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Old 09-17-2008, 08:51 PM
 
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This is an interesting perspective on the hurricane from WOAI newsman Randy Beamer.


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As we’re headed back to San Antonio after a couple of days of reporting and shooting stories on Galveston Island, it’s just really now sinking in how long it’s going to take to get back to something like normal for thousands of people there.

When you hear on the news that they’re working hard now to restore power to everyone who is without (and I can tell you they are) it really won’t matter much to people whose homes were gutted by the flooding of the storm surge. The power outlets inside their houses may not work, if they can get to them.
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:04 PM
 
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good read
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:25 PM
 
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I don't usually care for Randy, but that was a good report.
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Old 10-04-2008, 09:57 PM
 
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I can appreciate what he's saying, but I see it really as mostly just excuses for not doing the smart thing - evacuating. What really ticks me off, though, is people who make the decision to stay, then ***** and moan and blame everyone but themselves for their predicament. Then, on top of that, they want taxpayer money to rebuild. I, for one, am tired of my taxes subsidizing repairs and rebuilding for people who want to live 100 yards from the shoreline or other inherently dangerous areas. If that's their choice, then they should insure properly - even if it means self-insuring.
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Old 10-05-2008, 02:11 AM
 
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so how about that bailout plan?
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I can appreciate what he's saying, but I see it really as mostly just excuses for not doing the smart thing - evacuating. What really ticks me off, though, is people who make the decision to stay, then ***** and moan and blame everyone but themselves for their predicament. Then, on top of that, they want taxpayer money to rebuild. I, for one, am tired of my taxes subsidizing repairs and rebuilding for people who want to live 100 yards from the shoreline or other inherently dangerous areas. If that's their choice, then they should insure properly - even if it means self-insuring.
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:50 PM
 
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so how about that bailout plan?
Don't get me started!!!
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:57 PM
 
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i wont, because i dont have the time to wait 2 weeks to get an answer
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Old 10-19-2008, 02:42 PM
 
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i wont, because i dont have the time to wait 2 weeks to get an answer
LOL!! I guess I get too busy to stay regular on CD.
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Old 10-19-2008, 08:02 PM
 
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Seems to me like there was censorship about everything that happened in Galveston.
I saw almost nothing about it on TV and every now and then (to my surprise) I hear stories like this.
Why is it that I never see anything about this on the main news media?
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Potranco/1604
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Seems to me like there was censorship about everything that happened in Galveston.
I saw almost nothing about it on TV and every now and then (to my surprise) I hear stories like this.
Why is it that I never see anything about this on the main news media?
I pay no attention to the mainstream media at all, except for Fox News, which at least tries to be fair and balanced (and often is). The mainstream media is bought and sold - period. Witness the hatchet jobs on Sarah Palin, Cindy McCain, Joe the Plumber...while the only thing you ever see about Obama and his family is all frou-frou. Why no investigation of Oabama's admitted drug use? Why no investigation of his relationship with Ayers? Why no expose on the Marxist principles he has been schooled in and embraced?

Get my point?
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