel the love tonight?"

A left leaning, Democrat card carrying liberal who thinks that people should take responsibility for their own actions.


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Your not trying to bait someone are you? If so please don't.
Nope; Dargo's right. When I saw the thread, I was offended at the blanket generalizations of anyone who doesn't think the way they do. But, as I accurately relayed in my response, I was under mixed emotions, because I do think people should take responsibility for their own actions. The thing is, I live south of 48 degrees Latitude, and I can assure you that the generalization is dead wrong.

I was a little surprised you posted it.
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Are you calling me a liar?
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Are you calling me a liar?
Nope. Not you individually. I understand you are a retired business owner, so if that is correct and you were successful at it, you were probably a "take responsibility" guy. That makes you an exception, not the rule.

The political left is by and large the creator, supporter and perpetuator of the welfare state and does indeed trade sit-at-home-checks for votes. Personal responsibility is not and never has been a platform of the left, at least not in my lifetime.
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Chill out Don, Dargo was just kidding. :)

Your not trying to bait someone are you? If so please don't.
With all of Doc's posts this past week, I am beginning to think that he is MikePA just operating in stealth mode trying to put out the brush fires before they turn into forest fires. I think that this is comical, since I don't see any flames at all. Just good ole folks having a good time playing mind games.....
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I was a little surprised you posted it.
I got a chuckle from it. It was mailed to me in a joke listing I receive. I have to admit, at first I was going to post it in jokes, then I thought I better put it in the debate / discussion forum ....but in the end decided on the open forum.

If it is true (the county news clipping) I applaud the folks in ND for taking care of business and not whinning about their situation. New Orleans was the extreme opposite, at least from what the news media showed us. I've also seen some of the same in FL, but I also have to suppose that is the kind of story the news hounds are out there digging for. There is a happy medium to all this, but we are seeing the extremes (my post vs the news media). I"m sure there are thousands of folks from New Orleans and FL that are taking care of business themselves (much like you and yours Don); but that does not make good news copy.
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Sort of on the subject, sort of not; I have a good friend who lives in Metairie, LA, which is a suburb of New Orleans, and he told me a story of what he personally saw that didn't make any news. He told me that he personally saw some people looting a convience store open fire on a USCG helicopter that was flying over. The USCG helicopter circled around, eliciting more fire from the looters, and then opened up with a volley of fully automatic heavy machine gun fire and wiped out the looters and part of the store. The USCG helicopter then simply returned on whatever course it was flying.
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And that is exactly what the USCG helicopter crew should have done. Too bad there were not more of those stories in the public eye. Seems to me if they would highly publicize a few of those stories then the idiots would think twice before doing stupid things. Then again, Darwinian thought would suggest that we don't want the idiots to learn because they could breed more idiots if they did.
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we don't want the idiots to learn because they could breed more idiots if they did.
I'm afraid that is the one thing they have figured out. They do that all to well, it means more in the welfare ck.
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Unofficial North Dakota State Motto:

"40-Below Keeps the Rif-Raf out".
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While I think "40 Below" may be a part of the reason, I really think it boils down to city verus country.

City folks have to rely on government for many things because of the interdependancy they have in the cities. I also think that city people tend to have a high degree of annonimity so what they do as individuals often goes unnoticed. I also think that many city dwellers are more tolerant of things.

Now for everything listed above that city people are, country people are often quite the opposite. And certainly exceptions exist on both sides. But when you live where many of us live (lets face it, most of us live in semi-rural to very rural areas) we have to depend on our own wits, our own resources, etc to get through adversity.
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I think easy access to the welfare office plays a large part in the city too. Its easier to nuture the entitlement mentality when large portions of the population are condensed within the projects and section 8 housing areas in densley populated urban areas.

That is not to say some rural areas lack "sit-at-home" check services.
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I think easy access to the welfare office plays a large part in the city too. Its easier to nuture the entitlement mentality when large portions of the population are condensed within the projects and section 8 housing areas in densley populated urban areas.

That is not to say some rural areas lack "sit-at-home" check services.

Well there is no argument with me that crowds can foster certain activities, and that is essentially what a city can bring. If a large % of the population in a given area is of the 'independant spirit' then they will tend to foster a social climate that is less tolerant of 'hand out' type of mentality. Consequently the folks in North Dakota, being an idependant, fend-for-yourself group fo folks, would likely take care of themselves and their families and neighbors without the need for FEMA. On the other hand, a concentrated % of the population of many urban areas believes in the public dole as an entitlement, in those areas, the expectation for outside assistance is going to be much greater.
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Florida and New Orleans suffer a hurricane and the government sends millions of $$$$ to them to recover. New England gets hit by unprecedented 9 days of rain and the flooding in some communities is just as bad as it was down South, but the government doesn't even notice. Blue states get the shit and the red states get the $$$$$.
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