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Obama: US will help area rebuild after storms

Posted: May 7, 2014 - 3:25pm

VILONIA (AP) — Surveying the residue of nature's destructive power in the country's midsection, President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to residents of tornado-ravaged Arkansas communities that their government will stand with them until they finish rebuilding.

Obama said he wanted to stop in the small city about a half-hour north of Little Rock to assure those grieving the loss of loved ones, homes and treasured possessions that they will not be forgotten.

"I'm here to make sure that they know, that everybody who's been affected knows the federal government's going to be right here until we get these communities rebuilt," Obama said after walking through a subdivision in which just six of its 56 homes had any part still standing after storms tore across the state on April 27, killing 15 people.

"When something like this happens to a wonderful community like this one, it happens to all of us," Obama said.

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Citizen of Conway
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Citizen of Conway 05/07/14 - 03:39 pm
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News Flash

White House releases statement that the recent storms were not a result of the normal physics of air currents. Rather it was Mother Natures spontaneous response to a video showing environmental damage of fracking.

mikeng1994
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mikeng1994 05/07/14 - 03:55 pm
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Pretty good stuff had folks

Pretty good stuff had folks not been killed and injured, but I appreciate your attempt.

Stella3
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Stella3 05/07/14 - 05:47 pm
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Heard it was global warming.

Heard it was global warming. Isn't that the cause of all severe weather, and most everything else?

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Elmer Fudd
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Elmer Fudd 05/07/14 - 05:53 pm
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Right on Stella3

causing all the snow storms and frigid temps.

lachowsj
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lachowsj 05/07/14 - 07:57 pm
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Global warming

Some amazing scientists here. You can gauge climate change by looking out your front window. I don't know why they bother to call it "global" warming.

conwaygerl
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conwaygerl 05/07/14 - 09:51 pm
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They don't

They don't call it global warming anymore, they call it climate change.

It's the new panic du jour.

Flooding rains? Climate change
Ice storms? Climate change
Drought? Climate change

crypted quill
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crypted quill 05/08/14 - 07:23 am
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The dumbing down continues,

The dumbing down continues, first rattle out of the rebuild box...Benghazi! (teh tea party having wet dreams about impeaching.)

It should be no surprise...

"America has the most billionaires in the world, but not a single U.S. city ranks among the world’s most livable cities. Not a single U.S. airport is among the top 100 airports in the world. Our bridges, roads and rails are falling apart, and our middle class is being gutted out thanks to three decades of stagnant wages, while the top 1 percent enjoys 95 percent of all economic gains.

A rigged tax code and a bloated military budget are starving the federal and state governments of the revenue it needs to invest in infrastructure, which means today America looks increasingly like a Third World nation, and now new data shows America’s intellectual resources are also in decline.

For the past three decades, the Republican Party has waged a dangerous assault on the very idea of public education. Tax cuts for the rich have been balanced with spending cuts to education. During the New Deal era of the 1940s to 1970s, public schools were the great leveler of America. They were our great achievement. It was universal education for all, but today it’s education for those fortunate enough to be born into wealthy families or live in wealthy school districts. The right’s strategy of defunding public education leaves parents with the option of sending their kids to a for-profit school or a theological school that teaches kids our ancestors kept dinosaurs as pets."

http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/how-quickly-america-declinin...

Conway, 'teh tea party' Mecca.

mikeng1994
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mikeng1994 05/08/14 - 12:14 pm
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I guess you need to move. May

I guess you need to move. May I suggest Uganda.

crypted quill
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crypted quill 05/09/14 - 05:17 am
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That's BRILLIANT Two Gun

That's BRILLIANT Two Gun Mike...

Why would I move?

You and your ilk are totally destroying our once great nation.

Y'all are hell-bent on making us a third world 'US-GandA'.

[A Bootless Man Cannot Lift Himself By His Bootstraps]

"It’s alright to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is a cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps." -- MLK

mikeng1994
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mikeng1994 05/09/14 - 08:38 am
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Will you please get my number

Will you please get my number of guns correct? Its 4 guns! 4!!!!

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