Friday, September 12, 2008
Effects of Ike felt four states away

With Ike set to strike far away in Texas, iReporter cameramania can't believe the high surf pounding the sandy shores of the resort town of Destin, Florida. Just days before, she was seeing a similar scene with Gustav . This time around, she captured footage of crashing waves and high water near buildings and a shade structure near her home. While she's not too concerned about her own ability to weather the storm, she worries about residents directly in Ike's path. "Texas, you can forget boarding it up. The water is going to wash it all off. It pulls on the structures real bad. I hope those people last who live by the water and are staying out there." Is Ike affecting you? Send us your photos and video .

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September 12, 2008
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A news station broadcasted earlier today sais that Home Depot and Loews would be closed today. Needing board to cover my windows, I decided to roam the streets in search for a street vendor. I reluctantly found that a Home Depot were closed in lower income locations but open in the more prominent neighborhoods. Disgusting. I'll never shop at Home Depot again.

September 12, 2008
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Before assuming ask where are the lower income neighborhoods? Were they in more danger of flooding? Ask a few questions before boycotting a business. The obvious first response may not be the correct reason.

September 12, 2008
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Wow, I am putting on my flotation device and preparing to ride out Ike. 

 

This is so cool,  The water is rushing past my property... I am not afraid because my house is on built on sticks...

September 12, 2008
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EVERYONE was notified early enough to pack up and leave the area. Those people that decided not to listen and stayed and now crying for help to get them out should be charged big bucks for their rescue effort. They are putting other people's lives in danger. These rescuers have families just like them. If people refuse to heed warnings the state & county should make these people sign a waiver stating that they cannot and will not be rescued. This is costing the taxpayers a lot of money to rescue them. If it was up to me, I'd turn a deaf ear on you.

September 12, 2008
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Augusta,Ga

 

Gas has soared to over 4.20 a gallon in Augusta,Ga. 10 gallon limit on prchases, long lines and stations running out of fuel, in an area which has recently suffered from drought conditions and currently is otherwise not affected by Ike.

September 12, 2008
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Best friend Garry is hunkering down in Crosby Texas, any idea of how bad Ike will be there?

Hank

September 12, 2008
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Ref Hurricane Ike. I'm at Ft Bragg NC. The gas prices in 100 mile radius went up $2.00 over night. Today we are making list of gasoline, trash bags, paint, batteries, heating oil, mobile oil & transmission and other petroleum products related to the to the chemical companies in the Gulf Coast. Though it's probably too late now, Pres Bush should have directed the Sec of Commerce & Transportation to conscript all oil tankers to remove as much oil as possible in convoys along designated corridors to safety. Also to direct gas merchants not to price gouge effective immediately!! Some peolpe did not evacuate not because of arrogance but because there was no gas to be had.  PAY ATTN TO THE RIPPLE EFFECT. NO POLITICS TODAY. Last, Pres. Bush should express sympathy and prayers to our Carribean neighbors and to Mexico.  Congratulations to CNN, the Civil and Military authorities on what they've accomplished so far. God's speed. SFC Erika Rocstinney, US Army, Ret. 9-11Pentagon Survivor and Washington, DC native.

September 12, 2008
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I live in northeastern Arkansas and our gas prices have taken a HUGE leap today from $3.70 to $4.20.  Some towns near where we live are seeing $4.90 regular gas.

September 12, 2008

you know how you get a bill from the ambulance service if you need to go to hospital???? Well the people who refused to leave when a manditory evacuation order was put in place, should be billed for any rescue service given to them. Why should the other tax payers that left the danger zone have to pay their bill???

September 13, 2008
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There is a web site called hurricanehousingsearch.org that survivors can access to find short and long term shelter from the hurricane. The housing is all over the country and open to people and animals. Please put out on the news so hurricane survivors have a place to look if they need help with housing.

 

Thank You and God Bless,

 

Beth Donahue

September 14, 2008
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I bet the Bush-ie Ranch is well protected

September 14, 2008
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Once again,I am attempting to get a message sent.Have had no luck before...am crossing fingers.To all my family&friends down there in Texas:thank God you're alright...God be With as you clean up&start anew.To my sister:NIKI FETTER in Spring:HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY tomorrow!!May it be the beginning of a wonderful year of all things good!Keep on keeping on7enjoying life!

September 14, 2008
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September 15, 2008
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I totally agree with the comments of gilldreams!  With all of nature's destruction that have hit this country I cannot remember when a statement "leave or die" was given.  Yet you always have those idiots that tempt nature.  That was their choice!  Let them live with it.

The cost of repairs after Ike are bad enough.  Think about the ADDITIONAL monies, that we do not have, that will be spent on RESCUING those that refused to leave!

