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Posted on 11/02/2012 8:14:54 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote

So sick of all these politicians and their messiah complexes. Get the problem fixed or STFU and step down. And i have to laugh at the child like sheep and drones saying "Obama looked so presidential!"

Really? Are some people so gullible, incompetent, and naive to still fall for these publicity stunts? He comes in for 1 hour - 1 hour - and then heads off to Vegas AGAIN for a fundraiser. Boy doesn't that jog my memory of September 12, 2012 as our embassy was in flames w the flag of Al Queada flying high and the ambassador and 2 Navy Seals dead. Wake up people - these politicians are all the same.

I'm sitting in the dark, listening to the radio by flashlight, scavenging for gas in order to get to work, and obama / bloomberg / christie are taking victory laps? Are you FNG KIDDING ME ? ? ? ?

And now BloomBUM wants to hold the marathon while Queens and Staten Island are a mess? How about hand rations to the runners to deliver to the stressed and strapped out homeowners?

Sorry for the rant - just really pissed off.

Stay safe everyone.


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1 posted on 11/02/2012 8:14:58 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: GlockThe Vote

Just wondering how many days did the NE have to prepare for this? Food, car’s tank filled, ect.


2 posted on 11/02/2012 8:18:55 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: GlockThe Vote

“Lower” Manhattan still in standstill because of no power. And by “Lower”, I mean just about everything below 34th Street, which is more than 1/2 of Manhattan business area.

At this point, all the gas stations are empty in NYC, and cars / cabs on the road are thinning, disappearing slowly.

Things are going from bad to worse...


3 posted on 11/02/2012 8:22:14 AM PDT by joe212
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To: GlockThe Vote
Indeed.

The liberal take: "Obama hugged a couple of people. We have the video! Everything is fine. Move along."

The take of the fake "conservative" subset of FReepers: "Everything is fine. No food, no heat, no gas, no clean water? Stop whining!"

Reality: Many individuals made substantial provisions for contingencies, but local, state and federal governments apparently did not. As those individuals reach day 5 of consuming their provisions, there is little supplementation from public services. All those exorbitant taxes have apparently bought nothing.

4 posted on 11/02/2012 8:25:56 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: GlockThe Vote

Just stay safe. As someone who went without power for 8 days in the middle of December, I know exactly how it feels.


5 posted on 11/02/2012 8:27:47 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: GlockThe Vote
It's not too often you hear the media or ANYBODY for that matter saying that the President is acting "presidential". In fact, I think this election is the first time I've seen it happen.

It's a very telling statement.

Normally that's used for challengers and candidates wanting to be President.

6 posted on 11/02/2012 8:30:51 AM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: wideawake

Are trucks not able to get in to restock stores and gas stations? Where the electricity is out gas can’t be pumped, right? Is the main problem the electricity being out?


7 posted on 11/02/2012 8:33:13 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: GlockThe Vote

“Are some people so gullible, incompetent, and naive to still fall for these publicity stunts?”

In short, yes.
Staten Island is dead in the water with no real help coming yet, but because Skippy the Echolocating Wonderbat bloviated and condescended to hug some of the fragrant masses the media and the short term mempory loss types will overlook such things.
And they will ignore his comment that we don’t leave anyone behnd despite him doing just that to our men in Benghazi.

[As an aside, did anyone else hear a reporterette say on Saturday that Bloombug was the ‘god of New York City’?]


8 posted on 11/02/2012 8:34:32 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: GlockThe Vote
"Obama looked so presidential!"

Really? Are some people so gullible, incompetent, and naive to still fall for these publicity stunts? He comes in for 1 hour - 1 hour - and then heads off to Vegas AGAIN for a fundraiser.

 

 

But, but.... He HUGGED a storm victim.

Now if THAT isn't Presidential, then I don't know what is.

/s

 

Good rant, btw. Let me add to it. WTF is up with power companies coming from miles away to help restore electricity only to be TURNED AWAY because they're non-union.

Enjou the Marathon on Sunday.

/another s

9 posted on 11/02/2012 8:35:08 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Heartfelt prayers your way, Glock...Your rant is well stated and needs to be screamed from the rooftop!


10 posted on 11/02/2012 8:36:30 AM PDT by hope
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To: GlockThe Vote

Perhaps you can dress as a runner and get free food and water along the route. You could also warm up on their
heaters being powered by the massive generators set asside
for the race. ;-)


11 posted on 11/02/2012 8:40:28 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: GlockThe Vote

I’m truly sorry to hear about your situation and understandable anger. I am also very worried for the people caught in the horrible conditions that were (for whatever reason) not prepared at all for the fall out of Sandy—especially those with young children.

