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    Weather Bullentin


    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, No Chris Mathews and
    No Geraldo Rivera

    No Shaun Penn, No Barbara Striesand, No Hollywood types to be found

    And Nope, 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 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 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

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    Administrator Master in FishingTX Gentleben's Avatar
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    Mar 2003
    We have been handing out too long and that's why people are standing everywhere with a turned up hand waiting for a hand out!!:sinking:

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    Registerd user Master in FishingTX dwaynez's Avatar
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    Aug 2004
    Very Nice Post Randy,

    I wish everyone would be that way and not always ask for a handout. When it is needed then I will be the first in line to offer help, but if you expect it and feel you are entitled just because then I am not the one to ask.

    People have to be self sufficient even if it means struggling, we all have had tough times financially and personally, but if you want things to get better you have to have some self pride and work to make it better.
    Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
    -Mark Twain

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