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“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#75707 Nov 7, 2012
Didn't someone make a politics thread a while back? Somewhere Dog can go and spew all this....anger...(I guess) over not getting his way last night? You know, instead of...here?

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#75708 Nov 8, 2012
Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Amy

http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/TVP9K85EK1...

Abby

http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/TORV0253JO...

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me, Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#75709 Nov 8, 2012
NJ and the rest of the northeast just got hit with a nor'easter last night. So many people here were already without power, many more lost it again, people are living in shelters and this is going to be more than some people can bear. Just heard that FEMA closed their emergency centers in the tri-state area.

Here is a link to places that are accepting donations. Please pass it on. I don't know what the news is like in the rest of the country, but the situation is really overwhelming here and we are learning more about communities that were hard hit and need assistance getting back on their feet.

http://mobile.nj.com/advnj/pm_29221/contentde...

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#75710 Nov 8, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
NJ and the rest of the northeast just got hit with a nor'easter last night. So many people here were already without power, many more lost it again, people are living in shelters and this is going to be more than some people can bear. Just heard that FEMA closed their emergency centers in the tri-state area.
Here is a link to places that are accepting donations. Please pass it on. I don't know what the news is like in the rest of the country, but the situation is really overwhelming here and we are learning more about communities that were hard hit and need assistance getting back on their feet.
http://mobile.nj.com/advnj/pm_29221/contentde...
Thanks, Jess. I will be thinking of you and all who have been hit so hard by mother nature. It has to be horrendous to live through it.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#75711 Nov 8, 2012
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks, Jess. I will be thinking of you and all who have been hit so hard by mother nature. It has to be horrendous to live through it.
I'll admit that I'm feeling a bit of survivor's guilt at the moment. Our cousin has our generator and electric heater, I stopped in to check on my Grandma yesterday (she is borderline agoraphobic, but my aunt convinced her last night to stay at my aunt's boyfriend's apartment), but I have both boys with me today and all of the volunteer places ask that you don't bring young children.

I'm going to bring the boys out to play in the snow later, then ask them to color for a while. Maybe tomorrow I'll pick up coloring books and crayons for the shelter in the next town. And diapers - they need lots of diapers.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#75712 Nov 8, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
NJ and the rest of the northeast just got hit with a nor'easter last night. So many people here were already without power, many more lost it again, people are living in shelters and this is going to be more than some people can bear. Just heard that FEMA closed their emergency centers in the tri-state area.
Here is a link to places that are accepting donations. Please pass it on. I don't know what the news is like in the rest of the country, but the situation is really overwhelming here and we are learning more about communities that were hard hit and need assistance getting back on their feet.
http://mobile.nj.com/advnj/pm_29221/contentde...
It has been a footnote in the Chicago press, but also not played up on NYTimes website either

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#75713 Nov 8, 2012
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>It has been a footnote in the Chicago press, but also not played up on NYTimes website either
I know a guy who just moved here this year from New Orleans. His FB status this morning is "Hey Louisiana friends - remember when we had that snowstorm a week after Katrina? Me neither."

If someone from NO is comparing Sandy to Katrina, then I'm not going to contradict him.

Since: Jan 10

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#75714 Nov 8, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
NJ and the rest of the northeast just got hit with a nor'easter last night. So many people here were already without power, many more lost it again, people are living in shelters and this is going to be more than some people can bear. Just heard that FEMA closed their emergency centers in the tri-state area.
Here is a link to places that are accepting donations. Please pass it on. I don't know what the news is like in the rest of the country, but the situation is really overwhelming here and we are learning more about communities that were hard hit and need assistance getting back on their feet.
http://mobile.nj.com/advnj/pm_29221/contentde...
Honestly, the NE is getting minimal coverage and they downplayed the Noreaster.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#75715 Nov 8, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
Honestly, the NE is getting minimal coverage and they downplayed the Noreaster.
I think its a matter of a combination of perception and bias. The Ticked Off column in my paper had someone complaining about all the coverage NY is getting. His perception is that a hurricane going to Florida does not get the same coverage.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#75716 Nov 8, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
<quoted text>
I know a guy who just moved here this year from New Orleans. His FB status this morning is "Hey Louisiana friends - remember when we had that snowstorm a week after Katrina? Me neither."
If someone from NO is comparing Sandy to Katrina, then I'm not going to contradict him.
Wow. That's saying something.

I'm flying to NJ this afternoon for a conference tomorrow. I've started the day not knowing if my flight was cancelled, getting over to the vet to drop off my dogs, dealing with them taking forever, stressing about the extra traffic (there's a major road closure that has effed us (everyone at work) in the ass every day since Tuesday), getting a SPEEDING TICKET, finally getting to work only to discover that McDonald's screwed up my coffee order.

Okay, I feel better.

