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CrazedScotsman

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Now that Sandy has punch us in the mouth, whatever you can do, please do it.

If you can give money, the Red Cross and Salvation Army could use your cash.
If you can give time, I'm sure both of those organizations could use you physically.
People are going to need, blankets and lots of them, food, water and shelter.
If you can't do any of that, prayers would be appriciated. If you don't pray or believe in God, send you good thoughts and positive waves to those who need it.
 

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Yep, done that.
 

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Now that Sandy has punch us in the mouth, whatever you can do, please do it.

If you can give money, the Red Cross and Salvation Army could use your cash.
If you can give time, I'm sure both of those organizations could use you physically.
People are going to need, blankets and lots of them, food, water and shelter.
If you can't do any of that, prayers would be appriciated. If you don't pray or believe in God, send you good thoughts and positive waves to those who need it.

I'll do exactly what people did for me when I got hit with 4 hurricanes in a row here in Orlando:

Nothing.
 

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Now that Sandy has punch us in the mouth, whatever you can do, please do it.

If you can give money, the Red Cross and Salvation Army could use your cash.
If you can give time, I'm sure both of those organizations could use you physically.
People are going to need, blankets and lots of them, food, water and shelter.
If you can't do any of that, prayers would be appriciated. If you don't pray or believe in God, send you good thoughts and positive waves to those who need it.

:clap2:

:iagree:
 

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I'll do exactly what people did for me when I got hit with 4 hurricanes in a row here in Orlando:



Say what??? I live in Cocoa Beach and recall that year, Orlando never even came close to feeling the sort of impact that Sandy just laid out.


shame on you.
 

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I'll do exactly what people did for me when I got hit with 4 hurricanes in a row here in Orlando:



Say what??? I live in Cocoa Beach and recall that year, Orlando never even came close to feeling the sort of impact that Sandy just laid out.


shame on you.

Ok, so damage to my house is ok to you because it's worse for someone in New Jersey? I couldn't live in my house for two months, I had to pay thousands of dollars in damages above what the insurance company paid, and then my insurnace company bailed on the state and I had to get a new policy at a higher premium.

What is the cut off dollar amount to be respectable amount of damage to you?

Who's making sure that all of those people receiving aid have had a minimum dollar amount of damage?

Shame on you.
 

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I'll do exactly what people did for me when I got hit with 4 hurricanes in a row here in Orlando:



Say what??? I live in Cocoa Beach and recall that year, Orlando never even came close to feeling the sort of impact that Sandy just laid out.


shame on you.



No shame on you. I assure you there are plenty of places that have felt the Punch of a storm like Sandy. The difference this time is how many people that were effected, and the fact that the area is not normally subject to such a storm.
 
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That's what insurance companies are for.
Unless of course someone displaced is a moocher. In that case the tax payer foots the bill.
 

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If you are going to give to the Red Cross PLEASE specify that it is to go to the victims of Hurricane Sandy...or else it may go to administrative costs. Better yet, the Salvation Army gives a higher percentage to actual help.
 

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I lived through opal. I didn't need any help. I worked for a couple of weeks for nothing after Katrina until I got tired of dragging my tired white ass home, turning on the TV to watch some looting, anarchy and them shaking their fists at us says we didn't like black people.
 

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Now that Sandy has punch us in the mouth, whatever you can do, please do it.

If you can give money, the Red Cross and Salvation Army could use your cash.
If you can give time, I'm sure both of those organizations could use you physically.
People are going to need, blankets and lots of them, food, water and shelter.
If you can't do any of that, prayers would be appriciated. If you don't pray or believe in God, send you good thoughts and positive waves to those who need it.

I'll do exactly what people did for me when I got hit with 4 hurricanes in a row here in Orlando:

Nothing.

It's the American Way.
 

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Can we maintain our political ideology and still support non-government affiliated support groups? Sure we can. While we are at it we should investigate whether the Red Cross has straightened itself out after allegations of corruption. I contribute to the Salvation Army even in times of relative calm.
 

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I found a family who knew a family after Andrew. I gave directly to that family.
 

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I lived through opal. I didn't need any help. I worked for a couple of weeks for nothing after Katrina until I got tired of dragging my tired white ass home, turning on the TV to watch some looting, anarchy and them shaking their fists at us says we didn't like black people.

Moocher. :tongue:
 

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Obama to tour Sandy ravaged region...
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New York Copes With Worst Storm in City's History
October 30, 2012 — Power is out for roughly 8 million east coast residents, but in New York, where debris-littered streets are mostly deserted and thousands remain in 76 city-run shelters, with dawn came a grim recognition of Sandy's impact.
"Sadly, the storm claimed the lives of people throughout the region, including at least 10 in our city, and, tragically, we expect that number to go up as information continues to come in," said Mayor Michael Bloomberg this morning at the Office of Emergency Management in Brooklyn. "And I do want to extend my condolences to all families who lost loved ones in the storm and ask all New Yorkers to keep them in their thoughts and prayers."

