with such a catastophe,it's great to see all the help and support going out to the victims down there. but on the downside,the usual scum has come to the surface also i'll never understand how people can take advantage of the such terrible situations,and do the things some are doing down there.shooting,looting,carjacking,etc. i'm with a cop down there,that was quoted on his feelings(though he knows he can't do it). looters and such should be shot on sight.then paint a big red Xon them,hang them up,along with a sign to let others know their fate if caught.i'd be more than happy to assist in the "pest control". the gougers should be fined,jailed and/or flogged for taking advantage of situations like this also. every time something like this happens,they crawl out of the woodwork.that doesn't only apply to oil companies,but many others also. watch building material prices go through the roof(no pun intended)again,as they always do.