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Jan 23, 2021 18:47:55   #
lpnmajor Loc: Arkansas
 
I was watching a documentary about the aftermath of natural disasters and the responses to same. I saw ordinary citizens rising to the challenge, rescuing folks, feeding and sheltering displaced people, helping neighbors salvage belongings and cleaning up, and all the 100's of other activities necessary after a tragedy. None of those ordinary people worked for govt agencies or NGO's, they were simply fellow citizens able to help. Many of those helping after a disaster were themselves victims, people who'd lost everything, yet they still pitched on to help others.

That's the American way, yes? That indomitable spirit, the "can do" attitude, the "pick up your britches and get to work" psychology. We've seen it over and over in the last decades, during floods, storms, earthquakes and wild fires. We've seen people from other States rushing in with what ever equipment they had, air boats, boats, trucks, heavy earth movers, whatever was needed. Food, clothing, water, medical supplies, even personal toiletries, whatever was needed, came in to the affected areas by the truckload, independent of any govt efforts.

Watching all these people doing what needed to be done, I could not identify which were republicans, were democrats, were liberals, or which were conservatives. I couldn't see what their religious affiliations were. I couldn't detect anyone's sexual preferences either. I saw no clues to anyone's ideological, religious, sexual or partisan bent. I saw no one asking for such information before rescuing them from rising flood waters or advancing fires, before feeding hungry people after a tornado or hurricane, I didn't see anyone asking for such information.

The point is, when our fellow citizens are in dire straights, we abandoned our daily warfare over such crap and get to work helping where we're needed. When a disaster strikes, we drop our partisan, ideological and religious uniforms, leaving us in our American uniforms. Then, when things settle down, we redress in those discarded uniforms and the warfare continues.

I posit that our people are in dire straights, the we are in the midst of a natural disaster even as we speak, that resources are scarce...............................that it's past time to drop those worn out uniforms and stick to our American uniforms......................and get to work. Our neighbors need us.

Jan 23, 2021 18:54:31   #
moldyoldy
 
lpnmajor wrote:
I was watching a documentary about the aftermath of natural disasters and the responses to same. I saw ordinary citizens rising to the challenge, rescuing folks, feeding and sheltering displaced people, helping neighbors salvage belongings and cleaning up, and all the 100's of other activities necessary after a tragedy. None of those ordinary people worked for govt agencies or NGO's, they were simply fellow citizens able to help. Many of those helping after a disaster were themselves victims, people who'd lost everything, yet they still pitched on to help others.

That's the American way, yes? That indomitable spirit, the "can do" attitude, the "pick up your britches and get to work" psychology. We've seen it over and over in the last decades, during floods, storms, earthquakes and wild fires. We've seen people from other States rushing in with what ever equipment they had, air boats, boats, trucks, heavy earth movers, whatever was needed. Food, clothing, water, medical supplies, even personal toiletries, whatever was needed, came in to the affected areas by the truckload, independent of any govt efforts.

Watching all these people doing what needed to be done, I could not identify which were republicans, were democrats, were liberals, or which were conservatives. I couldn't see what their religious affiliations were. I couldn't detect anyone's sexual preferences either. I saw no clues to anyone's ideological, religious, sexual or partisan bent. I saw no one asking for such information before rescuing them from rising flood waters or advancing fires, before feeding hungry people after a tornado or hurricane, I didn't see anyone asking for such information.

The point is, when our fellow citizens are in dire straights, we abandoned our daily warfare over such crap and get to work helping where we're needed. When a disaster strikes, we drop our partisan, ideological and religious uniforms, leaving us in our American uniforms. Then, when things settle down, we redress in those discarded uniforms and the warfare continues.

