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Esther Fetterhoff
Esther Fetterhoff

We always rebuild for the love and faith of our people and country. Rebuild and renew our lives and give us hope for living in the United States. Give our people hope. Our country rebuilds, gives life and hope to other countries with the sweat and blood of our people without jobs and low paying jobs. It is imperative that we save our heritage of Fire Island for the future generations.

Vicky Ford
Vicky Ford

Our prayers are with you as you put a plan together to rebuild and protect Fire Island Our best friends sister and brother-in-law have had a home there for years. I can't imagine how it must feel to not only have enormous repairs and rebuilding to do but to have to fight with the powers-that-be to listen to the locals. They are the ones with the knowledge of the conditions and area.

Laura Bahnisch
Laura Bahnisch

I am proud that Australia, federally, is doing some work on our National Infrastructure, as well as our social supports. Long term work in politics is very hard and not always thanked at the polls. To me the other options are xenophobia of the past, hate politics, misogynism. When I lived in Japan from 2000-2004, I was not proud to be an Aussie politically. I sympathised with Americans, whose government was more powerful & a clear target for blame by many. In fact, the number of USA citizens...

I am proud that Australia, federally, is doing some work on our National Infrastructure, as well as our social supports. Long term work in politics is very hard and not always thanked at the polls. To me the other options are xenophobia of the past, hate politics, misogynism. When I lived in Japan from 2000-2004, I was not proud to be an Aussie politically. I sympathised with Americans, whose government was more powerful & a clear target for blame by many. In fact, the number of USA citizens who fulfilled contracts in Japan dropped drastically after 9/11. I saw it on my laptop in my tiny apartment, trying to focus on gender studies in Kyoto. Like many, at first I thought it was an Internet hoax. It was very distressing to the people I worked with who were overseas, many of whom went home.

Our country has always been beset by "natural" disasters. It has also been invaded (not least by "us"), and in particular in the Pacific war... As world powers & imperialist armies shifted, we moved into our region - which is also known as the "Ring of Fire". We have suffered from fallout from Maralinga, bombs from the French, uranium dust and so on. We have one nuclear reactor in Sydney at Lucas Heights, for so-called scientific purposes. What are they? I worry about my relatives who live nearby.

I have narrowly missed a number of disasters, but been brought up in Brisbane to always be prepared for power blackouts, fires, storms, cyclones. My brother and I as teenagers were terrified about nuclear war & the hole in the Ozone Layer - very strong around Tasmania, where I later lived.

I was very worried by the Qld Floods & Cyclones, just as my husbane & his family (we live in Adelaide) have clear memories of Ash Wednesday in 1983 (?) and what happened to their homes, families & friends - who made it, who didn't. I know people who volunteer for the Country Fire Service, St Johns Ambulance & the Red Cross. It is these people on the ground who help people prepare, so we can all try to keep ourselves & our families as safe as possible. My daughter goes to childcare in my previous workplace, a bushfire trap, potentially. We all have to look to ourselves to prepare, to training, to volunteering, to communities & to helpful research. Only in combination with a number of NGOs and local resources can the "government", whichever of the 3 tiers we have here, respond in a way that will endeavour to protect the vulnerable and the strong. Sorry for the long post!

Keep it up! It's going to be a bushfire Summer here. Must get back to watering. :)

James Bailey
James Bailey

I really cannot see a reason to ad another agency to a government already out of control....BUT we do need a United States Dept. of Common Sense. We could make it part of the alphabet gang and call it the USCS.

Beatrice Pressley
Beatrice Pressley

Perhaps the three billion dollars we give Israel each year for weapons could be better spent locally.

Frank Wayland
Frank Wayland

I ask what countrey came to our aid. Does this not tell you something. The USA.Has to stop being a cash cow for all thes countrys Lets keep our tax dollewrs here for our people. Get it rigth Washington.

Christine Davie
Christine Davie

Support our American friends!

Dee Feldman
Dee Feldman

We would certainly not like to live with NO protection from the surf!
they need help.

We certainly would not like to leave those families without protection!

Louie Losada
Louie Losada

Cannot say it enough. We are broke because of the millions and millions of dollars given away annually to foreign countries. Some that are in no need of any assistance, yet continue to ask for it and take it, and most of them hate our guts... and only a very small fraction that really need it or really appreciate it. It is time to practice the old adage... "Charity Veins At Home". Time to send in FEMA or whoever does these jobs and get it done to protect our shoreline and the...

Cannot say it enough. We are broke because of the millions and millions of dollars given away annually to foreign countries. Some that are in no need of any assistance, yet continue to ask for it and take it, and most of them hate our guts... and only a very small fraction that really need it or really appreciate it. It is time to practice the old adage... "Charity Veins At Home". Time to send in FEMA or whoever does these jobs and get it done to protect our shoreline and the investments of our citizens that have homes there. And while on the subject, Time to put our money and people back to work in the infrastructure of our country rebuilding our highways, bridges and public buildings.

Lydia Terry
Lydia Terry

I signed and have all my friends signing as well. I was born and raised the best part of my life on Long Island and going to fire Island was the bomb I support 100 %.

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