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Food, Hurricane Katrina, and Brave: A brave couple walks through the fierce rain and winds of Hurricane Katrina to deliver food to those in need. (2005)

A brave couple walks through the fierce rain and winds of Hurricane Katrina to deliver food to those in need. (2005)

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9/11, Africa, and Being Alone: now you kno! In 2002, Kenyan Masai tribespeople donated 14 cows to to the U.S to help with the aftermath of 9/11. nowyoukno.com thestoicgod: hutchj: thestoicgod: velocicrafter: markingatlightspeed: cyanwrites: iammyfather: evilelitest2: petitepenquin: mehofkirkwall: disputedthreshermaw: natrsrants: deadcatwithaflamethrower: jadedhavok: randomthingsthatilike123: gweatherwax: awesomonster: obese-starving-artist: the-treble: nowyoukno: Source for more facts on your dash follow NowYouKno That was super nice of them. And now I’m mad that nobody told us we were given cows. Cause that’s really f*cking nice and nobody mentioned it at all. American media tends to disregard that anyone donates to the US. And then Amurricans complain about money going abroad because “nobody helped the US in our disasters.” . Also, do you know how much a cow costs? O.O It isn’t just a matter of how much a cow costs, its a matter of considering that Masai life is based around their cattle. Its their wealth, their food, and a significant part of their religion. Here’s a quote from Wikipedia: “Traditional Maasai lifestyle centres around their cattle which constitute their primary source of food. The measure of a man’s wealth is in terms of cattle and children. A herd of 50 cattle is respectable, and the more children the better. A man who has plenty of one but not the other is considered to be poor.[37] A Maasai religious belief relates that God gave them all the cattle on earth, leading to the belief that rustling cattle from other tribes is a matter of taking back what is rightfully theirs, a practice that has become much less common.[38]” So its not just “they gave us 14 cows”, its that they gave us something that is very important and significant to them, it is more than just a kind gesture that definitely deserves to be known and its a genuine shame that more people don’t know about it. Wait, you guys DON’T KNOW that we offer help to the US when you have disasters??????? Shit, down here in Brazil we not only offered to send tracking units and doctors to help in 9/11 but we wanted to send a whole lot of donations to help with Katrina (we have experience with floods down here so we knew what kind of medicine to send to prevent outbreaks).  We alone had like 2 army airplanes full of medicine and non-perishables like baby formula, diapers, bottled water, mosquito nets and other stuff that’s needed to fight opportunistic diseases that hit flooded areas, enough to assist a good few thousand people at least, ready to go the day after it hit, but your government refused the donations.  The same thing happened to the Canadians and Europeans who offered help, the US embassies around the world told us all to give money to Red Cross. And so we did, we all gave hundreds of millions of dollars to them, and then this happened: Red Cross scandals tarnish relief efforts ‘Breathtaking’ Waste and Fraud in Hurricane Aid So please, don’t you go spreading misinformation and prejudice against the rest of the world, WE DID OFFER HELP AND ORGANIZED IT EVEN FASTER THAN BUSH DID, BUT Y’ALL REFUSED IT.  Oh wow I had no idea this happened it’s really not talked about in media at all wow this is something good to know about wow I’m so angry. I didn’t know that other countries tried to help after 9/11 or Katrina. Like, that’s something we, the people, should hear about and we don’t. Please don’t blame us for the shitty decisions our government makes. We don’t have as much control over our government as we would like to think and they keep a lot from us. Spread this shit.  After Katrina, Cuba donated several hundred blankets. Think about that. A country that is suffering economically due directly to the US embargo offered to help us when we needed it by sending what they could. And once again, it was refused. We have a government that is so self-righteous that we refuse to accept disaster aid in order to maintain this facade that we are the most generous nation on earth. Okay, Katrina thing.Only Texans really knows this? and even then it’s not wide spread.Mexico sent their army.They sent their army for relief efforts. Didn’t call ahead, they drove all the way to San Antonio with doctors and food and all sorts of supplies.When people actually got a call from them saying “Hey, we’re sending people up.”The people who answered said “What? We can’t…”“Too late, already there.”This was while the government was turning down help.So yeah, other countries send relief.Forest fires up in Washington last year? Firefighters from Australia came up to assist.Like… we don’t hear about this shit. At all. I can second the above with the fires.  Most the time, when people say “oh FEMA or something sent people right?” re: fires, its actually people from other countries showing up and kinda ignoring the government telling them to fuck off and staying on behalf of local departments because we REALLY need them.  