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Hurricane Sandy's darker side: Looting and other crime
CSM via Yahoo News ^ | 11/3/12 | By Amy Lieberman

Posted on 11/03/2012 6:47:42 PM PDT by Kartographer

Mr. Cooper and a few friends stood talking on his house's porch. It was about 7:45 p.m. and they were the only people around. The ocean breeze was getting colder and stronger. He held his flashlight and looked out onto the street, which was still covered with sand. “There's no lights, there's no cameras, there's no alarms, there's no nothing. It's kind of scary, you know?” he said. His neighbor, Talentin Gutierez showed a reporter a borrowed generator, worth about $2,000. His was robbed the other day. Tonight, he will sleep in his car – wrecked from water damage – to guard the generator.

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“If you can’t protect it, you don’t own it;”
1 posted on 11/03/2012 6:47:43 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


2 posted on 11/03/2012 6:50:22 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

THAT is the best quote I’ve ever seen. I think my husband needs it emblazoned across his forehead. He is still searching for a home for us that is at least partially underground, has an artesian well, a turret, and enough space for all his weapons. Marrying him 22 years ago was the best decision I ever made :)


3 posted on 11/03/2012 6:50:39 PM PDT by gotspeedyfingers (why are all my writings so lengthy!?)
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To: gotspeedyfingers

Home Defense: “If You Can’t Protect It, You Don’t Own It”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2934575/posts


4 posted on 11/03/2012 6:53:12 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: gotspeedyfingers; Kartographer

“THAT is the best quote I’ve ever seen.”

Precisely why I put firearms & ammo at #1 on my prep list, with water and food being #2 & #3.


5 posted on 11/03/2012 6:58:10 PM PDT by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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To: Kartographer

This storm has definitely challenged my prepping. Food ok. Gas ok. Wood for heat. Left myself short on one med, but nothing life threatening. Left myself short on d cells, not pleased about that but has been remedied.

Next storm coming Wednesday. Another challenge.

Learning about prepping let me predict what would happen next and adjust.

While others were grabbing batteries before the storm hit, I was filling every cooler with ice and wifey was converting anything she
could to soups and stews.

Thank you fellow freepers.


6 posted on 11/03/2012 7:05:27 PM PDT by onona (If it is to be, it begins with me.)
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To: Kartographer

“If you can’t protect it, you don’t own it;”


I’ve said that for years! It applies to everything from Gold to Groceries.


7 posted on 11/03/2012 7:06:23 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Kartographer
It's interesting that we've seen hundreds of stories about looting, but all the stories seem to come from two locales: Union Beach NJ and the Coney Island/Belle Harbor/Far Rockaway strip.

These two places have one thing in common - they are located right next to low-income housing projects.

Hundreds of cities and neighborhoods, and these two seem to get all the attention.

8 posted on 11/03/2012 7:08:54 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: gotspeedyfingers
"...a home for us that is at least partially underground, "

A fair idea for OK.

9 posted on 11/03/2012 7:10:08 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Kartographer

But didn’t Bloomie say that cell phones were better than having guns in your home. A cell phone by your bedside was way better than a gun because a cop would only be minutes away provided they’re not busy elsewhere.


10 posted on 11/03/2012 7:11:38 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: Kartographer

Where are all of those occupy people? Shouldn’t they be pitching in and helping the people on the east coast?


11 posted on 11/03/2012 7:11:48 PM PDT by Ms Mable
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To: onona
"Left myself short on d cells"

There are NiMH ones now that can be recharged from your car, generator, solar panel / battery / inverter , etc.

12 posted on 11/03/2012 7:12:51 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: gotspeedyfingers
Missile Silo Home?


13 posted on 11/03/2012 7:14:24 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Kartographer

I long for the time when a disaster was an opportunity to help your neighbors instead of being a chance to steal from them.

And NY and NJ are low density areas of gun ownership by law abiders. I wonder how that impacts the situation.


14 posted on 11/03/2012 7:14:29 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: Kartographer

“If you can’t protect it, you don’t own it;”

Amen


15 posted on 11/03/2012 7:17:30 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Paladin2

A solar recharger and those batteries are def on the short list when all is said and done.....


16 posted on 11/03/2012 7:24:22 PM PDT by onona (If it is to be, it begins with me.)
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To: Kartographer

If you’re not prepared to protect it, you shouldn’t have it in the first place.You will be easy prey if you’re not fully prepared for nation-wide shtf like in the northeast right now. You might have a ton of food, but two tons of neighbors wanting to take it


17 posted on 11/03/2012 7:24:57 PM PDT by Figment
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To: onona
"A solar recharger"

Given that there a a shake out in the solar panel mfg. buziness, I'm still looking for a local source for a few >200W panels, cheap.

18 posted on 11/03/2012 7:27:49 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SkyDancer

A cell phone by your bedside was way better than a gun because a cop would only be minutes away

Only minutes away when seconds matter


19 posted on 11/03/2012 7:29:15 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Kartographer

that’s racist


20 posted on 11/03/2012 7:30:47 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Why not eliminate the middle man and have whoever feeds Obama his lines debate Romney directly?")
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