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Comparing Diasters in Japan and New Orleans!

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Several friends sent me the list below of how Japanese citizens weathered the after effects of their recent terrible, tsunami and earthquake.  There are certainly comparisons to Katrina when we heard so much of looting,violence,  price gouging, and government incompetence.  Take a look at the list below to see how the two tragedies compare, and I’ll let you make your own judgment.

It is hats off to the Japanese. Such respectful and UNSELFISH people.

> 10 things to learn from Japan after Tsunami

> 1. THE CALM

> Not a single visual of chest-beating or wild grief. Sorrow itself has been elevated.

> 2. THE DIGNITY

> Disciplined queues for water and groceries. Not a rough word or a crude gesture.

> 3. THE ABILITY

> The incredible Engineering, for instance. Buildings swayed but didn’t fall.

> 4. THE GRACE

> People bought only what they needed for the present, so everybody could get something.

> 5. THE ORDER

> No looting in shops. No honking and no overtaking on the roads. Just understanding.

> 6. THE SACRIFICE

> Fifty workers stayed back to pump sea water in the N-reactors. How will they ever be repaid?

> 7. THE TENDERNESS

> Restaurants cut prices. An unguarded ATM is left alone. The strong cared for the weak.

> 8. THE TRAINING

> The old and the children, everyone knew exactly what to do. And they did just that.

> 9. THE MEDIA

> They showed magnificent restraint in the bulletins. No dramatic shock reporting. Only calm reportage.

> 10. THE CONSCIENCE

> When the power went off in a store, people put things back on the shelves and left quietly!

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