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  •  If Texas wants federal aid they need to regulate (4+ / 0-)
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    Sue B, lippythelion69, Christin, dewtx

    Business.   If they don't want to we should not bail out their bad decisions...  Yes the people of west, Texas need help but they should go to their statehouse and their gov for it.  IMHO as a survivor of SANDY

    "You've got to be an optimist to be a Democrat, and a humorist to stay one" - Will Rogers

    by KnotIookin on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 08:46:42 AM PDT

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    •  the people in that town (2+ / 0-)
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      Pescadero Bill, dewtx

      Overwhelmingly feel sorry for the plant owners and do not blame them or rick Perry.
      Surreal.

      We consume the carcasses of creatures of like appetites, passions and organs with our own, and fill the slaughterhouses daily with screams of pain and fear. Robert Louis Stevenson

      by Christin on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 09:14:32 AM PDT

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    •  Nice (0+ / 0-)

      Were all the homes and businesses that got destroyed during Sandy up to code? Covered by insurance?
      Regulations all neat and tidy?
      You, of all people, should understand that you don't punish people for the actions of their politicians.

      “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

      by skohayes on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 12:57:55 PM PDT

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      •  Most were up to code.... Code wasn't the problem (0+ / 0-)

        The problem was that the structures were not required to be able to withstand being covered by 5-8 ft of salt water.   We parkd our car 7 avenue blocks inland from the ocean, it drowned in 5 ft of water anyway.  Our apt building as well...our entire electric system was destroyed by salt water no one Ever expected to come that far land.

         The damage was done by salt water... Salt water that never ever came up that far r that high before,not in my. 60 plus years on this earth....   The tunnel was filled with water...  No one ever expected that to happen.. Transformers were blown apart by salt water, homes were washed away by 17 foot tides.  What happened in the eastern sea board was due to the effects of. Global climate change, not lack of code compliance or refusal to institute regulations on builders.  

        He eastern seaboard is using federal monies to raise the damaged areas higher,  move electrical systems higher,  rebuild with SANDY in mind and rebuild barrier reefs etc....   The Eastern seaboard learned its lessons and seeks to try to correct the problems damaged areas suffered, still Texas politicians voted NO to sandy relief.  Texas seems to have learned nothing from the explosion...and is touting the same line of weak regulations as before.    

        "You've got to be an optimist to be a Democrat, and a humorist to stay one" - Will Rogers

        by KnotIookin on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 05:38:02 PM PDT

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