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Texans don’t trust government, so they rescued each other

... when things got desperate

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/national/article171095662.html
Permalink NPR 
September 6th, 2017 9:59pm
See you again soon when these anti government independents ask for 100 billion dollars of other people's money
Permalink X 
September 6th, 2017 10:16pm
Well, shee-it.  They don't need Government money, they've got OIL.  Except they DO need about 30 BILLION of Government money -- but they tell each other stories of rugged individualism, so that 30 BILLION won't tempt them into Democratic action.

Like maybe installing sufficient drainage, or implementing regulations for what neighborhoods can be where.  Or, heavens to Betsy, implementing expanded medicare for their poor.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
September 7th, 2017 12:04am
I remember back during Katrina throughout the south, churches put together trucks full of supplies and volunteers and drove out to help. 100% of these trucks were turned around by the National Guard which was entrusted to do two things:

1. Stop anyone from helping and shoot or arrest anyone who won't comply with demands not to help.

2. Stop any black people from leaving the city on foot and shoot or arrest anyone who won't turn back and go to a place where there is no help.
Permalink Reality Check 
September 7th, 2017 5:52am
Texans do though have 100% trust in government to make decisions on patent and employment cases which always favor the corporation and never the individual.
Permalink Reality Check 
September 7th, 2017 5:53am
"Like maybe installing sufficient drainage, or implementing regulations for what neighborhoods can be where."

These would be local matters.
Permalink NPR 
September 7th, 2017 7:47am
"Henry was part of an unprecedented do-it-yourself relief effort that came to define Hurricane Harvey. After the storm blew into Houston, a remarkable network of boat owners with smartphones, worried neighbors with laptops and digital wizards with mapping software popped up to summon and support an army of good Samaritans who motored, rowed and waded into dangerous waters to save family, friends and total strangers.


The “We the People” response seemed distinctly Texan, an outgrowth of the state’s almost genetic disinclination to rely on the government for anything - and in some cases, resolute willingness to defy it. Just as some Texans defied mandatory evacuation orders ahead of the storm, many rescuers ignored repeated official warnings to stay off streets flooded with treacherous and fast-flowing waters..."

So the local government told people to stay off the streets, but many people ignored the order in order to rescue others.

I know a few people who went down there with supplies and lead people to safety. One guy Facebook livestreamed himself carrying people out.

I read another story about someone who organized a burger delivery by helicopter who was turned away by Red Cross.

It seems that government and big charities often get in the way of humanity.
Permalink NPR 
September 7th, 2017 8:01am
The Red Cross are criminals and a real piece of shit. Look at Haiti or any of the other shitshows where they've raped economies and cultures while looting donors, delivering nothing, making their executives rich, and obstructing all people who are trying to do actual charity work. They are the mafia of "charity".

Instead of nuking North Korea we should Nuke the Red Cross.
Permalink Reality Check 
September 7th, 2017 8:24am
> an outgrowth of the state’s almost genetic disinclination to rely on the government for anything -

Almost! Except for the 30B of other people's money they accept every single year.
Permalink X 
September 7th, 2017 8:51am
Shh!  Like the 30 billion bailout they're going to get, if it's an inconvenient truth, they simply ignore it.

Like the fact that for the last THREE YEARS they've had increasingly large hurricanes hitting Texas.

So Harvey was "unprecedented", only there WAS a precedent.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
September 7th, 2017 9:00am
You're misquoting the author. It was an unprecedented relief effort, not an unprecedented hurricane.
Permalink NPR 
September 7th, 2017 9:47am
I wasn't quoting that author, I was quoting an interview done with a lady on NPR.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
September 7th, 2017 9:59am
NPR the radio program, not NPR the user.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
September 7th, 2017 10:00am
NPR, check your bedroom. Someone was in there last night watching you have sex.
Permalink Reality Check 
September 7th, 2017 10:51am
Although I guess when your lady partner was on you and you heard her being interviewed you probably suspected something was up.
Permalink Reality Check 
September 7th, 2017 10:52am
If his lady partner was on him, then definitely SOMETHING was UP.
Permalink Yoda 
September 7th, 2017 5:19pm
That is a wrong assumption. If she is wearing a strap-on, it would be DOWN.
Permalink WorldRoverski 
September 7th, 2017 5:35pm
"Someone was in there last night watching you have sex."

Good one. ;) Took me reading this thread a couple times to get it. Whoosh!
Permalink NPR 
September 7th, 2017 5:37pm
"If his lady partner was on him, then definitely SOMETHING was UP."

With me, yes, but this is not a safe assumption in general. #askyourdoctor #viagra
Permalink NPR 
September 7th, 2017 5:38pm
NPR confirms: "Something was definitely UP."

#alienconspiracy #roswellcoverup
Permalink Reality Check 
September 7th, 2017 5:59pm

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