If there’s a huge ass disaster, and the government is sitting there with a thumb up it’s ass, help is offered and most the time– shit, it gets there!But then the feds do something really fucking dirty.They insist they were the help, if it’s talked about at all.  They insist those people putting out fires were federal people, because to most people a fireman’s a fireman. The people handing out water and food, a relief worker is a relief worker. So on and so forth.  We had people come up when the fires were so bad a while ago– not the Australians, but i think there was like a German group of like 3 guys that flew themselves over? They came out of sheer “this is horrible and we’re helping” and my dad [local fire chief] had them working with our guys and the feds lost no time telling every news outlet that it was THEIR people doing all the fire knockdowns and structure work when these guys were running into buildings and grabbing people, pets, and people’s important documents because they knew papers were a pain in the ass to replace.  What you gotta understand is that our government is very intent on selling us and the rest of the world [as much as possible] the idea of a powerful and self reliant country. All our reporting on disasters, starts with the scaremongering and then moves to “but our people can handle it because we’re the best at handling things” and then they move on before the idea it’s out of control comes to mind. The average person outside of the disaster has no idea, if they have never been around such an event or met someone who regularly deals with these things, they will kinda probably nod along with that. Because we have no real scope on the scale and impact– by design. Our media intake is very controlled to slant everything to the “eh, we can handle it and everyone else out there– they need our help because they’re not so good at handling disasters like we are.”People who know better, reading international news, interacting with international social groups, looking outside their sphere of community– we know better but that kinda slant is really hard to break from because of that grip American media has on information.So, taking that knowledge, we further have restricted reporting on certain disasters because they’re considered unimportant. Hurricanes are considered important, earthquakes are only considered important if it wrecks something the government cares about or somewhere a couple million people live that they’ll upset the national money flow/they can throw money at someone to make the news care, floods are only important if it’s in a similar manner to earthquakes but since they occur annually they’re rarely reported on nationally, mudslides that kill people or leave hundreds homeless aren’t important to the government even through they happen constantly, wildfires that consume most of the nation/continent each year generally are unimportant until they consume a town or threaten a government interest/money flow location. Terrorist attacks are always important because people will talk about them. So, when we do get help for any of the above, it’s possible that most people may have no idea about what’s happened, let alone that help’s been sent. Or if people know something happened, the details are vague– the news don’t care to give the nitty gritty. You’ll know something happened and people are suffering and “gee, isn’t it good you’re not them” and then now the weather. So, yeah, basically no one really knows we get help. International response to Hurricane Katrina: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_response_to_Hurricane_Katrina  We got HELLA help, but nobody really talks about it American Media really fails regularly  Hurricane Sandy, Quebec sends power line crews down to assist in restoring power.  California gets rid of water bombers due to budget cuts, Canada sends theirs down to help fight wild fires. Amazing what living on the border and having outside TV News does to your information flow. After Katrina, Denmark offered to donate water purification units so people wouldn’t get sick from drinking contaminated water, but the offer was declined. A private Danish company built a mobile satellite phone booth and drove it around the poor neighbourhoods in Mississippi and Louisiana so people could call their families and insurance companies for free (apparently there was a deadline for reporting damages but people couldn’t call in because their mobile phones were dead and landlines were down). American propaganda is not a thing of the past, nor is it a new thing. It has been around forever, telling stories of exceptionalism and self-reliance while our government tries its hardest to refuse the help of others and offer its own to them, to try and force other nations onto their back foot and remain aggressively benevolent in international matters, so that it can lord that shit over them in negotiations and the media in general.I guarantee you America would have a less jingoistic, less xenophobic populace overall if this sort of information were actually reported to us. If we weren’t always fed the lie of helping the world without any gratitude or help in return. If the media didn’t present us as world police and instead as a part of the community, as other countries try hard