Absolutely disgusting!!!  

sandhazard 54M
122 posts
8/31/2005 10:18 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Absolutely disgusting!!!


Just watched a news report about the looting that is going on in New Orleans. I know I will get a lot of bleeding hearts ranting and raving on me about not having any compassion and I have one word for them "bullshit"!

I have TONS of compassion for the victims of this horrible event. I lived in Florida and experienced FIVE hurricanes two of them direct hits and Andrew being the worst one. I was without any services, food and water for 12 days. I listened to the warnings and filled the bathtub for my drinking water before Andrew hit and stocked up on food but even with all that I ended up running out of food by the 12th day. I had one can of green beans left on my 12th day and all I can say is thank goodness for the National Guard, they saved me. So I have TONS of compassion for the hurricane victims.

I have NO compassion for looters. I personally think they should shoot them as they leave the WalMart arms full of TVs, Bicycles and anything else they can get their hands on. All of the people in the video were not carrying one item of food or water. It's just completely disgusting.

Now the Mayor of New O has to take 1500 Police officers away from saving people trapped in their homes to go and deal with Looters. Innocent people will die because of the selfishness of these criminals who are looting.

When I was suffering through my LAST can of green beans I never once thought of running down to the local store breaking in and taking a BIG SCREEN TV.

Hurricanes are horrible things and I do have LOADS of compassion for the victims because I know exactly what they are going through. I would only hope that all who reads this will do some small part to help your fellow man.

Thanks for reading my blog
Sand

wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
8/31/2005 11:41 pm

how could people be so animalistic they could achieve so much more for the community and each other if they put the energy into rebuilding and repairs....using what is there to try to provision the repairs (as most of it is insured anyway)

but they will learn......such random looting simply spreads disease faster in such conditions....

(food and water from a walmart which has been damaged by storms would not be consumable ....)

they had similar problems in Katherine when the whole town flooded.....they also had some fool try to remove an ATM and a nightsafe from the wall of the building and take it away in their boat

WyvernRose


LadyFantasy68 49F
126 posts
9/1/2005 12:21 am

I agree. Stealing and looting and taking desperately needed emergency services away from other areas is indeed terrible. I can understand people who are desperate for food and water although like you I think they should have been prepared as they could be and do not condone stealing at all, but for other items there is NO excuse no matter what.


hourglasses 47F

9/1/2005 6:19 am

People have no shame. I'm not sure I'd shoot them though. Its pretty pointless to loot. I mean, where are they going to go with the stuff?


sandhazard 54M
129 posts
9/1/2005 4:56 pm

It's great to hear from ALL of you. I just sent my contributions into the Red Cross, the United Way and the Food Bank. A local church is having a clothing drive and I just went to Walmart and bought a bunch of children's t-shirts, tennis shoes and shorts and donated all of them to the church's clothing drive.

It just takes a little help from all of us to help these poor souls.

Thanks for checking in everybody and thanks for the wonderful comments.

Sincerely
Sand


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