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Reported by Amber Athey | Media Reporter | 5:05 PM 08/31/2017
An MSNBC guest asserted Thursday that natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Katrina are actually “man-made disasters.”
Rick Stengel, former under secretary of state for public diplomacy, blamed politicians and city planners for the extent of the damage caused by Harvey and Katrina.
“Part of the problem with Harvey, like Katrina, is these are man-made disasters in part because the thousands of buildings that have been built in Houston on flood plains–on 100 year flood plains–over the past ten years, these are public officials and unregulated expansion that has made this area vulnerable,” Stengel claimed.
Stengel then seemed to criticize the plan of officials to rebuild the city of Houston “bigger and better” after the flooding subsides.
“To me, it’s not about building bigger and better, it’s about building to a 500 and 1000 year plan like Amsterdam and other cities are built,” he said.
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Published by ClashDaily.com | on August 30, 2017
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Hurricane Harvey has caused so much damage but the most devastating are the deaths that have occurred. This one is truly heartbreaking. The death toll currently stands at 30.
The desperation of a mother to protect her child had a high cost. The unidentified woman and her daughter were caught in a car in the rising flood water. The car stalled and she managed to get herself and her daughter out of the car. They were swept away by the current into a drainage canal.
Rescuers spotted the mother floating with the child clinging to her and pulled them into the boat. That was when they learned the devastating truth.
A police statement said the Beaumont woman pulled her vehicle into a theater parking lot about 3:35 p.m. Tuesday, when it got stalled in high water. The woman then took her daughter out of the car — before they were swept about a half-mile away into a rain-swollen drainage canal.
Two Beaumont police officers and two fire-rescue divers in a rubber boat spotted the mother floating with the child, who was holding onto her mother. Officers pulled the child and the mother into the boat.
The child was responsive but suffering from hypothermia. The mother was unresponsive and efforts to revive her failed. The child was hospitalized in stable condition.
Source: Fox News
We extend our thoughts and prayers to that child and her extended family.
There has been so much loss and devastation. As Americans, we step up and help each other. It’s what we do, and it’s part of what makes the United States the greatest country on Earth.
You can donate to assist those that have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey through Samaritan’s Purse here.
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28 Aug 2017
After three days of Hurricane Harvey, the message emerging from Houston and the Texas coast is not one of chaos and destruction, but of collective strength, as Americans help each other survive through the worst of circumstances.
For once, cable news is not dominated by talking heads shouting at each other, but by images of volunteers, black and white, arriving in flat-bottomed boats to rescue neighbors from flooded buildings. Journalists are helping to direct emergency crews to save stranded drivers rather than encouraging enraged mobs to riot against the police.
And President Donald Trump, attacked for weeks for allegedly dividing the nation, is drawing attention to its unity.
At a joint press conference Monday with the president of Finland, President Trump said:
Tragic times such as these bring out the best in America’s character. Strength, charity and resilience are those characters. We see neighbor helping neighbor, friend helping friend, and stranger helping stranger. And you see that all over. If you watch on television, you just see such incredible work and love, and teamwork.
We are one American family. We hurt together, we struggle together, and, believe me, we endure together. We are one family.
Finland’s leader, too, remarked: “It has been touching to watch the TV and see how people help each other. That is what we basically are built of — helping each other.”
Remarkably, President Trump is winning praise for the federal government’s management of the crisis thus far. He is planning to visit the region on Tuesday, avoiding the mistakes made by his two predecessors. George W. Bush infamously flew over the devastation of Hurricane Katrina; Barack Obama, knowing he would never be held to the same standard, golfed on Martha’s Vineyard during massive Louisiana floods until Trump shamed him into visiting.
But the story of Hurricane Harvey is bigger than the president alone. It is also a story about the importance of state and local governments, which were so woefully negligent in Katrina, but which faced Harvey fully prepared. (In the former case, Democrats were in charge; in the latter, many — though not all — of the key officials are Republicans.)
Most of all, the story of Hurricane Harvey is about what Americans can do without government: the neighbors who are giving each other shelter from the storms; the “Cajun Navy” from Louisiana, a volunteer armada of small boats, en route to help with search and rescue efforts; the non-profit organizations organizing grass-roots relief efforts.
All of that is happening, notably, in the South — a region the left had targeted for a miniature Cultural Revolution in recent weeks, as mobs swarmed historic Confederate memorials (or anything old enough to be held in suspicion). The South was deemed by its cultural betters to be just as backward and racist as ever, a living rebuke to the nation.
