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(Fox News)   There's a new flood of misery affecting the still-recovering victims of Hurricane Sandy: Disaster tourists who drive by in their shiny SUVs to gawk out the window and snap pictures   (foxnews.com) divider line 12
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2012-11-12 12:10:42 PM  
3 votes:

MycroftHolmes: jaylectricity: "The gawking was amazing last week," said Joanne McClenin, whose home was filled with water five feet high on the night Sandy came ashore. "It was kind of offensive as a homeowner, because I felt violated."

Oh my god, put on your big girl panties and man the fark up.

Yeah, because being angry at people treating your personal disaster as a sideshow is not all invasive. How about the next time you have a loved one in the ICU, you invite all of us to sit there with popcorn and watch you deal with personal hardship.


Listen, I was without power for EIGHTEEN HOURS. My wireless router runs on electricity so I had NO INTERNET! My girlfriend's phone kept sliding between 4G and 3G and it was taking upwards of 20 seconds to load some pages. Furthermore the battery was dying! I had to take my beer and go out to the car, sit and listen to Monday Night Football on the radio and plug her phone into the car charger. I had to start the car and run it for 5 minutes almost every hour!

So don't tell me about personal disasters.
2012-11-12 10:31:50 AM  
2 votes:
Keep your windows rolled up, and don't feed them
2012-11-12 02:24:56 PM  
1 votes:

sethen320: TXEric: sethen320: TXEric: Diogenes: jaylectricity: "The gawking was amazing last week," said Joanne McClenin, whose home was filled with water five feet high on the night Sandy came ashore. "It was kind of offensive as a homeowner, because I felt violated."

Oh my god, put on your big girl panties and man the fark up.

I, on the other hand, would probably put on a little show for them.

I would as well.
If, by "a little show", you mean letting them have the experience of staring down the muzzle of an AR-15 as I clicked the bolt release shut...

No you wouldn't.

Yeah, I just thought it sounded cool...

Would be cool to have a "nuetered" 40mm BOFORS mount out front, with a motion detector and tracking system, just for the lulz, tho... People pull up, the guns give a little "bzzzzzt..." and start tracking them.

Probably would cut down a LOT on rubberneckers for the short time before the Feds showed up.

Ok. It would be entertaining.


Definitely.
On second thought, I'd probably put it in a neighbors' yard, tho...
2012-11-12 01:06:54 PM  
1 votes:
I will have to say it's kind of a shame how the hurricane blew all of those sharp metal caltrops across the road.
2012-11-12 12:23:56 PM  
1 votes:

gilgigamesh: Cythraul: Start charging them $100.00 per disaster photo, and $50.00 per sight seeing tour and donate all the money to Sandy relief and reconstruction efforts.

Uh, capitalism doesn't work that way. Tour companies trundle those damn buses through the ninth ward, keep every cent, and there is not a damn thing the residents can do about it.

How are homeowners supposed to enforce a fee for someone driving by with a bus full of tourists snapping pictures of the wreckage that was their house?


Make all of the roads toll roads, and rebate the money to homeowners.
2012-11-12 11:57:56 AM  
1 votes:

TXEric: Diogenes: jaylectricity: "The gawking was amazing last week," said Joanne McClenin, whose home was filled with water five feet high on the night Sandy came ashore. "It was kind of offensive as a homeowner, because I felt violated."

Oh my god, put on your big girl panties and man the fark up.

I, on the other hand, would probably put on a little show for them.

I would as well.
If, by "a little show", you mean letting them have the experience of staring down the muzzle of an AR-15 as I clicked the bolt release shut...


Lookout, we got a badass up in here.
2012-11-12 11:55:18 AM  
1 votes:
You'd think this would be good, in that the majority of the tourists would walk away with more appreciation for the strength of natural disasters. In other words if they are ever told to evacuation to avoid something, they will (reducing the number of morons rescue workers have to go save). They'll also understand the need to proper insurance policies and hopefully an appreciation for the role FEMA can play.
2012-11-12 11:50:18 AM  
1 votes:
Jeeez. biatchbiatchbiatch...

I'll tow a Prius behind me next time if that'll make them feel better.
2012-11-12 11:49:02 AM  
1 votes:
The worst part of doing this is the sand fleas. As long as you stay in your car, it's usually okay, but if you open the door those fleas jump right in and then you have a hell of a time trying to kill every last one of them.

You try to take pictures when these little buggers are jumping all over your leg. It's annoying, to say the least.
2012-11-12 10:58:00 AM  
1 votes:

gilgigamesh: Uh, capitalism doesn't work that way. Tour companies trundle those damn buses through the ninth ward, keep every cent, and there is not a damn thing the residents can do about it.


Come on now. They hire locals to drive and maintain those buses. They also have to fuel the bus and feed the passengers.

gilgigamesh: How are homeowners supposed to enforce a fee for someone driving by with a bus full of tourists snapping pictures of the wreckage that was their house?


Sell useless crap. Tourists love to buy useless crap.
2012-11-12 10:26:48 AM  
1 votes:

gilgigamesh: Cythraul: Start charging them $100.00 per disaster photo, and $50.00 per sight seeing tour and donate all the money to Sandy relief and reconstruction efforts.

Uh, capitalism doesn't work that way. Tour companies trundle those damn buses through the ninth ward, keep every cent, and there is not a damn thing the residents can do about it.

How are homeowners supposed to enforce a fee for someone driving by with a bus full of tourists snapping pictures of the wreckage that was their house?


Wait - people spend money to go and look at areas where people's houses were destroyed and they lost everything? That is a real thing?

I wasn't planning on losing extra faith in humanity today, but I just have.
2012-11-12 10:23:17 AM  
1 votes:

Cythraul: Start charging them $100.00 per disaster photo, and $50.00 per sight seeing tour and donate all the money to Sandy relief and reconstruction efforts.


Uh, capitalism doesn't work that way. Tour companies trundle those damn buses through the ninth ward, keep every cent, and there is not a damn thing the residents can do about it.

How are homeowners supposed to enforce a fee for someone driving by with a bus full of tourists snapping pictures of the wreckage that was their house?
 
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