So the richest, most technologically advanced nation in the world…

You know, us.

How do we deal with flooding? It seems to be a problem. In 1993, the Midwest got trashed by rising river waters spilling over their banks. In 2005, New Orleans met Katrina and the latter won. And now that this summer is in full swing, the Midwest is flooded again. And how are we dealing with it? What technology has America employed?

Sandbags.

What’s next, tea bags? Maybe some tightly packed pieces of construction paper?

You’ve got to be fucking kidding me with this shit. What the hell kind of nation are we if we can’t solve simple problems like this? When will we learn better? When will the kind of money being poured into the Iraq war be used for infrastructure repair? And how can any politician seriously discuss more tax cuts when we desperately need money to fix our nation?

Look at what the rest of the world has done:

[T]he Japanese have their superlevees, Londoners have their five-story tall moveable floodgates along the Thames, and Venetians are erecting 78 “gargantuan” floodgates which rest on the sea floor and will rise to block dangerous tidal surges. […]

On a cold winter night in 1953, the Netherlands suffered a terrifying blow as old dikes and seawalls gave way during a violent storm.

Flooding killed nearly 2,000 people and forced the evacuation of 70,000 others. Icy waters turned villages and farm districts into lakes dotted with dead cows. […]

So at a cost of some $8 billion over a quarter century, the nation erected a futuristic system of coastal defenses that is admired around the world today as one of the best barriers against the sea’s fury – one that could withstand the kind of storm that happens only once in 10,000 years.

Look at that, Holland spent $8 billion to protect themselves. Eight billion — how much is that in reality? One day in Iraq or two? And here we are using sandbags like we’re some third world fucking nation whose government is too cheap and corrupt to do the job once and do it right. Unfortunately, patheticness like this comes along more often than great floods.

One Response to “So the richest, most technologically advanced nation in the world…”

  1. Dustin says:

    Im 24. With a ten grade ed… What i think alot of us dont realize is that we and when i say us white men. The real u.s thinkers just dont give a fuck anymore. I retired at 22. Really. I could go to college. NA. Fill up my brain with bullshit. We have a nigger as a pres. The rest of the world depends on us for food. I say Kill all the niggers. Tell the world if you want food from our bread basket then you must disarm. If you dont then you starve. Oh is that mean. Well when the sell ten year old girls for sex thats not mean. You give us nukes. We give you food. If not fuck you. We need a firm strong leader that is not afraid of risk. We are the strongest nation to live here as far as we know. We must lead not negotiate. Wake up people. Give me the red phone in the oval office not to yell and argue but to call and tell people that if you disagree with us. Then you will simple be placed on the list like cuba was. Oh you say then they will hate us. Ha your weak. Are you really scared….. Fucking pussy.

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