Instead, the people of Texas are showing the world that beneath the mindless political rhetoric, we remain united and strong.
The political winner thus far is President Trump. The real winner is us, the United States of America.
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He was named one of the “most influential” people in news media in 2016. He is the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.
Published by ClashDaily.com | on August 29, 2017
This should hurt their standing in the eyes of the Left, but it probably won’t. Antifa poses as a grassroots movement (it’s not). It pretends to concern itself with ‘justice’. (‘Negative’ on that score, too.) What DO they concern themselves with? Mostly, they fill bottles with piss and throw them at cops. Or they find people who are planning to come together and pray — so they can beat them up. Sometimes they set fires. (The European branch has even been shown setting Policemen on fire.) Or deface monuments.
Others will swarm and attack Journalists. This is ‘important’ to do for their cause. Because a free press is the enemy.
In an anonymous statement posted online titled “No face, no case: in defence of smashing corporate media cameras” the group said it wanted to “offer an explanation” for why a Global News camera was smashed and reporter Mike Armstrong was assaulted and pushed down a staircase.
They are REALLY, REALLY good at whipping up racial enmity, and infiltrating a leftist protest so they can turn it violent.
The one group — who nobody in America particularly likes — was proceeding in line. They were climbing down the stairs and turning to their right. Suddenly a gap opened, and the line stopped. Do you see why?
‘Flamethrower man’ walked up to that line threatening the group with fire. The flagpole came down AFTER the physical threat of fire was present.
So even at the group’s ‘most righteous’ moment, coming into conflict with actual white supremacists, Antifa was the belligerent party.
Fast forward to Hurricane Harvey and the flooding in Texas.
If BLM and Antifa are supposedly the voice of Justice, helping the little people that ‘white devils’ are ‘refusing to help’ (because everyone and their dog are called Nazis these days) you would think that they would be front and center helping the needy.
But they’re nowhere to be seen. They aren’t REALLY concerned with social justice. At all. Because nobody is paying them to show up. Most of them are probably hired mercenaries. Protesting and thuggery are like Summer jobs. There is no money to be made in helping the needy. No protester budget for that.
What’s the point of helping the needy? After all, there is no way to leverage it into hate — because moments like this are when labels and races drop off.
Just like they do on a smaller scale when we stop seeing people as ‘the enemy’ and start seeing them as our neighbors. (Like this wonderful example in Florida. Watch: Eighty Strangers’ Amazing Act Of Heroism Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity)
These ‘protest’ groups are fed, organized, and whipped up by so-called charities. Including foreign funding. They have even been filmed chanting THIS lovely slogan:
“No USA at all.”
Is it any wonder they are not a presence in the rescue efforts? Some people just want to watch the world burn.
The harmony and cooperation that emergencies bring out between rich, poor, black, white and otherwise doesn’t fit neatly in their little boxes. They’re too busy calling everyone ‘Nazis’, and attacking such notable and dangerous ‘white supremacists’ as a Japanese man on his way to a Prayer meeting in Berkeley. And swarming photojournalists. Contrast that against the veritable army of volunteers in their own little boats going from house to house and pulling strangers — with zero regard to race or politics — to safety. For free.
Posted by GirlsJustWannaHaveGuns.com | on August 29, 2017
At moments of disaster and destruction you would think people would be a little more civilized and compassionate to the struggle of humans in need. That is not the case for one university professor in Florida.
Over the weekend Kenneth L. Storey — whom is a sociology professor at the University of Tampa — said Texas deserved Hurricane Harvey because they threw their full support behind Donald Trump during the 2o16 general election.
According to Campus Reform, ol’ Ken posted the disgusting comments on twitter and said the whole thing was “instant Karma” over Texas’ constant record of voting Republican.
“I don’t believe in instant Karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas. Hopefully this will help them realize the GOP doesn’t care about them,” Storey tweeted.
He received immediate push-back from his followers on twitter, however the professor stood by his statement.
“Well, the good people there need to do more to stop the evil their state pushes. I’m only blaming those who support the GOP there,” he wrote.
Eventually Ken caved in, deleting his previous hateful tweets, and issued an apology saying;
I deeply regret a statement I posted yesterday. I never meant to wish ill will upon any group. I hope all affected by Harvey recover quickly
— Ken Storey (@klstorey) August 28, 2017
Do you think he did this to save his skin from getting fired?
Interesting how a Florida professor would say such a thing, when the state itself voted Trump and are inline to get hit by hurricanes. Hopefully his ill-wishing doesn’t hurt the rest of Florida, because you know… karma and all.