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Hey, cut Donny some slack.

 

At least he took the time to go to Texas and get his a s s kissed!

 

Sepiatone

I agree but without the posterior smacking crap...

 

people are now daily and routinely putting trump down every microsecond out of dislike. he went to texas to lend encouragement. yeah, he said things his own way but he always does. what exactly would the egg-sucking, closet democrat msm have liked him to do there?...

 

recite the Gettysburg Address? :lol:

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Getting his feet on ground zero and pressing the flesh of many of the first responders and victims of the storm like Obama did during Sandy wouldn't have hurt.

 

Wearing his goofy looking cap and treating it all like a photo op surely wasn't the way to go.

 

 

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Getting his feet on ground zero and pressing the flesh of many of the first responders and victims of the storm like Obama did during Sandy wouldn't have hurt.

 

Wearing his goofy looking cap and treating it all like a photo op surely wasn't the way to go.

 

 

Sepiatone

I kinda like his good ol' boy laid back persona. :)

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I agree but without the posterior smacking crap...

 

people are now daily and routinely putting trump down every microsecond out of dislike. he went to texas to lend encouragement. yeah, he said things his own way but he always does. what exactly would the egg-sucking, closet democrat msm have liked him to do there?...

 

recite the Gettysburg Address? :lol:

 

I doubt he could.

 

There's never been any money to be made by reciting that, ya know.

 

(...well, unless you happen to be an actor playing ol' Honest Abe, anyway)

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Harvey Danger: Major Chemical Plant Near Houston Likely to Explode, Facility Owner Warns-

 

The materials must be kept very cool, but refrigerators for the plant's low-temperature containers are out of commission, and backup generators were also swamped, meaning "the potential for a chemical reaction leading to a fire and/or explosion within the site confines is real," the company said.

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/hurricane-harvey/harvey-danger-major-chemical-plant-near-houston-likely-explode-facility-n797581

 

 

 

 

"Explosions, fire at flood-hit Arkema plant in Texas, threat of further blasts remains   6 Hours Ago | 00:58

The remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey drenched northern Louisiana on Thursday as it moved inland, leaving behind record flooding that paralyzed the U.S. energy hub of Houston, killed at least 35 people and drove tens of thousands from their homes.

 

Two explosions were reported at a flood-hit chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, 30 miles northeast of Houston, with one sheriff's deputy sent to the hospital after inhaling toxic chemicals.

The Arkema SA plant, which local media said was flooded and accessible only by boat, had lost power as a result of the storm, causing organic peroxides stored there to warm to dangerous levels. When the chemicals exploded, toxic gas and smoke were released.

 

A 1.5-mile radius around the plant had been evacuated and the company urged people to stay away from the area, warning further blasts were likely.........

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/31/explosions-and-smoke-reported-at-flood-hit-arkema-plant-in-texas.html

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Wetlands stopped $650 million in property damage during Hurricane Sandy. Can they help Houston?

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Coastal wetlands at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

 

Wetlands are nature’s sponges during hurricanes. Those along the coast slow down storm surges, physically impeding water from sloshing onshore. Freshwater wetlands, lining rivers further inland, soak up torrential rain like a sewer.

 

For the first time, we have a sense of how much property damage these natural habitats can prevent during severe storms like Hurricane Harvey. Coastal wetlands thwarted $650 million worth of property damage during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, according to a study published Thursday in Scientific Reports. ,,,,,,,,,,,,

 

“We need to start thinking of these habitats as potential first lines of defense,” said Siddharth Narayan, civil engineer at the University of California Santa Cruz who led the study. “It’s not the only defense, and it’s not going to solve all of problems. But it is a first line of defense.”...

 

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/wetlands-stopped-650-million-property-damage-hurricane-sandy-can-help-houston/

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That's what I've been saying about wetlands.  Places like the Texas coast, Florida and Louisiana have filled in and built on so many that they are very vulnerable during storms.  Wetlands won't stop every bad storm but they do help alleviate damage.  We need to stop destroying them.  Too bad developers and the politicians in bed with them are so shortsighted. 

