I'll probably get a lot of shit for this, but I'm saying it anyway.

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    You do realize that you are pointing out how "Human" you are? I don't really find you being very funny as you like making games out of peoples death.


    How to spot a sociopath - 10 red flags that could save you from being swept under the influence of a charismatic nut job
     
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    Busted.
     
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    When shall you begin pointing out the hypocrisy? You have yet to do so in this thread. Let the games begin!
     
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    JoeB131 gets a second thing right! :eek:

    What's the world coming to?
     
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    We cared about Texas more than Puerto Rico
     
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    How do you know that?
    You're projecting again asshole!
     
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    You can not care about everyone equally.

    You will still be picking and choosing, just by an arbitrary system of your own choosing.


    While being a pretentious jerk to just about everyone.
     
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    Maybe. HOw much do you care about the US virgin Islands?
     
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    And how often were we the gunman in the window.
     
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    It's obvious. Take for example the difference in how GW and Jeb handled Katrina compared to the hurricane a year earlier in Florida when it was an election year and George's brother's state.

    Yes Republicans actions change depending on the voters. If they are black they don't get help.

    "You Can't Govern if You Don't Believe in Government"


    About one hundred trucks of water and 280 trucks of ice are present or will arrive in the Jacksonville staging area today. 900,000 Meals-Ready-to-Eat are on site in Jacksonville, ready to be distributed.

    -- Over 7,000 cases of food (e.g., vegetables, fruits, cheese, ham, and turkey) are scheduled to arrive in Winter Haven today. Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMAT) are on the ground and setting up comfort stations. FEMA community relations personnel will coordinate with DMATs to assist victims. -- Urban Search and Rescue Teams are completing reconnaissance missions in coordination with state officials.

    -- FEMA is coordinating with the Department of Energy and the state to ensure that necessary fuel supplies can be distributed throughout the state, with a special focus on hospitals and other emergency facilities that are running on generators.

    -- The Army Corps of Engineers will soon begin its efforts to provide tarps to tens of thousands of owners of homes and buildings that have seen damage to their roofs.

    -- The National Guard has called up 4,100 troops in Florida, as well as thousands in other nearby states to assist in the distribution of supplies and in preparation for any flooding.

    -- The Departments of Health and Human Services, Veterans Affairs, and Defense together have organized 300 medical personnel to be on standby. Medical personnel will begin deployment to Florida tomorrow.

    -- FEMA is coordinating public information messages with Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, and North Carolina so that evacuees from Florida can be informed when it is safe to return. -- In addition to federal personnel already in place to respond to Hurricane Charley, 1,000 additional community relations personnel are being deployed to Atlanta for training and further assignment in Florida.

    All of this aid was vitally important to Bush family political fortunes in the upcoming election of 2004. Disaster relief checks were in the mail within a week. In just the first thirteen days after Hurricane Charley hit Florida, the White House web site notes that the Bush administration had succeeded in:

    -- Registering approximately 136,000 assistance applicants

    -- Approving over 13,500 applications for more than $59 million in housing assistance

    -- Establishing 12 disaster recovery centers, which have assisted nearly 19,000 disaster victims

    -- Deploying medical teams that have seen nearly 3,000 patients

    -- Disbursing 1.2 million liters of water, 8.1 million pounds of ice, and 2 million meals and snacks

    -- Delivering over 20,000 rolls of plastic sheeting and nearly 170 generators

    -- Treating more than 2,900 individuals through FEMA Disaster Medical Assistance Teams, supporting damaged hospitals

    That, of course, was for a Republican State, with a Republican governor, the crony brother of the President. Republicans needed to act like they cared about governing, because they wanted people to vote for them three months later.

    But now, with no election looming and with death stalking a Democratic State with a Democratic Governor unrelated to the President, we once again see the Reagan philosophy held ascendant. Bush's call to action? "Send cash to the Red Cross." One of those "thousand points of light" non-governmental organizations his father told us about.
     

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