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Thu Sep 23, 2021, 05:20 AM

Before we bash the rural south. Here are some real people not on instagram.






These are Americans in great need. These are our community. Sometimes things are more important than politics or regional biases.


I am no better or worse than these people. I am these people. I am just luckier today.

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Reply Before we bash the rural south. Here are some real people not on instagram. (Original post)
cinematicdiversions Sep 2021 OP
malaise Sep 2021 #1
malaise Sep 2021 #2
pecosbob Sep 2021 #3
SharonClark Sep 2021 #11
llmart Sep 2021 #4
area51 Sep 2021 #6
cinematicdiversions Sep 2021 #12
llmart Sep 2021 #14
evolves Sep 2021 #5
niyad Sep 2021 #7
IronLionZion Sep 2021 #8
PatSeg Sep 2021 #9
Delphinus Sep 2021 #10
FelineOverlord Sep 2021 #13
cinematicdiversions Sep 2021 #15

Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 05:30 AM

1. This is unbelievable

Get thee to the greatest page for visibility

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 06:53 AM

3. This is what happens when your state government doesn't give a shit what happens to you

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 08:22 AM

11. K&R

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 07:12 AM

4. They haven't even recovered in Lake Charles yet.

They were hit twice and that's farther north and west. I have a friend who lives there and her house still has work that has to be done. Not enough contractors to do the work and too much damage. Some people were evacuated twice and many of her employees still haven't returned to work because they haven't returned from Houston where they evacuated to. Now it's this wreckage from Ida in New Orleans.

We spent trillions of dollars fighting two unnecessary wars in the Middle East and the media wants to continue to focus on Afghanistan. Instead of nation building somewhere else I would think we need to repair our own nation. Spend those trillions here.

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Response to llmart (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 07:43 AM

6. +1 n/t

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Response to llmart (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 05:56 PM

12. This has always bothered some with some charities.

We have true third world conditions in many rural areas in the United States. Yet so many go overseas to prevent poverty rather than investing in underserved and honestly decrepit areas of our own county.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Reply #12)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 07:26 PM

14. So true.

I remember watching a piece on TV about a young man who had been helping to build water systems in Africa. He came home and found that the conditions on some of the native American reservations were just as bad, so he decided not to go back to Africa but to serve the same purpose in our country.

When they showed how some of the native Americans lived and what they had to do each and every day just to have some water to cook with or bath in a sink with or whatever was all-consuming. I couldn't believe we had places like that here in the so-called richest country in the world.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 07:33 AM

5. This is horrifying.

K&R for visibility

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 07:46 AM

7. Heartsick KNR

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 07:50 AM

8. Red state with a Dem governor

hmm... Also a Dem president in charge of FEMA and HUD.

I read an article saying one of the difficulties of getting help for people in the rural South is the requirement that they show proof of ownership of their property, which is often lost or never was documented officially if passed down through generations.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 07:58 AM

9. K&R

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 08:00 AM

10. Oh my ...

As someone said below, there are not enough contractors, which is a shame. We will all feel the brunt of not enough electricians, plumbers, roofers, etc., at some point.

And I have to wonder whether staying in that part of Louisiana, with climate change a reality, is the smartest thing to do.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 06:30 PM

13. It looks like they are trying to solve at least one of the problems in Louisiana

FEMA closes gap that prevented many Black families in South from receiving disaster aid:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fema-closes-gap-prevented-many-black-families-south-receiving-disaster-n1278328

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Response to FelineOverlord (Reply #13)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 08:15 AM

15. This is excellent news and a good example

of common sense and decency overruling bureaucracy.

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