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A Pocketful Of Promises...Sandy's Aftermath I by Trippy4U A Pocketful Of Promises...Sandy's Aftermath I by Trippy4U
Thank you kindly for taking the time to have a look.
I'm sincerely grateful for your support :peace:

A Pocketful of Promises is a small photo essay in the wake of Hurricane Sandy months after the media moved on to the next "big story". My intention is only to keep it in the public's consciousness as long as there are still hundreds of families who feel forgotten by our government. As the nation celebrated the Presidential Inaugural, at a cost of over $120,000,000,...people along the coastline are still without the barest necessities of modern living. Essentials such as electrical power, running water, food and decent places to live have been denied to these people because FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) has still to release the funds direly needed to help them to begin to rebuild their shattered lives. So as I watch the President and his Washington cronies on the TV chowing down mouthfuls of $3000 a plate dinners at the Inaugural Ball, I couldn't help but think of the kind of "blast" Sandy's victims were having in contrast.

Footnote: I chose this spot to shoot because this is the location where the most destruction and loss of life occurred during the storm. Although the waves depicted are barely a foot high now, on the day of the storm they rose to heights of 20 to 30 feet and surged inland.

Loreena Mckennitt - Carrickfergus
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I wish I was in Carrighfergus
Only for nights in Ballygrant
I would swim over the deepest ocean
Only for nights in Ballygrant

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For those who steal to gain profit, or submit for school, I expect my percentage and or my grade...it's only fair.
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BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
a beautiful shot, so tragic.:(
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
People still are not fully recovered or able to go back home.
Thanks kindly, Blue :hug:
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BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
that is so sad, its so unfair that governments send money to help these other countries but they wont help their own. i rmember when sandy hit,some power companies from canada went down to help!!
you are so welcome!! :hug:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
The money is tied up in the politics and since politicians control its disbursement...well you know how slow government is in doing anything.
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BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
unfortunately yes!!
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
That's really beautiful! Don't know how I didn't see this one before. :heart:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Thank you so very much, Linda...that's so appreciated :hug:
Probably because I have way too many photographs posted :lol:
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ansdesign Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
A very impressive series of pictures Richard about "Sandy"
 In the meantime a year ago, but how many people are still suffering from the effects that ruins their lifes.
And every moment is a good moment to remember the world of this tragedy.

I think you have choose a very significant picture to let us see how life goes in "waves"...
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Your words are so full of truth, Ans. Sandy was a drop of water in a bucket compared to what happened to the people in the Philippines. But still both have caused much devastation and loss of lives. And yes many are still homeless from Sandy to this day. And that is pitiful that in a country as rich as the US that they are forgotten.
Thank you very much...Ans dear :heart:
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ansdesign Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's the sad truth Richard.
Such tragedies are not only  "forgotten" in the US.
The Government is very good in forgetting...

You're welcome dear Richard. :heart:
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