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Posted: 3/16/2006 6:34:24 PM EDT


This text is from a county emergency manager out in

the western part of North Dakota state after the recent snow storm.

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 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.

FYI:

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

CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, or NBC did not visit and/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

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 ourselves.

"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."

It does seem that way, at least to me.. I hope this

gets passed on..

Maybe,, SOME people will get the message,, The world

Does NOT owe you a living



This was sent to me in an e-mail. Glad some peopele have their head screwed on straight.

The guy it's from is a retired Army Colonel who is a brother of a guy my father works with.
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 6:41:36 PM EDT
That's a modified version of an e-mail that was going around after the flood of the century in '97...
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 6:43:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/16/2006 6:45:13 PM EDT by Nimrod1193]

Originally Posted By KG4ZRC:
That's a modified version of an e-mail that was going around after the flood of the century in '97...



True, but we have had some pretty brutal storms up here this winter.

ETA: No looting though.
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 6:46:33 PM EDT
Reminds me of some storms in Omaha when I lived there...we had to make it on our own.

HH
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