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The Japanese are wealthier and better educated than Haitians or the districts in New Orleans that got the worst damage.
Shame on Y'all for making fun of ignorant poor and often superstitious people.
They are smarter and have a better work ethic because that's their culture. They have more money because of that ethic. I guarantee Japan will not have people living in tents on the rubble sitting on their asses waiting for someone else to come fix it. They will be cleaned up and back under way within weeks if not days.
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The Japanese are wealthier and better educated than Haitians or the districts in New Orleans that got the worst damage.
Shame on Y'all for making fun of ignorant poor and often superstitious people.
I had no idea Haiti was in New Orleans. I would bet there is no Kathleen Blanco or Ray Nagin in Japan to **** things up, though. New Orleans didn't get educated, they got inundated with media and leftist social engineering. That is what killed people in Katrina. But that is another thread.
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The Japanese are wealthier and better educated than Haitians or the districts in New Orleans that got the worst damage.
Shame on Y'all for making fun of ignorant poor and often superstitious people.
No one is making fun of the ignorant people, just the lack of motivation to help themselves. What's so friggin hard to understand. It doesn't take a genius to figure out when there is a horrific event you don't wait for some one else to fix things. Even an ignorant man knows how to use a hammer, shovel, and/or broom.
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It looks like the death toll is going to be massive. Whole towns were completely washed away. The waves reached six miles inland.
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It looks like the death toll is going to be massive. Whole towns were completely washed away. The waves reached six miles inland.
Was just gonna post this. It is looking MUCH worse than initial reports. I hope to god they can get that reactor cooled down. Reports now are that temps in the reactor are 1000 times higher than normal.
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No one is making fun of the ignorant people, just the lack of motivation to help themselves. What's so friggin hard to understand. It doesn't take a genius to figure out when there is a horrific event you don't wait for some one else to fix things. Even an ignorant man knows how to use a hammer, shovel, and/or broom.
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They are smarter and have a better work ethic because that's their culture. They have more money because of that ethic. I guarantee Japan will not have people living in tents on the rubble sitting on their asses waiting for someone else to come fix it. They will be cleaned up and back under way within weeks if not days.
We gave them their culture. We planned their government and spent our money to see they were a working Democracy.
I do not take anything away from Japanese people. They are smart and achieve goals beyond many countries twice their size.
But make no mistake they were a conquered nation who had the sympathy and support and great intelligence of the best American minds at the time.
Would that we had that same dedication in peace time to give to our inner cities and impoverished allies.
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It looks like the death toll is going to be massive. Whole towns were completely washed away. The waves reached six miles inland.
Finally.

Getting back to the actual tragedy and not turning it into a political ideology argument.

The OP posted the tragedy.......... she didn't bring political commentary into it.
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Florida is low, but not below sea level. (I grew up in Florida.) That's a huge difference.

A coastal city with major portions below sea level is an abusrdity.

Plus Floridians in general, don't sit in their living rooms waiting for somebody to pick them up in the face of an approaching hurricane, as so many people in New Orleans were said to have done.
Like it or not, New Orleans was founded as a STRATEGIC city, since it controlled (and still controls) access to all traffic headed upriver or out to the Gulf of Mexico, much like the function served by Vicksburg. Floridians have the dubious 'honor' of the Keys and their idiotic 'causeway' to them - one way in and out, just like when they built the railroad that washed away in another century and left 'em unable to evacuate in time from the hurricane. Florida is still a FLAT state, and history shows it's not immune from 'canes either. As for the people who stayed for Katrina, I blame Nagin for lack of planning and I blame the residents themselves who chose to stay after being warned. I evac'd, and later, after 61 years in New Orleans, I moved to TN. Been flooded 3.5 times - don't need to make it to 4.5 ...
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The Japanese are wealthier and better educated than Haitians or the districts in New Orleans that got the worst damage.
Shame on Y'all for making fun of ignorant poor and often superstitious people.
I thought we were talking about the earthquake and tsunami, not Congress....
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Was just gonna post this. It is looking MUCH worse than initial reports. I hope to god they can get that reactor cooled down. Reports now are that temps in the reactor are 1000 times higher than normal.
They need to get those reactors under control pronto. It's looking pretty rough for them right now but I have confidence in the Japanese. They will get things under control.
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