January 5th, 2006 02:32 PM
Thought some of you may enjoy this.
THINK ABOUT THIS FOR A MOMENT
North Dakota News
This text is from a county emergency manager out in the western part of North Dakota state after the recent snow storm.
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 44" inches of snow and winds to 90 MPH that broke trees in half, knocked down utility poles, stranded hundreds of motorists in lethal snow banks, closed ALL roads, isolated scores of communities and cut power to 10's of thousands.
George Bush did not come....
FEMA did nothing....
No one howled for the government...
No one blamed the government
No one even uttered an expletive on TV...
Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton did not visit
Our Mayor's did not blame Bush or anyone else
Our Governor did not blame Bush or anyone else either
CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, or NBC did not visit - or report on this category 5 snow storm
Nobody demanded $2,000 debit cards.....
No one asked for a FEMA Trailer House....
No one looted....
Nobody - I mean Nobody demanded the government do something
Nobody expected the government to do anything either
No Larry King, No Bill O'Rielly, No Oprah, NoChris Mathews and No Geraldo Rivera
No Shaun Penn, No Barbara Striesand, No Hollywood types to be found
And, we just melted the snow for water
Sent out caravans of SUV's to pluck people out of snow engulfed cars
The truck drivers pulled people out of snow banks and didn't ask for a penny
Local restaurants made food and the police and fire departments delivered it to the snow bound families
Families took in the stranded people - total strangers
We Fired up wood stoves
Broke out coal oil lanterns or Coleman lanterns
We put on an extra layers of clothes because up here it is "Work or Die"
We did not wait for some affirmative action gvernment 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 know it can happen and how to deal with it
"In my many travels, I have noticed that once one gets north of about 48 degrees North Latitude, 90% most of the world's social problems evaporate."
January 5th, 2006 03:00 PM
Maybe ND is the place to retire. Self reliance is good!
EOD - Initial success or total failure
January 5th, 2006 03:12 PM
Think someone posted this a while back but - have to say - it sure is ''food for thought''!!!
Chris - P95
NRA Certified Instructor & NRA Life Member.
"To own a gun and assume that you are armed
is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."
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January 5th, 2006 04:32 PM
Ah, my neighbor the the North! Just about as free as beautiful South Dakota!
Self-reliance is very self-assuring.
I am heading up North of the border for a visit soon, first out of state CCW. One of the few neighboring states that reciprocates with SD. Oddly, IA NE and MN neighbors don't see things eye to eye with us.
January 5th, 2006 05:29 PM
yes it was posted before and basically everything that could be said was positive except a few things lets try and keep it nice
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