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@mickstuder wrote:

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Takes money to evacuate. Not everyone has it. Didn’t the world learn that with Katrina? 


Yeah thats very true

 

You would think when the entire Federal Government is controlled by Republicans and Trump is the President

It matters not who is President or who controls the Congress.  Everyone has his/her reasons for evacuating or not. What would the liberals do different - bring in storm troopers and FORCE people out of their homes?

 

A infrastructure Bill that could have provided for more Mass Transit like Buses that would have allowed Seniors the Sick & the Poor to evacuate from areas we already know are vulnerable would have made more sense

The "infrastructure bill" would be run like the government runs everything - inefficient, not working, no maintenance, and not serving the general public.

 

Than a 1.5 Trillion Tax Break for Rich people who don't need anything

I assume you are talking about the Trump income tax cut which went to all people actually paying taxes. Did you notice the economy took off after those cuts? The other thing we could do is raise taxes on those paying taxes and see the economy fail.

 

 


 

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JUST LIKE IN PUERTO RICO - SAME QUESTION - WHERE IS THE US MILITARY - PREPARING FOR TUMPS PARADE?
 
But the widespread destruction has many people living in dire conditions and some have already resorted to looting.
 
 "This (storm) hit so hard and so fast that the different aspects of human nature is going to come out, and people are going to do anything to survive," Panama City resident Christopher Donahue told CNN affiliate WEAR-TV.
 
Authorities were also investigating reports of a fatal shooting in Panama City, WEAR reported.
The future of thousands of students also remains unclear.
 
"It's not going to be a normal school year. There's nothing normal about where we are right now," Bay District Schools Superintendent Bill Husfelt told CNN affiliate WMBB.
 
With the majority of its 26,000 students displaced and many schools deemed not safe because of the damage, officials are discussing alternative ways to get students back to the classroom or provide psychological aid for them.
 
"Read to the kids, calm them down, they've been scared. Adults have been scared but imagine those little hearts. Tell them how brave they've been," Husfelt added.
 
As of Sunday, more than 435,000 customers are still without power in seven states from Florida to Virginia. The death toll remains at 18 but authorities say it could continue climbing.
 
Hundreds of calls from people around the country looking for their relatives continue piling up as emergency crews attempt to reach the most remote areas.
 
It was unclear how many people were still missing on Saturday.
 
NOT ACCEPTABLE
 
The USA is the most Advanced Country on Earth with the Most Powerful Well Equipped Military
 
Thousands of American Citizens Should Not Be Suffering - Days After a Much Advertised Cat 4 Storm
 
THE PROBLEM
 
TRUMP IS UNFIT TO BE PRESIDENT
 
THE GOP CANNOT GOVERN
 
 

( " China if You're Listening - Get Trumps Tax Returns " )

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Another one of dt's, "Best people".

 

Inspector General says FEMA chief kept using government vehicles to travel after being told to stop - https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/26/politics/fema-brock-long-vehicles/index.html

...Even after he had been told not to, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long used government SUVs and drivers to shuttle him between home and work, to and from his family's North Carolina residence, and while on vacation...

The practice cost the government around $151,000, investigators estimated, and FEMA officials may have violated several federal laws, including destroying federal records and "theft of public money, property, or records."

 

...The practice came under inspector general scrutiny after an accident involving a vehicle he was being transported in. Long's name was not included in the accident report, which may have been an attempt "to hide Long's presence," the report says.

 

...Long was informed that he could be driven home in certain circumstances, such as during hurricane response, but "the cost of the vehicles, drivers' salaries, and gas for the vehicles would be considered a fringe benefit that would become taxable," one FEMA official told investigators.

"Long told him he could not afford that," the report reads, and Long told investigators he "is going broke and in the hole every month."

 

...Long told investigators he believed the travel was authorized under a presidential directive about how the government should continue operating in a disaster, and that his "senior staff was working on obtaining clarity on the rules."  LO L !

...In several instances, drivers transported Long and his family to the airport, or picked up his children.

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The correct headline of Mick"s link is...

FEMA's Chief Is Pissed People Didn't Listen To Evacuation Warnings For Hurricane Michael


Another made up headline to get attention???

 

I see it got 4 Kudos from posters that fell for the fake headline...it shows how gullible some are. 

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@ChasKy53 wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

@mickstuder wrote:

FEMA's Chief Is Expletive People Didn't Listen To Evacuation Warnings For Hurricane Michael

 

"A lot of people don't pay attention to anything we say or do when it's a blue-sky day and nothing's happening," FEMA Administrator Brock Long said.

 

The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency criticized residents of the Florida Panhandle on Friday for not evacuating in advance of Hurricane Michael, which made landfall this week as the region's most powerful storm on record.

 

"A lot of people don't pay attention to anything we say or do when it's a blue-sky day and nothing's happening," FEMA Administrator Brock Long said at the press conference.

