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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-29-2017, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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Hurricane Harvey

Now, THIS is the America I know and love!

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Thank you so much for posting this video! Does good for the soul....

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Yes Newlie it is amazing to see the good people are capable of.


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Kim, the term "Cajun Navy" actually was spawned during Katrina. That's when these guys first popped up during a disaster in modern times. When the city was closed and civilians weren't allowed into New Orleans, these guys in fishing boats found back ways in with their boats to pull people off roof tops. Many, many people are alive because of them. They're the same guys who saved thousands of lives during the massive floods of South Louisiana last year. You may not have heard of them before Houston, but they're part of the fabric of Louisiana -- they're "regular guys" who just show up when needed, organizing using social media. They've inspired a lot of others -- there are hundreds of people from other states who are on the way, posting on pages like "Louisiana Cajun Navy" asking for the staging area and Zello channel in order to stay in communication -- they've got a surprisingly sophisticated Internet comm systems in place, with a huge number of volunteers working from home. They even have a dispatch channel on Zello.

As for using the full military in domestic operations (other than the Coast Guard and National Guard), it's worth reading some of the history of the the Posse Comitatus Act (a post-Civil War statute), which was passed to limit the powers of the President to use the military domestically against our own citizens -- though there are some exceptions (including disasters) now:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posse_Comitatus_Act

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Kim, the term "Cajun Navy" actually was spawned during Katrina. That's when these guys first popped up during a disaster in modern times. When the city was closed and civilians weren't allowed into New Orleans, these guys in fishing boats found back ways in with their boats to pull people off roof tops. Many, many people are alive because of them. They're the same guys who saved thousands of lives during the massive floods of South Louisiana last year. You may not have heard of them before Houston, but they're part of the fabric of Louisiana -- they're "regular guys" who just show up when needed, organizing using social media. They've inspired a lot of others -- there are hundreds of people from other states who are on the way, posting on pages like "Louisiana Cajun Navy" asking for the staging area and Zello channel in order to stay in communication -- they've got a surprisingly sophisticated Internet comm systems in place, with a huge number of volunteers working from home. They even have a dispatch channel on Zello.

As for using the full military in domestic operations (other than the Coast Guard and National Guard), it's worth reading some of the history of the the Posse Comitatus Act (a post-Civil War statute), which was passed to limit the powers of the President to use the military domestically against our own citizens -- though there are some exceptions (including disasters) now:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posse_Comitatus_Act


Thanks for the explanation.

Is it just my computer or did my post get removed?

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Yes, Kim, I don't see your original post or my second post...
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Thanks for the explanation.

Is it just my computer or did my post get removed?

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Not sure, but your post may have been considered 'political', which is not allowed.

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Sorry, I thought I had posted about the removed post: it was removed due to political content. Please review forum rules before posting.

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Newbie, thank you for posting that. I watched a video of someone on horseback helping to free penned horses withers deep in the flood along with many other vids and footage.

I was brought up to believe that humans are basically good. But sometimes we forget that there is even a deeper side that is selfless and heroic.

Bless those who are affected and those who are helping.
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