I posit that our people are in dire straights, the we are in the midst of a natural disaster even as we speak, that resources are scarce...............................that it's past time to drop those worn out uniforms and stick to our American uniforms......................and get to work. Our neighbors need us.
I was watching a documentary about the aftermath o... (show quote)



Jan 23, 2021 18:57:22   #
roy
 
lpnmajor wrote:
I was watching a documentary about the aftermath of natural disasters and the responses to same. I saw ordinary citizens rising to the challenge, rescuing folks, feeding and sheltering displaced people, helping neighbors salvage belongings and cleaning up, and all the 100's of other activities necessary after a tragedy. None of those ordinary people worked for govt agencies or NGO's, they were simply fellow citizens able to help. Many of those helping after a disaster were themselves victims, people who'd lost everything, yet they still pitched on to help others.

That's the American way, yes? That indomitable spirit, the "can do" attitude, the "pick up your britches and get to work" psychology. We've seen it over and over in the last decades, during floods, storms, earthquakes and wild fires. We've seen people from other States rushing in with what ever equipment they had, air boats, boats, trucks, heavy earth movers, whatever was needed. Food, clothing, water, medical supplies, even personal toiletries, whatever was needed, came in to the affected areas by the truckload, independent of any govt efforts.

Watching all these people doing what needed to be done, I could not identify which were republicans, were democrats, were liberals, or which were conservatives. I couldn't see what their religious affiliations were. I couldn't detect anyone's sexual preferences either. I saw no clues to anyone's ideological, religious, sexual or partisan bent. I saw no one asking for such information before rescuing them from rising flood waters or advancing fires, before feeding hungry people after a tornado or hurricane, I didn't see anyone asking for such information.

The point is, when our fellow citizens are in dire straights, we abandoned our daily warfare over such crap and get to work helping where we're needed. When a disaster strikes, we drop our partisan, ideological and religious uniforms, leaving us in our American uniforms. Then, when things settle down, we redress in those discarded uniforms and the warfare continues.

I posit that our people are in dire straights, the we are in the midst of a natural disaster even as we speak, that resources are scarce...............................that it's past time to drop those worn out uniforms and stick to our American uniforms......................and get to work. Our neighbors need us.
I was watching a documentary about the aftermath o... (show quote)


Amen

 
 
Jan 23, 2021 18:57:26   #
LogicallyRight Loc: Chicago
 
yes, we conservatives can take back congress in 2022 and the presidency in 2024. then the real cleanup begins with cleaning up all of the disasters of biden/harris

Jan 23, 2021 19:08:14   #
slatten49 Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
lpnmajor wrote:
I was watching a documentary about the aftermath of natural disasters and the responses to same. I saw ordinary citizens rising to the challenge, rescuing folks, feeding and sheltering displaced people, helping neighbors salvage belongings and cleaning up, and all the 100's of other activities necessary after a tragedy. None of those ordinary people worked for govt agencies or NGO's, they were simply fellow citizens able to help. Many of those helping after a disaster were themselves victims, people who'd lost everything, yet they still pitched on to help others.

That's the American way, yes? That indomitable spirit, the "can do" attitude, the "pick up your britches and get to work" psychology. We've seen it over and over in the last decades, during floods, storms, earthquakes and wild fires. We've seen people from other States rushing in with what ever equipment they had, air boats, boats, trucks, heavy earth movers, whatever was needed. Food, clothing, water, medical supplies, even personal toiletries, whatever was needed, came in to the affected areas by the truckload, independent of any govt efforts.

Watching all these people doing what needed to be done, I could not identify which were republicans, were democrats, were liberals, or which were conservatives. I couldn't see what their religious affiliations were. I couldn't detect anyone's sexual preferences either. I saw no clues to anyone's ideological, religious, sexual or partisan bent. I saw no one asking for such information before rescuing them from rising flood waters or advancing fires, before feeding hungry people after a tornado or hurricane, I didn't see anyone asking for such information.

The point is, when our fellow citizens are in dire straights, we abandoned our daily warfare over such crap and get to work helping where we're needed. When a disaster strikes, we drop our partisan, ideological and religious uniforms, leaving us in our American uniforms. Then, when things settle down, we redress in those discarded uniforms and the warfare continues.

