We are receiving a lot of alternate news from Florida that tells a very much different story from the one appearing in the general media. We have not fact checked these stories, but they are coming in a wave of pain and despair, and they mean, to us, that what is unfolding there is almost certainly much worse than the CNNs and Fox News channels of the world are telling us. What is most disturbing and convincing is that the story of Hurricane Charley disappeared from the general media so quickly. But the pain, the loss, the devastation of ordinary American lives has continuedforgotten, of course, by the elite that rule the country and the media that follows them. This is one of many such 'underground' reports. Is it an accurate depiction of what's happening in Florida We fear so... Michael writes: What an eye awakening day this was. I thought that I had seen it all having been involved from Vietnam to the beginning of Desert Storm in my military and civilian law enforcement career, but today I learned about a new part of the shame game.
For those who won't bother to read all this report, let me spell out the body counts that 6 of us (all retired military and/or law enforcement) went out to confirm today in different areas. These are confirmed bodies in the trucks, restaurant refers, or refer vans, and they are NOT "missing persons" or animals:
Charlotte Harbor areas 58 dead as of 5pm today; Fort Myers & the barrier islands 21 deaths as of 3pm today; Punta Gorda 275+ deaths and escalating each hour; Desoto County 36 deaths, expected to increase;
These figures came from our own eyes, medical personnel, various county sheriff's deputies, and eye witnesses or residents from the worst devastated areas. CNN and the rest of the world biased and controlled media are fooling none of us who live here. The current CONFIRMED body count in our 3 county area on the west coast of Florida is near 400 as I write this.
Readers should know right up front who is doing their best and who fails to pass the grade:
Honors awards to those people who have given and done the most: 1. City of North Port Police Department 2. Charlotte County Deputies 3. Desoto County Deputies 4. Visiting Pinellas County Deputies 5. Florida Power and Light All of the above have gone beyond the call of duty. They are showing us what real cops and utility workers used to be: humanitarians.
Failing grades go to: 1. FEMA, the government loan people. 2. John Ellis Bush (Jeb, the corporate governor of Florida). 3. The untrained and unequipped remnants of the Florida National Guard. 4. George Walker Bush, the non-elected and appointed U.S. President. 5. Recycling firms who are stealing aluminum siding from destroyed mobile homes. 6. Those selling bags of ice for $10. 7. Thieves from Miami taking personal belongings from demolished homes. 8. Those thieves demanding money up front to file fake insurance claims.
Here's some of what went on today...
There are staging areas for FEMA (with their red and white signs to let you know they are "there") that we could not openly enter into with photo and movie cameras having been "discovered" in our vehicles. Our cars and pick-ups were searched in the "sensitive" areas where the worst devastation took place and where we were then refused entry. Nonetheless, we still walked into most of these "off limits" areas at waterfront motels, I-75 restaurant/commercial areas, destroyed mobile home parks, and the temporary Charlotte morgue, to name a few. This is how we came up with the above figures for body counts. We spoke with medical personnel who have come from Miami to work triage and other temporary facilities, ambulance drivers (a special thanks to the Ambutrans people), homeless residents, and deputies from many different counties.
Considering most of the trained and experienced personnel and modern equipment from the Florida National Guard are now in the Middle East, Jeb Bush dared to send us antiquated equipment that broke down on I-75 driven by untrained personnel who have no idea what to do. Worse is that there were no water purification trucks (erdilators) sent, just old water tankers and old communications and storage trailers. It was a circus show and a true military cluster puck. There is no Florida National Guard. All the necessary equipment we need is sitting in Iraq or Kuwait right now.
A professional group of electronic thieves intercepted telephone calls from Lee and Charlotte counties to the special Allstate and State Farm insurance claims lines. They demanded credit card numbers and up-front payments from those calling in claims stating that they could guarantee 24 hour payment for all damages if the victims would pay $250-500 to them.
The lowest theft and emergency incident rate is in the City of North Port. Although they had little hurricane damage, most of their electric power was off from Friday afternoon until this afternoon (just a few neighborhoods are still without power). For a rapidly growing city with the third largest city land mass in Florida, they managed to control traffic, stop burglaries and other thefts, and were "gentlemen" with all Charlotte, Desoto, and Lee county people who went there for food and gas. They are grossly understaffed, yet they have performed like a crack military unit. One member of our group insists that I especially thank Lieutenant Choinere for his assistance.
There is NO Martial Law here. In fact, all city and county law enforcement are stretched to the limit. While they work overtime and are as physically exhausted as we are, Federal and State law enforcement departments do very little [if anything] in comparison. The local departments are shunned by the State and Federal "boys," yet the locals are doing far more than their share of what is needed.
The biggest joke going around among us is about the guy who walked up in the new white carwearing a nice suit in our 90% humiditywho said, "I'm from FEMA and I'm here to help you." The ladies ran one of these "suits" out of our neighborhood today when he told them that we can "borrow" all the money we needed to rebuildwith interest. They are no different than the other FED banksters posing as "community" banks. Not one of us cares to become one of the new federal sheeple.
As of this morning, our area has found the need to organize our own security 24/7. Last night and early this morning, we had thieves driving our streets stealing personal belongings and clothes that had not yet been collected from those neighbors who hadn't made it back here yet. We now warn all the Miami and Tampa gangs roaming our streets that if you dare to once again trespass in our community, you will deal with better armed resistance from us than you would from the local police and Sheriff's Departments. Other areas are now doing the same as we are. We will personally protect ourselves and what possessions we have left. We have been through far too much to be victims of prey.
It rained hard for an hour today. My house, the temporary home and designated "sanctuary" for a dozen people, had more damage than I thought as water poured into 3 rooms. I guess that's why they invented buckets. The 3-cylinder diesel generator has been purring non-stop like a kitten and used no oil over the past 2 days. That was the best investment I ever made, along with the storage tanks for potable water. I guess I have earned my Boy Scout survival merit badge now.
Visiting volunteer police and deputies are very frustrated that their in-car computers and radios do not work with local police and local County law enforcement. The State and Federal alphabet groups seem to care less. The out-of-area volunteer cops have had to escort thieves to the county line instead of arresting them for stealing. Their "law enforcement" hands are tied in more ways than one. Thanks guyswe know you're trying to do all you can to protect us, but we'll handle it from now on since the state legalities won't allow you do the job you need to do.
We have all found out that there is nothing better than a local community effort. We take shifts getting gas for the generators and for buying food, have organized our own security and damage clean-up teams, and the ladies are cooking up a storm with the charcoal and gas grills. Many of us only barely knew each other a week ago. Now, we have become a community family. There are no more blank faces of shock among any of us. We are strengthening each other and working with one another. There is no segregation or racism among us, and we represent a local community of many different races, nationalities, and colors. For the first time any of us have ever remembered, this new neighborhood that now exists has become one.
In this adversity we have and will continue to face, and among all the devastation our eyes see surrounding us, we have learned to be a collective family. For this, all of us are grateful. There is joy in the hardship each of us face with every passing hour. We have found that our daily hardships have made our spirits stronger. Surely, no man, woman, or child has been left behind among us. We encourage and strengthen each other. This is what life is all about.
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