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So nobody knows, eh? I think it's interesting that we have some photos of the still-born Brockway yet nothing exists on the Mack version that was surely more fleshed-out and ultimately reached production. Weird! When I look at the Brockway "Superliner" and the Mack version I see little in common, except a big, square grille. The fenders are completely different. The Brockway version even has a set-back front axle for cryin' out loud! Surely this truck must've gone through some significant re-designing at Mack. For example, they were obviously trying to suggest the R model hood shape with the character line in the sides of the Superliner hood. I'd really love to know "the rest of the story," as Paul Harvey would say.
Alrighty then, I stand corrected. My flood insurance policy premium is $430. per year. And I live in a 100 year flood zone. Maybe I am grandfathered-in from having the insurance for some 30 years now? Or? Obviously my info is dated. I didn't know there is now an A, or B, or C categories.
Guys, I hafta somewhat agree with you on this one, from my experience with two tornadoes five years ago-
The first tornado hit my old 'hood in north Minneapolis, so weak a tornado that it didn't even make one on the Fujima scale. But going through a heavily wooded city with mostly two story houses on 40 foot lots, it blocked most of the streets and took out the above ground utilities and some of the gas too. This is a poor neighborhood, so a lot of volunteers came in to help out. About all the city did was prevent mass looting, and the city was clueless about how extensive the damage was. The city even went so far as to arrest a couple foresters who were volunteering their services for not having Minneapolis contractors licenses, even though they had state licenses. I loaded up my pickup the next morning with saws and other tools to help out, and on arrival found I was being profiled by the police who must have though I was another unlicensed contractor. I parked the pickup and dug out my late mom's minivan and put it into service. Meanwhile, a council member who barely know which end of a chainsaw to hold it by was doing media opportunities of him cutting up large twigs.
Fortunately some of the local charities and churches were on the ball, knowing that a lot of children and elders couldn't get out to get food and medications and were in danger. They divided up the tornado's path, each church or charity taking responsibility for several blocks around them. The one I worked with, a small branch campus of the university of Minnesota, extended their hours, fed folks, and let them use their phones and computers. I volunteered out of that office, we'd get 4 or so of us in the minivan with food and supplies in the back and a wagon to haul that in and go door to door covering a block or two at a time. We'd do that a couple times until we had covered the whole area to be sure we had caught everyone. While the city was harassing folks who were trying to help, our churches and charities found several vulnerable folks who couldn't get out to get medications and food and would have probably died without our volunteer efforts.
A month later we got an F1 tornado out in rural Minnesota where I live. Our town's only major damage was a garage and a lot of trees down, everybody got our their saws and pickups and trailers and we had the streets open in a couple hours so the power company was able to get in and restore power quickly. We then went over to the next town that had got hit worse and helped them out. But their wasn't much to do, because everybody there had worked just as we had to clear the debris and get the town reopened. The tornado brought down the roofs of the city garage and the electric co-op, but they dug out the trucks and got right to work... In Minneapolis they would have waited a week for the insurance claims adjuster and probably FEMA too!
We were able to use a lot of volunteers out here successfully because we have a lot of people here with experience in construction, farming, etc. who knew how to work with tools and equipment safely. Give a big city council member a chain saw, and you may as well call the ambulance before he figures out how to start it! I suspect the best strategy would be for the local government to organize the "cajun navy" sort of like a Sheriff's Posse, in other words an organized group of volunteers ready to help out if called.
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Saw a couple of middle schoolers properly folding the flag as they took it down for the night. Very inspiring! My buddy,a navy veteran,saw an an adult school janitor drop the flag on the ground while doing the same thing! "Read him out",and then educated him.Of course that wasn't a protest,was just ignorance on the part of the janitor.Rowdy rebel,I agree it's their right to express themselves,but like you don't have to like it! Poetic justice if they set themselves on fire while burning our flag! Lol on a more pleasant subject, just on my beloved Isuzu p.u,I've had to create two special wrenches on for the Weber carb,another for the water neck. Standard wrenches were too long in both cases. When I realized Milwaukee power tools are now made in China,I bought one of the last American made ones in a pawnshop.40.00 ! What I didn't realize was you need a special tool to change the grinding wheel( it's a 4.5" grinder.Ground down an old pair of "off brand" channel locks for that job! Anyway,I feel your pain !