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America's 'Unluckiest Woman' Just Lost Her Fifth Home to a Hurricane
Yahoo ^ | 9/7/12 | Mandi Woodruff

Posted on 09/07/2012 11:34:02 AM PDT by Haiku Guy

They say lightning never strikes the same place twice, but try telling that to Melanie Martinez.

Dubbed "America's unluckiest woman," the Louisiana native and school bus driver lost her fifth home last week to a hurricane.

This time, Martinez witnessed herself as Hurricane Isaac pummeled her Braithwaite, La. home while she and her family huddled in the attic.

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When the storm passed, they faced the all too-familiar wreckage. Martinez lost four other homes in the last 50 years Hurricanes Betsy (1965), Juan (1985), George (1998), and Katrina (2005).

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Supporters of the Martinez family have created a PayPal account for donations to help them rebuild.

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: fema; nfip
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To put it another way, your tax dollars have bought this woman five houses over the last forty-five years.

And now they are setting up a paypal account to cash-in on her "misfortune".

1 posted on 09/07/2012 11:34:08 AM PDT by Haiku Guy
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To: Haiku Guy

Why does she keep building her homes in the same place?

What’s the definition of insanity: you keep doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result?


2 posted on 09/07/2012 11:35:28 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: Haiku Guy

Paypal donations?

So... she didn’t have insurance and chose to live in an area prone to destructive hurricanes anyway?

I suggest she pack up and move inland.


3 posted on 09/07/2012 11:36:02 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: BlessedBeGod

Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.


4 posted on 09/07/2012 11:37:26 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Haiku Guy
Martinez lost four other homes in the last 50 years Hurricanes Betsy (1965), Juan (1985), George (1998), and Katrina (2005).

America's 'Stupidest Woman' Built Five Homes in a Hurricane Zone!

5 posted on 09/07/2012 11:37:40 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (At the end of the day, you have to worship the god who can set you on fire.)
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To: Haiku Guy

I wouldn’t want to her neighbor. What a curse!


6 posted on 09/07/2012 11:39:58 AM PDT by albie
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To: SandyInSeattle

How about Seattle?...............


7 posted on 09/07/2012 11:40:40 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Haiku Guy

She is not unlucky, she is stupid.


8 posted on 09/07/2012 11:42:57 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: BlessedBeGod
Why does she keep building her homes in the same place?

Why do WE keep building her homes in the same place?

FIFY

9 posted on 09/07/2012 11:46:20 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Haiku Guy

OK I will borrow from Sam Kinison’s “Desert” sketch (This is sand!!! Nothing grows in Sand!!!) to help this woman out:

YOU SEE THIS????
THIS IS WATER!!!!
WATER FLOODS WHEN YOU LIVE BELOW SEA LEVEL!!!!
YOU NEED TO MOVE!!


11 posted on 09/07/2012 11:46:39 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: albie

Heh.

Like the Japanese guy who was in Hiroshima on business on August 6th, 1945, survived that, then decided he’d better get his butt home.

To Nagasaki.

And he survived that, too.

True story.


13 posted on 09/07/2012 11:48:03 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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America's 'Stupidest Woman' Built Five Homes in a Hurricane Zone!

Hey, she got somebody else to build her a new house every ten years, and you're calling her stupid? Her actions make perfect sense. We're the stupid ones.

14 posted on 09/07/2012 11:48:47 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Little did he know that HE was the one guy we were trying to get.

Drone strikes were a bit less precise waaaay back in 1945.


15 posted on 09/07/2012 11:51:12 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Red Badger

If she moves to Seattle they would call it an Extratropical cyclone. I knew the Skokomish name for it but I can’t remember it well enough to spell it. Spelling errors are frowned upon here.


16 posted on 09/07/2012 11:53:08 AM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: ThomasThomas

No spelling errors in your last post. Just fyi.


17 posted on 09/07/2012 11:57:42 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: SJSAMPLE

LOL!!

His name was Tsutomu Yamaguchi, and he only died a couple of years ago, in 2010 at the age of 93.

And the drones were not as elegant-looking as they are nowadays either. :)


18 posted on 09/07/2012 11:58:25 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Haiku Guy

Time to move to Arizona

But then, her house would probably burn down.


19 posted on 09/07/2012 12:00:32 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Haiku Guy

Jebus woman, move to California!


20 posted on 09/07/2012 12:02:09 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1327 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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