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    I saw that guy this morning on CNN. Effectively ruined my mood for the day. This is just so damn sad. And the worst thing is that things aren't going to get any better.

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    Look at the photos on Yahoo.com. Just absolutely astonishing all of this.
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    I had to laugh at the guy who was going to the store to loot some beer.
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    Looters really **** me off, that is about as low as you can go right there. Subhuman. That is so disrespectful to everyone else.

    I know this next comment might be insensitive or maybe cruel. But maybe next time these people stranded on roof tops will leave the area when the state and county officials ask them to leave before the storm hits. But no, everyone was talking so tough Saturday and Sunday.


    This is what I posted Sunday "Just get out. From what I know there is going to be so much property damage that you just have to save yourself"

    Weren't they watching the news over the weekend.

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    Looters really **** me off, that is about as low as you can go right there. Subhuman. That is so disrespectful to everyone else.

    I know this next comment might be insensitive or maybe cruel. But maybe next time these people stranded on roof tops will leave the area when the state and county officials ask them to leave before the storm hits. But no, everyone was talking so tough Saturday and Sunday.


    This is what I posted Sunday "Just get out. From what I know there is going to be so much property damage that you just have to save yourself"

    Weren't they watching the news over the weekend.

    I concur. If you have a way to get out, then get out.

    And, yes, looters make me really mad....

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    I concur. If you have a way to get out, then get out.

    And, yes, looters make me really mad....

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    Whats a looter?
    Someone who steals things at times like these.

    Here is the dictionary definition

    -Valuables pillaged in time of war; spoils.
    -Stolen goods.
    -Goods illicitly obtained, as by bribery.
    -Things of value, such as gifts, received on one occasion.
    -Slang. Money.

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    I've gotten watery eyed over the black gentleman in the yellow shirt talking about his wife, and his house splitting in two. That one got to me. Any one else seen that?
    I did and it sure did send chills up my spine. Makes me feel helpless you know. I wanna give money, or canned goods, something. My place of employment usually takes up donations like that.

    Anybody else feel helpless too?
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    I was even getting teary eyed when they were talking about dogs getting wrapped up in power lines and they were getting electricuted.

    And YES LOOTERS REALLY TICK ME OFF!
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    Why anybody would make a home in the storm drain that is New Orleans is beyond me. This kind of tragic flood was virtually guarenteed eventually.... if your whole city is BELOW sea level to begin with, where is all the water supposed to go?

    Sucks for those people. Kinda reminds me of the Tsunami damage in Indonesia....

    I wonder how long it's going to take to drain all that water?

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    Hey Guys. Thanks for the concern.

    I am ok and my family made it out largely unscathed. There are a lot who didn't. Its bad, REAL bad down there. My wife and I left Alabama this morning while we still could today. There is no gas anywhere down there. We luckily had enough gas to get us to montgomery where we found a station with some gas.

    I'll post more tomorrow. Thanks again for the concern.

    I urge everyone that can afford it to donate something to the charities.

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    Whats a looter?
    Someone who the local police force will hopefully dispose of.

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    I think the looting is pretty low, but then again you have to look at it from their point of view. Forget the people looting for material items (like that Footaction store). Think about the people with families starving. No phone to call, no stores to buy food from, no restaurants, Red Cross can't get in to help, no water, no way to get out of the city, and it's 95 degree's out side. Desperate times sometimes call for desperate measures. Though I agree they should have listened to what everybody and their mother was telling them and left the city. You have to think though, most don't have access to radio's so they don't know where to go for help, they don't know what to do. To them it's probably loot (the ones going for food that is) or die. What would you do if you were stuck in their situation (if you didn't leave that is)?

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    Did you guys see the guy on the news talking about how he was on his roof with his wife, kids, and grandkids. Then his roof caved in and he was holding on to his wife and she said "you can't hold on to me, take care of the kids and grandkinds" after that she got pulled away by the water. Even the reporter started crying. Sad, sad stuff.

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    Yeah that's been mentioned...

    Anybody see the police officers looting in Walmart? Tell you guys anything? Those people are desperate.

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    Yeah that's been mentioned...

    Anybody see the police officers looting in Walmart? Tell you guys anything? Those people are desperate.
    I am not saying that it is okay to loot by any means. IMO it is very wrong. You guys have to remeber that these people have lost everything. They have nothing and no money. All I am saying is I am not going to judge someone in that position because I have never been there.

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    I heard two reports about the "police officers looting" One was yes they were looting. But the other was that they were getting medical supplies to help people. So I don't know

    The fact of the matter is that everything in these stores are ruined anyway, but that gives people no right to steal it.

    I had to laugh when I saw some kid trying to get what had to be a 25-30 inch TV out of one of the stores. What a stupid idiot. What in the hell is a TV going to do down there. No electricity and it will be to hard to lug around and will get water damaged.

    Stupid, stupid idiotic people. Aren't you supposed to get out of town.

    Plus one second the police have to spend on the looters is time away from saving people.

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    Yeah all I saw was people lugging out TVs and stereos...

