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That's because it's white people this time.
Originally posted by darkhorserider
reply to post by loam
Why are people out on the roads, looking for gas, looking for supplies? If there was gas to be had, the tankers would have a hard time getting there through the traffic. If you are limited on gas, the worst thing you can do is burn it up sitting in line waiting for more?
Originally posted by sad_eyed_lady
Starving homeless in New York are dumpster diving. Sad news. People need food and water.
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
It just occurred to me that if they handled this the way most small towns do they wouldn't have to be dumpster diving for food or begging the Red Cross to hurry up. If neighbors would take in people or even a few folks they didn't know everyone could at least stay dry and fed.
I know sharing is a foreign concept to many city-dwellers though certainly not to all, they would have to extend their trust to strangers but how many new friendships will be made this way?
I know New Yorkers came together after 9/11 in a way they never had before.
Maybe this will make a change for the positive as well and break some of the usual mistrust that seems so pervasive.
Originally posted by Stormdancer777
Well the honest truth is, some of us live paycheck to paycheck, recently my husband lost a weeks work, one week set us back so far we had to choose between food and paying the bills, I hang on to this internet because my son needs it for school, if it wasn't for that I would be off line.
One weeks pay less and we are still behind weeks later, high food and fuel, it is really hurting us.
I am self employed but what little I make helped keep us fed.edit on 113030p://bThursday2012 by Stormdancer777 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by NavyDoc
Civilization is only about 9 meals away from collapse.
Originally posted by milominderbinder
Originally posted by TKDRL
reply to post by milominderbinder
That is pretty ignorant..... Have you ever even been to the NYC? Outside the tourist traps I mean. It is a quite diverse place..... Wow
Wait...so it's "ignorant" to say that some people might not be able to afford 7 days worth of supplies in advance.
That's a factual statement. In what way is it "ignorant"?