Thursday, September 01, 2005

BOB! Your Life Preserver (Not)

I would be greatly remiss if I didn't reallign and redefine my Blogsite theme ie. that all one needs to do and all those victims needed to do was BOB! Yes, my name, used as a verb, wouldn't have worked literally or figuratively. One assumes that if bobbing will save or preserve your life that you eventually have something or someone to grab on to that floats or that can help you to help yourself. This cannot and will not happen unless we, as a nation, come together and be that "Life Preserver" that is so desperately needed.

All the experts are saying contribute cash or donate by credit card. The Red Cross or the Salvation Army have the best record for helping. The number is: 1-800-HELP NOW

Much later we can sort out the details and blame ie. Why and How could this be allowed to happen? Was there not adequate preparation on a larger scale? The "Big Easy" was too easy and not using much foresight when they ignored the meaning of "below sea level". In order to preserve the "public good" let alone "life" mistakes like this should not be allowed to start or continue and once there, should be planned for. We should talk in "earthquake country". How ready are we for the big one? Let's see how well we "Bob".

My feeling is that this should also reallign our National priorities. Maybe it would be best to take care of our own problems instead of "shoving our form of democracy and freedom" down some other country's culture and religion. We can't help anyone if we can't help ourselves. As they say before we take off on an airplane, "Secure your own oxygen mask before helping the child or someone else next to you." We can't show someone how to "Bob" and flow with the ups and downs of circumstances if we don't first secure our own well being and safety.

Enough of this preaching for now. No, I don't even want to get into some other's opinions I've heard recently, "This is God punishing us for being such an evil nation." Ridiculous! Bob


At 5:18 PM, Blogger BOB! Your Life Preserver said...

I guess I should have stated up front that the victims I'm referring to in paragraph one/two are the U.S. Citizens in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. It becomes more obvious as you read on. Sorry. Bob

At 7:27 PM, Blogger BOB! Your Life Preserver said...

On this date in 1923, the Kento Earthquake in Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan killed 300,000. No wonder it is now Disaster Prevention Day, a National Holiday of Commemoration. I bet they are much more prepared than most nations since they still have so many earthquakes there weekly. Bob


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