Thanks to F.E.M.A.!
With all the bad rap the F.E.M.A. guys are getting these days, I just
thought I'd throw my two-cents worth down on paper.
In 2012 (if my memory serves correctly) my store and living quarters
were beyond my repair from a storm. The storm made a
whole roof (and ceiling) fall into the one-story business/home and much
property was ruined by the water flowing in from all the doors around
the building. I, to this day, still have the videos of the
live damages and it is sad enough that I don't often look at them
Black and other molds set in, mildew smelling carpet and wood began to
affect my morning (mostly) hacking, but mostly my mainstay was
completely destroyed and much was in irreparable state.
Before I relate what the government did, let me first paint the picture
for you in a few words: I've not shown myself as a
proponent for this neo-corporate/polity in quite some time (for reasons
that not be delved into right now).
Now for the heart-felt news. That same government that I
was increasingly becoming outspoken against, did something that blew me
away (I MIGHT have shed a tear). I never would have applied
but by the urging of a friend I completed the simple form for help.
Forgetting soon afterward that I had asked for help, while sleeping on
a bus in the florida heat and melting away unsure as to my next
move...I mean it's not like you are prepared for the unexpected to
happen, along came a somewhat well-dressed guy with a
clip-board. The man said he was an inspector with F.E.M.A.
(in my mind I was thinking "yeah right, whatever...go through the
motions", he didn't stay long at all and I presumed that surely nothing
would come of the inspection.
What really broke me was when I opened the mail to find a
There's more to this story...but right now I think it's enough said.
Thanks to our polity for this saving grace. And if they should
come and take for recompense that amount from my personal affects this
day, I'd have no hard feelings whatsoever....it's the least I can offer
in repayment. And if our polity should decide to take more
than what is owed, then all the more for the next bloke that should be
caught unawares by a freak storm that changes entire existences.
This is, to me, the good side of the polity that we ought to build upon
while we're actively dismantling the ugly parts, such as my ongoing
legal issue which can be read here: http://municipal-court.ddns.net/appeals.html