Wow, 195 mph sustained winds with gusts to 235… I have been in 200 mph. You lay flat, hold on and hope. Took an hour to crawl 50 feet to a stone cabin I was living in. That area had registered the highest winds annually for years in the lower 48. I do not look to that type of event in the future. Natural or artificial, that is Power ! o…
Hmong American veterans are still fighting for their recognition this Veterans’ Day: their enormous sacrifice, which saved tens of thousands of American troops during the Vietnam War, deserves the respect and benefits accorded to other veterans, too.
In 2000, Congress passed the Hmong Veterans Naturalization Act, extending citizenship to Hmong Americans who came to the U.S. as refugees and served in the Special Guerrilla Unit, but these veterans still don’t have access to veterans benefits like medical treatment at VA hospitals or military burials.
Read more about the Hmong Special Guerrilla Unit fighters and their fight to be recognized.
There has been a terrible lack of posts recognizing the Philippine Typhoon and that’s why I’m making this post. The Philippines just had the WORST typhoon in history called, Haiyan. Now if you have no idea about the severity, the wind speeds of this typhoon was about 250 mph, which is THREE AND A HALF TIMES THE SPEED OF THE WINDS OF HURRICANE KATRINA. imagine the damage Katrina did to the US, a developed country. The Philippines is a Third world country. Most of the people in this country live in SHACKS MADE OUT OF TRASH. It is estimated that about 10,000 PEOPLE DIED. Dead bodies literally litter the streets and are STUCK IN TREES. IF YOU GIVE ANY SHITS TODAY ABOUT FELLOW HUMANITY YOU BETTER REBLOG THIS. IM NOT ONLY DOING THIS BECAUSE MY FAMILY IS FILIPINO BUT BECAUSE THIS STORM WAS THE WORST IN HISTORY. GOD BLESS THE SOULS LOST THERE. My parents were seriously almost on the verge of tears and almost screaming. We didn’t lose anybody in our family, but it has got to hurt to know that the place you came from is IN SHAMBLES. Pls spread this if you care
I have a lot of Filipino friends and people I cherish a lot! If you could donate to the cause that would be great!
PLEASE HELP! Here are some links to donate:
HOW THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY CAN HELP
donations via the Philippine Red Cross (including PayPal)