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    Iowans have done their state proud

    And from a comment on the New York Daily News web site:
    Has the media noticed how Iowans, regardless of race, work together to help one another and there isn't this mass hysteria, blaming the federal govt, waiting for help, focusing the blame on everyone else but the source - the weather? And the governor is a democrat, just like the one in lousiana at the time of Katrina. Look media- take a look at the people of Iowa - they aren't waiting - they are helping one another. I am so sick and tired of people in this country trying to place blame on everyone else and doing nothing to try and solve the problem.

    Compare/contrast how the Iowa people will rebuild and make their state great again, while Louisiana will still cry of injustices, poverty and no help. Sorry, but there is poverty in Iowa too. People don't just sit on their lazy ***** waiting for someone else to do the job. Do you see anyone w/ shotguns, do you see any looting, do you see any whining? Iowans are a great example of how people should behave in time of crises.


    Actually found this here:
    http://state29.blogspot.com/2008/06/...ow-people.html



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    Re: Iowans have done their state proud

    That is the way things are supposed to happen, and I would have been extremely disappointed if it happened in Iowa any other way.



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    Re: Iowans have done their state proud

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    That is the way things are supposed to happen, and I would have been extremely disappointed if it happened in Iowa any other way.
    Agreed.^^^^^^^^^^

    It's nice other places are taking notice too.



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    Re: Iowans have done their state proud

    Quote Originally Posted by zdorr40 View Post
    Do you see anyone w/ shotguns, do you see any looting, do you see any whining? Iowans are a great example of how people should behave in time of crises.

    Except someone has it out for ducks apparently...that was mildly disturbing to read today.

    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/app...001/NEWS&GID=0



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    Re: Iowans have done their state proud

    One of the MANY reasons I live here. Iowans are truly good solid people.

    I just had a conversation the other day with some new friends of ours that moved to the state from California a year or so ago. They can't get over how friendly and helpful the people are here. Having lived in a couple other major cities this is absolutely true.

    The Cyclone state is truly a gem.



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    Re: Iowans have done their state proud

    Except you can't even really compare the situations. In Louisiana and Mississippi hundreds of square miles were destroyed while the majority of the metro areas in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids were unaffected.



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    Re: Iowans have done their state proud

    Quote Originally Posted by EggMcClone View Post
    Except you can't even really compare the situations. In Louisiana and Mississippi hundreds of square miles were destroyed while the majority of the metro areas in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids were unaffected.
    I think the point is valid, regardless if the scale is different.


    Yeah well, ya know, that's just, like uh, your opinion, man.

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    Re: Iowans have done their state proud

    Maybe I'm missing the point then. What is it?



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    Re: Iowans have done their state proud

    Apparently. Try reading the article slower next time.


    Yeah well, ya know, that's just, like uh, your opinion, man.

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    Re: Iowans have done their state proud

    Heh, alright, I read it a few more times (even said it out loud under my breath) but I'm still having some problems seeing how these two situations are even remotely comparable.



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    Re: Iowans have done their state proud

    I see your point Egg yet I also I agree with the article. The situations are not as similar as some may think - yet it's a fact that there is a ton less whining going on here than in Louisiana.

    I mean, Parkersburg was completely flattened and parts of CR are ruined as well - no gripes - just hard work to pick up the pieces.



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    Re: Iowans have done their state proud

    People WILL truly argue about anything. Oh wait...the location says Kansas. My bad, continue.



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    Re: Iowans have done their state proud

    I have heard that there were some problems in Iowa City. We have a friend who lives there who was trying to help sandbag. Apparently there was some contention - rather than focusing on sandbagging the housing (both lower-income and regular) first, they were being directed to sandbag the new buildings that big corporations had knowingly built in floodplains (apparently that had been an issue at the time they were built). I guess there were lots of arguments, and it was fairly political for some of the people there.

    I think the response has generally been fantastic, though. I have traveled to New Orleans several times since Katrina, and there is so much resentment down there (understandably).


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    Re: Iowans have done their state proud

    Quote Originally Posted by EggMcClone View Post
    Maybe I'm missing the point then. What is it?
    Regardless of scale, the basic point remains the same. During a difficult situation, you can either sit back and wait for someone to change it for you, or you can take the responsibility for improving the situation for yourself, your family and your neighbors. That hardly fits in with government is God mentality I guess.



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    Re: Iowans have done their state proud

    Quote Originally Posted by EggMcClone View Post
    Maybe I'm missing the point then. What is it?
    Don't forget about the millions of acres of crops destroyed by all of the standing water. Granted insurance will probably cover most of this loss, maybe that's why the farmers are not complaing. I think this is on a bigger scale than you might think. Almost all of the counties in Iowa have been declared disaster areas. We're talking billions of dollars in loss.



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