#1 Islands in the stream: The extraordinary homemade dams holding back the Mississippi05-19-2011, 03:32 PMIslands in the stream: The extraordinary homemade dams holding back the Mississippi as desperate residents try to save their homes
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 7:54 PM on 19th May 2011
We've all undertaken home improvements but these residents in flood-stricken Mississippi have had to embark on major construction projects just to protect their houses and livelihoods.
These homes in Vicksburg are all situated along the Yazoo River, a tributary of the overflowing Mississippi River, and their owners have surrounded themselves with tons of earth and sand.
With questions over whether the main levees that protect the area from floods would hold, these farmers took no chances and have so far saved their homes and crops from destruction.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz1MpQ5wFTG
05-19-2011, 03:46 PM
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That is amazing. Love what people have done to try and save their homes.
05-19-2011, 07:58 PM
How did I miss this post, Ginger? Wow! Thanks for finding this."The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
05-19-2011, 08:05 PM
Where are the photo's from Air force One flying over with Obama looking down at the flood he caused? Where are the videos of him slapping his FEMA guy on the back?
The right to a free press only matters if you own a press."The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
05-21-2011, 11:42 AM
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That was one of my observations. Why isn't this covered by our media?Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
C. S. Lewis
Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives. (Are you listening Barry)?:mad:
05-21-2011, 12:00 PMIn most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.
In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
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