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July 6th, 2012
09:04 AM ET
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  1. Karl

    Over 100,000 people in the Baltimore Washington area are still without power a week after the storm. At the same time we are suffering through the longest heat wave in history. Homes, businesses, and lives have been lost. One grocery store in Chevy Chase, just a few miles from Silver Spring, lost all of their inventory because they were without power for nearly a week. Crews have been working 16 hours a day through the holiday. Everyone in the area has suffered because of the Derecho. How is it that this one couple sitting in their air conditioned home with internet access and Skype are able to get the national attention of CNN?

    July 6, 2012 at 10:14 am |
  2. Jay

    Because, Karl, if you truly paid attention to the story, these lines were "live" on the ground, AND on their home! This is a recipe for disaster for not only their home, but could be disastrous for anyone who gets near them. This had nothing to do with their air conditioning or their internet service as you state. The same thing happened to one of my friends homes, but they weren't so lucky...as their home caught on fire and there was a lot of damage. Maybe next time, Karl, listen to the entire story before you ask a ridiculous question on a public forum.

    July 6, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
  3. Karl

    They were given the option by Pepco of having the power cut. They chose not to because it would be inconvenient. Therefore the danger to their home and neighbors obviously is not the critical issue to the Rosaminas, although I agree it probably should be. Add to that the ridiculous comparison between their issue and the McDonald's down the street plus the comment about power for the people and it leaves me with the impression that this is a family with their priorities seriously out of whack... But I could be wrong.

    July 6, 2012 at 3:20 pm |

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