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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

Song [link] Lyrics [link]

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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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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
I think its the voters who forget...and the government loves that about us.
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ansdesign Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Overhere it's the same.
Everytime again the voters believe the big promises and when we need the "big people" they aren't there...
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Uukang Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
A very important subject and perfect shot! :clap:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
I think you are right, Mark. We should never forget those in need...anywhere in the world. Thx man :highfive:
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Uukang Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
You've done your best to keep them in our minds, Rich. Thank you for that! :bow: :highfive:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Welcome :ahoy:
As long as we each do something to make someone a little happier each day with a helping hand, the better off this world will be for all of us.
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Uukang Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Precisely. At least one thing each day means much on the long run. :)
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Laurasshadesofgrey Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful shot Richard:hug:Isnt it sad as a nation, a nation thats supposed to be as great as ours,thats a very bad statement on how the government deals with its people the same who voted for them to have this high life.
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Thank you so much, Laura...nice to see and hear from you :hug:
Aye to that...we as a nation are slowly crumbling as witnessed through this societal collapsed in compassion.
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Laurasshadesofgrey Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Youre most welcome Richard:hug:
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HarisDrako Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Absolutely beautiful !!:clap::clap::clap: !!! :worship::worship::worship:!!!:iconwineplz:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
I'm so glad you like it my friend :peace:
Thank you Harris :highfive:
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Miss-Tbones Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
What a lovely image..but soo sad that after all this time, there's still people without basic necessities!:clap::wow::tears:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
And still even on this very day...they are doing without.Just not right in a country as prosperous as ours.
Thank you very much Thea...most compassionate :heart:
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Miss-Tbones Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:no: No it is not right, Richard..you are quite welcome:iconredheart-plz:
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sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Superb picture:love:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
So appreciated, Selina...thank you very much :hug:
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sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
It was a real pleasure, Lionheart:tighthug:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
A :rose: 4 U
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sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Thank you:heart:
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HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
great shot man!
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Thank you very much, Jeff...most appreciated :highfive:
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Mariska1974 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Wonderful work as usual, my dear Richard!!!! :deviation: :+favlove:

:hmm: I think I lost you somewhere... why? i dont know!!! :(
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
I'm not lost...just don't know where I'm going :lol:
Thank you very much Karla dear...always special to me :heart:
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martaraff Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Featured: [link] *
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
So kind and generous of you dear Marta...thank you :heart:
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martaraff Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
:D***
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Nataly1st Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013   Digital Artist
Such a wonderful sky Richard!! Look just like a painted!!
Great shot as well!! :love::heart:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Thank you very much dear Nataly...I'm glad you like it :hug:
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fiduemi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
.......:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:...........:highfive:...proud of you...:highfive:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Thank you very much, Sid...most appreciated :highfive:
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fiduemi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
:highfive:
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chryssalis Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Wow!!!!:faint:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Wow to you Athina. Thank you so very much :tighthug:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Looks amazing, Richard! What a sky! :w00t:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Thank you very much Tea dear...I'm glad you like it :hug:
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic view !! I love it ! :glomp:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Thank you very much dear Helene :heart:
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sonia-p Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Amazing!
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
I'm so glad you like this Sonia...thank you very much :heart:
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