posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 06:56 AM
Originally posted by Netchicken
What trouble do looters of shops cause?
* The stock is insured, or should be, it would be water damaged anyway.
* If its foodstuff it would be thrown away,
* The insurance companies will pay to replace it, and
* the looters should be praised for removing the water damaged, or crap stock.
In the beginning I thought it was bad, but as long as its not personal homes and personal treasures, and only shops, then so what?
Civilization is only veneer thin....
my TV reports that the looters have joined into loose knit groups or bands
and are now invading homes in the higher, dryer areas of N.O.
it seems the low level, flooded areas trinkets & ill gotten bounties are
no longer as bright & shiney & desirable to be coveted as they once were.
perhaps, emboldened by their successful adventures and raiding parties
(which, until now, did not visit upon them any negative consequences)
the lawless ones' are now armed and somewhat organized...
and are siphoning off the manpower which one-time was focused on
rescue missions of the many victims in the city.
i know you've heard the adage "Give 'em an Inch, They'll Take a Mile"
which is a reminder that 'Civilization is only veneer thin'