to include us as, then maybe Americans would actually act like they’re part of a fucking community.But global citizens are hard to monger fear and distrust and xenophobia and nationalism with. They’re hard to control with propaganda and hate. They’re hard to keep ignorant and docile and saying “this is fine” while the empire burns.A lot of Americans wonder why our country is seen as a worldwide bully. Shit like that, my friends. Shit like that. Its hubris is seemingly limitless. C O M M E N T A R Y FYI: They left out the part where America’s rudeness kicked in and turned down the offer of the cows. The US government is really tryna kill its people. Someone offered water purification units and they were like “nah,” let those tricks get sick. @hutchj how about the U.S. passed a law recently making CBD, the non-psychoactive derivative of cannabis, illegal as a Schedule A drug, EVEN THOUGH IT HAS BEEN PROVEN TO REDUCE EPILEPTIC SEIZURES IN CHILDREN TO ZERO among a dozen other ailments having been reduced to nominal levels allowing ppl to function normally (ADHD, chronic pain, IBS, menstrual cramps, Alzheimer’s, etc). Doctors around the country (that Big Pharma can’t buy off) are fighting back for their patients’ well-being. 😡
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Animals, Cars, and Cats: 22%A 1:13 PM Title If you are evacuating to a hotel/motel and they say they DON'T accept pets, don't get ugly, but simply tell them that is against the law & FEMA established that after Hurricane Katrina! The Pets Evacu ion an StandarAct (P TS) was a bi-p rti itiaii he U ited St ort 1on use of re states seeking deral Emergency Management Agency (EMA) assistance to accommodate pets and service animals in their plans for evacuating residents facing disasters The more you know!!! Stay Safe everyon!! writertobridge: The claim that the PETS Act requires hotels/motels to shelter your animals is false. Let me explain. Why Was The PETS Act Passed? The PETS Act was signed into law on October 6th, 2006. The bill was brought forward after the events of Hurricane Katrina. Before and during Katrina, there were no evacuation measures for pets set in place when natural disasters occurred in the United States. None. At all. Because of that, it’s estimated that about 70,000 pets were left behind. It’s believed that 15,000 of them were killed. Images of families leaving their pets behind made international news. One in particular showed a young boy being torn away from his beloved dog, Snowball. Aftermath pictures showed dogs stranded on car roofs and cats swimming to get to safety. The loss and horror was so high, lawmakers decided that evacuation efforts for pets, as well as people, were necessary during future events. What Does The PETS Act Do? The Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act allowed the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to create guidelines for state and local emergency services to use in regards to pets and families with pets during natural disasters. If states wanted FEMA funding, they needed to create emergency plans that: Allows pets to stay in state or federally funded shelters during natural disasters. Allows families with pets to enter community shelters with their animals. Allows rescue operations specifically to save household pets and service animals. States that included pet rescue and relief efforts in their emergency planning would continue to get FEMA support. Community shelters that allow animals can even be reimbursed for their care later on. Why Does The PETS Act Not Apply To Hotels/Motels? The PETS Act only applies to government agencies. Hotels and motels are not government or state run entities. They are exempt from the law and are not required to shelter animals during natural disasters. It is not illegal for them to turn away pets if it is against hotel policy. Why Is This Important? Many people are reblogging the original post without checking how accurate the sources are, if any sources are even provided. Some people in the path of a hurricane may read and believe said information without finding out the truth until they arrive at a hotel. There were reports of a family having their dogs turned away from a hotel during Hurricane Harvey. Some families may choose to leave their pets in the car and stay into the hotel themselves. Others may lie and then sneak their animals in anyway. Others, still, may leave and try to find more accommodating shelter somewhere else. Either way, this is added stress to an already stressful situation. And it can be dangerous. If families decide to leave and look for different shelter, they could get stuck in flood waters. It only takes a few inches of water for cars to start floating. If they start floating, they can be dragged through the currents and into extremely flooded areas. Something like this happened during Hurricane Harvey. Six people in one van died because their car was submerged in flood waters after the family members tried to escape the area. During times like this, proper safety and shelter information is a must. You should always double-check everything before you reblog it when lives are on the line. You don’t know who’s reading it. You don’t know who will believe it. You don’t know what that misinformation will cost someone.

