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The real emergency is in the Midwest

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This is what the USA has come to. I am deeply worried!

THE SHINBONE STAR

A red state farm is under water, but Donald Trump has better things to do.

While Donald Trump spends yet another weekend wasting taxpayer money at Mar-a-Lago, the American Heartland is being swept away by record floods, leaving billions of dollars in destruction and wiping out homes, farms and other businesses.

USA Todayreported that the damage in Iowa and Nebraska alone totals at least $3 billion after flooding overwhelmed levees in the wake of a bomb cyclone storm. At least three people have been killed as a result of the flooding. The costs of damage in other affected states, including Missouri, Kansas, South Dakota, Minnesota and Illinois, has not yet been calculated, according to the report.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds sent a request to Trump on Thursday, seeking an expedited major disaster declaration for 57 counties affected by the flooding. But Trump is apparently too busy feuding with the late Sen…

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Author: Cethru Cellophane

I have reached the regrettable realization that I may have squandered my life. I did a quick count recently and figured that I have visited about 66 countries, and lived for more than 3 years in 3 of them. During this time I completed 14 corporate moves (relocations) and have changed my address more than 23 times. I should have settled on a profession that would have kept me in one place with no packing and unpacking. When I think of the time I have spent bundling my life into and out of boxes. Ah well, it's all water under the bridge. But I am grateful for the experience. At the end of the day I will be able to say with a certain authority, "been there, done that". A note about this site’s Header Image The Header image for this site is of the Smith Avenue High Bridge. The bridge was built in 1889 and carries Minnesota State Highway 149 across its span of 2770 feet, 160 feet above the mighty Mississippi River. The picture was taken from the river looking to the north-east and downtown Saint Paul. The bridge is about 1040 miles from New Orleans. One of the reasons I like this view is that I come from a city which has a spectacular bridge. It’s the Clifton Suspension Bridge http://www.ikbrunel.org.uk/clifton-suspension-bridge which spans the Avon Gorge and the River Avon in Bristol, U.K. It’s about 1350 feet long and stands 245 feet above the river below. Sadly it has claimed the lives of more than 400 people who have committed suicide by jumping from the bridge. As a side note, not all attempts were successful. two small girls thrown off the bridge by their deranged father survived the fall when they were fished from the river by the crew of a passing pilot boat. The bridge was opened in 1864 and was designed by the 24 year old architect, Isambard Kingdom brunel. It took 35 years to complete.

3 thoughts on “The real emergency is in the Midwest

  1. Hi Ina! Here’s one for your son the next time you speak with him: The bible talks a lot about saint Paul But says absolutely nothing bout Minneapolis.

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