One of the worst natural disasters to hit the largest city in the United States, the devastation includes scores of fire-gutted homes, a flooded subway rail system, and badly damaged parks and shorelines. While Bloomberg warned residents that repairs cannot be done overnight and asked for cooperation, he said the city's priorities are restoring electricity and transportation.

Across the city, thousands of city workers and property owners are cleaning up. "There is a lot of trees down all over," said one city sanitation worker as he busied himself clearing debris. "Anything we can manage to get rid of we are going to get rid of. You drive around you see how bad it is.” New York State officials say it may take days – and in some cases weeks – until power is restored.

In neighboring New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie called the devastation unprecedented. Wall Street was closed for a second day – the market's first two-day, weather-related shutdown in 124 years – and many business remain closed as the city recovers from what is considered the most damaging storm in its history.

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Obama to Tour Storm-Damaged New Jersey
October 30, 2012 — U.S. President Barack Obama plans to visit the eastern state of New Jersey Wednesday to see the extent of the damage from Hurricane Sandy. The president is promising a quick and effective government response to the storm.
White House officials say Obama will view the devastation the hurricane inflicted on New Jersey and talk with victims and rescue workers. He also plans to meet with the state’s governor, Chris Christie, a Republican who has surprised some people by praising the president’s response to the storm. At American Red Cross headquarters Tuesday, Obama said he had assured governors and city mayors in areas hit hard by the storm that agencies in Washington will do everything possible to help. “We are going to do everything we can to get resources to you and make sure that any unmet need is identified. We are responding to it as quickly as possible, and I told the mayors and the governors if they are getting ‘no’ for an answer somewhere in the federal government, they can call me personally at the White House,” said the president.

Obama called off his campaign activities for Tuesday and spent most of the day at the White House, receiving updates on the massive storm and federal, state and local governments' response. The president held a video teleconference with Vice President Joe Biden, along with the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, several Cabinet secretaries and other top advisers. Obama issued major disaster declarations for New Jersey and New York, speeding government relief money to those states, where several dozen people have died and tens of billions of dollars in property have been lost.

The president’s trip to New Jersey will take the place of a previously scheduled campaign trip to the swing state of Ohio. His Republican election opponent, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, was in Ohio on Tuesday, where he switched a campaign rally near Dayton into a drive to collect canned food for storm victims. “We have heavy hearts, as you know, with all the suffering going on in a major part of our country. Lot of people hurting this morning. They were hurting last night, and the storm goes on," said Romney. "I have had the chance to speak with some of the governors in the affected areas, and they have talked about a lot of people having hard times.”

Romney plans to resume his campaign Wednesday with appearances in Florida. His aides say he may visit areas affected by the storm later this week. Both Democrats and Republicans are being cautious about resuming their full campaign schedules. The candidates are trying to avoid the appearance of concentrating on politics when tens of millions of people are suffering the effects of the hurricane.

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I'll do exactly what people did for me when I got hit with 4 hurricanes in a row here in Orlando:



Say what??? I live in Cocoa Beach and recall that year, Orlando never even came close to feeling the sort of impact that Sandy just laid out.


shame on you.

Ok, so damage to my house is ok to you because it's worse for someone in New Jersey? I couldn't live in my house for two months, I had to pay thousands of dollars in damages above what the insurance company paid, and then my insurnace company bailed on the state and I had to get a new policy at a higher premium.

What is the cut off dollar amount to be respectable amount of damage to you?

Who's making sure that all of those people receiving aid have had a minimum dollar amount of damage?

Shame on you.

Hey those market driven forces sure screwed you and your state over, didn't they?

Thank GOD there's no global warming effects, eh?

Somebody ought to explain that to the insurance companies, though.

Their experts in risk seem to think there is some kind of threat to places like FLA from the changing climate.

Weird, isn't it?

They must be socialists, or something.
 

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I'll do exactly what people did for me when I got hit with 4 hurricanes in a row here in Orlando:



Say what??? I live in Cocoa Beach and recall that year, Orlando never even came close to feeling the sort of impact that Sandy just laid out.


shame on you.

Ok, so damage to my house is ok to you because it's worse for someone in New Jersey? I couldn't live in my house for two months, I had to pay thousands of dollars in damages above what the insurance company paid, and then my insurnace company bailed on the state and I had to get a new policy at a higher premium.

What is the cut off dollar amount to be respectable amount of damage to you?

Who's making sure that all of those people receiving aid have had a minimum dollar amount of damage?

Shame on you.
Your out of pocket expenses were tax deductible. And you could have applied for reimbursements from FEMA and help from the Red Cross or United Way.

Anyway, you obviously can't set aside your politics and thus once again illustrate just how craven Republicans are.
 

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What is sad are the numbers here that use this disaster as just another vehicle in which to spread their hatred of all that is not what they are. Sad to see people so twisted.
 

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