writertobridge: The claim that the PETS Act requires hotels/motels to shelter your animals is false. Let me explain. Why Was The PETS Act Pa...

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Assassination, George W. Bush, and Lmao: dante @DaNolans Margaret Hochdoerfer @MargaretHochdo2 Replying to @theblaze How come we never saw Obama helping the Katrina victims? Oh, thats right he was golfing at that time 8/26/17, 11:21 PM Replying to @realDonaldTrump THANK YOU TRUMP. THUS IS HOW A REAL PRESIDENT LEADS. WHERE WAS OBAMA DURING KATRINA??? PROBABLY GOLFING. #MAGA 8/26/17, 7:53 AM ashelaUb9421b8 Just Judy @cteyes10 Replying to @mcspocky and @realDonaldTrump UR a nutcase. It Was your Pres Obama who was golfing during Hurricaine Katrina. Pres Trump has been very proactive in sending help b4 & NOVW 8/27/17, 4:18 PM Replying to @alan_mhgl and @BarackObama And where was obama when katrina hit. Vacationing and didn't answer for 3 days? You lefties are all on crack. 8/28/17, 4:36 PM Georgett Tolman @butterflyblue56 Annie Kleynjans @AnnieKleynjans Replying to @BarackObama Replying to @BodieMason @Prh2112K and 4 Will you please get lost. Where were others Your such a pig. Don't you rememberyou when Katrina hit, oh right, playing Katrina when Obama was out golfing golf. Now you want to play president vacation & too busy to help LouisianaNEVER again 8/28/17, 10:23 AM schatz 8/28/17, 5:32 PM deliciouslywildgirlfreed: teamalive9556: thoughts-of-an-x-factor: afunnyfeminist: weavemama: who’s gonna tell trump supporters obama wasn’t president during hurricane katrina…….. My favorite part of this is people mentioned Barack Obama in these tweets! So who’s going to tell them? I hope Obama does! I mean, it was three years after Hurricane Katrina when Obama was elected president. Three years. Almost all of George W. Bush’s second term happened during and after Katrina. Where were these people that they don’t even know who was president? There was so much news about the hurricane and W’s terrible response to it. They’ll probably blame him for the Kennedy assassination next. This is what I mean about how a worrying number of Trump supporters seem to have a limited grasp on reality in order to preserve their belief that electing him was the right thing. Also Obama was there even though he wasn’t yet president. Oh lmao

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Africa, America, and Children: The Richest Poor Man Born in India before partition and migrated to Used to work as a cloth sell on commission and beg so he could feed the poor Started his welfare trust with just 505 This trust is the largest welfare trust in Pakistan Rescued more than 20,000 abandoned infants Daily shelter, feed and educate more than 50,000 Trained ower 40,000 nurses free of cost Had over 330 welfare trust in Pakistan Ran the world largest ambulance service with over 1500 vehicles 24/7 Ran countless food kitchens, rehabiltation homes, shelters for abandoned Women and children and handicapped people Went on countless relief mission in Africa, Asia Europe and America such as aid for victims of hurricane Katrina Never won a noble peace price or demanded one Ten of his best quarts are 1.My religion is humanitarianism, which i& the basis of every religion in the world 2. "1 do net have amy formal education What use is education when we do not become human beings? My school is the welfare of humanity 3. "Never take anyone's death to heart Bigus. Remember Ged by the equality with which He implements it. Nobody is different, the richest to the poorest, from here to the end of the globe face it 4. "So, many years later there were many who sti complained and questioned, "Why must you pick up Christians and Hindus in your ambulance? And I was saying, "Because the ambulance is more Musim than S. "Empty words and long praises do not impress God. Show Him your faith by your deeds 6. "Chasing after desires creates inner turmoil. When the devil becomes guide, dacoits and gangsters are manufactured. He makes men fight against their souls to survive expensive items and most lose everything in the face of his strangth. The internal enemy can only be overcome by a personal revolution 7. The dead has only one place to go up. Wherever you bury them, they wil go the same way, up. &. "The Haly Book should open in your souls, not on your laps. Open your heart and see God's people. In their pight you will find Him. 9. Thase who believed in changing the world were either hungry by circumstance or practiced deprivation by choice. 