I will keep you in my prayers, GTV.


12 posted on 11/02/2012 8:40:49 AM PDT by MNGal
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To: SkyDancer

Prepare for this?

How?

25 Incredible Pictures Of Hurricane Sandy’s Destruction In New Jersey
http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/incredible-pictures-of-hurricane-sandys-new-jerse

Sandy Devastates NJ
http://news.yahoo.com/photos/sandy-devastates-new-jersey-slideshow/


13 posted on 11/02/2012 8:41:30 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: GlockThe Vote

I am with you, there are still over 800,000 housholds here on Long Island without power and no gasoline around.

I’m looking on the bright side, 4.5 Million people in NY & NJ without power and no gasoline are not going to give a shit about voting on Tuesday (for the most part)- this could equal 2 to 3 Million less votes for 0bama.


14 posted on 11/02/2012 8:42:43 AM PDT by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: MNGal

Only thing you need to pray for is getting rid of O-THUG next week.

Removing him from office is far more imperative right now than my temporary discomfort.

BTW - I would have to be chained to the pier in high tide and then have chains around my feet dragging me to the bottom of the Atlantic to still keep me from voting.

FUBO!


15 posted on 11/02/2012 8:45:04 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Well at least you have the Marathon to look forward to! /s

But seriously, please take care of yourself and take whatever cover and protection you can!


16 posted on 11/02/2012 8:45:11 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningful to say)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Well at least you have the Marathon to look forward to! /s

But seriously, please take care of yourself and take whatever cover and protection you can!


17 posted on 11/02/2012 8:45:38 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningful to say)
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To: GlockThe Vote
And now BloomBUM wants to hold the marathon while Queens and Staten Island are a mess? How about hand rations to the runners to deliver to the stressed and strapped out homeowners?"""""........

When I heard this on the news this morning, I about blew my stack. What the hell are they thinking?

If those runners can as you say RUN AND HELP people, I am furious. But, then realize that RUNNERS are the most precious of ELITIST, better and smarter than anyone.

Deep down they are ugly to the bone, and don't give a RIP for anyone but themselves. DISGUSTING ELITIST BRATS.

Sorry for my rant,I am in the Midwest, but I am very concerned for all of you up there.

Obama and the Democrat and the Unions OWN THIS ONE.

18 posted on 11/02/2012 8:45:52 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: GlockThe Vote

Don’t apologize.

But do tell it to your liberal cohorts.

Didn’t someone once say that a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality?

Maybe you can talk some sense into them.


19 posted on 11/02/2012 8:46:08 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: GlockThe Vote

20 posted on 11/02/2012 8:46:25 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: GlockThe Vote

21 posted on 11/02/2012 8:46:50 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: butterdezillion
(1) There are problems with trucks getting in for various reasons.

These include:

Moronic state laws in NJ preventing gas stations from selling gas that is refined out of state - even with this foolishness suspended, people who want to ship gas into NJ have no logistics, no existing credit relationships and there is no phone service in many areas to set it up.

Downed power lines and trees and residual flooding, as well as compromised bridges, make it much more difficult for trucks to negotiate their way into NJ. Anti-gouging laws prevent suppliers from charging higher prices to compensate for the lost time. So if you are an operator, you would prefer to send your trucks to places where they can make a quick round trip and charge a market price. Time is money.

(2) Where power is out, the pumps are not working. Few gas stations are equipped with emergency generators and no new generators are available anywhere in a hundreds-of-miles radius. The state government did not even have adequate generators stocked to run a sufficient number of shelters.

(3) The lack of power is definitely the central problem - but NJ union laws are preventing nonunion crews from joining in to work. And even if those laws were suspended, you can count on unions to sabotage.

(4) This whole situation has exposed a ton of structural rot that uninformed citizens have brought upon themselves.

22 posted on 11/02/2012 8:50:07 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: butterdezillion
(1) There are problems with trucks getting in for various reasons.

These include:

Moronic state laws in NJ preventing gas stations from selling gas that is refined out of state - even with this foolishness suspended, people who want to ship gas into NJ have no logistics, no existing credit relationships and there is no phone service in many areas to set it up.

Downed power lines and trees and residual flooding, as well as compromised bridges, make it much more difficult for trucks to negotiate their way into NJ. Anti-gouging laws prevent suppliers from charging higher prices to compensate for the lost time. So if you are an operator, you would prefer to send your trucks to places where they can make a quick round trip and charge a market price. Time is money.

