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posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 07:08 PM
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Not just the elderly. But how low is it to go and loot anyone who just lost their house?

Well unless that person is Berney Madoff.




posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 07:08 PM
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man that would be nice. but nope. They don't care usually. You pay rent or you die alone in a gutter.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 07:10 PM
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Guys, I really appreciate your words but I really didn't do anything ... for god's sakes I gave away some pieces of paper, called a friend, and yelled at some people. Honestly, from all the responses on this thread 99/% of everyone here would have done the same thing.

It was shocking to see, to see grown people behave like scavengers, without compassion, and in a mob frenzy ... but I have to be honest and tell you that they barely took notice of me.

Some folks have suggested that violence would have been appropriate ... perhaps, but what would me landing in jail achieve? I can't imagine it would have helped the lady or gone over well with my family. Plus like I said, these people were unconscious.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 07:15 PM
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Karma will strike at them, so no worries.

Most of the people who stole her belongings will probably die of swine flu as well.

It's Karma.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 07:15 PM
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Originally posted by Miraj
reply to post by dooper
 


Not just the elderly. But how low is it to go and loot anyone who just lost their house?

Well unless that person is Berney Madoff.


It happens a lot in this country.

My home caught fire last November and people stole a lot of stuff out of there before I could get it out. Computer, printer, dvds, even cosmetics.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 07:16 PM
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Originally posted by schrodingers dog
Some folks have suggested that violence would have been appropriate ... perhaps, but what would me landing in jail achieve? I can't imagine it would have helped the lady or gone over well with my family.


I didn't mean to suggest that you should have reacted with violence. From what i know of you, it's not in your nature, and there's nothing wrong with that at all. Some of us are a little quicker to fly off the handle, i know i am. But our intentions are good, kinda like the Punisher i guess.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 07:17 PM
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Sometimes I think it's very hard for us to look in the mirror. We struggle to be 'enlightened', compassionate, evolved, but there is little escaping our true nature. In the instance of this event, our brotherhood with the sharks is obvious, and the vultures, and the wild dogs. Mob rules.

I applaud your involvement, SD, however cautiously minimal, and I know you didn't do what you did for accolades. The reality that the world, even just our country is a vast place, with millions in need is overwhelming. A pile of crap so large that it's difficult to know from where to take the first shovel full.

When a nation has turned it's back on it's people, a community turned it's back on it's old woman, it's hard to have any faith in a magical 'goodness' of mankind. What I see is a dog eating its own vomit. (present company excluded, SD)

When I read this story and see your pictures, I'm angry. I'm hopeless and helpless. My hands are around the last scraps of bread I can scrounge to feed my children, my lungs hurt from holding my breath in the cesspool that this country has become.

Gangs of children beat each other to death with boards while others watch, and FILM, and say 'damn.' Vulturous swarms of greedy, unfeeling, blood-sucking opportunist crapbags pick clean the bones of an old woman who wanted to DIE before she got to that point. Rather than offer a hand, they take her books, her memories, everything she had left. She was too weak and tired to fight off the pack of damn animals, and that's all they were damned animals.

We are overdue for a plague of biblical proportions. The universe has a way of correcting itself I think. It's time for it to pull out the eraser.

I want vengeance. I want to see the prick with the book PAY for his casual browsing of someone else's things.

My trouble, as disturbing as 'he' is to me, as heartbreaking as they ALL are to me, is that I'm looking in the mirror. I see my OWN hatred, my OWN lack of compassion, my OWN selfishness, my OWN greed and my OWN opportunistic willingness to profit at someone else's misfortune. I really want to pick that splinter out of the eyeball of mankind, but I can't see it real well due to the log in mine.

Everything happens for a reason. Everything. I may not like it. I may squirm in my chair when I see it, but for some reason, I MUST see it. You HAD to see this today, SD, because, as I'm sure you have figured out, we ALL had to see it. Maybe, just maybe, a millionth of the of population of this country has experienced, thanks to your willingness to walk through the pain, something that will have a profound impact on the way we live our lives.

I hate you for it, and I love you for it. Thanks, Brother.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 07:17 PM
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To OP:

Wow. This is too shocking & disturbing for words.

Since when is outright THEFT considered okay? In a supposedly "decent" middle-class neighborhood? I mean if this is where we're at, just how bad is it going to get when the dollar finally crashes?

My mind wants to make up some sort of explanation, like maybe these pathetic scavengers didn't know where the goods came from or maybe someone started a lie about whose it was, or that they didn't see or know of the poor old woman standing there.

But even that wouldn't justify just taking goods right off the street in front of someone's home, unless it was clearly marked for the garbage dumpster. This is so sick and so sad, and you'd only expect something like this to happen in a "ghetto" type of neighborhood where crime is the status quo.

What the hell? This planet needs help, really bad.

I AGREE WITH THE OTHERS WHO SUGGEST SENDING THIS TO YOUR LOCAL & NATIONAL MEDIA: Send a letter to your editors! They will jump on this story and perhaps it could lead to something really positive for this woman!

You are awesome for doing this! I know you don't think it's a big deal what you did, but you stood up on the side of GOOD and that IS A big deal!



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 07:19 PM
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Unfortunately, I have witnessed this similar scene many times before.


My heart aches for her.

