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Old 08-31-2017, 02:22 AM   #16
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How about the illegal aliens in Houston who had just crossed the river only to find this.
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Old 08-31-2017, 07:41 AM   #17
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Yeah. Those guys will be rebuilding the city shortly. Perfect time for them to cross that river. Couldn't have planned it better. The epitome of a windfall.
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Old 08-31-2017, 08:43 AM   #18
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I'm actually stunned at how few people have died. This will be like New Orleans, where a lot of it is just left to rot and never gets cleaned up.
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Old 08-31-2017, 09:17 AM   #19
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It's gonna suck trying to buy a used car in the next few years. Gotta watch out for flood damaged ones that sneak through the system without being flagged.
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Old 08-31-2017, 10:50 AM   #20
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The chemical plant went up a little while ago.

Gonna let it burn.
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Old 08-31-2017, 11:09 AM   #21
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Apparently the hope is that it burns.

The alternative is a massive swath of poison across the area.
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Old 08-31-2017, 12:06 PM   #22
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Old 08-31-2017, 12:25 PM   #23
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Houston is home to 20 Fortune 500, and 35 top 1000 companies, unlike NOLA.
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Old 08-31-2017, 01:05 PM   #24
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All that capitalism, the wise and all-knowing system, and you'd figure they wouldn't build neighborhoods inside a reservoir. Unless.. capitalism.. doesn't.. give a shit about people??
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Old 08-31-2017, 01:22 PM   #25
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Its not that capitalism doesn't care about people, although sometimes good works happen because of capitalism, it's just naturally very short-sided and pretty much one dimensional until people who do care, can inhibit its free-range tendencies.
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Old 08-31-2017, 01:30 PM   #26
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I agree, but they take care of their own and many of their own live in the Houston area.
Here's what the Evangelical church is doing.
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Old 08-31-2017, 01:51 PM   #27
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"they take care of their own" is a perfect synopsis of the America system of business/politics
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Old 08-31-2017, 02:39 PM   #28
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Old 08-31-2017, 09:24 PM   #29
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Yeah. Those guys will be rebuilding the city shortly. Perfect time for them to cross that river. Couldn't have planned it better. The epitome of a windfall.
They'll be celebrating with a round of Harvey Wallbangers.
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Old 08-31-2017, 10:45 PM   #30
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Everyone including the cat was rescued form the assisted living home, but many lost their old photos and papers.



I don't understand why people evacuating would leave these vehicles behind.



When Fire Ants are rafting they become more aggressive and their venom more potent. The best defense is Dawn dish soap to break surface tension making them sink and drown.

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