(2) Where power is out, the pumps are not working. Few gas stations are equipped with emergency generators and no new generators are available anywhere in a hundreds-of-miles radius. The state government did not even have adequate generators stocked to run a sufficient number of shelters.

(3) The lack of power is definitely the central problem - but NJ union laws are preventing nonunion crews from joining in to work. And even if those laws were suspended, you can count on unions to sabotage.

(4) This whole situation has exposed a ton of structural rot that uninformed citizens have brought upon themselves.

23 posted on 11/02/2012 8:50:16 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: GlockThe Vote

Well, you could always go down to stay at The Mark with the Obambot 1%ers like Wintour, Jacobs et al or party with The Divine Miss M who seem to be coping quite nicely...
So did Marie Antoinette say, “ Let them hold a marathon”?

In all sincerity, I wish you the best and hope your ordeal ends soon.


24 posted on 11/02/2012 8:51:25 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: PMAS

There was no enthusiasm for obama before this happened, not he will get millions less votes from NY and NJ.

Imagine if he squeeked a EC victory and lost the pop vote by millions?


25 posted on 11/02/2012 8:52:24 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

City living is mostly foreign to me.


26 posted on 11/02/2012 8:52:52 AM PDT by Leep (Are you smarter than a 7th grade math student and or Barack 0bama?)
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To: metmom

The storm surge was the real problem with Sandy. If you weren’t in the areas flooded by the storm surge or the extreme winds on the coast, the storm was fairly ordinary. Other parts of the country suffer rains and high winds regularly.

In WA, 40 mph winds are normal for a winter storm with gusts to 60. You learn to cut down all tall trees near your house and have a back up generator if you have a sump pump in your basement. You keep flash lights and candles handy and extra gas for the generator and food on your shelves.

We once lost power for five days, with 90 mph winds, 15 degree temperatures and 15 inches of snow, topped with 2 inches of ice as the storm moved on, and burst water pipes. We survived without any help from the government.

Most of the area that was not impacted by the storm surge is back to normal, except for gas lines and shortages in the grocery stores.

If Obama has his way, electrical outages might become the new normal. So, get prepared.


27 posted on 11/02/2012 8:55:17 AM PDT by Eva
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To: GlockThe Vote
Are some people so gullible, incompetent, and naive to still fall for these publicity stunts?

Of course. Look at the 0 margin in Manhattan in the last election. Are the fools who voted for him the last time any less foolish four years later? If you know any 0 voters ask them just what was it he did in the last four years that they want to see more of done. Watch the puzzled looks as they try to answer.

A similar question was asked of a BF 0 supporter on TV and her answer was (trumpet fanfare) "We need to keep moving forward." The reporterette who asked this didn't follow up with "What do you mean by that?" The mid 20's WF who was asked why she voted for Romney answered something to the effect that R was the best bet at cutting the debt and getting the country out of the weak economy - I don't remember her exact words.

28 posted on 11/02/2012 8:57:55 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: GlockThe Vote

And now I hear dat de unions are turning away volunteers from non union states.

Gotta play the game doncha know?


29 posted on 11/02/2012 9:01:23 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Haven’t they figured out that’s his one talent? Looking presidential? That calm and measured demeanor?

It’s an empty shell.

Oh, all right. He wears a suit MUCH better than Chris Christie, or even a windbreaker.

Two talents.


30 posted on 11/02/2012 9:01:37 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: GlockThe Vote

Hang in there. Romney is on the way. I was going to donate to the Red Cross but maybe I’ll donate to some fellow FReeper directly instead.


31 posted on 11/02/2012 9:03:21 AM PDT by McGruff (This is probably the biggest cover-up in American history - Sen. Fred Thompson)
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To: metmom

The media was reporting for days the direction of the storm. How long does it take to get to a store to stock up on stuff, fill gas cans? Short of having your house slammed to the ground you’d have enough to weather the storm for days. For those who were in the path, you have a bugout bag set to go. It’s all in preparation.


32 posted on 11/02/2012 9:03:36 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: GlockThe Vote

LOL! Glad to hear you haven’t lost your feisty nature! :-)

I absolutely agree it is imperative to get dispose of the traitor in the White House by voting him out next Tuesday. I can identify with your committment to voting next week—no matter WHAT the situation. I feel the same way, and I know that there are legions of us that are like-minded.