September 17, 2008
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checkout www.pollabear.org for updated information on what is going on in Southeast Texas after Hurricane Ike. POD locations, Food Stamp locations, FEMA locations etc..

September 29, 2008
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Lets first define insanity; “doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results”.  Why is that you keep electing the same people over and over again and then expect them to govern properly.  Keep in mind that there are only 535 total congressmen so you figure out the ratio.

 

FORMER California "Cunningham is sitting behind bars right now for receiving $2.4 million in bribes from defense contractors.

 

Rep. Bob Ney, a Republican from Ohio, resigned after pleading guilty to conspiracy and making false statements in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. Rep. Randy "Duke Despite their dirty deeds, Cunningham, Ney and other former lawmakers who left office in disgrace will still receive a federal pension for life, often in excess of $100,000 a year. 

Tom DeLay's indictment stemming from political contributions, and the Mark Foley page scandal.

Not to be out done the DemoRATS have had their own legal and ethical lapses in the persons of Dan Rostenkowski, who was indicted on corruption charges and resigned as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee; House Speaker Jim Wright stepped down amid an ethics scandal; and former California Rep. Tony Coehlo resigned amid allegations that he received special treatment in a junk bond deal.

The list goes on and on!

As for the conflict with Iraq.  Our loss in Vietam as taught us nothing.

I could care less who wins the election because nothing will change regardless and I refuse to vote for the evil of two lessers, and that applies to congress aswell.  If I were voting I would simply vote AGAINST the incumbant regardless of party.  We are now a Socialist Nation.

If  these bozo’s are our best then God help us!

September 29, 2008
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Privatize the profits and socialize the loses!--Randi Rhodes.

 

If Bush is hailing this package, you can bet Wall Street will bathe in money, CEO's will get their millions, and working people will get hit harder!

 

The Democrats think the paltry oversight means something. They haven't had the spine to hold the Administration accountable in their past crimes, why should we believe them now? Hell, they won't even enforce their own subpoenas, and refuse to use Inherent Contempt.

 

No one has more contempt for this Congress than I, except, of course, the Administration.

 

R.I.P. middle class. Welcome the new age of Dickens!

September 29, 2008
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donotcare,

 

You think both parties are the same? It is the Democratic leadership who are the cowards. Republican deregulation and lack of oversight is the root cause, starting with Reagan, then Bush 41, exacerbated by Clinton bowing to the Republican controlled Congress, then strongly pushed by de facto President Cheney and his sock-puppet, Bush 43.

 

Also, the Republicans, who always called for an "up or down" vote when they were in power, and called any threat to filibuster, "obstructionism," have now filibustered in one session of congress more than any session in history.

 

The Republican party marches in lock-step (goose-step) with the Neo-cons.

 

At least Obama and many Democrats want to protect the middle class. Republicans, and some conservative Democrats, are only interested in protecting Wall Street, and screw the middle class!

 

With an Obama victory, there is hope. With a McCain victory, there is no hope.

September 29, 2008
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just want to say i' glad the bailout bill got defeated.

I SAY FIRE ALL THOSE WHO CREATED THIS MESS INSTEAD OF LETTING THEM KEEP THEIR JOBS. THEY DIDN'T GET IT RIGHT  NOW WHY WOULD THEY GET IT RIGHT  ONCE THE BAILOUT IS THERE ?  GIVE THE MONEY TO THOSE WHO NEED IT .  GOD WISH I HAD A 200 MILLION DOLLAR  BOUNCE FOR WORKING ONLY 3 WEEKS.  WHERE ELSE IS THERE ANOTHER COUNRTY WHO DOESN'T  PUT THEIR PEOPLE FIRST.  I KNOW THERE ARE SOME BUT  THERE IS NO REASON WHY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AREN'T TAKEN CARE OF IN THIS COUNRTY.  WE HAVE MANY HOMELESS MANY WITHOUT JOBS SO MANY WITHOUT HEALTH CARE . BUT YET THE MONEY IS BEING USED TO BAIL OUT WALLSTREET  IF THIS BILL IS PASSED.

September 30, 2008
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You know the problem I see.

Is that banks and people. im sorry but it doesnt take a genius to figure out, that if you make 50,000 a year you go out and buy a 60,000 or 70 and on up thousand dollar home, ask your self why would I do that, and put my self in a bind, theres no room for era

Thats the banks fault they should not lend money to people that cant afford these big house payments and for another thing about gas dont whine and cry if we run out of gas you people that drive big suvs your the ones that r sucking down all our gas get a car or a smaller suv or small trucks and when you make more spend less if all possible

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