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Old 09-10-2017, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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A British couple have been hiding in a rat infested bathroom with no water for five days as the Caribbean island they were living on descends into lawlessness in the wake of Hurricane Irma, their family have said.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/british-c...163453328.html
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Old 09-10-2017, 09:29 PM
 
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They are choosing that condition.
Survival mode..
Sorry to read that they didn't take the warning seriously on evacuating...Or being prepared...
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Old 09-10-2017, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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And to think the governor of the USVI wanted to disarm the populace. You'd think he would have learned from Katrina. This is exactly when you want to be armed.
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:53 AM
 
Location: New York Area
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And to think the governor of the USVI wanted to disarm the populace. You'd think he would have learned from Katrina. This is exactly when you want to be armed.
While disarming people in theory is good in practice it means only the hoodlums have guns. As far as the original story there's a reason that the U.S. wanted to decouple from the British Empire.
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Old 09-11-2017, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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A lot of the comments in the article are chastising the couple for failing to evacuate before the storm hit. However, it may be difficult for tourists (or anyone else) to evacuate from an island. After all, there are only so many flights, with so many seats, available to get them out before the storm shuts down the airport. It is highly likely that some people are going to be stranded, no matter how hard they tried to get out before hand.

But then I read that they had their own means of departure, namely a big boat, at their disposal. So yeah, now I think I'll join in the chorus of mockers . . .
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Old 09-11-2017, 04:58 PM
 
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...and the article has its own hyperbole. Pulled out of an evacuation line? etc.
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:22 PM
 
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Do they think they are the only two people on the island who are stuck in a crappy circumstance?
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:42 AM
 
Location: SW France
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Do they think they are the only two people on the island who are stuck in a crappy circumstance?

Exactly.

Typical article in a British paper suggesting a degree of entitlement for Brits abroad.
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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Oh please, this island isn't "lawlessness". I hate yahoo with a passion.

I have relatives on the island. Yes there are the average aholes who are using this to act like animals. The island was destroyed but the people are pulling together just like we did in Houston.

The French president came through yesterday and the relief agencies are setting up.

It was a natural disaster. I bet this couple is like entitled little brits and can't get anyone to help them immediately.
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:48 AM
 
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More likely the couple are the rich that have a strong sense of entitlement. In disasters, money can't buy much service.
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