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I was jumping thru the yahoo news & I ran upon this tragedy.

4 sibblings loose their parents during Sandy

Richard Everett, 54, and his wife, Elizabeth, 46, were driving through Mendham Township when winds from Superstorm Sandy sent a 100-foot-tall tree crashing down onto the cab of their truck. Their sons, 14-year-old Theo and 11-year-old Pierce, survived; 17-year-old Talia was not with them at the time.

"My brothers made it out alive but with some bumps and bruises," Zoe wrote. "I finally made it to the hospital in the morning after battling with Hurricane Sandy all night. I was no longer your typical 19-year-old. A moment in time, a second of bad luck, changed my life and my siblings' lives forever."

She immediately decided to drop out of school in order to raise her siblings, but needed help to get by.

Hope your Saturday is a good one.

Originally posted to eeff on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 03:30 AM PST.

Also republished by MOT - Morning Open Thread.

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  •  Good Morning (14+ / 0-)

    It will be around 32° and clear when this publishes.
    Should get to 72° and sunny later in the day with a 0% chance of rain.

  •  It's just above freezing here in central NJ. (9+ / 0-)

    This morning I have to get rabies shots for 5 of the kittehs. Not my favorite activity.

  •  Does anyone know how many house seats (4+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    eeff, JaxDem, glorificus, Aunt Pat

    the Dems picked up? I see articles about how the gerrymandering blah-blah.... but they picked up some seats, right? What was the net-gain? I'm interested but it's hard to find info.

    What I learned from the debates: Romney needs more bayonets to destroy Big Bird's army.

    by OReillysNightmare on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 03:36:16 AM PST

  •  drawn out agony.... (1+ / 0-)
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    Okay, I throw out an idea for Occupy or a spiritual successor: since these jerk-wad business owners are firing people because Obama won, could they, and maybe the unions and other progressives, try reach out and build a collation with the newly fired?

    I dreamed that Toyota doing this mass mailing trying to prime a worldwide secular but moralistic pro-business movement.

    I've drawn out the agony on this thing by adding even more stuff.

    "If this Studebaker had anymore Atomic Space-Age Style, you'd have to be an astronaut with a geiger counter!"

    by Stude Dude on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 03:42:11 AM PST

  •  Morning, eeff! (7+ / 0-)

    What a sad story about those children losing both parents.  It was heartwarming though to see that total strangers donated $56,884.81 to the children in a single day!!

    I'm enjoying our chillier temps, but my weatherguesser tells me that the early part of next week will bring temps close to 80°

    The much hyped Georgetown-Florida basketball game on board the USS Bataan last night turned into a bust when condensation build up caused them to halt the game after halftime.

    The carrier is homeported in Norfolk, VA and has been at Mayport Naval Station this week getting it's deck overhauled into a basketball court.  

    On Wednesday I heard a noise outside that kept up so I went out to look and it was the Goodyear blimp!  It was headed in the direction of the Mayport Naval Station so I knew it was going to be covering the game.  I rushed to get the camera, but it was too far away to get a good shot.  Dang!

    Have a great day, everybuddy ;~D

    As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

    by JaxDem on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 04:04:12 AM PST

  •  Mornin' all. (5+ / 0-)
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    JaxDem, eeff, BOHICA, glorificus, Joy of Fishes

    long one here, important animal rescue plea in my inbox this morning. Could someone post in today's pootie diary today? I have to work, and will not be able to do so in a timely manner. Needed: food, water, animal stuff, and drivers. Cash donations as well....Thanks from the shivering woozles and pooties and their peeple.

    Date:      Sat, 10 Nov 2012 02:23:02 -0500 [02:23:02 AM EST]
    From:      Chris Haslam Add to my Address Book
    To:      'Undisclosed Recipients' Add to my Address Book
    Subject:      Emergency in New York - Update
    Stop Press – Emergency in NY Report and Update

    Dear Rescue Supporters and Friends

    First and foremost I want to thank all of you that gave, and gave, and gave again.  You are the true heroes of this situation.  Of the 25,000 people I contacted only three asked to be removed from the list, while thousands responded positively, many making sacrificial donations.

    Nick Acker and I just returned from Long Island NY.  It was a very long day and we got home at 1:30 this morning.  No matter how long the journey we had a warm truck and warm comfy beds to sleep in.  I just wish I could say the same thing about the folks and the animals of the NY area.

    As I stated before, many of the rescues in New York, and New Jersey have been hit hard, very, very hard indeed, and now I can report to you based upon what I actually saw, and the people I spoke with.

    We hired a large truck and filled it with more than 15 tons of supplies and with your help we were able to step into the breach immediately and deliver the goods to where they were needed the most.  This included more than 15 gas powered cooking stoves, three new large generators, hand warmers, human and animal food, and so much water the truck sagged under the load, and not to mention the pallet of paper towels.  I heard this morning that one of the volunteers was able to wake up this morning and not see her breath in her bedroom.

    I will be writing a bigger More detailed report soon, but for now I am focusing on getting the next truck load on the road.

    Phase Two

    Now we are moving forward with phase two of the operation and planning multiple new transports of the much needed supplies. We have a Commonwealth Humane transport scheduled to leave from SC at 8:00 am on Saturday morning. It will make stops along the way to pick up more material and hopefully arrive in NY late Saturday or Sunday. If you are on the I-95 corridor and wish to donate please contact Denise Painter, of Dot’s Place a Commonwealth Affiliate and if she can, she will pick up from you.

    May I suggest that pick-ups take place at one of the interstate gas stations where you can provide encouragement, and reach into your pockets and provide gasoline, coffee, and maybe something hot to keep them going?  Denise can be reached on Face Book or at 1-864-906-1443 or by e-mail at

    The second part of Phase two is for others, willing and able to drop off supplies directly in NY.  We are still working on setting up additional logistics locations and will have more information on them very soon.  The contact for that will be Mellie McClellan at 1-631.383.8903.  Due to phone problems in NY, personally  I find it easier to use Facebook.

