July 8, 2005

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Ok so I have missed out on some incidents. I do not really feel like going into the vehicle fire/accident on 581. I was upset to see pictures on the news and in the newspaper of a woman being burned to death. I think it hit me wrong when one of the news channels aired a picture of the drivers side during the fire. I do not think you could see anyone inside, however I just think that it was wrong.

I think it is interesting that the Roanoke Times printed an article(Sunday July 3, 2005) on Homeland Security and its funding to fire stations in the area just a couple of days prior to the London Bombings. The gist of the article was why do all these FD’s get all this money and for what. That “nothing is going to happen here” attitude is exactly what the problem is with America. I am not saying you should live your life in fear. The FD’s are receiving funds to buy equipment that could help them in case of an attack or otherwise and people have a problem with it. Well I am sure they would change their tune if something happened here or even worse to them or a family member. Most of the money is Federally funded through grants. The one thing that I found interesting is that per capita Roanoke City received $14.90 while Radford, Giles County, Floyd County, Buena Vista, Bath County, Pulaski County all received about double. And most of the other localities in the area received more than Roanoke City.

I told you all of a big surprise coming our way. I have learned some more details and it looks as though I will be able to see the surprise for the first time later this month. I do not know what it is exactly or I should say what “they are” potentially. So we will have to wait and see. If anyone wants to go with me to see this I wouldn’t mind getting a few people together to see this stuff. It is in the City however it is not easily accessible from what I understand. And yes we have permission by the owners of the land, as a matter of fact they are going to cut a trail for us if need be.

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