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"The French publication has long courted and embraced controversy over its topical cartoons. After publishing images that some Muslims found offensive, the publication was the target of a terrorist attack at its Paris office in 2015 that left 12 people dead.

It has continued its anti-left and anti-institutional cartoons since the attack, garnering negative news coverage for its depiction of Italian earthquake victims as pasta and for a series of cartoons mocking the symbolic value of a photo of a dead Syrian refugee that went viral in 2015.

Charlie Hebdo wasn't the only publication to face criticism for its cartoonists' commentary on the hurricane.......

 

http://www.businessinsider.com/charlie-hebdo-cartoon-hurricane-harvey-victims-neo-nazis-2017-8

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Jason Howerton @jason_howerton

Was going to go off on Charlie Hebdo for that sick Texas cover.

 

But then I realized that's what they want. **** you. I'm not sharing it

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Wetlands stopped $650 million in property damage during Hurricane Sandy. Can they help Houston?

  • Coastal wetlands at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

 

Wetlands are nature’s sponges during hurricanes. Those along the coast slow down storm surges, physically impeding water from sloshing onshore. Freshwater wetlands, lining rivers further inland, soak up torrential rain like a sewer.

 

For the first time, we have a sense of how much property damage these natural habitats can prevent during severe storms like Hurricane Harvey. Coastal wetlands thwarted $650 million worth of property damage during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, according to a study published Thursday in Scientific Reports. ,,,,,,,,,,,,

 

“We need to start thinking of these habitats as potential first lines of defense,” said Siddharth Narayan, civil engineer at the University of California Santa Cruz who led the study. “It’s not the only defense, and it’s not going to solve all of problems. But it is a first line of defense.”...

 

 

 

Were there natural wetlands in the Houston area that were removed?    If that is the case then the people in the area and their elected political representatives that removed the wetlands to make a buck,  have to look hard into a minor.  

 

I assume these civil engineers are not calling for coastal areas to build man-made wetlands,  but instead to stop removing them or to restore the natural ones that were in place (which is what CA does, but that is because CA has a coastal commission that cares more about the environment and the overall welfare of the citizens instead of business interest,  unlike Texas).

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I kinda like his good ol' boy laid back persona. :)[/quote

 

It's utterly amazing how you could characterize a billionaire who lives like Louis the 14th at Versailles in Palatial Estates like Mar- del-Lago and luxurious Penthouse Suites in Trump Tower,

 

as a " good ol' boy laid-back persona",

 

is not only truly ludicrous, but actually delusional.

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Wetlands stopped $650 million in property damage during Hurricane Sandy. Can they help Houston?

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coastal-wetlands_Mass_8070749192_a3ff208

Coastal wetlands at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

 

Wetlands are nature’s sponges during hurricanes. Those along the coast slow down storm surges, physically impeding water from sloshing onshore. Freshwater wetlands, lining rivers further inland, soak up torrential rain like a sewer.

 

For the first time, we have a sense of how much property damage these natural habitats can prevent during severe storms like Hurricane Harvey. Coastal wetlands thwarted $650 million worth of property damage during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, according to a study published Thursday in Scientific Reports. ,,,,,,,,,,,,

 

“We need to start thinking of these habitats as potential first lines of defense,” said Siddharth Narayan, civil engineer at the University of California Santa Cruz who led the study. “It’s not the only defense, and it’s not going to solve all of problems. But it is a first line of defense.”...

 

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/wetlands-stopped-650-million-property-damage-hurricane-sandy-can-help-houston/

 

hooray for cordgrass! :D

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EXPLODED TX PLANT HAD OSHA SAFETY VIOLATIONS-

 

"Records show that the plant, located about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Houston, was fined nearly $110,000 in February by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration over 10 safety violations found during an inspection.

 

Investigators classified the violations as “serious,” meaning there were workplace hazards that could cause an accident or illness that would “most likely result in death or serious physical harm.”

The gravity of six of the violations were rated a 10.

But the electronic records don’t further explain the circumstances of the violations, what investigators uncovered and any improvements Arkema pledged to make. ...