I posit that our people are in dire straights, the we are in the midst of a natural disaster even as we speak, that resources are scarce...............................that it's past time to drop those worn out uniforms and stick to our American uniforms......................and get to work. Our neighbors need us.
I was watching a documentary about the aftermath o... (show quote)

Kudos, Doc, for such an outstanding posting.

Jan 23, 2021 19:08:22   #
Canuckus Deploracus Loc: North of the wall
 
lpnmajor wrote:
I was watching a documentary about the aftermath of natural disasters and the responses to same. I saw ordinary citizens rising to the challenge, rescuing folks, feeding and sheltering displaced people, helping neighbors salvage belongings and cleaning up, and all the 100's of other activities necessary after a tragedy. None of those ordinary people worked for govt agencies or NGO's, they were simply fellow citizens able to help. Many of those helping after a disaster were themselves victims, people who'd lost everything, yet they still pitched on to help others.

That's the American way, yes? That indomitable spirit, the "can do" attitude, the "pick up your britches and get to work" psychology. We've seen it over and over in the last decades, during floods, storms, earthquakes and wild fires. We've seen people from other States rushing in with what ever equipment they had, air boats, boats, trucks, heavy earth movers, whatever was needed. Food, clothing, water, medical supplies, even personal toiletries, whatever was needed, came in to the affected areas by the truckload, independent of any govt efforts.

Watching all these people doing what needed to be done, I could not identify which were republicans, were democrats, were liberals, or which were conservatives. I couldn't see what their religious affiliations were. I couldn't detect anyone's sexual preferences either. I saw no clues to anyone's ideological, religious, sexual or partisan bent. I saw no one asking for such information before rescuing them from rising flood waters or advancing fires, before feeding hungry people after a tornado or hurricane, I didn't see anyone asking for such information.

The point is, when our fellow citizens are in dire straights, we abandoned our daily warfare over such crap and get to work helping where we're needed. When a disaster strikes, we drop our partisan, ideological and religious uniforms, leaving us in our American uniforms. Then, when things settle down, we redress in those discarded uniforms and the warfare continues.

I posit that our people are in dire straights, the we are in the midst of a natural disaster even as we speak, that resources are scarce...............................that it's past time to drop those worn out uniforms and stick to our American uniforms......................and get to work. Our neighbors need us.
I was watching a documentary about the aftermath o... (show quote)


Well said...

Jan 23, 2021 19:22:37   #
GoCubs Loc: Earth
 
lpnmajor wrote:
I was watching a documentary about the aftermath of natural disasters and the responses to same. I saw ordinary citizens rising to the challenge, rescuing folks, feeding and sheltering displaced people, helping neighbors salvage belongings and cleaning up, and all the 100's of other activities necessary after a tragedy. None of those ordinary people worked for govt agencies or NGO's, they were simply fellow citizens able to help. Many of those helping after a disaster were themselves victims, people who'd lost everything, yet they still pitched on to help others.

That's the American way, yes? That indomitable spirit, the "can do" attitude, the "pick up your britches and get to work" psychology. We've seen it over and over in the last decades, during floods, storms, earthquakes and wild fires. We've seen people from other States rushing in with what ever equipment they had, air boats, boats, trucks, heavy earth movers, whatever was needed. Food, clothing, water, medical supplies, even personal toiletries, whatever was needed, came in to the affected areas by the truckload, independent of any govt efforts.

Watching all these people doing what needed to be done, I could not identify which were republicans, were democrats, were liberals, or which were conservatives. I couldn't see what their religious affiliations were. I couldn't detect anyone's sexual preferences either. I saw no clues to anyone's ideological, religious, sexual or partisan bent. I saw no one asking for such information before rescuing them from rising flood waters or advancing fires, before feeding hungry people after a tornado or hurricane, I didn't see anyone asking for such information.

The point is, when our fellow citizens are in dire straights, we abandoned our daily warfare over such crap and get to work helping where we're needed. When a disaster strikes, we drop our partisan, ideological and religious uniforms, leaving us in our American uniforms. Then, when things settle down, we redress in those discarded uniforms and the warfare continues.