    Phase Three:

    This is the biggest and most important portion of this rescue and relief effort and is aimed at placing as much as possible right into the hands of those that need it most, and for the duration of the emergency.  Commonwealth working with Mellie and others in NY is identifying additional rescues and fosters that need help the most.  Working with the smaller and less well organized groups, we will have food and supplies drop shipped directly at their front door.  This is how we plan on spending the cash donations that have been so generously supplied.

    For those too far from NVA to be able to deliver supplies you may consider a monetary donation to our “Donate” button on our website

    All donations will be allocated “For the Animals in New York”, and they will get every cent.

    We will issue IRS donation letters to all donors and since we are a recognized 501C3 you may deduct your donation to the full extent of the tax laws.

    Anyone seeking more information and especially anyone willing to help drive our van up to NY please call me directly at 703.568.3600, or better yet send me an e-mail to
    mailto:Chris.Haslam@Humane.Pro Chris.Haslam@Humane.Pro
    mailto:Info@humane.Pro Info@humane.Pro
    or even my personal e-mail
    mailto:Chris.Haslam@Cox.Net Chris.Haslam@Cox.Net

    Those that use face book, please place a link onto your page explaining what is needed and how your friends can help.

    Chris C. Haslam
    CFC # 88863
    The Commonwealth Humane Society Inc. A 501(c)3 No Kill Rescue
    Formerly "Commonwealth Cat Rescue, Inc."
    Member AAHA, American Animal Hospital Association
    OTRA Verified Transporter
    A Science Diet Shelter & Strategic Partner - The food Vets feed their own Animals
    A Petco Adoption Partner
    Oakton, VA
    703.568.3600 - Cell
    "It's All about the Cats"
    Original Saying, but based upon an old one.
    First they kill the sick and injured animals, then the healthy ones, soon after come the humans they don’t like, and a little later they will come for you or me.
    So put a stop to them now.  End the Euthanasia of healthy animals

    Only thing more infuriating than an ignorant man is one who tries to make others ignorant for his own gain. Crashing Vor

    by emmasnacker on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 04:04:34 AM PST

  •  Morning! I'm actually up and on the computer with (7+ / 0-)

    you guys today!

    Getting ready to publish a Veterans Day piece on The Invisible War.

    Debating about finishing a homeschool piece that still needs lots of work. Maybe for today... maybe for next week.

    And I have to make empanadas for a pot luck tomorrow. Yum!

  •  Do you know if anyone put together a fund to help (6+ / 0-)

    this family? Could she stay in school if she had the funds to help raise her brothers?

  •  Pittsburgh! (5+ / 0-)

    i'm going to PGH today for the first time and i want restaurant recommendations...any must-eat spots in the steel city?

    I've already forgotten who the Republican candidate was in 2012

    by memofromturner on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 04:37:32 AM PST

  •  Made the rec list last night in spades (3+ / 0-)
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    JaxDem, Joy of Fishes, Aunt Pat

    exlrrp is not used to life at such giddy heights

    currently sitting here at 0520 watching The Maltese Falcon, the original version. I didn't know the Bogart version was a remake.
    this one was with Bebe Daniels, Ricardo Cortez and Dudley Diggs---whoever heard of this?

    Happy just to be alive

    by exlrrp on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 05:24:35 AM PST

    •  Original version as good as the Bogie version (2+ / 0-)
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      JaxDem, Aunt Pat

      Ricardo Cortez plays the Sam Spade part really well, plays it as more the smiling sleazy used car salesman type.  Has an excellent sleazy looking smile, I like it. Bogie plays it as The Strong Silent Type.
      bebe Daniels is also good in the MAry Astor part. MAry Astor got panned for her part but I thought she got short changed-- she played it as a real neurotic psycho, while Bebe Daniels plays it straighter. I like the MAry stor version better.

      there's an extra scene at the end not in the Bogie version. Sam Spade becomes Chief investigator for the District Attorney and comes into visit the Miss Wonderly-Mary Astor-Bebe Daniels character in jail to say goodby. In the BOgie version it ends in the elevator as she's taken off to jail.
      I love TIVO

      Happy just to be alive

      by exlrrp on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 06:05:35 AM PST

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    •  Spotted that diary this morning... (1+ / 0-)
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      Aunt Pat

      T&R'd it too ;-)

      As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

      by JaxDem on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 06:07:57 AM PST

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  •  Good news and bad news (2+ / 0-)
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    JaxDem, Aunt Pat

    I could not be happier about Obama, et al, winning.

    I have been glowing for days!!

    Well, until I got an email at work at noon Friday, November 9th.

    At my job (a small hospital in a rural area), we have POMCO medical insurance. The open enrollment started November 1st. Since there had been no mention of an increase in insurance rates, there was no need to even give it a second thought.

    Well, yesteday at noon, an email came thru telling us what the new insurances rates would be. The rates have gone up on individual +1 by nearly 18%.

    I have 3 weeks to decide if I am going to continue to carry my husband on my plan. I am free, he costs me, as of january, $ 706.99 per month. He can't get medicare since he has not worked in this country for enuf work quarters to qualify. He has to wait for me to retire. Years away.

    When I challenged HR why we weren't made aware of the increase by the beginning of enrollment, they said they had been working with their 'vendor' (OMG, they call my medical insurance co a vendor), to come up with the rates.

    How about maybe they were waiting until after the election results??

    those flipping B@ST@RDS.

    Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - We Did It!!!

    by karma13612 on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 06:29:06 AM PST

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