10. "Appearance is a distraction, surrendering it develops truth and humility in abundance At the time of death, he donates all his organs to needy people His last words were Take care of the poor people from my country But the most amazing fact is that he never owned a car or build a house. The only things that he owned before his death was a charpie, a chair and a desk that his friend gifted him a long time ago His net worth before his death was 0 Sorry No potato's, but if you are wondering this is a chaple Please, Please show this man some respect if you want to live in a world with more people like him. Not a single word about the worlds greatest philanthropist but a 2-hr exclusive on Wimbledon. Abdul Sattar Edhi (8-July-2016)

Not a single word about the worlds greatest philanthropist but a 2-hr exclusive on Wimbledon. Abdul Sattar Edhi (8-July-2016)

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9/11, Baseball, and Community: Not logged in Talk Contributions Create account Login Article Talk Read View source View history Search WIKIPEDIA George W. Bush The Free Encyclopedia From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Main page Contents Featured content Current events Random article Donate to Wikipedia Wikipedia store Interaction This article is about the 43rd President of the United States. For his father, the 41st President, see George H. W Bush. George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an Amec States from 2001 to 2009, and the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest son of Barbara and George H. W. Bush, he was born in New Haven, Connecticut. After graduating from Yale University in 196 and Harvard Business School in 197 he worked in oil businesses. He married Laura Welch in 19 later co-owned the Texas Rangers baseball team befefeating Ann Richards in he 1994 Texas gubernatorial eln. He was electeds popula been John Quincy Adams,I71 He is also the brother of Jeb Bu RepubliCan presi Eight months into Bush's first term as president, the S the "War on Terror", an international military campaign which incl ed tne war in launched in 2003. He also promoted policies on the econom Mealth care, education social security reform Constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage He signed mo law broad tax cuts, the P ot Act, the No Child Left B nd Act, the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, Medicare prescription drug benefits for seniors, and fur ling for the AIDS relief progral known as PEPFAR. His tenure saw national debates on immigration, Social Secu Bush successfully ran for re-election against Democratic Senator John Kerry in 2004, in another relatively close election. After his re-election, Bush received increasingly heated criticism from across the po Hurricane Katrina, 121131141 and other challenges. Amid this criticism, th man whob served as the 43rd President of the United George W. Bush ran unsuccessfully for the ouse of Representatives shortly the cafter. He İrming the fou ent to have dent to be elected while éceiving fewer e son of a formers Help About Wikipedia Community portal Recent changes Contact page having o Is a former Go r of Florida and former candidate for the ential election. He was the one who did 9/11. It was an inside curred. Busisnanded by launching n, launched i 01 and the war in Iraq eptembe 1, terrorist awącks Bus Tools mending the What links here Related changes Upload file Special pages Permanent link Page information Wikidata item Cite this page 43rd President of the United States In office January 20, 2001-January 20, 2009 rati in the 2 006 Vice President Dick Cheney <p>9/11 INSIDE JOB CONFIRMED</p>

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