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Lady Lives For 15 Years Without Power

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posted on Feb, 18 2007 @ 01:09 AM
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Lady Lives For 15 Years Without Power


Source Link: cbs11tv.com

What makes her story amazing is that the hurricane which put her in the dark was Andrew, which hit Florida almost 15 years ago; she's been living without power to her house since Aug. 24, 1992.
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posted on Feb, 18 2007 @ 01:17 AM
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I couldn't help but be sympathetic toward this lady. She lived for 15 years without power, no hot water, and no lights. Hurricaine Andrew was over with long ago but this lady was haunted by this event all these years. Just a sad story I think. Someone posted a story about a man who died in front of his TV and sat there for a year. It took busted water pipes and breaking in before they knew he had died. Are we as a society this oblivious to our neighbors and relatives? Or is it just a simple matter of people wanting to be left alone?



posted on Feb, 18 2007 @ 09:48 AM
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This reminds me of the guy they recently found mummified in front of a blaring TV: Mummified man found in front of TV, still on LA Times

It's sad to see folks slip through the cracks and go unnoticed for so many years, as the current nimby philosophy rips out the cultural roots of the world. It makes me wonder how many elderly adults are sitting in homes without electricity or running water and know that 3 million are food insecure?

Welcome to the Disconnected State of Amerika.





[edit on 18-2-2007 by Regenmacher]



posted on Feb, 19 2007 @ 08:15 PM
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Does this mean that if one woman can survive 15 years of no power that the Iraqi's should be grateful for the few hours a day that they have?

Or is this a way to glorify the kind of sacrifice that can be made?

I think it's just sad.



posted on Feb, 19 2007 @ 09:05 PM
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My hot water is passive solar with supplemental woodstove thermosiphon. If I know the tank is heated with electricity, I only use the cold knob in the shower. If I move into a home without such facilities, I heat my water on a wood burning paint can hobo stove in a 3 gallon pot.

I think it is sad that there are those who believe we are supposed to live with the flicker.

The background hum is the sound of oppression.

plant a seed; get back to the land,

Sri Oracle



posted on Feb, 19 2007 @ 09:20 PM
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Sri Oracle that is a good theory. This lady went for 15 years without electric and survived, maybe we could all use that same lesson.

I just think the way it happened to her was awful.



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