... when things got desperate
Texans don’t trust government, so they rescued each other
... when things got desperate
See you again soon when these anti government independents ask for 100 billion dollars of other people's money
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.
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.
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.
"Like maybe installing sufficient drainage, or implementing regulations for what neighborhoods can be where."
These would be local matters.
"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.
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.
> 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.
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.
You're misquoting the author. It was an unprecedented relief effort, not an unprecedented hurricane.
I wasn't quoting that author, I was quoting an interview done with a lady on NPR.
NPR, check your bedroom. Someone was in there last night watching you have sex.
Although I guess when your lady partner was on you and you heard her being interviewed you probably suspected something was up.
That is a wrong assumption. If she is wearing a strap-on, it would be DOWN.
"Someone was in there last night watching you have sex."
Good one. ;) Took me reading this thread a couple times to get it. Whoosh!
"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