California fire victim

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Omega, Oct 30, 2003.

  1. Omega

    Omega Guest

    Has anyone seen a report on CNN a couple of days ago with a guy who's house
    got burned to the ground. He lost everything he had, however his Canon
    Digital camera was hanging on his neck. Save the most important valuables
    and run. I just saw the neck strap, Black & white and it said, Canon and
    Digital on it. I figured it was his 300D or Eos Rebel or some sort of
    expensive DSLR. I admire ppl like that and feel sorry for them all at the
    same time. Hope they had insurance. We pray for the Californians.
     
    Omega, Oct 30, 2003
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    Joanne Guest

    I saw a story about a family who grabbed their photos/albums, important
    papers - and the hard drives from their computers.

    I can't imagine having my life devastated like that... having to start over
    from scratch... my prayers are with them as well.
     
    Joanne, Oct 30, 2003
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    FOR7b Guest

    That's what most people were saying, photos and different types of data, like
    paper or electronic. Those would be the things I would take too and then if
    time and safety permits any other irreplaceable items. Then I would move to a
    less fire prone area.






     
    FOR7b, Oct 30, 2003
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    Charlie Self Guest

    for7b responds:
    Been there, done that. In fact, had a basement fire the end of June that kept
    us out of this house for about 13 weeks, cost the insurance company a pile of
    bucks and did me some damage fiscally, too. But that was started by an
    overworked, aged sump pump because of a WET spring and early summer.

    Years ago, I got out of a house fire with my butt and a tea towel (to cover
    specific areas while I asked the lady next door to call the fire dept.). No
    insurance. That was a doozy.

    Anyway, my guess is most of these people will rebuild right on the old lots,
    maybe on the old foundations, thanks to their insurance companies, tax breaks
    and low cost government loans. Your tax dollars at work.

    Charlie Self
    "Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no man got to be
    common." Satchel Paige
     
    Charlie Self, Oct 30, 2003
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    Sam Smith Guest

    And what is wrong with using tax dollars for this?
     
    Sam Smith, Oct 30, 2003
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    Charlie Self Guest

    Sam Smith asks:
    You're kidding, right? These people build million buck homes in areas known to
    suffer droughts and fires on damned near an annual basis, and I'm supposed to
    help them when nature does its thing?

    It is very much like people who consistently rebuild in flood plains because
    the dumb-ass taxpayer helps carry the load.

    There is plenty of room in non-fire threatened areas. Let them build there,
    with their own bucks.

    Charlie Self
    "Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no man got to be
    common." Satchel Paige
     
    Charlie Self, Oct 30, 2003
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    George Kerby Guest

    Truly a sympathetic answer that I would expect from the likes of you.

    Seeing your fat ass in nothing but a towel IS a Halloween vision though.
    (VEERRRYY SCARREY, Boys and Girls)
     
    George Kerby, Oct 30, 2003
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    George Kerby Guest

    Nothing. It's just Charlie's libby attitude.
     
    George Kerby, Oct 30, 2003
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    George Kerby Guest

    A reaction of one who is envious of opthers. Socialist pig!
     
    George Kerby, Oct 30, 2003
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    Frank ess Guest

    Next you're going to tell us tax dollars shouldn't go to pay for rebuilding
    big-dollar homes that fall off bluffs and into the ocean because of natural
    erosion? Or to replace beach sand washed out to sea rather than deposited on
    public beaches where landowners restrict public access to the public
    beaches? Or to reimburse the poor souls whose homes have been destroyed by
    the hurricane-induced swell—for the third or fourth time?

    Hmph.
     
    Frank ess, Oct 30, 2003
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    Charlie Self Guest

    Frank ess responds:
    I know. I am terribly unfeeling about my tax dollars paying for helping people
    who create their own problems...wonder how many of them feel about government
    help for poor people?
    Charlie Self
    "Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no man got to be
    common." Satchel Paige
     
    Charlie Self, Oct 30, 2003
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    Donald Gray Guest

    Amen to that.



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    Donald Gray, Oct 30, 2003
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    Jeff Guest

    Actually, the use of tax dollars to provide relief smacks of socialism. The
    desire not to do so smacks of libertarianism.

    Personally, I have no problem with the idea of helping the fire victims. I
    do object to being forced to do so through the use of my tax dollars. I do
    not see it as a role of government to serve as a replacement for insurance.

    At any rate, this is way off topic.
     
    Jeff, Oct 30, 2003
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    Azzz1588 Guest


    Geeze, I must be very different, I would be saving my pet's (Borzoi)
    and than making sure that my neighbors and their pet's were alright
    too................................

    Screw all the material stuff, that is replaceable, life is not !!!







































    "Only a Gentleman can insult me, and a true Gentleman never will..."
     
    Azzz1588, Oct 30, 2003
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    Ralph Guest

    Almost every year houses get burnt in Australian bush fires. You can
    gaurantee that some have no insurance and want the government to help them.
    Some people don't deserve help.
     
    Ralph, Oct 30, 2003
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    yep Guest

    I saw a story about a family who grabbed their photos/albums, important

    Photos/albums are irreplaceable too, and they contain a reflection of
    one's life. They are MUCH more than 'material stuff'.
     
    yep, Oct 30, 2003
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    FOR7b Guest

    Because it is foolish and a waste to keep spending tax dollars for people to
    build in fire prone areas. Other places like the flood banks of rivers and
    beach property included.


     
    FOR7b, Oct 31, 2003
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    FOR7b Guest

    You're kidding, right? These people build million buck homes in areas known

    Well I'm far in the opposite direction to socialism and I agree with him. Why
    should anyone have to keep paying for others to build in known danger areas? It
    makes no sense and neither does your response.


     
    FOR7b, Oct 31, 2003
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    FOR7b Guest

    Next you're going to tell us tax dollars shouldn't go to pay for rebuilding
    No, we shouldn't.


    Public beach means public property and therefore that is a different matter. So
    is access a different matter.
    You mean like those smart people that build their homes on stilts on the beach?


    If any area is a known extreme risk location then tax dollars should never be
    used for rebuilding such property.



     
    FOR7b, Oct 31, 2003
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    FOR7b Guest

    And what is wrong with using tax dollars for this?
    Your attitude is more "libby" using tax payers dollars so freely in such a
    reckless and irresponsible way.


     
    FOR7b, Oct 31, 2003
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