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Very very few, if any at all, of the boats shown in the video are live aboards. Even if it is, your life is more valuable than a frekin boat.
Sorry, didn't see the video - and, yes, your life in certainly more valuable than a boat.. or a house or wherever else you call home. Insurance really can't replace a life.

From what's been posted here it doesn't seem like the winds were as strong as they could have been.. and that's a good thing.
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New London Man Shoots at Boat During Sandy: Cops | NBC Connecticut

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A 31-year-old New London man was arrested on Monday, in the middle of Superstorm Sandy, because he shot at a boat that was pushed to shore and hit his house, according to police.

Shane Carrier, of Pequot Avenue in New London, is accused of shooting at a sailboat that had broken loose from its mooring, washed ashore and struck an occupied house on Pequot Avenue.

Police responded to the street just after 5 p.m. on Monday for a report of a man with a shotgun.

Police took Carrier into custody and found two shotguns and a loaded rifle, police said.

Carrier was charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm, loaded rifle in a vehicle, weapons in a motor vehicle, interfering with police and breach of peace.

Carrier is being held on a $25,000 bond.

No one was injured, but the sailboat and house both sustained heavy damage, police said.
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It's funny they didn't say he was charged with being drunk.
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We just sent an online donation to the American Red Cross Disasterr Relief Fund. 'nothing painful and nothing to be proud of, but a thought to promote a widespread response.
THINK BEFORE YOU DONATE
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
BEFORE YOU MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS:

As you open your pockets to do a good thing
and make yourself feel good,
please keep the following facts in mind:
----------------------------

The American Red Cross
President and CEO Marsha J. Evans'
salary for the year was $651,957 plus expenses

MARCH OF DIMES
It is called the March of Dimes because
only a dime for every 1 dollar is given to the needy.

The United Way
President Brian Gallagher
receives a $375,000 base salary along with numerous expense benefits.

UNICEF
CEO Caryl M. Stern receives
$1,200,000 per year (100k per month) plus all expenses including a ROLLS ROYCE.
Less than 5 cents of your donated dollar goes to the cause.

GOODWILL
CEO and owner Mark Curran profits $2.3 million a year.
Goodwill is a very catchy name for his business.
You donate to his business and the n he sells the items for PROFIT.
He pays nothing for his products and pays his workers minimum wage! Nice Guy.
$0.00 goes to help anyone! Stop giving to this man.
----------------------------

Instead, give it to ANY OF THE FOLLOWING


GO "GREEN" AND
PUT YOUR MONEY
WHERE IT WILL
DO SOME GOOD:

The Salvation Army
Commissioner, Todd Bassett receives a small salary of only
$13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this $2 billion dollar organization.
96 percent of donated dollars go to the cause.

The American Legion
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

The Veterans of Foreign Wars
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

The Disabled American Veterans
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

The Military Order of Purple Hearts
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

The Vietnam Veterans Association
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

Make a Wish: For children's last wishes.
100% goes to funding trips or special wishes for a dying child.

St. Jude Research Hospital
100% goes towards funding and helping Children with Cancer who have no insurance and can
not afford to pay.

Ronald McDonald Houses
All monies go to running the houses for parents who have critical Children in the hospital.
100% goes to housing, and feeding the families.

Lions Club International
100% OF DONATIONS GO TO HELP THE BLIND, BUY HEARING AIDES, SUPPORT MEDICAL MISSIONS AROUND THE WORLD. THEIR LATEST UNDERTAKING
IS MEASLES VACCINATIONS (ONLY $1.00 PER SHOT).
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Re: Sandy's Really a Bitch

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THINK BEFORE YOU DONATE
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
BEFORE YOU MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS:

As you open your pockets to do a good thing
and make yourself feel good,
please keep the following facts in mind:
----------------------------

The American Red Cross
President and CEO Marsha J. Evans'
salary for the year was $651,957 plus expenses

MARCH OF DIMES
It is called the March of Dimes because
only a dime for every 1 dollar is given to the needy.

The United Way
President Brian Gallagher
receives a $375,000 base salary along with numerous expense benefits.

UNICEF
CEO Caryl M. Stern receives
$1,200,000 per year (100k per month) plus all expenses including a ROLLS ROYCE.
Less than 5 cents of your donated dollar goes to the cause.

GOODWILL
CEO and owner Mark Curran profits $2.3 million a year.
Goodwill is a very catchy name for his business.
You donate to his business and the n he sells the items for PROFIT.
He pays nothing for his products and pays his workers minimum wage! Nice Guy.
$0.00 goes to help anyone! Stop giving to this man.
----------------------------

Instead, give it to ANY OF THE FOLLOWING


GO "GREEN" AND
PUT YOUR MONEY
WHERE IT WILL
DO SOME GOOD:

The Salvation Army
Commissioner, Todd Bassett receives a small salary of only
$13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this $2 billion dollar organization.
96 percent of donated dollars go to the cause.

The American Legion
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

The Veterans of Foreign Wars
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

The Disabled American Veterans
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

The Military Order of Purple Hearts
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

The Vietnam Veterans Association
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

Make a Wish: For children's last wishes.
100% goes to funding trips or special wishes for a dying child.

St. Jude Research Hospital
100% goes towards funding and helping Children with Cancer who have no insurance and can
not afford to pay.

Ronald McDonald Houses
All monies go to running the houses for parents who have critical Children in the hospital.
100% goes to housing, and feeding the families.

Lions Club International
100% OF DONATIONS GO TO HELP THE BLIND, BUY HEARING AIDES, SUPPORT MEDICAL MISSIONS AROUND THE WORLD. THEIR LATEST UNDERTAKING
IS MEASLES VACCINATIONS (ONLY $1.00 PER SHOT).
Hmm.. a little biased I see??

Please don't think 100% of ANY of the monies given to the companies in the bottom part of your list goes to the recipients - that's just naive and silly. Executive salaries are just the icing on the cake. With the possible exception of the 2nd and 3rd last, each group you listed has to cover "Administration Expenses" somehow (staff pay, advertising, mail-outs, phone, electricity, internet costs, office rent, etc.) and that's just to receive the money - not to actually send it anywhere or provide follow-up later on.

If you look hard enough, there ARE organisations around (like the two I noted above) where 100% (or more) of your money goes to where it's supposed to - but they're usually philanthropic entities where somebody else is covering the admin costs for you.

It's a job... but somebody's got to do it.
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The American Red Cross
President and CEO Marsha J. Evans'
salary for the year was $651,957 plus expenses

MARCH OF DIMES
It is called the March of Dimes because
only a dime for every 1 dollar is given to the needy.

The United Way
President Brian Gallagher
receives a $375,000 base salary along with numerous expense benefits.

UNICEF
CEO Caryl M. Stern receives
$1,200,000 per year (100k per month) plus all expenses including a ROLLS ROYCE.
Less than 5 cents of your donated dollar goes to the cause.

GOODWILL
CEO and owner Mark Curran profits $2.3 million a year.
Goodwill is a very catchy name for his business.
You donate to his business and the n he sells the items for PROFIT.
He pays nothing for his products and pays his workers minimum wage! Nice Guy.
$0.00 goes to help anyone! Stop giving to this man................
Do a little research. The statement above is a verbatim copy of a false urban legend online circulated letter dated from October of 2005. Actually Marsha Evans resigned from the Red Cross in December of 2005. Philantrophy does require trust of the organization and it's true that all of the procedes do not go to the needy, but we should not support our opinions with blatant lies.
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Balony.

You are very mistaken about donations to the organizations that are doing hurricane relief this very minute and will continue to do so for months.
I am a veteran too and belong to veteran organizations. My dues to them are for veteran work and support. You are very selfish to tell people that only the veteran organizations you support are the only ones to support too.

Donations to the relief organizations that put it use use for hurricane support are critical to help families who have lost everything.

The American Red Cross uses all donations as directed. If you say your donation is to go to food for the pets of the peoples whose houses are destroyed, that is where it goes. If you say you want your donation to go to relief in a certain city or town, that is where it goes. The American Red Cross, and other organizations need donations now. Please support those. And, if you are a veteran consider joining a veteran organization too.

I am an American Red Cross Disaster Services volunteer. We in the ARC work as a team with other organizations, helping those whose lives are destroyed in disasters - even a disaster as small as a house fire. And, especially in large disasters such as Sandy.

Please support the American Red Cross and call 311 to ask how to support all the other organizations at this moment when America needs Americans to pull together and help our fellow Americans.

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As you open your pockets to do a good thing
and make yourself feel good,
please keep the following facts in mind:
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Balony.

You are very mistaken about donations to the organizations that are doing hurricane relief this very minute and will continue to do so for months.
I am a veteran too and belong to veteran organizations. My dues to them are for veteran work and support. You are very selfish to tell people that only the veteran organizations you support are the only ones to support too.

Donations to the relief organizations that put it use use for hurricane support are critical to help families who have lost everything.

The American Red Cross uses all donations as directed. If you say your donation is to go to food for the pets of the peoples whose houses are destroyed, that is where it goes. If you say you want your donation to go to relief in a certain city or town, that is where it goes. The American Red Cross, and other organizations need donations now. Please support those. And, if you are a veteran consider joining a veteran organization too.

I am an American Red Cross Disaster Services volunteer. We in the ARC work as a team with other organizations, helping those whose lives are destroyed in disasters - even a disaster as small as a house fire. And, especially in large disasters such as Sandy.

Please support the American Red Cross and call 311 to ask how to support all the other organizations at this moment when America needs Americans to pull together and help our fellow Americans.
There is a point to be made about Goodwill. Around here they have built stores on some of the most expensive real estate around. Not just small inexpensive stores either. Spending 10's of millions on each store. But who knows maybe they make enough $$ to make it worth it.
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fwiw:
Authorities: 25 arrests for burglaries, looting in Monmouth | The Asbury Park Press NJ | app.com

12:32 a.m. Report: Alabama non-union repair crews turned away

A Huntsville, Ala. television station is reporting non-union repair crews from Huntsville Utilities, Decatur Utilities and Trinity Electric were turned away from performing any recovery efforts or emergency repairs in Seaside Heights and other New Jersey locations because they are non-union workers.
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I had several large bags of clothing I was going to donate to Goodwill today, but after reading the post I wanted to check them out.


They still seem like a pretty good organization. Did have some excessive copensation to an executive but I think most non-profits pay their CEO too much.
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