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  1. davekc
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    Amazing how different everyone has acted so far and responded verses Katrina. Anyone else notice that?
    Even some of the MSM are having trouble trashing Trump so far on this (still to come) instead going for his wife's fashion.
     
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    Is like night and day. Especially in the difference between in the reactions of evacuees at the Super Dome and the Convention Center.

    CNN got their ass handed to them by one woman at the center when they shoved a microphone in her face for a reaction, and she said (paraphrasing) "we just waded through 4 feet of water, my kids are wet, I'm shivering, WTF is wrong with you?"

    Never fear, CNN is all over it. Trump didn't show any empathy. He didn't talk to the people. He didn't get his balls wet wading out into the flood waters to hold someone and cry with them. :rolleyes:
     
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    I think I saw this truck on the news. A news reporter flagged down a truck towing a boat and told them about the Tractor in the water below. Saved the driver.
     
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    San Jacinto river reportedly now receding.
     
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    MSM is trying ... I've seen a couple of articles referring to Trump "vowing to take care of" Harvey victims. Of course inferring $$$$$$

    Give it a rest ...

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    Haha. Too funny. I did see on Yahoo that they said Trump was promoting his own merchandise line of USA hats. OMG, soon the hats will be drowning people. smh.:D
     
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    It has stopped raining and the water is down some. It's still over the curb but only about half way to the sidewalk on the easement now instead of half way up the driveway. We'll take what we can get.
     
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    People are wanting that FLOTUS hat, but sadly it's not yet available from the Trump catalog.
     
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    Are you in any danger in being hammered by one of the resoviors?
     
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    Those are about 35 crow miles away, the Addicks Reservoir I think they've been talking about a lot and Barker Reservoir. There are none nearby.
     
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    The rain stopped last night and the street has drained again. I'm sure it won't take much to fill it back up but at least it has to start from scratch. And there are snippets of blue sky to be seen which is additional improvement.
     
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    It is still sunny. We went exploring. The creek that is usually maybe 15 or so yards wide is probably about 300 yards wide now and the road is impassable. The second roadway out is also impassable about 1/2 mile from home. The third option is impassable about a mile away but the chinese restaurant is within the clear zone. The last option is clear for a mile or so to the Walmart / Whataburger parking lot. If it doesn't rain before morning I may go for a WB breakfast.
     
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    19 trillion gallons on SW Texas and greater Houston.

    That's enough water to cover the entire state of Arizona with one foot of water.

    Chesapeake Bay has 18 trillion gallons of water.

    In Harris County alone, of which Houston sits in the middle of, 1 trillion gallons of water fell in the four days from Saturday through Tuesday. That’s as much water as flows over Niagara Falls in 15 days.
     
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    There are a small handful of tasteless, infuriating political cartoons regarding Harvey, but this isn't one of them.

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    I drove Colleen to work as her car was in the shop. We saw a LOT of water in various places but it was clear to her work and back. It's going to take an awful lot to completely recover from all this.
     
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    1 step back, 2 steps forward!
     
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    What's yer Point?

    Fires are on the nightly news regularly.
     
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    Western state wildfires that burn wide swaths of sparsely populated land are a regular, almost routine occurrence. The amount of water contained in Chesapeake Bay being dumped on a densely populated area within a few days is the exact opposite of regular and routine. One is 24/7 newsworthy, the other is not. One is on-topic in this thread, the other is, well to quote a wise yet difficult to offend old fart, "what's yer point?"
     
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