Comment: That is a tragedy..

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That is a tragedy..

on a couple different levels. I hate to see people suffer, but they all had over a week to get out of the way of Sandy. It isn't like a tornado that just drops out of the doesn't just sneek up on you! Why would they not think of, after listening to the newscasters talking about this "storm of the century"for a week, that perhaps..."Geee, my 90 year old mother is on an oxygen machine and if we're without power for a week, that would be bad...we need to get outa here!" Now they're waiting for Big Brother to help them because they're unprepared or stupid. Perhaps they were just afraid to leave because when they got back all their stuff would be gone.
I'm reminded on the terrible flooding that occurred from Wisconsin all the way down to nearly Nebraska in 2007. Everyone was pretty-much self-reliant...neighbors took care of each other. Never heard a peep about "where's my free gubmint check?!". This happened a year after Katrina/Rita...It proves a very different demographic exists between "city people" and "country people".

Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry