I heard no reports of looting, but if it is true then it is sad indeed. Additionally, none of us should be directing their anger towards any one individual in the street, they are not the ones who are responsible, and we shouldn't lower ourselves to the level of the terrorists themselves.
However, I feel these incidents are overshadowed by the outpouring of compassion and empathy, the lines of people donating blood, helping others, and those few misguided souls who use these circumstances to their own ends are but small ripples in an ocean of humanity. I am not now, nor will I ever be, ashamed to say I am an American. I as proud to be one today as I have ever been.
About the many who are lost every day (#463, I believe), I DO think about them. Every day I appreciate greatly my ability to experience a new day, and EVERY DAY I think about all who have lost someone and are alone, those who did not get to experience another day, those whose time draws near. Not a day goes by that I don't revel in the blue sky and the green grass and wish everyone could experience it as I do. I support who need support as best I can, as well as those who provide that support, and I resent your apparent assumption that I, or anyone else, don't think about these people, don't feel for them, and don't pay them attention. You are no better than the rest of us, no holier or more sympathetic than the rest of us as you seem to imply (if I'm wrong, then I apologize to all). We are all human beings - none better than the other.