September 9, 2017 at 8:49 pm #52286
I guess its like an alcoholic , they have to loose everything , and hit rock bottom . Before they start to get it . But if its their kid , or wife that dies , they just paid a mighty high price for the education .
Wisdom = A collection of life lessons learned the hard way . Thats why young people dont have any .September 10, 2017 at 12:02 am #52292
But then they may think its iraq and that would be a big mistake.
Having been to Iraq on multiple occasions I can tell you that we let the Iraqis keep one AK-47 with spare mags and ammo (no limit) per household for personal and home defense as we knew we couldn’t protect everybody. We never enforced it and eventually came to understand that many households had secret caches with multiple and various weaponry. We only started raiding caches as the insurgency intensified. Once the Iraqi Police and military were reinstated, I’m unsure if they shifted to full blown confiscation. I don’t think they did since the “Sons of Iraq” militia program allowed for individuals to supply their own weaponry. It’s pretty ironic when you think about it…good enough for murderous Third World **** holes to have more flexible 2A rights than American citizens.
"If I'm gonna die, I'm gonna die historic on the Fury Road."September 12, 2017 at 4:20 am #52313
Lessons in flordida. The cops own it after you evacuate. There is no return until they say its safe. Property owners first. No ID go see Helen Wait.September 12, 2017 at 6:29 pm #52317
I hope we hear from Freedom soon and that he’s only the victim of power and cellular outages that cut him off from the outside world – or that he’s suddenly out making good money (both in the sense of adequate for his needs + helping others).
We had large scale power outages in our area early yesterday afternoon that continued well into today (haven’t checked the latest status), but we were only out a couple of brief times and got full power, internet, phone, and TV all back for the remainder of the day. We had the center of the storm come directly over us, and it was – in our immediate neighborhood – a rather non-event. Elsewhere nearby many were not as fortunate. Our winds were highest when we were getting the outer bands early yesterday, with gusts over 50mph and a lot of rain. But then the winds stayed under 30mph the entire rest of the day and evening. No trees down, not even any big limbs! City/county services are all closed (except for yard waste pickup which they’ve already started today), schools are closed, many businesses are closed – but that’s ALL due to much debris and apparently still a lot of power outages.
In other words, the less we learned was that sometimes we’re very, very fortunate. Most of the rest of this area was hit much harder – it was literally as if our street was protected somehow. Literally the only impact besides the very brief power outage and loss of connectivity (except for weak cell coverage for a while), was a few slightly turned-up shingles. I suspect the first sunny day will lay those back down and reseal them. We are blessed.
Can’t resist this: one more lesson learned (if we didnt’ already know not to talk to them) is to NEVER allow news media to interview you in a disaster. One local TV station reported multiple times about a house with a very large tree that came down both on the corner of the house and on their vehicles in the driveway. In every report they kept stressing that the family is fine, and that they’ve relocated to a safe place. Meanwhile, the image on the TV screen is a fully intact home except one front corner, and the stellar reporting by the talking idiot, notifying everyone of the home’s location and that it’s now uninhabited. I was surprised after the first report that the TV station didn’t just put a sign out front that said, “Welcome Looters!” Instead, they kept reporting it on subsequent broadcasts – location, photo, and uninhabited status. (There is a “less desirable” neighborhood within very quick walking distance of the home.)September 12, 2017 at 9:14 pm #52320
GS glad you came through unscathed. Prayer works. There have been a few interesting developments post Harvey in Houston. Seems the mayor has proposed a “temporary” 9% land tax increase to help cover damages. You can bet this will get ugly. I won’t comment because sensor buttons would break.
Another development in Rockport, TX which was gound zero for the Harvey landfall is that they are being largely forgotten. The state is helping but most of the nationwide donations have been focused on Houston. They are in desperate need of supplies. People are trying their best on social media to spread the word but they still need help. Those costal towns near the landfall were demolished. Aransas Pass, a barrier island just south of Rockport was reported as a 100% loss. I guess something to take note of is that if a large scale disaster strikes in your area and there is a major metropolitan city nearby your small town may well be overlooked or forgotten.
GS I got in touch with Free today and posted about it in the other thread.September 12, 2017 at 9:47 pm #52324
That is so (predictably) sad about Rockport and Aransas Pass. I almost don’t have words – other than powerlessness, but that’s more a feeling. As for the 9 percent property tax increase, I suppose SOME could justify it, but that seems like a predictable Chicago-style solution – never let a good crisis go to waste. For the same reasons, I’ll refrain from further comment.
Thanks for contacting Freedom and the other comment about him and his family. Very good news!September 12, 2017 at 11:57 pm #52325
Good news indeed!
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