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    Those cops were for sure looting. When they saw the camera they quickly (and very suspiciously) went off and pretended to be working making sure their faces weren't on camera. I saw more people with grocery bags filled with food than anything however. In the same situation I'd be right there with them trying to get food to feed myself and my family. Sure it's wrong, but keep in mind that there's no communication whatsoever. Nobody know's where to go for help, hell most people don't even know the city of New Orleans is under a mandatory evacuation. The ENTIRE city. To hell with the idiots trying to take material items.

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    To me there is a difference between a looter and someone trying to survive. The looters are the a$$holes that steal things like TVs, stereos, or the real lowlifes that steal as much beer and liquor as they can carry. The people trying to survive take water and non-perishable food which is understandable given the situation. Still wrong, but understandable.


    Then you hear stories like these and it makes you want to go "Walking Tall" on these FU(#$!!

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    Crooks posing as FPL workers after storm victimize Hollywood residents

    By Shannon OBoye,
    Andrew Ryan and Brian Haas Staff Writers
    Posted August 31 2005






    Hollywood -- The man with the yellow vest and clipboard said he was there to help the day Hurricane Katrina knocked out power.

    He needed to get in, the man told a 73-year-old widow, to check her electricity.

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    Once inside, the "worker" sent the woman from room to room, turning lights on and off. While she was distracted, the man's female partner slipped into the victim's bedroom and stole $18,000 in cash and several thousand dollars of precious jewelry, including her wedding ring.

    "The elderly woman was traumatized twice," police spokesman Capt. Tony Rode said. "Once with the impending hurricane coming, and then again by a distraction theft."

    While South Florida suffered, some criminals used Katrina as an opportunity to lie, cheat and steal. Looters ravaged a pawnshop while the bogus power workers made their rounds, victimizing at least three elderly people in Hollywood.

    The 73-year-old widow had her cash in a lock box in her closet because she was about to make a down payment on a new apartment, according to a police report.

    The woman, who did not want to be identified, was too distraught to talk Tuesday. She blamed herself.

    Police said the scam artists talked their way into a few other homes last Thursday, though no one lost nearly as much as the widow.

    Adam Frent, the widow's neighbor, closed the door in the criminals' faces because he thought they were suspicious.

    "They prey on older people in the confusion of a hurricane and the bad weather with lights flickering on and off," Frent said.

    It would be extremely rare for a Florida Power & Light Co. worker to show up unannounced and ask to be let into a customer's home, company spokesman Bill Swank said.

    "We don't go to a customer's home unless they call us," Swank said.

    "All of our employees carry ID badges with a picture. It's very easy to identify an FPL employee," he said. "...It's unfortunate people would take advantage of other people -- particularly elderly people -- in a situation like this."

    The looters who broke into the AB Pawn & Gun shop near Hollywood later that night were less subtle than the FPL impostors. They tore the metal door off the pawnshop during the hurricane and cut the alarm, then ransacked the place, making off with $100,000 worth of computers, televisions, stereos, video games, DVDs, lawn equipment, and 28 firearms. The owner discovered the damage when he came in the next morning.

    "We now have 28 firearms in the hands of criminals," said Elizabeth Calzadilla-Fiallo, a spokeswoman for the Broward Sheriff's Office. "It was obviously very well planned."



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    Yeah those people are jerks. It really is unfortunate
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    God, my first thought in the first post in this thread, 24 hours before this happened, was that thousands of people may die.

    Then immediately after, I thought that maybe not, people left and there would be huge damage and not so much death.

    Now it looks like thousands of people may in fact already be dead.

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    Those pix of people slogging thru water? That water is also filling the sewers and water treatmnent plants and everything. It is or soon will be very contaminated water. Now, what are the people to do for water? Boil it? Raw sewage water, water with bodies, gasoline, everything imaginable floating in it and they are to boild it? (YES)....but at the least, they are already contaminating themselves in it just walking thru it. THe health hazards are just going to be hitting. And as people start developing dysentary what to do becasue they need good water to re-hydrate with. The looting will soon be a thing of the past as mere survival becomes the most important focus.

    I worry for those who need medications like insulin (no electricity to keep it cool) or those that had home O2 generators (they are likely dead by now).

    This could well be the most cataclismic event we will ever witness. (Am I a doomsayer? YEah, I look at things as say what's the worst that can happen...don't ever ask about terroist attacks I have dreamed up).

    Lord I hope I'm reading what I see down there wrong.
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    If you have ever been down there you know how many snakes and aligators they have. Just think about all those things swimming up and down the streets and into businesses and poeple's homes.

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    I can't believe what I've seen today.

    Everyone at the Convention Center were left for dead. The authority [or what's left of it] did a horrible job of directing the people, and when the masses followed directions and remained orderly, they were rewarded with the situation at the Center. People were simply dying all around the Center, and the other refugees had nothing to help them with, and the help never arrived.

    This is simply ridiculous. Those unfortunate souls are only NOW getting some food and water, and who knows what amount that actually is.

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