So according to about half if the posters on this thread, we should be prepared
to put out our own fires, serve as out own emergency medical personnel, and
never rely on any government agency for anything because to do so makes us part
of the nanny state - even when those government agencies are urging us to
prepare for disasters, we shouldn't rely on what they are saying!And apparently, the Red Cross is a government agency and we shouldn't
rely on or accept help from them either. How lonely to live in a
world where you can't rely on anyone but yourself. But hopefully your
standing on the sidelines berating those whose lives were destroyed is bringing
you great comfort - especially when you can throw religion into the mix. Matthew
15:8, isn't it?
It's remarkable...and scary...that "we" have come to depend on
government to bail us out of difficulty. Government certainly has a role to play
in disaster recovery but can't be expected to do it all, and certainly not
on anyone's particular timetable. "We"are sounding more European
all the time.
lol @ A1994. Well said!
Tragically storm Sandy destroyed many homes and I feel sorry for those people.
It is interesting that people do not adequately prepare, despite all the urgent
warnings and the continuous suggestions by the American Red Cross and other
agencies that people have at minimum a 3-day supply of food, water, a full tank
of gas in your car, and a 72 hour grab and go kits (not a church thing
actually). Especially since we in the northeast went through a similar thing
just a year ago, although those storms did not cause as much damage. It seems
some people never learn the lessons that we are constantly being taught. Here in
the east, some folks who were in their homes seemed to be without the basics
just a day after the storm. Sad.
The Democrats are to fault for these high expectations because it's exactly
what they preached when Katrina hit New Orleans with Bush in office. New
Orleans was worse because people refused to heed the warnings to evactuate but
none of that seemed to matter, Katrina was the worse politicized natural
disaster of our time. Now we have these crazy expectations of disaster relief
and response from the Government. Shameful. People now suffer because of false
A1994 very droll, lolDN Subscriber. Please don't point at the
drowned and those that lost their lives, livelihoods and loved ones to fires and
flood and laugh at their misfortune. Many of the makers became
takers when nature took all from them. Even those of us that 'made'
much could not have done it without a functioning social system. Even then,
we're limited by the limits of the system. Destroying the system also
destroys those of us who make things and services happen. Again,
Please don't point at the drowned and those that lost their lives,
livelihoods and loved ones to fires and flood and laugh at them.
Learn a lesson. Do not rely on fhe government. Rely on yourself. Follow the
prophet and be prepared!
Yes there are probably some people did not take the storm seriously and did not
prepare ahead of time (to which I'm sure they are definitely learning a
very hard lesson). But other people did prepare, left their houses with
enough supplies but their house was destroyed and perhaps they are running out
of supplies?The Northeast area is not the Southeast area, they are
not accustomed to destructive storms.It just seems rude to sit back
and criticize a group of people when they are already down. But to each
his own I guess.
Why didn't Bush do more to prevent this?
The direct result of the liberal "nanny state" and their growing of the
dependency class who look to government for their every need, and feel no
responsibility for doing anything for themselves.We are indeed
becoming a divided nation of "makers" and "takers" and we see
how the "taker" class reacts when their desires are not instantaneously
met. The "makers" are justifiably feeling less generous and less
inclined to happily suffer the fruits of their labors being confiscated to
support the "takers."
What false expectations? Do they mean the expectation that I
don't need to prepare or follow the advice of authorities or experts, and
can then just sit and wait for Someone (usually the government) to come and fix
everything instantly for free? The expectation that I don't need to
contribute to the community around me or take any responsibility for my own
well-being?What is false about that? Millions of people do it year
in and year out, disaster or no disaster. For them, the fact that all their
needs and wants are not being met immediately after this major catastrophe is a
serious disruption of their accustomed routine, and a betrayal of the
expectations that have been indoctrinated into them over years and even
generations of dependency.
@one old manI'm in NYC right now doing recovery work (since my
marathon was cancelled) and I can guarantee you - these are not Romney
oldman, I was with you till you turned it into a political bash.And I
should point out how Obama leads Romney in the areas you are describing
suggesting it isa very big democrat area.And it matches the
mentality that many Obama followers have. The president is going to come feed
me, fix me and pay my way.I can see why many don't like Romney. He
would actually expect people to prepare for themselves rather than watch a storm
coming from a thousand miles away and not fill up gas tanks, water supply and
basic food.Hence the nanny state and the greatest nanny president in our
It's amazing, isn't it. There were warnings for at least two weeks
and so many people did nothing to prepare.At least some of those
complaining most loudly were some who refused to leave mandatory evacuation
zones.Now they somehow expect instant help.Gee,
according to the Republicans, they must all be Democrats. But I'll bet
that most are faithful members of the GOP who haven't any common sense of
their own. If they were Democrats, they'd have had sense enough to get
prepared while the getting was good.
ama is the master majician with sidekick christie. all show no substance. gone
to vegas after lame photo opt giving high fives to christie. pathetic