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    Why is it a problem for you that private companies are also helping out? That happens with any major weather event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myyams View Post
    I don't have TV as such in our home, but I have seen on cnn.com many videos of those in need complaining. I feel their pain. I would say that there is likely a system of triage. I don't mean that each person isn't important, but that some are better off than others. Cutting trees down has a lower priority than not having electricity, having no food, being cold, wet, in danger of injury from the elements. I know with more winds, damages and loss can absolutely come. But save people who are still lost and unaccounted for vs tree cutting?? Seems like the community has to do their part as well, and I do really see that happening too. Everyone's pitching in and doing what needs to be done on all sorts of levels. Of course no effort could be perfect because it's only all good when it's all gone. So I don't really see a need to create more negativity. Efforts are underway and I think people feel that.

    I don't equate outrage as a reflection of anything other than outrage. Outrage does nothing but create more negative feelings. I think people in difficulty need more positive energy. Outrage can spark more chaos and crime, from feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, and maybe a need to take the law in their own hands and handle things. I don't really think anything GOOD can come out of it. I am not sure why this debate exists because of lack of it. Why would we want it?

    There are many similarities between Katrina and Sandy, the monetary damage is more with Katrina as was the incredible numbers of loss of life. There is no comparison in this way. There were more days that passed by after the storm passed that the president didn't visit LA. You can look over the similarities and dissimilarities here: REF
    Not sure why you are equating tree cutting to anything... But I have a couple things to say about it. Trees are OFTEN over electric lines, in road and on homes.. ALL which do impeed the rest. Secondly, hope you are not belittling someone that is helping there physically...? They are doing more than I can living on the westcoast, and I used it simply because of someone I knew that was helping in a tangible way. I know others that are volunteering at shelters etc. Not sure HOW they help should be put in order and thought higher or lower of, if someone is able to cut a tree off my home to prevent further water damage I would be just as thankful as to the ones serving me a hot meal at the shelter.
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    I think you have misunderstood my posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivergallery View Post
    Not sure why you are equating tree cutting to anything... But I have a couple things to say about it. Trees are OFTEN over electric lines, in road and on homes.. ALL which do impeed the rest. Secondly, hope you are not belittling someone that is helping there physically...? They are doing more than I can living on the westcoast, and I used it simply because of someone I knew that was helping in a tangible way. I know others that are volunteering at shelters etc. Not sure HOW they help should be put in order and thought higher or lower of, if someone is able to cut a tree off my home to prevent further water damage I would be just as thankful as to the ones serving me a hot meal at the shelter.
    Did we read the same post? I got none of what you took from it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivergallery View Post
    That is great, that they have all the money going to these organizations, but as far as the news I have gotten from people that live there, they have neither seen nor heard from anyone from the federal government. In fact a childhood friend's husband went down to NJ to cut trees with a group of their guy friends.. The pictures are horrible, it is just them cutting and cutting.. TONS of trees down everywhere, this is just the last few days.. so No government is helping get it out of the way, local people are. And it is the same thing I saw when looking at cleanup all over, mayors are saying no federal help is coming. Or it is very limited.. Seems the same amount or LESS is coming than came during Katrina, and everyone was outraged then but not now. I do understand it isn't as bad, but heck even the flooding of the 9/11 site should have brought in massive media coverage.
    I referred to tree cutting becuase you mentioned it and stating no one was helping. I did not belittle anyone. I have only praised everyone's efforts. I did mention there is likely a system of triage and tree cutting may not have been at the top because of more imminent dangers but I also went on to empathize with possible dangers of winds with regard to them.

    It is amazing how odd my post was misunderstood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    Did we read the same post? I got none of what you took from it.
    I couldn't figure it out either... I thought I missed something.
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