[TAG] *sigh* another disaster, another nose count...
Jay R. Ashworth
jra at baylink.com
Fri Sep 2 01:31:10 MSD 2005
On Thu, Sep 01, 2005 at 05:01:17PM -0400, Benjamin A. Okopnik wrote:
> Mike... let me repeat this, so that perhaps you'll have another chance
> to hear it: NO POTABLE WATER. NO FOOD. NO SANITATION. NO STORES OPEN. NO
> SUPPLIES OF ANY KIND THAT CAN BE BOUGHT; NO BANKS WORKING TO GET MONEY
> Are you getting the picture yet? "Looting drug addicts" is the picture
> sold to you by the media - I simply cannot believe that you can actually
> *think* about the issue and come out with the statement you've made.
I don't believe anyone said that *everyone* taking things from
abandoned retail stores was a looter.
But I've seen, first hand, news crews interviewing (and attempting to
interview) people who were making off with things which pretty clearly
were not survival nceessities.
Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
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