SD, you're a good egg.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 07:20 PM
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I REALLY REALLY wish this could make CNN , get onto mainstream news prime time! The creator of this thread has bought someting that was around and part ofus, exposed so we can see it. As someone else here, Jessica? said it right...people here in the states are COLD. i really dont think thiers any other word to best describe it at all.
I think those pics and this forum thread, should go to cnn or something, with an ice subtitle, cognress can take care fo the banks, but not it s own ctiizens* its not designed ot be a political propoganda thing of any sort..its so others can see whata happening, and maybe just maybe e xpose it* re awekn others so they re grow a heat and a soul. who knows, make a chain thing of it! thier might be more hard times coming, and if we pulled toagther and helped eachother out.,..imagine, just imaigne, more than all tha can be accomplished!
it really suprises me in od alplaces, D people did this. man if those are the residents! what about the politicians!



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 07:21 PM
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That's why I am arming myself. Got a 12-guage shotgun, a couple 22 long rifles, another handgun on the list, and I think I'll build me a photonic dazzler weapon while i"m at it. Possible a vehicle mounted version (good thing I'm a computer/electronic guy). I'm also looking into sound vlf and vhf emitters might come in handy... and good earplugs.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 07:22 PM
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You know I really feel for this woman. Because I went through a similar experience myself. When my parents lost our house we had to put everything in a storage unit and move into my grandmas house. Well my parents couldnt pay the storage pay and my grandma didnt have room in her house for anything, and so me and my mom go there one day to try and get at least our photo albums out the storage unit, and everything was already being picked through, and we werent able to get anything the lady said it wasnt aloud. Not even our photo album.

Loseing everything you have, is sadly what alot of people have to go through these days. I lost everything I had more than once, and it never gets easier. And for people to take her stuff WHILE she is standing there crying, is just sick and there is no excuse for it. None.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 07:24 PM
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What formernewwager said...thats my mentality...tkae this to mainstream news, maybe, thiers osme knda chance, they can do more for this woman! if any of them do, thats gunna be my favorite news channel



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 07:24 PM
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No, you did do something. You were somebody's hero today. The world needs more people like you.



My hope is that this woman finds many heroes from here on out.

[edit on 10/1/2009 by sad_eyed_lady]



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 07:27 PM
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Originally posted by schrodingers dog
Guys, I really appreciate your words but I really didn't do anything ...


What little you did was more than what those stealing from her did.

Remember that.

We are reaching that point in society here and apparently you are one of the few that made it out better than others.

I did not make it to your neighborhood in life.

I am sure it is possible if I figure out how but the point I am trying to make is that despite our being on different sides of the track you still made the right choice regardless of what side of the track one comes from.

And it was a choice that the one looting her failed to make.

You did the right thing. And that is to be commended in this day and age.

Be well man.

You fought the good fight...keep on.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 07:28 PM
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Originally posted by schrodingers dog
Some folks have suggested that violence would have been appropriate ... perhaps, but what would me landing in jail achieve? I can't imagine it would have helped the lady or gone over well with my family. Plus like I said, these people were unconscious.


Unconcious or not, they are animals. You did things your way. My way would have probably landed me in jail, but we each have our own ways of being able to look in the mirror, and hold our heads high.

You stopped, you helped her the best you could, and that gains a lot of respect in my eyes. The people that kept driving by can rot in hell.

[edit on 1-10-2009 by SpacePunk]



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 07:32 PM
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This was really heartbreaking to see S-D!

OMG! that poor lady and all of her life's belongings in the hands of thieving strangers!

What a f*** is the matter with people, have they gone totally insane?

This is neither good news for you Shro-Dog! you're living in this neighbourhood.

One has to wonder how these people will react when the SHTF?

If I saw the things that you took part in today with this tragedy! I would get the hell out of that town by any means possible!

I know that is easier said than done with work and the housing situation being like it is, but I would do anything to move at least to outside of the outskirts of the city limit.

Being in a city if the economy breaks down totally is going to be a nightmare!

Baaah! these things are making me depressed!



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 07:41 PM
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Maybe some tech savvy person can get a program started where people all over America and the world can donate any amount to a paypal account to help these people stay in their homes.

I would definitely contribute to help, esp elderly and infirm people.

Why should we all stand idly by and let this happen.

Let's get it going SD, what do you say?



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 07:43 PM
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Ok folks, I just got some bit of redeeming news and updated the OP accordingly.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 07:44 PM
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First of all, no one that has graduated middle school "bets" their "left nut". Second of all, only imbeciles and little kids who think they're being rebellious believe every cop is bad. So both of these lead me to my obvious question...

How old are you?


Originally posted by schrodingers dog
Some folks have suggested that violence would have been appropriate ...


Think of it this way, my friend...

You say karma will handle this, but who's to say you aren't the one that has been chosen to deliver the karma? If karma exists, there are no rules stating the consequences have to be some time down the road rather than immediate.

You are a bigger person than I am because if I saw these inconsiderate asses rummaging through an old woman's belongings like a pack of wild dogs, I probably would have walked up to each and every one of them and punched them in the face.

But that's just me.

Although I have very little sympathy for human beings as a whole and I am very choosy with who I give sympathy to, I genuinely feel sad for this woman and wish her the very best.

I applaud your efforts and what you did.


[edit on 10/1/09 by NovusOrdoMundi]






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