 

Arkema warned investors in its most recent annual securities filings published last year that its facilities were at risk from “accidents, fires, explosions and pollution” due to the nature of the hazardous and flammable materials it uses. It said accidents may leads to compensation claims, lawsuits and expensive delays in production....

 

https://apnews.com/849da75f798b485fba261fbd28c8a677/Chemical-plant-explosion-thrusts-Arkema-into-spotlight?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

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EXPLODED TX PLANT HAD OSHA SAFETY VIOLATIONS-

 

"Records show that the plant, located about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Houston, was fined nearly $110,000 in February by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration over 10 safety violations found during an inspection.

 

Investigators classified the violations as “serious,” meaning there were workplace hazards that could cause an accident or illness that would “most likely result in death or serious physical harm.”

The gravity of six of the violations were rated a 10.

But the electronic records don’t further explain the circumstances of the violations, what investigators uncovered and any improvements Arkema pledged to make. ...

 

Arkema warned investors in its most recent annual securities filings published last year that its facilities were at risk from “accidents, fires, explosions and pollution” due to the nature of the hazardous and flammable materials it uses. It said accidents may leads to compensation claims, lawsuits and expensive delays in production....

 

https://apnews.com/849da75f798b485fba261fbd28c8a677/Chemical-plant-explosion-thrusts-Arkema-into-spotlight?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

so you're saying that Harvey the rainmaker shoulda been foreseen somehow? come on, man.

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so you're saying that Harvey the rainmaker shoulda been foreseen somehow? come on, man.

 

What intelligent people are saying is that a majority of Texans always vote against regulation and spending funds to ensure businesses comply with regulations.   The state is so pro-business and anti-Tax that it cuts corners all over the place.    This is like someone that is so cheap and misguided they don't purchase insurance for their car,  but when they have an accident and their car needs $5,000 for repairs asks mommy to pay for them.

 

Note that CA passes regulations,  e.g. building codes,  to ensure homes and building can survive an earthquake.   CA doesn't allow wetlands to be removed so some developer can get rich.  None of these measures can prevent a major catastrophe but they can lessen the lost of life and property when the 'big one' hits.

 

Granted CA has too many regulations but overall it is better to plan ahead and pay for safety measures 'as you go'.   It is also cheaper in the long run (well unless one gets mommy (the Feds in this case),  to bail them out)!

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Although the situation is very serious in the greater Metropolitan Houston area, there seems to be some reluctance on the part of trump to accept aid from neighboring Mexico.

 

Today Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with the foreign minister of Mexico, who offered a plethora of aid options from the Mexican people.

 

Despite this generous offer of assistance from Mexico, it seems the people of Texas will just have to wait and see if trump feels like accepting the assistance in their behalf.

 

If he doesn't, this reminds me very much of what Sam Brownback did to a number of needy adults in Kansas concerning their Healthcare.

 

With Obamacare, President Obama offered federal financial aid to extend State Medicaid to those in need. Currently the Kansas State Medicaid system only will serve needy children, the disabled and needy persons 65 and over.

 

So with so many Kansans falling through the cracks, who weren't entitled to Obamacare, Brownback had no problem in refusing this State Medicaid extension because he didn't like Obamacare or President Obama.

 

(Ironically Brownback's predecessor, Kathleen Sebelius, the former governor of Kansas, was the Secretary of Health and Human Services who was responsible initially for directing Obamacare.)

 

So you've got to picture this - - here's a rich man who can easily pay for his own health care but who has his health care paid for by the state of Kansas and he doesn't want to accept federal aid to extend health care to adults who are needy and are not disabled or elderly. ( Does this remind you of anybody in Congress?)

 

I think it's truly amazing how some Republican office holders can have a high standard of living personally and from government benefits, yet they want to prevent those who are truly in need from getting the basic necessities of life.

 

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Tillerson thanks Mexico for offering to help with hurricane recovery without accepting it http://hill.cm/TK10k6i

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Meanwhile the situation in Houston gets worse with every day.

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