33 posted on 11/02/2012 9:03:42 AM PDT by MNGal
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To: wideawake
The liberal take: "Obama hugged a couple of people. We have the video! Everything is fine. Move along." The take of the fake "conservative" subset of FReepers: "Everything is fine. No food, no heat, no gas, no clean water? Stop whining!" Reality: Many individuals made substantial provisions for contingencies, but local, state and federal governments apparently did not. As those individuals reach day 5 of consuming their provisions, there is little supplementation from public services. All those exorbitant taxes have apparently bought nothing.

I agree with everything you've said except calling that subset of Freepers "fake conservative". I suspect they're real conservatives. They're also a-holes.

34 posted on 11/02/2012 9:07:30 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: GlockThe Vote

I’m in SoCal here. Just stunned at the damage in NY and NJ and CT. I would be ranting too knowing the dire needs of the people and Bloomberg is going ahead with the marathon!!??? Diesal generators that could be put to better use than heat tents for some runners!!??? Stay safe, you all are in my prayers. We are Americans!!! We demand better than this from our elected officials.


35 posted on 11/02/2012 9:11:00 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: GlockThe Vote

I’m so sorry you are in the middle of this mess. I hope you get electric soon. Do you have food and water?

I’m praying for you guys.


36 posted on 11/02/2012 9:12:51 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: wideawake

Hopefully the vulnerabilities will be addressed before the country gets hit with an Iranian EMP attack, massive earthquake, etc.

Sounds like the free market would solve a lot of these problems if it was allowed to be in effect. It would allow for gas refined out of state, truckers and trucking companies who would be willing to do the extra work and time because they would be adequately compensated for it, and quick, efficient labor available to get the electricity back up.

In the meantime, it’s got to be frustrating. Are a lot of the power lines not buried? I suppose where it’s wall-to-wall people and buildings line burial isn’t even an option.

And even those who prepared by having a generator are dependent on their gas reserve holding out, if the gas stations can’t pump more gas.

As much as the green-energy people would like everybody to walk or bike to work, that just wouldn’t work with the distances people live from their workplace. And putting everybody’s egg in one basket, like subway or trains, makes the whole thing vulnerable in one fell swoop, either by “natural disasters” or sabotage.


37 posted on 11/02/2012 9:15:03 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: Eva
If you weren’t in the areas flooded by the storm surge or the extreme winds on the coast, the storm was fairly ordinary. Other parts of the country suffer rains and high winds regularly.

This part of the country gets rain and high winds regularly. People are used to that. I'm in the Philly area and so I'm away from the coast and the storm surges and this was no ordinary storm here. We're used to having our power out for a day or two or even three, but many people in my area nowhere near the water or the storm surge won't have power until the middle of next week at the earliest. Fortunately, here in PA, our gas stations are operational. But some stores are still without power and there are still bare spaces on the grocery shelves.

I'm tired of everyone telling us how this storm was not bad. It was bad. The infrastructure in one of the most populated areas of the country has taken a hit.

38 posted on 11/02/2012 9:17:04 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: PMAS; GlockThe Vote
I’m looking on the bright side, 4.5 Million people in NY & NJ without power and no gasoline are not going to give a shit about voting on Tuesday (for the most part)- this could equal 2 to 3 Million less votes for 0bama.

You know, you're not the only Freeper to have stated this; but it's a pyrrhic victory even if it were to happen.

Even if the situation helps Romney win the overall popular vote, it won't make any difference in the electoral vote.

In 2008, Obama got almost 63% of NY votes, and 57% of NJ votes.

Of whatever % stay home due to flooding aftermath issues, that % is going to roughly effect GoP voters to the same degree it effects Dem voters.

IoW, while the turnout might be effected, and while Romney is likely to come closer to Obama than McCain did, the overall ratio is not likely to be altered all that much...even in NJ...

IN 2008 NJ had over 3.8 million voters...McCain got less than 42% of the 2008 vote in NJ...So Obama won 57-41% there (over 2.2 million voters to McCain's over 1.6 million voters...)

So, even if you depress the NJ vote by say...20%...you still have over 3 million NJ voters...

It makes no sense to say that the Dem vote will be "suppressed" by 20% in NJ; but that Republicans would turn out in the same numbers...which is what it would take for Romney to win NJ.

And NY? McCain barely got 36% of the votes in '08. 2 million, 752,000 votes...

Even if Romney got that many votes -- or even 3 million votes in NY, you'd have to have over 1.8 million NY Dem voters (who voted last time) not vote...