I posit that our people are in dire straights, the we are in the midst of a natural disaster even as we speak, that resources are scarce...............................that it's past time to drop those worn out uniforms and stick to our American uniforms......................and get to work. Our neighbors need us.
I was watching a documentary about the aftermath o... (show quote)


Excellent!

 
 
Jan 23, 2021 19:27:26   #
woodguru
 
lpnmajor wrote:

The point is, when our fellow citizens are in dire straights, we abandoned our daily warfare over such crap and get to work helping where we're needed. When a disaster strikes, we drop our partisan, ideological and religious uniforms, leaving us in our American uniforms. Then, when things settle down, we redress in those discarded uniforms and the warfare continues.

Put on masks because it will save tens of thousands of your fellow americans, if you know you have been exposed to someone who has it stay at home for a few days, ditto for if you have a cold or flu because you really don't know what you have.

Jan 23, 2021 19:51:05   #
Roamin' Catholic Loc: the Frozen Tundra
 
slatten49 wrote:
Kudos, Doc, for such an outstanding posting.


Agreed! 👍 Outstanding! 👍

Jan 23, 2021 20:27:10   #
Milosia2 Loc: Cleveland Ohio
 
lpnmajor wrote:
I was watching a documentary about the aftermath of natural disasters and the responses to same. I saw ordinary citizens rising to the challenge, rescuing folks, feeding and sheltering displaced people, helping neighbors salvage belongings and cleaning up, and all the 100's of other activities necessary after a tragedy. None of those ordinary people worked for govt agencies or NGO's, they were simply fellow citizens able to help. Many of those helping after a disaster were themselves victims, people who'd lost everything, yet they still pitched on to help others.

That's the American way, yes? That indomitable spirit, the "can do" attitude, the "pick up your britches and get to work" psychology. We've seen it over and over in the last decades, during floods, storms, earthquakes and wild fires. We've seen people from other States rushing in with what ever equipment they had, air boats, boats, trucks, heavy earth movers, whatever was needed. Food, clothing, water, medical supplies, even personal toiletries, whatever was needed, came in to the affected areas by the truckload, independent of any govt efforts.

Watching all these people doing what needed to be done, I could not identify which were republicans, were democrats, were liberals, or which were conservatives. I couldn't see what their religious affiliations were. I couldn't detect anyone's sexual preferences either. I saw no clues to anyone's ideological, religious, sexual or partisan bent. I saw no one asking for such information before rescuing them from rising flood waters or advancing fires, before feeding hungry people after a tornado or hurricane, I didn't see anyone asking for such information.

The point is, when our fellow citizens are in dire straights, we abandoned our daily warfare over such crap and get to work helping where we're needed. When a disaster strikes, we drop our partisan, ideological and religious uniforms, leaving us in our American uniforms. Then, when things settle down, we redress in those discarded uniforms and the warfare continues.

I posit that our people are in dire straights, the we are in the midst of a natural disaster even as we speak, that resources are scarce...............................that it's past time to drop those worn out uniforms and stick to our American uniforms......................and get to work. Our neighbors need us.
I was watching a documentary about the aftermath o... (show quote)


And now, we are forced to ask each one before we help them,
“ Did Biden Win The Election ?”

Jan 23, 2021 20:51:18   #
archie bunker Loc: Texas
 
lpnmajor wrote:
I was watching a documentary about the aftermath of natural disasters and the responses to same. I saw ordinary citizens rising to the challenge, rescuing folks, feeding and sheltering displaced people, helping neighbors salvage belongings and cleaning up, and all the 100's of other activities necessary after a tragedy. None of those ordinary people worked for govt agencies or NGO's, they were simply fellow citizens able to help. Many of those helping after a disaster were themselves victims, people who'd lost everything, yet they still pitched on to help others.

