27 Aug '11, 2pm

Ron Paul says #Hurricane victims should act like It's 1900 in Galveston #Irene

Galveston, 1900. Image credit NOAA Ron Paul doesn't think much of FEMA, calling it " a great contribution to deficit financing." He doesn't think the Federal government has a role to play in cleaning up after hurricanes. He tells NBC : We should be like 1900; we should be like 1940, 1950, 1960," Paul said. "I live on the Gulf Coast; we deal with hurricanes all the time. Galveston is in my district..... " In fact, the 1900 Galveston hurricane caused the greatest loss of life from a natural disaster in US history, between 6,000 and 10,000 dead, and the US government was deeply involved through the whole thing, including its reconstruction after, as the city was raised on stilts and rebuilt at taxpayers' expense, at cost so high that it never really recovered. As noted in Galveston on Stilts : Rather than retreating from the shifting sands to points higher elsewhere, the city...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/ron-paul-be-like-...

Tweets

Ron Paul Says Hurricane Victims Should Act Like...

treehugger.com 27 Aug '11, 2pm

Galveston, 1900. Image credit NOAA Ron Paul doesn't think much of FEMA, calling it " a great contribution to deficit finan...

"Like"

theseams.blogspot.com 04 Sep '11, 2am

► August (6) Orange & Turquoise Weekend Inspiration Gold Rush. Sea Breeze What's New Opening Ceremony ► July (1) Girls wil...

Just like Malaysian Hawker food, only in the Melbourne Suburbs!

Just like Malaysian Hawker food, only in the Me...

superkawaiimama.com.au 28 Aug '11, 4am

*Super Kawaii Mama dined as a guest of The Malaysian Kitchen program. All reviews are conducted on a fully transparent, no...

Paul Allen’s private island for sale‎

Paul Allen’s private island for sale‎

luxuo.com 29 Aug '11, 8pm

Richard Branson’s Necker Island Villa Burns in Fire Kate Winslet and members of Richard Branson's family escaped unharmed ...

No Plan to Evacuate Rikers Island Inmates, Says Bloomberg | Care2 Causes

No Plan to Evacuate Rikers Island Inmates, Says...

care2.com 27 Aug '11, 5pm

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has called for 370,000 New York city residents to evacuate from low-lying areas . The city started...

Photo:

Photo:

rolexblog.blogspot.com 09 Sep '11, 12am

My pal Seth Chandler is EXTREMELY PASSIONATE about collecting vintage Rolex watches, and I was so excited to introduce him...

We lay out the connection between #climatechange & #Hurricane #Irene

We lay out the connection between #climatechang...

pewclimate.org 27 Aug '11, 2pm

People will invariably ask “Did climate change cause Hurricane Irene?” But there is a problem with that question: Since cl...

Smart Grids Could Reduce Impact of Hurricanes Like Irene

Smart Grids Could Reduce Impact of Hurricanes L...

triplepundit.com 28 Aug '11, 7pm

But as we experience more intense storms due to continued climate change, we need to begin preparing for the new normal. R...

On the Environment, Ron Paul is Even Crazier Than Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry:

On the Environment, Ron Paul is Even Crazier Th...

treehugger.com 24 Aug '11, 7pm

Wait a minute, now. Ron Paul is supposed to be the cool one, right? The perennial underdog who bloggers and young folks re...

Federal #Hurricane Forecasters Did Their Job wi...

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 31 Aug '11, 10pm

At the National Hurricane Center, a gray bunker bristling with satellite dishes on the outskirts of Miami, meteorologists ...