I know all of this is small potatoes compared to what you're going through, Jess, and all the people up there. Luckily my parents got their power back last Sunday morning (after 6 nights without it) but there's a lot of chaos and I'm definitely blessed compared to many, many people. Just venting....

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#75717 Nov 8, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
NJ and the rest of the northeast just got hit with a nor'easter last night. So many people here were already without power, many more lost it again, people are living in shelters and this is going to be more than some people can bear. Just heard that FEMA closed their emergency centers in the tri-state area.
Here is a link to places that are accepting donations. Please pass it on. I don't know what the news is like in the rest of the country, but the situation is really overwhelming here and we are learning more about communities that were hard hit and need assistance getting back on their feet.
http://mobile.nj.com/advnj/pm_29221/contentde...
I'll be copy and pasting this into facebook in a second.

Since: Jan 10

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#75718 Nov 8, 2012
The average person has 67 species (!) living in his belly button.

Since: Jan 10

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#75719 Nov 8, 2012

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#75720 Nov 8, 2012
Exactly, Wilma totaled broward county, I was without power for 14 days, but the news never left the state. The biggest mention was the tourists all talking about the blue tarps on the houses that they say when they flew in or out.
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>I think its a matter of a combination of perception and bias. The Ticked Off column in my paper had someone complaining about all the coverage NY is getting. His perception is that a hurricane going to Florida does not get the same coverage.

Since: Aug 08

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#75721 Nov 8, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
*typo. Sorry. chip LOST last night, pretty soundly, simply because he's a Republican, beaten by a bad democrat. People will vote party lines, along racial lines, gender lines, etc. It's just how people are when they don't think they have any other thing in common with candidates.
I was listening to NPR on the way home last night and they had a story about how important Barack Obama was to the black community and how they were on pins and needles during election night. Then they interviewed this black guy who went on to say he thinks there were a lot of racial overtones in the election and he thinks we still have a long way to go in terms of race relations.

I thought to myself, obviously, we have a long way to go when folks, whether they be black or white are voting for one guy over another simply because they share the same skin color. It's okay for black folks to rally around a candidate primarily because he's black, but if you you are white and you do that you are evil and a KKK member. I don't even think the guy or the reporter could see the hypocrisy of the whole story.

I personally think voting for someone because of the color of their skin betrays ones ignorance and bigotry, black or white.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#75722 Nov 8, 2012
The TV said Obama is doing such a wonderful job dealing with Sandy. I do not believe people are still having problems.

Since: Jan 10

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#75723 Nov 8, 2012
Sublime1 wrote:
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I was listening to NPR on the way home last night and they had a story about how important Barack Obama was to the black community and how they were on pins and needles during election night. Then they interviewed this black guy who went on to say he thinks there were a lot of racial overtones in the election and he thinks we still have a long way to go in terms of race relations.
I thought to myself, obviously, we have a long way to go when folks, whether they be black or white are voting for one guy over another simply because they share the same skin color. It's okay for black folks to rally around a candidate primarily because he's black, but if you you are white and you do that you are evil and a KKK member. I don't even think the guy or the reporter could see the hypocrisy of the whole story.
I personally think voting for someone because of the color of their skin betrays ones ignorance and bigotry, black or white.
says the person whose gender and race have controlled this country since its inception.

Since: Jan 10

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#75724 Nov 8, 2012
IOW, I totally understand Minority #1 voting for Minority Guy #2 whom they feel represents them -- whether it's based on gender, race, or wahtever. Republican women supported HIllary Clinton's presidential aspirations--women who would not vote for Obama.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#75725 Nov 8, 2012
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>
I was listening to NPR on the way home last night and they had a story about how important Barack Obama was to the black community and how they were on pins and needles during election night. Then they interviewed this black guy who went on to say he thinks there were a lot of racial overtones in the election and he thinks we still have a long way to go in terms of race relations.
I thought to myself, obviously, we have a long way to go when folks, whether they be black or white are voting for one guy over another simply because they share the same skin color. It's okay for black folks to rally around a candidate primarily because he's black, but if you you are white and you do that you are evil and a KKK member. I don't even think the guy or the reporter could see the hypocrisy of the whole story.
I personally think voting for someone because of the color of their skin betrays ones ignorance and bigotry, black or white.
While I do agree with this...how many Mormons *didn't* vote for Romney? I'm guessing not many. Or how many white people would *never* vote for a black (biracial, whatever) man. I think, unfortunately, it's human nature to side with the one you most identify with, stupid, superficial reason or not. Not disagreeing, just saying it's not just a 'black thing'.

Since: Jan 10

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#75726 Nov 8, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
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While I do agree with this...how many Mormons *didn't* vote for Romney? I'm guessing not many. Or how many white people would *never* vote for a black (biracial, whatever) man. I think, unfortunately, it's human nature to side with the one you most identify with, stupid, superficial reason or not. Not disagreeing, just saying it's not just a 'black thing'.
Republican Catholics voted for Kennedy, our first (and only) Catholic president.

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