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Old 08-31-2005, 11:08 AM
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Given the circumstances, would you loot?

For an interesting discussion. The whole situation is not unlike that of a war zone.

Suppose you are in the middle of the flooding. No food, no water, your wife may be pregnant or you have an ill or injured family member. Perhaps they are feeble. Perhaps you have children or an infant to take care of.

At what point would you loot? To what extent? Would you keep track of what you took from where with the intention of paying it back? Would that still be considered looting?

Thinking about it, here is what I figure I would do.

* I figure first priority is to secure drinkable water, at least some food that would be easy to carry and water tight. Energy bars, can goods, sealed jars. Make sure my family gets it first.
* Secure a boat or some type of flotation. Anything I could inflate. Gather rope.
* Some means of self defense. Sad to say there might be a reason to defend you and yours from people who would come to take these things from you or harm your family. Not to mean I wouldn't share with someone, but no one is going to just take it.
* Lights. Flashlights, lanterns, anything. Batteries too.
* Some means of starting a fire and a container to boil water should it be needed. Get some bleach if possible.
* First aid supplies. Probably difficult to get anything sterile but worth trying.

In all of it, I doubt I would have a means of getting a pen and paper to keep track. Probably make a mental list of all the things taken and try to settle up with the company eventually.

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I dont think anyone would mind you taking anything for survival. I define looting more as on the lines of stealing stuff not needed for survival( jewelry etc..). The neighbors big screen tv I would think would be out unless you were using it as a boat.

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I don't think TV's and Nike jackets are a necessity.
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Old 08-31-2005, 11:25 AM
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What are they planning on doing with these things that they are looting. I think that the only places that I would be looting is the grocery store and the boat shop so I could get out of there. My intentions would be to repay it.
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I would guess that i could take food for survival... If i had the means to keep track of it i would also try my best to repay it.....

On the other side of the coin if i owned the store that the food was taken from i don't know if i could really get upset over the loss.. as long as the people taking it were using it for them selves and children and not re-selling it..


If i owned the store that sold tv's i might be shooting people.. that's just uncalled for and out of line to be looting them.

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3 spots I would be first at

The riffle shop the Rx and the grocery store. Funny it is just the whims of the wind that that thing hit them not us. I heard on the tube that in the big easy they are telling people to defend themselves and their property with any means and force required, because the police are to busy.

Wal-tard would prob be my one stop shop and hell if I would pay them back (I would consider the looting proper pay back)
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Old 08-31-2005, 11:53 AM
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I saw some "diversity" on Univison, the hisapnic tv network, walking by grocery stores, drug stores and such to join in the fun at the jewelry, clothing and shoe stores.

Let 'em eat the shoes, make rafts out of the leather coats and use the jewelry for an anchor for all I care. When they come up here begging for food, while dressed in clothes I can't afford, they'll get no sympathy from me.

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Wal-tard would prob be my one stop shop and hell if I would pay them back (I would consider the looting proper pay back)
Dang right DOG, I imagine all the wallyshops were the first ones looted by people with enough common sense and respect to "borrow" what they need and nothing more.


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I think given the same warning, I would EVACUATE the area!

I would also have stock of ammo , so I could do some target shooting, if I was stupid enough to stay there. Looters= Vermine
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I don't think anyone would mind you taking anything for survival. I define looting more as on the lines of stealing stuff not needed for survival( jewelry etc..).
Exactly. Survival is one thing, looting is thievery. Pull some of our troops from Iraq, take the guns and ammo to the rooftops, and sniper the bastards. You see them walking out of somewhere with something other than food or clothing...shoot em'.
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Exactly. Survival is one thing, looting is thievery. Pull some of our troops from Iraq, take the guns and ammo to the rooftops, and sniper the bastards. You see them walking out of somewhere with something other than food or clothing...shoot em'.
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They reported some gangs are sweeping the city looting guns from sun shops and jewelry.One cop said shoot them on sight,place a tag on them that says "Looter" and leave them floating. Sounds like a damn good plan to me. Shoot to kill!!!!! I will go and help if they request an extra trigger.If it is food or clothing(Reasonable clothing) not FUBU crap and the like.Then I understand.But RX Stores,gun shops and Pawn Shops. POS Looters. I bet that not one of them dirty ******** have looted the first stick of deoderant to cover the smell of their filth!!
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Apparently only the "black" people are looting..
Black people
White people are "finding" stuff...
White People
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Apparently only the "black" people are looting..White people are "finding" stuff...
Some reporter is going to get in trouble over that as soon as a lawyer sees it
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Apparently only the "black" people are looting..
Black people
White people are "finding" stuff...
White People

AHAHAHA I'm printing those out before yahoo edits them.

To answer the question, I would be looting my a** off.
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Apparently only the "black" people are looting..White people are "finding" stuff...
Excellent detective work CGG.

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