as most of us know the storms that tore through hundreds of commuunities throught the midwest left quite possibly over a million or more households without power. some of these for days at a time with more days to go before the power will be restored. personally my household dodged another bullet and we had one large limb from a neighbors tree over in my yard thankfully hitting nothing but the ground and was cut up and disposed of easily .my dads house as well as a couple inlaws have no power and a coworker hasnt had power since wednesday and is paying about 50 bux a day to run a generator. i asked him why he dont just take some food loss and bring what he can and he can stay with us or his sister . he said he is afraid to leave his house because of the nightly pillageing!!!! he says every nite the scanner is nonstop reports of burglary and looting this is about 15 miles from our house. on a lighter but as disturbing note a arab owned gas station 10 miles away the day of the storm raised his gas price up 25 cents and ice was double no telling what else he doubled or marked up batteries etc. i think this is a lowlife thing to do . opposite of this there were some stations that lost power and were giveing there thawing ice away free along with water . a fortells pizzeria without power took all their dough to another fortells with power and cooked up 300 pizzas and gave 1 free per car to anyone without power that was a pretty comendable thing to do i thought. wish we had a fortells close to us as i would give them some business. i would like to see a boycott on the greedy gas station owner that took advantage of people in a bad situation.