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  •  Looting or surviving? (none)
    A lot of what is being called looting is really surviving based on what I have seen.  

    And who has claimed that there is no looting going on?; an oasis of truth.

    by Shockwave on Wed Aug 31, 2005 at 10:58:35 PM PDT

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    •  Let's see a little balance... (none)
      Instead of claiming every picture isn't looting... Let's see a bit of balance, and condemn the kids stealing the nikes and blue jeans.

      That's how you frame an issue.  When you only complain about one side, you just end up looking discredited and foolish.

      •  If I was a kid in NO today... (none)
        ...I might want to get me and my friends some sneakers if I could. I may not have more than one pair of very wet shoes. Kids may not have a clue of whats going on. And furthermore, as minors they have a much more difficult time of telling right from wrong, according to the law.

        Of course there is looting. What does that change?; an oasis of truth.

        by Shockwave on Wed Aug 31, 2005 at 11:31:44 PM PDT

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      •  Yes (none)
        Let's all condemn children who've are surviving one of the greatest disasters in American history for their supposed moral failures.  We'll look real good, then.

        Feh.  I'd rather look bad.

      •  I do not deny there is looting (none)
        but I question the importance of it. Right now in New Orleans people can literally get away with murder. Murder someone, throw their body in the flood water, no one would ever know. Yes law and order is needed to protect people's lives. However, the flood makes accumulation and protection of material goods a minor concern.

        To thine own self be true - W.S.

        by Agathena on Thu Sep 01, 2005 at 01:00:14 AM PDT

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      •  If I owned that store (none)
        I would be trying to get a message to the people there to take all the sneakers they can get a hold of and pass them out to everyone to protect their feet from rusty nails and bacteria filled water.
        Short of getting that message out I would be praying they looted me.

        Liberal, Christian, Feminazi, Mom.

        by TeresaInPa on Thu Sep 01, 2005 at 07:56:42 AM PDT

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