That's the American way, yes? That indomitable spirit, the "can do" attitude, the "pick up your britches and get to work" psychology. We've seen it over and over in the last decades, during floods, storms, earthquakes and wild fires. We've seen people from other States rushing in with what ever equipment they had, air boats, boats, trucks, heavy earth movers, whatever was needed. Food, clothing, water, medical supplies, even personal toiletries, whatever was needed, came in to the affected areas by the truckload, independent of any govt efforts.

Watching all these people doing what needed to be done, I could not identify which were republicans, were democrats, were liberals, or which were conservatives. I couldn't see what their religious affiliations were. I couldn't detect anyone's sexual preferences either. I saw no clues to anyone's ideological, religious, sexual or partisan bent. I saw no one asking for such information before rescuing them from rising flood waters or advancing fires, before feeding hungry people after a tornado or hurricane, I didn't see anyone asking for such information.

The point is, when our fellow citizens are in dire straights, we abandoned our daily warfare over such crap and get to work helping where we're needed. When a disaster strikes, we drop our partisan, ideological and religious uniforms, leaving us in our American uniforms. Then, when things settle down, we redress in those discarded uniforms and the warfare continues.

I posit that our people are in dire straights, the we are in the midst of a natural disaster even as we speak, that resources are scarce...............................that it's past time to drop those worn out uniforms and stick to our American uniforms......................and get to work. Our neighbors need us.
I was watching a documentary about the aftermath o... (show quote)


Outstanding post, and I agree 100%.

But, since politics has become a bloodsport, and we have all of this technology that we look at when we should be painting the porch, or teaching little ones about "pull my finger". It ain't gonna happen.

We are all guilty, but it ain't gonna happen.

 
 
Jan 23, 2021 20:52:36   #
archie bunker Loc: Texas
 
Milosia2 wrote:
And now, we are forced to ask each one before we help them,
“ Did Biden Win The Election ?”


See? People like you have your jersey tattooed on.

Jan 24, 2021 02:11:17   #
eden
 
lpnmajor wrote:
I was watching a documentary about the aftermath of natural disasters and the responses to same. I saw ordinary citizens rising to the challenge, rescuing folks, feeding and sheltering displaced people, helping neighbors salvage belongings and cleaning up, and all the 100's of other activities necessary after a tragedy. None of those ordinary people worked for govt agencies or NGO's, they were simply fellow citizens able to help. Many of those helping after a disaster were themselves victims, people who'd lost everything, yet they still pitched on to help others.

That's the American way, yes? That indomitable spirit, the "can do" attitude, the "pick up your britches and get to work" psychology. We've seen it over and over in the last decades, during floods, storms, earthquakes and wild fires. We've seen people from other States rushing in with what ever equipment they had, air boats, boats, trucks, heavy earth movers, whatever was needed. Food, clothing, water, medical supplies, even personal toiletries, whatever was needed, came in to the affected areas by the truckload, independent of any govt efforts.

Watching all these people doing what needed to be done, I could not identify which were republicans, were democrats, were liberals, or which were conservatives. I couldn't see what their religious affiliations were. I couldn't detect anyone's sexual preferences either. I saw no clues to anyone's ideological, religious, sexual or partisan bent. I saw no one asking for such information before rescuing them from rising flood waters or advancing fires, before feeding hungry people after a tornado or hurricane, I didn't see anyone asking for such information.

The point is, when our fellow citizens are in dire straights, we abandoned our daily warfare over such crap and get to work helping where we're needed. When a disaster strikes, we drop our partisan, ideological and religious uniforms, leaving us in our American uniforms. Then, when things settle down, we redress in those discarded uniforms and the warfare continues.

I posit that our people are in dire straights, the we are in the midst of a natural disaster even as we speak, that resources are scarce...............................that it's past time to drop those worn out uniforms and stick to our American uniforms......................and get to work. Our neighbors need us.
I was watching a documentary about the aftermath o... (show quote)



Jan 24, 2021 05:39:47   #
billy a Loc: South Florida
 
lpnmajor wrote:
I was watching a documentary about the aftermath of natural disasters and the responses to same. I saw ordinary citizens rising to the challenge, rescuing folks, feeding and sheltering displaced people, helping neighbors salvage belongings and cleaning up, and all the 100's of other activities necessary after a tragedy. None of those ordinary people worked for govt agencies or NGO's, they were simply fellow citizens able to help. Many of those helping after a disaster were themselves victims, people who'd lost everything, yet they still pitched on to help others.

That's the American way, yes? That indomitable spirit, the "can do" attitude, the "pick up your britches and get to work" psychology. We've seen it over and over in the last decades, during floods, storms, earthquakes and wild fires. We've seen people from other States rushing in with what ever equipment they had, air boats, boats, trucks, heavy earth movers, whatever was needed. Food, clothing, water, medical supplies, even personal toiletries, whatever was needed, came in to the affected areas by the truckload, independent of any govt efforts.

Watching all these people doing what needed to be done, I could not identify which were republicans, were democrats, were liberals, or which were conservatives. I couldn't see what their religious affiliations were. I couldn't detect anyone's sexual preferences either. I saw no clues to anyone's ideological, religious, sexual or partisan bent. I saw no one asking for such information before rescuing them from rising flood waters or advancing fires, before feeding hungry people after a tornado or hurricane, I didn't see anyone asking for such information.

The point is, when our fellow citizens are in dire straights, we abandoned our daily warfare over such crap and get to work helping where we're needed. When a disaster strikes, we drop our partisan, ideological and religious uniforms, leaving us in our American uniforms. Then, when things settle down, we redress in those discarded uniforms and the warfare continues.

I posit that our people are in dire straights, the we are in the midst of a natural disaster even as we speak, that resources are scarce...............................that it's past time to drop those worn out uniforms and stick to our American uniforms......................and get to work. Our neighbors need us.
I was watching a documentary about the aftermath o... (show quote)


Sorry to sound preachy, but praying for the ability to overlook the usual "opponents" has worked for a few people.

Jan 24, 2021 09:27:44   #
F.D.R.
 
lpnmajor wrote:
I was watching a documentary about the aftermath of natural disasters and the responses to same. I saw ordinary citizens rising to the challenge, rescuing folks, feeding and sheltering displaced people, helping neighbors salvage belongings and cleaning up, and all the 100's of other activities necessary after a tragedy. None of those ordinary people worked for govt agencies or NGO's, they were simply fellow citizens able to help. Many of those helping after a disaster were themselves victims, people who'd lost everything, yet they still pitched on to help others.

That's the American way, yes? That indomitable spirit, the "can do" attitude, the "pick up your britches and get to work" psychology. We've seen it over and over in the last decades, during floods, storms, earthquakes and wild fires. We've seen people from other States rushing in with what ever equipment they had, air boats, boats, trucks, heavy earth movers, whatever was needed. Food, clothing, water, medical supplies, even personal toiletries, whatever was needed, came in to the affected areas by the truckload, independent of any govt efforts.

Watching all these people doing what needed to be done, I could not identify which were republicans, were democrats, were liberals, or which were conservatives. I couldn't see what their religious affiliations were. I couldn't detect anyone's sexual preferences either. I saw no clues to anyone's ideological, religious, sexual or partisan bent. I saw no one asking for such information before rescuing them from rising flood waters or advancing fires, before feeding hungry people after a tornado or hurricane, I didn't see anyone asking for such information.

The point is, when our fellow citizens are in dire straights, we abandoned our daily warfare over such crap and get to work helping where we're needed. When a disaster strikes, we drop our partisan, ideological and religious uniforms, leaving us in our American uniforms. Then, when things settle down, we redress in those discarded uniforms and the warfare continues.

I posit that our people are in dire straights, the we are in the midst of a natural disaster even as we speak, that resources are scarce...............................that it's past time to drop those worn out uniforms and stick to our American uniforms......................and get to work. Our neighbors need us.
I was watching a documentary about the aftermath o... (show quote)


I remember when it was like that in the 50's when I was a kid.

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