And to think that 3 out of 8 NY Dem voters who voted last time would not vote -- while Romney voters went to the polls in the same/slightly increased proportion as GoP votes in '08, isn't realistic.

Besides all of the above, only a limited % of precinct voting areas have been effected...

39 posted on 11/02/2012 9:20:31 AM PDT by Colofornian (Some say "we're not voting 4 'pastor-in-chief'" --as if "gods-in-embryo" were divine only on Sundays)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Actually, you sound pretty reasonable for someone in your position.
Stay safe and warm.


40 posted on 11/02/2012 9:22:23 AM PDT by Little Ray (I have VOTED AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: SkyDancer

Suppose you DID fill every available container with gas? How many days do you think it would last?

I agree that people should have been prepared, and many people did. My daughter reports that many of her friends, who are not prepper types, DID take the warnings seriously and stocked up. But when you look at the magnitude of the destruction, there is only so much one can do.

And the storm surge was greater than expected and it took out infrastructure there is precious little way of prepping for.

I have no sympathy for the whiners who did not prep, but many people did and are still suffering.

To include them in the blanket condemnation of the unprepared as I have seen far too much of on FR, is unconscionable, IMO. I’m willing to cut them some slack as they have NO control over no gasoline, natural gas being turned off because of risk of fire, sewage everywhere, and no transportation due to flooding.


41 posted on 11/02/2012 9:23:05 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: GlockThe Vote
And then there's the electrical work crews from Alabama who were turned away in NJ because they weren't in the union. I think the North East may be ripe for an explosion once the word gets out.
42 posted on 11/02/2012 9:24:25 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (political correctness is communist thought control, disguised as good manners)
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To: butterdezillion
Are a lot of the power lines not buried?

These are communities that existed long before Edison.

My township was founded in 1693.

There are telephone poles everywhere - very few places were planned with buried lines.

Also, the commuter trains run via electrical cables that are suspended above the tracks.

That being said, there has been much burying of fiber optic cables over the past twenty years by private cable companies - in retrospect, the power companies should have partnered with them on that.

New York and New Jersey have very articulated webs of public and private bus services - but with no traffic lights, dwindling fuel supplies and overcrowding, they are overwhelmed.

43 posted on 11/02/2012 9:24:39 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: joe212

I’m in SOHO. We lost power around 730pm Monday. There’s power north of 25th street since Wednesday, but that hasn’t changed since yhen.

Most stores downtown are closed. Cash only for pizzerias, who are cleaning up. All is calm.

But outside of gas, there doesn’t seem to be a shortage of anything in the city. I’m on 34th st now eating lunch at Tad’s steakhouse, a nice steak, and will pick up some food (milk, bagels, etc) and walk home.

There’s plenty of most things, if you can hike up past 26th st.


44 posted on 11/02/2012 9:25:55 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: butterdezillion

Yes, power lines are buried.

That’s part of the problem. Salt water and electronics don’t mix. The flooding flooded out the electrical infrastructure, besides the public transportation and water and sewer.

Think dropping your cell phone in a muddy tidal pool.


45 posted on 11/02/2012 9:27:20 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Little Ray

Getting rid of Obama supercedes all else for me right now. I’m prepped enough to last well beyond November 6, 2012.

The nation can survive Hurricane Sandy.

The nation can not survive Hurricane Obama


46 posted on 11/02/2012 9:27:42 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: SkyDancer
As I pointed out on the other thread, my neighbors and I did plenty of stocking up. 2 weeks' worth of food and water, buying lots of batteries, handcranked radios, sterno, filling prescriptions, first-aid kits, etc. And filling up the car tanks.

But there is only so much gasoline you can store up in a private house that could get heavily damaged in a storm before you start creating a new set of life-threatening dangers for yourself.

47 posted on 11/02/2012 9:29:25 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Ted Grant

Go to McSoorely’s and do it old school!


48 posted on 11/02/2012 9:30:33 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: old and tired

That’s not a tragedy, though. it’s not a disaster. It’s little more than an inconvenience. The real disaster wasn’t people losing their vacation homes, either. It was people who suffered real loss of their homes and businesses and even loss of life.

Marco Rubio was campaigning in the Philadelphia area last night to a packed crowd. The venue only held 500, but the place was full. People are back to normal, except those who don’t have power back.


49 posted on 11/02/2012 9:32:19 AM PDT by Eva
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To: GlockThe Vote

Need to get All the people in Staton Island to walk to the Marathon and ask for their water and power bars !!


50 posted on 11/02/2012 9:33:01 AM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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