Discussion in 'General Announcements' started by KI6GIG, Sep 25, 2018.
Sheesh. In the context of helping poor people survive a disaster, it doesn’t matter how or why they are poor. That’s an entirely different topic and one best discussed in the political forum.
I think you should expand your target audience to include the cheap.
I volunteer at a food bank and I see the chronically poor for generations driving nicer and newer cars than I do and loading up on free food, often 2-3 adults per vehicle plus kids. Each adult gets a load. Plus about $1000 in fuel assistance plus 25% or more off the electric bill.
Housing is subsidized, the kids get free food at school.
What am I missing here?
Interesting document, with much good advice. Your characterisation of "survival" being the first four levels of Maslow's hierarchy caught me off-guard. I'd have said the first two were the survival levels, self-esteem and belonging kicking in only after the immediate crisis has passed (although I acknowledge that it is much more interconnected than Maslow suggests).
Survival of the fittest has worked for thousands of years among all living things, why try to change it without projecting the results out for several generations.
There are the genuine needy across the middle class, at least in the USA, where the efforts would produce better and long lasting results. The middle class, in the USA, gets the short end of the stick from all agencies plus the misguided doo gooders.
Please all - be careful to keep this about amateur radio and stay out of the politics side of things that a thread like this could easily lead to and has already hinted at doing
Another great resource I recommend... and it's free... There's a lot to learn on FEMA's independent studies site:
For you wallpaper collectors, you even get a certificate. Some courses can be credited toward a degree.
I've done a couple of them.... it's been a while, might be time to knock a few more out.