 

"It's frustrating to us because we repeat this cycle over and over again," he continued. "You see this enough in your career, you get ticked off about it."

 

Source - https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/blakemontgomery/fema-chief-mad-people-didnt-evacuate

 

 


Well buzzfeed, I heard CNN report report the same thing about people not leaving. So, it MUST BE so.


So tell us how all of the poor who cannot afford to pack up and go were supposed to leave?  Tell us how all regular working without RV's and living paycheck to paycheck were supposed to leave. This storm moved exceptionally fast, most simply didn't have time to get out. Don't you think that paying for a a transit system would have been money better spent than the tax cut for the richest in our nation?


Well, "us" if you want to assume that everyone who stayed was poor and could not afford to evacuate, proof of that is needed. Class warfare is not the answer to every issue. 

 

A federal "transit system" - really "us"???

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@williamb39198 wrote:

Also, it looks like brock and fema have learned their lessons well from the trump administration...make sure that you kick people when they are down, delay help and aid, and make sure that you blame them for being responsible for the actions of Mother Nature. 

Remember:

the wettest water we have ever seen

your island is surrounded by water and

   far away

you are already costing us a lot of 

   money

I’d give myself a 10

 

Our country is so much better than this...

just not trump and gang


Was long not right with what he said in the buzzfeed article?

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@rk9152 wrote:

@mickstuder wrote:

FEMA's Chief Is Expletive People Didn't Listen To Evacuation Warnings For Hurricane Michael

 

"A lot of people don't pay attention to anything we say or do when it's a blue-sky day and nothing's happening," FEMA Administrator Brock Long said.

 

The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency criticized residents of the Florida Panhandle on Friday for not evacuating in advance of Hurricane Michael, which made landfall this week as the region's most powerful storm on record.

 

"A lot of people don't pay attention to anything we say or do when it's a blue-sky day and nothing's happening," FEMA Administrator Brock Long said at the press conference.

 

"It's frustrating to us because we repeat this cycle over and over again," he continued. "You see this enough in your career, you get ticked off about it."

 

Source - https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/blakemontgomery/fema-chief-mad-people-didnt-evacuate

 

 


Well buzzfeed, I heard CNN report report the same thing about people not leaving. So, it MUST BE so.


So tell us how all of the poor who cannot afford to pack up and go were supposed to leave?  Tell us how all regular working without RV's and living paycheck to paycheck were supposed to leave. This storm moved exceptionally fast, most simply didn't have time to get out. Don't you think that paying for a a transit system would have been money better spent than the tax cut for the richest in our nation?


"The only thing man learns from history is man learns nothing from history"
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@mickstuder wrote:

@ManicProgressive wrote:

Takes money to evacuate. Not everyone has it. Didn’t the world learn that with Katrina? 


Yeah thats very true

 

You would think when the entire Federal Government is controlled by Republicans and Trump is the President

 

A infrastructure Bill that could have provided for more Mass Transit like Buses that would have allowed Seniors the Sick & the Poor to evacuate from areas we already know are vulnerable would have made more sense

 

Than a 1.5 Trillion Tax Break for Rich people who don't need anything

 

 See now, there ya go - if only the government had not given a tax break to rich people who don't pay taxes anyway, they could have set up a "get away" fund for those folks (having predicted in advance who they would be) or at least bought some buses to be sitting in a parking lot in the exact right place.

 

I didn't know that "infrastructure" meant empty buses sitting in parking lots. But, hey, what do I know?

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@mickstuder wrote:

FEMA's Chief Is Expletive People Didn't Listen To Evacuation Warnings For Hurricane Michael

 

"A lot of people don't pay attention to anything we say or do when it's a blue-sky day and nothing's happening," FEMA Administrator Brock Long said.

 

The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency criticized residents of the Florida Panhandle on Friday for not evacuating in advance of Hurricane Michael, which made landfall this week as the region's most powerful storm on record.

 

"A lot of people don't pay attention to anything we say or do when it's a blue-sky day and nothing's happening," FEMA Administrator Brock Long said at the press conference.

 

"It's frustrating to us because we repeat this cycle over and over again," he continued. "You see this enough in your career, you get ticked off about it."

 

Source - https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/blakemontgomery/fema-chief-mad-people-didnt-evacuate

 

 


Well buzzfeed, I heard CNN report report the same thing about people not leaving. So, it MUST BE so.

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Also, it looks like brock and fema have learned their lessons well from the trump administration...make sure that you kick people when they are down, delay help and aid, and make sure that you blame them for being responsible for the actions of Mother Nature. 

Remember:

the wettest water we have ever seen

your island is surrounded by water and

   far away

you are already costing us a lot of 

   money

I’d give myself a 10

 

Our country is so much better than this...

just not trump and gang

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