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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:33 PM
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4. I have a friend who is active in disaster preparedness.
I'm thinking about holding a Crime Watch meeting and talking about the idea of organizing our neighborhood just in case of a disaster. We live in an earthquake area.

I realize that there is not functioning government. Even poor people care about each other and can organize at a community level so that everyone knows to take care of everyone else. As I said in one post, the first impulse in crisis is to group together and try to take care of each other. We see that in Haiti as young men lift heavy building materials to find a child or an elderly person or someone else. It is moving.

It is always best to prepare for the worst and then enjoy the best. But I do think that people should not be punished for looting but rather for hoarding and profiteering during disasters. The government should reimburse the shops who lose their goods to looting.
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  -There is a reason why the media focuses on looters during times of upheaval. arcadian  Jan-17-10 09:22 AM   #0 
  - Yep, that all sounds about right.  The_Commonist   Jan-17-10 10:32 AM   #1 
  - Looting should be legal in crises like Katrina in New Orleans  JDPriestly   Jan-17-10 11:00 AM   #2 
  - you are posting the same stuff and still not thinking -- THINK  votingupstart   Jan-17-10 11:50 AM   #3 
  - I have a friend who is active in disaster preparedness.  JDPriestly   Jan-17-10 09:33 PM   #4 
     - Do some research on Continuity of Government at the Federal level.  galileoreloaded   Jan-17-10 10:45 PM   #11 
     - Sometimes  Lurks Often   Jan-17-10 10:58 PM   #12 
  - Lynch mobs are hunting down and killing looters now in Haiti.  timeforpeace   Jan-17-10 10:10 PM   #10 
     - according to the msm.  Hannah Bell   Jan-17-10 11:09 PM   #14 
  - If they really focused on looters, they'd be showing IMF officials.....  marmar   Jan-17-10 09:34 PM   #5 
  - *snort*  tnlefty   Jan-17-10 09:38 PM   #7 
  - +1000000000000000!  scarletwoman   Jan-17-10 10:00 PM   #8 
  - LOL and SO true! n/t  Spazito   Jan-17-10 10:02 PM   #9 
  - ++1  leftstreet   Jan-17-10 11:02 PM   #13 
  - True that  Solly Mack   Jan-17-10 11:11 PM   #15 
  - That and as the saying goes...  backscatter712   Jan-17-10 09:36 PM   #6 

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