Emergency Preparedness for the Poor

Discussion in 'General Announcements' started by KI6GIG, Sep 25, 2018.

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  1. K0MB

    K0MB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Oh, my.
  2. N0TZU

    N0TZU Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    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.
    WU8Y, W7UUU and N2EY like this.
  3. AL4Y

    AL4Y Ham Member QRZ Page

    I think you should expand your target audience to include the cheap.
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  4. KM1H

    KM1H Ham Member QRZ Page

    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?
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  5. HB9FUH

    HB9FUH Ham Member QRZ Page

    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).
  6. KM1H

    KM1H Ham Member QRZ Page

    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.

  7. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    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 :)

  8. K2NCC

    K2NCC Ham Member QRZ Page

    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. :)

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