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Author: pekinrobin Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 884511  
Subject: bill mann can bite me Date: 9/14/2005 5:18 PM
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DId you guys see the outrageous article on the front of the Fool today?

They should be ashamed.

Just four years ago, on 9-11, a huge event occurred for which there is no insurance coverage, since acts of war and terrorism are SPECIFICALLY excluded from insurance coverage.

Nonetheless, insurers and taxpayers stepped up to the plate. In some cases, survivors received 100s of thousands of dollars in lost earnings even though their family member died in an act specifically excluded under policy.

The families of people killed in Katrina aren't asking for anything like that. But we are asking that the damned insurance companies pick up the damned phone. We are asking that insurers honestly and quickly fulfill their contracts, instead of hiding behind the "fast busy" signal. And we are asking for the grants from FEMA that a Yankee would get, if this event happened in everloving New York City.

Look, we already know you don't value a black life lost, or a black home lost, or a southern life lost, or a southern home lost, as much as a Yankee's life is valued.

But I think you should keep the bigotry to a dull roar. We are not stupid, and our memories are not so short we can't recall what happened only four years ago.

Every time I come back to this site, I just get more and more angry.

You really don't care, do you?

You really don't.

The lack of heart, soul, and kindness here has truly been amazing and a lesson to me, because I would not have believed that the same nation that gave hand-outs to the family of stock-brokers would close its hearts to the families of the destitute. Oh, but it's different, isn't it. Because you think we're stupid because we're from the south, and we just won't notice.

Well, we do notice.

And you should be ashamed, the person who edited and placed that story on the front page most of all.
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